91st PA: Franklin Collison

Franklin Collison

Before the war

He was born in 1848 (15).

During the war

He was mustered into service on 1 April 1864 (1). He was a musician in company C (1, 16 (pvt), 17 (musc'n)).

He joined company C on 1 April 1864 (3). He was reported absent without leave on 21 April 1864 (4). He was reported returned from absent without leave on 23 April 1864 (5).

He deserted on 29 April 1864, at Warrenton Junction, Virginia (3). On 9 June 1864, he was reported deserted from York [?], Pennsylvania (6). He was dropped as a deserter on 3 September 1864 (13).

He was discharged by general order on 11 March 1868, to date from 10 July 1865 (1, 2). He was a musician in company C (14, 16 (pvt), 17 (pvt)).

After the war

On 11 January 1872 [?], he applied unsuccessfully for a pension (11, 14).

He married Emily [unknown family name] (15). She was born in July 1854, in Pennsylvania (12).

In 1880, he was living in Denver, Colorado (7). He was 32 years old, had been born in Pennsylvania, and was a plasterer (7). He was living with his wife, Emily Collison (30, born in Pennsylvania), and four children (7):

He was in the Colorado Grand Army of the Republic, post 4, Denver, Colorado (7).

He died on 19 May 1888 (14).

On 19 January [?] 1888, his widow, Emily Collison, applied successfully from Colorado for a pension (11, 14).

In 1890, his widow, Emily Collison, was living at 1541 Lingo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was a grocer (9).

In 1900, his family was living at 8a Bavaria [?], in the 26th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). His widow, Emily Collison, was 45 years old, born in Pennsylvania, and had had ten children, five of whom were living (12). She was renting the house (12). Her five children were living with her (12):

His widow, Emily Collison, died on 16 July 1916 (15).

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) (Franklin Collison)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 15 July 2004 (Franklin Collison; rolls have 'Frank')

3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 102 (Franklin Collison)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 April 1864 (Collison)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 23 April 1864 (Collison)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Frank Collison)

7 Colorado GAR index, searched 30 December 2004 (Franklin Collison)

8 1880 census extract, from Ancestry (searched 4 January 2005), citing Denver, Colorado, FHL 1254088, NARA T9-0088, page 163D (Franklin Collison)

9 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 587, page [3] (image 1915 on Ancestry)

10 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

11 pension index, by name (Franklin Collison)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (ward 26), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 631, sheet 4B, lines 58-63

13 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (Pri Colason)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Franklin Collison)

15 'Francke-Collison family tree' (Emile and Sallie Kolick) (e-mail, July 2009) (Franklin Collison)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frank Collason)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 587, page [3] (image 1915 on Ancestry)]
[Franklin Collison is the only Collison in Bates' roster of the 91st Pennsylvania]

[line] 32
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Collison Emilly
[rank] P
[company] E
[unit] 91 P V [an illegible word follows, beginning with 'D', perhaps 'Deceased', or 'Deserted'?]
[enlistment date] - - 1861
[discharge date] - - 1861
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 1541 [sic] " " [sc. Lingo St]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Emily Collison, grocer, 1517 Lingo

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (ward 26), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 631, sheet 4B]
line585960616263
street8a Bavaria [?]
house number1517     
dwelling number72     
family number73     
nameCollison, Emily__ Elizabeth__ Frank__ Charles__ Estella__ Sadie
relationshipHeadDaughterSonSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWWW
sexFFMMFF
birth dateJuly 1854Jan 1874Oct 1875Feb 1878Apr 1880Mar 1894
age45262422206
married?MSSSSS
# years married28     
mother of how many children?10     
# of children living5     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupation__Press feederPlastererPress feederSpooling (silk)At school
# months not employed 0000[blank]
# months in school     9
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
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 23 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Collason Frank
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Collison Franklin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 March 2014]

Collison Franklin
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Musc'n | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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