91st PA: Charles Sheble Brown

Charles Sheble Brown

Before the war

He was born on 14 January 1836, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jacob C Brown and Elizabeth Sheble [sources: date: 9; 7 (34 in 1870), 8 (42 in 1880), 14 (68 yrs 9 mos 26 dys on 8 Nov 1904), 17 (13 Jan 1836), 19 (13 in 1850), 20 (23 in 1860). place: 7, 8, 9, 14, 19, 20. parents: 17, 19, 20]

In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Jacob and Elizabeth Brown, and with Jacob and Margaret (presumably siblings; if so, Jacob is his twin). He had attended school within the year. [source: 19]

In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Jacob and Elizabeth, and with his presumed twin Jacob, and with Emily M Sheble (perhaps a cousin?). Jacob is presumably the grocer, living at the corner of Girard avenue and Savery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a general dealer. He is presumably the commission merchant at 40 North Delaware Avenue, who lived on Girard Avenue. [sources: 20, 21]

He married Sarah Emma Bassett. [source: 17]

In 1861/62, he married Virginia Myers. She was born in October 1844, in Pennsylvania. They had at least one child:

[sources: 9 (2 children, 1 living, in 1900), 17, 22]

During the war

He initially was captain of company K of the regiment Edward Wallace was recruiting. A recruiting poster for his company (dated 2 September 1861) lists the location as the Morse Literary Institute, Frankford Road and York Street. [source: 4]

By 19 October 1861, he was captain of company H of the combined regiment. [source: 10]

He was mustered into service as captain of company H on 25 November 1861 [sources: 1, 3, 4, 13, 25]

He resigned either on 22 February 1862, 4 March 1862, or 5 March 1862. He was captain of company H. [sources: 1 (22 Feb), 2 (5 Mar), 3 (4 Mar), 4 (22 Feb), 25]

After the war

On 10 March 1863, and again on 21 September 1863, he certified various facts about the death of John Walters (H). [source: 24]

In 1870, he was living in the 25th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office: Bridesburg). His occupation was: "serves milk". He was living with his wife Virginia and son Charles, along with three Tazell's. He is probably the farmer living at Green Lane near Richmond (the family house for decades after that). [sources: 7, 21]

In 1880, he was living on Green Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a milk dealer. He was living with his wife Virginia and son Charles. [source: 8]

From at least 1887 on, he was living at Green lane near Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His occupation was milk. [source: 21]

In 1890, he was living at Green Lane, west of Richmond. [source: 23]

In 1900, he was living on Green Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a milk dealer. He was living with his wife Virginia and niece Virginia Tazel. [source: 9]

On 1 March 1902, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 15]

He died at his residence (Kerbaugh Street west of Richmond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), on 8 November 1904, of pneumonia, with collopus [?] contributing. He was a milk dealer. He was buried on 12 November 1904, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the follow-ing organizations were invited to the funeral: Bridesburg Lodge, Number 63, Knights of Pythias; Diligent Division, Number 122 [?], Sons of Temperance;Tacony Division, Number 7, Sons of Temperance. [sources: 14, 15, 16, 17 (10 Nov 1904)]

On 10 November [?] 1904, his widow, Virginia Brown, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension [sources: 6, 15]

On 24 June 1917, his widow, Virginia M Brown, died, at Salem, [Salem County,] New Jersey. She was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 18]

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 Official army register

3 regimental descriptive book

4 company H, list of commissioned officers (Chas S Brown)

5 recruiting poster, for company K, Captain Brown, of Edward Wallace's regiment (Chas L Brown)

6 pension index, by name (Charles S Brown)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 25th ward 82nd division, post office Bridesburg, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 41 (Charles Brown)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 519, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 28 = 16D handwritten (Charles S Brown)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 583, microfilm series T623, film 1466, page 136 = sheet 10A handwritten (Charles S Brown)

10 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (Charles Brown)

11 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (CS Brown)

12 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (CS Brown)

