Samuel Valentine McDuffee

Samuel Valentine McDuffee

Corinth Center, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 28 Feb 1904 (aged 69)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
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Son of Samuel and Emily (Way) McDuffee, was born Jan. 9, 1835, in Bradford, Vt. His preparatory studies were pursued in the academy at Barre, Vt., under Dr. J. Y. Spaulding, and he entered Amherst College with the class of 1865. While a student there he united with the college church on confession of his faith at the age of twenty-seven.

Civil War service:
He remained only one year at Amherst, spending the three years of the Civil War, from 1862 to 1865. He joined Third New Hampshire Volunteers, 1862, and then transferred to the Signal Corps, United States Army 1863. He was discharged July, 1865. p. 33-34, Way.

The 3rd New Hampshire was active from August 23, 1861 to July 20, 1865, fighting on the Union side. This united was a Volunteer Infantry of 1047 men. Its major engagements were the Battle of Secessionville, Fort Wagner and Fort Fisher. We don't know how he accompanied them on these battles.

After the war, in, 1866, he entered the Seminary at Princeton, staying a year. He then spent a year, 1867-68, in Union Seminary, New York. He studied in the Theological Seminary at Bangor, Maine, for a time. He was licensed by the Penobscot Association of Congregational ministers, July 14, 1868, and ordained by a Congregational ecclesiastical Council at Crawfordsville, la., May 12, 1869. He served the Congregational church at Wayne, Ind., from January, 1869, until January, 1870, and thereafter the following Congregational churches: Ackworth, New Hampshire, where his parents lived for a while, from June, 1870, to June, 1871, in Barton, Vermont, from October, 1871, to October, 1874, then in Ludlow, Mass., January, 1875, to 1882, Brimfield, Mass., 1882-84, Orange City, Fla., 1884-90, and Thetford, Vermont, 1890-98. He was assistant to the pastor of Hope Church, Springfield, Mass., from 1900 until his death, which occurred, Feb. 28, 1904, at Springfield, in the 70th year of his age, of organic disease of the heart. He was buried at Oak Grove, Springfield, Mass.

He was married, Sept. 15, 1868, in Bangor, Maine, to Mary Alice Patterson. They had one son and three daughters who survived him.

- partially from p. 319 of the Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeon, New Jersey


Mary Alice Patterson, born in St. Johns, New Brunswick in 1845, m. Sept. 15, 1868, in Bangor, Maine.

--Walter Valentine Mcduffee, b. 1869, in Acworth, New Hampshire, d. 1938 in Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1892. He studied at Harvard. He was a teacher at the Central High School in Springfield, Mass. as well as other institutions. In his professional life as a teacher, he served, on a number of specialized committees and was often a Board Member for the Dept. of Education.

-- Alice Annie Mcduffee, b. 12 Mar 1872 in Barton, Orleans, Vermont, d. in North Adams, Mass. She graduated from the Univ. of Vermont, taking a PH.B cum laude; lived in North Adams, Mass., F Winter Park Florida; ent soph el fr Thetford in 93; teacher of Maths at North Adams High School from 1895 to 1899."
She married William Stetson Garland on 20 Jul 1900 in Springfield, Hampden, Mass. They lived in North Adams, Mass. Source: Henry Clay McDuffee, "McDuffee Family"; p. 61; 1906.

-- Edith Mcduffee, b. 1875, in, Penacook, New Hampshire, d. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, d. Nov. 30, 1905, 31 years, 3 months, 21 days, Peritonitis, occ. Teacher

-- Jennie Maud Mcduffee, b.20 April, 1880 at Ludlow, Mass, resident, Springfield, Hampden, Mass, residence in 1905, 64 Temple street, Springfield, Mass.,(death certif. of sister Edith) d. 14 Feb 1941.

Return of a Death for Samuel V. McduffeeMassachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915

Union Theological Seminary [of the City of New York], Alumni Catalogue, 1836-1936, New York, 1937.
p. 45 - [Class of] 1868
McDUFFEE, Samuel Valentine; died Springfield, Mass, Feb 28, 1904.

p. 319, The Necrological Reports and Annual Proceedings of the Alumni Association of Princeton Theological Seminary, 1875-1932, pub. 1891, Volume 3, publisher Princeton, N.J., C.S. Robinson.

Union, New Hampshire Volunteers, 3rd Regiment, Infantry, Company A, United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865

The 3rd New Hampshire Infantry

p. 33-34, in, "Way families of Marlow and Lempster, New Hampshire", Georgiana (Way) Manning, (1870- ), pub. Manchester, N.H., Printed by L.A. Cummings Co., [1949?].

Birth record for Jennie Maud Mcduffee []

Event Type:Birth
Event Date: 20 Apr 1880
Event Place: Ludlow , Hampden, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Samuel V. Mcduffee
Mother's Name: Mary A. Paterson
Reference ID: item 2 402 , GS Film number: 1428173 , Digital Folder Number: 4341197 , Image Number: 487
Citing this Record

"Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 May 2015), Jennie Maud Mcduffee, 20 Apr 1880; citing Ludlow , Hampden, Massachusetts, reference item 2 402, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,173.

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