91st PA: William Bailey or Bayley

William Bailey (or Bayley)

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 6 (29 in 1861), 7 (29 in 1861). place: 6, 7]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 7]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair. [sources: 6, 7 (5' tall)]

During the war

He was mustered in as seventh corporal of company H on 1 Oct 1861. [source: 8]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [source: 1]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 March 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Snyder. He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14]

On 26 March 1864, he was mustered by Lieutenant Burke--but the descriptive roll does not say why. [source: 6]

On 18 March 1865, he was promoted from private to corporal, effective 1 March 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9]

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 April 1865. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7]

On 23 June 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 8 July 1865. [source: 4]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a sergeant in company D. [sources: 1, 7, 12, 13, 14]

After the war

On 9 October 1865, he and others published an ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer supporting Jacob E Ridgway for State Senator in the second district. [source: 5]

Perhaps he is the William Bailey who died on 11 November 1882 in Philadelphia. If so, he was bured in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But I have not been able to confirm or refute this possibility. [source: 11]

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) (William Bayley)

2 special order 17, 18 March 1865 (William Bailey)

3 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (William Bailey)

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Bailey)

5 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (William H Bailey)

6 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 16 (William Bailey)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 August 2004 (William Bayley; roll also has 'Bailey')

8 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (William Bayley)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania (Privt Baily)

10 support for Jacob Ridgway for Pennsylvania state senator, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 October 1865, page 8 (William Baley)

11 [unknown whether this is the correct William Bailey] death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 November 1882 (FamilySearch) (William Bailey)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Apr 2013): William Bailey born PA 1831/32 resident Philadelphia: no records
same search except born 1830/33: no records (and 'Bayley' had none also)
1860 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Apr 2013): William Bailey born PA 1831/32 resident Philadelphia: no record
same search except born 1830/33: 1 record Wm Bailey, 30, in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, e.d., page 469 = 35 handwritten, FamilySearch (and 'Bayley' had no more)
That was Wm Bailey, 30, b. PA, clerk, with H S Benson, Hotel Proprieter
1870 US census
seven candidates in FamilySearch (searching for William Bailey born PA 1830/33 resident Philadelphia)
1880 US census
no candidates in FamilySearch (searching for William Bailey born PA 1830/33 resident Philadelphia)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
FamilySearch had four William Bailey's living in Philadelphia, none of whom listed service in the 91st Pennsylvania (accessed 24 Apr 13)
1900 US census
only one candidate in FamilySearch (searching for William Bailey born PA 1830/33 resident Philadelphia)
Wm B Bailey, b. PA July 1833, carpenter, married 25 years, with wife Sue L (b. Apr 1838 PA), daughter Laura P Word (b. Sep 1870, NJ) et al. with wife Sue (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, e.d. 564, page 174 = 12 A handwritten, FamilySearch)
1910 US census
no candidates in FamilySearch (searching for William Bailey born PA 1830/33 resident Philadelphia)
1920 US census
no candidates in FamilySearch (searching for William Bailey born PA 1830/33 resident Philadelphia)
1930 US census
no candidates in FamilySearch (searching for William Bailey born PA 1830/33 resident Philadelphia)
Headstones of deceased Union veterans 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 Feb 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 Apr 12)
Philadelphia Inquirer
no death notice on 11 November 1882; GenealogyBank did not have a Philadelphia paper for 12 November 1882 (accessed 18 April 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched for William Bailey d. 1882 PA OR b. 1834 +/- 1 d. 1882 (accessed 18 Apr 13)
Ancestry family trees
searched for Wiliam Bailey d. 1882 PA OR b. 1834 +/-1 d. 1882 (accessed 18 Apr 13)
Find a grave
searched for William Bailey OR Bayley OR Baily d. 1882 buried PA; also searched for William (or Wm or W) buried Odd Fellows (accessed 18 Apr 13)

Display


William Bailey in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William Bailey in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bailey William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf
Pvt | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Baley William
     William H.


[card 2, transcribed 8 March 2014]

Baily William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Baley William
     William H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 11 March 2014]

Baley William
     William H.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

possible death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 November 1882, William Bailey FamilySearch]
[I do not know whether this is the William Bailey who served in the 91st; I have not found other information about this William Bailey]
[in particular, GenealogyBank has no Philadelphia newspapers for 12 November 1882; the Philadelphia Inquirer for 11 November 1882 did not have a death notice for him; I did not find him in Find a grave (accessed 21 Jan 12, by name and by cemetery); I did not find him on RootsWeb WorldConnect or Ancestry Family Trees (accessed 21 Jan 12); I did not find him in the 1881 or 1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directories; and in the 1880 census 41 North 18th Street would be in enumeration district 162, but the only North 18th street entry I found was 77 North 18th Street]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William Bailey
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, 48 years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, Nov. 11. 1882.
7. Cause of Death, Shock from injuries
accidentally rec'd
Wm S. Janney M.D. Coroner
per Dugan

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 9th
12. Street and Number, 41 North 18th St.
13. Date of Burial, Nov 12th 1882
14. Place of Burial, Odd Fellows
Bain + Heins Undertaker
Residence, 41 North 18th St

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