91st PA: David Russell

David Russell

Before the war

He was born in May 1831, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, to Jacob P Russell and Catharine E Weaver. [sources: date: 9; 2 (32 in 1865), 6 (24 in 1860), 7 (37 in 1870), 8 (39 in 1880), 9 (69 in 1900), 11 (1833), 12 (1834), 13 (18 in 1850). place: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13. parents: 11, 13]

In 1850, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) parents Jacob and Catharine Russel, and with (presumed) siblings Mary, Isaac, John, Abraham, Samuel, Daniel, James, and Rosanna. He was a laborer. [source: 13]

In 1854/55, he married Rosan Putt. She was born in 1833, in Pennsylvania, to [unknown] Putt and Elizabeth Eicher. They apparently had these ten children:

[sources: 6, 7, 8, 9 (10 children, 7 alive in 1900), 11, 14]

In 1860, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rosan, and children Mary, Sarah, and Jacob. He was a farmer, and owned $4,800 in real estate and $550 in personal property. [source: 6]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd. He reported for duty on 15 March 1865. His service was credited to the seventeenth congressional district. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (16 Mar), 10]

He was absent, in arrest, when the regiment mustered out. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 3 (discharged 10 Jul), 10]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife RosAnna, and children Mary, Sarah, James, William, and George. He was a farmer, and owned $3,500 in real estate, and $800 in personal property. [source: 7]

On 21 July 1880, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

In 1880, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rosanna, and children Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, David, Martha, James, William, and Susan. He was a farmer. [source: 8]

In 1890, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (post office: Shybeaver). He had had rheumatism and lung disease. [source: 3]

In 1900, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rosan, and children James and Alice. He was a farmer. [source: 10]

On 13 December 1908, he died, in Liberty, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He died of endocarditis, with age contributing. He was a farmer. He was buried in Saint Pauls UCC Church Cemetery, Russellville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 11, 12]

On 15 [?] April 1909, his widow, Rosan Russell, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

On 23 October 1922, his widow, Rosanna W Russell, died, in Liberty Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She died of chronic myocarditis (duration 6 years), with arteriosclerosis (duration 7 years) contributing. She was buried in Saint Pauls UCC Church Cemetery, Russellville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 11, 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) (David Russell)

2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 87 (David Russel)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 171, page 2 (David Russel)

4 pension index, by name (David Russell)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (David Russell)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township (post office Huntingdon), microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 277 = 9 handwritten (David Russell)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township (post office McConnellstown), microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 618 = 3 handwritten (David Russel)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 196, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 228 B = 18 handwritten (David Russell)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 130 = 5 A handwritten (David Russell)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Russell)

11 Find a grave, memorial 90277919, created by Ancestry-Detective, added 17 May 2012, accessed 18 Mar 2015 [transcribed inscription: 'Co D 91st Regt PV] (David W Russell)

12 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, 13 December 1908, file number 117276 (David Russel)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell, microfilm series M432, film 784, page 298 verso = 594 handwritten (FamilySearch) (David Russel)

14 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, 23 October 1922, file number 97201 (Rose Anna Russel)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 18 Mar 15)
See Hopewell Township page 2 B for Alice Quarry (with Irvin Quarry, 26, PA, married 7 years)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 18 Mar 15)
Alice is presumably the Alice Russell, 37, born PA, divorced, servant in private house, in Hopewell Township, with her children William (17), Elsie (11), and Charles (7) Quarry (page 7 B handwritten)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 18 Mar 15)
Rosann is not with James and Alice (see FamilySearch)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 18 Mar 15)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Mar 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Mar 15)

