Saturday, July 14, 2012


I am happy to be starting this blog to share about my family that I've been researching for quite a while. The family of John and Lucy Sampson came to Orange County Virginia near 1785, raised a family, and some left for Indiana around 1836.  In the process more families and surnames interwined and created a fun group to track! Some of those other names are Jollett, Bent, Beasley, Gregory, Downing.  If you know about or are related to this group, I'd love to converse with you! More to come!


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging about genealogy. I look forward to continuing our brainstorms and conversations about the Sampsons and Jolletts.

  2. Hi Wendy! I'm Jill, Shirley's daughter.Nice to meet you! Looking forward to learning all about my Maternal side of the family

    1. Hi Jill. It's about time we all got together here.