Sampson research notes
Notes on Sampson Line by Cary Turner

Extensive notes and family histories on Sampson, Henrixs, Swarthout families-grouped alphabetically by individual's last name. They are still being worked on. The names are for the direct line only. This FTM file has over 1500 names in it so I keep the notes separate on a floppy. Contact Cary W Turner or Chad Brown for more information.

Christyn (Charity) Andrews born 1630

Albert Andriessen (Bradt) born 1607

From the "Descendants of Albert and Arent Andreissen Bradt" by Cynthia Brott Biasca.

The name Bradt was not used until 1660 in America. When he arrived in Holland from Norway, he was known as "Von Noorman" meaning he was from Norway. He and Annetje were married in the Oudekirk in Amsterdam, Holland. In the Dutch Reformed Church Marriage Intention records for March 1632 he is listed as being a sailor, 24 years of age, with no parents.He and his wife, Annetje, with their two children sailed from Texel, Holland 8 Oct. 1636 on the ship Renssaelaersyck. Enroute their third child, Storm, was born. They reached Manhattan on 4 March 1637 and anchored at Fort Orange,up the Hudson, on 7 April 1637. Annetje parents born unknown. Annetje died in 1661.

Abigail Birchard born November 1667

John Birchard born 1628

Thomas Birchard born: unknown

Aefje (Eva) Bradt baptized 9 January 1633

Aefie was baptized Evan Luther Church in Amsterdam, Holland and was brought as a child of 3, by her parents, to Fort Orange, NY. She was married twice. Her first husband died and two years later she married Roeloff Swartwout who was our direct ancestor.

John Calkins born 1634

John Calkins born July 1661

John Calkins born 19 November 1699

Dr. John Calkins born 23 March 1723

Mirium (Myrum, Marion) Calkins born Abt. 1770

Hugh Caulkins born 1599

According to " The History of Norwich, Ct" by Francis Manwaring Calkins, Hugh was born 1599 in Chepstow, Monmouth County, England. Chepstow lies just outside the Welsh border which caused some persons to erroneously to conclude that Chepstow was in Wales. HNC,page vii, says Hugh was propounded for freemanship at Plymouth on March 2, 1840 [records of the county of Plymouth].

HNC page vii, states that in New London on October 19, 1650 Hughie Caukins (and others) were granted land as well as house lots. Hugh's lot was the first lot on the south and east end of New Street. It consisted of 6 acres. He was chosen a deputy to the General Court in Hartford in September 1654 as well as to the General Court of Massachusetts. HNC page viii; He

John Clark born 1590

John Clark born Abt. 1637

Mary Clark born 1667

Sarah Clark born Abt. 1632

Abraham Hendricks born Abt. 1736

Abraham Hendricks born Abt. 1755

The US Census of 1810 for Steuben County, NY Bath district page 50 entry 393 (ref. FHL micro film 181391) records white males (2) under 10 years and (1) 45 and up; and white females (10) 10 to 16 and (1) 45 and up.The ages fit for being the father of Anthony. The wife is Rachel Swartwout. Rachel's family, Anthony, is also enumerated in the same district.

Anthony Hendryx born 1775

The US Census of 1810 for Steuben County, NY Bath district page 50 entry 393 (ref. FHL micro film 181391) records white males (2) under 10 years and (1) between 26 and 45: and white females (2) under 10, and (1) between 26 and 45. The ages are correct for a tie. The wife would be Elizabeth Townsend. Her family, Gamaliel, is enumerated on [age 49.The US Census of 1820 for Huron County, Ohio New London Twp entry 27 (ref. FHL micro film 181394) records white males (4) under 10 years, (2) between 10 and 16 and (1) over 45; and white females (1) under 10 years, (1)between 10 and 16, and (2) between 26 and 45.

Martha (Polly) Henrdrix born 28 August 1807

Refer to Polly's father, Anthony Hendryx, for the 1810 census information. Polly and her sister are therein enumerated.

Martha is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Sevier County, UT. She is listed in the Glenwood Cemetery Record on page 10 (FHL micro film 0823831) as Sampson, Martha, born 28 August 1807, Upper Canada, daughter of Anthony Hendrix and Elizabeth Townsend, wife of Isaac Sampson and died 16 September 1886.

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Birthdate: 28 August 1807

Death: 16 September 1886

Parents: Anthony Hendryx and Elizabeth Townsend

Pioneer: 1851, by wagon company unknown

Spouse: Isaac Sampson

Married: 07 April 1822

Death: 24 December 1878


Miriam Elizabeth 07 June 182.3

Betsey Ellen 21 July 1825

Catherine 21 July 1829

Margaret 16 January 1832

Sarah 1O December 1834

Mary Jane 21 March 1837

William Claudius Townsend 30 August 1839

Joseph Laman 08 February 1842

James Knox Polk 03 August 1845

Martha was born in Upper Canada. which is now Ontario. The Canadian government offered free land to U.S. settlers about 1800. The area was beautiful and the land fertile. Many flocked to it, including Martha's parents. Some of the former U.S. citizens didn't like to be under British rule. By 1812 war broke out between Great Britain and the United States. The Hendryx family returned to Steuben County, New York, and lived there until about 1816, when they moved to Ohio in the general westward migration. where land was abundant and inexpensive. Within a few years, Martha, known as Patty, met and married Isaac Sampson Jr. Her first three children were born and the second one died, in New London. Huron Co. Ohio. They had been married eight years when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith.The following year, in February, Joseph Smith and missionaries went to Ohio to preach the gospel. They were only there five days when Martha became a baptized member of the restored church. Isaac studied longer.When Joseph Smith called the Latter-Day Saints to live in Missouri, Martha and Isaac moved there,

Their new situation was, in a sense, like it was in Canada, where the new settlers faced hostile Indians, as well as frontiersman who were not going to tolerate the Mormons taking up land near them. From the time Martha and Isaac accepted the gospel, their history correlates with early church history.Isaac, a cripple. and Martha, a sensitive sweet woman. with two small children were forced from their home in Jackson Co. Missouri at gun point, suffering great trauma. It was while on this trek Martha reports, "We were camped in, this lonely. desolate and destitute condition on the open prairie when the great and memorable sign of the stars falling from heaven was seen. We endured much Privation in this driving from Jackson County."

