Samuel Allister MaCallister

Samuel Allister MaCallister

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Sep 1903 (aged 63)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 125172622 · View Source
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Please Note: His personal bio (below) says he was born in 1839, his stone says 1840. Records indicate he died in 1903, his stone says 1904.

Son of Samuel MacAllister and Isabella Unknown

Married Sarah Ann Conner 24 Apr 1872 Wilmington, New Castle, DE

3 known children

"I was born in Philadelphia, PA, September 19, 1839. Removed to the state of Delaware while a child; spent about six years at sea just prior to the war; enlisted as a private in Company F, 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, August 19, 1861, and served continuously until the regiment was mustered out July 12, 1865. Passed through the grades of private, corporal, sergeant and sergeant major before being commissioned in January, 1863. I served on the staff of General Thomas A. Smyth, and was beside that gallant officer when he was mortally wounded, April 7, 1865, near Farmville, VA. I was wounded at the battles of Fredericksburg, Dec. 1862, and at Bristol Station.

At the close of the war I took up my residence in Wilmington, Del., where I have lived since. Was assessor of internal revenue from 1869 to 1872, during which period I took up the study of the law under Hon. Anthony Higgins, now United States Senator; I was admitted to the bar of Delaware in December, 1872, and from that time I have been practicing in the several courts of this state and of the United States. I was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in May, 1887. I have been a member of the board of public education, have served two terms as city solicitor of this city and am now United States commissioner, and chief supervisor of elections for the district of Delaware. During the riots of 1877 I commenced the organization of the 1st Regiment Delaware Volunteers (militia) was its first captain and subsequently resigned. I am now the president of the association of the survivors of the 1st Regiment Delaware Volunteers. I was married to Miss Sarah A. Conner in April, 1872, and have three daughters.
Personal life sketch dated Wil
Personal life sketch dated Wilmington, Del., January 5th, 1894 as appeared in "Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols. 1862-1894" by Private Geo. H. Washburn, Co. D, Rochester, NY, 1894, Press of E. R. Andrews

NOTE: Reportedly died in Barbados, West Indies

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  • Created by: Cheryl Chatfield Thompson
  • Added: 15 Feb 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 125172622
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Allister MaCallister (10 Sep 1840–12 Sep 1903), Find a Grave Memorial no. 125172622, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Chatfield Thompson (contributor 46942778) .