DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE SAMS

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                              Don Norman

 

1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    George Sams was born in England about 1683.

 

Known children of George Sams.

 

  2.  (1). Edward                  b.May  4 1723   d.May 17 1823

         m.Lydia -----

 

 

2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    Edward Sams, a son of George Sams, was born in Va May 4, 1723 and

died in Brown County OH May 17, 1823.  He married Lydia ----- about

1753.  Lydia was born in VA May 12, 1735 and died in Brown County

January 17, 1811.

 

Known children of Edward and Lydia Sams.

 

  3.  (1). Jonathan Daniel         b.Nov 19 1762   d.       1847

         m.Mary "Polly" Potts

 

 

3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Jonathan Daniel Sams, a son of Edward and Lydia Sams, was born in

Frederick County VA November 19, 1762 and died in Wood County VA (WV)

in 1847.  He married Mary "Polly" Potts in Butler County, PA in 1779

according to LDS records.  LDS records list all their children as

having been born in Westmoreland County, PA.

    "Pioneers in Wood County" states that Jonathan and Polly moved

from Butler County PA to VA a few years before 1800.

 

Children of Jonathan Daniel and Mary Polly (Potts) Sams.

 

  4.  (1). James                   b.        1784  d.May 22 1857

         m.Barbara Wigal  Apr 17 1828

 

  5.  (2). Jonas                   b.Aug 15 1788

         m.Anna Potts

 

  6.  (3). Hannah                  b.        1792

         m.John "Jack" Dawkins Feb 13 1817

 

  7.  (4). Martha "Patsy"          b.        1798

         m.Hiram Deem Sep 14 1820

 

  8.  (5). Jonathan                b.        1800  d.Mar 17 1879

          m.Susan Fleak Nov  6 1834

 

  9.  (6). Mary W. "Polly"         b.        1800  d.       1892

         m.Jefferson G. Grogan Nov 15 1827

 

 10.  (7). Sarah "Sally"           b.Aug 10 1807   d.Jun 13 1888

         m.Simon G. Reeder Dec 24 1829

 

 11.  (8). Daniel                  b.Apr  8 1808   d.Apr 26 1850

         m.Sarah Green Reeder Nov 28 1833

 

 12.  (9). David                   b.Apr  7 1810   d.Apr  3 1884

         m.Frances "Fannie" Athey May 5 1836

 

 13. (10). William                 b.Jun 22 1810   d.Sep 11 1893

         m.Mary F. Posey Nov 110 1833

 

 14. (11). John

 

 15. (12). Rebecca

         m.George Wigal Sep 1824

 

5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE

SAMS

 

     Jonas Sams, a son of Jonathan Daniel and Mary "Polly" (Potts) Sams, was born in PA August 15, 1788 and died in Wood County VA (WV) before 1860.  He married Anna Potts.  Anna,  daughter of Jonas Potts Jr., was born in Pa about 1792.

    At present, (Aug 1986) we have not determined which of Jonathan's sons is the sire of the Clay County, WV Sams clan. Considering the ages of Alfred Sams' older brother, and stories passed through the family, it was probably Jonas. According to LDS records, Jonas Sams was born in 1788 in Westmoreland County, PA.

    Apparently, all the children of Jonas and Anna (Potts) Sams moved from Pennsylvania to Ringgold County, Iowa sometime after the Civil War, since obituary clippings speak of them as having lived in the latter area from around 1870.  There were statements about a faction of the family that were Southern sympathizers.  Alfred Merritt Sams repeated his grandmother's story of a cousin, who upon hearing of the beginning of the Civil War, immediately began molding rifle bullets  and vowing to "shoot anybody wearin' Yankee blue."  Such family splits were frequently carried on for years after the end of the Civil war and this may have been a factor in their decision to move.

 

Children of Jonas and Anna (Potts) Sams.

 

 16.  (1). Henry                   b.c.       1815 d.Feb 28 1879.

