91st PA--Adam Cornwall

Adam Cornwall

Before the war

He was born on 16 May 1843, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Cornwall and Elizabeth Luffberry. [sources: date: 13; 3 (20 in 1864), 4 (20 in 1864), 10 (67 in 1910), 11 (7 in 1850). place: 3, 4, 10, 11, 13] parents: 11, 13]

In 1850, he was living in the 5th ward of Kensington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with William and Elizabeth Cornwell (presumably his parents), and with Catharine, Sarah, and Elizabeth (presumably his siblings). [source: 11]

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter. [sources: 3, 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 3, 4]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 January 1864 or 11 January 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch. He was mustered by Captain Stretch . He was a private in company B. [sources: 1 (10 Jan), 3 (10 Jan), 4 (11 Jan), 5 (11 Jan), 7 (11 Jan), 9 (10 Jan), 12]

He was wounded in action, on the Mechanicsville Pike, on 2 June 1864. [sources: 1, 4]

He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania because of those wounds, on surgeon's certificate of disability, on 13 April 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 12]

After the war

On 12 May 1865, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 8, 9]

In 1884/85, he married Sally [unknown family name]. This was his first marriage, and her second. In 1910, she had had four children, all of whom were alive. [source: 10]

The 1890 census has two entries for him. According to one, he was living at 234 Allen Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sadie Cornwell was also living there. According to the other, he was living at 1211 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia. He was a fireman. He had been wounded in the eye. William Cornwell was also living there. [sources: 5, 6, 7]

In 1910, he was living at 1309 Flora Street, 20th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter, and had been out of work 50 weeks in the previous year. He was living with his wife Sally, his mother-in-law, and a stepson. [source: 10]

He died on 8 April 1923, at 1211 East Susquehanna Street, ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of chronic aortic regurgitation (2 years duration), with chronic prostatitis (5 months duration) contributing. He was a retired city fireman. On 12 April 1923, he was buried, at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9 (1922), 13 (8 Apr 1923)]

On 25 [?] May [?] 1923 [?], his widow, Sallie Cornwell, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 8, 9]

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) (Adam Cornwall)

2 company B, register of men discharged (Adam Cornwell)

3 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 10 (Adam Cornwall)

4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 38 (Adam Cornwall)

5 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district 336, page [2] (image 690 on Ancestry), line 19 (Adam Cornwell)

6 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1890

7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (22nd division, 18th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 356, page 1 (image 763 on Ancestry), line 5 (Adam Cornwell)

8 pension index, by name (Adan Cornwell)

9 pension index, by regiment (Adam Cornwell)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 340, microfilm series T624, film 1394, page 94 A = 3 handwritten (Adam Cornwell)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, 5th ward, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 308 = 615 handwritten (Adam Cornwell)

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

13 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, file 42556 (Adam Cornwall)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed July 2007 and again in June 2009
Pennsylvania death certificates
Ancestry index (accessed 20 Apr 15): searched for Sally Cornwall born 1850

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Adam Cornwall in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, 5th ward, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 308 = 615 handwritten]
line242526272829
Dwellings visited99     
Families visited115     
NameWm CornwellElizabethCatharineAdamSarahElizabeth
Age33339752
SexMFFMFF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShip Carpenter     
Real estate owned1000     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  (1)(1)(1) 
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district 336, page [2] (image 690 on Ancestry), line 19]
[line] 19
[house] 92
[family] 100
[name] Cornwell Adam
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 11 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 13 April 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 2 days
[post office address] 234 Allen St Phila
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (22nd division, 18th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 356, page 1 (image 763 on Ancestry), line 5]
[line] 5
[house] 10
[family] 11
[name] Adam Cornwell
[rank] private
[company] B
[unit] 91st Penn Vol
[enlistment date] Jany 11 1864
[discharge date] Apr 13 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1211 E Susquehanna Av Phil
[disability incurred] Wounded in Eye
[remarks] from Gun Shot Wounds

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
Sadie Cornwell, h 234 Allen
Adam Cornwell, fireman, h 1211 E Susq'ana av
William Cornwell, carpenter, h 1211 E Susq'ana av

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 340, microfilm series T624, film 1394, page 94 A = 3 handwritten]
line16171819
streetFlora Street
house nr1309   
dwelling nr40   
family nr45   
nameCornwell, Adam- SallyKeyser, MaryHiggins, Frank
relationshipHeadWifeMother-in-lawStep-son
sexMFFM
colorWWWW
age67608839
marital statusM1M2M1S
#years present marriage2525  
mother of # children 4  
mother of # living children 4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer GermanPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer GermanPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationCarpenterNoneNoneMachinist
nature of industry etc.House  Plumbing
employer etc.W  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?0  No
[other lines have 'yes', 'no', or are blank]
# weeks out of work 190950  0
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedR   
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Cornwell Adam
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, file 42556, Adam Cornwall]
[transcribed 20 Apr 15, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
654
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 42556
Registered No. 9919
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of [blank]
Township of [blank]
or Borough of [blank]
or City of [blank]
(No. 1211 East Susquehanna Ave, 18 Ward)
2. FULL NAME Adam Cornwall

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH May 16 1843
7. AGE yrs 79 mos 10 ds 22
8. OCCUPATION
(a) Trade, profession, or, particular kind of work Retired City Fireman
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Philadelphia Pa.
10. NAME OF FATHER William Cornwall
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Philadelphia
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Elizabeth Luffberry
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Philadelphia
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(informant) Geo. C. Yeggen [?] (Relative)
(Address) 1419 E. Susq. Ave.
15. Filed APR 10 1923
A Lawrence Dep Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH April 8 1923
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 11-1-1922, to 4-8-1923, that I last saw him alive on 4-8-1923, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10 30 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Chronic aortic regurgitation (Duration) 2 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory (Secondary) Chronic prostatits (Duration) [blank] yrs. 5 mos. [blank] ds.
(Signed) Geo. C. Yeager M.D.
4/9/ 1923 (Address) 1419 E. Susq. Ave
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Northwood Cem
DATE OF BURIAL 4/12 1923
['Palmer' is written before 'Cem', and crossed out]
20. UNDERTAKER John E Stiles Son
ADDRESS 1417 E Susq Ave

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