The Sampsons settled in Clay Co. where Martha gave birth to two children. In Caldwell County their sixth daughter was born. There they lived by Haun's Mill and were at the mill when they were terrorized by the mob that killed, raped and latter bragged. Martha was a victim of these lustful. men. The Sampsons fled to Iowa Martha gave birth to three sons and lost one while she and Isaac lived in Iowa, near Nauvoo, Illinois. It was while there were there that the saints were expelled from Illinois, after the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.

Isaac didn't succeed in getting his wagon ready until 1851. There wasn't a record keeper in their whole company on the tedious journey west, all that is known is that they did arrive in the valley and camped at Washington Square. They were the 31st family to settle in Provo, staying in one place for 13 years, was a great boon to Martha. During that time they took in dislocated saints from Salt Lake City threatened by the United States Army. They also suffered the distress and terror of the Walker War. and had to live, with hundreds of others. crowded in a fort. Their daughter, Mary Jane, died seven days after giving birth to her fifth child. Elizabeth Jane, her dying request was that the girls go live with her parents. The baby -was left with Sister Allred and Martha and Isaac accepted the responsibility of caring for the other two young daughters. Martha Jane and Mary Ann Lemmon. After about one and a half years. the girls went with their father, John Lemmon. to settle "Red Man's land" in Sevier County.

On their way they stopped in Ephraim and picked up little Elizabeth Jane.For three years in Glenwood they had good crops and ate well. Even so, little Elizabeth took sick and died. Later they were faced with another war, the Black Hawk Indian War. The Indians were very hostile at the coming of the white settlers for the valley was very fertile. mountain streams teeming with fish. Wild game was plentiful.The Sampsons, again, had to flee. They first went to Green River, then to Holden for a few years. While there Martha received a letter from Martha Jane asking if Mary Ann could come back to live with them because the family with whom she was living worked her harder than. her frail health and tender years permitted. Mary Ann was with her grandparents when they moved back to their little cove of Glenwood.

Martha was helping her daughter-in-law-Rose Ann make a batch of soap. As Martha stirred in the lye unbeknown to her a clump dropped on her shoe, her 13 month old grandson. James William, crawling around, discovered it., picked it off her shoe and ate it suffering an agonizing death. The sorrow .brought them close together so much so that RoseAnn returned after she had moved to Wayne Co. to the comfort of her mother-in-law to have her next two children. In Glenwood they had comparative peace for six years before Isaac died on Christmas Eve. 1878.

In the winter of 1881 she and her two sons and granddaughter, Mary Ann. traveled by wagon, to the St. George temple . where they spent one week doing the temple for their deceased loved ones. Martha died in Glenwood, in 1886 and was buried in the old Glenwood Cemetery beside-her husband. Martha was a stalwart and faithful wife. mother. grandmother and friend, she kept good family records that helped with temple work and made the basis for family search.

Anne Hunter born 9 December 1845

The Old Parochial Records of Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland (LDS film 0102092) records the " birth of Anne, lawful daughter of John Hunter, Columnar, Pottery and of Margaret Allan, was born 9th December 1845 and baptized on the 12th of the same month".

John Hunter baptized 22 June 1822

The Old Parochial Records of Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland LDS film 0102092) records " 22nd June 1822 James Hunter and Mary Russell had a lawful son baptized John."

Samuel Huntington born 1 March 1665

Sarah Huntington born 22 October 1701

Simon Huntington born 7 August 1583

Simon Huntington born 6 May 1629

Margaret Lawrenson born 9 May 1845

Margaret is listed on her father's soundex index card for passenger ships on FHL film 0205800. She is shown as being 11 years of age and her sister, Jane,was 17. They arrived on 27 May 1856 at the Port of Boston. Margaret with her sister, Jane, and her parents are listed in "Handcarts to Zion" by LeRoy and Ann Hafen in the Second Company - see page 284. This book also carries a transcript of the Second Company's log.

The Record of Children Blessed (LDS) lines 302, 303, & 304 in the Glenwood Ward Sevier Stake lists Margaret (Lawrence) Sampson parents William Lawrenson and Ann Quick. Born 9 May 1845 in Liverpool, Lancaster, England. Two of her children are listed: Claudius Richard Sampson b. 19 October 1878 in Glenwood, UT and Townsend Sampson b. 31 August 1881 in Glenwood, UT.

The Record of Members of the LDS Church Glenwood Ward Sevier Stake page ?line 10 thru 14 list Margaret with four of her children: William Isaac Sampson b. 6 ? 1865 in Glenwood; Margaret b. 18 March 1870 in Holden, Millard Co.,UT.,; Martha Ann b. 6 April 1873 in Glenwood, UT.; and Mary Jane b. 6 September 1875 in Glenwood,UT.

Margaret is cited as having one of the first three children in Glenwood, named William, Jr. Page 169 of "Thru the Years". The same page tell the story of how on July 26, 1865 at daybreak the Indians attacked and as Margaret ran with William, Jr. in her arms, leaping over a ditch, she was shot at and the bullet narrowly missed and buried itself in the opposite bank.

"Thru the Years" Page 180 notes Margaret Sampson as being Treasurer of the Primary (Sunday School) when it was organized in Glenwood the 21st of June 1879. Margaret is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Sevier County, UT. She is listed in the Glenwood Cemetery Record page10 (FHL micro film 0823831) as Margaret Sampson born 9 May 1845 in Liverpool, England, daughter of William Lawrenson and Ann Quick, wife of William C. T. Sampson, died 1 December 1921.

