91st PA: William Dougherty

William Dougherty

Before the war

He was born in 1811/21, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 4 (42 in 1863), 10, 16 (49 in 1850). place: 4, 10, 16]

On 13 or 14 February 1847, he married Anna B Fitzpatrick. They were married by Reverend P H Sheridan, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born about 1830, at sea. They had five children: [sources: 13, 14, 16, 17, 18]

In 1860, he was living in ward 3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Anna, and their children John, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, and Margaret. He was a laborer. [source: 16]

When he enlisted, he was a teamster, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4, 10]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [sources: 4, 10 (5'11", dark complexion, gray eyes, brown hair)]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 10, 19]

He fought at the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 7]

He may have been placed under arrest on 27 August 1863, by William Carpenter. If so, he was released on 30 August 1863. [sources: 8, 9]

He re-enlisted for three years, as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (perhaps relating to his original enlistment?). [sources: 1, 4, 10 (26 Dec), 13 (26 Dec)]

He was promoted to corporal on 18 September 1864, for soldierly conduct (bravery on the battlefield). [sources: 3, 4, 5 (16 Sep), 13 (16 Sep)]

He was killed in action on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, while charging the enemy's works. He was shot through the thigh; before he could be taken off the field, he was shot through the head. He was a corporal, in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 19]

Captain Hope said of him, [source: 13]

he has served 3 years and 3 month[s] in my Comy and has never Bin [sic] Of [sic] Duty Prior to the time of his Death and has allways [sic] Bin [sic] a Good and faithful soldier and I would Recommend him in Particular for he was always formost in eny [sic] engagement'

After the war

His widow, Anna B Dougherty, applied successfully for a pension on 26 January 1865. She was living at 26 Clare Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 12, 13]

On 16 January 1866, her pension application was approved, retroactive to 27 October 1864. She initially received $8 per month. [source: 13]

On 8 April 1867, Anna B Dougherty applied for an increase in her pension. She was living at 1122 Division Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

On 5 August 1867, her application was accepted. She received an additional $2 per month for every child less than sixteen years old [source: 13]

In 1870, his widow, Ann Dougherty, was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with their children John, Mary, Jane, E H, and M R. [source: 17]

In 1880, his widow, Anna B Dougherty, was living at 1912 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was renting a room from Andrew and Caroline Doerr. She was not working. [source: 18]

On 17 July 1908, his widow, Anna B Dougherty, died, at 1208 Morris Street, 26th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of a strangulated hernia. On 21 July 1908, she was buried at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. [sources: 13, 14, 15]

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)

2 list of deaths, company E

3 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

4 descriptive roll, company E, entry 31 (William Dougherty)

5 special order 79, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 16 September 1864

6 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 17 Jan 2001, at <www.ancestry.com>.) (William Dougherty)

7 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wm Dougherty)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 August 1863 (W Dougherty [may be William Dougherty)

9 consolidated morning report, HQ 91st PA, 30 August 1863 (Pri Dougherty [may be William Dougherty)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (William Dougherty)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 October 1864 (Corpl Dougherty)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William Dougherty)

13 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, application WC 62,831 (Anna B Fitzpatrick widow of William Dougherty)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 July 1908, #17772 (Anna B Dougherty)

15 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1908, page 13 (Anna B Dougherty)

16 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, east division, microfilm series M653, film 1153, page 73 = 73 handwritten (Wm Dougherty)

17 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, district 2 (post office 510 Washington Ave), microfilm series M593, film 1388, pages 202 recto-verso = 91-92 handwritten (Ann Dougherty)

18 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 434 verso = 2 B handwritten (Anna B Dougherty)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William M Dougherty)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
the only candidate I've found is William (22) and Anna (23) Dougherty, living with Elizabeth (56), Eliza (20), Margaret (16), and Margaret (18), in Moyamensing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, page 431 = 857 handwritten. But the people are listed in the following order: Elizabeth, Anna, Eliza, Margaret, William, Margaret, which suggests that William was married to the second Margaret, if anyone, and William seems to have been born in South Carolina (though the place also seems to have been crossed out), and their child John is not listed
FamilySearch index (accessed 23 Oct 11)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 23 Oct 11)
one possible candidate is Ann Dougherty born May 1835 in Ireland, immigrated 1850, (4 children, 2 living), living at 1211 Dickinson, 26th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her daughter Mary Mooney (b. October 1859, m. 13 yrs to James Mooney, 5 children, 5 living). (see microfilm series T623 film 1468 page 135 B = 6 handwritten, s.d. 1 e.d. 635). But this isn't a close enough match for me to consider it likely
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 23 Oct 11)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 23 Oct 11)
1930 US census
Fold3 index (accessed 23 Oct 11)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007, October 2011

