Col Samuel Dale, III

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Col Samuel Dale, III

Birthplace: Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: September 01, 1842 (69)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: All Saints Episcopal Cemetery, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Samuel Dale, II and Ann Dale
Husband of Elizabeth Dale and Leah L. Dale
Father of Samuel Futhey Dale, IV and Hon. Michael Dale
Brother of James S. Dale; John Dale; Mary Ellen Strawbridge and Margaret Simonton

Managed by: Paul Lightner Whitehouse
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About Col Samuel Dale, III

In 1799 made a journey to the state of Ohio. He was on the point of returning thither when Samuel Cochran, surveyor general of the state, appointed him deputy surveyor for Venango county. He proceeded thither the same year, although it was not until 1801 that he came to reside at Franklin. In 1802 he was elected colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-Second regi-ment of the First brigade and Fourteenth division (subsequently the Six-teenth). He was elected as the representative of Venango and Mercer counties in the legislature in 1807 and successively re-elected until 1813. The commission under which he led his regiment in the war of 1812 was given by Governor Simon Snyder under date of August 3, 1811. After the close of the war he resided at Lancaster the remainder of his life. He served as alderman, notary public, president of the school board, and judge of the court of common pleas, and filled various other positions of trust with credit and fidelity.

He gained the confidence and esteem of the Seneca's great chief, Cornplanter, and of his warriors, and helped reconcile the native Americans in Venango County, PA to the peaceable settlement and occupation of the land by the white man. He also took part in helping Oliver Hazard Perry to build ships on Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

He represented the counties of Venango and Mercer in the Pennsylvania state legislature, from 1808 to 1813.

He first married Eliza Gundaker who died in 1830. He then married Eliza Lightner.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Mar 28 2020, 17:00:52 UTC

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Col Samuel Dale, III's Timeline

July 15, 1773
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
March 7, 1816
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 1, 1842
Age 69
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
All Saints Episcopal Cemetery, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA