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The Life Of Samuel Huntington Essay

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THE LIFE OF SAMUAL HUNTINGTONA CONNECTICUT PATRIOTJoseph GagliardiHistory 305Professor RatliffIntroductionThe history of the Unites States of America in the way it is known to the world is made of a chain of quite tragic and complicated periods of time that were followed by thousands of victories and triumphs as well as defeats and losses of the American people. It is the history steeped with blood, sweat and tears of those strong in spirit, who diligently worked for and developed their state as an independent and prosperous one, fighting for a better tomorrow. Today, it is a clear fact that the United States of America has always been built by true Patriots of their motherland, and one of these honored Patriots comes into view under the name of Samuel Huntington.Samuel Huntington was a lawyer, statesman and Connecticut Patriot in the American Revolution. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Articles of Confederation in 1778. Samuel Huntington was also the President of the Continental Congress. Some historians suggest him to be the first President of the United States of America under the Articles of Confederation. However, the given suggestion still remains controversial for any particular discussion.Birth and Early YearsSamuel Huntington was born in the Town of Scotland Parish (today it is known as the Town of Scotland), which broke off from the Town of Windham, Connecticut, allegedly on the 3rd day of July, 1731. The date of his birth was smudged in the old town records. Thus, there appeared two variations of his birth date. The first one was July 3rd, 1731, and the second one was July 5th, 1731.Regardless of the town archives that contained certain date of Samuel Huntington's birth, a recent restoration of the tomb, located in the Old Norwichtown Cemetery, where Samuel Huntington and his wife were buried, revealed a 207 year old plaque on the Samuel's coffin that stated his birth date to be July 16th, 1731. Therefore, there came a logic conclusion that like many other people, who lived in that period of time, Samuel Huntington added 11 days to his birth date in order to make up for changes in the calendar that eliminated 11 days from September, 1752 . It is also important to mention that Samuel's birth date of July 16th, 1731 is different than the one stated in the official Congressional Biography due to the fact of the plaque discovery.Samuel Huntington was the fourth of ten children in the family of Nathaniel and Mehetabel Huntington. Their family was not wealthy, but respectable as well as their ancestors. Nathaniel was one of the sons of those who found the town of Windham. According to the old historical archives, Samuel's great-grandfather Matthew Marvin moved to America in the period of Increase in 1635 and became one of the first settlers of Hartford in 1638 . Another Samuel's great-grandfather was Simon Huntington, who was born in England and came to Boston in...

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