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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (5).
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).
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).
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)
|Name||Davis Malachi||- Marial||- Vignette|
|Occupation||Farm Laborer||Keeping House||Seamstress|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||500.00|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Richmond Street|
|dwelling visit #||10|
|family visit #||10|
|name||Hoffman William||- Elizabeth||- George||Charles||- Seaford||- Milton||Davis Malachi||Callaghan John|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Truck Farmer||Keeping House||Truck Farmer||Truck Farmer||At School||At Home||Farm Laborer||Farm Laborer|
|school this year||1|