91st PA: Phillip Clark

Phillip Clark

Before the war

He was born on 25 July 1828 (3; 3 (37 in 1864), 10 [41 in 1870], 11 [51 in 1880], 12 [22 in 1850], 13 [35 in 1860]). He was born in West Providence, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13). He was born to Joel Clark and Rebecca McDaniel (5).

He moved to East Providence in 1848 (5).

In 1850, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Sarah and children Isabella and Diana (12). He was a farmer (12).

In 1860, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Sallie, and with six children (13). He was a farmer, and owned $1,200 in real estate and $200 in personal property (13).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 3). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (3). He was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 4). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company I (1, 14).

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865 (1, 2 [31 May], 3 [31 May], 4, 8 [7 June 1865]). He was a private, in company I (14).

After the war

He married Sarah E Segil (5). They had nine children (5):

(At least Sebastian should also be on the list, and probably Diana and Joel also [10, 11, 12, 13].)

He worked as manager of Harris & Williams "for a while" (5). (They manufactured hoops, which were sent to Cuba to be used in sugar casks, and also locust pins for building ships. (5)) After that, he was "prosperously engaged in agricultural pursuits" (5).

In 1870, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Sarah, eleven other Clark's (at least nine of whom were their children), and with his grandson William Henry Feight (10). He was a farmer, and owned $2,500 in real estate and $600 in personal property (10).

In 1880, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his life Sarah, five children, and a grandson (11). He was a farmer (11).

On 29 December 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

In 1890, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4). He had had diarrhea and piles since 1864 (4).

In 1899, he owned one hundred acres of land (5). He had cleared about sixty acres of timber (5). He was a Republican (5). He had been a member of the East Providence School Board for twelve years, and had served as its president, secretary, and clerk (5). He had served two terms as township assessor, and two years as tax collector (5). He was a member of the J R Callahan Post, number 559, Grand Army of the Republic, and was Commander of that post for two years (5). He was an active member of the Christian Church (5).

He married Ruhama Rohm (widow of John F Rohm) (5). They had three children (5):

He died on 24 February 1900 (7).

In 1900, his widow, Rhuhanna [?] Clark, was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). She was living with her chilren Ira, Chester, and Carol Clark, and Ida Rohm (8). She had had seven children, five of whom were living (8).

In 1910, his widow, Rhuhanna Clark, was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her daughter Ida Rohm, and children Chester and Pearl Clark (9). She had had seven children, five of whom were living (9).

In 1920 [?], his widow, Rhuhama Clark, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (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) (Phillip Clark)

2 company I, register of men discharged (Philip Clark)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #10 (Philip Clark)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 84, page 1 (image 5 of 8 on <www.ancestry.com>) (Philip Clark)

5 Biographical Review: Volume 32: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899. Pages 316-318. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bedford/bios/biorev6.txt (viewed January 2006) (Philip Clark)

6 pension index, by name (Philip Clark)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Philip Clark)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 11, microfilm series T623, film 1375, page 133 = 6 B handwritten to page 134 = 7 A handwritten (Rhuhanna [?] Clark)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 10, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 61 = 5 B handwritten (Rhuhanna Clark)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township (post office Rays Hill [p.447] or Bloody Run [p.448]), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 447 = 8 handwritten to 448 = 9 (Philip Clark)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 2323, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 279 = 19 C handwritten] (Philip Clark)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 123 = 246 handwritten (Philip Clark)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township (post office Bloody Run), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 200 = 66 handwritten (Philip Clark)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Philip Clark)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 123 = 246 handwritten]
line16171819
Dwellings visited103   
Families visited105   
NamePhilip ClarkSarah "Isabella "Dianna "
Age222021
Sexmfff
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer   
Real estate owned    
Birthplace" [sc. Pa.]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township (post office Bloody Run), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 200 = 66 handwritten]
line89101112131415
Dwelling number447       
Family number448       
NamePhilip ClarkSallieIsabeleDianaIsaacLewis [?]JoelBarton
Age35 [sic]331198641
SexMFFFMMMM
Color        
OccupationFarmer       
Value of real estate owned1200       
Value of personal estate200       
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year  111   
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township (post office Rays Hill [p.447] or Bloody Run [p.448]), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 447 = 8 handwritten to 448 = 9]
line343536373839401234567
Dwelling-house number60             
Family number61             
NameClark Philip- Sarah- Esibella [sic]Dianna- Isaac- Lewis- Joel CClark Barton- Larra A.- Emeline M- Mary A.- Bahstain [sic] A.- Harry HFeight Wm Henry
Age4141212018141311875 [3?]28/122
SexMFFFMMMMFFFMMM
ColorWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseDomestic ServantAt HomeFarm LaborerAt HomeAt HomeAt Home      
Real estate value2500             
Personal estate value600             
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born 1            
Mother foreign born              
Birth month if born within year            Sept 
Marriage month if married within year              
Attended school past year    111111    
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, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 2323, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 279 = 19 C handwritten]
line1819202122232425
street name        
house number        
dwelling visit #164       
family visit #177       
nameClark, Philip- Sarah- Barton [?]- Emma M.- Mary Ann- Sebastian A.- Harvey H.Feight William H.
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMFFMMM
age5152211715131013
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterSonSonGrand Son
single  111111
married11      
widowed/divorced        
married during year        
occupationFarmerKeeping houseLaborer  Laborer Works on Farm
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled1       
school this year    1111
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 84, page 1 (image 5 of 8 on <www.ancestry.com>)]
[line] 11
[house] 26
[family] 26
[name] Clark Philip
[rank] Do. [sc. Priv]
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Munch
[disability incurred] Diarrhea + Piles since 1864
[remarks] during Military service

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 11, microfilm series T623, film 1375, page 133 = 6 B handwritten to page 134 = 7 A handwritten]
line9798991001
street     
house number     
dwelling number118    
family number119    
nameClark Rhuhanna [?]- Ira A- Chester L- Carol I.Rohm Ida A.
relationshipHeadSonSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexFMMFF
birth dateAug 1856Oct 1888Nov 1890Jan 1893Mar 1886
age43119714
married?WdSSSS
# years married     
mother of how many children?7    
# of children living5    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupation Farm laborer   
# months not employed 0   
# months in school 5710 [?]5
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writenoyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule96    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 10, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 61 = 5 B handwritten]
line91929394
streetEverett [?] R.D. #6
house nr    
dwelling nr99   
family nr102   
nameClark RhuhannaRohm IdaClark, Chester- Pearl
relationshipHeadDaughterSonDaughter
sexFFMF
colorWWWW
age50221917
marital statusWdSSS
#years present marriage    
mother of # children7   
mother of # living children5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNoneFarm laborerNone
nature of industry etc.  Home farm 
employer etc.  W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No 
# weeks out of work 1909  0 
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  NoYes
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule81   
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 20 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clark, Philip
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
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