Clarinda, Georgia sampler by Sarah Gaston, age
ten, dated 1828. According to the
Swallow/Defur Family home page, Sarah Jane Gaston was born in 1818 as the
second child of Matthew Gaston, Jr., who was born in 1785 in Rowan, North
Carolina, and Mary Gaston.
The alphabet appears twice with different
lettering. Then the sampler reads as
Sarah Gaston s
Wrought in the
10.th year of her age. CAB 1828..1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10.
N.C Clarinda, Ga.
The sampler is approximately 10½ inches
wide by 7½ inches high. Generally, the
sampler is in good condition but there are four small points where the threads
appear to be giving way.
The frame is 18⅞ inches wide and 17 inches
high and appears to date to about 1900.
The black matt is relatively new.