Person:Ann Scott (62)

Ann Scott
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Name Ann Scott
Gender Female
Marriage 24 Sep 1745 Sussex, Delaware, United StatesLand was granted to Anderson Parker, Esq. in the County of Sussex, State of Delaware from a warrant dated at Philadelphia on the 14th day of February 1739. Anderson Parker then sold this land to Samuel Samples of Sussex County, Delaware, yeoman, on the 4th day of May 1741. Samuel Samples then conveyed the land to Thomas Massey, yeoman of Sussex County, Delaware on the 7th day of May 1745. On the 24 day of September 1745, Samuel Samples married Ann Scott in Sussex County, Delaware.
to Samuel Semple, Jr., Yeoman
  1.   Sawyer, Wilna Powell. James Lewis French: His Ancestors and Descendants with Allied Lines. (FamilySearch, 1973)
    Pages 20 & 21.


    James Shanks, father of Holden Shanks and James Shanks, Jr., lived in Augusta County, Virginia and North Carolina. Both sons born in Augusta County, and both were in the Revolutionary War from North Carolina. James Shanks, Sr. died in Green County, Tennessee.

    Holden Shanks married 1st, Elender Sample in 1784. They had five children. (See copy from Shank’s Bible, below.) He married 2nd, Jane Campbell in 1797. Elender had only been dead a short while and he had three children: Adam C. Shanks, Pegg Shanks, and Sally Shanks.


    Holden Shanks, born March 22, 1757
    Elender Shanks, born Dec. 6, 1758


    Martha Car. Shanks, born Sept 1785
    Jane Crothers Shanks, born Dec 3rd, 1787
    Moses Sample Shanks, born July 9th, 1789
    James Shanks, born June 9th, 1791
    Elender Shanks, born June 18th, 1795

    This Bible record was copied by Mrs. Z. R. Peterson for the DAR from the Henshaw family at Waco, Texas. It is recorded in files from the Michigan Book Bible Records.

    Early Tennessee Taxpayers, Washington County 1787, No. 680
    Holden Shanks – 1 white poll

    Greene County, Tennessee Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1785-1796. Page 409

    One other from John Gibson to Holden Shanks dated August 10th, 1795 for two hundred and twenty six acres of land was duly sworn. Proven by oath of David Russell and admitted to record.


    Samuel Sample, Augusta County, Virginia, will dated 1776. Wife’s name Ann - - - -.

    Moses Sample, born 1736/37, son of Samuel and Ann Sample, was in the Revolutionary War from Augusta County, Virginia. As a patriot, he furnished supplies. He married Ruth Wood, daughter of William Wood. Moses Sample died Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1824. The children of Moses and Ruth (Wood) Sample were:

    (1) Elender Sample, b. 6 Dec 1758, m. 1784, Holden Shanks
    (2) Ruth Sample, m. Samuel Norwood
    (3) Polly Sample, m. Mr. Kirkpatrick
    (4) Agnes Sample, m. Mr. Kirk
    (5) Ann Sample, m. Mr. Blackburn
    (6) Elizabeth Sample, m. Jacob Crider
    (7) Matthew Sample
    (8) William Sample
    (9) daughter married a Mr. Roberts

    William Woods, father of Ruth Woods, who married Moses Sample, died 1779 in Augusta County, Virginia.

  2.   * 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.