91st PA--George W Crossley

George W Crossley

Before the war

He was born in Ireland, in 1821/1825, to Joseph Crossley and Catherine Heimbach. [sources: date: 2 (42 in 1865), 3 (42 in 1865), 5 (35 in 1860), 6 (48 in 1870), 7 (58 in 1880), 12 (24 in 1850). place: 2, 3, 6 (PA), 7 (PA), 10 (Montour County PA), 12 (PA). parents: 10]

He married Mary [unknown family name]. She was born in February 1828, in Pennsylvania. They had seven known children:

[sources: 10 (1829), 11 (Feb 1828)]

In 1850, he was living in Liberty Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, children JW and Henry I, and with Rebecca, George, and John Boudman. He was a laborer. [source: 12]

In 1860, he was living in Liberty Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania (post office Mooresburg). He was living with his wife Mary, and their (presumed) children John, Henry, Regina, Ella, and William. He was a day laborer. He owned real estate worth $400 and personal property worth $100. [source: 5]

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er]. [sources: 2, 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 2, 3]

During the war

He was a substitute for W Stover. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair. He was mustered in as a private in company K. His service was credited to the 8th subdivision of the 18th congressional district. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 14]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 4, 14]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and their (presumed) children Harry J, Regina E, Ella R, William, Charles, and George. He was a laborer. He owned real estate worth $2,500, and personal property worth $200. [source: 6]

In 1880, he was living on Church Street, in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary and sons Charles and George. He was a laborer. [source: 7]

On 26 October 1881, he successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 9]

In 1890, he was living in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

He died on 18 December 1899, in Pottsgrove, Union County, Pennsylvania. He was probably buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10 (1900), 13 (18 Dec 99)]

On 5 January 1900, his widow, Mary Crosley, successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 9]

In 1900, his widow, Mary Crossley, was living at 501 Church Street, ward 3, Danville Borough, Montour County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son George. [source: 11]

In 1905, Mary Crossley died, in Williamsport, [Lycoming County,] Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

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) (Geo W Crossley)

2 company K, third descriptive roll (George W Crossley)

3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Geo W Crossley)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 109, page 3 (George W Crossley)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Liberty Township, post office Mooresburg, microfilm series M653, film 1146, page 227 = 33 handwritten (George Crossly)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville Borough, ward 3, microfilm series M593, film 1380, page 154 = 74 [?] handwritten (George W Crossley)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville, ward 3, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 198, microfilm series T9, film 1160, page 167 = 50 B handwritten (George W Crossley)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (George W Crosley)

9 pension index, by name (George W Crosley)

10 'Lanham family', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Howard Lanham, updated 13 April 2009, accessed 11 September 2012 (George W Crossley)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville Borough, ward 3, microfilm series T623, film 1445, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 106, page 71 = 17 A handwritten (Mary Crossley)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M432, film 801, page 354 recto = 703 handwritten (Geo Crossly)

13 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards (George W Crossley)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 11 September 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 11 September 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 11 September 2012)
Find a grave
no Crossley (or variants) is listed as buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania (accessed 11 September 2012)
no George Crossley (Crossly, Crosly, Crosley) died in 1899 or 1900 (accessed 11 September 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 September 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 September 2012)

Display


George W Crossley in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

George W Crosley in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M432, film 801, page 354 recto = 703 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line28293031323334
Dwellings visited21      
Families visited22      
NameGeo CrosslyMary CrosslyJ. W. CrosslyHenry I. CrosslyRebecca BoudmanGeo BoudmanJohn Boudman
Age242142472018
Sexmfmmfmm
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer    BoatmanLaborer
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, Montour County, Liberty Township, post office Mooresburg, microfilm series M653, film 1146, page 227 = 33 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
line45678910
Dwelling number233      
Family number234      
NameGeorge CrosslyMaryJohn WHenery [sic]ReginaEllaWilliam
Age353014121042
SexMFMMFFM
Color       
OccupationDay Laborer      
Value of real estate owned400      
Value of personal estate100      
Place of birth[blank; probably PA]      
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1111 
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville Borough, ward 3, microfilm series M593, film 1380, page 154 = 74 [?] handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line1617181920212223
Dwelling-house number570       
Family number568       
NameCrossley George W" Mary" Harry J" Regina E" Ella R" William" Charles C [?]" George E
Age48402119141282
SexMFMFFMMM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationLaborer R f [?] Store Clerk     
Real estate value2500       
Personal estate value200       
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""""
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 1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville, ward 3, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 198, microfilm series T9, film 1160, page 167 = 50 B handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on identification on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line6789
street nameChurch Street
house number    
dwelling visit #490   
family visit #502   
nameCrossley George W- Mary- Charles E- George E
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age58511912
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLaborerKeeping houseWorks in Rolling Mnot working
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 109, page 3]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 38
[house] 280
[family] 283
[name] George W Crossley
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 19 days
[post office address] " " [sc. Danville Penna]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville Borough, ward 3, microfilm series T623, film 1445, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 106, page 71 = 17 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the location (and the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above), and the spouse's name (and the pension index cards)]
line1718
streetChurch
house number501 
dwelling number366 
family number368 
nameCrossley Mary- George E
relationshipHeadSon
colorWW
sexFM
birth dateFeby 1828May 1868
age7232
married?WS
# years married  
mother of how many children?  
# of children living  
birthplace" [sc. Penna]"
father's birthplace" [sc. Penna]"
mother's birthplace" [sc. Penna]"
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupation Painter
# months not employed 4
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF 
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 25 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Crossley George W.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards]
[transcribed 11 September 2012, from Ancestry]
[a JOHN W Crossley did serve in G 104th PA, and also in B 194 PA Infantry, applied for pensions on 22 November 1897 and 5 March 1907, and died on 1 October 1913, at Danville, according to the pension index by unit card (accessed on Fold3, 11 September 2012)]
[the Pennsylvania Archives cards (at here and here) have no other George Crossley or Crosley serving from Pennsylvania in the Civil War]
[that suggests the cemetery has conflated George and John's records]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montour County
NAME Crossley George W.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 12-18-1899
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE [blank]
ORGANIZATION(S) Co-G 104th P.V.I. [sic]
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Odd Fellows LOCATION Danville, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION R LOT No. 101
HEADSTONE Stone Marker
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Com. DATE 2-1-34
REMARKS D

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