Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816

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Delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from and U.S. representative of Massachusetts, jurist, and physician.

From the description of Papers of Samuel Holten, 1757-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069538

From the description of Papers of Samuel Holten, 1630-1843 (bulk 1744-1843). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060964

Biographical Note

  • 1738, June 9: Born, Salem Village, later Danvers, Mass.
  • circa 1756: Practiced medicine, Gloucester, Mass.
  • 1758: Married Mary Warner Returned to medical practice, Danvers, Mass.
  • 1768 - 1776 : Member, Massachusetts General Court
  • 1774: Represented Danvers in Essex County, Mass., convention
  • 1775: Represented Essex County, Mass., in Provincial Congress; appointed to Committee of Safety
  • 1778 - 1780 : Massachusetts delegate, Continental Congress
  • 1781: Signer, Articles of Confederation Incorporator, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 1782 - 1787 : Massachusetts delegate, Continental Congress
  • 1785: Joined with Elbridge Gerry and Rufus King in refusing to present to Congress the Massachusetts Resolves requesting revision of the Articles of Confederation
  • 1788: Anti-federalist delegate to Massachusetts convention on the Constitution
  • 1793 - 1795 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1796 - 1815 : Judge of probate, Essex County, Mass.
  • 1812 - 1813 : One of early founders of temperance movement in Massachusetts
  • 1816, Jan. 2: Died, Danvers, Mass.

From the guide to the Samuel Holten Papers, 1630-1843, (bulk 1744-1843), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814. ALS, 1783 Dec. 20, Annapolis, to Samuel Holten. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Putnam, Hiram. Putnam papers, 1780-1885. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816. Papers of Samuel Holten, 1757-1774. Library of Congress
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hiram Putnam Papers MS 56., 1780-1885 Mortimer Rare Book Room
creatorOf Samuel Holten Papers, 1630-1843, (bulk 1744-1843) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Osgood, Samuel. ALS, 1783 May 19, Andover, to the Massachusetts Delegates in Congress. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Avery, John. John Avery correspondence, 1783-1794. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Avery, John. DS, 1775 September 6. : Watertown. Province of Massachusetts Bay. Appointment of Aaron Wood. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Jay, John, 1745-1829. LS, 1785 October 12, New York, to Samuel Johnson. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Hancock, John, 1737-1793. DS, 1781 September 20. : Boston. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Appointment. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Whipple, Joseph, 1738-1816. Letter, 1776 Dec. 3. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Holten, Samuel. Autograph note signed, 1787 Jun. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Treadwell, John Dexter, 1768-1833. John Dexter Treadwell Papers, 1741-1836. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Appleton, Nathaniel, 1731-1798. ALS : Boston, to Samuel Holten, New York, 1787 July 21. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816. Papers, 1748-1815. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Warren, James, 1726-1808. ALS, 1778 April 5 : Boston, to Elbridge Gerry. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Sullivan, James, 1744-1808. James Sullivan correspondence and index, 1776-1789. Library of Congress
creatorOf Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816. Samuel Holten Papers, 1769-1816. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816. Papers of Samuel Holten, 1630-1843 (bulk 1744-1843). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803. person
associatedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
associatedWith Appleton, Nathaniel, 1731-1798. person
associatedWith Avery, John. person
associatedWith Avery, John, 1739-1806. person
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790. person
associatedWith Chase, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cushing, William, 1732-1810. person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835. person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814. person
associatedWith Gordon, William, 1728-1807. person
associatedWith Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796. person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Hancock, John, 1737-1793. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Israel, 1727 or 8-1811. person
associatedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith King, Rufus, 1755-1827. person
associatedWith Lee, John, 1773-1833 person
associatedWith Lord Dartmouth (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Lowell, John, 1743-1802. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Provincial Congress (1774-1775) corporateBody
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Osgood, Samuel. person
associatedWith Partridge, George, 1740-1828. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Putnam, Archelaus, 1744-1800 person
associatedWith Putnam, Hiram person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
correspondedWith Sullivan, James, 1744-1808. person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Treadwell, John Dexter, 1768-1833. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Continental Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith Wadsworth, Benjamin, 1750-1826. person
associatedWith Wallcut, Thomas, 1758-1840. person
associatedWith Warren, James, 1726-1808. person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
correspondedWith Whipple, Joseph, 1738-1816. person
associatedWith Wood, Aaron. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Massachusetts--Essex County
United States
United States
Danvers (Mass.)
Essex County (Mass.)
Danvers (Mass.)
Danvers (Mass.)
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Massachusetts
Representatives U.S. Congress--Massachusetts


Birth 1738-06-09

Death 1816-01-02


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