91st PA: Robert Morley

Robert Morley

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (4 (19 in 1864), 5 (19 in 1864), 8 (61 in 1910), 9 (56 in 1905)). He was born in Birmingham, Pennsylvania (4, 5 [Brigham], 8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 February 1864 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1, 4, 5, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Captain Wright (4, 5, 9). He was mustered in by Captain Howe (4, 5). He was a private in company L (9).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 7). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 10-11).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7, 9). He was a private, in company K (10-11).

After the war

In 1901, he contracted rheumatism, at Chicago, Illinois (9).

On 27 October 1904, he applied successfully from Illinois for a pension (6, 7).

He again applied for a pension on 27 October 1904 (7).

On 20 April 1905, he was admitted to the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9). He had rheumatism (9). He was 5' 5-1/2" tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (9). He could read and write (9). He was a Protestant (9). He was a musician (9). He was widowed (9). His nearest relative was his nephew THomas J Morley, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (9).

In 1910, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Danville Township, Vermillion County, Illinois (9). He was single (9). He was not working (9).

He died on 29 January 1916, at the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, at Danville, Illinois (7). He died in Barracks "L", and his case was referred to the coroner (9). He had $1.23 in cash, and personal property valued at $11.70, which was sent to Mrs Adah Morley, 1113 Fontilla Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (9). He was buried in the Home Cemetery (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)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Robert Morley)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Robert Morley)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Robert Morely)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Robert Morely)

6 pension index, by name (Robert Morley)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Robert Morley)

8 1910 US census, Illinois, Vermillion County, Danville Township, National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 134, microfilm series T624, film 329, page 153 = 12 B handwritten (Robert Morley)

9 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Danville, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry, February 2011, image 684 of 3087 (Robert Morley)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert Moreley)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert Morley)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

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Robert Morley in the 91st PA database

1910 census

[1910 US census, Illinois, Vermillion County, Danville Township, National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 134, microfilm series T624, film 329, page 153 = 12 B handwritten]
line78
street[blank]
house nr" [sc. Co]
dwelling nr" [sc. L]
family nr[blank]
nameMorley Robert
relationshipNone
sexM
colorW
age61
marital statusS
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceEngland Eng
mother's birthplaceEngland Eng
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationNone
nature of industry etc.None
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA
blind 
deaf & dumb 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 January 2015, from Fold3]


Moreley Robert
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 62 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 29 January 2015]

Morley, Robert
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Moreley, Robert

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Danville, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry, February 2011, image 684 of 3087]

6921
Robert Morley

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.Feby 25 1864
Pittsburg [sic] Pa
Rank.Priv
Company and Regiment.L 62 Pa Inf
Time and Place of Discharge.July 10 1865
Washington DC
Cause of Discharge.Close of War
Kind and Degree of DisabilityRheum
When and Where Contracted1901
Chicago Ill


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pennsylvania
Age.56
Height.5-5 1/2
Complexion.Light
Color of Eyes.Blue
Color of Hair.Brown
Read and WriteYes
ReligionProt
Occupation.Musician
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Chicago Ill
Married or Single.Wid
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Nephew
Thomas J Morley
Pittsburg Pa


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
[crossed out:] 6.00
Inc $8.00 [?]
Reiss $12.00
" $14.50
" $16.00
Adm DB Apr 20. 1905       Died in Barracks "L" D.B.Coroners case

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper1
Army Discharge 
Certificate of Service1
Pension Certificate1,104,226

EFFECTS
Cash $1.23
Pension Money $none
Personal, Appraised at$11.70sold $ 
Total 
How disposed ofSent to Mrs Adah Morley
1113 Fontilla St
Pittsburg Pa
Apl 19. 1916
Location of Grave and Remarks
Buried in Home Cemetery,
Sec. 9. Row 3. Grave 2232

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