Saturday, August 9, 2008
Documentation Day in East Tennessee
1845 Minerva E. Carmack
13 3/4"V x 10 1/2"H © TSS 217
Hawkins County, in northeast Tennessee, was founded before Tennessee was incorporated as a state. The Rogersville area was settled beginning in 1775. This early settlement accounts for the significant percentage of samplers that we have found from Hawkins County (five of 30 East Tennessee samplers/embroideries to date).
Minerva E. Carmack stitched that she was "Aged/17.ys" in "May/1845" in the space around the house.