Posted By:Dena Crain
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Subject:Re: seeking info on Samuel Samples life and times d. 1780 VA
Post Date:August 11, 2006 at 08:15:38
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You may find the following notes useful. I show Samuel Samples, abt 1715 - 1776, Augusta County, Virginia (now WV), f John Sampels, m Elizabeth Young, m Mrs. Hannah or Anne Samples.

On him, I have:

"!Semple
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!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 49; ; . . !Page 258. -- 16th August, 1758. Thomas Gregg's bond (with Saml. Semple) as administrator of Wm. Woods.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 51; ; . . !17th November, 1758. Benj. Copland's estate settlement, by Ann Ralston (late Anne Copland). 19th March, 1755, former account. John Shaw's note (he ran away). Paid Thos. Pointer for one-half year schooling of Jacob and Mary Copland 1 Pound Sterling. Credits since 23d September, 1757 -- Too Hannah Copland, Sarah Copland, Anne Ralston, David Ralston, Samuel Semple, Thomas Gregg, Samuel Hull, Robert Patterson, Edward McGeery, David Berry, Daniel Henderson, Peter Trader.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 94; ; . . !Page 457. -- 19th August, 1766. Vendue bill recorded of Wm. Woods' estate -- James Thomas, David Berry, Samuel Samples, Jeremy Harrison. Settlement of above estate, by Thos. Gregg, administrator. Paid Joseph Skidmore, Moses Semples. Credit by balance of pay received of Capt. Abraham Smith.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 72; ; . . !Page 184. -- 14th August, 1762. Arthur Johnston's estate sold, settlement by Margaret Gragg, late Johnston, executrix. Recorded, 19th August, 1762. Sold, viz: To David Williams, Israel Young, Robt. and Wm. Gregg, John Magill, Michael Warren. Paid Samuel Samples, Charles Campbell, Adam Stevenson, Robt. Moore, John Cathern, James Allen.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 94; ; . . !Page 457. -- 19th August, 1766. Vendue bill recorded of Wm. Woods' estate -- James Thomas, David Berry, Samuel Samples, Jeremy Harrison. Settlement of above estate, by Thos. Gregg, administrator. Paid Joseph Skidmore, Moses Semples. Credit by balance of pay received of Capt. Abraham Smith.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 130; ; . . !Page 104. -- 19th April, 1773. Thomas Greeg's will -- To wife, Elizabeth, the land purchased from Saml. Samples; to the children; executors to make a deed to George Davis for 140 acres; to my three children, Ann, Mary, and Elizabeth. Executors, Daniel Smith and Andrew Erwin. Teste: John Warren, Samuel Samples, George Davis. Proved, 17th August, 1773, by oath of George Davis and affirmation of Jno. Warren. Executors qualify with John Henton.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 143; ; . . !Page 421. -- 13th June, 1776. Samuel Sample's will -- To wife, Ann; to son, Samuel; to son, Moses; to sons, a division; to son William's son, William, an equal legatee; to son, Robert; to grandson, Thomas Randall. Executors, sons Robert and Moses. Teste: Andrew Erwin, John Brown, Mary Black. Proved, 20th August, 1776, by Erwin and Brown. Executors qualify.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 145; ; . . !Page 455. -- 5th September, 1776. Samuel Samples' estate appraised by Leonard Herring, Henry and Andrew Ewin -- Remainder of the time of Edward Walker.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 157; ; . . !Page 132. -- Vendue bill of Samuel Samples -- Jacob Caplin, John Chasm, Elihu Messexs, James Floyd, Wm. Greagg [son of Thomas Gregg, old friend of Samuel's], John McVey, Wm. Pettijohn, Wm. Perrigin, Margaret and James McVey, Felix Shltman.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 157; ; . . !Page 136. -- Settlement of Samuel Samples' estate -- Paid heirs of Thomas Gregg, deceased.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 366; ; . . !Page 129. -- 17th February, 1761. Jeremiah (Jere) Harrison and Catherine to Samuel Semple, 22 Pounds, 19 acres by patent, 10th April, 1759, at the great Spring on head of South Branch of Linvell's Creek; cor. Samuel Stewart's land. Test: William Preston, George Skillern, William Anderson.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 367; ; . . !Page 158. -- 17th February, 1761. Jeremiah (Jere) Harrison and Catherine ( ) to Samuel Semple, 22 Pounds, 270 acres patented, --- -----, 1760, on head waters of Linvel's Creek, whereon Samuel now dwells, joining Josst Hite, Samuel Stewart, Thomas Harrison.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 422; ; . . !Page 851. -- 22d March, 1765. Alex. Herring (Heron) and Abigail to Samuel Samples, 5 Pounds, 38 acres on East Fork of Linville's Creek, between David Ralstone's and Samuel Harrison's land, Hite's land.!In total, Samuel owned 294 acres on Linville Creek.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 444-445; ; . . !Page 67. -- 9th August, 1766. Relinquishment by Abigail, wife of Alex. Herron, of dower in tract sold by Alexander to Waler Crow, 22d March, 1765.
Page 69. -- Ditto in deed Alex. Herron to Samuel Samples.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 532; ; . . !Page 341. -- 13th August, 1773. Samuel Samples and Hannah ( ) to Daniel Stover, 38 acres patented to Alexander Herring, 30 August, 1763.!This must have been the same 38 acre plot which Samuel purchased in 1765 from Jere Harrison for 5 Pounds.
!NOTE: Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Aug. Co. 1745-1800; ; General Publishing Co. Inc. 1980; 428; ; . . !Criminal Prosecution Prior to 1795. . . .
1768. Writ ad quad damnum on petition of John Hinton. Jury as follows: David Ralstone, Andres Ewin, Henry Ewin, Benjamin Kinley, William Ewin, Jacob Copelin, Thomas Bryan, Michael Waren, Samuel Sampels [sp.], John Bryan, John Brown, Cornelius Bryan. signatures of all and George Skilleron (Skillem).
!NOTE: Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Aug. Co. 1745-1800; ; General Publishing Co. Inc. 1980; 491; ; . . !October, 1765 (D). John Hopes (Hapes) vs. Daniel Harrison.--Chancery. Spa. issued September, 1763. Bill states that orator was some years ago employed as Deputy Sheriff under Robert McClenachan, and continued so for two years. Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison and John Cravens were his securities. As the end of orator's term drew near he became fearful that he would be behind in his accounts, and withdrew himself to Carolina, leaving his Sheriff's books and effects for the satisfaction of his bondsmen. His effects were immediately attached by Daniel Harrison, who was appointed Deputy Sheriff in orator's place. After some time orator returned to Virginia and sold a tract of land for 47 Pd., which he paid to his securities, expecting to have an account rendered to him by defendant, but orator waited a long time for an accounting, and then applied for one, but has never gotten one yet. Prayer for accounting.
Daniel Harrison's answer states that: Claims that orator is still in his debt. Account follows: Downes's fees--William Carrel, David Johnson, . . . Adam Bracen Righ's book (boock)--AlaSculps, . . . John Bumgardner's book -- Jonathan Duglis . . . . .Samuel Samples, . .. . !In 1765 (more like 1761, from the sound of it all), Samuel was a grown man to whom money was owed, either for goods or services or both.
!NOTE: Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Aug. Co. 1745-1800; ; General Publishing Co. Inc. 1980; 496; ; . . !John vs. Samples.--Know all men, &c., I, Robert Samples, of augusta, farmer and holder, &c., unto William English, of Augusta, bricklayer, &c., 17th December, Annoque Domini, 1763. Conditioned to pay in horses, mares or cattle, Pd. 17, 10. Test: Samuel Hull, Samuel Sample. Endorsed, 17th May, 1766, to Andrew Johnston. (Signed) William (mark) English.
!NOTE: Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Aug. Co. 1745-1800; ; General Publishing Co. Inc. 1980; 88; ; . . !(462) Rebecca, wife of Abraham Hite--Dommission for private examination. james Carr--hog and cow mark and horse brand recorded. Saml. McCune--same. Saml. Samples--same."

