Thursday, February 10, 2011

Andrew P. Tuttle

Andrew P. Tuttle was born in 1841 in Ohio, the son of William (b. 1815) and Elizabeth (b. 1814).

Ohio native William married Welsh immigrant Elizabeth and they settled in Ohio for some years. His family moved from Ohio to Michigan sometime after 1849, and by 1860 William had settled his family on a large farm in Ionia, Ionia County; Andrew was a farm laborer living with and/or working for William B. Lincoln, a physician in Ionia just a few houses from his family.

Andrew was 20 years old and probably still living in Ionia County when he enlisted in Company D on May 13, 1861 (and was possibly relayed to A. Clark also of Ionia County and who also enlisted in Company D). By July of 1862 Andrew was reported as “servant” to Regimental Chaplain Joseph Anderson. He was listed as missing in action on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run, was returned to the Regiment on September 7, 1862, and in October he was absent sick in the hospital. He apparently recovered and was transferred to the Second United States cavalry regiment on November 29, 1862.

Andrew was eventually discharged from the army and returned to Michigan. By 1870 he was working as a laborer and living with his mother with the Hanifan (?) family in Pentwater village, Oceana County.

Andrew was married to New York native Sarah (b. 1845) and they had at least two children: Andrew Jr. (1872) and Dorothy (b. 1885).

Andrew and his wife were living in Pentwater in 1872, and by 1880 he was working as a laborer and living with his wife in Pentwater. By 1885 they were probably living in Illinois when their daughter was born, but back in Pentwater, Oceana County in 1890 and 1894. Andrew and his wife eventually moved out west, and by 1920 he was retired and living with Sarah and their daughter in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. Also living with them were Dorothy’s son and daughter.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association.

No pension seems to be available.

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