91st PA: James Defibaugh

James Defibaugh

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (4).

During the war

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).

After the war

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).

He died on 17 September 1896 (11, 13 [17 Sep 1895]). He was buried at the Imler Cemetery, in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3).

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).

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) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1900 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 28]
line171819
Dwellings visited163  
Families visited172  
NameJames DefibaughCatharine "George "
Age30251/12
Sexmfm
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer  
Real estate owned   
BirthplaceDo [sc. Pa]DoD [sic]
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Over 20 & can't read/write1  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 456 = 2 handwritten]
line91011121314
Dwelling number9     
Family number8     
NameJas DefibaughCatharine "George "Sarah Malinda "John "Mary Margaret "
Age413518631
Sexmfmfmf
Color      
OccupationFarmer     
Value of real estate owned$2500     
Value of personal estate300     
Place of birthPenna"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  1   
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 709 = 41 handwritten]
line27282930313233
Dwelling-house number300      
Family number300      
NameDefibaugh James- Catharine- George- John- Mary- William- Emma
Age524820141185
SexMFMMFMF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House     
Real estate value300      
Personal estate value100      
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   
Can't read 11    
Can't write 11    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    Deaf and Dumb  
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, Bedford County, King Twp, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 226, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 193 C = 11 handwritten]
line678910
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #84    
family visit #87    
nameDefibaugh James- Catharine- Mary M- Emma J- John J
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFM
age6155211523
month born if born in year     
relationshipHusbandWifeDaughDaughSon
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborerHouse KeepingAt HomeAt HomeLaborer
months unemployed3  44
currently ill?    Heart Disease
blind     
deaf/dumb  1  
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year   1 
can't read  1  
can't write 11  
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceEnglandPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 75, page 1]
[line] 8
[house] 60
[family] 61
[name] Defibaugh James
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 8 Oct 1864
[discharge date] 6 Jul 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 29 days
[post office address] Salisbury " " [sc. Bedford Co]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

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]


Defibaugh James
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Defenbaugh James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 March 2014]

Defenbaugh James
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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