91st PA: Andrew Reid Hill

Andrew Reid Hill

Before the war

He was born on 12 June 1846 (7, 12; 3 (18 in 1864), 8 [4 in 1850], 9 [14 in 1860], 10 [24 in 1870], 11 [34 in 1880], 12 [53 in 1900], 13 [64 in 1910], 14 [74 in 1920]). He was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14). He was born to Samuel Hill and Prudence Ross (7).

In 1850, he was living in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his parents Samuel and Prudence Hill and others (presumably siblings) (8).

In 1860, he was living in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his parents Samuel and Prudence Hill and others (presumably siblings) (8).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 August 1864 (1, 3, 5, 6, 15). He was enlisted for one year, at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Colter (3). He was a private in company I (1, 17, 18).

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865 (1, 2 [31 May], 3 [31 May], 5, 6 [30 May], 15 [29 June]). He was a private, in company I (17, 18).

After the war

On 24 September 1868, he married Henrietta R Meyers (5, 7, 12, 13). They had four children (7, 13, 14):

In 1870, he was living in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Hetty, their child Willis, his mother Prudence, and his brother Samuel (10). He was a farmer, and owned $4,000 in real estate and $2,500 in personal property (10).

In 1880, he was living in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Hettie and children Willis and Elsie (11). His mother and brother Samuel were living with them (11). He was a farmer (11).

In 1890, he was living in North Washington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (15).

On 12 January 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 6).

In 1900, he was living in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Henrietta and children Willis, Lavinna, and Myrna (12). He was a farmer (12).

On 15 June 1908, he again applied for a pension (6).

In 1910, he was living in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Hettie and children Willis and Myrna (13). He was a farmer, on a general farm (13).

In 1920, he was living on Pine Run Road, Washinton Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Hettie and son Willis (14). He was a farmer, on his own farm (14).

He and his wife lived in Peter Myers' log house, which was across the road from the site of Fort Hand, in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (7).

He died on 14 October 1920, at Apollo, [Armstrong County,] Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7 [Washington Twp, Westmoreland, PA], 16). He was buried at Poke Run Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania (7). His wife and four children survived him (16).

On 8 November 1920, his widow, Henrietta R Hill, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 6).

In 1926, his widow, Henrietta R Hill, was living at 157 Freeport Road, New Kensington, Pennsylvania (5). She was receiving a pension of $30 per month (5). She was incompetent, because of softening of the brain; she required an attendant at all times (5). She owned 40 acres of land, worth $1,000, but encumbered for $700; the land was unproductive, and was not an asset (5). No one was legally bound to support her, and her only income was her pension (5). The House and Senate Committees recommended that her pension be increased to $50 per month (5).

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) (Andrew B Hill)

2 company I, register of men discharged (Andrew B Hill)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #64 (Andrew B Hill)

4 pension index, by name (Andrew I Hill)

5 [House Report 550, 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. March 13, 1926'. Serial Set volume 8538, 69th Congress, 1st Session, session volume D. Page 209]
[repeated at Senate Report 1086, 'Granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. June 16, 1926.'. Serial Set volume 8530, 69th Congress, 1st Session, session volume D. Page 209] (Andrew R Hill)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Andrew R Hill)

7 'Fleiner Study', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, last updates 23 March 2008, contact Sharon Fleiner Smith Kindron, accessed 28 May 2009 [note: two other gedcoms on WorldConnect have similar information] (Andrew Reid Hill)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, microfilm series M432, film 836, pages 410 recto-verso = 813-814 handwritten (Andrew Hill)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, microfilm series M653, film 1196, page 1210 = 136 [?] handwritten (Andrew R Hill)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, microfilm series M593, film 1466, page 761 = 29 handwritten (Andrew R Hill)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland, Washington Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 108, microfilm series T9, film 1204, page 413 A = 21 handwritten (Andrew R Hill)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T623, film 1499, page 224 = 17 A handwritten (A Reed Hill)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 20, enuemration district 212, microfilm series T624, film 1432, page 204 = 1 A handwritten (A Reid Hill)

14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 234, microfilm series T625, film 1662, page 170 = 12 A handwritten (Andrew R Hill)

15 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 214, page 1 (A. Reid Hill)

