Sophia Morgan (1784-1807) was the daughter of Lucas Morgan (1743-1817) and Tryphena Smith of West Springfield. She dedicated her work to her mother and sister Theodosia, who died in 1792 and 1804, but the side of the plinth is inscribed This worked by SOPHIA, another Daughter, who died Feb. 21, 1807. Sophia, born June 1, 1784, was evidently attending school at the age of twenty or older. In 1804, Abby Wright remarked that most of her students were "from fourteen to twenty one years old and upwards," (For the history of her school, see ANTlQUES, September 1986, pp. 482-493). The frame is labeled by Burr and Smith of Northampton.
Sophia Morgan was one of nine children born to Lucas Morgan and Tryphena Smith (1745-1793). Two more children were born to Lucas and his second wife. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).
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