91st PA--Charles J King

Charles J King

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42, in Lestershire [sic], England, perhaps to Joseph and Mary King. [sources: date: 8 (19 in 1861), 9 (19 in 1861), 16 (38 in 1880), 18 (18 in 1863), 22 (Aug 1855), 23 (11 in 1860), 24 (29 in 1870). place: 8, 16, 22, 24. parents: 23]

He immigrated to the US in 1857. [source: 22]

In 1860, he was living in Clayton Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was living with Jos and Mary King (presumably his parents), and with Bruno and Mary (presumably his siblings). [source: 23]

When he enlisted, he was a blacksmith, and was living in Philadelphia. [sources: 8, 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [sources: 8 (5'5"), 9 (5'8")]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 30 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 8, 9, 25]

He may have been present when Captain Bowman (B) hit Lieutenant Kayser (B), on 26 July 1862. If he was, he testified at Bowman's court martial. [source: 3]

He was sent to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, in Alexandria, Virginia, on 17 June 1863, with sore feet. [source: 2]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 14]

In June 1863, he was listed on the Clayton, Gloucester County, New Jersey, draft records, as having served in the 91st. He was single, and was a blacksmith. [source: 18]

On 2 July 1863, he was missing in action. On 9 July 1863, he was dropped from the rolls, by order of Brigadier General Garrard. On the next consolidated morning report, dated 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign. [sources: 7, 8, 4]

On 31 August 1863, he was reported regained. He had not returned by 8 September 1863. On 1 November 1863, he had returned to his company from hospital. [sources: 2, 5, 6]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. [sources: 1, 9]

On 20 April 1864, he was reported absent without leave. He was reported returned on 22 April 1864. [sources: 10, 11]

He was wounded in 1864, by 30 May 1864. [sources: 1, 15]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865, with his company. He was a private, in company A. [sources: 1, 9, 25]

After the war

In 1870, he may have been living in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. If so, he was a watch maker, and owned $8500 in real estate. [source: 24]

In 1877/78, he married Maria [unknown family name, perhaps Dolan]. She was born in May 1851, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had three children:

[sources: 16, 17, 22]

In 1880, he was living in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter. He was living with his wife Maria, daughter Annie, mother-in-law Mary Dolan, and two other Dolan's. [source: 16]

On 5 November 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 12, 13]

In 1900, he was living at 302 Front Street, West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Maria, daughters Annie Madaline and Maria, and niece Anne Boland. He was a carpenter, and had not been out of work in 1909. [source: 22]

On 4 February 1907, he died, in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [source: 20]

On 17 April 1907, his widow, Maria King, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. Her certificate was dated 29 August 1907, and she received $8 per month retroactive to 17 April 1907. [sources: 12, 13, 19]

On 19 April 1908, Maria King's pension was increased to $12 per month. [source: 19]

In 1910, his widow, Maria King, was living at 27 Front Street, West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Annie, her daughter Marie Stemple, Marie's husband, and a niece. [source: 17]

On 27 March 1911, his widow, Maria King, died, in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 19, 21]

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

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

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Priv King)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 31 August 1863 (Pri King)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 November 1863 (Priv King)

7 register of men discharged, co.A (Charles J [?] King)

8 company A descriptive roll, entry 36 (Charles J King)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Charles J King)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 April 1864 (King)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 April 1864 (King)

12 pension index, by regiment (Charles J [?] King)

13 pension index, by name (Charles JC King)

14 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Charles J King)

15 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Charles J King)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, West Conshohocken, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 1160, page 593 A = 21 handwritten (Charles J C King)

17 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, West Conshohocken Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T624, film 1380, page 34 B - 35 A = 3-4 handwritten (Maria King)

18 Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, National Archives and Records Administration record group 110, New Jersey, 1st Congressional district, class I, volume 3 of 3 (Charles J King)

19 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Maria widow of Charles J C King)

20 Pennsylvania death indices, 1907 ('King, Charles J. C.; 21886; West Conshohocken; Feb. 4.')

21 Pennsylvania death indices, 1911 ('King, Marie; 29003; W. Conshohocken; Mar. 27.')

22 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, West Conshohocken Borough, enumeration district 264, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 238 = 16 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Chas King)

23 1860 US census, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Clayton Township, microfilm series M653, film 691, page 207 handwritten = 43 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Chas King)

24 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken Borough, subdivision 268, microfilm series M593, film 1378, page 214 verso = 44 handwritten (G C King)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 Apr 12)
Find a grave
accessed 11 January 2014
1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 11 January 2014)
[I did not find Joseph and Mary King either]
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 05)
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014)
[also read through the West Conshohocken entries]
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 11 January 2014)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 11 January 2014)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 11 January 2014)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched for Charles King died 1907 OR born 1842 +/- 5 married to Marie (accessed 11 Jan 2014)

