Samuel Deeds, son of Samuel Deeds and Margaret Freas, was born about 1833.

Samuel married Anna Miriam Hess. Anna the daughter of John Hess was born September 15, 1831.

Samuel & Anna had 6 children.

  • Margaret Deeds born in September 8, 1859 she married Hiram Freas(1860-1949) she died April 30, 1910 she is buried in Barren Hill Cemetery. Her death certificate states her mother's name is Anna Maria Rodenbaugh. Info supplied by Mrs Irvin Gilinger
  • Hiram F Deeds born in Aug 1866,married Ida Weigner on Nov 4, 1893; died July 7, 1901
  • George W Deeds born in 1868, Married Amanda Halry on Feb 4, 1890; died Nov 19, 1933
  • Caroline Karr born in Oct. 1869, married Horace Irwin Gilinger on June 16, 1896
  • Samuel F Deeds born in Aug 1871; Married Ida Swartz daughter of Abram Swartz on March 10, 1896; died Nov 1, 1944
  • Clara Peoples born December 7, 1873; married Charles Warren Allen on July 7, 1894; died on Feb 28 1943

In the 1850 census taken July 30th, Samuel was living in Plymouth with his parents Samuel age 56 and Margaret age 57. Samuel age 19 was working as a Carpenter.

The 1860 taken June 27th census reports that Samuel, Anna M and baby Margaret were living in White Marsh in the home of Jacob and Lydia Johnson. Samuel age 28 was a carpenter and had a personal property value of $150. Anna was 20 years old and the mother of Margaret age 9 months.

Samuel was listed in the Civil war draft taken in June 1863. The document states the following: Schedule I – Consolidated List of all persons of Class I, subject to do military duty in the Sixth Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Montgomery & Lehigh State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the month of June 1863, under direction of John J. Freedley, Provost Marshal. Listed under Lower Providence Deeds, Saml. F. 30 years old, white, Carpenter, Single, Place of Birth Montgomery County.

In the 1870 census taken July 29th, Samuel and Anna were renting the house that they shared with Samuel’s Mother. The family was living in Plymouth Meeting. Samuel age 37 was working as a carpenter and Anna age 38 was keeping house. They had four children Margaret 10, Hiram 3, George 2 and Catherine 9 months. The Census reported that the value of Margaret’s house was $2,000. Samuel’s personnel worth was $300.00.

Samuel rented the house on Spring Mill road from his mother for $100 + taxes for one year. The house was adjacent to the school and Land owned by William Hallman.
On March 16, 1872 Samuel, acting as his mother’s executor sold the property to William Hallman for a sum of two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

In the 1880 Census taken June 10th, Samuel and Annie were still in Plymouth Meeting. Samuel age 47 was working as a carpenter, Annie M age 48 was keeping house. Living with them were their children Samuel age 8, Clara P age 6, George W age12, and Caroline age 10.

Samuel Deeds appears yearly in the Plymouth Tax Records from 1881 until the year of his death. His last payment was made April 29, 1902.

The marriage Applications for Hiram, George W, Caroline (Carrie) & Clara are on file at the Montgomery County Court House.

Samuel Deeds died on June 10, 1902. His death notice was in the Norristown Daily Herald listing for June 12, 1902, it reads:
Deeds – on June 11, 1902 at Harmonville, Samuel F Deeds Sr, in the 70th year of his age.

His death was also documented in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 1902, page 12:
DEEDS - On the 10th inst., Samuel F. Deeds in the 70th year of his age. Funeral on Friday, June 13 at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, at Harmanville, Montgomery County, Pa. Interment at Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown.

His death record was located at the court of Montgomery it reads:
Deeds, Samuel F, white, male, married from Harmonville. Carpenter, died June 11, 1902. Paralysis, interment in Norristown on June 14, 1902. Based on Annie’s death certificate, we believe he is most likely buried in Montgomery Cemetery but there aren’t any records to verify this and his grave is not marked.

In the 1910 census taken May 5th 1910, Annie M Deeds was living in White Marsh with her daughter Caroline. Caroline was 40 and Irvin was 36. The Gilinger’s were living at 97 Ridge Pike in White Marsh Montgomery County. They had been married 14 years. Living with them were their sons Walter age 12 and Frank age 3. Annie was a 78 year old widow and report that only 4 of her 6 children were still living.

Annie Hess Deeds died on December 20th 1911 from kidney failure. At the time of her death Annie was 80 years old and was living in Bridgeport. She was buried on December 24th in Montgomery Cemetery in Norristown. Her grave is not marked.