91st PA: Charles Haughey

Charles Haughey

Before the war

He was born in Pasely, Scotland, about 1837/38, apparently to Hugh and Susanna Haughey. [sources: place: 3, 10, 12. date: 3, 10 (22 in 1860), 12 (12 in 1850). parents: 12]

In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Moyamensing, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Hugh and Susanna Haughey (perhaps his parents), and Hugh, James, Thomas, and Anna (perhaps his siblings). He was a weaver. [source: 12]

On 8 August 1859, he married Ellen Brennan. They were married by Reverand John P Dunn, in St Teresa's [Roman Catholic] Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in Maryland, about 1839/42. They apparently had two children:

[sources: 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 (Ireland)]

In 1860, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Ellen Haughey (presumably his wife). He was a laborer. [source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a teamster. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 4 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Captain Stover. [sources: 1, 3, 14, 23]

He deserted on 7 August 1862. He was caught on 4 February 1864. He lost pay for the time he was absent, by regimental order. [sources: 3, 4, 14]

He died on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia, of wounds received while charging the enemy's works. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1 (killed in action), 2, 3 (killed in action), 7, 14 (killed in action), 23]

On 10 September 1864, the regiment apparently reported him discharged because his term had expired. [source: 6]

On 21 November 1864, Captain Theodore Hope certified that Haughey was wounded on 12 May 1864, while the regiment was engaging the enemy. They assumed he was dead, but had not received any official information about him since then. [source: 14; see also 15]

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning his death (and fifteen others), and sympathizing with their families. [source: 8]

After the war

On 6 March 1865, his widow, Ellen Haughey, applied successfully for a pension (application 85,219), under the Act of 14 July 1862. Her post office address was Federal Street, 3rd house above 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She application was accepted on 27 July 1865 (certificate 52,597). She received a pension of $8 per month, retroactive to 12 May 1864. [sources: 5, 9, 11, 14]

On 21 May 1866, Ellen Haughey married Joseph Clowney. (It is tempting to think this is the Joseph Clowney who served in the 91st.) He was a laborer, living in Philadelphia, and was born in Pennsylvania (or Delaware?) in 1834/1835. They were married by Reverand H Lane. They had two known children:

[sources: 14, 16, 18, 21 (Delaware)]

On 15 December 1865, her pension stopped, presumably because she had remarried. [source: 11]

On 22 September 1866, she was appointed guardian of Susannah and Michael Haughey. The court required her to post $150 security. [source: 14]

On 14 December 1866, she swore an oath of loyalty to the United States. [source: 14]

On 18 December 1866, Ellen Clowney, applied successfully for a pension, as the guardian for his minor children (application 139,179), under the Acts of 14 July 1862 and 25 July 1866. Her post office address was 1516 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her application was accepted, and she received $8 per month retroactive to 22 May 1866 (ending 19 July 1878), with $2 per month for each child less than 16, retroactive to 25 July 1866. [sources: 5, 9, 11, 14]

On 11 April 1867, the Pension Office requested clarification of her oldest child's name, and for proof of her remarriage. They received a response on 22 April, and requested a new declaration, which she provided on 7 May 1867. Her post office address was still 1518 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 14]

On 16 October 1869, Joseph and Ellen Clowney's daughter Mary died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of marasmus. She died at 1528 Federal Street, 26th ward. On 18 October 1869, she was buried, at Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 22]

On 21 November 1869, Haughey's widow's second husband, Joseph Clowney, died, of phthisis pulmonalis. He was a laborer. On 23 November 1869, he was buried from his late residence, 1528 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The funeral services were held at St Theresa's Church. He was buried in Cathedral Cemetery. The grave was free. [sources: 18, 19, 21]

In 1870, his remarried widow, Ellen Clowney, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with Susan and Michael Haughey (presumably their children), with Joseph Clowney (presumably her son by her second marriage), and with Sarah Bonnan [?]. [source: 13]

