91st PA: James Ward Troutman

James Ward Troutman

Before the war

He was born on 2 October 1832, to Henry Troutman and Ellen [unknown family name], in Franklin County, Pennsylvania or Washington County, Maryland. [sources: date: 6, 12, 15, 22; 3 (28 in 1864), 6 (82 yrs 1 mo 11 days at death), 10 (37 in 1870), 11 (47 in 1880), 12 (67 in 1900), 13 (76 in 1910). place: Franklin County PA--3, 10, 11, 12, 13; Washington County, MD--6, 22. parents: 6, 12]

He came to Pennsylvania in 1859. [source: 6, 15]

On 4 March 1860, he married Huldah Willison. She was born in 1839/41, in Pennsylvania, to Jasper Willison and Susan Bennett. They had seven children, apparently including these:

[sources: 6, 10, 11, 12 (probably 49 [?] years in 1900--but his second marriage is ten years off), 15, 22]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He was mustered into service on 27 September 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 3 (21), 5 (Sept), 7, 9 (21 Sep), 23-24]

He was wounded on 27 October 1864, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. [source: 3]

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2 (31 May), 3 (31 May), 5 (Jun 65), 7 (30 May), 9 (30 May), 23-24]

After the war

On 15 February 1869, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 5, 9]

In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Hulda, and with Emily, Nancy, James, and Joseph (presumably their children). He was a farmer, and owned $1000 in real estate and $150 in personal property. [source: 10]

In 1880, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Hulda, and children Florence, Elisabeth, James, Joseph, and Jane. He was farming. [source: 11]

He was licensed to preach in 1886. He was later ordained to the ministry. [sources: 6, 15]

In 1890, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He had had a gunshot wound to his shoulder. [source: 4]

On 8 November 1892, he married Annie Maria Lake Winters, of Leydig, Fulton County, Pennsylvania. She was born on 15 May 1858, in Belfast, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Lake and Mariah W Powell. They had two children:

[sources: 6, 7, 12 (b. May 1855; married 17 years in 1900, 1 child, alive in 1900), 13 (1 child, alive in 1910), 14, 15, 17, 18, 22]

In 1900, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Annie, children Joseph and Marshal, and niece Laura Lake. He was a farmer. [source: 12]

He lived a "retired life" beginning in 1900, at Clearville. He then raised "strawberries, melons, and garden truck". [sources: 6, 15]

On 25 February 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 9]

In 1910, he was living in Monroe Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Anna, son Marshall, and two boarders. He was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 13]

Just prior to his death, he visited Fulton County, where he helped Reverend A H Garland with meetings. [source: 15]

On 13 November 1914, he died at Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Reverend A H Garland conducted the funeral, at the Clearville Union Church, assisted by Reverands J H Barney, G M Frownfelter, and D G Hetrick. The funeral was held in the Clearville Union church. He was buried in the Clearville Union Church cemetery, Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. His grave has a GAR star and flag. He had an extraordinary memory, and "was firm in his convictions and was ever cheerful, which kept him young in spirit". [sources: 6, 7, 9, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22]

On 13 September 1916, his widow, Annie Troutman, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 5, 9]

In 1920, his widow, Annie M Troutman, was living in Clearville Village, Monroe Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Marshall and his family. [source: 14]

In 1930, the post office address of his widow, Annie Troutman, was Clearville, Pennsylvania. She was receiving a pension of $30 per month. She had myocarditis and interstitial nephritis. She owned a house and land worth about $900, but it was encumbered for about $450. The House Committee recommended that her pension be increased to $40 per month. [source: 7]

In 1930, his widow, Annie M Troutman, was living on Main Street, Clearville Village, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was not working. She owned the house, which was worth $1,500. [source: 8]

On 30 June 1936, his widow, Annie Troutman, died, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Clearville Union Church Cemetery, Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 17, 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) (Jas W Troutman)

2 company I, register of men discharged (James W Troutman)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #33 (James W Troutman)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 2 (James W Troutman)

5 pension index, by name (James W Troutman)

6 'Rev James W Troutman [death notice]'. Bedford Gazette, 20 November 1914, page 4 (James Ward Troutman)

