91st PA: Isaiah Tomlin

Isaiah Tomlin

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (3 (26 in 1864), 8 (47 at death in 1884), 9 (33 in 1870)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 February 1864 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burke (3). He was a private in company C (1, 12).

He was wounded on 23 May 1864 (1, 5).

His descriptive list was sent on 30 June 1864, but the descriptive list does not say where it was sent (3).

In February 1865, he was tried by court martial (10).

On 16 June 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 26 June 1865 (2).

He deserted on 27 June 1865 (1) (presumably by not returning from the furlough). He was a private, in company C (12).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living living with Eliza C (presumably his wife) and with Augustus and Phoebe (presumably their children (9). He was a laborer (9).

On 26 April 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 7).

He died on 23 October 1884, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of congestion of lungs (7, 8, 11). He was then a laborer (8). The funeral was held from his late residence, 84 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was buried on 27 October 1884, in the Sixth Street Union Cemetery (8, 11).

His widow applied successfully for a pension (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) (Isaiah Tomlin)

2 enlisted men's furloughs (Isiah Tomlin)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 115 (Isiah Tomlin)

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 129 (Isiah Tomlin)

5 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Josiah Tomlin)

6 pension index, by name (Isaiah Tomlin)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Isaiah Tomlin)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1884 (Isiah Tomlin)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 443 = 199 handwritten (Isaiah Tomlin)

10 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Isiah Tomlin)

11 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 27 October 1884 page 5 (Isaiah Tomlin)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 5 Jun 09)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 443 = 199 handwritten]
line12131415
Dwelling-house number240   
Family number243   
NameTomlin IsaiahEliza C.AugustusPhebe E. [?]
Age333361
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
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 old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

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]


Tomlin Isaiah
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[source: death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1884, Isiah Tomlin]
[available at www.familysearch.org (viewed 24 October 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Isiah Tomlin
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 47 Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, 10-23-84
7. Cause of Death, Congestion of Lungs
R. E. Swan, M.D.
Residence, 1829 Sth [?] 8th
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 1st
12. Street and Number, 84 Mifflin St.
13. Date of Burial, Oct 27" 184 [sic]
14. Place of Burial, 6" St Union Cemetery
E. Bowen + Son Undertaker
Residence, 1026 Sth 2 St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 27 October 1884 page 5, Isaiah Tomlin]
[transcribed April 2011, from GenealogyBank]

TOMLIN.--On the 23d instant, ISAIAH TOMLIN, aged forty-seven years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 84 Mifflin street. To proceed to Sixth Street Union Cemetery.


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