Antique needlework sampler
Marblehead, MA c.1803
Mary worked this charming folksy sampler inscribed: MARY GIRDLER BORN/ APRIL 7 1793 AE10 YEARS while attending
school in Marblehead, MA
She was one of eight children born to Joseph Girdler (1763-1808) and Rebecca Lewis (1765-1809) daughter of John
Lewis and Abigail Wood of Marblehead. On May 4, 1823 she married Capt. Emanuel Lawrence (1789-1865) who was born
in Spain. They had five children.
Mary Pedrick Lawrence (1824-1865)
Rebecca Lewis Lawrence (1827-1910)
Margaret Girdler Lawrence (1832-1902)
Silk on linen; 11 x 12 inches sight.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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