Sarah A. McKeen
This family record sampler is from Deering, New Hampshire and documents births within the McKeen family from 1785 to 1821. The house and garden scene include a lawn with a house flanked by trees and flowers on each side. The border across the top and down each side has fat strawberries and leaves.
Size (W x H): 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Stitches: Cross, satin, darning, outline, chain, gobelin, couching, cross over one
Media: Silk on linen
As of the 1820 U.S. Census, the McKeen's were living in Deering, New Hambshire, a small town in Hillsborough County, 23 miles southwest of Concord. Sarah Adaline McKeen was indeed born 30 March 1821. Sarah married Jonas G. Smith, a baker, 22 April 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts and she died 31 October 1887 of chronic hepatitis.
Robert McKeen Dec 23 1785
Sally McKeen Nov 29 1793
Leonard McKeen Dec 9 1813
Elbridge G McKeen Aug 30 1816
Sarah A McKeen March 30 1821
Jesus Permit thy gracious name to stand
As the First effort of a Female's hand
And while her fingers o'er this canvass move Engage her tender heart to seek thy love
Wrought by Sarah A McKeen 1834