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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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Great great grandmother Davis County, Texas 1871 Cass County, texas Great Aunt and grandmother's first cousins

I was told that my great great grandfather Samuel Sampson laid in jail to have his surname change from Watson to Sampson. It was reported that he didn't want the slaveholder's surname and picked Sampson because he was real strong.

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