Garth's Auctions, April 5, 1983;
Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts
Abigail's sampler belongs to an important group worked in Newburyport from 1799 to 1806 (see ANTIQUES, September 1978, p. 545). Abigail Poor Prince (1788- before 1819) was the daughter of Ezekial Prince and Abigail Dresser of Newburyport. She married Benjamin Bucknam (b . 1781) of Falmouth on March 5,1810, and their third child was born in Eastport, Maine, in 1816. Bucknam married Abigail's sister Eliza Prince (b. 1800) on December 19, 1819.
After Abigail's death in 1818, he married her sister Elizabeth (1800-1876) on December 19, 1819, and they had four children. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).
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