On 2 January 1872, Ellen Clowney's son Joseph Clowney died, of variola. He died at, or was buried from, 1434 Lancroft [??] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylania. He was buried on 2 January, in New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 17, 20]

On 14 March 1878, Ellen Clowney died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of consumption of lungs. She died at (or was buried from) 1007 Carpenter Street, 2nd ward. On 16 March 1878, she was buried, at Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 16]

On 19 July 1878, Michael Haughey's pension expired. He had been paid at a rate of $8 + $2 per month. [source: 14]

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)

2 list of deaths, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 42 (Charles Haughy)

4 register of deserters, company E, entry 15

5 pension index, by name (Charles Haughey)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Privt Haughey)

7 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Chas Haughey)

8 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (Charles Haughy)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Charles Haughey)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, 6th 7th and 9th precincts, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 612 = 146 handwritten (Charles Haughey)

11 dependents' pension certificates, National Archives and Records Adminsitration, RG 15 (Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773-2001), file WC52597, transcribed from Footnote, 2 July 2011 (Charles Haughey)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Moyamensing, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 408 recto = 811 handwritten (Charles Haughey)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 235 verso = 166 handwritten (Ellen Clowney)

14 dependents' pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Adminsitration, RG 15 (Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773-2001), file WC52597, transcribed from Footnote, 2 July 2011

15 undated letter, Captain Theodore Hope to Mrs Ellen Haughey, about her husband's death

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 March 1878 (Ellen Clowney)

17 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 [?] January 1872, Joseph Clowney

18 death notice, Public Ledger 22 November 1869 page 2 (Joseph Clowney)

19 [Old] Cathedral Cemetery burial records, in Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records (Historical Society of Pennsylvania), reel 835, available on Ancestry, image 882 of 1274

20 New Cathedral Cemetery burial records, in Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records (Historical Society of Pennsylvania), reel 836, available on Ancestry, image 28 of 578

21 register of deaths in the city of Philadelphia, page 316 (Joseph Clowney)

22 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1869 (Mary Clowney)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 July 2011)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 22 May 2007)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 July 2011)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 2 July 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 July 2011)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 July 2011)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates
accessed FamilySearch index 2 July 2011
searched for Haughy or Haughey in 1864

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Charles Haughey in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Moyamensing, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 408 recto = 811 handwritten]
[transcribed 2 July 2011]
[note that the previous entry is headed by Charles Haughey, born Ireland, 72 [?42] years old, and also includes Charles Haughey, 36, born Ireland, weaver]
[identification is likely, given the age and birthplace]
line78910111213
Dwellings visited203      
Families visited221      
NameHugh HaugheyCharles "Hugh "James "Thomas "Susanna "Anna "
Age32121042/12312
SexMMMMMFF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 years" [sc. Weaver]"   none 
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Ireld]Scotd"Pa"IreldPa
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, 6th 7th and 9th precincts, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 612 = 146 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed, given the 1870 census transcribed below]
line1516
Dwelling number[847] 
Family number1115 
NameCharles HaugheyEllen "
Age2220
SexMF
Color  
OccupationLaiborer [sic] 
Value of real estate owned  
Value of personal estate  
Place of birthScotlandMaryland
Married within year  
Attended school within year  
Cannot read & write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 235 verso = 166 handwritten]
[transcribed 2 July 2011]
[this matches Ellen's entry in the 1860 census above, and the children's names confirm that it is the correct person]
[identification is confirmed by the dependents' pension certificate file abstracted below]
line2425262728
Dwelling-house number203    
Family number223    
NameClowney EllenJosephHaughey SusanMichaelBonnan [??] Sarah
Age301 10882
SexFMFMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationKeep houseAt homeAt homeAt schoolAt home
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
BirthplaceMarylandPennPennPennIreland
Father foreign born    1
Mother foreign born    1
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  11 
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 May 2014, from Fold3]


