""40708 Plain Sam" -- John R. Daniels, Cleveland, O. Breeder, Wm Elliot, Selena, Ia. Whelped April, 1893; black and white; by "Hal Pointer (22594)", out of "Kent's Star", by "King of Kent (6264)", out of "Babe Graphic (18535)".
-- AKC Studbook, 1896, Vol.XIII
""22594 Hal Pointer" -- B.E. Quick, Lowell, Mich. Breeder, owner. Whelped Aug. 25, 1891; black, white and tan; by "King of Kent (6264)", out of "Daisy", by "Bang Bang (4022)", out of "Zanetta", by "Sensation", out of "Clymont"."
-- AKC Studbook, 1891, Vol.VIII
"His ("Hal Pointer") most noted son was "Plain Sam", also a white,
black and ticked dog of the lither build, however, and decidedly freer in action
than his sire. The bench show man would probably have criticised "Plain Sam"
for his rather shallow muzzle, but he was clean in neck, good in shoulders,
wonderful in spring of ribs, and withal, he possessed loin and quarters
that denoted driving power. I frequently had the opportunity to look this dog over in repose as well as in action, and to my notion considered him the beau ideal of the perfectly formed workman. His field trial winnings amount to only two places, but the dog was in good hands, for he was the property of the late Dr. John R. Daniels, of Cleveland. The doctor was known to every pointer breeder in America and probably to most of them in England, consequently "Plain Sam" was written about and talked about considerably, but not to any greater extent than he deserved. It was not long until his sons and daughters began making an appearance at both field trials and bench shows, where they invariably gave a good account of themselves. His winning sons and daughters number seventeen, as follows:
"Plain Sam, Jr.",
These were out of bitches of all manner of breeding, and while many of them made their records in minor trials, the fact should not be overlooked that "Plain Sam" was a very prepotent dog.
Principal among these winners were "Brighton Joe", "Tioga Sam", "Sam's Bow", "Dr. Daniels", "Nellie Wilson", and "Teddy Roosevelt". "Tioga Sam" was probably the handsomest of all his sons and frequently won on the bench, not only in field trial, but also in the regular classes.
Nearly all of "Plain Sam's" daughters became producers of either field trial or bench show winners, and to this day most breeders like to see this blood in the background of pedigrees."
-- A.F. Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer