Jane G Sampson 1837-1913 Thomas Symons 1837-1866
Married on 15 Jul 1860 at Perranuthnoe, Cornwall. Witnesses were Francis Gundry and John Williams.

Jane Gundry Sampson

Eldest child of Thomas and Mary Sampson

Born: 29 Mar 1837 Perranuthnoe, Cornwall

Baptised: 7 May 1837 Perranuthnoe, Cornwall

Died: 26 Aug 1913 Iowa, USA

Buried: Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA

Occupation: Seamstress

Thomas Henry Williams Symons

Eldest child of Thomas and Ann Symons

Born: unknown

Baptised: 25 Dec 1837 Perranuthnoe, Cornwall

Died: About 186? in mining accident, Canada

Buried: unknown -possibly Bruce Mines Cemetery Taylor Street, Bruce Mines, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada – if so died 1862

Occupation: Miner

The 1851 Cornish Census confirms that Jane had remained in Goldsithney with her grandmother Grace Gundry and aunty Elizabeth Gundry.

By the time of the 1861 Cornish Census Jane and Thomas had recently married.

It appears that Jane was left behind in Cornwall. This may have been to look after her elderly grandmother in Grace Gundry. At this point in time Jane has not been found in the 1841 census. Jane is not listed with her parents.

All her siblings and parents moved to the USA,. Her father first in 1848. Her mother Mary and siblings followed in 1849. Jane’s grandmother died in 1854 and in 1860 she married Thomas Symons. Some time after the 1861 Census (April 7) they decide to migrate to north America. Thomas is killed in a mining accident in Canada and at some stage (during the 1860’s) she moves to reconnect with her mother and siblings living in Jefferson County, Iowa. It appears that Thomas and Jane had one daughter in Anna. Anna did not marry and died at the age of 41. The following newspaper article appeared after Jane’s death in 1913.

“Fairfield Journal”, Tues., Aug. 26, 1913, Pg. 2, Col. 1

Mrs. Jane SYMONS died this morning. Born in Golzithney, Eng., more than 76 years ago. With her husband she moved to Canada where Mr. SYMONS was killed in a mine accident.

After her husband’s death came to Fairfield in 1866. She has since lived in Jefferson County. Her only daughter Anna, died four years ago. Survived by four brothers: J. W. SAMPSON of Weldon, Iowa; Thomas SAMPSON of Ottumwa; Gideon of Stuttgart, Ark., and William of Villisca, Iowa.