Birth5 Dec 1794, Nelson Co, KY
Death1 Oct 1868, Hardin Co, KY
BurialWhite Mills, KY:Hardin
In 1814, he was part of the Kentucky Volunteer Militia, having enlisted at Bardstown in Nelson County. The Treaty of Ghent, signed on Christmas Eve of 1814 officially ended the War of 1812, therefore it is doubtful that Samuel actually participated in any organized military action.
In 1816, at age 22, Samuel first appeared on the Grayson County, Kentucky Tax Rolls when he was taxed for one slave and one horse. He owned no land, but paid a poll tax on himself, indicating that he was residing in Grayson County. He continued to appear on the Grayson County records through
1820 and in 1822 through 1824, he was found back in Nelson County where he owned 100 acres of land on the Lick Crick watercourse. He is not found in the Nelson County tax records for three years, but reappears there in 1828, at which time he paid taxes on 80 acres of land in Hardin County, situated on Rough Creek, 1 town lot in Leitchfield in Grayson County, as well as his 100 acres in Nelson County, the county of his residence. He appeared on the Nelson County Tax Lists through 1831 and continued to pay taxes on land in both Nelson and Hardin Counties. In 1829, he owned 228 acres in Nelson County and 180 acres in Hardin County.
In 1832, Samuel was living in Hardin County, where he was appointed Commissioner of Revenues for the Eastern District of the county, and in February of the next year, he was selected to serve as County Justice, a position that he would hold through 1849.
At age 50, in 1844, he was licensed as a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister and served in that capacity in the Stephensburg area. Samuel is on record as having performed a marriage ceremony in
1868, the same year as his death. In 1851, he was the Grand Master of Masonic Lodge #212 in Stephensburg. He was active in the Lodge until his death at age seventy-four on October 19, 1868. He is buried alongside his wife Elizabeth at White Mills, in Hardin County, Kentucky. [excerpts from THE WORTHAM FAMILY NEWSLETTER, VOLUME 31, MARCH 1998.]
Marriage18 Oct 1814, Nelson Co, KY466
James M (Died as Child) (1839-1841)