91st PA: Jacob D Browning

Jacob D Browning

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (3 (19 in 1861), 4 [21], 7 [29 in 1870], 8 [35 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 8).

When he enlisted, he was a moulder, and he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 23 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3). He was a private in company A (1, 11).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (9).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 4, 5).

He was wounded on 10 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 10).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 3, 4). He was a private, in company A (11).

After the war

He applied successfully for a pension on 19 June 1866 (2, 6).

In 1870, he was living in the 13th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a car driver (7). He could not read or write (7). He was living with his wife Ellen, four children (presumably theirs), and three other Browning's (perhaps his brother and family) (7).

In 1880, he worked in a brickyard (8). He had been unemployed for 2 months in the previous year (8). He was disabled, and still could not read or write (8). He was living with his wife Ellen, and children George, Jacob, and Emma (8).

In 1890, he was living in New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania (post office Kavlin) (5). He had been wounded in his side and left arm in the battles of Gettysburg and the Wilderness (5).

He died on 6 December 1899 (2).

On 10 January 1900, his widow, Ellen Browning, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (2, 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) (Jacob Browning)

2 pension index by regiment (Jacob D Browning)

3 descriptive list, company A, number 3 (Jacob Browning)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Jacob Browning)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, New Garden, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 69, page [3] (Jacob Browning)

6 pension index, by name (Jacob D Browning)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward 39th district, microfilm series M593, film 1397, page 268 = 50 handwritten (Jacob Browning)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, New Garden Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 1114, page 274 = page 6B handwritten (Jacob Browning)

9 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jacob Browning)

10 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Jacob Browning)

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

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward 39th district, microfilm series M593, film 1397, page 268 = 50 handwritten]
line323334353637383940
Dwelling-house number294        
Family number318        
NameBrowning Jacob" Ellen" Eliza" Thomas" George" JacobBrowning Eli" Elizabeth" Thomas
Age2934141549/1231223
SexMFFMMMMFM
ColorWWWWWWWWW
OccupationCar driverKeep HouseDomestic WorkerPorter dry Good Store  Car driverKeep House 
Real estate value         
Personal estate value         
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born         
Mother foreign born         
Birth month if born within year     Oct   
Marriage month if married within year         
Attended school past year         
Can't read1111  11 
Can't write1111  11 
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, Chester County, New Garden Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 1114, page 274 = page 6B handwritten]
line1718192021
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #53    
family visit #56    
nameBrowning Jacob- Ellen- George H [?]- Jacob E- Emma J [?]
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age354413117
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationWorks in brickyardKeeping houseAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
months unemployed2    
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled1    
school this year  111
can't read11   
can't write11   
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, New Garden, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 69, page [3]]
[line] 27
[house] 142
[family] 143
[name] Jacob Browning
[rank] priv
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 23 Sep 1861
[discharge date] 25 Dec 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 3 months, 24 days
[post office address] Kavlin Chester Co Pa
[disability incurred] wounded in side + left arm
[remarks] In Gettysburg + Wilderness Battles

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Browning, Jacob
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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