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Elizabeth Jane Ewell

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  • Name Elizabeth Jane Ewell 
    Born 18 Jan 1839  Elkhorn, Ray, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Alias Eliza 
    Died 10 Mar 1920  Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2621  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2014 

    Father Leighton Ewell,   b. Abt 1787, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1873, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Orra Fox,   b. Abt 1800, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1832  , Knox, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: Marriage Records of Knox Co Kentucky, Ref: Automated Archives

      SS; Joseph Evans and Rosilla Evans Racker, Proxey for Orra (no last name) in Manti Temple 21 June 1889
    Family ID F1007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Joseph. Sampson,   b. 14 Oct 1836, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1923, Dekalb, Buchannan, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1856  Crawford, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: FGS prepared by Bill Sampson
      Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration was on 21 Feb 1906 Ref: Northwest History of Missouri Book, page 689, zeroxed copy from Ray Co Historical Soc. Library.
    Children 
    +1. Dr. John Henry Sampson,   b. 29 Jan 1857, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Mary Magdalene Sampson,   b. 28 Mar 1859, De Kalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, De Kalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. James Milton Sampson,   b. 14 Oct 1860, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1924, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Martha Belle Sampson,   b. 28 Aug 1862, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1916, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Richard Masterson Sampson,   b. 21 Nov 1863, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1929  (Age 65 years)
     6. Dr. George Thomas Sampson,   b. 30 Nov 1865, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1888, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +7. Pleasant H. Grant Sampson,   b. 24 Feb 1868, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1912  (Age > 45 years)
    +8. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Sampson,   b. 19 Aug 1869, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1932, St.Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Albert Duncan Sampson,   b. 15 Aug 1871, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1934, Elwood, Doniphan, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Dr. Lewis Clarence Sampson,   b. 16 Jan 1873, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1911, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +11. William Harvey Sampson,   b. 21 Nov 1875, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1933, Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +12. Charles Cecil Sampson,   b. 20 Dec 1879, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1948, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     13. Jesse Christie Sampson,   b. 7 Sep 1881, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1919, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     14. Nellie Martin Sampson,   b. 4 Apr 1885, Dekalb, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1901  (Age 15 years)
    Family ID F993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Listed as minor child in Lieghton's selttlement probate rec of Ray Co. Mo. 6 Feb 1851
      Birth: Family Group Sheets and Research by Bill Sampson, descendant
      Marr: Copy of marriage certificate states her name as Elizabeth Jane.
      Death and Burial, Age 81, Westlawn Cemetery.
      Tombstone inscription: Eliza J. Sampson Jan 18,1839 March 10, 1920

      Eliza Jane's parents died when she was very young, probably at or before age 6. So she had very little direct contact with them. My information is that she was adopted by a family named Gibson. She stated at the time of her 50th wedding anniversary, that she was the niece of General Ewell of Confederate aremy fame. We believe this to be false, probably because she did not know who her aunts and uncles really were. She states that her parents were from Kentucky. She died on a Wednesday at 3 P.M. after a lingering illness of ten weeks with influenza and traumatic pleurisy.
      Notes written by Bill Sampson

      Marriage Record gives their names as Mr. Benjamin Sampson to Miss Elizabeth Jane Uewl.
      lMarrige license found NWMGS. Book B Page 249

      1870 Fed Census, Bloomington, Buchanana Co. MO online image 3, Eliza J. Sampson, age 33 with Ben and 8 children
      1880 Fed Census Buchannan Co. MO Page 3 ED 79, Eliza Sampson, age 40 with Benj. and 9 children.

      Children's birth, marriages and deaths were found found in the Bible that belonged to Eliza J. Sampson and Benjamin Sampson, dated 1884, which was in the possession of Velma Sampson Wheeler. The bible burned in a house fire. Before the fire, Karen Wheeler copied down the information.

      In the Bible were the following:
      Marriage Cert. for C. C. Sampson and Bettie R. Roberts, dated 19 July, 1905, Atchison, Atcison Co. Kansas
      A certificate for C. C. Sampson for completing the 8th grade in Buchanan Co. in St. Joseph MO 11th day of June 1921
      There were papers indicating J. H. Sampson was a medical doctor.
      Also there were papers stating that C. M. Sampson was a medical doctor. Ref: Karen Wheeler

      It is interesting to note that that Eliza and Ben Sampson had four children that became medical doctors.

      Note: The 50th Wedding anniversary statement is on page 689 of the History of Northwest Missouri.

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Family Group Sheets and notes prepared by William F. Sampson.