 

 17.  (2). Jonathan

 

 18.  (3). George

 

 19.  (4). Margaret                b.         1829

          m.S.B. West

 

 20.  (5). Edward                  b.         1837 d.Mar 11 1912

 

 21.  (6). William

 

 22.  (7). Jeremiah

 

 23.  (8). Alfred                  b.Apr 22 1840   d.Apr 27 1926

          m.Malissa Edgel.

 

 24.  (9). Ned

 

 25. (10). Eli

 

 26. (11). Hannah

 

 

8.JONATHAN SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE

SAMS

 

    Jonathan Sams, a son of Jonathan Daniel and Mary Polly (Potts)

Sams, was born in PA about 1800 and died in Wood County WV March 17,

1879.  He married Susan Fleak in Wood County November 6, 1834.  Susan,

a daughter of Benjamin and Mary Fleak, was born in Va about 1806 and

died in Wood County July 31, 1889.

 

Children of Jonathan and Susan (Fleak) Sams.

 

 27.  (1). Benjamin Franklin       b.Sep    1835

         m.Louisa Burd Jun 19 1861

 

 28.  (2). John A.                 b.Jan 16 1837   d.Sep 22 1897

         m.Mary E. Roberts Dec 13 1866

 

 29.  (3). Elizabeth "Ellen"       b.c.     1840

         m.George W. Burd Jul 19 1860

 

 30.  (4). Thomas Jefferson        b.May 15 1842   d.Dec 25 1928

         m.Elizabeth Ann Wigal Oct  6 1867

 

 31.  (5). Hiram Prescott          b.c.     1844   d.May  6 1918

         m.Sarah Radcliff Oct  7 1866

 

 32.  (6). Mary M.                 b.c.     1846   d.Nov  9 1865

 

 33.  (7). Drury Edwin             b.jul    1848   d.Jun 12 1925

         m.Laura Radcliff  Mar 18 1867

 

 34.  (8). Nancy E.                b.Jan    1852

         m.David P. Caplinger Mar  4 1873

 

 

16.HENRY SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD

SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Henry Sams, a son of Jonas and Anna (Potts) Sams, was born about

1815 in Pennsylvania, married Hannah ? Jan. 8, 1836, died Feb 28, 1879

at Benton, Iowa.  Hannah was born September 3, 1818 in Pennsylvania

and died February 15, 1891, at Benton, Iowa.  The names of their

children are unknown, but Hannah's obituary said she had three

surviving sons and one daughter, and stated that she had lost two sons

in the Civil War.

 

 

19.MARGARET SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS

2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Margaret Sams, a daughter of Jonas and Anna (Potts( Sams, was

born in Pennsylvania in 1829 and married S.B. West October 25, 1856.

He died August 18, 1897.  She died circa 1910 near Benton, Iowa.

 

Children of S.B. and Margaret (Sams) West.

 

 35.  (1). Albert West

 

 36.  (2). ?

          m.Joseph Cornielson

 

 37.  (3). ?

          m.J.A. Stephenson

 

 38.  (4). ?

          m.Edward Dille

 

 39.  (5). Luther West

 

 

23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD

SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Alfred Sams, a son of Jonas and Anna (Potts) Sams, was born in Cumberland Township, Greene County Pennsylvania, April 22, 1840.  He was married to Malisa Jane Edgel at Garard Fort, Green County, PA January 8, 1863 by Jeremiah Stewart. He died April 26, 1926, and is buried in the Sams Cemetery at Procious, WV.

     According to War Department records, Alfred was five feet, six inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes.  He drafted July 15, 1863. However, he did not report and was arrested January 11, 1864 and finally delivered to Company K, 74th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, at Washington D.C.

     He deserted at Grafton WV November 23, 1864, was arrested December 31, 1864 and was imprisoned until February 28, 1865, when he was returned to his company.  He was mustered out with his company at Clarksburg, WV August 29, 1865. Alfred applied for an "Invalid Pension" March 13, 1896 and was carried on the

pension roll until his death.

     It would seem that the Government did not get it's money's worth out of Alfred, however, four of his brothers died in the Civil War. After the Civil war, Alfred and Malisa lived in Pennsylvania until March 1868, when they moved to Ringgold County, Iowa.  They lived in Ringgold County until November 1882,

when they moved to Green County PA.  In 1885, they moved to WV, probably to Braxton County.

