91st PA: George B Tomblin

George B Tomblin

Before the war

He was born on 3 March 1829 (18; 2 (35 in 1863), 7 (32 in 1861); roll has '40'), 11 (28 in 1860), 12 (39 in 1870), 13 (47 in 1880), 15 (78 in 1909), 19 (19 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19). He was born to Nathan Tomlin and Hannah Brown (18).

In 1850, he was living in the 4th ward of Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (19). He was living with Hannah Tomlin (presumably his mother), and with Andrew, Margaret, and Sarah E Tomlin (presumably his siblings) (19). He was a carpenter (19).

In 1860, he was living in the second ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Mary, and with Hannah, Mary, and Annie (presumably their children) (11). He was a house carpenter, and owned $200 in personal property (11).

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2, 7 [5'6"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company K on 17 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 7, 8 [16 Jul 61], 16, 17, 20-21).

He was detailed as carpenter on 12 February 1863, reporting to the division quartermaster (3).

He fought in the battle of Gettysburg (4).

He was transferred on 20 July 1863 to company E (1, 7 [30 Jul 63], 10 [24 Dec 61], 17 [30 Jul 63]).

He re-enlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton, Virginia, on 24 December 1863 (1, 2, 7 [26 Dec 63]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (2).

On 15 April 1864, he was one of seven men in the regimental pioneer corps (5).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7, 8, 16). He was a private, in company E (20-21).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Mary, and with Hannah, Mary, Anna, and Sarah (presumably their children) (12). He was a house carpenter, and owned $150 in personal property (12).

In 1880, he was living at 1221 Crease Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Mary, and daughters Emma and Sarah (13). He was a house carpenter (13).

In 1890, he was living at 1221 Crease Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9). He was a carpenter (9).

On 28 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (14, 16, 17).

On 12 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (16, 17).

On 9 April 1909, he died, at 2467 Natrona Street, 28th Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of apoplexy (11 days duration) with exhaustion contributing (5 days duration) (6 [9 March], 15 [9 Apr], 16, 18 [9 Apr]). He was a widower (18). He was a carpenter (18). The funeral was held on Monday at 2467 Natrona Street (at 32nd and Cumberland Streets), the home of his daughter, Mrs Hannah Gilroy (15). Members of the Winfield Scott Post, Number 114, GAR, were invited to attend the funeral (15). On 12 April 1909, he was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (6, 15, 18).

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 descriptive book, company E, entry 96 (George B Tomblin).

3 special order 9, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 15 February 1863 (George B Tomlin).

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (George B Tomlin)

5 general order 8, HQ 91st PA, 15 April 1864

6 Christ Evangelical Cemetery (Orvilla) records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (George Tomlin)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (George B Tomblin; rolls have 'Tomlin')

8 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 340, page 1 (image 706 on Ancestry), line 10 (George B Tomlin)

9 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George B Tomlin)

10 company K, list of men transferred, #23 (George B Tomlin)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 302 = 202 [?] handwritten (George Tomlin)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 157 = 12 handwritten (Geo B Tomlin)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 328, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 61 C = 15 handwritten (George B Tomlin)

14 pension index, by name (George B Tomlin)

15 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 April 1909, page 13; also published at 11 April page 5 and at 12 April page 14 (George B Tomlin)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George B Tomlin)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (George Tomlin)

18 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 April 1909 (George B. Tomlin)

19 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 252 = 543 handwritten (George Tomlin)

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

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

Display



George B Tomblin in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 252 = 543 handwritten]
line1011121314
Dwellings visited[156]    
Families visited199    
NameHannah TomlinGeorge "Andrew "Margaret "Sarah E. "
Age39191084
SexFMMFF
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 years Carpenter   
Real estate owned     
BirthplaceDelawarePenna"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 302 = 202 [?] handwritten]
line1011121314
Dwelling number2097    
Family number2310    
NameGeorge TomlinMary "Hannah "Mary "Annie "
Age2826753
SexMF"""
Color     
OccupationH Carpenter    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate200    
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1  
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 157 = 12 handwritten]
line353637383940
Dwelling-house number90     
Family number100     
NameTomlin Geo B- Mary- Hannah- Mary- Anna- Sarah E
Age39371715138
SexMFFFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationH CarpenterKeep houseUmbrella MakerUmbrella MakerAt SchoolAt School
Real estate value      
Personal estate value$150     
BirthplacePennPennaPennaPennPennPenn
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year    11
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 328, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 61 C = 15 handwritten]
line46474849
street nameCrease Street
house number1221   
dwelling visit #150   
family visit #160   
nameTomlin George B- Mary E- Emma W- Sarah
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
age4745189
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterDaughter
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationHouse CarpenterKeeping HouseUmbrella MakerAt School
months unemployed  4 
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write 1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceWurtembergDelawarePennaPenna
mother's birthplaceSaxon CoburgDelawarePennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 340, page 1 (image 706 on Ancestry), line 10]
[line] 10
[house] 72
[family] 74
[name] George B Tomlin
[rank] Pri
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] July 16th 1861
[discharge date] July 16th 1865
[length of service] 4 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1221 Crease St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1890

George B. Tomlin, carpenter, h 1221 Crease

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]


Tomblin George B.
Co. K, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Tomlin George B.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 Apr 15]

Tomlin George B.
Co. K, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 April 1909, page 13; also published at 11 April page 5 and at 12 April page 14]

TOMLIN.--On April 9, 1909, GEORGE B. TOMLIN, aged 78 years. Relatives and friends, also Winfield Scott Post, No 114, GAR, are invited to attend the funeral services, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Hannah Gilroy, 2467 Natrona st (32d and Cumberland), on Monday, at 1 PM. Interment at Hillside Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, George B. Tomlin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 April 1909]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
8945
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, George B. Tomlin
Sex Male
Color, White
Widower
Date of Birth Year 1829 Month 3 Day 3
Date of Death Year 1909 Month 4 Day 9
Age Years 78 [sic] Months 1 Days 4

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 3/29 1909 to 4/8 1909 that I last saw him alive on 4/8 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at One A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief Apoplexy DURATION [blank] Mos. 11 Days
Contributing Exhaustion DURATION [blank] Mos. 5 Days
Signed, F. K. Collins M.D.
Residence, 2501 N. 32nd St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation Carpenter
Place of Birth, Phila
Birthplace of Father, Phila
Birthplace of Mother, Phila
Name of Father, Nathan Tomlin
Maiden Name of Mother, Hannah Brown
Last Place of Residence [blank]
Place of Death, Street and No. 2467 Natrona St.
Ward, wherein death occurred, 28
Buried from, Street and No. 2467 Natrona St.
Date of Burial, April 12 -09
Place of Burial, Hillside Cemetery
Saml W. Kehr + Son Undertaker.
Residence, 1010 N. 5th Street.
N.W. Cor. 21st [?] & Diamond St.

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