91st PA: John A McClure

John A McClure

Before the war

He was born in August 1844 (18; 3 (19 in 1864), 5 (45 in 1889), 6 (45 in 1889), 7 (45 in 1889), 8 (45 in 1889), 9 (45 in 1889), 10 (45 in 1889), 11 (7 in 1850), 12 (15 in 1860), 16 (45 in 1889), 17 (45 in 1889), 18 (55 in 1900), 19 (65 in 1910)). He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19).

In 1850, he was living in Upper Swatara, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Aaron and Mary McClure (presumably his parents), and with others (11). He had attended school within the year (11).

In 1860, he was living in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Abraham, Mary, and Sarah Moyer (12). He was a laborer (12).

When he was enlisted, he was a baker (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company A of the 127th Pennsylvania Infantry (4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17). He enrolled on 29 July 1862, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (14, 16, 17). He mustered out with his company on 8 May 1863, when his term expired (14, 16 [Mar 63], 17 [May 8]). He served for eight months (5, 7, 8, 10).

He also served in company I of the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry (4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17). He was enrolled on 27 June 1863, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (15, 16 [28 Jun 63], 17 [28 Jun 63]). He mustered out with his company on 6 January 1864, when his term expired (15, 16, 17). He served for six months (5, 8, 10).

He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania on 14 January 1864 (1, 3, 4, 16, 17). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (3, 16, 17). He was a private, in company A (1, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20).

On 27 June 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 May 1865 (1, 2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 4, 16, 17). He was a corporal in company A (4, 16, 17, 20). He had served for eighteen months (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

After the war

He lived in Jamestown Ohio after he was discharged (16).

In 1882, he contracted "muscular rheumatism", in Jamestown, Ohio (17).

On 9 February 1883, he applied successfully for a pension (4).

On 17 August 1889, he was admitted to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (5, 6, 7 [20 Aug 89], 8, 9, 10, 16, 17). He was admitted from Ohio (5, 6, 7, 8, 9). He had lumbago (5, 6, 7), or lumbago and bronchitis (16). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (5, 6, 16). He had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, and was 5 feet 8 inches tall (16, 17). He was a farmer (16). He was widowed (16). His nearest relative was his brother Abraham McClure, in Hickman, Kentucky (16).

In 1890, he was living in the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Montgomery County, Ohio (13). He was not disabled (13).

On 9 October 1891, he was dropped from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (16, 17).

On 9 August 1894, he was readmitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (16, 17). He had to pay $2.80 for clothing to be readmitted (16).

On 8 January 1895, he was dropped from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (6, 16, 17). He was apparently absent without leave (16).

On 25 November 1895, he was readmitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (16, 17). He had to pay $2.00 for clothing (16).

In 1896, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Montgomery County, Ohio (5).

In 1899/1900, he married Jennie [unknown family name] (18, 19). This was his second marriage (19). She had two children, Ferdie and Mary Maddax (18, 19).

In 1900, he was living in Hickman magisterial district 3, Fulton County, Kentucky (18). He was a farmer (18).

On 2 November 1901, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, to be transferred to the Danville Branch (16, 17).

On 21 October 1902, he was admitted to the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (16).

In 1902, he was present at the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had nervous or muscular rheumatism (8, 17 [musc. rheum.]). He was a Protestant (17). He was a clerk (17). He was widowed (17). His nearest relative was his brother Abraham McClure, in Hickman, Kentucky (17).

In 1903, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had rheumatism (9).

On 6 November 1905, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (10, 16). He was discharged at his own request (16). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (10).

In 1910, he was living on Shuck Road, Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky (19). He was living with his wife Jennie, stepchildren Ferddie and Mary Maddox, and a hired hand (19). He was a retired farmer, living on his own income (19).

He died on 8 November [?] 1910, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (4).

A widow applied unsuccessfully for a pension on 3 May 1932 (4).

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)

2 special order 38, HQ 91st PA, 27 June 1865 (John A McClure)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 118 (John A McClure)

4 pension index, by regiment (John A McClure)

5 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1896. Serial Set volume 3516, session volume 40, 54th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 46. Pages 840, 843, and 851. (John A McClure)

6 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1895. Serial Set volume 3412, session volume 45, 54th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 42 (in 3 parts). Part III, pages 131, 133, and 139. (John A McClure)

7 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (John A McClure)

8 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902 Pages 391, 394, 401. (John A McClure)

9 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (J A McClune [sic])

10 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 434 (John A McClure)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Upper Swatara, microfilm series M432, film 774, pages 161 = 322 handwritten to 162 = 323 handwritten (John McClure)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lower Paxton Township, post office Harrisburg, microfilm series M653, film 1103, page 435 = 5 handwritten (John McClure)

13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district special 2 [?], page 110 (John A McClure)

14 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. Volume 3, page 150 (John M'Clure)

