91st PA: Malachi Davis

Malachi Davis

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (5 (26 in 1861), 8 [35 in 1870], 9 [43 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 or 18 November 1861 (1 [18 Nov], 3 [13 Nov], 5 [18 Nov], 10 [18 Nov]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant [?] Black, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was mustered in as a corporal in company H (1, 3, 11, 12).

He was reduced to the ranks, possibly on 20 May 1862 (3).

He was discharged at Davids Island, New York, on 25 November 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 4, 5, 10). He was a private, in company H (12).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a farm laborer, and owned $500 in personal property (8). He was living with Marial (perhaps his wife) and Vignette (perhaps his sister?) (8).

On 26 March 1873, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 10).

In 1880, he was living on Richmond Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was a farm laborer (9). He was a boarder with William Hoffman and other people (9).

He died on 7 November 1891 (10). He was buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois (6, 11).

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) (Malachi Davis)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 11 March 1863 (Malach [sic] Davis)

3 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Malachi Davis)

4 company H, register of men discharged, #25 (Malachi Davis)

5 company H, descriptive roll, #69 (Malachi Davis)

6 Illinois Trails: History & Genealogy: Oak Grove Cemetery (searched 27 December 2005) (Malachi Davis)

7 pension index, by name (Malachi Davis)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1411, page 640 = 121 handwritten (Malachi Davis)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 520, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 32 B = 2 handwritten (Malachi Davis)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Malachi Davis)

11 Find a grave, memorial 50204178, created by Project Next Generation, 25 March 2010, accessed 14 January 2011 (with a photo of the tombstone, inscribed: "MALACHI DAVIS CO. H 91st PA. INF.") (Malachi Davis)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Malichi Davis)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed July 2007

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1411, page 640 = 121 handwritten]
line313233
Dwelling-house number889  
Family number957  
NameDavis Malachi- Marial- Vignette
Age354524
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationFarm LaborerKeeping HouseSeamstress
Real estate value   
Personal estate value500.00  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
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 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 520, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 32 B = 2 handwritten]
line1011121314151617
street nameRichmond Street
house number[blank]       
dwelling visit #10       
family visit #10       
nameHoffman William- Elizabeth- George Charles- Seaford- MiltonDavis MalachiCallaghan John
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMMMM
age704530281064325
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeSonSonSonSonBoarderBoarder
single  11   1
married11      
widowed/divorced      1 
married during year        
occupationTruck FarmerKeeping HouseTruck FarmerTruck FarmerAt SchoolAt HomeFarm LaborerFarm Laborer
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year    1   
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennsylvaniaKentuckyPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaIreland
father's birthplacePennaKyPennaPennaPennaPenanPennaIreland
mother's birthplacePennaKyKentuckyKentukcyKentuckyKentuckyPennaIreland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Davis Malichi
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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