91st PA: Charles Yeatts

Charles Yeatts

Before the war

He was born in 1827/28 (3 (37 in 1865), 5 (31 in 1860), 6 (41 in 1870), 7 (51 in 1880), 8 (21 in 1850)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 6, 7, 8).

In 1850, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with William and Anna Yeats (probably his parents), and with Howard and Amos (presumably his brothers), along with Margaret Eckenrode (8). He was probably a laborer (8).

In 1860, he was living in Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Catharine, with Sarah and Elizabeth (presumably his daughters), and with Franklin Cassety (5). He was a farmer, and owned $2,500 in real estate and $1,200 in personal property (5).

When he enlisted, he was a merchant (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (3). His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District (3). He was a private in company G (1, 12-14).

He received clothing worth $38.35 (3).

He was discharged at Washington DC by general order on 20 May 1865 (1, 2 [by telegram from AGO dated 3 May 65], 4 [30 May]). He was a private, in company G (12-14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Catharine, and with Sarah, Elisabeth, Emiline, Lilly, and Ira (presumably his children) (6). He was a retailer of dry goods, and owned $2,000 in real property and $4,000 in personal property (6).

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Catharine, and with his children Elizabeth, Emma, Lilly, Blackwelder, and Admiral (7). He was a merchant (7).

On 2 July 1886, he unsuccessfully applied for a pension (11).

In 1890, he was living at 36 West Loc[us]t Street, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (4). He had rheumatism and another chronic disease (4).

He died on 29 August 1890, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, of Bright's Disease (10). He was "engaged in the mercantile business" in Heidlersburg for many years (10).

On 6 September 1890, his widow, Catherine Yeatts, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 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) (Charles Yeatts)

2 company G, register of men discharged, #63 (Charles Yeatts)

3 company G, second descriptive list, [#98] (Charles Yeats)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 100, page [2] (Charles Yeatts)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township (post office Gettysburg), microfilm series M653, film 1057, pages 37-38 = 63-64 handwritten (Charles Yeatts)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 375 = 10 handwritten (Charles Yeatts)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 76 D = 20 handwritten (Charles Yetts)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 67 = 33 handwritten (Charles Yeats)

9 pension index, by name (Charles Yeatts)

10 [death notice]. New Oxford Item (New Oxford, PA), Friday 5 September 1890, page 5 (Chas. Yeatts)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Charles Yeatts)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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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, Cumberland Township (post office Gettysburg), microfilm series M653, film 1057, pages 37-38 = 63-64 handwritten]
line3940123
Dwelling number444 444  
Family number498 499  
NameCharles YeattsCatharine "Sarah A. YeattsElizabeth B."Franklin Cassetty
Age31298423
Sexmfffm
Color     
Occupation" [sc. Farmer]    
Value of real estate owned2,500    
Value of personal estate1,200    
Place of birthDo. [sc. Pennsylvania]DoPennsylvaniaDo.Ireland
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1  
Cannot read & write    1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 375 = 10 handwritten]
line11121314151617
Dwelling-house number68      
Family number71      
NameYeatts CharlesCatharineSarahElisabethEmilineLillyIra
Age41391814963
SexMFFFFFM
ColorWWWWWWW
Occupationret [sc. retailer?] of Dry GoodsKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value2000      
Personal estate value4000      
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year   111 
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, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 76 D = 20 handwritten]
line21222324252627
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #190      
family visit #190      
nameYetts [sic] Charles- Catherine- Elizabeth- Emma- Lillie- Blackwelder- Admiral
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFMM
age5149231815124
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSonSon
single  1111 
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationMerchantKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home 
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year    11 
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 100, page [2]]
[line] 22
[house] x
[family] 619
[name] Charles Yeatts
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 2 days
[post office address] 36 West Loct St.
[disability incurred] Chronic [illegible] + Rheumatism
[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]


Yates Charles
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Yetts, Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 May 15]

Yetts, Charles
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 9 May 15]

Yeatts, Charles
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Yetts, Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[New Oxford Item (New Oxford, PA), Friday 5 September 1890, page 5]

Mr. Chas. Yeatts, for many years engaged in the mercantile business in Heidlersburg, died at his residence in Mechanicsburg, on Friday week, aged 61 years and 10 months. Bright's Disease was the cause of his death.


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