91st PA: Samuel H Barr alias Samuel Barkey

Samuel H Barr alias Samuel Barkey

Name

He enlisted under the alias 'Samuel H Barkey'. Since he enlisted in the 91st under 'Samuel H Barr', and the post-war information I have about him suggests he continued using 'Samuel Barr', I suspect he may have enlisted under an alias in another regiment. [sources: 4, 9]

Before the war

He was born in Pennsylvania, in 1845/46. [sources: 2 (19 in 1865)]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He also served in the 18th US infantry. He was enlisted in October 1861. He was taken prisoner near Chatanooga, Tennesse in July 1862, and was paroled in August 1862. [sources: 3, 4, 9]

He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowen. He was a private in company H. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (1864), 9, 10]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 3, 9, 10]

After the war

In 1865/66, he married Mary J [unknown family name]. She was born in May 1846, in Pennsylvania. They had thirteen known children:

[sources: 5, 6, 7 (13 children all alive in 1900), 8 (13 children all alive in 1910)]

In 1870, he was living in the 6th ward of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary and children Violet and Rose. He was a carpenter. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living at 1330 Cowden Street, in the 7th ward of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Violet, Rose, Howard, Lellie, Samuel, Herbert, and Daisy. He was a carpenter. [source: 6]

In 1890, he was living at 1324 Cowden Street, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. [source: 3]

On 27 September 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 9]

In 1900, his wife Mary J Barr was living at 118 Cumberland Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her children Deliah, Daisy, Sylvia, Mary, Harri, Charles, Helen, and William. She was married. I have not (yet) found Samuel Barr. [source: 7]

In 1910, his widow Mary J Barr was living at 321 Cumberland Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William, her daughter Mary, her granddaughter Pauline, and her daughter Helen. [source: 8]

On 17 October 1916 [sic], his widow, Mary J Barr, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 9]

He died on 26 July 1922 [sic], at Dixon, [Pulaski County,] Missouri. [source: 9]

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) (Samuel H Barr)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #143 (Samuel H Barr)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 48, page [2] (image 102 of 148 on Ancestry) (Samuel H Barr)

4 pension index, by name (Samuel Barkey alias Samuel H Barr)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, 6th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1334, page 265 = 5 handwritten (Samuel Barr)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, 7th ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T9, film 1123, pages 308 A-B = 13-14 handwritten (Saml H Barr)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, ward 5, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T623, film 1402, page 300 A-B = 9 handwritten (Mary J Barr)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, 5th ward, supervisor's district 14, enumeration district 67, microfilm series T624, film 1336, page 208 A = 7 handwritten (Mary J Barr)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (and second card) (Samuel A Barr alias Samual Barkey)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
I could not identify him (searched FamilySearch, accessed 1 September 2012)
1860 US census
I could not identify him (searched FamilySearch, accessed 1 September 2012)
1900 US census
I could not identify him (searched FamilySearch, accessed 1 September 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 1 September 2012) had three Samuel Barr's born in Pennsylvania in 1844/45
(1) Samuel D Barr, 65, born PA, no occupation, with wife Margaret D Barr, 67 b. PA, in Wapsinonoc, Muscatine, Iowa, enumeration district 119, microfilm series T624, page 219 = 11 B handwritten (FamilySearch)
(he is probably the Samuel D Barr, 36, b. PA, living with wife Margaret, 38, b. PA, and children Mattie (5 b. IA) and Libby (3 b. IA) in Durant, Cedar, Iowa, in 1880 (microfilm series T9, film 331, page 200 A) (FamilySearch)
(2) Samuel Barr, 66, b. PA, no occupation, with sister Jane Barr, 59, b. PA, in ward 8, San Diego, San Diego, California, enumeration district 161, page 120 = 14 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
(3) Samuel Barr, 66, b. PA, farmer, with wife Isabella Barr, 67, b. Ireland, and Emma Speigel and Harry Warons, in Ross, Kalamazoo, Michigan, enumeration district 162 [?], page 96 = 8 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 September 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 September 2012)
application for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 30 August 2012)
US national cemetery interment control forms, 1928-1962
Ancestry index (accessed 30 August 2012)
Find a grave
accessed 10 October 2010 and again 30 August 2012 (including Samuel Barr buried Pulaski County MO)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 30 August 2012
Several gedcoms include Samuel Barr, child of Henry M and Mary Barr, born 1847, in PA (1850 census: Green, Indiana, PA)

