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Samuel Pepper, Sr.

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Prince William or, King George, Virginia
Death: July 16, 1799 (70-78)
Bracken Creek, Mason, Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Pepper and Honor Reardon Pepper
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Pepper
Father of Ann Oldham; Mary Ann Smith; Samuel Pepper, Jr.; Elijah Pepper; William Holton Pepper and 5 others

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About Samuel Pepper, Sr.

DAR Ancestor #: A088654

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Lineage 4: Samuel Pepper Line; born circa 1725, Prince William, Virginia:

In the Samuel Pepper line, we now have three exact matches. While it was suspected that the first two were from the same line, documentation could not prove it. DNA testing did! This line of Pepper has over 1520 documented Peppers and includes the late Congressman Claude Pepper of Florida. It is believed that Oscar Pepper, who is known for his Old Crow whiskey, is a descendant of this line. We are still looking for a descendant of this line to be tested to prove the heritage.

Samuel Pepper b in Virginia in the 1740s. Settled in Prince William County; later lived in Fauquier and, in 1791, resided in Montgomery County. His home was called “Buffalo Pond.” On December 9, 1791, the Virginia Assembly passed an act establishing a ferry across the New River at his land. In about 1760 he married Elizabeth Holton. The couple had nine children:

William Pepper

Mary (Polly) Pepper b @1764

Elijah Pepper b December 8, 1769, d February 23, 1831

Ruth Smith Pepper

William Barber Pepper

--- Pepper

John Pepper

Fanny Pepper

Samuel Pepper b August 6, 1787

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

                                          Volume I
                          AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.
                                  ORDER BOOK No. XIII.
                                       MARCH 22, 1769.
  (99) Jacob Lorton appointed Constable, vice Samuel Pepper.

August 16, 1769.

(322) Appraisers appointed on estate of John Buchanon. viz: On James River, John and Jonathan Smith and George Skillern; at New River, John Blackmore, Samuel Pepper and Joseph How; at Reed Creek, John Montgomery, David Looney and Josiah Ramsey.

Samuel Pepper vs. George Pearis. — July 5, 1763

Samuel Pepper. — Henderson deposes, 10th March, 1767, that in 1766 he purchased, through Robert McGee, of George Pearis, a tract of land on North Fork

misc notes

Northern Virginia Genealogy published a short note about Samuel Pepper of

Fauquier co. (from Spotsylvania) in April 1998 (Vol. 3 No. 2). It was

submitted by Shirley Jennings Weber, Centralia Washington. Maybe she has

further information for you.

I guess there is some discussion about the parents of Samuel Pepper. I have

been told that he was an indentured servant in Fauquier. Do you have all the

children and spouses for Samuel? That would be nice to know if you have time.

None of those with whom I have been exchanging information has

really found any information about Samuel's place of birth -- or the

identity of his parents. I am convinced (but have no proof) that he

descends from either, or both, of the Peppers (John and William), who

settled in Virginia (at least one of them was in Lancaster Co.) in the

mid-1650s. There is a gap of two or more generations, but the location

is definitely in the migration pattern (the one followed by the Holtons

and Oldhams). Those directly from England normally settled near the

coast. Our records seem to pick up Samuel when he purchased land in

what is now Fauquier Co., VA. There is still some confusion about his

date of death. A deed in Missouri by a Samuel Pepper was executed after

1797 (the date some show as our Old Samuel's date of death), but there

was a son and at least one grandson named, Samuel, so some have question

who actually conveyed the land. I really do not think a couple of

years, one way or the other, for his death, will be too earth-shaking,

but we need to try to get the best records available.

Note: I've been told by an authority on the Culpeper family that there's no documentation to back up the tradition that Samuel was born a Culpeper & changed the name. The researcher said he'd looked into this & found no evidence & doubts that it's true. Thoughts...?

Possible parents:

William PEPPER

 + Honor Readon FINNEY

Patriotic service during Revolutionary War. He provided 750 pounds of beef for troops in VA. His service accepted by DAR.

Samuel Pepper was (says his son Jesse) "a man of strong mind though he had but little education. He was lean, about six feet and in youth probably stout. In spring 1764 he was on the North Fork of Roanoke where Colonel Thomas later lived. In spring 1765 he came to New River near where he died before April 1806." (Jesse Pepper Letter)

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Samuel Pepper, Sr.'s Timeline

King George, Virginia
February 8, 1754
Age 29
Prince William, Virginia, United States
Age 29
North Carolina
February 22, 1756
Age 31
Prince William, Virginia, USA
June 1759
Age 34
Virginia, USA
Age 34
Fauquier, Virginia, USA
December 8, 1760
Age 35
Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Age 36
Fauquier, Virginia, USA
April 8, 1764
Age 39
Fauquier, Virginia, USA