I want to add another document to the story of the Sample’s and the Nock’s. This is a copy of the military service record of John Sample, the brother of my great-great Grandmother, Rachel Sample-Nock. Notice that even though he an African American from Accomack, Virginia, he fought for the North, in the Civil War. He was a ”free negro” who fought for the freedom of all African Americans who were enslaved in the Southern states of America.
John H Sample
in the U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865