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William Dougherty in the 91st PA database

abstract of widow's pension certificate file

[abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, application WC 62,831, Anna B Fitzpatrick widow of William Dougherty]
[abstracted from 35 pages on Fold3, October 2011]
not identical with certificate 304,461, William Dougherty, co. E 91 PA Inf and C 26 PA Inf (p.18)
13 or 14 Feb 1847
married to Anna Fitzpatrick, by Rev P H Sheridan, at Philadelphia (p.3 [14 Feb], p.9 [13 Feb; copy of St Paul RC church record; dated 14 June 1865], p.12 [14 Feb, St Paul's RC church, Philadelphia; dated 25 Nov 1864)
5 children surviving: John (born 5 January 1848), Mary Ann (born 30 April 1850), Jane (born 17 March 1852), Elizabeth H (born 17 April 1854), Margaret Rebecca (born 10 December 1857) (p.3, 33, etc.)
26 Dec 1863
enrolled and mustered in as veteran private, co. E, at Bealton, Virginia (p.5)
16 Sep 1864
promoted to corporal (p.5)
27 Oct 1864
'killed in action while charging the enemy's works at Hatcher Creek' [p.3; see also p.5]
26 Nov 1864
Captain Theodore A Hope certified that William Dougherty was a corporal in Company E, 'was killed in action at Hatch's Creek Va October 27th 1864' (p.20)
'he has served 3 years and 3 month[s] in my Comy and has never Bin [sic] Of [sic] Duty Prior to the time of his Death and has allways [sic] Bin [sic] a Good and faithful soldier and I would Recommend him in Particular for he was always formost in eny [sic] engagement' (p.20)
certified at Preyvem [??] House Va (p.20)
26 Jan 1865 [pp.3-4]
Anna B Dougherty applied for pension, application 80,494
dated 21 Nov 1864
36 years old, resident of Philadelphia, post office address 26 Clare Street between 5th + 6th Streets
attorney W N Ashman 1307 Chestnut St, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hugh Mullin and Caroline Schwaab (residents of Philadelphia) swore to her identity and the truth of her claims
1 May 1865
Adjutant General's Office replied to Pension Office with information summarized above (p.5)
requested 24 April 1865 (p.6)
7 June 1865
sent circular 17
30 June 1865: received response to circular 17
26 Jun 1865
James Wright and Caroline Schwab (residents of Philadelphia) swore that claimant's name is 'Anna B Dougherty' and not 'Anna Dougherty', that the marriage certificate names her 'Anna Fitzpatrick' but should name her 'Anna B Fitzpatrick', and swore to her identity (p.30)
received 29 June 1865 by the pension office (p.31)
26 Jun 1865
Anna B Dougherty swore that her 'proper name' was 'Anna B Dougherty' and not 'Anna Dougherty', and the church minister 'absolutely refuses to give the needful evidence' (p.32)
16 Jan 1866
pension application approved, retroactive to 27 October 1864, at a rate of $8 per month (p.17)
certificate dated 22 January 1866
8 Apr 1867
Anna B Dougherty, 35, resident of Philadelphia, applied for an increase in her pension (p.33)
her post office address: 1122 Division St., Philadelphia PA (p.35)
Rebecca A Dilks and Ellen C Robinson swore to her identity (p.33)
Ellen C Robinson swore that she attended Anna as nurse when Elizabeth (born 17 Apr 1854) and Margaret (born 10 Apr 1857) were born; and that the physician who attended her then was dead (p.14)
19 Aug 1867
date of new certificate, for $8 per month (from 27 Oct 64) and $2 per month additional for each child under 16 (starting 25 July 1866) (p.22)
approved 5 Aug 1867 (p.35)
18 Aug 1908
Anna B Dougherty was dropped from the pension rolls, last paid $12 to 4 May 1908, because of death on 17 July 1908 [p.15]
14 Nov 1908
Mary Young, granddaughter of Anna B Dougherty, of McKinley PA, wrote asking why reimbursement was delayed (p.28)
Anna B Dougherty had lived as 1208 Morris Street Philadelphia PA (p.28)
received 16 Nov 1908
24 Nov 1908
accounting officer's certificate for $29.60 for reimbursement of unpaid pension returned to Interior Department (p.23)
16 Dec 1908
reimbursement request referred to Chief of the Finance Division (p.25)
no further action was needed, because reimbursement had been made after the date of the attached letter (pp.25-26)
8 Sep 10
examined in Record Division, considered with widow's certificate 304,461 Wm Doughterty C 26 PA and E 91 PA (p.24)

