Samuel Allison MEANS

Male 1761 - 1813


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  • Name  Samuel Allison MEANS 
    Born  1761  Rockingham Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Justice of the Peace 
    Died  5 Mar 1813  Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Emigrated to Kentucky with his father. Was active in the early development of Christian Co. Ky. As a surveyor he helped lay off the town of Elizabeth, now Hopkinsville. Will dated 11 Feb. 1813, probated May 1813.

      Samuel Means was a surveyor, and assisted inlaying of the original site of Elizabeth, afterward Hopkinsville, and was besides one of the earliest Justices of the Peace of the county. About 1806 he built a schoolhouse, the first in the precinct, in which his brother William afterward taught. The old Means school is memorial not only from the fact that some eminent men have taught in it, but also from the further fact that from its classic precincts many of its scholars have gone forth into the world to win fame. As teachers after William Means may be mentioned, among others Joseph Bozarth, Otho Graves, Addison Stevenson, Thomas Smith (who afterward became a distinguished Unitarian minister), and John Mimms. Among the scholars have been such men as Nehemiah Cravens, Judge Walter Scates, of Illinois, Gustavus A. Henry (the 'eagle orator" of Tennessee), Patrick Henry, A. Stephenson, Judge W. W. McKenzie, Y. J. Means and Gano Henry.
      (Perin, William Henry; Counties of Christian and Trigg KY. Historical and biographical; F. A. Batty Publishers 1884)
    Person ID  I79  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified  5 May 2007 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Mary Ann ALLISON,   b. Abt 1752, Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F55  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann BRUNK,   b. Abt 1779, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1856 and 1869, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Sep 1797  Hardin Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. William Brunston MEANS,   b. 1 Feb 1800, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1885, Clinton, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elijah S. MEANS,   b. Abt 1803, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Robert K. MEANS,   b. 5 Jul 1806, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Young J. MEANS,   b. 19 Nov 1809, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Samuel E. MEANS,   b. 2 Sep 1812, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1888, Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 May 2007 
    Family ID  F75  Group Sheet

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    Will of Samuel Means
    Will of Samuel Means


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