91st PA: Hiram T Ashton

Hiram T Ashton

Before the war

He was born on 15 January 1843, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to George H Ashton and Sarah T [unknown surname]. [sources: date: 5 (19 in 1861), 7 (37 in 1880), 8 (65 in 1908), 9 (17 in 1860), 10 (26 in 1870), 12 (65 in 1907), 13 (65 in 1907), 14 (65 in 1907), 15 (21 in 1864?), 16 (8 in 1850), 20 (15 Jan 1843). place: 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20. parents: 8, 16, 20]

In 1850, he was living in ward 6, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with George and Sarah Ashton (presumably his parents), and with William H, Frank, and Mary A Ashton (presumably siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 16]

In 1860, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents George and Sarah Ashton, and with William, Francis, Mary, and Annie Ashton (presumably his siblings). [source: 9]

When he enlisted, he was a clerk. [source: 5]

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 September 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McAuthur [?]. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22]

He was promoted from the ranks to corporal on 1 May 1862. [source: 3]

He was discharged on 19 December 1862 by a hospital surgeon, at Frederick, Maryland on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was a corporal in company G. He had served for sixteen months. [sources: 1, 3, 4 (Frederick VA), 5 (Fredrick MD), 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22]

After the war

He married Angelina Rebecca Stout. She was born in 1842/43, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had two known children:

[source: 17, 20]

When he registered for the draft, he was living at 1933 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married, and was not working ("gentleman"). [source: 15]

In 1870, he was living in the 15th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents George and Sarah Ashton, along with Annie and Angie Ashton. He was a salesman--tea, coffee, etc. [source: 10]

In 1880, he was living at 720 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Angelina, his children Mabel and Harrison [?], and other family members. He was a salesman. [source: 7]

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association. [source: 2]

In 1890, he was living at 2023 Lambert Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a salesman. [source: 6]

On 28 December 1891, he applied successfully for a pension, from Pennsylvania. [source: 11, 21]

On 12 November 1899, his wife, Angelina ("Angie") R Ashton, died. She died of inflammation of bowels. She was buried from their residence at 2516 West Gordon Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 17, 18]

He again applied for a pension on 14 February [?] 1907. [source: 11]

On 8 November 1907, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He had a senile heart, and general arteriosclerosis. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and grey hair. He could read and write. He was a protestant. He was a merchant. He was a widower. His nearest relative was his son Harry Ashton, living at 1914 St Patricks Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [sources: 12, 13, 14]

In 1908, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 13]

On 21 December 1908, he died, at the National Soldiers Home in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He was buried in the New National Cemetery, Hampton Roads, Virginia. He died of mitral regurgitation and stenosis. His property was sent to his son WH Ashton on 30 March 1909. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [sources: 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19]

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) (Hiram Ashton)

2 'The Ninety-first'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2 (H T Ashton).

3 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (Hiram Ashton)

4 company G, register of men discharged, #15 (Hiram Ashton)

5 company G, descriptive roll, entry 19 (Hiram Ashton)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 771, page 1 (image 2460 on Ancestry) (Hiram T Ashton)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 629, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 251 A = 21 handwritten (Hiram T Ashton)

8 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 23 December 1908, page 13 (Hiram T Ashton)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 464 = 466 handwritten (Hiram T Ashton)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 145 = 85 handwritten (Hiram T Ashton)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Hiram Ashton)

12 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry (image 1992/3948), 13 January 2011) (Hiram T Ashton)

13 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Serial Set volume 5528, Session volume 118, 60th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1106. page 275 (H T Ashton)

14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Serial Set volume 5817, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 262. Page 296. (H T Ashton)

15 Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated enrollment lists, 1863-1865), National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110 (Hiram Ashton)

16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 333 recto = 665 handwritten (Hiram T Ashton)

17 death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1899, page 221 (Angelina R Ashton)

18 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 November 1899, page 15 (Angie R Ashton)

19 Find a grave, memorial 3076448, imported from US Veteran's affairs, added 4 March 2000, accessed 8 June 2012 (Hiram T Ashton)

20 'Stout family tree', on Ancestry.com (accessed 8 June 2012) (Hiram T Ashton)

21 pension index, by name (Hiram Ashton)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Hiram T Ashton)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1900 US census
FamilySearch, Ancestry, and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 8 June 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 8 June 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 8 June 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 8 June 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 3 April 2012)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 July 2012)

