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Quilt

Artist/Maker:
Hudspeth, Mary Pool
Place Made:
Wilkes County Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
1835-1840
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 96; WOA: 80
Accession Number:
2709
Description:
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.

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Ralph Hinkle