Sunday, March 16, 2014

52 Ancestors: #11 - Sallie JOLLETT Sampson

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small has issued a challenge:  write one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor.  It can be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem – anything that focuses on one ancestor.




For many years Sarah “Sallie” Jollett Sampson has presented one of my biggest challenges.  She and her husband William were one of at least 4 sets of William and Sarah Sampsons living in Greene County, Virginia at the same time.  Two of the pairs can be eliminated fairly easily because of their age or because they moved out of state.  But then there were two.  The use of maiden names would be helpful, but in this case the “other” Sarah was Sarah Sampson Sampson, so it is difficult to know for sure if the name on a document was the maiden name or married name.  And to make matters even more confusing, THIS Sarah Sampson who married William Sampson was daughter of another William Sampson.  See why this family makes me crazy?

I thought the neighbors surrounding the Sampsons would help me place Sallie in the right family.  Or maybe marriage between cousins would be the deciding factor.  But no.  In 1850, Sallie’s nephew John Marsh (son of Peter and Lucy Walker Jollett Marsh) was living in the household of the wheelwright William & Sarah Sampson.  I thought Ah –ha – that must be MY Sallie.  But then there’s the miller William & Sarah Sampson living next door to Sallie’s nephew Madison Marsh (son of Peter and Lucy Walker Jollett Marsh).  Then in 1860, the wheelwright’s daughter Peachy was married to Sallie’s nephew Hiram Marsh (again, son of Peter and Lucy), the miller’s son George was married to Sallie’s niece Amanda Melvina Marsh (daughter of Peter and Lucy), and the miller’s widow “S Sampson” was living two doors down from Sallie’s sister Tabatha.  What a neighborhood!

When I learned that a marriage record for Smith Sampson named Sallie JOLLETT as his mother, I finally had my first real clue to Sallie’s line.  But which set of siblings did Smith Sampson go with?

Today, I believe I have the two Sampson couples clearly defined. 

MY family is likely Sarah/Sallie who married William the miller and had the larger family most completely named in 1850:  Nancy, Cinthia, William, Virenda, Mary, Martha.  Smith was already married and on his own. 

The other family was Wiliam the wheelwright with the smaller family:  Bluford Marshall, Maria, Franklin, Peachy, and Virginia.

This is why I believe so.  Looking at the earlier census records when only the head of household was named and everyone else was simply a member of a category, the only room for Smith Sampson was in the larger family:


1830 Orange Co, VA
MY Sampsons
The other ones
MALES


Age 5-9
George, William J.
X
Age 10-14
Smith, and one unknown
Franklin
Age 15-19
X
Bluford Marshall
Age 30-39
William
X
Age 40-49
X
William



FEMALES


Under 5
Eliza, Virenda
X
Age 10-14
Nancy, Cinthia
Maria
Age 15-19
one unknown
Virginia, Peachy
Age 30-39
Sallie
Sarah


See – there’s no room for Smith in the other family.

The second support might be a little less convincing.  In 1883, Franklin Sampson married Sallie’s niece Clarissa Ann Sampson Rodenbarger in Indiana.  On the marriage record, the widow Clarissa Ann named her parents as John Sampson and Clarissa JOLLETT.  Franklin named his parents as William Sampson and Sarah SAMPSON.  Is it not reasonable to assume that maiden names would have been listed in both cases on the same document?              


THREE GENERATIONS:

Sarah “Sallie” JOLLETT (1794 in Orange Co, Virginia – June 1863 Greene Co, Virginia) was the third known daughter of James and Nancy Walker Jollett.  She married William SAMPSON (Apr 1788 - 4 Sep 1853 Greene Co, Virginia)   8 Jan 1809 in Orange Co, Virginia 


1. Smith SAMPSON (1814 in Madison, Virginia - 15 Jul 1889 in Rockingham Co, Virginia) & m1) Sarah MICHAEL (26 May 1811 – 13 May 1844 Rockingham County, Virginia)  7 Jan 1840 in Rockingham Co, Virginia ; & m2) Elizabeth HAYNES (Abt 1826 – Abt 1881 Rockingham County, Virginia) 16 May 1844 ; & m3) Emma J. SIPE (1851 – 12 Jan 1885 Rockingham County, Virginia) 24 Feb 1881 Rockingham Co, VA.

