Elizabeth’s father, Josiah Granbery was a Vestryman of St. Paul’s Church, Edenton, and a member of the Assembly at New Bern in April of 1775, and again at Hillsborough on August 25, 1775. (Wheelers History of N.C.)
She married Joseph Gordon (b. 1780) 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.