: This is a front view of the wedding dress and poke bonnet worn by Sarah Pearson in 1823 in Miami County, Ohio. Made of muslin and linen, the dress features an empire waist with a drawstring that ties in the back and a reinforced yoke lined with linen, with long and full sleeves. Sarah married her second cousin, Moses Pearson, and they had eight children, Rhoda, Mahalah, Timothy, Anna, Joshua, Abram, Nathan and Serepta. Sarah Pearson was a Quaker and member of the Mill Creek Friends Meeting House in Miami County. In 1837, Moses and Sarah were sent by the Indiana Yearly Missionaries to the Shawnee Indians who had recently been removed from Ohio to the present-day Kansas City, Missouri. Sarah died on February 7, 1844, and was buried in Union Joint Cemetery in Ludlow Falls, Ohio.
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: AL05000 Subjects
: Weddings; Wedding costume; Clothing and dress; Hats; Women--Ohio Places
: Miami County (Ohio)