Samuel Martin Via

Male1815–2 June 1904

Brief Life History of Samuel Martin

When Samuel Martin Via was born in 1815, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, Jonathan Via, was 45 and his mother, Catherine 'Katie' Elizabeth O'Baugh, was 37. He married Sarah Alice Walton on 31 October 1837, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Pastures District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 2 June 1904, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bells Valley Methodist Cemetery, Bells Valley, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Samuel Martin Via
Sarah Alice Walton
Marriage: 31 October 1837
Chesley Craig Via
Wesley Thompson Via
Mary Frances Via
William Martin Via
Rev James Mordacai Via
Sarah Virginia Via
Margaret Elizabeth Via
John Edward Via

Sources (37)

  • Saml M Via, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel M Via, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Samuel Martin Via, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1837Albemarle, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries 1822: Clay created from Ray and Non-County Area 7

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 29

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Viar 1 or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname, such as Vier 3 and Viat, a cognate of Viet 2. Alternatively, a Frenchified form of an unidentified German surname. Compare Viar 2, Viars , Vier 2, and Vire .

    Italian (southern): from a short form of a personal name or surname ending with -via, for example Bellavia .

    Italian (southern): from a variant of Bia, a personal name of Greek origin, a calque of Latin Vita ‘life’.

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

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