91st PA: Edward Flanagan

Edward Flanagan

Before the war

He was born in 1801/02 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Flanagan and [unknown]. But when he enlisted in 1861, he claimed to have been born in 1816/17. [sources: date: 3 (44 in 1861), 6 (90 at death in 1892), 9 (90 in 1892), 12 (48 in 1850), 16 (76 in 1880), 18, 20 (23 in 1825). place: 6, 12, 16, 18, 20. parents: 12, 18]

On 7 May 1825, he enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the US Army, for five years. He was a plasterer. On 16 July 1825, he deserted, from Fort Delaware. [source: 20]

He married Elizabeth Cramer [or Cromer]. She was born in 1804/05, in Maryland. They apparently had at least these children:

[sources: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18]

In 1850, he was living in ward 6, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) wife Elizabeth, their (presumed) children Mary, Eleanor, Amelia, Sarah, William, and Josephine, and Thomas (perhaps his father). He was a plasterer. [source: 12]

On 21 March 1855, Thomas Flanagan (perhaps his father) died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas was buried from his son's house, on Filbert [?] Street, west of 21st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 17]

In 1860, his wife, Elizabeth, was living at 1322 Hutchinson Street, ward 20, Philadephia, Pennsylvania. The city directory lists him as a plasterer, and living there, but he is not recorded in the census. She was living with Enos and Amelia Kovely, and other (apparently Enos and Amelia's children)--perhaps Amelia is their daughter. [source: 13]

Description

In 1825, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had grey eyes, light hair, and a light complexion. [source: 20]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 11 November 1861. He was mustered in as a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8]

He was discharged on 5 May 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2 (3 May), 3 (5 May), 5 (5 May), 7, 8]

He also served in company D of the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was mustered into service on 23 August 1862, and was mustered out on surgeon's certificate of disability, on 8 September 1863. [sources: 2, 4, 5, 10]

After the war

In 1870, his wife Elizabeth was living in ward 18 Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was living with their daughter Sarah, her husband Thomas, and Sarah and Thomas's daughter Rachel (and perhaps also their daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Carr) I have not clearly found Edward in the census (but the second enumeration lists an E Flanagan, male, living with Sarah and Thomas (and others), instead of Elizabeth). [sources: 14, 15]

In 1880, he was living at 1010 Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth, their daughter Sarah Carr, and Sarah's family. He was a plasterer. [source: 16]

On 7 July 1883, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

Perhaps his wife is the Elizabeth Flanagan, wife of Edward, who died on 4 December 1884, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery. (But she was supposedly 71, and born in Ireland, which does not match the other information I have about Elizabeth.) [source: 19]

He lost his discharge paperwork about 1888. [source: 2]

In 1890, he was living at 1010 Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had bronchitis. [source: 2]

He died on 31 July 1892, of chronic bronchitis. He died at, or was buried from, 1010 Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (which was the home of his son-in-law T B Carr). He was then a widower. He was buried on 3 August 1892 at St John's Methodist Episcopal Vault, and then in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Some evidence suggests he was later reburied in the Philadelphia National Cemetery. [sources: 6, 9, 11 (Philadelphia Nat'l Cem), 18]

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) (Edward Flanigan)

2 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 16, division 17, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [316], page 2 (image 632 on Ancestry), lines 18-19 (Edward C Flannigan)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Edward Flanigan)

4 pension index, by name (Edward Flanagan)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Edward Flanagan [sic])

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edward Flanagan, 31 July 1892, number 3116 (Edward Flanagan)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Flanagan)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Flanigan)

9 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer Wednesday 3 August 1892, page 6 (Edward Flanagan)

10 Bates, volume 2, page 685 (Edward Flanagan)

11 Find a grave, memorial 2541451, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, added 3 March 2000, accessed 26 Feb 15 (Edward Flanagan)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 282 verso = 564 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edward Flannigan)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20 microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 125 = 127 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Elizabeth Flanigan)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 53, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 179 verso = 34 handwritten to 180 recto = 35 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Eliz Flannagan)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadephia, ward 18, district 53, second enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1431, page 571 recto (E Flanagan)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 304, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 191 = 13 A handwritten (FamilySearch (Edward Flanagan)

17 death notice, Public Ledger Thursday 22 March 1855, page 2 (Thomas Flanagan)

18 'Edward Flanagan', an Ancestry family tree, owner sharonclementshulton, accessed 28 February 2015 (Edward Flanagan)

19 death notice, Philadephia inquirer, Monday 8 December 1884, page 5 (Elizabeth Flanagan)

20 US Army, register of enlistments, 1798-1914, from National Archives, record group 94 (Edward Flanagan)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1900 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 26 Feb 15)
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 26 Feb 15)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 26 Feb 15)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 26 Feb 15)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 26 Feb 15)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 28 Feb 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Feb 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Feb 15)

