91st PA: James Hutchings

James Hutchings

Before the war

He was born in 1819/20, in Northampton, England. [sources: date: 3 (44 in 1864), 15 (33 in 1850), 16 (45 in 1860). place: 3, 15, 16]

On 29 September 1839, he married Eliza Noble. She was born in 1820/21, in New York. They were married by Henry Chase, in the house Samuel Hutchings (James's brother), 60 Cherry Street. They apparently had at least these children:

[sources: 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

In 1850, he was living in ward 11, New York City, New York County, New York. He was living with his wife Eliza, with Margaret, Charlotte, and George W Hutchings (presumably their children), and with Thomas and Maria Nedhor. He was a basket maker. [source: 15]

In 1860, he was living in ward 21, New York, New York. He was living with his wife Eliza, with Margaret, Charlotte, and George (presumably their children), and with John Ponton. He was a basket manufacturer, and owned $1,000 in personal property. [source: 16]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was mustered into service, as a recruit, for three years, on 28 January 1864, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and was mustered in by Lieutenant Hilderburn. He was a private in company E. [sources: 1, 3, 21]

He was detailed by Colonel Switzer as guard for the brigade commissary sales wagon on 23 June 1864. He was still detailed as a cattle guard in September (?) 1864. [sources: 5, 7]

He died on 2 October 1864, at City Point Hospital, Virginia, of chronic diarrhea (or dysentery). He was buried at City Point National Cemetery, Virginia, section C. He was last paid through 31 August 1864. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 2 (the name of the disease appears to be something like "Cramer's dirative [??]"), 3, 4 (3 Oct), 8 (3 Oct), 10, 12, 19, 20 (3 Oct), 21]

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning his death (and fifteen others), and sympathizing with their families. [source: 9]

After the war

On 21 December 1864, his widow, Eliza Hutchings, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension, under the Act of 14 July 1862. She was living in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey (post office address 338 S 5th Street). Her application was accepted on 18 March 1865, and she received a pension of $8 per month, retroactive to 3 October 1864. [sources: 6, 11, 12]

Effective 4 March 1866, Eliza Hutchings' pension was transferred to the Philadelphia Agency (from the Trenton Agency). Because she lost her certificate, a duplicate was issued on 19 August 1868. [source: 12]

In 1870, his widow, Eliza Hutchings, was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with Maggie and George (presumably their children). She was a parasol frame maker. [source: 17]

In 1880, his widow, Eliza Hutching, was living at 1101 Shackamaxon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son George. [source: 18]

On 31 July 1887, Eliza Hutchings died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of enteritis. On 3 August 1887, she was buried, from her late residence, 1237 Germantown Avenue. She was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the Champion Degree Council, number 8, D of L, were invited to attend. [sources: 13, 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 125 (James Hutchings)

4 City Point National Cemetery, interment index (searched 26 November 2000)

5 special order, headquarters, 2nd brigade, 1st division, 5th corps, 23 June 1864

6 pension index, by name. Searched 3 February 2001, on <www.ancestry.com>.

7 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (James Hutchings)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 6 October 1864 (Prvt Hutchings)

9 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (James Hutchings)

10 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (James Hutchings)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (James Hutchings)

12 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number 43,471 (Eliza Noble widow of James Hutchings)

13 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 3 August 1887, page 5 (Eliza Hutchings)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 July 1887 (Eliza Hutchings)

15 1850 US census, New York, New York, New York City, ward 11, microfilm series M432, film 546, page 121 verso = 240 [but the previous page is numbered '241' and the next page is numbered '243'] handwritten (FamilySearch) (James Hutchings)

16 1860 US census, New York, New York, ward 21, microfilm series M653, film 819, page 150 handritten (FamilySearch) (James Hutchins)

17 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, division 10, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 414 verso = 142 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Eliza Hutchings)

18 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 327, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 51 = 18 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Eliza Hutching)

19 Find a grave, memorial 3073102, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, 4 March 2000, accessed 29 September 2012 (James Hutchings)

20 US National Cemetery interment control cards, 1928-1962 (James Hutchings)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Hutchins)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1900 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 29 September 2012)
1910 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 29 September 2012)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 29 September 2012)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 29 September 2012)
Find a grave
searched for Eliza Hutchings died 1887 or Eliza buried in Greenmount (accessed 29 September 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 29 September 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 September 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 September 2012)

