He was born in 1837/38 (2 (27 in 1865), 3 (27 in 1865), 4 (35 in 1870), 5 (54 in 1880), 7 (59 in 1897)). He was born in Ireland (2, 3, 4, 5, 7). He was born to Samuel and Mary Otway (7).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2, 3).
He was a substitute for T J Richardson (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 22 March 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Captain J Foster (2, 3). He was mustered in as a private in company K (1, 8). His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district (2, 3).
In 1870, he was living in South Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with Bridgit (presumably his wife), and with two children (presumably theirs) (4). He was working in a foundry, and owned $3,000 in real estate and $1,100 in personal property (4).
In 1880, he was living in Beltzhoover Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Bridget and brother John (5). He was a laborer (5).
In 1890, he was living in Beltzhoover, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (6).
About 1895, he moved from Beltzhoover Borough to Pittsburgh (7).
On 22 September 1897, he died (7). He died of intussusception of bowel, with inflammation a secondary cause (7). He was widowed, and was 59 years old (7). He was a machinist (7). He lived at 101 Maple Avenue, 31st Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (7). On 24 September 1897, he was buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (7).
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) (Samuel Otway)
2 company K, third descriptive roll (Samuel Otway)
3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Samuel Otway [?])
4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, South Pittsburgh, microfilm series M593, film 1294, page 8 = 16 handwritten (Samuel Otway)
5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Beltzhoover Borough, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T9, film 1088, page 179 = 13 A handwritten (Saml Ottway)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Beltzhoover, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 232, image 2 of 4 (Samuel Ottavay [?])
7 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, death certificates, #597, 22 September 1897 (Samuel Otway)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Otway)
|Name||Otway Samuel||Otwy Briggit||Machel [??]||Mary|
|Occupation||Works in foundry||hous [sic] keeper||Laborer|
|Real estate value||3000|
|Personal estate value||1100|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||[blank]|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||38|
|family visit #||41|
|name||Ottway Saml||- Bridget [?]||Ottway John|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Laborer||Keeping house||Laboring on RR|
|school this year|