Person:Samuel McSpadden (1)

Samuel McSpadden, "Gun Powder Sam"
b.19 October 1758 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1743
  1. Sarah McSpaddenabt 1745 - bet 1818-1820
  2. Alexander McSpaddenabt 1746 - 1787
  3. Thomas McSpadden1748 - 1833
  4. Archibald Edmiston McSpadden1749/50 - 1840
  5. Isabel McSpaddenabt 1752 - bef 1820
  6. Moses McSpaddenabt 1753 - 1827
  7. Samuel McSpadden, "Gun Powder Sam"1758 - 1844
  • HSamuel McSpadden, "Gun Powder Sam"1758 - 1844
  • WSarah E. Keysbef 1765 - abt 1798
m. bef. 1783
  1. Nancy McSpadden1783 - 1841
  • HSamuel McSpadden, "Gun Powder Sam"1758 - 1844
  • WNancy Harrisest 1760-1770 -
m. 23 October 1799
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Name Samuel McSpadden, "Gun Powder Sam"
Gender Male
Birth? 19 October 1758 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage bef. 1783 to Sarah E. Keys
Marriage 23 October 1799 Jefferson County, Tennesseeto Nancy Harris
Death[1] 4 August 1844 Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
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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. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

  • McSpadden, Samuel - born 1756 in Rockbridge (then Augusta) County, Virginia where he entered service in 1775, resided near Lexington; moved after Revolutionary War to near Abingdon, Virginia, thence Jefferson County, Tennessee, where he received Pension in 1834; query letter in file 1898 from descendant Mrs. James R. Gray, Atlanta, Georgia, states soldier resided in Dandridge, Tennessee & died 8/4/1844, further he manufactured powder for U.S. for use in War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans, querier also was a descendant of Virginia Revolutionary War soldier Abednego Inman who married Mary Ritchie, lived in Dandridge, Tennessee, died 2/2/1831, & his widow died 6/23/1836; query letter in file states soldier married 1780 Susannah Egle or Elizabeth Edle (note: appears to be in error); query letter in file 1918 from descendant Louise Wilson Reynolds, Vienna, Virginia, says soldier married Polly Berry, who survived him. (note: appears to be in error). F-S4203, R1701.


  1. Wardell, Patrick G. Virginia/West Virginia genealogical data from Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant records. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1988-1998), Vol. 3, pg. 240.