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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Maj James Lawson Jr.

In the 1900 U.S. Census two of his daughters indicate he was born in Ireland.

MARRIED: Records of Duplin Co., NC 1749-1868 by Cora Bass, 1959, p.67, Lawson, James Jr. to Charlotte Bourden

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Frank Gibson Thibault Jr.; dated 19 Apr 1992 sent to T Mason; SOURCE: Letter to Mrs A E Pritchard LR from cuz Sam Reyburn, Sarasota FL 2 14 1954. NOTES: ... My great grandfather... His son James had ten children but they lived in Little Rock and on the plantation at Bear Skin Lake 10 or 12 miles East and across the river from Little Rock. ... James Lawson Sr settled in New York City, married and had two sons James born in 1800 and Philo.. He was in easy financial circumstance. His wife died in about 1819. Leaving the boys at school - James in Columbia, he traveled through the west U.S. He spent some time in 1823 in Little Rock. Finally he settled in Duplin County, North Carolina where in 1825 he married the widow of Dr. Levi Borden. Her father was named Beck from Pennsylvania, and the 6th of her ten children, Charlotte was in Philadelphia at school. GG-father sent for his son James who had finished school and was working in NY City and asked him to go by and pick up the step sister he had never seen, and bring her down with him. By stage and ship the young people made their way each to a parent and a step parent and when they reached their destination announced their engagement. They were soon married and proceeded to have their ten children - the first five all born in Duplin county N.C. My mother Arkie Elvira was the 5th born Feby 21st 1837 and was only 3 1/2 months old when grandfather reached Little Rock about June 1st 1837- James, Mary, Harriet, Henry and Eleanor were born in Arkansas - All in the city of Little Rock except Henry who delighted to joke about the fact that he was born at Jerico.

Article in UK newspaper from Sep 3, 1922 states came to AR in 1838. States Eliza (daughter) was born near Waynesboro, N.C. Made home at Bearskin Lake near Little Rock, AR. States came to AR with the late Moorhead Wright. He was sheriff and treasurer of Pulaski Cnty 1838-40 and remained sheriff til 1844.

OBITUARY: The Arkansas Gazette; 1855; pg 3, col 7; EXTRACTION: "In the midst of life, we are suddenly alarmed at the approach of death, and at an hour when least expected, "He enters, and there's no defence. His time, there's none can tell." The subject of the following obituary notice, in company with the writer, visited lamented friends, W. H. Judkins, Senator of Lawrence, and W. S. Wade, Representative of Ouachita, in their last illness; not withstanding his constitution was very much enfeebled by disease, he no doubt promised himself long life, like the world of mankind, believing all persons mortal except ourselves. But where is he now? Numbered with the pale nations of the dead, and the places that knew him once will know him no more. What is life? A meteor of the night. A bubble on the water. What are the pleasures of life? Like the Borealis race that flit e'er you can point its place; Like the dew on beds of roses; When the sun his power discloses, like the rainbow's lovely form, vanishing amid the storm. Like the snow falls in the river, A moment, while then, melts forever." Major James Lawson died on the 17th inst., in the 49th year of age, leaving a disconsolate widow and eight children to mourn his loss. In the year 1839 he emigrated from North Carolina to this place, and necessarily had to undergo many privations incident to settling a new country. He has been long known to the writer as an affectionate husband, a kind and tender parent, a generous and benevolent
friend. W. Wilmington, Fayettville and Goldsborough, North Carolina papers.

CENSUS: City of Little Rock in the County of Pulaski in the state of Arkansas enumerated by me on the 10 day of Dec 1850; ; ; Extract: Dwelling house number 415 (?)
James Lawson 41 m Farmer 15,000 NC
Charlotte " 37 f "
Robert E. " 20 m " 1 (in school)
Hiram " 17 m Ark 1
James " 10 m " 1
H. Clay " 6 m NC 1
Eliza " 16 f Ark 1
Arkansas " 14 f " 1
Meary " 10 f " 1
Ellener " 5 f " 1
Charlotte " M 60 f NC
Margaret Borden 22 f NC


Charlotte Caroline Borden

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Frank Gibson Thibault Jr. ; ; dated 19 Apr 1992 sent to T. Mason; NOTES: Story is from Lillian (Scott) Thibault, that James Lawson Sr was to marry Charlotte (Beck) Borden both of whom had been married before and had children by their previous marriage. The daughter of Charlotte was named similarly to her as was Lawson's son to him. Young Lawson Jr went to pick up the daughter from the train and they fell in love and were later married.


