Samuel Huntington

Providence has an ingenious way of uplifting the humble and lowering the lofty, and many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were happy participants of this same divine providence. Born July 3, 1731 to a humble Connecticut farmer and his pious wife, Samuel Huntington entered history at such a time which required his every energy and ability. The oldest of ten children, Samuel had little time for formal education, applying his early youth to the barrel-making trade. Huntington expanded his education on a part time basis. By the age of twenty-seven he was admitted to the bar and commenced his law practice in Windham, Connecticut.