There are two large stones and three smaller stones representing three members of the Samuell family in Georgetown Cemetery in Scott County, Kentucky. Washington Samuell, born December 1, 1796, and died January 6, 1867, married Nancy T. Gray, born October 29, 1809, and died October 15, 1865. Their marriage occurred about 1825.
In the 1850 Scott County Census Washington Samuell is listed as 53, Nancy, 51, with children Eleanora, 18, Edmonia, 15, Richard, 14, James, 12, Joel, 8, and Washington, 3. In the 1860 census Washington is 63, Nancy, 51, James, 21, Joel, 17, Washington, 13, Willie, 8, Mollie Gray, 21, and Edmonia West, 3. I would hazard a guess that Edmonia West is a grandchild, and perhaps Mollie Gray is a niece?
The following two gravestones for Washington and Nancy are located behind their large stone.
Nancy’s parents were Presley Gray and Agnes Singleton. Presley was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, and served from that state.
Great-grandson Robert L. Samuell, became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution through Presley Gray. His SAR application, dated 1904, has the double ‘L’ at the end of Samuell – an unusual spelling of the name!
Joel Samuell died April 11, 1861. Daughter Edmonia died in 1857 at the age of 22. I could not find that we took a photo of her stone – it might be there and we missed it. Due to the inscriptions on the large stones it would lead us to believe they were placed by the children of the family. If you look at the three smaller stones you will notice Washington Samuell’s stone looks as if it were set before he died – the letters on all the stones are raised – but his death date is set in the stone as if it were added after death. It would be interesting to know if any descants of the Samuell family still reside in Scott County!