Marriage Notes for Maj James Lawson Jr. and Charlotte Caroline Borden-4611

MARRIED: Abstract of Vital Records from Raleigh, NC Newspapers. N.C. Star, Fri. 22 Aug 1823, p 3 col.4, MARRIED...In Duplin County, on the 3d inst., James Lawson, Esq. to Mrs. Charlotte Borden.


Henry John Samuel

BIRTH: The Samuell/Samuel Families of Tidewater Virginia" by Dorothy S Samuel, Southern Historical Press (1997), p.401gives b.d. as abt 1772. Some some people suggest the date was 1783.

WILL-CHILDREN: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; 20 May 1992; NOTES: source included pedigree chart RESEARCHER: Katherine Birnbaum Creason, 110 Kenwood Pl, Hot Springs, AR. Will dated 1 Mar 1813, probated 26 Apr 1813. Book 4 page 509 2/55 1813, Orange Co., VA, probated in Orange Co. St. Thomas Parish. Copies from Archives Dept. State Library of VA in Richmond, VA. (Note the name in the will is spelled Samuels.)

Henry Samuel's will
In the name of God, amen. I, Henry Samuel of the Co. of Orange being grievously affected but of a disosing mind retaining my sense & reason --- the property that it has pleased the good God to bless me with I will & bequeath in the manner & form following:
1st. Let my interest in the tract of land my mother Catherine Samuels now lives on to be sold to pay my just debts.
2nd. The residue of my estate to be divided as the law directs among my wife Sarah F. Samuels and my four children to wit ---- John J. Samuels, Henry F. Samuels, Fielding E. Samuels and Catherine Samuels.
Henry Samuels
witnesses Thos. Newman, Abner Petty
Probated April 26, 1813
The last will & test. of Henry Samuel deceased was proved by the oaths of the widow of the deceased having by her note in writing relinquished her right of administration on the said estate on the motion of Joseph Clark, who made oath according to law, and together with John Clark and James W. Hawkins his securities entered into & acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollards conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of the said deceased, with his will annexed in due form.

MARRIAGE: Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1787-1852, page 112. The marriage was 8 May 1801 and J. Sorrell the minister.


Marriage Notes for Henry John Samuel and Sarah Fauntleroy Jameson-989

MARRIAGE: Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1787-1852, page 112. The marriage was 8 May 1801 and J. Sorrell the minister.


John Samuel

WILL-CHILDREN: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston; 20 May 1992; NOTES: source included pedigree chart RESEARCHER: Katherine Birnbaum Creason, 110 Kenwood Pl, Hot Springs, AR, dated Feb 1967. will dated 3 May 1803, proved 25 Feb 1805 - book 4 page 134 2/55 Orange, VA.

In the name of God, Amen. I John Samuels of the County of Orange (being sick and weak of body but of sound mind & memory do make this my last will & Test. in manner & form following.
It is my will & desire that out of my estate all my just debts shall first be paid.
Item 1. I give to my well beloved wife Catherine Samuels during her natural life all of my estate both real & person and after her death, all my land lying in Orange Co., Va., and in the state of Kentucky, I leave to be equally divided between my five sons namely Henry Samuels, Achilles Samuels, Andrew Samuels, Fielding Samuels, Phillsomn (?) Samuels or the survivors of them & their assigns forever.
Item 2. I also leave after the death of my wife to be equally divided between my seven children namely, Henry, Robert, Achilles, Andrew, Fielding and Phillimon Samuels and Polly Jameson, the wife of Thomas R. Jamison, all my negroes and all my personal property of every kind to them & their assigns forever.
Item 3. and last of all I appoint Henry Samuels and my friend Nathaniel Smith exors. of this will. In Witness Where of I set my hand & seal this 3rd day of May 1803. John Samuel
witnesses Samuel Thompson
Thos. Newmin
Joseph Edwards
Gabriel King
At a court held for Orange Co. on Mon 25th of Feb. 1805 ----- on Mon. 22nd of July following the motion of Henry Samuels one of the executors named in the will, who made oath there & according to law, together with George Petty and Andrew Samuels his securities entered in & acknowledged their bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollards, certificate was granted him for obtaining a probate thereof.

