91st PA: Samuel N Selah

Samuel N Selah

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (2 (22 yrs, 2 mos, 21 dys at death), 5 (20 in 1861), 7 (9 in 1850)). He was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (5, 7).

In 1850, he was living in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Charles and Ann Selah (presumably his parents), and with Theodore, Aaron, Josiah, and Isaac Selah (presumably siblings) (7). He had attended school within the year (7).

When he enlisted, he was a nailor (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark b[rown?] hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 November 1861 (1, 5, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (5). He was a private, in company G (1, 9).

He was promoted to seventh corporal on 3 September 1862 (4).

He was killed on 3 July 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). He was a corporal, in company G (1, 9). He was buried in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 8).

Researcher

Paula Gidjunis gives tours at the Montgomery Cemetery, and is interested in Selah. Contact her at hypermom13@comcast.net.

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) (Samuel U Selah)

2 Montgomery Cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (including the inscription on the tombstone) (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Samuel Selah)

3 company G, register of deaths (Samuel N Selah)

4 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (Samuel N Selah)

5 company G, descriptive roll, #68 (Samuel N Selah)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Samuel U [sic] Selah)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, U. Ward, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 236 verso = 470 handwritten (Samuel Selah)

7 Find a Grave, memorial 14798402, added by Pat Callahan, 2 July 2006, accessed 19 March 2011 [the memorial refers to his service in G 93rd PA] (Samuel N Selah)

8 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 23 March 2011) (Samuel Selah)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
1860 US census
Footnote and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1870 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1880 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 20 Mar 11)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 19 Mar 11)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 19 March 2011

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, U. Ward, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 236 verso = 470 handwritten]
line28293031323334
Dwellings visited220      
Families visited220      
NameCharles SelahAnn "Theodore "Samuel "Aaron "Josiah "Isaac "
Age34341196310/12
SexMFMMMMM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer      
Real estate owned       
BirthplaceNew JerseyPennaNorristown PaDoDoDoChester Co Pa
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1144, pages 652 = 154 handwritten to 653 = 155 handwritten]
line401234567
Dwelling number1125       
Family number1195       
NameCharles SelahAnn SelahTheodore "Aaron "Josiah "Isaac "Charles "Catharine "
Age43432016131052
Sexmfmmmmmf
Color        
OccupationLaborer Nailor     
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate100100      
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]Pa""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 March 2015, from Fold3]


Selah Samuel N
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 23 March 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Selah, Samuel 4622
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 11/21/61--7/3/63
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. G 91st Regt. P.V.I.
RANK Corp.
CEMETERY NAME Montgomery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Norristown
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Section A LOT No. 140 GRAVE No. 4
HEADSTONE Marble
INFORMATION GIVEN BY G. Registrar
DATE 3/16/36
REMARKS JDL

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