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Anne Nious (1853-29 July 1915)

Quilt square with cream and pastel fabrics representing summer winds.
Anne Nious, "Summer Winds"

Annie Bell Reese Nious was the daughter of James Reese, born in 1953. She married Albert Nious on 21 December 1870. They had a number of children: Charlotte (?), John (1868), Wesley (1870), Esther (1872), May Anne (1873), Julia (1875), Albert (1877), Missy (1879), and William (1880).

Her quilt square is “Summer Winds.”


This biographical selection is from The Enslaved People of J. H. Polley Plantation, Whitehall, Sutherland Springs, Texas 1836-1865. The collection is the work of independent scholar, Dr. Melinda Creech. Dr. Creech compiled and presents a biographical sketch of each of the enslaved along with a unique historic Texas quilt for each individual since photos of the 28 enslaved are not available. The collection is available to view in person at the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum.

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