Private Sampson Hawk, Co. B, 12th Kentucky Infantry, USA

ca. 1837

  • Sampson Hawk was born to Gabriel and Martha Hawk in Pulaski County, KY.

1850

  • August 18: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Pulaski County, KY showed 14-year-old Sampson living with his parents Gabriel and Martha Hawk and siblings. Gabriel was a farmer.

1860

  • August 2: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Pulaski County, KY showed 24-year-old Sampson, a day laborer, living with this brother and his family.

1861

  • October 12: Sampson enlisted in the United States Army.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1862

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • April 30 – August 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • August 31 – December 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll.  Present.  Remarks “Vet mustered Jan 1st/64”
  • February 23: Detachment Muster-out Roll.  Remarks “Discharged by virtue of re-enlistment as a Vet. Vol. under provisions of G.O. No. 191, Series 1863, War Dept. Retain pay for company property $2.62”
  • February 23: Also appeared on an “M. and D. Roll of Veteran Volunteers” Remarks “He is entitled in addition to bounty to a premium of 12, and one month’s pay in advance also to a furlough of at least thirty days in his state before expiration of his original term of enlistment.”
  • March & April:  Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Veteran Vol.”
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present. 
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Veteran.”
  • September & October:  Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Veteran.”
  • November 30: Sampson fought in the Battle of Franklin.

1865

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. 
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present. 
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Vet.”
  • July 11: Co. Muster-out Roll/Greensboro, North Carolina. Remarks “Vet.”

1875

  • January 20: Sampson Hawk married Tempie Simpson in Pulaski County, KY.

1880

  • May 6: Sampson filed for a Military pension as an invalid.
  • June 7: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Pulaski County, KY showed Sampson, a farmer, and Tempa living with their children: Mary A., age 3 and Nancy, 1.

1890

  • June: Sampson was listed on the Veterans Schedules for the U.S.. He was living in Dallas, Pulaski County, KY.

1903

  • June1: William D. Whitis (grandson) filed for a Military pension as a minor dependent of Sampson Hawk.