91st PA: Andrew Gardner George (also reported as George Andrews)

Andrew Gardner George (on muster-out roll as George Andrews)

Before the war

He was born in February 1842, in East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, to Jacob Gilman George and Laura Evans. [source: date: 10; 2 (19 in 1861), 8 (35 in 1880), 11, 13 (19 in 1860). place: 8, 10, 11, 13. parents: 10, 11]

In 1860, perhaps he is the Andrew George who was living in Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut. If so, he was a laborer, and was living with Joel King, who was a farmer. [source: 13]

When he enlisted in the 11th Connecticut, he was living in Vernon, [Tolland County,] Connecticut. [source: 12]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company G of the 11th Connecticut infantry on 2 December 1861. [sources: 1 (co I, 91st PA, 12 December 1861 at Philadelphia PA), 2 (co I, 91st PA, at Philadelphia PA)]

He was temporarily attached to company I of the 91st Pennsylvania infantry. [source: 4]

On 19 August 1862, he was transferred to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. [sources: 1, 2]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 13 December 1863. [source: 12]

On 9 May 1864, he was wounded, at Swift's Creek, Virginia. [source: 12]

On 3 February 1865, he was transferred to company K of the 22nd Veterans' reserve corps. [source: 4]

On 16 August 1865, he was discharged. [source: 12]

After the war

In 1870, he married Mary Louisa Lynam. She was born on 12 November 1845, in Birmingham, England. She immigrated in 1857. They apparently had these seven children:

[sources: 7, 8, 9 (7 children, 6 living, in 1900), 10, 11]

On 10 October 1877, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 3, 5]

In 1880, he was living in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was a brickmason. He was living with his wife Mary L, and children Thomas, Frederick G, Benjamin F, and Clarence. [source: 8]

On 21 May 1898, he died, at his home, on Haddam Road, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. [sources: 6, 10, 11]

On 27 May 1898, his widow, Mary L George, applied successfully from Connecticut for a pension. [sources: 3, 5]

In 1900, his widow, Mary L George, was living in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. She was a farmer [?]. She was living with her children Stephen and Hattie. [source: 9]

On 9 April 1902, Mary L Robinson, guardian of his children (and presumably his widow, remarried), applied successfully from Connecticut for a pension. [sources: 3, 5]

On 28 July 1909, his widow, Mary Louisa, died, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. She was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. [source: 7]

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) (George Andrews)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (George Andrews)

3 pension index, by name, G 11th Connecticut infantry (Andrew G George)

4 index to compiled service records (Andrew G George)

5 pension index, by unit, G 11th Connecticut infantry (Andrew G George)

6 Find a grave, memorial 24801192, created by Nate Bramlett, added 21 Feb 2008, accessed 1 Mar 2014 [identification is confirmed by reference on the pictured headstone to his service in G 11th Connecticut] (Andrew G George)

7 Find a grave, memorial 37472912, created by E Higginson, added 25 May 2009, accessed 1 Mar 2014 (Mary Louisa Lynam George)

8 1880 US census, Connecticut, Middlesex, Middletown, enumeration district 63, microfilm series T9, film 102, page 12 = 23 C handwritten (FamilySearch) (Andrew G George)

9 1900 US census, Connecticut, Middlesex, Middletown, enumeration district 281, microfilm series T623, film 141, page 232 = 22 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary L George)

10 'Youngblood family tree', an Ancestry family tree, owner CarolynYoungblood, accessed 1 Mar 2014 (Andrew Gardner George son of Jacob G and Laura George)

11 'Marilyn Munoz family tree 9-11-2013', an Ancestry family tree, owner marilynmunoz, accessed 1 Mar 2014 (Andrew Gardner George)

12 Record of service of Connecticut men in the army and navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion. Connecticut: Adjutant General's Office, 1889. Page 457 [under 'Eleventh regiment infantry'] (Andrew G George)

13 1860 US census, Connecticut, Tolland County, Vernon, microfilm series M653, film 80, page 18 handwritten (Andrew J [sic] George)



[ordered compiled service record, 1 March 2014, order G11-168616671E]

Sources checked unsuccessfully

compiled military service record
the National Archives did not find a compiled military service record for his service in the 91st PA (3 February 2014)
the National Archives did not find a compiled military service record for his service in the 11th Connecticut (but did find an Andrew G George who served in G 11th Conn from 13 Dec 1863 (Gloucester Point VA) to 12 Dec 1863 [sic] (14 February 2014)
Pennsylvania veterans burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 2 April 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (15 June 2012 and again 1 March 2014)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (15 June 2012 and again 1 March 2014)
1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 1 March 2014)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 1 March 2014)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry (accessed 11 June 2012) found 761 George Andrew's (the three in Pennsylvania did not serve in the 91st or in a Connecticut regiment); matching terms exactly reduced it to 46. Of those 46, none are listed as serving in the 91st or 11th Connecticut, but one in Brooklyn, and George P Andrews in Eastport, Washington, Maine, had no identifying information. Note that the Connecticut schedules are lost (accessed 15 June 2012)
George W Tarbox alias George H Andrews (private, B 10 Connecticut, 1864 to 13 May 1865) was living in West Greenwich (post office Centerville RI), Kent, Rhode Island (image 3 of 4 on Ancestry); he apparently initially served in H 1 AS [?] Cavalry beginning in 13 December 1861, and deserted in May 1862
1910 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 1 March 2014)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 1 March 2014)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 1 March 2014)
1940 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 1 March 2014)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 Feb 2014)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 Feb 2014)

