91st PA: Thomas Albertson

Thomas Albertson

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1835/39. [sources: date: 3 (25 in 1861), 4, 5 (23 in 1862), 6 (23 in 1862), 7 (11 in 1850). place: 3, 6, 7]

Perhaps he is the Thomas L Albertson living in ward 6, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1850. If so, he is living with Gilbert and Rachael Albertson (presumably his parents), and with Sarah Jane Albertson (presumably his sister), and Amelia V Reeves. He had attended school within the year. [source: 7]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, for three years. He was mustered into service by Captain Starr. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 8]

He died at 1211 S 5th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 15 February 1862, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of typhoid fever, or of pulmonary consumption. He was single. He was a private, in company E. The funeral was held on 18 February, from 1211 South Fifth Street (his uncle's residence). He was buried in St Paul's, at Catherine above 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Note that Find a grave lists three St Paul's in Philadelphia, without giving addresses. According to this list (accessed 17 Mar 12), St Paul's ME Church Grounds was located at Catherine above 6th; I presume that is the relevant cemetery.) [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 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 list of deaths, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 16 (Thomas Albertson)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Thomas Albertson)

5 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 18 February 1862, page 5 (Thos Albertson)

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 Feb 1862 (Thos Albertson)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 446 verso = 64 handwritten = 928 handwritten (Thomas L Albertson)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Albertson)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
FamilySearch index has three Thomas Albertson's in Philadelphia (accessed 16 March 2012):
(a) Thomas S Albertson 46, cordwainer, with Johannah 42 et al., in ward 2 (microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 639 = 273 handwritten)
(b) Thomas Albertson 13, with Thomas S above
(c) Thomas Albertson 14, ward 1, division 1, with Elwell (Gardener) and Mary Albertson, George 21 William 18 Mary 16 and Elwell 11 (microfilm series M653, film 1151, pp.30-31 = 30-31 handwritten)
searching gilbert albertson born PA 1810-1815 found only the 1850 census entry transcribed below
1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory has only one Thomas Albertson: 'Albertson Thomas S., bootmaker, 68 N 2d, h 1010 S 8th' (page 8)
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 March 2012)
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 March 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 March 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 March 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 March 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 March 2012)
pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 Mar 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 Mar 12)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 13 Mar 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Thomas Albertson (metaphone) born PA 1837 +/- 5; Thomas Albertson (metaphone) born to Gilbert; Thomas Albertson (metaphone) died 1862; Gilbert Albertson (metaphone) born 1813 +/- 5 (accessed 17 March 2012)
Find a grave
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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 446 verso = 64 handwritten = 928 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based only on the absence of other candidates]
line2425262728
Dwellings visited455    
Families visited505    
NameGilbert AlbertsonRachael "Sarah Jane "Thomas L "Amelia V. Reeves
Age373814117
Sexmffmf
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLabourer    
Real estate owned     
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]new JerseyPennsylvania"new york
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

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]


Albertson, Thomas
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 18 February 1862, page 5]

ALBERTSON--On the 15th inst., Thos. Albertson, of Colonel Gregory's Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Captain Lentz's Company, aged 23 years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his uncle, No. 1211 S. Fifth street, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 Feb 1862, Thos Albertson]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 13 Oct 2008)]


RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Thos. Albertson
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, [blank]
4. Age, 23 years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, February 15th, 1862
7. Cause of Death, Pulmonary Consumption
Th [?] Netrigen [??] M.D.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, --
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 2
12. Street and Number, 1211 S 5th
13. Date of Burial, Feb 18th 1862
14. Place of Burial, St Pauls Catherine above 6th St
D St [?] Bowen UNDERTAKER
Residence, 815 S 2nd
Date of Certificate, [blank]

uncle

[1861 Biddle's directory, transcribed 16 March 2012, from Fold3]
page 7: 'ALBERTSON CHARLES S., collect'r, 1211 S 5th'
page 979: 'Tedich Fritz, carpenter, 1207 S 5th'
page 54: 'Bein Augustus, cabinetmaker, 1205 S 5th'
see 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, pages 466-467 = 100-101 handwritten, with Charles Albertson real estate agent (dwelling 105 family 167) and Augustus Bein cabinemaker; Thomas is not living with Charles

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