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Region: Middle Tennessee
c.1844 Frances (Fannie) Ann Collins
Little Dog Group
Beans Creek, Franklin Co.

1614"V x 1812"H © TSS 218
fibers: silk
ground: linen
Frances Ann (Fannie) Collins (1821—1852) was the oldest of three children born to James G. Collins and Eliza Lipscomb. When Fannie was young her mother died. Fannie married William Joseph Miller, a medical student, in 1851. Dr. Miller set up practice in Beans Creek, Franklin County. They had one child, Eliza, born in 1852. Fannie died sometime before 1855.
Fannie includes her birth date of Oct. 13, 1832, but neglected to stitch the date of completion. She worked her birds and butterfly with satin and stem stitches, a more advanced technique than simple counted cross stitch.
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