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Record of service of Connecticut men

[Record of service of Connecticut men in the army and navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion. Connecticut: Adjutant General's Office, 1889. Page 457 [under 'Eleventh regiment infantry']
[transcribed 1 March 2014, from OCLC, image 471]


NAME AND RANK. George, Andrew G.
Residence. Vernon.
Date of Enlistment. Dec. 2, '61
Date of Muster in this organization. Dec. 2, '61
Remarks. Re-en. Vet. Dec. 13, '63. Wd. May 9, '64. Swift's Creek, Va. Trans. to Co. K, 22d Regt. V.R.C. Feb. 3, '65. Disc. Aug. 16, '65

pension index, by name

[pension index, by name]
[transcribed 1 March 2014, from FamilySearch (thanks to L H Swisher for finding this for me!)]

NAME OF SOLDIERGeorge, Andrew G.
 
NAME OF DEPENDENTWidowGeorge, Mary L.
MinorRobinson, Mary L. Gdn
  
SERVICEG 11 Conn Inf.
K 22 VRC
 
DATE OF FILINGCLASS APPLICATION NO CERTIFICATE NO STATE FROM WHICH FILED
1877 Oct 10 Invalid 243 140 153 451  
1898 May 27 Widow 676 907 472 323 Conn
1902 Apr 9 Minor 760 452 544 052 Conn
         
ATTORNEY  
REMARKS  

pension index, by unit

[pension index, by unit]
[transcribed 1 March 2014, from Fold3]


DEAD
NAME OF SOLDIER
George, Andrew G.
 
SERVICELate rank Co. G, 11 Reg't Conn Inf
TERM OF SERVICEEnlisted Discharged
DATE OF FILINGCLASS APPLICATION NO LAW CERTIFICATE NO.
1877 Oct 10 Invalid 243140 J 153451
  Widow 676907 J 472323
  Minor 760452 J 544052
         
ADDITIONAL SERVICES K 22 V.R.C.
 
 
REMARKS  
Died at

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Connecticut (and from the state of Pennsylvania)]
[transcribed 1 March 2014, from Fold3]


[first card]
George Andrew G
Co. G, 11 Connecticut Infantry.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

[second card]

George Andrew G.
Co. K, 22 Veteran Res. Corps
Pvt | Pvt
See also 11 Conn Inf

[third card]

George Andrew G. [written above this line:] Andrew
Co. I, 91 Pa. Inf
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.

This man was temporarily attached to the organization named above. His cards are filed with the 11 Conn. Inf. to which organization he belonged.

1860 census

[1860 US census, Connecticut, Tolland County, Vernon, microfilm series M653, film 80, page 18 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; note (1) that the middle initial is 'J', not 'G', but (2) he is living where the published Connecticut roster claims my Andrew George was living when he enlisted]
line101112
Dwelling number123  
Family number131  
NameJoel KingLaura "Andrew J George
Age716619
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationFarmer Laborer
Value of real estate owned3000  
Value of personal estate10000  
Place of birthConn""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Connecticut, Middlesex, Middletown, enumeration district 63, microfilm series T9, film 102, page 12 = 23 C handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) the location matches his service in the 11th Connecticut, and (2) his wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension based on his service]
line343535373839
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #200     
family visit #246     
nameGeorge Andrew G- Mary L.- Thomas- Frederick G.- Benjamin F.- Clarence
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMM
age35338536/16
month born if born in year     Nov
relationship WifeSonSonSonSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationBrickmasonKeeping house    
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceConnEnglandConnConnConnConn
father's birthplaceCanadaEnglandConnConnConnConn
mother's birthplaceConnEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland

1900 census

[1900 US census, Connecticut, Middlesex, Middletown, enumeration district 281, microfilm series T623, film 141, page 232 = 22 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line959697
street   
house number   
dwelling number408  
family number465  
nameGeorge Mary L- Stephen W- Hattie J
relationshipHeadSonDaughter
colorWWW
sexFMF
birth dateNov [?] 1845Apr 1885Feby 1888
age541512
married?WdSS
# years married   
mother of how many children?7  
# of children living6  
birthplaceEnglandConnecticutConnecticut
father's birthplaceEnglandConnecticutConnecticut
mother's birthplaceEnglandEnglandEngland
immigration year1857  
# years in USA43  
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarm [?]at schoolat school
# months not employed   
# months in school 99
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedM  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule55  

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