91st PA: Henry A Bennett

Henry A Bennett

Before the war

He was born on 13 April 1843, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, to Richard Mayhew Bennett and Sarah Nichols. [source: date: 9; 3 (19 in 1864), 7 (6 in 1850), 8 (16 in 1860). place: 9; 3, 7, 8. parents: 9; 7, 8]

In 1850, he was living in Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with R M and Sarah Bennet (presumably his parents), and with Rebecca, Lovinia, and David Bennet (presumably his siblings). [source: 7]

In 1860, he was living in Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Richard and Sarah Bennett (presumably his parents), and with Rebecca, Lovinia, David, Nathanel, Emma, LaFayette, and Elisabeth Bennett (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 8]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He also served in company I of the 141st Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 6]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1864. He enlisted for one year, at Tonawanda, Pennsylvania. His service was credited to the thirteenth Congressional District. He was mustered in as a private in company H. [sources: 1, 3, 10]

He was killed in action on 27 October 1864 at Boynton Road, Hatcher's Run, Virginia. He was a private, in company H. [source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10]

After the war

On 4 February 1884, his father, Richard M Bennett, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

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) (Henry A Bennett)

2 company H, register of deaths (Henry A Bennett)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #128 (Henry A Bennett)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 October 1864 (Henry A Bennett)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Henry Bennett)

6 pension index, by name (Henry Bennett)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Wysox, microfilm series M432, film 757, page 276 verso = 25 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Henry Bennet)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Wysox, microfilm series M653, film 1081, page 1041 = 188 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Henry Bennett)

9 'Fulkrod and Fugal family tree', available on Ancestry, owner clfugal, accessed 3 October 2013 (Henry A Bennett)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, NARA record group 110
Ancestry index (accessed 2 October 2013)
the only Henry Bennett in the 13th congressional district of Pennsylvania was 30 years old, married, a sawyer, born in New York, and living in Forks, Pennsylvania (presumably the Forks in Northampton County) (13th CD, volume 1 of 3, image 56 of 251)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Henry Bennett (metaphone) son of Richard and Sarah; Henry Bennett (metaphone) died Virginia 1864; Henry Bennett (metaphone) born Pennsylvania 1844 +/- 1 (accessed 2 October 2013)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
The Henry in the census records transcribed below is not living with his parents (see Illinois, Ogle County, Buffalo Township, microfilm series M593, film 265, page 153 verso = 14 handwritten, including Richard, Sarah, Nathaniel, Emma, Lafayette, Elizabeth, and Helen Bennett [FamilySearch])]
1880 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
1890 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
1940 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 October 2013)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 2 October 2013)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 October 2013)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 October 2013)
Find a grave
accessed 2 October 2013)

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Henry Bennett in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Wysox, microfilm series M432, film 757, page 276 verso = 25 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line8910111213
Dwellings visited25 [??]     
Families visited25     
NameR M BennetSarah "Rebecca "Henry "Lovinia "David "
Age32279642
SexMFFMFM
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 years" [sc. Farmer]     
Real estate owned800     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  1   
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Wysox, microfilm series M653, film 1081, page 1041 = 188 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
[note that the Henry Bennett, 16, living in Canton Township, Bradford County, is living with Robert Bennett, which doesn't fit the father who applied for a pension (see entry 6 above) (Canton Twp)]
line24252627282930313233
Dwelling number 1468         
Family number1383         
NameRichard BennettSarah "Rebecca "Henry "Lovinia "David "Nathanel "Emma "La FayettElisabeth
Age41381816141210752
Sexmffmfmmfmf
Color          
OccupationFarmer         
Value of real estate owned600         
Value of personal estate500         
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year   11111  
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

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]


Bennett Henry A.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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