**There is some confusion as to which children were born to Sarah and which to Elizabeth.  It is safe to assume there were no children with Emma.  Since Smith married Elizabeth three days after Sarah died, it is possible he had children with Elizabeth even before he was widowed.  Therefore, I am simply listing the known children chronologically.

  • William Jackson SAMPSON (26 Jun 1836 in Rockingham County, Virginia - 21 Jan 1913 in McGaheysville, Rockingham Co, Virginia) & Mary Ann LEAP (20 Feb 1841 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 15 Oct 1923 Rockingham Co, Virginia) 1859 Rockingham Co, Virginia
  • Mitchell Adam SAMPSON (12 Jan 1840 Rockingham Co., Virginia - 18 Jul 1910 Madison Co., Virginia) & Mary Catherine MAY  (9 Mar 1844 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 22 Jul 1915 Madison Co., Virginia)  27 Nov 1867
  • Henry Michael SAMPSON (23 Sep 1841 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 18 Jul 1910 Madison County, Virginia) & Sarah Ellen MICHAEL (5 Nov 1846 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 22 Jan 1917 Rockingham Co, Virginia) 10 Jan 1865 Rockingham Co, Virginia
  • Margaret SAMPSON (1845 Rockingham Co, Virginia - About 1880) & m1) Y. C. AMMON ; & m2) Archibald  SIPE (4 Aug 1839 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 14 Jun 1921 North Dakota)  21 Jul 1869 Rockingham Co, Virginia
  • Jacob H. SAMPSON (1847 Rockingham Co, Virginia - ) & Margaret SIPE 30 Dec 1874 in Rockingham Co, Virginia
2. Nancy SAMPSON ( 1818 Madison Co, Virginia - Before 1880 )

  • Mary SAMPSON (1837 - )

3. Cinthia SAMPSON ( 1822 Madison Co, Virgina  - Before 1864 Greene Co, Virginia)

4. William Joseph SAMPSON ( 24 Jun 1824 Madison Co,  Virginia -  30 Dec 1902 Greene Co, Virginia) & Catherine ANDERSON (1809 Madison Co, Virginia - )  18 Jun 1854 Madison Co, Virginia

  • Gibbon A. SAMPSON (19 Jun 1854 in Greene Co, Virginia - 16 Aug 1924) & Mary Susan WOODSON  (Nov 1853 – 8 Feb 1931 Greene Co, Virginia)  23 Dec 1875  Greene Co, Virginia,
5. Eliza Jane SAMPSON (1825 Orange Co, Virginia - Sep 1896 Greene Co, Virginia) & James W. SOUTHARD (1817 Orange Co, Virginia - ) 1839 Madison, Virginia

  • Elizabeth Arenna SOUTHARD (1841 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Louisa M. SOUTHARD (1842 Greene Co, Virginia – 1884) & Benjamin OLIVER (1838 Virginia - )27 May 1866 Greene Co, Virginia
  • William H. SOUTHARD (1843 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Eliza Jane SOUTHARD (1846 Greene Co, Virginia  - ) & James Wade SNOW (1838 - 8 Jan 1914 Greene Co, Virginia)  30 Dec 1869 Greene Co, Virginia
  • Peachy F. SOUTHARD (13 Oct 1853 - Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • James A. G. SOUTHARD (1860 Greene Co, Virginia - )
6. George W. SAMPSON (1828 Orange County - ) & m1) Amanda Melvina MARSH (1831 Orange Co, Virginia – Before 1878) 28 Jan 1848 Greene Co, Virginia ; m2) Sarah L. BREEDEN (23 Mar 1853 - ) 14 Dec 1878 Greene Co, Virginia

