Samuel Purington

Male18 February 1793–

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Purington was born on 18 February 1793, in Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Robert Purington, was 41 and his mother, Dorcas Eaton, was 33.

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Robert Purington
Dorcas Eaton
Abel Purington
Anna Day Purrington
Captain Joshua Purington
Isaac Purington
Hannah Purrington
Joseph Purington
Samuel Purington
Mary Purington
Elizabeth Purington
James Purington
David Purington

Sources (1)

  • Saml. Purington, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 11

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Purrington .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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