Miss Elizabeth B. Sampson
By Margaret Warnsman
Betty Holmes asked me to do a program on Miss Elizabeth B. Sampson, I thought it
would be an easy project. Not so! Miss Sampson’s life was very elusive. In my
generation she did not leave her home very often nor did she belong to any
organization or attend any church.
Miss Sampson was born in Kingston in 1868 the only daughter of Azel Sampson
and Julia Hunt Sampson. She was sister to Henry H. Sampson who was five years
older than she.
‘born’ U-U Remembers 50 Years Ago”
The “Alternate Program” chairman asked what I recall from
attending this church 50 years ago:--- I remember a comforting sense of elitism
& emancipation, (--Not a smug, “smarter-than-thou”- and certainly unexpressed in
the pulpit.) That sense of freedom was taken for granted, if one was born
Unitarian; and was a relief if one had discovered Unitarianism and escaped from
the rigidities and accretions of other denominations...