He was born in 1849 (6; 2 (18 in 1865), 3 (18 in 1865), 7 (70 in 1920), 10 (31 in 1880), 11 (69 in 1917)). He was born in New Jersey (2, 3, 6 (NY), 7 (NY), 10 (NY), 11 (NY)). He was born to Alfred Westcott and Lucinda Birdsley (6).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2, 3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2, 3).
He was a substitute for O [or G?] J Perrell or Pennell (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 March 1865 (1, 2, 3, 9). He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair (2, 3). His service was credited to the 48th subdivision of the 18th congressional district (2, 3). He was a private in company K (1, 11, 12).
He married (1) Ann Eliza Sutherland (6). They had two children (6):
In 1880, he was living in Bainbridge, Berrien County, Michigan (10). He was living with his wife Eliza and son Burrs [?] (10). He was a farmer (10).
In 1890, he was living in Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan (4).
On 2 August 1890, he applied successfully from Michigan for a pension (5, 9).
He married (2) Ada M Shippy, on 5 December 1900 (6). They had one child:
On 3 August 1909, he again applied for a pension (9).
In 1917, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11). He was present in the Marion Branch (11). He was receiving a pension of $18 per month (11).
In 1920, he was living at 615 East Main, Benford Harbor City, Berrien County, Michigan (7). He was living with his wife Ada, stepson Delos See, and daughter Virginia Wescott (7). He was not working (7).
In 1930, he was living in the Michigan Soldiers Home, in Grand Rapids Township, Kent County, Michigan (8). He was not working, and was widowed (8).
He died on 17 April 1930, at Grand Rapids, Michigan (9).
On 24 May 1930, his widow, Ada Westcott, applied successfully from Michigan for a pension (5, 9).
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) (Oscar Westcott)
2 company K, third descriptive roll (Oscar Westcott)
3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Oscar Westcott)
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Michigan, Berrien, Bainbridge Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 48, page 1 (Oscar Westcott)
5 pension index, by name (Oscar Westcott)
6 'My American family', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed June 2007, last updated 4 June 2006, contact Craig Blyeth) (Oscar Westcott)
7 1920 US census, Michigan, Berrien County, Benford Harbor City, ward 4, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 75, microfilm series T625, film 757, page 119 = 4 B handwritten (Oscar Wescot)
8 1930 US census, Michigan, Kent County, Grand Rapids Township, Michigan Soldiers Home, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 41-117, microfilm series T626, film 1004, page 58 = 7 A handwritten (Oscar Westcott)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Oscar Westcott)
10 1880 US census, Michigan, Berrien County, Bainbridge, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1, microfilm series T9, film 572, page 51 = 22 B handwritten (Oscar Westcott)
11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1918. Serial Set volume 7565, session volume 96, 65th Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1560. Page 374 (Oscar Westcott)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Oscar Westcott)
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