After the Civil War, Samuel and his family moved from Maine, ultimately settling in California. Samuel spent the last four years of his life at what was the Sawtelle Veterans Home in Los Angeles (1). He is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery.
Below is his entry in a record book for the Sawtelle Veterans Home (U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938. Ancestry.com). Although it identifies him as a widower, his wife, Frances Young Dunton was still living. Samuel’s will communicates they were divorced, but it is unknown if they were legally divorced.
Thanks to Janet Fulton for providing the information on this page.