He was born in Tyrone, Ireland (3; 10 has Scotland). He was born on 2 September 1821, in Mulguy, Scotland (7; 3 (38 in 1864)).
When he enlisted, he was a carman (3).
He married Mary A Kirkpatrick (born 28 May 1832, Tyrone, Ireland, immigrated 1849) (7, 9). She had twelve children, five of whom were living in 1900 (9). He had at least four children (5):
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 or 26 February 1864 (1, 3 [25 Feb], 8 [25 Feb]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H, by Lieutenant Snyder (1, 3, 12).
On 10 June 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 11).
In 1880, he was living in Newark, Kearney County, Nebraska (5 [assuming this is the right person]). He was a farmer (5). He was living with his wife Mary, and his children Thomas, Louise, Henrietta, and Oscar (5).
In 1890, he was living in Logan Township, Kearney County, Nebraska (8).
In 1895, he was living in Nebraska, post office Harmony (4).
He died on 11 May 1898, in Harmony, Nebraska (7, 11 ["Moinden" [Minden?] NE]).
On 30 August 1898, his widow, Mary A McDonald, applied successfully from Nebraska for a pension (6, 11).
In 1900, Mary McDonald was living on a farm with her son Oscar, in Logan Township, Kearney County, Nebraska (9).
In 1910, Mary McDonald was living with her son Oscar and his family, in the second ward of Minden, Hays Township, Kearney County, Nebraska (10).
Mary A Kirkpatrick died on 7 May 1921, in Minden, Nebraska (7).
Keith Teeter is researching him. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keith Lindren has also done research on McDonald.
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 company H, register of men discharged, #46 (Alexander McDonald)
3 company H, descriptive roll, #120 (Alexander McDonald)
4 "Roster of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1895", published by J. A. Piper, Secretary of State and printed by Nebraska Newspaper Union, York, NE (1895), pages 445-456, at page 447. Transcribed by Alice Miller as "Pennsylvania Veterans Living in Nebraska in 1895; Surnames M through Z". Available at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ne/state/military/roster/1895/1895pamz.txt (searched 6 May 2005). (Alexander McDonald)
5 1880 US census, Nebraska, Kearney County, Newark, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 53, page 9 handwritten = page 30A stamped (Alexander McDonald)
6 pension index, by name (Alexander McDonald)
7 query about Mary A Kirkpatrick (dated 17 Dec 1997), by Cassi Bauman, on Archived queries for Co. Tyrone 12/01/97-12/31/97 (viewed 10 May 2005) (Alexander McDonald)
8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Kearney County, Logan Township, page 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 221 (Alexander Mcdonald)
9 1900 US census, Nebraska, Kearney County, Logan Township, page 124A = 1 handwritten, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 115
10 1910 US census, Nebraska, Kearney County, Hays Township, Minden, 2nd ward, supervisor's district 169, enumeration district 147, sheet 3B (image 5 of 19 on <www.ancestry.com>)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Alexander McDonald)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander McDonald)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander McDonald)
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|family visit #||91|
|name||McDonald Alexander||_ Mary||_ Thomas||_ Louise||_ Henrietta||_ Oscar|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||Wife||Son||Daughter||__ [sc. Daughter]||Son|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||At Home||__ [sc. At Home]||__ [sc. At Home]||__ [sc. At Home]|
|school this year|
|birthplace||Ireland||__ [sc. Ireland]||Pennsylvania||__ [sc. Pennsylvania]||__ [sc. Pennsylvania]||__ [sc. Pennsylvania]|
|father's birthplace||Ireland||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]|
|mother's birthplace||Ireland||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]||__ [sc. Ireland]|
|name||McDonald Mary A||_ Oscar E A|
|birth date||May 1830||Mar 1869|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?||12|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA||51|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||2|
|name||McDonald Oscar||_ Annie M||_ Mary Ellen||_ Christian A||_ Wesley I [?]||_ Mary|
|#years present marriage||9||9|
|mother of # children||3||12 [sic]|
|mother of # living children||3||6 [sic]|
|father's birthplace||Scot English||Den Danish||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ireland (English)|
|mother's birthplace||Ireland English||Swed Swedish||Nebraska||Nebraska||Nebraska||Ireland (English)|
|occupation||working out odd jobs||None||none||none||None|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||36|
|school since 1 Sep 09||yes||no|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|