In one of my D.A.R. magazines there is a small picture of a quilt and short article on this woman."... 17 year old Mary Ann Barringer made a quilt in anticipation of her marriage.Mary Ann Barringer was born in 1811, the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth Brandon Barringer of Poplar Creek, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.Her father held the rank of General in wars against the British, and her three brothers all achieved prominence; Daniel Moreau became Minister to Spain under President James Pierce, Victor became a Judge at the International Court of Appeals in Alexandria, Egypt, and Rufus became a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army."
"Sometime prior to her July 1, 1828 marriage to Dr. Charles Wilson Harris at the Barringer homestead, Mary Ann made her bridal quilt and a number of other less fancy quilts.... Since the Barringer family owned slaves, it is possible that the house slaves assisted Mary Ann with her quilting or they took over some of her duties to allow her leisure time to work on her quilts.Mary Ann and her husband continued to own slaves until her death.Her slaves were then given the choice of being sent to Liberia or of being sold to masters of their choice."
There is a little further information on her quilting.I will send a copy of this to anyone who will e-mail me their home address.