Biography of Samuel C. Hotchkiss
Monroe County, MI Biographies

SAMUEL C. HOTCHKISS was born in the town of Harpersfield, Ashtabula county, O., in 1826. He was married in 1864 to Helen Tuttle, daughter of Lyman and Sabra Tuttle, of Oneida county. N. Y., by whom he has two children. In 1861 Samuel C. Hotchkiss went to Washington, and was soon after appointed as clerk in the pension office, and on the 14th day of April of the same year offered his services in defense of the city by enlisting in Co. A, National Rifles, which was soon transferred to the 1st Dist. Regt., but in consequence of the pressure of business at the pension office, was recalled to his desk, and served in that department eleven years. His parents were Doctor Anson and Chloe Hotchkiss, nativec of Litchfield county, Conn., who came to Ashtabula county, O., at an early date. Dr. Hotchkiss there followed his profession through the business part of his life, and in 1853 the family came to Whiteford and purchaeed 240 acres of land, now owned by Samuel C. and Arthur Hotchkiss.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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