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Descendants of Samuel Samples


1 Samuel Samples b: 1682-1711 d: Abt. 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia
. +Ann b: 1691-1714 d: Aft. 1776
........ 2 [1] Moses Samples b: Abt. 1733 in Augusta County, Virginia d: January 24, 1824 in Jefferson County, Tennessee
............ +Ruth Wood b: Abt. 1730 in Virginia d: Abt. 1783
........ *2nd Wife of [1] Moses Samples:
............ +Mary B b: 1731-1769 d: 1791-1857
........ 2 Samuel Samples b: September 02, 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia d: 1834 in Knox County, Tennessee
............ +Sarah
........ 2 William Samples b: 1712-1752 d: 1725-1831
........ 2 Robert Samples b: 1735 in Virginia?
............ +Mary Ann Walker
........ 2 Hannah Samples
........ 2 Susanna Samples
........ 2 Sarah Samples
........ 2 Unknown Samples
............ +Randall

Descendants of Moses Samples


1 [1] Moses Samples b: Abt. 1733 in Augusta County, Virginia d: January 24, 1824 in Jefferson County, Tennessee
. +Ruth Wood b: Abt. 1730 in Virginia d: Abt. 1783
........ 2 Matthew Samples b: Abt. 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia d: Abt. 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky
............ +Jane Richey b: 1755-1779 d: 1807-1868
........ 2 Agnes Samples b: 1750-1777 d: 1756-1860
............ +Kirk
........ 2 Anna Samples b: 1750-1777 d: 1756-1860
............ +Blackbourn
........ 2 William Samples b: 1750-1777 d: 1756-1857
........ 2 Elenor Samples b: December 05, 1758 in Augusta County, Virginia d: Abt. 1796 in Green County, Tennessee
............ +Holden Shanks
........ 2 Ruth Samples b: Abt. 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia d: 1771-1864 in Jefferson County, Tennessee
............ +Samuel Norwood
........ 2 Jane Samples b: 1760
............ +James Campbell
*2nd Wife of [1] Moses Samples:
. +Mary B b: 1731-1769 d: 1791-1857
........ 2 Elizabeth Samples b: 1754-1783 d: 1759-1865

Descendants of Matthew Samples


1 Matthew Samples b: Abt. 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia d: Abt. 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky
. +Jane Richey b: 1755-1779 d: 1807-1868
........ 2 Moses L. Samples b: Abt. 1795 in Green County, Tennessee d: October 11, 1849 in Graves County, Kentucky
............ +Mary E. Ransom b: Abt. 1805 in North Carolina d: May 25, 1864 in Ballard County, Kentucky
........ 2 Robert R. Samples b: 1791-1819 d: 1797-1898
........ 2 Sarah Samples b: 1791-1819 d: 1796-1901
........ 2 Ruth Samples b: 1790-1812 d: 1831-1900
............ +Christopher Epling
........ 2 Isaac N. Samples b: Abt. 1798 in Tennessee d: 1799-1888
........ 2 Matthew R. Samples b: Abt. 1804 in Tennessee d: 1805-1894
............ +Nancy Carson

Descendants of Moses L. Samples


1 Moses L. Samples b: Abt. 1795 in Green County, Tennessee d: October 11, 1849 in Graves County, Kentucky
. +Mary E. Ransom b: Abt. 1805 in North Carolina d: May 25, 1864 in Ballard County, Kentucky
........ 2 [1] Mathew Ritchie Samples b: 1826 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: 1874-1919
............ +Rachel Susan Morgan b: Abt. 1827 in Kentucky d: Abt. 1865 in Ballard County, Kentucky
........ *2nd Wife of [1] Mathew Ritchie Samples:
............ +Nancy Hilton "Ann" Gill b: Abt. 1846 in Kentucky d: Abt. 1930 in Hunt County, Texas
........ 2 Sarah Samples b: Abt. 1829 in Kentucky d: December 25, 1856
........ 2 Elizabeth Jane Samples b: Abt. 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky d: April 11, 1890 in Graves County, Kentucky
........ 2 Mary Frances Samples b: Abt. 1832 in Barren County, Kentucky d: 1833-1926
........ 2 Richard M. Samples b: Abt. 1834 in Barren County, Kentucky d: 1835-1924
........ 2 Moses Bluford Samples b: January 11, 1836 in Barren County, Kentucky d: December 13, 1927 in Collin County, Texas
............ +Elizabeth Frances Gill b: July 23, 1841 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: January 15, 1929 in Collin County, Texas
........ 2 Lucinda Samples b: Abt. 1838 in Kentucky d: 1839-1932
........ 2 Nancy R. Samples b: Abt. 1843 in Kentucky d: 1844-1937
........ 2 Robert M. Samples b: March 08, 1845 in Kentucky d: March 06, 1927 in Carlisle County, Kentucky
............ +Nancy

