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Region: East Tennessee
1858 Saraphena? (Shina) P. Johnson
Elizabethton, Carter Co.

734"V x 934"H © TSS 033
fibers: watercolor, pen and ink
ground: paper
Saraphena P. Johnson (1840-1884), also known as Seraphene or Sarah in the records, was the daughter of Thomas C. Johnson and Nancy J. Tipton. The Johnsons lived on the Tipton Farm in Elizabethton, Carter Co. with her grandparents, Abraham and Martha Tipton. Saraphena married John T. King in Carter Co. on September 11, 1866. Her husband, like many other East Tennesseans, fought for the Union and served as a private in the 4th Regiment of the Tennessee Infantry. Saraphene died at age 44 in 1884.
This theorem is included in our survey as an example of the other decorative arts taught in female academies.