William Lawrenson born 20 September 1800

According to the Soundex index card for passengers arriving at the Port of Boston, William, aged 55, with his family, wife Anne (Quick) aged 51 and daughters Jane, aged 17, and Margaret, aged 11, arrived the 27th of May 1856 aboard the ship "S. Curling". His birthplace was Wales and his last residence was in England.

Jean (Jane) McIlveen born 10 November 1818

Scottish Old Parochial Records for the parish of Irvine, Ayrshire (FHL Film 1041383 Frame 529 page 185) records the birth of Jane McIlvean to Thomas McIlvean and Mary Hygins on the 10th of November 1818.

See John Brown for marriage data.

Scottish Census of 1851 for Fullarlon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, at number 226 Loudon Street enumerates Jane Brown as head of household, widowed, age 43,occupation: Muslin sewer,and born in Irvine, Ayrshire.Her children living with her at that time were Robert, age 20, general labourer; Thomas, age 11, coal miner; David, age 9, scholar. All were born in Irvine, Ayrshire.

Joseph Northrup born Abt. 1623

Joseph Northrup born 17 July 1649

Moses Northrup christened 31 March 1695

Brigham Peterson born 17 February 1872

The Record of Members of the LDS Glenwood Ward Sevier Stake page 14 line15 lists Brigham (with his mother) as being born 17 February 1872 in Glenwood, Sevier Co., UT. Parents are shown as Peter Christian Peterson and Christina Nielsen.The information is repeated on line 136 with the addition of his wife and children ( see Mary Jane Sampson).

The US Census of 1900, E.D. 129 Vol.8 Sht. 7 Line 1 Sevier County, UT Glenwood Pct. records Brigham born February 1872 in Utah age 28 and his wife Mary Jane born September 1875 in Utah age 24 and their daughter,Lottie, born January 1899 in Utah age 1.

The US Census of 1910,E.D. 157 Glenwood, Sevier County, UT Sht. 5 lines 8 thru 14 List Brigham Petersen, Mary Jane, wife, and all six children. Brigham's occupation is listed as "Rancher".

Mattie Fern Peterson born 17 June 1901

Mattie Fern is recorded on the Record of Members of the Church of LDS for Glenwood Ward Sevier Stake. This gives her birthdate and place as 17 June 1901 in Glenwood, Sevier County, UT and her parents as Brigham Peterson and Mary Jane Sampson. Mattie Fern's application for a Social Security Card is in file. It is dated 20 June 1938. Residence at 3605 Olive St. Huntington Park, Calif. She spelled Peterson with an "e" even though her father spelled it with an "o".SSA No. is 550-14-2027.A certified copy of her death certificate is in file.Burial is in Visalia (CA) District Cemetery. A copy of the SSDI (Social Sec. Death Index) is in file.

Ann Quick born 1 February 1804

Ann is shown as a passenger, with her husband and children, on the "S. Curling" arriving in the Port of Boston in May of 1856.She is buried in the cemetery at Glenwood, Sevier County, UT. She is listed in the Glenwood Cemetery Records on page 7 (FHL micro film 0823831) as Lawerenson, Ann Quick born 1 February 1801 in Liverpool, Lancashire,England. Wife of William Lawrenson. Died 2 October 1897. The birth year appears to be in conflict with the passenger list which shows her as being 51 in 1856.

Robert Royce born 1 March 1562

Certificate on file from the Somerset County Council (England) providing an extract of the baptismal record for the parish of Martock in the county of Somerset: "Marche 1562 Robert the sonne of Thomas Ryse was baptized the first day of March."Certificate on file from the Somerset County Council (England) the marriage entry of Robert Rayce and Mary Sims 4th of June 1624 in the Long Sutton marriage records.

Sarah Royce born 1634

Ezekiel Sampson born abt 1738

"The Historical Register of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War" by Francis Heitman. Page 480 lists Ezekiel Sampson (Mass.) Lieutenant of Baldwins Artillery Artificer Regiment, 16th August 1777 to - Page 44, 205,and 695 lists Colonel Lewis DuBois in the Fifth New York. This is the DuBois who was sighted as Ezekiel's company commander in his request for pension.Page 15 lists Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin as being the regiment commander. Also mentioned in the pension request.The History of Delaware County(NY)" by W.W. Munsell page 206 and 207 states "in 1784 Ezekiel Sampson. a Baptist preacher, came from Orange County with his brother Henry, and settled on the flat below Shehocken cove.

Ezekiel remained five years, and in 1789 removed to Chemung, and in 1790 was pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, which was constituted that year with forty members, gathered by him and Timothy Howe, a Baptist minister from Connecticut. Henry Sampson remained." This chapter is title "Pioneers of Hancock".

Henry Sampson born "Early Settlers of New York State" by Janet Foley. Lists on page 505, a Henry Sampson (along with Isaac) being admitted to the First Baptist Church at Benton Center in 1804.

{The following regarding Henry may be a different Henry but is definitely Ezekiel's brother therefore a g-g uncle.}The History of Delaware County" by Munsell on Pages 206-207 states that Henry, in 1784, came to Delaware County with his brother Ezekiel, and settled below Shehocken cove. When Ezekiel moved on in 1789, Henry remained. Page 306, The Town of Tompkins, states that Henry, along with Conrad Edick, we rehired to transport a slave named Jack Magee. Jack escaped in the night but later returned. It further states that Henry was married to a daughter of Squire Whitaker. Page 314 says Hannah, daughter of James Durfee, married Henry Sampson of Staracca, PA.This raised the question as to whether or not the two Henrys mentioned in Munsell's book are the same.

Isaac Sampson (Sr.) born abt 1762

Early Settlers of New York State by Janet Foley, page 504 lists Isaac as being dismissed in 1804 from the First Baptist Church at Benton Center, Yates County, New York.

