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Samuel Amey

Before the war

He was born in 1831, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 5 (33 in 1861), 8 (33 in 1860), 9 (41 in 1870), 10 (51 in 1880), 13, 14 (21 in 1860), 15 (63 in June 92). place: 5, 8, 9, 10]

In 1850, he was probably living in the third ward, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was a waterman. [source: 14]

In 1850 or 1851, he married Isabella Phillips. She was the sister of George S Phillips, who also served in the 91st Pennsylvania. She had seven or eight children, four of whom were alive in 1900 and 1910. They include:

[sources: 11 (4 of 7 alive), 12 (4 of 8 alive), 13 (Isabella Williams), 17 (Isabella Phillips)]

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Isabella, and children Margaret and William. He was a shoemaker, and owned $150 in personal property. [source: 8]

He was a shoemaker when he enlisted. [source: 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 5]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 November 1861. He was enlisted by C L Zinn, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company H. He had rifle number 101. [sources: 1, 5, 7 (8 Nov), 19, 20]

He was discharged on 26 December 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 7 (Jan 63), 19, 20]

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return. [source: 2]

After the war

On 16 December 1864, the Philadelphia Orphans' Court appointed him guardian of his sister-in-law Emily Theresa Phillips, on security of $300. [source: 17]

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Isabella, and children Margaret, William, and George. He was a shoemaker, and owned real property worth $3,000 and personal property worth $700. [source: 9]

He applied successfully for a pension on 24 June 1880. [sources: 3, 16]

In 1880, he was living at 1352 Ohio Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Isabella, and children William, George, and Mary. He was a shoemaker, but had been unemployed for twelve months in the previous year. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living at 2223 Wrekin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker. He had an injury to his right side. [sources: 6, 7]

He died on 21 January 1893, of phthisis pulmonalis. He was then a shoemaker. He was married. He died at or was buried from 2535 Sepviva Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried on 25 January 1893, in the Cumberland M E Vault. [source: 15]

His widow, Isabella Amey, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 6 March 1896. [sources: 3, 16]

In 1900, his widow, Isabella Amey, was living at 1821 Somerset Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her daughter Margaret and Margaret's family. [source: 11]

In 1910, his widow, Isabella Amey, was living at 1857 E Resno Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , with her daughter Margaret and Margaret's family. [source: 12]

On 26 July 1912, his widow, Isabella Amey, died. She was buried initially in Franklin Vault. [source: 18]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name (Samuel Amey) (searched 21 Feb 2001, on Ancestry)

4 company H, register of men discharged, #39 (Samuel Amey)

5 company H, descriptive roll, #68 (Samuel Amey)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 751, page [2] (image 2394 on Ancestry) (Samuel Amey)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Samuel Amey)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 130 = 130 handwritten (Samuel Amey)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1411, page 640 = 122 handwritten (Samuel Amey)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 341, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 208 = 5A handwritten (Samuel Ames [sic])

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 46 = 6B handwritten (Isabella Amey)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 47 = 3A handwritten (Isabella Amey)

13 'MacDuffie, Cooper family tree and all its assorted branches', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (searched June 2007, last updated 13 February 2007, contact Darla Cooper) (Samuel Amey)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 3rd ward Northern Liberties, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 192] (Samuel Amey)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 January 1893 (Samuel Amey)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Samuel Amey)

17 pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 15, certificate WC 58451, Emily Theresa Phillips

18 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 July 1912, page 7, Isabella Amey

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Amy)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Amey)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
checked Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
Isabella Amey is not listed in the head-of-household index to the 1920 census on Heritage Quest, and she is not living with Lewis and Margaret Sloan [see Pennsylvania Philadelphia, ward 45, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1711, microfilm series T625, film 1637, page 145 = 2B handwritten, lines 59 sqq.
1930 US census
checked Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 2 April 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 April 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 April 2012)
death notice
looked at death notices in Philadelphia Inquirer for 22 to 25 January 1893; also searched for 'Amey' in January 1893 in Philadelphia newspapers (on GenealogyBank, accessed 5 Apr 2012)

