91st PA: Jacob Bolin

Jacob Bolin

Before the war

He was born on 17 February 1825, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Bolen and Nancy Johns. [sources: date: 6; 3 (40 in 1865), 7 (35 in 1860), 8 (45 in 1870), 9 (55 in 1880), 11 (63 in 1888). place: 6; 3 (Adams or Cumberland County), 7, 8, 9. parents: 6, 11]

On 18 (or 11) November 1845, he married Anna Elizabeth Eckenrode, in Conewago Chapel, Edge Grove, Adams County, Pennsylvania. They had four children:

[sources: 6, 11]

His (first) wife, Anna Elizabeth Bolen, died on 10 October 1852. [source: 6]

He married Mary Ann Rife about 1853, in Adams County, Pennsylvania. They had six children:

[sources: 6m 11]

In 1860, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a wagonmaker, and owned $600 in real estate and $370 in personal property. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Pius, Margaret, John, William, Laura, and Jacob. [source: 7]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865. He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 11, 13]

He received clothing worth $41.05. [source: 3]

He deserted on 16 June 1865 from camp near Washington DC. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 2, 11, 13]

After the war

When the Confederate Army invaded Pennsylvania in 1863, they took a saddle, a halter and chain, a buggy whip, and lumber from his farm, and damaged his corn, burned rails, and used and destroyed hay. He applied for damages on 22 October 1868, and was awarded $100.50 on 23 November 1871. [sources: 6, 11]

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a wagonmaker, and owned $2,500 in real estate and $700 in personal property. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Margaret, William, Jacob and Clinton. [source: 8]

In 1879, he was an auditor of Tyrone Township, Adams County. [source: 11]

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a wagonmaker. He was living with his wife MaryAnn, son Clinton, and a niece. [source: 9]

On 14 February 1883, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 10]

He died on 12 March 1888, in Heidlersburg, Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Heidlersburg Cemeter, Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 11]

On 21 May 1888, his widow, Mary A Bolen, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [source: 4]

In 1890, his widow, Mary Ann Bolen, was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Heidlesburg). [source: 5]

On 8 April 1911, his widow, Mary Ann Bolen, died. [sources: 6 (1912), 12 (1911)]

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) (Jacob Bolin)

2 company G, register of deserters (Jacob Bolen)

3 company G, second descriptive list, [#97] (Jacob Bolen)

4 pension index, by name (Jacob Bolen)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 14, page 4 (Mary Ann widow of Jacob Bolen)

6 'Family of Johann Heinrich Eschbach', a gedcom available on Rootsweb WorldConnect (viewed June 2007, last updated 12 May 2002, contact John D Ashbaugh) (Jacob Bolen)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, [Adams County, Tyrone Township], microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 628 (Jacob Bowlin)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 375 = 9 handwritten (Jacob Bolin)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 76 = 19C handwritten (Jacob Bolen)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Jacob Bolen)

11 Find a grave, memorial 18312303, created by pat callahan, added 9 March 2007, accessed 10 February 2014 (Jacob Bolen)

12 Pennsylvania death indices, 1911 ('Bolen, Mary A.; 33204; Adams Co.; Apr. 8.')

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania death indices
1912: no Mary Bolen or Bolin (accessed 10 April 2014)

Display



Jacob Bolin in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, [Adams County, Tyrone Township], microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 628]
[identification is probable, since (1) Mary's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, (2) the occupation matches his occupation at enlistment, and (3) the place matches the location from which he was drafted]
line1011121314151617
Dwelling number339       
Family number338       
NameJacob BowlinMary "Pius "Margret "John "William "Laura "Jacob "
Age353513108531
SexMFMFMMFM
Color        
OccupationWagon maker       
Value of real estate owned600       
Value of personal estate370       
Place of birth  [probably ditto for 'Pennsylvania']       
Married within year        
Attended school within year  1111  
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 375 = 9 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line171819202122
Dwelling-house number61     
Family number63     
NameBolin JacobMaryMargaretWilliamJacobClinton
Age45452015114
SexMFFMMM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationWagon MakerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value2500     
Personal estate value700     
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year   11 
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, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 76 = 19C handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line5678
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #176   
family visit #176   
nameBolen Jacob- Maryann- ClintonKife [?] Clara B
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age55551311
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonNiece
single  1[blank]
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationWagon MakerKeeping HouseAt Home 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read1   
can't write1   
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 14, page 4]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]

[line] 46
[house] 212
[family] 219
[name] Mary Ann, widow of Jacob Bolen
[rank] Private
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] " " " " [sc. Heidlesburg Adams Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bolen, Jacob
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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