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Samuel Staples (b. 1762, d. 23 Mar 1825)Samuel Staples (son of John Staples and Kiziah Norman)1950, 1951 was born 1762 in Buckingham Co., VA1952, and died 23 Mar 1825 in Patrick Co., VA1953.He married Lucinda Penn on 30 Dec 1790 in Patrick Co., VA1954, daughter of Abram Penn and Ruth Stovall.
Notes for Samuel Staples:
A sketch of Samuel Staples, (written by his grand-son, Judge Samuel Staples) in the Memorials to Virginia Clerks, by Johnston, states that in 1781, when he was nineteen years of age, he raised a militia Company in his native county and joined the Revolutionary army in the Division under General Wayne. It states further that he took part in the battle of Jamestown, July 9, 1781, and at Yorktown in October, 1781, "where he was promoted for gallantry on that memorable occasion." The same facts are written in the family Bible, by Abram P. Staples, the great-grand-son of Samuel Staples.
(No official record of this service has been found, which may be due to the afore-mentioned destruction of the Buckingham Co. records since we know that county records were the chief source of information concerning such militia companies raised in the various counties.)
After the termination of hostilities in Virginia, Samuel Staples, together with a brother, John Staples, removed to Henry Co. where he was appointed Deputy Sheriff and of the County. He was influential in bringing about the formation of Patrick Co. (from a portion of Henry) in 1791, and was thereafter a resident of Patrick until his death. Population of that region was very scarce, the country rough and wild, and although the site for a County Seat had been chosen, not a house was there. When Court convened for the purpose of electing the county officers, a fallen log served as the court bench, and under the spreading branches of a large walnut tree, the first officials were chosen. Samuel Staples was elected Clerk of the Court, in which office he served for many years. At about this time, he began the construction of "Stonewall", which was to be the family home for four generations. This edifice was built of native rock, with walls four feet thick, and contained twelve rooms, There were few, if any, homes in the county, other than rude log cabins and the Stone House, as it was usually referred to, was considered a great mansion in that locality. (The house is still standing, but covered with stucco, and greatly changed in appearance.) (From the Staples Memoranda).
More About Samuel Staples:
Date born 2: 1762
More About Samuel Staples and Lucinda Penn:
Marriage: 30 Dec 1790, Patrick Co., VA.1954
Children of Samuel Staples and Lucinda Penn are:
- +Kiziah Staples, b. 26 Feb 1792, Patrick Court House, VA1955, d. 26 Jul 1818, Henry Co., VA1956.
- +Abram Penn Staples, b. 09 Mar 1793, Patrick Co., VA1957, d. 26 Apr 1856, Patrick Co., VA1958.
- Ruth Penn Staples, b. 29 Mar 1801, Patrick Court House, VA1959, d. 17 Dec 1872.
- John Courtney Staples, b. 06 Dec 1808, Patrick Court House, VA1960, d. 19 Sep 1840, Patrick Co., VA1961.