91st PA--Elisha Butt

Elisha Butt

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (9 (21 in 1861), 14 [29 in 1870], 15 [41 in 1880], 16 [60 in 1910], 17 [79 in 1920], 18 [9 in 1850]). He was born in Ohio (14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

In 1850, he was living in New Philadelphia, Ohio (18). He was living with William and Mary Butts (presumably his parents) (18).

During the war

The pension index refers to George M Wyman (K 67 Ohio Infantry), who received a pension (certificate 788, 358) (21).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 October 1861 (1, 9, 21). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was mustered in, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in company I (1, 9, 22 (as sgt), 23 (as corpl) 24 (sgt)).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (19). He was then a sergeant (19).

On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (6).

He was placed in charge of the brigade Pioneers Corps on 13 August or 15 August 1863 (2, 3, 4).

On 15 April 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Sinex recommended him for a detail, in compliance with general order 18 (8 April 1864) from the Army Headquarters (5). He does not say what the detail was for. On 2 May 1864, he returned from duty at brigade headquarters (7).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA (1, 9).

On 7 September 1864, he was reported as returned to duty, apparently from being absent sick (10).

He mustered out on 2 November 1864 when his term expired, at Poplar Grove Church, Virginia (1, 8, 9, 11, 21). He was a sergeant, in company I (1, 21, 22, 23, 24).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Greenwood Township, Christiens [?] County, Illinois (14). He was living with his wife Harriet, and daughter Ruth (14). He was a farmer, and owned $1,500 in personal property (14).

In 1880, he was living on Lyon Street, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa (15). He was living with his wife Harriet, children Ruth and Mary, and two boarders (15). He was a farmer (15).

In 1885, he was living in Des Moines, Iowa (12).

On 10 March 1888, he applied successfully from Iowa for a pension (13, 21).

In 1903/04, he married Sarah [unknown surname] (16). It was the second marriage for both of them (16). In 1910, she had had three children, two of them still living (16).

On 20 March 1907, he applied successfully for a pension (21).

In 1910, he was living at 853 East 47th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his second wife Sarah and stepdaughter Ada (16). He had no occupation (16).

In 1920, he was living at 853 East 47th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Harriet (17). He had no occupation (17).

He died on 13 January 1923, at Los Angeles, California (21).

On 10 February 1923, his widow, Sarah H Butt, applied successfully from California for a pension (13, 21).

In 1930, his widow, Sarah H Butts, was living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (20). She was living with her daughter, A Lourine, and son in law (20).

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 letter, Tayman to Bell, 13 Aug 1863

3 special order 49, HQ 91st PA, 15 August 1863

4 letter, Tayman to Bell, 15 August 1863

5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 15 April 1864

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Butt)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Sergt Butt)

8 company I, register of men discharged (Elisha Butt)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Elisha Butt)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 7 September 1864 (Sergt Butt)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 3 November 1864 (Sergt Butt)

12 William Alexander. List of ex-soldiers, sailors, and marines living in Iowa, page 640. Des Moines: state printer, 1886. (Elisha Butt)

13 pension index, by name (Elisha Butt)

14 1870 US census, Illinois, Christiens [?] County, Greenwood Township, microfilm series M593, film 194, page 31 = 7 handwritten (Elisha Butt)

15 1880 US census, Iowa, Polk County, Des Moines, 5th ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T9, film 360, page 385 D = 68 handwritten (Elisha Butt)

16 1910 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 257, microfilm series T624, film 81, page 171 B = 8 handwritten (Elisha Butts)

17 1920 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 395, microfilm series T625, film 114, page 67 B = 6 handwritten (Elisha Butts)

18 1850 US census, Ohio, [illegible] County, New Philadelphia, microfilm series M432, film 735, page 232 (Elisha Butts)

19 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Elisha Butt)

20 1930 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 19-500, microfilm series T626, film 151, page 152 = 14 A handwritten (Sarah H Butts)

21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Elisha Butt)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Butts)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Butt)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Budd)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007
Iowa entries, like all entries for states prior to Kentucky, are lost

Display



Elisha Butt in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Ohio, [illegible] County, New Philadelphia, microfilm series M432, film 735, page 232]
line373839
Dwellings visited147  
Families visited158  
NameWm ButtsMary "Elisha "
Age72679
SexMFM
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer  
Real estate owned1200  
BirthplacePaN.J.O.
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Over 20 & can't read/write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Christiens [?] County, Greenwood Township, microfilm series M593, film 194, page 31 = 7 handwritten]
line232425
Dwelling-house number47  
Family number49  
NameButt ElishaHarrietRuth
Age29252
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeps H 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value1,500  
BirthplaceOhioIll"
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  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Iowa, Polk County, Des Moines, 5th ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T9, film 360, page 385 D = 68 handwritten]
line454647484950
street nameLyon
house numberNo numbers
dwelling visit #645     
family visit #698     
nameButt Elisha- Harriet- Ruth- MaryBrune JohnChickering [?] James
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMM
age41361223026
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterBoarderBoarder
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationfarmerkeeping houseat home LaborerLaborer
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  1   
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceOhioIllinoisIllinoisIowaIrelandVermont
father's birthplacePennKen [?]OhioOhioIrelandVermont
mother's birthplacePennKen [?]IllinoisIllinoisIrelandVermont

1910 census

[1910 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 257, microfilm series T624, film 81, page 171 B = 8 handwritten]
line666768
streetE 47th Street
house nr853  
dwelling nr227  
family nr234  
nameButts ElishaButts Sarah HWagner [?] Ada L
relationshipHeadWifeStep Daughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age60 [?]5617
marital statusM2M2S
#years present marriage66 
mother of # children 3 
mother of # living children 2 
birthplaceOhioEng EnglishCalifornia
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaEng EnglishNew York
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaEng EnglishEng English
immigrated [illegible] 
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNoneBookkeeper
nature of industry etc.  (Motor Cycles)
employer etc.  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No
# weeks out of work 1909  0
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet[blank sic]  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 395, microfilm series T625, film 114, page 67 B = 6 handwritten]
line9293
streetEast 47th
house number853 [?] 
dwelling visit number156 
family visit number171 
nameButts Elisha- Harriet
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)M 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7966
marital statusMM
year of immigration Un
naturalized/alien Na
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placeOhioEngland
native language English
father's birthplaceUnited StatesEngland
father's native language English
mother's birthplaceUnited StatesEngland
mother's native language English
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 19-500, microfilm series T626, film 151, page 152 = 14 A handwritten]
line171819
street 
house number1536  
dwelling visit #255  
family visit #264  
nameBealford [??] Sidney E- A. LourineButts Sarah H
relationHeadWifeMother In Law
owned/rentedO  
value or rent$5000  
radioR  
farmNo  
sexMFF
colorWWW
age373776 [?]
married?MMWd
age 1st marriage2323 
school/college since 9/29NoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYes
birthplaceCaliforniaCaliforniaEngland
father's birthplaceCaliforniaNew YorkEngland
mother's birthplaceCaliforniaEnglandEngland
native language  English
immigration year  1881
naturalization  No
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationSalesmanNoneNone
industryTires  
worker classW  
at work yesterdayYes  
unemployment schedule #   
veteran?No  
war   
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 10 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Butts, Elisha
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt [sic] | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Butt, Elisha

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 March 2014]

Butt, Elisha
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. [sic] | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 15 March 2014]

Budd, Elisha
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Butt, Elisha

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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