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 Daniel Sammis

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Daniel Sammis

  • Birth Jul 1793
  • Death 2 Oct 1873
  • Burial Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 37791426

Served in the War of 1812. Enlisted in Capt. John Satterley's Co. Came to Dallas, Oregon to visit his daughter Cordelia and her husband Hudson in July 1853 and stayed to live. Had an interesting experience fighting indians in Oregon. Occupation: school teacher. Went back to Long Island and died there. Buried in Babylon Rural Cemetery.

1826 Daniel Sammis advertised in the Portico newspaper for his new venture, a saw mill in Babylon, Long Island

1840 Census Huntington, LI, NY

1850 Gallia County, Ohio applied for bounty land based on his service in War of 1812 (Warrant #21496) for 80 acres and was issued an additional grant of 80 acres under the Act of March 3, 1855 on Warrant #31986. In 1855 he was residing in Polk County, Oregon Territory. It was stated that he visited his daughter there but her name was not given. Daniel Sammis was allowed pension on account of his service in the War of 1812 on his application executed Nov. 1871 at which time he had returned to Babylon, Long Island, NY. He was then age 79; the date and place of his birth and names of his parents are not shown. He had returned to said Babylon only a short time previous to 1871. He died there Oct. 2, 1873. He was married July 20 or 21, 1814 or 1815 in Brooklyn, NY to Maria Katcham; the names of her parents are not shown. Neither party had been married previously. Maria Sammis, the soldier's widow, was allowed pension on her application executed Feb. 25, 1879 at which time she resided in Babylon, NY. She was then age 86 years old, date and place of her birth are not shown. Daniel and Maria had 6 children, five of whom were living in 1878, four then residents of Babylon, NY. In June 1879, their son, Edward M. Sammis, age 45 of Babylon, stated that he was proprieter of Dominy House, Fire Island on Long Island, NY. His brother David SS Sammis, aged then 61, was the proprieter of the Surf Hotel on said Fire Island. In 1879, Richard K. Diossy, a Methodist Episcopal Minister, then located a Bayport, Suffolk Co., NY, stated that he married a daughter of Daniel and Maria Sammis in 1860, but did not state her name. One Addison S. Diossy was an attorney at 29 Nassau Street, NY in 1879; no relationship to the soldier's daughter was stated. In 1871, one Ezra Sammis resided in Babylon, NY but no relationship to the soldier was stated. For info on location of land in Ohio you should apply ot the Commissioner, Gen. Land Office, NY and give warrant numbers, etc. Very truly yours, AD Killer, Exec. Asst. to the Administrator.


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  • Created by: GLENN
  • Added: 1 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37791426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Sammis (Jul 1793–2 Oct 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37791426, citing Babylon Rural Cemetery, Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by GLENN (contributor 46957035) .