Smith, Samuel, 1752-1839

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1752-07-27
Death 1839-04-22

Biographical notes:

Army officer.

From the description of Papers of Samuel Smith, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070916

American general and statesman.

From the description of Autograph notes. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664494

From the description of Autograph signature and 7 lines of writing. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664550

Maryland merchant, soldier, and politician. Served in the Revolution and during the War of 1812 commanded the defense of Baltimore. A Jeffersonian Republican, he represented Maryland in the U.S. House and Senate for 40 years, chairing the finance committees of both houses. Brother of Robert Smith (1757-1842), secretary of state and the navy.

From the description of Letters : Baltimore, to Alexander J. Dallas, 1800-1816. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626079

Statesman, Revolutionary War officer.

From the description of Letter [manuscript], [N.J. Avenue?] to James Clarke, 1808 April 21. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823400

Officer in Revolution and War of 1812; U.S. Representative and Senator from Maryland; mayor of Baltimore.

From the description of Letters : Montebello, Baltimore, Md., to his granddaughter, Margaret Smith, Everittsville, Albemarle County, Va., 1833 June. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793823

U.S. senator and representative from Maryland, U.S army officer, and mayor of Baltimore, Md. Other family members represented include Samuel Smith's son John Spear Smith, diplomat; and brother Robert Smith, U.S. secretary of state and businessman of Baltimore, Md.

From the description of Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911 (bulk 1777-1865). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982485

Revolutionary officer, businessman, and U.S. Senator and Representative from Maryland.

From the description of Papers of Samuel Smith, 1729-1924. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793729

General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812.

From the description of Papers, 1777-1814. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515144

Biographical Note

Samuel Smith

  • 1752, July 27: Born, Carlisle, Pa.
  • ca. 1759: Moved to Baltimore, Md.
  • 1771 - 1774 : Visited Europe and conducted business there
  • 1775: Enlisted in the Continental Army
  • 1776: Secured captaincy in William Smallwood's regiment Participated in the Battle of Long Island
  • 1777: Commanded Fort Mifflin
  • 1778: Participated in the Battle of Monmouth Married Margaret Spear
  • 1791: Commanded Maryland troops sent to suppress the Whiskey Insurrection
  • 1793 - 1803 : Member, U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland
  • 1803 - 1815 : Member, U.S. Senate from Maryland
  • 1805 - 1808 : President pro tempore, U.S. Senate
  • 1812 - 1814 : Major general commanding the defense of Baltimore, Md.
  • 1816 - 1822 : Member, U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland
  • 1822 - 1833 : Member, U.S. Senate from Maryland
  • 1835 - 1838 : Mayor, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1839, Apr. 22: Died, Baltimore, Md.

From the guide to the Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911, (bulk 1777-1865), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Merchants, American
  • Embargo, 1807-1809
  • Real estate investment
  • Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
  • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain
  • Presidents--Election, 1800
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Real estate investment--Maryland--Baltimore
  • Finance, Public--United States
  • Tariff
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Russia
  • Tariff--United States
  • Mifflin, Fort
  • Finance, Public

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Maryland
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Maryland
  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Mayors--Maryland--Baltimore

Places:

  • Maryland--Baltimore (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Maryland--Baltimore (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) (as recorded)
  • Manassas (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.) (as recorded)
  • Baltimore (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • Baltimore (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Baltimore (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Manassas (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.) (as recorded)
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)