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Pennsylvania State Senate

Samuel M Barclay



Session Position District Party
1837-1838 15 National Republican
1839 15 National Republican
 Counties   Bedford, Somerset


1802 - 1853

The son of Hugh and Hetty Barclay, Samuel was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1802; educated at Bedford Academy; pursued farming; studied law under his older brother Josiah Barclay; admitted to the Bedford County bar about 1827; entered a law partnership with Frederick Murdoch; was elected as a Whig to the state House of Representatives, 1833; served a four-year term in the state Senate, 1837; and married Anna Morrison in 1839.  She died in less than a year.  He was a dedicated member of the New Jerusalem (or Swedenborgan) Church in Bedford.  He died in Philadelphia, during a business trip, January 3, 1853.