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Samuel Fowler Dickinson
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1775
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1838
Summit County
Ohio, USA

Husband of Lucretia Gunn Dickinson, son of Nathan & Esther Fowler Dickinson.
Senator Deacon Samuel Fowler DICKINSON was born on October 9, 1775 in Amherst, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was educated about 1785 in Amherst, MA. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795 in Dartmouth, MA. After 1795 he was a Legal Aid. The Law Office of Judge Simeon Strong. Where he studied until he was admitted to the bar. He lived in Amherst, MA after 1795. He was Congregationalist after 1796. At the age of twenty-one he was elected deacon and was a church officer all his active life. He was elected as District Representative and Senator about 1820. He was one of the ablest lawyers in western Massachusetts. He was a natural leader of men and quite naturally became prominent in politics. He served his district in the general court in the house and senate for twelve years. His public career was brilliant and he became well known throughout the state. He was an influential Whig leader . Perhaps his greatest public service was the part he took as founder of Amherst Academy and Amherst College. For the college he sacrificed his property, his time and his professional opportunities, and the friends and alumni of that institution held him in the highest regard and his memory is cherished there for his generous and distinguished service to the college. He was for many years the college treasurer. About 1825 he was a Town Clerk in Amherst, MA. He lived in Amherst, MA before 1833. He lived in Cumberland, OH after 1833. Practiced law here but became interested in Lane Seminary and acted as its steward. Later he filled the office of steward for the Western Reserve University. He exercised his benevolence there repeatedly in helping deserving boys through college. His memory is cherished at Western Reserve University with the same affectionate regard and honor as at Amherst. He helped both institutions in the trying days of their early lives. He died on April 22, 1838 in Hudson (grandfather of Emily Dickinson)
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  Nathan Dickinson (1735 - 1825)
  Esther Fowler Dickinson (1740 - 1803)
  Lucretia Gunn Dickinson (1775 - 1840)
  Edward Dickinson (1803 - 1874)*
  William Dickinson (1804 - 1887)*
  Lucretia G. Dickinson Bullard (1807 - 1885)*
  Elizabeth Dickinson Currier (1823 - 1886)*
  Timothy Dickinson (1761 - 1813)*
  Perez Dickinson (1763 - 1798)*
  Esther Dickinson Dickinson (1767 - 1848)*
  Thankful Warner Dickinson Moody (1768 - 1806)*
  Irene Dickinson Montague (1770 - 1849)*
  Samuel Fowler Dickinson (1775 - 1838)
*Calculated relationship
West Cemetery
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 53, Grave D
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Record added: Apr 17, 2006
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