7 House Report 1135: 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers, sailors, and marine of the Civil War and certain widows and dependent children of soldiers, sailors, ad marines of the said war. April 11, 1930'. Page 129. Serial Set volume 9197, session volume D, 71st Congress, 2nd Session (James W Troutman)

8 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Clearville Village, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 5-25, microfilm series T626, film 278 = 8 A handwritten, line 23 (Annie M Troutman)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (James W Troutman)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 619 = 4 handwritten (James Troutman)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 328 = 10 B handwritten (James Troutman)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 158 = 7 A handwritten (James Troutman)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Monroe Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 247 = 8 B handwritten (James W Troutman)

14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Monroe Township, Clearville Village, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 35 = 6 B handwritten (Annie M Troutman)

15 'Rev. James W. Troutman', The Fulton County news, 26 November 1912, page [5] (James Ward Troutman)

16 Find a grave, memorial 17848108, created by Kat, added 7 February 2007, accessed 21 September 2013 [including a photo of the headstone, which mentions his service in the 91st] (James W Troutman)

17 Find a grave, memorial 17848124, created by Kat, added 7 February 2007, accessed 21 September 2013 (Annie M Lake Troutman)

18 abstract of marriage record, James W Troutman to Annie Winter, FamilySearch

19 Pennsylvania death certificate index, 1914 ("Troutman, James W.; 108590; Bedford Co.; Nov. 13.")

20 Pennsylvania death certificate index, 1936 ("T635 Annie M Troutman 57357 Bedf Co 6/30")

21 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (James W Troutman)

22 'LovesLostFound', a family tree on Ancestry, owner BronwynferchHugh, accessed 21 September 2013 (James Ward Troutman)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James W Troutman)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James W Troutmen)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1940 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 21 September 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 23 May 2009
headstones applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 21 September 2013)

