Sampson Black is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



Sampson and Wendell were attacked by a farmer named Jimmy Holdacre and fought in self defense. This resulted in Jimmy dying from a heart attack.

In court, Judge Amory was bribed and sentenced both of them to prison on murder charges.

They managed to escape from prison and camped out near Rhodes. This is where the player encounters them in the mission "The Ties That Bind Us".

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

The player meets them camping near Rhodes. They ask for his help, requesting he remove their wanted posters. From there the player can hand in the men or do as they wish.

Once removed, The player can burn the wanted posters in their campfire.

If the player refuses to burn the posters and instead turns them in, the player hogties them and takes them both to the Rhodes Sheriff office, the player is then given a reward for the pair and they are never seen again.

They are next encountered in northern Lemoyne and have set up camp near Old Greenbank Mill. The two men are seen lying beside each other, moaning in pain. They explain to Arthur they ate mushrooms and now feel very ill. They ask Arthur to find them medicine to cure them. The player returns to them and gives them their requested medication. They thank him and drink the cure, expressing how strong it is and how they feel better immediately. Arthur suggests the two split up afterwards.

In their final encounter, the two are found living together at Stilt Shack. They greet the player and the player is surprised that the men stayed together. The two men get into an argument and Sampson insults Wendell. Wendell gets angry and goes back inside the cabin. Sampson then realizes that Wendell has locked the door and apologies for insulting him. Wendell accepts his apology and opens the door.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2


  • His first name can be heard in a conversation in between a man and a woman who argue if he and Mr. White are innocent.
  • Mr. Black and Mr. White seem to mirror the 1958 film, The Defiant Ones.
  • He bears a strong resemblance to Dale Chesson from Red Dead Redemption.
  • He is not to be confused with Mr. Black.


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