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 , 13 ). He was naturalized by 1900 (12).
When he enlisted, he was a gardener (7).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light brown hair (7).
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).
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).
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).
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)
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|family visit #||393|
|name||Moynahan James||- Rebecca||- Jim [??]||- William||-Charles||- George||Smyth Mary J|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||[blank]||Keeping House||At School||At School||At School||At Home|
|school this year|| ||1||1||1|
|name||Moynahan [sic] James||- Rebecca||Monahan [sic] William||- Charles||- George||- Anna M||- David||- Rebecca|
|birth date||Aug 1839||July 1845||Feb 1871||Dec 1873||April 1877||June 1880||Nov 1887||Dec 1884|
|# years married||32||32|
|mother of how many children?||7|
|# of children living||7|
|# years in USA||45||34|
|occupation||Gardener||House Keeper||Gardener||Milkman||Gardener||Ladis [sic] Maid||Milkman||['Housework' is crossed out]|
|# months not employed||0 [?]||0||3||0||3||0||5||0 [?]|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|street||East Duval Street|
|name||Moynahan James||- Rebecca||- William||- Anna||- David||- Rebecca||- May|
|age||70||64 [?]||38||29||21 [?]||25||6|
|#years present marriage||41||41|
|mother of # children||7|
|mother of # living children||7|
|birthplace||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|father's birthplace||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||Ireland Eng||New Jersey|
|occupation||Gardner [sic]||none||Gardner [sic]||Operator||Blacksmith||none||none|
|nature of industry etc.||Private family||Private family||Quilts||Carriage||-||-|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||no||-||no||no||no||-||-|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||-||0||0||0||-||-|
|school since 1 Sep 09||-|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||[blank]|
|deaf & dumb|
|street||East Duval Street|
|dwelling visit number||81|
|family visit number||89|
|name||Moynehan [?] Rebecca||- William||- Anna||- David||- Rebecca||- May E.|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||74||48 [?]||38||40||27||15|
|year of immigration||1860|
|year of naturalization||UN|
|attended school since Sept 1919||Yes|
|father's native language||English||English||English||English||English|
|mother's birthplace||Ireland||Ireland||Ireland||Ireland||Ireland||New Jersey|
|mother's native language||English||English||English||English||English|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||Private family||[illegible--looks like 'Gale'] Factory||Dairy|
|number of farm schedule|