Samuel, an American clergyman, born in Groton, Conn., Nov. 30, 1729, died Feb. 25, 1796. He graduated at Yale college in 1748, studied medicine in Scotland, and then theology, and was ordained in London in 1753. He became rector of Christ's church, New Brunswick, N. J., in 1757 of Grace church, Jamaica, Long Island, and in 1766 of St. Peter's, West Chester, N. Y. During most of the war of the revolution he resided in the city of New York, being a royalist. He was consecrated bishop of Connecticut at Aberdeen, Nov. 14, 1784, and was chosen rector of St. James's church, New London. He took part in revising the prayer book and framing the constitution of the church which was adopted in 1789. Three volumes of his sermons were published in 1791-8.
Samuel, an American clergyman, grandson of the preceding, born in New London, Conn., June 9, 1801, died in New York, Oct. 10, 1872. He was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal church, April 12, 1826, and priest in July, 1827. He was a missionary for a time at Huntington and Oyster Bay, Long Island, whence he removed to Hallet's Cove (now Astoria). In 1831 he removed to New York, and for 18 years was editor of "The Churchman," and from 1838 to 1868 he was rector of the church of the Annunciation. He was chosen professor of Biblical learning in the Episcopal general theological seminary in June, 1862. He published "The Continuity of the Church of England in the Sixteenth Century" (1853); "Discourses on the Supremacy and Obligation of Conscience" (I860); "American Slavery Justified" (1861); and "The Theory and Use of the Church Calendar" (1872). After his death appeared "Discourses Illustrative of the Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit, and other Papers," edited by his son (1874).