Samson Striker

ID#  1129, (1754-1832)
     Samson Striker was also known as Sampson. He was born on 15 December 1754 in Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.1,2 He was the son of John Stryker and Sarah Crooker.1 He was baptized in Wolver Hollow DRC or St George's Church, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.1,3 He married first Ursula Clapp, daughter of Joseph Clapp and Mercy Carpenter, in 1784 in Dutchess County, New York.1,4 Sampson Striker, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Clapp, then eighteen years of age, came together to Ontario via Lake Champlain, Montreal, and up the St. Lawrence with a sleigh and a pair of horses in the month of January 1787, and finally settled in Adolphustown, having been twenty-eight days on the journey from their home in Dutchess County.5 Sampson filed a land Petition on 19 Feb 1790 stating that he had drawn 200 acres of land at the East Side of the Little Lake and improved thereon, and asking that two hundred acres be granted to him.6 Sampson filed a second land petition on 2 Jun 1790 stating that he had been a Sergeant in Colonel Delaney’s Corps. He claimed entitlement to four hundred acres for himself and his family, consisting of a wife and three children, and stated that he had received only two hundred acres. This claim may have been rejected as indicated by a note on the petition, however by 1808 he did have 340 acres cultivated and 60 acres uncultivated.6,7 Sampson was a jury member in the misdemeanor trial of Jonathan Allen in Adolphustown on 16 July 1795.8 He appeared on the assessment roll for Hallowell Twp, Prince Edward County, Ontario, in 1808; he had 340 acres of uncultivated land and 60 acres cultivated.7 He was left a widower when Ursula Clapp died on 13 February 1813.1,4 He married second Elizabeth Young, daughter of John Young and Hannah (--?--), in 1820.2,9 He left a will on 5 February 1826 in Hallowell Twp, Ontario.10 He died on 7 April 1832 in Hallowell Twp, Ontario, at age 77.1

Sampson bequeathed a featherbed and bedding to his granddaughter Ursula W Bane. It has not been determined who this is.
Last Edited=28 Mar 2013

Children of Samson Striker and Ursula Clapp


  1. [S46] Letter from Murray Clapp (Milford, ON) to Faye West, 7 Feb 1982; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Graves, correspondence.
  2. [S267] Barbara Hill, database report, 2 Aug 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Jacobus Gerritsen STRYCKER."
  3. [S335] Striker Family, Family Group Sheets, GEN-STR-001.2, Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre, Ameliasburg, Prince Edward County, Ontario.
  4. [S542] Barbara Hill, database report, 10 Jul 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Elias CLAPP."
  5. [S450] Unknown author, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte (1904; reprint Bellville, ON: Mika Silkscreening Co, 1972). Online at
  6. [S442] Upper Cananda Land Petitions and Grants 1791 - 1867, RG 1, L3; (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada).
  7. [S1062] Assessment of The Township of Hallowell For The Year 1808, in Ontario Historical Soiciety Papers and Records, Vol 6, pp 168-170 (Toronto: Ontario Historical Society, 1905); digital image. Bill Martin, ( accessed 5 Jan 2011).
  8. [S336] Minutes of the Court of the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Court Record, 1789-1790, REC-CRT-001-1, Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre, Ameliasburg, Prince Edward County, Ontario.
  9. [S347] Obituary - Elizabeth Striker, Christian Guardian, Toronto, ON, 28 Dec 1842, 39.
  10. [S449] Samson Striker will (5 Feb 1826), Inst. #1972, pg. 155, G.S.U. 5197, Deeds 1589-2173, 1830-1833, Athol Twp., Prince Edward County, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, York County, Ontario.