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Samuel, George W., Dr.

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Samuel, George W., Dr.
February 21, 2007 04:33PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Allen County.

DR. GEORGE W. SAMUEL ws born September 29, 1839, in Robertson County,
Tenn., where he grew to manhood. In 1860 he entered the University of
Nashville, from which place he enlisted in the Confederate Army, in the
capacity of assistant surgeon. After the fall of Fort Donelson, he went
to Richmond, Va., and was assigned to duty in Richardson Hospital.
After a short period of service there, he became tired of the inactivity
of hospital life; and joined Morgan's command as a private in Company H,
Third Kentucky Cavalry, with which he served until the close of the war.
During the above period he was for a time associated as a scout with St.
Leger Greenfield, who was formerly colonel of the Ninety-second Gordon
Highlanders, and was one of the bravest men in the famous command to
which he was attached, and it is not necessary to say also in the entire
army. While with him Dr. Samuel's experiences were of the most
thrilling character, but space will not permit us to record them. His
father, John Samuel, was born in Tazewell County, Va., in 1806; he was a
son of James Samuel of Virginia, and was of English descent. John
Samuel was twice married; his first wife, whom he married in 1824, was
Martha, daughter of Robert Hamilton, of South Carolina, who bore him the
following named children: Robert J., Mary J. (Stone), William H.,
Elizabeth (McDaniel), Isaac C., Dr. George W. and John M.; he next
married, in 1863, Mrs. Mary Woodward of Robertson County, Tenn. They
have no children. Dr. Samuel has also been twice married; first, in
September, 1869, to Lucy W., daughter of James and Margaret (Walker)
Pope, of Arkansas; to them were born James T., Willie (deceased), John
H. and Lucy (deceased). In September, 1875, he married his second wife,
Anna, also a daughter of James Pope. They have no children. After the
war Dr. Samuel returned to the University of Nashville, where he
remained one year. He then located in Butlersville, Allen Co. Ky.,
where he pursued the practice of his profession with unusual success
until 1884, when he retired from active practice and has since devoted
his attention mainly to his milling business. He has made his own way
in the world. Starting without any assistance, he has by his own
ability succeeded in becoming the owner of a good saw and grist-mill and
a comfortable home, besides which he is now the owner of a fine grove of
orange trees in Florida. He is a fine physician, and one of the most
influential men in his district. On the 2d of July, 1855, the
Democratic party of his county, in convention assembled at Scottsville,
gave him a unanimous vote for nominee of the party for county
representative, and after an exciting contest of four weeks, he was
elected by one of the largest majorities ever given in his county, being
endorsed by a large element of the opposite party.
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