Haughey Charles
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[dependents' pension certificates, National Archives and Records Adminsitration, RG 15 (Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773-2001), file WC52597, transcribed from Footnote, 2 July 2011]

No. 52.597
Pennsylvania
Ellen Haughey
Widow of Charles Haughey
Rank Private
Company "E"
Regiment 91st Pa. Vol
Philadelphia Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 12th May 1864
Certificate dated 2d Aug 1865.
and sent to W. N. Ashman
1307 Chestnut st.
Philada Pa.
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book B Vol. 5 Page 43

[page 2]

Department of the Interior,
PENSION OFFICE,
Dec. 15, 1865.

Certificate of Discharge sent to Pensioner, applicant for Pension, or Attorney, in compliance with request herewith filed.

J. O. Foslin [?]

Incorporated in Phila. case no. 139.179 Ellen Clowney guard. Haughey minors
April 10 /67.
E. T. C

widow's pension certificate file

[dependents' pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, certificate number 94,799, Susannah and Michael Haughey minor children of of Charles Haughey]
[abstracted from 31 pages on Fold3, July 2012]
8 Aug 1859
Charles Haughey married Ellen Brennan, by Rev John P Dunn, in St Teresa's [Roman Catholic] Church, Philadelphia (witnesses James McClorkey and Sarah Brannon) (pp.7, 10, 24, 25 [by Rev Hugh Lane])
two children: Susannah Haughey born 29 August 1860, and Michael Haughey born 20 July 1862 (pp.6 [St Terese's Church records, of Philadelphia], 7)
Susannah (Susan) Haughey was baptised on 8 September 1860 (p.6 [St Terese's Church records, of Philadelphia]) or 29 August 1860 (p.10, p.25 has her born 30 Aug 1860)
Michael Haughey was baptised on 24 July 1862 (p.6 [St Terese's Church records, of Philadelphia]) or 20 July 1862 (p.10, p.25 has him born 29 July 1862)
4 Sep 1861
Charles Haughey was enrolled at Philadelphia in E 91st PA and mustered in as private at Philadelphia (p.12)
7 August 1862
deserted (p.12)
2 Feb 1864
caught (p.12)
12 May 1864
Haughey was killed in action at Laurel Hill VA (pp.7, 10, 12)
21 Nov 1864
Theodore Hope, captain commanding co. E, certified that Charles Haughey was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Laurel Hill, while the regiment was engaging the enemy, and that the regiment had received no official information about him since, but supposed he was dead, and had done the paperwork (p.20)
6 Mar 1865
Ellen Haughey, 24 years old, resident of Philadelphia, swore to the relevant facts to apply for a pension (p.25)
she listed him as supposed dead (p.25)
her post office address was Federal Street, 3rd house above 15th street, Philadelphia (p.26)
dated 18 Jan 1865
attorney W N Ashman (p.25)
witnesses Annie Bruman, Sarah McCloskey (pp.25-26)
27 July 1865
Ellen Haughey's pension application was accepted (certificate 52,597, application 85,219) (pp.16, 31)
she initially received $8 per month, retroactive to 12 May 1864 (p.31)
31 July 1865
Adjutant General's Office reported to the Pension Bureau the above-summarized information (p.12)
21 May 1866
Ellen Haughey (residence Philadelphia, born Maryland, 26 years old) remarried, to Joseph Clowney (laborer, residence Philadelphia, 31 years old, born PA) (pp.7, 10, 13)
married by Rev H Lane in a Catholic Ceremony (p.13)
22 Sep 1866
Ellen Clowney appointed guardian of Susannah and Michael Haughey, on $150 security (p.4)
18 December 1866
Ellen Clowney, guardian of Susannah Haughey and Michael Haughey, minor children of Charles Haughey, applied for a pension under the acts of 14 July 1862 and 25 July 1866 (pp.7-8)
Ellen Clowney lived in Philadelphia, 26 years old, post office address 1516 Federal St (p.7)
the widow's pension certificate file (application 85,219 [see p.12], certificate 52,597) was incorporated
application 139,179. dated 5 Nov 1866 (p.16)
attorney W N Ashman (p.7)
witnesses Mary Bunn, Cathrin Hughes (pp.8, 9)
a certificate (dated 20 May 1867) was issued for $8 per month retroactive to 22 May 1866, ending 19 July 1878, with $2 per month for each child, retroactive to 25 July 1866 (pp.2, 18)
14 Dec 1866
Ellen Clowney swore a loyalty oath to the US (p.3)
10 Apr 1867
widow's pension admitted files (certificate 52,597) were incorporated (p.17)
11 Apr 1867
the Pension Bureau sent a letter asking whether the oldest child's name was Susannah or Susan and asking for proof of Susan's remarriage (p.17)
18 Apr 1867
the Health Office certified Joseph Clowney and Ellen Haughey's marriage (p.13)
18 Apr 1867
Ellen Clowney swore that she is the lawful mother and guardian of Susanna and Michael Haughy, remarried 21 May 1866 at Philadelphia, with the eldest child sometimes known as Susanna, sometimes Susan, sometimes Susy. Since she didn't think the names were different, she wasn't careful about which she used (p.29)
22 Apr 1867
the Pension Bureau received a response to their letter of 11 April, and sent [?] circular 10 [asking] for [a] new decl[aration] (p.17)
[see page 28 for the circular, which required that declarations be made before a court of record, with the officer who has custody of the seal signing his own name and not signing by deputy, and with the identifying witnesses appearing with the claimant, and with the post office addressed 'distinctly stated']
7 May 1867
Ellen Clowney apparently reapplied for a pension, giving the same information (with changes noted above) (p.10)
her P.O. address was still 1518 Federal St, Philadelphia PA (p.11)
attorney W N Ashman (p.11)
witnesses to mark G E Alkuis [?] and J B McClung (p.11)
28 September 1876
"Pl. C. Erased" (p.19)
30 Aug 1878
Michael Haughey was last paid at a rate of $8 + $2 through 19 July 1878 (p.14)
his pension expired on 19 July, and he was dropped from the pension rolls (p.14)

