91st PA: James W Beeman

James W Beeman

Before the war

He was born in April 1844, in Tuscarora, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, to Stephen Beeman and Elizabeth Jane [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 6, 7, 9; 4 (19 in 1864), 10 (6 in 1850), 11 (17 in 1860), 12 (26 in 1870), 13 (36 in 1880), 14 (20 in 1863), 15 (1844), 16 (1844). place: 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. parents: 9, 10, 11, 16]

In 1850, he was living in Springhill, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Stephen and Jane (presumably his parents), and with John, Matilda, Bethiah, and Elliot (presumably siblings). He had not attended school within the year. [source: 10]

In 1860, he was living in Tuscarora, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Elizabeth (presumably his mother), and with John, Bertha, Ephraim, George, Celinda, and Cortland (presumably siblings). He had not attended school within the year. [source: 11]

In July 1863, he registered for the draft. He was living in Tuscarora, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and was single. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1864. He enlisted for one year, at Monroe County, Pennsylvania. His service was credited to the Thirteenth Congressional District. He was mustered in as a private in company H. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 17, 18]

He was discharged at Washington, DC, on 22 June 1865 by general order, War Department. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 17, 18]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Joseph Beeman and (apparently) Joseph's family. He was a farm laborer. [source: 12]

In 1880, he was living in Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his mother Jane E Barber, his sister and brother-in-law Matilda and Jacob Dean, and a niece. He was a farm laborer. [source: 13]

In 1890, he was living in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He had rheumatism. [source: 5]

He successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension on 30 April 1890. [sources: 2, 8]

On 20 July 1891, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, he married Abagail Vanderpool ("Abbie"). She was born in April 1874, in Pennsylvania. In 1900, she had had four children, two of whom were alive, including these:

[sources: 6, 9]

In 1900, he was living in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Abbie, and daughters Edith and Polly. He was a farmer. [source: 6]

He died on 9 December 1901, in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He died of heart trouble. He was buried in the New Era Cemetery, in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. His grave has a GAR flagholder. [sources: 7, 8, 9, 15, 16 (9 Oct 01)]

His minor dependent George Horton successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension on 18 July 1908. [sources: 2, 8]

His widow, Aba Beeman, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension on 10 March 1902. [sources: 2, 8]

His widow died before 7 August 1908. [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)

2 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name (James Beeman) (searched 3 March 2001, on Ancestry)

3 company H, register of men discharged, #51 (James W Beeman)

4 company H, descriptive roll, #130 (James W Beeman)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Terry Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 31, page 2 (image 2 of 6 on Ancestry) (James W Beeman)

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Terry Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T623, film 1383, page 108 = 6A handwritten (James Beeman)

7 New Era Cemetery, Terry Township, Bradford County PA, by Joyce M Tice (searched 27 Dec 2005) (James W Beeman)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (James W Beeman)

9 'The descendants of Thomas Beeman of Kent Connecticut', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Gwen Boyer Bjorkman, last updated 12 November 2011, accessed 1 July 2012 (James W Beeman)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Springhill, microfilm series M432, film 317, page 317 recto = 631 handwritten] (James Beeman [?])

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Tuscarora, post office East Smithfield, microfilm series M653, film 1079, page 839 = 120 handwritten (Jas Beeman)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Albany Township, post office Hibbard Town, microfilm series M593, film 1311, page 15 verso = 30 handwritten (James Beeman)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Dimock, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 121, microfilm series T9, film 1196, page 123 = 21 A handwritten (Jam W Beeman)

14 Consolidated lists of civil war draft registration records, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110, Pennsylvania, 13th Congressional District, volume 1 of 3, class I, A-L (James Beeman)

15 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 1 Jul 12) (James W Beeman)

16 Find a grave, memorial 42904829, created by Lyle Rockwell, added 9 Oct 2009, accessed 1 July 2012 (James W Beeman)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James W Beemer)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James W Beeman)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 1 July 2012)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 1 July 2012)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 1 July 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 June 2013)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 June 2013)

