Betsy Parkhurst

American Samplers

Betsy Parkhurst, age 13

1819

Massachusetts

Description:

A large sampler from Chelmsford, Massachusetts which showcased Betsy's talent. The vase of flowers, side borders and lattice-worked basket with nearby birds are worked with precision. Inscriptions include the documentation of the births and marriage of her parents, as well as the births of her two brothers.

Size (W x H): 21 x 16 1/4 inches

Stitches: Cross, hemstitch, satin, french knot, outline

Media: Silk on linen

Genealogy:

Andrew Parkhurst, a farmer, married Betsy Buttrick who was from Pelham, New Hampshire. Their daughter, samplermaker Betsy Parkhurst, married Ephraim Spaulding on March 15, 1837. They lived in Cavendish, Vermont.

Verse:

A Family Record

Mr. Andrew Parkhurst Born March th.16 1773
Mrs Betsey Parkhurst Born August th 3 1783
They Were Married November the 1805

Betsy Parkhurst Born April th 9 1806
Silas Parkhurst Born Sept th 12 1808
He Died Sept th 20 1810
Amos Parkhurst Born August th 8 1812

When youth soft season shall be ore
And scenes of childhood charm no more
My riper years with joy shall see
This proof of infant industry

Signature:
Wrought by Betsy Parkhurst AE 13
Chelmsford June th 16 1819

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