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Hiram T Ashton in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 333 recto = 665 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line343536373839
Dwellings visited978     
Families visited1218     
NameGeorge G. AshtonSarah "Wm. H "Hiram T "Frank "Mary A "
Age40299852
SexMFMMMF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsDruggist     
Real estate owned      
Birthplaceditto [sc. England]MassachusettsPennsylvaniadittodittoditto
Married within year      
Attended school within year  (1)(1)  
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 464 = 466 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line22232425262728
Dwelling number2972      
Family number3282      
NameGeorge H AshtonSarah T "William H "Hiram T "Francis T "Mary "Annie L "
Age4938191714112/12
SexMFMMMFF
Color       
OccupationDrug + Spice Dealer Blacksmith App    
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate200      
Place of birthEnglandMassachusettsPenna""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year    11 
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 145 = 85 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line22232425 26
Dwelling-house number555    
Family number656    
NameAshton George- Sarah T- Hiram T- Annie L- Angie R
Age6050261025
SexMFMFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationSalesman Spices +cKeeping houseSalesman Tea Coffee +cAttending Schoolno occupation
Real estate value     
Personal estate value1,000    
BirthplaceEnglandMassachusettsPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born1 11 
Mother foreign born1    
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year   1 
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 629, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 251 A = 21 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the reference in the Register of the National Soldiers Home to his son W H Ashton]
line1011121314151617
street nameNorth Twenty First Street
house number720       
dwelling visit #150       
family visit #169       
nameAshton Hiram T- Angelina R- H Mabel- W Harrison [?]Ashton Sarah TAshton A LauraThomeson H Clay- Harriet
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFFMF
age37378560202826
month born if born in year        
relationship wifedaughtersonmothersisterson in law [sic]sister
single  11 1  
married11    11
widowed/divorced    1   
married during year        
occupationsalesmankeeping houseat school at homeclerktin rooferat home
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year  1     
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennaPaPaPaMassPennaPaPa
father's birthplaceEnglandPaPaPaMassEnglandPaEngland
mother's birthplaceMass [?]PaPaPaMassMassPaMass

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 771, page 1 (image 2460 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 11
[house] 108
[family] 109
[name] Hiram T [?] Ashton
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 " [sc. Reg] Pa
[enlistment date] Sept 10 1861
[discharge date] Dec 19 1862
[length of service] 1 years, 3 months, 9 days
[post office address] Nr 2023 Lambert St Phila Penna
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Hiram T Ashton, salesman, h 2023 Lambert

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]


Ashton, Hiram
     Hiram T.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 23 December 1908, page 13]
ASHTON.--21st inst., at Soldiers' Home, Hampton Roads, Va., HIRAM T. ASHTON, son of late George and Sarah Ashton, member of 91st Penna Vols, aged 65. Interment Hampton Roads, Va.

Register of the National Soldiers Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry (image 1992/3948), 13 January 2011]

18086 Hiram T. Ashton.

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.September 10. 1861
Philadelphia Pa
Rank.Corpl
Company and Regiment.G 91st Penna Inf
Time and Place of Discharge.December 19. 1862
Frederick Md
Cause of Discharge.Disability
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.Senile Heart
General ArterioSclerosis


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Penna
Age.65
Height.5-8 [followed by a raised '2']
Complexion.fair
Color of Eyes.gray
Color of Hair.gray
Read and Write.yes
Religion.Prot.
Occupation.Merchant
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Philadelphia Pa
Married or Single.Widower
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Son Harry Ashton No 1914 St Patricks Ave Philadelphia Pa


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
12.Ad. S. Br. 8-11-1907   Dec. 21 1908
400 AM.
Mitral Regurgitation + Stenosis

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission PaperHon Franklin Murphy
Army Discharge1 [the '1' may be scribbled out]
Certificate of Service 
Pension Certificate1.019.328
EFFECTS
Cash$ -.87
Pension Money$70.00
PersonalAppraised at $3 45
Total$[blank]
How Disposed of To Son W. H. Ashton, 1503 Ruby [?] St Phila Pa 30-3-09

Location of Grave and Remarks
Buried in New Nat'l Cemetery, Grave No 9641

draft registration

[Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated enrollment lists, 1863-1865), National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110]
[accessed on Ancestry, 8 June 2012, Pennsylvania, 4th congressional district, volume 11 of 11, class 3, A-Z, image 6 of 211]
 20
RESIDENCE.1933 Girard Avenue
NAME.8 Ashton Hiram
AGE 1st July, 1863.21
WHITE OR COLOREDWhite
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE.Gentleman
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED.Married
PLACE OF BIRTH.Pinna [sic]
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE.[blank]
REMARKS.91th [sic] Regt. Pinna [sic] Volls 8

death register, Angelina R Ashton

[death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Angelina R Ashton, 1899, page 221]
[transcribed 8 June 2012, from FamilySearch]
DATE OF REGISTRATION" 7 [?]
NAME OF DECEASEDAngelina R Ashton
COLORWhite
SEXFemale
AGE56
CONDITIONMarried
DATE OF DEATH[check mark; sc. Nov] 12
CAUSE OF DEATHInflamation of Bowels
ATTENDING PHYSICIANJ T Ridge
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED[blank]
WHERE BORNPhila
WHEN A MINOR, NAME OF FATHER AND MOTHER[blank]
WARD28
STRET AND NO.2516 W Gorden [?; could be 'Garden']
DATE OF BURIAL[check mark, sc. Nov] 15
PLACE OF BURIALOdd Fellows

death notice, Angie R Ashton

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 November 1899, page 15, Angie R Ashton]
[transcribed 8 June 2012, from GenealogyBank]

ASHTON.--On November 12, 1899, Angie R., wife of Hiram T. Ashton, in her 57th year. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from her late residence, No. 2516 West Gordon street. Interment private.


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