91st PA: James Luffberry

James Luffberry

Before the war

He was born in April 1844, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, perhaps to Michael Luffberry and Margaret [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 11; 5 (18 in 1862), 10 (36 in 1880), 11 (56 in 1900), 14 (72 in 1917), 17 (6 in 1850), 18 (26 in 1870). place: 5, 10, 11, 17, 18. parents: 17.

In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Michael and Margaret Lufberry (presumably his parents), and with two others (presumably siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 17]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair. [source: 5]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 11 August 1862. He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Closson. When he first mustered in he received $29.00 bounty. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 8, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 13]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [source: 4]

He was wounded in 1864, by 30 May. [sources: 1, 15]

On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital. [source: 9]

He was discharged by general order, effective 2 June 1865. He was a private, in company A. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 8 (30 May), 16 (30 May), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25]

After the war

On 8 April 1868, he married Sarah [unknown family name]. She was born in June 1850, in Pennsylvania. They had at least one daughter:

(She may be the Lulu they were living with in 1900 and 1910.) [sources: 10, 11, 16, 18]

In 1870, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah Lufberry, and several Urmwood's. He was a fisherman. [source: 18]

On 4 September 1879, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 6, 7]

In 1880, he was living at 1017 Hanover Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah and adopted daughter Maggie. He was a laborer, and had been unemployed for six months in the previous year. [source: 10]

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association. [source: 2]

In 1890, he was living in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. [source: 8]

In 1900, he was living in Maurice River, Cumberland County, New Jersey (11). He was living with his wife Sarah, his mother-in-law Emma Elmwood, and other relatives (11). He was a minister. [source: 11]

He again applied for a pension on 13 February 1907. [sources: 6, 7]

He died on 15 November 1917, while reading to his wife, at his home, at 106 North 23rd Street, Camden, New Jersey. He died of heart disease. He was the pastor of the East Side Methodist Protestant Church. [sources: 6, 14, 16, 19]

On 15 December 1917, his widow successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension. [sources: 6, 7]

In 1920, his widow, Sarah H Luffbarry, was living in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, with her daughter Lulu and Lulu's family. [source: 12]

In 1925, Sarah H Luffbarry had a post-office address of 141 Dudley Street, Camden, New Jersey. She was receiving a pension of $30 per month. She was practically helpless; she needed help because of an old hip fracture that hadn't healed properly, glaucoma, and diabetes mellitus. She had no property, and no income except for her pension, and no one was legally required to support her. The House and Senate committees recommended increasing her pension to $50 per month. [sources: 16]

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 'The ninety-first'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2.

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Luffberry)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 97 (James Luffberry)

6 pension index, by regiment (James L Luffbarry [sic])

7 pension index, by name (James L Luffbarry [sic])

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, supervisor's district 98, enumeration district 4, page [2] (James L Luffbarry)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Private Luffberry)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 331, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 97 A = 21 handwritten (Jas Luffberry)

11 1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Maurice River, second precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 137, microfilm series T623, film 961, page 102 B = 11 handwritten (James Luffberry)

12 1920 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 12, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 89 [?], microfilm series T625, film 1024, page 89 A = 6 handwritten (Sara H Luffbarry)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (James Luffberry)

14 'Aged pastor dies suddenly'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 November 1917, page 17 [on a page with New Jersey news] (James Luffberry)

15 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (James Luffberry)

16 House Report 1074, 'Granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. January 6, 1925'. Serial Set volume 8392, 68th Congress, 2nd Session, session volume A. Page 153. repeated at Senate Report 927, 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. January 22 (calendar day, January 24), 1925'. Serial Set volume 8389, 68th Congress, 2nd Session, Session volume A. Page 153. repeated at House Report 183, 'Pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. February 3, 1926.' Serial Set volume 8538, 69th Congress, 1st Session, Session volume D. Page 279. (James L Luffbarry)

17 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 807, pages 354 = 708 handwritten to 355 = 709 handwritten (James Lufberry)

18 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 53, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 204 = 83 handwritten (James Lufberry)

19 death notice, Bridgeton Evening News, 17 November 1917, page 2 (James Luffberry)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 28 Jan 12)
note that he is not living with his mother, in ward 18 Philadelphia, northeast division, page 184 = 184 handwritten (Margt (35), Dolly (10), Charles (7), and Margt (4))
1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 588: 'Luffberry Margaret, widow Michael, shop, 1032 Otis' [no James Luffberry, no other Luffberry on Otis]
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Jan 12)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007), FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Jan 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 March 2011, 28 Jan 2012 (checked also for Charles York)
Find a Grave
accessed 6 March 2011

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James Luffberry 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 4 December 2014, from Fold3]


Louffbry James
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Luffbrey [sic] James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 December 2014]

Loughbury James
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Luffbery James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 13 December 2014]

Luffbarry James
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed nder
Luffbery James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.
[card 4, transcribed 13 December 2014]

Luffberry James
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Luffbery James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.
[card 5, transcribed 13 December 2014]

