Sunday, April 6, 2014

52 Ancestors: #14 - Drada 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.


My third great-grandaunt Drada Ann Jollett was the sixth child of James and Nancy Walker Jollett.  She was born January 10, 1798 in Orange County, Virginia.  She married George Sampson just a couple days shy of her 21st birthday, January 6, 1819.

Apparently the newlyweds were living in Orange when the 1820 census was taken, but the record is so faint that I cannot transcribe any of the facts.  Then in 1830, their whereabouts are uncertain.  Descendants believe Drada and George’s children were born in Rockingham County, but I can find no Sampsons there at all.  However, there is a George Sampson family in nearby Augusta County that matches almost exactly:

MALE


Under 5
2
James, Benjamin
30 - 40
1
George
FEMALE


5 - 10
2
Julia, Nancy
10 - 15
1
?
30 - 40
1
Drada

This does look promising. 

In 1840 and 1850, the Sampsons were in Monroe, Virginia, an area that later became West Virginia after the Civil War.  George was working as a teacher.  Daughters Julia and Nancy had already married and moved out.

MALE


15 - 20
2
James, Benjamin
40 - 50
1
George
FEMALE


5 - 10
1
Elizabeth Jane
40 - 50
1
Drada

Again in 1860, the Sampsons went missing.  Drada died June 6, 1867.  From then on, George lived with his various children.  He was with Elizabeth Jane and her husband Beverly Shephard in 1870.  George was earning some income as a basketmaker.  In 1880, he was living with James and his wife Sarah.  George suffered from paralysis and died the next year, October 17, 1881 in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Three Generations:

Drada Ann JOLLETT (10 Jan 1798 Orange Co, Virginia – 6 Jun 1867 Greenbrier, West Virginia) & George SAMPSON (24 Jul 1796 Orange Co, Virginia – 17 Oct 1881 Greenbrier, West Virginia) 6 Jan 1819 Orange Co, Virginia