letter from Captain Hope

[undated letter, Captain Theodore Hope to Mrs Ellen Haughey, about her husband's death]
[transcribed from Fold's; page 21 of the dependents' pension certificate file abstracted above]
[page 20 of that file is a statement by Hope certifying that Haughey was wounded in action on 12 May 1864 and presumed dead; the letter to Ellen Haughey is presumably from about the same time]
[the verso appears to say 'Kensington', and then below that 'Pottsville' (with 'Ke' written above 'Kensington')]


Head Quarters Co. "E" 91st Regt. P.V.V.
Camped Near Pegram House Va.

Mrs. Ellen Haughey.

Madam,

Yours of inquiry respecting your husband came to hand last evening and I can assure you it would afford me great pleasure to give you some information respecting him. but I cannot. he was severely wounded and it is supposed mortally at the battle of Laurel Hill on the 12th day of May. from which time we have not received any Official information concerning him, but it is the general belief that he is dead. if I should ever hear anything concerning him I will inform you of it.


Yours &c.
Capt. Theodore A Hope.

widow's death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 March 1878, Ellen Clowney]
[transcribed 8 July 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Ellen Clowney
2. Color White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 36 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, March 14 1878
7. Cause of Death, Consumption of Lungs
8. C. Ernest Kamalz [??] M.D.
Residence, 5th + Carpenter st
UNDERATAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation -
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 2nd
12. Street and Number, 1007 Carpenter st
13. Date of Burial, March 16" 1878
14. Place of Burial, Cathedral Cemetry [sic]
Mrs J Sweeney Undertaker.
Residence, 806 Christian St

death certificate, Joseph Clowney [jr]

