91st PA--William H Kilburn

William Kilburn

Question

His desertion and arrest precisely match Asher Manning's. Why, then, doesn't special order 116, HQ 91st PA, 1 December 1864 mention him? And why was Manning punished, but Kilburn apparently not?

Before the war

He was born in 1825 or May 1821, in Yorkshire County, England. [sources: date: 7 (1825), 10 (1821); 4 (39 in 1864), 8 (51 in 1870), 9 (59 in 1880), 10 (79 in 1900), 11 (88 in 1910). place: 4, 8, 9, 10, 11]

He immigrated in 1850. By 1900, he was a naturalized citizen. [source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, and fair hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He was drafted in Leidy Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service on 1 June 1864. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 5, 6 (1 Jun 61), 7, 12, 13, 14]

He deserted on 1 June 1864 in Centre County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4, 7]

He was arrested on 1 September 1864. The person who arrested him received $30 as a reward. [source: 4]

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 4]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a corporal in company G. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 (pvt), 14 (pvt)]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Benezette Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife), Mary, Joseph, Margaret, and Thomas (presumably their children). He was a laborer. [source: 8]

In 1880, he was living in Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah, and children Joseph, Margaret, Thomas, and Minerva. He was a laborer, and had been unemployed for two months in the previous year. [source: 9]

On 24 January 1882, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 15]

In 1890, he was living in Gibson Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania (post office Driftwood). [source: 5]

In 1900, he was living in Gibson Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his children Margaret Coulter, Thomas, and Daniel. He was a day laborer. [source: 10]

On 2 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 6]

In 1910, he was living in Gibson Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his children Thomas, Daniel, and Margaret, and grandson Harry Driver. He was not working. He was widowed. [source: 11]

He died on 1 July 1915, at Driftwood, [Cameron County,] Pennsylvania. He was buried in Huntley Cemetery, Huntley, Cameron County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 7]

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) (William Kilburn)

2 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (William Kilburn)

3 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (William Kilburn)

4 company G, second descriptive roll, [#48] (William Kilburn)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Cameron County, Gibson Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 49, page 1 (William Kilburn)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (William Kailbourne [sic])

7 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 23 March 2011) (William Kilburn)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Elk County, Benezette Township, microfilm series M593, film 1338, page 5 = 9 handwritten (William Kilburn)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, Girard Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 264, microfilm series T9, film 1116, pages 168 = 12 D handwritten to 169 = 13 A handwritten (William Kailbourne)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Cameron County, Gibson Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 1, microfilm serise T623, film 1390, page 14 = 14 A handwritten (William Killbourn)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Cameron County, Gibson Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 1, microfilm series T624, film 1325, page 12 = 12 A handwritten (William Killborn)

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

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

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Kilburn)

15 pension index, by name (William Kailbourn)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 9 April 2011)
1860 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 24 March 2011)
FamilySearch index (accessed 9 April 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 24 March 2011)
FamilySearch index (accessed 9 April 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 24 March 2011)
Find a grave
accessed 6 April 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 April 2011

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William Kilburn in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Elk County, Benezette Township, microfilm series M593, film 1338, page 5 = 9 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1880 census]
[I did not transcribe the many other people living at this residence]
line303132333435
Dwelling-house number51     
Family number52     
NameKilburn William- Sarah- Mary- Joseph- Margaret- Thomas
Age514810851
SexMFFMFM
ColorWWWWWW
Occupation-- [sc. Laborer]Keeping House    
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplaceEnglandPenna--------
Father foreign born111111
Mother foreign born111111
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read1     
Can't write1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, Girard Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 264, microfilm series T9, film 1116, pages 168 = 12 D handwritten to 169 = 13 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1900 census]
[I did not transcribe the other family in the household, headed by Alexander and Maggie Shimel]
line46474849501
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #96     
family visit #95     
nameKailbourne William- Sarah- Joseph- Margaret- ThomasKailbourne Minerva
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFMF
age59481814107
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughterSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationLaborerKeeping houseWorks in WoodsAt home At home
months unemployed2 4   
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceEnglandPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplaceEnglandPaEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland
mother's birthplaceEnglandNJPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Cameron County, Gibson Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 49, page 1]
[line] 5
[house] 42
[family] 43
[name] Kilburn William
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 1 June 1864
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 1 months, 10 [?] days
[post office address] Driftwood Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Cameron County, Gibson Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 1, microfilm serise T623, film 1390, page 14 = 14 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the location in the 1890 veterans' schedule]
line47484950
street    
house number273   
dwelling number250   
family number260   
nameKillbourn WilliamCoulter MargaretKillbourn Thomas W- Daniel
relationshipHeadDaughterSonSon
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
birth dateMay 1821Apr 1866Aug 1869July 1889
age79333010
married?M1M1SS
# years married    
mother of how many children? 1  
# of children living 1  
birthplaceEnglandPennsylvania[illegible][illegible]
father's birthplaceEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland
mother's birthplaceEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year1850   
# years in USA50   
naturalized citizen?Na   
occupationDay Laborer Day LaborerAt School
# months not employed0 2 
# months in school   [illegible]
can readyesyes[illegible][illegible]
can writeyes[illegible][illegible][illegible]
speaks English[illegible][illegible][illegible][illegible]
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Cameron County, Gibson Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 1, microfilm series T624, film 1325, page 12 = 12 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 and 1900 censuses]
line1819202122
street     
house nr     
dwelling nr219    
family nr236    
nameKillborn, William- Thomas- Daniel- MargarettDriver Harry
relationshipheadsonsondaughtergrandson
sexMMMFF
colorWWWWW
age883128413
marital statusWDSSSS
#years present marriage     
mother of # children     
mother of # living children     
birthplaceEng EnglishPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceEng - EnglishEng - EnglishEng - EnglishEng - EnglishGree- Greek
mother's birthplaceEng - EnglishPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigratedcannot remember    
naturalized/alienNa    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish 
occupationNoneCarpenterLaborerNoneNone
nature of industry etc. Rail RoadRail Road  
employer etc. WW  
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo  
# weeks out of work 1909 00  
can readYesYesYesYes 
can writeNoYes [?]YesYes 
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rented[blank]    
owned free or mortagaged[blank]    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vetUA [?]    
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 17 July 2014, from Fold3]


Killburn William
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp'l
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 July 2014]

Kilbone William
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt [sic]
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Killburn William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 20 July 2014]

Kilburn William
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Killburn William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 23 March 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Cameron County
NAME Kilburn, William
DATE OF BIRTH 1825
DATE OF DEATH 1915
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 6/1/64 to 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Company G, 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Corporal
CEMETERY NAME Huntley Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Huntley, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Left of entry LOT No. 1
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY T. H. Kilburn
DATE 6/11/32
REMARKS K.

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