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Wiley Augustus Samples (1848 - 1918)

Wiley Augustus "Gus" Samples
Born in Forsyth, Georgia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Jul 1868 (to 1870) in Cheatham County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 70 in Hopkins County, Kentuckymap
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Wiley Augustus Samples was born about 1845 in Forsyth county, Forsyth, Georgia, United States. He was the son of Melinda and Matthew Samples.


1850 United States Census, Forsyth county, Forsyth, Georgia, United States.[1]

Name Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • Matthew Samples M 37 Tennessee
  • Melinda Samples F 27 Georgia
  • William Samples M 14 Georgia
  • Mary Samples F 12 Georgia
  • Phebe A Samples F 10 Georgia
  • James J Samples M 4 Georgia
  • Wiley A Samples M 2 Georgia
  • Noah W Samples M 1 Georgia

1860 United States Census, Dalton District, Whitfield, Georgia, United States.[2]

Name Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • W G Samples Male 23 Georgia
  • R A Samples Female 24 Tennessee
  • Ellin Edam Female 6 Tennessee
  • W F Samples Male 1 Tennessee

1880 US Census:[3]

Name Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • Augustus Samples Self Male 40 Kentucky, United States
  • Mary Samples Wife Female 36 Tennessee, United States
  • Fannie D Samples Daughter Female 10 Kentucky, United States
  • Canguda Samples Daughter Female 8 Kentucky, United States
  • Robt Samples Son Male 6 Kentucky, United States
  • Malcom Samples Son Male 3 Kentucky, United States
  • Asbell Samples Son Male 0 Kentucky, United States

Marriage Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

Notes: He is listed as A.W. Samples and I am asserting that A.W. Samples is actually Wiley Augustus Samples, but his initials were reversed for some reason. According to my father, his Frank's father went by the name "Gus."


Wiley Augustus Sample died age 77 on 21 Jun 1918 at Hopkins, Kentucky, United States.[4]


  1. " United States Census,1850" database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 April 2020), Noah W Samples in household of Matthew Samples, Forsyth county, Forsyth, Georgia, United States; citing family 615, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 March 2020), Frances C Samples in entry for Mathew N Samples, 1860. ( : 12 April 2016), W G Samples, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 5, family 38, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,017.
  3. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Scates Mill, Christian, Kentucky; Roll: 409; Family History "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ,( : 12 August 2017), Asbell Samples in household of Augustus Samples, Scates Mill, Christian, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 8, sheet 153C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,409.
  4. "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 January 2019), Wiley Augustus Sample, 21 Jun 1918; citing Death, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,942,865.
  • Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Divisision of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Frankfort, KY, USA: Kentucky Department of Information Systems.

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Samples-366 and Samples-6 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse & dates
posted by Elizabeth Coltrane

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