Schoolgirl sampler from an important New York City founding family, the DeMilt's. It features a wide, undulating floral border. In the bottom portion is a delicate basket of flowers. This sampler lists the seven children of Isaac Demilt and Maria Downie, shown in two columns.
Size (W x H): 12 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
Media: Silk on linen
Isaac Demilt married Mary Downie 28 March 1807 at the First and Second Presbyterian Church in New York.
U.S. Census records show that in September 1850 Eliza Demilt, aged 42, was present at the New York 17th Ward address of her parents Isaac (64) and Mary (59). Also present at the time of the census: Jane Johnson (40), Anne Ringwood (38), James D. Demilt (26, occupation Teacher), Catherine Ringwood (18), Ruth K. Johnson (17), Mary D. Johnson (14), Ann R. Johnson (12), Eliza D. Johnson (10), Sophia C. Johnson (6), Isaac D. Johnson (4), James W. Johnson (1). Records indicate that Jane D. Demilt married Jabez W. Johnson on 29 July 1829 at the Vandewater Street Presbyterian Church in New York.
born Mar. 17
Jul. 26 1810
Oct. 26 1812
Jan. 26 1815
Mary.De . . .
milt born Feb
Apr. 7 1820
Beneath both columns:
James D. DeMilt born June 19 1824.