Samuel Vernon Sampson 1881-1885

Fifth child of Thomas & Sarah Sampson (nee Toon)

Born: 11 Dec 1881 Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa, USA

Died: Age 4 on 22 Dec 1885

Buried: Batavia Cemetery, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA

Samuel is listed in the Iowa Birth Index and mentioned in the Iowa State Census of 1885 as given below. He was named after his uncle of the same name. After 1885 Samuel’s name is not listed in later state and US censuses. In a later census his mother indicates that she had a total of eight children of which six were still alive. Samuel’s name is placed on the headstone’s north side of his grandparents plot in Batavia Cemetery in Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census
Inhabitants in Pleasant Township, in the County of Wapello, Stat of Iowa.
Lot 13 Bladensburg
Sampson Thomas 41 Blacksmith  Born England 
Sampson Sarah 40 Born England 
Sampson Laura E. 15 
Sampson Mary  E. 11 
Sampson Flora M. 7
Sampson Samuel V. 4
Sampson Elizabeth G. 2