91st PA: John S McFarland

John S McFarland

Before the war

He was born in 1837 (7; 4 (31 in 1863)). He was born in Washington [County], Pennsylvania (4).

When he enlisted, he was a carpen[ter] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 December 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1, 4, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Captain Wright (4).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 6). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then absent, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 9).

He was discharged on 2 February 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 7). He was a private, in company K (9).

After the war

On 28 April 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 6).

On 1 January 1878, he died (7). He was buried in St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, 45th and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (7). His grave has a GAR headstone (7).

On 2 August 1888, his widow, Jane Craney, and a minor dependent, John Madden, both applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 6).

In 1890, his widow, Jane McFarland, was living in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (8). He had suffered from rheumatism (8).

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 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (John S McFarland)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (John S McFarland)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (John S McFarland)

5 pension index, by name (John S McFarland)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John S McFarland)

7 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 3 April 2012) (JS McFarland)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 26, enumeration district 129, page 2 (image 325 of 413 on Ancestry) (Jane widow of John S McFarland)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John S McFarland)

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John S McFarland in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 26, enumeration district 129, page 2 (image 325 of 413 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 16
[house] 46
[family] 58
[name] Jane wid of John S McFarland
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Vet [?]
[enlistment date] 9 Sept 1863
[discharge date] 2 Feb 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 24 days
[post office address] do. [sc. Pittsburg [sic] Allegheny Pa]
[disability incurred] Rheumatism
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 January 2015, from Fold3]


McFarland, John S.
     John
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 62 Penn. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 3 April 2012)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
ALLEGHENY County
NAME McFarland J.S.
DATE OF BIRTH 1837
DATE OF DEATH 1-1-1878
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE E 12-9-1863 D 2-2-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co L. 62nd Vol. Inf
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME St. Marys R.C.
[CEMETERY] LOCATION 45th + Penn Ave. Pgh. Pa
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION K LOT NO. 120 GRAVE NO. 6
HEADSTONE G.A.R.
INFORMATION GIVEN BY J.A. Cavanaugh
DATE 2-11-35
Rainers REGISTRAR

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