|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1842, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1927|
Samuel married Helen K. Kilgore in Wise Co, VA, on May 17, 1876. She was the daughter of Rev. Hiram H. & Anna E. (Bond) Kilgore.
Samuel & Helen's children were: Laura Ellen, Mary C., & Charles F.
Samuel enlisted in Company G, 29th, VA, Infantry at the old Court House in Russell Co, and served about three years. He saw service at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, in Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. He was in several battles around Richmond-most of the time under Stonewall Jackson and General Longstreet. On April 1, 1865, he was captured at the Battle of Five Forks along with a large number of his comrades and was sent to a war prison in New York Harbor. He was a farmer and school teacher.
Source: Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow (Southwest Virginia) 1722-1977 by Elihu Jasper Sutherland, Compiled and supplemented by Hettie Swindall Sutherland, 1978, page 146.
John B Counts (1815 - 1899)
Elizabeth Smyth Counts (1819 - 1900)
Helen Kilgore Counts (1853 - 1939)*
Charles Franklin Counts (1884 - 1965)*
Old Coeburn Cemetery
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: May 07, 2009
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