Note: . Fleming, Eliza Fleming, Robert Fleming & Nancy Fleming are named as an heirs of David Flemming, who died on 14 January 1815, while serving in the War of 1812 - stated in Bounty Land Application file from the National Archives. . BIRTH: State from census records - Erie county from Civil War disability discharge papers and from Bible page. . MARR:DEATH: From Emma Julia's Bible - tattered page found on attic floor of Bessie [Winchester] Stancliffe now in possession of Sheryl Eddy Ramin of Richland, Washington. . MARR: Marriage Records - Sangamon Co, IL (Sangamon Co. Gen. Soc.) They give date as 16th but this was probably date marriage was recorded as the newspaper article says married on Thurs and the 14th was on Thurs in 1832. MARR: "Sangamo Journal" Springfield, Ill 21 June 1832 (On the edge-hard to read) "MARRIED-On Thursday morning last by ..S. Howad, Mr. SAMUEL FLEM- to Miss HARRIET L. FARNHAM, all ..." . 1840 Census: Lee Co, Iowa 1m:30-40 1f:20-30 1f:<5 1f:5-10 1850 Census: Ft Madison, Lee, Iowa (age 46) Samuel, tailor 1856 Census: Charleston, Lee, Iowa 1860 Census: Four Mile Twp, Polk, Iowa (age 54) Simon Fleming, Tailor, b. PA PO-Rising Sun 1870 Census: Four Mile Twp, Polk, Iowa (age 64) S. Flemming, Merchant 1880 Census: Four Mile Twp, Polk, Iowa (age 76) Widower-groceryman parents-PA . CIVIL WAR: 15th Infantry-Company B Iowa - age 45 -Residence Des Moines Enlisted Nov 6 1861- Mustered into service 9 Nov 1861 - Discharged for disability June 18 1862, Corinth,MS War Record says born in 1816, probably so he could enlist as he was older Pension Rec. mentions : Battle of Shiloh, TN (April 1862) Belonged to Kinsmand Post #7 in Des Moines, Iowa . From a deposition given by A.J. Burton, Minister, "But he was a wonderful Union man & could not keep out of the Army. I think he influenced a good many to enter the service & if he is disabled, hope he will get a pension as the old man is very poor & has not been able to support himself for several yrs but has to depend upon charity. I know that he went into the Army from patriotic motives and stood by the Gov like a hero." Described as a thin, wirey built fellow. . Iowa Gravestone Records-Polk County-Vol 1 (1953) Des Moines-Polk County, Iowa by Johnson Brigham (1911) Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 Vol 2 9th-16th regiments . LAND: (six purchases) Sangamon Co. Land Deeds: 1st date-Oct 5, 1830 FHL #1310363 Original land grant: 23 Aug 1836 40 acres res: Sangamon Co land in Elkhart Twp, Logan Co, Illinois Sangamon Co. Land Deeds: Last entry-July 4, 1837 FHL #1310368 (family living in Adams County) OCCUPATION: From 1857 he was a hired farm hand who did tailoring during the winter months. Don't know if he did his own farming as a younger man or more tailoring. Family tradition is that Samuel was a tailor for Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois - which would have been in the 1830's.
Note: NAME: John Fleming, Samuel Fleming, Jane Fleming, Sophia Fleming, David R
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