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 [?] January 1872, Joseph Clowney]
[transcribed 8 July 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Joseph Clowney
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 3 years
5. Married or single, -
6. Date of Death, 1 Jan 2 1872 [sic]
7. Cause of Death, Variola
[illegible] M.D.
Residence, 1712 [?] Sth 16 Street
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor,
Name of Father, Joseph Clowney
Name of Mother, Ellen
11. Ward, 26th
12. Street and Number, N 1434 lancroft [?]
13. Date of Burial, January 2d 1871 [sic]
14. Place of Burial, New Cathedral
Jno [??] O'Neal Undertaker.
Residence, 1326 Catharine St

death certificate, Joseph Clowney [Senior]

[register of deaths in the city of Philadelphia, page 316]
[transcribed from FamilySearch (accessed 10 July 2012)]
DATE OF REGISTRATION." [sc. Nov 29]
NAME OF DECEASED.Joseph Clowney
COLOUR.WHITE.
SEX.MALE.
AGE.35 " [sc. y]
Married. [or] Single.MARRIED
Date of Death." [sc. Nov] 21
CAUSE OF DEATH." " [sc. Phthisis Pul]
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN.E F Gurk [?]
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED.Laborer
WHERE BORN.Del
WHEN A MINOR, NAME OF FATHER AND MOTHER.[blank]
WARD.26
STREET AND NO.1528 Federal
DATE of BURIAL." [sc. Nov] 23
PLACE OF BURIAL.[blank, but presumably the same as the previous entry, which was] Cathedral

death notice, Joseph Clowney [Senior]

[death notice, Public Ledger 22 November 1869 page 2, Joseph Clowney]
[transcribed from GenealogyBank, 3 July 2012]
[the notice was hard to read]

CLOWNEY--On the 21st instant, JOSEPH CLOWNEY, in the 35th year of his age

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence [illegible number] Federal street on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o clock. Funeral services at Theresas' [sic] Church Interment at Cathedral Cemetery

burial records, Joseph Clowney [Senior]

[[Old] Cathedral Cemetery burial records, in Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records (Historical Society of Pennsylvania), reel 835, available on Ancestry, image 882 of 1274]
[transcribed from Ancestry, 9 July 2012]
WHEN BURIED.Decr 24[this is the first entry labelled 'Decr', and the next is for the 6th; I suspect 'Decr' should have been on the next line, and the actual month was November]
SECTIONT
RANGE.11
Number.G
NAMESClowney Joseph
AGE85 [sic] " [sc. yrs]
PARTICULARS OF INTERMENTS.A free grave

cemetery records, Joseph Clowney [Junior]

[New Cathedral Cemetery burial records, in Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records (Historical Society of Pennsylvania), reel 836, available on Ancestry, image 28 of 578]
[transcribed from Ancestry, 9 July 2012]
WHEN BURIED.Jan 2
SECTIONC
RANGE.6
Number.29
NAMESClowny Joseph
AGE3 Yrs.
Particulars of Interment2/W
Grave Digger 

Death certificate, Mary Clowney

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1869, Mary Clowney]
[transcribed 10 July 2012, from FamilySearch]
DATE OF REGISTRATION." [sc. Oct 25]
NAME OF DECEASED.Mary Clowney
COLOUR.WHITE.
SEX.FEMALE.
AGE.2 " [sc. yr]
Married. [or] Single.MARRIED
Date of Death." [sc. Oct] " [sc. 16]
CAUSE OF DEATH.Marasmus
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN.E T Guth [?]
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED. 
WHERE BORN." [sc. Phila]
WHEN A MINOR, NAME OF FATHER AND MOTHER.Joseph + Ellen Clowney
WARD.26
STREET AND NO.1528 Federal
DATE of BURIAL." [sc. Oct] " [sc. 18]
PLACE OF BURIAL.[blank, but presumably the same as the previous entry, which was] Cathedral

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