Samuel Auxier is buried in Blockhouse Bottom, Johnson County, KY. near where John's Creek empties into the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River. The fenced cemetery is specifically located 0.2 mile from Ky 321 on left side of Airport Road. The Airport Road is 1.0 miles North on Ky 321 from its intersection with Ky 2381, which is also 1.0 miles North of the Floyd/Johnson County Line. The GPS Bearing is N37.74932 Degrees and W082.78329 Degrees.
Early Families of Eastern and SWoutheastern Kentucky by William C. Kozee. At the age of fifteen years Samuel Auxier enlisted in the Army and served during the last three years of the Revolutionary Way; migrated in 1791 apparently from Russell County, Virginia to the Blockhouse bottom near the mouth of Johns Creek, Big Sandy River. He was killed in 1798/1799 by being thrown against a tree by his horse that he was riding on a Buffalo hunt.
Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files Abstracted by Virgil D. White. Samuel Auxier married Sarah Brown 15 July 1779.Soldiers children were Nathaniel born June 1780, Nancy born 20 July 1782, Mary born 7 Feb 1784, John Nov 1786, Daniel 1788, Samuel born 7 August 1791, Enoch born 22 Feb 1795; Elijah 1793, Frances in 1800. All of the children except Enoch & Frances were born in Virginia. Michael Auxier, father of Samuel, was born in France moved to the Rhine River Valley, married a woman of Holland who lived on the Rhine River in Germany. He emigrated from the Rhine in Germany with his family in 1755 and settled in Pennsylvania where they lived until the close of the Revolutionary War.
NSSAR membership application 72339; Samuel Auxier enlisted February 26, 1779 and was discharged July 14, 1780. He was in Captain Isaac Taylor's Company in the Illinois Regiment, commanded by Col. John Montgomery. The following record of service is in Virginia State Library, Richmond: "Illinois Papers D,52; Journal House of Delegates, Nov. 17, 1795, page 22; same Nov. 30, 1795, pages 54-55; same for Dec, 23, 1802, page 28."