ASSENETH WILLIAMS, Poquetanuck, Preston, New London, CT, 1818
Asseneth William's silk on linen sampler is worked in 5 colors of cross, eyelet, and rice stitches. Two rows uppercase, one row lowercase, three rows uppercase cursive, and three rows uppercase.
Asseneth William and her twin brother Seth, were the youngest of 5 children born to Seth and Abigail Williams, in the village of Poquetanuck, Preston Town, New London, CT. Asseneth married Isaac Wheeler Geer on 9 Jan 1825, and resided at the home his father David Geer built in Poquetanuck, Preston, New London, CT. Asseneth died several months after the birth of her first child, Asseneth Williams Geer.
Isaac Wheeler Geer thenmarried Experience Avery shortly after, and they resided at his home in Poquetanuck. He served in the militia and rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. "He had more ambition to succeed in personal business affairs than in public life, but was honored by several town and society offices, and was a much respected and useful citizen in his neighborhood and town. He was passionately fond of music, and was one of the old-fashioned singing masters, teaching the art of singing at Meeting House Hill, Ledyard, at Preston Plains, and in Poquetanuck. He was for twenty-five years chorister in St. James Church, in Poquetanuck."
(source: History of the Descendants of Peter Spicer: A Landholder in New London, by Susan Billings Meech, p.514)
VERSE / INSCRIPTION:
Then let us think on death / Though we are young and gay / For God who gave our life and breath / Can take them soon away / June the 15 /
Asseneth Williams her sampler whi / ch she made in the year 1818
Birth: (TWIN) 25 Jan 1802, village of Poquetanuck, Preston Town, New London, CT.
Father: Seth Williams, Esq (21 Jan 1761 - 21 May 1843) #63029829
Mother: Abigail Williams (5 Aug 1760 - 29 Jun 1820) m. 11 Jan 1787 #63029893
Spouse: Col. Isaac Wheeler Geer (1 Jun 1801 - 5 Jan 1855) #18330568
Marriage: 9 Jan 1825, Groton, New London, CT
Death: 8 Aug 1828, Preston, New London, CT
Burial: New Poquetanuck Cemetery, Preston, CT
Memorial ID#: 18330556
Bethiah Williams Avery (1787 - 1817)
Warren Williams (1789 - 1843)
Gurdon Williams (1791 - 1854)
TWIN: Seth Williams (25 Jan 1802 - 29 Jan 1854) #63029660
Asseneth Williams Geer Avery: (26 May 1826 - 25 Aug 1859) #18328981
Frame: 12.75" x 10" x 1"
Stone Cellar Antiques (Mystic, CT)
Bleeding. One small hole to the right of cursive "Z". Conservation prepared by Glee. Mounted on cotton ground case over archival board. Birdseye maple frame by Ralph.