Descendants of Mathew Ritchie Samples


1 [1] Mathew Ritchie Samples b: 1826 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: 1874-1919
. +Rachel Susan Morgan b: Abt. 1827 in Kentucky d: Abt. 1865 in Ballard County, Kentucky
........ 2 Serena Susan Samples b: August 05, 1863 in Ballard County, Cunningham, Kentucky d: July 31, 1942 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
............ +Andrew Houston Lytle b: March 04, 1854 in Tennessee d: September 27, 1934 in Kinser, Hunt County, Texas
........ 2 Ardella Della Samples b: March 26, 1854 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: March 17, 1939 in Tidwell, Hunt County, Texas
............ +George Washington Reeves b: Abt. 1852 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: January 16, 1929 in Tidwell, Hunt County, Texas
........ 2 Alfonso Jasper "Allie" Samples b: March 23, 1852 in Graves County, Kentucky d: Abt. 1927 in Hunt County, Texas
............ +Mary Adeline Ann Rudd b: August 08, 1856 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: March 25, 1927 in Hunt County, Texas
........ 2 Daniel J. Samples b: Abt. 1848 in Graves County, Kentucky d: 1882-1939
............ +Lucy b: in Kentucky
........ 2 Lavina E. Samples b: Abt. 1850 in Graves County, Kentucky d: 1851-1944
........ 2 Elisha R. Samples b: September 07, 1858 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: 1859-1948 *2nd Wife of [1] Mathew Ritchie Samples:
. +Nancy Hilton "Ann" Gill b: Abt. 1846 in Kentucky d: Abt. 1930 in Hunt County, Texas
........ 2 Euphrates Rosco Samples b: June 02, 1867 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: August 15, 1951 in Greer County, Oklahoma
............ +Laura Ann Atherton b: July 31, 1871 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: August 24, 1951 in Brinkman, Greer County, Oklahoma
........ 2 Sophronia Damarius Samples b: January 14, 1870 in near Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky d: May 18, 1917 in Hunt County, Texas, buried at Money Cemetery, Greenville
............ +Benjamin Thomas Rudd b: February 13, 1868 in Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky d: August 23, 1947 in Hunt County, Texas
........ 2 Charles C. Samples b: March 22, 1872 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: February 10, 1961 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery
............ +R. Jemima Money b: October 1872 in Hunt County, Texas d: 1930 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery
........ 2 Steve Pascal Samples b: July 1870 in Ballard County, Cunningham, Kentucky d: 1962 in buried in Money Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
............ +Nancy Cora Money b: March 1872 in Texas d: March 22, 1955 in Hunt County, Texas

Descendants of Euphrates Rosco Samples


1 Euphrates Rosco Samples b: June 02, 1867 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: August 15, 1951 in Greer County, Oklahoma
. +Laura Ann Atherton b: July 31, 1871 in Ballard County, Kentucky d: August 24, 1951 in Brinkman, Greer County, Oklahoma
........ 2 Charles Alvin Samples b: August 29, 1893 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas d: April 08, 1965 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
............ +Margaret Josephine Davenport b: June 22, 1898 in Texas d: December 09, 1977 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
........ 2 Claude Pascaul Samples b: May 13, 1891 in Kentucky d: February 1977 in Siskiyou County, Weed, California
............ +Auda B. Martin b: December 07, 1893 in Lyle, Tennessee
........ 2 Bertie L. Samples b: April 1898
........ 2 Earnest Calvin Samples b: September 23, 1901 d: September 12, 1984 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery
............ +Susie Inez ? b: March 26, 1904 d: December 16, 1978 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery

Descendants of Charles Alvin Samples


1 Charles Alvin Samples b: August 29, 1893 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas d: April 08, 1965 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
. +Margaret Josephine Davenport b: June 22, 1898 in Texas d: December 09, 1977 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
........ 2 Charles Alvin Samples b: September 24, 1922
........ 2 Juanita Josephine Samples b: September 22, 1929 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 14:04:05 -0800
From: "Kathleen S. Gordon" kat@pinehurst.net
To: awana@snowcrest.net
Subject: Samples Family

Pat:

Saw your page on the net. Great info. Thank you.

