Fanny Hancock 1796
Origin and date: Boston, 1796
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 9″x11-1/4″
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, stem, satin
Source: Quincy Historical Society
Fanny Hancock’s father, Ebenezer Hancock, was cousin to the famous John Hancock. Born in 1785, Fanny sewed her sampler at age 11. She married Nathaniel Parker of Boston in 1803, and died in 1834. The colors on the back side of her sampler retained much of their original brilliance, and are reproduced here.