91st PA: William McKee

William McKee

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39. [sources: date: 6 (22 in 1861), 7 (24 in 1863)]

He married Barbara [unknown family name]. She was born in 1845/47, in Pennsylvania. They had no known children. [sources: 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 (Feb 1850), 18]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 7]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and red hair. [sources: 6, 7]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 29 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowman. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 5, 6 (27 Nov), 21]

On 23 February 1863, he returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital. [source: 4]

On 1 June 1863, he was transferred from being detailed as a teamster, to being in the Artillery Brigade as a teamster. [source: 3]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 11]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered by Lieutenant Swan. [sources: 1, 6, 7 (25 Dec), 9]

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. He died on 19 June 1864 of those wounds. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 (18 June), 21]

He was buried at the City Point National Cemetery, Virginia, section E row 2 grave 120. He was originally buried on Prince George Road, half a mile east of Meade Station. [sources: 1; 2 (section C), 10, 20 (grave no 2668)]

After the war

On 9 July 1864, Barbara McKee, his widow, successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 9, 10, 12]

In 1866/67, his widow, Barbara McKee, married Henry L Parker. Henry Parker served in the 1st and 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry (and 4th and 20th Pennsylvania Infantry) during the US Civil War. He was born in October 1839, in Pennsylvania. They had three known children, including:

[sources: 12, 15, 16, 17 (3 children, 3 living, in 1900), 18 (4 children, 2 living, in 1910)]

In 1870, Barbara Parker was living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband Henry Parker and their daughter Martha. [source: 15]

On 8 November 1872, Barbara's second husband, Henry L Parker, successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 13, 14]

In 1880, Barbara Parker was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband Henry Parker, and children Martha and Henry. [source: 16]

In 1900, Barbara Parker was living at 2318 Olive Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband Henry L Parker, and children Henry L Jr and Jennie. [source: 17]

On 10 May 1907, Barbara's second husband, Henry L Parker, applied again for a pension. [source: 14]

In 1910, Barbara Parker was living at 2318 Olive Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband Henry L Parker. [source: 18]

On 17 March 1911, Barbara's second husband, Henry L Parker, died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 14, 19]

On 29 March 1911, Barbara Parker successfully applied for a pension, from Pennsylvania. [sources: 13, 14]

On 18 April 1911, Barbara McKee's widow's pension certificate file was consolidated with her application for a pension based on the service of her second husband. [source: 12]

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 City Point National Cemetery, interment index (searched 5 Oct 2000)

3 order, Sinex, 6 June 1863

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private McKee)

5 company B, descriptive roll, entry 32 (William McKee)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (William McKee)

7 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 20 (William McKee)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Wm McKee)

9 pension index, by regiment (William J McKee)

10 pension index, by name (William J McKee)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (William McKee)

10 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (William McKee)

11 [death notice], Public Ledger 25 June 1864 page 2 (William J McKee)

12 widow's pension certificate file, Barbar McKee widow of William J McKee, certificate WC 34,844 (National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15)

13 pension index by name (Henry L Parker)

14 pension index, by unit (Henry L Parker)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 81 verso = 162 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Barbara Parker)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, division 34, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 280, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 417 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Barbara Parker)

17 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 289, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 2 = 2 B handwritten (Barbara Parker)

18 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 241, microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 288 = 2 B handwritten (Barbara Parker)

19 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 March 1911, page 10 (Henry L Parker)

