91st PA: Benjamin Price

Benjamin Price

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (4 (20 in 1863), 10 (6 in 1850), 11 (23 in 1870)). He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (4, 10, 11).

In 1850, he was living in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Betsey Price (presumably his mother), and with others (perhaps siblings?) (10). He had attended school within the year (10).

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (4).

During the war

He also served in company H of the 135th Pennsylvania Infantry (5, 6).

He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 July 1863 (1, 4). He was in company E of the 118th Pennsylvania (6). He was enlisted at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bolianas [?] (4).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 3). He was a private in company I of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 7).

On 1 June 1865, he began a furlough (2, 4). He returned when it expired, on 21 June 1865 (2, 4).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4). He was a private, in company I (7).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Elizabeth Price (presumably his mother), and with another person (11). He was a laborer (11).

He was buried in the village cemetery in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (9). The government supplied a headstone; the contract was dated 29 November 1879 (9).

In 1880, his widow, Margaret Price, was living in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her children Caroline and Henry Price (12).

In 1890, his widow, Margaret Price, was living in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (post office Lionville) (8). She had applied for a pension (8).

On 7 March 1891, his widow, Margaret Price, unsuccessfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 6).

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) (Benjamin Price)

2 enlisted men's furloughs (Benj Price)

3 company I, register of men transferred (Benjamin Price)

4 company I, descriptive roll, #93 (Benjamin Price)

5 pension index, by name (Benjamin F Price)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Benjamin F Price)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Price)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Uwchlan Township, enumeration district 101, page 1 (Margaret widow of Benjaman Price)

9 records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (Benjamin Price)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta, microfilm series M432, film 787, page 390 recto = 779 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Benjamin Price)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, East Donegal Township, microfilm series M593, film 1355, page 345 recto = 3 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Benjamin Price)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta, microfilm series T9, film 1141, enumeration district 137, page 337 = 44 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Margaret Price)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 22 Feb 15)
HeritageQuest head-of-household index (Lancaster County, Price) (accessed 22 Feb 15)
1900 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 22 Feb 15)
1910 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 22 Feb 15)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 22 Feb 15)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 22 Feb 15)
1940 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 22 Feb 15)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
Find a grave
accessed 26 September 2010
several Benjamin Price entries had someone born in Pennsylvania without much identifying information; none were in Lancaster County

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Benjamin Price in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta, microfilm series M432, film 787, page 390 recto = 779 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line1112131415161718
Dwellings visited3       
Families visited3       
NameBetsey PriceFianna LinnCaroline LinnMary S PricePeter LinnLeonard PriceBenjamin PriceJacob Linn
Age40171592012630
Sexffffmmmm
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsWidow   Laborer  Laborer
Real estate owned300       
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year        
Attended school within year   1 11 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1  1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, East Donegal Township, microfilm series M593, film 1355, page 345 recto = 3 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line91011
Dwelling-house number17  
Family number17  
NamePrice Elizabeth- BenjaminPaulis George
Age632324
SexFMM
ColorWWW
OccupationKeeping houseLaborer [?]Laborer [?]
Real estate value[illegible]  
Personal estate value   
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write11 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old 11
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta, microfilm series T9, film 1141, enumeration district 137, page 337 = 44 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line91011
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #423  
family visit #430  
namePrice, Margaret- Caroline- Henry
colorWWW
sexFFM
age3541
month born if born in year   
relationship DaughterSon
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during yearKeeping House  
occupation   
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Uwchlan Township, enumeration district 101, page 1]
[transcribed 22 February 2015, from FamilySearch]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 135th Pennsylvania]

[line] 4
[house] 7
[family] 7
[name] Price Margaret Price [sic] widow of Benjaman Price
[rank] private
[company] H
[unit] 135 Penn Inft
[enlistment date] = = 1861
[discharge date] = = 1865
[length of service] 3 years 9 months [blank] days
[post office address] Lionville Chester Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Is the widow. has applied for Pension

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 February 2015, from Fold3]


Price Benjamin
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

headstone

[records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[transcribed 22 Feb 15, from FamilySearch]


Price, Benjamin
Pvt., Co. H, Reg. 135" Pa. Inf.
Cemetery Village
City or Town Marietta
County and State Lancaster. Pa
Grave -
died -
Headstone supplied [blank]
D. W. Whitney.
Contract dated Nov 29" 1879.
Headstone applied for [blank]

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