Samuel McGowan Wann

Samuel McGowan Wann

Samuel McGowan Wann was born 25 May 1814 in Wayne County, Kentucky. He was the first son on Robert Wann and Racheal Poe. Samuel Wann married Martha Archa on 15 Dec. 1836 in Bellefonte, Jackson County, Alabama. Martha Archa was born 29 Aug. 1815 in Tennessee. I do not know who her parents were.

Samuel Wann and Martha Archa Wann had seven children during their marriage, namely:

1. William A. Wann c. 1837 AL - c. 1861
2. James Robert Wann 1839 AL - 1903 AR (married Arminia Higgins)
3. Ann Caldonia Wann 1841 AL - AR 1902 (married Abram Rosson)
4. Elizabeth Ann Wann 1844 AL - 1891 AR (married Alonzo Dean Methvin, Samuel Columbus Binning)
5. Martha Wann c. 1851 AR - unknown
6. Savannah Wann 1852 AR - 1926 AR
7. Arminia Wann c. 1858 AR- unknown

For one month, June 1838 to July 1838, Samuel Wann, and his father, Robert Wann, served as privates in the company commanded by Capt. Joshua Wann (brother of Robert). This was the battalion commanded by Lt. Col. Norwood (what was known as the Florida War, but actually known as the Cherokee Indian Removal of 1838). Mustered in Bellefonte, AL and both honorably discharged at Gunter's Landing, AL

The Federal Land Records of Arkansas show the following:

Jackson County, Arkansas
WANN, Samuel 40 acres in Sec. 19, Twp. 13 No., Range 2 West Sep. 1, 1856

At the age of 24 years, Samuel Wann was blue eyed, dark haired and had a fair complexion. This is known from his war records. Samuel and his family do not appear on the Jackson Co., Bird Township census as a small section of Bird Township was not enumerated from 1850 to 1870. Samuel does appear on the tax records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, which was drawn up long before the census was taken.

1850-WANN, Samuel; poll tax, 2 horses, 1 cow
1851-WAN, Samuel; poll tax, 3 cattle, 2 horses, 1 cow
1852-WANN, Samuel; poll tax, 1 horse, 2 cattle; 40 acres N1/2 lot 2 SE 1/4, Sec. 29, TWP. 13 N, Range 2 W
1853-WANN, Saml; poll tax, 1 horse, 1 cow, 40 acres
1854-WANN, Saml; poll tax, 1 horse, 4 cattle, 40 acres
1855-WANN, Saml; poll tax, 1 horse, 4 cattle, 40 acres
1856-WARREN, Saml; poll tax, 1 horse, 5 cattle, 40 acres
1857-WANN, Saml; poll tax, 1 horse, 6 cattle

Listed in Bird Township, Land: NE 1/2, NW 1/4, Sec. 19, TWP. 13 N, Range 2 W., 80 acres
1858-WANNS, Samuel, Estate, 2 horses, 10 cattle, same land as described in 1857

Samuel Wann died at Elgin, Jackson Co., Alabama on 19 Oct. 1857