Display



Edward Flanigan in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 282 verso = 564 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) Sarah matches the Sarah Carr in the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line2345678910
Dwellings visited301        
Families visited376        
NameEdward FlanniganElizabeth "Mary A "Eleanor "Amelia "Sarah "Wm E "Josephine "Thomas "
Age48451815853188
Sexmfffffmfm
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPlasterer       none
Real estate owned         
BirthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniadittodittodittodittodittoIreland
Married within year         
Attended school within year   11    
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20 microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 125 = 127 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain, because Elizabeth is living alone]
the 1861 Sherman's directory has two entries for an Edward Flanigan plasterer: (a) "Flanigan Edward, plasterer, 872 Darien" and (b) "Flanigan Edward, plasterer, 1322 Hutchinson"; no others at that address
Re (a): note 1861 Sherman's p.837: 'Roberts Morton, coachmaker, 872 Darien', who is presumably 1860 census, ward 19, page 728 = 258 handwritten, Martin Roberts coach Smith (FamilySearch); no Flanigan nearby
 
Re (b): the following entries make clear the entry I've transcribed is 1322 Hutchinson, even though Elizabeth is the only Flanigan listed there:
1861 Sherman's page 367: 'Gowen Michael, painter, 1314 Hutchinson' = ward 20 division 1 page 125 = 127 handwritten house 829 family 887 Michael Gowen 28 coach painter Ireland (FamilySearch)
house 830 family 888 = William Rhoads comb maker (with William Rhoads printer) = Sherman's p.822: 'Rhoads William, sr., combmak. 1316 Hutchinson' and 'Rhoads William, jr., printer, 1316 Hutchinson'
house 831 family 889 = Abram Walker coach smith = 1861 Biddle's p.1021: 'Walker Abram, coachsmith, 1320 Hutchinson'
house 832 family 890 = Enos Kovely lock smith (with Elizabeth Flanigan) (no Kovely on 1861 Sherman's p.540) = 1862 Biddle's p.192: 'Covely Eneas R., locksmith, 1322 Hutchinson'
note 1860 Biddle's p.228: 'Covely Aeneas R. locksmith, 1322 Hutchinson'
house 833 family 891 = Richard C Stone [illegible] maker = 1861 Biddle's p.957: 'Stone R. C., turner, 1324 Hutchinson'
house 834 family 892 = George W Bitting carpenter = 1861 Biddle's p.70: 'Bitting George W., carpenter, 1326 Hutchinson'
 
[searching for Edward Flanagan in the Ancestry and FamilySearch indices didn't find either plasterer]
Edwd Flanagan 38 Ireland Hat [??] presser at western division 4th ward p.831 = 25 h/w (FamilySearch)
Edwd Flanagan 27 PA dealer ward 4 west division 816 = 10 h/w (FamilySearch)
Edward Flanagen 17 Ireland no occupation with Thomas 45 weaver ward 18 NE division page 44 = 44 h/w (FamilySearch)
Edward Flanigan 23 NJ victualler ward 2 54 = 54 h/w (FamilySearch)
Edward Flanigan 4 with James 45 slater ward 20 division 1 165 = 167 h/w (FamilySearch)
Edwd Flanagan 43 laborer Ireland ward 24 precinct 4 649 = 79 h/w (FamilySearch)
Edward Flanigan, 66, Ireland, ward 14, page 151 (FamilySearch)
Edward Flanigan, 22, PA, ward 14, with Edward Flanigan 66 (FamilySearch)
Ed Flanigan, 2, PA, ward 8, page 237, with Joseph 35 (FamilySearch)
line14151617181920
Dwelling number832      
Family number890      
NameEnos KovelyAmelia "Clara J "Emma L "Ann E "Francis "Elizabeth Flanigan
Age30181186452
SexMFFFFmF
Color       
OccupationLock Smith      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate200      
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""Maryland
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 53, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 179 verso = 34 handwritten to 180 recto = 35 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, because (1) the names and ages of the Carr's match the names in the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line394012
Dwelling-house number314   
Family number353   
NameCarr Thos B.Sarah LFlannagan ElizCarr Rachel M
Age2825622/12
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationWork Jewelry StoreKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value300   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   Apl
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
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 ...    

