Person:Samuel Samples (11)

Watchers
m. Abt 1775
  1. Rev. Robert Samples1775 - 1874
  2. James Samples1777 - 1813
  3. Lydia Samples1778 - 1855
  4. Elizabeth Samples1782 - 1835
  5. Samuel Samples1785 - 1870
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Samples
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Feb 1785 Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence[1] Abt 1806 Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesLived here for a brief time
Residence[1] Abt 1807 Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[1] Apr 1870 Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 OLD FORTIFICATIONS., in Durant, Samuel W, and Pliny A Durant. History of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania: with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories, from original sketches by artists of the highest ability. (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts Co., 1877)
    Page 120.

    Samuel Sample, from Carlisle, Pa., moved to Pittsburgh about 1806. His father, Robert Sample visited the Beaver Valley at a very early period and purchased several tracts of the “Donation Lands,” but did not settle upon them. He returned to his home at Carlisle, Pa., where he soon died. His sons, Samuel and James, came together and settled on these tracts, about 1807. Samuel and his brother-in-law, James McMurray, were in Captain Kildoo’s Company during the War of 1812.
    Joseph McMurray, a Revolutionary soldier, in 1808 settled on the land lately owned by Joseph Anderson, having come from near Chambersburg, Pa. Samuel Sample married his daughter, Esther, about 1809. Mr. McMurray lived on his place in the valley until his death in 1847.
    In 1810-1811 there was a great flood in the Beaver River and its branches, and nearly all of the bottom lands were overflowed. It was the greatest inundation ever known to this section.
    Joseph McMurray lived on his place in the valley until his death, at an advanced age, about 1847. His wife survived him about one year. Mr. McMurray lived at Crow's Bottom, on the Ohio river, in Beaver county, about a year before removing to Lawrence county.
    Mrs. Samuel Sample (Esther McMurray) was born on the 1st day of January, 1787, and is consequently now in her ninety-first year. Samuel Sample died in April, 1870, aged eighty-five years. They never had any children. Mr. Sample and James McMurray, his brother-in-law, were at Erie during the war of 1812, in Captain Kildoo's company.
    When the Samples and McMurrays first settled on the Beaver the country was wild and new and the only roads were Indian trails and bridle paths, with the exception of the New Castle and Beaver State Road, which was laid out as early as 1800 but not worked very much for many years.

  2.   Pennsylvania Archives, Series 6, Volume X, Chapter: Account of United States 1812-1814
    Page 14.

    Receipt Roll of a Company Commanded by Captain Dawson of the 135th Regiment Militia, Under the Command of Lt. Col. Andrew Christy in the Service of the State at Erie by Orders of Major Genl. Mead dated 1st Jan. Commencing Jan. 2nd and ending Feb. 12, 1812 - PAID - Samuel Sample

  3.   Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Volume XII, Muster Rolls of the War of 1812-1814
    Page 315.

    Roll of Capt. John McClean’s Company

    Pay-roll of Capt. John McClean’s company, belonging to a regiment of Pennsylvania militia in the service of the United States, commanded by Col. Rees Hill, from the date of entering into service, to November 5, 1813, inclusive – Private Samuel Sample.

    I do certify, on honor, that the pay-roll exhibits a true statement of Capt. John McClean’s company, belonging to a regiment of Pennsylvania militia in the service of the United States, commanded by Col. Rees Hill, for the period therein mentioned, and the remarks opposite each man’s name is correct, to the best of my knowledge. Given at Erie, November 6, 1813. Signed Lt. Robert Tillard and Colonel Commanding Rees Hill