91st PA: Otho Elbin

Otho Elbin

Before the war

He was born on 22 October 1827 (6, 7, 13, 14; 4 (36 in 1864), 9 [30 in 1860], 10 [42 in 1870]). He was born in Elbinsville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, (4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14). He was born to to Nathaniel Elbin and Nancy Morse (6, 7, 14).

About 1852, he married Mary Jane Dicken, in Pennsylvania (6, 7). They had these children (7, 14):

(In 1900, she reported having had ten children, six of whom were alive (11).)

In 1860, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Mary Jane, and children Amos, Amanda, Caroline, and Henry (9) He was a farmer, and owned $250 in personal property (9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (4). He was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 5). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). He was a private in company I (1, 15, 16).

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865 (1, 3 [31 May], 4, 5 [30 May]). He was a private in company I (15, 16).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Mary Jane, and children Amos, Amanda, Caroline, Henry, William, Ruth, Annise, and Nancy (10). He was a farmer, and owned $400 in real estate, and $150 in personal property (10).

On 8 May 1882, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).

In 1890, he was living in Piney Creek, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5). He had rheumatism (5).

He died on 17 February 1897 (6, 12, 13). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Inglesmith, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 13, 14). His grave has a Grand Army of the Republic star and flag (13).

On 27 March [?] 1897, his widow, Mary J Elbin, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).

In 1900, his widow, Mary J Elbin, was living with her son John C Elbin and his family (11).

His widow died on 28 April 1907, and was buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Inglesmith, Pennsylvania (7).

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) (Otho Elbin)

2 message on PABEDFOR-L list, from David and Carol Eddleman, 7 November 2002, transcribing lists of buried soldiers from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (Otho Elbin)

3 company I, register of men discharged (Otho Elbin [?])

4 company I, descriptive roll, #12 (Otho Elbin)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 2 (Otho Elbin)

6 IGI, on FamilySearch (viewed 4 March 2006) (Otho Elbin)

7 "Pedigree Resource File", on FamilySearch (viewed 4 March 2006) (Otho Elbin)

8 pension index, by name (Otto Elbin)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Elbinsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 565-566 = 25-26 handwritten (Otho Elbin)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 628 = 22 handwritten (Otho Elbin)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 78 B = 1 handwritten (Mary J Elbin)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Otto Elbin)

13 Find a Grave, memorial 19293946, created by Kat, added 8 May 2007, accessed 2 April 2011 [pictured tombstone reads: "OTHO ELBIN Born Oct. [?] 22, 1827. Died Feb. 17 [?], 1897" with two illegible lines below] [identification is confirmed by the death date in the pension index by regiment (12)] (Otho Elbin)

14 Fulton County,PA 344, a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Ron R, updated 3 March 2011, accessed 2 April 2011 (Otho Elbin)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Otho Abin)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Otho Elbin)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 April 2011)
1880 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 2 April 2011)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 2 April 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 2 April 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (acceessed 2 April 2011)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Elbinsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 565-566 = 25-26 handwritten]
line36373839401
Dwelling number665     
Family number635     
NameOtho ElbinMary Jane "Amos "Amanda "Caroline "Henry Elbin
Age30267631
Sexmfmffm
Color      
OccupationFarmer     
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate250     
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""""Penna
Married within year      
Attended school within year  1   
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 628 = 22 handwritten]
line11121314151617181920
Dwelling-house number161         
Family number161         
NameElbin Otho- Mary Jane- Amos R- Amanda- Caroline- Henry B- William- Ruth- Annise [?]- Nancy E
Age4239171513119727/12
SexMFMFFMMFFF
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerWife Keeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value400         
Personal estate value150         
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born          
Mother foreign born          
Birth month if born within year         Apr
Marriage month if married within year          
Attended school past year  111111  
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 ...          

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 2]
[line] 14
[house] 52
[family] 54
[name] Otho Elbin
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Piney Creek
[disability incurred] Rheumatism
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 78 B = 1 handwritten]
line6869707172
street     
house number     
dwelling number14    
family number14    
nameElbin John C- Willie- Warren- Mary JSprint [?] Lillie M
relationshipHeadWifeSonMother [?]Nece [sic]
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateMay 1873Feby 1879Dec 1899March 1830Nov 1892
age27216/12707
married?MMSS [sic]S
# years married22   
mother of how many children? 2 10 
# of children living 1 6 
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaMarylandPennaPennaPenna
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationfarmer  Boarderfarmer [sic]
# months not employed00   
# months in school    5
can readYesYes   
can writeYesYes   
speaks English Yes   
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule14    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Abin, Otho
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Elbin, Otho.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 April 2014]

Elbin Otho
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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