1870 census, 2nd enumeration

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadephia, ward 18, district 53, second enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1431, page 571 recto]
[the image is illegibly light; I have copied the Ancestry index only]
[identification is probable, because (1) the names and ages of the Carr's match the names in the 1880 census entry transcribed below; note however that (2) E Flanagan is listed in Ancestry's index as male, but obviously corresponds to Elizabeth Flanagan in the first enumeration]
line[illegible]
Dwelling-house number      
Family number      
NameCorr ThomasCorr SarrahCorr ElizabethCorr SarrahCorr RachaelFlanagan E
Age282595162
Sexmffffm
Color      
Occupation      
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
Birthplace      
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 304, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 191 = 13 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
[identification is confirmed by the address, which matches both his address in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below, and his residence at death]
line25262728293031
street nameLawrence Street
house number1010      
dwelling visit #136      
family visit #142      
nameCarr, Thomas B.- SarahNichol ElizabethCarr, Sarah- Maggie K.Flanagan Elizabeth- Edward
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFM
age3735181377276
month born if born in year       
relationship wifeDaughterDaughterDaughterMotherFather
single   11  
married111  11
widowed/divorced       
married during yearJewelerHouse KeepingAt HomeAt SchoolAt SchoolAt HomePlasterer
occupation       
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year   11  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaIreland
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 16, division 17, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [316], page 2 (image 632 on Ancestry), lines 18-19]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 18
[house] 104
[family] 109
[name] Flannigan, Edward C.
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 11 Nov 1861
[discharge date] 2 May 1862
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 1010 Lawrence St Phila
[disability incurred] Bronchitis.
[remarks] lost Discharge 2 yrs ago

[line] 19
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Do.
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 68 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 23 Aug 1862
[discharge date] 8 Sept 1863
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Do
[disability incurred] Do
[remarks] Do

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, January 2005]
[I couldn't find Edward Flannigan; Sarah and Thomas Carr were living at 1010 Lawrence]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Flanagan, Edward.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 13 April 2014]

Flanigan Edward.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Flanagan, Edward.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Bates (68th PA)

[Bates, volume 2, page 685]
[transcribed 26 February 2015, from Making of America]


NAME. Flanagan, Edward
RANK. do. [sc. Private]
DATE OF MUSTER INTO SERVICE. Aug. 23, '62
TERM--YEARS. 3
REMARKS. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, Sept. 8, '63.

enlistment, 1825

[US Army, register of enlistments, 1798-1914, from National Archives, record group 94]
[transcribed 28 Feb 15, from Ancestry]


[number] [14]4
NAMES. Flanagan Edward
RANK. " [sc. pr]
SIZE. 5 Feet 8 Inches
Age. 23
WHERE BORN.
  State, Empire, or Kingdom. Pnsylva
  County, District, or Province. [blank]
  Town. Lancaster
DESCRIPTION.
  Eyes. Grey
  Hair. Light
  Complexion. Light
TRADE. Plasterer
ENLISTED.
  By whom. " [sc. Lt A Mitchell]
  When. "[sc. May] 7" " [sc. 1825]
  Where. " [sc. Philadelphia]
  For what period. " [sc. 5 Years]
REMARKS. (" [sc. Deserted] " [sc. July] 16" " [sc. 1825] " " [sc. from Ft Delaware])

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edward Flanagan, 31 July 1892, number 3116]
3116
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Edward Flanagan
2. Color, W
3. Sex, M
4. Age, 90 [sic] years.
5. widower
6. Date of Death, July 31, 1892.
7. Cause of Death, Chronic Bronchitis
H. W. Rihl M.D.
Residence, 946 N. 8th

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Lancaster Pa
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 16th
12. Street and Number, No 1010 Lawrence st
13. Date of Burial, August 3rd /92
14. Place of Burial, St Johns M.E. Church Vault then to Mount Moriah Cemetery
Geo Thumbert [?] + Co Undertaker.
Residence, 424 Poplar St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer Wednesday 3 August 1892, page 6]
[transcribed 24 February 2015, from GenealogyBank]

FLANAGAN.--On July 31, 1892, Edward Flanagan, in his 91st year.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. T. B. Carr, No. 1010 Lawrence street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Proceed to St. John's Vault.

death notice, Thomas Flanagan

[death notice, Public Ledger Thursday 22 March 1855, page 2]
[transcribed 26 February 2015, from GenealogyBank]

On the 21st inst., THOMAS FLANAGAN, aged 97 [?] years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his son, Filbert [?] street, west of Twenty first street, on Friday [??] afternoon, at 2 o'clock, without further notice. [Lancaster papers please copy.]

death notice, Elizabeth Flanagan

[death notice, Philadephia inquirer, Monday 8 December 1884, page 5]
[transcribed 28 February 2015, from GenealogyBank]
[the Philadelphia death register was almost illegible, but FamilySearch's abstract indicated she was 71, and born in Ireland]

FLANAGAN.--On the 4th inst., ELIZABETH, wife of Edward Flanagan.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from the residence of her daugher, Mrs. R. C. McGrath, No. 1414 N. Eighth street. To proceed to Mount Moriah Cemetery.


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