91st PA: Edward Matchett (or Machatt?)

Edward Matchett (or Machatt?)

Before the war

He was born in 1818/19 (3 (45 in 1864), 8 (60 in 1880), 9 (37 in 1860), 11 (50 in 1870)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3, 8, 9). His parents were born in Ireland (8).

He married Mary A [unknown family name] (7, 9). She was born in October 1827, in Pennsylvania (9 [33 in 1860], 10, 11 [44 in 1870]). She had twelve children, including (9, 10):

In 1860, he was living in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (New Kingston Post Office) (9). He was a day laborer, and owned $200 in real property and $200 in personal property (9). He was living with his wife, Mary A, and their children Margaretta L, Isaac N, Franklin F, and Rebecca A (9).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1864 (1, 3, 5). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (3). He was a private in company G (1, 14, 15).

On 15 June 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 30 June 1865 (2). He returned on 1 July 1865 (2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5 [10 Aug 65]). He was a private, in company G (14, 15).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Miller Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania (11). He was an ore miner, and owned $2000 in real property and $300 in personal property (11). He was living with his wife Mary A Matchett, and his children Margaret (16), Isaac W (13), and Franklin (10) (11).

On 7 May 1878, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 12).

In 1880, he was living in St Francois, Missouri (8). He was a farmer (8). He was living with his wife, Mary A Matchett, and three others (8):

In 1890, he was living in Phebe (post office), Perkins County, Nebraska (5).

In 1893, he was living in Pheobe, Nebraska (4).

In 1895, he was living in Nebraska, post office Phebe (6).

He died on 21 December 1896 (12). He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska (13).

On 2 [?] March 1897, his widow, Mary A Matchett, applied successfully from Nebraska for a pension (7, 12).

In 1900, his widow, Mary Matchett, was living in Marvin Precinct, Perkins County, Nebraska (10). She was living on a farm, which she owned, and was a farmer (10). She had had twelve children, three of whom were alive (10). She was living with her son Frank, his wife Sarah, and their children Bertha, Isaac, and Jessy (10).

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) (Edward Matchett)

2 enlisted men's furloughs (Edwd Matchett)

3 company G, second descriptive roll, [#36] (Edward Matchett)

4 1893 roster of Nebraska veterans, Pennsylvania enlistees, M-Z (searched 7 February 2005) (Edward Matchett)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Perkins County, Woodson and Marvin, supervisor's district [2], enumeration district [371], page [2] (Edward Matchett)

6 "Roster of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1895", published by J. A. Piper, Secretary of State and printed by Nebraska Newspaper Union, York, NE (1895), pages 445-456, at page 447. Transcribed by Alice Miller as "Pennsylvania Veterans Living in Nebraska in 1895; Surnames M through Z". Available at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ne/state/military/roster/1895/1895pamz.txt (searched 6 May 2005). (Edward Machatt)

7 pension index, by name (Edward Matchett)

8 1880 US census, Missouri, St Francois, St Francois, page 418C (Edward Matchett)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, East Pennsboro Township, New Kingston Post Office, page 182 stamped = 96 handwritten (Edward Matchett)

10 1900 US census, Nebraska, Perkins County, Marvin Precinct, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 143, page 19A = 1 handwritten (Mary Matchett)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Miller Township, page 155, lines 32-36 (Edward Matchett)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Edward Matchett)

13 Find a grave, memorial 15816934 (accessed 25 September 2010) (Edw'd Matchett) [identification is confirmed by the tombstone inscription, which refers to Co. G 91st Pa. Inf.]

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Matchett)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Machett)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, East Pennsboro Township, New Kingston Post Office, page 182 stamped = 96 handwritten]
line12131415161718
Dwelling number658""""""
Family number701""""""
NameEdward MatchettMary A "Margaretta L. "Isaac N "Franklin F "Rebecca A "James Hevel
Age3733532117
Sexmffmmfm
Color       
OccupationDay Laborer     Lime Burner
Value of real estate owned200      
Value of personal estate200      
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year      1
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Miller Township, page 155]
line3233343536
Dwelling-house number7    
Family number8    
NameMatchett Edward Mary AMargaretIsaac WFranklin
Age5044161310
Sexmffmm
Colorwwwww
OccupationOre MinerKeeping houseAt home""
Real estate value2000    
Personal estate value300    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Father foreign born11   
Mother foreign born11   
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  111
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Missouri, St Francois, St Francois, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 118, page 418C stamped = 7 handwritten]
line7891011
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #57    
family visit #57    
nameMatchett, Edward_, Mary AShrauder, MargaretShrauder, AmosMatchett, Frank
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age6053252721 [?]
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterSon in lawSon
single    1
married1111 
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping houseAt homeFarmerFarmer
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennPennPenn
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Perkins County, Woodson and Marvin, supervisor's district [2], enumeration district [371], page [2]]
[line] 22
[house] 207
[family] 207
[name] Edward Matchett
[rank] " [sc. private]
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn inf
[enlistment date] Oct 7 1864
[discharge date] Aug 10 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, 3 days
[post office address] " " " [sc. Phebe P.O. Nebraska]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Nebraska, Perkins County, Marvin Precinct, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 143, page 19A = 1 handwritten]
line123456
street      
house number      
dwelling number1     
family number1     
nameMatchett, Mary_ Frank_ Sarah C._ Bertha_ Isaac F._ Jessy W.
relationshipHeadSondaughter in lawgranddaughterGrandsonGrandson
colorWWWWWW
sexFMFFMM
birth dateOct 1827July 1859Dec 1871Nov 1893Sept 1896Nov 1898
age724028631
married?WdMMSSS
# years married 77   
mother of how many children?12 4   
# of children living3 3   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIowaNebraskaNebraskaNebraska
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaIllinoisPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceEnglandPennsylvaniaKentuckyIowaIowaIowa
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationFarmerFarm laborer    
# months not employed00    
# months in school      
can readnoyesyes   
can writenoyesyes   
speaks Englishyesyesyes   
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedF     
farm/houseF     
# of farm schedule1     

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]


Matchett Edward
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 January 2015]

Machett, Edward
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Matchett, Edward

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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