MARY ANN RICE, Macedon, Wayne, NY, 1823
Although there are several early settlers in Macedon by the surname of Rice, I could not locate Mary Ann. Her small 5.75" x 5.75" silk on silk sampler is worked in 4 colors over 8 rows.
From 1815 to 1855, Macedon's school system was supported by private and select schools. "In many of the district the schools were too small to support a teacher of more than one term in the year, and in these cases there generally was a select school in some place in the district to which parents who could or would sent their children for instruction."
From the History off Wayne County (1877):
"Macedon lies in the southwest corner of the county, and was organized from the western portion of Palmyra, on Jan. 20, 1923. It is six miles square, and is laid out into seventy-two lots of three hundred and twenty acres each".
MARY ANN RICE / HER SAMPLER / MACEDON 1823 /
Alzora Green / Instructress
Birth: 17 Apr 1805, Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY
Father: Ephraim Green (10 Oct 1773 - 07 Aug 1857)
Mother: Sarah Claghorn (112 Oct 1776 - 26 Apr 1843)
Spouse: Ransom Stewart (1800 - )
Marriage: 27 Mar 1828
Death: 2 Jan 1880, Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI
One of six children born to Ephraim Green and Sarah Claghorn. By 1834, Alzora and her husband Ransom move to MI, with their first child, William.
William D. Stewart
Esther M. Stewart
Her mother, Sarah, is a descendent of James Claghorn, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Frame: 7.75" x 7.75" x 1"
No stitch or groundloss. Conservation prepared by Glee. Mounted on cotton ground case over archival board. Birdseye maple frame by Ralph.