Sorry it took so long to respond. I guess being anonymous has its disadvantages! I don't think I saw any emails back to me stating I had a response.
I am asking the question because I have a needlework sampler made by a Christina Dixon, aged 12, finished on Christmas day, 1856. I was just trying to find out more about her.
Searching the web, I only found one Christina Dixon that was born in 1844, and that was in Durham, England. So, maybe this is an English sampler.
I'll keep looking. In the mean time, the Antique's Road Show is coming to town in July so if I can get a ticket, I may take it there to see what they say about it.