91st PA: Henry S Abbott

Henry S Abbott

Before the war

He was born on 13 May 1841, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James Abbott and Julia Eckfeldt. [sources: date: 24; 3 (1841), 7 (21 in 1861), 8 (23 in 1863), 11 (38 in 1880), 12 (May 1842, 58 in 1900), 13 (68 in 1910), 16 (1841, 76 at death), 17 (1841), 20 (19 in 1860), 21 (29 in 1870), 22 (9 in 1850). place: 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 24. parents: 24]

In 1850, he was apparently living in the Penn District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Samuel and Julia Cooper, Jacob Abbott, and others. (Perhaps Julia is his mother, remarried to Samuel Cooper, with Jacob his brother and Sarah E Cooper his half-sister.) He had attended school within the year. [source: 22]

In 1860, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a conductor. [source: 20]

When he enlisted, he was a conduc[tor?]. [source: 8]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 7]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 October 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23]

He was discharged on 14 March 1863, from the US General Hospital, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on surgeon's certificate of disability. [sources: 1 (has 24 March), 4, 6, 7, 15 (24 Mar)]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 11 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burke. [sources: 1, 8 (doesn't mention his being a vet)]

He was wounded in 1864, by 30 May 1864, at the Battle of Spotsylvania. [sources: 10, 16]

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted from private to sergeant, effective 1 April 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 5]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a sergeant, in company G. [sources: 1, 18, 23]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a clerk. [source: 21]

In 1871/72, he married Rebecca Colflesh. She was born on 25 January 1846, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They apparently had no children. [sources: 12, 16, 25]

He moved to Warrington Township in about 1877. [source: 16]

In 1880, he was living in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife Rebecca, and two others. [source: 11]

In 1890, he was living in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He had a gunshot wound in his hip. [source: 14]

On 21 November 1895, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 9, 15]

In 1900, he was living in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and had been out of work 0 months. He was living with his wife Rebecca. [source: 12]

On 27 February 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 15]

In 1910, he was living in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a toll gathering [?] agent [?] for the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. He was living with his wife Rebecca. [source: 13]

He died on 22 October 1917, at his home in Warrington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died of "a complication of diseases"--more precisely, exhaustion from cystitis with infection (duration 3 months), with sciatic rheumatism (duration 10 months) contributing. He was the toll gate keeper at Neshaminy until the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company began a freight service. He was then freight agent at Neshaminy, then Edison, and finally Warrington. (His death certificate lists his occupation as 'clerk'.) He was buried in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 3, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24]

On 27 October 1917, his widow, Rebecca Abbott, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 9, 15]

On 10 November 1924, his widow, Rebecca Abbott, died, in Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of asthma not tuberculosis, and acute cardiac dilatation with pulmonary edema. On 12 November 1924, she was buried, at Hatboro Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 19, 25]

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. [note that Bates has two entries for Henry S Abbott, both mustered in on the same day, which I have assumed are for the same person, though they are inconsistent in some respects] (In the roster) (Henry S Abbott)

2 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Harry Abbett)

3 Hatboro Cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Harry S Abbott)

4 consolidated morning report, 11 April 1863 (Harry Abbott)

5 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (Henry S Abbott)

6 company G, register of men discharged, #29 (H S Abbott)

7 company G, descriptive roll, entry 20 (Henry S [?] Abbott)

8 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [8] (Henry S Abbott)

9 pension index, by name (Henry S Abbott)

10 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Henry S Abbott)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1107, page 195 = 17 A handwritten (Harry Abbot)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T623, film 1386, page 180 = 6 B handwritten (Harry S Abbott)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T624, film 1320, page 239 = 1 B handwritten (Harry S Abbott Sr)

14 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 130, page [1] (Harry Abbott)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Henry S Abbott)

16 Find A Grave, memorial #18488071, which includes a transcription of an obituary from the Public Spirit on 27 October 1917 (viewed 14 May 2009) (thanks to Bill Flis!) (Harry S Abbott Sr)

17 headstone, image on Find A Grave, (viewed 14 May 2009) (thanks to Bill Flis!) (Harry S Abbott)

