91st PA: Reuben Sell

Reuben Sell

Before the war

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).

During the war

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).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 4, 5). He was a private, in company B (10).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a grave
accessed 2 April 2011
1900 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 2 Apr 11)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, page 42 = 2 handwritten]
line23242526272829
Dwelling number13      
Family number14      
NameReuben SellElizabeth SellMatilda SellCatharine SellChester SellLevey SellReuben Sell
Age3835119753
SexMFFFMFM
Color       
OccupationDay Laborer      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate50      
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township, microfilm series M593, film 1377, pages 644 - 645 = 6 - 7 handwritten]
line401234
Dwelling-house number46    
Family number56    
NameSell ReubenSusanReubenMonroeShankle Lucy
Age4740138/1214
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationDay LaborerKeeping House   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value150    
BirthplaceDo [sc. Pennsylvania]PennsylvaniaDoDoDo
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
Can't read     
Can't write 1  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, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 375 D = 4 handwritten]
line1415161718
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #38    
family visit #43    
nameSell Ruben- Susan- Monroe- David- Isaac
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
age57511075
month born if born in year     
relationshipLabourerWifeSonSonSon
single     
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLabourerKeeping houseAt homeAt homeAt home
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  11 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Upper Pottsgrove Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 232, page 1]
[line] 4
[house] 15
[family] 15
[name] Sell Reuben S
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 5 [sic] Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 4 Mch [?] 1865
[discharge date] unk July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 4 months, 0 days
[post office address] New Hanover, Montgy Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 March 2015, from Fold3]


Sell Reuben S
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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