Spencer, Jane Connelly
Burke County North Carolina United States of America
HOA: 87; WOA: 62
MAKER: Jane Connelly Spencer was born on August 12, 1794 in Burke County, North Carolina. She was the second wife of John Kincaid (1784-1867) who she married on August 30, 1823. The initials “J S” are stitched on the top of the coverlet, indicating that this was made prior to her marriage.
DESCRIPTION: White on white embroidered bedcovering. Ground made of two panels stitched together. Designs consist of a central basket of flowers with vines and flowers used in a border motif. Original net edging.
The coverlet came to the donor in 1929 from her aunt, Miss Mattie Johnson, granddaughter of the maker. It came to MESDA in 1975.
Gift of Mrs. Carl D. Downing