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Whitework Coverlet

Artist/Maker:
Stevenson, Gatsy Loftin
Place Made:
Craven County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1820-1830
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 88; WOA: 88;
Accession Number:
2597
Description:
MAKER: Gatsy Loftin Stevenson (1791-after 1850) was born to Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Cox) Loftin in Lenoir County, North Carolina and married Silas Stevenon of neighboring Craven County around 1820. In 1830, they are listed in the Craven County census with four children and two slaves. By 1850, Gatsy and her unmarried daughter Sally were listed in the Lenoir County census with property valued at $2000. The coverlet descended in the family of her son John Hamilton Stevenson (1823-1890) and his daughter, Mary Agnes (Stevenson) Warren (1882-1972).

DESCRIPTION: Whitework coverlet with white embroidered floral designs throughout.

History:
The coverlet descended through the donors mother’s family from the New Bern area of eastern North Carolina.
Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund