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Samuel Rambo Famous
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1811
Death: Jan. 28, 1881

Samuel is son of Andrew Famous and Sarah Crawford, grandson of John Famos and Catherine Schoenlein, born in 1746 in Germany as a twin, daughter of Johannes Michael Schoenlein and Anna Dorothea Wolffen.

BAPTISM: "Old Swedes Church" Vol. II Page 1080 Baptisms
baptized on June 7 (1812) at Upper Merion: Famos, Samuel Rambo,son of Andrew and Sarah Famos

CENSUS: 1842 Samuel Famous State: PA County: Chester County Township: West Nantmeal Township Year: 1842
Page: 000 Database: PA 1842 Chester Co. Index

CENSUS: 1850 Harford Co p. 219 1st District household 93-93
Samuel R. Famous age 37 farmer born PA with $1,500 RE, Sarah 37 PA, Sarah 14, Elizabeth 13, Andrew 11, Samuel 9 PA, Ellen 8, Rachel 5 PA, Mary 3 born MD.
(The children's births looks like they moved from PA to MD in 1846.)

CENSUS: 1860 MD
Samuel Famous 49 PA
Sarah Famous 48 PA
Andrew Famous 21 PA married with the year.
Samuel Famous 19 PA
Rachael Famous 15 PPA
Mary Famous 13 MD
Joseph Famous 9 MD
Parker Famous 3 MD
Mary Famous 19 MD married within the year.
1860; Census Place: Dublin, Harford, Maryland; Roll: M653_476; Page: 0; Image: 420.

CENSUS: 1870
Saml Famous 57 PA
Sallie Famous 56 PA
Joseph Famous 20 MD
Mary Famous 22 MD
Parker Famous 12 MD
Mary Cummins 12 MD
1870; Census Place: District 5, Harford, Maryland; Roll: M593_588; Page: 223; Image: 428.

CENSUS: 1880 MD
Samuel R. FAMOUS Self M Male W 70 PA Retired PA PA
Sarah A. FAMOUS Wife M Female W 70 PA Keeping House PA PA
Source Information: Dublin, Harford, Maryland NA Film Number T9-0511 Page Number 264C

OBIT: Samuel R. Famous who departed this life January 28th, 1881, in the 70th year of his age. In the early morning the angel of death appeared and took from among us one who had learned to love so well. Kind friends could prolong his stay no longer, for God had sent His messenger to bear him over the river. (poem follows) signed A.B.B. Southern Aegis news Jan 1881

WILL: Samuel R. Famous of Harford Co the plantation on which I now reside situated in Harford Co known by the name of Deer Park and containing 118 3/4 acres to be sold after 12 months and my personal property (except for a few listed items that he gives to Parker) and used to pay my debts and the balance to be equally divided between my children as follows: to the heirs of my daughter Hanah E. Peters (deceased) one share, to my daughter Sarah A. Rowland one share, to my daughter Elizabeth J. Burkens one share. to my son Andrew J. Famous one share, to my dau. Ellen J. Hornberger one share, to Rachel A. Carr my daughter one share. My executor to have a decent marble tombstone put to my grave at Emory M.E. Church. to my son Joseph M. Famous one share to my dau. Mary E. Pyle one share. to my son Parker H. Famous all the farm which I purchased from Jesse A. Carr lying in Harford Co containing 29 acres and to him one bureau, one bedstead, one bed and bedding and one gun. to my son Samuel C. Famous, one dollar I having already given him more than his legal share. Note the above named land Deer Park to be sold subject to a mortgage held by Samuel Berry of Norristown PA and recorded in Harford Co. I lastly appoint my sons Joseph M. Famous and Parker H. Famous to be my sole executors. Date Dec. 2 1879. proved Feb 2 1881. Feb 5 1881 Mordecai Scarborough and Mordecai S. Scarborough two of the witnesses came and acknowledged their witnessing the signing.
Distribution of Samuel R. Famous by Joseph M. Famous.

SOLDIER: APR 1864 Broke Camp, Culpepper, VA. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah A Jarrett Famous (1812 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine M Famous (____ - 1849)*
  Sarah Ann Famous Rowland (1836 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth J. Famous Burkins (1837 - 1915)*
  Andrew J. Famous (1837 - 1920)*
  Samuel Charles Famous (1840 - 1897)*
  Ellen D. Famous Hornberger (1842 - 1899)*
  Rachel A Famous Carr (1844 - 1919)*
  Mary E Famous Pyle (1847 - 1909)*
  Joseph M Famous (1850 - 1886)*
  Parker H Famous (1857 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of Samuel R. Famous born Oct. 23, 1811 died Jan. 28, 1881 in the 70th year of his age. I would not want always Job 76,61 (?) May he rest in peace. Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep.
 
Burial:
Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery
Street
Harford County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: President Christou
Originally Created by: Donna Jones
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68175655
Samuel Rambo Famous
Added by: President Christou
 
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