91st PA: Howard McCans

Howard McCans

Before the war

He was born in February 1839 (6; 2 (25 in 1865), (30 in 1870), 5 (38 in 1880), 6 (61 in 1900), 10 (22 in 1860)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5, 6, 10).

In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was a farm laborer (10). He was living with Enoch Routgahn [?] and others (10).

In 1862/63, he married Mary B [unknown family name] (6). In 1900, she reported having had no children (6).

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District (2). He was a private, in company G (1, 12).

He received clothing worth $41.05 (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He was a private, in company G (12).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his wife Mary (4). He was a farm laborer, and owned $600 in real estate and $300 in personal property (4).

On 21 October 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 11).

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Mary (5). He was a farmer (5).

In 1890, he was living in Tyrone, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Menallen) (3).

In 1900, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Mary (6). He was a farmer (6).

He died on Monday 29 April 1907 [or possible 22 April 1907?], at his home in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9).

On 17 January 1907 [?], his widow, Mary B McCans, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 11).

In 1910, his widow, Mary, was living on Bull Valley Road, in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). She was living on her own income (7).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Howard McCans)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#101] (Howard McCans)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 2 (Howard McCans)

4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 383 = 26 handwritten (Howard McKans)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 68 D = 4 handwritten (Howard McCans)

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 340 A = 1 handwritten (Howard McCans)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 86 A = 7 handwritten (Mary McCans)

8 pension index, by name (Howard McCans)

9 [death notice]. New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), Thursday 2 May 1907, page 5] (Howard McCans)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 438 = 92 handwritten (Howard A McCan)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Howard McCans)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Howard McCans)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
1850 US census
Ancestry index (accessed November 2007)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 438 = 92 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other entries at this residence, headed by Enoch Routgahn [?], farmer]
line24
Dwelling number[657]
Family number[680]
NameHoward A McCan
Age22
SexM
Color 
OccupationFarm laborer
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 383 = 26 handwritten]
line34
Dwelling-house number179 
Family number191 
NameMcKans HowardMary
Age3035
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationFarm LaborKeeping House
Real estate value600 
Personal estate value300 
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 68 D = 4 handwritten]
line3031
street name  
house number  
dwelling visit #40 
family visit #40 
nameMcCans Howard- Mary B
colorWW
sexMF
age3843
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationFarmerKeeping House
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 2]
[line] 20
[house] 99
[family] 101
[name] McCans, Howard
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penna Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, 4 months, 12 days
[post office address] Menallen, Penna.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 340 A = 1 handwritten]
line3637
street  
house number  
dwelling number8 
family number8 
nameMcCans Howard- Mary B
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateFeb 1839July 1835
age6164
married?MM
# years married3737
mother of how many children? 0
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationFarmer 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF 
farm/houseF 
# of farm schedule7 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 86 A = 7 handwritten]
line1
streetBull Valley Road
house nr 
dwelling nr144
family nr144
nameMcCans Mary
relationshipHead
sexF
colorW
age73
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationOwn Income
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rentedO
owned free or mortagagedF
farm/houseF
nr on farm schedule105
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 January 2015, from Fold3]


McCans, Howard
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), Thursday 2 May 1907, page 5]

Howard McCans died at his home in Tyrone township, on last Monday afternoon. A wife survives.


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