He was born in 1839/40 (9 (21 in 1861), 14 [29 in 1870], 15 [41 in 1880], 16 [60 in 1910], 17 [79 in 1920], 18 [9 in 1850]). He was born in Ohio (14, 15, 16, 17, 18).
In 1850, he was living in New Philadelphia, Ohio (18). He was living with William and Mary Butts (presumably his parents) (18).
The pension index refers to George M Wyman (K 67 Ohio Infantry), who received a pension (certificate 788, 358) (21).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 October 1861 (1, 9, 21). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was mustered in, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in company I (1, 9, 22 (as sgt), 23 (as corpl) 24 (sgt)).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (19). He was then a sergeant (19).
On 15 April 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Sinex recommended him for a detail, in compliance with general order 18 (8 April 1864) from the Army Headquarters (5). He does not say what the detail was for. On 2 May 1864, he returned from duty at brigade headquarters (7).
On 7 September 1864, he was reported as returned to duty, apparently from being absent sick (10).
In 1870, he was living in Greenwood Township, Christiens [?] County, Illinois (14). He was living with his wife Harriet, and daughter Ruth (14). He was a farmer, and owned $1,500 in personal property (14).
In 1880, he was living on Lyon Street, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa (15). He was living with his wife Harriet, children Ruth and Mary, and two boarders (15). He was a farmer (15).
In 1885, he was living in Des Moines, Iowa (12).
On 10 March 1888, he applied successfully from Iowa for a pension (13, 21).
In 1903/04, he married Sarah [unknown surname] (16). It was the second marriage for both of them (16). In 1910, she had had three children, two of them still living (16).
On 20 March 1907, he applied successfully for a pension (21).
In 1910, he was living at 853 East 47th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his second wife Sarah and stepdaughter Ada (16). He had no occupation (16).
In 1920, he was living at 853 East 47th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Harriet (17). He had no occupation (17).
He died on 13 January 1923, at Los Angeles, California (21).
On 10 February 1923, his widow, Sarah H Butt, applied successfully from California for a pension (13, 21).
In 1930, his widow, Sarah H Butts, was living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (20). She was living with her daughter, A Lourine, and son in law (20).
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)
2 letter, Tayman to Bell, 13 Aug 1863
3 special order 49, HQ 91st PA, 15 August 1863
4 letter, Tayman to Bell, 15 August 1863
5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 15 April 1864
6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Butt)
7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Sergt Butt)
8 company I, register of men discharged (Elisha Butt)
9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Elisha Butt)
10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 7 September 1864 (Sergt Butt)
11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 3 November 1864 (Sergt Butt)
12 William Alexander. List of ex-soldiers, sailors, and marines living in Iowa, page 640. Des Moines: state printer, 1886. (Elisha Butt)
13 pension index, by name (Elisha Butt)
14 1870 US census, Illinois, Christiens [?] County, Greenwood Township, microfilm series M593, film 194, page 31 = 7 handwritten (Elisha Butt)
15 1880 US census, Iowa, Polk County, Des Moines, 5th ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T9, film 360, page 385 D = 68 handwritten (Elisha Butt)
16 1910 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 257, microfilm series T624, film 81, page 171 B = 8 handwritten (Elisha Butts)
17 1920 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 395, microfilm series T625, film 114, page 67 B = 6 handwritten (Elisha Butts)
18 1850 US census, Ohio, [illegible] County, New Philadelphia, microfilm series M432, film 735, page 232 (Elisha Butts)
19 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Elisha Butt)
20 1930 US census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 19-500, microfilm series T626, film 151, page 152 = 14 A handwritten (Sarah H Butts)
21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Elisha Butt)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Butts)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Butt)
24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Budd)
|Name||Wm Butts||Mary "||Elisha "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||1200|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||1,500|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|house number||No numbers|
|dwelling visit #||645|
|family visit #||698|
|name||Butt Elisha||- Harriet||- Ruth||- Mary||Brune John||Chickering [?] James|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||farmer||keeping house||at home||Laborer||Laborer|
|school this year||1|
|father's birthplace||Penn||Ken [?]||Ohio||Ohio||Ireland||Vermont|
|mother's birthplace||Penn||Ken [?]||Illinois||Illinois||Ireland||Vermont|
|street||E 47th Street|
|name||Butts Elisha||Butts Sarah H||Wagner [?] Ada L|
|#years present marriage||6||6|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||2|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Eng English||New York|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Eng English||Eng English|
|nature of industry etc.||(Motor Cycles)|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||[blank sic]|
|deaf & dumb|
|house number||853 [?]|
|dwelling visit number||156|
|family visit number||171|
|name||Butts Elisha||- Harriet|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||79||66|
|year of immigration||Un|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's birthplace||United States||England|
|father's native language||English|
|mother's birthplace||United States||England|
|mother's native language||English|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||255|
|family visit #||264|
|name||Bealford [??] Sidney E||- A. Lourine||Butts Sarah H|
|relation||Head||Wife||Mother In Law|
|value or rent||$5000|
|age 1st marriage||23||23|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|father's birthplace||California||New York||England|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday||Yes|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|