Eliza DeMilt

American Samplers

Eliza DeMilt

1824

New York

Description:

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

Stitches: Cross

Media: Silk on linen

Genealogy:

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.

Verse:

Left column:
Eliza DeMilt
born Mar. 17
1802

Jane Downie
Demilt born
Jul. 26 1810

Ann Weeks
Demilt born
Oct. 26 1812

Right Column:
William Weeks
Demilt born
Jan. 26 1815

Mary.De . . .
milt born Feb
26 1817

Sarah Sophia
Demilt born
Apr. 7 1820

Beneath both columns:
James D. DeMilt born June 19 1824.

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