History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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SAMUEL ALLEN VANDEGRIFT eldest son of the late George V. and Mary Ann (ALLEN) VANDEGRIFT was born at Bridgewater Bensalem township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1830. The educational advantages enjoyed by Samuel A. VANDEGRIFT were obtained in the common schools of the neighborhood, and he remained a resident on the paternal homestead until he attained his majority. He then settled on the Jonathan PAXON farm in Bensalem township, and after a residence of twenty years there located on the farm owned by his brother William A., remaining nine years. and the following six years he resided on the Thomas HAMILTON farm. He then took up his residence on the farm in Byberry, owned by Colonel MORRELL, remaining three years, after which he located on the farm in Bensalem owned by his brother Frank, and in 1903 removed to the old BLACK farm in Bensalem township, owned by his son Charles. where he has since resided. Being practical and progressive in his methods of management, he met with a large degree of prosperity in the various localities where he resided, and his honorable and reliable transactions won for him an enviable reputation which he has always fully sustained. He is a firm advocate of the principles pf Republicanism, and his support has always been given to the candidates and measures of that party. On March 12, 1857, Mr. VANDEGRIFT married Julia Ann LUCK, born in Philadelphia but reared in Bucks county, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret (LESLIE) LUCK. Joesph LUCK was a native of England, from whence he emigrated to the United States government, and for many years had charge of the United States arsenal at Frankford, Pennsylvania. Four children were born to Mr. And Mrs. VANDEGRIFT; George, born January 28, 1858, engaged in agricultural pursuits in Bensalem township, married Julia MILLER, of Philadelphia, and they are the parents of one child, Frederick VANDEGRIFT; Joseph, who died at the age of four years; Mary Ann, born February 19, 1863; Charles W., born December 16, 1865. The mother of these children, who was a most excellent woman in every respect, faithful and conscientious in the performance of her duties as wife and mother, died June 9, 1902

Text taken from page 35-36 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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