taken from Gospel Tidings...(see Bibliography)
WAKEFIELD, Samuel, a Representative from Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties; born, March 6, 1799 in Huntingdon County, Pa.; honorary doctorate of divinity, Alleghany College, 1854; honorary doctorate of law, Alleghany College, 1856; served, drummer boy (1813, War of 1812); built and taught subscription school (1817-1819); tailor; singing instructor; instrument craftsman; author; minister, Methodist Church (1820-1895); elected, council, Mount Pleasant Township (1828); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1862 and 1863 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1864 term; died, September 13, 1895 in West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Wakefield, Samuel. The Ecclesiastic Harmony, Containing a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Selected Principally from the Most Approved Authors, and Adapted to the Use of Worshipping Assemblies in General. Pittsburgh: Eichbaum and Johnston, 1825.
Wakefield, Samuel. The American Repository of Sacred Music: Containing a Great Variety of Psalm and Hymn Tues, Original and Selected. Pittsburgh: Cook and Schoyer, 1830.
Wakefield, Samuel. The Christian’s Harp, Containing a Choice Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. Pittsburgh: Johnston & Stockton, 1832.
Wakefield, Samuel and William Hunter. The Minstrel of Zion: A Book of Religious Songs, Accompanied with Appropriate Music, Chiefly Original. Philadelphia: Sorin & Ball, 1845.
Wakefield, Samuel. The Western Harp, Containing a Collection of Sacred Music, Original and Selected. Pittsburgh: Charles H. Kay, 1846.
Wakefield, Samuel. English Grammar: Or, A Systematic Exposition of the Constructive Principles of the English Language. Pittsburgh: John B. Kennedy, 1848.
Wakefield, Samuel. The Sacred Choral: a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Derived from the Highest Sources of Musical Talent, both of Europe and America, and Adapted to the Use of Worshipping Assemblies in General; Together with a Concise Introduction to the Art of Singing. Cincinnati: Swarmstedt and Poe, 1854.
Wakefield, Samuel. Deutshes Choralbuch: eine Sammlung von deutschen und englischen Kirchenmelodien, nebst einer Anweisung zur Erlernung der Vokalmusik. Cincinnati: Swormstedt and Poe, 1858.
Wakefield, Samuel, D.D., LL.D. Gospel Tidings: Or, A Series of Sermons on Leading Doctrines of the Gospel. Pittsburgh: Myers, Shinkle & Co., 1869.
Wakefield, Samuel, D.D. A Complete System of Christian Theology: Or, a Concise, Comprehensive, And Systematic View of the Evidences, Doctrines, Morals, And Institutions of Christianity. Cincinnati: Walden and Stowe, 1869.