Samuel Blevins was born approximately 1789 in present-day Kentucky, and moved from Jefferson County, KY to Edgar County, Illinois in the 1830s. He can be found in the federal censuses in Edgar County in 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870, last living in Grandview Township. Only his wife, Amelia Grove, is alive in the 1880 census in Grandview Township, so Samuel died between 1870 and 1880. Am hoping to find out his exact date of death and where he is buried. His son Thomas W. Blevins was still alive in 1900, age 76, living in Kansas Township, widower.