I have a lot of tidbits about Samuel and Moses and thought you might be interested. The pension record of Samuel II (son of Samuel and brother of Moses) was decipered from a record I got from Washington. It will help you to locate relatives in Knox County, TN.

One of my ancestors was Robert Samples who married Mary Ann Walker in Rockingham Co., Va. I have never be able to connect him to the family of Samuel I. If you have any info please contact me. Will include what I have. Good luck.

Jim Samples
609 Ives Drive
Aberdeen, NC 28315
910-944-7556

SOME VIRGINIA RECORDS

``In the Book ``Heads of Families in Virginia, 1783-88'', MOSES SAMPLE was listed in Greenbrier County.

From ``Virginia Colonial Militia'', page 62, MOSES SAMPLE was a private in the Augusta County Militia in 1758. On page 87, SAMUEL SAMPLE was in Capt. Evan Shelby's company of volunteers from Fincastle during Lord Dunmore's War.

From ``Historical Record of Virginias in the Revolution'', pages 688, 689, JAMES SAMPELL was entitled to a Bounty Warrant (land) for his war service.
EDWARD SAMPLE'S wife, Susanna, was given aid in Fredericksburg during the war.
ELIAS SAMPLE served in the Infantry.
JAMES SAMPLE served in a Virginia Battalion.
JOHN SAMPLE served with the 4th, 8th, 12th regiments on the Continental Line.
NATHANIEL SAMPLE of Shenandoah is in the Index of the Revolutionary records in the Virginia State Archieves.
SAMUEL SAMPLE was a storekeeper (military) at Fort Pitt in 1781. He is mentioned in the manuscripts of George Rogers Clark in the State Library.
BENJAMIN SAMPLES served in the War;
MOSES SAMPLES was in Capt. Daniel Smith's company from Augusta.

From ``Virginia Revolutionary Land Bounty Warrants'', page 67; JAMES SAMPLE, Warrant No. 1281 for 100 acres for service June 28, 1783 on the Virginia Continental Line.

From ``Virginia Revolutionary War Record'', by Brumburg, page 268: Bounty Land Warrants, ELIAS SAMPLE, Infantry Soldier.
Page 497, Continental Line Warrants, Military District of Ohio, JAMES SAMPLE, soldier received land for war service.
Page 2R, Bounty Land, NATHANIEL SAMPLE, soldier in infantry.
``Persons Who Ohio Military Lands have been sold for taxes,'' THOMAS SAMPLE, 254 acres.

From ``Records of Augusta County, Virginia'': Volume 1, page 481: Concerning a tract of land commonly known and called by the name of the late Thomas Jackson, containing 230 acres in Rockingham County on the said waters of Linwell's (Linville) Creek and Muddy Creek which was first granted by patent June 27, 1764 to WILLIAM SAMPLE.
Page 496: ``I, ROBERT SAMPLES of Augusta, farmer and holder, etc. unto William English of Augusta, bricklayer, etc. December 17, 1763. Condition to pay in horses, mares, or cattle, 17 pounds, 10 shill. SAMUEL SAMPLE was a witness. Page 428: SAMUEL SAMPLES served on a jury in 1768.

Volume 2, page 506, March 6, 1781: NATHANIEL SAMPLE became a soldier.
Page 421,''Supernumeraries collected by Capt. John Smith in 1774: MOSES SAMPLES.
Page 416, under ``Delinquents'', ROBERT SAMPLES was twice returned in 1775.

Volume 3, page 143, June 13, 1776: SAMUEL SAMPLE'S will, to wife, Ann; to son, Samuel; to son Moses; to sons, division; to son, William's son, William, an equal legalee; to grandson, Thomas Randall. His executors were his sons Moses and Robert. The will was proved August 20, 1776.
Page 9, August 19, 1766: MOSES SEMPLES (also spelled Samples, Sample) mentioned in a will.

Page 553-page 184: Land patent to ROBERT SAMPLES in 1771.

Page 130-page 104, April 19, 1773: Thomas Gregg's will: to wife, Elizabeth, the land purchased from SAMUEL SAMPLES.
Page 142-page 393, March 1773: Samuel Nicholas' estate was appraised by WILLIAM SAMPLES.
Page 366-page 129, February 17, 1761: SAMUEL SEMPLE sold 19 acres (by his patent received April 10, 1759) at the great spring on head of South Branch of Linwell's Creek for 22 pounds.
Page 422-page 851, March 22, 1765: Alexander Herring and Abilgail sold to SAMUEL SAMPLES for 5 pounds, 38 acres on East Fork of Linwell's Creek.
Page 532-page 341, August 13, 1773: SAMUEL SAMPLES and Hannah sold to Daniel Stover 38 acres patented to Alexander Herring, August 1763.
Page 498-page 304, May 15, 1770: WILLIAM SAMPLES and Sarah sold to Rev. Thomas Jackson for 75 pounds, 230 acres that was patented to William, June 27, 1764.

