Thomas Keith

Thomas Keith

Before the war

He was born on 14 February 1831, in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, to John Keith and Margaret Donaldson. [sources: date: 20; 8, 9, 10, 15, 18; see also 3 (37 in 1865), 6 (29 in 1860), 12 (19 in 1850), 13 (40 in 1870), 14 (49 in 1880), 17 (35 in 1863). place: 18; see also 2, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17. parents: 18, 20; see also 12]

In 1850, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John and Margaret Keith (presumably his parents), and with James, Lewis, Peter, and Mary (presumably his siblings), along with Hetty Brode. He was a labor[er], and had attended school within the year. [source: 12]

On 1 March 1856, he married Mary W Russell, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. She was born in May 1835, in Pennsylvania. They had four known children (three of whom were alive in 1900), including:

[sources: 14, 15, 18]

In 1860, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Mary Keith (presumably his wife), William Keith (presumably their child), and Mary and Peter Keith (presumably other relatives). He was a farmer, and owned $5,000 in real estate and $800 in personal property. [source: 6]

In June 1863, when he registered for the draft, he was living in Hopewell Township, [Blair County,] Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. [source: 17]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 March 1865 He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd. He was mustered in as a private, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He reported for duty on 15 March 1865. His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 (12 Mar), 8, 10, 21]

He was absent, in arrest, when the regiment mustered out. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 3, 5 (10 July 65), 7 (17 July 65), 8 (10 July 65), 21]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Lincoln Township, Huntgindon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, children William, Mary, and Harriet, and with Jerome Fox. He was a farmer, and owned $4,500 in real estate and $1,102 in personal property. [source: 13]

On 2 January 1880, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

In 1880, he was living in Lincoln Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, children William, Mary, and Harriet, granddaughter Ida B Moyer, and with Benjamin Moyer. He was a farmer. [source: 14]

In 1890, he was living in Martinsburg or Woodbury Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (post office Curryville). He suffered from chronic diarrhea and neuralgia. [source: 7]

In 1900, he was living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary and daughter Harriet. He was a farmer, and had not been unemployed in the previous year. [source: 15]

On 4 April 1906, he died, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He died of lobar pneumonia (right lung), with heart disease ([illegible] with dilatation). On 7 April 1906, he was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 9, 10, 11, 17 (14 Apr), 20]

In 1910, his widow, Mary Keith was living in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Harriet Keith. [source: 16]

On 17 April 1915, his widow, Mary Keith, died, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 18, 19]

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) (Thomas Keith)

2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 95 (Thomas Keith)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 August 2004 (Thomas Keith)

4 pension index, by name (Thomas Keith)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Thomas Keith)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 275 = 7 handwritten (Thomas Keith)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg and Nth Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 54, page 5 (Thomas Keith)

8 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 12 January 2011) (Thomas Keith)

9 Find-a-grave, memorial 32608580, created by Kat, added 3 Jan 2009, accessed 12 Jan 2011 (with photo of tombstone) [identification is confirmed by reference to his service on his tombstone: "THOMAS KEITH CO. D. 91. REG. PA. VOL. 1831-1906"] (Thomas Keith)

10 Page 215. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Thomas Keith)

11 Pennsylvania death indices, 1906 ("Keith, Thomas, 35050 [?]; Martinsburg; April 4 [sic]")

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, microfilm series M432, film 784, page 295 recto = 589 handwritten (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012) (Thomas Keith)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Lincoln Township, microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 653 verso = 6 handwritten (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012)) (Thomas Keith)

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 196, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 225 = 11 C (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012) (Thomas Keith)

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, North Woodberry Township, microfilm series T623, film 1381, page 126 = 1 B handwritten (FamilySearch)) (Thomas Keith)

16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T624, film 1318, page 3 = 3 A handwritten (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012)) (Mary Keith)

17 Consolidated enrollment lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union draft records), National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110 (Thomas Keith)

18 'The families of Adam Keith', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 13 April 2009, contact Bob Keith, accessed 18 August 2012 (Thomas Keith)

19 Pennsylvania death indices, 1915 ('Keith, Mary; 37332; Martinsburg; Apr. 17.')

20 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Blair County, 4 April 1906, file number 35050 (Thomas Keith)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Keith)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Aug 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Aug 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 August 2012)

