The online website of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in Washington, D.C., pictures a fine needlework sampler dated 1833 wrought by Abigail Barnard (1806-1885) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1833. The sampler is a record of the family of her father and mother, Richard Barnard (1759-1842) & Abigail (Wing) Barnard (1770-1852) who were married 8 September 1792. It lists almost all the important dates of all this family's members, including those of the nine children of this family, possibly of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The nine children were: Parker, Merrick, John, Abigail (died young), Maria, Abigail (who sewed the sampler in 1833), Emily, Eliza, & William.
On the date of my writing this message, a photo of this beautiful sampler is available online at:
but it may be taken offline anytime. In the event it is eventually taken offline, I have downloaded it and will be happy to send a copy freely by email to Barnard & Wing family researchers. Someone in the families ought to have it, which is why I’m keeping a copy of it and posting about it. It would be a very great shame and injustice were it to be missed by their descendants or relatives.
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If it were a sampler of a 19th century Pease family in my line, I’d certainly hope someone would do the same for me. Call it a simple, but appropriate, genealogy good deed.