**Children with Amanda Melvina:

  • John A. SAMPSON (1848 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • George Lewis SAMPSON (1850 Greene Co, Virginia – After 1920) & m1) Laura Cordelia DELPH (Dec 1857 Madison Co, Virginia - ) 26 Sep 1872 Madison Co, Virginia ; & m2) Mary S. JUEL (1865 Greene Co, Virginia - ) 7 Sep 1886 Page Co, Virginia ; & m3) Mary E. BAUGHER (1878 Rockingham Co, Virginia - ) 11 Dec 1896 Rockingham Co, Virginia
  • M. F. SAMPSON (1851 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Elizabeth Virginia SAMPSON (1853 Greene Co, Virginia - ) & Andrew Jackson SNOW (1848 Green Co, Virginia - ) about 1870
  • U. D. SAMPSON (1854 -  )
  • Eugenia SAMPSON (1857 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • A. L. SAMPSON (1857 - )
  • Francis M. SAMPSON (1859 Greene Co, Virginia - ) & Lucretia MARSH (1849 - )
  • Richard E. SAMPSON (1861 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Daniel B. SAMPSON (1863 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Robert B. SAMPSON (1866 Greene Co, Virginia – 24 Aug 1938 Rockingham County, Virginia)& m1) Annie KNIGHTING ( - Before 1910) 28 Dec 1886 Rockingham County, Virginia; & m2) Daisy WILLIAMS (16 Dec 1883 – 18 Jan 1968) 21 May 1914 Rockingham County, Virginia
  • Henry SAMPSON (1866 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • James A. SAMPSON (Jul 1873 Greene Co, Virginia – 1937) & Virginia Belle JENKINS (10 Jul 1874 – 29 Oct 1945 Charlottesville, Virginia) 15 Jun 1893 Page County, Virginia
**Child with Sarah BREEDEN:

  • Thomas W. SAMPSON (14 Oct 1886 Page Co, Virginia – 1962 Page Co, Virginia) & Lula Frances BREEDEN PURDHAM (1872 Page Co, Virginia - ) 24 Sep 1908 Page Co, Virginia
7. Virenda E. SAMPSON (1829 Madison County, Virginia - ) & Albert W. SOUTHARD  (1825 - )  1 Mar 1849 Greene Co, Virginia

  • Josephine E. SOUTHARD (1854 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Annie M. SOUTHARD (1857 in Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Alberta SOUTHARD  (1859 Greene Co, Virginia - ) & Sylvester L. BROWN (1867 Shenandoah Co, Virginia  - 1919 Page Co, Virginia ) 23 Apr 1890 Page Co, Virginia
  • Lucy SOUTHARD (1871 Greene Co, Virginia - ) & Nat JARRELL 23 Feb 1896 Greene Co, Virginia
  • Jane Lee SOUTHARD  (1862 Greene Co, Virginia - )
  • Benjamin Franklin SOUTHARD  (1866 Greene Co, Virginia - 17 Jun 1952 Gordonsville, Orange, Virginia) &  Luttie CLATTERBUCK 15 Sep 1887 Greene Co, Virginia
8. Mary SAMPSON ( 1832 Orange Co, Virginia - )

9. Martha  A. SAMPSON (1833 Orange County, Virginia – After 1880 Madison County, Virginia) & William S. DELPH (1832 Madison County, Virginia – Before 1880 Madison County, Virginia) 23 Dec 1853 Greene Co, Virginia

  • Sarah DELPH (1856 Madison County, Virginia)
  • Laura Cordelia DELPH (Dec 1857 Madison County, Virginia - ) & George Lewis SAMPSON (1850 Greene County, Virginia – After 1920) 26 Sep 1872 Madison County, Virginia
  • Marcellus DELPH (1858 Madison County, Virginia - )
  • Fanny DELPH (1861 Madison County, Virginia - )
  • Harriett Hattie DELPH (1866 Madison County, Virginia - )
  • William DELPH (1869 Madison County, Virginia - )

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you got our Sallie and Wm. Sampson straight! That's a lot of people! Like I have said before we are related to the whole valley of VA!

    Great work, Miss girl.

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