The Descendants of Captain Edmund Sams of Buncombe County, North Carolina (2010)
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Edmund Sams (1750-1845)
John Jarrett was for many years a resident of Buncombe County. In later life he lived on the western bank of the French Broad River, at the place where once the old Smith Bridge and now a concrete bridge at Asheville crosses. There had never been a bridge across that river near Asheville at that time, however. Many years before a ferry had been established at that point by Edmund Sams.