He was born on 14 August 1842 (10 [Aug 1844], 14; 5 (18 in 1862), 9 [34 in 1880], 10 [55 in 1900], 11 [25 in 1870], 13 [57 at death in 1900]). He was born in Ireland (9, 10, 11, 13, 14).
He immigrated to the United States in 1850 (10). By 1900, he was a naturalized citizen (10).
He enlisted and was mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 29 August 1862 (1, 5, 6 [12 Aug 62]). He was a private in company D (1, 15).
He was discharged on 24 June [?] 1865 (6).
In 1868/69, he married Mary [unknown family name] (10). In 1900, she had had five children, three of whom were alive (10).
In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was a brick maker, and owned $150 in personal property (11). He was living with his wife Mary, and with Margaret Smith (11).
On 1 July 1875, Mayor Stokley appointed him to the Philadelphia police force (14).
In 1880, he was living at 1102 Morris Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Maggie, Mary, Genevieve, and Clara, and his mother-in-law Margaret Smith (9). He was a police officer (9).
In 1890, he was living at 1102 Morris Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was a policeman (7).
On 12 May 1897, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).
In 1900, he was living at 1102 Morris Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Mary and son Lewis (10).
On 11 December 1900, he died, at Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of oedema of lungs (12, 13). He was married, and was an ex-sergeant of police (13). He lived at 1102 Morris Street (13). He was buried at the Philanthropic Cemetery Vault (13).
On 27 December [?] 1911, his widow, Mary B Gorman, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).
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) (John Gorman)
2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 22 August 1863 (James Gorman)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (James Gorman)
4 company D, register of men transferred, entry 23 (James Gorman)
5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 9 August 2004 (John Gorman)
6 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 25, page 1 (image 116 on Ancestry), line 12 (James Gorman)
7 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1890, transcription at Ancestry (James Gorman)
8 pension index, by name (Gorman James)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 289 A = 5 handwritten (James Gorman)
10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 10 B =10 handwritten (James Gorman)
11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 238 = 171 handwritten (James Gorman)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (James Gorman)
13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 December 1900 (James Gorman)
14 Howard O. Sprogle. The Philadelphia police past and present. Philadelphia, 1887. Page 617 (James Gorman)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Gorman)
JAMES GORMAN was born in Ireland August 14, 1842. He served in the U.S. Army in the late war. Appointed to the police force July 1, 1875, by Major Stokley.[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 238 = 171 handwritten]
|Name||Gorman Mary||- James||Smith Margaret|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||$150|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|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||Morris Street|
|dwelling visit #||35|
|family visit #||39|
|name||Gorman James||Mary||Maggie||Mary E||Genevieve||Clara C||Smith Margaret|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||Wife||Daughter||Daughter||Daughter||Daughter||Mother in Law|
|married during year|
|occupation||Police Officer||Keeps House||At School||At School||At home||At home||Boarder|
|currently ill?||Consumption Lungs|
|school this year||1||1|
|family number||217 [?]|
|name||Gorman James||- Mary E||- Lewis|
|birth date||Aug 1844||Feb 1850||Jan 1880|
|# years married||31||31|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA||50|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|