91st PA: Griffith Williams

Griffith Williams

Before the war

He was born in 1815/16 (2 (45 in 1861), 3 (29 in 1861), 4 (45 in 1861), 7 (38 in 1860), 11 (66 at death in 1893), 12 (28 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 7, 11, 12).

In 1850, he was living in ward 3, Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and with William and John (presumably their children), and John (perhaps a sibling) (12). He was a printer (12).

In 1860, he was living in the 18th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and with William, Anna, and Elizabeth (presumably his children) (7). He was a printer (7).

When he enlisted, he was a printer (2, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and chestnut hair (2, 4).

During the war

He also served in the 26th Pennsylvania (13).

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 2 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 [May 62], 10). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Kayser (2, 4). He was mustered in as a private, in company B, by Lieutenant Kayser (1, 2, 4, 13).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1, 3).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1, 3, 4).

He was dropped from the rolls on 1 July 1865, as a deserter (1, 3, 5 [Jul 65], 9, 10). He was a private, in copmany B (13).

After the war

In 1890 he was living at 2203 Belgrade Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was a printer (6).

On 15 September 1882, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 10).

On 18 June 1893, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of apoplexy (11). He died at, or was buried from, 630 Belgrade Street, 18th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was a printer (11). He was married (11). On 21 June 1893, he was buried, at Mt Moriah Cemetery (11).

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) (Griffith Williams)

2 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 43 (Griffith Williams)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (Griffith Williams)

4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 10 (Griffith Williams)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [732], page 3 (image 2344 on Ancestry) (Griffith Williams)

6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Griffith Williams)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 439 = 145 handwritten (Griffith Williams)

8 pension index, by name (Griffith Williams)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 4 July 1865 (Griffith)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company B (Griffith Williams)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 June 1883, #27010 [or 27040?] (Griffith Williams)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 821, page 194 = 402 handwritten (Griffith Williams)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 Apr 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect (accessed 23 May 09)
accessed 23 May 09

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 821, page 194 = 402 handwritten]
line1718192021
Dwellings visited194    
Families visited213    
NameGriffith WilliamsMary "William "John "John "
Age282839/1218
SexMFMMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPrinter   Jeweller
Real estate owned     
BirthplacePennaDelawarePenna""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 439 = 145 handwritten]
line2728293031
Dwelling number1017    
Family number1150    
NameGriffith WilliamsMary "William "Anna M "Elizabeth "
Age38 [sic]381385
Sexmfmff
Color     
OccupationPrinterDress Maker   
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birthPennsylvania""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  (1)(1) 
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [732], page 3 (image 2344 on Ancestry)]
[line] 35
[house] 204
[family] 204
[name] Griffith Williams
[rank] Pri
[company] H [sic]
[unit] 91 P.V. Inf
[enlistment date] May 1862
[discharge date] July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 2 months, 0 days
[post office address] 2203 Belgrade St
[disability incurred] Wounded twice
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Griffith Williams, printer, h 2203 Belgrade
Andrew J Metzger, moulder, h 2203 Belgrade

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 May 2015, from Fold3]


Williams Griffith
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 26 Pa Inf
['26' is written above a crossed-out '36']

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 June 1883, #27010 [or 27040?], Griffith Williams]
27010 [or 27040?]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Griffith Williams
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Sixty-six
5. Married
6. Date of Death, June 18th 1893
7. Cause of Death, Apoplexy
Robt McGeeght M.D.
Residence, 1340 E. Montgomery Ave.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Printer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 18th
12. Street and Number, 630 Belgrade St
13. Date of Burial, June 21 1893
14. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah Cemetery
Leonrd H Titler [?] + Bro Undertaker
Residence, 341 Richmond st.

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