From page 7 of Samuel sketch written by Katherine Birnbaum Creason:
On Feb. 15, 1956, the Archives Dept., State Library of Va., sent me a list of 5 Public Service Claims of John Samuel of Orange Co., Va. which they would photostat & send to me upon receipt of the required listed fee. On the advice of my researcher, I sent for the full owing: The original was attached to my Samuel supplementary for the DAR and it was approved July 13, 1956.

Public Service Claim. Oreange Co.
To John Samuel of Orange Co. Ct. Booklet p. 22 Certiicate 1.
Lists p. 1213. Com. Book 1V, p. 186, 187.

I hereby certify that I have received for public use of John Samuel 350 pounds of beef which he is entitled to receive payment for. Given under my hand this 21 day of July 1781. Ben Winston D.C.C.C.
350 Beef £4.7.6

Ct. Booklet p. 22. John Samuel for 350 pds of beef certified by B. Winston July 22, 1781.
Sd. Samuel for 150 pds. May 2, 1781.
2.10.0 Public Service Claim of Orange Co, Va.

RESEARCHER: Posting on 9 Aug 2006 from Melissa Speed, DAR volunteer:
John Samuel is listed as a patriot in the DAR Patriot Index:

SAMUEL, JOHN Ancestor # A099657
Birth Date: CIRCA 1745
Birth County/Parish: ESSEX CO
Birth State/Country: VIRGINIA
Death Date: ANTE 25 Feb 1805
Death County/Parish: ORANGE CO
Death State/Country: VIRGINIA
Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Service State/Organization: VIRGINIA

CENSUS: Virginia Census, 1782
Name: John Samuel
State: VA
County: Orange County
Township: 07 04
Year: 1782
Record Type: Continental Census
Page: 40
Database: VA Early Census Index


Catherine Foster

RESEARCHER-BIRTH: Information sent to T.Mason on 24 Aug 1998 by Sam Samuel.

1. Through my wife's research at the DAR Library in Washington D.C., an application was found which indicates that John Samuel b. abt 1736-1745, was married to Catherine Foster b. 2/10/1746 in England. In references for lineage, it states that "Catherine's birthdate on a very old watercoloring of her done by St. Menin and in the family for years". The DAR National Number is 49543 and is associated with Ethel Horton Handy, a descendant of Philemon Samuel.

WILL: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; 20 May 1992; NOTES: approval of estate will Book 7 pg 588, Orange, VA

DEATH: Virginia Historic Court Records, Samuel &c vs Samuel &c, 1821, Record 241-22, an extract posted at www.historiccourtrecords.org


Achilles Samuel

Is in the 1850 U.S. census household of George A Sleet with his neice Arkansas C. Samuel. It lists him as age 50 and her as age 29. (See census entry for Arkansas, who is the daughter of Philomen, the brother of Achilles.


Captain David Jameson

Ref: Catharine F.B. Mason's research notes p. 67.

May have resided in Caroline County, although his will is recorded in York Co., Virginia. An autographed letter shows he was alive in 1811. Sally, his wife was a native of the Bairds' of "Epping Forest" Essex, Virginia.

