Samuel Ryman was born 22 June 1848, and died 21 November 1876. He is buried in Solomons Lutheran Church Cemetery, in the southern end of Shenandoah County. There were only four children: Homer, born 26 October 1871; William, born 6 July 1872; Emma, born 13 August 1875; and Samuel, born 16 February 1877. After Samuels' death, Sarah, Emma, and Samuel lived with Sarah's parents. The older two children, William and Homer, stayed with their grandparents, Homer and Sarah Ryman.