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Region: Middle Tennessee
1834 Martha J. Long
Martha Ann Kirkpatrick, Teacher
Little Dog Group
Spencer Creek, Williamson Co.

1612"V x 17"H © TSS 051
fibers: silk
ground: linen
Martha J. Long (1824–1907) may have been the eldest child of George Long and Elizabeth Gocey. Martha married John B. Crichlow in 1838 just a few months after her mother’s death. The Crichlows adopted and raised John Robert Neelly, the infant son of Mary Long Neely, Martha’s younger sister. John Crichlow died in 1900 and Martha in 1907. Both are buried in the Long Cemetery in the College Grove Triangle.
Martha completed her sampler in 1834 under the tutelage of Martha Ann Kirkpatrick. [Martha Ann Kirkpatrick and Margaret Elizabeth Kirkpatrick were cousins. Margaret made a sampler in 1854 (TSS 010)].Female academies in that area were the Porter Female Academy (founded 1834) and the Harpeth Female Academy (founded 1828), also known as the Union Female Academy. Martha’s sampler belongs to the Little Dog group, and contains all of the elements that distinguish this type of sampler.
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