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INFORMATION ON WILLIAM A. SAMPLE
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION I HAD FOUND A WHILE BACK OFF OF THIS ONE SITE, SORRY DON'T REMEMBER THE URL OF THE SITE. BUT ITS COPIED IN ITS ENTIRLY.

Rev. William A Sample :=> Born on 30 Sep 1807 in North Carolina. Rev. Willaim A died in
Morristown, Hamblen Co. Tenneessee on 27 Aug 1880, he was 72. Buried in Dover Cumberland
Presbyterian Church Cem. Occupation: Presbyterina minister, a doctor, a carpenter, and a farmer.

Inscription on tombstone: Truth was their motto, In God We Trust.

In 1841 two tracts of the plantation were finally sold to David Harry for $2,450 by Rufus Raid, executer of Latta's estate. He died in 1849, and in 1853 the tract of land "formally owned by David Harry" was sold to William A. Sample. Sample, an elder in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church for forty-six years, had four sons who volunteered for service in the First Norht Carolina Regiment during the Civil War. In his will, probated August 4, 1877, William Sample left the part of the "Home Tract" including the house to his son, Hugh. The house remained in the Sample family for many years until 1922, when it was deeded to the Catawba Manufacturing Company. At that time the Catawba Manufacturing and Electric Power Company was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Power Company. When the latter merged with Duke Power Company in 1927, the Latta House property was deeded to Crescent Land and Timber Corporation, and at present the land, but not the use of the house, was leased to the United States government, a lease to be in effect until June 30, 1975. (Don't know yet if this is the right William A Sample unless one of his sones went by Hugh).

William is believed to have been of Scotch descent with his people coming to America through the Scotch-Irish Immigration Act. It is believed that he had three brothers; one who settled in Pennsylvania, one who settled in Oklahoma, and the other settling in Texas.

William was a distinguised looking man and near akin to a genius. The dirst definite knowledge of him is in East Tennessee. He lived near Greenville, TN and went to school at Tusculum College. He was a school teacher, a farmer, a self-taught doctor, a self-taught student of both Latin and Greek, an excellent mathematician, a civil engineer, Captain in the National Guard, member of the State Legislature, an author (A Treaties Attacting The Missonary Baptists) a student of theology and an ordained minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The suit for his first wedding is said to have been made by Andrew Johnson. He had 15 children, several of whom moved west.

Military: captain in the militia

Research:

1854
William Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Knoxville Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1854 page 89]

1869
Wm. Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Presbytery of Knoxville
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1869, page 103]

1870
Wm. Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Knoxville Presbytery - Synod of East Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1870, page 77]

1871
Wm. Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Presbytery of Knoxville
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1871, page 77]

1872
William Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Knoxville Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1872, page 125]

1873
Wm. Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Knoxville Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1873, page 101]

1874
William Sample, Russllville, Tenn.
Minister - Knoxville Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1874, page 101]

1875
William Sample, Russellville, Tenn.
Minister - Knoxville Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1875, page 79]

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