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Samuel Rockwell (April 18, 1803 – December 25, 1880) was an American minister and politician. Rockwell, second son of Alpha and Rhoda (Ensign) Rockwell, of Winchester, Conn., was born in that town, April 18, 1803. In 1862 and 1869 he represented the town in the Connecticut Legislature; and in 1865 he was elected to the Connecticut State Senate, and as senator became ex officio a member of the Corporation of Yale College. He served as Treasurer of the Savings Bank of New Britain for many years after its incorporation in 1862.

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  • Samuel Rockwell (April 18, 1803 – December 25, 1880) was an American minister and politician. Rockwell, second son of Alpha and Rhoda (Ensign) Rockwell, of Winchester, Conn., was born in that town, April 18, 1803. In 1862 and 1869 he represented the town in the Connecticut Legislature; and in 1865 he was elected to the Connecticut State Senate, and as senator became ex officio a member of the Corporation of Yale College. He served as Treasurer of the Savings Bank of New Britain for many years after its incorporation in 1862.
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  • Samuel Rockwell (April 18, 1803 – December 25, 1880) was an American minister and politician. Rockwell, second son of Alpha and Rhoda (Ensign) Rockwell, of Winchester, Conn., was born in that town, April 18, 1803. He graduated from Yale College in 1825. He spent the two years after graduation in the Andover Theological Seminary, but finished his professional studies at the Yale Divinity School in 1828. His first pastorate was over the Congregational Church in Plainfield, Conn., from April 11, 1832, to April 16, 1841. He was installed pastor of the South Congregational Church in New Britain, Conn., Jan 4, 1843, and resigned this charge, June 20, 1858. His residence continued in New Britain. In 1862 and 1869 he represented the town in the Connecticut Legislature; and in 1865 he was elected to the Connecticut State Senate, and as senator became ex officio a member of the Corporation of Yale College. He served as Treasurer of the Savings Bank of New Britain for many years after its incorporation in 1862. He was stricken with paralysis on the night of Dec. 21, 1880, and died four days later, at his home, in the 78th year of his age. He was married, June 6, 1833, to Julia Ann, daughter of the Hon. George Plummer, of Glastonbury, Conn. She died April 7, 1838, and he married, secondly, May 5, 1840, Elizabeth, daughter of Judge Elkanah C. Eaton, of Plainfield, who died April 18, 1843. He married, thirdly, July 29, 1844, Charlotte, daughter of Maj. Seth J. North, of New Britain, and widow of John Stanley, of New Britain. An only son, by the first marriage, survived him: an only daughter, by the second marriage, died in 1866. This article incorporates public domain material from the 1881 Yale Obituary Record.
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