91st PA--Salathiel Cox

Salathiel Cox

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to John Cox and Margaret Ritter (21, 23). [sources: date: 12 (28 in 1861), 17 (26 in 1860), 18 (38 in 1870), 19 (47 in 1880), 25 (17 in 1850). place: 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25. parents: 21, 23]

In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Spring Garden, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his mother Margarete, along with ten other people. [source: 25]

In 1860, he was living in the 14th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Emma and three children: Emma, Anna, and William. He was a bricklayer, and owned $200 in personal property. [source: 17]

In 1861, he was a bricklayer, living at "r 1133 Olive", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21 citing 1861 McElroy's City Directory]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. He had "plenty of India ink marks on [his] arms". [source: 12]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He was a private in company C. [sources: 1, 12, 13, 32 (wagoner)]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 22]

On 28 July 1863, he was detailed for duty with the brigade train. [source: 4]

On 5 August 1863, he was temporarily detailed as assistant wagon master. [source: 5]

He returned to his company on 2 November 1863. [source: 9]

On 10 December 1863, he was detailed by General Ayres as wagon master of the division ordnance train. He was still there in September [?] 1864. [sources: 6, 8 [11 Dec)]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 3, 10]

He mustered out near Petersburg, Virginia, on 20 September 1864, when his term expired. He was then a wagoneer. [sources: 1, 11, 13]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 14th [?] ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Emma, his children William, Charles, Emma, and his granddaughter (?) Emma. He was a bricklayer. [source: 18]

In 1880, he was living at 2526 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a bricklayer. He was living with his wife Emma and four children: William, Charles, Emma, and Emma. [source: 19]

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivor's Association, with two sons. [source: 2]

In 1890, he was living at 2546 or 2528 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a bricklayer. John Myers was also living there. [sources: 14, 15]

On 23 November 1896, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 16, 26]

He died of a cerebral hemorrhage, on 25 April 1900, at the Hospital for the Insane, at Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was a bricklayer. His funeral was on Sunday, 29 April 1900, from 2533 Nicholas Street. Those invited included the ED Baker Post, no 8, GAR, the survivors of the 91st, and the Master Bricklayers' Association. He was buried on 29 April 1900 in the White Marsh Cemetery, apparently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to a collection of Montgomery County cemetery records, he was buried at Union Cemetery at Zion Lutheran Church, Flourtown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Perhaps his body was removed. [source: 7, 23, 26, 27]

On 4 May 1900 [?], his widow, Emma Cox, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 16, 26]

In 1900, his widow Emma was living at 1706 N 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her sister Eliza and two nephews. [source: 20]

In 1910, she was living at 2445 Nicholas Street, ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Charles and his family. [source: 29, 30]

On 15 June 1918, she swore an affidavit supporting the pension claim of her niece Angeline Moyer. Her address was 2142 South 67th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 24]

In 1920, Emma Cox was living at 2140 South 67th Street, ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Charles, and his family. [source: 31]

In 1921, Emma Cox was living at 2140 South 67th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 28]

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 'The ninety-first'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2.

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

4 special order 42, HQ 91st PA, 28 July 1863

5 special order 45, HQ 91st PA, 5 August 1863

6 special order 110, HQ 91st PA, 10 December 1863

7 Montgomery Cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Salathiel Cox)

8 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Salathiel Cox)

9 consolidated morning report, 2 November 1863 (Teamster Cox)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Cox)

11 company C, register of men discharged, number 28 (Salathiel Cox)

12 company C, descriptive roll, number 17 (Salathiel Cox)

13 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 22 (Salathiel Cox)

14 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 695, page [1] (image 2242 on Ancestry) (Salathiel Cox)

15 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Salathiel Cox)

16 pension index, by name (Salathiel Cox)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 251 = 251 handwritten (Salathiel Cox)

18 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th [?] ward, microfilm series M593, film 1398, page 211 = 35 handwritten (Salathial Cox)

19 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 640, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 403 D = 20 handwritten (Salathial Cox)

20 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 29th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 702, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 183 B = 8 handwritten (Emma M Cox)

21 'Hudson Family Tree', a GEDCOM on Rootsweb.com WorldConnect, contact Denise, updated 29 June 2005 (accessed 3 January 2006), and updated 5 April 2009 (accessed 28 January 2012) (Salathiel Cox)

22 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Salathiel Cox)

