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Region: East Tennessee
c.1820-1840 Fain Family Member
East Tennessee Historical Society

1014"V x 7"H © TSS 014
fibers: silk
ground: 32 ct. linen
This sampler was donated to the East Tennessee Historical Society by a Fain family descendant. The Fains were a large, prosperous family, who were early settlers in Jefferson County. Many Fains appear on the rosters of the Salem Female Academy in Salem, NC, and the Odd Fellows/Rogersville Synodical College in Hawkins County.
This simple marking sampler was left unfinished. It bears the initials S and J at the bottom right, but these may be a later addition.