Mary Jane Mapes
Lake County, Ohio 1841
Mary Jane stitched this large graphic sampler with mirror images of two center hall houses bracketing a cartouche
inscribed: Remember thy Creator in the/ days of thy youth -- Mary Jane Mapes . Nov 1841.
Mary, (born in Willoughby, OH Jan. 17,1833), was the 6th or 7 children born to Samuel Mapes and Hannah Holblock.
About 2 months before her 9th birthday she completed this sampler. She married Van Rensselaer Brott and they had
2 children. She at age 32 and her two children ages 6 and 3 all died the same year, 1865.
Silk on linen: 17” x 17” sight.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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