91st PA: Samuel B Tipton

Samuel B Tipton

Before the war

He was born in November 1842 (16, 26; 11 (21 in 1863), 12 (19 in 1861), 13 (21 in 1863), 16 (57 in 1900), 17 (68 in 1910), 18 (77 in 1920), 21 (17 in 1860), 22 (27 in 1870), 23 (37 in 1880), 24 (7 in 1850)). He was born in Clearfield [County], Pennsylvania (11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24).

In 1850, he was living in Antes Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (24). He was living with John and Sarah Tipton (presumably his parents) and varioius other Tipton's (presumably his siblings) (24). He had attended school within the year (24).

In 1860, he was living in Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (21). He was living with John and Sarah Tipton (perhaps his parents), and three other Tipton's (perhaps his siblings) (21). He was a laborer (21).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer and was living in Altoona, [Blair County,] Pennsylvania (11, 12, 13).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (11, 12, 13).

During the war

He also served in company E of the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry (15, 25, 26).

He enlisted on 18 October 1861, at Altoona, Pennsylvania (12). He was mustered into service as a private on 29 November 1861, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12). He served in company M (26).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 11, 12, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams (11, 12, 13). He was mustered in by Captain Bernard (11, 13).

On 4 July 1864, he was detailed by Colonel Gregory for duty in the provost guard at brigade headquarters (2, 3, 9).

He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (2, but not 1, 12, 25). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (4). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (5, 10). He was then present, as a private, on duty as a provost guard at brigade headquarters (5). He was a private, in company K (1, 26, 27).

He was still detailed in the provost guard in September (?) 1864 (9). He returned to duty on 23 September 1864 (9).

He was promoted to corporal on 24 September 1864 (6, 10, 12).

On 10 November 1864, he testified at the court-martial of John Hamill (14). He testified that on 21 October 1864, while he was on picket duty, he saw Hamill three times, and that Hamill was drunk on the second and third times he saw him (14).

On 17 February 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 January 1865 (1, 7, 10, 12).

On 26 February 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 13 March 1865 (8). He returned on 15 March 1865 (8).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 12, 25). He was a sergeant, in company K (27).

After the war

In 1863/65, he married Susan J [unknown family name] (16, 17). In 1900, she had had nine children, six of whom were alive (16); in 1910, eight, five of whom were alive (17).

In 1870, he was living in Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (22). He was living with his wife Susan J Tipton, and daughters Anna and Laura Tipton (22). He was a laborer (22).

In 1880, he was living in Beaver Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (23). He was living with his wife Susan J Tipton, and children A J, Laura J, Sarah F, A H, and Bertha R Tipton (23). He was working in an ore mine (23).

On 21 May 1884, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (15, 25).

In 1890, he was living in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (19).

In 1900, he was living at 1207 Eighth Street, Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Susan, and children Alonzo [?], Bertha, and May (16). He was a fireman, and had been unemployed 0 months in the previous year (16).

On 26 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (25).

In 1910, he was living at 1207 Eighth Street, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Susan, and children May, Alonzo, and William (17). He was a laborer, doing odd jobs, and had not been out of work for the previous year (17).

In 1920, he was living at 221 Maple Avenue,l Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with his wife Susan and son William (18). He was not working (18).

He died on 22 February 1920, at Altoona, [Blair County,] Pennsylvania (25, 26). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (26).

On 12 March 1920, his widow, Susan J [?] Tipton, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (15, 25).

In 1930, his widow, Susan J Tipton, was living at 221 Maple Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (20). According to the census, she was living with her son Susan R Tipton, born in 1902 (20). I suspect this should be a grandchild, and not a child, but the census record is confusing enough that I am unsure (20).

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 letter, Sellers to Bennett, 4 July 1864

3 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (S B Tipton)

4 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Samuel B Tipton)

5 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Samuel B Tipton)

6 special order 83, HQ 91st PA, 24 September 1864 (Samuel B Tipton)

7 special order 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865

8 enlisted men's furloughs (S [?] B Tipton)

9 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Samuel B Tipton)

10 company K, second list of non-commissioned officers (Samuel B Tipton)

11 company K, third descriptive roll (Samuel B Tipton)

12 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 May 2005 (Samuel B Tipton)

13 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Samuel B Tipton)

14 court-martial record, John Hamill (Samuel B Tipton)

15 pension index, by name (Samuel B Tipton)

16 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T623, film 1380, page 54 = 6 A handwritten] (Samuel Tipton)

17 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona City, ward 1, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T624, film 1316, page 29 = 4 A handwritten] (Samuel B [?] Tipton)

18 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 11, supervisoir's district 20, enumeration district 78, microfilm series T625, film 1539, page 64 = 7 A handwritten] (Samuel B Tipton)

19 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [37], page [blank] (Saml [?] B Tipton)

20 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, 11th ward, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 7-32, microfilm series T626, film 2005, page 117 = 11 A handwritten (Susan J Tipton)

21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township (post office Altoona), microfilm series M653, film 1078, page 356 = 94 handwritten] (Samuel Tipton)

