91st PA: Daniel Whartonby

Daniel Whartonby

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46, in Illinois, apparently to John and Sarah Whartonby. [sources: 3, 8].

Sometime around 1854 to 1857, his father, John Whartonby, deserted the family. He lived with another woman, and did not contribute to their support. Sarah applied to the Guardian of the Poor to compel him to pay maintenance to them, but he was discharged because he had no property. [source: 8]

For about a year, he worked in a pottery, and earned about $4 per week. [source: 8]

He was a saddl[er] (or harness maker) when he enlisted. He received about $5 to $6 per week. [sources: 3, 8]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 0 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair. [sources: 3, 8]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 6 February 1865 He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Yerkies [?]. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 8, 11-14]

On 5 May 1865, his father, John Whartonby, died. [source: 8]

The regiment forwarded his descriptive list somewhere on 30 May 1865. [source: 3]

He was charged for a haversack, a canteen, and perhaps a knapsack, at the First Division, Fifth Corps, Hospital. [sources: 3, 8]

He died of typhoid fever, on 3 June 1865, at Armory Square Hospital, Washington, DC He was a private, in company I. He had not been paid since enlisting, but had received clothing worth $45.33, and $33.33 in bounty. He owed the government for one knapsack, haversack, and canteen, and owed William Robinson, a sutler, $2.00. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia (section 13, site 13384) (9). [1, 2, 3, 5, 8 (also 4 June and 9 June), 11-14]

After the war

On 4 September 1865, his mother, Sarah J Whartonby, applied successfully for a pension, under the act of 14 July 1862. She was 39 years old, and was living in Philadelphia; her post office address was rear 820 Ellsworth Street. John S Donnell certified the crucial facts about Daniel Whartonby. Her application was accepted on 16 August 1866, retroactive to 4 June 1865. She received $8 per month. [sources: 6, 7, 8, 10]

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) (Daniel Whartonby)

2 company I, register of deaths (Daniel Wartinby)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #40 (Daniel Wartonby ['Daniel' is written over 'David'])

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 15 February 1865 (Wartonby)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 13 June 1865 (Privt Wartonby)

6 pension index, by name (Daniel Whartonby)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Daniel Whartonby)

8 mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 81,329 (Sarah J Whartonly mother of Daniel Whartonly)

9 Find a grave, memorial 49337090, added 6 March 2010 by John C Anderson, accessed 6 January 2012 (Daniel Whartonby)

10 1865 Shermon's Philadelphia directory, page 714 (Sarah Whartonby)

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

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

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel Whartonby)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 January 2012)
The Sarah Whartenby, 25, born in Pennsylvania, living in Bristol, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is living with Jacob and Elizabeth Whartenby, and no John or Daniel/David Whartenby is living with them (see page 99 verso = 32 handwritten)
The Sarah Wartenby, 25, born in Pennsylvania, living in Bristol, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (with Charles P Fox et al.) is not living with any other Wartenby's (see p.100 verso = 34 handwritten)
see 1860 below for the John H Whartenby, 25, physician, living in ward 3, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is not living with any other Whartenby's (see page 488 recto = 977 handwritten)
the John W Wartenbee, 57, victular [sic], living in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is living with Maria et al., and seems to be too old (see page 137 verso = 274 [?] handwritten) [see Philadelphia death certificates 1803-1915, 29 December 1907, Deborah B Wood, for his wife's surname - Maria Vanderift]
1860 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 6 January 2012)
the John A Whartenby, physician, living in the 13th ward of Philadelphia, with Thomas and Ann Whartenby et al., is presumably not Sarah's husband John, given his occupation (see page 754 = 334 handwritten); also, he died on 16 August 1872 (Philadelphia death certificates 1803-1915, 16 August 1872, Dr John A Whartenby)
1870 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 6 January 2012)
the Sarah Whartenby, 92, in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 254 recto = 21 handwritten) is too old
1880 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 6 January 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 6 January 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 6 January 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 6 January 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 January 2012)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates, 1803-1915
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 January 2012)--checked for Daniel, David, Sarah, and John
this John does not match the death date of Sarah's husband: Jno M Whartenby, died 17 December 1893, of Brights Disease of Kidneys, 68 years old, butcher, born Philadelphia, 1828 Gillingham Street, buried North Cedar Hill
Find a grave
accessed 6 January 2012, searched John or Sarah Whartonby/Whartenby (found only the John A Whartenby who died in 1872)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Daniel Whartonby (metaphone) died 1865, Daniel Whartonby child of John and Sarah, John Whartonby died 1865 (accessed 6 January 2012)

