91st PA: John Graham

John Graham

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (7, 8, 9).

During the war

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).

On 7 January 1865, he was promoted to third sergeant, effective 1 January (3, 5, 9 [7 Mar 65!]).

On 21 January 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 5 February 1865 (4).

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).

After the war

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).

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)

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)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 132, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 243 A = 5 handwritten]
line910111213141516
street nameHammerhead [?] Street North Side
house number2017       
dwelling visit #37       
family visit #50       
nameGraham John Sr- Ann- Jane- William- Samuel- Annie- John Jr.- Margaret
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMFMF
age505224201513118
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeDaughterSonSonDaughterSonDaughter
single  111111
married11      
widowed/divorced        
married during year        
occupationCarpenterKeeping HouseWorks in Woolen MillTin + Sheet Iron RooferAt HomeSalesladyAt SchoolAt School
months unemployed4       
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year      11
can't read        
can't write    1   
birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 724, page 4 (image 2320 on Ancestry)]
[line] 42
[house] 308
[family] 345
[name] John Gaham [sic]
[rank] Priv
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 17 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 25 Dec 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 2 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 2137 Kater St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
John Graham, carpenter, h 2137 Kater

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Graham, John
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 April 1910, page 12]

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

death certificate

[transit permit and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 March 1910, John Graham]
PHYSICIAN'S OR CORONER'S CERTIFICATE. HEALTH OFFICER'S PERMIT.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S AND BAGGAGE AGENT'S CERTIFICATE.
9140
ELIZABETH CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
PLACE OF DEATH. Elizabeth City County. (No [illegible] SOLDIERS HOME [?])
FULL NAME John Graham
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
Date of Birth [blank]
83 [?--2nd digit unclear] years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[the rest of the "personal and statistical particulars" are blank]
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
Date of Death Mch 30 1910

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
Contributory: Chr Nephritis (Duration) - Days
Signed S. R. Cotts, M.D.
Mch 31, 1910
PLACE of BURIAL or REMOVAL Philadelphia, Pa
DATE OF BURIAL [blank]
UNDERTAKER R. H. Smith
ADDRESS [blank]

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE
Occupation, Carpenter
Place of Birth, Ireland
Birthplace of Father, Ireland
Birthplace of Mother, Ireland
Name of Father, George Graham
Name of Mother, Mary Peoples
Last place of Residence, Hamton Va
Buried from, Street and No, 2320 Reed St
Date of Burial, April 2nd 1910
Place of Burial, Mount Moriah
William R Schofield Undertaker.
Residence 1127 S. 20th St

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