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Thomas SAMPSON
Winifred POWELL
WARNING:  There are issues here that I have not entirely resolved, but my interest here is CORBIN, and I can't spend any more time this far afield.  Caveat emptor!
Husband:  Thomas SAMPSON
Birth:  ca. 1766, of VA
Death:  aft. 1820 census?
Marriage:  28 Jul 1791, Orange Co., VA
Wife:  Winifred "Winny / Winney / Winnie"  POWELL not the Winney POWELL who married John CLARK
Birth:  bef. 1775, of VA
Father:  James POWELL (1725-1776) of VA
Mother:  Mary GORDON? (1747-1776) of (W)VA
Children:
1.  Valentine SAMPSON, b. 1798/9; m1. 18 Jan 1821, Lawrence Co. OH, Nancy HIGGINS
2.  Mary SAMPSON, b. 28 Sep 1798, Harrison Co., (W)VA; d. 20 Jan 1870, Lawrence Co., OH; m. 14 Dec 1816, Greenup Co., KY, Thomas LAMBERT

I have no proof that Elizabeth is their daughter, but the only other SAMPSON in the county at the time was Valentine, and she is of an age to be his sister.
3.  Elizabeth SAMPSON, b. 1800-1810; m. 25 Sep 1828, Lawrence Co., OH, David CORBIN

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Sources (n.b., Lawrence Co., OH, is just across the Ohio River from Greenup Co., KY):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Sampson, Thomas Powell, Winny 28 Jul 1791 Orange Co.
Clark, John Powell, Winney 5 Nov 1794 Orange Co.
Numerous secondary sources are lumping these two Winifred POWELLs together, but note that the second Winney married John CLARK as Winney POWELL, not as Winney SAMPSON.  Some secondary sources give the parents of the Winney POWELL who married John CLARK as John Stevens POWELL & Martha BURT, which jibes with these being two different women.

2.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the 1800 VA and KY censuses were lost; Ohio was not yet a state.

3.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but the 1810 census of Orange County is missing; so was the entire 1810 census of Ohio, except for Washington County.

4.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 39; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 VA Orange Co. Roll M33_141 pp. 87B-88A / 288 Ln. 11 Thomas Sampson 000001-00001-0-800 0451-0131
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Thomas
1 white female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Winnie
8 people engaged in agriculture
4 male slaves 14-25 1794-1806 = ? ? ? ?
5 male slaves 26-44 1775-1794 = ? ? ? ? ?
1 male slave 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = ?
1 female slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
3 female slaves 26-44 1775-1794 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = ?
If Thomas & Winnie are still in Orange County, how is it that their daughter, Mary, was married in Greenup Co., KY?  Is the marriage record not hers?  Or is this couple in the census not our subjects?

5.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 OH Lawrence Co. Mason Twp. Roll 134 p. 332 Ln. 25 Valentine Sampson 120 001 001 - 200 020
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = William (b. 1830)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Son A
= John (b. 1820)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Valentine (b. 1798/9)
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = ?
2 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
2 females 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
= Nancy (b. ca. 1802)
It is conceivable that the elder man is Valentine's widowed father.  It is also conceivable that the elder man is David CORBIN, who married in 1828 in Lawrence Co., OH, to Elizabeth SAMPSON, probable sister of Valentine, whom I cannot otherwise find in the census.

6.  Archive of the OHLAWREN Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com):
Thomas Lambert married Mary Sampson in Greenup Co., Ky, in Dec. 1816.  She
was a daughter of Thomas Sampson.  Both fathers had to give permission since
Thomas Lambert and Mary Sampson were both just 16 when they married.
The Dec. 1814, Greenup Co, KY, marriage of Thomas Lambert and Mary Sampson
lists that they hand the permission of his father Jonathon Lambert, and her
father Thomas Sampson.
Information in the Lambert Papers at Marshall University, Special Collections
section of James Morrow Library, indicates that Mary was a sister of
Valentine Sampson (1799-ca 1856), who married Nancy Higgins (1800-ca1843) in
Lawrence Co, OH, on 18 Jan. 1821.
Thomas Sampson appears in one or two Lawrence Co tax lists, and is probably
the older male with Valentine Sampson and family in the 1830 census. After
Nancy died, Valentine married the widow Catherine Neal, and was divorced from
her. He married again and died in Missouri, about 1856. In 1856, his son
John Sampson filed papers to settle the estate Valentine left in Lawrence Co.
when he moved west.
What is Mary doing in Greenup Co., KY, in 1816 if her parents are still in Orange Co., VA, as late as 1820?

7.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Lambert, Thomas Thompson, Mary 14 Dec 1816 Greenup Co.
Did Dodd really misread he record?  Or did someone else misread it?

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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