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1238 PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN.

SAMUEL HUEY

Was born in Allegheny county, Pa., March 9, 1824, and was a son of Daniel and Catherine (Richie) Huey, long ago dec. He was happily married May 16, 1850, in Westmoreland county, Pa., to Catherine A. Miller, who was born there Jan. 18, 1824; her parents, George and Susan (Roaffener) Miller have long since passed away. By this marriage there are eight children, Elizabeth dec., George B., Anna C., Henry S., William A., John M., Mary dec., and Matilda dec. Comrade Huey entered the military service Sept. 11, 1862, in Upper Sandusky, O., when 38 years of age. He was enrolled as a private in Company K, 55 O. V. I., 2d Brig., 1st Div., 11th A. C. Oct. 19, 1864, he was furloughed for 20 days and returned to duty at end of time. Nov., 1863, he was detailed as teamster for one year. He took part in some of the most hotly contested battles of the war, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mt., Nashville, and several skirmishes. He was honorably discharged June 9, 1865, at Camp Dennison, O. Comrade Huey has been constable five years, he is by trade a carpenter, and his address is Gallitzin, Pa.

WILLIAM H. HUMPHREYS,

A native of Wales, was born March, 4, 1829, of parents John and Martha (Morgan) Humphreys, dec. He has been twice married. By his first wife, Mary Thomas, who died in 1860, he had these children, Ann dec., John dec., Martha, Richard dec., Miriam, Elizabeth and Mary. He was married secondly, June, 1863, in Cambria county, Pa., to Ann Francis, who was born in that county Nov. 14, 1833. The issue of this marriage is seven children, Davy and Humphry (twins) Margaret dec., Thomas dec., William, Harriet, Albert dec., and Harry. Comrade Humphreys underwent the hardships and privations of a soldier's life when the country was in peril. He had been engaged in farming and was 36 years of age when he was enrolled from Ebensburg, Pa., Aug. 29, 1864, as a private in Co. C, 209 Va. V. I. March, 1865, he was confined in hospital at City Point, Va., two weeks suffering with rheumatism. He was detailed to guard Weldon R. R., and also took part in the battles of Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg and several skirmishes; he was honorably discharged at Alexandria, Va., May 30, 1865. His brother Edward, and his first wife's brother Owen, served in Pa. Regts. Comrade Humphreys is a member of Jones Post 556, his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Ebensburg, Pa.


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