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Region: Middle Tennessee
1846 Elizabeth Chelly Zilpah Garrett
Cloverdale Seminary
Cloverdale, Dickson Co.

2134"V x 26"H © TSS 112
fibers: wool
ground: 24 ct. cotton learning canvas
Elizabeth Chelly Zilpah Garrett (1821-1846) was one of twin girls born to William H. Garrett Sr. and Elizabeth Chelly Gray. Sadly, her twin sister, Sally Betsy, died at the age of four months. William H. Garrett was a lawyer, trader, farmer, and public servant, before becoming a Methodist minister in 1822. The family moved within TN from Cocke Co. to Giles Co. to Davidson Co. Elizabeth is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery along with her parents and some of her siblings.
Elizabeth made her sampler at the age of 24 in 1846. This large and colorful sampler may have been worked by Elizabeth as a teaching aid. It is highly possible that she was a teacher at the Cloverdale Seminary in nearby Dickson County. The signature shows signs of amateur repair in brown wool fiber.
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