Samuel Springer

Samuel's Civil War Pension File

HUSBANDSamuel Springer
BirthAbt 1825, VA
Death29 Jan 1903, Wirt County, WV
BurialSand Hill Cemetery, Wirt County, WV
MarriageAbt 1849
FatherUriah Springer
MotherLydia McDaniel
Other wives 
WIFESarah "Elizabeth" Fluharty
Birth1828, Monongalia Co., VA/WV
DeathBef. 1898
FatherWilliam Fluharty
MotherMary Snodgrass
Other husbandsNone
AngenoraAug 185021 July 1903, Turkey Run, Wetzel Co., WV1868, Wetzel Co., WV, Jones Fluharty
LydiaMar 1853, Wetzel Co., WV 21 Apr 1872, Wetzel Co., WV, William McAlister
Alpheus (Alfred)14 Aug 1854, Shenango Run, Wetzel Co., WV (1) Virginia ___, (2) Mary Myers
Anne Marie1 Jan 1857, Wetzel Co., WV5 Aug 1905, Wetzel Co., WV(1) 22 May 1875, Peter Wilson
(2) 22 Jan 1889, James N. Harris
William Jackson15 Dec 1859, Wetzel Co., WV Abt. 1890, Myrtle ___, b. Jan 1868
Zadock S.16 June 1871, Wetzel Co., WV 
LewisFeb 1866, Wetzel Co., WV 20 Dec 1901, Lavina J. Gorby
Mary E.Oct 1866, Wetzel Co., WV 2 Mar 1890, John Herron

Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Wetzel & Monongalia Counties, West Virginia
  • County Court Death & Marriage Records for Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • County Court Death Record, Wirt County, WV
  • Genealogical research of Robert Harris
  • Ancestral File of Samuel & Sarah Elizabeth Fluharty Springer, LDS Family History Center, provided by Ethel Briggs
  • Census of Union Vets & Widows, Wetzel-Tyler Counties, WV

    Samuel Springer served in Co "H" , 1st West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.

    Pension application received from National Archives:

    Samuel, 5 ft. 4 1/2 in., black hair & blue eyes, served in the Civil War as a private in Captain J. M. Bowers' Company "H", 1st WV Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 5 Mar 1862, discharged 24 Oct 1862 at Philadelphia, PA, due to disability by diarrhea at New Market, VA, April 1862. Also had a dislocated right hip, sustained in skirmish with General Ewell's Rebel force in Lone Ray Valley, VA, May 1, 1862; run over by a Cavalryman at the battle of Port Republic, VA. A resident of Reader, WV, he was 33 at time of enlistment. Original Pension application declarations by aquaintances, Allen Bell & Elias Earl, both of Pine Grove, WV, on 26 July 1890. Family info names wife, Sarah E. Fluharty, married in Wetzel County, WV with record in County Clerk's office. Children: Angenora, born 29 Aug 1849; Alpheus 2 Aug 1855; Lyda, 7 Mar 1851; Marriah, 1 July 1857; William, 29 Dec 1863; Lewis, 14 Feb 1851; Mary, 8 Oct 1869. Other affidavits in the pension file by James L. Fluharty, John Shepherd, James C. McAlister, Ben Martin, James Harris, S. K. Harris, W. J. Springer, Joseph Cumberlidge.

    In the 1830 census of Monongalia County, VA/WV, William & Mary Fluharty have a daughter <5, probably Sarah Elizabeth, and one 5-10, which fits with Nancy Fluharty who was born 25 Feb 1825 and married Richard Lemley. The daughters are not listed in some published Fluharty genealogies but appear in the LDS Ancestral File.

    In the LDS Ancestral File, Sarah "Elizabeth" is also called "Betsy".

    When did Sarah "Elizabeth" die? Where? Samuel and Elizabeth are living independently in the 1880 census. Elizabeth is "deceased" in the 1898 Hardesty's bio of James Harris. Samuel is a widower, living with son, Jackson Springer, in the 1900 Wetzel County Census. Daughter, Anna Marie, was married to her second husband, James Harris, and was living in Wirt County, WV. The first of James Harris' four wives was Elizabeth Springer, Samuel's sister. Possibly, Samuel was living with James & Anna Marie at the end of his life.

    Birth date of Angenora from 1900 Census, Green District, Wetzel County, WV. Death date per death certificate. She and husband, Jones Fluharty, were first cousins; Sarah Elizabeth Fluharty Springer was the sister of Henry Fluharty, father of Jones.

    In one census Angenora is listed as having been born in OH.

    1880 Wetzel County, WV Census lists Apheus (misspelled), 25, with wife Virginia. Biographies in the Wetzel County History book, published by the Wetzel County Genealogical Society, refer to Alpheus as "Alfred", and name his wife as Mary Myers. Was he married twice? He is a widower in the 1900 Green District, Wetzel County, WV Census.