Samuel K Salter (1779 - 1844)

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Birthplace: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, United States
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About Samuel K Salter

Samuel K. Salter was the son of Samuel Salter and wife Bridget Shea. He as born December 31, 1779 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He married Susan (unk).

Samuel served in the War of 1812, as a private in Captain Thomas Collins' company. He was at Black Rock, New York, near Buffalo. These were the shipyards where Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet was built. The British bombarded Black Rock October 13, 1812. American forces crossed into Canada and engaged the British on November 28, 1812 at Frenchman's Creek. Samuel was wounded at or near Black Rock, but it is unclear in which action it occurred. He was discharged for "inability," presumably due to his wounds. His brother William came to Black Rock to bring him home, at which time, according to family legend, William met Commodore Perry.

Samuel died January 31, 1844 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio and was buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hill Section North, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Occupation: Operated a Foundry in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.730

Children of Samuel K. Salter and Susan (Unk) are:

  • James B. Salter, b. Bet. 1825 - 1827, Pennysylvania, d. Jan 1874, Anchorage, Kentucky (in the lunatic asylum)
  • William A. Salter, b. 18 Oct 1827, d. 21 Feb 1897, Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • Azariah Salter, b. 20 Mar 1830732, d. 10 Sep 1899, Liberty Township, Jackson County, Ohio.
  • Frances Salter, b. Abt. 1821, d. date unknown.
  • Susan Salter, b. Abt. 1830, d. date unknown.
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Samuel K. Salter's Timeline

December 31, 1779
Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Age 45
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 45
January 31, 1844
Age 64
Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, United States
February, 1844
Age 64
Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, United States