Display


Thomas Keith in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Thomas Keith in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, microfilm series M432, film 784, page 295 recto = 589 handwritten (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012)]
[identification is uncertain, based on the absence of other candidates]
line2526272829303132
Dwellings visited20       
Families visited20       
NameJohn KeithMargaret "James "Lewis "Thomas "Peter "Mary "Hetty Brode
Age6354222119161523
SexMFMMMMFF
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarm Farm"Labor"  
Real estate owned2500       
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, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 275 = 7 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line23456
Dwelling number39    
Family number41    
NameThomas KeithMary "William "Mary KeithPeter Keith
Age292422425
SexMFMFM
Color     
OccupationFarmer    
Value of real estate owned5,000    
Value of personal estate800    
Place of birthDo [sc. Penna]DoDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Lincoln Township, microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 653 verso = 6 handwritten (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012))]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line111213141516
Dwelling-house number39     
Family number43     
NameKeith Thomas- Mary- William- Mary A- HarrietFox Jerome
Age4034128321
SexMFMFFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping houseFarm laborerAt homeAt homeLaborer
Real estate value4500     
Personal estate value1102     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  11  
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, Huntingdon County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 196, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 225 = 11 C (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012)]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line42434445464748
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #97      
family visit #106      
nameKeith Thomas- Mary- William- Mary- HarrietMoyer Ida BMoyer Benjamin
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFFFM
age4945221813124
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterGrand Daughter 
single  1111 
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseWorks on FarmAt HomeAt Home Works on Farm
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year    1  
can't read 1     
can't write 1     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg and Nth Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 54, page 5]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 8
[house] 333
[family] 339
[name] Thomas Keith
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Mar 12 1865
[discharge date] Jul 17 1865
[length of service] - years, 4 months, 5 days
[post office address] Curryville Blair Co Pa
[disability incurred] Chronic Diarrhea + Neuralgia
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, North Woodberry Township, microfilm series T623, film 1381, page 126 = 1 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, given the absence of other candidates and his living in the same place as in the 1890 veterans schedules transcribed above]
line515253
street   
house number   
dwelling number13  
family number14  
nameKeith Thomas- Mary- Harriet
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateFeb 1831May 1835Aug 1868
age696531
married?MMS
# years married4545 
mother of how many children? 4 
# of children living 3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readYesNoYes
can writeYesNoYes
speaks English YesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T624, film 1318, page 3 = 3 A handwritten (FamilySearch (accessed 18 August 2012))]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line1011
streetEast Allegheny Court
house nr  
dwelling nr55 
family nr59 
nameKeith Harriet- Mary
relationshipHeadMother
sexFF
colorWW
age4174
marital statusSWd
#years present marriage  
mother of # children 4
mother of # living children 3
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneOwn Income
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesNo
can writeYesNo
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

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 July 2014, from Fold3]


Keith Thomas
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 12 January 2011)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Blair County
NAME Keith Thomas
DATE OF BIRTH 1831
DATE OF DEATH 1906
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3-15-62 7-10-65
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. D Regt. 91 Pa. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Fairview
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Martinsburg, Penna.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY [blank]
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank]
DATE [blank]
REMARKS None

draft registration record

[Consolidated enrollment lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union draft records), National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110]
[transcribed 18 August 2012, from Ancestry, Pennsylvania, 17th Congressional District, volume 1 of 1, class 2/3, image 74 of 627]

SCHEDULE B.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS II, subject to do military duty in the 17th Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Huntingdon, Blair, Mifflin and Cambria State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the month of June, 1863, under direction of Cap. I. D. Campbell, Provost Marshal.
RESIDENCE.Hopewell " [sc. Township]
NAME.2. Keith Thomas
AGE 1st July, 186335
WHITE OR COLORED." [sc. white]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE." [sc. Farmer]
PLACE OF BIRTH." [sc. Penna]
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE. 
REMARKS 

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Blair County, 4 April 1906, file number 35050, Thomas Keith]
[obtained 4 February 2013, from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records (ordered 18 August 2012)]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No. 35050
Registered No. 21
PLACE OF DEATH
County of Blair
Borough of Martinsburg
Registration District No. 239
Primary Registration District No. 1083
FULL NAME Thomas Keith

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH Feb 14 1831
AGE 75 years, 1 [?] months, 20 days
Married
BIRTHPLACE Huntingdon
NAME OF FATHER John Keith
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Huntingdon
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Margret Donelson [sic]
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Huntingdon
OCCUPATION [blank]
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Miss Harriet Keith
(Address) Martinsburg Pa
DATE April 7, 1906 Jno. G. Styles [?] Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH April 4 1906

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from March 31 1906 to Apr 4" 1906, that I last saw him alive on Apr 4 1906, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 5.15 PM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

He died of Lobar Pneumonia Right lung. He had heart disease-[illegible] with dilatation
(Duration) 5 days
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Tobias Campbell M.D.
Apr 5 1906 (Address) Martinsburg Pa
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents. [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Fairview Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL April 7 1906
UNDERTAKER Harry E Brown
ADDRESS [illegible]

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