Luffbery James
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 6, transcribed 13 December 2014]

Luffbury James
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Luffbery James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 807, pages 354 = 708 handwritten to 355 = 709 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household, headed by Jacob Smith (43, glassblower)]
line12345
Dwellings visited[741]    
Families visited[809]    
NameMichael LufberryMargaret "James "Anaren [?] "Michael "
Age3027652
SexMFMMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBoat Builder    
Real estate owned     
BirthplacePa""""
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 18, district 53, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 204 = 83 handwritten]
line151617181920
Dwelling-house number661     
Family number731     
NameUrmwood Anna MLufberry Sarah AJamesUrmwood TheoAnna MWm J.
Age471926211310
SexFFMMFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationLaundressKeeping HouseFishermanBlacksmith  
Real estate value      
Personal estate value300     
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
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      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old  11  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 331, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 97 A = 21 handwritten]
line212223
street nameHanover Street
house number1017  
dwelling visit #186  
family visit #207  
nameLuffberry Jas." Sarah" Maggie
colorWWW
sexMFF
age36295
month born if born in year   
relationship wifeadopted daughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationLaborerKeeping house 
months unemployed6  
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaEngland
mother's birthplacePennaPennaEngland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, supervisor's district 98, enumeration district 4, page [2]]
[line] 20
[house] 696
[family] 725
[name] Luffbarry, James
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Penna Inf
[enlistment date] 11 Aug 1862
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 9 months, 19 days
[post office address] " " " [sc. Atlantic City, NJ]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Maurice River, second precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 137, microfilm series T623, film 961, page 102 B = 11 handwritten]
line848586878889
street      
house number      
dwelling number260     
family number261     
nameLuffberry JamesSarah HElmwood Emma [?] MYork CharlesLulu TJames L
relationshipHeadWifeMother [in] lawSon in lawDaughter [in] law[illegible]
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMFF
birth dateApr 1844June 1850June 1823June 1865June 1876June 1898
age56497634231
married?MMWdMMS
# years married3232 22 
mother of how many children? [blank (sic)]7 1 
# of children living [blank (sic)]4 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationMinister  Sea Captian [sic] [illegible]
# months not employed0  3  
# months in school      
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 12, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 89 [?], microfilm series T625, film 1024, page 89 A = 6 handwritten]
line6789101112
streetLudley Street
house number141      
dwelling visit number129      
family visit number131      
nameYork CharlesLulu TJamesCharles FSara TJohn SLuffbarry Sara H
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterSonMother in law
own/rentO      
free/mortgaged (if owned)M      
sexMFMMFMF
raceWWWWWWW
age at last birthday56432116111168
marital statusMMSSSSWd
year of immigration       
naturalized/alien       
year of naturalization       
attended school since Sept 1919    yesyes 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
birth placeNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyPennsylvania
native language       
father's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyPennsylvania
father's native language       
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language       
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
occupationWatchmannoneManagerClerk  None
industry, businessFactory Grocery storeGrocers   
employment statusW WW   
number of farm schedule       

pension

[House Report 1074, 'Granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. January 6, 1925'. Serial Set volume 8392, 68th Congress, 2nd Session, session volume A. Page 153]
[repeated at Senate Report 927, 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. January 22 (calendar day, January 24), 1925'. Serial Set volume 8389, 68th Congress, 2nd Session, Session volume A. Page 153]
[repeated at House Report 183, 'Pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. February 3, 1926.' Serial Set volume 8538, 69th Congress, 1st Session, Session volume D. Page 279.]

H. R. 9967. Sarah H. Luffbarry, aged 72 years, whose post-office address is 141 Dudley Street, Camden, N.J., is the widow of James L. Luffbarry, late a private Company A, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, from August 11, 1862, to May 30, 1865, who was a pensioner at the rate of $24 per month and who died November 15, 1917.

He and this claimant were married April 8, 1868.

This claimant is now pensioned as the soldier's widow at $30 a month under certificate No. 847942.

The medical evidence presented shows the claimant is practically helpless and requires the periodical aid and attendance of another person by reason of old fracture of hip with imperfect union, glaucoma, with almost loss of right eye and partial loss of sight of left eye, and diabetes mellitus.

She has no property and her pension is her only income. No one is legally bound to her support.

It is recommended her pension be increased to $50 a month.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 November 1917, page 17 [on a page with New Jersey news]]
Aged Pastor Dies Suddenly

Rev. James Luffberry, 72 years old, pastor of the East Side Methodist Protestant Church, died suddenly of heart disease last evening at his home, 106 North Twenty-third street.

death notice (second)

[death notice, Bridgeton Evening News, 17 November 1917, page 2, James Luffberry]
[transcribed 28 January 1912, from GenealogyBank]

THE Rev. James Luffberry, a Methodist Protestant minister who died suddenly from heart disease on Thursday while reading to his wife at their home in Camden, had a number of friends in Bridgeton, who are grieved to hear of his decease.


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