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Mary (Davis) Sampson (1710 - 1824)

Mary Sampson formerly Davis
Born in Spotsylvania, Virginiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2013 | Last significant change: 12 Apr 2021
20:43: Lori (Jacob) Stackow edited the data for Mary (Davis) Sampson (1710-1824). [Thank Lori for this]
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Biography

John Sampson BIRTH unknown Orange County, Virginia, USA DEATH Jul 1778 Culpeper County, Virginia, USA BURIAL John Sampson Cemetery Etlan, Madison County, Virginia, USA MEMORIAL ID 167099282 · View Source


John married Mary Davis on August 6, 1743 in Culpeper Co., Virginia.

Mary Davis married a John Sampson. I have removed the connection to John Simpson who lived in the same area at the same time.

John wrote his will June 18, 1778. It has been recorded by a Sampson researcher that he had died while traveling to Valley Forge in 1778, however, it has also been pointed out that he states that he is weak of body in his will.

We know that John was dead by July 20, 1778 for his will was probated at the county court on this date.

He appears to have been laid to rest in the area where the current John Sampson Cemetery is now located in Madison Co., Virginia.

WILL OF JOHN SAMPSON "In the name of God Amen I John Sampson of the County of Culpeper and Parish of Bromfield being low and weak in Body but in perfect sense and calling to mind that all flesh must yield to Death when please God to call do hereby bestow whatever God has been pleased to Trust me with as follows:

Inprimis

I assign my Body in the Grave as cheerfully as ______ nature Will admit me to be Buried in a decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors and my sole to almighty God who Gave it me trusting in the merits of my Crucified Mediator to raise me up from the Death of sin to the Lip of Righteousnefs thro the washing of his precious blood spilt upon the Crofs.

  • Item 1st I lend my loving wife Mary Sampson during her natural life the land on the south side McAllister's mountain it being the Tract of land whereon I now Live with my negro man Duke, my wenches Fan (?), Vender, and two negro children Christopher & Job (?). The House Furniture & plantation & all other Tools of all Kinds with Twelve head of cattle all my hogs and sheep my black riding Mare and Bay Mare with fifty pounds cash (except) that my children William Joseph, Thomas and Rhoda, do receive one Bed and furniture each at their mothers Death
  • Item 2d I having formerly given out to Elizabeth Rend wife of Lewis, Bathesheba Clark wife of Reuben, Ann Burdine wife of Reginal, Delilah Dicken wife of William, Lucey Berry wife of Aaron, Franky Berry wife of Elisha Berry, what I think a Just proportion of my Estate they are hereby Excluded from any part thereof Except such part as I shall hereafter Direct
  • Item 3d I give my son William all my land on the south side of the church road (namely, where Forrester & Mary lived with a Negro man named Jack and one horse named Juniper & one Feather Bed and Furniture at his mothers Death to him his Heirs and assigns forever
  • Item 4th - I give to my son Joseph the land whereon Aaron Berry now lives to be by him possesed at the Expiration of the year of our Lord 1792 (and in the mean time I lend the same to Aaron Berry) and one Negro man named James and one mare called Phillis and One Feather Bed and Furniture at his Mothers Death to him his heirs and assigns forever
  • Item 5th - I give my son Thomas Sampson the land whereon I now live to be by him held and Enjoyed so soon as his mother shall Depart this life, and one negro lad named Duke Immediately and a colt that may come from either of my mares left his mother one Feather Bed and (p. 262) Furniture at his mothers Death to him his Heirs and assigns forever
  • Item 6th - I give all my land on the north side the church road whereon the Hughes lives to my three sons William Joseph and Thomas in Equal Distribution to them their Heirs and assigns forever
  • Item the 7th - I give my Daughter Rhoda my Negroes Flora & John and one Feather bed at her mothers Death, to her her (sic) Heirs & assigns forever
  • Item 8th - I give my sons in Law John and William Hughes my Negroes Beth (?) and Rose to be Equally Divided between them, theirs, their Heirs and assigns forever
  • Item 9th - I give to Aaron Berry the money now Between us
  • Item 10th - I give Elisha Berry two cows such as shall be assign him by my Executors
  • Item 11th - I give my money save the Fifty pound lent my wife and my ____ Towards the payment of my Just Debts and Funeral charges and the remainder if any with the Cattle that is not other ways Disposed of, I give to my Children in General and all the things lent my wife save the land an four beds at her death, I give to all my children in Equal Distribution or in Case of their Deaths to their legal representatives. Immediately after my wifes Death to them their Heirs and assigns forever
  • And lastly I constitute and appoint my loving wife Mary Executrix & Reubin Clark & Reginal Burdine with my trusty Friend Henry Lewis Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and Declare this to be my Last Will and Testament the 18th day of June 1778

Signed Sealed & Declared & Published Reuben Clark and Riginal Burdine in presence of ) With, was Interlined with all my Geo Witherall ) land before signed Michl Yeager (his mark) Joseph Campbell (his mark) John Sampson, __ (his mark)

At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th day of July 1778, etc." - (Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book B (p. 260 - 263)

Mary was born about 1745. She passed away in 1824.

