Family Regester Needlework Sampler
Middletown, CT dated 1825
Mary at age 12, worked this Family Record sampler which included her English father, his first wife who was
a widow, their two children (which included the sampler maker), and his second wife and their children. Mary stitched
a floral garland at the top of her sampler and a townscape (which may be Middletown, CT) at the bottom.
Mary was born February 5, 1813, the first child of James Hart and Nancy Coe Johnson, in Middletown, Connecticut.
She married Major Smith of Hamden, Connecticut on January 30, 1834 at Trinity Church in New Haven, Connecticut
and they had one son.
The family had a strong connection to Dalton, Massachusetts and the surrounding Berkshire area, as both of James
Hart's wives were from that area and some of the children were born there. Both of Mary's parents are buried in
Silk on linen; the sampler is 16 ¾" x 16 ¾", framed 20 ½" x 20 ½".
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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