He was born in 1837/38 (2 (25 in 1861), 6 [12 in 1850]). He was born in Pennsylvania (6). He was born to Thomas and Mary A Huston (5, 6).
In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with Thomas and Mary Huston (his parents), and with Mary Huston (presumably his sister) (6). He had attended school within the year (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia, on 8 October 1861 (1, 2, 3, 7 [7 Apr 1861]). He was mustered in as a private in company B (1, 2, 8 [corp], 9 [corp]).
According to the 1890 veterans' census, he served from 7 April 1861 until 9 April 1862, for one year and two days (7). He was not on the muster-out roll when the regiment mustered out (1, 2). He was a corporal, in company B (8, 9).
On 14 September 1886, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 4).
In 1890, he was living at 837 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He had received gunshot wounds in a foot and leg (7).
He again applied for a pension on 11 February 1907 (3).
He died on 31 March 1908 (3, 5). The funeral was held on Saturday at 1130 East Montgomery Avenue (the home of William Bakeoven) (5). Members of Birney Post, Number 63, of the GAR were invited to attend (5). He was buried at Palmer Cemetery (5).
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) (James Huston)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (James Huston)
3 pension index, by regiment (James Huston)
4 pension index, by name (James Huston)
5 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 3 April 1908 page , and also 4 April page 10 (James Huston)
6 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 301 verso (James Huston)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, * (James Hewston)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Houston)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Huston)
|Name||Thomas Huston||Mary Huston||James Huston||Mary I [?] Huston|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Labourer|
|Real estate owned|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
HUSTON.--March 31, 1908, JAMES HUSTON, son of the late Thomas and Mary A Huston. Relatives and friends of the family, also Birney Post, No 63, GAR, and survivors of 91st Regt. P V, are invited to attend funeral, on Saturday, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of Mr William Bakeoven, No 1130 East Montgomery ave. Interment at Palmer Cemetery.