13 'Local intelligence', Philadelphia Inquirer 19 September 1862 page 8 (Chas S Brown)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 November 1904, #26319 (Charles S. Brown)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Charles S Brown)

16 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 12 November 1904, page 7 (Charles S Brown)

17 Find-a-grave memorial 8855216, created by Marigay, added 31 May 2004, accessed 11 Jan 2011 (Charles Sheble Brown)

18 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 June 1917, page 8 (Virginia M Brown)

19 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 278 verso = [556] handwritten (Charles Brown)

20 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 473 = 179 handwritten (Charles S Brown)

21 selected Philadelphia city directories

22 IGI record for Charles Sheble Brown

23 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 128, enumeration district 546, page 2 (image 1787 of 2610 on Ancestry, accessed 25 January 2012); image 1948 of 2793 on FamilySearch (accessed 25 January 2012) (Charles Brown)

24 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, widow's certificate number 37,102, Catharine McCarty widow of John Walters (Charles S Brown)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles S Brown)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritagQuest indices (accessed 24 Jan 12)
she is not living with her son Sheble C. Brown (an eye specialist; he is living at 3044 Frankford Rd [?] with his wife Hallie G, 38 years old, born PA, married 12 years, 1 child, 1 living; and his daughter Harriet B, 10 years old, born PA, and his sister in law Helen H Dickson, 32, b. PA); see Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 56 = 2 B handwritten
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 24 Jan 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 24 Jan 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 11 Jan 11

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Charles S Brown in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Charles S Brown in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 278 verso = [556] handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the parents' names--see entry 17]
line1920212223
Dwellings visited554    
Families visited609    
NameJacob BrownElizabeth "Jacob "Charles "Margaret E "
Age4035131312
Sexmfmmf
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsGrocer    
Real estate owned     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  111
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 473 = 179 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1850 census above]
line2223242526
Dwelling number1260    
Family number1411    
NameJacob BrownElizabeth "Jacob S. "Charles S. "Emily M. Sheble
Age484723239
Sexmfmmf
Color     
OccupationKeeps Grocery Store [written above the entry] Tailor now Conductor P.W.[?] Rail wag [above] Hardware Salesman nowGeneral Dealer 
Value of real estate owned$1050    
Value of personal estate$1700    
Place of birthNew JerseyPennsylvania"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year    1
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 25th ward 82nd division, post office Bridesburg, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 41]
line789101112
Dwelling-house number579     
Family number629     
NameBrown Charles- Virginia- CharlesTazell [?] Charles- Mary- Virginia
Age3426124221
SexMFMMFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationServes MilkKeeping house Farm LaborerKeeping house 
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 519, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 28 = 16D handwritten]
line567
street nameGreen Lane
house number   
dwelling visit #142  
family visit #149  
nameBrown, Charles S- Virginia- Charles
colorWWW
sexMFM
age423511
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationMilk dealerKeeping houseAt school
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceN.J.PaPa
mother's birthplacePaDelPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 128, enumeration district 546, page 2 (image 1787 of 2610 on Ancestry, accessed 25 January 2012); image 1948 of 2793 on FamilySearch (accessed 25 January 2012)]
[identification is confirmed by the address; I do not know how to account for the apparently mistaken regiment. Note that the "pension index by unit" cards available on Fold3 do not include a Charles Brown in A 116 PA, and Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers (pp.1236-1238) does not list a Charles Brown in A 116]

