91st PA: John Markley

John Markley

Before the war

He was born in 1832/33 (4 (30 in 1863), 9 (24 in 1860), 10 (32 in 1870)). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 9, 10).

He marred Barbara Swarr (8). They had three children (8). (The Ellen who was living with them in 1860 may be a fourth child.)

In 1860, he was living in Petersburg, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County (9). He was living with his wife Barbara and child Ellen (9). He was a hotel keeper, who owned $500 in personal property (9).

When he enlisted, he was a weaver (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light brown [?] hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 July 1863 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania (4). His enlistment was credited to the 9th congressional district (4). He was in company H of the 118th Pennsylvania (5).

He was captured at Cold Harbor, Virginia, on 2 June 1864 (5).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania (1, 5). He was a private in company B of the 91st (1, 13).

He may have been charged for a lost cartridge box, cap box, and cross belt, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (3).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company B (13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Barbara, and children Annie, Hiram, and Lizzie (10). He was a laborer, and owned $200 in personal property (10).

He died on 24 [?] October 1875 (7).

In 1880, his widow Barbara was living in Petersburg, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with her daughters Anna and Lizzie, and her mother Susan Swarr (and brother? Jefferson) (11).

On 16 April 1884, Barbara Markley, his widow, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (2, 7).

In 1890, his widow, Barbara, was living in East Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (post office East Petersburg) (6).

In 1900, his widow Barbara was living in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with her daughter Lizzie and Lizzie's family (12). She had had four children, two of whom were alive (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) (John Markley)

2 pension index, by name (John Markley)

3 list of men who owed money [?] (John Markley)

4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 108 (John Markley)

5 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1335. (In the roster) (John Markley)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Hempfield, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 174, page [2] (John Markley)

7 pension index, by regiment (John Markley)

8 Schneider/Winters/Brubaker (12/28/05), GEDCOM on RootsWeb, WorldConnect (searched 30 Dec 2005) (John Markley)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Petersburg E Hempfield Township, microfilm series M653, film 1120, page 288 = 46 handwritten (John Markley)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Hempfield Township (post office Landisville), microfilm series M593, film 1355, page 455 = 17-18 handwritten (John Markley)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Petersberg East Hempfield Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 122, microfilm series T9, film 1141, page 17 A = 33 handwritten (Barbara Markley)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster City, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 73, microfilm series T623, film 1424, page 301 B = 2 handwritten (Barbara Markley)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Markley)

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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Petersburg E Hempfield Township, microfilm series M653, film 1120, page 288 = 46 handwritten]
line242526
Dwelling number341  
Family number355  
NameJohn MarkleyBarbara "Ellen "
Age24231
Sexmff
Color   
OccupationHotel Keeper  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate500  
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Hempfield Township (post office Landisville), microfilm series M593, film 1355, page 455 = 17-18 handwritten]
line38394012
Dwelling-house number149    
Family number149    
NameMarkley John- Barbara- AnnieMarkley Hirum- Lizzie
Age3230941
SexMFFMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping House   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value200    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
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, Lancaster County, Petersberg East Hempfield Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 122, microfilm series T9, film 1141, page 17 A = 33 handwritten]
[Thanks to Deb Swan for correcting a mistake in my transcription!]
line2728293031
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #313    
family visit #342    
nameSwarr SusanMarkley BarbaraSwarr JeffersonMarkley Anna- Lizzie
colorWWWWW
sexFFMFF
age6643341911
month born if born in year     
relationship DaughterSonGrand DauGrand Dau
single  111
married     
widowed/divorced11   
married during year     
occupationKeeping houseAt homeLaborerAt homeAt home
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Hempfield, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 174, page [2]]
[line] 15
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Babara [sic] widow of Markley John
[rank] Private
[company] Lost Discharge
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] Enlisted for 3 years
[post office address] East Petersburg " [sc. Lan] Pa
[disability incurred]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster City, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 73, microfilm series T623, film 1424, page 301 B = 2 handwritten]
line6465666768
streetN Queen
house number816    
dwelling number39    
family number39    
nameFredrick Monroe- Lizzie- Annie- CharlieMarkley Barbara
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonMother
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMF
birth dateNov 1865Mar 1869May 1894Dec 1897Oct 1837
age34316262 [?]
married?MMSSWd
# years married1010   
mother of how many children? 2  4
# of children living 2  2
birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""Penna
father's birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""Penna
mother's birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""Penna
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationDay Laborer    
# months not employed0    
# months in school     
can readyesyesno yes
can writeyesyesno yes
speaks Englishyesyesno yes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# 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 3 January 2015, from Fold3]


Markley, John
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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