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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (3).
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).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5 [10 Aug 65]). He was a private, in company G (14, 15).
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).
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).
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 , enumeration district , page  (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)
|Name||Edward Matchett||Mary A "||Margaretta L. "||Isaac N "||Franklin F "||Rebecca A "||James Hevel|
|Occupation||Day Laborer||Lime Burner|
|Value of real estate owned||200|
|Value of personal estate||200|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Matchett Edward||Mary A||Margaret||Isaac W||Franklin|
|Occupation||Ore Miner||Keeping house||At home||"||"|
|Real estate value||2000|
|Personal estate value||300|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||57|
|family visit #||57|
|name||Matchett, Edward||_, Mary A||Shrauder, Margaret||Shrauder, Amos||Matchett, Frank|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||Wife||Daughter||Son in law||Son|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping house||At home||Farmer||Farmer|
|school this year|
|name||Matchett, Mary||_ Frank||_ Sarah C.||_ Bertha||_ Isaac F.||_ Jessy W.|
|relationship||Head||Son||daughter in law||granddaughter||Grandson||Grandson|
|birth date||Oct 1827||July 1859||Dec 1871||Nov 1893||Sept 1896||Nov 1898|
|# years married||7||7|
|mother of how many children?||12||4|
|# of children living||3||3|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||1|