16 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 23 October 1920 page 2 (Andrew Reid Hill)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew B Hill)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew R Hill)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 29 May 2009)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, microfilm series M432, film 836, pages 410 recto-verso = 813-814 handwritten]
line404142    
Dwellings visited471      
Families visited471      
NameSamuel HillPrudenceHellen GardnerSamuel GardnerJane E HillLavinaAndrew
Age5646252518114
Sexmffmffm
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsditto [sc. Farmer]  Farmer   
Real estate owned5000      
Birthplacedo [sc. Pena]dodoPenadododo
Married within year       
Attended school within year    111
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, microfilm series M653, film 1196, page 1210 = 136 [?] handwritten]
line1617181920
Dwelling number931    
Family number873    
NamePrudence HillSamuel GardnerJane E "Andrew R HillSamuel R "
Age513526149
Sexfmfmm
Color     
OccupationFarmerDo   
Value of real estate owned4000    
Value of personal estate1000    
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""
Married within year 11  
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, microfilm series M593, film 1466, page 761 = 29 handwritten]
line89101112
Dwelling-house number212    
Family number208    
NameHill Andrew R- Hetty R- Willis- Prudence- Samuel R
Age242116418
SexMFMFM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping house Keeping housefarm hand
Real estate value4000    
Personal estate value2500    
Birthplace" " [sc. Penna]" "" "" "" "
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year    1
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland, Washington Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 108, microfilm series T9, film 1204, page 413 A = 21 handwritten]
[The next household, with the same dwelling visit number, is Prudence Hill (74) and Samuel R Hill (28).]
line14151617
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #177   
family visit #178   
nameHill Andrew R- Hettie R- Willis F- Elsie B
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age3431129
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonDaughter
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerHousekeeperWorks on farm 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceDo [sc. Penna]DoDoDo
father's birthplaceDo [sc. Penna]DoDoDo
mother's birthplaceDo [sc. Penna]DoDoDo

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 214, page 1]
[line] 12
[house] 141
[family] 144
[name] A. Reid Hill
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa
[enlistment date] Aug 27 1864
[discharge date] June 19 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 10 months, 2 days
[post office address] North Washington Westmed Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T623, film 1499, page 224 = 17 A handwritten]
line56789
street     
house number     
dwelling number327    
family number330    
nameHill A Reed- Henrietta R- Willis F- Lavinna B- Myrna [sic] M
relationshipHeadWifeSondaughterdaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateJune 1846Feb 1849Apr 1871Feb 1882Aug 1890
age535129189
married?MMSSS
# years married3131   
mother of how many children? 4   
# of children living 4   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer Farm LaborSchool Teacher 
# months not employed0  5 
# months in school     
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgaged[blank]    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule180    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 212, microfilm series T624, film 1432, page 204 = 1 A handwritten]
line27282930
streetLeechberg [?] Road
house nr    
dwelling nr8   
family nr8   
nameHill, A. Reid-, Hettie R-, Willis F.- Myrna [sic] M.
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
sexmfmf
colorwwww
age64603920
marital statusM1M1SS
#years present marriage4141  
mother of # children 4  
mother of # living children 4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNonePainterTeacher
nature of industry etc.General farm HousePublic School
employer etc.O.A. WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909  00
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedM   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule7   
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Washington Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 234, microfilm series T625, film 1662, page 170 = 12 A handwritten]
line252627
streetPine Run Road
house numberFm  
dwelling visit number255  
family visit number257  
nameHill Andrew R- Hettie- Willis F
relationshipHeadWifeSon
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)M  
sexMFM
raceWWW
age at last birthday747145
marital statusMMS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationFarmernoneFarm Laborer
industry, businessOwn Farm Home Farm
employment statusOA W
number of farm schedule64  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hill Andrew B.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 June 2014]

Hill Andrew R.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hill Andrew B

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 23 October 1920 page 2]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

ANDREW REID HILL
Special to the Inquirer

GREENSBURG, Pa., Oct. 22.--Andrew Reid Hill, 74 years old, a lifelong resident of Washington township, died Thursday morning. Mr. Hill was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers for two years. His widow and four children survive him.

Pension

[House Report 550, 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. March 13, 1926'. Serial Set volume 8538, 69th Congress, 1st Session, session volume D. Page 209]
[repeated at Senate Report 1086, 'Granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. June 16, 1926.'. Serial Set volume 8530, 69th Congress, 1st Session, session volume D. Page 209]

H. R. 5557, Henrietta R. Hill, aged 76 years, whose post-office address is 157 Freeport Road, New Kensington, Pa., is the widow of Andrew R. Hill, late a private, Company I, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, from August 27, 1864, to March 30, 1865, and who died October 14, 1920.

He and this claimant were married September 24, 1868. She is now pensioned at $30 a month under certificate No. 904237.

The medical evidence shows she is mentally incompetent from softening of the brain and requires an attendant at all times.

She has title to 40 acres of land which is valued at $1,000 and which is encumbered in the sum of $700. Her pension is her only income, as the land is unproductive and appears to be a liability rather than an asset. No one is legally bound to her support.

It is recommended her pension be increased to $50 a month.


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