91st PA: Francis Colkitt

Francis Colkitt

Before the war

He was born in Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey, in March 1827, to John Colkitt and Mary [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 9; 3 (38 in 1865), 4, 8 (78 at death in 1904), 10 (53 in 1880), 11 (43 in 1870), 12 (33 in 1860). place: (3 (Norristown PA), 4 (NJ), 8 (Medford, [Burlington], NJ), 9 (NJ), 10 (NJ), 12 (NJ). parents: 8]

He married Rachel [unknown family name]. Their children include:

[source: 16]

In 1858/59, he married Mary [unknown family name]. She was born in October 1847, in Ireland, and immigrated to the US in 1850. Their children include:

[source: 9 (she had 7 children 1 living in 1900), 10, 11, 12, 16]

When he enlisted, he was a brickmaker, and was living in Hockendauqua, [Whitehall Township, Lehigh County,] Pennsylvania. [sources: 3, 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 3 (light complexion), 4 (dark complexion)]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 February 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes. He was mustered in as a private in company H, by Captain Yerkes, at Norristown, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2 (14 Feb), 3 (Philadelphia PA), 4 (Norristown PA), 7, 17]

The regiment reported him gained on 22 February 1865. [source: 5]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 2 (14 July), 4, 7, 17]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Charles, Jane, and Francis, along with Elizabeth Cornest. [source: 11]

In 1880, he was living at 1855 Percy Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, sons Charles and Francis, and adopted daughter Margaret McLoughlin. He was a brickmaker. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living at 1855 Percy [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 2]

On 31 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 7]

In 1900, he was living at 1855 Percy Street, ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, son Francis, and Francis's wife Cora and (presumed) daughter Jennie. He was apparently not working. [source: 9]

On 29 May 1903, Francis Colkitt (presumably his son), of 1855 North Percy Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was fined $1.10 for violating the compulsory education law. [source: 13]

On 29 August 1903, Mary Colkitt died, at 1855 North Percy Street, ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of organic heart disease. She was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. [sources: 14, 15]

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 5 January 1904, of arterio-capillary fibrosis (7, 8). He died in hospital, admitted from 1815 N Percy Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a brickmaker (8). He was married (8). On 8 January 1904, he was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery (8). [sources: 7, 8]

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) (Francis Colkitt)

2 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 430, page 2 (image 980 on Ancestry), line 18 (Francis Colkitt)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #138 (Francis Colkitt)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 12 March 2005 (Francis Colkitt)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania (Colket)

6 pension index, by name (Francis Colkitt)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Francis Colkitt)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 Jan 1904, #614 (Francis Colkitt)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 437, microfilm series T623, film 1462, page 231 = 6 B handwritten (Francis Colkitt)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 412, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 399 = 30 B handwritten (Francis Colkitt)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 68, page 56 recto = 43 handwritten (Francis Colcott)

12 1860 US census, New Jersey, Burlington County, City of Burlington, microfilm series M653, film 684, page 8 handwritten (Francis W Colkett)

13 'Truant law violated', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 May 1903, page 5 (Francis Colkitt)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 29 August 1903 (Mary Colkitt)

15 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 August 1903, page 10, (repeated 31 August 1903 page 10) (Mary Colkitt)

16 International Genealogical Index

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Colkitt)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 February 2012)
there is a James Colkett, 23, a carpenter, born NJ, living in Southampton, Burlington County, New Jersey, and a Mary A Colkett, 18, born NJ is also in the same household, but the combination of the wrong occupation for him and wrong birthplace for her suggests this is not my Francis under a different name
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 February 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 February 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 February 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Francis Colkitt (metaphone) born 1827 +/- 5; Francis Colkitt (metaphone) married Rachel; Francis Colkitt (metaphone) married Mary; Francis Colkitt died 1904 (accessed 12 February 2012)
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Francis Colkitt in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Burlington County, City of Burlington, microfilm series M653, film 684, page 8 handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by comparison with the family in the 1880 census below]
line181920212223
Dwelling number60     
Family number62     
NameFrancis W. ColkettMary " " " Francis " " "Charles " " " James A " "Catharine McMurry
Age33269/1211828
SexMFMMMF
Color      
OccupationBrickmaker    Domestic
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate100     
Place of birthN.J.IrelandN.J." "" "Ireland
Married within year      
Attended school within year   1  
Cannot read & write 1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 68, page 56 recto = 43 handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by comparison with the family in the 1880 census below]
line353637383940
Dwelling-house number1855     
Family number      
NameColcott Francis" Mary" Charles" Jane" FrancisCornest Elizabeth
Age433221181117
SexMFMFMF
Color" [sc. W]"""""
Occupation      
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
Birthplace      
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 old      
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 412, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 399 = 30 B handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by the identity of the address with the 1890 census below]
line7891011
street namePercy Street
house number1855    
dwelling visit #201    
family visit #231    
nameColkitt, Francis- Mary- Charles- FrancisMcLoughlin Margaret
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age534222 [?]205
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonAdopted Daughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationBrickmakerKeeping houseBrickmakerBrickmaker 
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceN JerseyIrelandN JerseyN JerseyN Jersey
father's birthplaceN JerseyIrelandN JerseyN JerseyIreland
mother's birthplaceN JerseyIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 430, page 2 (image 980 on Ancestry), line 18]
[line] 18
[house] 117
[family] 120
[name] Colkitt Francis
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 14 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 14 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 5 months, 0 days
[post office address] 1855 Percy [?] St, Phila, Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not identify him in Ancestry's transcription (searched February 2005)]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 437, microfilm series T623, film 1462, page 231 = 6 B handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by the address, which matches the address in the 1890 census, veterans schedules]
line5556575859
streetPercy St
house number1855    
dwelling number86    
family number114    
nameColkitt Francis- Mary- Francis Jr- Cora- Jennie
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter in lawDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateMar 1827Oct 1847Sept 1860Oct 1876Aug 1890
age735839239
married?MMMMS
# years married414144 
mother of how many children? 7 0 
# of children living 1 0 
birthplaceNew JerseyIrelandNew JerseyPennaPenna
father's birthplaceNew JerseyIrelandNew JerseyPennaNew Jersey
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyIrelandIrelandPennaPenna
immigration year 1850   
# years in USA 50   
naturalized citizen?     
occupation  Laborer coal  
# months not employed  5  
# months in school     
can readYesYesYesYes 
can writeYesYesYesYes 
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes 
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
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 22 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Colkitt Francis
Co. H, 91 Pennsylania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

