Samuel Rodman Jr.

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Samuel Rodman, Jr.

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: August 1, 1876 (84)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Rodman Sr. and Elizabeth Rodman
Husband of Hannah Haydock Rodman
Father of Thomas Rotch Rodman; Mary Rodman; Edmund Rodman; Francis Rodman; Susan Rodman and 2 others
Brother of Mary (Polly) Fisher; Eliza Rodman; Thomas Rodman; William Rotch Rodman; Anna Robeson and 3 others

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About Samuel Rodman Jr.

The Samuel Rodman, Jr. house is at 92 Spring St. at the corner of County St. His father, Samuel Sr., established himself in the whaling industry in Nantucket and moved to New Bedford in 1798. A manufacturer of spermaceti candles, his candle works still stands at the foot of William St.

Samuel, Jr., followed in his father's footsteps and was able to move into the house in 1828. HIs house was almost square in plan and constructed of solid but rough-cut granite. The irregular surface was covered with cement and according to an account of early 1900s originally painted a light "Quaker" brown and grooved to resemble cut stone. This was the appearance to which it had been recently restored, though it is still missing a balustrade that originallly topped the roofline.

The incised cement cladding, though rare in the city, was a surface often found in other Rodman buildings such as the Rodman candle works and the home of Samuel Rodman, Sr.s son- in -law, Charles W. Morgan. Though his house no longer stands, old photographs attest to this treatment.

The Rodman family was active in the Society of Friends and was decidedly anti-slavery and pro-temperance. The sound moral footingupon which the Quakers stood is reflected in the solid, plain and altogether monumental mass of the stately Federal Style home.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118298906/samuel-rodman#view-photo=130057983

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Samuel Rodman Jr.'s Timeline

1792
March 24, 1792
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1820
December 10, 1820
Age 28
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1824
January 18, 1824
Age 31
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1825
September 27, 1825
Age 33
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1827
July 17, 1827
Age 35
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1829
August 19, 1829
Age 37
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1831
1831
Age 38
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1833
October 16, 1833
Age 41
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1876
August 1, 1876
Age 84
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States