91st PA: David Adams

David Adams

Before the war

He was born on 4 May 1824, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to David Adams and Hannah Stover. [sources: date: 2 (42 in 1865), 7 (25 in 1850), 8 (36 in 1860), 9 (46 in 1870), 10 (56 in 1880), 11 (76 in 1900), 13. place: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. parents: 6, 11]

In November 1847, he married Nancy McCune. They apparently had these two children:

[sources: 6 (one--Anna Catharine), 7, 11, 12]

In 1850, he was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Nancy and daughter Hannah, along with other people. He was a coachmaker. [source: 7]

In 1860, he was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Nancy, daughter Ann, and another child. He was a coach maker and owned $100 in personal property. [source: 8]

During the war

He was drafted. He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (27 Feb), 14]

He deserted on 19 June 1865. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2 (discharged), 3, 14]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Nancy and daughter Kate. He was a coachmaker, and owned $100 in personal property. [source: 9]

In 1880, he was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Nancy and daughter Catharine. He was a coach maker. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. [source: 5]

In 1900, he was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Nancy, daughter Katherine, and her family. He was a day laborer. [source: 11]

He died on 18 November 1903, at Waynesboro, [Franklin County,] Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 3, 6, 13]

In 1910, his widow, Nancy Adams, was living in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Katie and Katie's family. [source: 12]

On 23 February 1911, his widow, Nancy Adams, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 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 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (David Adams)

3 pension index, by regiment (David Adams)

4 pension index, by name (David Adams)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Franklin, Waynesboro, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 162 (David Adams)

6 'FamilyHart Database' (a gedcom, available on Rootsweb WorldConnectm contact Don and Jeanine Hartman) (accessed 13 March 2009, 2 February 2012) (David Adams)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, microfilm series M432, film 781, page 164] (David Adams)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, microfilm series M653, film 1112, page 977 = 63 handwritten] (David Adams)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, microfilm series M593, film 1346, page 635 = 10 handwritten] (David Adams)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, supervisor's district 7 [?], enumeration district 114, microfilm series T9, film 1132, page 564 = 36 D handwritten] (David Adams)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 63, microfilm series T623, film 1413, page 255 = 17 B handwritten through 256 = 18 A handwritten] (David Adams)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro Borough, ward: precinct 1, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T624, film 1348, page 220 = 2 B handwritten] (Nancy Adams)

13 Find a grave, memorial 28590962, created by Pat Callahan, 28 July 2008, maintained by Crystal Payne (accessed 2 March 2012) [identity is confirmed by the death date on the pension index by unit card; note that the Find a grave memorial claims he served with F 19th PA] (David Adams)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Adams)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed March 2009)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed March 2009)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 29 Feb 2012)
Pennsylvania Church and Town records
Ancestry index (accessed 29 Feb 2012)

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David Adams entry in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, microfilm series M432, film 781, page 164]
[identity is probable: see the note on identity for the 1900 census]
line2829303132333435
Dwellings visited25       
Families visited25       
NameDavid AdamsNancy "Hannah "Susan Deafendeffer [??]Eliza HarperJohn "Hariett [?] "Charles "
Age251911952582118
Sexmffffmfm
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCoachmaker       
Real estate owned        
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       Insane [?]

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, microfilm series M653, film 1112, page 977 = 63 handwritten]
[identity is probable: see the note on identity for the 1900 census]
line33343536
Dwelling number473   
Family number473   
NameDavid AdamsNancy Ann [?]David Russel
Age362995
Sexmffm
Color    
OccupationCoach Maker   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate100   
Place of birth" " " " [sc. Pennsylvania]" " " "" " " "" " " "
Married within year    
Attended school within year  1 
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, microfilm series M593, film 1346, page 635 = 10 handwritten]
[identity is probable: see the note on identity for the 1900 census]
line282930
Dwelling-house number71  
Family number83  
NameAdams David- Nancy- Kate
Age463918
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationCoachmakerKeeping houseAt home
Real estate value   
Personal estate value100  
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, Franklin County, Waynesboro, supervisor's district 7 [?], enumeration district 114, microfilm series T9, film 1132, page 564 = 36 D handwritten]
[identity is probable: see the note on identity for the 1900 census]
line464748
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #68  
family visit #84  
nameAdams David" Nancy" Catharine
colorWWW
sexMFF
age564928
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeDaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationCoach makerKeeping houseAt home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceMdPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Franklin, Waynesboro, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 162]
[identity is probable: see the note on identity for the 1900 census]

[line] 9
[house] 266
[family] 301
[name] David Adams
[rank] Private
[company] US Soldier
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] " " [sc. Waynesboro]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 63, microfilm series T623, film 1413, page 255 = 17 B handwritten through 256 = 18 A handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the place and date of death on the pension index by unit card, and the spouse's name on the pension index by name card]
line9798991001
street     
house number113    
dwelling number364    
family number396 397 
nameAdams, David- NancyRider, Idus-, Katherine-, Katherine E.
relationshipHeadWifeHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateMay 1824Mar 1831July 1859Aug 1852Sept 1887
age7669404712
married?MMMMS
# years married52521313 
mother of how many children? 2 1 
# of children living 1 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationDay Laborer Stone Mason At School
# months not employed  0  
# months in school    8
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR R  
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH H  
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro Borough, ward: precinct 1, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T624, film 1348, page 220 = 2 B handwritten]
[identity is probable: see the note on identity for the 1900 census]
line9596979899100
streetN Broad St
house nr220     
dwelling nr39     
family nr42     
nameRider, Idus- KatieFleece, Katharine- William- LouiseAdams Nancy
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon in lawGranddaughterMother in law
sexMFFMFF
colorWWWWWW
age495820251 11/1278
marital statusM1M1M1M1SWd
#years present marriage202044  
mother of # children 1 2 2
mother of # living children 1 1 1
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaW VirginiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaW VirginiaW VirginiaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaW VirginiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationContractorNoneNoneMasonNoneNone
nature of industry etc.Bricklayer  Bricklayer  
employer etc.Emp  W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   No  
# weeks out of work 1909   0  
can readyesyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyesyes yes
school since 1 Sep 09  no   
owned/rentedO     
owned free or mortagagedM     
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 6 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Adams, David.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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