Key to Evelina Rose Brooking Sampler as interpreted by Paul Henry Dietrich December 7, 2010
Francis Brooking her father (abt. 1775 Amelia, Virginia Dec. 27, 1822 Hancock County, Ga.) (m. Ann Hall Smith on Aug. 8, 1805 at Brunswick, Va.)
Ann H Brooking her mother (Dec. 5, 1788 Feb. 17, 1865 Hancock County, Ga.) Ann Hall Smith Brooking
C Lucas her sister Caroline E. Brooking (dates unknown) who married Edwin L. Lucas June 13, 1827, Hancock County, Ga.
W Haynes her brother-in-law Rev.
Dr. William P. Haynes (abt. 1798 after 1849) who married her sister Maria
F. Broadnax Brooking on November 30, 1825. He also married Evelina
and Frederick Hudson Sanford on December 30, 1841, Hancock County, Ga.
He also married her brother Littleton S. Brooking and Georgia A.H. Rowell
Feb. 15, 1844, Hancock County, Ga..
F Brooking her sister Maria F. Broadnax Brooking (Aug. 11, 1806 April 29, 1865, Hancock County, Ga.) (m. Dr. Rev. William P. Haynes Nov. 30, 1825, Hancock County, Ga.)
LSB her brother Littleton S. Brooking (unknown) (m. Georgia A.H. Rowell Feb. 15, 1844, Hancock County, Ga.)
HS - possibly Harriet Smith, her maternal aunt and sister of her mother Ann Hall Smith Brooking.
FAB her sister Frances A. Brooking (Jan. 28, 1823 May 31, 1892 Hancock County, Ga.) (m. Andrew Jackson Lane January 16, 1825 Hancock County, Ga.)
Evelina R Brooking aged 11 year 1831 the creator and age and date when she made the Sampler. (April 4, 1820 May 11, 1857, Hancock County, Ga.) (m. Frederick Hudson Sanford Dec. 30, 1841, Hancock County, Ga.)
HB her sister Harriet Brooking (unknown)
MLM perhaps a member of the McComb family (cousins).
ARM perhaps a member of the McComb family (cousins).
Thomas Brown unknown (possibly boyfriend)
T probably T for Thomas Brown
EB Evelina Brooking
Illustrations on Sampler
On the left side of the Sampler is a tree. Under the tree on the left is a chicken and on the right side is a dog. There is a bowl of fruit directly under the tree.
On the right side of the Sampler is another tree on the left side of the tree stands a bride holding a bouquet, on the left appears the name Thomas Brown (I assume this was her boyfriend at the time).
Directly under the tree is a bowl of fruit.
In the center of the Sampler is a house which I assume is Evelinas home. At the foot of the steps going up to the house are two geese.
On the left side of the Sampler at the bottom is a box with the initial T with three cross stitches following.
On the right side of the Sampler at the bottom is a box with the initials E B for Evelina Brooking, the creator of the Sampler.
At the very bottom on the left appears the name of Thomas Brown again (I assume this was her boyfriend).
At each corner of the Sampler, there appears to be a rose with stem and leaves.
Evelina Rose Brooking Sanford daguerreotype circa 1842
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