Samuel Nesbit was born about 1781, most likely on his family’s farm in northern part of the Borden Grant in Augusta County, Virginia. In 1787, when he was about six years old, the family picked up stakes and moved to the part of Fayette County, Virginia that eventually became Harrison County, Kentucky. He grew up in his parent’s household on Gray’s Run near the town of Cynthiana, and in the spring of 1813, in Harrison County, Kentucky, he married Nancy N. Thomas, daughter of John Thomas. Samuel was 32 years old at the time, but, since Nancy’s father had to sign a consent form to allow the marriage, Nancy must have been a minor. In fact, with a birth date of 1793, as shown by her life span listed on her headstone, she was about 19 years old at the time. As indicated by the 1850 and 1860 federal census records, Nancy was born in Kentucky, most likely in Harrison County. As shown by the birth places of their children, these census records also demonstrate that this Nesbit family moved to Missouri in 1827 or 1828, about the same time as Samuel’s brother, Robert, and his family did. Nancy passed away on 13 August 1869, probably in Monroe County, Missouri, and was buried in the Nesbit Family Cemetery near Stoutsville, Madison County, Missouri.752 Samuel was born in 1781. He was the son of Samuel Nesbit and Mary Berry. He passed away after 1860.  BIRTH 1 MARCH 1781 • Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States DEATH 1 SEPTEMBER 1866 • Stoutsville, Monroe County, Missouri, United States
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