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John Samson1

M, #10871, b. 1832, d. 8 September 1904
  • Birth*: John Samson was born in 1832.1,3,2
  • He was the son of David Samson and Mary Callender.2
  • Marriage*: John Samson married Susan Welsh, daughter of David Welsh and Mary Milne, on Saturday, 28 May 1853 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: John Samson died on 8 September 1904 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, aged 72.3,2
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by John Samson in 1889. Inscription reads Erected by John Samson in loving memory of his wife Susam Welsh died 4th April 1889 aged 55 years, and of their family David died 16th Aug 1870 aged 16 years, Betsy dies 15th Sep 1876 aged 19 years, James died 14th Nov 1869 aged 8 months, Jane died 26th Feb 1869 aged 3 years; also of his mother who died 25th Dec 1855 aged 47 years; The above John Samson died at Dundee 8th Sep 1904 aged 72 years; also Ethel K Samson his grand daughter died at Arbroath 22nd May 1910 aged 16 years, also Helen G Allardice his daughter in law died 6th Juuly 1935 aged 74 years; William W Samson son of John Samson died in Arbroath 7th Dec 1946 aged 84.3
    Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar

Census Events

Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Susan Welsh in the 1861 census at 27 Canmore Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Samson, head, 28, tanner, Forfar; Susan Samson, wife, linen weaver, Forfar; also in the household were David Samson, Betsy Hutchison Samson and Euphemia Welsh.5
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Susan Welsh in the 1871 census at 123 Castle Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Samson, head, 38, labourer, Forfar, Susan Samson, wife, 37, Forfar; also in the household were Betsy Hutchison Samson and William Welsh Samson.6
Last Edited: 1 Jul 2015

Parents:

Father*: David Samson2 b. c 1793
Mother*: Mary Callender2 b. c 1808, d. 1855

Family:

Susan Welsh b. c 1834, d. 4 Apr 1889

Children:

David Samson5 b. a 16 Aug 1853, d. 16 Aug 1870
Betsy Hutchison Samson7 b. 13 Jan 1857, d. 15 Sep 1876
William Welsh Samson+7 b. 13 Jun 1862, d. 7 Dec 1946
James Samson7 b. 13 Jun 1862, d. 14 Nov 1862
Jean Welsh Samson7 b. 15 Jul 1865, d. 26 Feb 1869

Citations

  1. [S56] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTV2-448 : accessed 21 Apr 2014),
    John Samson and Susan Welsh, 28 May 1853; citing Forfar,Angus,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 993432. [April 2014]
  2. [S40] CM [Mar 2014].
  3. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC Newmonthill Cemetery [4 May 2014].
  4. PCC photograph [May 2014]
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 17; Page: 22; Line: 26; Roll: CSSCT1861_42. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [April 2014]
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 15; Page: 6; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1871_55. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [April 2014]
  7. [S56] Unknown compiler, [April 2014].