He was born on 3 March 1825 (13, 17; 5 (36 in 1861), 6 [38, probably in 1863], 11 [45 in 1860], 12 [46 in 1870], 13 [75 in 1900], 14 [85 in 1910], 17 [85 at death in 1910], 18 [86 at death]). He was born in Milton, Delaware, (5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17). He was born to Robert A Houston and [unknown] (17).
In 1856/58, he married Mary [unknown surname] (13, 14). The 1900 census reports that she had had 1 child, who was alive, but this appears to be a mistake (13). In 1910, she had had seven children, four of whom were alive (14).
In 1860, he was living in the 10th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was a gentleman, and owned $3,000 in personal property (11).
When he enlisted, he was a cabinet maker (5, 6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (5, 6 [5'6", dark hair]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 September 1861 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McAuther (5, 6). He was a private in company G (1, 19).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (15).
He was detailed for duty at Camp Cadwallader, Philadelphia, by General Sykes (3). On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be returned from duty at Camp Cadwalader, apparently since 22 July 1862 (2, 3 [22 July 1863]). He was still there in September (?) 1864 (3).
In 1870, he was living in the 15th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Mary, and his children Georgeanna and Clara (12). He was a cabinetmaker (12).
In 1890, he was living at 2026 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8). He was a cabinetmaker (7). Joseph Martin was also living there, and it was one of Wallace & Patterson's gentleman's furnishings' stores (8).
On 7 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 16).
In 1900, he was living at 1930 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his daughter, Mrs G Martin, his wife Mary, and various other family members (13). He was a cabinetmaker, and had been unemployed 0 months in the previous year (13).
On 14 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (16).
In 1910, he was living at 1930 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his daughter Georgia, his wife Mary, and Georgia's daughter and her husband (14). He had no occupation (14).
He died on 2 December 1910, of senility and hypostatic congestion of lungs, with a fracture of the neck of the femur caused by a fall down stairs [?] contributing, at Samaritan Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16, 17, 18). He was married (17). He was an undertaker (17). He lived at 1900 Diamond Street, ward 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). On 5 December 1910, he was buried, at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17, 18). He was buried from his late residence, 1930 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). Members of the Remembrance Lodge Number 731 International Order of Odd Fellows, ED Baker Post Number 8 Grand Army of the Republic, and survivors of the 91st, were invited to attend his funeral (18).
On 13 December 1913, his widow, Mary A Houston, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 16).
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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864
3 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Robert H Houston)
4 company G, register of men discharged, #41 (Robert H Houston)
5 company G, descriptive roll, entry 40 (Robert H Houston)
6 company G, second descriptive roll, entry  (Robert H Houston)
7 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 680, page  (image 2199 on Ancestry) (Robert H Houston)
8 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Robert H Houston)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 4 November 1864 (Privt Houston)
10 pension index, by name (Robert H Houston)
11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 10th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1160, page 469 = 55 handwritten (Robt Houston)
12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 141-142 = 70 [?]-71 [?] handwritten (Robert Houston)
13 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 816, microfilm series T623, film 1474, page 6 B = 6 handwritten (R H Houston)
14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, Supplemental (2), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 760, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 241 A = 11 handwritten (Robert H Houston)
15 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (R H Houston)
16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Robert H Houston)
17 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 December 1910, #29089 (Robert R. [?] Houston)
18 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 4 December 1910 page 15 (Robert Hall Houston)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert H Houston)
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||3,000|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Del]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Houston Mary||Houston Robert||- Georgeanna||- Clara|
|Occupation||dressmaking||Cabinetmaker||Attending School||" School|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|name||Martin Mrs G||Houston R H||Martin Stanley||- Georgi E||Houston Lucy||- Mrs Mary||Fuller K [?] L|
|birth date||Sep 1862||Mar 1825||July 1879||Mar 1881||Feb 1881||June 1835||Dec 1861|
|# years married||43||43|
|mother of how many children?||2|| ||1|
|# of children living||2||1|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Delaware||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Delaware||Pennsylvania||N York|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Delaware||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||N York|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Cabinet Maker||Manufr||Sec + Treas [illegible; maybe 'Reany'?] + Maf [?]|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Martin, Georgia||Butler, Georgia||- Charles S||Houston Robert H||- Mary A|
|#years present marriage||0||0||52||52|
|mother of # children||2||0||7|
|mother of # living children||2||0||4|
|father's birthplace||Delaware||Pennsylvania||New York||Delaware||Maryland|
|nature of industry etc.||Link Belt Co.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
HOUSTON.--On December 2, 1910, ROBERT HALL, husband of Mary Naylor Houston, in his 86th year. Relatives and friends of the family, also members of the Remembrance Lodge, No. 731, IOOF; ED Baker Post, No 8, GAR, and survivors of the 91st Penna Volunteers, are invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, 1930 Diamond st, on Monday afternoon, at 1.30 o'clock, precisely. Interment private at Northwood Cemetery.