149. Samuel M.7Dunlap (Eliza6Harlan, Elizabeth “Betsy”5Sims, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 10 April 1857, Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, died 24 April 1924, age 67, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, but his home was in Dallas, Texas. He married first, 7 December 1881, Ellis County, Texas, to Alice Smith, born January 1861, Texas, died after 1910 and before 1913. He married second, August 1913, Dallas County, Texas, to Mary Ella Carothers, born circa 1871, died 18 May 1949, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, buried in Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County, Texas.
Sam Dunlap founded the First National Bank of Italy, Texas. J. Van Clark and S. M. Dunlap opened the bank in Italy in July of 1891.
In 1880, Sam Dunlap was in the grocery business in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. In 1900, Sam was a banker in Italy, Ellis County, Texas. His stepfather, Nick P. Sims, was counted in his household. In 1910, Sam M. Dunlap lived on Watt Street in Italy, Ellis County, Texas, where he was bank president. He lived on Mockingbird Lane in Highland Park (Dallas) in 1920.