Dave Sampson a True Riverdale Character --Part one
Dave Sampson a True Riverdale Character --Part two
On the 1880 Federal Census, Dave Sampson was listed as working as a porter in a store for Charles E Mallett. Charles and David were approximately the same age. I wonder what their relationship was like.
Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Township 7, Craven, North Carolina; Roll: 959; Family History Film: 1254959; Page: 227B; Enumeration District: 039; Image: 0623.
Recently, I connected with a descendant of the Mallett family on Ancestry.com who happened to have a public family tree with a picture of the Mallett gentlemen posed together. Guess who was pictured with the bunch? Mr. Charles E. Mallett!
(Standing --left to right: James Fleming Mallett, Charles Edward Mallett, Charles Peter Mallett, Robert Gibbs Mallett. Seated --left to right: Eugene Pierre Mallett and George Hooper Mallett.)
Charles Edward Mallett
I have to send a thank you out to Mr. David Mallett Jr. for allowing me to use this photograph. There's just something about seeing the faces of people who knew your ancestor that resonates with me. I look at Charles Mallet's picture and I just want to go up to him and say, "Hey, what did you know about my 2nd great grand uncle David Sampson? What was he like? What sorts of stories could you tell?"
Speaking of Dave...I have to say there is always a story to be found about this guy. Just today, on Newspapers.com I found this article regarding the man. Check this out.
The New Bern Sun, August 20, 1908, Page 8
Image courtesy of the book, Craven County
by Lynn Salsi and Frances Eubanks
Dave Sampson is on the left.
P.S. Okay technically now it is 12:10 AM Friday, but I did start it Thursday, so I am sticking with the Thankful Thursday title. :)