Samuel Lewis Auxier, II

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About Samuel Lewis Auxier, II

B8-6 Samuel Lewis Auxier II was born August 7, 1791 in Russell County, Virginia. He married Rebecca Phillips, the daughter of John Phillips and Sarah Buchanan on October 1, 1812.

They were the parents of 11 children:

1. Nathaniel Auxier who married Hester Ann Mayo.

2. John Brown Auxier who married Angeline Jones Mayo.

3. Jemima Auxier who married John Prater Jr.

4. George Washington Auxier who married Nancy Prater.

5. Sarah Buchanan Auxier who married George Washington Mayo.

6. Joseph Kelly Auxier who married Elizabeth Jane Walker.

7. Samuel Auxier III who married Rebecca Elizabeth Mayo.

8. Rebecca Auxier who married Thomas Prater.

9. Martha Jane Auxier who married Henry W. Walker.

10. Amanda Araminta Auxier who married James Niebert.

11. Henry Jefferson Auxier who married Harriett Music.

After the death of Rebecca Phillips Auxier, Samuel married for the second time to Agnes Wells on May 2, 1838. They were the parents of 6 children.

1. Margaret Louise Auxier who married Lorenza Dow Chambers.

2. Elijah Brown Auxier who married Anna Margaret Richmond.

3. William Lewis Auxier who married Louisa Ford.

4. James Knox Polk Auxier who married Susannah Emaline Spradlin.

5. Susan Angeline Auxier who married John Richmond.

6. Nancy Auxier

Samuel Lewis Auxier II

1791 - 1883

During the early settlement days of the Block House Bottom, life was of the utmost simplicity. They cultivated flax and hemp from which they made their clothing. When Samuel was a small boy, sometimes, his only garment was a tow shirt that reached almost to his ankles. In the winter when the older boys were out working, he would follow them, hunt for a place where the snow had melted, sit down and pull his tow shirt over his bare feet. He often accompanied his brothers on their hunting expeditions. Clad only in his tow shirt, he suffered from the cold. On one occasion the weather was so bitterly cold that his feet became frost bitten. To save his feet the older boys killed a deer, cut it open and thrust their little brother's feet into the opening.

Another time Samuel went with his older brothers on a bear hunt. They "treed a bear." The older boys gave him a stick and sent him to knock on the tree to make the bear jump out. Lest he should become frightened when the bear started down the tree they told him not to look up. Samuel continued knocking until the bear rushed down and jumped out just above his head. The dogs were waiting nearby and in a few minutes captured the bear. This incident gave name to the creek called "Bear Hollow." Agnes Auxier, circa 1908

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Samuel Lewis Auxier, II's Timeline

August 7, 1791
Russell County, Virginia, United States
April 14, 1815
Age 23
John's Creek, Blockhouse Bottom, Floyd, Kentucky, United States
February 2, 1817
Age 25
Hagerhill, Johnson, Kentucky, United States
August 16, 1818
Age 27
Kentucky, United States
August 16, 1818
Age 27
March 15, 1820
Age 28
August 10, 1821
Age 30
December 25, 1822
Age 31
November 1, 1824
Age 33