91st PA--William Smith

William Smith

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

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 was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1).

He may have returned to the regiment from being absent sick on 6 September 1864 (7).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 6). He was a private, in company A (13).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 6 September 1864 (Privt Smith--apparently either John G Smith or this William Smith, both of whom were wounded 18 June 1864])

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed Jan 08)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent Township, microfilm series M432, film 765, fpage 48]
line252627282930
Dwellings visited127     
Families visited128     
NameHenry SmithSophiah "Priscilla "William "Isaac "John Wilkinson
Age463174211
Sexmffmmm
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer     
Real estate owned1600     
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  11 1
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1880 census

[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]
line111213141516
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #249     
family visit #272     
nameSmith WilliamSallie EFlorence EJames BJesse LHannah M
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMMF
age34338652
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterSonSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 113, page 2]
[line] 26
[house] 232
[family] 256
[name] William Smith.
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 13 Feb 1864
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 27 days
[post office address] West Vincent
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line567891011
street       
house number       
dwelling number179      
family number181      
nameSmith WilliamSallieJames BJesse LMary HNorman [?] MStella E
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterSonDaughter
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFMF
birth dateFeb 1845Jan 1846Aug 1873Feb 1875Sep 1877June 1885Aug 1889
age55542625221410
married?MMSSSSS
# years married3333     
mother of how many children? 9     
# of children living 8     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationFarmer Laborer (Farm)Laborer (Farm) Laborer (Farm) 
# months not employed0 00 0 
# months in school       
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes 
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes 
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes 
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedM      
farm/houseF      
# of farm schedule126      

1910 census

[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]
[Some parts of this page were illegibly light]
line868788899091
street      
house nr      
dwelling nr182     
family nr189     
nameSmith WilliamSmith SallieJamesEileen[illegible][illegible]
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter[illegible]Grand Daughter
sexMF [?]MMF [?]F
colorWWWWWW
age656437 [?]2028 [?]5
marital statusM1M1    
#years present marriage4343    
mother of # children [blank]    
mother of # living children [blank]    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
occupationFarmerNoneFarmer [?]ServantLaborer [?] 
nature of industry etc.[illegible]     
employer etc.Empl WWW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?      
# weeks out of work 1909      
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes 
school since 1 Sep 09      
owned/rentedO     
owned free or mortagagedM     
farm/houseF     
nr on farm schedule[blank]     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[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]
line28293031
streetConestoga Pike
house numberFm   
dwelling visit number7   
family visit number7   
nameSmith Sallie E- Jesse- EstellaPennypacker Florence E
relationshipHeadSonDaughterGrand Daughter
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)M   
sexFMFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday73453014
marital statusWdMSM [sic]
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919   Yes
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationNoneFarm LaborerLaborerNone
industry, business Working outHome Farm 
employment status WW 
number of farm schedule3   

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, William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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