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James Ward Troutman in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland, microfilm series M432, film 277, page 246 verso = 492 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[note that both the FamilySearch and Ancestry indices list his name as 'James Ward', that no ditto mark follows his name (unlike some but not all other lines on this page), and the family name 'Troutman' is repeated on the next line]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line891011121314
Dwellings visited3525      
Families visited3594      
NameHenry TroutmanElizabeth "James WardFrancis TroutmanE. EllenMary JaneSarah Ann
Age423317111082
SexMFMMFFF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 years" [sc. Laborer] "    
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]  Md   
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Maryland, Allegany County, 13th district, microfilm series M653, film 456, page 112 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, since (1) his apparent father's name matches the name in the obituary transcribed below, but (2) his apparent mother's name does not (though note his apparent sister E. Ellen in the the 1850 census seems to be Elizabeth in the 1860 census, which may suggest his mother's name was Ellen Elizabeth), and (3) although the census date was 1 June 1860 and he was allegedly married on 4 March 1860, he is listed with his parents and not with his wife]
line45678910111213
Dwelling number808         
Family number808         
NameHenry TroutmanElizabeth "James "Frank T "Elizabeth "Mary J "Herrietta "William "Martha "Ida F "
Age40362620181610721
SexMFMMFFFMFF
Color          
OccupationCarpenter Laborer"      
Value of real estate owned500         
Value of personal estate200         
Place of birth  [probably sc. Maryland]         
Married within year          
Attended school within year      11  
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 619 = 4 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below (assuming I have correctly identified Emily and Florence as Emily Florence, and Nancy and Elizabeth as Nancy Elizabeth)]
line232425262728
Dwelling-house number30     
Family number30     
NameTroutman, James- Hulda- Emily- Nancy E- James A.- Joseph
Age37309731
SexMFFFMM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerWifeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value1000     
Personal estate value150     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
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 ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 328 = 10 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, given (1) the match between his wife's and childrens' names and the names listed in his obituary, and (2) his living in the same place as in the 1890 veterans schedule entry transcribed below]
line2345678
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #[blank]      
family visit #81      
nameTroutman James- Hulda- Florence- Elisabeth- James H- Joseph H- Jane
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMF
age4739181613129
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonSonDaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmingKeeping houseAt homeAt homeWork on farmWork on farm 
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplaceMdPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplaceMdPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 2]
[identification is confirmed, by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 16
[house] 120
[family] 127
[name] James W Troutman
[rank] Pri
[company] I
[unit] 91 P V
[enlistment date] Sept 1864
[discharge date] Jan 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Flintstone Md
[disability incurred] Gunshot wound in Should
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 158 = 7 A handwritten]
[identification is confirmed, given (1) the match between his wife's name and the name of the widow who applied for a pension (see entry 5 above), (2) the match between his wife's and his childrens' names and the names listed in the obituary below (confirmed as his by reference to his service in the 91st, and by the death date in the pension index by unit (entry 9 above), and (3) by his being in the same place as in the 1890 veterans schedule]
line1415161718
street     
house number     
dwelling number107    
family number109    
nameTroutman, James- Annie M- Joseph B.- Marshal LLake, Laura P.
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonNiece
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
birth dateOct 1832May 1855Apr 1869Sept 1893July 1885
age674231614
married?MMSSS
# years married1717   
[in James Troutman's line, '17' is written above a crossed-out '49' (the '4' is clear, the '9' is less clear)]
mother of how many children? 1   
# of children living 1   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer Farm Laborer Servant
# months not employed0    
# months in school     
can readyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyes yes
speaks Englishyesyesyes yes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule76    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Monroe Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 247 = 8 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line5354555657
street     
house nr     
dwelling nr127    
family nr129    
nameTroutman James W- Anna M- Marshall LMann Raymond- George
relationshipHeadWifeSonBoarderBoarder
sexMFMMM
colorWWWWW
age7651162522
marital statusM2M1SSS
#years present marriage1717   
mother of # children 1   
mother of # living children 1   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTurkey (Syr [?])Turkey (Syr [?])
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTurkey (Syr [?])Turkey (Syr [?])
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTurkey (Syr [?])Turkey (Syr [?]_)
immigrated   19061906
naturalized/alien   AlAl
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNoneRetail MerchantRetail Merchant
nature of industry etc.General Farm  Groceries Sto.Groceries Sto.
employer etc.OA  OAOA
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  NoNo
# weeks out of work 19090  00
can readyesyesyesnono
can writeyesyesyesnono
school since 1 Sep 09  yes  
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
farm/houseF    
nr on farm schedule115    
civil war vet[blank]    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Monroe Township, Clearville Village, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 35 = 6 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line6162636465
streetMain St
house numberX    
dwelling visit number127    
family visit number129    
nameTroutman, Marshall- Lydia [?] O- Lara [?] L- James S- Annie M
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonMother
own/rentO    
free/mortgaged (if owned)F    
sexMFFMF
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday262216 6/122 4/1261
marital statusMMSSWd
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919     
can readyesyes  yes
can writeyesyes  yes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language     
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language     
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language     
can speak Englishyesyes  yes
occupationMechanicNoneNoneNoneNone
industry, businessAuto Garage    
employment statusW    
number of farm schedule     

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Clearville Village, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 5-25, microfilm series T626, film 278 = 8 A handwritten, line 23]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line23
streetMain Street
house number 
dwelling visit #151
family visit #153
nameTroutman, Annie M.
relationHead
owned/rentedO
value or rent$1500
radio[blank]
farmNo
sexF
colorW
age71
married?Wd
age 1st marriage 
school/college since 9/29No
can read & writeYes
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
native language 
immigration year 
naturalization 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry 
worker class 
at work yesterday 
unemployment schedule # 
veteran? 
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 28 April 2015, from Fold3]


Troutman James W.
     James
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 Apr 15]

Troutmen James W.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Troutman James
     or James W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Rev James W Troutman [death notice]

