Samuel F. Stewart

Samuel F. Stewart

Samuel F. Stewart was born Oct 21, 1839 in Mercer, PA, to John Young Stewart and Susan Fleming. His paternal grandparents were Robert Stewart and Mary Young. He served in the Civil War, Co. A, 139th PA Infantry. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness and lost his eye.

Samuel married Nancy Anne Beggs, daughter of David Beggs and Rachel White, on Apr 9, 1869. He died Mar 15, 1887.

Submitted by Laurel Anderson, great great granddaughter

Samuel Stewart

In reviewing my family tree, I was looking at the 1870 census and it appears that your great great grandfather ran a school. One of my ancesters is listed as a pupil in the school on the census. Do you know anything about the school?

What I know is that his father died in the civil war, and the stories say that he was sent off to a boarding school.

Do you know anything about the school? Was it a boarding school? or an orphanage? Were students there by choice, or placed there by the courts?

Thank you for posting your info.

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