91st PA--Martin M Jones

Martin M Jones

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (6 (44 in 1861), 10 [75 at death in 1892], 11 [42 in 1860], 12 [66 in 1880]). He was born in Warford, Ireland (6, 10, 11, 12).

In 1860, he was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and with Rebecca, Phoebe, Elizabeth, William, Martha, Edward, John, Thomas, and Mary (presumably their children) (11). He was a paver (11).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as second corporal on 10 September 1861 (1, 4, 6, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles Brown (6). He was in company H (1, 13 [corp]). He had gun number 107 (6).

He was promoted to first corporal, perhaps effective 26 April 1862, replacing John Miller (4).

He was discharged at camp near Falmouth, Virginia, on 20 March 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3 [no date], 5, 6, 7). He was a sergeant, in company H (1, 13).

After the war

On 23 December 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).

In 1880, he was living at 204 [?] Albert Street, ward 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Mary and son Thomas (12). He was a stone mason and shoe maker (12). He had a "weak spine" (12).

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association (2).

In 1890, he was living at 1905 Albert Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

On 8 January 1892, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of capillary bronchitis resulting from an attack of influenza (9, 10). He was married (10). He was a mason (10). He died at, or was buried from, 1905 Albert Street, 31st ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). On 11 January 1892, he was buried, at New Cathedral Cemetery (10).

On 25 April 1892, his widow, Mary M Jones, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

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) (Martin M Jones)

2 'The Ninety-first' [account of 1884 meeting]. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2. (Martin M Jones)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 21 March 1863 (Sergt Jones)

4 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Martin M Jones [2 entries])

5 company H, register of men discharged, #33 (Martin M Jones)

6 company H, descriptive roll, #6 (Martin M Jones)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 749, page [1] (image 2389 on Ancestry) (Martin M Jones)

8 pension index, by name (Martin M Jones)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Martin M Jones)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 January 1892, #14752 [?] (Martin M Jones)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 591 = 121 handwritten (Martin Jones)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 686, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 611 = 21 A handwritten (Martin M Jones)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 591 = 121 handwritten]
[identification is probable; this was the only Martin Jones in Philadelphia, and matches in age, birthplace, and spouse's name]
line2223242526272829303132
Dwelling number909          
Family number968          
NameMartin JonesMary "Rebecca "Phoebe "Elizabeth "William "Martha "Edward "John "Thomas "Mary "
Age4236191716151311974
SexMFFFFMFMMMF
Color           
OccupationPaver          
Value of real estate owned           
Value of personal estate           
Place of birthIrelandPhil""""""""Del [?]
Married within year           
Attended school within year     11111 
Cannot read & write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 686, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 611 = 21 A handwritten]
[see the note on the 1860 census above for the identification]
line141516
street nameAlbert Street
house number204 [?]  
dwelling visit #171  
family visit #190  
nameJones, Martin M.- Mary [illegible initial]- Thomas
colorWWW
sexMFM
age6661 [?]26 [??]
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationStone mason + Shoe MakerKeeping houseHuckster
months unemployed   
currently ill?Weak Spine Spine Disease [?]
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled  1
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceIrelandPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandPennaIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 749, page [1] (image 2389 on Ancestry)]
[line] 8
[house] 147
[family] 158
[name] Martin M Jones
[rank] Sergeant
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 10th Sept 1861
[discharge date] 20th Mch 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 20 days
[post office address] 1905 Albert St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not find him in Ancestry's transcription (searched March 2005)]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 June 2014, from Fold3]


Jones, Martin M.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 January 1892, #14752 [?], Martin M Jones]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
14752
1. Name of Deceased, Martin M. Jones
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, Seventy-five years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, January 8th 92
7. Cause of Death, Capillary Bronchitis resulting from an attack of influenza
Danl O'Callaghan M.D.
Residence, 2165 East York St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Mason
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31st
12. Street and Number, 1905 Albert St
13. Date of Burial, January 11th 1892
14. Place of Burial, New Cathedral Cem
Anthony C. Hookey Undertaker.
Residence, 2464 Frankford Ave.

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