He was born on 28 November 1829 (9, 4 (34 in 1864), 5 (34 in 1864), 10 [41 in 1870], 11 [51 in 1880], 13 [81 in 1880], 14 [70 in ?1898], 18 [70 in 1898]), or November 1827 (12). He was born in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, to Richard Gorby and Margaret Carter (4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18).
On 26 December 1854, he married Abby Ann O'Harra (9). They had six children (9):
When he enlisted, he was a mason (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4, 5).
He also served in company A of the 37th Pennsylvania (Militia) Infantry (6, 7, 15). He was enrolled on 27 June 1863 (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania on 23 February 1864 (1, 4, 5, 6, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hildeburn (4, 5). He was mustered in as a private in company K (1, 18, 19, 20).
On 7 July 1864, he was (probably) sick in his quarters (8).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6, 15). He had served for seventeen months (14, 18). He was a private, in company K (19, 20).
In 1870, he was living in South Chester Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Abby, children James, May, and Maggie, and in-laws James and Catharine O'Harra (10). He was a stone mason, and owned $200 in personal property (10).
In 1880, he was living in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Abbeyann, daughter Maggie, and in-laws James and Catharine O'Hara (11). He was a stone mason (11).
On 28 December 1888, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 15).
In 1890, he was living in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (6).
On 27 June 1898, he was admitted to the National Soldiers' Home (14, 18). He was present in the Southern Branch in 1898 (14). He was admitted from Virginia (14). He had a hernia (14). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (14).
In 1900, he was living at 707 Crosby Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his son James and James's family (12). He was widowed, and reported no occupation (12).
On 5 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).
In 1910, he was living at 927 Upland Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his son James and James's family (13). He reported no occupation (13).
On 21 June 1912, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (18). He was then receiving a pension of $20 per month (18).
He died on 5 February 1918, at Chester, [Delaware County,] Pennsylvania (15).
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) (Robert G Gorbey)
2 special order 88, HQ 91st PA, 28 September 1864 (Robert C Gorbey)
3 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Robt C Gorbey)
4 company K, third descriptive roll (Robert Gorbey)
5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Robert C Gorbey)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 13, page 2 (Robert C Gorbey)
7 pension index, by name (Robert C Gorbey)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 July 1864 (Pri Gorby [?])
9 "The Stidham family tree", GEDCOM on Rootsweb, updated 28 December 2005 (searched 1 January 2006) (Robert Cloud Gorbey)
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester Township, South Chester Borough (post office Village Green), microfilm series M593, film 1336, page 196 = 25 handwritten (Robert Gorby)
11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T9, film 1126, page 467 B = 30 handwritten (Robt C Gorby)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 148, microfilm series T623, film 1404, page 174 = 8 handwritten (Robert Gorbey)
13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, 3rd precinct, 5th ward, supplemental, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 108, microfilm series T624, film 1338, page 258 A = 14 handwritten (Robert C Gorbey)
14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1898. Serial Set volume 3785. Session volume 43, 55th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 55. Page 385. (Robert Gorbey)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Robert C Gorbey)
16 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Robt C Gorby)
17 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Robt Gorbey)
18 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1912. Serial Set volume 6473, Session volume 107, 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1009. Page 329 (Robt C Gorbey)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert C Gorbey)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert G Gorbey)
|Name||Gorby Robert||" Abby Ann||" James H.||" May||" Maggie E||O'Harra James||Catharine|
|Color||" [sc. W]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Occupation||Stone Mason||Keeping House||At Home||" "||" "||Laborer||At Home|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|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.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Green Street|
|dwelling visit #||284|
|family visit #||290|
|name||O Hara James||- Catharine||Gorby Robt C||- Abbeyann||- Maggie E|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||wife||son in law||Daughter||Grand daughter|
|married during year|
|occupation||Laborer||At Home||Stone Mason||Keeps house||Atschool|
|school this year||1|
|mother's birthplace||Penna||New Jersey||Penna||Penna||Penna|
|name||Gorbey James||" Anne E||" May A.||" Robert C||" James E||- Catherine T||- Frank [?] J||Gorbey Robert|
|birth date||Sept 1858||Nov 1851||May 1879||Oct 1882||Jan 1884||Jan 1890||Mar 1899||Nov 1827|
|# years married||22||22|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Painter||Saleslady||Engineer RR||Mill Hand||At School|
|# months not employed||4||0||0||0|
|# months in school||10||yes [sic]|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Gorbey James H||- Annie E||- Catharine T||- Frank J||- Robert C|
|#years present marriage||28||28|
|mother of # children||5|
|mother of # living children||5|
|nature of industry etc.||House||Lawyer|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|