DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT SAMPLES

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Don Norman

 

1.ROBERT A. SAMPLES

 

Robert A. Samples was born in Ireland about 1775. He came

to America and settled in the area of Pomeroy, Ohio. Robert

married Mary Ann Walker. Mary was born in Greenbrier County VA (WV)

in 1769 and died in Kanawha County VA (WV) December 20, 1854.

 

Known Children of Robert A. and Mary Ann (Walker) Samples.

 

2. (1) Peter b.c. 1800

m.Laurena Smith.

 

3. (2) Jane b. 1801 d.Nov 8 1883

m.Samuel Alexander Samples II.

 

 

2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Peter Samples was born about 1800 near Pomeroy, Ohio, son of

Robert A. and Georgia Samples. On April 19, 1825, he married

Laurena Smith, who was born near the present site of Clendenin,

WV. Peter and Laurena moved to Porters Creek in what is now Clay

County WV. Peter patented the land where Odessa, WV is now

sited.

 

Children of Peter and Laurena (Smith) Samples.

 

5. (1) Delilah b. 1827 d. 1875

m.William Patterson Walker.

 

6. (2) Sarah Jane b.c. 1828 d.Dec 29 1897

m.John Jones

m.William Paterson Walker.

 

7. (3) William b. 1831

m.Sarah ?

 

8. (4) Lewis Anderson b.May 27 1840

m.Nancy Minerva Graham

 

9. (5) Archibald

m.never married.

 

10. (6) Mary b.c. 1834

m.Wilson Carnes.

 

11. (7). Sophia b.Nov 28 1837

m.James Jones

m.Andrew Jackson Pritt Aug 10 1864

 

12. (8) Lucretia Catherine "Katie" b. 1843 d.Oct 18 1876

m.David Isaac Carnes

 

 

3.JANE SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A. SAMPLES

 

Jane Samples, a daughter of Robert A. and Georgia Samples,

was born near Pomeroy, Ohio in 1801, died November 8, 1883 in

Clay County, WV. Although the 1880 census lists Jane as having

been born in Virginia, she was probably born just across the

river in Ohio. Ohio did not become a State until 1803 and her

birth may have been reported in Virginia.

The 1880 census for Clay County, WV, shows a 79 year old

widowed Jane Samples living with her son, Andrew Samples and

states that both her parents were born in Virginia. She married

Samuel Alexander Samples II. Samuel, a son of Samuel Alexander I

and Lucinda Samples, was born at Adair City, Greenup County,

Kentucky in 1795 and died in what is now Clay County, WV in 1858.

His parents died young and he was apprenticed to a blacksmith

named Henry Ralston. He became dissatisfied with his taskmaster

and ran away. He lived for a while at Pomeroy, Ohio, where he

met and married Jane Samples.

 

Children of Samuel Alexander II and Jane (Samples) Samples.

 

13. (1) William H. b. 1821

 

14. (2) John W. b. 1822

m.Roseanna Jarrett.

 

15. (3) Andrew "Doc" b. 1826 d. 1905

m.Eveline Ashley

m.Rebecka King.

 

16. (4) Polly Ann b. 1827

m.never married.

 

17. (5) Billy "Deef Billy"

m.never married.

 

18. (6) Thomas b. 1829

m.Virginia Paxton.

 

19. (7) Jesse A. b. 1831

m.Malnora Paxton.

 

20. (8) Priscilla b. 1833

m.William P. Paxton.

 

21. (9) Salathiel "Lafe" b. 1836

m.Melcina Ashley.

 

22. (10) Abraham b.c. 1838 d.c. 1863

 

23. (11) Amanda b. 1839

m.Lewis Burdette.

 

24. (12) Delilah b. 1841

m.Andrew Jones.

 

25. (13) Sarah b.Jan 10 1847 d.Aug 12 1918

m.Joshua King Moore Aug 2 1865

 

 

5.DELILAH SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Delilah Samples, a daughter of Peter and Laurena (Smith)

Samples, was born in 1827 and died in 1875. She married William

Patterson Walker. William in Kanawha County, VA (WV)

January 1, 1826 and died June 19, 1897. After Delilah's death,

William married her widowed sister, Sarah Jane (Samples) Jones.

 

Children of William Patterson and Delilah (Samples) Walker.

