A backward glance into our family history with Samantha E. Almon Price.
Dinosaur fossils have been the subject of mystery, superstition and scholarly wonder for millennia, but the prehistoric reptiles did not receive their famous name until 1842.
Marvelling at these specimens that were being uncovered in southern England at the time, a young Richard Owen recognised that the remains shared a number of distinctive features.
They were “terrible lizards”, the scientist said. A diverse family of awesome animals that deserved their own distinct taxonomic group – which he named Dinosauria.
Today known as “dinosaur”.
While across the water, in the United States, the Almon family was preparing for a new arrival, Samantha E Almon..
When Samantha E. Almon was born in April 1842 in Harris County, Georgia, her father, William, was 40, and her mother, Eleanor Sutton, was 35. Samantha was the 8th child out of 10. The family was living in Harris County, Georgia in 1840, but by the 1850 census, had relocated to Randolph County, Alabama.
Samantha grew up during the War Between the States Era.
She married Benjamin Franklin Price on November 22, 1866 in Coosa, Alabama, just after the end of the War Between the States. Benjamin F. Price served in CO. D , 18th ALA INF. CSA.
Samantha and Benjamin had 7 children:
Samantha Ellen Price (Estes) 1868–1948
Louisa Carolina Price (Morrison) 1869–1947
Amos Harry Price 1872–1945
Susan Louise Price (Sullens) 1873–1933
Kezia “Kizzie” Ann Price (White) 1875–
Ezekiel “Kyle” William Price 1876–1916
Benjamin Madison Price 1878–1951
Her first born, a daughter, Samantha Ellen was born on September 30, 1868, in Alexander City, Alabama. Samantha E. Almon was living in Flint Hill, Alabama, in 1880.
She died in September 1907 in Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama, at the age of 65.
Burial is believed to be in Bethlehem Cemetery, as that is where her husband was buried.
To find out more about this ancestor go to Samantha E. Almon (Price).
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