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Charles J King in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Clayton Township, microfilm series M653, film 691, page 207 handwritten = 43 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, based primarily on the draft registration record from 1863]
line3031323334
Dwelling number305    
Family number311    
NameJos. KingMary "Bruno "Chas "Mary "
Age353510117/12
Sexmfmmf
Color     
OccupationLabourer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate30    
Place of birthGermany    
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken Borough, subdivision 268, microfilm series M593, film 1378, page 214 verso = 44 handwritten]
[identification is speculative]
line36
Dwelling-house number339
Family number339
NameKing G. C.
Age29
SexM
ColorW
OccupationWatch Maker
Real estate value8500
Personal estate value 
BirthplaceEngland
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
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, West Conshohocken, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 1160, page 593 A = 21 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1910 census entry transcribed below]
line456789
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #189     
family visit #191     
nameKing Charles J C- Maria- AnnieDolan Mary- Katie- John
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFM
age38306/1265224
month born if born in year  Nov   
relationship WifeDaughterMother in lawBoarderBrother in law
single  1 1 
married11    
widowed/divorced   W  
married during year      
occupationCarpenterKeeping house At homeWorker in Woolen MillAt home
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceEnglandPennPennIrelandPennPenn
father's birthplaceAlsaceIrelandEnglandIrelandIrelandPenn
mother's birthplaceEnglandIrelandPennIrelandIrelandPenn

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, West Conshohocken Borough, enumeration district 264, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 238 = 16 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1910 census entry transcribed below]
line91011121314
streetFront Street
house number      
dwelling number302     
family number302     
nameChas King- Maria- Annie- Madaline- MariaBoland Anne
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter""Niece
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFF
birth dateAug 1855May 1851Nov 1881Aug 1883Dec 1888April 1881
age44 [?]4919161119
married?MMSSSS
# years married2222    
mother of how many children? 3    
# of children living 3    
birthplaceEnglandPennaPennaPennaPennsylvaniaPenna
father's birthplaceGermanyIrelandEnglandEnglandEnglandIreland
mother's birthplaceEnglandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandEngland
immigration year1857     
# years in USA43     
naturalized citizen?      
occupationCarpenter At SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolMillhand
# months not employed0    0
# months in school  8 1/28 1/28 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, West Conshohocken Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T624, film 1380, page 34 B - 35 A = 3-4 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) Maria's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, and (2) the location matches his apparent place of death (see entry 20 above)]
line1001234
streetFront StreetFront Street
house nr2727   
dwelling nr61    
family nr62    
nameKing MariaKing AnnieStemple [?] MarieStemple [?] JesseDolan Annie
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterSon in lawNiece
sexFFFMF
colorWWWWW
age5827222427
marital statusWDSM1M1S
#years present marriage  6/126/12 
mother of # children3    
mother of # living children3    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIreland EngGermany GerGermany GerPennsylvaniaIreland Ir
mother's birthplaceIreland EngPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneCigar MakerNoneMachinistCigar Maker
nature of industry etc. Cigar Factory Rolling MillCigar Factory
employer etc. W WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 0 63
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rented[blank]    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/house     
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 20 July 2014, from Fold3]


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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

draft registration record

[Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, National Archives and Records Administration record group 110, New Jersey, 1st Congressional district, class I, volume 3 of 3]
[transcribed from Ancestry, 11 January 2014, image 399 of 448]
[note that George Blake is on the same page]

SCHEDULE I.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS I, subject to do military duty in the First Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland State of New Jersey, enumerated during the month of Jun 1863, under direction of Cap. Robt, Provost Marshal.

RESIDENCE. " [sc. Gloucester Co. Clayton Township]
NAME. 14 King, Charles J
DESCRIPTION.
AGE 1st July, 1863. 18
WHITE OR COLORED. " [sc. White]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE. Blacksmith
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED. " [sc. single]
PLACE OF BIRTH. " [sc. Pennsylvania]
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE. 91st Regt Pa. Vol
REMARKS. [blank]

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 11 January 2014, from FamilySearch]

438
NAME: King Maria
Certificate No. 631.236
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: ACT OF APRIL 19, 1908.
Name of Soldier: Charles J. C.
Service Pt. A 91 Pa
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
 8Apr 17 1907Aug 29 1907
 12APRIL 19, 1908 

MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL. [blank]
Fee: [blank]
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 3/27/11
Bureau notified: MAY 16 1911
Former Roll No. 163

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