18 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Henry S Abbott)

19 Find a grave, memorial 18488081, created by Joan Miles, added 17 Mar 2007, accessed 20 Feb 2012 [identification is uncertain, based only on the name and on her being buried in the same cemetery as Henry S Abbott] (Rebecca C Abbott)

20 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 498 = 500 handwritten (Henry Abbott)

21 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 62, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 103 recto = 205 handwritten (Henry Abbott)

22 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 175 recto = 351 handwritten = 203 handwritten (Henry Abbott)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry S Abbott)

24 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington, 22 October 1917, file number 110,130 (Harry S Abbott Sr)

25 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 10 November 1924, file number 103,112 (Rebecca Abbott)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 20 Feb 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 Feb 12)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 May 15)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed October 2006
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1942
FamilySearch index, accessed 20 Feb 12
GenealogyBank
searched Rebecca Abbott 1924 in Pennsylvania newspapers (accessed 20 Feb 12)

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Henry S Abbott in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 175 recto = 351 handwritten = 203 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; of the following three candidates, he is clearly the best]
[(1) the Henry Abbott transcribed below]
[in 1860, Samuel and Julia Cooper (with Jacob and Sarah) are living in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with no Abbott's (Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, microfilm series M653, film 1083, page 788 = 33 handwritten)]
[I did not find Jacob Abbott in the 1860 census]]
[(2) Henry C Abbot, 7 years old, born in Pennsylvania, living with Joseph E (38, hatter) and Christina (29) Abbot, along with Eliza (11), Chauncy (5), Virginia T (2), Christina L (8 months), Mary (58), and one other person (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, page 454 verso = 994 handwritten)]
[#2 is not my Henry, since in 1860, he seems to be living still in Philadelphia with Joseph E and Christiana (Philadelphia, ward 1, division, 3, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 135 = 133 handwritten)]
[(3) Henry Abbott, 10 years old, born in Pennsylvania, living with Levi (44, farmer) and Mary (41) Abbott, along with Elizabeth J (14), Washington (12), William (8), James (5), Louisa (3), and Mary A (1) (Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Liberty Township, page 270 recto = 537 handwritten)]
[#3 is not my Henry, since in 1860, he seems to be living still in Liberty Township with Levi and Mary (page 294 = 98 handwritten)]
line6789101112113141516
Dwellings visited1292          
Families visited1467          
NameSamuel CooperJulia "Henry AbbottJacob "Sarah E CooperHenry "Ann WillJoseph MullinerPhilip HillJames ConwayJohn Dorig
Age3930976/12371930602322
SexMFMMFMFMMMM
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer    Farmer NoneLaborerdodo
Real estate owned1200       2500  
BirthplaceEnglandPa"""EnglandScotlandEnglandEnglandIreland"
Married within year     1     
Attended school within year  11       
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 498 = 500 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his occupation matches his occupation when he enlisted]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household, headed by Samuel Ovesen, steward of Girard College]
line22
Dwelling number[3192]
Family number[3529]
NameHenry Abbott
Age19
SexM
Color 
OccupationConductor
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthPenna
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 62, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 103 recto = 205 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based on the absence of other candidates]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household, headed by Louisa Rambel, keeping house]
line2
Dwelling-house number[1453]
Family number[1548]
NameAbbott, Henry
Age29
SexM
ColorW
OccupationClerk
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplacePenna
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, Bucks County, Warrington, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1107, page 195 = 17 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the location in the 1890 census and the widow's name in the pension index, by name]
line46474849
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #158   
family visit #158   
nameAbbot, Harry- Ribecca [sic]Cooper SarahEarfitas [??] John
colorWWWW
sexWWWW
age38332970
month born if born in year    
relationship Wife  
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping houseTeaches SchoolRetiree
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 130, page [1]]
[the l.10 post office address is actually Tradesville Pa; I've assumed that lines 8 and 9 there are actually lines 9 and 10]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 9
[house] 156
[family] 160 [?]
[name] Harry Abbott
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 20 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 14 March 1863
[length of service] 1 years, 5 months, 12 days
[post office address] Warrington Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks]

