91st PA: Samuel Sayford (or Seifert, or Syford, or Siford)

Samuel Sayford (or Seifert, or Syford)

Before the war

He was born about 1847 (7; 2 (21 in 1865), 8 (13 in 1860), 9 (23 in 1870)). He was born in York County, Pennsylvania (7, 8, 9). He was born to Jacob Seifert and Mary Grim (7).

In 1860, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Jacob and Mary Seifert (presumably his parents), with Mary (presumably his sister), and with Andrew Rickrode (8).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2, 7). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was a private in company F (1, 7, 11-13).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 2, 3 [discharged 10 Jul 65]). He was a private, in company F (11-13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with Jacob and Mary Seifert (9). He was a laborer (9).

He married Margaret [unknown family name] (7).

On 15 May 1887, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

In 1890, he was living in Hamilton, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Round Hill) (3).

On 25 June 1892 [?], his widow, Margaret Seifert, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

He died on 1 June [or January] 1892, at Heidlersburg, Pennsylvania (5 [Jan], 6 [June], 7 [June[). He was buried in the Conewago Chapel Basilica Cemetery, Conewago, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6, 7).

In 1900, his widow, Maggie Seifert, was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10).

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 Syford)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Samuel Syford [rolls have 'Sayford'])

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntingdon, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 14, page [2] (Samuel Siford)

4 pension index, by name (Samuel Seifert [sic])

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Samuel Seifert [sic])

6 Find a Grave, memorial 11818520, created by Pat Callahan, added 25 September 2005, accessed 19 March 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference on his tombstone, pictured on the memorial, to his service: 'SAMUEL SEIFERT Private Co. F. 91 Pa. Vols. Died June 1. 1892 (Samuel Seifert)

7 'Miller family and extended in south central Pennsylvania', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Brad, updated 15 December 2009, accessed 19 March 2011 (Samuel Seifert)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, New Oxford, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 523 = 51 handwritten (Samuel Seifert)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, post office Abbottstown, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 323 = 15 handwritten (Samuel Seifert)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 230 = 4 B handwritten (Maggie Seifert)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, New Oxford, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 523 = 51 handwritten]
line2829303132
Dwelling number360    
Family number358    
NameJacob SeifertMary "Mary "Samuel "Andrew Rickrode
Age5959161330
Sexmffmm
Color     
OccupationDay Laborer   Day Laborer
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate75   75
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, post office Abbottstown, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 323 = 15 handwritten]
line343536
Dwelling-house number110  
Family number116  
NameSeifert Jacob" Mary" Samuel
Age767923
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationWeaverKeeping HouseLaborer
Real estate value500  
Personal estate value100  
Birthplace- [sc. Penna]--
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read 1 
Can't write 1 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntingdon, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 14, page [2]]
[line] 23
[house] 320
[family] 332
[name] Samuel Siford
[rank] Private
[company] F [sic]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 11 days
[post office address] " " " " " [sc. Round Hill Adams Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 230 = 4 B handwritten]
line74
street 
house number 
dwelling number82
family number83
nameSeifert Maggie
relationshipHead
colorW
sexF
birth dateAug 1839
age60
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children?0
# of children living0
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rentedO
free or mortgaged 
farm/houseH
# 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 4 April 2015, from Fold3]


Siferd Samuel
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Siford Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 Apr 15]

Siford Samuel
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 25 Apr 15]

Syford Samuel
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Siford Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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