91st PA: Robert Cloud Gorbey

Robert Cloud Gorbey

Before the war

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).

Description

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

During the war

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 30 April 1865, he was detailed as part of the division provost guard (16).

On 7 July 1864, he was (probably) sick in his quarters (8).

On 28 September 1864, he was detailed by General Griffin for duty in the provost guard at division headquarters (2, 3).

In June 1865, he was detailed in the provost guard at Division Headquarters (17).

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).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester Township, South Chester Borough (post office Village Green), microfilm series M593, film 1336, page 196 = 25 handwritten]
line891011121314
Dwelling-house number184      
Family number195      
NameGorby Robert" Abby Ann" James H." May" Maggie EO'Harra JamesCatharine
Age414114316764
SexMFMF"MF
Color" [sc. W]""""""
OccupationStone MasonKeeping HouseAt Home" "" "LaborerAt Home
Real estate value       
Personal estate value200      
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    
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 ...       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T9, film 1126, page 467 B = 30 handwritten]
line3940414243
street nameGreen Street
house number711    
dwelling visit #284    
family visit #290    
nameO Hara James- CatharineGorby Robt C- Abbeyann- Maggie E
colorWWWWW
sexmfmff
age7774515111
month born if born in year     
relationship wifeson in lawDaughterGrand daughter
single    1
married1111 
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborerAt HomeStone MasonKeeps houseAtschool
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaGermanyPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaNew JerseyPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 13, page 2]
[line] 14
[house] 42
[family] 42
[name] Robert C Gorbey
[rank] do [sc. Private]
[company] A
[unit] 37 Pa vol
[enlistment date] 27 June 1863
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 15
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] do. [sc. Robert C. Gorbey]
[rank] do [sc. Private]
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa vet
[enlistment date] 23 Feby 1864
[discharge date] 10 July 1864 [sic]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line12345678
streetCrosby Street
house number707       
dwelling number142       
family number143       
nameGorbey James" Anne E" May A." Robert C" James E- Catherine T- Frank [?] JGorbey Robert
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonDaughterSonFather
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMFMM
birth dateSept 1858Nov 1851May 1879Oct 1882Jan 1884Jan 1890Mar 1899Nov 1827
age414821171619172
married?MMSSSSSWd
# years married2222      
mother of how many children? 5      
# of children living 5      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year        
# years in USA        
naturalized citizen?        
occupationPainter SalesladyEngineer RRMill HandAt School  
# months not employed4 000   
# months in school     10 yes [sic]
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
owned/rentedR       
free or mortgaged        
farm/houseH       
# of farm schedule        

1910 census

[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]
line45678
streetUpland Street
house nr927    
dwelling nr264    
family nr266    
nameGorbey James H- Annie E- Catharine T- Frank J- Robert C
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonFather
sexMFFMM
colorWWWWW
age5148191181
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage2828   
mother of # children 5   
mother of # living children 5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaun
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPainternoneStenographernonenone
nature of industry etc.House Lawyer  
employer etc.W W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No  
# weeks out of work 19090 0  
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   yes 
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet    UA
blind     
deaf & dumb     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gorbey, Robert C
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 April 2014]

Gorbey, Robert G.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gorbey, Robert C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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