He was born in 1820/21 (3 (44 in 1865), 7 (38 in 1860), 8 (47 in 1870), 9 (57 in 1880)). He was born in Pennsylvania (7, 8, 9).
In 1860, he was living in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a day laborer, and owned $50 in personal property (7). He was living with Elizabeth Sell (presumably his wife), and with Matilda, Catharine, Chester, Levey, and Reuben Sell (presumably their children) (7).
He was drafted (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 March 1865 (1, 3, 4, 5 [4 March]). He was mustered as a private, at Norristown, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company B (1, 10).
He may have been charged for lost equipments, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (2).
In 1870, he was living in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (8). He was a day laborer, and owned $150 in personal property (8). He was living with his wife Susan, with Reuben and Monroe Sell (presumably his children), and with Lucy Shankle (8).
On 11 February 1880, he successfully applied for a pension (4, 6).
In 1880, he was living in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (9). He was a laborer (9). He was living with his wife Susan and children Monroe, David, and Isaac (9).
In 1890, he was living in Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (5).
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) (Reuben Sell)
2 list of men who owed money [?] (Reuben S Sell)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (Reuben S Sell)
4 pension index, by regiment (Reuben S Sell)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Upper Pottsgrove Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 232, page 1 (Reuben S Sell)
6 pension index, by name (Reuben S Sell)
7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, page 42 = 2 handwritten (Reuben Sell)
8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township, microfilm series M593, film 1377, pages 644 - 645 = 6 - 7 handwritten (Reuben Sell)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 375 D = 4 handwritten (Ruben Sell)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Reuben S Sell)
|Name||Reuben Sell||Elizabeth Sell||Matilda Sell||Catharine Sell||Chester Sell||Levey Sell||Reuben Sell|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||50|
|Place of birth||Do [sc. Pennsylvania]||Do||Do||Do||Do||Do||Do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Sell Reuben||Susan||Reuben||Monroe||Shankle Lucy|
|Occupation||Day Laborer||Keeping House|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||150|
|Birthplace||Do [sc. Pennsylvania]||Pennsylvania||Do||Do||Do|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Oct|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||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 #||38|
|family visit #||43|
|name||Sell Ruben||- Susan||- Monroe||- David||- Isaac|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Labourer||Keeping house||At home||At home||At home|
|school this year||1||1|