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Samson, Abisha



Father of George Whitefield Samson, president of Columbian College. First name may have been Abishai, per census and other historical records, but keeping here as Abisha because that is how it appears in all documents.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Samson, Smallwood, and Kenrick families papers

Identifier: MS2365-UA

George Whitefield Samson served as president of Columbian College (what is today George Washington University) from 1859 to 1871. This collection includes materials, primarily correspondence, but also a few photographs and other documents, from his parents, Abisha Samson and Mehetabel Samson née Kenrick; the Kenrick family; George Samson and his wife, Elizabeth Samson née Smallwood, and the Smallwood family.

Dates: 1805-1896