91st PA: Joseph H Graham

Joseph H Graham

Before the war

He was born in August 1843 (9; 3 (18 in 1861), 4 (18 in 1861), 10 [67 in 1910], 11 [75 in 1920]). He was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania (3, 9, 10, 11).

When he enlisted, he was a seaman (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 18 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (3). He was a private in company G (1, 13).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company A (1, 4, 6, 12).

He was discharged at Frederick, Maryland, on 15 December 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12). He was a private in company A (1, 2, 13).

He also served in F Dale's Battalion, Pennsylvania Cavalry (5, 7, 12).

After the war

In 1881/82, he married Sophia [unknown family name] (9, 10). In 1910, she had had eight children, all of whom were alive (10; 9 [7 in 1900]).

He applied successfully for a pension on 22 June 1886 (5, 7, 12).

In 1890, he was living at 230 Ohio Street, Allegheny, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (8).

In 1900, he was living at 737 Ohio Street, Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (9). He was a dentist (9). He was living with his wife Sophia and children Gertrude, Cecelia, William, John, George, Bertha, and Marcella (9).

He applied for a pension again on 23 February 1907 (5, 12).

In 1910, he was living at 823 Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10). He was a dentist (10). He was living with his wife Sophia, and children Cecelia, William, John, George, Bertha, Marcella, and Lawrence, along with three lodgers (10).

In 1920, he was living at 526 Kristle [?] Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11). He was retired (11). He was living with his wife Sophia, children Cecelia, William, John, George, Bertha, Marcella, and Lawrence, and two boarders (11).

He died on 17 November [?], 1925, at "US [? or 'NS'?] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania" (5, 12).

Sophia Graham, his widow, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 19 [or 11?] December 1925 (5, 7, 12).

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) (Joseph Graham)

2 Register of men discharged, co.A (Joseph Graham)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 74 (Joseph Graham)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (Joseph Graham)

5 pension index, by regiment (Joseph H. Graham)

6 company G, register of men transferred (Joseph Graham)

7 pension index by name (Joseph H Graham)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Allegheny, 7th precinct 4th ward, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 195, page 2 (Joseph H Graham)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Allegheny County, ward 4, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 42, microfilm series T623, film 1355, page 195 = 4A handwritten (Joseph H Graham)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic] City, ward 23, microfilm series T624, film 1306, supervisor's district 23 [?], enumeration district 600, page 201 = 17 [?] A handwritten (Joseph H Graham)

11 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], ward 23, supervisor's district 24, enumeration district 691, microfilm series T625, film 1526, page 66 = 14A handwritten (Joseph H Graham)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Joseph H Graham)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Graham)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Allegheny, 7th precinct 4th ward, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 195, page 2]
[line] 14
[house] 230
[family] 72
[name] Graham Joseph H
[rank] Privt
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] Nov 18 1861
[discharge date] Dec 15 1862
[length of service] 1 year, - months, 27 days
[post office address] No 23 Ohio St " " [sc. Allegheny Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Allegheny City, ward 4, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 42, microfilm series T623, film 1355, page 195 = 4A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other families at this residence, headed by Charles Stewart [?] and Alexander Burst [??]]
line313233343536373839
streetOhio Street
house number[737]        
dwelling number[52]        
family number76        
nameGraham Joseph H.- Sophia- Gertrude- Cecelia- William- John- George- Bertha- Marcella [?]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterSonSonSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMMFF
birth dateAug 1843Mar 1857Oct 1882June 1884Mar 1886Mar [?] 1889June 1891Apr 1893Apr 1895
age564317151411875
married?MMSSSSSSS
# years married1818       
mother of how many children? 7       
# of children living 7       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaFrancePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaFrancePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year         
# years in USA         
naturalized citizen?         
occupationDentist   At SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolAt School 
# months not employed0        
# months in school    9999 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes  
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes  
owned/rentedR        
free or mortgaged         
farm/houseH        
# of farm schedule         

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic] City, ward 23, microfilm series T624, film 1306, supervisor's district 23 [?], enumeration district 600, page 201 = 17 [?] A handwritten]
line101112131415161718192021
streetOhio Street
house nr823           
dwelling nr116           
family nr250           
nameGraham Joseph H-, Sophia-, Cecilia E-, William J- John A.-, George H- Bertha-, Marcella E- Laurence J.Clark, Robert E.Case, Harry WHarrea [??] Archibald
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonSonDaughterDaughterSonLodgerLodgerLodger
sexMFFMMMFFMMMM
colorWWWWWWWWWWWW
age67532624211817156454030
marital statusM1M1SSSSSSSWSS
#years present marriage2828          
mother of # children 8          
mother of # living children 8          
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginia
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginia
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginia
immigrated            
naturalized/alien            
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationDentistNoneNoneAttorneyApprenticeApprenticeApprenticeNoneNoneLeather SplitterAwning MakerConductor
nature of industry etc.At Home  OfficeMachineMachine ShopDress maker  TannaryAwning CoStreet Car
employer etc.O.A.  WWWW  WWW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   NoNoNoNo  NoNoNo
# weeks out of work 1909   0000  000
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes yesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes yesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    yes  yesyes   
owned/rentedO           
owned free or mortagagedM           
farm/houseH           
nr on farm schedule            
civil war vet            
blind            
deaf & dumb            

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], ward 23, supervisor's district 24, enumeration district 691, microfilm series T625, film 1526, page 66 = 14A handwritten]
line1617181920212223242526
streetKristle [?] St
house number526          
dwelling visit number211          
family visit number381          
nameGraham Joseph H" Sophia" Cecelia" Wm J" John A" Geo H" Bertha" Marcella" LawrenceBowman WmCramer Victor
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonSonDaughterDaughterSonBoarderBoarder
own/rentUn          
free/mortgaged (if owned)           
sexMFFMMMFFMMM
raceWWWWWWWWWWW
age at last birthday7563363330282624164018
marital statusMMSSSSSSSSS
year of immigration           
naturalized/alien           
year of naturalization           
attended school since Sept 1919        yes  
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language           
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language German         
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language German         
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
occupationRetirednonenoneAttorneyEngineerMachinistFur makerClerknoneAgentnone
industry, business   [illegible] LawStationaryMachine ShopFur StoreOffice-Insurance 
employment status   OAWWWW W 
number of farm schedule           

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 Joseph
Co. G, A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

top of document | home
revised 26 Apr 14
Contact Harry Ide at hide1@unl.edu with comments or questions