Copies of Isaac's request for pension - 1 November 1820 - are in file.They indicate the major battles he was in, his commanding officers names, the fact that he was near destitute (net worth $20), he was not literate (signed with and X). In his requests for transferring his pension to Illinois he states he must, because of old age go to live with his son John.

The US Census of 1820 for Huron County, Ohio New London Twp. entry (ref.FHL micro film 181394) 16 records white males (1) under 10 years of age, (1)between 16 and 18, (2) between 18 and 26 and (1) over 45: and white females(1) under 10 years, (2) 10 to 16, (1) 16 to 26 and (1) over 45.

The US Census of 1800, Tioga County, NY Town of Chenango page 270 enumerates Isaac Sampson as follows: Free white males (2) under 10 years of age, (1) 26 to 45; Free white females (3) under 10 years of age, (1) 10 to 16: and(1) 26 to 45. Copy is in file.

Isaac Sampson (Jr.) born 07 October 1801

Issac (jr) is listed in the 1852-1853 "Registry of the Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards" Great Salt Lake City Dec28th 1852 under the Provo Third Ward page 91.

A Certified Copy of Marriage Record is on file. It states that "Isaac Samson and Patty Hendrix were joined in marriage on the sixth day of March last by permission for that purpose". dated New London 28th May 1822/ The record is in the Record of Marriages, Vol. 1, Page 43 kept in the Court of Common Pleas,Probate Division, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio.

The Record of Members of the church of LDS Glenwood Ward Sevier Stake page 2 entry 4 records Isaac Sampson b. 7 October 1801 in Genesee County,NY. Parents: Isaac Sampson and Miriam Calkins. (FHL micro film 0025980).

Isaac is mentioned as a "first family" of Glenwood in "Thru the Years" page 167. Page 175 mentions his death at Glenwood Dec. 24, 1878

Isaac is buried in the cemetery at Glenwood, Sevier County, UT.He is listed in The Glenwood Cemetery Record page 10 (FHL micro film 0823831) as Sampson, Isaac born 7 October 1801 in New York, son of Isaac Sampson and Mariam Calkins, husband of Martha Hendrix, died 24 December 1878.

Source: Isaac Sampson Jr. Family History Society Bulletin 1990 (DUPLICATE)

Isaac Sampson Jr. and wife Martha Hendrix Isaac Sampson Jr. was born October 7, 1801 to Isaac Sampson Sr. and his wife Mariam Calkins, in the state of New York. He was their seventh child. When he was about sixteen years old he migrated to the state off with his parents and brothers and sisters. By 1820, Isaac Sr. and family were living in New London, Huron County, Ohio.It was there that Isaac Sampson Jr. obtained a license to marry Martha Hendrix, daughter of Anthony Hendrix and Elizabeth Townsend, 6 Mar. 1822.

Martha was born in Upper Canada, which in now Ontario, 28 Aug. 1807. The Canadian government offered free land to U.S. settlers about 1800. The area was beautiful and the land fertile. Many flocked to it, including Marthaís motherís sister. Deborah Townsend, and her husband Joseph Wixom. It appears the Canadian government had a purpose in giving land to the people of the United States. They were to be a buffer between Canadian settlers and the Indians. The Indians didnít like the white man encroaching on their territory. Some of the former U.S. citizens didnít like to be under British rule. By 1812 war broke out between Great Britain and the United States. The Hendrix family returned to Steuben County, New York, and lived there until about 1816, when they moved to Ohio in the general westward migration, where land was abundant and inexpensive.

Within a few years, Martha, know as Patty, met and married Isaac Sampson Jr. They had only been married eight years when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith, who was commissioned of the Lord to restore the gospel as it was in the days of Christís earthly ministry. The following year, in February, Joseph Smith and missionaries went to Ohio to preach the gospel. They were only there five days when Martha became a baptized member of the restored church, but Isaac studied longer. He was baptized in June of 1831. From then on Joseph Smithís direction was there command. When he called the latter-day saints to live in Missouri, Isaac and Martha moved there.

Their new situation was, in a sense, like it was in Canada, where the new settlers faced hostile Indians, as well as frontiersman who were not going to tolerate the Mormons taking up land near them. The law of the wild west, the power of the gun, ruled. The latter-day saints were commonly called Mormons, because they adhered to the teachings of the Book of Mormon which Joseph Smith had translated. From then on the Isaac Sampson Jr. family history is part and parcel of the L.D.S. Church history, and for a time encompassed Isaac Jr.ís brother, John, and family and sister Mariam, and her husband, Archibald Bates, were early Church members. She married, second, John Deuel and in New Harmony, Utah, they reared their family. Also Benjamin Hendrix brother of Martha and their father, Anthony Hendrix, accepted the gospel.The latter died in Missouri, when persecution was at its peak.

Martha, her brother Benjamin, and Isaacís sister Roxanna, were all enthused about the doctrine of baptism of the dead. It isnít known whether they knew that the doctrine was referred to by Paul, but it is known that at their first opportunity they acted as proxies for their beloved deceased relatives in the ordinance of baptism.

Isaac, a cripple, and Martha, a sensitive sweet woman, with three small children under ten years of age, were forced from their home in Missouri at gun point, suffering great trauma. From a letter we have a more encompassing report of their experience:On Thursday night, 31 Oct. 1833 the mob gave the saints in Zion to know that no pledge, written or verbal was longer to be regarded; for on that night between 40 and 50 in number, many of whom were armed with guns,proceeded against the branch of the church west of the Big Blue and unroofed, and partly demolished ten dwelling houses and midst the shrieks and screams of the women and children, whipped and beat in a savage manner, several of the men; and with their horrid threats, frightened women and children into the wilderness.

