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Object Name Block, Quilt
Title Miller Log Cabin Quilt Block
Catalog Number 0985.12.00071
Date ca. 1858
Description Top: "Log Cabin" pattern (single block; fragmentary); patchwork, four-square. Materials are multi-color cotton, silk, and wool on wool strips. Handwritten on backing along cut edge: "TEX. 1958/MADE BY MRS HENrIETTA MILLER".
Interlining: None.
Backing: Brown plain-weave cotton.
Binding: None.
Stitching: Hand.
Material textile (cotton, silk, wool)
Dimensions W-16 L-17 inches
Owned Henrietta Miller
Made Henrietta Miller
Provenance This quilt block was made by Mrs. Henrietta Miller (b. May 22, 1822 in Ashtabula, Ohio; d. February 18, 1907 in Houston, Texas). She was married in New York ca. 1842, and subsequently lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, and Texas. She was the mother of Lt. Wilson Clark Miller; according to his pension application, he served in the cavalry, then J.W. Youngblood's Signal Corps, and the Confederate Secret Service.

"Blocks of work from two old Confederate-made quilts…. 2 quilt squares (100 yrs old) made by Mrs. Henrietta Miller, mother of Wilson Clark Miller, Lt."
People Miller, Henrietta Carpenter