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  • ID: ind02243
  • Name: Thomas Sampson SAMMONS
  • Given Name: Thomas Sampson
  • Surname: Sammons
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 01 OCT 1762 in Florida, Montgomery Co., NY 1
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind02243
  • Baptism: 2
  • Death: 20 NOV 1838
  • Age: 76y 1m 19d in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7637052
  • Burial: Sammons Cemetery, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY 1 2
  • Note: b. Florida, Montgomery Co., NY; s/o LT Sampson Sammons (1720-1796) and Rachel Schoonmaker; d. Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; bur. Sammons Cemetery, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; o. Revolutionary War Officer (LT), Farmer, Mill Owner, US Congressman (Tryon Co. 1805-11); Cemetery Fonda NY 15, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, Serial: 6924; Volume: 14; [R030] Jacob Dunham (1727-1779) of Lebanon, CT and Mayfield, NY; [R063] Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs; Sampson Thomaszen Sammons Added by suekas on 13 Apr 2007 - Born in Greenwich, New York, City. The family moved to Ulster County, where he married Rachel Schoonmaker. In 1769, they moved to Montgomery (then Tryon) County. Sampson Sammons was, during the early part of the Revolution, one of the famous Tryon county committee, which controlled the military operations of Central New York. Sampson was the first man west of the Hudson river at whom a shot was fired in the Revolutionary struggle. The occasion was the attempt to capture Alexander White, the tory sheriff. Sampson Sammons was at that time in his fifty-third year, and was therefore legally exempt from military duty. The privilege, however was waived by him and many other patriots, and a company of exempts was formed or which Jelles Fonda was captain and Sampson Sammons lieutenant. Sampson was taken prisoner in 1780 together with three of his sons. His property was destroyed, his buildings burned, and his wife and daughters were left in extreme distress, being destitute even of the most needful clothing. After meeting with Col Johnson, Sampson and his youngest son Thomas were released. But his other two sons, Benjamin and Frederick, were marched off to be prisoners in Canada suffering great torture. Frederick was maimed for life.] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Marriage 1 Mary WOOD b: 23 FEB 1773 in Shewangunk, Ulster Co., NY
    • Married: 16 DEC 1792 Religious Marriage in Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Note: m. Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sampson Thomas SAMMONS b: 03 NOV 1793 in Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY
    2. Has Children Lydia Margaret SAMMONS b: 22 MAY 1807 in New York
    3. Has Children Simeon Thomas SAMMONS b: 23 MAR 1811 in Sammons Homestead, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY

    Sources:
    1. Title: Jacob Dunham (1727-1779) of Lebanon, CT and Mayfield, NY
      his descendants and ancestors with five generations of English ancestors: also ancestors and descendants of Stephen Shew with historical accounts of the Shews, Sammons, and Dunhams
      Allied Families
      Publication: Publisher: S.D. Moore
      Publication Date: 1933
      Issue: A29
      Edition: 115 pgs.
      Author: Moore, Sophie Dunham
      Note:
      AlliedDunhamJacob
    2. Title: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs
      Compendium
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: Lewis Historical Pub. Co
      Publication Date: 1911
      Issue: C13
      Author: Reynolds, Cuyler
      Note:
      CompMohawkHudson
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