91st PA: James Browning

James Browning

Before the war

He was born on 24 October 1828 (10, 12; 3 (36 in 1864), 6 [22 in 1850], 7 [32 in 1860], 8 [42 in 1870], 9 [52 in 1880], 10 [71 in 1900]) He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7, 8 [MD], 9, 10).

He married Eliza J [unknown family name] (12). She was born on 6 February 1831 (12).

In 1850, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Eliza, children George and Henry, and one other person (6). He was a farmer (6).

In 1860, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Eliza, children George, Herny, John, William, and Elizabeth Ann (7). He was a farmer, and owned $400 in real estate and $50 in personal property (7).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 11). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company F (1, 13).

He was discharged near Washington DC by general order on 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 11). He was a private, in company F (13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Eliza, and children Henry, John, William, Elizabeth, Marenda [??], Meshach, Mary Ella, Barbara, and Anne (8). He was a farmer, and owned $700 in real estate and $300 in personal property (8).

In 1880, he was living in Flintstone District, Allegany County, Maryland (9). He was living with his wife Eliza, and children Mechach, Melinda, Mary E, Barbara, Annie, Rachel, and his father Ephraim (9). He was a farmer (9).

On 15 June 1881, he applied successfully from Maryland for a pension (4, 11).

His daughter, Barbara Browning, died on 18 July 1885, and was buried in the Browning Cemetery, Allegany County, Maryland (12).

In 1890, he was living in Flintstone, Allegany County, Maryland (5).

His wife, Eliza J Browning, died on 31 January 1895 (12). She was buried in the Browning Cemetery, Allegany County, Maryland (12).

In 1900, he was living in Flintstone District, Allegany County, Maryland (10). He was living with his grandson William Browning and William's family (10). He was a landlord (10). He was widowed (10).

He again applied for a pension on 1 March 1907 (11).

He died on 30 March 1908 (11, 12). He was buried in the Browning Cemetery, Allegany County, Maryland (12).

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) (James Browning)

2 company F, register of men discharged (James Browning)

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #42 (James Browning)

4 pension index, by name (James Browning)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 3, page 1 (James Browning)

6 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 153 = 306 handwritten] (James Browning)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 547 = 7 handwritten] (James Browning)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Chaneysville PA), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 631 = 27-28 handwritten] (James Browning)

9 1880 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone District, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T9, film 493, page 29 = 9 A handwritten] (James Browning)

10 1900 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone District, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 100, microfilm series T623, film 604, page 25 = 6 A handwritten] (James Browning Sr)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (James Browning)

12 Find a Grave, memorial 32873847, created by Joe Mckenzie, added 12 Jan 2009, accessed 3 April 2011 [cites Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Allegany County Maryland Rural Cemeteries, page 10] [identification is probable, given the death date in the pension index by unit (11)] (James Browning)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 153 = 306 handwritten]
line1920212223
Dwellings visited153    
Families visited153    
NameJames BrowningEliza J "George "Henry "Maya [?] W Perdue
Age221724/1214
Sexmfmmf
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer    
Real estate owned     
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year    1
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 547 = 7 handwritten]
line25262728293031
Dwelling number241 [?]      
Family number579      
NameJames BrowningEliza Jane "Geo "Henry "John "William "Elizabeth Ann "
Age32281210973
Sexmfmmmmf
Color       
OccupationFarmer      
Value of real estate owned400      
Value of personal estate50      
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]"MdPenn""Md
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Chaneysville PA), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 631 = 27-28 handwritten]
line343536373839401234
Dwelling-house number202          
Family number204          
NameBrowning James- Eliza J- Henry- John- William- ElzabethMarenda [??]Browning Meshach- Mary Ella- Barbary- Anne
Age4241201816141210745/12
SexMFMMMFFMFFF
ColorWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerUpkeeping HouseUpkeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value700          
Personal estate value300          
BirthplaceMarylandPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born           
Mother foreign born           
Birth month if born within year          Feb
Marriage month if married within year           
Attended school past year  1111111  
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, Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone District, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T9, film 493, page 29 = 9 A handwritten]
line123456789
street name         
house number         
dwelling visit #63        
family visit #67        
nameBrowning James- Eliza J- MechachMelindaMary EBarbaraAnnieRachelEphraim
colorw""""""""
sexMFMF""""M
age525019171513111080
month born if born in year         
relationship WifeSonDaut""""Father
single  111111 
married11       
widowed/divorced        1
married during year         
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseWorks on FarmNo ocupation [sic]" "" "" "" "Retired Farmer
months unemployed         
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year         
can't read         
can't write         
birthplacePa""""""""
father's birthplacePa""""""""
mother's birthplacePa""""""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 3, page 1]
[line] 10
[house] 80
[family] 80
[name] James Browning
[rank] [blank]
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] " " " [sc. Flintstone All. Co. Md]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone District, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 100, microfilm series T623, film 604, page 25 = 6 A handwritten]
line7891011
street     
house number     
dwelling number102    
family number102    
nameBrowning William- Kensilla [?] A- Unis [sic] M- Leslie- James Sr
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonGrandFather
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
birth dateAug 1869Oct 1869Mar 1891Aug 1894Oct 1828
age30309571
married?MMSSWd
# years married99   
mother of how many children? 2   
# of children living 2   
birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandMarylandMarylandPennsylvania
father's birthplaceMarylandMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandMarylandMarylandPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer At SchoolAt SchoolLandLord
# months not employed0    
# months in school  76 
can readyesyesyesnoyes
can writeyesyesyesnoyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule85    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Browning, James
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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