91st PA: Samuel Malcomson

Samuel Malcomson

Before the war

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).

Description

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

During the war

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).

He was mustered out by general order on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He was a private, in company C (10).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed November 2009

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Samuel Malcomson in the 91st PA database

1900 census

[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]
[Although his wife's name doesn't match the widow's name on the pension index card, the children clearly match the children in the 1910 census, which has the head as 'Katherine Malcomson', and she seems to match this Elizabeth]
line28293031323334
streetFirst
house number820      
dwelling number273      
family number300      
nameMalcolmson, Samuel- Elizabeth [sic]- Alice M- Charles M- Elmer T- Myrtle M- Nellie
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMFF
birth dateMay 1846Jan 1863Sept 1883Oct 1886Dec 1888Apr 1897Mch 1899
age543716131131
married?MMSSSSS
# years married1717     
mother of how many children? 5     
# of children living 5     
birthplaceIrelandEnglandMichiganMichiganMichiganMichiganMichigan
father's birthplaceIrelandEnglandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland
immigration year18461873     
# years in USA5326     
naturalized citizen?Na      
occupationExpressman Am [?] Exp  At SchoolAt School  
# months not employed0      
# months in school   1010  
can readyesyesyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyesyesyes  
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgaged       
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

1910 census

[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]
line676869707172
streetFirst S.
house nr280 [sic]     
dwelling nr371     
family nr381     
nameMalcolmson Katherine [sic]- Alice- Charles- Elmer- Myrtle- Helen
relationshipHeadDaughterSon [?]Son [?]DaughterDaughter
sexFFMMF
colorWWWWWW
age41 [?]2321201311
[the second digit of Katherine's age is unclear enough that it might be '48' and not '41']
marital statusWdSSSSS
#years present marriage      
mother of # children5     
mother of # living children5 [?]     
birthplaceEng EnglishMichiganMichiganMichiganMichiganMichigan
father's birthplaceEng EnglishEng EnglishEng EnglishEng EnglishEng EnglishEng English
mother's birthplaceEng EnglishEng EnglishEng EnglishEng EnglishEng EnglishEng English
immigrated1874     
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneSalesladySaleslady [sic]NoneNoneNone
nature of industry etc. Dry Goods StoreStore   
employer etc. WW   
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo   
# weeks out of work 1909 00   
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    yesyes
owned/rentedO     
owned free or mortagagedF     
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet      
blind      
deaf & dumb      

1920 census

[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]
line454647
streetFirst
house number820  
dwelling visit number174  
family visit number183  
nameMalcolmson, Elizabeth [sic]- Myrtle- Nellie
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughter
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexFFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday562220
marital statusWdSS
year of immigration1874  
naturalized/alienNa  
year of naturalization1882  
attended school since Sept 1919  no
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placeEnglandMichiganMichigan
native languageEnglish  
father's birthplaceEnglandIrelandIreland
father's native languageEnglishIrishIrish
mother's birthplaceEnglandScotlandScotland
mother's native languageEnglishScotchScotch
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationNoneStenographerstenographer
industry, business GroceryLeather Co
employment status WW
number of farm schedule   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 January 2015, from Fold3]


Malcomson, Samuel
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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