Person:Samuel Samples (3)

Samuel Samples, Jr.
m. 1754
  1. Samuel Samples, Jr.1754 - 1839
  2. David Semple1757 - 1841
m. abt 1770
  1. Reverend Robert Sample, Sr.abt 1770 - aft 1850
  2. Samuel Samples, Jr.1804 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Samuel Samples, Jr.
Alt Name Samuel Sample
Gender Male
Birth[1] 02 Sep 1754 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage abt 1770 Knox County, Tennesseeto Elizabeth Heaslet
Military? 10 Oct 1774 Fincastle, Virginia, United StatesEntered Military Service in Fincastle County, Virginia between 1774-1775. Was present at the Battle of Point Pleasant
Residence[3] 1784 Knox, Tennessee, United States
Other[6] 17 Sep 1788 Fayette, Kentucky, United StatesPetition No. 52 for Division of Fayette County, Kentucky|, signed by Benjamin Samples, David Samples, John Samples, Samuel Samples, and Samuel Samples, Jr.
Death[1] 19 Aug 1839 Bradley, Tennessee, United StatesLast Pension Payment 1839.

Samuel Semple (Sample) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 5, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Sample, Samuel - born 9/2/1754 in Augusta County (area later Rockingham County), Virginia; entered service 1774-75 Fincastle County (area later Washington County) Virginia, in Virginia regiment to fight Shawnee Indians; entered service 1776 in Washington County, Virginia, in Virginia regiment to fight cherokee Indians; entered service 1780 in North Carolina (area later Greene Couinty, Tennessee) in North Carolina regiment; moved 2 years after Revolutionary War from Greene County, Tennessee, to Knox County, Tennessee, where received Pension in 1833 when Samuel Sample, Jr. (no kinship given) made affidavit there; last Pension payment in file 1838. F-S1719, R2112.

Military Service:

Fincastle County, Virgina

The Fincastle County Battalion

  • A List of Captain Evan Shelby’s Company of Volunteers From The Watauga Valley in The Fincastle County Battalion.
Officers
Evan Shelby, Captain - Assumed chief command on the field of battle after Colonels Lewis, Fleming, and Field had fallen.)
Isaac Shelby, Lieutenant - (Took command of his father's company, who had assumed command on the field.)
James Robertson, Sergeant
Valentine Levier (Sevier), Sergeant
Privates
James Shelby, John Sawyer, John Findley (Finley), Henry Shaw (Span), Daniel Mungle (Mongle), Frederick Mungle, John Williams, John Carmack (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Andrew Terrence (Torrence), George Brooks, Isaac Newland, George Ruddle (Riddle), Emanuel Shoatt, Abram Bogard, Arthur Blackburn, Robert Herrill (Handley), George Armstrong, William Casey, Mark Williams, John Stewart (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Conrad Nave, Richard Burck, John Riley, Elijah Robinson (Robertson), Reece Price (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Richard Holliway, Jarrett Williams, Julias Robison, Charles Fielder, Peter Torney (Forney), William Tucker, John Fain, Samuel Vance, Samuel Fain, Samuel Hensley (Handley), Samuel Samples, Benjamin Grayum (Graham), Andrew Goff, Hugh O’Gullion, Barnett O’Gullion, Patrick St. Lawrence, Joseph Hughey (James Hughey), John Bradley, Bazaleel Maxwell.
-Total 49-
The Adversary was Chief Hokoleskwa Cornstalk

30 Nov 1774 Discharged from 2.5 month service against the Shawnee Indians

01 Sep 1776 Military Servie against the Cherokee Indians under Captain James Thompson in Colonel Christian’s Regiment of Militia

20 Nov 1776 Verbally and honorably discharged after 2.5 months service.

01 May 1778 Drafted to go against the Cherokee Indians under Ensign Street, his given name not recalled, because they had no Captain, or Colonel.

01 Jun 1778 Honorably Discharged

01 Jul 1778 Drafted to go against the Cherokee Indians under Captain Andrew Calvin.

01 Aug 1778 Honorably Discharged

Military Service:

Greene County, Tennessee

01 Nov 1780 He volunteered to go against the Cherokee Indians under Captain James Wilson in Colonel Sevins (ie. Sevier's) ? Regiment.

15 Jan 1781 Verbally and honorably discharged

01 Apr 1781 Volunteered to go against the Cherokee Indians under Lieutenant Simon Kuykendall. Stated he had no Captain, or Colonel. Rendezvoused at Colonel Hardin’s Fort at the time aforesaid to guard the frontier.

