1840's Fanny J. Short (Elnathan Walker) Antique Sampler, Taunton MA
c. 1840's Cross Stitch Sampler Bookmark of Fanny J. Short #340:
-Short Family Genealogy: Handmade
-An original antique folk art piece, when sold, no more
-19th c Cross Stitch Sampler Bookmark 1840's, early silk
-Found in Brimfield, Massachusetts
This unique and meticulously handmade original antique cross stitch needle work bookmark has the name "Fanny J. Short" handsewn in red thread. It is made of silk and punch paper. It was found in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
Found in Public 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 MA
Matilda Short age 55
John H Short age 26 (John Short)
Fanny J Short age 22 (Fanny Short)
Andrew T Short age 20 (Andrew Short)
Harry A Short age 17 (Harry Short)
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 two children during their marriage.
Twins, 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, Massachusetts, 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 (1843–)
Benjamin F Walker (1846–)
NOTE: Fanny Short's husband'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. Both a DAR & SAR Patriot, with the DAR file listing his DOB as 1706. Delegate to 2nd Provincial Congress for Dighton, MA. DAR Patriot Ancestor #A121096 indicates burial is marked. Taunton Vitals Deaths p. 206. The entry cites G. R. 12 and indicates the following: On stone beside that of Bethiah (1759). SAR records indicate he first married Hannah Crossman and third Phoebe King.
James Walker (1674-1749)
Sarah Richmond Walker (1670-1727)
Bethiah Tisdale Walker (1710-1759)
Phebe Walker (1723-1803)
Edward Walker (___-1775)
Elnathan Walker (1727-1815) (Fanny Short's father in law)
Peter Walker (1747-1824)
James Walker (1703-1761)
Eliakim Walker (1704 -1785)
Elnathan Walker (1706 - 1775)
Buried: Burt-Crane-Gulliver-Walker Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Fanny Short Walker died on June 2, 1905, in Taunton, Massachusetts, at the age of 67, and was buried there. Taunton is down the road from where this old antique item was found. Census records might also read Frances Short. A beautiful one of a kind Short / Walker handmade family memento!
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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