20 US National Cemetery interment control forms, 1928-1962, from National Archives and Records Administration, record group 92 (Wm McKee)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
searching FamilySearch for William McKee born PA 1838-1845 found three main candidates (along with others named 'William Kee'):
(1) William McKee, 5, b. Philadelphia, living in Middle Ward, Philadelphia, PA, with Robert (43 cabinetmaker), Rachel (40), Alexander (16), John (15), Robert (13) (all born Ireland), Jane (12 born Philadelphia), and Janus (3 born Philadelphia), microfilm series M432, film 814, page 81 verso = 162 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(2) Wm McKee, 67, b. PA, living in Upper Chichester, Delaware, PA, with Francis (40 b. PA carpenter) and Sarah (32, b.PA), microfilm series M432, film 776, page 28 recto = 55 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(3) William McKey, 7, b. Philadelphia, with Sarah (28 b. MD), microfilm series M432, film 812, page 6 verso = 12 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1860 US census
searching FamilySearch for William McKee born PA 1838-1845 found six main candidates (along with others named 'William Kee'):
(1) William McKee, 17, b. PA, no occupation listed, in Upper Chichester, Delaware, PA, with William McCay 24 b. PA farmer et al. (none named 'McKee') microfilm series M653, film 1105, page 278 = 36 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(2) Wiliam McKee, 15, b. PA, in ward 9, Philadelphia PA, with Rachel (47 b. Ireland), John (25), Robert (22) (both born Ireland), James (13) and Samuel (10) (both born PA), microfilm series M653, film 1159, page 64 = 64 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(3) William J McKee, 22, printer, born PA, with William (57, Printer, b. Ireland), Charlotte (40 b. Ireland), ANnie (18, b. PA); microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 734 = 231 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(4) William McKee, 16, b. PA, in Upper Chicester, Delaware, PA, with Francis (carpenter, 45), Sarah (34), John (22, blacksmith), and Amos (9) (all born PA) microfilm series M653, film 1105, page 271 = 29 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(5) Wm McKee, 18, b. PA, shoemaker, with Chas Davis shoemaker et al., microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 464 = 24 handwritten FamilySearch)
(6) Wm McKee, 22, b. PA, mercht in Philadelphia, ward 6, division 1, with Anna L (18), Thos T (16), Edgar M (14), and Ella R (11) (all b. PA), living with Thos T Mason 52 mercht et al.; microfilm series M653, film 1156, page 664 = 53 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)--I didn't read all the entries, but looked for entries with a widow
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Sep 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Sep 12)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Sep 12)
Philadelphia birth register
searched FamilySearch for McKee born Philadelphia 1850-1864 to William and Barbara (accessed 3 September 2012)
Find a grave
no entry for Henry Parker, Barbara Parker, or William McKee (accessed 3 September 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
no entry for McKee married Barbara, McKee died 1864, Henry Parker d. 1911, or Henry Parker m. Barbara (accessed 3 September 2012)
GenealogyBank
searched Philadelphia newspapers for Barbara Parker 1911 - 1930 (accessed 3 September 2012)

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William McKee in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 81 verso = 162 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, given the pension certificate cross-reference transcribed below]
line242526
Dwelling-house number[973]  
Family number1199  
NameParker Henry- Barbara- Martha
Age32244
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationCar DriverKeeping House 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania [sic]Pennsylvania
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
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 15, division 34, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 280, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 417 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line10111213
street name    
house number[2020]   
dwelling visit #[8]   
family visit #10   
nameParker HenryBarbaraMarthaHenry
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age4233149
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughtSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationPlumberKeeping houseCloth WeaverAt School
months unemployed2   
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkPennaPenna
father's birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York
mother's birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 289, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 2 = 2 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line65666768
streetOlive Street
house number2318   
dwelling number31   
family number37   
nameParker Henry L- Barbara- Henry L Jr- Jennie
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateOct 1839Feb 1850Feb 1871Oct 1880
age60502919
married?MMSS
# years married++  
mother of how many children? 3  
# of children living 3  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationInvalid Stocking PresserTwister
# months not employed12 15
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 241, microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 288 = 2 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry transcribed above--but note that this census entry claims Barbara was married only once]
line6869
streetOlive Street
house nr2318 
dwelling nr31 
family nr36 
nameParker Henry L- Barbara
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7262
marital statusM1M1 [sic]
#years present marriage4343
mother of # children 4
mother of # living children 2
birthplacePennsylvaniaIrel Irish
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIre Irish
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIre Irish
immigrated 1851
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationConductorNone
nature of industry etc.P.R.T 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?Yes 
# weeks out of work 190952 
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 January 2015, from Fold3]


McKee, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 25 June 1864 page 2, William J McKee]

McKEE--On the 18th instant, while storming the rebel works in front of Petersburg, WILLIAM J. McKEE, of Company D, 91st Regiment P.V., aged 21 [?] years.

