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Samuel was one of the early physicians. He came to Packersfield in 1788 at the age of thirty-six bringing his wife and two children. He bought land and built a modest house on the south side of Osgood Hill. In 1791 he bought and moved to the James French Place (C-4-4) and the house on Osgood Hill was probably abandoned. In 1800 he mortgaged it to Josiah Melville to whom he sold the property in 1814 in what may have been a foreclosure.  His is described as “very poor” in his declining years. He probably continued to live in the “French Place” until 1822 when he moved again to board with Sophia Griffin, the widow of Samuel Griffin. He died there in 1826.