Daniel A. Stewart

Daniel A. Stewart was born in 1822 in New York.

Daniel’s parents were both born in New York. In 1830 there was a Daniel Stewart living in Hadley, Saratoga County, New York and one in Galway, Saratoga County, New York, as well as one in Warren County, New York. By 1840 there was a Daniel Stewart living in Hadley, Saratoga County, New York. (Hadley was where the Old Third Daniel Stewart was living in 1880 and 1890.) In 1850 there was one Daniel Stewart (b. 1791 in New York) living with his wife Sarah (b. 1792 in New York) living on a farm in Luzerne, Warren County, New York; they were still living in Luzerne in 1860.

Daniel eventually left New York and had settled in western Michigan by the time the war broke out.

He stood 5’6” with gray eyes, dark hair and a light complexion and was reportedly 27 years old when he enlisted in Company F on May 13, 1861. (In fact he was much older.) He was discharged for hemorrhoids on November 6, 1861, at Fort Lyon, Virginia.

It is not known if Daniel returned to Michigan after his discharge from the army.

He did return to New York state and was listed as 40 years old and possibly living in Albany, New York when he enlisted as a private on January 3, 1862 in Albany in Company F, Ninety-third New York infantry and was mustered in on January 27. He was mustered out on July 22, 1865 in Albany.

It is not known if Daniel ever returned to Michigan.

Daniel married New York native Phebe Anne (b. 1852) and they had at least four children: Willie (b. 1870), George (b. 1872), Lottie W. (b. 1875) and Mary S. (b. 1880).

By 1870 Daniel was working as farmhand and living with his wife and son Willie in Luzerne, Warren County, New York. (He owned some $150 worth of real estate.) By 1880 Daniel was working as a laborer and living with his wife and children in Hadley, Saratoga County, New York. 1890 he was living in Hadley, Saratoga County, New York.

In 1879 he applied for and received a pension (no. 269159) for his service in both the Third Michigan and the Ninety-third New York.

Daniel may have been living in New York when he died sometime around 1893.

In any case his widow was living in New York in December of 1893 when she applied for and received a pension (no. 422179).

In 1897 one Myron Riddle also living in New York was listed as guardian in minor child’s pension application (no. 459867).