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Agnes Penelope (unknown) Samples (1853 - 1926)

Agnes Penelope (Nellie) Samples formerly [surname unknown] aka Gower
Born in Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Daughter of and [mother unknown]
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 72 in Daniel Boone, Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Penelope Gower was born on 1 Dec 1853 in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States to William Gower and Evaline Simonds[1]


1860 US Census:[2]

Name Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
William Gower Male 49 Tenn
Evaline Gower Female 40 Ky
Robt Gower Male 19 Ky
George W Gower Male 17 Ky
Sarah E Gower Female 15 Ky
William Gower Male 13 Ky
Russell Gower Male 11 Ky
Martha Gower Female 9 Ky
Susan Gower Female 7 Ky
Agness P Gower Female 6 Ky
Joel Gower Male 5 Ky
Mary Gower Female 2 Ky
Catharine Gower Female 1 Ky

1880 US Census:[3]

Name Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
William Gower Self Male 69 Tennessee, United States
Henreitte Gower Wife Female 50 Kentucky, United States
Agnes P Gower Daughter Female 23 Kentucky, United States
Mary Gower Daughter Female 21 Kentucky, United States
Emmaly Gower Daughter Female 20 Kentucky, United States
William Gower Son Male 28 Kentucky, United States

1910 Census indicates she was age 55, born in Kentucky. [4]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Wyala A Samples Head Male 63 Georgia
Nellie A Samples Wife Female 55 Kentucky
James C Samples Son Male 15 Kentucky
Clarence E Brand Grandson Male 8 Kentucky.

1920 US Census:[5]

Name Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Emmitt U Franklin Head Male 58 Kentucky
Mary Franklin Wife Female 60 Kentucky
Willie Franklin Son Male 16 Kentucky
Nellie Samples Sister-in-law Female 62 Kentucky


Death certificate of Nettie Agnes Samples, nee Gawn, born 25 Nov 1854, died 22 May 1926. [6] Attached to FamilySearch profile of Agnes Penelope "Nellie" Gower, b 1 Dec 1853 died 22 May 1926 in Hopkins County, KY., wife of Wiley Augustus Samples, daughter of William Gower and Evaline Simons.


  1. * "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018), Penelope Gower, 01 Dec 1853; citing Hopkins, Kentucky, reference 2:TXRCXH; FHL microfilm 216,827.
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 March 2020), Agness P Gower in entry for William Gower, 1860.
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 August 2017), Agnes P Gower in household of William Gower, Saint Charles, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 200, sheet 464C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,421.
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch, : accessed 9 November 2019), Nellie A. Samples in household of Wyala A Samples, District 7, Christian, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 9B, family 149, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 471; FHL microfilm 1,374,484.
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 November 2019), Nellie Samples in household of Emmitt U Franklin, Saint Charles, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 91, sheet 16A, line 27, family 352, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 576; FHL microfilm 1,820,576.
  6. "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2019), Nettie Agnes Samples, 1926; citing Death, Daniel Boone, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,912,904.

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