Anne Maria Clarke-182?
Anne Maria Clarke stitched her sampler at the age of twelve and she commemorated Marquis de Lafayette's visit to Richmond, Virginia in October of 1824. Anne was probably the daughter of Archibald and Maria Mauzey Clarke and it's recorded that they married on October 21, 1807, in Henrico County, VA, which is next door to Richmond. During the first half of the 1840's Anne married George Knox Crutchfield and was his second wife. He was a sign and house painter by trade in Henrico County.
They had three children, one of whom died at the age of three. Unfortunately Anne died in 1851 at the age of thirty-nine and is buried at the Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond. This information is in "The Neatest manner: The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition", by Kimberly Smith Ivey.
The sampler is in the Valentine Museum in Richmond, V.84.122a.
Stitches used are cross, cross over one and queen stitch.
Size: 18" x 17.5"(46 cm x 44cm)
Thread Count: 35 count (14 thr/cm) linen
Categories: North American / Mexico, This Year, North American / Mexico
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