Samuel Osgood (February 5, 1747 – August 12, 1813) was an American merchant and statesman born in Andover, Massachusetts, currently a part of North Andover, Massachusetts. His family home still stands at 440 Osgood Street in North Andover and his home in New York City, the Samuel Osgood House, served as the country's first Presidential mansion.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Osgood
Samuel Osgood (February 5, 1747 – August 12, 1813) was an American merchant and statesman born in Andover, Massachusetts, currently a part of North Andover, Massachusetts. His family home still stands at 440 Osgood Street in North Andover and his home in New York City, the Samuel Osgood House, served as the country's first Presidential mansion.
The papers of Samuel Osgood include correspondence, memoranda, abstracts, financial reports and statements, and related documents, 1775-1812, of U.S. statesman Samuel Osgood, many pertaining to finances, the public accounts and national debt, relations with France, banks, and supplies for the army. A calendar is available in the repository.
Samuel Osgood (February 3, 1747 – August 12, 1813) was an American merchant and statesman from Andover, Massachusetts.He served in the Massachusetts and New York state legislatures, represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress and was the first Postmaster General under the United States Constitution
Osgood was a dedicated public servant who put hard work in front of party politics. Samuel Osgood. When the alarm sounded to signal the British were coming, Samuel Osgood led the militia of Andover, Massachusetts into the Battle of Lexington and Concord. He followed the Redcoats and served as an aide de camp to Artemas Ward during the Siege of ...
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John Osgood came to Massachusetts from Andover in England in 1638. In 1646 he started a new settlement there and named it Andover for his home town. Four generations later, Captain Peter Osgood lived there and in 1748 he had a third son whom he named Samuel.Samuel attended Dummer Academy (now The Governor's Academy), and then Harvard College, where he studied theology and graduated in 1770. But he returned to Andover (changed to North Andover, Massachusettson April 7, 1855) and followed a mercantile career. He joined the local militia, was elected to represent the town in the colonial assembly and in 1775 to the provincial congress that functioned as a revolutionary government.
Osgood led a local company of minutemen into the Battle of Lexington and Concord in the spring of 1775. They followed the retreating British, and became part of the Siege of Boston. As more troops assembled, he was made Major of a brigade while serving at Cambridge. He became an aide to General Artemas Ward, and was promoted to Colonel. When the siege succeeded in the spring of 1776 Osgood left the army and returned to the provincial congress. The Provincial Congress named Osgood to the Massachusetts Board of War and he served there until 1780 when the government was reorganized. He was a delegate to the state's constitutional convention in 1779-1780. Under the new Constitution he was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1780 and served two terms. The new government named Osgood as one of their delegates to the Continental Congress and he served there from 1782 until 1784. After a brief term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1784, the governor appointed Osgood...
When a new U.S. government was installed in 1789, President Washington appointed Osgood the first Postmaster General under the new U.S. Constitution, replacing Ebenezer Hazard who was commissioned postmaster of the city of New York by the Continental Congress. Osgood served as Postmaster from 1789 to 1791. One of the first things Osgood would do is make the Post Office in Baltimore the new regional headquarters, whose postmaster was Katherine Goddard. Osgood ordered Goddard to resign from her post and was replaced by John White. The seat of the Federal Government at that time was in New York City and the official residence of the President was located at 3 Cherry Streetwhich was the home of Samuel Osgood and his family. Osgood offered the mansion to Washington so that the President and his wife would have what was then considered the finest house in the city as their home. The residence thus became America's first executive mansion. When the Federal Government moved to Philadelphia...
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Samuel Osgood (February 3, 1747 – August 12, 1813) was an American merchant and statesman born in North Andover, Massachusetts, parent town of the Andovers. His family home still stands at 440 Osgood Street in North Andover and his home in New York City, the Samuel Osgood House, served as the country's first Presidential mansion.
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Osgood (3 Feb 1748–12 Aug 1813), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6860457, citing Brick Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
The Most Famous and Successful American Osgood: Samuel Osgood (Feb. 15, 1748 - August 12, 1813) All Osgoods can be justifiably proud to say that they are related to Samuel Osgood. His lineage was Peter, Timothy, Timothy, John, John. He is shown in the First Book as #320 on Page 85. His line was not extended beyond Grandson, Samuel.
Mar 12, 2010 · Colonel SAMUEL OSGOOD (1748-1813) served in the Washington Cabinet along with Jefferson, Hamilton, Knox and Randolph. He allowed his personal residence in New York City to be used by President Washington as the first executive mansion. Osgood led a local company of minutemen into the Battle of Lexington and Concord and rose to the rank of Colonel.
The Samuel Osgood House (demolished in 1856), also known as the Walter Franklin House, was an eighteenth-century mansion at the northeast corner of what was Pearl and Cherry (today Dover) streets in what is now Civic Center, Manhattan, New York City.
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