91st PA--Sylvester Jordan

Sylvester Jordan

Before the war

He was born in August 1847 or on 11 October 1847, to Jacob Bloom Jordan and Elizabeth Jane Whitehill, in Highland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (8 [11 Oct 1847], 9 [Aug 1847; alt birth 11 Oct 1847], 14 [Aug 1847]). He was born in Clarion [County], Pennsylvania (4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). He was 18 years old when he was enlisted (4, 5, 10 [2 in 1850], 11 [12 in 1860], 13 [25 in 1870], 14 [31 in 1880], 15 [52 in 1900], 16 [63 in 1910], 17 [71 in 1920]).

In 1850, he was living in Helen, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his Jacob and Eliza Jordan, along with other people (10).

In 1860, he was living in Hellen Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Jacob and Dianna Jourdan (11).

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 31 March 1864 (or possibly 31 March 1863) in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1 [31 Mar 63], 4 [31 Mar 64], 5 [31 Mar 64], 9 [31 Mar 1864], 18 [31 Mar 64]). He was enlisted for three years, at Alleghany, Pennsylvania, by Captain Kirker or Kusker (4, 5).

On 12 May 1864, he was shot in the arm, and lost the use of his left arm (9). He was treated in the division hospital, then in Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington DC, and finally in Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania (18 [discharged 20 July], 21, 23). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then absent, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 21, 22, 23).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (19). He was still absent sick, in Pittsburgh Hospital, in June 1865 (20).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1).

He was discharged on 24 July 1865 (9). He was a private, in company K (22, 23).

After the war

On 26 July 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 18).

In 1870, he was living in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (12). He was an engineer (12). He was living with his brother Jacob and other people (12).

On 16 March 1871, he married Nancy Ellen Anderson, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia (8, 9). They had six children (8):

In 1880, he was living in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (13). He was a laborer (13). He was living with his wife Nancy, and children Harry, Maggie, Jessie, Charles, and Kline (13).

In 1890, he was living in Perry, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (7).

In 1900, he was living in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (14). He was a day laborer, and had been out of work six months in the previous year (14). He was living with his wife Nancy, children Charles and Kline, father-in-law, brother, and a niece (14).

In 1910, he was living in East Brady Borough, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Nancy (15). He was not working (15).

In 1920, he was living in East Brady Borough, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Nancy (16). He was a tax collector (16).

He died on 4 April 1920, in East Brady, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (8, 9, 18). He was buried in Brady's Bend Cemetery, Brady's Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (9).

On 23 April 1920, his widow, Nancy E Jordan, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 18).

In 1930, his widow, Nancy E Jordan, was living in Aillville [?] Village, Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (17). She owned the house, which was worth $500 (17). She was living with her sister, Mary Elder (17).

His widow, Nancy Ellen Jordan, died on 11 November 1936, in East Brady, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (9). She was buried in Brady's Bend Cemetery, Brady's Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (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) (Sylvester D [sic] Jordan)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Sylvester Jordan)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Sylvester Jordan)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Sylvester A [sic] Jordan)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Sylvester D Jordan)

6 pension index, by name (Sylvester Jordan)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 24, page 3 (Sylvester A [?] Jordan)

8 'Extended family tree', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 2 June 2007, last revised 29 May 2007, contact Jennifer) (Sylvester A Jordan)

9 'Smith-Clark connections', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 2 June 2007, last revised 22 May 2007, contact Marcia Smith Clark) (Sylvester A Jordan)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Helen, microfilm series M432, film 767, page 207 (Sylvester A Jordan)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Hellen [?] Township, microfilm series M653, film 1095, page 177 = 3 handwritten (Sylvester Jourdan)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, microfilm series M593, film 1301, page 323 = 100 handwritten (Sylvester Jordan)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1096, page 379 = 9 A handwritten (Syl Jordan)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1373, page 231 = 7 A handwritten (Sylvester A Jordan)

15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T624, film 1329, page 113 = 16 A handwritten (Sylvester Jordan)

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 58, microfilm series T625, film 1551, page 47 = 15 A handwritten (Sylvester A Jordan)

17 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, microfilm series T626, film 1994, page 102 = 2 B handwritten] (Nancy E Jordan)

