1881 Ann Ladd Chase & Thomas Meady Chase, Newbury MA Antique Sampler
-West Newbury, Massachusetts, Essex County History
-An original antique piece, when sold, no more
-19th c Hand Sewn Fabric Square with Signed Name
Written on item: "Mrs. A.L. Chase, Ag. 80, West Newbury, Aug. 4th, 1881" is beautifully handwritten in old dip pen ink on an early piece of linen fabric, hand-stitched to a card which has been lovingly covered in old clear cello. It is not adhered, and the old cello covering is a bit brittle, could be easily removed.
Note on reverse: "Born 1801, Ann Ladd Chase, widow of Thomas who was uncle of Thomas Meady Chase" is handwritten in pencil on reverse. This may have been a mourning piece after her death, or pinned to her at her funeral. It also could have been intended for an old quilt square. This was found in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Essex County.
Found in Public Records:
US census records: Ann lived with the Stackpole family in later years, and is listed as their Mother in Law. We believe she died around 1880, as she disappears off census records after 1880.
Thomas Meady CHASE
(Thomas M. Chase, Thomas Chase)
Comb maker & manufacturer , born 8 Oct 1820 in Newbury, MA
His Parents: John CHASE, born 7 Sept 1783 in Newbury, MA)
Betsey CARLETON (Betsey Carleton Chase, Betsy Chase) born 18 Feb 1785 in Newbury, MA
Thomas was one of 7 children born between 1804-1825 in Newbury, MA.:
Sarah Dole Chase (Sarah Chase)
Caroline Houghton Chase (Caroline H. Chase, Caroline Chase)
Harrison Gray Otis Chase (Harrison Chase, Harrison O. Chase)
Elvira Melvina Chase (Elvira Chase, Elvira M. Chase)
Thomas Meady Chase (Thomas M. Chase)
Rowena Roxana Chase (Rowena R. Chase, Rowena Chase)
1860 census of West Newbury, MA:
Thomas M. CHASE, age 38, a Comb Maker, born MA (Thomas Chase)
Mary T. CHASE, age 34, born NH (Mary Chase)
Edward N. CHASE, age 13, born MA (Edwin Chase)
Emma G. CHASE, age 8, born MA. (Emma Chase)
They lived next door to the Carlton / Carleton family. A beautiful little personal lost family piece of a well known Newbury area family.
Size: 3.5 by 2.75 inches
Note: 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 this item alone, or large 300 dpi high resolution scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Thank You, enjoy! ~debra