1. Lucretia SAMPSON ( 15 May 1820 Orange Co, Virginia - 16 Jun 1820 Orange Co, Virginia)

2. Julia Ann SAMPSON (20 Feb 1822 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 23 Dec 1867 Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia) & William J. McCOY 25 Feb 1836 Rockingham Co, Virginia
  • William Harvey McCOY (Mar 1835 Ronceverte, Greenbrier, West Virginia - 10 Oct 1904 Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia) & Elizabeth S. CARROLL (May 1861 West Virginia - 29 Dec 1950 Kanawha, West Virginia)
  • York McCOY (1844 – 1920 West Virginia)
  • Martha Ann MCCOY (1846 - )
  • James C. McCOY (1851 - )
  • Elizabeth McCOY (14 Feb 1853 – 1 Aug 1935 Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia) & William Henry NEWMAN (1841 – Bef 1920 ) 15 Sep 1888 Kanawha, West Virginia
  • Lewis McCOY (10 Jan 1862 Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co, West Virginia – 30 Sep 1931 Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia)
3. Nancy Ann SAMPSON (11 Jul 1824 Rockingham Co, Virginia - After 1880 Greenup, Kentucky) & Ryland D. MCCOY (1815 – 1880 Greenup, Kentucky) 04 Feb 1839 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
  • William A. McCOY (1837 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - )
  • Palmyra  A. McCOY (1841 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - )
  • Rebecca  McCOY (1842 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - )
  • Mary J. McCOY (Mar 1844 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - )
  • Granville Allen McCOY (22 Jun 1845 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - 13 Jul 1910 Carter, Kentucky) & Rhoda Elizabeth ENGLAND  (18 Jan 1856 Greenup Co, Kentucky – Aug 1929 Ohio) 9 Sep 1878 Greenup Co, Kentucky
  • Winfield Scott McCOY  (1 Jun 1846 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - 4 Feb 1921 Barbour Co, West Virginia) & Mary Jane WARD (1851 – 1930) 26 Mar 1870 Barbour Co, West Virginia
  • Zachariah T. McCOY (1849 Carter County, Kentucky - Before 1860 Greenup County, Kentucky)
  • George Washington McCOY (18 Jan 1850 Carter County, Kentucky - 8 Nov 1936 Franklin County, Ohio) & Eliza Jane HOLLEY (6 Aug 1848 Mason Co, West Virginia – 14 May 1923 Columbus, Ohio) 27 Apr 1871 Greenup, Kentucky
  • Thomas J. McCOY (1853 Kentucky – About 1913) & Susannah PORTER 13 Mar 1876 Greenup County, Kentucky
  • Nancy E. McCOY (About 1857 Kentucky - )
  • James Washington McCOY (27 Sep 1860 Kentucky - Jul 1937 Arkansas) & Rachel BOYD (1861 – 1948)
  • Andrew Johnson McCOY (20 May 1867 Kentucky - Oct 1931 Texas) & Sarah Ann HALL (4 Feb 1870 – 6 Dec 1942 Texas) 10 Sep 1911 Oklahoma
4. James William SAMPSON (7 Oct 1826 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 17 Feb 1900 Greenbrier, West Virginia) & Sarah Jane BRACKMAN  (10 Sep 1833 – 30 Apr 1908) 11 Jan 1855 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
  • William Oliver SAMPSON (14 Dec 1855 - 14 Mar 1951) & m1) Sarah Harriet DOLAN (Dec 1857 – 15 oct 1884) 1 Nov 1877 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia ; m2) Hettie Ladenia WHITMORE  (27 Oct 1861 – 18 Mar 1950) 1887
  • George David SAMPSON (16 Mar 1858 - 23 Aug 1933) & Mary Susan SHERWOOD (4 Sep 1861 – 19 Sep 1934) 8 Apr 1877
  • Catherine Ann SAMPSON (26 Nov 1861 – 1945) & James Letcher ANDERSON (Jun 1859 - ) 6 Oct 1881 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
  • Samuel Franklin SAMPSON (9 Apr 1864 - 23 Feb 1939) & Emmie Effie SHERWOOD (10 Mar 1870 – 9 Oct 1943) 28 Oct 1886 Fort Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia
  • Martha Jane SAMPSON (6 Sep 1866 - ) & William O. THOMPSON (Oct 1865 – 1952) 24 Dec 1885
  • James Lewis SAMPSON (10 Oct 1869 - 25 Nov 1941) & Ellen CAVANAUGH (Mar 1874 - ) About 1898
5. Benjamin Franklin SAMPSON (10 Apr 1830 Rockingham Co, Virginia - 4 May 1871 Greenbrier, West Virginia) & Naoma J. Adeline PROPST (1833 - After 1888)
  • Margaret SAMPSON (1852 - )
  • William SAMPSON (14 Jun 1854 - ) &  Alma UNKNOWN
  • Charles Lewis Nickson SAMPSON  (17 Feb 1860 Sewell, Fayette, Virginia - 24 Sep 1941 Edmond, Fayette, West Virginia) & m1) Martha Ellen RAMSEY (23 Feb 1853 Monroe Co, Virginia – 4 Feb 1917 Fayette, West Virginia) 23 Dec 1879 Fayette Co, West Virginia ;  m2) Rachel Ann HOLLIDAY (3 Feb 1870 Fayette, West Virginia – 23 Dec 1943 Oak Hill, Fayette, West Virginia)  17 Nov 1918 Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Alice SAMPSON (1862 - )
  • Emma Caroline SAMPSON (23 Apr 1865 – 25 Jan 1904 Walla Walla, Washington) & Jacob EMMICK (1850 – 1928) 21 Sep 1882 Fayette Co, West Virginia
  • Mary Louise SAMPSON ( 1869 Greenbrier, West Virginia – 1943) & Benjamin Franklin THOMASSON (1867 Greenbrier, West Virginia – 1939 Fayette, West Virginia)  1890 Fayette, West Virginia
  • Annie H. SAMPSON (1870 - )
  • Iona Minter SAMPSON (7 Feb 1874 – 7 Jan 1959 Fayette, West Virginia ) & Agnes Cordelia SKAGGS (1879 West Virginia – 30 Jun 1951 Fayette, West Virginia) 29 Oct 1899 Fayette, West Virginia
6. Elizabeth Jane SAMPSON (13 Oct 1832 Rockingham Co, Virginia - After 1870) & Beverly SHEPHARD (1834 Greenbrier, West Virginia – After 1880 Greenbrier, West Virginia) 15 Feb 1864 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
  • James Franklin SHEPHARD (16 Nov 1865 Greenbrier, West Virginia - 16 Feb 1954 Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co, West Virginia)
  • Annie B. SHEPHARD (1869 West Virginia - )
7. Frances Virginia SAMPSON (19 Feb 1842 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia - 8 Nov 1930 Ronceverte, Greenbrier, West Virginia) & James Madison Marshall STONE (19 Oct 1843 Patrick Co, Virginia – 15 Dec 1903 Logansport, Cass, Indiana) 28 Jun 1866 Greenbrier, West Virginia
  • Leonadus “Lonnie” A. STONE (1 Jun 1867 West Virginia - 20 Nov 1927 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia) & Laura MARTIN (Jun 1870 West Virginia - )
  • Kate Lewis STONE (Mar 1874 – 1951) & Henry W. MILLER (Mar 1869 - ) 17 May 1899 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
  • William Arthur STONE (16 Dec 1870 - 25 May 1911) & Dollie V. FELTY (Mar 1874 - 17 Sep 1943 Boyd, Kentucky)
  • Charles Emmit STONE (15 Sep 1872 - 11 Dec 1960) & Mary Elizabeth O'BRIEN ( - Before 1960) 16 Dec 1897 Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
  • Sallie Belle STONE (Aug 1873 West Virginia - )
  • Willie Robertie STONE (1874 West Virginia - )
  • Ira Bliss STONE (28 Feb 1876 Greenbrier, West Virginia - 15 Aug 1948 Ronceverte, Greenbrier, West Virginia) & Nellie T. HAGAN (1887 Ohio - )
  • James DeWitt Cecil STONE (1878 West Virginia - 20 Apr 1903 Mercer Co, West Virginia)  
  • Joseph Ingram STONE (12 Jul 1881 Fort Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia - 20 May 1949 Ronceverte, Greenbrier, West Virginia) &  Harriett Ann WARE (24 Aug 1891 Greenbrier, West Virginia – 27 Feb 1978 Winchester, Virginia)  1911 Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio
  • Dallas P. F. STONE (Jul 1891 West Virginia - ) 

6 comments:

  1. My gosh you are good! And patient!
    Looking forward to your F post tomorrow :)

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  2. Wendy, I'm fascinated with that name: Drada. Do you know if it is short for anything? Where does it come from?

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    1. I have NO clue and have wondered about it as well. It's so different from the "pretty girl" names of her sisters - Clarissa, Elizabeth, Melinda. "Drada" seems harsh by comparison, a name for an ugly stepsister in a fairy tale. There are so few records that show her name. I've "met" only 2 of her descendants and they know what I know.

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  3. I like the name Drada, it is definitely different! Great research girl.

    I wonder if these McCoys are the real McCoys?! ;)

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    1. Well, they lived in West Virginia, so maybe some of them migrated far enough over to be the real ones. I didn't run across Ol' Ran'l so I rather doubt it.

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