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kasberg Coordinator Sherman County, Oregon Historical Museum wrote T. Mason in Aug 2001:
  In 1772, Fincastle County, Virginia was organized; the new county included all of present Kentucky. Then on 31 December 1776, Kentucky County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County.
In 1777, Virginia's General Assembly divided Fincastle County into three parts and created Washington, Montgomery, and Kentucky Counties. The act creating these counties described Kentucky County as being "to the south and westward of a line beginning on the Ohio at the mouth of Great Sandy creek and running up the same and the main, or northeasterly, branch thereof to the Great Laurel Ridge of Cumberland Mountain, then south westerly along the said mountain to the line of North Carolina.
  In 1780, Kentucky County was divided into three counties -- Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln. Within just a few years, six more counties had been carved out of those three. Between 1784 and 1792, people living in those counties held ten conventions on the question of statehood; on 18 December 1789 Virginia's General Assembly passed an act allowing Kentucky to apply for statehood and on 1 June 1792, those nine counties became a state, with the full consent of Virginia.
  Fayette County was one of the original three counties formed 30 June 1780 from Virginia's Kentucky Territory. Named for the French General Marquis de LaFayette who served in the Revolutionary War, it is located in the Inner Bluegrass region of the state. Early pioneers arrived in 1774; Jacob Baughman, Hancock Taylor, Simon Kenton, James Douglas and John Floyd surveyed here in that year. William McConnell settled in 1775 and the Bryant family in 1776. Early stations included Levi Todd's (1779) and William McGee's (1780). Robert Boggs built here in 1784 and Levi Todd in 1787. The county seat is Lexington, which was organized 5 May 1782. It was named earlier by Captain Robert Patterson, while he was being guided through the Bluegrass by Simon Kenton. He selected the name Lexington upon hearing of the historic battle that began the American Revolution.
  Fayette's neighboring counties are Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, and Woodford. The elevation in the county ranges from 549 to 1070 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 225,366 in a land area of 284 square miles, an average of 793.5 people per square mile.

USGenWeb, Fayette County, KY; Subscribers for A Narrative of the Life and Travels of John Robert Shaw, the Well-Digger, now Resident of Lexington, KY, printed by Daniel Bradford, 1807; Lexington: Samuel Ayres, Eng. Yeiser, William Gray, Dudley Gatewood; Frankfort: Larking Gatewood; Bairdstown: Frederick Yeiser, J.D. Strother, John Webb; Paris: Jacob A. Lane; Clarke County: William M. Lane, George Webb; Fayette County: Payne, Meredith, John Bryant.

CORRECTION: The following two citations refer to a David Jameson who was born on 10 March 1757. They INCORRECTLY imply that the David Jameson referred to was indeed this David who was born 15 Oct 1757. I conclude the following information refers to someone else, based upon first the birth date cited in the family bible which is also the same birth date cited in the reference "The Jamesons in America."
MILITARY: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; 20 May 1992; From THEY WENT THATAWAY, Vol 2, p. 70 by Charles Hughes Hamlin, Richmond, VA. P.O. Box 3525. "David Jameson (....1812) Virginia. Enlisted in Captain Matthew Arouckle's Co., 12th VA Regiment. Sept. 12, 1775 & continued in service until Oct. 10, 1778. (Henry Craig Yeiser, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4th in descent, elected 1907.)
MILITARY: Letter written November 20, 1930 to Mrs. S????al ????. Room ???, Southern Hotel, Frankfort, Kentucky. "Dear Madam.
You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. S1167, that David Jameson was born March 10, 1757, place not stated.
He enlisted in Greenbrier County, Virginia in March 1775 and served one year as a private in Captain Matthew Arbuckle's company, Colonel John Seville's Virginia regiment, and served in the garrison at Point Pleasant.
Immediately after the above, he served two years as a private in the garrison at said place, no officers stated.
He was allowed pension on his application executed August 13, 1858, while a resident of Bourbon County, Kentucky.
There are no data as to his family.
Very truly yours
K.W. Morgan
Acting Commissionar."


Henry Fauntleroy Samuel

Lived in Cumberland County, Kentucky, then Christian County, Kentucky, then Mississippi and finally in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

RESEARCHER: Following Obituary sent to T.Mason on 30 Jul 2006 by Dori Shaffer.

