Samuel Fitz Randolph

April 20, 2009 - 2,265 views

Samuel Fitz Randolph was born October 1738 in Piscataway, NJ and died February 25, 1825 in New Salem, Virginia (now West Virginia) On March 25, 1761 the Reverend Jonathan Dunham, pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Piscataway, NJ, married Samuel and his cousin Margaret Fitz Randolph.

We know these facts about Samuel:

  • He was an officer in the War of the Revolution, mustering in on May 16, 1777 as an Ensign in the Company of Militia, Second Regiment, Sussex County, New Jersey. His descendents are entitled to membership in DAR/SAR.
  • He purchased 300 acres of land in Yellow Creek, Armstrong Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania April 16, 1785
  • He moved to Fayette County, PA between Nov 21, 1785 and Nov 26, 1790
  • He purchased over 800 acres of land Nov 21, 1795 from Robert Martin
  • He purchased 256 acres of land in Harrison County, WV (where the present town of Salem was laid out) on Nov 26, 1790 from Catherine Swearingen for the sum of 132 pounds, 10 shillings, 5 pence Virginia money
  • He moved to Salem after May 10, 1792

Children of Samuel and Margaret, all born in Piscataway, NJ:

1.          Mary Fitz Randolph, born October 16, 1761, married James Hill in 1795

2.          Sarah Fitz Randolph, born November 8, 1763, married 1) Daniel Sharpneck, 2)John Rice, 3) George Murdock

3.          Elizabeth Fitz Randolph, born May 13, 1766, married William Brand

4.          Jesse Fitz Randolph, born May 21, 1768, married 1) Delilah LaForge, 2) Elizabeth Gillis

5.          David Fitz Randolph, born June 23, 1770, married 1) Mary Richardson

6.          Rhulanah Fitz Randolph, born March 13, 1773, married John Bonnell

7.          Jonathan Fitz Randolph, born May 20, 1775, married Mary Davis in 1798

8.          Margaret Fitz Randolph, born February 4, 1777, married William Clayton in 1798

9.          Nancy Fitz Randolph, born February 19, 1781, married Stephen C. Davis

Their fourth child, Jesse, is my ancestor.