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Samson Levy

Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses (Raphael) Levy and Grace Levy
Husband of Martha Levy
Father of Nathan Levy; Judge Moses Levy; Joseph Levy; Arabella Jones; Samson Levy, Jr and 3 others
Brother of Rachel Franks Seixas; Miriam Levy; Esther (Hetty) Hart; Hannah (Hindlah) Isaacs; Benjamin Levy and 2 others
Half brother of Bilhah Abigail Franks; Asher Levy; Nathan Levy; Isaac Levy; Michael (Jechiel) Levy and 2 others

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Samson Levy

From the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906:

Colonial merchant of Philadelphia. He was one of the originators, in 1748, of the City Dancing Assembly, a famous social organization of Philadelphia. In Nov., 1765, he signed, with other merchants of the city, including six Jews, the celebrated resolutions not to import goods from England until the Stamp Act had been repealed. He had two sons, Moses and Samson. Moses Levy (b. Philadelphia 1757; d. there May 9, 1826) was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1776. On March 19, 1778, he was admitted to the bar; from 1802 to 1822 he was recorder of Philadelphia; from 1822 to 1825, presiding judge of the district court for the city and county of Philadelphia. At one time he was a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, and he was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania for twenty-four years. Samson Levy (b. Philadelphia 1761; d. there Dec. 15, 1831) studied law with his brother Moses Levy, was admitted to the bar on June 9, 1787, and became one of the best-known lawyers of the city. He was one of the incorporators of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


probably a convert to Christianity

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Samson Levy's Timeline

August 19, 1722
August 15, 1754
Age 31
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
August 9, 1756
Age 33
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
December 10, 1758
Age 36
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
November 22, 1761
Age 39
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
May 1, 1764
Age 41
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
September 22, 1766
Age 44
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
October 21, 1768
Age 46
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
February 26, 1771
Age 48