 

26. (1). Anderson b. 1848 d.Feb 18 1913

m.Angeline Samples

 

27. (2). Delilah Cordelia b 1854 d. 1929

m.James H. Williams

 

28. (3). Albert Burton b. 1856

m.Mahala King

 

29. (4). Indiana b. 1857 d.May 3 1925

m.Floyd J. Samples

 

30. (5). John b. 1860 d. 1925

m.Minerva White

m. Susan Jones

 

31. (6). Willis Wilbur b. 1862

m.Ellen Margaret King.

m.Sarah A. Walker

 

32. (7). Sarah E. b. 1865

m.John Blakey

 

33. (8). Martha E. b. 1866 d. 1885

m.Levi J. Reed

 

34. (9). Mary J. b. 1873

m.Jeremiah N. "Jerry" Goad

 

35. (10). Lovell

m.Ollie Procious

 

36. (11). Lydia,

m.Hayes A. Samples

 

37. (12). Calbert Cal

 

 

6.SARAH JANE SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Sarah Jane Samples, a daughter of Peter and Laurena (Smith)

Samples, was born about 1828 and died December 29, 1897. She

married John Jones. John died between 1866 and 1870. Sarah

married William Patterson Walker after 1875.

 

Children of John and Sarah Jane (Samples) Jones.

 

38. (1). Peter b.c. 1848

 

39. (2). Lorenzo D. b.c. 1853

 

40. (3). Robert b.c. 1859

 

41. (4). Nancy b.c. 1862

 

42. (5). Sheridan b.c. 1867

 

 

7.WILLIAM SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

William Samples, a son of Peter and Laurena (Smith) Samples,

was born in Clay County VA (WV) about 1831. He married Sarah

------. Sarah was born in VA about 1830.

 

Known children of William and Sarah Samples.

 

43. (1). Hansford G. b.c. 1853

m.Mary H. Cochran

44. (2). Brooks b.c. 1855

 

45. (3). Windsor b.c. 1860

 

46. (4). Charles P. b.c. 1863

 

47. (5). Martha b.c. 1866

 

48. (6). Mary J. b.c. 1868

 

 

8.LEWIS ANDERSON SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT

A.SAMPLES

 

Lewis Anderson Samples, a son of Peter and Laurena (Smith)

Samples, was born in what is now Clay County WV May 27, 1840 and died

there in 1927. He married Nancy Minerva Graham. Nancy, a daughter of

James P. and Cynthia (Hughes) Graham, was born in VA in July 1840 and

died in 1918.

 

Children of Lewis Anderson and Nancy Minerva (Graham) Samples.

 

49. (1). James Wesley b.Jan 1863 d. 1917

m.Agnes Almedia Foreman Mar 31 1887

m.Esther Bourne

 

50. (2). Peter Grant b. 1865 d.Sep 29 1875

 

51. (3). Samantha Jane b. 1867 d. 1958

 

52. (4). John Edward b.Dec 23 1870 d.Sep 29 1875

 

53. (5). Annie Pribble b.Mar 29 1874 d.Oct 11 1875

 

54. (6). Elvin Dow b.Jun 5 1876

m.Filista Jane Nichols May 11 1898

 

 

10.MARY SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Mary Samples, a daughter of Peter and Laurena (Smith)

Samples, was born in what is now Clay County WV in 1834. She

married Wilson Carnes. Wilson, a son of Henry and Jane (Jarrett)

Carnes, was born about 1833. The family is found in the 1870 Clay

County WV cenus with Peter and Laurena (Smith) Samples living in

their household.

 

Children of Wilson and Mary (Samples) Carnes.

 

55. (1). Emerancy b.c. 1858

m.Anderson Mullins

 

56. (2). Alva b.c 1859

m.Dora Sizemore

 

57. (3). Lloyd M. b.c. 1861

m.Ruhama Bashan

 

58. (4). Sabina A. b.c. 1863

m.John Mace

 

59. (5). Lewis C. b.c. 1865

m.Elizabeth Morton

m.Rebecca Roberts

 

60. (6). Melissa M. b.c. 1869

m.Homer Holt King

 

61. (7). Pribble

m.Andrew Pugh

 

62. (8). Zora

m.Willie Morton

 

63. (9). Augustus

m.Martha Murphy

 

64. (10). Willis

m.Virgie Morton

 

 

12.LUCRETIA CATHARINE "KATIE" SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT

A.SAMPLES

 

Lucretia Catharine "Katie" Samples, a daughter of Peter and Laurena

(Smith) Samples, was born in what is now Clay County WV in 1843 and died

there October 18, 1876. She married David Isaac Carnes March 23, 1862.

