Samuel Chase

Born on April 17, 1741 in Somerset County, Maryland, Samuel was the only child of the Reverend Thomas Chase and Matilda Walker Chase. Since his mother died in childbirth, his Episcopalian pastor father raised the boy who would later sign the Declaration of Independence.

After studying law under a local attorney, Sam was admitted to the bar at the age of 20, and soon after married Anne Baldwin, with whom he had six children.