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Samuel Wilson
Uncle Sam Wilson.JPG
BornSeptember 13, 1766(1766-09-13)
DiedJuly 31, 1854(1854-07-31) (aged 87)

Samuel Wilson (September 13, 1766[1][2] – July 31, 1854) was a meat-packer from Troy, New York[3] whose name is likely the source of the personification of the United States known as "Uncle Sam".[3]


  1. Matthews, Albert (1908). Uncle Sam. Worcester, Mass.: The Davis Press. pp. 22, 54, 59. 
  2. Woods, Henry Ernest, ed. (1904). Vital Records of Arlington. Boston, Mass.: New-England Historic Genealogical Society. pp. 47. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Samuel "Uncle Sam" Wilson at Find A Grave

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