OBITUARY: May 10, 1840. Arkansas Banner.
On the 9th last, at Lewise' Springs, in Hot Spring county, Mr. Henry F. Samuel, aged 40 years.
Mr. Samuel was formerly a merchant of this city, and enjoyed the good will and esteem of a large circle of friends. He had been lingering for a long time with the fearful malady, consumption, which terminated thus fatal. He leaves a long list of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. We learn, from one who stood by him in the last struggles of expiring nature, but he bore his afflictions with true Christian fortitute.


John Jameson Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; John J. Samuel was born Aug. 12th 1813. DEATH: J.J. Samuel Sr. Husband of H.B. Samuel Departed Nov. 7th 1866 in his 63rd yr. (NOTE: by T.Mason - this would indicate his birth was 1803) CONFLICT: Other records indicate 1804.

MARRIAGE: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; Notes: Joh J. Samuel was married to Harriet B. King Daughter of Ed & Sarah King Aug. 18th 1831.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; 20 May 1992; NOTES: source included pedigree chart RESEARCHER: Katherine Birnbaum Creason, 110 Kenwood Pl, Hot Springs, AR, dated Feb 1967. Quoting 4 Arkansas Historical Quarterlies (Winter 1958, Winter 1959, Autumn 1959 and Spring 1958).

J.J. Samuel served on the Board of Directors for the school at Tulip and, according to an article in the Arkansas Gazette, was a road commissioner from one of the districts. These 4 issues are: Winter 1958; Winter 1959; Autumn 1959; and Spring 1958. References are made to J.J. Samuel, Fielding E., and Henry F. in old tax records in the State Archives.

LAND: The Battle of Poison Springs, during the Civil War, was fought in the same area as John Jameson Samuel's farm. It was destroyed and the family was left destitute. Mama was very bitter over the south's defeat because her mother could remember her mother tell of actual happenings. I'll not write about this battle here as it can be read of in printed matter on the Civil War.

From World Family Tree CD Vol. 3, Record 2092: John Jameson Samuel came to Arkansas from Kentucky and had a farm near Poison Springs where the Civil War battle of the same name took place. During that time Union soldiers ransacked the Samuel home looking for food and hidden valuables. Furniture was slashed to pieces with swords and Samuel's front teeth were ground off by Union soldiers in an effort to extract information from him. Fortunately, Samuel's Masonic apron was found by the Union commandant, who was also a Mason, and the torture was stopped. It was said that daughter, Kate, danced for the Union soldiers in exchange for food and coffee.


Harriet Brazille King

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; ; copy dated 20 May 1992 sent to T Mason; NOTES: source included pedigree chart RESEARCHER: Katherine Birnbaum Creason, 110 Kenwood Pl, Hot Springs, AR, dated Feb 1967. Charts lists 3 more generations of paternal line.

OBITUARY: Excerpt from a newspaper article (probably the one at Hope, Ark); source: as above; copy of original is in possession of her great-granddaughter, Mrs. Willard Creason, Hot Springs, ARK.; "The Death Angel". Harriet B. Samuels, nee King, died at the home of her son, Mr. R.P. Samuels, on the 9th of November, 1899. The deceased was born Aug. 12, 1813, in the state of Kentucky, was married to John J. Samuels on the 18th day of Aug., 1831, and came to Arkansas in 1837. Her husband died the year 1866, at what was known as Poison Springs, near Camden, Ark. and in 1867 she came to Hempstead County and settled in the community od De Ann, Ark. For 32 years she has lived a neighbor to the writer of this sketch. Sister Samuel has out lived the three score and ten years, and lived quite a while on borrowed time. She was 86 years, 2 months, and 28 days old. She was the mother of 12 children, 6 boys, and 6 girls. Three boys, Henry E., now in Louisville, Ky., F.E. and R.P. of De Ann, and three girls, Mrs. Malviney Smith, wife of J.N. Smith of Hope, Mrs. Nelly Samuels wife of Mr. DeSota Samuels of Hot Springs, and Mrs. Kate Blackburn of Texarkana, survive her, on sister, widow of Dr. Richard P. Williams of Ft. Worth, Texas, besides a host of grandchildren, neighbors and friends who mourn the departure of another good woman. Sister Samuels was one of the number who organized the Missionary Baptist church at DeAnn, known as White Oak Grove, in 1868 or 9.

