91st PA: Franklin Braceland

Franklin Braceland

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36, in Danagle [? perhaps Donegal] Ireland. [sources: date: 2 (25 in 1861), 7 (44 in 1880), 8, 10 (32 in 1870), 11 (44 at death in 1882). place: 2, 7, 8, 10, 11]

When he enlisted, he was a bricklayer. He was living in Philadelphia when he enlisted. [sources: 2, 8]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 2, 8 (5'6", black hair)]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 August 1861, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 8, 17, 18]

He deserted on 18 May 1862, at Washington DC. He was caught on 7 March 1864. On 18 March 1864, he was reported regained from desertion. On 19 March 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked that he be released from arrest, reporting that he had been sent to the peninsula after being arrested and hadn't received pay for eleven months (!?). Braceland was returned to his company for duty, without being court martialed, on two conditions: that he lose all pay and allowances for the time he was absent, and that he make good all time lost. [sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9]

In May or June 1864, he lost two Springfield rifle muskets and one set of accoutrements. [source: 6]

He deserted a second time on 23 June 1864, near Petersburg. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 8, 17, 18]

After the war

He married Annie [unknown family name]. She was born in September 1847, in Canada. She had four children, of whom two were alive in 1900, and one in 1910, including: [sources: 7, 15, 16]

In 1870, he was living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Annie (presumably his wife), and with John and Frank (presumably their children. He was a bricklayer. [source: 10]

In 1880, he was living in the Philadelphia County Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a bricklayer. He was married. His wife, Anny, was (apparently) living at 1721 Pearl Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was living with her two sons, Francis and John. She claimed to be widowed or divorced. [sources: 7, 12]

On 19 July 1882, he died, of alcoholism, in the County Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married, and was a bricklayer. On 21 July 1882, he was buried, at Philanthropic Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 11]

Probably in fall 1884, his widow, Annie Braceland, was living at 1745 Pearl Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1900, his widow, Annie Braceland, was living at 2410 Bolton Street, ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son John and his wife Margaret. [source: 15]

In 1910, his widow, Anna Braceland, was living at 2218 Oxford Street, ward 47, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a lodger. [source: 16]

On 12 July 1910, his widow, Anna Braceland, died. The funeral was held from her late residence 2218 Oxford Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, [Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania]. [source: 14]

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 21 (Franklin Braceland)

3 register of deserters, company E, entry 5

4 special order 60, headquarters, 1st division, 5th corps, 22 April 1864

5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 19 March 1864

6 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 16 July 1864

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Prison, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 547, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 469 C = 34 handwritten (Frank Braceland)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Franklin Braceland)

9 consolidated morning report, 18 March 1864 (Private Braceland)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward [15], district 43 (post office 1828 Olive St), microfilm series M593, film 1399, page 335 = 97 handwritten (Frank Braceland)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 July 1882 (Francis Braceland)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 263, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 196 A = 17 handwritten (Anny Braclen [sic])

13 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1885, page 231 (Annie Braceland)

14 death notice, Anna Braceland, Philadelphia Inquirer 14 July 1910, page 7

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 737, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 194 = 3 A handwritten (Annie Braceland)

16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 47, microfilm series T624, film 1414, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1220, page 265 = 1 A handwritten (Anna Braceland)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 6 May 2011)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index
1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 8 May 2011)
1860 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 May 2011)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 May 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index

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Franklin Braceland in the 91st PA database

city directories

[Biddle's Philadelphia directory, 1860, page 89]
Braceland Frank, bricklayer, 1335 Catharine

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1885, page 231]
Braceland Annie, wid Frank, h 1745 Pearl

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward [15], district 43 (post office 1828 Olive St), microfilm series M593, film 1399, page 335 = 97 handwritten]
line26272829
Dwelling-house number[583]   
Family number702   
NameBraceland AnnieFrankJohnFrank
Age323263
SexFMMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationKeeps houseBricklayerAt home 
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplaceCanadaIrelandPennaPenna
Father foreign born1111
Mother foreign born1111
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 old 1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Prison, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 547, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 469 C = 34 handwritten]
line28
street name 
house number 
dwelling visit # 
family visit # 
nameBraceland Frank
colorW
sexM
age44
month born if born in year 
relationshipPrisoner
single 
married1
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationBricklayer
months unemployed 
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled 
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplaceIreland
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplaceIreland

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 263, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 196 A = 17 handwritten]
line181920
street namePearl St
house number[1721]  
dwelling visit #113  
family visit #145  
nameBraclen [sic] Anny- Francis- John
colorWWW
sexFMM
age361512
month born if born in year   
relationship SonSon
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupationHouse Cleanerwork in Bolt work 
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceCanida [sic]PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandCanida [sic]Canida [sic]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 737, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 194 = 3 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; this does seem to be the same family as in the 1870 census transcribed above]
line111213
streetBolton
house number2410  
dwelling number39  
family number40  
nameBraceland JohnMargaretAnnie
relationshipHeadWifeMother
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJune 1870July 1871Sept 1847
age292852
married?MMWd
# years married22['40' is crossed out]
mother of how many children? 14
# of children living -2
birthplacePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaCanada
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandScotland
mother's birthplaceCanadaIrelandCanada
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationClerk Government  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 47, microfilm series T624, film 1414, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1220, page 265 = 1 A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the others in this residence, headed by Margaret McNabb]
line36
streetOxford Street
house nr[2218]
dwelling nr[8]
family nr[9]
nameBraceland Anna
relationshipLodger
sexF
colorW
age59
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children4
mother of # living children1
birthplaceCanada English
father's birthplaceCanada English
mother's birthplaceCanada English
immigrated1870 [?]
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationNone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house[H]
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 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bracland, Franklin
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Braceland, Franklin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 March 2014]

Braceland, Franklin
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 July 1882, Francis Braceland]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Francis Braceland
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Forty Four years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, July 19th 1882
7. Cause of Death, Alcoholism
Benj. F. Butcher, M.D.
Residence, No. 771 So. 10th St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Brick layer
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 26th
12. Street and Number, County Prison
13. Date of Burial, July 21st 1882
14. Place of Burial, Philanthropic Cemetery
County Prison Undertaker.

death notice, spouse

[death notice, Anna Braceland, Philadelphia Inquirer 14 July 1910, page 7]
[transcribed May 2011, from GenealogBank]

BRACELAND.--On July 12, 1910, ANNA, widow of Frank Braceland. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday at 8 30 A.M. from her late residence, 2218 Oxford st. High mass at St. Elizabeth's Church at 10 A M. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.


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