A Family Record - Folk Art Family tree of Lockwood Brush & Susannah Howland of Southeast and Patterson in Putnam County NY.

1820. Lockwood Brush (2 Jun 1794-8 Apr 1878) and Susanna Howland (7 Aug 1801-6 May 1887) were both born in Putnam County NY, Lockwood in the town of Southeast, Susanna in Patterson. They were married Jan 1, 1820. This large and beautifully decorated family record is signed on the lower right "J. Brush". The design centers on two hearts within an arch, surmounted by bowls of flowers, butterflies & a caterpillar. Beneath are columns listing the names of their children, birth dates, marriages and deaths. Trees, ivy and grass also contribute to the pleasing design. The deaths of Lockwood and Susanna are recorded on memorial pillars on either side of the heart. The style of the artwork suggests that this was created as a wedding gift in 1820. Names and dates were carefully added by different hands throughout the years, the first date Lockwood's birth in 1794 and the last date entered being May 6th 1887, at Susanna's death. The 1820 Federal Census lists four Brush family households living in Southeast- John P. Brush is most likely the father; Lockwood who is newly married; Platt Brush and John Brush. This artwork could have been created by his father or brother, both named John, or possibly an unnamed sister, as women were not named in the Federal census before 1850. The Brush family cemetery is in Brewster, NY. The artwork measures approximate 17 1/2 x 22", in a period dark wood frame with gilt inner filet measuring 22 1/4 x 26 3/4". There is a very negligible amount of brown spotting on the lower right corner. Not examined outside of the frame. In lovely condition, the colors bright. A remarkable survival of 19th century Putnam County New York. Very good condition. Item #20671

Price: $5,000.00

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