Husband's Will

"In the name of God Amen I John Sampson of the County of Culpeper and Parish of Bromfield being low and weak in Body but in perfect sense and calling to mind that all flesh must yield to Death when please God to call do hereby bestow whatever God has been pleased to Trust me with as follows:

Inprimis

I assign my Body in the Grave as cheerfully as ______ nature Will admit me to be Buried in a decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors and my sole to almighty God who Gave it me trusting in the merits of my Crucified Mediator to raise me up from the Death of sin to the Lip of Righteousnefs thro the washing of his precious blood spilt upon the Crofs.

Item 1st I lend my loving wife Mary Sampson during her natural life the land on the south side McAllister's mountain it being the Tract of land whereon I now Live with my negro man Duke, my wenches Fan (?), Vender, and two negro children Christopher & Job (?). The House Furniture & plantation & all other Tools of all Kinds with Twelve head of cattle all my hogs and sheep my black riding Mare and Bay Mare with fifty pounds cash (except) that my children William Joseph, Thomas and Rhoda, do receive one Bed and furniture each at their mothers Death

Item 2d I having formerly given out to Elizabeth Rend wife of Lewis, Bathesheba Clark wife of Reuben, Ann Burdine wife of Reginal, Delilah Dicken wife of William, Lucey Berry wife of Aaron, Franky Berry wife of Elisha Berry, what I think a Just proportion of my Estate they are hereby Excluded from any part thereof Except such part as I shall hereafter Direct

Item 3d I give my son William all my land on the south side of the church road (namely, where Forrester & Mary lived with a Negro man named Jack and one horse named Juniper & one Feather Bed and Furniture at his mothers Death to him his Heirs and assigns forever

Item 4th I give to my son Joseph the land whereon Aaron Berry now lives to be by him possesed at the Expiration of the year of our Lord 1792 (and in the mean time I lend the same to Aaron Berry) and one Negro man named James and one mare called Phillis and One Feather Bed and Furniture at his Mothers Death to him his heirs and assigns forever

Item 5th I give my son Thomas Sampson the land whereon I now live to be by him held and Enjoyed so soon as his mother shall Depart this life, and one negro lad named Duke Immediately and a colt that may come from either of my mares left his mother one Feather Bed and (p. 262) Furniture at his mothers Death to him his Heirs and assigns forever

Item 6th I give all my land on the north side the church road whereon the Hughes lives to my three sons William Joseph and Thomas in Equal Distribution to them their Heirs and assigns forever

Item the 7th I give my Daughter Rhoda my Negroes Flora & John and one Feather bed at her mothers Death, to her her (sic) Heirs & assigns forever

Item 8th I give my sons in Law John and William Hughes my Negroes Beth (?) and Rose to be Equally Divided between them, theirs, their Heirs and assigns forever

Item 9th I give to Aaron Berry the money now Between us

Item 10th I give Elisha Berry two cows such as shall be assign him by my Executors

Item 11th I give my money save the Fifty pound lent my wife and my ____ Towards the payment of my Just Debts and Funeral charges and the remainder if any with the Cattle that is not other ways Disposed of, I give to my Children in General and all the things lent my wife save the land an four beds at her death, I give to all my children in Equal Distribution or in Case of their Deaths to their legal representatives. Immediately after my wifes Death to them their Heirs and assigns forever

And lastly I constitute and appoint my loving wife Mary Executrix & Reubin Clark & Reginal Burdine with my trusty Friend Henry Lewis Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and Declare this to be my Last Will and Testament the 18th day of June 1778

Signed Sealed & Declared & Published Reuben Clark and Riginal Burdine in presence of ) With, was Interlined with all my Geo Witherall ) land before signed Michl Yeager (his mark) Joseph Campbell (his mark) John Sampson, __ (his mark)

At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th day of July 1778

Sources


  • Source: S-1340628001 Repository: #R-1557676808 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=42496923&pid=3356
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Acknowledgments

Thank you to Denay Greco for creating WikiTree profile Davis-15086 through the import of Wayland-Ebert Family Tree .ged on Mar 10, 2013.

Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Denay and others.

  • John Sampson Will, Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book B (p. 260 - 263)
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 November 2019), memorial page for Mary Davis Sampson (unknown–Oct 1824), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167105467, citing John Sampson Cemetery, Etlan, Madison County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Eric Bruno Borgman (contributor 46808488)


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Davis-15086 and Davis-71186 appear to represent the same person because: Found during connect-a-thon...a little merging should clear several duplicates. Thanks!
posted on Davis-71186 (merged) by Randee (Stewart) Stewart-Clark
....not likely to have lived to be 114 years old
posted by Vincent Piazza

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