91st PA: Amos F Yeatts

Amos F Yeatts

Before the war

He was born on 29 February 1836 (13 (from age at death); 12 has 1842; 2 (28 in 1865), 5 (16 in 1850), 6 (24 in 1860), 7 (34 in 1870), 8 (44 in 1880)). He was born in Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7, 8).

In 1850, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with William and Anna Yeats (probably his parents), and with Charles and Howard (presumably his brothers), along with Margaret Eckenrode (5). He was probably a laborer (5).

On 19 April 1858, he married Mary C Foulk (13).

In 1860, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Mary (6). He was a farmer, and owned $550 [?] in personal property (6).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4 [24 Feb], 11). He was a private in company F (1, 14).

He was discharged near Washington DC by special order on 29 April 1865 or by general order on 15 May 1865 (1, 2 [29 Apr, special order], 2 [15 May 65, special order], 4 [29 Apr], 11 [15 May]). He was a private, in company F (14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Charles and Elmer, and a farm laborer (7). He was a farmer, and owned $1,650 in personal property (7).

In 1880, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Mary, and his children Charles, Elmer, Allen, and Annie (8). He was a farmer (8).

On 16 October 1889, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).

In 1890, he was living in Menallen Township or Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4).

His wife died in 1903, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (10).

He died on 18 October 1903, of "a stroke of paralysis" (10 [25 Oct 1903], 12 [18 October 1909], 13 [18 Oct 1903]). He was buried at the Bethlehem Church at Centre Mills, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10, 12).

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) (Amos Yeatts)

2 company F, register of men discharged (Amos Yeatts)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Amos Yeatts)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 5] (Amos F Yeatts)

5 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 67 = 33 handwritten (Amos Yeats)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office Histelsburg [?]), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 625 = 43 handwritten (Amos Yeats)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 130-131 = 54-55 handwritten (Amos F Yeatts)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 35 D = 16 handwritten (Amos F Yeatts)

9 pension index, by name (Amos Yeatts)

10 [death notice]. The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg PA), Wednesday 28 October 1903, page 1 (Amos F Yeatts)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Amos Yeatts)

12 Find A Grave (viewed 17 April 2009) (thanks to Bill Flis for finding this!) (Amos F Yeatts)

13 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Amos F Yeatts)

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

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 67 = 33 handwritten]
line33343536373839
Dwellings visited894      
Families visited977      
NameWilliam YeatsAnnaPeterCharlesHowardAmosMargaret Eckenrode
Age53492321181623
SexMFMMMMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer TeacherL [sic; probably = 'Laborer']LL 
Real estate owned4500      
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year    11 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office Histelsburg [?]), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 625 = 43 handwritten]
line1617
Dwelling number319 
Family number338 
NameAmos Yeats [?]Mary "
Age2422
SexMF
Color  
OccupationFarmer 
Value of real estate owned  
Value of personal estate550 [?] 
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania?]"
Married within year  
Attended school within year  
Cannot read & write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 130-131 = 54-55 handwritten]
line38394012
Dwelling-house number421    
Family number449    
NameYeatts Amos F- Mary- CharlesYeatts ElmoreBaker Franklin
Age34327115
SexMFMMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House  Farm Laborer
Real estate value     
Personal estate value1650    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""Penna"
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, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 35 D = 16 handwritten]
line454647484950
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #147     
family visit #158     
nameYeatts Amos F- Mary A- Charls [sic]- Elmer A- Allen- Annie B
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMF
age4442181272
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping houseFarm Laborer   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  111 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 5]]
[line] 5
[house] 236
[family] 244
[name] Amos F Yeatts
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Reg Pa
[enlistment date] 24 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 29 Apr 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 2 months, 5 days
[post office address] Wenks Adams County Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Yeatts, Amos
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg PA), Wednesday 28 October 1903, page 1]
BENDERSVILLE ITEMS
...

Amos F. Yeatts who resides with his son, Charles, near town had a stroke of paralysis on Saturday night last from which he died on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Yeatts was a veteran of the civil war. His wife died about a month ago in Carlisle. He is survived by three sons and one daughter all of which reside in Carlisle, except Charles. His remains were be [sic] entered at the Bethlehem Church at Centre Mills today. He was aged 69 [?] years.


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