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James Sams Sr


First Generation


Last Update 08/13/2007

1. James SAMS Sr. was born in 1686/1694. He died on 6 Dec 1726.

James married Katheryne Allyn TOLBUT .

James and Katheryne had the following children:

+ 2 M i. William SAMS Sr. was born in 1711.

3 M ii. James SAMS Jr.

4 M iii. John SAMS.
Second Generation


2. William Sr. SAMS (James (Sr.) was born in 1711 in Pikes Run, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

William first settler from Watagua. Served in French and Indian Wars.

William married Mary WEBB.

William and Mary had the following children:
+ 5 M i. James SAMS was born in 1750.

6 M ii. William (Jr.) SAMS.
Third Generation


5. James SAMS (William Sr., James Sr.) was born in 1750 in Henry County, Virginia.

James married Mary Agnes WARREN daughter of Hackley WARREN and Sarah SHIP in 1770.

James and Mary had the following children:

+ 7 M i. John Brown SAMS was born in 1770/1780. He died in 1864.

Fourth Generation


7. John Brown SAMS (James, William Sr., James Sr.) was born in 1770/1780 in Henry County, Virginia. He died in 1864 in NC.

John married (1) Agnes BLACKWELL daughter of James BLACKWELL and Elizabeth PRICE. Agnes was born in 1777.

John and Agnes had the following children:
+ 8 M i. Gabriel C SAMS was born in 1799. He died in 1895. Printed as #8.

+ 10 M iii. James Brown SAMS was born in 1793. He died on 8 Oct 1841.
11 F iv. Polly SAMS was born in 1795.

12 M v. Warren SAMS was born in 1797. He died on 28 Aug 1884 in Madison Co, NC.

13 F vi. Delithy SAMS was born on 22 Jan 1801.

14 M vii. John Price SAMS was born in 1802.

15 F viii. Orra SAMS was born on 28 Oct 1804. Orra married Fredrick WILDE.

16 F ix. Miranda E SAMS was born in 1811.

17 M x. Larkin SAMS was born in 1815.

18 M xi. Leroy SAMS was born in 1798.

John married (3) Minerva.

Fifth Generation


8.Gabriel C SAMS (John Brown, James, William (Sr.), James (Sr.)) was born in 1799 in Buncombe Co, NC. He died in 1895 in Madison Co, North Carolina. Gabriel Sams was a magistrate, lived on Sodom Laurel, Madison County,North Carolina.

Gabriel married Mary HAMPTON daughter of Ezekiel HAMPTON and Margaret JONES in 1818. Mary was born in 1801 in Grayson Co, VA. She died after 1880 in Madison Co, North Carolina.

Gabriel and Mary had the following children:

19 M i. Dr Anson B SAMS was born on 5 Jan 1819 in TN. He died on 1 Feb 1893 in Rabon Co, GA (Clayton). Dr married Eveline.

20 F ii. Celia SAMS was born in 1822. Celia married Thomas TWEED on 30 Apr 1843.

21 F iii. Susannah SAMS was born in 1825 in TN. Susannah married George W SHELTON on 15 Jan 1845.

22 F iv. Jane SAMS was born in 1826. Jane married William GENTRY on 12 Feb 1843.

23 M v. Ezekiel G SAMS was born in 1830 in Yancey Co, NC. He died in 1894. Ezekiel married Mary Ann JOHNSON "Polly".

24 M vi. Robert B SAMS was born on 28 Dec 1832 in Buncombe Co, NC. He died on 1 May 1918 in Madison Co, North Carolina. He was buried in Madison Co, North Carolina.

Robert married1 (1) Mary GOSNELL "Polly" on 30 Apr 1854 in Madison Co, North Carolina. Robert married (2) Mary Pollie GOSNELL daughter of Joshua GOSNELL and Elizabeth Delila BOWERS on 30 Apr 1854 in Madison Co, NC By Gabriel Sams. Mary was born on 21 Jan 1832 in Greenville Co, SC. She died on 14 Jun 1912 in Madison Co, NC. Robert married (3) Unknown on 30 Apr 1854 in Madison County, North Carolina

+ 25 F vii. Bridget SAMS was born in 1835. She died in 1885.

+ 26 F viii. Margaret Elizabeth SAMS was born in 1837. She died on 12 Jan 1891.

27 F ix. Nancy E SAMS was born in 1840.

Nancy married Unknown in 1867.

28 M x. Gabriel C SAMS Jr was born in Jun 1844 in North Carolina. He died in 1913. Gabriel married Artie Malinda NORTON on 30 Nov 1865 in Madison Co, North Carolina.

29 M xi. Ezekial SAMS. Ezekial married Unknown.

10. James Brown SAMS (John Brown, James, William Sr., James Sr.) was born in 1793 in Burke Co, (Madison Co) NC. He died on 8 Oct 1841 in Flag Pond, Tennessee.

