West Virginia Pioneers

Samantha Robey

Female 1840 - 1919  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Samantha Robey 
    Born Mar 1840  Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Sep 1919  Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • California, Death Index, 1905-1939
      Name: Samantha Clark
      Birth Year: abt 1840
      Death Date: 27 Sep 1919
      Age at Death: 79
      Death Place: Fresno, California, USA

      Samantha Robey Clark
      Birth: 1840
      Meigs County
      Ohio, USA
      Death: Sep. 27, 1919
      Fresno County
      California, USA

      Samantha married George Frank Clark 8/24/1863 in Greenbrier County, WV. He was born 10/1836 in PA and died 3/13/1918 in Fresno, CA. They had 3 children:
      Mary "Mollie" born 12/1865 WV
      William Hoyt born 9/8/1867 Jackson Co, WV, died 11/25/1940 Fresno, CA
      Robert Pelham born 4/16/1870 Jackson Co, WV, died 8/27/1954 Fresno, CA
      Family links:
      Parents:
      William H Robey (1815 - 1878)
      Elizabeth Heysham Robey (1818 - 1872)
      Siblings:
      Samantha Robey Clark (1840 - 1919)
      Isaac Robey (1847 - 1920)*
      Robert Franklin Robey (1857 - 1918)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial: Unknown
      Created by: Betty Briggs
      Record added: Oct 01, 2014
      Find A Grave Memorial# 136682593
    Person ID I424  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2014 

    Father William Hare ROBEY,   b. Abt 1815, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1878, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HEYSHAM,   b. Abt 1818, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married May 1839  Tyler County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: May 1839
      Place: Tyler, West Virginia, United States
      William H Roby and Elizabeth Heysham

      Know all men by these presents that we William Engle & D. Hickman are held & firmly bound unto David Campbell Esq governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being & his successors in office of Governor for the use of the Commonwealth in the pencel sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves our & each of our heirs firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 1st day of May 1839.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between William H Roby & Elizabeth Heysham ---- now if there be no lawful cause or just impediment to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to reman in full force and virtue.
      (Signed)Teste William Engle
      D Hickman

      1840 Lebanon Twp, Meigs Co, OH
      William H. Roby
      1 m 20-30
      1 F > 5
      1 F 20-30

      1850 Jackson Co, VA
      House # 996
      Robey William 37 M Farmer Va
      Robey Elizabeth 32 F Pa
      Robey Cemantha 10 F Ohio
      Robey Martha 9 F Va
      Robey Isaac 4 M Ohio
      Robey William 2 M Ohio
      Hinson/Hisson Jane 22 F Va

      1860 Jackson Co, VA ---Turkey Run
      Roby, Wm H,. 47, MD --1000/300
      Eliz, 42, PA
      Samantha, 20, OH
      M.A., 17,. OH
      Isaac, 14, OH
      Wm, 12, OH
      Louisa, 6, VA
      R.F., 3, VA

      1870 Jackson Co, WV
      Roby, William, 59, farmer, Turkey Run, $600 real, $650 personal, MD
      , Elizabeth, 52, PA
      , William, 22, laborer, Meigs Co, OH
      , Louisa, 16, Jackson Co, VA
      , Robert F, 13, Jackson Co, VA

      JCDR
      Louisa Sheppard, [p] Godfrey & Elizabeth (Henson) Raley

      Visited Elizabeth's grave June 4, 2000, along with David, Marvin and Margy. To find it, turn left inside the north entrance, and go all the way to the north end. Her grave is a little to the left of straight ahead, and downhill a little. There is a small walled section just before you reach it, and there are very few stones nearby. The stone is starting to lean forward and may fall if no one props it up. We left silk roses, it looked like no one had visited for a long time.
      Tried to visit the Rector cemetery to find William's grave, but the hill is overgrown with brush and the man who lives at the bottom of the hill said the ground had slid some years back and the path up was hidden.
      Visited the Rector Cemetery in Nov 2009. William's grave, if it is there, is unmarked or so overgrown that it cannot be found. This was Marvin's 2nd visit and he said the stones were in much worse shape.

      Samantha's marriage record shows parents as William & Martha.
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Frank Clark,   b. Oct 1836, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1918, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1863  Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 22 Aug 1863 (License) 24 Aug 1863 (Marriage)
      Place: Greenbrier, West Virginia
      George F. Clark, 23, Alleghaney City, PA, Greenbrier; Bayless S & Francis; Railroad Car builder
      Samantha Roby, 23, Meigs Co, OH; Greenbrier; William & Martha

      1870 Gilmore Dist Jackson Co WV #288-288
      George Clark 32 PA
      Samantha 29 VA
      Mary 4
      William 2
      Robert 1/12

      1880 Ravenswood, Jackson, West Virginia Page 490A
      Clark, George Self M M W 42 PA
      Occ: Wagon Maker Fa: VA Mo: ---
      Samantha Wife F M W 40 OH
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: MD Mo: PA
      Mollie Dau F S W 15 WV
      William Son M S W 13 WV
      Robert P. Son M S W 10 WV
      Robey, Louisa SisterL F S W 25 VA
      Occ: House Keeper Fa: MD Mo: PA

      1900 Fresno Wd 5, Fresno, CA # 17-20
      Clark, G Frank, Oct 1836 63 m 36y PA VA Germany Veterinary Surgeon
      Samantha wife 3/1840 60 m 36y 3-3 children OH MD PA
      William son 9/1867 32 s WV PA OH Blacksmith
      Robert P son 4/1870 30 S WV PA OH Blacksmith
      Pickens, Mary da 12/1865 34 m 16y 1-1 child WV PA OH
      Willia gd 1/1892 Colorado WV WV
      Hallmond, Edith boarder 7/1880 OH OH OH servant
      Clark, Joseph adopted son 7/1883 MO unk unk sign painting

      1910 Fresno Wd 1, Fresno, CA # 13-14
      Clark, Robert P 40 m1- 5y 2-1 WV PA OH blacksmith
      Dollie E wife 28 m1- 5y WVWVWV
      Nellie R da 2 CA WV WV
      George F father 73 m1 - 47y PA WV Germany
      Samantha mother 70 m1- 47y 3-3 children OH MD PA
      Brooks, Gurtrude servant 17 WVWVWV

      Robert's birth record shows George was a Wagon maker.
    Children 
     1. Mary Clark,   b. Dec 1865, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Hoyt Clark,   b. 8 Sep 1867, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1940, Fresno, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Robert Pelham Clark,   b. 16 Apr 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1954, Fresno, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1205] Census.

    2. [S963] Death - California Death Index, 1905-1909.

    3. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.