     In 1887, "Alf" bought three hundred acres of land from Henry Waggy. William P. Paxton had borrowed three hundred dollars from William Waggy to hire a substitute so that Paxton would not have to go to the Army during the Civil War and secured the loan with a lien on his farm.  William Waggy died in 1884 and his son Henry inherited all his assets, including the lien on Paxton's farm.

On January 21, 1887, Henry Waggy received a deed to the Paxton farm and sold it to Alfred Sams on March 7, 1887. Later, "Alf" bought three other adjoining tracts of land that were sold for back taxes.

     Deed books at the Clay County Courthouse record the disbursement of this land both before and after Alfred and Malisa's deaths. In Deed book number 19, page 38, there is a record of a March 4, 1911 transfer of 150 acres of land from

Alfred and Malisa Sams to Abraham G., Henry L., Sarah E. and Alfred Jr. (Alfred M.) Sams.

     Alfred was in poor health at that time and this transfer of land was probably to assure his grand children of an inheritance apart from the general disbursement of his estate in the event that he should die.  In a letter to Edward Sams of Benton Station, Iowa, postmarked at Procious, West Virginia, January 26, 1912, Malissa states, "Alf has got lots better, looks well, sleeps good, eats hearty, but he don't work any at all only put wood on the fire.  He has not done any work for 2 years."

     On November 9, 1933, several transactions were recorded in Deed book number 39.  This was probably the final settlement of Malisa's estate following her death on December 2, 1930. Deed book 39, page 2, transfer of two tracts of land totaling 561/2 acres to Mary (Sams) Flowers by N.E. Dusenberry et al.  N.E.

Dusenberry was Nancy Ella (Sams) Dusenberry, and the "et al" is legal jargon for "and others".

     The "et al" are named as A.G. and Oma Sams, Henry L. and Eliza Sams, Alfred M. and Frona Sams, A.E. and Edith (Sams) Hill and A.A. Flowers acting for himself and as Attorney in fact for his wife and children. Deed book 39, page 4, records a transfer of two tracts of land totaling 56 1/2 acres to Gay Bailes from N.E. Dusenberry et al. and Book 39, page 6 records a transfer of

this same 56 1/2 acres from Gay Bailes to A.A. Flowers.

     This was apparently a legal maneuver of some sort, since Gay Bailes, whoever he or she may have been, did not benefit from the exchange. Deed book 39, page 7, records the transfer of a 49 acre tract of land to A.G. Sams from N.E. Dusenberry et al.. Deed book 39, page 8, records the transfer of a tract of 52 acres of land from the N.E. Dusenberry et al. to Malisa Dusenberry.

     In summation, the records of Deed book 39 record the transfer of a total of 213 acres of land to various individual Sams heirs on November 9, 1933.

      Deed book 38, page 488, records a June 30, 1933 transfer of 34 acres of land from A.G. Sams to Alfred M and Frona Sams.  This was a portion of the 150 acres transferred to A.G. Sams in 1911. Deed book 40, page 254, records a May 2, 1936 division of the 49 acres transferred to A.G. Sams on November 9, 1933 and recorded in Deed book 39, page 7.  Twelve acres were transferred to Sarah

E. Hill, 2 acres to Marshall Sams, and the remaining 34 acres to be held undivided by A.G. and Alfred M. Sams. Deed book 45, page 197 records a July 16, 1937 transfer of 47+ acres from A.G. Sams to Henry L. Sams.  This was also a part of the 1911 transfer.

     Although the writer has no supporting documents, he has good reason to believe that A.G. Sams also transferred 34 acres of the 150 acres transferred to him in 1911 to Sarah E. Hill and retained 34 acres for himself.

