Samuel MEANS

Male Abt 1730 -


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  • Name  Samuel MEANS 
    Born  Abt 1730  Basking Ridge, Somerset Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Notes 
    • Is Samuel of Orange Co, NC the father of our William Means of Christian Co. KY??

      Dennis Means in an e-mail dated 30 Nov. 2006 writes:
      My father, Jennings D. Means, was a major contributor to The Means Family of America book by Elizabeth Foglesong. Daddy wanted Elizabeth to hold off to publish the book as new information was coming to light, but Elizabeth didn't want to wait. Daddy later said he was glad because our home burned, destroying all his genealogical records.

      In later years, he wrote a supplement to The Means Family of America, and titled it The Early Generations. In it he writes some information about the William you are referring to.

      "The sons of [I10545] William Means moved to Pendleton Dist., SC and then to Wilkes Co., GA from whence they spread across Georgia and some went to Illinois. The remaining Orange Co., NC Meanses (except Robert Means of what is now Rockingham Co., NC) seem to have moved into Mecklingburg Co., NC. It is my opinion that the Mecklingburg Co. Meanses belong to Samuel.

      While it is not finally proven, yet the following are probably children of [I10544] Samuel Means of Orange Co., NC.

      a. [I77] William Means, born about 1750, possibly in Lancaster Co., PA or Orange Co., NC; died 1825, Christian Co., KY; married twice, 1. Mary Ann Allison, 2. Jane. What is almost certainly this William appeared in the 1780 tax list of Mecklingburg Co., NC (REF LVIII-1), and was involved in various land transactions there (which references I had but are not lost).
      And again, what is almost certainly this William received a military land warrant in Sumner Co., TN in 1785 (see above discussion REF LX-46). RN23553 was in Christian Co., KY by 1798."

      Hope this is useful. Daddy worked on genealogy 50+ years, and I didn't want it to waste away after he died, so I put it on the Internet.

      Have a nice day,

      -Dennis
    Person ID  I10544  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified  11 Jan 2015 

    Father  William MEANS,   b. Abt 1710, Basking Ridge, Somerset Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha PAINE,   b. Abt 1710, Basking Ridge, Somerset Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805 
    Married  Abt 1731  Basking Ridge, Somerset Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3635  Group Sheet

    Children 
    >1. William MEANS,   b. Abt 1750, Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Matthew MEANS,   b. Abt 1752, Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Caswell Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James MEANS,   b. Abt 1754, Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John MEANS,   b. Abt 1756, Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Wilson MEANS,   b. Abt 1758, Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  29 May 2007 
    Family ID  F3634  Group Sheet


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