Sleep, sleep, noble warrior, sleep,
The tomb is now thy bed,
Cold in its bosom thou dost rest,
In silence, with the dead.

Where thou are gone all men must go.
The wisest [?] and [?] the best;
At last they had the lonely tomb,
Their place of silent rest.

No more the drum and trumpet's sound [??]
Shall call thee to the field
No more the tyrants of the earth
Shall bid die or yield.

We tell thy doom with many tears,
How rose thy morning sun
How quickly too, alas, it set,
Warrior, thy march is done.

Due notice will be given of the funeral.

interment control card

[US National Cemetery interment control forms, 1928-1962, from National Archives and Records Administration, record group 92]
[transcribed 3 September 2012, from Ancestry]

Interment in the City Point, Va. National Cemetery
NAME McKee,Wm
RANK Pvt
COMPANY B
REGIMENT 91 Pa Inf
DATE OF DEATH - - 1864
DATE OF INTERMENT [blank]
GRAVE MARK Section [blank] Grave No. 2668
REMARKS Originally buried-City Point,Va.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, Barbar McKee widow of William J McKee, certificate WC 34,844, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15]
[abstracted from 3 pages on Fold3, 3 September 2012]
[undated]
Wm J McKee served in B 91 PA (p.3)
[undated]
pension certificate 34,844 issued (p.3)
18 April 1911
the file was drawn by Pennington for W[idow's] O[riginal pension claim] 961,603, H L Parker (1 + 6 Pa Cav, Civil War) (p.3)
the file was consolidated with WC 922,973, remarried widow Barbar Parker, name of veteran Henry L Parker (p.2)

pension index card, Henry L Parker

[pension index by name]
[transcribed 3 September 2012, from Ancestry]
NAME OF SOLDIERParker, Henry L
 
NAME OF DEPENDENTWidowParker, Barbara
Minor 
  
SERVICEH 6" Pa. Cav.
C 4" + C 20" Pa. Inf.
 
DATE OF FILINGCLASS APPLICATION NO CERTIFICATE NO STATE FROM WHICH FILED
1872 Nov 8 Invalid 178.925 532541  
1911 Mar 29 Widow 961.603 722,973 Pa.
  Minor      
         
ATTORNEY  
REMARKS  

pension index by unit card, Henry L Parker

[pension index, by unit, Henry L Parker]
[transcribed 3 September 2012, from Fold3]
DEAD
NAME OF SOLDIER
Parker, Henry L.
 
SERVICELate rank SgtCo. H, 6 Reg't Pa. Cav.
TERM OF SERVICEEnlisted Sept 26, 1861Discharged Dec 31, 1862
DATE OF FILINGCLASS APPLICATION NO LAW CERTIFICATE NO.
1907 May 10
1872 Nov. 8
Invalid 178.925 J + Agl 532,541
1911 Mch 29 Widow 961 603 a 722 973
  Minor      
         
ADDITIONAL SERVICES C4 + C 20 Pa. Inf.
 
 
REMARKSSee WC 34844
Wm J McKee B 91 Pa Inf
Died Mch 17, 1911, at Phila, Pa

death notice, Henry Parker

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 March 1911, page 10]
[transcribed 3 September 2012, from GenealogyBank]

PARKER--On March 17, 1911, HENRY L. husband of Barbara Parker. The relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at his late residence, 2318 Olive st. Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.


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