Betsey Colcord's Sampler

Description
This sampler by Betsey T. Colcord, is stitched in cross stitch with silk embroidery thread on a cotton ground with a thread count of warp 40, weft 44/ in. A paper label was attached to the sampler that read: “Betsey T. Colcord / July 3, 1812 / February 13,1903 / Vergennes, Vermont.” Betsey Towle Colcord was born July 3, 1812 to Tristum Coffin and Ann R. Towle Colcord in Franklin, Vermont. She married on 13 February 1836, Enoch Pomery (1802 - 1875). They had four children - Candace Pease (1837 - 1915), George Enoch (1840 - ), Mary Ann (1844 - ), and Luna Lovice (1846 - 1870). She died February 13, 1903.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1791
maker
Colcord, Betsey Towle
Physical Description
cotton (overall ground)
silk (overall thread)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/8 in x 12 in; 33.9725 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
TE.E388924
catalog number
E388924.000
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Data Source
National Museum of American History