Ezekiel S. Sampson, U.S. Congress

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Ezekiel Silas Sampson

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Birthplace: Huron County, OH, United States
Death: October 07, 1892 (60)
Sigourney, Keokuk County, IA, United States
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Son of Ezekiel Sampson and Mary Sampson
Husband of Eunice Eleanor Ellen Sampson
Father of Flora S. Brown; Leona Nugent; Clara Dodds; Lee Sampson; Ellen BIRD White and 2 others
Brother of Mary Levina Rich

Occupation: Lt. Colonel Senator Iowa Judge
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About Ezekiel S. Sampson, U.S. Congress

Ezekiel was twelve years of age when he came with the family to Iowa. Here he assisted his father in making and cultivating a farm, and here he received the most part of his primary education. He subsequently became a pupil in the high school of Professor Samuel S. Howe at Mt. Pleasant, and in 1853 entered Knox College, Illinois. After leaving college he entered upon the study of his profession in the offices of Enoch Eastman and Samuel A. Rice at Oskaloosa. He was admitted to the bar in 1856, and commenced the practice at Sigourney, and during the same year was elected Prosecuting Attorney of the county. On the outbreak of the Rebellion he closed his office doors to enlist in the service of his country. He assisted in raising what became Company F of the 5th Iowa Infantry and was chosen and commissioned Captain of the company. He was subsequently promoted to Major and Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment. He served with signal bravery and distinction for three years and a half until mustered out of service in December, 1864. He participated in some of the fiercest battles of the war, among others in that of Iuka, Corinth, Champion Hills, Jackson, and in the assault on Vicksburg. In the last three engagements he commanded the regiment. He was twice wounded and had his horse shot under him at the battle of Champion Hills. For his gallantry in the terrible battle of Iuka he received the compliments of his superior officer. When his horse was shot at the battle of Champion Hills he proceeded on foot to form his regiment in line of battle.

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Ezekiel S. Sampson, U.S. Congress's Timeline

1831
December 6, 1831
Huron County, OH, United States
1856
1856
Iowa, United States
1857
1857
1859
1859
1864
1864
1867
1867
1869
1869
Iowa, United States
1874
March 18, 1874
1892
October 7, 1892
Age 60
Sigourney, Keokuk County, IA, United States