Isaac was a son of Henry and Jane (Jarrett) Carnes. The family went west

and Isaac died in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1876. Catharine returned to

Clay County, where her son "Lon" was born October 16, 1876 and Catharine

died two days after his birth.

 

Known children of Isaac and Catharine (Samples) Carnes.

 

65. (1). Alonzo E. "Lon" b.Oct 16 1876 d.Nov 4 1957

m.Carah Ella Nichols

 

 

43.HANSFORD G. SAMPLES 7.WILLIAM SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES

1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Hansford G. Samples, a son of William and Sarah Samples, was born

about 1853. He married Mary H. Cochran.

 

Known children of Hansford G. and Mary H. (Cochran) Samples.

 

66. (1). William Preston b.c. 1870

m.Rosa E. King Jan 15 1896

 

 

54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS ANDERSON SAMPLES 2.PETER

SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Elvin Dow Samples, a son Anderson and Nancy Minerva (Graham)

Samples, was born in Clay County WV June 5, 1876. He married

Filista Jane Nichols May 11, 1898. Filista was a daughter of

Newton and Margaret (Fitzwater) Nichols.

 

Children of Elvin Dow and Filista (Jane Nichols) Samples.

 

67. (1). Archie Newton

m.Ethel Faughty

 

68. (2). Nina Margaret b. 1901 d. 1971

m.William Caldwell

 

69. (3). Leon

m.Rose Marie Hunt

 

70. (4). Wilbur

m.Naomi Adkins

 

71. (5). Harold

m.Madeline Foreman

 

72. (6). Kenneth

m.Janice Moles

 

 

67.ARCHIE NEWTON SAMPLES 54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS

ANDERSON SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Archie Newton Samples is a son of Elvin Dow and Filista (Jane

Nichols) Samples. He married Ethel Faughty of Athens, Ohio.

Children of Archie Newton and Ethel (Faughty) Samples.

 

73. (1). William A.

 

 

68.NANNA MARGARET SAMPLES 54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS

ANDERSON SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Nanna Margaret Samples is a daughter of Elvin Dow and Filista

(Jane Nichols) Samples. She married William Caldwell.

 

Children of William and Nanna Margaret (Samples) Caldwell.

 

74. (1). Phyllis

 

75. (2). William

 

76. (3). Theodore

 

 

69.LEON SAMPLES 54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS ANDERSON

SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Leon Samples is a son of Elvin Dow and Filista (Jane Nichols)

Samples. He married Rose Marie Hunt of Sedan, Kansas.

 

Children of Leon and Rose Marie (Hunt) Samples.

 

77. (1). La Rhea

 

78. (2). Linda

 

 

70.WILBUR SAMPLES 54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS ANDERSON

SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Wilbur Samples, a son of Elvin Dow and Filista (Jane Nichols)

Samples, was born in Clay County Wv in 1912 and died in Kanawha County WV September 13, 2007. He married Naomi Adkins of Akron, Ohio.

 

Children of Wilbur and Naomi (Adkins) Samples.

 

79. (1). Nancy

m. ------ Rose

 

71.HAROLD SAMPLES 54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS ANDERSON

SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Harold Samples, a son of Elvin Dow and Filista (Jane Nichols)

Samples, married Madeline Foreman.

 

Children of Harold and Madeline (Foreman) Samples.

 

80. (1). Michael

 

81. (2). Stephen

 

 

72.KENNETH SAMPLES 54.ELVIN DOW SAMPLES 8.LEWIS ANDERSON

SAMPLES 2.PETER SAMPLES 1.ROBERT A.SAMPLES

 

Kenneth Samples, a son Elvin Dow and Filista (Jane Nichols)

Samples, married Janice Moles.

 

Children of Kenneth and Janice (Moles) Samples.

 

82. (1). David

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dawson, Hubert E., "Twistabout and Thereabout"

Hibbs, V. Kay, "Clay County Family Cemeteries" Volume I pp.15,32,33,34

Hibbs, V. Kay, "Clay County FAmily Cemeteries" Volume II p.39

"Hickory and Ladyslippers", Vol.1

"Hickory and Ladyslippers", Vol.3. Book 6

"History of Clay County WV 1989" p.287, 296

1850, 1860, 1870 Braxton County VA (WV) census

1860, 1870, 1880 Clay County WV census

Moore, Moore and Ball, "Clay County Cemeteries"

Samples, Aulene (Hart), corrections

Charleston Wv Gazette Sep 15 2007