Thursday, September 23, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Emerline Mason Sampler

Here is another one of my favorite family artifacts that was passed down by my grandmother, Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell. This cross stitch sampler was created by Emerline Mason, b. 7 Sept 1807 to John and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Ware) Mason. Emerline m. Joel Nourse, Jr. on 22 June 1822. She d. 16 Aug 1842, Worcester, MA at age 35. Joel and Emerline had two children, Henry b. 21 Sept 1831, Shrewsbury, MA and Anna Elizabeth b. 10 Feb 1836, Worcester, MA (my line). Emerline is my third great-grandmother. There is no date for when this sampler was made.

© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell


  1. Absolutely fabulous. Thanks so for sharing it.

  2. Lovely Will. You are so lucky to have it. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I do feel lucky to have three cross-stitch samplers that were made by my ancestors. I also feel lucky to have had a grandmother who appreciated these items enough to save them. Thanks for the comments.