22 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township (post office Tyrone), microfilm series M593, film 1319, page 349 = 11-12 handwritten] (S [?] B Tipton)

23 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Beaver Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T9, film 1117, page 44 = 64 D] (S B Tipton)

24 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Antes Township, microfilm series M432, film 755, page 223 = 441 handwritten (Samuel S Tipton)

25 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Samuel B Tipton)

26 Page 269. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Samuel B Tipton)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel B Tipton)

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Samuel B Tipton in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Antes Township, microfilm series M432, film 755, page 223 = 441 handwritten]
line3738394041421
Dwellings visited206      
Families visited213      
NameJohn TiptonSarah "Eliza I "George M M "Samuel S "William K "Mary A Tipton
Age4535139751
SexMFFMMMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFurnace Man      
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""Pa
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1111 
Over 20 & can't read/write11     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township (post office Altoona), microfilm series M653, film 1078, page 356 = 94 handwritten]
line323334353637
Dwelling number706     
Family number689     
NameJohn TiptonSarah "Mary "Franklin "George "Samuel "
Age55441171917
Sex" [sc. M]F"M""
Color      
OccupationLaborer   ""
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate      
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  11  
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township (post office Tyrone), microfilm series M593, film 1319, page 349 = 11-12 handwritten]
line3839401
Dwelling-house number73   
Family number73   
NameTipton S. [could be 'H'?] B.Susan J.Anna J [?]Tipton Laura J
Age272321/12
SexMFFF
Color" [sc. W]""W
OccupationLaborerKeeping house  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""Penna
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   Apr
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 old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Beaver Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T9, film 1117, page 44 = 64 D]
line16171819202122
street nameP Casner farm
house number       
dwelling visit #687      
[the dwelling visit number should be '682']
family visit #700      
nameTipton S B- Susan J- A J- Laura J- Sarah F- A H [?] - Bertha R
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFMF
age37311210734/12
month born if born in year      Feb
relationship wifeDaughterDoDoSonDaughter
single       
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationWorks in ore mineKeeps HouseSchool""At Home 
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  111  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennDoDoDoDoDoDo
father's birthplacePennS CarolinaPaPaDoDoDo
mother's birthplacePennS CarolinaPaPaDoDoDo

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [37], page [blank]]
[line] 42
[house] [blank]
[family] 229
[name] Tipton Saml [?] B
[rank] Sergt
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] 9 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T623, film 1380, page 54 = 6 A handwritten]
line910111213
streetEighth Street
house number1207    
dwelling number101    
family number106    
nameTipton Samuel- Susan J- Alozo H [?]- Bertha J [?]- May L
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateNov 1842Oct 1848Aug 1877Feb 1880Sept 1883
age5751222016
married?MMSSS
# years married3535   
mother of how many children? 9   
# of children living 6   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceAt SeaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFireman Upholsterer At school
# months not employed0 0  
# months in school    6
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona City, ward 1, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T624, film 1316, page 29 = 4 A handwritten]
line4344454647
streetEighth Street
house nr1207    
dwelling nr67    
family nr75    
nameTipton, Samuel B [?]Simmons Susan JTipton May- Alonzo- William R
['Simmons' in line 44 may be crossed out]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonAdopted Son
sexMFFMM
colorWWWWW
age686126328 [?]
marital statusM1M1M1SS
#years present marriage46467  
mother of # children 8   
mother of # living children 5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGer GermanyGer GermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceEng EnglishPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationLaborerSales ladyActressLaborerNone
nature of industry etc.Odd jobsCity MarketStock CoMachine Shop 
employer etc.WOAWW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No NoNo 
# weeks out of work 19090 326 
can readYesNo [?]YesYesYes
can writeYesNoYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09    Yes
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vetUA    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 11, supervisoir's district 20, enumeration district 78, microfilm series T625, film 1539, page 64 = 7 A handwritten]
line303132
streetMaple Avenue
house number221  
dwelling visit number140  
family visit number148  
nameTipton, Samuel B- Susan J- William L
relationshipheadwifeson
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)M  
sexMFM
raceWWW
age at last birthday777318
marital statusMMS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919  No
can readYesNoYes
can writeYesNoYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvania
father's native language German 
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationNoneNonehammer [?] operator
industry, business  railroad
employment status  W
number of farm schedule   

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, 11th ward, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 7-32, microfilm series T626, film 2005, page 117 = 11 A handwritten]
line11121314
streetMaple Avenue
house number221   
dwelling visit #254   
family visit #262 263 
nameTipton Susan [sic] R- Dorothy ETipton Susan J- Samuel
relationHeadWifeMotherGr. Son [sic]
owned/rentedO   
value or rent4500   
radioR   
farm    
sexM [sic]FFM
colorWWWW
age28188211
married?MMWdS
age 1st marriage281818 
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoYes
can read & writeYesYesYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationBlacksmithNoneNoneNone
industryP.R.R.   
worker classW   
at work yesterdayYes   
unemployment schedule #    
veteran?No   
war    
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 27 April 2015, from Fold3]


Tipton Samuel B.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also 62 Pa. Vols

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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