It is not known where Samuel was born or the actual date.
He married Charlotte in 1882. Her maiden name, where born & actual date is also a mystery.
They had two children. Again little has been found about them. There is no history about the son John G including in the Electoral Rolls.
Samuel was shown as a labourer in Geraldine in 1880 & then a storeman in Christchurch in 1890.
Very soon after he is shown as a contractor in Ohau. In 1911 he is in Johnsonville as a labourer & from 1928 in Lower Hutt.