Isaac Abner Myles and Samantha Ann Clower

Isaac Aber MYLES married, on 30 Nov. 1841, Samantha CLOWER b. 22 April 1811, Freestone Co. TX or LA to John CLOWER Jr. and Mary “Polly” PLEASANT.

Isaac Abner MYLES was first married to Pamela (Passman) (Carman) HART b. 9 Nov 1796, died 6 Sept 1840 at 4 AM. In LOUISIANA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BE IT KNOWN AND REMEMBERED Volume Two Bible Records 1961: Pages 1 – 60 Bible of Samanthy Lewis, a Pamela HART is given as born November 8 1796. Isaac A. MYLES was married to Pemela PASSMAN on December 18th. Mrs. Pamela MYLES departed this life on September 6th 1840 about 43 years 9 months and 28 days. I’m assuming that Pamela HART and PASSMAN are the same individual.

It then gives Isaac as marrying Samantha BICKHAM on November 30th 1841.

Samantha was first married in 1829 to John BURCH Sr., who died between 1832 and 1836. Their children were Mary Drusilla R. BURCH b. 1829 and John Richard BURCH Jr. b. 1832.

Samantha married 2nd Thomas BICKHAM, bef. 1841, son of Captain Abner BICKHAM and Dicy. Their children were Dicy Elizabeth BICKHAM b. 1832 and Abner Clower BICKHAM b. 1836.

The children of the 3rd marriage, to Isaac Aber MYLES were:

  • John William Edward MYLES b. 17 March 1844, married Sarena MILLER
  • Mary Rebecca MYLES b. 23 November 1846 4:45 AM, married, 1 Jan 1862, Charles (Charley) Jefferson BURCH b. 7 May 1843. Charles Jefferson BURCH was a son of Charles BURCH, born 1804, married Lothe. This Charles BURCH was brother of John BURCH Sr. who was Samantha BICKHAM CLOWER’s first husband.

Samantha’s 4th marriage was to Coleman HOLMES. They married before 1860 and he died before 1860.

Samantha’s 5th marriage, 5 July 1860, was to William LEWIS. They had no children.

I have thus far located Isaac on the following censuses:

1830 WASHINGTON PARISH LOUISIANA CENSUS

Isaac Abner MYLES is seen in the census, living between Solomon HALL and Clayborn HART. He has 1 free white male 10 to 15, 1 free white male 20 to 30, 1 free white male 40 to 50, 1 free white female 10 to 15, 1 free white female 15 to 20 and 1 free white female 30 to 40. They had 27 slaves.

John BIRCH is seen on pg. 4 with 1 male age 20 to 30, 1 female under 5 and 1 female 15 to 20. They have 2 slaves. Two doors down is an Abner BICKHAM and further down the page is a Thomas BICKHAM with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 10 to 15, 2 males 15 to 20, 1 male 20 to 30, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 male 60 to 70, 2 females 5 to 10, 1 female 10 to 15 and 1 female 40 to 50. They have 17 slaves.

1840 WASHINGTON PARISH LOUISIANA CENSUS

In this census, in Isaac Abner’s household there is 1 male child under 5, 1 male 20 to 30, 1 male 50 to 60, 1 female under 5, 1 female 30 to 40 and 1 female 50 to 60.

1850 WASHINGTON PARISH LOUISIANA CENSUS
NOTE: It appears as though Isaac Abner MYLES may already be dead by 1850. Samantha is shown but Isaac is not. Her future husband, W. LEWIS, lives just down the way.
page 452
215/215 S. MILES 38 female $3500. b. LA
Mary P. BIRCH 20 (Drusilla R. BURCH?)
John R BIRCH 18 male carrier
Disey E. BICKHAM 16
Abner BICKHAM 14
E. MILES 6
Rebecca MILES 3
John BURKHALTER 19? b. MS farmer
216/216/ S. STATEHAM 45 Schoolteacher b. AL
Cintha 39 b. GA
Frances 20 b. LA
Pleasant 18 male laborer
Mary 17
Hutchinson 13
Augustus 10
John 4
Allen 2
217/217 A. C. BROMFIELD and family
218/218 Henry COLLINS and family
219/219 W. LEWIS 29 farmer $6000 SC
Alice 61 b. NC
W. D. 20 male b. MS
S. M. 21 male b. MS
G. W. LEWIS 16 b. MS
? 14 female b. MS

1860 WASHINGTON PARISH LOUISIANA CENSUS
page 814
348/349 John BURCH 25 farmer $330 $125
Abner BICKHAM 23 farmer $10? $125
Samantha HOLMES 50 $600 $5500
Edward MYLES 16
Rebecca 13

Samantha died 1 Dec 1891 in Washington Parish LA. She is buried at the Burch Cemtery, northwest of Franklinton.

SOURCES:
LOUISIANA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BE IT KNOWN AND REMEMBERED Volume Two Bible Records 1961: Pages 1 – 60 Bible of Samanthy Lewis
Census records

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