He was born in 1829/30 (7 (31 in 1861), 8 (31 in 1861), 9 (31 in 1861), 15 [50 in 1880], 18 [83 (?) at death]). He was born in Ireland (9, 15, 18). He was born to George Graham and Mary Peoples (18).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (7, 8) or a carpenter (9), and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (7, 8, 9).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 17 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 7, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowman (6). He was a private, in company B (1, 2, 19).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (16).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 7, 8 [25 Dec], 9 [25 Dec], 12). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Carpenter, and was mustered by Lieutenant Swan (8, 9).
He seems not to have been charged for lost equipment, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (10). On the other hand, he was "to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out (11).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865, with his company (1, 7). He was a sergeant in company B (1, 19).
He married Annie M [unknown surname] (17).
In 1880, he was living at 2017 Hammerhead [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Ann, and his children Jane, William, Samuel, Annie, John, and Margaret (15). He was a carpenter, and had been unemployed for four months in the previous year (15).
He successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension on 3 September 1890 [?] (2, 14).
In 1890, he was living at 2137 Kater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12, 13). He was a carpenter (13).
He died on 30 March 1910, at Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, of cardiac hypertrophy, with chronic nephritis contributing (13, 17, 18). He was a carpenter (18). The funeral was held on Saturday, 2 April 1910, at 2320 Reed Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of his son-in-law John E Johnson (17, 18). He was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery (17, 18).
His widow, Ann Graham, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension on 6 April 1910 (2, 14).
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)
2 Veterans' Administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched on Ancestry, on 13 January 2001.) (John Graham)
3 special order 3, HQ 91st PA, 7 January 1865
4 enlisted men's furloughs (John Graham)
5 company B, [second] list of non-commissioned officers (John Graham)
6 company B, descriptive roll, entry 27 (John Graham)
7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (John Graham)
8 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 15 (John Graham)
9 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 3 (John Graham)
10 list of men who owed money [?] (John Graham)
11 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 4 (John Graham)
12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 724, page 4 (image 2320 on Ancestry) (John Gaham)
13 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (John Graham)
14 pension index, by regiment (John Graham)
15 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 132, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 243 A = 5 handwritten (John Graham)
16 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John Graham)
17 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 April 1910, page 12 (John Graham)
18 transit permit and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 March 1910 (John Graham)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Graham)
|street name||Hammerhead [?] Street North Side|
|dwelling visit #||37|
|family visit #||50|
|name||Graham John Sr||- Ann||- Jane||- William||- Samuel||- Annie||- John Jr.||- Margaret|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Carpenter||Keeping House||Works in Woolen Mill||Tin + Sheet Iron Roofer||At Home||Saleslady||At School||At School|
|school this year||1||1|
GRAHAM.--On March 30, 1910, at Hampton, Va., JOHN, husband of Annie M. Graham. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday, at 3 P.M., from the residence of his son-in-law, John E Johnson, 2320 Reed st. Interment at Mt Moriah Cemetery[transit permit and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 March 1910, John Graham]
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Mar 27th 1910 to Mar 30th 1910, that I last saw him alive on Mar 30th [?] 1910 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 2 P.M. [?] The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:Cardiac Hypertrophy (Duration) - Days