John Washburn This family is my "brick wall." Not much is known about the Washburn family other than Samuel and his descendants. Various branches of the family have stories with common treads. John , father of Samuel, died at an early age, probably between 1939 and 1942. They apparently had only two children: Samuel and John.
Samuel's death certificate lists his mother as Susanna Davis. Her first name was Sarah. (Click here to see the marriage license of John Washburn and Sarah Davis from Switzerland Co., Indiana.) This is supported by several census records and the record of her second marriage. A year or so after John's death Sarah remarried a James Moore in Switzerland Co., Indiana. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Davis. This is supported by the estate papers of Samuel Davis in Switzerland Co., Indiana (see link below.)
It is known from living family members that there was at least one daughter by this marriage, Mollie, who married William Henry Herman who was a fire department chief for Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Cemetery records at St. Louis Cemetery in Jefferson County