91st PA: John Stackhouse

John Stackhouse

Before the war

He was born in Bristol, [Bucks County,] Pennsylvania, in February 1844. [source: 3 (22 in 1864), 8 (7 in 1850), 9 (18 in 1860), 10]

In 1850, he was living in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Charles and Mary Stackhouse (presumably his parents), and with William Rebecca Ann, Harriet, and Elmira (presumably siblings). [source: 8]

In 1860, he was living in Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker's apprentice. [source: 9]

When he enlisted, he was a shoemak[er]. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 February 1864. He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Brooke. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 3, 6 (2 Feb), 7, 12-13]

On 7 June 1865, he went on a furlough. He returned on 17 June 1865, when it expired. [source: 2]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 3, 6, 12-13]

After the war

In 1865/66, he married Nellie [unknown family name]. She was born in October 1849, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had two children: [sources: 10, 11]

Starting about 1878, he worked for the Wilson Woolen Mills. He worked for them for twenty-five years. [source: 7]

In 1885, he was living in ward 7, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. He was living with his wife Nellie and children Willie and Ida. [source: 11]

In 1890, he was living at 320-1/2 N Willow Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. [source: 5]

On 10 February 1896, he applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension. [sources: 4, 6]

In 1900, he was living at 48 Clark Street, ward 9, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. He was living with his wife Nellie and son William. He was a foreman. [source: 10]

For the four years before his stroke, he worked for John A Roebling Sons Company. [source: 7]

On 11 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 6]

He suffered a stroke about 1907. [source: 7]

He died on 14 March 1913, on Bordentown Road, near White Horse, Mercer County, New Jersey. He was buried in the Riverview Cemetery, [Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey]. [sources: 6, 7]

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) (John Stackhouse)

2 enlisted men's furloughs (John Stackhouse)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #32 (John Stackhouse)

4 pension index, by name (John Stackhouse)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 188, page 1 (John Stackhouse)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (John Stackhouse)

7 death notice, Trenton Evening Times, 16 March 1913, page 2 (John Stackhouse)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Township, microfilm series M432, film 759, page 48 verso = 90 handwritten (John Stackhouse)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1084, page 116 = 54 handwritten (John Stackhouse)

10 1900 US census, New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, ninth ward, first precinct, supervisor's district 168, enumeration district 82, microfilm series T623, film 983, page 6 = 6 B handwritten (John Stackhouse)

11 New Jersey State census, 1885, Trenton, ward 7, Mercer County, New Jersey, page 12, family 72 (abstract available on FamilySearch, accessed 3 May 2011) (John Stackhouse)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Stackhouse)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a Grave (accessed 2 May 2011)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 3 May 2011)
1880 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 3 May 2011)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 3 May 2011)
they seem not to be living with their son -- see 1910 US census, New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, ward 8, microfilm series T624, film 896, page 223 = 6 A handwritten
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 3 May 2011)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Township, microfilm series M432, film 759, page 48 verso = 90 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; the only evidence I have is that this is the only John Stackhouse in Bristol of approximately the right age]
line24252627282930
Dwellings visited194      
Families visited209      
NameCharles StackhouseMaryWilliamRebecca AnnHarrietElmiraJohn
Age606018161037
Sexmfmfffm
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Laborer    
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111 1
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1084, page 116 = 54 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household, headed by Jonathan Lovett, Boot + shoe maker (starting on page 115 = 53 handwritten)]
[identification is likely, since the regimental records report him as born in Bristol and as a shoemaker when enlisted]
line5
Dwelling number[420]
Family number[420]
NameJohn Stackhouse
Age18
SexM
Color 
Occupation" " [sc. Shoemaker App.]
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 188, page 1]
[line] 9
[house] 86
[family] 96
[name] Stackhouse, John
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Vols
[enlistment date] Feb 3 1864
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
[post office address] 320 1/2 N. Willow Street
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, ninth ward, first precinct, supervisor's district 168, enumeration district 82, microfilm series T623, film 983, page 6 = 6 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1890 veterans' census]
line717273
streetClark St
house number48  
dwelling number105  
family number109  
nameStackhouse John- Nellie- William
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateFeb 1844Oct 1849Apr 1876
age565024
married?MMS
# years married3434 
mother of how many children? 2 
# of children living 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationForeman Presser Pottery [?]
# months not employed0 0
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Jersey, Burlington County, Chesterfield Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 75, microfilm series T625, film 1021, page 6 = 6 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; I haven't seen anyone in the 1910 census who looks like this person, but there are enough William and Ella Stackhouse's that I am not confident]
line757677787980
streetWest Main
house number121     
dwelling visit number128     
family visit number137     
nameStackhouse William- Mary R- Howard G- A. Mallard- Ella R.Harris Jane
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonMotherServant
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)F     
sexMFMMFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday504424207365
marital statusMMSSMM
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919  YesYes  
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
birth placeNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
native language      
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyPennsylvaniaUnited States
father's native language      
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaUnited States
mother's native language      
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesyesYes
occupationNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneServant
industry, business     Private Family
employment status     W
number 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 20 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stackhouse, John
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 Apr 15]

Stackhousse, John
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stackhouse, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Trenton Evening Times, 16 March 1913, page 2, John Stackhouse]
[transcribed May 2011, from GenealogyBank]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

JOHN STACKHOUSE

John Stackhouse, veteran of the Civil War, passed away Friday at the residence of Samuel Moore, on the Bordentown Road near White Horse. Death came after a lingering illness following a stroke of paralysis which Mr. Stackhouse sufered about five years ago. He was well known among the old soldiers of the Civil War having enlisted in Company J [sic], 91st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1864. He was honorably discharged from active service in 1865.

For twenty-five years Mr. Stackhouse was affiliated with the Wilson Woolen Mills. During the four years before he was stricken with paralysis he worked at the John A. Roebling Sons Company.

The funeral services will be conducted from the Moore residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be private and interment will be in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Kayser.


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