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Object Name Quilt, Bed
Common Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1948.3
Date ca. 1853
Material(s) Silk damask; silk braid cord; cotton backing
Dimensions H-83.75 W-72.25 inches
Description This is a tied quilt of ecru silk damask. The main portion of the quilt is made up of six pieces that measure approximately forty-one inches in length and nineteen inches in width. There are another two pieces on one end that measure approximately forty-one inches in length and nine inches in width. There are two strips of dark blue silk on two sides. The blue borders are about four and one-half inches wide. The quilt is tied with a blue silk braid cord. The backing is sky blue polished cotton.
Notes This quilt was made from wedding dress of Fanny Pepper Victor worn for her wedding to Tom Victor. Mason County Ky., marriage records show that Thomas Boone Victor and Frances E. Pepper married in April of 1853. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Boone County, Missouri and had three daughters born between 1854-1859.

Little is known about Fanny but Thomas Victor's family was one of the first in Kentucky. Thomas was born in 1821 in Bourbon Co., Ky. His father William was born Sept. 3, 1777 in Bourbon Co. and his mother, Eleanor Nelly Ingles was born Sept. 6, 1787 in Millersburg. Eleanor's mother was Catherine Boone (3/11/1752 - 12/17/1804) who was born in Berks County, Pa. Catherine's father was Joseph Boone Jr. (4/30/1730-4/1776). Joseph Sr., Squire Boone's brother, was born in England in 1704.

Collection Anny Keene Collection
Event American Civil War
People Victor, Fanny Pepper
Victor, Tom
Subjects Wedding clothing & dress
Weddings
Dresses
Beds
Bedspreads
Quilting
Quilts
Sewing
Sewing
House work
Housework
Art
Civil wars
Search Terms Kentucky
Quilt patterns
Quilt
Quilting
Quilts
Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS