91st PA: Alexander McDonald

Alexander McDonald

Before the war

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):

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

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).

He was discharged at a hospital in Washington DC, on 23 May 1865 by general order, War Department, because of disability (1, 2, 3, 8). He was a private, in company H (12).

After the war

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).

Researcher

Keith Teeter is researching him. You may contact him at keteeter@kscable.com. Keith Lindren has also done research on McDonald.

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 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)

Display



Alexander McDonald in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Nebraska, Kearney County, Newark, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 53, page 9 handwritten = page 30A stamped]
line202122232425
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #86     
family visit #91     
nameMcDonald Alexander_ Mary_ Thomas_ Louise_ Henrietta_ Oscar
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFM
age565022161412
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughter__ [sc. Daughter]Son
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt Home__ [sc. At Home]__ [sc. At Home]__ [sc. At Home]
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceIreland__ [sc. Ireland]Pennsylvania__ [sc. Pennsylvania]__ [sc. Pennsylvania]__ [sc. Pennsylvania]
father's birthplaceIreland__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]
mother's birthplaceIreland__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]__ [sc. Ireland]

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Kearney County, Logan Township, page 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 221]
[line] 20
[house] 100
[family] 1
[name] Alexander Mcdonald
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] 25 Feb 1864
[discharge date] 23 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 14 months, 28 days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Nebraska, Kearney County, Logan Township, page 124A = 1 handwritten, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 115]
line89
street  
house number  
dwelling number2 
family number2 
nameMcDonald Mary A_ Oscar E A
relationshipHeadSon
colorWW
sexFM
birth dateMay 1830Mar 1869
age7031
married?WdS
# years married  
mother of how many children?12 
# of children living5 
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIreland
immigration year1849 
# years in USA51 
naturalized citizen?  
occupation Farmer
employer etc. O
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF 
farm/houseF 
# of farm schedule2 

1910 census

[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>)]
line555657585960
streetWestern St     
house nr      
dwelling nr51     
family nr51     
nameMcDonald Oscar_ Annie M_ Mary Ellen_ Christian A_ Wesley I [?]_ Mary
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonMother
sexMFFMMF
colorWWWWWW
age412875279
marital statusMdMdSSSWd
#years present marriage99    
mother of # children 3   12 [sic]
mother of # living children 3   6 [sic]
birthplacePennsylvaniaNebraskaNebraskaNebraskaNebraskaIreland (English)
father's birthplaceScot EnglishDen DanishPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland (English)
mother's birthplaceIreland EnglishSwed SwedishNebraskaNebraskaNebraskaIreland (English)
immigrated     1870 [?]
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish   English
occupationworking out odd jobsNonenonenone None
employer etc.W     
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No     
# weeks out of work 190936     
can readyesyes   yes
can writeyesyes   yes
school since 1 Sep 09  yesno  
owned/rentedO     
owned free or mortagagedF     
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
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 5 January 2015, from Fold3]


McDonald Alexander
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 6 January 2015]

McDonald, Alexander
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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