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Samuel H Barr in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Samuel H Barr in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, 6th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1334, page 265 = 5 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line10111213
Dwelling-house number25   
Family number26   
NameBarr Samuel- Mary- Violet- Rose
Age232231
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationCarpenterKeeping house  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplacePa---
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, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, 7th ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T9, film 1123, pages 308 A-B = 13-14 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below and his spouse's name]
line49501234567
street nameCowden StCowden St
house number1330 1330      
dwelling visit #133 133      
family visit #142 142      
nameBarr, Saml H- MaryBarr, Violet- Rose- Howard- Lellie- Samuel- Herbert- Daisy
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMFMMF
age3232131296752
month born if born in year         
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughterSonSonDaughter
single  1111111
married11       
widowed/divorced         
married during year         
occupationCarpenterKeeping houseAt SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolAt School  
months unemployed         
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year  11111  
can't read         
can't write         
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 48, page [2] (image 102 of 148 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 20
[house] 441
[family] 452
[name] Samuel H Barr
[rank] Priv
[company] H
[unit] 91st Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Mar 23 1864
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] [blank]

[company] C
[unit] 18th Us inf
[enlistment date] Oct = 1861
[discharge date] = = 186[blank]
[length of service] = = =

[post office address] 1324 Cowden St. Hbg. Pa
[disability incurred] Taken prisoner near Chatanooga Tennessee
[remarks] July 1862 paroled Aug 62 + lost discharge

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, ward 5, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T623, film 1402, page 300 A-B = 9 handwritten]
[Note: I have not included this entry in the database, because of the possibility that Samuel was still alive but not living with them, suggested by Mary's marital status]
line484950515253545556
streetCumberland StCumberland St
house number118        
dwelling number184        
family number186        
nameBarr Mary JRosemond DeliahBarr, Daisy ABarr Sylvia E- Mary J- Harry S- Charles O- Hellen P- William W O
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterSonSonDaughterSon
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexFFFFFFMFM
birth dateMay 1846Sept 1869Sept 1878Nov 1880App 1883Dec 1884Sept 1886Oct 1888App 1891
age54302119171513119
married?M [sic]MSSSSSSS
# years married34        
mother of how many children?13        
# of children living13        
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year         
# years in USA         
naturalized citizen?         
occupation   Silk weaverSilk weaverAt schoolShoe cutterAt schoolAt school
# months not employed         
# months in school    04099
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedR        
free or mortgaged         
farm/houseH        
# of farm schedule         

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, 5th ward, supervisor's district 14, enumeration district 67, microfilm series T624, film 1336, page 208 A = 7 handwritten]
line2223242526
streetCumberland Street
house nr321    
dwelling nr130    
family nr139    
nameBarr Mary J- William WShartle Mary J- Pauline V- Snyder Helen P
relationshipHeadSonDaughterGrandDaughterDaughter
sexFMFFF
colorWWWWW
age641926321
marital statusWdSWdSM1
#years present marriage  8 1
mother of # children13 3 0
mother of # living children13 1 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationNoneBrick KeeperWeaverNoneNone
nature of industry etc. Type WorksSilk Mills  
employer etc. WW  
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo  
# weeks out of work 1909 00  
can read yesyes yes
can write yesyes yes
school since 1 Sep 09 No  No
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
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 9 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Barr Samuel H.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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