Emilia Poole Sewing Basket
Weeks Dye Works Dolphin 30 Ct
Elizabeth 1822 is a remembrance piece for Great Great Grandmother Anna Elizabeth. She was born December 6, 1822 in Haywood County, North Carolina. Her parents were James and Annie. Anna Elizabeth married William Jefferson Plemmons January 19, 1847. Their children were: Thomas Lafayatte, William Henry, Sarah Miranda, John Cicero, Nelson Dock and Benjamin Franklin.
Both Great Great Grandfather William Jefferson and Grandmother Anna Elizabeth would survive the Civil War. William Jefferson was captured, wounded twice, survived the battle of Gettysburg and walked home when General Lee surrendered. While Grandfather was fighting with the CSA 2nd North Carolina Infantry, Grandmother was working to keep the family farm intact.
Anna Elizabeth moved with her daughter, Sarah Miranda and son-in-law, John Palmer to Emert's Cove Sevier County Tennessee in January of 1885. Whether it was the hardships she endured during the war, the difficulties of moving or just a tired worn out body, Anna Elizabeth died shortly after the family moved from North Carolina to Tennessee. She is buried beside her infant granddaughter in the Proffitt Cemetery in Sevier County.
From the information I have about Anna Elizabeth she seems to have lived during a challenging time in America's history and endured many hardships. My naive Granddaughter heart wants to believe there were happy times in her life. Perhaps, this journal (school book) and sewing basket were items she might have used and there was joy in life.