Mary Amanda LeValley's Legacy of a person of free will.

 "Many....will recall to mind a most eccentric but excellent woman who inhabited the house, being the last of her direct branch of the family, and residing here alone, Amanda LeValley. What a legion of rememberences that name will recall! Miss LeValley was one most the most prominent characters of the village life for many years and her home was the centre of cordial, if peculiar hospitality, during all that time. She was just such a one as Dickens would loved to have perpetrated in his writings."  Taken from Providence News article, c1890. 

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Letter of Donation to Nathanial Greene Homestead

Amanda's linens in Nathanial Greene Homestead Collection

Nathanial Greene Homestead

The Nathanial Greene house was build in 1770. Adjacent to their house, the Greene's built an Iron Foundry, traces of which can be seen today. It's interesting to consider that at this point in history, the Carr-LeValley House was already 48 years old and the LeValley Farm and Homestead was already 43 years into what would become the legacy of a Farm and Homestead owned by the LeValley family for 221 years. Rather than the business of forging Iron, the LeValleys were in the business of growing and processing flax, peaches and apples among other homegrown materials of every day use.

To the left is a letter from Mrs. Spencer (nee LeValley) donating Amanda's Bed Spread to the Nathaniel Green Homestead. It is now a treasured part of their collection along with one of Amanda's samplers.

Link to the Nathaniel Greene Homestead

Major General Nathanial Greene (1742-1786)

Nathaniel Greene is considered one of the most successful commanders of the American Revolutionary war . 

Linen from the LeValley Homestead

1827 Bed Linen

The Bed Linen with initials "MAL" , Mary Amanda LeValley, was donated by Mrs. Clarence H Spencer who was herself a direct decendent of 

Peter LeValley (1683-1756)

1827 Bed Linen

"Every process - from raising of the flax, to the final tufting, was done on the LeValley Farm at Phenix, R.I."  - Mrs. Clarence H. Spencer. 


More to come about the Sampler.