15 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. Volume 3, pages 37, 43, 48 (John B M'Clure, John M M'Clure, John A M'Clure)

16 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry (image 1659 of 7148), transcribed 2 March 2011 (John A McClure)

17 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Danville, Registers, R, transcribed from Ancestry (image 175 of 1575), transcribed 2 March 2011 (John A McClure)

18 1900 US census, Kentucky, Fulton County, Hickman magisterial district number 3 exclusive of city of Hickman, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T623, film 521, page 300 = 18 A handwritten (John McClure)

19 1910 US census, Kentucky, Fulton County, Fulton, magisterial district no. 3, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T624, film 477, page 72 = 9 [?] A handwritten\ (John A McClure)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John A McClure)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
accessed again 12 January 2015: read through John A McClure entries (and McClure in the retakes), and searched for John McClure married to Jennie OR John married Jennie from Pennsylvania OR Jennie McClure
1890 US census, veterans schedule
note: the John M McClure at Pennsylvania, Dauphin, Harrisburg, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 34, page 6, is not this John McClure; he served in company B of the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry from 8 January 1864 to 28 June 1865. Be careful to separate him from this John McClure!
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 4 March 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 4 March 2011)
Find a Grave
accessed 4 March 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 4 March 2011

[for his brother Abraham, see:]

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Upper Swatara, microfilm series M432, film 774, pages 161 = 322 handwritten to 162 = 323 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given his apparent brother Abraham and the references in 16 and 17 to his brother]
line37383940414212
Dwellings visited113       
Families visited43       
NameAaron McClureMary "John "Abraham "Sarah Ann "Christanna "Ann KeenerRuben McClure
Age312675314522
Sexmfmmfffm
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsMiller      Miller
Real estate owned        
BirthplacePenna""""[blank]Penna"
Married within year        
Attended school within year  11    
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lower Paxton Township, post office Harrisburg, microfilm series M653, film 1103, page 435 = 5 handwritten]
line21222324
Dwelling number36   
Family number40   
NameAbraham MoyerMary "Sarah A "John McClure
Age2826115
Sexmffm
Color    
OccupationFarmer  Labourer
Value of real estate owned7.800   
Value of personal estate40   
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district special 2 [?], page 110]
[line] 21
[house] 13
[family] 83
[name] John A McClure
[rank] Corp

[company] A
[unit] 127 Pa

[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa

[enlistment date] July 1862
[discharge date] July 14 1865
[length of service] 3 years, X months, = days

[post office address] " " " " [sc. Nat. Mil. Home Ohio]
[disability incurred] None
[remarks] =

1900 census

[1900 US census, Kentucky, Fulton County, Hickman magisterial district number 3 exclusive of city of Hickman, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T623, film 521, page 300 = 18 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the references in 16 and 17 to his brother Abraham living in Hickman]
line24252627
street    
house number    
dwelling number314   
family number314   
nameMcClure, John- JennieMaddax Ferdie- Mary
relationshipHeadWifeS-SonS-Daughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateAug 1844Aug 1856Nov 1888Feb 1893
age5543117
married?MMSS
# years married00  
mother of how many children? 2 [?]  
# of children living 2 [?]  
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisKentuckyKentucky
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaScotlandKentuckyKentucky
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinois
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationFarmer At schoolAt school
# months not employed    
# months in school  55
can readYesYesYes 
can writeYesYesYes 
speaks EnglishYesYesYes 
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseF   
# of farm schedule223   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Kentucky, Fulton County, Fulton, magisterial district no. 3, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T624, film 477, page 72 = 9 [?] A handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the references in 16 and 17 to his brother Abraham living in Hickman]
line12345
streetShuck Road
house nr     
dwelling nr160    
family nr161    
nameMcClure John A- JennieMaddox Ferddie- MaryPersley Herman
relationshipHeadWifeStep SonStep DaughterHired Hand
sexMFMFM
colorWWWWB
age6552211718
marital statusM2M2 [?]SSS
#years present marriage1111   
mother of # children 2   
mother of # living children 2   
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisKentuckyKentuckyKentucky
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisKentuckyKentuckyKentucky
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisKentucky
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationRetired FarmernoneFarmernoneFarm Laborer
nature of industry etc.Own Income General Farm working out
employer etc.OA Emp W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?0 No No
# weeks out of work 19090 0 0
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   yes 
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseF    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

Bates

[Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes.]
'One hundred and twenty-seventh regiment'.
[volume 4 page 150]
COMPANY A.
M'Clure, John ...do [sc. Private] ... July 29, '62 Mustered out with company, May 8, 1863.


'One hundred and eighty-first, Twentieth Cavalry'
[volume page 37]
COMPANY B.
John B. M'Clure Bugler July 15, '63, Mustered out with company, Jan. 25, 1864.

