91st PA: William A Ross

William A Ross

Before the war

He was born in 1846/47 (3 (18 in 1865), 7 (14 in 1860), 8 (3 in 1850)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3, 7, 8). He was born to Gibson Ross and (probably) Anna [unknown family name] (5, 7, 8).

In 1850, he was living in Upper Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Gibson and Anna Ross (presumably his parents), and with Sarah Ross (presumably his sibling) (8).

In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Gilson and Anna Ross (presumably his parents), and with Sarah, Elmira, Adaline, Susan, Edwin, and Frances Ross (presumably his siblings) (7). He had attended school within the year (7).

When he enlisted, he was a mason (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 March 1865 (1, 3). He was enlisted at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 9).

He died on 12 June 1865 at the division hospital, in Washington, DC, of typhoid fever (1, 2, 4, 6). He was a private, in company H (9). He was buried in the National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia (1).

After the war

On 7 December 1900, his father, Gibson E Ross, 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) (William A Ross)

2 company H, register of deaths (William A Ross)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #152 (William A Ross)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 13 June 1865 (Privt Ross)

5 pension index, by name (William A Ross)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William A Ross)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 422 = 76 handwritten (William Ross)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, microfilm series M432, film 772, page 119 = 238 handwritten (William Ross)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William A Ross)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
I checked only William A and William with a widow; some had no identifying information

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, microfilm series M432, film 772, page 119 = 238 handwritten]
line9101112
Dwellings visited348   
Families visited350   
NameGibson RossAnna RossWilliam RossSarah A Ross
Age282432
Sexmfmf
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsMason   
Real estate owned    
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 422 = 76 handwritten]
[thanks to Dennis Brandt for finding this!]
line222324252627282930
Dwelling number534         
Family number551         
NameGilson RossAnna "William "Sarah A. "Elmira I. "Adaline "Susan "Edwin "Frances "
Age35311412108641
Sexmfmffffmf
Color          
OccupationM Mason         
Value of real estate owned700         
Value of personal estate250         
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year          
Attended school within year  11111  
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 March 2015, from Fold3]


Ross, William A.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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