Francis Freeland SAMPSON was born 1783 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, and died 28 Sep 1855 in Menard Co., IL. . He was the son of Jacob SAMPSON, who was born around 1752 in England and died around 1822 in Maysville, Mason Co., KY and Martha FREELAND, daughter of Francis FREELAND and Mary KINGSBURY. Mary was born abt. 1764 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.

Francis known siblings were: John J. SAMPSON, b. 04 Apr 1777, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD; d. 17 Aug 1858, Menard Co., IL and Tench Tilghman SAMPSON, b. 21 Nov 1792, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD; d. 1841.

He married Matilda BAXTER 14 Aug 1802 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD. She was born 21 Sep 1783 in MD, and died 21 Dec 1863 in Menard Co., IL.

To this union was born the following children:

1. Martha Ann SAMPSON
2. Robina SAMPSON, b. 1804
3. Francis W. SAMPSON, b. 1805
4. Jacob F. SAMPSON, b. 1807, KY. Married 1) Rebecca CANTRELL; 2) Helen M. HUNT.
5. Carolina Matilda SAMPSON, b. 1811, KY. Married Nathaniel FOSTER.
6. Junius Mortimore SAMPSON, b. 07 May 1813, KY; d. 14 Mar 1871, Waynesville, Dewitt Co., IL. Married Elizabeth Catherine CRUMM.
7. John Augustus SAMPSON, b. 1815, KY; d. 1826
8. Victor N. SAMPSON, b. 1818, KY; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, IL Married 1) Mary E. DUNHAM; 2) Josephine IDDINGS.
9. Angeline SAMPSON, b. 1820; d. 1871. Married John PEAKE.
10. Orestes Mortimore SAMPSON, b. 01 Jul 1823, KY; d. 1894, NE. Married Jane COLSON.

Francis and Matilda Sampson both rest in Old Concord Cemetery, which is located in a field north of Petersburg, Menard Co., IL.

Submitted by:Lynn Snyder