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Samuel Plant
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1777
Cheshire, England
Death: Jan. 23, 1847
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of Samuel and Ann (Hague) Plant. (Note: name also spelled Haigh)

Employed as the U.S. woolen goods agent for his uncle, Samuel Hague, Leeds Cloth Manufacturing, Leeds, England.

Naturalized in Boston, MA in 1804

Married 28 October 1809 in King's Chapel, Boston by Rev. James Freeman.

In 1809, he and his father-in-law, David Poignand, bought property in Lancaster, MA. They built the Poignand & Plant Cotton Factory.

On 27 January 1821, Samuel Plant & David Poignand with several partners incorporated the Lancaster Cotton Manufacturing Company. Samuel was appointed manager with a yearly salary of $500 and the use of a house.

In 1836, due to tariff laws, the plant was closed and auctioned. The last shareholder meeting was held in 1838. Samuel attempted to buy the house but the bid was not submitted by his agent. In 1840, the family moved to Leicester, MA and in 1842, moved to Northampton, MA. Samuel is said to have spent his last years translating French works.

The Poignand & Plant Papers are held by the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA. Also in its holdings is a framed sketch of the Double Beater Cotton Picker, invented by Samuel Plant, the first ever made, presented by Alfred Plant, Webster Groves, Missouri, January 1891. Additional papers are held by the Missouri History Museum in the Plant Family Papers (1797-1927).

Family links: 
  Delicia Mary Poignand Plant (1787 - 1847)
  Delicia Amiraux Plant (____ - 1834)*
  Ann Hague Plant (1810 - 1842)*
  Louisa Elizabeth Plant (1812 - 1814)*
  George Poignand Plant (1814 - 1875)*
  Sarah Ann Plant (1815 - 1858)*
  Frederick William Plant (1817 - 1860)*
  Samuel Plant (1819 - 1866)*
  Alfred Plant (1821 - 1907)*
  William L. Plant (1823 - 1868)*
  Henry Plant (1825 - 1850)*
  Elizabeth Derby Pickman Plant (1827 - 1844)*
  Mary Delicia Plant Gates (1829 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Samuel Plant Born in Macclesfield Cheshire Co England Sept 5 1777 Died in Northampton Jan 23 1847/"God giveth"
[Corbin Collection, Volume 1, Hampshire County, NEHGS CD]
Note: Marker is broken off base & face down in grass
Bridge Street Cemetery
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: P.K. Magruder
Record added: May 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90183049
Samuel Plant
Added by: P.K. Magruder
Samuel Plant
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Samuel Plant
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- P.K. Magruder
 Added: May. 18, 2012

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