Reverend Samuel Haven
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This portrait of Reverend Samuel Haven, an ardent Son of Liberty and the fourth minister of the Second, or South, Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is attributed to Joseph Steward (1753-1822) about 1794.
Samuel Haven was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1727. He graduated from Harvard College in 1749, married twice, and sired 17 children. Rev. Haven was the fourth minister of the Second, or South, Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He received honorary degrees from Dartmouth and Edinburgh, was chaplain to the New Hampshire House of Representative for many years and was an ardent Son of Liberty. Samuel Haven died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1806.