Display


James W Beeman in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

James W Beeman in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Springhill, microfilm series M432, film 317, page 317 recto = 631 handwritten]
[note that there is a James Beeman, 10, with Nathaniel D (40) and Sally (45) Beeman, in Rome, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (microfilm series M432, film 756, page 124 recto = 27 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line1314151617181920
Dwellings visited[illegible]       
Families visited53       
NameStephen Beeman [?]JaneStephenJohnMatildaBethiahJamesElliot
Age65451816151064
Sexmfmmffmf
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer nonenone    
Real estate owned600       
BirthplaceConnNYPa"""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Tuscarora, post office East Smithfield, microfilm series M653, film 1079, page 839 = 120 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
[note that there is a James Beeman (19) in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, living with Nathn (50) and Sarah (54) Beeman, microfilm series M653, film 1081, page 554 = 207 handwritten]/
line2021222324252627
Dwelling number854       
Family number831       
NameElizabeth BeemanJohn "Bertha "Jas "Ephraim "Geo "Celinda "Cortland "
Age542620177531
SexFMFMMMFM
Color        
OccupationFarming       
Value of real estate owned600       
Value of personal estate100       
Place of birthNYPa""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Albany Township, post office Hibbard Town, microfilm series M593, film 1311, page 15 verso = 30 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line303132333435
Dwelling-house number250     
Family number242     
NameBeeman Joseph- Jane- Ida- Louisa- Adeline- James
Age232532126
SexMFFFFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt Home" "" "Farm Laborer
Real estate value300     
Personal estate value100     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
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    1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Dimock, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 121, microfilm series T9, film 1196, page 123 = 21 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line4647484950
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #206    
family visit #207    
nameBeeman Jam WBarber Jane EDean Matilda" JacobCoarce Emma
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMF
age3673446517
month born if born in year     
relationship MotherSisterBrother in LawNiece
single1    
married  11 
widowed/divorced 1   
married during year     
occupationFarm LaborerKeeping houseAt HomeFarm LaborerAt home
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePaCanadaPaPaPa
father's birthplaceConnCanadaConnPaPa
mother's birthplaceCanadaCanada"PaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Terry Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 31, page 2 (image 2 of 6 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 13
[house] 68
[family] 69
[name] James W Beeman
[rank] private
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Vol Inf
[enlistment date] Oct 7 1864
[discharge date] June 22 1865
[length of service] x years, 8 months, 15 days
[post office address] New Erie Bradford Co Penna
[disability incurred] Rheumatism
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Terry Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T623, film 1383, page 108 = 6A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 census, his place of death, and his spouse's name]
line18192021
street    
house number    
dwelling number123   
family number124   
nameBeeman James- Abbie- Edith- Polly J
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
birth dateApr 1844Apr 1874Nov 1894Apr 1898
age562652
married?MMSS
# years married88  
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceConnecticutPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationFarmer   
# months not employed0   
# months in school    
can readYesNo  
can writeYesNo  
speaks EnglishYesYes  
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Beemer James W.
Co. H 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Beeman James W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 March 2014]

Beeman James W.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

draft registration

[Consolidated lists of civil war draft registration records, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110, Pennsylvania, 13th Congressional District, volume 1 of 3, class I, A-L]
[transcribed 1 July 2012, from Ancestry, image 38 of 251]

SCHEDULE I.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS I, subject to do military duty in the Thirteenth Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Bradford Columbia Montour Sullivan and Wyoming State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the month of July, 1863, under direction of Charles M Manville, Provost Marshal.
RESIDENCE." [sc. Tuscarora]
NAME.9 Beeman James
AGE 1st July 1863.20
WHITE OR COLORED." [sc. White]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE." [sc. Farmer]
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED.Single
PLACE OF BIRTH.Pa
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE.[blank]
REMARKS.[blank]

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 1 Jul 12)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Bradford County
NAME Beeman, James W.
DATE OF BIRTH 1844
DATE OF DEATH Dec. [sic] 9, 1901
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE Oct. 7, 1864 June 22, 1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. "H" 91st Reg. Pa. Vol.
RANK [blank]
CEMETERY NAME New Era Cemetery,
#182
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Terry Township
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION A LOT No. 35 RANGE #23 GRAVE No. 2
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Project No. 21176
DATE Oct. 24, 1939
REMARKS [blank]

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