Samuel was born at Worcester, Worcestershire. I have not been able to unambiguously identify his parents.
The 1841 census return records Samuel as aged 20 at Twitching, Clungunford, Shropshire.
After leaving the ministry he settled in Dukinfield working as a draper and tea dealer.
He married Eliza Haughton (d1850) in the summer of 1845 at Ashton under Lyne Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify two children.
- Margaretta (1846-1918) – a cotton weaver (1861); married Enoch Stopford Lomas, a colliery clerk (1891), in 1874
- Mary (b1848) – plater at cotton print works (1861); married William Henry Holmes in 1869
He married Esther Batty (1819-1862) in late 1850 at Ashton under Lyne Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify one child.
- Alfred (1851-1883) – a Prudential agent (1881)
Samuel died on 7 March 1862 at Dukinfield, Cheshire.
- 1839 Shrewsbury
- 1840 Ludlow
- 1841 Warrington
- 1842 Stalybridge
- 1843 Dudley
- 1844 Macclesfield
- 1846 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers