Born: 1813-XX-XX Kentucky
Flourished: 1839-1860 Springfield, Illinois
Sampson lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, as early as 1839. In 1845, he married Sarah E. Beall. He was a carpenter and served as a Springfield alderman from 1856 to 1858. In 1860, he owned $2,500 worth of real estate.
Ragsdell v. Spear, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=140168; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 566; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 8 July 1845, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 210.