91st PA: Amos W Savage

Amos W Savage

Before the war

He was born in January 1835, in Allegany County, Maryland, to Evan Savage and Mary Markley Dick. [sources: date: 20; 4 (27 in 1863), 5 (27 in 1863), 13 (1835), 18 (15 in 1850), 19 (35 in 1870), 21 (74 in 1910). place: 4 (Allegheny PA), 5 (Allegheny PA), 13 (Md, possibly Selbysport, Allegany County), 18 (MD), 19 (MD), 20 (MD), 21 (MD). parents: 13, 17, 18, 19]

In 1850, he was living in Allegany, Allegany County, Maryland. He was living with his (presumed) parents Evan and Mary Savage, and his (presumed) siblings David, Evan, John, and Jacob. [source: 18]

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker. [sources: 4, 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 4, 5]

According to the Pennsylvania Veterans burial cards, he was 'colored'. [source: 11]

During the war

He also served in company C of the Second Maryland Infantry. He enlisted on 15 July 1861 (6). [sources: 6, 7, 9 ('C2 PHB Md Inf')]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 or 16 July 1863, in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was enlisted for three years (4, 5). His service was credited to the 21st congressional district. [sources: 1 (10 Jul), 4 (16 Jul), 5 (16 Jul), 11 (10 Jul)]

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then absent, as a private. He was a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 9, 23]

On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital. [source: 8]

In June 1864, he was detailed in the provost guard in Corps Headquarters. [source: 10]

He was absent when the regiment mustered out, by sentence of a general court martial. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 11 (10 Jul 65), 23]

After the war

In 1867, he married Louisa Eliza Mitts. She was born in December 1852, in Pennsylvania. They had two adopted children:

[sources: 13, 15, 20, 21 (married twice), 22]

In 1870, he was living in election district 2, Allegany County, Maryland. He was living with his (presumed) parents Evan and Mary Savage, his (presumed) brother Jacob, and his wife Eliza. He was a farm laborer. [source: 19 (note that in 1900 Amos had been married for 33 years)]

On 29 May 1882, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 7, 9]

On 15 March 1889, he was running a house of ill repute, with his wife Eliza, and Kate McKann and Julia Shiploy. [source: 13]

In 1890, he was living in New Haven, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

In 1900, he was living in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Louisa, their adopted son Charles Manahan, and two boarders. He was a laborer in timber. [source: 20]

On 14 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 9]

In 1910, he was living in ward 2, Connellsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Eliza, their adopted daughter Josephine, his sister-in-law Sarah Savage, and a boarder. He was a coal miner. [source: 21]

On 27 January 1912, he died, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Hill Grove Cemetery, C[onnellsville], Fayette County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 11, 16]

In 1920, his widow, Eliza Savage, was living at 56 12th Street, ward 17, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was living with their (adopted) daughter Josephine, and Josephine's family. [source: 22]

On 4 April 1925, his widow, Eliza Savage, died, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 13, 14]

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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Amos W Savage)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Amos W Savage)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Amos W Savage)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Amos W Savage)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, New Haven, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 65, page 2 (Amos W Savage)

7 pension index, by name (Amos W Savage)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Private Savage)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Amos W Savage)

10 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Amos W Savage)

11 Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, Fayette County (Amos Savage)

12 Find a grave, memorial 96,496,107, created by Rebekah Billings, added 4 September 2012, accessed 19 January 2014 (Amos Savage)

13 'Domnik family tree', an Ancestry family tree, owner Schoneysearch, accessed 19 January 2014 (Amos W Savage)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1925 (Eliza Savage)

15 message, on RootsWeb MDGARRETT list, Jacobsdottir1, 25 June 2007 (Amos Savage)

16 Pennsylvania death indices, 1912 ('Savage, Amos W.; 1281; Connellsville; Jan. 27.')

17 'Piper/Savage family tree Fayette Co. Pa.', a GEDCOM, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact kathy balmer, updated 12 June 2006, accessed 20 January 2014 (Amos Savage)

18 1850 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, Allegany, microfilm series M432, film 277, page 29 recto = 57 handwritten (FS)] (Amos Savage)

19 1870 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, election district 2, microfilm series M593, film 566, page 28 recto = 25 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Amos Savage)

20 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Henry Clay Township, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1410, pages 252 = 2 A handwritten to 252 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Amos Savage)

21 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville Borough, ward 2, microfilm series T624, film 1344, page 85 = 22 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (J W Savage)

22 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 17, microfilm series T625, film 1525, page 190 = 3 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Eliza Savage)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Amos W Savage)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 January 2014)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 23 January 2014)
An Amos W Savage 34, born in Maryland, was living in District 2, Allegany County, Maryland with Sophia 27 (FamilySearch)--but this is pretty clearly the Amos W Savage, 23, born Maryland, living in Allegany County in 1850 (FamilySearch)
the Amos Savage, 15, no occupation listed born in Accomack, living in St Georges Parish, Accomack, Virginia, with Charles Case (farmer) et al. is too young--but he's tempting, since I haven't found him in other census records (FamilySearch)
1880 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 23 January 2014)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 January 2014)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 January 2014)
Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)