spouse's death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 July 1908, #17772, Anna B Dougherty]
[identification is confirmed by the date and place of death listed in the pension certificate file, despite the age's not matching]
[transcribed 22 October 2011, from FamilySearch]

Record of a Death in Philadelphia.
17772
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE
Name of deceased, Anna B. Dougherty
Color, W
Sex, F.
widowed
Date of Birth. [blank]
Date of Death. Year 1908 Month 7 Day 17
Age. Years 60 Months [blank] Days [blank]
Place of Death, 1208 Morris st.
How long at place of Death, [blank]
Chief Cause of Death, Strangulated Hernia
Contributing Cause, [blank]
Hour of Death, 9.40 P.M.
[illegible] Coroner.

Undertaker's Certificate
Occupation, [blank]
Place of Birth, Philadelphia
Birthplace of Father, Unknown
Birthplace of Mother, "
Name of Father, "
Maiden name of Mother, "
Residence, 1208 Morris St.
Ward, (of residence.) 26"
Buried from (Street and Number), 1208 Morris St.
Date of Burial, July 21" 1908
Place of Burial, Trinity Lutheran Cem.
E. Bowen + son Undertaker.
Residence, 1018 Sth. 2" St.

spouse's death notice

[death notice, Anna B Dougherty, Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1908, page 13]
[transcribed 22 October 2011, from GenealogyBank]

DOUGHERTY.--On July 17, 1908, ANNA B. DOUGHERTY, widow of William Dougherty. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, at 1 PM from the residence of William Conner, 1208 Morris st. Interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, east division, microfilm series M653, film 1153, page 73 = 73 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; the names and ages match those listed in the pension certificate file]
line3536373839401
Dwelling number[492]      
Family number553      
NameWm DoughertyAnna "John "Mary "Jane "Elizabeth "Margaret Dougherty
Age49331210763
SexMFMFFFF
Color       
Occupation" [sc. Laborer]      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate50      
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]At SeaPa"""Pa
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1    
Cannot read & write 1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, district 2 (post office 510 Washington Ave), microfilm series M593, film 1388, pages 202 recto-verso = 91-92 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; the names and ages match those listed in the pension certificate file]
[note that the FamilySearch abstract reads the second name as 'Ira'; I believe both 'Ira' and 'Jno' are possible readings, and have chosen 'Jno' because of the other evidence about his name]
line3738394012
Dwelling-house number660     
Family number712     
NameDougherty Ann- Jno- Mary- JaneDougherty E. H- M. R
Age392220171614
SexFMFFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationKeep house-----
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplacePennPennPennPennPennPenn
Father foreign born1     
Mother foreign born1     
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write 1    
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 ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 434 verso = 2 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; the names and ages match those listed in the pension certificate file]
line101112
street name(S) Fourth street
house number1912  
dwelling visit #13  
family visit #13  
nameDoerr Andrew- CarolineDougherty Anna B
colorWWW
sexMFF
age535252
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeRents room
single   
married11 
widowed/divorced  1
married during year   
occupationRetail GrocerHousekeepinglady
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write  1
birthplaceGermanyGermanyAt Sea
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyIreland
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyIreland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Dougherty William
     or William M
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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