91st PA: Elisha or Elijah McGregor

Elisha or Elijah McGregor

Before the war

He was born on 13 July 1831 (9; 4 (35 in 1864), 6 (29 in 1860), 7 (40 in 1870), 8 (49 in 1880)). He was born in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4, 6, 7, 9). He was born to Levi McGregor and Elizabeth [unknown family name] (9).

He married Mary Ling on 23 October 1853, in Pleasantville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9).

In 1860, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Mary and children Clara, George, Alexander, and William (6). He was a farmer, and owned $2,000 in real estate and $500 in personal property (6).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1 [21 Sep 61], 4 [21 Sep 64], 5 [21 Sep 64]). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). He was a private in company I (1, 12-15).

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865 (1, 3 [31 May], 4, 5 [30 May]). He was a private, in company I (12-15).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Mary and children Clara, George, Alexander, William, Sarah, and Mary (7). He was a farmer, and owned $2,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property (7).

In 1880, he was living in West St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Mary and children Clara, William, Sarah, and Carrie (8). He was a farmer (8).

On 23 February 1888, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

In 1890, he was living in Alum Bank, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5). He had piles, a rupture, and heart disease (5).

He died on 4 March 1894, in Alum Bank, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9, 11).

He was buried in the Pleasantville Cemetery, West St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (2).

On 18 April 1894, his widow, Mary A McGrigor, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 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) (Elisha McGregor)

2 message, from David and Carol Eddleman, 13 November 2002, on PABEDFOR list at <sites.rootsweb.com>, transcribing burial list from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (Elijah McGregor)

3 company I, register of men discharged (Elisha McGregor)

4 company I, descriptive roll, #20 (Elijah McGrigor [sic])

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West Saint Clair Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 88, page 1 (Eliza McGregor)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 471 = 17 handwritten (Elijah McGregor)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 666 = 15 handwritten (Elijah McGregor)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, supervisor's district 5 [?], enumeration district 235, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 315 C = 8 handwritten (Elijah McGregor)

9 "Peachey", a gedcom at Rootsweb.com WorldConnect, revised 21 February 2003, viewed 12 February 2006 (Elijah McGregor)

10 pension index, by name (Elijah McGrigor)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Elijah McGrigor [sic])

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Eliah [sic] MacGregor)

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

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

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elijah McGregor)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 471 = 17 handwritten]
line121314151617
Dwelling number108     
Family number98     
NameElijah [sic] McGregorMary "Clara Emily "George "Alexander "Wm "
Age29315427/12
Sexmffmmm
Color      
OccupationFarmer     
Value of real estate owned2000     
Value of personal estate500     
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 666 = 15 handwritten]
line1011121314151617
Dwelling-house number111       
Family number109       
NameMcGregor Elijah [sic]- Mary- Clara- George- Alexander- William- Sarah- Mary
Age40421514121072
SexMMFMMMFF
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House      
Real estate value2000       
Personal estate value1000       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""""
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  11111 
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, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, supervisor's district 5 [?], enumeration district 235, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 315 C = 8 handwritten]
line67891011
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #29     
family visit #29     
nameMcGregor Elijah- Mary A- Clara C- Wm J- Sarah A- Carrie
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMFF
age495025201712
month born if born in year      
relationship wifedaughtersondaughterdaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping houseDressmakerAt homeAt homeAt school
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year    11
can't read1     
can't write1     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West Saint Clair Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 88, page 1]
[line] 3
[house] 23
[family] 25
[name] McGregor Eliza
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] " " " [sc. Alum Bank Bedford Co Pa]
[disability incurred] Piles rupture + Heart Disease
[remarks]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 January 2015, from Fold3]


MacGregor, Eliah [sic]
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGregor, Elijah

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 January 2015]

McGov Elisha
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGregor, Elijah

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 6 January 2015]

McGrigor, Elisha
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGregor, Elijah

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 11 January 2015]

McGregor, Elijah
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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