91st PA: Simon W Knowles

Simon W Knowles

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46, in Otsego County, New York, to Ezra B Knowles and Sarah Kimbell. [sources: date: 8 (1845), 9 (1845); 2 (19 in 1865), 3 (19 in 1865), 6 (24 in 1870), 10 (4 in 1850), 11 (14 in 1860). place: 2, 3, 6 (PA), 8, 10 (CT), 11. parents: 8, 10, 11]

In 1850, he was living in Oneonta, Otsego County, New York. He was living with his (presumed) parents Ezra B and Sarah Noles, and with Orcelia and Clarissa (presumably siblings). [source: 10]

In 1860, he was living in Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) parents Ezra B and Sarah Knowles, and with Orselia, Clarissa, Esther, Alfred, Sophia, and Silas Knowles (presumably siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 11]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [sources: 2, 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a black complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 2, 3]

During the war

He was a substitute for J Keles [?]. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair. He was mustered in as a private in company K. His service was credited to the 115th subdivision of the 18th congressional district. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 7]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 7]

After the war

He married Emma [unknown family name]. She was born in 1851/52, in Pennsylvania. They had two known children:

[sources: 6, 8]

In 1870, he was living in Harrison Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania (post office Ellisburg). He was living with Emma (presumably his wife) and Charles (presumably their child). He was working on a farm, and owned $200 in personal property. [source: 6]

In 1875, he died, in Harrison, Potter County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 9]

On 3 July 1895, his widow, Emma Knowles, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 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) (Simon W Knowles)

2 company K, third descriptive roll (Simon W [?] Knoles)

3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Simon W Knowles)

4 pension index, by name (Simon W Knowles)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Simon W Knowles)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Potter County, Harrison Township, post office Ellisburg, microfilm series M593, film 1446, page 515 = 15 handwritten (Simon Nowles)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Simon W Knowles)

8 'Simon W Knowles', in 'Bliss/Ackley family tree', an Ancestry family tree, owner tbliss181, accessed 21 July 2014

9 Find a grave, memorial 98941966, created by RobMinteer57, added 15 October 2012, accessed 21 July 2014 (Simon W Knowles)

10 1850 US census, New York, Otsego County, Oneonta, microfilm series M432, film 580, page 133 verso = 266 handwritten = 68 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Simon Noles)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Tioga County, Westfield, microfilm series M653, film 1187, page [782] = 198 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Simon Knowles)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
1900 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
1910 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
1940 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 21 July 2014)
Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 July 2014)

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Simon W Knowles in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, New York, Otsego County, Oneonta, microfilm series M432, film 580, page 133 verso = 266 handwritten = 68 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line3233343536
Dwellings visited554    
Families visited593    
NameEzra B NolesSarahOrceliaSimonClarissa I
Age3638642
SexMFFMF
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCarpenter    
Real estate owned     
BirthplaceConnecticut""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Tioga County, Westfield, microfilm series M653, film 1187, page [782] = 198 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line67891011121314
Dwelling number1484        
Family number1501        
NameEzra B. KnowlesSarah "Orselia "Simon "Clarissa "Esther "Alfred "Sophia "Silas "
Age44351614129753
Sexmffmffmfm
Color         
OccupationFarmer        
Value of real estate owned400        
Value of personal estate150        
Place of birthConnN.Y.""""Pa""
Married within year         
Attended school within year  111111 
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Potter County, Harrison Township, post office Ellisburg, microfilm series M593, film 1446, page 515 = 15 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension]
line131415
Dwelling-house number135  
Family number135  
NameNowles [sic] SimonEmmaCharles
Age24181
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationWork on Farm  
Real estate value   
Personal estate value200  
BirthplacePennPennPenn
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
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 ...   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 July 2014, from Fold3]


Knowles Simon W.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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