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Region: Middle Tennessee
c.1853 Nancy (Nannie) Virginia Chandler
Mary D. Patterson?, Teacher
Little Dog Group
22nd District, Maury Co.

1914"V x 1914"H © TSS 221
fibers: silk and wool
ground: 28 ct. cotton
Nancy Virginia Chandler (1842—1873), known as Nannie was the second daughter of John R. Chandler and Susan Crosby. Her father owned a farm in Maury Co. near Spring Hill. The Chandler children likely attended a nearby school run by Mary D. Patterson. Both Nannie and her sister Callie made samplers similar to those of Mary E. Terrell (TSS 196) and Alice Bauguss (TSS 175) which were known to have been made under the instruction of Mrs. Patterson in 1846 and 1850. Nannie lived with her parents all of her life, dying in 1873. She is buried in Lasting Hope Cemetery, Maury County.
Nannie's sampler has suffered thread loss in her signature band, rendering the date illegible. Her inscription reads:

A Faithful Friend I highly Prize
But mere pretense I do despise
Nancy V Chandler
Tenn Oct th

The date probably read “October the [day]” with the year below; the “1” is the beginning of a year in the 1850s.
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