     The final distribution of the lands of Alfred and Malisa Sams were as follows:

     A.A. Flowers           56 1/2 acres

     Mary (Sams) Flowers    56 1/2 acres

     Nancy Dusenberry       52     acres

     Sarah E. Hill          46     acres

     Henry L. Sams          47+    acres

     Marshall Sams           2     acres

     A.G. Sams              34 acres  plus 1/2 of 34 acres.

     Alfred M. Sams         34 acres  plus 1/2 of 34 acres.

 

Children of Alfred and Malisa Jane (Edgel) Sams.

 

 40.  (1). George Brinton         b.Nov  2 1863

          m.Mary Elizabeth Merritt.

 

 41.  (2). Nancy Ella             b.       1867

          m.James Dusenberry

 

 42.  (3). Mary                   b.       1869

          m.David Flowers

 

 43.  (4). Jonathan               b.       1872

 

 44.  (5). Stella M.

          m.A.A. "Finn" Flowers.

 

 

MALISSA JANE EDGEL

 

     Malissa Jane Edgel was born May 3, 1841 in Pennsylvania.  Her

father's name was McAfee, but she took the Edgel name from her

step father.  The 1860 census of Dunkard Township, Greene County,

PA, lists the Anderson Edgel family:

 

     Edgel Anderson    57    blacksmith      born MD

     Barbary           50    housewife       born PA

     Nancy A.          17                    born PA

     John W.           14                    born PA

     Caroline           7                    born PA

 

     Malissa was married to Alfred Sams at Gerard Fort, Green

County PA, January 8, 1863 by Jeremiah Stewart. She died December

2, 1930 and is buried in the Sams Cemetery at Procious WV.

 

 

30.THOMAS JEFFERSON SAMS    8.JONATHAN SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS

  2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    Thomas Jefferson Sams, a son of Jonathan and Susan (Fleak) Sams,

was born in Wood County VA (WV) May 15, 1842 and died there December

25, 1928.  He married Elizabeth Ann Wigal in Wood County October 6,

1867.  Elizabeth, a daughter of Abraham and Mary "Polly" (Small)

Wigal, was born in Wood County August 21, 1847 and died there October

1, 1891.

 

Known children of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Ann (Wigal) Sams.

 

 45.  (1). Monroe                  b.Aug 21 1868   d.Feb  5 1957

         m.Rachel Ellen Emrick Apr 15 1891

 

 

40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS

3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     George Brinton Sams was born at Mapletown, Greene County,

Pennsylvania in November 2, 1863, a son of Alfred and Malissa

(Edgel) Sams and moved to Iowa with his parents about 1868.  He

married Mary Elizabeth Merritt.  After Mary Elizabeth's death in

Iowa December 25, 1895, George remained in Iowa, and later

remarried and moved to Denver, Colorado.  He died during the

1930's and is buried in Iowa, probably in the area of Benton.

 

Children of George B. and Mary Elizabeth (Merritt) Sams.

 

 46.  (1). Abraham Grant          b.      1888    d.Jun 25 1977

          m.Oma Esta Williams.

 

 47.  (2). Henry L.               b.      1890    d.       1963

          m.Eliza Burdette.

 

 48.  (3). Sarah Edith            b.      1893

          m.Adrian Hill.

 

 49.  (4). Alfred Merritt         b.Nov 13, 1895   d.Feb 19 1973

          m.Frona May Samples

 

 

41.NANCY ELLA SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS

3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Nancy Ella Sams was born in Pennsylvania in 1867, a daughter

of Alfred and Malissa (Edgel) Sams.  She moved to Iowa with her

parents about 1868 and moved with them to WV about 1882.  She

married James Dusenberry.

 

Children of James and Nancy Ella (Sams) Dusenberry.

 

 50.  (1). George Jonathan        b.Jul 24 1893    d.May 12 1971

 

 51.  (2). Ernest Carl            b.Jun  5 1896    d.Nov  6 1973

 

 52.  (3). Jennings               b.       1904    d.       1975

          m.Cathaline Samples

          m.?

 

 53.  (4). Malissa

          m.Elliot Sears

 

 

42.STELLA M. SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS

3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Stella M. Sams was born c.1870, daughter of Alfred and

Malisa (Edgel) Sams.  She married A.A. "Finn" Flowers.

