Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina.
Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high. The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the island dates from as early as 12,000 BC.
The total area of the island is 25,711 km The terrain of inland Sicily is mostly hilly and is intensively cultivated wherever possible.
Along the northern coast, the mountain ranges of Madonie, 2,000 m (6,600 ft), Nebrodi, 1,800 m (5,900 ft), and Peloritani, 1,300 m (4,300 ft), are an extension of the mainland Apennines.
Jane Possibly Jane Catherine Lovelace who was born in 1814 to the marriage of George Washington Lovelace and Sophia Dorcas Wells. If anyone has information on the location of the original quilt and/or the names in question, please leave a comment in the comment section below or email me at [email protected]
Lovelace I do not have a record of a Lovelace male with initials L. Carrie Possibly Caroline "Carrie" Narcissa Desha who was born circa 1838; making her only 10 years old when the quilt was made. This could explain the quilt being handed down through the Stafford family over the years.
Holstein, October 26, 1858; Carrie, October, 1848; and Jane, December 1858. From an article published in the Concordia Sentinel on November 30, 1994: Transcription: Pre-Civil War quilt found in Sicily Island A very old quilt, pre-dating the Civil War, was found recently by Mrs. The two brothers arrived in 1776, secured a Spanish land grant and built their first home, a crude log structure near the heart of a lake. David (Theresa) Stafford IV, of Sicily Island, between the springs of a bed which had been passed down through the Stafford Family. That lake is still occasionally referred to as Lake Lovelace. She was born on December 31, 1839 and died on October 7, 1871. This third John Lovelace was married to Patience Kirkland, daughter of Zachariah Kirkland. Zachariah Kirkland lived at Pine Hill Plantation which he bought from John Bowie (brother of Jim Bowie) in 1825.