Catherine, or “Caty”, was married on April 10, 1814 to Jeptha Fannin (b.1785). Jeptha arrived in Morgan County around 1808 and was one of the early settlers there. Described their early marriage in the “Memoirs of Georgia” published in 1895, “All was then a dense woods, and the site of the home was cut out of the brush and trees, and in a log cabin, quickly built, the fearless pioneers (Jeptha and Caty) began their new life.” Jeptha became the successor of his brother on the Superior Court list and the 1820 census reveals him owning ten slaves and living in the Capt. Cooks District of Morgan County, Georgia.
DESCRIPTION: This stuffed and corded whitework coverlet is surrounded by two borders of delicate flowers and vines with quilting on the panels in between.
RELATED OBJECTS: Another whitework coverlet made by Caty (Porter) Fannin is in the MESDA Collection (acc. 2554.2).