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Husband: Lt William Sams
Born: 1755 in Halifax Co, VA
Married: before 1780 in Henry Co, VA
Died: 1825 in Union Co, IL
Father: William Sams
Mother: Mary Fuller
Spouses:
Wife: Martha Edwards
Born: 1763 in Henry Co, VA
Died: 19 JUL 1824 in Union Co, IL
Father: Thomas Edwards
Mother: Lucy
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): William Sams
Born: 1780
Died:
Spouses: Margaret Tucker
02 (M): Rice Sams
Born: 1780/1790
Died: 1830/1840 in Union Co, IL
Spouses: Elizabeth Biggerstaff
03 (F): Elizabeth Sams
Born: 1784
Died:
Spouses: Deweese
04 (F): Lavina Sams
Born: 15 DEC 1786 in Washington Co, TN
Died: 01 JUN 1856 in Rabun Co, GA
Spouses: Jesse Carter
05 (M): Thomas Sams
Born: 1780/1790
Died: 1840/1850 in Union Co, IL
Spouses: Sally Boren
06 (M): David Sams
Born: 1788/1789 in Burke Co, NC (now Buncombe Co, NC)
Died: after 1850 in Ballard Co, KY
Spouses: Nancy Smith
07 (M): Wiley Sams
Born: 1796/1797 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1850 in Ballard Co, KY
Spouses:
08 (F): Valonel Sams
Born:
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Lt William Sams:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Parent.;

!TAXLIST:1770 Pittsylvania Co, VA William SAMS, 1 Poll;

!COURT: 5 Feb 1783 Washington Co, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume 1 1778-1779, pg 197 Mark off Road ... Edm'd SAMS ... Wm SAMS ...;

!NAMED: 7 Aug 1787 Burke Co, NC Land Grants # 1194 to Charles McDOWELL, 120a both sides Middle fork of Ivey River. ent 1 aug 1783 # 62, surv 7 Aug 1787 Chain Bearers: William SAMS, David McPETERS. Granted # 1195 18 May 1789;

!CENSUS:1790;

!COURT:Jul 1792 Buncombe Co, NC Court Minutes. Jury to lay off road from Ivy
River to Caney River ... James SAMS ... William SAMS ... George BAKER ...
John BAKER, James HENSELY, Henry HENSELY and John EDWARDS;

!COURT:Apr 1794 Buncombe Co, NC Court Minutes. Jurors for July sessions 1794 ... William SAMS ...;

!COURT:Jul 1794 Buncombe Co, NC Court Minutes. Jury ... William SAMS ...;

!CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 189 William SAMS age 45+ (bef 1755) "12201-01010";

!CENSUS:1810;

!CENSUS:1820;

!WILL:1828 Ballard Co, KY pg 104;

!REFERENCE:THE SAMS FAMILY OF VIRGINIA." he was born in what is now Henry County, Virginia, Although heis first recorded in the tithables of Halifax County of 1773 when he was just sixteen years old. This was before the western portion of Halifax County was split off as Henry County in 1777, therefore William bas born under the jurisdiction of Halifax County as Halifax County had been split off of the Western part of Lindenburg County in 1752. The date of his birth is confirmed by the data on his grave stone in the Sams family cemetery south of Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, where he died in 1825. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Virginia Continental Regiment March 28, 1776. There is no record of when William left the service. He did return to Henry County to be married to Martha Edwards. Martha was the daughter of Thomas Edwards who died November 17, 1790 and was a neighbor of John Sams Born 1749, a brother of William Sams, Jr. who lived on Turkey Cock Creek in what is now Henry County, Virginia. Martha's father willed to Martha Sams one negro girl names Jane. Martha and William, Jr. were married before 1780, since William established his own household by recording a survey of 223 acres south of what is now Martinsville, Virginia and east of Ridgeway on Simon Creek, a branch of Matrimony Creek, which flows into the Smith River east of Ridgeway where the present route 622 crosses Smith River. Martha would have been 16 years old at the time of her marriage, if she were married in 1779. She died on July 19, 1824 at the age of 61 years making her birthdate 1763, as shown on her tombstone where she is buried next to William, Jr. in the Sams family cemetery south of Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois. William was further recorded in Henry County, Virginia as being on the tax list in 1782. He was also recorded in a court record as having been granted compensation for twenty pounds of pork furnished General Lee's troops in 1783. Martha's first son William Sams III was born in 1780 confirming the probable date of her marriage as 1779 and William's service in the Revolutionary Was as probably being three years. Sometime after 1783 and before 1791 William Sams, Jr. went directly from Henry County to Buncombe County, now Madison County, North Carolina to follow his brothers John born 1749, James born 1750 and Edmond, born 1757. John and Edmond had first gone to Tennessee and James had first gone to Burke County, North Carolina.";

Martha Edwards:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Parent.;

!CENSUS:1790;

!NAMED-WILL:-- --- 1791 Pittsylvania Co., VA Deeds & Wills Book 11 page 202
Thomas Edwards. Proven 18 Apr 1791.
Wife Lucy
Sons Edmund, James, John, Thomas, Nathan, William
daughters Martha Sams, Elizabeth Lansford, Hannah Scoggins, Mary Britton;

!CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 189 w/Williams SAMS age 26-44 (1755/74);

!CENSUS:1810;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830;

(07) Wiley Sams:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Uncle.;

!CENSUS:1790;
CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 189 w/Williams SAMS age 0-9 (1790/1800);
CENSUS:1810;
CENSUS:1820;
CENSUS:1830 * Hickman Co, KY pg 13 Wiley SAMS *;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850 Ballard Co, KY # 330/330
Wiley SAMS, 53, Farmer, $1700 NC
Caroline, 24 Unknown
Tolbert, 18 KY
Wiley, 14
Sarah 12
Wainworth 9
Adoniram 7
Hermon 4
James MABERRY 6;

(08) Valonel Sams:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Aunt.;

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