The Samples Line:
We are not certain where our line began. We do know that they traveled from Virginia to Switzerland County Indiana, then to Woodford County Kentucky, and evently around the mid 1800's to Platte County Missouri.
Some of my 3rd great grandfather's ( Valora) brother's and sisters stayed in Indiana & Kentucky and others moved to Bollinger Co, Mo.
Andrew Sample b. April 18,1783 in Virginia d: Sept. 1, 1862 in Switzerland Co. Indiana. Married Aug. 10, 1808 in Woodford Co., Kentucky to:
Rachel Miles b. 1792 in Woodford Co., Kentucky d: Oct. 1, 1867 Switzerland Co. Indiana.
10 children from this union:
Valora Sample b: August 30, 1815 in Switzerland Co., Indiana d: Before 1870 in Platte Co., Missouri Married in Woodford Co., Kentucky on Sept. 22, 1842 to:
Margaret Brightwell b: 1824 Woodford Co., Kentucky d: before 1870 Platte Co., Pettis Township, Missouri
They had 7 children.
Valora Clay Samples b: August 18, 1858 in Platte Co., Missouri d: Feb. 26,1943 in Carter Co. Missouri. Married in Platte Co., Missouri on Oct. 3, 1878 to:
Elizabeth Marvel b: March 31, 1860 in Bates Co., Missouri d: Aug. 1, 1938 in Carter Co., Missouri. They had 10 children.
William Clay Samples b:Sept. 11, 1879 in Parkville Missouri d: Oct. 7,1950 Carter Co., Eastwood Missouri. Married in Carter Co., Missouri on Sept. 15, 1916 to:
Bertha Mae Sheets b: Dec. 13, 1896 in Carter Co., Missouri d: Jan. 13, 1961 Carter Co., Eastwood Missouri. They had 11 children.
Barney Samples b. Oct. 20, 1917 Carter Co., Missouri d: June 8, 1977 in Waynesville, Missouri. Married on Sept. 18th, 1937 in Carter Co., Missouri to :
Letta Mae Hufstedler b: May 24, 1925 in Eton, Arkansas. She is still living.
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