Gov. Samuel Huntington, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"

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Samuel Huntington

Also Known As: "*****Signer of the Declaration of Independence*****", "Pres. of Continental Congress(1779-80)Chief Justice of CT Supreme Court", "Gov. of Connecticut (17861796)"
Birthplace: Windham, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Norwich, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Huntington and Mehetabel Huntington
Husband of Martha Huntington
Father of Samuel Huntington, Jr. and Hannah Huntington
Brother of Rev. Nathaniel Huntington, Jr.; Abigail Kimball; Mehetabel Webb; Rev. Dr. Jonathan Huntington; Rev. Joseph Huntington and 5 others

Occupation: Jurist, politician, statesman, lawyer
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About Gov. Samuel Huntington, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"

Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731– January 5, 1796) was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 3rd Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death.

From humble beginnings, this honorable man emerged from plowing the fields to a very popular Governor of Connecticutt. Self taught and an avid reader, Samuel studied law from an attorney's law books.

A lawyer and two term president of the Continental Congress, ten term Governor of Connecticut, signer of the Declaration of Independence and a true revolutionist searching for freedom of religeon, limited taxation and independence for a new nation.

Samuel and his wife had no children of their own but adopted two of his brother Joseph's Children, Samuel and Francis. Samuel became governor of Ohio and Francis married the Reverend Doctor Griffin, president of Williams College in Massachusetts.

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Gov. Samuel Huntington, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"'s Timeline

July 3, 1731
Windham, New London, Connecticut
October 4, 1765
Age 34
Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
January 5, 1796
Age 64
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
Norwich, New London, CT