The Sampsons later moved to Caldwell County (Far West), then to Shoal Creek, in Missouri, and were there when the were terrorized by the mob that killed, raped, and bragged. (Haunís Mill massacre)Isaac and Martha were in Iowa, near Nauvoo, Illinois, when the saint were expelled from that state, after the martyrdom of their beloved Joseph and Hyrum Smith. While thousands of saints were making their way to the basin near the Great Salt Lake, Isaac was still trying to get his wagon outfitted for the long journey. He didnít succeed in readiness until 1851. There wasnít a record keeper in their whole company on their tedious journey west, so all that is know is that they did come.

Thirteen years in one place, Provo, was a great boon to them, but during that time they had to take in the dislocated saints from Salt Lake City because of the threat from the United States Army. They also suffered the distress and terror of the Walker Indian War, and had to live, with hundreds of others, crowded in a fort. (in the history, at this point there is a section that talks about the possibility that Isaac went back to winter quarters to help those following, this can be found in my file, CW Turner 12/25/96)

Isaac and Martha were called to Sevier County. It was only three years before they were faced with another war, the Black Hawk Indian War. They, again, had to flee. They first went to Green River, then to Holden for a few years and then back to their beautiful little cove of Glenwood in 1872, and had six years of comparative peace before Isaac died 24 Dec.1878. He was buried in the old Glenwood Cemetery.

Martha continued to live in Glenwood. In the winter of 1881 she, with sons Will and Polk Sampson, and granddaughter, Mary Ann Lemmon, traveled,by team and wagon, to St. George where she, and they, did proxy baptisms for their loved ones.

Martha was shown to be a widow in the 1880 US Federal Census in Glenwood. She lived about eight years after her husbandís death. She died 16 Sept. 1886 in Glenwood, and was buried in the old Glenwood Cemetery beside her husband. END OF DUPLICATE

John Sampson born 1800

John is the brother of Isaac (jr) with whom Isaac (sr) lived in his old age. It is not known if Isaac (sr)'s wife Miriam was alive or not.The US Census of 1850 for Henry County, Iowa enumerates John.John's family is listed (copy on file) with his wife Sarah (Sally) Townsend and all nine of their children. He is listed as being a farmer, owning 1800 acres,and born in NY. His elder sons , Isaac 25, Truman 20, and Elisha 16 are also listed as being farmers.

Mary Jane Sampson born 5 September 1875

The Record of Members of the LDS Glenwood Ward Sevier Stake lists Mary online 137 as Mary Jane Peterson parents W.C.T. Sampson and Margaret Lawrenson: born 6 September 1875 in Glenwood, UT.Her first two children are also listed: Lottie Peterson b. 18 January 1899 in Glenwood, UT and Mattie Fern Peterson b. 17 June 1901 in Glenwood, UT.Under Record of Children Blessed, the balance of the children are listed, line 233 is Steve W. Peterson b, 16 November 1912 in Glenwood, UT.: Nellie Peterson b. 10 July 1904 in Glenwood, UT.; Brigham Y. Peterson b. 12 June 1906 in Glenwood, UT.; and Lynn b. 3 July 1909 in Glenwood, UT.

William Claudius Townsend Sampson born 30 August 1839

The Record of Children Blessed (LDS) line 309 lists Peter Sampson as the child of W.C.T. Sampson and Louisa Noot (this is the second wife in a plural marriage) born 17 November 1896 in Glenwood, UT. Lines 331 & 332 lists their children (twins) Dewey and Dewette born 25 December 1898 in Glenwood,UT.

William, along with his father and brother "Poke" is mentioned as one of the"first families" of Glenwood in"Thru the Years" page 167. He, with his wife Margaret (Lawrenson), is cited as having one of the first three babies in Glenwood by the name of William, Jr. Page 169.

Thru the Years" Page 174 states that when Glenwood was evacuated on 20 April 1867 due to the Indian problems William and his brother Poke remained behind to take care of the church's cattle. Page 175 states he did a marvelous job in going between the people and the Indians and help to av

1) "BRADT - BRATT GENEALOGY - by Innes Getty

copy of 8 pages Andries Bradt to Antoni Swartwout (I) FHL film 0000781


2 pages I extracted. Baptisms, Births, Marriages. Church Membership.

Swartwout, Decker, Brink, Westbroeck.


4) "LT. EZEKIEL SAMPSON" by Roe Ann Sampson History and Family Pedigree Charts.

5) "HISTORICAL REGISTER OF OFFICERS OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY" by Francis Heitman. Copies of 14 pages. Swartwout, Ezekiel Sampson and his commanders.

6) "EARLY SETTLERS OF NY" by Foley Copies of 7 pages church records. Shows Sampsons in the 1st Baptist Church.

7) "BRADT FAMILY CHARTS" by Cynthia Biasca Copies 2 pages Albert Bradt to Roeloff Swartwout.

8) "FAMILY GROUP AND PEDIGREE CHARTS - Sampsons and Spragues AF89S Submitted by Louise Sprague Paterson.

9) "DESCENDANTS OF ALBERT AND ARENT ANDRIESSEN BRADT" by Cynthia Biasca Copies of 12 Pages Albert Bradt to Antoni Swartwout (2nd).

10) "HISTORY OF NORWICH,CT" by Francis Manwaring Caulkins. Copies of 200 plus pages of 700 plus. Calkins, Adegates, Huntingtons, Giffords, Royces, Birchards, Lothrops (Lathrops), ad infinidem.

11) "SWARTWOUT CHRONICLES" (Arthur James Weise) Reviewed by Roe Ann Sampson in 1972. Contains history and pedigree charts.

12) "SWARTWOUT CHRONICLES" (Arthur James Weise) Extracted by ?. Roeloff and Catryna Swartwout to Antoni Swartwout (3rd). Copies of selected pages direct line. FHL film 0194352.

