91st PA: John Irwin

John Irwin

Description

He was born in June 1827 (10; 2 (38 in 1865), 7 [32 in 1860], 8 [43 in 1870], 9 [54 in 1880], 10 [72 in 1900]). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 8, 9, 10).

In 1850, he was living in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was a farmer (6). He was living with Israel Irvin (presumably his father), and five other Irvin's (presumably his siblings) (6).

In 1856/1857, he married Sarah [unknown family name] (10). In 1900, she had had one child, who was still alive (10).

In 1860, he was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a miller, and owned $1,100 in real estate, and $180 in personal property (7). He was living with his wife Sarah and daughter Mary (7).

When he enlisted, he was a miller (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company A (1, 11, 12, 13).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 4). He was a private, in company A (11, 12, 13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was a miller, and owned $5,300 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property (8). He was living with his wife Sarah and daughter Mary (8).

In 1880, he was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was a miller (9). He was living with his wife Sarah and daughter Mary (9).

On 6 December 1889 [or 1887?], he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 5).

In 1890, he was living in Fairfield, Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He had had chronic diarrhea (4).

In 1900, he was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was a miller (10). He was living with his wife and daughter (10).

He died in 1905 (3).

On 21 January [?] 1905, his widow, Sarah Irwin, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 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) (John Irwin)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 164 (John Irwin)

3 pension index, by regiment (John Irivin [sic])

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, page [2] (John Irwin)

5 pension index, by name (John Irwin)

6 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Hamiltonban Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 150 (John Irvin)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 381 = 61 handwritten (John Irvin)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 249 = 22 handwritten (John Irvin)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 231 = 10 handwritten (John Irwin)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 140 = sheet 2A handwritten (John Irwin)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Irwin)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Irvin)

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

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Hamiltonban Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 150 ]
line3456789
Dwellings visited127      
Families visited130      
NameIsrael Irvin [sic]James W "John "Washington "Robert "Maryanne "Harriet "
Age66252310 [?]191914
Sexmmmmmff
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer"" None  
Real estate owned2,500      
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year   1  1
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 381 = 61 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence]
line303132
Dwelling number409  
Family number446  
NameJohn IrvinSarah "Mary A. "
Age32288/12
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationMiller  
Value of real estate owned1,100  
Value of personal estate180  
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 249 = 22 handwritten]
line151617
Dwelling-house number146  
Family number153  
NameIrvin John- Sarah- Mary A
Age433610
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationMillerKeeping house 
Real estate value5300  
Personal estate value1000  
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   
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, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 231 = 10 handwritten]
line454647
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #89  
family visit #94  
nameIrwin John- Sarah- Mary
colorWWW
sexMFF
age545020
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeDaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationMillerKeeping houseAt home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, page [2]]
[line] 18
[house] 82
[family] 85
[name] Irwin John
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Vet
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1864
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 12 days
[post office address] Fairfield
[disability incurred] Chronic diarrahoea [sic]
[remarks] Do [sc. Discharged at Close of war]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 140 = sheet 2A handwritten]
line123
street   
house number   
dwelling number21  
family number23  
nameIrwin John- SarahLuger [?] Mary [?] W
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJune 1827Jan 1827Oct 1859
age727341
married?MMWd
# years married4343 
mother of how many children? 10
# of children living 10
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationmiller  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule21  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 June 2014, from Fold3]


Irwin, John
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Irvin, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 June 2014]

Irvin, John
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 16 June 2014]

Irving, John
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Irvin, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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