Samuel Smith (New Hampshire)

Samuel Smith (November 11, 1765 – April 25, 1842) was an American politician, and a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Samuel Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded bySamuel Dinsmoor
Succeeded byCharles Humphrey Atherton
Personal details
Born(1765-11-11)November 11, 1765
Peterboro, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedApril 25, 1842(1842-04-25) (aged 76)
Peterboro, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting placeVillage Cemetery
Peterboro, New Hampshire
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Sally Garfield
RelationsJeremiah Smith
Robert Smith

Early lifeEdit

Born in Peterboro, New Hampshire, Smith attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.


Smith engaged in mercantile pursuits and served as moderator in town meetings, 1794-1811.

Elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress, Smith was United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815.[1] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1814 and resumed his former business pursuits. In 1828, he engaged in the manufacture of paper and cotton goods.


Smith died in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on April 25, 1842 (age 76 years, 165 days). He is interred at Village Cemetery, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Family lifeEdit

Smith was brother of Jeremiah Smith and uncle of Robert Smith. He married Sally Garfield on November 10, 1793 and they had twelve children: Jeremiah, Frederick A., Maria, Samuel Garfield, Albert, William Sidney, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Morison, Sarah Jane, Maria, Mary Soley, and Ellen.[2]


  1. ^ "Samuel Smith". 2009 Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ Smith, Samuel. Reunion of the descendents of William Smith held in Peterborough, N. H . Press of W.H. Benson. p. 150.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Dinsmoor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

1813 – 1815
Succeeded by
Charles Humphrey Atherton