The death of Samuel Poor is one such source of misinformation. Many public trees have Samuel Poor dying in the War of 1812. Of course, these trees are unsourced, but that doesn't stop people from adding the information to their tree. There may be a Samuel Poor who died in the War of 1812, but not my Samuel Poor.
Samuel Poor, the son of Moses A. Poor and Elizabeth Barber Poor DID NOT die in the War of 1812 and here are a couple of reason why:
- First, he had children from 1826-1845. (Elizabeth, Jane, George, Hannah, Samuel, William, David, Evan, and Harlan.)
- He received a land grant in 1837.
- He can be found in the 1830, 1840. 1850 and 1860 Census.
If you would like sources for the above information, please contact me and I will be happy to provide them for you.