13) "SWARTWOUT CHRONICLES" by Arthur James Weise. Will copy about 40 pages week of 9/23/96 of direct line. FHL film 0940268.

14) Book: "GEORGE SOULE OF THE MAYFLOWER" 2nd edition. Five generations. Pub. by The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Lists Henry Samson.

15) Book: "THRU THE YEARS" A history of Sevier County, Utah. Pub. by Sevier County Centennial Committee. Mentions Isaac, Jr., WCTS, JKPS, Margaret Lawrenson and Chad's grandfather Thomas Brown.

16) Book: "HANDCARTS TO ZION" 1856 - 1860. By Larry and Ann Hafen. Lists Magaret Lawrenson and her parents in the second company.

17) "THE FIRST SETTLERS OF YE PLANTATION OF PISCATAWAY AND WOODBRIDGE OLDE EAST NEW JERSEY" by Orea Eugene Monnette. Copies of 3 pages re: Royces including marriage of Sarah Royce to John Caulkins.

18) "HISTORY OF ORANGE COUNTY, NY" by Samuel Eager. Copies of 11 pages. Swartwouts, Marvins, Townsends.

19) "DELAWARE COUNTY,NY HISTORY OF THE CENTURY" by David Murray. Copies of 3 pages. Ezekiel Sampson as Baptist Minister. FHL film 0962381.

20) "HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY,PA" by Goodrich Copies of 7 pages (need page 134 per Roe). Ezekiel Sampson as minister. FHL film 0908979

21) "The History of Delaware County (NY) 1797 to 1880".by W.W. Munsell. Five selected pages mentioning Ezekiel and Henry Sampson.



"When the author of these chronicles began searching for information relating to the ancestors of the Swartwout Family, none of it's members had any knowledge of the place or places of residence in the Netherlands of the one who settled in New Netherlands in the sixth decade of the seventeenth century. Accepting certain heresays as true, some of his American offspring believed that they were respectively the descendants of two or more brothers who had come in that century from Holland with their households to occupy and cultivate tracts of bush-land bordering the river explored in 1609 by Henry Hudson. An ensnaring fiction later induced others to receive the coat-of-arms of the Edinburgh Blackwoods as that of the Swartwout Family.

The descent of the members of the different American branches of the family, now writing the cognomen Swartwout, Swarthout, Swartwout. and Swartwood, is distinctly traceable to Tomys Swartwout, who, in 1655, was appointed a schepen (magistrate) of the court of Midwout (Flatbush) on Long Island.

The object of Major William Merrill Swartwout in having these chronicles published in the attractive form in which they appear -- there being only one hundred copies of them printed -- is assuredly noteworthy. Believing that a memorial history of the Swartwout Family in Holland and America would more advantageously perpetuate a knowledge of the public services of its members than any monument, he considerately leaves with the readers of this work the determination of the judiciousness of his choice of the means to accomplish that purpose.

In a sojourn of three months in the Netherlands, the author found many rare and valuable records in different depositories of church registers, municipal documents and state papers concerning important information relating to the ancestors of the family. A visit to the site of "het Zwartewoude" ( the Black Wood), originally diversifying the northern part of the Low Countries known first as Frisia, and later called Friesland, afforded him and enjoyable view of the extent of the land once the manor from which the family derived its topographic name. There and in the vicinage of the Black Wood, the emblematic bearing of the Swartwout escutchein were early seen on escutcheon and standards conspicuous in the battles in which the valorous Frisians repeatedly discomfited the forces of foreign invaders, for, since the time of the Latin historian Tacitus, that ancient stalwart race of Germans has had renouwn for its love of independence.

The political eminence of the Frisians in the Middle Ages is remarkably substantiated by the fact of their adjudicating differences arising between the inhabitants of one part of the country and those of another by the agency of arbitration commissioners. The constitution of the arbitration commission , of which, in 1338, Otto Swartewold of Drenthe was a member, is historically described as having been honored with the singing of "great number of triumphal songs" by assemblages of gratified people. The ennobling character of the state-craft adopting this laudable method of settling sectional disagreements was signally heightened by the moral excellence and superior intelligence of the commissioners. The scroll of parchment on which the awards of the commission were engrossed, on June 30th, that year, in Latin, is preserved in the Imperial Archives of the province of Groningen, and of which a photo-engraved copy is displayed on the two pages of the first chapter of the Swartwout Chronicles.

"The protective manner in which officers were selected to administer the affairs of the city of Groningen was manifestly conductive to the maintenance of good government. A body of well-born and upright men, called as early as 1324 the Wisdom of the City (deWijsheid der Stadt), and a century later the Sworn Commons (de Gezworene Meente), possessed the exclusive right to determine the eligibility of citizens to be municipal officers. In 1580, John Swartwolt was a member of the college of local sages, as he was afterward, and also as was Herman Swartwolt.

"In the long war with Spain, the Frisians heroically perpetuated their native invincibility on the many fields of battle. In 1580, when the enemy besieged Steenwijk, the daring achievement of Arent Swartwolt in extinguishing the flames enveloping the palisades protecting a gateway of the walled town, which the foe had surreptitiously set on fire on a dark night and then guardedly covered with the guns of a concealed body of a sharp-shooter, is still admiringly recounted by Dutch historians.

"Tomis Swartwout and his brothers Wybrandt and Herman were the first of the Frisian Swartwolts to write the surname conformable to modern Dutch orthography. They were evidently the first Hollanders to engage in the wholesale business of buying and selling in the Netherlands tobacco cultivated by colonists in Virginia and New Netherland. The fact of their dealing, in 1629, in Amsterdam, in tobacco grown and cured on the island of Manhattan, or three years after the purchase of the island by the Dutch West-India Company from the Indian proprietors, is well established.

