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Samuel Iden, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1724
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep., 1800
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA

11. SAMUEL (3) IDEN, son of Randall and Margaret (Greenfield) Iden, was born about the year 1730. A search of the minutes of the Richland County Meeting fails to disclose the date of his marriage, but his will, filed in Leesburg, Virginia, calls his wife "Cathron:." His children, at least the eldest of them, were born in Bucks County. A minute of 1/17/1760* states: "This Meeting being informed that Samuel Iden is removed with his family from among us, & settled within the Verge of Fair-fax Monthly Meeting in Virginia without requesting a certificate therefore the Meeting appoints David Roberts and John Dennis to make ye necessary Inquiry into his Affairs & draw a certificate to send after him if they find no obstruction." 6/19/1760** Committee reports no certificate until he comes or sends "to Satisfie his Creditor." 2/18/1762*** Samuel Iden settled in Virginia Several Years Since. . . . repeatedly admonished. . . has misbehaved in Excessive Drinking of Strong Liquors sundry times since his removal .... testification to be drawn." 4/15/1762*. Testification against Samuel Iden 6/17/1762* *. Committee reported having sent a copy to Samuel Iden.

* Falls Monthly Meeting Marriages 1689-1758 with Births & Burials R. S. 114 pg. 29 (back of book). "Sarah dau of Randal &: Margaret Iden born the 18th of 9 mo 1724.

At that time Loudoun County was a part of Fairfax County and was separated from it shortly thereafter. It was most likely that when he came to Virginia to settle, Samuel (3) Iden crossed the Potomac River at a place called Point o' Rocks, which is not far from the town of Leesburg. This part of Virginia must have reminded him of his native Pennsylvania, for it has many of the characteristics of the farm lands of Bucks County.

*p. 123 At Our Holy. Meeting held at Richland the 1st Mo. 17th 1760 ... This Meeting being Informed that Samuel Iden is removed with his family from among us. Be Settled within the Verge of Fairfax Holy. Meeting in Virginia without re-questing a Certificate therefore the Meeting Appoints David Roberts Be John Dennis to make ye necessary Inquiry into his Affairs & draw a Certificate to Send after him if they find no Obstruction.

**p. 126 At our Holy. Meeting held at Richland ye 6 mo. 19, 1760. The Frds. Appointed on ye affair Samuel Iden report that they have used farther Endeavors to Gear up the Obstacle which lay in his Way of Obtaining a Certificate but do not find that it can Effectually be done until he Comes or Sends to Satisfied his Credit-tor--the Meeting agrees to let ye Matter lay as it is until next fall when the Said Iden is Expected to Come or send.

***p. 143 At our Holy. Meeting held at Richland 2nd. mo. 18th, 1762. One of the Overseers laid before ye Meeting the Case of Saul. Iden who, (as appears by Our former Minutes) removed from amongst us & Settled in Virginia several Years Since without requesting A Certificate or Settling his Affairs to Satisfaction Be tho' he bas repeatedly been Admonished in writing by Order of this Meeting, Yet has neglected doing anything towards making Satisfaction & the Meeting being Credibly Informed that he has Misbehaved in Excessive Drinking of Strong Liquors sundry times since his removal, it is the Sense of This Meeting that a Testification be drawn Against him before re next Meeting. Abel Roberts & William Heacock are Appointed to that service.

p. 144 At Our Holy. Meeting held at Richland 3rd mo. 18, 1762. the Frd. Appointed by Last meeting to Draw a Testification Against Samuel. Iden have not performed the Service the Same friends Are Desired to Draw one before the next Meeting.

The Tidewater Region of Virginia was settled by pleasure-loving Englishmen, aristocratic younger sons seeking adventure, high churchmen, party-giving, sport-loving. They had no particular affection for the sober Puritans and Quakers. The latter received no welcome in that section of the state. On the upper Potomac, conditions were different. The rolling hills of the Piedmont section were but sparsely inhabited. It was a new and virgin soil onto which the Quakers settled. It was to this section that Samuel (3) Iden brought his family from Pennsylvania. More about him appears in the next chapter.

Records of Richland Monthly Meeting. Vol 1, 1742-1764.
*p. 144 At Our Holy. Meeting held at Richland ye 4th mo. 15th, 1762. The Friends heretofore Appointed to Draw a Testification against Samuel. Iden brought in a Paper drawn for that purpose which being read & Approved was Signed on behalf of ye Meeting by ye Clerk John Dennis is desired to draw a Coppy thereof & send it to him by first Opportunity.

p. 145 At our Holy. Meeting held at Richland the 5th Mo. 20th, 1762. The Frd. Appointed to Convey to Sam!. Iden a Coppy of the Meeting's Testification against him reports he has not yet had an Opportunity to Send it - the Same Frd. is Continued to ye service--

p. 146 At Our Holy. Meeting held at Richland the 6th Mo. 17, 1762. John Dennis reports he has Sent to Sam!. Iden a Coppy of ye Meeting's Testification Against him according to Order.

Source: V. Gilmore Iden, Sons and Daughters of Randall Iden: (1003 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio: Raymond J. Iden, December 1941). page 36 - 38.
Family links: 
  Randall Iden (1681 - 1773)
  Margaret Greenfield Iden (1695 - 1740)
  Anna Catherine Loch Iden (1730 - ____)
  Sabilla Iden Claypole (1750 - 1810)*
  John Iden (1752 - 1847)*
  Catherine Iden Bishop (1757 - ____)*
  Samuel Iden (1763 - 1845)*
  Samuel Iden (1724 - 1800)
  Sarah Iden (1724 - ____)*
  Randall Iden (1736 - 1812)*
  Hannah Iden Beans (1738 - 1826)*
  George Iden (1742 - 1800)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Marcia Virginia (Rice) L...
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
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Samuel Iden, Sr
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