Irvine, Amanda Helen
Mercer County Kentucky United States of America
MAKER: Amanda Helen Irvine (1834-1916) was born in Mercer County, Kentucky to James Brewster Irvine (1802-1889) and Lucretia Starnes Irvine (1810-1867). On November 2, 1854, she married John Jackson McGee (1816-1864), a farmer, hotel-keeper, and slave owner of Mercer County, Kentucky. Three years after his death in 1864, she married Henry C. Willis (1831-1911).
DESCRIPTION: Applique quilt with twenty stylized tulip clusters surrounded by a leaf and vine border. Quilted in one corner is the inscription “A H Irvine”. Quilted on each side are the initials “WKW” and “WBW”.
The quilt was purchased by the donor at an estate auction on the McGee family farm in Mercer County.
Gift of David and Susan Shewmaker