Antique Needlework Sampler
Danvers, MA dated 1807
This rare green background sampler is inscribed:
Phebe Willson is my Name and with -
My hands I have Wrought the same -
In the 15th Year of my Age --------------
Danvers October 6th In the Year 1807
When this you See Remember me ----
Phebe, born January 25, 1793, was the second youngest of eight children born to Robert Wilson and Sarah Felton.
Sarah was the daughter of Deacon Malachi Felton. Although Phebe at age 15 included a verse cautioning "youth
in full bloom may be called to the silent tomb", she lived in Peabody, MA to the age of 83
.Silk on green linsey-woolsey; 23 ½" 18 ½" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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