Dr. Samuel Pilkington


Dr. Samuel Pilkington



Dr. Samuel Pilkington

born c 1806 in Kentucky - died c 1885 Matagorda

Dr. Pilkington married Susan Royall (b 23 Dec 1800 Charles City, Charles Co., Virginia) on June 15, 1841 in Matagorda County, TX. Susan was the daughter of William Royall and Elizabeth Flippen Bedford and had been married first to John H. Perkins MD on 23 Jul 1821 in Halifax, Virginia

1850 Census - Matagorda County
Samuel Pilkington, age 44, born in Kentucky, Physician
Susan, age 45, born in Virginia.

1860 Census - Deming's Bridge, Matagorda County
Samuel Pilkington, 54, Kentucky, Physician
Susan Pilkington, 50, Virginia
1860 Slave Schedule - 2 slaves

1867 Voters' Registration - Jackson County
Dr. Pilkington - Years in State 30  County 30  Precinct 30

Tres Palacios Baptist Church minutes

1st. The door of the Church was opened and while singing a Hymn, Doctor Pilkington presented himself to the Church and was received and was Baptized. After which we partook of the Lords Supper. 22 Jan 1854

1st. The Door was opened for the reception of Members, Isaac a servant of Dr. Pilkington was received by Letter from the Baptist Church of Matagorda and the right hand of fellowship given. Bro. Hill Moderator H. Yeamans, Ch. Clk. TPBC April 1854

motion was made and seconded to exclude said Pilkington from the fellowship of this Church April 1858

I remember during the war we all went to Dr. Pilkington’s plantation to attend a Negro wedding. Mary and Ike were to be married. The ceremony took place on the back gallery of the white folks house. The bride wore a white dress (someone said it was her Mistress’ dress) and she had on a veil made of lace window curtain; never-the-less it was a great event to us children, as we had never seen a wedding before. The Master, Dr. Pilkington, performed the ceremony. Memories of Ulyssia M. LaBauve

Our nearest doctor was six miles away, Dr. Pilkington, if I remember his name correctly."  Francitas Bee Volume 1 #52
November 30, 1911 


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