Gold, glass, hair, seed pearls
Overall: 7/16 x 15/16 x 5/8 in. (1.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm)
Engraved, "B. McEvers/Died July 15/1851./Aged 53 years"
Gold brooch with hair encased in glass and decorated with seed pearls.
This brooch was donated to the Historical Society by a great-granddaughter of Jane Erin and Bache McEvers, and descended, with the exception of the last generation, nearly directly from its original owner. From Jane E. McEvers, it initially passed to her daughter, Jeanette Emmet McEvers Whitlock (1826-84), through to her daughter, Jeanette Emmet Whitlock Renshaw (1891-1985), to Jeanette Whitlock Renshaw (1920-2006), a second cousin of the donor. It is uncertain if the donor was given the piece prior to the latter Renshaw's death, but reseach indicates that she left no direct heirs.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.