 

Children of A.A. and Stella M. (Sams) Flowers.

 

 54.  (1). Belle

          m.--- Ryan

 

 55.  (2). Mary

          m.--- White

 

 56.  (3). Susan

          m.--- Mickes

 

 57.  (4). Bertha

          m.--- Hayes

 

 

45.MONROE SAMS    30.THOMAS JEFFERSON SAMS    8.JONATHAN SAMS

3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS     2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    Monroe Sams, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Ann (Wigal)

Sams, was born in Wood County WV August 21, 1868 and died there

February 5, 1957.  He married Rachel Ellen Emrick in Wood County April

15, 1891.  Rachel, a daughter of Charles Lewis and Lenora L. (Houser)

Emrick, was born in Wood County December 29, 1871 and died there June

20, 1932.

 

Known children of Monroe and Rachel Ellen (Emrick) Sams.

 

 58.  (1). David Walton            b.Feb  1 1893   d.Jun 27 1982

         m.Mary Rue Sellers Aug 10 1913

 

 

47.HENRY L. SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS

5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE

SAMS

 

     Henry L. Sams, a son of George Brinton and Mary Elizabeth (Merritt) Sams, was born in Fremont County Iowa in 1890 and died in Clay County, WV in 1963.  He married Eliza Ann Burdette. Eliza, a daughter of Henry Taylor and Hester (Paxton) Burdette, was born April 7, 1887 and died in Clay County, WV August 27,

1959.

 

Children of Henry L. and Eliza (Burdette) Sams.

 

 59.  (1). William Marshall        b. Jan 10 1912   d.Jun 10 1976

         m. Virginia Magoline King Oct 3 1942

 

 60.  (2). Woodrow                 b.       1913   d.Aug 30 1994

         m.Golda Samples

 

 61.  (3). Hester

          m.--- Stausbaugh

 

 

49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED

SAMS 5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS

1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Alfred Merritt Sams, a son of George Brinton and Mary Elizabeth

(Merritt) Sams, was born in Fremont County Iowa November 13, 1895 and

died in Kanawha County WV February 19, 1973.  His mother died when he

was seven weeks old and he was raised by his grandparents.  He served

with the Army in World War I.  He was inducted into the service at Clay

WV June 28, 1918 and was discharged from the serice at Camp Dix, NJ

October 11, 1919.  He sailed from the US to France August 22, 1918 and

served with Prisoner of War Escort Co 223.  He arrived back in the US

October 5, 1919.

    He married Frona May Samples in Clay County WV August 14, 1921.

Frona, a daughter of Floyd Jacob and Indiana (Walker) Samples, was born

May 2, 1896 and died in Kanawha County WV July 10, 1983.

    Alfred retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad December 2,

1960.

    Alfred and Frona are buried in the Sams Cemetery at Procious, WV.

 

Children of Alfred Merritt and Frona Mae (Samples) Sams.

 

 62.  (1). George Jacob           b.Aug 17 1923    d.May 31 1958.

 

 63.  (2). Abraham Clotten        b.Nov 28 1925    d.Dec 18 1944

         Killed in Belgium in World War II

 

 64.  (3). Nina Mary              b.Apr 29, 1928 d. Aug 23 2011

          m. Denvil Dow Brown

 

 65.  (4). Malissa                b.Nov 30 1929 d. Sep  8 1007

          m.Edward Crawford

          m.Frank Kerr

 

 66.  (5). James Adrian           b.Nov 15 1931 d.Jun 27 1983.

          m.Leona Dobbins.

 

 67.  (6). Nona May               b.Nov 19 1933    d.Mar 6 2010

          m.Donald E. Norman Nov 21 1953

 

 68.  (7). Shirley Edith          b.Nov 17 1935    d.Jan  6 1997

          m.Carl Farmer August 18 1957

 

 

58.DAVID WALTON SAMS    45.MONROE SAMS    30.THOMAS JEFFERSON SAMS

8.JONATHAN SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS     2.EDWARD SAMS

1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    David Walton Sams, a son of Monroe and Rachel Ellen (Emrick) Sams,

was born in Wood County WV February 1, 1893 and died there June 27,

1982.  He married Mary Rue Sellers in Wood County August 10, 1913.

 

Known children of David Walton and Mary Rue (Sellers) Sams.