Display



David Russell in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell, microfilm series M432, film 784, page 298 verso = 594 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line2324252627282930313233
Dwellings visited69          
Families visited69          
NameJacob RusselCatharine "David "Mary "Isaac "John "Abraham "Samuel "Daniel "James "Rosanna "
Age644518161312118636/12
SexMFMFMMMMMMF
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Labor        
Real estate owned1200          
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year           
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township (post office Huntingdon), microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 277 = 9 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line56789
Dwelling number53    
Family number55    
NameDavid RussellRosan "Mary A "Sarah I "Jacob "
Age24 [sic]24311/12
Sexmfffm
Color     
OccupationFarmer    
Value of real estate owned4,800    
Value of personal estate550    
Place of birthDo [sc. Penna]DoDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township (post office McConnellstown), microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 618 = 3 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line32333435363738
Dwelling-house number20      
Family number23      
NameRussel David- RosAnna- Mary A- Sarah- James- William- George
Age37 [sic]331513642
SexMFFFMMM
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping houseAt homeAt homeAt homeAt homeAt home
Real estate value3500      
Personal estate value800      
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  111  
Can't read       
Can't write 1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 196, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 228 B = 18 handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) Rosanna's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, and (2) he is in the same location as the David Russell in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below]
line41424344454647484950
street name          
house number          
dwelling visit #153         
family visit #165         
nameRussell David- Rosanna- Mary A- Sarah J- Elizabeth- David- Martha- James- William- Susan A
colorWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFMFMMF
age39 [sic]422220107418161
month born if born in year          
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSonDaughterSonSonDaughter
single  1111111 
married11        
widowed/divorced          
married during year          
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt Home      
months unemployed          
currently ill?          
blind          
deaf/dumb          
idiotic          
insane          
disabled          
school this year   111    
can't read 1        
can't write 1        
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 171, page 2]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 18
[house] 46
[family] 47
[name] Russel David
[rank] Private
[company] (D)
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months 24 days
[post office address] Shybeaver Pa.
[disability incurred] Rheumatism Lung disease
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 130 = 5 A handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line15161718
street    
house number    
dwelling number94   
family number94   
nameRussell David- Rosan- James- Alice
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateMay 1831June 1830Jan 1870Mch 1872
age69 [sic]693028
married?MMSS
# years married4545  
mother of how many children? 10  
# of children living 7  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationFarmer Day Laborer 
# months not employed0 2 
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseF   
# of farm schedule40   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 18 March 2015, from Fold3]


Russell, David
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, 13 December 1908, file number 117276, David Russell
[transcribed 19 March 2015, from Ancestry]


COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.

File No. 117276
Registered No. 28
PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Bedford ['Bedford' is written to the right of a crossed-out 'Huntingdon']
Township of Liberty
Registration District No. 215
Primary Registration District No. 2139
FULL NAME David Russell

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH cannot give exact date 1834
AGE 75 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
Married
BIRTHPLACE Huntingdon Co
NAME OF FATHER Jacob Russell
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Huntingdon Co
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Catharine Weaver
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Huntingdon Co
OCCUPATION Farmer
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) James P Russell
(Adress) Shy Beaver Pa
Filed 12-21 1908 J H Clark Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH Dec 13 1908

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan 1908 to Dec 10 1908 that I last saw him alive on on De [?] 10 1908 and that death occurred on the date stated above, at [blank] M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Endocarditis (Duration) [blank] Days
Contributory Age (Duration) [blank] Days
(Signed) G [?] ONelly [??] M.D.
De 30 1908 (Address) Saxton [?]
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents. [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Russellville
DATE OF BURIAL Decemb 16 1908
UNDERTAKER Jacob H. Stone
ADDRESS James Creek Pa

death certificate, Rose Anna Russel

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, 23 October 1922, file number 97201, Rose Anna Russel]
[transcribed 22 Mar 15, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 97201
Registered No. 22
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Bedford
Township of Liberty
Registration District No. 215
Primary Registration District No. 2139

2. FULL NAME Rose Anna Russel

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX F
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widowed
6 DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
7. AGE About 92 years
8. OCCUPATION [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER [blank] Putt
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna.
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Elizabeth Eicher
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Penna.
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Christian [??] Allen [?]
(Address) Shy Beaver
15. Filed Oct 30 1922 T C Bradley Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Oct 23 1922
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from March 1922, to Oct 23 1922 that I last saw her alive on Oct 3 1922 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 1020 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Chronic Myocarditis (Duration) 6 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory (Secondary.) Arterio Sclerosis (Duration) 7 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
(Signed) Frank Guilland M.D.
Oct 25 1922 (Address) Saxton
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Shy Beaver Pa
DATE OF BURIAL 10/26 1922
20. UNDERTAKER R. E. Huff
ADDRESS Saxton Pa

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