91st PA: David C Leedon

David C Leedon

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (2 (30 in 1865), 3 (25 in 1860), 8 (39 in 1875)). He was born in England (2, 3, 8 [Pennsylvania]).

In 1860, he was living in the 23rd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was living with James B Midler and others (3). He was a polisher [?] (3).

He married Rachael [unknown family name] (7). She was born in England, in 1839/40 (7). They apparently had at least these children (7):

When he enlisted, he was a grinder (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, as a substitute, for one year, on 29 March 1865, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1 [has 9 March], 2). He was enlisted and mustered into service by Captain Leamon (2). He was a private in company E (1, 6, 11).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company E (6, 11).

After the war

On 8 June 1875, he died (8). He died of phthisis pulmonalis (8). He died at, or was buried from, 1411 Thomas Street, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). On 11 June 1875, he was buried, in Greenwood Cemetery, Knights of Pythias, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9).

In 1880, his widow, Rachael Leedom, was living at 4111 Thomas Street, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 10). She was living with her children William, Thomas, and Henry (7).

On 13 June 1881, his widow, Rachel Leedom, unsuccessfully applied 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 Company E descriptive roll, entry 163 (David C Leedon)

3 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 23rd ward, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 1033 = 77 handwritten (David Leedon)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (David Leedom)

5 pension index, by name (David Leedom [sic])

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Leeden)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, division 19, enumeration district 478, microfilm series T9, film 1182, page 247 = 19 C handwritten (Rachael Leedom)

8 death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1875, page 203 (David Leedom)

9 church burial record, St Mark's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania (David Leedom)

10 Philadelphia city directories

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Leedon)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

death notices
Philadelphia Inquirer, 8, 9, 10, and 11 June 1875 (accessed 26 November 2014 on GenealogyBank)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 26 November 2014)
Headstones provided for deceased Union civil war veterans, 1879-1903
Ancestry index (accessed 26 November 2014)
Find a grave
accessed 26 November 2014

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David Leedom in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 November 2014, from Fold3]


Leeden David
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leedon David

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 November 2014]

Leedon David
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 23rd ward, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 1033 = 77 handwritten]
[I have not transcribed the other 9 people in this household, headed by James B Midler, an ax manuf[acturer] and taxman [?]]
[identification is likely, since (1) his occupation matches well enough his occupation at enlistment]
line28
Dwelling number[563]
Family number[550]
NameDavid Leedon
Age25
Sexm
Color 
OccupationPolisher [?]
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthEngland
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, microfilm series M593, film 1410, page 159 verso = 132 handwritten (FamilySearch, indexed under 'Seadum')]
[identification is probable; since (1) Rachel's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, and (2) the occupation matches his occupation at enlistment]
line3435363738
Dwelling-house number998    
Family number1042    
NameLeadum David- Rachil- William- Thomas- Henry
Age3432969/12
SexMFMMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationGrinderkeeping houseat school  
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
BirthplaceEnglandEnglandPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born11111
Mother foreign born11111
Birth month if born within year    Sep
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  1  
Can't read11   
Can't write11   
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, Philadelphia, ward 23, division 19, enumeration district 478, microfilm series T9, film 1182, page 247 = 19 C handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1870 census entry above]
line33343536
street nameThomas St
house number4111   
dwelling visit #197   
family visit #198   
nameLeedom Rachael- Wm- Thos- Henry
colorWWWW
sexFMMM
age4018159
month born if born in year    
relationship SonSonSon
single    
married    
widowed/divorced1   
married during year    
occupationKeeping HouseTin SmithWork Cotton Mill 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceEnglandPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceEnglandEngEngEng
mother's birthplaceEnglandEngEngEng

Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed from Fold3, 26 November 2014]
1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 992
Leedom Rachel, wid David, h 4111 Thomas, Fkd
1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 959
Leedom Rachel, widow, h 4111 Thomas, Fkd

death register

[death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1875, page 203]
[transcribed 26 November 2014, from FamilySearch, image 207 of 480 (indexed under 'Ludom David')]
[I did not find the original death certificate]

DATE of Registration " " [sc. June 14]
NAME OF DECEASED David Leedom
COLOR " [sc. W]
SEX " [sc. M]
AGE 39 " [sc. y]
Condition " [sc. single]
Date of Death 8
CAUSE OF DEATH " " [sc. Phthisis Pulmonalis]
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN Benj H Deacon
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED [blank]
Where Born Penna
When a Minor [blank]
WARD 23
STREET AND NO. 1411 Thomas
DATE OF BURIAL " [sc. June] 11
PLACE OF BURIAL " [sc. Greenwood]

church burial record

[church burial record, St Mark's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 November 2014, from Ancestry, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Church and Town Records 1708-1985 (image 324 of 383), from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 798]


575
BURIALS.
DATE. 1875 June 11
NAME. David Leedom
TIME OF DEATH. June 8th, 1875
AGE. 39 years.
PLACE OF INTERMENT. Greenwood Cemetery, K. of P.
OFFICIATING CLERGYMAN. Rev. J Tweedale [?].

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