He was born on 8 August 1807 (11; 4 (45 in 1864), 6 [41 in 1860], 7 [52 in 1870], 8 [61 in 1880]). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4, 6, 7, 8, 11).
On 15 August 1847, he married Catherine Speece (11). They had five children (11):
In 1850, he was living in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Catharine and son George (12). He was a laborer (12).
In 1860, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Catharine, and George, Sarah Malinda, John, and Mary Margaret (presumably their children) (6). He was a farmer, and owned $2,500 in real estate and $300 in personal property (6).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (4).
He was a substitute (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 October 1864 (1, 4, 5). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (4). He was a private in company G (1, 14, 15).
On 17 March 1865, he was detailed for duty in the 3rd brigade pioneer corps (2). (However, the consolidated morning report for 18 March 1865, which reports the other men who were detailed on 17 March, does not report him as detailed (10).)
He mustered out 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5 [6 Jul]). He was a private, in company G (14, 15).
In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Catharine, and with George, John, Mary, William, and Emma (presumably their children) (7). He was a farmer, and owned $300 in real estate and $100 in personal property (7).
On 3 May 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (9, 13).
In 1880, he was living in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Catharine, and children Mary, Emma and John (8). He was a laborer, and had been out of work three months in the previous year (8).
In 1890, he was living in Salisbury, King Township, Bedford County (5).
On 18 October 1895, his widow, Catharine Defibaugh, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 13).
His widow died before 19 November 1897 (11).
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) (James Defibaugh)
2 special order 30, HQ 91st PA, 17 March 1865 (James Deffenbaugh)
3 message, from David and Carol Eddleman, 5 November 2002, on PABEDFOR list at <sites.rootsweb.com>, transcribing burial list from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (James Defibaugh)
4 company G, second descriptive roll, [#45] (James Defibaugh)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 75, page 1 (James Defibaugh)
6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 456 = 2 handwritten (Jas Defibaugh)
7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 709 = 41 handwritten (James Defibaugh)
8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Twp, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 226, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 193 C = 11 handwritten (James Defibaugh)
9 pension index, by name (James Defibaugh)
10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania (not named)
11 'Adam & Eve Earnest Desndants [sic] "Indian Eve" Genration [sic] 1-6 (viewed May 2007) (James C Defibaugh)
12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 28 (James Defibaugh)
13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (James Defibaugh)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Defibaugh)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Defenbaugh)
|Name||James Defibaugh||Catharine "||George "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Laborer|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||Do [sc. Pa]||Do||D [sic]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Jas Defibaugh||Catharine "||George "||Sarah Malinda "||John "||Mary Margaret "|
|Value of real estate owned||$2500|
|Value of personal estate||300|
|Place of birth||Penna||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Defibaugh James||- Catharine||- George||- John||- Mary||- William||- Emma|
|Real estate value||300|
|Personal estate value||100|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.||Deaf and Dumb|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||84|
|family visit #||87|
|name||Defibaugh James||- Catharine||- Mary M||- Emma J||- John J|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Laborer||House Keeping||At Home||At Home||Laborer|
|currently ill?||Heart Disease|
|school this year|| ||1|