91st PA--Charles King

Charles King

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (3 (29 in 1861), 6 [28 in 1860], 7 [38 in 1870]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7).

In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Kensington) (6). He was living with his wife Margaret, and with John, Catharine, Sarah, and George (presumably their children) (6). He was a fisherman (6).

When he enlisted, he was a fisherman (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, black eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private in company A (1, 8).

He may have been present when Captain Bowman (B) hit Lieutenant Kayser (B), on 26 July 1862 (2). If he was, he testified at Bowman's court martial (2).

He was discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability on 26 October 1862 (1, 3). He was a private, in company A (8).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 3rd election district (post office Chestertown) of Kent County, Maryland (7). He was living with his wife Margaret, along with John, Kate, Sarah, Charles, and Crawford (presumably their children), and Richard Lee (7). He was a sailor, and owned $1,000 in personal property (7).

He died on 24 April 1874 (4).

On 19 March 1901, his widow, Margret King Stauffer, applied successfully from Maryland [?] for a pension (4, 5).

On 9 March 1906, several minor dependents, including William H [?] H [?] King, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 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)

2 court-martial record, Alpheus H Bowman (Private Charles King) [NB: This could be Charles J King]

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 33 (Charles King)

4 pension index, by regiment (Charles King)

5 pension index, by name (Charles King)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 199 = 199 handwritten (Charles King)

7 1870 US census, Maryland, Kent County, 3rd election district, post office Chestertown, microfilm series M593, film 590, page 121 = 41 handwritten (Charles King)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles King)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 7 April 12)
a Charles F King who served in the US Civil War was buried in Riverside Cemetery, South of Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania (with no other identifying information)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 7 Nov 09

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 199 = 199 handwritten]
[note: he is the only plausible candidate I have found in the 1860 census in Philadelphia; since he obviously is the Charles King living in Maryland in 1870, I am reasonably confident I have identified him correctly]
line252627282930
Dwelling number1269     
Family number1423     
NameCharles KingMargt "John "Cath "Sarah "George "
[Sarah and George's names are connected, with the comment:] twins
Age2826734/124/12
SexMFMFFM
Color      
Occupationditto [sc. Fisherman]     
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate      
Place of birthdo [sc. Penna]dododododo
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Maryland, Kent County, 3rd election district, post office Chestertown, microfilm series M593, film 590, page 121 = 41 handwritten]
line2021222324252627
Dwelling-house number254       
Family number244       
NameKing Charles- Margaret- John- Kate- Sarah- Charles- CrawfordLee Richard
Age38361613938/12 [?]13
Sexmfmf"m""
ColorWWWW"W""
OccupationSailorKeeping houseSailor     
Real estate value        
Personal estate value1000       
BirthplacePennsylvania"""""Maryland"
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year      Dec 
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       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 July 2014, from Fold3]


King Charles
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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