Thomas G Walker

Thomas G Walker

Before the war

He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). He was born in January 1832 (11; 6 (33 in 1864, 8 (27 in 1860), 9 (38 in 1870), 10 (48 in 1880), 11 (68 in 1900), 12 (57 in 1910)).

In 1852/53, he married Margaret [unknown family name] (11, 12). In 1900 and 1910, she had had nine children, eight of whom were alive (11, 12).

In 1860, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Lorraine, Eli, and Mary (8). He was a blacksmith, and owned $40 in personal property (8).

When he enlisted, he was a blacks[mith] (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (6).

During the war

He also served in the 171st Pennsylvania Infantry (3, 7, 13). He was mustered into service in the 171st Pennsylvania on 2 November 1862 (4, 7 [16 Oct]). He was a private, in company I (4, 13). He mustered out with his company, on 8 August 1863 (4, 7).

He was drafted (1, 6). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (6). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 6, 7). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (6). He was a private, in company I (1, 14).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (2, 6).

He was discharged on 30 or 31 May 1865 by general order (1, 5 [31 May], 6 [31 May], 7 [30 May]). He was a corporal in company I (1, 14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Lorraine, Eli, Mary, Lincoln, Anna, Dorsey, and William, along with an apprentice (9). He was a blacksmith (9).

In 1880, he was living in Pleasantville Borough, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Margaret, and his children Eli, Mary, Anna, William, Norman, and June (10). He was a teamster (10).

On 2 February 1888 he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 13).

In 1890, he was living in Alum Bank, Pleasantville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He had piles, and an affliction of his back and heart, as a result of interment (7).

In 1900, he was living in West St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Margaret and daughter Juniata (11). He was a farmer (11).

On 25 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (13).

In 1910, he was living in West St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Margaret and daughter Janie (12). He was living on his own income (12).

He died on 7 December 1917, in Alum Bank, [Bedford County,] Pennsylvania (13).

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 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Thomas G Walker)

3 pension index, by name (supplied by Dennis Clowney) (Thomas G Walker)

4 Bates [see #1], volume 4, page 1179 (Thomas G Walker)

5 company I, register of men discharged (Thomas G Walker)

6 company I, descriptive roll, #38 (Thomas G Walker)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Pleasantville, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 82, page 1 (Thomas G Walker)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 496 = 4 [?] handwritten (Thomas Walker)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 668 = 20 handwritten (Thos G Walker)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Pleasantville Borough, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 235, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 311 B = 2 handwritten (Thos G Walker)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, Pleasantville Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 142 A = 2 handwritten (Thos G Walker)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, Pleasantville Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 49 A = 1 handwritten (Thomas G Walker)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Thomas G Walker)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas G Walker)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 496 = 4 [?] handwritten]
line1213141516
Dwelling number293    
Family number273    
NameThomas WalkerMargaret "Lorane [?] "Eli "Mary E "
Age2723 [?]541
Sexmffmf
Color     
OccupationBlacksmith    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate40    
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1  
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 668 = 20 handwritten]
line23242526272829303132
Dwelling-house number155         
Family number155         
NameWalker Thos G- Margaret- Loraine [?]- Eli- Mary- Lincoln- Anna- Dorsey- William- Eliel
Age38381514129631/1220
SexMFFMFMFMMM
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationBlack SmithKeeping House       Black Smith apprentice
Real estate value          
Personal estate value          
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""""""
Father foreign born          
Mother foreign born          
Birth month if born within year        May 
Marriage month if married within year          
Attended school past year  1111    
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, Pleasantville Borough, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 235, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 311 B = 2 handwritten]
line4041424344454647
street name        
house number        
dwelling visit #15       
family visit #15       
nameWalker Thos G- Margaret- Eli M- Mary E- Anna E- Wm DNorman E [?]- June A
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMFFMMF
age48 [?]482421 [?]151274
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeSondaughterdaughterSonSondaughter
single   11   
married111     
widowed/divorced        
married during year  1     
occupationTeamsterKeeping houseLaborerHouseworkAt homeAt home  
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year    111 
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Pleasantville, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 82, page 1]
[line] 8
[house] 22
[family] 22
[name] 1st Enlistment Walker Thomas G
[rank] Prv
[company] I
[unit] 171 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Oct
[discharge date] 8 Aug 1863
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, 23 days
[post office address] Alum Bank
[disability incurred] Piles, affliction of back + heart
[remarks] result of Interment term [?]

[line] 9
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] 2nd Enlistment Do [sc. Walker Thomas G]
[rank] Corpl
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sep 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 7 months, 9 days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, Pleasantville Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 142 A = 2 handwritten]
line919293
streetAllegheny St
house number   
dwelling number30  
family number30  
nameWalker Thos G- Margaret- Juniata
relationshipHeadwifedaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJan 1832Dec 1831Mch 1876
age686824
married?MMS
# years married47470
mother of how many children? 9 
# of children living 8 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer Dressmaker
# months not employed0 12
# months in school0  
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule12  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, Pleasantville Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 49 A = 1 handwritten]
line232425
streetAllegheny St
house nr   
dwelling nr9  
family nr10  
nameWalker Thomas G- Margaret M- Janie [?]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age787834
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage5757 
mother of # children 9 
mother of # living children 8 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeNoneNone
nature of industry etc.   
employer etc.   
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule3  
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 May 2015, from Fold3]


Walker Thomas G
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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