Display


Samuel Amey in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Samuel Amey in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 3rd ward Northern Liberties, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 192]
[identification is speculative]
[note: I chose this Samuel Amey over the Samuel Amey at film 823 page 469 because of the reference in the 'MacDuffie' etc. gedcom (see reference 13 above)]
line1011121314151617
Dwellings visited812       
Families visited1004       
NameFrancis FoxerJane "Frank "Ellen Ann "Michael MaddenJohn HohnGeorge S BowenSamuel Amey
Age282538/1228304021
SexMFMFMMMM
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsWaterman   Waterman"""
Real estate owned        
BirthplaceN Jersey"""""DelawarePenna
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 130 = 130 handwritten]
[identification is probable; cf. the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
line4567
Dwelling number953   
Family number1046   
NameSamuel AmeyIsabellaMargaretWilliam
Age332664
Sexmffm
Color    
OccupationShoemaker   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate150   
Place of birthPa"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1411, page 640 = 122 handwritten]
[identification is probable; cf. the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line678910
Dwelling-house number901    
Family number962    
NameAmey Samuel- Isabella- Margaritt [sic]- William- George
Age413717131
SexMFFMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationShoemakerKeeping House   
Real estate value3000 00    
Personal estate value700 00    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginiaNew JerseyPennsylvania
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year   1 
Can't read1    
Can't write1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 341, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 208 = 5A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given his occupation and spouse's name]
line3940414243
street nameOhio St
house number1352    
dwelling visit #51    
family visit #54    
nameAmes [sic] Samuel- Isabella- Wm T.- Geo. A. - Mary
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age514724129
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationShoemakerHousekeeperShoemakerAt schoolAt school
months unemployed12    
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year   11
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 751, page [2] (image 2394 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 17
[house] 106
[family] 108
[name] Samuel Amey
[rank] Priv.
[company] H
[unit] 91 Reg P Vol
[enlistment date] Nov 8th 1861
[discharge date] Jan 1863
[length of service] = =
[post office address] 2223 Wreckin St
[disability incurred] Injury to Right Side
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Samuel Amey, shoemkr, h 2223 Wrekin

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 46 = 6B handwritten]
[Note that Isabella is supposed to be married; I assume that is an error for 'widowed']
[identification is probable; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line495012345
streetSomerset StreetSomerset Street
house number1821 1821    
dwelling number111      
family number127      
nameSloan Lewis H- MargaretSloan, Amey Isabella- Albert J- Frank A. G.Amey IsabellaWebber Allen
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonM-in Lawboarder
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMFM
birth dateAug 1848Mar 1854 [?]Mar 1887Aug 1885Sep 1896July 1833Mar 1855
age5245 [?]131656645
married?MMSSSM [sic]M
# years married1717   4925
mother of how many children? 4   7 
# of children living 3   4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaRichmond VaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginiaVirginiaVirginiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationShoemaker At HomeErrand Boy  Engineer
# months not employed       
# months in school       
can readyesyesyesyes  yes
can writeyesyesyesyes  yes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes  yes
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgagedH      
farm/house       
# of farm schedule       

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 47 = 3A handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line46474849501
streetE Resno [sic] StreetE Orleans [sic]
house nr1857     
dwelling nr55    ['55' is crossed out]
family nr56    ['56' is crossed out]
nameSloan Lewis H.- Margarett V.- Albert- FrancisAmey IsabellaDougherty Annie
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonMother in LawBoarder
sexMFMMFF
colorWWWWWW
age655525117633
marital statusM2M1SSWdS
#years present marriage2525    
mother of # children 3  8 
mother of # living children 2  4 
birthplaceKentuckyVirginiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIre English
father's birthplaceKentuckyPennsylvaniaKentuckyKentuckyPennsylvaniaIre English
mother's birthplaceKentuckyPennsylvaniaVirginiaVirginiaPennsylvaniaIre English
immigrated     1895
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationTrack LayerNoneMachinistNoneNoneCutter
nature of industry etc.Street R R Paper machinery  Hosiery [illegible word]
employer etc.W W  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?Yes Yes  Yes
# weeks out of work 19092 0  13
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   Yes  
owned/rentedR     
owned free or mortagaged      
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet      
blind      
deaf & dumb      

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Amy, Samuel.
Co. H, 91 Pennsyvlania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Amey, Samuel.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.
[second card, transcribed 5 Mar 2014

Amey, Samuel.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 January 1893, Samuel Amey]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
15882
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Samuel Amey
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Sixty three last June
5. Married
6. Date of Death, January 21st '93
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
Jas. S. Stevens M.D.
Residence, 2412 E. Cumberland
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation Shoe maker
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31
12. Street and Number, 2535 Sepviva St
13. Date of Burial, Jan 25th 1893
14. Place of Burial, Cumberland M.E. Vault
Geo W Dickes Undertaker.
Residence, 2229 Frankford ave

death notice for spouse

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 July 1912, page 7, Isabella Amey]
[transcribed 14 October 2011, from GenealogyBank]

AMEY--26th inst., ISABELLA, widow Samuel Amey. Relatives and friends, also Warren Circle No 67, Ladies of GAR invited to funeral Tues, 2 PM residence of son in law, Lewis H Sloan, 1537 E Orleans st. To proceed to Franklin Vault.


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