It is no less important to mention here that Tomys Swartwout was one of the nineteen courageous representatives of the settlers of New Netherlands, who, in convention, in the city-hall, in New Amsterdam, on December 11, 1653, dared to remonstrate against a continuance of the maladministration of the affairs of the province by the arrogant directorate of the West-India Company, and to claim for the taxed colonists a right of voice in the government of it. The aggressive action of this first landdag of the oppresses inhabitants of New Netherland, although contemptuously ignored and regarded by the despotic guild of avaricious merchants as meriting severe punishment, so that other colonists might be deterred from "deliberating on affairs of state", had, nevertheless, in the fullness of time, a glorious consummation in the declaration of independence of the thirteen united American colonies. As a strenuous upholder of the rights of the colonists, Roeloff Swartwout was as fearless as his father in the utterance of his political convictions. When the choice of delegates to the provincial convention, held in New York City, in 1690, was about to be made, he boldly advised that "it ought to be a free election for all classes. By birth and education the equal of most, if not all, of those who pompously deemed themselves favorites of royalty and politically isolated from the common people, he was not troubled by any apprehensions of losing prestige and preferment in becoming a partisan of Jabob Leister, whose military experience, wealth, and excellence of character commended him to the Committee of Safety which deputed him to exercise and use the power and authority of a commander-in-chief of the province until such time as order should come from their most sacred majesties, William and Mary, king and queen of England. The iniquitous and precipitate execution of Leisler and his son-in-law, brouth about by a few ambitious and revengeful men, was an event strikingly horrifying and pitiful.

"The participation of Lieutenant Abraham Swartwout in the siege of Havana and in the storming of Morro Castle and other Cuban strongholds, by the English, in the summer of 1762, gives prominence to the fact that the valor of the members of the Swartwout Family in America, in the colonial period, was not only notable in engagements with the French and their allies at places near the homes of the vigilant frontier settlers, but also along the distant borders of Canada and the more remote islands of the West Indies.

The patriotism of the family was also brilliantly exhibited in the war of the Revolution by the services of twenty-nine of its members; two having the rank of brigadier-general, three that of captain, three of lieutenant, and four of ensign, two of whom were institution-members of the Society of Cincinnati.

The appellation Swartwout designated, in September, 1776, a temporary fort, constructed at that time near Spuiten Duivil Kill, for the defense of the city of New York.

In the voluntary contribution, at Fort Schuyler, on August 3, 1777, by Abraham Swartwout, who, as a lieutenant of volunteer, had served, in 1762, in the successful campaign of the English forces on Cuba, of his valuable blue cloth cloak to form the field of the first United States flag that was made conformable to the style of the national standard established, on June 14, 1777, by the American Congress, as an historical fact inseparable from the genesis of the star-constellated banner of the Land of the Brave. The testimony of an order of the Pennsylvania Navy-Board, written on May 29, 1777, to pay Elizabeth Ross fourteen pounds twelve shillings and two pence for making ships' colors, etc. in no way substantiates the claim that she fabricated a United States flag prior to the Declaration of Independence, nor does it verify in any manner the assertion that the American Congress issued an order on the treasury to pay her a similar sum for making a flag or flags of the design set forth in the resolution of June 14, 1777.

The bold statesmanship of General Jacobus Swartwout, on of the original law-makers of the state of New York, who for eighteen successive years served six as an assemblyman and twelve as a senator, added no little luster to his prompt and early service in the war of the Revolution.

"The arena of party politics in the state of New York, at the beginning of the current century, presented scenes and characters peculiar to that time. The eager gatherings of the different leaders' forces, their violent onsets at the polls and the loudness of their voicings of victory were as remarkable as the characteristics of the spirited men who outlined the plans of the successive campaigns, named the candidates, and marshaled the electors. The illustrious prestige of the federalists and the vivid vigor of the republican-democrats gave more than ordinary distinction to the two agonizing parties. Hamilton's early discovery of the growing popularity of Aaron Burr made him the more ambitious to lessen it, which consequently stimulated the zeal of the young democrats to increase it. The factional alliance of the Livingstons, the Clintons, and the Schuylers not infrequently changed the preponderance of the public favor from the candidates of the one party to those of the other. The strong individuality of John Swartwout made him a distinguished favorite of his party, and inasmuch as his frankness and integrity invalidated many of the unjust animadversions of his opponents, he was thrice elected to a seat in the state legislature. The duel which he so resolutely fought with De Witt

Clinton was evidently to him the only honorable means by which he could disprove the intemperate and unfounded expressions of his reckless and self-opinioned traducer.

The clandestine and perilous methods adopted by General James Wilkinson to conceal his disloyal machinations and treasonable acts from the knowledge of the national government and the people of the United States during the time he was engaged in the attempt to place Spain in possession of the territory of Louisiana, and to persuade the people of Kentucky to seceded from the Union and acknowledge the supremacy of that foreign country's power, and thereby obtain for himself compensatory riches and titular distinction, exemplify an art of traitorous diplomacy truly astounding. Wilkinson's faithlessness to Aaron Burr, whom he knavishly used and artfully vilified in order to keep the public ignorant of the fact that he himself was the concocter of the plots which made his enthusiastic and incautious servitor a conspirator and filibuster, reveals in the liveliest colors Wilkinson's nefarious selfishness and personal turpitude. The temporary perplexity of General Wilkinson in determining the character of his treatment of Samuel Swartwout, to whom Burr had entrusted the delivery of the famous cipher-letter to Wilkinson, was undoubtedly due to Wilkinson's belief that the young man would not belie Burr's description: a man of inviolable honor and perfect discretion; formed to execute rather than project; capable of relating facts with fidelity, and incapable of relating them otherwise." This truthful characterization evidently made Wilkinson unwilling to place full faith in the frankness and candor of the disinterested bearer of the cipher letter. When acquitted of the charge of treason brought against him by Wilkinson, Samuel Swartwout, in publicly proclaiming him guilty of treason, forgery, and perjury, did not use words inapplicable to the numerous and more clearly established offenses of the execrable impostor.

