Samuel Rodman Sr.

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Samuel Rodman, Sr.

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Death: December 24, 1835 (82)
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Rodman and Mary Rodman
Husband of Elizabeth Rodman
Father of Mary Fisher; Eliza Rodman; Thomas Rodman; William Rotch Rodman; Anna Robeson and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Rodman; Elizabeth Rodman; Mary Rodman; Elizabeth Rotch; Anna Hazard and 3 others

Occupation: Clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
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About Samuel Rodman Sr.

"Samuel Rodman was born 11mo 11 & 1st of the week 1753." (Old Quaker month system. 1st month = March)

"The Rodman and Rotch families were New England Quakers. Samuel Rodman (1753-1835) married Elizabeth Rotch (1757-1856) in 1780. He was a successful Nantucket and New Bedford, Mass., whaling merchant and clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth (Rotch) Rodman was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, also from a family involved in the whaling business, and active in philanthropic and reform causes. They had nine children. The Rodmans and Rotches were closely intertwined by marriage; three of the Rodman siblings married three of the Rotch siblings. The families also had links to Philadelphia and English mercantile families and were related to the Fisher, Waln, Morgan, Hussey and other families." -- from Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College

Letter and manuscript collections:

Rotch-Wales Collection of Massillon Public Library

Rodman-Rotch Family Papers of Swarthmore College

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Samuel Rodman Sr.'s Timeline

January 11, 1753
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Age 23
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Age 23
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
June 14, 1781
Age 28
September 24, 1782
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June 21, 1784
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April 4, 1786
Age 33
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