91st PA: George Tewell

George Tewell

Before the war

He was born on 21 March 1830 (11; 4 (35 in 1864), 6 (40 in 1870), 7 (50 in 1880)). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4, 6, 7, 11).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 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 F (1, 12-13).

He was discharged by general order on 1 June 1864 or 20 June 1865 (1, 3 [1 Jun 64], 5 [20 Jun 65]). He was a private, in company F (12-13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Jane, and with Alice, Johnson, Arnold, and Martha (presumably their children) (6). He was a farmer, and owned $1,200 in real estate and $300 in personal property (6).

In 1880, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Martha, his children Johnson and Arnold, a servant, and with Melissa Collins (7). He was a farmer (7).

On 15 September 1886, he successfully applied for a pension (10).

In 1890, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5). He received a pension, because of a disease of the rectum (5).

On 12 September 1899, he died, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11). He was buried in Mount Zion Christian Cemetery - Chaneysville, in Chaneysville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (2, 11).

On 24 October 1899, his widow, Martha J Tewell, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 10).

In 1900, his widow, Martha J Tewell, was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). She was living with her son Arnold and his family (8).

On 3 April 1903, his widow, Martha Jane Lashley Tewell, died (11). She was buried in the Mount Zion Christian Cemetery - Chaneysville, Chaneysville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (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) (George Tewell)

2 message, from David and Carol Eddleman, 24 October 2002, on PABEDFOR list at <sites.rootsweb.com>, transcribing burial list from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (George Tewell)

3 company F, register of men discharged (George Tewell)

4 company F, second descriptive roll, #44 (George Tewell)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 1 (George Tewell)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, pages 624-625 = 14-15 handwritten (George Tewell)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 335 C = 23 handwritten (George Tewell)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 159 B = 8 handwritten (Martha J Tewell)

9 pension index, by name (George Tewell)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (George Tewell)

11 Find a grave, memorial 60337357, created by anonymous, added 19 October 2010, accessed 12 March 2011 [identification is probable, given the date his widow applied for a pension [see 9 and 10 above] and the location] (George Tewell)

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

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

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, pages 624-625 = 14-15 handwritten]
line383940123
Dwelling-house number108     
Family number108     
NameTewell George- Jane- AliceTewell Johnson- Arnold-Martha L
Age4040131283/12
SexMFFMMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerWife Keeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value1200     
Personal estate value300     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year     Mar
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  111 
Can't read      
Can't write      
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, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 335 C = 23 handwritten]
[The preceding family is headed by Mary Tewell, and the next families are headed by Luther Tewell, Jacob Tewell, Daniel Tewell, and George A Tewell]
line789101112
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #      
family visit #193     
nameTewell George- Martha- Johnson- Arnold TFisher MaryCollins Melissa
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
age50502119137
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonServant[blank]
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmingKeeping house  Servant[blank]
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year     1
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePaMdPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaMdPaPaMdPa
mother's birthplacePaPaMdMdPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 1]
[line] 6
[house] 64
[family] 68
[name] George Tewell
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 P.V.
[enlistment date] Sept 21 1864
[discharge date] 20 June 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Elbinsville Pa
[disability incurred] Disease of Rectum
[remarks] Pensioned for

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 159 B = 8 handwritten]
line80818283848586
street       
house number       
dwelling number143      
family number146      
nameTewell Arnold- Coyle H- George H- Howard S- Mary- Martha J- Robinett Emma
relationshipHeadSonSonSonDaughterMotherServant
colorWWWWWWW
sexMMMMFFF
birth dateJuly 1860Jan 1887Apr 1889Aug 1891July 1896Apr 1830Jan 1880
age391311837020
married?WdSSSSWdS
# years married       
mother of how many children?     0 [sic] 
# of children living     0 [sic] 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationMerchant ([illegible word])At SchoolAt SchoolAt School  Servant
# months not employed0     0
# months in school 777   
can readyesyesyes  yesyes
can writeyesyesyes  yesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes  yesyes
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgagedF      
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 25 April 2015, from Fold3]


Tewell George
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 Apr 15]

Twell George
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Tewell George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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