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Sam Chance

Male 1891 - 1970  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Sam Chance  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Mar 1891  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 1970  [4
    Buried Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Appears to be a son of Stephen Chance by his second marriage to Martha Annie Whitton.

      Notes from Linda Fuller at the Chance Family Genealogy Forum from 2006 and 2007.

      Posted by Linda Fuller, 4 Jan 2006

      actually I'm interested in any information you may have about Sam Chance. What do you know about his relationship with Stephen Chance. My research indicates that he was Stephen's son by a second marriage. Sam Chance is my husband's grandfather.

      Response from Dale Rubel, 5 Jan 2006

      Linda, Carol Daugherty is my sister-in-law. I have info on Stephen Chance and Malinda Eaves, I don't show a Samuel Chance as a child. I also do not show another spouse for Stephen just Malinda. Maybe I've missed something??

      Subsequent response from Linda Fuller, 6 Jan 2006

      In the 1900 Shelby County, Texas Census, Stephen Chance, b: Jan 1828 in Louisiana appears with Wife Martha, b: Oct 1848 in Texas. They have Children Annie Nov 1882, Sarah Sept 1884, Stephan Oct 1887, Jodie Aug 1888, Sannie (hard to read but is listed as son b: March 1891) Amie Feb 1894. All the children listed born in Texas.

      Now I have Sam Chance being born in March of 1889 but he could neither read nor write and as you probably know you the dates listed on Census are not chisled in stone. Many times they are off by more than a few years.

      I have checked the records at Austin College and can not find a record of Stephen and Martha's marriage. I have checked San Augustine, Shelby and Sabine Counties. I have also checked the Counties in Louisiana that Stephen's family originated in. But, the birth date for Stephen is correct and he was a widower on the 1880 census. Plus he had land in both San Augustine and Shelby counties. This would make all of these children a second family with a second wife if this is indeed the same Stephen Chance. This is why I think Sam was the son of Stephen and Martha.

      Now there was also a Sam Chance born in August 1891 in Louisiana living in East Feliciana Louisiana with his parents Henry and Ella Chance. I suppose there is a chance this could be my Sam, but I have found that on the Census there is more apt to be a mistake on the year of birth than on the month for some reason.

      In the posting from Carol Daugherty at the very end, she states that she has more information on Sam and Houston. That is what caught my eye and why I posted my message. I would love to find out what information she might have, as Sam has been somewhat of a brick wall for me.

      Additional information posted by Linda Fuller, 17 July 2007


      Dale, I have received copies of a Preemption Deed for Stephen Chance dated May 26 1877 in which he buys 160 acres of land situated in both San Augustine and Shelby Counties. I also have a copy of a Warranty Deed dated May 1st 1889. On the first there is no listing of a wife, on the second his wife is listed as both Martha Chance and M.A.C. Chance. These deeds are for the same property. I have so far been unable to find any more information on Martha other than on the 1900 census for Shelby County. When I enlarged the census, it was plain that the name I thought might be Sam was Sami. I still think this is my Sam Chance married to Mineola McDaniel. Stephen was listed on the 1900 census for Shelby county with a second family and wife Martha. Would be glad to share information. You can email me direct if you want to.

      llfuller@swbell.net
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1910 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 2
      Enumerated 25 and 26 Apr 1910
      SD 2 ED 132 Sheet 6B
      101-101
      Chance, Sam Head M W 19 m1 O Tx Tx Tx Farmer
      Chance, Ola  Wife F W 17 m1 0 Tx Tx Tx
    Person ID I4349  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Stephen Chance,   b. Abt 1833, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Martha Ann "Annie" Whitten,   b. Oct 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1881 
    • Posting from the CHANCE-list at Rootsweb.com

      My name is Daniel Chance, I live in Orange Tx.

      I had a great grandfather named Stephen born about the time you indicate in Sabine Parish Lousiana (Nacotoches) to Eli and Elizabeth Allen Chance. His first marriage was to Melinda Eaves my leinage second marriage to Martha A. Whiddon.. These marriages occured in Shelby County Tx.best I can tell or possibly San Augustine Co..

      If this is your Stephen he is buried in Rather cemetary in old Hurst Town Shelby County..
      I did not know of a middle name.. He had approx 8 to 10 children by Melinda nad I do not know how many by Martha but met a fellow from Silsbee a few years back who was his decendant from 2nd marriage./. He had a daughter that was suppose to contact me but never did..She lived in Nederland I think..

      I have been reading a book about the Allen family who settled a lot of Texas I find also.. They were from Virginia originally..

      Chance settled originally in colony of Maryland in 1668 from England.. Please acknowlege if this fits any of your information..

      My Grandfather was named Daniel from the first marriage..

      I hgave a few zerox page from Stephens bible..Thanks Daniel..

      http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/CHANCE/2007-09/1190239211
    Family ID F11984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie Ola McDaniel,   b. 24 Apr 1893, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1947, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1910  [3
    Children 
     1. Daughter Chance,   b. 21 Oct 1910, Fairdale, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Bertha Lee Chance,   b. 21 Sep 1911, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1954, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Sam Houston Chance,   b. 28 Aug 1913, Fairdale, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1967, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Lillian Chance,   b. 8 Oct 1916, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1987, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Living
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1891 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.).

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Shelby County, Pr 3 Enumerated 1 June 1900 SD 8 ED 88 Sheet 1A Stamped 117 9-9 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Texas, Sabine County, JP 2 Enumerated 25 and 26 Apr 1910 SD 2 ED 132 Sheet 6B 101-101 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S51] McCary, Kay P. "Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    5. [S51] McCary, Kay P. "Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/, instead shows DOB as 12 Dec 1889 (Reliability: 3).