 

 69.  (1). Joseph Reynard          b.Jan 10 1928      d. Nov 2 2008

         m.Bettie Ann Albright Jun  7 1952

 

 

59.WILLIAM MARSHALL SAMMS   47.HENRY L. SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS    

23.ALFRED SAMS   5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

William Marshall Samms, a son of Henry L. and Eliza (Burdette)Sams, was born in Clay County WV January 10, 1912 and died June 10, 1076. He married Virginia Magoline King October 3, 1942. Magoline, a daughter of Amos and Sarah King, was born in Clay County in 1922 and died in Braxton County WV December 11, 2006.

 

Children of William Marshall and Virginia Magoline (King) Samms.

 

 70.  (1). Buddy

 

 71.  (2). William Marshall Jr.

 

 72.  (3). Jerry

 

 73.  (4). Rosemary                       b. Apr 9 1946     d. Jul 27 2009

         m. Kenneth Lee Mollohan Dec 24 1967

 

 74.  (5). Garnet Kay

         m. ----- Johnson

 

64.NINA MARY SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE

BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS     1.JONATHAN

DANIEL SAMS

 

     Nina Mary Sams, a daughter of Alfred Merritt and Frona May (Samples) Sams, was born at Procious, WV, April 29, 1928 and died in Elyria, Ohio August 23, 2011.  Nina married Denvil Dow Brown. Denvil, a son a son of Early and Vanie Dicena (Park) Brown, was born in Clay County WV August 8, 1926 and died in Cleveland, Ohio February 1, 2008. They are buried in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Avon, Ohio.

 

Children of Denvil and Nina Mary (Sams) Brown.

 

 75.  (1). Dicena Mae             b.Jan 14 1953

 

 76.  (2). Janice Evonne          b.Dec  4 1954

          m.Gary Cahill

 

 77.  (3). Rebekah Leah           b.        1969

          m. Stephen Velthuis

 

 

65.MALISSA SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON

SAMS 23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS     3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS   

2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Malissa A. Sams, a daughter of Alfred Merritt and Frona May (Samples) Sams.   was born in Clay County WV November 30, 1929 and died there September 8, 2007. She married Edward Crawford November 26, 1949. Edward Crawford, a son of Annis and Emil Crawford, was born in Clay County in 1927. They divorced July 11, 1960.

      Malissa married Frank Lewis Kerr in Caly County Jun3 12, 1962. Frank, a son of Charles Joseph and Margaret Eleanor (Kennedy) Kerr, was born in Ritchie County WV March 15, 1926 and died in Clay County WV December 30, 1995. He married Sarah Lorene Sheppard. Lorene, a daughter of Charles Randolph and Mary Alice (Stewart) Sheppard, was born in Barboursville December 19, 1926 and died December 11, 2002. They divorced.

 

Children of Frank Lewis and Sarah Lorene (Sheppard) Kerr.

 (Step children of Malissa A. (Sams) [Crawford] Kerr.)

 

 78.  (1). Linda Joyce                b. Apr 8 1946

         m. Jackie Lee Palmer

         m. Vernon Bruce Perry Jr.

 

 79.  (2). Charles Joseph III         b. Apr 8 1947

         m. Ruth Ann Stephens Jul 17 1966 Clay County WV

 

 80.  (3). Frances Louise Kerr        b Apr 6 1943

        m. Steven Michael Shaftstall Jan 13 1967 Clay County WV

 

 81.  (4). James Allen                b Jun 8 1951

        m. Brenda Bullard  Oct 17 1970 Clay County WV

 

 82.  (5). Frank Lewis Jr.            b.Jan 20 1957

        m. Connie Conrad Aug 2 1975 Clay County WV

 

Children of Edward and Malissa A. Sams) Crawford.

