CONNECTICUT FAMILY RECORD SAMPLER
Williams Family Record Sampler
Eunice Avery Williams (1828-1904)
Silk on linen
Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut
Condition: toning, partially glued down, a few marginal tears, colors still strong
A central “Family Register” surrounded by a floral border. Includes the maker’s immediate family, as well as “Wrought by Eunice A Williams 1839.” In a vintage frame. 17.25” square.
Eunice Williams was born into a large and prosperous farming family. She made this sampler at age eleven years later, her mother, Hannah Avery Williams (1795-1849). Her father, Denison Billings Williams (1794-1867) then married his late wife’s cousin, Eliza Avery (1796-1883).
Eunice would later marry Richard Roberts (1832-1904) and move to Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Roberts is variously listed in the freight and real estate businesses. According to one source (unverified), Roberts went to California in 1849 in search of gold. The couple does not appear to have had any children.