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   Steuben County, New York

These portraits were sent to me by Patricia L. Miller, 3rd great-granddaughter of James and Permila Allen Sample.

Photo from the collection of Patricia L. Miller

James Sample     Permila Allen Sample

James Sample born 1800 NY first settled in Orange (just norh of Hornby) in the 1830s and then moved to Hornby in the 1850s. His wife was Permila Allen born 1802 CT. In the 1860s they moved to Marion, Sanilac County MI, apparently following his eldest sons and others from the area who had moved there. My last record of him was in the 1880 Marion census where as a widow he was living with his daughter Lucretia (Lucy) and her second husband William Brooks.

Photo from the collection of Patricia L. Miller

William Horace Sample 1825-1917
Abigail Wixon Sample 1829-1902

William, son of James and Permila was born in New York, but was in Michigan by 1847 where he married local girl Abigail Wixon.

Photo from the collection of Patricia L. Miller

Lucretia Maria Sample Bedient Brooks 1833-
Ambrose B. Bedient 1830-1865

Lucretia (Lucy), daughter of James and Permila, first married Ambrose B. Bedient in about 1856. Ambrose was the son of Charles Bedient and Aranca Hendrick who settled in Hornby in about 1833. Aranca's brothers were some of the original settlers of Hornby, her niece Laura Hendrick the first white child born there. Ambrose died in 1865 leaving Lucy with three small children. They went west in about 1876 and Lucy married widower William Brooks in Marion, MI soon after. Lucy's daughter Almira Bedient later married one of William's sons by his first marriage.

Photo from the collection of Patricia L. Miller

Ambrose B. Bedient 1830-1865

Ambrose Bedient enlisted as a private in Company F, 15th Engineers Regiment, New York on 1 September 1864 in Hornby, NY. He became ill with typhoid fever was mustered out on 13 June 1865 at Fort Barry, VA and was sent home. He died July 9, 1865 in Hornby.


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