Hannah Sheppard, age 11
Hannah stitched her basic marking sampler a year after her father died, and includes initials for herself (HS), her mother Sarah (SS), brothers John (JS) and Josiah B. (JBS) and sisters Ruth (RS) and Mary (MS).
Size (W x H): 11 1/2 x 14 7/8 inches
Stitches: Cross, Queen's, eyelet, satin, rice, long armed cross
Media: Silk on linen
Hannah was born 6 January 1822 in Cumberland County, New Jersey Her father, Jonadab Sheppard III (1787 - 1831) and mother Sarah Brooks (1794 - 1879) were married 3 May 1809. An 1860 U.S. Census from Cumberland County indicates that 38 year-old Hannah was living with Ansel and Ann Sheppard and their two sons.
Records indicate that the Sheppard and Westcott families seem to have intermarried for several generations, thus the relationship of the two samplers.
day of life
was born January
6th 1822 did this
work in the 11th year
of her age 1832.
(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)