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of the Continental Congress 28 Sep 1779 - 10 Jul 1781
Samuel Huntington was born July 16, 1731 in Windham, Connecticut, the son of Nathaniel Huntington and Mehitable Thurston Huntington. He was the brother of Nathaniel Huntington, Abigail Huntington, Mehitabel Huntington, Jonathan Huntington, Joseph Huntington, Eliphalet Huntington, Enoch Huntington, Sibyl Huntington and Elijah Huntington. 
Samuel married Martha Devotion, daughter of Ebeneezer Devotion, in 1761. They remained together until her death in 1794. They had no children. They adopted their nephew and niece after the death of his brother, Jospeh. They raised Samuel H. Huntington and Frances as their own.
Samuel was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress. Samuel signed the both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, President of the United States in Congress Assembled (USCA) March 1, 1781 to July 6, 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 18th Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death.
Samuel died two years after Martha on January 5, 1796 in Norwich, Connecticut. He is buried in Old Norwichtown Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
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