He was born in May 1846 (7; 2 (20 in 1863), 3 (20 in 1863), 7 (54 in 1900)). He was born in Armagh, Ireland (2, 7).
He immigrated to the United States in 1846 (7). In 1900, he had been naturalized (7).
When he was enlisted, he was a far[mer?] (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).
He was drafted (1, 2, 3). He enlisted for three years, and was mustered into service as a private, at Frankford, Pennsylvania, on 12 August 1863 (1, 2, 3). His enlistment was credited to the fifth congressional district (2).
He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 5, 10 [transfer not mentioned in 1]).
He was a private in company C (1, 10).
In 1882/1883, he married Elizabeth or Katherine [unknown family name] (7). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, all of whom were alive (7).
On 18 April 1887, he applied successfully from Michigan for a pension (5, 6).
In 1900, he was living at 820 First Street, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan (7). He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and children Alice, Charles, Elmer, Myrtle, and Nellie (7). He was an expressman (7).
He died in 1907 (6).
On 14 January 1907, his widow, Kate Malcomson, applied successfully from Michigan for a pension (5, 6).
In 1910, his widow, Katherine Malcolmson, was living at 280 First Street, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan (8). She was living with her children Alice, Charles, Elmer, Myrtle, and Helen (8).
In 1920, his widow, Elizabeth Malcolmson, was living at 820 First Street, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan (9). She was living with her daughters Myrtle and Nellie (9).
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) (Samuel Malcomson)
2 company C, descriptive roll, entry 184 (Samuel Malcomson)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 14 July 2004 (Sam'l Malcomson)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 47 (Samuel Malcomson)
5 pension index, by name (Samuel Malcomson)
6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Samuel Malcomson)
7 1900 US census, Michigan, Alpena County, Alpena City, ward 1, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T623, page 699, page 14 A = 14 handwritten (Samuel Malcolmson)
8 1910 US census, Michigan, Alpena County, Alpena City, ward 1, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T624, film 635, page 17 = 17 B handwritten (Katherine Malcolmson)
9 1920 US census, Michigan, Alpena County, Alpena City, ward 1, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T625, film 754, page 115 = 8 A handwritten (Elizabeth Malcolmson)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Malcomson)
|name||Malcolmson, Samuel||- Elizabeth [sic]||- Alice M||- Charles M||- Elmer T||- Myrtle M||- Nellie|
|birth date||May 1846||Jan 1863||Sept 1883||Oct 1886||Dec 1888||Apr 1897||Mch 1899|
|# years married||17||17|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA||53||26|
|occupation||Expressman Am [?] Exp||At School||At School|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school||10||10|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|house nr||280 [sic]|
|name||Malcolmson Katherine [sic]||- Alice||- Charles||- Elmer||- Myrtle||- Helen|
|relationship||Head||Daughter||Son [?]||Son [?]||Daughter||Daughter|
|[the second digit of Katherine's age is unclear enough that it might be '48' and not '41']|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||5|
|mother of # living children||5 [?]|
|father's birthplace||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English|
|mother's birthplace||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English|
|nature of industry etc.||Dry Goods Store||Store|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||yes||yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||174|
|family visit number||183|
|name||Malcolmson, Elizabeth [sic]||- Myrtle||- Nellie|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||56||22||20|
|year of immigration||1874|
|year of naturalization||1882|
|attended school since Sept 1919||no|
|father's native language||English||Irish||Irish|
|mother's native language||English||Scotch||Scotch|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes|
|industry, business||Grocery||Leather Co|
|number of farm schedule|