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Wimberly, Sarah
Place Made:
Augusta Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
HOA: 109; WOA: 106
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: Chintz applique quilt worked in squares with large floral applique from imported English chintz in center of each square, surrounded by a printed floral border edged with woven tape. There is a signature in ink near bottom center: “Sarah Wimberly” written within a branch and leaf design.

Sarah Kent was born in 1810 to John Kent (1761-1815) and Rachel (Barnett) Kent (1770-1813). Sarah married Richard Columbus Wimberly (1810-1877) in 1836 in Richmond County, Georgia. The 1850 census shows them living outside Augusta, Georgia where Richard is listed as a farmer. The slave schedule of the same year shows them owning two slaves.

This quilt was given to the donor, Elizabeth Allen Watson, by her aunt, Frances McCoy Garvin who was the daughter of Charles Daniel McCoy (1845-1904) of Augusta, Georgia and later of Charleston, South Carolina. No known relationship has been established between the maker of the quilt, Sarah Wimberly and Charles McCoy.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Allen Watson