Sebastian Henry Patterson is a family man!!
And once upon a time he and his wife Johanna
wanted a better life in America away from England.
They wanted to send their older two daughters to a
fine school to become refined ladies.
So they decided to indenture
themselves in an upper
The girls Tabitha and Louisa
found boarding with
Mistress Phebe Rush in New York!
Phebe was a very refined teacher and the girls
mastered many abilities and they loved
this new America!
Sebastian Henry was a music teacher,
and the family that he stayed with greatly appreciated him.
But after two years he was
then free to join his family.
There was only problem,
Johanna's family to whom she was
indentured with had moved
way up north to Canada!!
The family was wealthy and treated
her and her two youngest daughters
with love and respect!
They also sent Johanna and Sebastian's
son Samuel Abraham to apprentice
as a blacksmith in a
newly established business!
Johanna wrote often to her two
older daughters and also surprised
them with many wonderful books!
The older girls longed for their sisters,
so Mother thought it a good idea
to send Elizabeth (Lizzie) to join them for
schooling as well! Papa set out to retrieve her!
And when she arrived safe and sound,
there was so much joy and rejoicing!!
Papa was happy to be with
his dear daughters,
and was even employed
as a music teacher
at Mistress Phebe's good school!
It was a happy situation and all
free time was spent together !
But deep in Sebastian's heart
there was that lonely longing!
The girls had a longing for
their dear mother too!
Sebastian Henry was a
thinker and a planner and he
saved his money wisely and
looked to the future and started
looking for a farm.
It wasn't long before little
young Hannah arrived to
join her sisters too!!
Sebastian was happy to go
and pick her up from way up north
for he would have a short reunion
with his beloved wife!But he had to
return for they both had obligations!!
Lizzie was pleased to have
a little sister again but wasn't
so sure if she wanted to share!
How they longed to have their whole family
together again, for time does slip away!!
Sebastian Henry was very
happy to have most of his
sweet family close and together but
his heart still longed heavily
for his dear and sweet Johanna!
He was comforted that she had
their son Samuel with her!
But word was sent that Samuel was
no longer needed so he too was
to come to New York!
This trip wasn't like the others
and word got back to Sebastian that
Samuel was LOST!!
So Father did what fathers do
and set out to find him!!
After some weeks Samuel was found!
He had been kidnapped by Natives
and stripped of his white man's clothes!!
Although he was quite shaken,
he did find it very adventurous!
His sisters went right to work
and started to make him proper clothing!!
sewing and cutting with materials
that they had found, linens and
wools and using the best of
their refined abilities, They
managed to do a lovely job!!
Samuel was so happy that his mother
had sent his clogs and
favorite game ahead because
the moccasins that the Natives made
him wear were wearing out !!
He was proud of those clogs because he had
made them at the forge by himself for himself!
His game was also dear to him and
he looked very forward to winning
against all of his sisters!!
Samuel Abraham was quite
proud of his new clothes and Papa
was in agreement!
But Samuel was more proud of
his own made leather pouch!
The girls finished his britches
and thought that Mother would love
a new pocket and made a lovely
one as a gift!
Samuel enjoyed the company of his
sisters but mostly he enjoy winning
When Papa got news of a baby bundle
he was quite pleased but the
little baby Charlotte had to be quickly
sent to them for her sisters to tend
because there was a smallpox epidemic
Little Charlotte was a happy
little baby and her sisters adored her!
Everyone was quite contented
but they still longed for Mama!!
Free time from schooling often was
filled with visiting and Miss Granny
is their favorite friend!
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Sebastian Henry watched the calendar
very closely because soon Johanna was to be coming home!
He bought his small farm and he and his daughters were filling it with things that she will love!
He felt very pleased as he looked over
the many lovely things that were to be
a surprise! For Johanna had sacrificed
so much for her dear family!
Lizzie was in charge of the new
cupboard and pewter! All polished
and shined for her Mama!
Little Hannah made her first needlepoint!!
There was decorating to finish
Papa had gone all the way to Vermont
to purchase a corner cupboard and
two special high back chairs made
by a furniture craftsman, the
renowned Seth Tudor!
Soon it was time to ready the carriage
and hook up sweet Nelson
Everything had to be perfect,
safe and comfortable!
Everything was all set to go!
The girls also longed to go too,
but who would make the surprise
cake and sweetbreads?
And then finally the day arrived
and so Mr. Sebastian Henry
met up with his dear
wife Johanna Ursula,
and home they came!
True love always lasts and endures!!
The farm house was more than
she had ever dreamed for,
and she looked forward to
settling in with her dear family!
Home sweet home at last
where family is at the heart!
Oh how she had missed her
darling baby Charlotte!
Two little girls had waited
filled with the sweet anticipation
to join the arms of their warm
and cozy loving Mama
Samuel had been so protective
of his dear Mama and was
more than relieved to see her!
But the eldest had been separated
from their Mama the longest and
maturity was not enough to break
the bridge of love and adoration
of a loving mother~daughter bond!!
This was forever locked into
their dearest of ever memories!
A reunion of joy !!
The Dolls in this "Patterson Family"
are all made by;
Kathy Patterson Master Doll Maker of
Babes From The Woods!
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