91st PA: John Trotter

John Trotter

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (4 (29 in 1861), 5 (29 in 1861), 7 (30 at death in 1863), 9 (18 in 1850), 10 (30 at death)). He was born in Tyrone County, Ireland (4, 5, 7, 9).

In 1850, he was living in the sixth ward, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with James and Elizabeth Trotter (presumably his parents), and with Robert, Matilda, and Mariah Trotter (presumably his siblings) (9). He was a weaver (9).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4, 5 [5'5-1/2", dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair]).

During the war

He was enlisted and mustered into service on 18 September 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (4, 5 [Chas L Burr [??]). He was a private in company H (1, 11 (co.G)).

He was transferred to company G (1). (The company H descriptive roll seems to claim that he was first mustered into company G, and later sent back to them--but the line is very light (5, see also 11).)

He died of disease--inflammation of bowels--in hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 11 August 1863 (1, 2 [16 Sep 63], 3 [11 Aug], 4 [11 Aug], 7 [11 Aug], 10 [11 Aug]). He was a private, in company G (11). He died at, or was buried from, 1415 Savery Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was buried on 13 August 1863, at Franklin Cemetery (7, 10). He was buried from 1115 Savery Street, 18th Ward, his late residence (10).

After the war

On 30 September 1863, his widow, Jane Trotter, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (6, 8).

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) (John Trotter)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 October 1863 (Priv. J. Trotter)

3 company G, register of deaths (John Trotter)

4 company G, descriptive roll, #77 (John Trotter)

5 company H, descriptive roll, #41 (John Trotter)

6 pension index, by name (John Trotter)

7 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 August 1863 (John Trotter)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John Trotter)

9 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, sixth ward, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 413 recto = 827 handwritten (John Trotter)

10 death notice, Public Ledger 12 August 1863, page 2 (John Trotter)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Trotter)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 06)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 07

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, sixth ward, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 413 recto = 827 handwritten]
line313233343536
Dwellings visited160     
Families visited192     
NameJames TrotterElizabeth "John "Robert "Matilda "Mariah "
Age50461816139
SexMFMMFF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsweaver ""  
Real estate owned      
BirthplaceIreland"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Over 20 & can't read/write 1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 April 2015, from Fold3]


Trotter John
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 August 1863, John Trotter]
[source: www.familysearch.org

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John Trotter
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Thirty years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, August 11th 1863
7. Cause of Death, Inflamation [sic] of Bowels
David S. Brown M.D.
Residence, Front + Morris St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 18th
12. Street and Number, 1415 Savery St
13. Date of Burial, Aug 13th 1863
14. Place of Burial, Franklin Cemetery
J P Fisher UNDERTAKER.
Residence, Laurel + Canal St.

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 12 August 1863, page 2, John Trotter]

TROTTER.--On the 11th instant, of sickness contracted while in the US service, JOHN TROTTER, of Co. G, 91st Reg't of Pa. Vols. (Col Gregory) in the 30th year of his age

The relatives and friends of the family, also the members of the 91st Reg't now in the city, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, 1115 Savery street, (late Union) Eighteenth ward, at 10 o'clock tomorrow (Thursday) morning, without further notice. To proceed to the Franklin Cem.


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