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Seth Sampson, II

Seth Sampson, II
b. 12 April 1825, Switzerland County, Indiana, to Seth and Eunice (Hopkins) Sampson
d. 24 November 1918, Van Wert, Decatur County, Iowa

m/1. 22 November 1848, Patriot, Switzerland County, Indiana
Margaret Jane Wilson
b. 14 April 1825, to Aaron and Catherine Wilson
d. 7 May 1889

m/2. 1890
Mrs. Mary E. Brewer
d. 7 June 1904

Children with Margaret Jane Wilson:
• Marvin L.
• Edwin D.
• George
• Mary T.
• James F.
• Avarilla C.
• William
• Carrie J.
• Francis L.
• Charles M.

In 1853 Seth left Indiana and bought land in Wapello County, Iowa. Ten years later he moved to Decatur County and then to Van Wert in 1885.

Seth was in Company F, 7th Iowa Infantry from 22 July 1861 until his discharge at Pittsburg, Tennessee, on 14 March 1862. He lived mostly from farming and began preaching as a local preacher in 1869.

Submitted by:
Dale Davidson Harguess
Huntington Beach CA
E-mail: dharguess@coastline.edu

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Seth Sampson

Seth Sampson
b. 17 January 1778 near Boston, Massachusetts, to Ezekiel and Sarah (Fance/Faunce) Samson
d. 20 August 1856, Madison County, Illinois

m. 8 July 1804, New York
Eunice Hopkinson
b. 13 July 1786, New Hampshire
d. 23 October 1883, Indiana

Children with Eunice Hopkinson:
• Olive (b. 1805)
• Lydia (b. 1806)
• Hannah
• Sabra
• Amanda
• Caleb
• Lucy
• John (b. 1821)
• Elizabeth
• Seth (b. 1825)
• James
• Mary Ann (b. 1827)
• Eunice
• Sarah
• Phobe
• Francis

Two of Seth’s children died in infancy, including the first Seth, who is not listed here. Son James also had a twin sister. All of the children were born in either New York or Indiana.

The family came down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh and settled north of Patriot in Switzerland County, Indiana in February 1816. They had a large sugar camp, a fruit orchard, and grew corn. They were affiliated with the Methodist Church and did whatever they could to maintain religious services in the communities where they lived. Seth was the first one to use a “P” in the spelling of his last name. He was a descendant of Mayflower passengers George Soule, Peter Brown, and Francis Cooke.

Submitted by:
Dale Davidson Harguess
Huntington Beach CA
E-mail: dharguess@coastline.edu

Hannah M. Sampson

Hannah M. Sampson
b. 10 September 1807, Onondaga County, New York, to Seth and Eunice (Hopkinson) Sampson
d. 1 June 1866, Tamoroa, Perry County, Illinois

m. 4 November 1832, Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana
James Richard Wade
b. 18 September 1808, Ohio to Elisha and [–?–] Wade
d. 3 March 1867, Tamoroa, Perry County, Illinois

Children with James Richard Wade:
• Lorena L.
• Rebecca Jane
• Caleb S.
• Hannah P.
• William
• Benjamin F.

Hannah came to Switzerland County, Indiana, in February 1816. Her parents bought land north of Patriot in Switzerland County where they farmed and had a fruit orchard. Hannah taught school. The family left Switzerland County, Indiana for Perry County, Illinois, after 1850. Two of her sons died in the Civil War within a few months of each other, one at Vicksburg and one in Andersonville Prison. Hannah died soon thereafter.

Submitted by:
Dale Davidson Harguess
Huntington Beach CA
E-mail: dharguess@coastline.edu