  (Step children of Frank Lewis Kerr.)

 

 83.  (1). Caryl June                 b. Jan 16 1951

         m. Steve Welfle

 

 84.  (2). Jerry Lee                  b. May 12 1952

        m. Angie (Chom) in Korea

 

 

66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS 5.JONAS SAMS     1.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS

 

     James Adrian Sams was born at Procious, WV, November 15,

1931 and died at Charleston, WV, June 27, 1983.  He was a son of

Alfred Merritt and Frona May (Samples) Sams.  He married Leona

Dobbins, a daughter of Harry and Leona (Shamblin) Dobbins.

 

Children of James Adrian and Leona (Dobbins) Sams.

 

 85.  (1). James Allen            b.Aug 14 1956

          m.Shayne Samples

 

 86.  (2). Jeffrey Adrian         b.Aug 29 1958

          m.Kimberly Dawson

 

 87.  (3). Teresa                 b.Aug 11 1961

          m.John Jeffrey Lane

 

 88.  (4). Danny

     m.Lisa Shafer Aug 29 1986

 

 89.  (5). Mary Beth

         m.------ Dorsey

 

68.SHIRLEY EDITH SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE

BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS     1.JONATHAN

DANIEL SAMS

 

     Shirley Edith Sams, a daughter of Alfred Merritt and Frona May

(Samples) Sams, was born at Procious, Clay County WV November 15,

1935 and died in Elyria, Lorain County OH January 6, 1997. She married

Carl Farmer in Elyria, OH August 18, 1957. Carl, a son of Carl and Agnes (Pace) Farmer, was born in Hebbertsburg, TN January 1, 1931 and died in Strongsville, OH November 9, 2012. Carl retired from Ford Motor company, Brookpark, Ohio with 35 years service. They are buried in Resthaven Memory Gardens in North Ridgeville.

 

Children of Carl and Shirley Edith (Sams) Farmer.

 

 90.  (1). Ralph Stanley          b.Dec 31 1960

 

 

69.JOSEPH REYNARD SAMS    58.DAVID WALTON SAMS    45.MONROE SAMS

30.THOMAS JEFFERSON SAMS    8.JONATHAN SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS

   2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    Joseph Reynard Sams, a son of David Walton and Mary Rue (Sellers)

Sams, was born in Wood County WV January 10, 1929 and died there November 2, 2008.  He married Bettie Ann Albright in Washington, D.C. June 7, 1952.  Bettie, a daughter of Maxwell "Lee" and Annie Sue (Patrick) Albright, was born in Bluefield, WV April 1, 1932.

 

Known children of Joseph Reynard and Bettie Ann (Albright) Sams.

 

 91.  (1). Joseph Lee              b.Aug 13 1953

         m.Catherine J. Lewis Jun 14 1974

 

 92.  (2). David C.

         m. Robin ----

 

 93.  (3). Joann

 

 94.  (4). Pamela

         m. Christopher Nutter

 

76.JANICE EVONNE BROWN     49.NINA MARY SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS   5.JONAS SAMS   3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE  SAMS

 

     Janice Evonne Brown was born at Elyria, Ohio December 4, 1954, a daughter of Denvil and Nina Mary (Sams) Brown.  She married Gary Cahill, who was born December 27, 1955, a son of William H. and Thelma Cahill.

 

Children of Gary and Janice Evonne (Brown) Cahill.

 

 95.  (1). Geri Ann               b.Jun 13 1981

 

 96.  (2). Gary Denvil            b.Aug 19 1983

 

 

85.JAMES ALLEN SAMS     66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS   5.JONAS SAMS   3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE  SAMS

 

     James Allen Sams, a son of James Adrian and Leona (Dobbins) Sams

was born at Procious, WV, August 14, 1956.  He married Shayne Samples,

who was born July 27, 1960, a daughter of Garrett and Phyllis J.

(Cruikshank) Samples.

 

Children of James Allen and Shayne (Samples) Sams.

