52 Ancestors 52 Weeks 2015 Edition: #47 David Sampson --Hunter and Camp Bryan Chef

Image courtesy of the book, Craven County 
by Lynn Salsi and Frances Eubanks
Dave Sampson is on the left.

Amy Johnson Crow, the author of the blog No Story Too Small, is the host of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Blog Prompt series. If you are not familiar with the project please click on the following link:   Announcing 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.

Week 47 (November 19-25) – Sporting. Do you have a relative who was involved in sports?

This theme was a bit challenging for me. I had to think outside the box of typical sports to find an ancestor that fit this topic. Then I remembered that hunting is often considered a sport and so I decided to go in that direction with this week's prompt.

My 2nd great grand uncle David Sampson was an excellent cook. He was the chef at Camp Bryan a hunting campground found in Craven County, NC.  He was not only a chef but quite the hunter as well.  

In my post, Thankful Thursday: Thankful For Another On-Line Connection, I featured a newspaper article that mentioned David Sampson's talent for imitating the call of birds and other animals. A talent I am sure was honed while he worked as a guide for hunting parties at Camp Bryan.

You can read more about this charismatic man in these posts:

Dave Sampson a True Riverdale Character --Part one

Dave Sampson a True Riverdale Character --Part two

My Speculation Regarding Dave Sampson's Parentage

Mappy Monday: Camp Bryan, NC and "The Savory Dishes Of An Aged Negro."

You can also read about him on The Kellenberger Room blog:  


Let's see if I can get another post done by the end of the day. If I do, that would leave me with just 4 more to do by the end of the year. I just might get caught up. :)


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