91st PA: William Lindsay

William Lindsay

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 2 (21 in 1864), 4 (about 1841), 6 (33 in 1877), 7 (5 in 1850), 8 (25 in 1870). place: 2, 6, 7, 8]

In 1850, he was living in ward 2, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) parents John and Eleanor Lindsay, and with (presumed siblings) Mary and George Lindsay. He had attended school within the year. [source: 7]

When he enlisted, he was a brewer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, as a recruit, for three years, on 9 February 1864, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke. He was a private in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 3, 4]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was working in a brewery. He was living with his (presumed) parents John and Eleanor Lindsay, and others. [source: 8]

On 5 December 1877, he died, at 2238 [?] Carlton Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of delerium tremens. He was a widower, and was a driver. On 8 December 1877, he was buried, in Greenwood Cemetery, Knights of Pythias, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 6]

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 139

3 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Lindsay)

4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Lindsey)

5 e-mail message, Stephen Macrone to Harry A Ide, 13 July 2015 (William Lindsay)

6 Philadelphia death certificate, 5 December 1877 (William Lindsay)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, page 84 recto = 167 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William I [?] Lindsay)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 46, page 39 verso = 78 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Wm Lindsay)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 25 July 2015) - searched for William and for John/Eleanor
1860: 13th ward, page 114, 653, 1163, Fold3 with Oliver H Lindsay bookbinder
1860: ward 24, precinct 7, page 109 FamilySearch, M653, 1175 Watchman with Mar (?) Lindsay 44
1860: ward 8, page 138 FamilySearch, M653, 1158, with Eliza 59, no occupation
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed searched March 2007)
some entries did not identify the regiment or dates served
death notice
checked on GenealogyBank Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday 5 Dec page 5, Thursday 6 Dec page 5, Friday 7 Dec page 5; GenealogyBank did not list any death notices in the 8 December issue, and I did not see any when I paged through it (accessed 20 July 2015)
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William Lindsay 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 29 November 2014, from Fold3]


Lindsay William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lindsey William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 29 November 2014]

Lindsey William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[Philadelphia death certificate, 5 December 1877, William Lindsay]
[transcribed 20 July 2015, from FamilySearch]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William Lindsay.
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 33.
5. Widower
6. Date of Death, Dec. 5th, 1877
7. Cause of Death Delerium Tremens.
W H Kirkbride M.D.
Residence, Pennsylvania Hospital

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Driver
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 15th
12. Street and Number 2238 [?] Carlton
13. Date of Burial, Dec 8 1877
14. Place of Burial K of P
A J Bair Undertaker
Residence, 19 + Filbert

Philadelphia directories

[Philadelphia city directories, transcribed July 2015, from Fold3]
1869 Gopsill's page 906
Lindsey William J., brewer, h 2207 Carlton
1870 Gopsill's page 927
Lindsey William J., brewer, h 2201 Carlton
1871 Gopsill's page 879
Lindsey William J., brewer, h 2201 [?] Carlton

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, page 84 recto = 167 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
line1819202122
Dwellings visited411    
Families visited472    
NameJohn LindsayEleanor doMary A "William I "George "
[William's middle initial could be 'J'; I can't see any difference between initial 'I' and initial 'J' on this page]
Age3135953
SexMFFMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsdo [sc. Labourer]    
Real estate owned     
BirthplaceIrelddoPaPaPa
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 46, page 39 verso = 78 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) the regimental records report him as a brewer when he enlisted]
line33343536373839401
Dwelling-house number489       489
Family number575       575
NameLindsay John- EleanorWescott Mary - RichardLindsay WmRay Saml- EliziaLindsay MaryLindsay John
Age5056274925734342
SexMFFMMMFFM
ColorWWWWWWWWW
OccupationBlacksmithDressmakerDressmakerBartender in HotelWorks in a BreweryWeaver in Cotton MillDressmaker  
Real estate value         
Personal estate value         
BirthplaceScotlandIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIrelandIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born111  11 1
Mother foreign born111  11 1
Birth month if born within year         
Marriage month if married within year  JulyJuly     
Attended school past year         
Can't read         
Can't write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  11    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...         

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