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Maj Samuel Monday
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Birth: Oct., 1803
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown
Tennessee, USA

Samuel Monday was born in October 1803. Monday family oral history is that Samuel and his brother Wilson migrated from Virginia to Claiborne County. The first documentation for their presence in Claiborne County consists of February 1820 court proceedings relative to both being bound as apprentices.

Samuel married Delilah Rogers about 1825. Delilah, born December 19, 1807, was the daughter of William Rogers a medical doctor and minister of the gospel, and Susan "Molly" Lewis.

Sam and Delilah raised twelve children. In addition to their children whose memorials have been linked below, the burial locations for the following children are unknown:

Sadie born about 1828. According to a Monday family Bible, she married a Carmack.

William born about 1833 married Mildred Graves on December 13, 1853 in Claiborne County. They made their home in both Claiborne and Union Counties. They had four children: Samuel Eli, Calloway, Melvina and James. Their first child was named for their fathers, Samuel Monday and Eli Graves. William's sister Mary Carroll also used the name Melvina for her oldest daughter, Harriet Melvina. There was an 80 year old Levina (nickname for Melvina) Monday living with Mary in 1870. I believe that William and Mary named their daughters after that woman. William and Mildred are not in census of Union and Claiborne Counties after 1870. Neither is his sister Rachel and husband James Fletcher. I believe they possibly migrated west, possibly together.

Hester Ann was born about 1836. She was the second wife of Thomas Pierce (1818-1863). They had one son, James Fletcher Pierce. According to Hester's pension file, her last payment was on November 4, 1895 due to her death.

Dicey M., c. 1838-1898. On January 1, 1863 she married William McCarty (1844-July 3, 1872). Her widow's pension file does not indicate that she remarried after William's death.

Rachel married James Fletcher on July 25, 1868 in Claiborne County. They made their home in Union County. They do not appear in the 1880 census of either county. Perhaps the families of Rachel and her brother William migrated elsewhere.

Lastly, Sarah Jane. She married Doctor Butler on July 12, 1865 in Campbell County. Sarah and Doc are my great grandparents. Their son's Bible has her birth date as May 3, 1840 and death date as January 12, 1891. This is the link to the memorial for their only child of five to live to adulthood, marry and raise a family, James Samuel Butler (1868-1946).

Based on a deed and his absence in the 1860 census, Samuel died between April 1854 and the date the census was taken.
Delilah was still living in May of 1889 in Longhollow, Union County, Tennessee as evidenced by an affidavit she gave in the pension file of her daughter Dicey McCarty.

In addition to farming, Samuel also built several houses in the community. Perhaps his most long-lasting construction project was the Speedwell Academy which was built in 1827, when Sam was about 24, on land donated by George Shutter/Shetter. There are several versions of exactly who building the school, Sam Monday or George Shutter. A photograph of the school (taken after it's renovation) is included in this memorial.

2013 Janet on Find A Grave, Memorial 89643077.
 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  America Monday Claiborne (1826 - 1872)*
  Mary S. Monday Carroll (1830 - 1902)*
  Harriet E. Monday Lynch (1832 - 1891)*
  LaFayette DeMarcus Monday (1843 - 1915)*
  Susannah Monday Clouse (1846 - 1928)*
  John C. Monday (1850 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monday Cemetery
Speedwell
Claiborne County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Janet
Record added: May 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89643077
Maj Samuel Monday
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Maj Samuel Monday
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Maj Samuel Monday
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- Janet
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012

- Janet
 Added: Oct. 2, 2012
Rest in peace.
- Janet
 Added: May. 6, 2012
 
 
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