Samuel Jessup was born in Montrose, Pennsylvania on December 21, 1833. He attended Union Theological Seminary, and graduated in 1861. He was appointed Chaplain of the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves in June of 1861, and served in that capacity until his resignation on July 30, 1862. That same year he married Ann Eliza Jay. He spent the next half century as a Presbyterian missionary in the Middle East. Ann passed away on December 11, 1895. Samuel remained in the Middle East until his death in Sidon on July 15, 1912. Both Samuel and Ann are buried in the Anglo-American Cemetery in Beirut.
- Letter written by Jessup, dated May 20, 1862 from Camp near Falmouth, Va.
- “Death of Dr. Jessup.” Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record, July 19, 1912.
- Passport Applications. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Roll #: 198; Volume #: Roll 198 – 01 Aug 1873-30 Sep 1873
- National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.; NAI Number: 302021; Record Group Title: General Records of the Department of State; Record Group Number: Record Group 59; Series Number: Publication A1 205; Box Number: 4570; Box Description: 1910-1929 Turkey in Asia A – Kl
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Long time Civil War Enthusiast since early childhood. As a former resident of nearby Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I became interested in the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves and since then, have become engaged in researching the regiment and the men who served in it. I currently reside in Northern Virginia and work in Washington D.C.