"The outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Great Britain, in 1812, again quickened the martial spirit and valorous proclivities inherited by the members of the Swartwout Family. Midshipman Augustus Swartwout, although seriously wounded, persistently superintended the firing of a gun on the flagship Lawrence until it was dismounted, in the ever-memorable naval battle on Lake Erie, in which Captain Oliver H. Perry, with a squadron of small wooden vessels, grandly obtained the distinctive renown of having commanded the first United States fleet that encountered in a regular line of battle one of an enemy, which, having been worsted in a long and desperate action, he captured entire, without losing a single vessel of his own.

The dash and gallantry of Brigadier-General Robert Swartwout in the battle of Chrysler's Field was the admiration of all the brave men who participated in it. As captain of the independent military organization, titled the Iron Grays, Samuel Swartwout was regarded by the citizens of New York as being the inspirer of the esprit de corps which gave it the noted distinction which it so long enjoyed as being the price of the city. Composed of young men of marked social standing and education, the corps became famous for its skilled use of arms and precise and rapid evolutions, and its parades on the Battery and field maneuvers always attracted large throngs of people to witness them. Fitz-Greene Halleck, the poet, was a member of the company. The patriotism of: "Swartwout's gallant corps, the Iron Grays,"inspired him to write several metrical compositions in laudation of the note-worthy loyalty of its members in volunteering their services for defense of the city during the war.

"The attempt of the three energetic brothers, John, Samuel, and Robert Swartwout, to reclaim for cultivation the tide-swept marshes of New Jersey, immediately west of the Hudson River, and opposite the city of New York, by ways and means similar to those seen in Holland, obtained for their extraordinary enterprise deserved commendation. The relinquishment left there large areas of dry ground and the bold outlines of the hundred and twenty miles of wide ditching to demarcate the extent of the planned work and demonstrate the obvious utility of the vast undertaking.

The criminal complicity and conspiracy of two dishonest employees of Samuel Swartwout, while he was the collector of customs at the port of New York during the administration of Andrew Jackson as president of the United States, in having him adjudged a defaulter, and causing him to be dispossessed of his extensive and valuable property, are so clearly and conclusively established by the facts and testimony presented in the thirteenth chapter of this work that every reader of it will certainly wonder why a publication of this incontrovertible evidence was not made earlier. The reprehensible action of the national government in summarily taking and selling the estate of the traduced ex-collector on the assumption that the allegations of the perjured and perfidious cashier and his despicable confederate were true, not only abruptly deprived Samuel Swartwout of his property and irremediably impoverished the guiltless man, but unhappily influenced people to believe that the charges brought against him were indisputably authoritative and unequivocally substantiated. The culpability if the national government in not accounting to Samuel Swartwout for the valuable property which it unjustly took and sold is as remarkable as its deafness to the persistent appeals which the conscientious ex-collector personally and by representatives made to obtain a settlement of his accounts with it.

"The inherent patriotism and loyalty of the Swartwout family and many of its male representatives to volunteer their services for the preservation of the Union at the beginning and during the progress of the Civil War. On different battle-fields not a few heroically terminated their lives, others died in hospitals and prisons of wounds and disease, and some still bear honorary marks of commended valor. The fierce engagement of the Portsmouth, commanded by Captain Samuel Smith Swartwout, with the water batteries on the banks of the Mississippi River, to render practicable the attempt of Admiral Farragut to pass Forts Jackson and St. Philip with his fleet of wooden vessels, and reach and capture New Orleans, was introductorily particularized in the official report of the successful feat which made lastingly famous the bold venture of the distinguished naval officer who accomplished his object with the loss of but one vessel.

The fortitude of Adjustant William Merrill Swartwout, after being deprived of his left arm and having the pectoral muscles on that side of his body seriously lacerated by two-hundred-pound projectile, at Dutch Gap, on the James River, was considered to have enabled him to ward off the fatal consequences commonly resulting from such frightful wounds. His observation of the bravery of his comrades-in-arms and their exemplary endurance of many physical afflictions in the field led him to erect, on the Soldier's and Sailor's Plat, in Oakwood Cemetery, at Troy, N.Y., a conspicuous flag-staff on which he has had displayed, constantly since 1894. a United States flag to keep alive recollections of the courage and services of the deceased veterans whose remains are there entombed.

" Of the one hundred and more engravings illustrating these chronicles, the reduced facsimiles of the original Dutch text and embellishments of the nuptial poem and wedding songs composed in honor of the marriage of Tomys Swartwout and Hendrickjen Barentse Otsen, on June 3, 1631, will, without doubt, be highly prized by the members of the Swartwout Family as ancestral souvenirs. The author's versified translations of the Dutch epithalamium and songs are as literal as the meaning of the text could be harmoniously construed in English.

"The publication of this work must indissolubly link hereafter the name of Major William Merrill Swartwout with his munificence in making it a memorial of inestimable historical value to the members of the family, and a book uniquely elaborate in binding and delightfully satisfying in typography.

"Besides the author's gratification in finding in different provincial and municipal archives in the Netherlands the information concerning the ancestors of the Swartwout Family set forth in this volume, his remembrances of the interest taken in his researches by the courteous and scholarly archivists who there graciously and officially furthered them, urges him to acknowledge here his great indebtedness to Mr. J. A. Feith, the imperial archivist of the province of Groningen, and to Mr. W. R. Veder, the archivist of the city of Amsterdam, for many favors of their time and knowledge, and to express his obligations for the kind services of Mr. S. Muller Fzn., the imperial Custodian of the archives of the province of Utrecht, and those of Mr. I. van Sloterdij, and Mr. C. M. Dozy, severally archivists of the municipal records of Leeuwarden and Leyden.

Arthur James Weise Troy, N.Y., August 15, 1899
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