Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Stewart, naval officer, was born in New York city, May 5, 1837; son of
John and Mary (Aikman) Stewart; grandson of William and Catherine (McIvor)
Stewart, and of John and Ann Marion Aikman. His father came to this country
from Sternoway, Scotland, when a boy. His mother was born in New York city
He attended Phillips Andover academy and was graduated from Williams college. A.B., 1862. He was appointed assistant paymaster, U.S.N., September 9, 1861, and paymaster, April 14, 1862, being attached to the gunboat Pembina at the capture of Port Royal, and to the Richmond in Farragut's exploits at Port Hudson and Mobile Bay.
He served on the Michigan on the Great Lakes, 1865-68; was purchasing officer in Washington, D.C., 1869-72; promoted Pay Inspector, March 8, 1870; and served on the flagship Hartford as fleet paymaster of the Asiatic squadron, 1872-75.
He was married, May 16, 1876, to Susan Maria, daughter of Edward and Margaret (Mitchell) Estabrook of Platteville, Wisconsin.
He was on special duty, New York city, 1877-79; Inspector of Provisions and Clothing, League Island navy yard, 1880, and in New York city, 1880-83. He was attached to the flagship Lancaster as Fleet Paymaster of the European station, 1883-85; was Chief of the Navy Pay Office, New York City, 1886-90; was appointed Paymaster General and Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts of the navy, May 16, 1890, and served by reappointment until 1899.
He was promoted Rear Admiral, U.S.N., March 3, 1899, and retired from active service, May 5, 1899, having reached the age limit.
The honorary degrees of A.M. and LL.D. were
conferred upon him by Williams college in 1882 and 1898, respectively.
He was elected commander of the District of Columbia, Commandery of the
Loyal Legion, May 2, 1900, and in 1903 was residing in South Orange, New
STEWART, SUSAN MARIA ESTABROOK W/O EDWIN
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003