Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Samuel Larkins

Samuel Larkins

Representing: Union


Unit History

  • 101st US USCI K
Samuel  Larkins
Family History

CWV OSH Orting Pierce Co LARKIN SAMUEL BLACK UNION CENSUS CHRON 2022

 

Samuel Larkins
Residence was not listed;

Enlisted on 9/16/1864 as a Private.

On 9/16/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. US CT 101st Infantry

(date and method of discharge not given)

 (Estimated date of enlistment)

A James and Robert Larkins are also in 101st.

Name:

Samuel Larkins

Age:

21

Enlistment Rank:

Private

Discharge Rank:

Private

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1844

Military Date:

1865

Unit:

101st US Colored Infantry

Company:

K

Branch of Service:

Infantry

       

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1870 Hopkinsville Christian Co. KY

Samuel Hawkins 23/1847/KY barber black

Kittie Hawkins 21/1849/KY

 

1880 Hartford OH Co. KY

Katherine Larkin 29

William 2

Landrew 9*1871/KY mulatto

Thetus 3

 

Catherine Hawkins  (mother?)

William Larkins 1868 Hopkinsville Christian Co. KY d. unk

Landrew Larkins 1871 KY

Frank 1874/KY (6/6/1873/KY

Mary T  Larkins 1877/KY

 

Name:

Samuel Larkins

Gender:

Male

Unit:

K 101 U.S.C. Inf

Filing Date:

20 Mar 1901

Place Filed:

Washington and Tennessee

Relation to Head:

Soldier

Spouse:

Sallie Larkin

Roll number:

274

 

OSH app says lived in WA since 1890 but cannot find him for sure in any census.

Name:

Samuel Larkins

Gender:

Male

Birth Date:

abt 1844

Death Date:

13 Mar 1910

Age at Death:

66

Death Location:

State Soldiers Home, Pierce, Washington

Record Source:

Washington State Death Records

 

Samuel “Sam” Larkins

BIRTH

1844

Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky, USA

DEATH

13 Mar 1910 (aged 65–66)

Orting, Pierce County, Washington, USA

BURIAL

Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery

Orting, Pierce County, Washington,

FAG member:
Samuel Larkins was born into slavery in Kentucky.
William Larkins purchased him and his mother. Later Samuel was given to William's sister in law, Lucretia Hollowell. When Lucretia died in 1851, "Sam" was sold to her brother Hollowel. According to Samuel, his mother was sold away and he was not able to find her. Samuel stated in his pension that he ran from Hollowell to Robert Hopkins farm to get this brother, James. They escaped to Nashville, TN, where they both enlisted into Co. K, 101st U.S. Colored Infantry on January 30, 1865. They mustered out on January 30, 1866.

Samuel made his way back to Kentucky and married Catherine Hawkins. They had 3 children, Landrew, William and Mary. Catherine died in 1883. Samuel traveled to Washington State via Arkansas. He arrived here about 1889.

He worked at the New England Hotel in Orting for a number of years as a barber. Health issues caused Samuel to apply for residence at Orting Soldiers Home on June 2, 1902. At some point, he was evicted from the Home but reapplied with a letter of apology for his unruly behavior. He was readmitted in 1907.

Samuel Larkins' name appears on the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Panel C-100). CO K 101ST US C I

Name:

Samuel Larkins

Record Type:

Military Service

Birth Date:

1844

Military Date:

21 Jan 1866

Residence Place:

Soldiers Home, Wash

Death Date:

13 Mar 1910

Name

Frank Larkin (Son who wrote the letter regarding mother getting pension)

Race

Black

Birth Date

6 Jun 1873

Residence Date

1917-1918

Street Address

1027 Lewis

Residence Place

Christian County, Kentucky, USA

Physical Build

Medium

Height

Medium

Hair Color

Dark

Eye Color

Brown

Spouse

Irvin Larkin

Cemetery

Buried at Washington Old Soldiers Home Cemetery Orting

Adopt-a-Vet Sponsor

Cynthia Wilson
Seattle, Washington


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