White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church 1848-1968 By Ruby A. Samuel October 1968
Through genealogical research on family lineages it is an established fact that White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church was in existence in the year of 1868. Newspaper accounts of birthday celebrations, obituaries and memorials of members substantiate this fact.
Such records have been preserved by the late Miss Sarena Clark, daughter of Squire (Billy) W.J. Clark who is said to have given the name De Ann to the community where the White Oak Grove Church was organized some hundred years ago.
It was though however, by one of the early members who is now deceased, that this church was organized in 1848, and that the first building of worship was a log cabin with split logs covering the dirt floor.
After several weeks of research and a thorough search of Hempstead County Court records, it was found that the deed for White Oak Grove Baptist Church was recorded September 27, 1872. The Church Trustees purchasing this property were Willis Ray and Woodson T. Harris and the land was bough from Mr. John C. Clark and wife, Elizabeth T., for the sum of one dollar. Stamps and seal were affixed to show that money was passed for the property. Evidently the deed has been lost and only the Court records remain as proof.
The cemetery land, which is also considered the White Oak Grove Baptist Church property, was purchased from William H. Carruth and wife, Mary A. Carruth in 1872, and the Trustees to whom this deed was made were Willis Ray and John C. Clark. This deed also has seal and stamps affixed but had not been recorded. After ninety-six years, the deed was recorded on September 4, 1968.
From the memory of an early member it was recalled that likely the first pastor, or among the first preachers to serve as pastor of this church was Elder England, and the following are thought to be some of the charter members:
John Clark and wife, Elizabeth T.
Willis Ray and wife
George B. Terry and wife, Elizabeth
Jasper Breed and wife
Will Clark and wife, Dee Anna
Woodson T. Harris and wife, and
Harriet Brazille King Samuel
According to the memory of the same member, the first deacons were Mr. Johnie Clark, Jasper Breed, Will Clark, Willis Ray and Woodson T. Harris.
A record dated 1875 states that White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church is strictly Misssionary in Principle and Baptistic in Doctrine in keeping with the principle set forth by our Land in the New Testament when he established His Church.


Edwards King Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; Notes: Edward King Samuel was born Aug. 27th 1832. DEATH: Edward K Samuel, son of H & J Samuel Departed this life Sept. 8th 1832


Sarah Catherine Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; Sarah Catherine Samuel, daughter of H & J Samuel was born Nov. 28th 1833 at 11 o'clock AM. DEATH: Sarah Catherine Samuel, Daughter of Harriet & John J. Samuel, Departed this life June 28th 1835


John Jamison Samuel Jr.

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; Extract: John Jamison Samuel, son of H & J Samuel was born Apr. 29th 1840 in the State of Ark. DEATH: J.J. Samuel Jr. son of H & J Samuel departed this life July 16th 1863 at Port Hudson (Note: in Louisiana)


Victoria Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark. EXTRACT: Victoria, daughter of H & J Samuel was born Oct. 11th 1841


Lewis A. Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; EXTRACT: L.A. Samuel (Note: Lewis), son of J & H Samuel was born Apr. 30th at 6:30 AM 1849 (1859-hard to read). DEATH: Lewis A. Samuel son of H & J Samuel, Departed Sept. 9th 1853 at 2 o'clock P.M.


Mary A. Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; Extract: Mary A. Samuel, daughter of H & J Samuel was born Aug. 27th 1851 at 4 PM. DEATH: Mary A. Samuel Daughter of H & J Samuel Departed this life Oct. 9th 1854


Sally Borden Samuel

BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; Extract: Sally Borden Samuel, daughter of J & H Samuel was born Feb. 17th 1861


Fielding Eason Samuel

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston; 20 May 1992;
BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; EXTRACT: F.E. Samuel was born Oct. 11th 1812
MARRIAGE: To Susan: Dallas Co; Book B, pg 69; ; Ceremony performed by William Bayliss, MG.
MARRIAGE: To Henrietta: Dallas Co; Book B, pg 102; ; Ceremony performed by W.L. Somersville, Presiding Judge.

