Samuel Green, an American printer, born in England in 1615, died in Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 1, 1702. He succeeded Day in the printing house at Cambridge about 1648. He printed the "Cambridge Platform" in 1649, the laws in 1660, and, in the Indian language, the Psalter, Eliot's Catechism, Baxter's "Call to the Unconverted," the New Testament, and 1,000 copies of the Bible in 1683. He had 19 children, and his descendants were a race of printers, living in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maryland.
Samuel Hammond, an officer in the American revolution, born in Richmond co., Va., Sept. 21, 1757, died at Horse Creek, Ga., Sept. 11, 1842. In his boyhood he served in wars against the Indians. In 1775 he raised a company, and took part in the battle of Longbridge; and in 1779 he was at the battle of Stono Ferry, S. C. After the fall of Charleston he kept the field with a small cavalry force, pursuing an active partisan warfare. He distinguished himself in the actions at Cedar Springs, Mus-grove's Mill, Ramsay's Mills, King's Mountain, Blackstocks, Cowpens, Guilford Court House, and Eutaw, and participated in the siege of Augusta in 1781. He settled in Georgia, and in 1793 led a volunteer regiment against the Creek Indians; in 1802 was elected to congress; in 1805 was appointed by Jefferson to the civil and military command of upper Louisiana; and in 1824 removed to South Carolina, where he became surveyor general of the state in 1827, and secretary of state in 1831.
Samuel Hearne, an English explorer, born in London in 1745, died in 1702. In early life he served as a midshipman under Hood, but upon the conclusion of the seven years' war he entered the employment of the Hudson Bay company, and made several journeys into the northern regions of British America in quest of a northwest passage and of mines of the precious metals. In 1770-'71 he descended the Coppermine river about 30 m. to the Arctic ocean. He was promoted for these services, and in 1787 returned finally to England. In 1795 appeared his "Journey from the Prince of Wales's Fort, in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean; undertaken by order of the Hudson's Bay Company for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a Northwest Passage, etc, in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, and 1772" (4to, London).
Samuel Huntington, one of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence, born in Windham, Conn., July 3, 1732, died in Norwich, Jan. 5, 1796. He was educated to the law, and previous to 1775 held the offices of king's attorney and associate justice of the superior court of Connecticut. In January, 1776, he entered the continental congress as a delegate from his native state. In September, 1779, he succeeded John Jay as president of congress, and filled that office till 1781, when he resumed his seat on the Connecticut bench. He served again in congress from May to June, 1783, and in the succeeding year was appointed chief justice of the superior court of Connecticut. In 1785 he was elected lieutenant governor of Connecticut, and in 1786 he succeeded Roger Griswold as governor, to which office he was annually reelected until his death.