[line] 10
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] "
[rank] Sergeant
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa V [?] In
[enlistment date] 11 Feb 1864
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, - days
[post office address] Warrington Pa
[disability incurred] Gun Shot wound in hip
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T623, film 1386, page 180 = 6 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the location in the 1890 census and pension index, by unit, and the widow's name in the pension index, by name]
line8182
street  
house number  
dwelling number120 
family number120 
nameAbbott Harry S- Rebecca
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateMay 1842Jany 1847
age5853
married?MM
# years married2828
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/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseF 
# of farm schedule97 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T624, film 1320, page 239 = 1 B handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1900 census]
line99100
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr18 
family nr18 
nameAbbott, Harry S SrRebecca
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6863
marital statusMd 1Md 1
#years present marriage3838
mother of # children  
mother of # living children  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationToll Gathering [?] Agent [?]None
nature of industry etc.Phila Rapid Transit Co 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
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 7 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Abbott, Henry S.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Abbott, Henry S. (#1)
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 10/2/61 to 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Company G 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Sgt.
CEMETERY NAME Hatboro Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Hatboro, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION F LOT #102
HEADSTONE Granite COUNTY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Grave Registrar
DATE 1/2/35
REMARKS [blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Warrington, 22 October 1917, file number 110,130, Harry S Abbott Sr]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. 110130
Registered No. 162
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Bucks
Township of Warrington
Registration District No. 262
Primary Registration District No. 2241
2. FULL NAME Harry S. Abbott Sr.

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M.
4. COLOR OR RACE A [sic]
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH May 13 1841
7. AGE yrs. 76 mos. 5 ds. 9
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or, particular kind of work [blank]
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) Clerk
9. BIRTHPLACE Pa
10. NAME OF FATHER James Abbott
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Pa
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Julia Eckfeldt
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Pa
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Miss Sarah E. Cooper
(Address) Warrington
15. Filed 10/23/17 C. S. Hotchins Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 10 (Day) 22 (Year) 1917
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 4.12.1917 to 10.22.1917, that I last saw him alive on 10.21.1917, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 3- AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Exhaustion from cystitis with infection (Duration) [blank] yrs. 3 mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory Sciatic rheumatism (Duration) [blank] yrs. 10 mos. [blank] ds.
(Signed) F. B. Truthlander [?] M.D.
10/23 1917 (Address) Doylestown
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Hatboro Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL Oct 24 1917
20. UNDERTAKER N. E. Walton
ADDRESS Hatboro

death certificate, Rebecca Abbott

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 10 November 1924, file number 103,112, Rebecca Abbott]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 103112
Registered No. 23054
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Philadelphia
City of Philadelphia
Registration District No. 1
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
(No. Phila Gen Hospt)
2. FULL NAME Rebecca Abbott

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Female
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widow
5a. If married, widowed, or divorced, HUSBAND of (or) WIFE of [blank]
6. DATE OF BIRTH Jan 25 1846
7. AGE Years 78 Months 9 Days 16
8. OCCUPATION OF DECEASED Housework
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila
10. NAME OF FATHER [blank]
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER [blank]
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER [blank]
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER [blank]
14. Informant Nettie Pratt
(Address) 2246 N. 19th St
15. Filed NOV 12 1924 C Hempill [??] REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 11 (Day) 10 (Year) 1924
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from, 11-7, 1924 to 11 10, 1924, that I last saw her alive on 11 10, 1924, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10 Pm.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Asthma not tuberculosis
Acute Cardiac Dilatation with Pulmonary Edema
(duration) [blank]
CONTRIBUTORY (SECONDARY) [blank]
18. Where was disease contracted if not at place of death? [blank]
Did an operation precede death? [blank]
Was there an autopsy? [blank]
What test confirmed diagnosis? [blank]
(Signed) Y. Deitch [?] M.D.
11-11 1924 (Address) Phila Gen Hospt
19. PLACE OF BURIAL, CREMATION OR REMOVAL Hatboro Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL Nov 12 1924
20. UNDERTAKER Frederick Mauer
ADDRESS 1745 N 19

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