91st PA: Francis Charles Lawrence

Francis Charles Lawrence

Description

He was born on 26 June 1841 (7 (June 1842), 13 (26 June 1841); 2 (23 in 1865), 4 (18 in 1860), 5 (29 in 1870), 6 (38 in 1880), 7 (57 in 1900), 11 (8 in 1850)). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 7, 11).

In 1850, he was living in Conowaga Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and with Samuel, Catharine, George, and Pius (presumably his siblings) (11). He had attended school within the year (11).

In 1860, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and various other Lawrence's (presumably his siblings) (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 12). He was a private, in company F (1, 14, 15). His brothers also served, in other regiments: George Washington Edward (138th PA), Henry Jacob Sebastian (165th PA), James Anthony (165th PA) (13).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3, 12). He was a private, in company F (14, 15).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and several other Lawrence's (presumably his siblings) (5). He was a blacksmith (5).

In 1880, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and his sister Anna (6). He was a blacksmith (6).

On 6 December 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).

In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Irishtown) (3). He had chronic diarrhea (3).

In 1900, he was living in McSherystown Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his sister Annie and her family (7). He was a day laborer (7). He had been out of work 12 months in the previous year (7).

In July 1902, he received an increase in his pension, from $8 per month to $12 per month (10). He was then living in McSherrystown (10).

On 2 February 1907, he died, in McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9, 12). He had been ill for several years, and had gangrene of the foot (9). He was not married (9). Reverend Father Reader conducted the funeral services (9). He was buried in the new St Mary's Cemetery, in McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9).

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) (Francis Lawrence)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Francis Lawrence)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page [2] (Francis C Lawrence)

4 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township (post office New Oxford), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 531 = 59 handwritten (Francis Lawrence)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 321 = 12 handwritten (Francis Lawrence)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 60th district, microfilm series 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 D = 4 handwritten (Francis Lawrence)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, McSherystown Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, microfilm series 1354, page 86 A = 4 handwritten (Francis C Lawrence)

8 pension index, by name (Francis Lawrence)

9 [death notice]. Gettysburg Compiler, 13 February 1907, page 1 (Francis Lawrence)

10 [pension increase]. Gettysburg Compiler, 22 July 1902 [sic], page 3; and New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 14 July 1932 [sic], page 4 (Francis Lawrence)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conowaga Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 284 (Francis Lawrence)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Francis Lawrence)

13 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Francis Charles Lawrence)

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

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Lawrance)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Nov 2007)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Nov 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Nov 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 November 2014, from Fold3]


Lawrence Francis
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt

See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 November 2014]

Lawrance Francis
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lawrence Francis

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conowaga Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 284]
line26272829303132
Dwellings visited128      
Families visited133      
NameJohn LawrenceElizabeth "Francis "Samuel "Catharine "George "Pius "
Age3734875117
Sexmfmmfmm
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBlacksmith     "
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township (post office New Oxford), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 531 = 59 handwritten]
line2930313233343536373839
Dwelling number421          
Family number419          
NameJohn LawrenceElizabeth "James "Henry "Francis "Samuele "Catharine "George "Howard "Sarah "Ann "
Age4743232018161411972
Sexmfmmmmfmmff
Color           
OccupationFarmer CarpenterBlk Smith       
Value of real estate owned2000          
Value of personal estate500 200175       
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""""""""
Married within year      1111 
Attended school within year           
Cannot read & write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 321 = 12 handwritten]
line232425262728
Dwelling-house number82     
Family number87     
NameLawrence John" Elizabeth" Francis" Mary Q" Sarah" Annie
Age575529181412
SexMFMFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationBlk SmithKeeping HouseBlk SmithKeeping House  
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
Birthplace- [sc. Penna]-----
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year    11
Can't read      
Can't write 1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 60th district, microfilm series 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 D = 4 handwritten]
line14151617
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #27   
family visit #27   
nameLawrence John" Elizabeth" Francis" Anna
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age67633822
month born if born in year    
relationship    
single  11
married[blank][blank]  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseBlacksmithWorks in cigar shop
months unemployed   1
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna  
mother's birthplacePennaPenna  

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page [2]]
[line] 15
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Francis C. Lawrence
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Irishtown, Adams Co., Pa.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Suffering from chronic diarrhoea

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, McSherystown Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, microfilm series 1354, page 86 A = 4 handwritten]
line15161718192021
street2nd st
house number       
dwelling number59      
family number60      
nameLeonard Annie- Harry- Charles F- Caroline M- Annie E- Mary GLawrence Francis C.
relationshipHeadSonSonDaughterDaughterDaughterBrother
colorWWWWWWW
sexFMMFFFM
birth dateMay 1858July 1881July 1884May 1885Sept 1887Feb 1893June 1842
age4218161512757
married?WdSSSSSS
# years married       
mother of how many children?5      
# of children living5      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationSeamstressCigar makerFarm laborerTobacco stripperAt schoolAt schoolDay laborer
# months not employed0300  12
# months in school    9/129/12 
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedM      
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

[pension increase]

[Gettysburg Compiler, 22 July 1902 [sic], page 3]

Francis Lawrence, of the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, of McSherrystown, has been granted an increase of pension from $8 to $12. ...



[New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 14 July 1932 [sic], page 4]
[I assume the year is a mistake for 1902]

Francis Lawrence, McSherrystown, has been granted an increase of pension from $8 to $12.

[death notice]

[Gettysburg Compiler, 13 February 1907, page 1]

Francis C. Lawrence died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie M. Leonard, of McSherrystown, on Feb. 2nd after an illness of several years with gangrene of the foot, aged about 63 [?] years. He was unmarried and was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral was held on Tuesday of last week from St. Mary's Church, McSherrystown, services by Rev. Father Reader, interment in the new St. Mary's cemetery. He is survived by four brothers and four sisters, James Lawrence and George Lawrence of Irishtown, and Samuel Lawrence, Henry Lawrence, Mrs. John Staub, Mrs. Mary Jane Johns, Mrs. Jerome Overbaugh and Mrs. Annie Leonard, all of McSherrystown.


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