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Region: Middle Tennessee
1850 Alice Louise Bauguss
Mary D. Patterson, Teacher
Little Dog Group
Rutherford Creek, Maury Co.

1714"V x 1714"H © TSS 175
fibers: silk and wool
ground: 25 ct. linen
Alice Louise Bauguss (1840-1915) was the daughter of John Bauguss and Sarah Louise Allen. Her father was a farmer in Rutherford Creek, Maury County. Alice attended Mary D. Drake Patterson’s school in Maury Co., where she worked her sampler. After that she went the Columbia Female Institute and the Tennessee Conference Female College in Columbia. After her intensive education, Alice became a teacher. In 1866 she married a farmer, Maj. McCoy Clemson Campbell, and the couple had eight children. The family lived near Spring Hill in Maury County.
Alice’s sampler, recently conserved, retains its intense colors. Her exquisite border features pansies, rose buds, and carnations. In ecru silk, immediately above the cartouche, in cross stitch over one thread, Alice recorded, “A L Bauguss age 10 years.”
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