He was born on 22 April 1831 (15, 17, 18; 5 (32 in 1863), 6 (32 in 1863), 11 (15 in 1850), 12 (28 in 1860), 13 (39 in 1870), 14 (49 in 1880), 15 (69 in 1900), 18 (80 yrs 4 mos 10 dys at death in 1911)). He was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17). He was born to John Rumbaugh and Elizabeth Truby (17, 18 [John]).
In 1850, he seems to have been living in Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Jacob and Susannah Rumbaugh, and other Rumbaugh's (11). He was a farmer (11).
In 1851/52, he married Annie Steele (15 (6 children, 5 alive in 1900), 17, 18 [daughter of Samuel Steele and Nancy Story]). They seem to have had six children, including these (17):
In 1860, he was living in Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Anna (presumably his wife) and Anna and Nancy J (presumably their daughters) (12). He was a tailor (?), and owned $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property (12).
When he enlisted, he was a tailor (5, 6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (5, 6).
He was drafted (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted and mustered into service in the 62nd Pennsylvania on 17 July 1863 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years (5, 6). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (5, 6). He was in company M (20).
He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 9). 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, 20, 22-23).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 9). He was a private, in company K (22-23).
On 23 February 1867, he swore that John Hamilton (K) was wounded on 28 October 1864, supporting Hamilton's widow's application for a pension (21). Rumbaugh was living in Brady's Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (21).
In 1870, he was living in Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Anna (presumably his wife), and Anna, Jane, William, Eugene, and Josephine (presumably their children) (13). He was a painter, and owned $1000 in real estate (13).
In 1880, he was living in Queenstown, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Anna and children Annie, W J, Eugene, and Josephine (14). He was a painter (14). He had been out of work for 6 months in the previous year (14).
In 1890, he was living in Perry, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (post office Queenstown) (8).
On 5 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 9).
On 9 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (9).
In 1900, he was living in Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Annie (15). He was a day laborer (15). He had been unemployed for six months in the previous year (15).
On 20 December 1907, his wife, Anna S Rumbaugh, died, in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington (17, 18).
In 1910, he was living at 1136 South D Street, ward 3, Tascoma, Pierce County, Washington (16). He was living with his son Eugene and daughter Jennie Thompson (16). He was retired (16).
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 (William Rumbaugh)
3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (William Rumbaugh)
4 enlisted men's furloughs (Wm Rumbaugh)
5 company K, third descriptive roll (William Rumbaugh)
6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (William Rumbough)
7 pension index, by name (William Rumbaugh)
8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 24, page 3 (William Rumbaugh)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William Rumbaugh)
10 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Wm Rumbough)
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Kiskiminetas Township, microfilm series M432, film 749, page 326 verso = 658 handwritten (William Rumbaugh)
12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, post office Brady's Bend, microfilm series M653, film 1070, page 565 = 44 handwritten (William Rumbaugh)
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, post ofice Brady's Bend, microfilm series M593, film 1301, page 324 = 1 handwritten (William Rumbaugh)
14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1096, page 375 = 2 B handwritten (W B Rumbugh)
15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1373, page 235 = 11 B handwritten (William B Rumbaugh)
16 1910 US census, Washington, Pierce County, Tacoma, ward 3, microfilm series T624, film 1664, page 107 = 32 B (Wm B Rundaugh [sic])
17 'Rombough-Rambach-Rumbaugh', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact William, updated 25 January 2011, accessed 12 March 2011 (William Brown Rumbaugh)
18 abstract of Washington death certificate, Wm B Rumbaugh, 2 Sep 1911 (available on FamilySearch, accessed 12 March 2011) (Wm B Rumbaugh)
19 abstract of Washington death certificate, Anna S Rumbaugh, 20 December 1907 (available on FamilySearch, accessed 12 March 2011) (Anna S Rumbaugh)
20 Page 254. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (William Rumbaugh)
21 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number 93,690 (Maria Jane Brown widow of John Hamilton) (William Rumbaugh)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rumbaugh)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rumbough)
|Name||Jacob Rumbaugh||Susannah "||William "||Sarah "||Susan "||David "||James "||Catherine J "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||"|
|Real estate owned||2000|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||3|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||William Rumbaugh||Anna [??] Eliza||Nancy J Robinson [?]||Anna|
|Value of real estate owned||500|
|Value of personal estate||100|
|Place of birth||Pa||Pa||Pa||Pa|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Rumbaugh William||- Anna||- Anna||- Jane||- William||- Eugene||- Josephine|
|Real estate value||1000|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||15|
|family visit #||15|
|name||Rumbugh W. B.||- Anna||- Annie E||- W. J.||- S. Eugene||- M. Josephen|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Painter||At home||At school||At school||At school|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Rumbaugh William B||- Annie|
|birth date||Apr 1831||June 1830|
|# years married||48||48|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||6|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|street||S. D St|
|dwelling nr||[check mark]|
|family nr||[check mark]|
|name||Rundaugh [sic] Wm B||- Eugene S||Thompson Jennie R|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||0|
|mother of # living children||0|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|