[volume page 43]
COMPANY F
John M. M'Clure ... do [sc. Corp] ... July 2, '63 Pr. to Cor., July 30, '63--mus. out with Co., Jan. 6 '64.

[volume page 48]
COMPANY I
M'Clure, John A. ... do [sc. Private] ... June 27, '63, Mustered out with company, January 6, 1864.

1890 census, veterans schedule (the other John McClure)

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 34, page 6]
[line] 20
[house] 276
[family] 276
[name] John M. McClure
[rank] corporal
[company] F
[unit] 20 Pa Cav
[enlistment date] 2 July 1863
[discharge date] 6 Jan 1864
[length of service] [blank] years, 5 months, 4 days
[post office address] Harrisburg Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Disd on expiration of Term of Service


[line] 21
[house] dup
[family] 276
[name] Do [sc. John M. McClure]
[rank] Sergt
[company] B
[unit] 20 Pa Cav
[enlistment date] 5 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 20 June 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 5 days
[post office address] Harrisburg Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Disd on Special order 312 A.G.O.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 January 2015, from Fold3]


McClure, John A.
     John
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
See also 20 Pa Cav. + 127 Pa Infy

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry (image 1659 of 7148), transcribed 2 March 2011]

John A. McClure
16582

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.July 1862
Harrisburg, Pa
June 28" 1863
Harrisburg, Pa.
Jan 14" 1864
Phila, Pa.
RankPrPrCorpl
Company and Regiment.A 127" Pa InfI 20" Pa CavA 91" Pa Inf
Time and Place of Discharge.Mch 1863
Harrisburg, Pa
Jan 6" 1864
Harrisburg, Pa
July 10", 1865
In the field, Va.
Cause of Discharge.Exp of termExp of termMuster out
Kind and Degree of DisabilityLumbago and Bronchitis


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Penna
Age.45
Height.5-8
Complexion.Fair
Color of Eyes.Hzl
Color of Hair.Dk
Occupation.Farmer

Read + write - yes
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Jamestown
Social Condition.Wid
P.O. Address of Family or Nearest Relatives.Brother
Abraham
Hickman, Ky.


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission and Re-admission Conditions of Re-admission.Date of Discharge.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
12 00
745027
Aug 17" 1889   October 9" 1891 Dropped GO #40    
Aug. 9 1894 To make good clothing $2.80 @ act paid to Treasurer January 8 1895Dropped AWOL [?] GO [?] 1   
Nov 25 1895 2.00 Clothing completed 69 [two illegible words] 3/14/96Nov. 2. 1901To Danville Br  
Oct 21. 1902 Danville Branch Nov 6" 1905 At request    

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.Semi Annual no longer required 30-10-90
Admission PaperOne Papers sent to 1650 [?] 6 [?] St Dayton Ohio Decr 15 1894
Army DischargeTwo by mail to 16 East 6" St [?] Dayton O. Oct 17 /91
Certificate of ServicePap to Hickman Ky
Pension CertificateOne
Pensd fr 25 July 90 @ 12 00 Act June 27 90
Dis check recd 492 231.60
Recd at Home 8 Apr 92
EFFECTS
[all blank]

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Danville, Registers, R, transcribed from Ancestry (image 175 of 1575), transcribed 2 March 2011]

3607
John A. McClure

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.July 22 1862
Harrisburg, Pa.
June 28, 1863
Harrisburg, Pa.
Jan. 14, 1864
Philada, Pa.
Rank.Priv.Priv.Corp.
Company and Regiment.A 127th Pa. Inf.I 20th Pa. Cav.A 91st Pa. Inf.
Time and Place of Discharge.May 8, 1863.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Jan. 6, 1864
Harrisburg, Pa.
July 10, 1865
In Field, Va.
Cause of Discharge.Exp Term ServiceExp term ServiceClose of War
Kind and Degree of DisabilityMusc. Rheum.
When and Where Contracted and Received1882
Jamestown, Ohio


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pa.
Age.45
Height.5-8
Complexion.fair
Color of Eyes.Hazel
Color of Hair.Dark
Can Read and Write.Yes
Religion.Protestant
Occupation.Clerk
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Jamestown, Ohio
Social Condition.Wid.
P.O. Address of Family or Nearest Relatives.Brother
Abraham McClure
Hickman, Ky.


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission and Re-admission Conditions of Re-admission.Date of Discharge.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
12.00Adm C.B. Aug 17. 1889   Oct. 9, 1891. Dropped    
Readm C.B. Aug 9, 1894. Jan. 8, 1895   
     C.B. Nov. 25, 1891.     
Trans to D.B. Nov. 7, 1901 [?]     
" " C.B. Oct 21. 1902     

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper1
Army Discharge3
Certificate of Service1
Pension Certificate745.027
EFFECTS
[all blank]
Location of Grave and Remarks

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