23 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 April 1900, page 12 (Salathiel Cox)

24 affidavit, re pension claim of Angeline C Moyer formerly widow of William MacLachlan, 15 June 1918 (Emma Cox)

25 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 819, pages 195-196] (thanks to Drew Techner for providing this!) (Saflinial Cox)

26 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Salathiel Cox)

27 transit permit and undertaker's certificate, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death records, 25 April 1900 (Salathiel Cox)

28 1921 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 337 (Emma Cox)

29 1911 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 430 (Emma Cox)

30 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 672, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 241 = 7 A handwritten (Emma Cox)

31 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 40, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1490, microfilm series T625, film 1641, page 118 = 6 B handwritten (Emma Cox)

32 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Salathiel Cox)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Jan 2012)
Louisa C Cox, widower, is living at 2140 S 67th St, with three boarders, her daughter Alena Wunderlich, son-in-law Albert Wunderlich (30, first married at 29, born in Utah), and grandson Albert E (0 months old, born PA)--Emma Cox is not living with them (see 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 40, s.d. 31, e.d. 51-229, microfilm series T626, film 2130, page 255, house 515, family 485)
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Salathiel Cox in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 819, pages 195-196]
line38394041421234567
Dwellings visited537           
Families visited602           
NameMargaret CoxSaflinial [?] "Sylvester "Juliann "Emanuel "Annabelle CoxAlbert "Malinda "Allen SmithElby StrongJoseph LewisHanah Cox
Age381714131086323211825
SexFFMFMFMFMMMF
Color            
Occupation of males over 15 years        Stone Mason Carpenter 
Real estate owned            
BirthplacePenna""""Penna""""MarylandPenna
Married within year            
Attended school within year     11     
Over 20 & can't read/write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 251 = 251 handwritten]
line89101112
Dwelling number1601    
Family number1785    
NameSalathiel CoxEmmaEmmaAnnaWm
Age2624529/12
Sexmfffm
Color11111
OccupationBricklayer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate200    
Place of birthPennaPhila"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th [?] ward, microfilm series M593, film 1398, page 211 = 35 handwritten]
line2829303132
Dwelling-house number245    
Family number262    
NameCox Salathial" Emma" Emma V" Anna F" William S
Age3835161312
SexMFFFM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationBrick LayerHouse Keeping   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
BirthplaceMontgy Co PaPhilaPhilaChicagoPhila
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  111
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 640, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 403 D = 20 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe a boarder's family, headed by Robert Snint, on lines 18-20]
line121314151617
street nameColumbia Avenue
house number2526     
dwelling visit #170     
family visit #199     
nameCox Salathial- Emma- William S- Charles HCody Emma- Emma A
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
age4745206255
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterDaughter [sic]
single  11 1
married11  1 
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationBricklayerKeeping houseBricklayerAt SchoolHair DresserAt School
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year   1 1
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaGermany" [sc. Germany sic]"""
mother's birthplacePennaGermany" [sc. Germany sic]"""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 695, page [1] (image 2242 on Ancestry)]
[line] 6
[house] 2530 Col Ave
[family] 38
[name] Salathiel Cox
[rank] [blank]
[company] C
[unit] 91 Penn
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 2546 [sic] Col Ave
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Salathiel Cox, brick layer, 2528 [sic] Columbia av
John Myers, bricklayer, h 2528 Columbia av

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 29th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 702, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 183 B = 8 handwritten]
line58596061
streetN 19 Street
house number1706   
dwelling number139   
family number148   
nameCox Emma MBaker [illegible; begins with 'I' and ends 'ment']- Eliza [?] M- Daniel O.
relationshipHeadNephsisternephew
colorWWWW
sexFMFM
birth dateJuly 1835Aug 1840Sept 1840[illegible]
age645954[illegible]
married?WdSSS
# years married38 [?] [crossed out]   
mother of how many children?0 [sic]   
# of children living0 [sic]   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationHousekeeperBrushmakerTeacher schoolPhysician
# months not employed0000
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 672, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 241 = 7 A handwritten]
line293031323334
streetNicholas Street
house nr2445     
dwelling nr118     
family nr128     
nameCox, Charles H.-, Louisa C.-, Emma N.-, Charles S.Cox EmmaSchncke [?], Anna
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonMotherSister
sexMFFFFF
colorWWWWWW
age373713107552
marital statusM1M1SSWDWD
#years present marriage1414    
mother of # children 4    
mother of # living children 2    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaGer. GermanPenna.
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaGer. GermanPenna.
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPolicemannonenonenonenoneSewer
nature of industry etc.City    Badges
employer etc.W    W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No     
# weeks out of work 19090     
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yesyes  
owned/rentedR     
owned free or mortagaged      
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet      
blind      
deaf & dumb      

