91st PA: James Moynehan

James Moynehan

Before the war

He was born on 16 August 1839 (10, 11, 13; 7 (23 in 1861), 10 (52 in 1894), 11 (74 yrs 6 mos. 5 days at death), 12 (60 in 1900), 13 (70 in 1910), 16 (42 in 1880). He was born in Queens [?] County, Ireland (7, 10, 12, 13, 16). He was born to Michael Moynahan and Anna Smyth (11).

In 1855-1857, he immigrated to the US (12 [1855], 13 [1857]). He was naturalized by 1900 (12).

When he enlisted, he was a gardener (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light brown hair (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 November 1861 (1, 7, 10). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (7). He was a private, in company G (1, 17-18).

He was promoted from the ranks to eighth corporal on 3 September 1862 (5).

On 23 February 1863, he returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital (2).

He was wounded by gunshot on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1, 8, 10). He was then a corporal (8).

He was transferred on 15 March 1864 to the Veterans' reserve corps by general order number 105 (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 [discharged 16 March, reenlisted 18 November 1864]). When transferred, he was a corporal, in company G (1, 17-18). He served as Lance Sergeant in company A of the 21st Veterans' Reserve Corps (2, 10). He was discharged on 10 November 1865, at Trenton, New Jersey (10).

After the war

On 16 January 1866, he applied successfully for a pension (9, 15).

In 1868, he married Rebecca [unknown family name] (12, 13). In 1900 and 1910, she had had seven children, all of whom were alive (12, 13).

In 1880, he was living in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (16). he was living with his wife Rebecca, children Jim [??], William, Charles, and George, and with Mary J Smyth (16). He was apparently not working (16).

On 27 December 1894, he applied to Ellis Post 6, Germantown, of the Grand Army of the Republic (3, 10). He was living at 139 East Duval Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was a gardener (10).

In 1900, he was living at 142 Duval Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Rebecca, and their children William, Charles, George, Anna M, David, and Rebecca (12). He was a gardener (12).

In 1910, he was living at 142 East Duval Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Rebecca, and their children William, Anna, David, Rebecca, and granddaughter May (13). He was a gardener, for a private family (13).

On 21 February 1914, he died of arteriosclerosis, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10. 11). He was living at 142 East Duval Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was a retired gardener (11). On 25 February 1914, he was buried on 25 February 1914, at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11).

On 5 March 1914, his widow, Rebecca, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 15).

In 1920, his widow, Rebecca Moynehan, was living at 142 East Duval Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). She was living with their children William, Anna, David, and Rebecca, and granddaughter May E (14).

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) (James Moynehen)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Corpl Monghan)

3 e-mail, Dennis Clowney, January 2004, citing an application list in an e-mail from Gene Stackhouse

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Corpl Moynehan)

5 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (James Moynahan)

6 company G, register of men transferred (James Moynehan)

7 company G, descriptive roll, entry 53 (James Moynehan)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (James Moynehen)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (James Maynahan)

10 FindAGrave, memorial #29768632 (created by Eugene Glenn Stackhouse, with information from his application for membership to Ellis Post 6, GAR) (Thanks to Bill Flis!) (James Moynahan)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 February 1914 (Thanks to Bill Flis!) (James Moynahan)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 513, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 88 = 2 [?] A-B handwritten (James Moynahan)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 420, microfilm series T624, film 1395, page 254 = 4 B handwritten (James Moynahan)

14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 605, microfilm series T625, film 1624, page 24 = 4 A handwritten (Rebecca Moynehan [?])

15 pension index, by name (James Maynahan [sic])

