Comments: Born in Fauquier Co., Va., August 10, 1780 and died March 21, 1862. He moved to Rowan County with his father when he was a small boy. Then moved with family to Grayson County and left Grayson Co., between 1804 and 1807. Dr. Salmans shows Samuel in Grayson Co. with one "tithable" in 1804. The records of Wayne Co., Ky shows that on Feb. 14, 1807 Samuel Rector posted a 50L bond for the marriage of himself and Ruth Simpson. Permission for the marriage was signed by her father Reuben Simpson. So he married shortly after the above posted date Ruth Simpson, born on Jan. 8, 1790 in South Carolina. They lived out the rest of their lives in a high rolling valley in Kentucky surrounded by the low hills of the Cumberland Mountains. They both lived to a ripe old age. He died at 82, and she died years later at age 88. According to census records they had 9 children.
Most of these folk are buried in a little cemetery near Rector's Flat Baptist Church south of Monticello, KY. Rueben Simpson is buried with his wife in Tranquilla in the Bethesda cemetery. Joseph William migrated to Arkansas, then to Texas. The cemetery was reported to be in good condition in 1973.
Samuel 's Family
Spouse: Ruth Simpson (Married)
Children: Polly Rector, Jesse Rector, Sarah Rector, Elizabeth Rector, Rueben Simpson Rector, James Rector, Joseph William Rector, Samuel Rector, Isaac D. Rector
Samuel 's Heritage
Parents: Jesse Rector, Unknown
Siblings: Levi Rector, Rhoda Rector, Jane Rector, Alexander Rector, Mary Rector, Rebecca Rector, Leona Rector, Isaac Rector, Susannah Rector, Chloe Rector, Elizabeth Rector, Johnathan Rector, Margaret Rector, Joseph Rector