91st PA: Benjamin Reed

Benjamin Reed

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (2 (29 in 1865), 11 (14 in 1850), 12 (25 in 1860), 13 (33 in 1870)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 11, 12, 13).

In 1850, he was living in Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with John and Hannah Reed (presumably his parents), and with Eliza, Catherine, Samuel, John, and Israel (presumably his siblings) (11).

In 1860, he was living in Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylania (12). He was living with Hannah (presumably his mother), and with Elizabeth, Ester, Samuel, John, Israel, Robert, and Mary (presumably his siblings) (12). He was a farmer (12).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 March 1865 (1, 2, 8 [15 Mar 65], 9). He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). He was a private in company C (1, 9, 14).

He was mustered out by general order on 15 July 1865 (1, 8, 9). He was a private, in company C (14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Hannah Reed (presumably his mother), and with Samuel, John, Israel, Robert, and Mary (presumably his siblings) (13). He was a day laborer (13).

On 30 June 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 8).

In 1890, he was living in Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (5).

He died on 10 June 1899 (8). He was buried in Friedens Cemetery, Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (9 [Freidens], 10 [Friedens]).

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) (Benjamin Reed)

2 company C, descriptive roll, entry 162 (Benjamin Reed)

3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 52 (Benjamin Reed)

4 pension index, by name (Benjamin Reed)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 165, page 1 (Benjamin Reed)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Benjamin Reed)

9 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 23 March 2011) (Benj. Reed)

10 Find a grave, memorial 42668519, created by Rodger, added 3 October 2009, accessed 23 March 2011 [identity is confirmed by reference to his service in a transcription on the memorial of the inscription] (Benj Reed)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M432, film 795, page 227 = 449 handwritten (Benj Reed)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M653, film 1136, page 270 = 213 handwritten (Benj F Reed)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M593, film 1370, page 139 = 12 handwritten (Benjamin Reed)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Reed)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 24 March 2011
1880 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 24 March 2011)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 24 Mar 11)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 24 Mar 11)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 24 Mar 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 24 Mar 11)

Note on identification

Another Benjamin Reed lived in Lycoming County, but he was still alive in 1900:

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M432, film 795, page 227 = 449 handwritten]
line678910111213
Dwellings visited30       
Families visited        
NameJohn ReedHannah "Benj "Eliza "Catherin "Samuel "John "Israel "
Age3534141210875
SexMFMFFMMM
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 years        
Real estate ownedFarmer       
Birthplace500       
Married within yearGermany"Pa"""""
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M653, film 1136, page 270 = 213 handwritten]
line171819202122232425
Dwelling number1425        
Family number1425        
NameHannah ReedBenj F "Elizabeth "Ester "Samuel "John "Israel "Robert "Mary C
Age4525211816141297
SexFMFFMMMMF
Color         
Occupation Farmer       
Value of real estate owned1200        
Value of personal estate100        
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year     1111
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M593, film 1370, page 139 = 12 handwritten]
line25262728293031
Dwelling-house number73      
Family number73      
NameReed Hannah" " Benjamin" " Samuel" " John" " Israel" " Robert" " Mary
Age55332523211815
SexFMMMMMF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationKeeping HouseDay Laborer [?]" "" "FarmerWorks on FarmAt Home
Real estate value2000      
Personal estate value500      
BirthplacePenna" "" "" "" "" "" "
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year      1
Can't read       
Can't write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old 1111  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jackson Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 165, page 1]
[line] 10
[house] 79
[family] 79
[name] Reed Benjamin
[rank] Pri
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 15 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 30 days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 March 2015, from Fold3]


Reed, Benjamin
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 23 March 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
LYCOMING County
NAME REED, Benj.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE March 16, 1865 July 15, 1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. "C" 91st Regt. Pa. Vol.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Freidens
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Jackson Twp., Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Plato #1 GRAVE No. 16
HEADSTONE Upright GOVERNMENT
INFORMATION GIVEN BY W.P.A. Project #19092
DATE June 6, 1939
REMARKS

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