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]


Wartonby Daniel
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Whartonby Daniel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 5 May 15]

Whartonly Daniel
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Whartonby Daniel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 5 May 15]

Whartonby Daniel
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 5 May 15]

Whordanbey Daniel
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Whartonby, Daniel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

mother's pension certificate file

[mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 81,329, Sarah J Whartonly mother of Daniel Whartonly]
[abstracted 4 January 2012, from Fold3]
6 Feb 1865
Daniel Whartonby enlisted at Norristown PA and mustered in as recruit 91st PA Volunteers at Norristown PA (p.3)
5 May 1865
Sarah's husband John Whartonly died (p.3)
husband deserted them 11 years earlier and was living with another woman, and did not contribute to his first family's support in any way (p.3)
3 June 1865
Daniel Whartonby died at Augur Hospital [Adj Gen based on May-June 1865 muster roll (p.5)]
Daniel Wartenby [sic] died 4 June 1865 at Augur Hospital of typhoid fever [Surg Gen (p.6)]
died Augur Hospital 9 June [p.3--declaration]
17 June 1865
John S Donnell (Capt commanding co I), at Camp in the Field, certified the following claims about Daniel Wantonby [sic] (p.10)
born Illinois, 19 years old, 5 feet - inches tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair, saddler by occupation
enrolled 6 February 1865 Norristown PA by Capt Yerkes for one year
mustered in 6 February 1865 Norristown by Capt Yerkes
died from typhoid fever
not paid since enrolment
received clothing worth $45.33
received $33.33 in bounty
owes for one knapsack and haversack and canteen
owes Wm Robinson sutler $2.00
4 Sep 1865
Sarah J Whartonly [sic], 39 years old, resident of Philadelphia, mother of Daniel private co I, applied for a pension (application 108,261) under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.3)
resident of Philadelphia, post office address rear 820 Ellsworth St, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
witnesses: Elizabeth Carson, Philip Touhsant (p.3)
attorney W N Ashman (p.3)
dated 1 Aug 1865 (p.3)
accepted 16 August 1866 retroactive to 4 June 1865. certificate 81,329 (dated 20 Aug 66). $8 per month (p.9)
4 Apr 1866
Adjutant General supplied above-summarized information to Pension Office (p.5)
11 Apr 1866
the Pension Office sent circular 14 to the Surgeon General (p.8)
11 May 1866
Surgeon General supplied above-summarized information to Pension Office (p.6)
Received by pension office on 23 May (p.8)
18 June 1866
George M Mason swore that he had known Sarah Whartonby (and also John and David [sic]) for about 15 years, that John died 6 May 1865 Philadelphia (seen in public papers)
son left no widow or child, was a harness maker for a year or two before enlistment, received $5 to $6 per week, worked in a pottery for a year before that earning $4 per week, lived with Sarah for all this time and gave his wages to her
Sarah's husband John abandoned the family about 8 years ago; Sarah applied to the Guardian of the Poor to compel him to pay maintenance, but he had no property, and was discharged

Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed 4 January 2012, from Fold3]
[whether any of these are relevant is not obvious, except for the Sarah in 1865, whose identity is confirmed by her address, which is the same as the address of the Sarah Whartonby who applied for a pension]
1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory pages 718-9
Whartonby Mrs., Lancaster ab Reed
Whartonby William, Adams (Fkd)
1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory p.261
Whartenby J. A., 814 N 8th [s.v. Physicians]
1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory page 1052
Whartenby Jane A., widow William, Adams bel Church
Whartenby John A., M.D., 814 N 8th
Whartenby Thomas, gentleman, 814 N 8th
Whartenby William, 814 N 8th
[see Thomas Whartenby (72), with Ann (68), Eliza (42), William (40), John A (34, physician), and Hannah (17) [1860 US census, microfilm series M653, film 1643, page 754 = 334 handwritten, household # 2271, family # 2435]
Whartnaby John B., butcher, Frankford av W ab Adam, h 32 Frankford av
1864 Biddle/McElroy's directory, page 791
[no Whartonby]
1865 Shermon's Philadelphia directory page 714
Whartonby Sarah, r 820 Ellsworth
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 777
[various Whartenby, Whartnaby, but no Sarah and none at 820 Ellsworth]
1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1610
[no Sarah; various Whartenby, Whartnaby, and Whartneby, but none at 820 Ellsworth]
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1615
Whartonaby Benjamin, laborer, h 1110 Watkins

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