[Bedford Gazette, 20 November 1914, page 4]
Rev. James W. Troutman

James Ward Troutman, a son of Henry and Ellen Troutman, deceased, was born in Washington County, Md., October 2, 1832, and died suddenly Friday morning, November 13, at his home in Clearville, aged 82 years, one month and 11 days. He had just returned from Fulton County the day before his death, where he had assisted Rev. A. H. Garland in his meetings. Deceased came to Pennsylvania in 1859, where he met Miss Huldah Willison, who on March 4, 1860, became his wife. This union resulted in seven children, two of whom, with their mother, preceded him to the spirit land. In 1892 deceased was married again to Mrs. Annie Winters of Leydig, Fulton County. To this union were born two children, Marshall at home and a daughter, who died in infancy. Besides his second wife and her son the following children by the first marriage survive: Mrs. E. Florence Fetters of Baltimore, Md., James H. of Pittsburgh, Joseph O. of Flintstone, Md., Jennie of Cumberland and John of Glover's Gap, W. Va. He also has one brother, Frank Troutman, of Cumberland and four sisters living, one in California, one in Keyser [?], W. Va., and two in Martin's Ferry, O.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon in the Clearville Union Church and was conducted by Rev. A. H. Garland, assisted by Revs. J. H. Barney, G. M. Frownfelter and D. G. Hetrick. Interment was made in the cemetery at the church. Deceased was a private in the Civil War, Company I, Regiment 91, Pa. Vol., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 1886 he was licensed to preach in the Christian Church and some years later was ordained to the ministry. Since 1900 he had lived a retired life at Clearville. During this time he gave his attention to raising strawberries, melons and garden truck. Mr. Troutman possessed a remarkable memory and could quote whole chapters of Scripture. He also had a good voice and could sing hymn after hymn without a book. He was firm in his convictions and was ever cheerful which kept him young in spirit.

Gideon.

obituary (Fulton County)

['Rev. James W. Troutman', The Fulton County news, 26 November 1912, page [5]]
[transcribed from Library of Congress, Chronicling America, 21 September 2013]

Rev. James W. Troutman.

James Ward Troutman was born October 2, 1832, and died suddenly Friday morning, November 13, at his home in Clearville, aged 82 years, 1 month, and 11 days. He had just returned from Fulton county the day before his death, where he had assisted Rer. [sic] A. H. Garland in his meetings. Deceased came to Pennsylvania in 1859, where he met Miss Hulda Willison, who on March 4, 1860, became his wife. This union resulted in seven children, two of whom, with their mother, preceded hin [sic] to the spirit land. In 1892 deceased was married again to Mrs. Annie Lake Winters, of Laidig, this county. To this union were born two children, Marshall, at home, and a daughter who died in infancy.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon in the Clearville Union church and was conducted by Rev. A. H. Garland, assisted by Revs. J. H Barney, G. M. Frownfelter, and D. G. Hetrick. Interment was made in the cemetery at the church. Deceased was a private in the Civil War, Company I, Regiment 91, Pa. Vol., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 1886 he was licensed to preach in the Christian Church and some years later was ordained to the ministry. Since 1900 lived [sic] retired at Clearville.

Mr. Troutman possessed a remarkable memory and could quote whole chapters of Scripture.

[proposed pension increase]

[House Report 1135: 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers, sailors, and marine of the Civil War and certain widows and dependent children of soldiers, sailors, and marines of the said war. April 11, 1930'. Page 129. Serial Set volume 9197, session volume D, 71st Congress, 2nd Session.

H. R. 5492. Annie Troutman, aged 71 years, whose post-office address is Clearville, Pa., is the widow of James W. Troutman, late a private, Company I, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, from September 21, 1864, to May 30, 1865, and who died November 13, 1914.

Claimant and the late soldier were married November 8, 1892.

She is now pensioned as the soldier's widow at the rate of $30 a month under certificate No. 817208.

The medical evidence filed in support of this bill indicates applicant is unable to contribute to her own support by reason of affliction from myocarditis and interstitial nephrititis.

The evdience [sic] also show [sic] that she has title to a house and lot valued at about $900, against which there is an incumbrance of about $450. Her pension is her only source of income.

No one is legally bound to her support.

It is recommended her pension be increased to $40 a month.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 21 September 2013 from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
BEDFORD County
NAME TROUTMAN, JAMES W.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 1861-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) CO. I. 91stREGT. [sic] P. V.
RANK [blank]
CEMETERY NAME CLEARVILLE
LOCATION MONROE DIST. BEDFORD CO
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY NOT GIVEN
HEADSTONE MARBLE STONE
INFORMATION GIVEN BY A. F. MEARKLE DATE MAY 27, 1931
REMARKS [blank]

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