Military: Samuel served in the Revolutionary War as a Seaman in the Virginia Navy 1777-1781. Four months of this was served as a gunner. His name appeared on a list of Virginia Seamen who received part of his pay on December 5, 1781. He was discharged on February 5, 1781. The balance of his pay was a land grant issued to him on December 5, 1783.
In 1780 when Samuel was 20, he married Winnie ?, in York County, Pennsylvania. Born in 1762. At the age of 66, Winnie died on 12 Mar 1828.
They had the following children:
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