Biographical Profile: Pvt. John C. Sampson, Company F, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment

Transcribed by Tami McConahy, 2nd great-grandniece of Corp. Thomas John Martin, Co. F. from "History of Lawrence County, Wick Wood, 1887.

History of Lawrence County, compiled by Wick Wood - 1887

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Irwin Sampson was born near Fayetteville, this county, February 28, 1818, on a farm. He has followed the occupation of farmer for a great number of years and only retired from the farm some eight years ago, when he moved into New Wilmington. He was married November 11, 1839, and has been the father of eleven children, seven daughters and four sons. Four daughters and one son are now living. Mr. Sampson has served twenty-five years as a Justice of the Peace, has been auditor, and has served in almost every township and borough office. He is now president of the Fair Oaks Cemetery Association. His son, John Calvin Sampson, of the 100th Regiment P.V., was a prisoner of the war during the Rebellion, and died in the Columbia, South Carolina rebel prison. Mr. Sampson, having been within a mile or so of New Wilmington, has seen the town grow from a few houses into a handsome village. He has been and is one of Lawrence county's best citizens, and has done much for the improvement of New Wilmington.

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