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T9, film 1157, page 46 = 47 C handwritten (James Moynahan)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Moynehan)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Moynahan)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2009)
1860 US census
Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and FamilySearch indices (accessed May 2009)
1870 US census
Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and FamilySearch indices (accessed May 2009)
1880 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed May 2009)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 29 September 2010)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2009)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T9, film 1157, page 46 = 47 C handwritten]
line9101112131415
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #365      
family visit #393      
nameMoynahan James- Rebecca- Jim [??]- William-Charles- GeorgeSmyth Mary J
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMMF
age42321196319
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonSonSonBoarder
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupation[blank]Keeping HouseAt SchoolAt SchoolAt School At Home
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  111  
can't read       
can't write 1     
birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 513, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 88 = 2 [?] A-B handwritten]
line4950515253545556
streetDuval StDuval
house number142 142     
dwelling number31 31     
family number33 33     
nameMoynahan [sic] James- RebeccaMonahan [sic] William- Charles- George- Anna M- David- Rebecca
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSonDaughterSonDaughter
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMFMF
birth dateAug 1839July 1845Feb 1871Dec 1873April 1877June 1880Nov 1887Dec 1884
age6054292623191215
married?MMSSSSSS
# years married3232      
mother of how many children? 7      
# of children living 7      
birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
immigration year18551866      
# years in USA4534      
naturalized citizen?Na       
occupationGardenerHouse KeeperGardenerMilkmanGardenerLadis [sic] MaidMilkman['Housework' is crossed out]
# months not employed0 [?]0303050 [?]
# months in school        
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedO       
free or mortgagedM       
farm/houseH       
# of farm schedule        

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 420, microfilm series T624, film 1395, page 254 = 4 B handwritten]
line53545556575859
streetEast Duval Street
house nr142      
dwelling nr86      
family nr88      
nameMoynahan James- Rebecca- William- Anna- David- Rebecca- May
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterSonDaughterGrandDaughter
sexMFMFMFF
colorWWWWWWW
age7064 [?]382921 [?]256
marital statusM1M1SSSSS
#years present marriage4141     
mother of # children 7     
mother of # living children 7     
birthplaceIreland EngIreland EngPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngIreland EngNew Jersey
immigrated18571857     
naturalized/alienNa      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish 
occupationGardner [sic]noneGardner [sic]OperatorBlacksmithnonenone
nature of industry etc.Private family Private familyQuiltsCarriage--
employer etc.W WWW  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?no-nonono--
# weeks out of work 19090-000--
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes-
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes-
school since 1 Sep 09      -
owned/rentedO      
owned free or mortagagedF      
farm/houseH      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vet[blank]      
blind       
deaf & dumb       

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 605, microfilm series T625, film 1624, page 24 = 4 A handwritten]
line394041424344
streetEast Duval Street
house number142     
dwelling visit number81     
family visit number89     
nameMoynehan [?] Rebecca- William- Anna- David- Rebecca- May E.
relationshipHeadSonDaughterSonDaughterGranddaughter
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)M     
sexFMFMFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday7448 [?]38402715
marital statusWdMSSSS
year of immigration1860     
naturalized/alienNa     
year of naturalizationUN     
attended school since Sept 1919     Yes
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
birth placeIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native languageEnglish     
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandPennsylvania
father's native languageEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish 
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandNew Jersey
mother's native languageEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish 
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
occupationNoneGardner [sic]LaborerMechanicNoneNone
industry, business Private family[illegible--looks like 'Gale'] FactoryDairy  
employment status WWW  
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 27 January 2015, from Fold3]


Moynehan, James
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Moynahan, James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 January 2015]

Moynahan, James
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 February 1914, James Moynahan]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
Registration District No 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
File No. [blank]
Registered No. 900
5675
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADELPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 142 E. Duval St.; 22 Ward.)
2. FULL NAME James Moynahan

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH (Month) 8 (Day) 16 (Year) 1839
7. AGE 74 yrs. 6 mos. 5 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Retired Gardner [sic]
(b) General nature of industry business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Ireland
10. NAME OF FATHER Michael
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Ireland
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Anna Smyth
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Ireland
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Mr Moynahan
(Address) Duval St.
15. FEB 23 1914
Filed Mar 3 1914
Neva [?] R. Deardorff Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH February 21 1914
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feb. 19th 1914, to Feb 21st 1914, that I last saw him alive on Feb. 20th 1914, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 9.45 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was:
Arterio-Sclerosis
(Duration) [blank]
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Walter H. Diemer M.D.
2/22 1914 (Address) 5904 Greene St.
LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Ivy Hill Cem.
DATE OF BURIAL Feb 25 1914
20. UNDERTAKER Kirk [?] + Nice
ADDRESS Germantown

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