WNC History Timeline

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James Brown Sams + Mary Polly Hickam                                    John Brown + Nancy Clouse
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Leroy Washington Sams                 +                Ailcy/Ailey Brown
1825          -            1896                 1845             1828      -     1896
Buncombe Co NC                   Madison Co NC                                      Unicoi Co TN     Madison Co NC
                                                                             
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                            James Henry Sams (Cornelia Whittington, Alice Blackstock), 1846 - 1935
                            
John Robert Sams (Loduskia Carter), 1848 - 1937
                            Jacob Franklin Sams (Julia Ann Ray), 1851 - 1914  
                            Mary Katherine Sams (Daniel Carter), 1854 - 1947
                            
Nancy Emeline Sams (Thomas Solomon Dillingham), 1856 - 1942
                            
Josiah Manning Sams (Clara H. Proffitt), 1858 - 1946
                            William Tilson Cate Sams (Mattie Ray), 1861 - 1890
                            Eliza Jane Sams (Jackson Clouse), 1861 - 1890
                            Sophrona Ann Sams (Horace J. Carter), 1866 - after 1919
                            Benjamin L. Sams (Margaret Anderson, Hattie McElroy), 1868 - 1951
                            Burnett Hilman Sams (Lulu Allen), 1870 - after 1929
                            Andrew Fuller Sams (Mary Bonner), 1872 - 1939



Sources: John A. McLeod, From These Stones: Mars Hill College 1856 - 1967, Mars Hill College Press,   1955, 2000;
  Ancestry.com family trees: Sams/Wahlers, Longbine-Swenson, Rick Baldwin;
  NC Death Certificates: Josiah M. Sams, Andrew F. Sams.