MARRIAGE-CENSUS-RESEARCHER: Letter from Donna Stahl to T.Mason (filed - Samuel); 5-Apr-1995; ; Extract: Living in Calhoun Co, Arkansas in 1860 & 1870.
1860 & 1870 Calhoun Co. Arkansas census
Copy of marriage certificate


Fielding Eason Samuel

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston; 20 May 1992;
BIRTH: John J. Samuel Family bible in possession of Monroe Samuel near Hope, Ark.; EXTRACT: F.E. Samuel was born Oct. 11th 1812
MARRIAGE: To Susan: Dallas Co; Book B, pg 69; ; Ceremony performed by William Bayliss, MG.
MARRIAGE: To Henrietta: Dallas Co; Book B, pg 102; ; Ceremony performed by W.L. Somersville, Presiding Judge.

MARRIAGE-CENSUS-RESEARCHER: Letter from Donna Stahl to T.Mason (filed - Samuel); 5-Apr-1995; ; Extract: Living in Calhoun Co, Arkansas in 1860 & 1870.
1860 & 1870 Calhoun Co. Arkansas census
Copy of marriage certificate


Henrietta Jane Mann

In the 1900 census her birth date is listed as June 1824 but her tombstone shows 1827.


Edward Caldwell Samuel

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; 20 May 1992; Never married.


Dr. Daniel Carpenter Yeiser

BIRTH: St. Peters Church, Baltimore.

MARRIAGE-SOURCE: Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ. List FIRST marriage being to Ayebe DeEspalier.

OBITUARY-BIOGRAPHY: (in file) Was senior warden Trinity Episcopalean Church, Danville for 47 yrs, 1842-76. Was a perfectionistic farmer. Was a Royal Arch Mason. Became a MD in Philadelphia. Lived "& served" in Rapides Parish, Louisana 13 yrs. The country was filled with wealth and French, yet no minister could be found. He therefore was the first magistrate in that section of country and married over 90 couples who had lived common-law together, some having large families.

MARRIAGE: Rose Gordon who soon died. Then he moved back to his family in Danville, married his second wife & lived out his life here. In Danville he became partners with Dr. Winiger and Dr. Ephraim McDowell, pioneer Kentucky surgeon, whose home in Danville, Kentucy is now a state and national shrine. At the age of 73 he performed a delicate and skillful operation with dispatch and the neatness of one fresh from his studies. He gave freely to the poor and afflicted.

MARRIAGE: Bond; ; copy in possn of T.Mason (file - Dr. D. Yeiser); ; EXTRACT: Know all men by these presents that we Daniel Yeiser and Goodrich Lightfoot are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal Sum of £100, the payment of which well and truly to be made we kind our selves our heirs & family and severally finally by these presents, sealed and dated this 7th day of Sptmbr 1821. The Condition of the above obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be Solemnized between said Yeiser and Catharine Samuel ---- then this obligation to be valid else to remit in full force and value. Sig Daniel Yeeiser, ____ Caldwell Goodrich Lightfoote.

RESIDENCE: Excerpt from Fackler's "Historic Homes of Boyle County"; ; copy of picture and article in Yeiser file, T.Mason; NOTES: Daniel was reared in his father's home on Lexington Avenue in Danville. After medical school at Philadelphia Medical College, he moved in 1809 to Alexandria, LA; Practiced 13 years in Louisiana and returned to Danville after death of his first wife. Returned to KY in 1820 where he served in state senate. In 1823, after his second marriage, he purchased 200 acres on what is now the Lexington Road, about a mile and half from downtown Danville. (House structure is described.)

CENSUS: 1850 Boyle Co., KY Dist #2 Danville, Kentucky

CENSUS: 1850 Slave Schedule
"Lists 25 slaves from ages 2 to 65". No names listed of slaves.


Rose Gordon

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser lists first wife as Ayebe DE ESPALIER. Had one child.