[line] 17
[house] 174
[family] 174
[name] Brown Chas S
[rank] Corporal
[company] A
[unit] 116 Penna
[enlistment date] July 27 1862
[discharge date] June 3 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 10 months, 24 days
[post office address] Green Lane west Richmond st Sta [?] E [?]
[disability incurred]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 583, microfilm series T623, film 1466, page 136 = sheet 10A handwritten]
line252627
streetGreen Lane
house number-  
dwelling number180  
family number188  
nameBrown Charles S- Virginia MTazel Virginia B
relationshipHeadWifeNiece
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJan 1836Oct 1844Dec 1868
age645531
married?MMS
# years married3838 
mother of how many children? 2 
# of children living 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationMilk Dealer  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
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 9 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Brown, Charles S.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Capt. | Capt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 November 1904, #26319, Charles S. Brown]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
26319
Physician's Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Charles S. Brown
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Married
5. Age, Years 68 Months 9 Days 26
6. Date of Death, Year 1904 Month November Day 8th
7. Cause of Death, Chief Pneumonia
Contributing Collopus [?] [I initially read this as 'Collapsed']
H. Reynolds M.D.
Residence Bridesbug Pa
Undertaker's Certificate.
8. Occupation, Milk Dealer
9. Place of Birth, Phil
10. Birthplace of Father, Salem N.J.
11. Birthplace of Mother, Phil
12. When a Minor, [blank]
13. Last place of Residence (This need only be given when the deceased resided out of the city.) [blank]
14. Place of Death, Street and No. Kerbaugh St West [sic] Richmond
15. Ward, wherein death occurred, 25th
16. Buried from, Street and No Kerbaugh St West of Richmond St
17. Date of Burial, Nov 12th 1904
18. Place of Burial Cedar Hill
John Rose Undertaker
Residence, 2616 Bridge St Bridesburg

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 12 November 1904, page 7, Charles S Brown]

BROWN.--On November 8, 1904, CHARLES S BROWN, husband of Virginia M Brown. Relatives and friends of the family, also Bridesburg Lodge, No 63, K of P; Diligent Division, No 122 [?] S. of T; Tacony Division, No 7, S of T.; also the survivors of Company H, Ninety-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, are invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday, at 2 P.M., from his late residence Kerbaugh st. formerly Green lane, west of Richmond st, 25th ward. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

death notice for spouse

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 June 1917, page 8, Virginia M Brown]
[transcribed 24 January 2012, from GenealogyBank]

BROWN.--June 24, at Salem, N.J., VIRGINIA M., widow of Charles S. Brown and mother of C. Sheble Brown, MD. Relatives and friends invited to funeral Wed, 10 A.M., residence of Mrs. Richard Smith, 166 Griffith st, Salem, N.J. Int. Cedar Hill Cem, Frankford, Pa, on arrival of 12 10 P.M. train from Salem. Train leaves Market St. Ferry 8 04 A.M., arriving at Salem 9.52.

city directories

[transcribed 24 January 2012, from Fold3]
1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 107
Brown Jacob, grocer, cor Girard av and Savery
[page 105] Brown Charles S., commission merchant, 40 N Delaware av, h Girard av
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 273
[no Charles milk]
Brown Charles S., farmer, h Green la n Richmond
1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 243
[no relevant entries]
1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 237
[no relevant entries]
1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 240
Brown Charles P., milk, Camac c Montg'y
1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 239
[no relevant entries]
1885 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 258
[no relevant entries]
1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 249
[no relevant entries]
1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 247
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., milk, h Green la c Richmond
1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 255
[no relevant entries]
1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 260
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., milk, Green la n Richmond
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., Jr., student, h Green la n Richmond
1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 266
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., milk, Green la n Richmond
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., Jr., student, h Green la n Richmond
1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 242
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., milk, Green la. n Richmond, Bdg
" [sc. Brown] Charles S., Jr., physician, Green la n Richmond, Bdg
1905 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 342
" [sc. Brown] Chas S., physician, 3046 Fkd av
[no Virginia widow of Charles on page 353]
1911 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 290
[no Chas S Brown physician on page 283]
-- [sc. Brown] Virginia wid h 2132 Pine
[this is not my Virginia; she was 45 years old (see 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 7 division 21, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 109, microfilm series T624, film 1389, page 246 = 3 B handwritten)

IGI record

[IGI; transcribed 24 Jan 2012, from FamilySearch] Charles Sheble Brown, born 1869, Philadelphia, Pennshylvania, to Charles Sheble Brown and Virginia Myers, died 1 February 1929

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