91st PA: John Bailey

John Bailey

Before the war

He was born in England, in 1829. [sources: date: 2 (32 in 1865), 3 (46 in ?1892), 6 (1829), 8 (41 in 1870), 9 (45 in 1880). place: 2, 3, 6, 8, 9]

When he enlisted, he was a heater. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, as a substitute, on 25 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Washington, DC, by Captain Loyd. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He served for six months. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the Empire Lodging House, ward 3, San Francisco, San Francisco, California. He was a cook. [source: 8]

In 1880, he may have been living in Almaden Township, Santa Clara County, California. He was a miner. [source: 9]

On 23 February 1892, he unsuccessfully applied from California for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

On 16 May 1892, he was admitted to the Veterans' Home of California. He was admitted from Santa Cruz. He had rheumatism. He was a miner. He was single. He was apparently not receiving a pension. [source: 3]

He died on 24 September 1892. He was buried in the Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery, Yountville, Napa County, California (section B row 5 grave 23). [sources: 3, 6, 7]

Researcher

Nadine is researching him; contact her at fsevrain@gte.net.

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 company I, descriptive roll, #48 (John Baley [sic])

3 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1893. Serial Set volume 3151, session volume 1, 53rd Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Pages 496 and 717. (John Bailey)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (John Bailey)

5 pension index, by name (John Bailey)

6 Find a grave, memorial 50913374, created by Betty Patterson, added 10 April 2010, accessed 14 July 2012 (identification is confirmed by reference to his service on the pictured headstone, which reads: 'JNO. BAILEY CO. [illegible] 91st PA. INF.') (John Bailey)

7 card records of headstones provided for deceased Union Civil War veterans, ca 1879 - ca 1903, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M1845 (John Bailey)

8 1870 US census, California, San Francisco, San Francisco, ward 3, microfilm series M593, film 79, page 323 recto = 73 handwritten (John Bailey)

9 1880 US census, California, Santa Clara County, Almaden Township, microfilm series T9, film 82, page 359 = 36 D handwritten (John Bailey)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Bailey)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Baley)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Baily)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 4 Apr 12) had no John Bailey died 1892 (and I didn't check further since he apparently died in California)
1860 US census
[none of the six candidates I have listed below matches the occupation listed in the regimental records, and I do not even know whether he was in the US in 1860; using other ages--e.g., to match the 1880 census entry transcribed below--would add more candidates]
(1) Jno Bailey, 30, marble polisher, b. England, with Carrie 25, Lori 6, Robt 4, Hannah 2, and Carrie 1, in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 8, microfilm series M653, film 1158, page 489 = 136 handwritten (FamilySearch record)
(2) John Bailey, 30, barkeeper, b. England, with Mary (30, b. England), in Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1058, page 37 = 256 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(3) John Bailey, 30, barkeeper, b. England, with Mary (34 [?], b. England), George (36, innkeeper) et al., Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1058, page 84 = 303 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(4) John Bailey, 30, brickmaker, b. England, with Elizabeth (30, b. England), John H (9, b. England), Mary E (6, b. Utah), Martha (4, b. Utah), and Sarah Ann (2, b. Utah), Utah, Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake City, ward 4, microfilm series M653, film 1313, page 99 handwritten = 119 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(5) John Bayley, 30, fuller, b. England, with Mary (27 b. England), Sarah (3, b. Conn), and Mary F (3 months, b. Conn), in Connecticut, Hartford County, East Windsor, microfilm series M6543, film 77, page [108] = 56 handwritten (FamilySearch record)
(6) Jonathan Bailey, 31, b.England, jeweler, with Hanah (26 b. NY), Ellen V (3, b. WI), and Willett S (5 months, b. WI), Wisconsin, Walworth, Village of East Troy Town of East Troy, microfilm series M6453, film 1434, page 124 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1880 US census
Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and FamilySearch indices (accessed 26 July 2012)
[see the 1880 census entry transcribed below for the best candidate]
no John Bailey born in England was living in San Francisco County
a John H Bailey, married to Mary, born in England, 58 years old, was living in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, but they had children as old as 18
a John Bailey, 51, born in England, married to Louisa, was living in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, but they had children as old as 19
a John Bailey, 50, born in England, married to Elizabeth, was living in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
a John G Bailey, 50, born in England, single, farmer, was living in Emmons, Dakota Territory
other candidates, slightly older or younger, are also available
1890 US census, veterans' schedule
Ancestry index (accessed 15 Dec 10)
1900 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 26 Jul 12) had three John Bailey's born England 1828-1830
(1) John Bailey, b. England July 1829, no occupation listed, immigrated 1872, with wife Louisa (67, b. England), in ward2, Providence City, Providence, Rhode Island, microfilm series T623, film 1506, enumeration district 16, page 274 = 5 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
(2) John Bailey, b. England May 1828, farmer, widowed, immigrated 1842, boarder with Moses Paul et al., in Perth Township, Fulton, New York, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T623, film 1037, page 216 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
(3) John O Bailey, b. England July 1830, farmer, immigrated 1832, in Leicester Township, Livingston, New York, enumeration district 26, with wife Kornelia et al., microfilm series T623, film 1070, page 131 = 5 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 Jul 12)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 Jul 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 Jul 12)

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John Bailey in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, California, San Francisco, San Francisco, ward 3, microfilm series M593, film 79, page 323 recto = 73 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, but the place of death]
[I did not transcribe the many other people in this household]
line3
Dwelling-house number[728]
Family number[637] Empire Lodging House
NameBailey John
Age41
SexM
ColorW
OccupationCook
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplaceEngland
Father foreign born1
Mother foreign born1
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 old 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

1880 census

[1880 US census, California, Santa Clara County, Almaden Township, microfilm series T9, film 82, page 359 = 36 D handwritten]
[identification is speculative, based on his occupation, as listed in the Veterans' Home records (entry 3 above); see "sources checked unsuccessfully" above for other candidates]
[I did not transcribe the other sixteen residents in this household, headed by Nicholas Vincent, miner]
line16
street name 
house number 
dwelling visit #[358]
family visit #[358]
nameBailey John
colorW
sexM
age45
month born if born in year 
relationshipBoarder
single 
married1 [sic]
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationMiner
months unemployed 
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled 
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplaceEngland
father's birthplaceEngland
mother's birthplaceEngland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bailey John
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2; transcribed 9 March 2014]

Baley John
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bailey John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 12 March 2014]

Baily John
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bailey John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

headstones provided for veterans

[card records of headstones provided for deceased Union Civil War veterans, ca 1879 - ca 1903, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M1845]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 26 July 2012]

Bailey John
Pvt Co I 91" Regt. Pa Infy
Cemetery Vet's Home
at Napa Co. Calif
Grave [blank]
Date of death Sept 24 - 1892
Headstone supplied by [illegibly light]

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