They are blessed with five children. His upbringing in a polygamous setting pushed him into a difficult beginning like others of his time, but his own situation was peculiar. He pleaded to be sent to school whereas, today, children are entreated to go to school. At that time, by reason of the number of children and the lean resources available, only the eldest son (not daughter) of each wife was entitled to be sent to school. His own lot, therefore, was to be sent out as house-help. Education was even not considered important for young Samuel.
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