Elizabeth’s father, Josiah Granbery, was a Vestryman of St. Paul’s Church in Edenton, North Carolina. He was a member of the Assembly at New Bern, North Carolina, in April of 1775, and again at Hillsborough on August 25, 1775. (Wheelers History of N.C.)
She married Joseph Gordon (1780-1828) on February 19, 1805.
DESCRIPTION: Chintz appliqued bedcover, quilted with a central motif of birds and foliage within a diamond within a square; the whole surrounded by a border with appliqued swags and bows; ground is quilted in clamshell pattern; outermost border quilted in parallel pattern; inside borders quilted in herringbone pattern. The quilt has cotton batting/ filler.
Swag border is 13 5/8–14 1/2″ deep; border around central motif is 3 5/8″ on the right and left and 4 5/8″ on the top and bottom.
Central motif is appliqued with reverse buttonhole stitch (not used for border). Center panel is 54 to 54 3/4″ high and 55″ wide.
According to Colleen Callahan, curator of textiles, The Valentine, Richmond, Virginia, the layout used on this quilt (the diamond within a square) was a favorite choice for early patchwork bedcovers originating in the eastern part of Virginia and North Carolina in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.