Antique needlework sampler
Ashby, MA dated 1806
Urania at age 10 worked this family record sampler three years after her father died. It records her parents
and siblings. Her father, Jonas Barrett was previously married to Mary Fletcher of Westford, MA and they had seven
children that are not included in the eight children recorded on this sampler. Her father was married two more
The sampler is inscribed: Mr Jonas Barrett was born October 5 1737 Died July 1803 - Urania Barrett born Jan
23 1758 -Their first child Betsy Barrett born November 23 178(1) - John was born 23 June 1783 - Amos was born March
12 1786 - Olive was born Oct 8 1786 - Nathan was born Nov 19 1788 - Lydia was born Nov 16 1790 - Rebec.a was born
April 23 1793 Died June 21 1794 - Urania was born Jan 12 1796 - Samuel was born March 27 1798. And at the bottom:
Ashby June 7 1806 Urania Barrett. When this you see remember me.
Note: Urania, her parents, and siblings listed on this sampler all lived in the Lt. Jonas Barrett house which still
Silk on linen; 12 ½" x 17" unframed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
View Other Samplers