Samuel was born in Rerrick in 1837 and he married Margaret Paterson in Minnigaff in
His occupation was given as "militia man and agricultural labourer".
Samuel and Margaret lived in Blackcraig, Minnigaff where they had three children.
In 1863 at the age of 26, Samuel appears to have been working on the construction of the Pitlochry to Aviemore railway line near Dal-na-mine, Blair Athol when he died following an accident.
According to his death certificate, he was a "railway wagon driver" and the cause of his death was:- "compound fracture of leg with haemorrhage".
Samuel's death was registered by his brother-in-law, Alexander Paterson.
In 1870, Samuel's widow, Margaret re-married to widower, James Skimming in Blackcraig, Minnigaff. They had 4 children in Blackcraig before moving to Whitehaven in Cumbria around 1881, where Margaret died in 1893.
As far as I am aware, out of Samuel and Margaret's three children, only Samuel jnr. went to Whitehaven with his mother and step father, the other two remained in Scotland.