James married Mary "Polly" HICKMAN .

They had the following children:

30 M i. Rev Leroy Washington SAMS was born on 18 Oct 1825 in Madison Co, NC. He died on 22 Aug 1896.

31 M ii. Jacob Comer SAMS was born on 20 Oct 1817 in Madison Co, NC. He died in Mar 1897. He was buried in Morgan Hill Cemetery.

32 M iii. John Hickman SAMS was born on 25 Sep 1819.

33 M iv. Josiah Blackwell SAMS was born on 27 Jan 1829 in Flag Pond, Tennessee. He died on 13 Aug 1908.

34 F v. Catherine SAMS was born in 1832. Catherine married William Erwin TILSON.

35 F vi. Eliza J SAMS was born in 1838. Eliza married John BROWN.

36 M vii. Warren SAMS was born in 1824.

Sources

1. Marriage .By Frances T Ingmire - Madison Co, NC Marriages 1852 -1868.

Sixth Generation


25. Bridget SAMS (Gabriel C, John Brown, James, William Sr., James Sr.) was born in 1835. She died in 1885.

Bridget married Roderick NORTON on 15 Jan 1857.

They had the following children:

+ 37 F i. Rhoda NORTON was born on 14 Jun 1864.

26. Margaret Elizabeth SAMS (Gabriel C, John Brown, James, William Sr., James Sr.) was born in 1837 in Yancey Co, NC. She died on 12 Jan 1891 in Madison Co, NC. She was buried in Grapevine Baptist Church, Madison Co, NC.

Margaret had 4 children after the death of Wiley Gosnell. Father of these children could be Solomon Dudley he died 1906 and is buried at Pine Springs Baptist Church, TN.

1. Pollie Melvina Gosnell. Married Hiram C Allen.

2. Jeanetta Gosnell born 1873 and died 1905, Madison Co, NC. Married Lewis Culler Clark. Jeanetta is buried at Grapevine Cemetery, Madison Co, NC.

3. William Rollins Gosnell born 27 Apr 1876 Greene Co, TN and died 13 Aig 1965, Buncombe Co, NC. Married Agnes Caldona Sams born 12 Aug 1877 and died Sep 1967. Both are buried at Gabriels Creek Baptist Church.

4. Robert Bartley Gosnell born Oct 1874 and died 26 Aug 1906. Robert married Mary Elizabeth Lewis.

Margaret married (1) William Wallace GOSNELL "Wiley" son of Joshua GOSNELL and Elizabeth Delila BOWERS on 12 Feb 1857 in Madison Co, NC. William was born in 1838 in Yancey Co, NC. He died on 9 Jun 1864 in Madison Co, NC. He was buried in Joshua Cemetery, Sodum, Madison Co, NC.

4. Robert Bartley Gosnell born Oct 1874 and died 26 Aug 1906 at Grapevine, Madison Co, NC. Married 22 Apr 1901 to Mary Elizabeth Lewis. Mary was born 5 Sep 1877 and died 19 Feb 1917. Both are buried at Grapevine Baptist Church, Madison Co, NC.

Robert and Mary's children:
4A Effie Belle Gosnell born 8 Jul 1902 and died 5 Jan 1997 Buncombe Co, NC. Effie married David Arthur Fender born 13 Oct 1907 and died 22 Dec 1990, Buncombe Co, NC.
4B Roy Burns Gosnell bor 23 Jan 1904 and died 8 Mar 1971. Roy married Mary Lou Propst.

Mary Lou Propst Gosnell, 95, of Old Fort was born in Buncombe County Dec. 11, 1910 and left to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 20, 2006. She is preceded in death by her father; John Walter Propst; mother; Hattie Mae Flynn Propst and sister; Dollie Willet; husband; Roy Burns Gosnell. She is survived by her daughter, Bernice Gosnell Moore and husband, Lester Moore; grandchildren, Debbie Moore, Terry Moore and wife, Dana, Tony Moore and wife, Twillia, Jeff Moore and wife, Tiffany, and Greg Moore; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 11 nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother with a beautiful smile and a jolly sense of humor that made everyday worth living. Granny lived her life day by day and made sure God's creatures were taken care of, especially a very special companion named "Tippie." God blessed and touched her life and she in turn touched so many. Granny will be missed so dearly, we thank God for the special angel He sent us. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Living Waters Tabernacle Church with the Revs. Kenneth Massingill and Billy Connor officiating. Burial followed at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery in Black Mountain. The family received friends from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Brigman's Funeral Service in Black Mountain.

4C Bertie Irene Gosnell born 22 Dec 1907 and died 28 Jul 1992 married (1)Dewey Ernest Peek, (2) William "Dock" Fox.

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James Sams Sr
William Sams
James Sams
John Brown Sams
Gabriel C Sams
Margaret Elizabeth Sams
George Henderson Gosnell
Leroy Gosnell
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