18 pension index, by regiment, 62nd PA Infantry, company M (Sylvester Jordan)

19 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Sylvester Jordan)

20 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Sylvester Jordan)

21 Page 214. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Sylvester D Jordan)

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

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Sylvester D Jordan)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by unit
under 91st PA; accessed December 2008

Display



Sylvester Jordan in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Helen, microfilm series M432, film 767, page 207]
line121314151617181920
Dwellings visited499        
Families visited506        
NameWilliam JordanJacob JordanEliza "Sarah A "Frederick "David W "Clarissa "Calvin "Sylvester A "
Age454333161210752
SexMMFFMMFMM
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCarpenter"       
Real estate owned         
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year   111   
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Hellen [?] Township, microfilm series M653, film 1095, page 177 = 3 handwritten]
line26272829303132
Dwelling number18      
Family number18      
NameJacob JourdanDianna "Sylvester "Jacob "Peter "John "Mark "
Age5031128644/12
SexMFMMMMM
Color       
OccupationCarpenter      
Value of real estate owned125      
Value of personal estate50      
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, microfilm series M593, film 1301, page 323 = 100 handwritten]
line1718192021
Dwelling-house number699    
Family number695    
NameHeckle Nicholas [?]- Mary Jane- EmmaJordan Sylvester- Jacob
Age382522520
SexMFFMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationCarpenterhouse keeper EngineerLaborer
Real estate value     
Personal estate value100    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1    
Mother foreign born1    
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, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1096, page 379 = 9 A handwritten]
line22232425262728
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #28      
family visit #31      
nameJordan Syl- Nancy- Harry V- Maggie M- Jessie- Chas- Kline
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFFMM
age312985421
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterSonSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationLaborer      
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  1    
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 24, page 3]
[line] 29
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Jordon Sylvester A [? perhaps H?]
[rank] Priv
[company] M
[unit] 62 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 31 Mar 1864
[discharge date] 24 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 3 months, 24 days
[post office address] Queenstown
[disability incurred] left hand shot + crippled
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1373, page 231 = 7 A handwritten]
line10111213141516
street       
house number       
dwelling number123      
family number125      
nameJordan Sylvester A [?]- Nancy E- Charles R- Cline DAnderson SamuelJordan JacobElder Hulda G
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonF in lawBoarderNeice [sic]
colorWWWWWWW
sexMMMMMMF
birth dateAug 1847Apr 1851Nov 1878Mar 1879Oct 1815May 1876Aug 1882
age52492121842418
married?MMSSWdSS
# years married2727     
mother of how many children? 6     
# of children living 5     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationDay Laborer Day LaborerDay LaborerStone MasonDay Laborer 
# months not employed6034   
# months in school       
can readyesyesyesyesnoyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesnoyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedF      
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T624, film 1329, page 113 = 16 A handwritten]
line45
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr190 
family nr192 
nameJordan, Sylvester- Nancy E
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6358
marital statusMM
#years present marriage3939
mother of # children6 [sic][blank]
mother of # living children3 [sic][blank]
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 58, microfilm series T625, film 1551, page 47 = 15 A handwritten]
line1516
streetEast First
house numberX 
dwelling visit number305 
family visit number329 
nameJordan Sylvester A- Nancy E
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7167
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaNew York
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaNew York
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationTax collectorNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, microfilm series T626, film 1994, page 102 = 2 B handwritten]
line8384
streetAillville [?] Village
house number  
dwelling visit #54 
family visit #54 
nameJordan, Nancy EElder, Mary L
relationHeadSister
owned/rentedO 
value or rent500 
radio  
farmNo[check mark]
sexFF
colorWW
age7881
married?WdWd
age 1st marriage  
school/college since 9/29nono
can read & writeyesyes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
immigration year  
naturalization  
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationnonenone
industry  
worker class  
at work yesterday  
unemployment schedule #  
veteran?  
war  
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 27 June 2014, from Fold3]


Jordan Sylvester A.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Jordan, Sylvester D.
     Sylvester

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 June 2014]

Jordan, Sylvester D.
     Sylvester
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62" Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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