91st PA: James Knox

James Knox

Before the war

He was born in 1826/27 (2 (34 in 1861), 6 [30 in 1860]). He was born in Juniata, Pennsylvania (2, 6).

In 1860, he was living in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with Catherine Knox (presumably his wife), and with Amanda and Sarah Lenox Zimmerman (6). He was a laborer, and owned $150 in real estate and $200 in personal property (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1864 (1) or 27 September 1864 (2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (2, 3). His enlistment was credited to the 14th Congressional District (2, 3). He was a private in company C (1, 8).

He was wounded on 1 April 1865 (1).

He died of wounds received in action (1). He was a private, in company C (8).

After the war

On 26 June 1865, his widow, Catharine Knox, successfully applied for a pension, under the act of 14 July 1862 (4, 5, 7). Her application was approved, with the certificate dated 12 September 1866, retroactive to 2 April 1865 (7). The pension certificate was sent to her, in East Waterford, [Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (7). She initially received $8 per month.

A later pension certificate, widow's certificate 382,289, is also relevant.

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) (James Knox)

2 company C, descriptive book, entry 124 (James Knox)

3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 95 (James Knox)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (James Knox)

5 pension index, by name (James Knox)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Tuscarora Township (post office East Waterford), microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 830 = 52 handwritten (James Knox)

7 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (Catharine Knox, widow of James Knox)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 3 January 2012
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Mar 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Mar 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Mar 15)
Find a grave
accessed 22 Mar 15 (searched for James Knox died 1865)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Tuscarora Township (post office East Waterford), microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 830 = 52 handwritten]
line14151617
Dwelling number369   
Family number1 [sic]   
NameJames KnoxCatherine "Amanda ZimmermanSareh [?] Lenox "
Age302534 [?]35
SexMFFF
Color" [presumably sc. W]"""
OccupationLabourerHousekeeper  
Value of real estate owned150   
Value of personal estate200   
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   Insane Pauper

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]


Knox James
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, Catharine Knox, widow of James Knox]
[abstracted from 2 pages on Fold3, 3 January 2012]
[26 June 1865]
Catharine Knox applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862
accepted, certificate 83,075 (dated 12 September 1866), rate $8 per month retroactive to 2 April 1865
certificate sent to claimant, East Waterford, Pennsylvania
the card refers to widow's certificate 382,289

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