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Amos W Savage in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Amos W Savage in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, Allegany, microfilm series M432, film 277, page 29 recto = 57 handwritten (FS)]
[identification is uncertain; although the company descriptive books list his birthplace as Alleghany PA, that would be an easy mistake for Allegany County Maryland]
line23242526272829
Dwellings visited379      
Families visited382      
NameEvan SavageMary "David "Evan "Amos "John "Jacob "
Age5554914151823
SexMFMMMMM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 years       
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Md]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Over 20 & can't read/write1      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, election district 2, microfilm series M593, film 566, page 28 recto = 25 handwritten (FamilySearch )]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line56789
Dwelling-house number170    
Family number171    
NameSavage Evan- Mary- Amos- Jacob- Eliza
Age7372353925
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationRetd Farm LaborerKeeps HouseFarm LaborerFarm LaborerKeeps House
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
BirthplaceDo [sc. Maryland]DoDoDoDo
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read1111 
Can't write1111 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 11 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, New Haven, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 65, page 2]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 62nd PA]

[line] 22
[house] 109
[family] 116
[name] Savage Amos W.
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 2 Md Inf
[enlistment date] 15 July 1861
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] " " [sc. New Haven]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Re-enlisted Veteran cannot get 2nd + 3rd Dates

[line] 23
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] " " " [sc. Savage Amos W.]
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 62 Pa. Inf.
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] 4 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] " " [sc. New Haven]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Henry Clay Township, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1410, pages 252 = 2 A handwritten to 252 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the location matches his death place and his location in 1890]
line48495012
street     
house number     
dwelling number32    
family number32    
nameSavage Amos- LouisaManahan CharlesEngle SarahMurry Hannah
relationshipHeadWifeAD SonBorder [sic]Border [sic]
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateJan 1835Dec 1850Aug 1887 [?]June 1840April 1861
age654912 [?]5989
married?MMSWdM
# years married3333  5
mother of how many children? 0  2
# of children living 0  1
birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationLabor in Timber    
# months not employed     
# months in school  4  
can readyesnoyesnoyes
can writeyesnoyesnoyes
speaks Englishyesno [sic]yesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville Borough, ward 2, microfilm series T624, film 1344, page 85 = 22 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the location matches his death place and his location in 1890]
line6566676869
street     
house nr518    
dwelling nr407    
family nr420    
nameSavage J W.- Eliza- SarahStephenson Rev JamesSavage Josephine
relationshipHeadWifeSister in lawBoarderAdopted Daughter
sexMFFMF
colorWWWWW
age746758677
marital statusM2 [sic]M1M1M1S
#years present marriage4545   
mother of # children 00  
mother of # living children 00  
birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaWest VirginiaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaWest VirginiaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaWest VirginiaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationminernonenoneDistributornone
nature of industry etc.Coal  Bricks [?] 
employer etc.W  W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?no    
# weeks out of work 19090    
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    yes
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vetU.A.    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 17, microfilm series T625, film 1525, page 190 = 3 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the 1910 census entry transcribed above]
line3132333435
street12th St
house number56    
dwelling visit number27    
family visit number47    
namePeters, Mike- Josephine- Anna- SophiaSavage, Eliza
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterMother in law
own/rentR    
free/mortgaged (if owned)     
sexMFFFF
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday231921/1273
marital statusMMSSWd
year of immigration1913X   
naturalized/alienAl    
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919     
can readYesYes  Yes
can writeYesYes  Yes
birth placeGreecePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native languageGreek    
father's birthplaceGreecePennsylvaniaGreeceGreecePennsylvania
father's native languageGreek GreekGreek 
mother's birthplaceGreecePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native languageGreek    
can speak EnglishYes    
occupationCountermanNoneNoneNoneNone
industry, businessRestaurant    
employment statusW    
number of farm schedule     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 March 2015, from Fold3]


Savage Amos W
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 12" Pa. Vols. [since the other records I've seen don't mention his service in the 12th PA, and this card doesn't mention his service in the 62nd PA, I'm guessing '12"' is a mistake for '62"']

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, Fayette County, Amos Savage]
[transcribed 20 January 2014, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Fayette County
NAME Savage, Amos (Colored)
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 7/10/63 - 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Company K. 91st Rgt.P.Vol.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME Hill Grove LOCATION C'ville, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Colored Sec. Sing. Grave
HEADSTONE Headstone
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Thos. Dailey 3/21/34
REMARKS GAR Plot R

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