Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Samuel Preston F. RANDOLPH

Male 1807 - 1863  (56 years)


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  • Name Samuel Preston F. RANDOLPH 
    Born 25 Jan 1807  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer, Clerk of County Court  [2, 3
    Died 28 Jul 1863  [4
    Cause: typhoid fever 
    • The entry for July 29, 1863, in the diary of Flavius Josephus Ashburn contains the following statement:
      "That night, the corpse of S.P.F. Randolph was brought home."
    Buried (OLD SECTION)  Randolph Cemetery, Rt 18 South, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49297  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2017 

    Father Jonathan Fitz RANDOLPH,   b. 20 Mar 1775, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1853, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary DAVIS,   b. 31 Mar 1782, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1862, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1798  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah DAVIS,   b. CA 1803,   d. 28 Jan 1880  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1827  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • In 1845, Samuel Preston Fitz Randolph owned 50 acres of land at the mouth of Blue Stone, one-half mile south of the Doddridge County court house. (per Doddridge County Land Book 1845-1854)

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 22 1850:
      Samuel P. Randolph, 41, farmer and Clerk of County Court, value of real estate owned $6,000; Hannah Randolph, 46; Virginia Randolph, 10; Charles C. Davis, 19, farmer; Eli Davis, 24, farmer; Hannah Buck, 19. All born in Virginia except for Charles C. Davis, who was born in Ohio.
      (NOTE: In 1858, Hannah Buck became the second wife of Hannah Davis Randolph's cousin Mark Davis. In the late 1860s, the Doddridge County Court awarded Charles C. Davis guardianship of Semantha Tucker, b. 1862, following the Civil War death of her father Grove Tucker and the subsequent remarriage of her mother, Virginia Stout. Charles C. Davis was Samuel P. Randolph's nephew, the son of Samuel's sister Lurana/Rulana. His standing in gaining guardianship of Semantha Tucker is not clear.)

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 16 1860:
      S. P. F. Randolph, 52, farmer, value of real estate $10,000, value of personal estate $4757; Hannah, 55; P. Stout, black male, 45, farm laborer, unable to read or write.
      (NOTE: Peter Stout was a former slave of John Mackie and his wife Mary Plummer Mackie. According to the will of John Mackie, who died in 1851, Peter Stout was to remain Mary Mackie's slave until her death, at which time he was to be freed.)

      The 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule for Doddridge County, enumerated on Jun 1 1860, contains the following entry:
      Slave owner: S P F Randolph
      Description of slaves:
      1 black female, age 39
      1 black female, age 8 [5]
    Children 
    +1. Virginia F. RANDOLPH,   b. 1 Jun 1840, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1917, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F20306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - (OLD SECTION) - Randolph Cemetery, Rt 18 South, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 32.

    2. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    4. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 56.

    5. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >).