It appears that there were three different Samples families in West Virginia in the 1800s who probably were not related, which makes our research even harder. The earliest known member of our Samples family is Robert A. Samples, born about 1770 in Monroe County, Virginia and died after 1815. Robert's ancestry is at this time still uncertain, but there is some speculation and research is still being done.
Robert Samples and Mary Ann Walker were married September 20, 1795 in Greenbriar County, VA. Mary Ann Walker was born about 1769 and died December 20, 1857.
Children of Robert A. Samples and Mary Ann Walker were:
Peter Samples, b. 1799, m. Lurana (Lorhanna) Smith Lum,daughter of Ralph Smith and Catherine, b. 1803 Kanawha Co, VA April 19, 1825
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John Samples, b. 1801 Monroe Co VA, m. Martha (Patsy) Young, b. 1813 in Kanawha Co, VA July 19, 1833.More about John Samples and Martha Young
Priscilla Samples b. 1803, m. Andrew Malcom 20 Sept 1824
Jane (Janetta) Samples b. 1805, d. 8 Nov 1885 M.
Samuel Alexander Samples II in 1824
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Sophia Samples b. 1807 m. 3 Feb 1831, Ralph Smith Kanawha County VA
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Mary Samples b. 1809, d. March 17,1883, m. Lewis Naylor Young 7 Dec 1830 Kanawha County VA
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Henry Samples b. 1813-14, d. m. Hulda Elswick 13 Dec 1836
Hiram Samples b. 1815, m. Caroline Atkinson 19 Sept 1845
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