Sampson, William

Born: 1790-08-16 Virginia

Died: 1863-08-07 Menard County, Illinois

In 1821, Sampson married Hannah Smack in Madison County, Illinois. He settled in the Indian Creek area of Sangamon County (later Menard County) in 1826 or 1827 and remained a resident of that precinct until his death. In 1850, William Sampson was a farmer living in Menard County, Illinois, with his wife and six children. He owned $3,000 in real property. In 1860, Sampson owned real estate valued at $7,000 and had a personal estate of $2,000.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Madison County, 16 February 1821, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1879), 371; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 310; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 118; Gravestone, Smoot Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.