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HAVEN, Samuel, clergyman, born in Framingham, Massachusetts, 15 August, 1727; died 3 March, 1806. He was a descendant of Richard Haven, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1636. Samuel was graduated at Harvard in 1749, and after studying theology with Reverend Ebenezer Parkman, of Westborough, was ordained in 1752 pastor of the 1st Congregational church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which charge he held until 1806, he received the degree of D. D. from Edinburgh in 1770, and from Dartmouth in 1773. Among his printed sermons are on the "Death of George H." (1761)on the "Restoration of Peace" (1763); "The Dudleian Lecture" (Cambridge, 1798)" and a "Discourse" on the ordination of his colleague, Reverend Timothy Alden (1800).--His grandson, Nathaniel Appleton, lawyer and author, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 14 January, 1790; died there, 3 June, 1826, was graduated at Harvard in 1807, studied law, and settled in Portsmouth. From 1821 till 1825 he edited the "Portsmouth Journal." He delivered an oration at Plymouth, 4 July, 1814, a Phi Beta Kappa oration at Dartmouth in 1816, and one at, Plymouth at the second centennial celebration of the landing of the first settlers. He also wrote several poems and contributed to the "North American Review." A volume of his writings was published, with a memoir, by George Ticknor (1827).--Another grandson, Samuel Forster, archaeologist, born in Dedham, Massachusetts, 28 May, 1806; died in Worcester, Massachusetts, 5 September, 1881, was graduated at Amherst in 1826. He studied law at the Harvard law school, and practised his profession in Dedham and in Lowell. For many years he served as librarian of the American antiquarian society, Worcester, Massachusetts, in whose "proceedings" he published many reports and papers from 1850 till 1881. He was the author of several addresses, including a "Centennial Address," delivered at Dedham, 21 September, 1836; "Records of the Company of the Massachusetts Bay to the Embarkation of Winthrop and his Associates for New England" (1850); "Remarks on the Popham Celebration" (1865); and "History of Grants under the Great Council for New England" (1869). He published "Archaeology of the United States," printed by the Smithsonian institution (Washington, 1855), and a new edition of Thomas's "History of Printing in America" (Albany, 1874).
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