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 40, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1490, microfilm series T625, film 1641, page 118 = 6 B handwritten]
line656667686970
streetS. 67th STREET
house number2140     
dwelling visit number126     
family visit number143     
nameCox, Charles H.-, Louisa C._, Emma N.-, Charles S._, Alena [?] M._, Emma
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonDaughterMother
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)M     
sexMFFMFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday474722199 [?]83
marital statusMMSSSWd
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919   NoYes 
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language      
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany
father's native language     German
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany
mother's native language     German
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
occupationStaff SergeantNoneFiling ClerkChauffeurNoneNone
industry, businessPolice Dept Amer. Rail. Ex.Cheese [illegible]  
employment statusW WW  
number 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]


Cox Salathiel
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Wagoner | [blank]
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 April 1900, page 12]
COX.--On April 25, 1900, Salathiel, son of the late John and Margaret Cox, in his 67th year. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, at 1 o'clock sharp, from 2533 Nicholas street, E. D. Baker Post, No. 8, G.A.R.; Survivors of the Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; Master Bricklayers Association invited. Interment at White Marsh Cemetery.

death certificate

[transit permit and undertaker's certificate, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death records, 25 April 1900, Salathiel Cox]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

23507 [or 23567?]
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
TRANSIT PERMIT. [FOR PUBLIC CARRIERS.]
Office of the Secretary and Health Officer of the Board of Health of Norristown, MONTOMGERY COUNTY, PA.
4-25-1900
Permission is hereby given to remove the remains of Salathiel Cox aged 66 years who died at No. Hosp for Insane Street, Norristown, on the 25 day of April 1900; cause of death being Cerebral Hemorrhage, and a Transit Permit being asked for burial at Phila in the state of Pa
D. L. [?] Richardson M.D.
Name of Undertaker or person in charge of Transit. D. Y. Monday.
C. P. Ercar [?] Per M.A. SECRETARY AND HEALTH OFFICER.

Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
8. Occupation, Bricklayer
9. Place of Birth, [blank]
10. When a Minor, [blank]
Buried from 11. Ward 29th [? could be '24th']
12. Street and Number 2533 Nicholas St
13. Date of Burial, April 29/1900
14. Place of Burial, White Marsh Cemetery
D + T Beers Undertaker
Residence, 2529 Columbia Ave

Affidavit

[Thanks to Drew Teichner for supplying this!]
Civil War Division Wid. Orig. 857371
Angeline C. Moyer formerly Widow of
William MacLachlan Co. E. 118 Pa. Inf.

In the matter of the pension claim of Angeline C Moyer formerly widow of William MacLachlan Co. E 118 Pa Inf No. 857371 State of Penna, County of Philadelphia, ss:

On this 15th day of June 1918, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Emma Cox, aged 82 years, whose post-office address is 2142 So 67th St Philadelphia Pa, who being duly sworn by me according to law declares in relation to the aforesaid claim as follows:

This is to certify that the claimant being my niece I have personal knowledge the [sic] facts concerning her claim for pension, knowing her soldier husband (William MacLachlan) by first marriage and her late husband (William Moyer) by second marriage.

1. That the claimant and her soldier husband did live together as husband and wife from the time of their marriage until his death and that they were never divorced.

2. That her late husband William Moyer has never served in the army or navy of the United States.

3. That the claimant has not been married to any other since the soldier's death than to William Moyer.

4. That the claimant has never been divorced from William Moyer and that they did live together as husband and wife from their marriage until the death of said husband

Emma Cox

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of June, 1918, and I certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before the oath was administered, including the words [blank] erased, and the words [blank] added, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

John J Brunner
Notary Public
Commission Expires 7/21/1919.
[seal]

city directory entries

[Philadelphia city directories, transcribed 28 January 2012 from Fold3]
1911 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 430
--[sc. Cox] Emma wid Salathiel h 2445 Nicholas
1921 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 337
--[sc. Cox] Emma wid Salathiel h 2140 S 67th

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