91st PA: George S Hampton

George S Hampton

Before the war

He was born in October 1844 (15; 4 [22 in 1863], 9 [19 in 1861], 13 [24 in 1870], 14 [36 in 1880], 15 [55 in 1900], 16 [65 in 1910]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16).

When he enlisted, he was a teamster, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a light complexion, brown eyes, and light hair (4, 9 [fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company E as a private on 22 August 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 9 [22 Aug 61], 10 [21 Aug 62], 21 [22 Aug 61], 22).

He was accidentally wounded in his shoulder, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in August 1861 (4).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (8).

He re-enlisted for three years, as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton, Virginia, on 24 December 1863 (1, 4, 9 [26 Dec 63]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and was mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (this may be about his original enlistment) (4).

He was promoted on 18 September 1864 to corporal (1, 5 [16 September], 9), for soldierly conduct in a recent battle (3) or soldierly appearances (4).

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning the death of sixteen comrades, and sympathizing with their families (20). He was secretary of the committee (20).

He was promoted to sergeant, either on 1 June 1865 (1), on 5 July 1865 (6), or on 3 July 1865 effective 1 July 1865 (7, 9).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 9, 10, 21). He was a sergeant, in company E (22).

After the war

In 1868/70, he married Mary [unknown family name] (15, 16). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, four of whom were alive (15, 16).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Mary and daughter Clara, along with another family (13). He was a letter carrier (13).

In November 1871, he was part of the committee assigned to write a constitution and by-laws for the 91st's Survivor's Association (18).

At the first meeting of the Survivor's Association, on 4 December 1871, he was elected Recording Secretary (19).

In 1880, he was living at 22 North Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Clara, Mary, and Wade, and two servants (14). He was a dealer in liquor (14).

On 5 August 1887, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 21).

In 1890, he was living at 635 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11). He had been wounded in his left shoulder (10).

In 1900, he was living at 2444 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Mary, and sons Wade and George (15). He was a letter carrier (15).

In 1910, he was living at 2444 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Mary, and children George and Mary (16). He was a letter carrier, for the post office (16).

He died on 11 February [?] 1918, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21).

On 11 February 1918, his widow, Mary Hampton, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 21).

In 1920, his widow, Mary Hampton, was living at 2444 Columbia Avenue (17). She was living with a cousin, Emma Maxwell (17).

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 Catton, Bruce. A stillness at Appomattox, pages 341, 382, and 425. [about a letter he wrote after the war]

3 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

4 descriptive roll, company E, entry 39

5 special order 79, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 16 September 1864

6 special order 39, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 5 July 1865

7 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (George Hampton)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Pri Hampton)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (George Hampton)

10 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 51, page 1 (image 236 on Ancestry), line 2 (George S Hampton)

11 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George S Hampton)

12 pension index, by name (George S Hampton)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 189 = 14 [?] handwritten (Geo S Hampton)

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 6th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 109, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 443 D = 16 (George S Hampton)

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 734, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 155 A = 9 (George Hampton)

16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration distr4ict 672, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 247 B = 13 handwritten (George S Hampton)

17 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 945, microfilm series T625, film 1633, page 34 B = 8 handwritten (Mary Hampton)

18 'The Reserves', Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 November 1871, page 2 (George Hampton)

19 'Ninety-first regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 5 December 1871 page 3 (George Hampton)

20 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (George Hampton)

21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George S Hampton)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Hampton)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
accessed May 2007

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George S Hampton in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 189 = 14 [?] handwritten]
line9101112131415
Dwelling-house number229      
Family number257      
NameMackey Horace H- Lavinia- Elisa- Horace HHampton Geo S- Mary- Clara
Age30286324231/12
SexMFFMMFF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationShoe MakerKeep houseAt homeAt homeLetter CarrierAt homeAt home
Real estate value       
Personal estate value$150      
BirthplacePennPennPennPennPennPennPenn
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year       
Can't read       
Can't write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 6th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 109, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 443 D = 16]
line28293031323334
street nameNorth Fifth Street
house number22      
dwelling visit #75      
family visit #96      
nameHampton George S- Mary E- Clara L- Mary E- WadeMeehan Hannah- Margret
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMFF
age363110621816
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonServantServant
single  [blank][blank][blank]11
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationDealer in Liquor At SchoolAt HomeAt HomeServantServant
months unemployed       
currently ill?   Speechless   
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  1    
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplaceN.J.BadenPaPaPaIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceDelBadenPaPaPaIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 51, page 1 (image 236 on Ancestry), line 2]
[line] 2
[house] 16
[family] 22
[name] Hampton George S
[rank] Sergeant [?]
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf [written below 'E 91 Pa Inf']
[enlistment date] 21 Aug 1862 [written below a crossed-out date]
[discharge date] 10 July 1865 [written below a crossed-out date]
[length of service] 2 years, 10 months, 19 days [written below '0 years, 4 months, 2 days]
[post office address] 635 Washington Ave
[disability incurred] wounded in left shoulder
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[transcription on Ancestry, searched January 2005]
George S Hampton, [no occupation listed], h 635 Wash'n av

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 734, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 155 A = 9]
line6789
streetColumbia Ave
house number2444   
dwelling number149   
family number172   
nameHampton GeorgeMaryWadeGeorge
relationshipHeadWifeSonSon
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
birth dateOct 1844Aug 1846May 1878June 1890
age5553229
married?MMSS
# years married3030  
mother of how many children? 5  
# of children living 4  
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceDelawarePennaPennaPenna
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationLetter Carrier Clerk R RClerk
# months not employed0 00
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration distr4ict 672, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 247 B = 13 handwritten]
line83848586
streetCOLUMBIA AVENUE
house nr2444   
dwelling nr244   
family nr271   
nameHampton George S- Mary A- George S Jr- Mary H
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
sexMFMF
colorWWWW
age65632831
marital statusM1M1SS
#years present marriage4141  
mother of # children 5  
mother of # living children 4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationLetter CarrierNoneCom'l TravellerNone
nature of industry etc.Post Office Florists Supplies 
employer etc.W W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No 
# weeks out of work 19090 0 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet[blank (sic)]   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 945, microfilm series T625, film 1633, page 34 B = 8 handwritten]
line99100
streetColumbia Avenue
house number2444 
dwelling visit number141 
family visit number194 
nameHampton MaryMaxwell Emma L
relationshipheadcousin
own/rentUn 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexFF
raceWW
age at last birthday7352 [?]
marital statusWdS
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
father's native languageGerman 
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
mother's native languageGerman 
can speak English  
occupationnonenone
industry, business  
employment status  
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 12 May 2014, from Fold3]


Hampton, George
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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