91st PA--Elisha Stoughton

Elisha Stoughton

Before the war

He was born in May 1847 (11; 4 (27 in 1863), 5 (27 in 1863), 10 (30 in 1870), 11 (63 in 1900), 12 (74 in 1910), 14). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5, 10, 11, 12).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4, 5).

Description

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

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 July 1863, at Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 4, 5, 13, 14). He was enlisted for three years (4, 5). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (4, 5). He was in company M (17).

On 12 July 1864, he returned to duty from being absent without leave (6).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 14). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 17, 18).

On 10 September 1864, he was sent to hospital in Washington (7).

He was discharged on 30 November 1864 (13, 14).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (15). He was still absent, in Finley Hospital, Washington, at the end of June 1865 (16).

According to the regimental records, he was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1, 14). He was a private, in company K (18).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (10). He was a farmer, and owned $3,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property (10). He was living with John Stoughton (perhaps his brother) and Mary Stoughton (perhaps his mother) (10).

In 1881/82, he married Sarah [unknown family name] (11). In 1900, she had had five children, all of whom were alive (11).

In 1890, he was living in Fairview Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (post office: Pachville) (9).

On 27 December 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 13).

In 1900, he was living in Fairfiew Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (11). He was a day laborer (11). He was living with his wife Sarah, and his children Clara, Della, James, Grover, and Mary (11).

He again applied for a pension on 4 March 1907 (13).

In 1910, he was living in Fairfiew Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (12). He was a farmer on a general farm (12). He was living with his children James, Grover, and Mary (12).

He died on 21 June 1917, at Karns City, [Butler County,] Pennsylvania (13).

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)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Elisha Stoughton)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Elisha Stoughton)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Elisha Stoughton)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Elisha Stoughton)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 July 1864 (Stoughton)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Elisha Stoughton)

8 pension index, by name (Elisha Stoughton)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 15, page [4] (Elisha Stoughton)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M593, film 1315, page 249 = 15 [?] handwritten (Elisha Stoughton)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T623, film 1387, page 30 A = 4 handwritten (Elishy [?] Stoughton)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 87, microfilm series T624, film 1321, page 212 B = 3 handwritten (Elsha [sic] Stoughton)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Elisha Stoughton)

14 civil war cards on ARIAS (Pennsylvania Archives) (Elisha Stoughton)

15 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Elisha Stoughton)

16 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Elisha Stoughton)

17 Page 266. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Elisha Stoughton)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Stoughton)

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Elisha Stoughton in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M593, film 1315, page 249 = 15 [?] handwritten]
line101112
Dwelling-house number132  
Family number135  
NameStoughton Elisha- John- Mary
Age302469
SexMMF
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerFarm LaborerKeeping house
Real estate value3000.00  
Personal estate value1000.00  
BirthplacePaPaPa
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old11 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 15, page [4]]
[line] 43
[house] 201
[family] 204
[name] Stoughton Elisha
[rank] Private
[company] M
[unit] 62 P V Vol
[enlistment date] = = =
[discharge date] = = =
[length of service] = = =
[post office address] Pachville
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] discharge lost

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T623, film 1387, page 30 A = 4 handwritten]
line6789101112
street       
house number       
dwelling number68      
family number68      
nameStoughton Elishy [?]- Sarah- Clara- Della- James- Grover- Mary
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterSonSonDaughter
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMF
birth dateMay 1847April 1858Oct 1883July 1886July 1887Apr [?] 1892Aug 1896
age634217131273
married?MMSSSSS
# years married1818     
mother of how many children? 5     
# of children living 5     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationDay Laborer At SchoolAt SchoolAt School  
# months not employed       
# months in school  677  
can readyesyesyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyesyesyes  
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes  
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedF      
farm/houseF      
# of farm schedule34      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 87, microfilm series T624, film 1321, page 212 B = 3 handwritten]
line72737475
streetMagic and Harris [?] City
house nr    
dwelling nr66   
family nr66   
nameStoughton Elsha [sic]James WGrover CMary A
relationshipHeadSonSonDaughter
sexMMMF
colorWWWW
age74211814
marital statusWdSSS
#years present marriage    
mother of # children    
mother of # living children    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerLaborerLaborerServant
nature of industry etc.General farmFarmHome farmAt Home
employer etc.EmpWW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 000
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  Noyes
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule26   
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stoughton, Elisha
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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