Sampson P Lay

1826–before 1889 (Age 63)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sampson P

When Sampson P Lay was born in 1826, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, William M. Lay, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Capps, was 29. He married Mary Leach on 22 March 1851, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. He died before 1889, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Union, Tennessee, United States.

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Sampson P Lay
Mary Leach
Marriage: 22 March 1851

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22 March 1851
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lee .2 Scottish: reduced variant of McClay .3 French: habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samson L Lay in household of Wm Lay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sampson T Lay, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sampson S Lay, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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