He was born in February 1845 (9; 2 (19 in 1864), 8 (34 in 1880), 9 (55 in 1900), 10 (65 in 1910), 12 (4 in 1850)). He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (2, 8, 9, 10, 12). He may have been born to Henry and Sophia Smith (12).
In 1850, he was (probably) living in West Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Henry and Sophia Smith (presumably his parents), with Priscilla and Isaac Smith (presumably his siblings), and with John Wilkinson (12). He had attended school within the year (12).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 13 February 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burk (2). He was a private in company A (1, 13).
He may have returned to the regiment from being absent sick on 6 September 1864 (7).
In 1866/1867, he married Sallie [unknown family name] (10). In 1900, she had had nine children, eight of whom were alive (10).
On 24 April 1875, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 5). He again applied on 7 March 1907 (4).
In 1880, he was living in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Sallie and children Florence, James, Jesse, and Hannah (8). He was a farmer (8).
In 1890, he was living in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania (6).
In 1900, he was living in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Sallie, and children James, Jesse, Mary H, Norman [?], and Stella (9). He was a farmer (9).
In 1910, he was living in West Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Sallie, children James and Eileen, and two other people (10). He was a farmer (10).
He died on 7 May 1912, at West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania (4).
On 12 [?] May 1912, his widow, Sallie E Smith, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
In 1920, his widow, Sallie E Smith, was living in West Vincent Townchip, Chester County, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with her children Jesse and Estella, along with her granddaughter Florence E Pennypacker (11).
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) (William Smith)
2 company A descriptive roll, entry 142 (William Smith)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (William Smith)
4 pension index, by regiment (William Smith)
5 pension index, by name (William Smith)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 113, page 2 (William Smith)
8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 93, microfilm series T9, film 1115, page 388 = 26 B handwritten (William Smith)
9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester, West Vincent Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 132, microfilm series T623, film 1394, page 203 = 9 A handwritten (William Smith)
10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T624, film 1329, page 34 = 8 B handwritten (William Smith)
11 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 107, microfilm series T625, film 1551, page 267 = 1 A handwritten (Sallie E Smith)
12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent Township, microfilm series M432, film 765, page 48 (William Smith)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Smith)
|Name||Henry Smith||Sophiah "||Priscilla "||William "||Isaac "||John Wilkinson|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||1600|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|| ||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|dwelling visit #||249|
|family visit #||272|
|name||Smith William||Sallie E||Florence E||James B||Jesse L||Hannah M|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||At Home||At Home||At Home||At Home|
|school this year||1||1|
|name||Smith William||Sallie||James B||Jesse L||Mary H||Norman [?] M||Stella E|
|birth date||Feb 1845||Jan 1846||Aug 1873||Feb 1875||Sep 1877||June 1885||Aug 1889|
|# years married||33||33|
|mother of how many children?||9|
|# of children living||8|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||Laborer (Farm)||Laborer (Farm)||Laborer (Farm)|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule||126|
|name||Smith William||Smith Sallie||James||Eileen||[illegible]||[illegible]|
|sex||M||F [?]||M||M||F [?]||F|
|age||65||64||37 [?]||20||28 [?]||5|
|#years present marriage||43||43|
|mother of # children||[blank]|
|mother of # living children||[blank]|
|occupation||Farmer||None||Farmer [?]||Servant||Laborer [?]|
|nature of industry etc.||[illegible]|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule||[blank]|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||7|
|family visit number||7|
|name||Smith Sallie E||- Jesse||- Estella||Pennypacker Florence E|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||73||45||30||14|
|marital status||Wd||M||S||M [sic]|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919||Yes|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||Working out||Home Farm|
|number of farm schedule||3|