| || Notes for Agnes Sample:|
Agnes Sample may not be a daughter of William Sample - she is not named in his estate.However, William Sample's son-in-law, Hezekiah Alexander, gave oath in Court proving the will of Agnes' husband, John Allen.Hezekiah Alexander also witnessed the will of Agnes Allen.Agnes and John named a son William Sample Allen.Daughter Margaret Allen who married Alexander Cathey named a son William Sample Cathey.
Agnes Allen was listed as the head of household in the 1790 census of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
A settlement of the Estate of John Allen deceased Returned by the Executrix Agnes Allen.
The Last Will and Testament of John Allen deceased was proven in open Court by the oath Hezekiah Alexander an Evidence thereto - nominating Agnes Allen, John Allen & James Osborn Executrix & Executors - the Executrix sworn.Ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to the Executrix.
[Briscoe, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Court Minutes, Book 1 1774-1780, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, S.C., 1996), 150]
Will of Agness Allen of Mecklenburg County, being weak in body...to Mary Osborn my beloved Daughter one Dollar and one Book the whole duty of man; to James (Osborne?), my son in law, One Dollar and to his daughter Agness one feather bed and one womans sadle at the time she arrives to the age of 14 years; to Catherine Stewart my beloved daughter One Dollar & one book 1st Vol. Henry; to Mildridge Wallace my beloved daughter one dollar & one book Exhibited mans companion; to Agnes Cathey my beloved daughter one Dollar & one book Wilson on the Sacraments; my Martha Cathey my beloved daughter one mare and one book 2nd Vol. Harvies Lecturs (?) Letters (?); to George Allen my beloved son one dollar and one book Lamps works; to Sarah Allen my beloved daughter one feather bed & furniture & her chest, table, spinnig wheel, etc., Psalms & Hyms and her Bible and Negro girl Lucy; to William Sample Allen my beloved son one good feather bed & furniture, one mare, saddle & bridle, his fathers desk and table, negro boy Tom and £ 30: in case my son William should die before he arives at full age, then his share should be equally divided among the surviving children; books (named) to son William S. Allen; John Stewart stands indebted to me, all he owes should be forgiven; James Osborn my son in law and George Allen, exrs.2 Sept 1790.
Wit: Samuel Graham, Hez. Alexander, Jurat.
Will Book A, pp. 38-40
C. R. 065.801.10
Jany Sessn 1791
Signed: Agnes Allen
[Brent H. Holcomb, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Abstracts of Early Wills 1763-1790 (1749-1790), (A Press, Inc., Greenville, SC, 1980), 3]