John Ragan and Sarah SAMPLE married Jan. 8. 1807, Rockingham County.
Bethewel SAMPLER married Elizabeth Beaver Aug. 11, 1801, Rockingham.
Richard Ragan married Phebe SAMPLER Oct. 4 1816, Rockingham County.

Robert SAMPLES was a landowner in Rockingham County in 1789, 299 acres.

VOCHERS IN MILITIA, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, 1788: Robert SAMPLES, 3 horses.

Robert SAMPLES and Maryann Walker married Oct. 20, 1795 by Rev. John Alderson. John Alderson was a brother-in-law of William Morris who lived across the river from him.

FROM DAR BOOK:
Ezekiel SAMPLE, b.5-26-1749, d.6-1829, m. Elizabeth McBride, Cpl PA.
James SAMPLE, b.3-25-1756, d.11-24-1830, m. Christina Taggert, Capt PA.
James SAMPLE, b.1750, d.1799, m. Sarah Jones, Pvt VA.
John SAMPLE, b.12-25-1757, d.6-13-1843, m. Mary?, Pvt PA.
John SAMPLE, b.c.1759, d.1836, Pvt. SC.
Moses SAMPLE, b.1730, d.1-24-1834, m.(1)Ruth Wood, (2)Mary Rutherford, Sol VA.
Nathaniel SAMPLE, b.1750, d.1838, m. Betsy Little, Sol VA.
Robert SAMPLES, b.9-20-1735, d.8-19-1808, m. (1)Lydia Steele, (2)Elizabeth Young, Pvt SC.
Robert SAMPLES, b.c.1760, d.1797, m. Barbara Blain, Pvt SC.
William SAMPLES, b.1736, d.9-1791, m. Elizabeth Alexander, Sol NC.
William SAMPLES, b.c.1762, d.5-1785, m. Ann Brackney, Sol PA.

SAMUEL SAMPLE(S)
From the "Records of Augusta County, Virginia", vol. 3, pg. 143, June 13, 1776 _ Samuel Sample's will: to wife, Anne; to son, Samuel; to son, Moses; to sons, a division; to son William's son, William, an equal legalee; to grandson, Thomas Randall. His executors were his sons, Moses and Robert. The will was proved August 20, 1776.

