BUCK Sisters Marking Sampler Set , Albany, NY, 1844
Pair of Albany, NY, marking samplers by sisters Clarissa and Adelia, worked in 1844.
Clarissa Elizabeth Buck was born January 1, 1831, in Waterford, Saratoga, NY to Darius Buck and Desire T. Janes. Her younger sister, Adelia M., was born four years later in April of 1835.
At the age of 22, Clarissa married Edward Boyd. They had a son and daughter before Edward died of consumption at the young age of 36, in 1865. Clarissa returned to live with her parents. Unfortunately, between 1882 - 1884, her daughter, mother, and sister died. By 1900, she is shown living with her son and daughter in law.
Their maternal grandfather, Elishama Janes, owned a tavern with his wife Betsy. Janes' Corners (South Bethlehem, 30 miles south of Waterford) was in the late 19th c. a station on the West Shore Railroad.
12.5" x 8"
No ground or thread loss. Fading to thread color, and spotting to ground.