Born in Stonycreek Twp., son of David and Barbara (Reed) Livingston. Married first to Catherine Horner and secondly to Barbara (Wissinger) Shaffer. Purchased his father's family farm in 1846, after the death of his mother. Father of Josiah H., Mary J., Alfred W. and Samuel W. Livingston, Sarah Ann Miller and Catherine Smith. Stepfather of John W. Shaffer. Brother of Jacob, John, Christian, Moses, Henry, Nancy, Tobias and William Livingston, Elizabeth Blough and Sarah Coleman. Age on stone would bring birth date to 18 March 1809, but the date above is from his church christening record.
The Somerset Herald, 3 February 1897:
"Samuel Livingstone, Sr., one of the most venerable citizens of the north of the county, died at the home of his son Samuel, in Conemaugh township, on Saturday, aged about 90 years. Deceased was for many years one of the most prominent farmers in his community and enjoyed esteem of all who knew him."