 

 97.  (1). James Allen Jr.        b.Jul 22 1977

 

 98.  (2). Andrea Gayle           b.Nov 15 1980

         m.Benjamin Joel Cruikshanks Jun 12 1999

 

 99.  (3). Melissa Rene           b.Oct  2 1985

         m. Derrick Eugene McMillion Jun 29 2005

 

100.  (4). Beverly Nicole         b.Jan  7 1988

 

 

86.JEFFREY ADRIAN SAMS     66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS   5.JONAS SAMS   3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Jeffrey Adrian Sams, a son of James Adrian and Leona (Dobbins) Sams, was born August 29, 1958.  He married Kimberly Dawson, a daughter of Dexter Marvin and Karen (Samples) Dawson.

 

Children of Jeffrey Adrian and Kimberly (Dawson) Sams.

 

101.  (1). Jeffrey Adrian Jr.      b.May  8 1987

 

102.  (2). Jared Adam              b.Aug 16 1990

 

87.TERESA SAMS     66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Teresa Sams was born at Procious, WV, August 11, 1961, daughter of James Adrian and Leona (Dobbins) Sams.  She married John Jeffrey Lane.

 

Children of John Jeffery and Teresa (Sams) Lane

 

103.  (1). Jennifer               b.Apr 29 1982

         m. Christopher Wayne King May 25 2002

 

104.  (2). Valerie Adrianne       b.Aug  5 1986

         m. Jeremy Eric Tong Jun 6 2008

 

88.DANNY SAMS     66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS   3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

     Danny Sams, a son of James Adrian and Leona (Dobbins) Sams, was born about 1963.  He married Lisa Shafer August 29, 1986 in Clay County, WV.

 

Children of Danny and Lisa (Shafer) Sams.

 

105.  (1). Felicia Dawn          b.Apr  7 1987

 

 

91.JOSEPH LEE SAMS    69.JOSEPH REYNARD SAMS    58.DAVID WALTON SAMS    45.MONROE SAMS    30.THOMAS JEFFERSON SAMS    8.JONATHAN SAMS

3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

    Joseph Lee Sams, a son of Joseph Reynard and Bettie Ann (Albright)

Sams, was born in Washington, D.C. August 13, 1953.  He married

Catherine J. Lewis in Washington County OH June 14, 1974.  Catherine,

a daughter of Joe Roger and Donelle (Rech) Lewis, was born in

Washington County January 25, 1956.

 

Children of Joseph Lee and Catherine J. (Lewis) Sams.

 

106.  (1). Robin Angela            b.Mar 19 1979

 

103.JENNIFER LANE   87.TERESA SAMS     66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

Jennifer Lane, a daughter of John Jeffery and Teresa (Sams) Lane, was born April 29, 1982. She married Christopher Wayne King May 25, 2002

 

Children of Christopher Wayne and Jennifer (Lane) King.

 

107.  (1). Gideon Lane              b. Nov 10 2008

 

104.VALERIE ADRIANNE LANE   87.TERESA SAMS     66.JAMES ADRIAN SAMS     49.ALFRED MERRITT SAMS     40.GEORGE BRINTON SAMS     23.ALFRED SAMS     5.JONAS SAMS    3.JONATHAN DANIEL SAMS    2.EDWARD SAMS    1.GEORGE SAMS

 

Valerie Adrianne Lane, a daughter of John Jeffery and Teresa (Sams) Lane, was born August 5, 1986. She married Jeremy Eric Tong June 6, 2008

 

Children of Jeremy Eric and Valerie Adrianne (Lane) Tong.

 

108.  (1). John David               b. Aug 6 2009

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Dawson, Hubert, "Twistabout and Thereabout"

House, John A., "Pioneers in Wood County" pp.114,115

Norman, Don, “Descendants of George Mollohan”

Sams, Catherine J., Sams descendancy charts and group sheets

The Elyria, OH Chronicle Telegram, Jan 7 1997

The Clay County Free Press Aug 4 1999

“Charleston WV Gazette” Dec 13 2006, Sep 11 2007, Jul 30 2009

“NewsandSetinel.com” Parkersburg, WV Nov 3 2008