And on her, I have:

"!Possibly Copland, daughter or other female relative of Benjamin Copland, Augusta County, Virginia.
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 51; 532; ; . . !Page 51: "Page 287.--17th November, 1758. Benj. Copland's estate settlement, by Ann Ralston (late Anne Copland). 19th Markch, 1755, former account. John Shaw's note (he ran away). Paid Thos. Pointer for one-half year schooling of Jacob and Mary Copland 1 pound. Credits since 23d September, 1757--to Hanna Copland, Sarah Copland, Anne Ralston, David Ralston, Samuel Semple, Thomas Gregg, Samuel Hull, Rober Patterson, Edward McGeery, David Berry, Daniel Henderson, Peter Trader."
!Page 532: "Page 341.--13th August, 1773. Samuel Samples and Hannah ( ) to Daniel Stover, 38 acres patented to Alexander Herring, 30th August, 1763."
!NOTE: Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book 2; ; ; 143; ; . . !Page 421. -- 13th June, 1776. Samuel Sample's will -- To wife, Ann; to son, Samuel; to son, Moses; to sons, a division; to son William's son, William, an equal legatee; to son, Robert; to grandson, Thomas Randall. Executors, sons Robert and Moses. Test: Andrew Erwin, John Brown, Mary Black. Proved, 20th August, 1776, by Erwin and Brown. Executors qualify."

Lots of names here for you to check out. Would appreciate any information useful to my line:

John Samples d 1757
Samuel Samples (the one under discussion here)
Samuel Alexander Samples 1754-1806, VA>KY
Hiram Samples 1799-1881, WV
Perry "Pete" Samples 1845-1877, WV
John Wesley Samples 1871-1962, WV
Homer Thornton Samples 1900-1931, WV
Louise Samples (Crain) Wiedeman - 1931-1999, KY

Hiram, son Hiram Jr., and Perry were listed in the 1860 Census as 'mulatto.' I would particularly like to know more about this in connection with them. Anyone know who was Lucinda, Samuel's wife abt 1770-1806?

Thanks in advance for any help.