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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


REV. LEWIS SAMMONS, deceased, a minister of the Baptist Church, was born January 22, 1815, and was a son of John and Mary (Jones) Sammons.  His parents were of Welsh and Irish descent.  His father was a ship captain, and in early life ran on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.  After leaving the river he followed the carpenter trade and auctioneering.  Rev. Mr. Sammons was an only child.  He was born in Monongahela Township, this county, but was reared in Fayette County, Penn.  He received his education in the common schools, and early in life learned the cooper’s trade, at which he worked until 1836.  It was in that year he accepted his first charge as a minister, and he engaged in ministerial work during the remainder of his life.  He was united in marriage, November 18, 1841, with Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Susannah (Gans) Rumble, who were of German ancestry.  To Mr. and Mrs. Sammons were born six children, viz: Lebbeus, who is a farmer; Mary, wife of Dr. Parry; Rossell, a prominent farmer; James J., a surveyor and teacher, who has taught for many terms in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Nebraska; J. L., a physician of West Virginia, and Sarah E., a teacher of music.  Mrs. Sammons is still living, and is a member of the Baptist Church.  Rev. Sammons was the minister in charge at Enon Baptist Church in 1851, and was ordained in 1853.  He came to Greene County 1857, settling in Aleppo Township nine years later.  He was ever an active temperance worker and Republican.  He was successful in all his business pursuits, owning at the time of his death a well-improved farm where his family reside in Aleppo Township.  The family are Republicans, and highly educated, four of them having taught ten terms of school.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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