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Region: East Tennessee
c.1817 Eliza Ann Cloud
Kingsport, Sullivan Co.

1512"V x 1612"H © TSS 040
fibers: silk
ground: 26 ct. linen
Eliza Ann Cloud (1806-aft. 1880) was the last of eleven children born to Jeremiah Cloud and Judith Henderson. Her father received a Revolutionary War Land Grant in Sullivan and Washington counties. Eliza most likely was attending a dame school when she made her sampler at the age of eleven. There were no female academies in Sullivan Co. until 1830 when a female department was added to the Jefferson Academy. When Eliza married James Gill Eanes, the couple settled in Blountville, Sullivan Co., where they raised four children. James Eanes was the Deputy Sheriff of Sullivan County. Eliza and her husband both died after 1880.
Eliza used cross, cross over one, and eyelet stitches to work her sampler. She finished it with a hem stitched edge. She may have run out of green thread and staggered the stitching to compensate.