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James Hutchings in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, New York, New York, New York City, ward 11, microfilm series M432, film 546, page 121 verso = 240 [but the previous page is numbered '241' and the next page is numbered '243'] handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable--see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line17181920212223
Dwellings visited[289]      
Families visited2286      
NameJames HutchingsEliza -Margt -CharlotteGeo W -Thos NedhorMaria -
Age33289636342
SexMFFFMMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBasket Mak    Do 
Real estate owned       
BirthplaceEnglandN.Y."""EnglandN.Y.
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1    
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, New York, New York, ward 21, microfilm series M653, film 819, page 150 handritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, given his occupation (see the company descriptive roll, entry #3 above) and his apparent spouse's name (see the pension certificate abstracted below)]
line171819202122
Dwelling number400     
Family number1294     
NameJames HutchinsElizaMargaretCharlott [sic]Georg [sic]John Ponton
Age453918151230
SexMFFFMM
Color      
OccupationBaskt Manu    Engineer
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate1000     
Place of birthEnglandNew York"""Scotland
Married within year      
Attended school within year    1 
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, division 10, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 414 verso = 142 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable--see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line323334
Dwelling-house number466  
Family number477  
NameHutchings Eliza- Maggie- George
Age472521
SexFFM
ColorWWW
OccupationParasol Frame MakerParisol MakerUmbrella Maker
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplaceNew YorkNew YorkNew York
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
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 ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 327, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 51 = 18 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable--see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line2728
street nameShackamaxon
house number" [sc. 1101]"
dwelling visit #164 
family visit #188 
nameHutching Eliza" George
colorWW
sexFM
age5533
month born if born in year  
relationship Son
single  
married  
widowed/divorced1 
married during year  
occupation Umbrella maker
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplaceNew YorkNew York
father's birthplaceNew YorkEngland
mother's birthplaceNew YorkNew York

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 June 2014, from Fold3]


Hutchins, James
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

National Cemetery

[US National Cemetery interment control cards, 1928-1962]
[transcribed 29 September 2012, from Ancestry]

Interment in the City Point, Va. National Cemetery
NAME James Hutchings
RANK Pvt
COMPANY -
REGIMENT 91 Pa Inf
DATE OF DEATH Oct 3 1864
DATE OF INTERMENT [blank]
GRAVE MARK Grave No. 1240
REMARKS Originally buried City Point, Va.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number 43,471, Eliza Noble widow of James Hutchings]
[abstracted from 15 pages on Fold3, 29 September 2012]
29 September 1839
married Eliza Noble by Henry Chase (pp.4, 9)
married about 10 PM at James Hutchings' brother's house, 60 Cherry Street (p.9)
witnesses: Samuel Hutchings (James' brother), Jane Durnell (62 Clarkson St) (p.9)
no children less than 16 in 1864 (p.4)
2 October 1864
Hutchings died 2 October 1864, at City Point VA Hospital, of chronic diarrhea (pp.4 [dysentery], 7 [chronic diarrhea])
he was last paid through 31 August 1864 (p.7)
31 Dec 1864
Eliza Hutchings, 43 years old, widow of James Hutchings (E), applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.4)
resident of Jersey City, Hudson, NJ (p.4)
application 76,618 (pp.7, 10)
post office address: 338 S 5th st, N Jersey City, NJ (p.4)
dated 9 December 1864, New York New York (p.4)
attorney Joseph E Devitt + Co, Philadelphia PA (p.4)
witnesses Louisa Tobin and Samuel Hutchings (of NY City) (p.5)
admitted 18 March 1865 retroactive to 3 October 1864. initial pension $8 per month (pp.3, 12)
certificate dated 22 March 1865 (p.12)
21 Jan 1865
the Adjutant General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Bureau (p.7; see p.10 for the request)
13 Oct 1866
Eliza Hutchings' pension was transferred to the Philadelphia Agency effective 4 March 1866 (p.13)
19 August 1868
the pension office issued a duplicate certificate (pp.13, 14)

death notice, Eliza Hutchings

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 3 August 1887, page 5, Eliza Hutchings]
[transcribed 29 September 2012, from GenealogyBank]

HUTCHINGS.--On the 31st ult., ELIZA, widow of the late James Hutchings, in her 63d year.

The relatives and friends of the family, also Champion Degree Council, No. 8, D. of L., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 1.30 o'clock, from her late residence, No. 1237 Germantown avenue.

death certificate, Eliza Hutchings

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 July 1887, Eliza Hutchings]
[transcribed 29 September 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Eliza Hutchings
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 63 years
5. Widow
6. Date of Death, July 31st 1887
7. Cause of Death, Enteritis
S. Updigrovins [??] M.D.
Residence, 804 Marshall St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, New York
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 17th
12. Street and Number, 1237 Germantown Ave.
13. Date of Burial, Aug 3rd 1887
14. Place of Burial, Greenmount Cemetery
John [illegible] Undertaker.
Residence, [illegible]

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