Beulah Lippincott, Burlington County,

Beulah Lippincott, Burlington County,

New Jersey, 1825

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sampler size: 16” x 17” • framed size: 18¼” x 19¼” • price: $3800

A handsome sampler filled with classic Quaker motifs and the block-letter style alphabet that confirms its Quaker school origins, this was made by Beulah Lippincott of Burlington County, New Jersey. She was the sixth of Joseph and Beulah (Conrow / Conarroe) Lippincott’s nine children, born in 1813. She made this sampler at age 12 and would have attended one of the many fine schools operated by members of the Friends meetings in the area.

Beulah Lippincott was a sixth-generation descendant of Richard and Abigail Lippincott who emigrated to America from Devonshire, England in 1639 or 1640. After they settled in Boston, Richard established himself as a member of the Church of Boston but, as a Quaker, he was excommunicated from the Puritan church. Subsequently, Richard moved his family back to Devonshire, England. While there, Richard was seemed to continue his tradition of outspoken religiosity – even ending up in jail temporarily several times, seemingly for his Quaker beliefs. Later, Richard moved back to America, to Rhode Island, hoping to take advantage of their policy of religious freedom for Quakers. Eventually, due to the promise of land, Richard moved his family one last time, settling in a community near Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, “in which he was the largest shareholder.” Lippincott: Five Generations of Descendants of Richard and Abigail Lippincott (Judith M. Olsen, Woodbury, New Jersey) and other sources inform us greatly as to the history of the family and a substantial file of research accompanies the sampler.

Beulah married Nathan Haines of Baltimore, Maryland. They went on to have five children, four of whom were girls.

The sampler is worked in silk on linen and is in excellent condition with some very minor wear to the linen in the lower corners. It has been conservation mounted and is in a molded and black painted frame.

 

Reverse of sampler

 

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