This sampler is closely related to Rhode Island work and was possibly made under the instruction of Martha Pease Davis in Warren. Content Hunt (1791-1816) was the daughter of Samuel Hunt, Jr. (1766-1830) and Sally Walker (1771-1822) of Norton, Massachusetts. She married Lemuel Perry on January 1, 1809, and died after giving birth to triplets.
Content Hunt was the oldest of nine children. Her husband, Lemuel Perry became a justice after her death and in 1834 was one of the original trustees of the Wheaton Female Seminary. They had six children, the last three triplets. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).
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