1840s Fanny J. Short, wife Elnathan Walker Antique Sampler, Taunton MA
This unique and meticulously handmade original antique cross stitch needle work bookmark has the name "Fanny J. Short" hand sewn in red thread. It is made of silk and punch paper. It was found in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Fanny J Short in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Home in 1860: Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Post Office: Taunton
Matilda Short age 55
John H Short age 26
Fanny J Short age 22
Andrew T Short age 20
Harry A Short age 17
Fanny J. Short Walker was born on April 17, 1838. She married Elnathan Walker on November 18, 1868, in Taunton, Massachusetts. (Fanny Walker) They had twins during their marriage, born October 1873:
Flora M. Walker (Flora Walker)
Chester L. Walker (Chester Walker)
Her husband Elnathan Walker, born 1835, passed away on June 17, 1902, in Taunton, Mass at the age of 67. They had been married 33 years.
Mary E Walker 1837–1915
Daniel Burt Walker 1838–1909
William Leonard Walker 1841–1914
Lawrence Walker born 1843
Benjamin F Walker born 1846
NOTE: Fanny Short's husband Elnathan Walker's grandfather was a very important New England ancestor: Colonel Elnathan Walker, born 1706 in Taunton, and died in 1775 in Dighton, Massachusetts. Mayflower Society records state Elnathan was a 4th generation descendent of Thomas Rogers, a passenger on the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower from England to Plymouth. This family is important in DAR Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as Sons SAR records. Captain Walker is buried at the Burt-Crane-Gulliver-Walker Cemetery in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
Fanny Short Walker died on June 2, 1905, in Taunton, Massachusetts, at the age of 67, and is buried with her husband at the Westville Cemetery in Taunton.
Taunton is down the road from where this old antique item was found. Census records might also read Frances Short. A beautiful and one of a kind Short & Walker handmade family piece.
Size: 1" wide by 5" long
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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