91st PA: Bartly Smith

Bartly Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (4 (24 in 1864)). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). He was a private in company I (1, 13).

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865 (1, 3 [31 May], 4 [31 May], 5 [30 May]). He was a private, in company I (13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (post office Yellow Creek) (7). He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife), and with Mary, George, Elizabeth, and Elvira [?] (presumably their children) (7). He was a laborer, and owned $500 in real estate and $150 in personal property (7).

In 1880, he was living in Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was a farmer (8). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children Mary, George, Elizabeth, Elmira [?], Margaret, Harry, Barbara, and Katharine (8).

On 17 June 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 10).

In 1890, he was living in Piney Creek, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5).

He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (2, 11, 12). He was apparently a member of the GAR (12).

On 21 [?] November 1899, his widow, Sarah Smith, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 10).

In 1900, his widow, Sarah Smith (assuming I've identified her correctly) was living in West St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9).

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) (Bartly Smith)

2 message on PABEDFOR-L list, from David and Carol Eddleman, 7 November 2002, transcribing lists of buried soldiers from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (Bartley Smith)

3 company I, register of men discharged (Bartly Smith)

4 company I, descriptive roll, #30 (Bartley Smith)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 1 (Bartley Smith)

6 pension index, by name (Bartley Smith)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Broad Top Township (post office Yellow Creek), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 401 = 27 handwritten] (Bartley Smith)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, microfilm series T9, film 1098, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 228, page 220 = 11 C handwritten] (Bartin [sic] Smith)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, microfilm series T623, film 1376, supervisor's district 134, enumeration district 28, page 139 = 8 B handwritten (Sarah Smith)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Bartley Smith)

11 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Bartley Smith)

12 Find a grave, memorial 19293917, created by Kat, 8 May 2007, accessed 12 January 2011 [identification is confirmed by transcription of inscription as '91st PA Infantry'; the memorial mentions a GAR star and flag] (Bartley Smith)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Bartley Smith)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Broad Top Township (post office Yellow Creek), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 401 = 27 handwritten]
line232425262728
Dwelling-house number189     
Family number184     
NameSmith Bartley- Sarah- Mary A- George W- Elizabeth- Elvira [?]
Age30308642
SexMFFMFF
Color" [sc. W]"""""
OccupationLaborerKeeping House    
Real estate value500     
Personal estate value150     
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  1   
Can't read11    
Can't write11    
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, Bedford County, Mann Township, microfilm series T9, film 1098, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 228, page 220 = 11 C handwritten]
line28293031323334353637
street name          
house number          
dwelling visit #94         
family visit #95         
nameSmith Bartin [sic]- Sarah- Mary A- George W- Elizabeth- Elmira [?]- Margret- Harry F- Barbra P- Katharine
colorWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFFFMFF
age4439181614119752
month born if born in year          
relationship WifeDaughterSonDaughterDaughterDaughterSonDaughterDaughter
single  11111111
married11        
widowed/divorced          
married during year          
occupationFarmingKeeping houseAt homeWorks on farmAt homeAt home    
months unemployed          
currently ill?          
blind          
deaf/dumb          
idiotic          
insane          
disabled          
school this year          
can't read          
can't write          
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 1]
[line] 2
[house] 12
[family] 12
[name] Bartley Smith
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Piney Creek
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, microfilm series T623, film 1376, supervisor's district 134, enumeration district 28, page 139 = 8 B handwritten]
line65
street 
house number 
dwelling number165
family number167
nameSmith Sarah
relationshipHead
colorW
sexF
birth dateNov 1841 [?]
age58
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children?  
# of children living  
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rentedR
free or mortgaged 
farm/houseH
# of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 April 2015, from Fold3]


Smith Bartley
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]
[identification is based on entry 2 above]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Bedford County
NAME Smith, Bartley
DATE OF BIRTH Not given
DATE OF DEATH Not given
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN No record given
DATES OF SERVICE Civil War
ORGANIZATION(S) No record given
RANK Not given
CEMETERY NAME Fairview
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Monn [sic] Township
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Not given
HEADSTONE Marble
INFORMATION GIVEN BY E. M. Karns
DATE July 1932
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