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Region: East Tennessee
c.1811 Eliza Jane Naomi Baine Ramsey
Knoxville, Knox Co.
Ramsey House Plantation, Knoxville

13"V x 1212"H © TSS 075
fibers: silk
ground: 30 ct. linen
Eliza Jane Naomi Ramsey (1801-1858) grew up to marry James Scott and gave birth to two children. Her childhood home, Swan Pond, now called the Ramsey House, is a house museum in Knoxville.
Eliza Jane’s birth record was found folded behind her framed death record. The text is from the Presbyterian hymn “Blest Comforter Divine!” Although Eliza Jane’s sampler does not stylistically resemble the 1832 sampler worked by Sarah (Sally) Davidson Alexander (TSS 057), the two stitchers share the following family names: Alexander, Baine, Davidson, McKnitt, and Ramsey. Sally and Eliza Jane lived on opposite ends of the state, some 375 miles apart, but both of the families previously lived in Mecklenburg Co., NC, before relocating to Tennessee.
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c.1811 Eliza Jane Naomi Baine Ramsey