Hudspeth, Mary Pool
Wilkes County Georgia United States of America
HOA: 96; WOA: 80
MAKER: Family tradition states that this quilt was made around 1835 for the donor’s grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Hudspeth. He was born in Wilkes Co., Georgia in 1830 to Mary Pool (1804-1850) and William L. Hudspeth (1802-1877) . A family tradition says that when Benjamin was five and his sisters were all at school he was watching his mother and aunt piece a quilt. He then tried to make one too, and for his diligence his mother promised to make him one of his own.
DESIGN: Pieced quilt is in Caesar’s Crown pattern.
Gift of Mrs. Ralph Hinkle