THIS SAMUEL WAS AT THE BATTLE OF PT. PLEASANT. I BELIEVE HE WAS MOSES' BROTHER.
From War Department, Pension Office, a statement showing the service of Samuel Sample for pension eligibility reads as follows:
State of Tennessee, County of Knox. On the 22nd of August 1833 personally appeared before me, Eli King, and of the Justices of the Court of Pleasant Quarter ********* in and for said County at his own house, he being entirely unable to attend Court by reason of old age age and badly infirmity. Samuel Sample a resident of said County and State in the said County of Knox and State of Tennessee, aged 78 years who being first duly sworn according to the law oath and his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress issued June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and sworn as herein stated that he was born in Augusta County, Virginia in the part that is now known as Rockingham County on the 2nd day of September 1754, as he was informed by his parents. He has no record of his age at this time. He was living in Fincastle County, Virginia in what is now called Washington County when called into service. At which place he thinks in or about the 1st of September 1774 or 1775. He volun- teered to go against the Shawnee Indians under Capt. Evin Shelby in Col. Christian Regiment of militia. We rendezvoued at Blacks Fort in the said County, we marched into the Greenbrier County, we lay there some time then marched down the New River, camped and lay on said river some time. Then marched to the Ohio River at the mouth of Big Kanawha or New River, we lay there some time till the 10th of October at which time the Indians attacked us and we had a battle in which we kept the ground but lost a number of our men. A few days after the battle we crossed the Ohio River on our way to the Shawnee towns and marched within a few miles of the town, but were ordered to return which we did and marched back to the said battle ground and from there back to said Fincastle County and was thus honourably but verbally discharged in the later part of November as he believes. He served at this time two months and a half for which he claims pension.
Again while living in Washington County,Virginia, about the last of August or first of September 1776, he volunteered to go against the Cherokee Indains under Capt. James Thompson in Col. Christin Regiment of militia. We rendezvoued at Blacks Fort at time last aforesaid, we then marched to the big island on Holston River lay there sometime and then crossed the river and marched to the three Spring, lay there some time, we then marched into the nation and through the same to the big Island town on the Tennessee River, we lay there till about the first of November 1776 and was then honourably but verbally discharged. He servred at this time two months for which he claims pension.
Again while living at the same place about the first of May 1778 as he believes he was drafted to go against the Cherokee Indians under Ensign Street, his given name not recalled, we had no Captain or Colonel. Our orders were to march to Moores Fort which we did and lay there till about the first of June 1778 and was then honourably but verbally discharged. At this time one month for which he claims pension.
Again while living at the same place about the first of July 1778 or he believes, was drafted to go against the Cherokee Indians under Capt. Andrew Calvin. He joined the Company at the time last aforesaid when on their march and marched with them to the Glade Hollow Fort and lay there till the first of August 1778 and was then honourably but verbally discharged. Served at this time one month for which he claims pension. Again he moved to what is now Green County, Tennessee but then North Carolina and while living at said place about the middle of November 1780, as he believes, he volunteered to go against the Cherokee Indians under Capt. James Wilson in Col. Sevins Regiment. We rendezvoued at Long Creek in the said County at the time last aforesaid, marched to the big island on French Broad and crossed the river and marched on to Boyd Creek. There the Indians attacked us, we had a skirmish in which we were *****full. We killed a number of Indians and left no men on our part. Then we marched back to the big Island on French Broad and lay there some time, thence back to said Boyd Creek and lay there till we were reinforced by the troops commanded by Col. Campbell of Virginia. We then marched to Choto town on the Tennessee River, lay there some time, then marched to the mouth of of the Tillies River, lay there some time, we then marched to the Hewaier town, burnt the town and marched down to the town, the name not recollected, we lay there some time, burnt the town and marched to the mouth of Tillies River, lay the some time and marched back to Greene County and was honourably but verbally discharged about the middle of January 1781. Served at this time two months for which he claims pension.
Again while living at the same place about the first of April 1781 as he believes he volunteered to go against the Cherokee Indians under Lieut. Simon Kikingdoll. We had no Capt nor Col. Rendezvoused at Col. Hardin,s Fortat the time aforesaid to guard the frontier. We made said fort our headquarters and scouted through the country till about the first of July 1781 at which time he was honourably but verbally discharged. Served at this time three months for which he claims pension. He continued to live in said Greene County about two years after the Revolutionary War. He then moved to Knox County and has lived there ever since and still lives there. He never was a substitute but was called into service as above stated. There was no regular officers nor Continental regiments with the troops when he served nor no Militia Regiments that he can recollect as above described. He never did receive a written discharge from the Service nor a commission during the war. He is acquainted in his present neighborhood with Hugh Fulton, James Clift, James Walker, Eli King, Esq. and Rev. Thomas Wilkinson, all of whom he believes will testify that he is a man of veracity and that they believe he served as a soldier of the Revolution.
He has no documentary evidence and he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his actual service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present and deckares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
There is no clergyman living immediately in his neighborhood nor no one whose testimony he can procure who can testify to the report of his service. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before Mr. Eli King. Justice of the Court of Pleas, Quarter Sessions in and for said county
SIGNATURE OF SAMUEL SAMPLE
We, Samuel King and Samuel Sample, residents of the said County of Knox and State of Tennessee, do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Samuel Sample Sr. who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be 78 years of age, that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in the opinion sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me.
Eli King
Samuel K. King
Justice of the Court of pleas
Sam Sample, Jr.
Quarter Sessions in and for said county
And the said Justice hereby declares his opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogratories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states, and the Justice further Certifies that it appears to him that Samuel King and Samuel Sample, Sr. who signed the preceding certificate are residents of the said County of Knox and State of Tennessee are reliable persons and that their statement is entitled to credit and that said applicant is entirely without unable to attend court without injury to himself by reason of old age and bodily infirmity.
ELI KING
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 16:05:14 -0800
From: "Kathleen S. Gordon" kat@pinehurst.net
To: Patrick Lawrence Hogue
Subject: Re: Samples

Pat:

Thanks for the reply and the info on Robert Samples. I just found out recently that Samuel (I call him Indian fighter Sam) was not a brother to Moses, but a nephew. He was a son of William. All of the other notes that I gave you came from records. Yes sure enough we're cousins somewhere.

Your Friend,
Jim Samples

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