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Col Adam Duncan Steuart
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1796
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1867
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA


Excerpts from -58 U.S. 116 - Adam Stewart v. The United States December Term, 1854 state that Stewart was commissioned by the President, in March, 1818, collector for the district of Michilimackinac, and inspector of the revenue for the port thereof; which office he held, by successive commissions, until 15th January, 1833. n 1st April, 1819, said Stewart was appointed by the secretary of the treasury, inspector of the customs for that port, which latter office he also continued to hold under this appointment, until the 15th January, 1833, and was allowed the per diem compensation, as inspector of the customs, up to 1st July, 1822, at the maximum of three dollars per day. This is the only case found of record of a collector holding, at the same time, the two offices of collector and of inspector of the customs.


US census -Home in 1830: Michilimackinac, Michigan Territory - Adam D. Steuart

MI Early Census Index - Year: 1830 & 1834
Name: Adam D. Steuart
State: MI County: Michilimackinac County Township: Pokagon Township

Through the 1840's he was at Fort Leavenworth and out west on expeditions.

Washington, D.C. Marriages, 1826-50
Name: Adam D. Steuart
Spouse: Mary B. Atkinson
Marriage Date: 3 Apr 1844
County: Wash
State: DC


Served in the War with Mexico. 1846-1848. He was brevetted Lt. Col. for meritorious conduct while serving in the enemy's country on May 20, 1848.

From ‘Missouri Democrat' July 12, 1858; DMR, July 11, 1858. ‘Fort Stewart (or Stuart) was named in honor of Lt. Col. Adam D. Steuart, who had resigned as Deputy Paymaster of the U.S. Army in 1855.' Fort Stewart was established as a fur-trading post in 1854 and was destroyed by fire in 1860. (There are a few crude sketches of the Fort that survive today.) Fort Stewart was about 57 channel-miles above Fort Union on the Missouri, although the land distance was about 35 miles. Its site was in present Dawson Co., MT.

Colonel Steuart was then stationed in New York in 1860, home in MO.

Home in 1860: St Louis Ward 5, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri
A D Stewart 62 VA value of real estate $250,000 value of personal property $100,000
Mary B Stewart 50 KY
Kate _________21 servant
Lina _________ 16 servant


Mary and A. Duncan Steuart had one son, Adam Steuart according to what documentation that I can find on them.*LJS The son is not listed on the 1860 census, so I presume he died young.


Since Col. Steuart had resigned his position as Deputy Paymaster of the U.S. Army in 1855, rank of Col, but was stationed in NY. in 1860, do not know whether or not if this was in a civilian capacity. The following is his enlistment records during the Civil War. His enlistment rank was 'Major'(he would have been age 65 at enlistment), brevetted out at 'Lt. Col.' His death was considered a casuality of the war.

U. S. Civil War Records

Name: Adam Duncan Steuart
Enlistment Date: 31 May 1861
Rank at enlistment: Major
State Served: Regular Army
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Promoted to Full Major on 31 May 1861.
Commissioned an officer in the Regular Army Paymaster Dept Infantry Regiment on 31 May 1861.
Promoted to Brevet Lt Colonel on 13 Mar 1865.
Mustered out on 17 Oct 1867. (death date)
Index to Compiled Military Service Records
Heitman: Register of United States Army 1789-1903

Name: Adam Steuart
Enlistment Date: 31 May 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Regular Army
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Major on 31 May 1861.
Commission in Paymaster's Dept Regiment Regular Army on 31 May 1861.
Promoted to Full Major (Major & Paymaster) on 31 May 1861.
Promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel on 13 Mar 1865.
Died of disease Paymaster's Dept Regiment Regular Army on 17 Oct 1867.
Sources: 304,33


Most all of the documents have his name spelled ‘Steuart' That is also how it is spelled on his gravestone.

New York, New York City Municipal Deaths
Name: Adam Duncan Stuart
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 17 Oct 1867
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 71
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Occupation: U.S. Army Paymaster
Birth Year (Estimated): 1796
Birthplace: Virginia
Burial Date: 19 Oct 1867
Burial Place: St. Louis
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia

Obituary - New York Herald-Oct. 19, 1867
Steuart- On Thursday morning, October 17th, at four o'clock, at the New York Hotel, Colonel A. D. Steuart, Paymaster United States Army, aged 71 years. Officers and his friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, at Grace Church, Broadway, this (Saturday) afternoon, at four o'clock, without further notice. The remains will be taken to Louisville, Ky., for interment. Louisville, St. Louis, and Washington, papers please copy. The above researched and compiled by Laura J. Stewart.

Cave Hill gives his service/burial date as Oct 23, 1867.
Burial Date: 10/23/1867
Cave Hill Cemetery 451-5630 SECTION H Lot 65- Grave: 14

Researched by Laura J. Stewart (#47412616)
Family links: 
  Mary Ann Bullitt Steuart (____ - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Cave Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION H Lot 65- Grave: 14
Maintained by: Laura J. Stewart
Originally Created by: Denise
Record added: Jul 08, 2009
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Col Adam Duncan Steuart
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Col Adam Duncan Steuart
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