01 Jul 1781 Verbally and honorably discharged

End of Military Service

Moved to Knox County, Tennessee in 1784

Capt. Qtr. Mst. Samuel Sample Sr. to son Samuel Sample Jr. Land Record

09 Dec 1789 - Land Record Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA: Land Record: Samuel Sample Jr. (son) accept 155.125 acres belonging to Patentee Samuel Sample Sr. (father) dated 09 Dec 1789. Returned 12 Dec 1789.

From the War Department Pension Office

THIS SAMUEL WAS AT THE BATTLE OF PT. PLEASANT. He was Moses Samples Nephew

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 Samples, 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
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family, Descendants of Samuel Samples.
  2.   Alderman, Pat. The overmountain men : early Tennessee History, 1760-1795. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978).

    Extracted by C. Hammett from "1783 Greene County, TN Tax List" by Mrs. Louise Wilson Reynolds, published April 1919, D.A.R. Magazine, reprinted in The Overmountain Men by Pat Alderman, Overmountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1970, pp. 239 and 242. All [bracketed] words are additions by C. Hammett at the Free Website Source URL http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/counties/greene/1783.html
    Samuel's name appears here
    Gideon's name appears here

  3. Will Graves [Transcriber] at revwarapps.org. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Samuel Sample Pension Application
    http://revwarapps.org/s1719.pdf

  4.   TNGenWeb Project, Tennessee Genealogy at its best.

    The 1774 Militia Roster of Capt. Shelby's Company
    Fincastle County, Virginia
    http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/counties/sullivan1774.html

  5.   Lewis, Virgil A. History of the Battle of Point Pleasant: fought between white men and Indians at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River (now Point Pleasant, West Virginia), Monday, October 10th, 1774 : the chief event of the Lord Dunmore's War. (Charleston, W. Va: The Tribune Printing Company, 1909), Page 117-118, 1909.

    A List of Captain Evan Shelby’s Company of Volunteers From The Watauga Valley in The Fincastle County Battalion.

    Officers

    Evan Shelby, Captain - Assumed chief command on the field of battle after Colonels Lewis, Fleming, and Field had fallen.)
    Isaac Shelby, Lieutenant - (Took command of his father's company, who had assumed command on the field.)
    James Robertson, Sergeant
    Valentine Levier (Sevier), Sergeant

    Privates
    James Shelby, John Sawyer, John Findley (Finley), Henry Shaw (Span), Daniel Mungle (Mongle), Frederick Mungle, John Williams, John Carmack (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Andrew Terrence (Torrence), George Brooks, Isaac Newland, George Ruddle (Riddle), Emanuel Shoatt, Abram Bogard, Arthur Blackburn, Robert Herrill (Handley), George Armstrong, William Casey, Mark Williams, John Stewart (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Conrad Nave, Richard Burck, John Riley, Elijah Robinson (Robertson), Reece Price (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Richard Holliway, Jarrett Williams, Julias Robison, Charles Fielder, Peter Torney (Forney), William Tucker, John Fain, Samuel Vance, Samuel Fain, Samuel Hensley (Handley), Samuel Samples, Benjamin Grayum (Graham), Andrew Goff, Hugh O’Gullion, Barnett O’Gullion, Patrick St. Lawrence, Joseph Hughey (James Hughey), John Bradley, Bazaleel Maxwell.

    -Total 49-
    The Adversary was Chief Hokoleskwa Cornstalk

  6. Robertson, James Rood. Petitions of the early inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia: 1769-1792. (Louisville, Ky.: J.P. Morton & Co., printers to the Filson Club, 1914).
  7.   David Sample (Person Page - 934), in Burval, Joe; Burval, Clarice. Burval Genealogy: Web Version of Our Family Genealogy.

    The first record in which David Sample was found is as the signer of a petition: "Petition No. 52 for Division of Fayette County, 17 Sep 17, 1788, signed by Benjamin Samples, David Samples, John Samples, Samuel Samples, and Samuel Samples, Jr." Source: Petitions of the Early Inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia, 1769-1792, by James Rood Robertson, John P. Marton and Company, Louisville, Kentucky (1914), reprinted 1981, Southern Historical Press. Note: It seems likely that Benjamin, David, John and Samuel, Sr., were brothers, or possible one was the father.

  8.   Howard I. Bowers. Light Townsend of Kentucky (Unpublished). (FTW: Bowers, Howard I., 07 Sept 2005).

    The first record in which David Sample was found is as the signer of a petition: "Petition No. 52 for Division of Fayette County, 17 Sep 17, 1788, signed by Benjamin Samples, David Samples, John Samples, Samuel Samples, and Samuel Samples, Jr." Source: Petitions of the Early Inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia, 1769-1792, by James Rood Robertson, John P. Marton and Company, Louisville, Kentucky (1914), reprinted 1981, Southern Historical Press. Note: It seems likely that Benjamin, David, John and Samuel, Sr., were brothers, or possible one was the father.