IGI records

[International Genealogical Index]
[transcribed 12 February 2012, from FamilySearch]

Charles Colkitt, born 20 Feb 1849, Medford Twp, Burlington, New Jersey, to Francis Colkitt and Rachel [souce: Records of births, marriages, and deaths of New Jersey 1848-1900, V. D1-D2]
Jas. Colkitt, born Jul 1850, Southampton Twp, Burlington, New Jersey, to Francis Colkitt and Rachel [source: ibid.]
[no Jane Colkitt]
[no Francis Colkitt]
Francis W Colkett, married Mary McGowen, 16 September 1858, Burlington Twp, Burlington, New Jersey [source: Records of births, marriages, and deaths of New Jersey 1848-1900, V. C-2]
[no marriage of Francis Colkitt to Rachel]

truancy

['Truant law violated', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 May 1903, page 5]
[identity is confirmed by the address; see the 1890 census, veterans' schedule]

Truant Law Violated

A batch of violators of the compulsory education law were fined by Magistrate Lukens yesterday. They inclued the following: James Rahill, of 2341 Jefferson street, fined $4.50; John Gorman, of 1014 Mercy street, fined $1.25; William Conn, of 431 Mercy street, fined $4.50; Francis Colkitt, of 1855 North Percy street, fined $1.10; Elias E. Richards, of 3234 Lancaster avenue, fined $4.50, and Joseph E. Goodman, of 4322 Frankford avenue, fined $4.50.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 Jan 1904, #614, Francis Colkitt]
614
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Hospital Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Francis Colkitt
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Married
5. Age, Years 78, Months [blank], Days [blank]
6. Date of Death, Year 1904, Month Jan., Day 5
7. Cause of Death, Chief, Arterio-Capillary Fibrosis
Contributing, [blank]
8. Place, or Street and Number from which Patient was received 1815 [sic] N. Percy St.
W. W. Harik [?] M.D.
Hospital, Philadelphia

Undertaker's Certificate.
9. Occupation, Brickmaker
10. Place of Birth, Medford, N.J.
11. Birthplace of Father, Medford, N.J.
12. Birthplace of Mother, Medford, N.J.
13. When a Minor, Name of Father, John Colkitt
Name of Mother, Mary Colkitt
14. Ward wherein death occurred, [blank]
15. Buried from, Street and No, 1209 W. Oxford Street
16. Date of Burial, January 8th 1904
17. Place of Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery
William Neff Undertaker.
Residence, 1209 W. Oxford Street

death certificate, Mary Colkitt

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 29 August 1903, Mary Colkitt]
[transcribed 12 February 2012, from FamilySearch]

4948
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Physician's Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Mary Colkitt
2. Color, White
3. Sex, female
4. Married
5. Age, Years, 62 Months, 7 Days, ?
6. Date of Death. Year, 1903 Month, Aug. Day, 29
7. Cause of Death, Chief, Organic heart disease
Contributing, none
Bernard Kohn M.D.
Residence, 1523 N. 8th St
Undertaker's Certificate.
8. Occupation, Housekeeper
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. Birthplace of Father, Ireland
11. Birthplace of Mother, Ireland
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. 1855 N Percy St
15. Ward, wherein death occurred, 20th
16. Buried from, Street and No. 1855 N Percy St
17. Date of Burial, Sept 2nd
18. Place of Burial, Holy Cross Cemetry [sic]
Emanuel Asher Undertaker.
Residence, 1948 N 8

death notice, Mary Colkitt

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 August 1903, page 10, (repeated 31 August 1903 page 10), Mary Colkitt]
[transcribed 12 February 12, from GenealogyBank]
[no notice appears for her on 1 September]

COLKITT.--On August 29, 1903, MARY, wife of Francis Colkitt, aged 62 years. Due notice of funeral will be given.


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