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Samuel Chenery Damon

1815– 1885

Born in Holden, Massachusetts; graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in 1841; sailed with wife, Julia, to Hawai‘i in 1842 as missionary for American Seamen’s Friend Society; served as pastor of Honolulu Seamen’s Chapel and Bethel Union Church for forty-two years; began publishing the Temperance Advocate and Seamen’s Friend, better known as the Friend, in 1843; invited Sam Brannan to preach at the Seaman’s Chapel when the ship Brooklyn stopped at Honolulu in 1846; died in Honolulu. (See Day, History Makers of Hawaii, 31; Missionary Album, 76–77; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:440, 3:751; Bullock, Ship Brooklyn Saints, 70–71; GQC journal, Dec. 15, 1850.)