91st PA: Jesse Rex

Jesse Rex

Before the war

He was born in 1828/29 (2 (35 in 1864), 6 (70 at death in 1898), 7 (21 in 1850), 8 (29 in 1860), 9 (27 in 1870), 10 (52 (?) in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 8, 9, 10).

In 1850, he was living in ward 2, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7). He was living with his mother, Sarah, and with George (3, 7). He was a paperhanger (3, 7).

In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Kensington) (8). He was living with Lydia Recks, and with Henry Weaver (8). He was a paperhanger (8).

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

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 February 1864 (1, 2, 3 [Jan 62], 4 [Jan 62]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burk (2). He was a private in company A (1, 11).

He deserted on 16 February 1864 (1, 2, 3 [discharged 63], 4 [63]). He was dropped as a deserter on 3 July 1864 (5). He was a private, in company A (11).

After the war

He was living in the Merchants & Farmers Hotel in Dayton, Ohio, in 1868-69 (3). He was a paperhanger (3).

He married Minerva Hall on 31 May 1870, in Montgomery County, Ohio (3). They had a few children, including Sarah Viola Rex (3).

In 1870, he was living in ward 2, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (3, 9). He was living with Mariana (presumably his wife Minerva) (9). He was a master [?] paper hanger (9).

In 1880, he was living at 524 [?] Warren Street, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (3, 10). He was living with his wife Minerva, and children George and Viola (10). He was a paperhanger (10).

In 1890, he was living in Precinct C of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (3, 4).

He died on 18 November 1898, in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (3, 6). He was buried in Montgomery County, Ohio (6). He was a paper hanger (3, 6). He was widowed (6).

Researcher

Austin Pevler is researching Rex; contact him at apevler@sbcglobal.net.

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) (Jesse Rex)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 141 (Jesse Rex)

3 e-mail, Austin Pevler, 6 April 2005, citing the 1868-69 Dayton City Directory, and the 1850, 1870, 1880, and 1890 censuses (Jesse Rex)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 258, page [2] (Jesse Rex)

5 consolidated morning report, 4 July 1864 (Pri Rex [?])

6 Ohio deaths and burials, 1854-1997, on LDS Pilot (no images available) (searched 22 August 2010) (Jesse Rex)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 84 verso = 108 handwritten (Jesse Rex)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, northeast division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 199 (Jesse Recks [sic])

9 1870 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, 2nd ward, microfilm series M593, film 1249, page 102 = 9 handwritten (Jessie Rex)

10 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 160, microfilm series T9, film 1051, page 350 = 21 A handwritten (Jesse Rex)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jesse Rex)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2006)
1900 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed Aug 10)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed Aug 10)
1920 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed Aug 10)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed Aug 10)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 84 verso = 108 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by Austin Pevlar's e-mail message to me, and by Jesse's occupation]
line394041
Dwellings visited420  
Families visited485  
NameSarah RexJesse doGeorge W "
Age522117
SexFMM
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 years Paper HangerCarpenter
Real estate owned   
BirthplacePaPaPa
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Over 20 & can't read/write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, northeast division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 199]
[identification is probable, given his age and occupation; no one else matches]
line101112
Dwelling number1265  
Family number1419  
NameJesse Recks [sic]Lydia "Henry Weaver
Age292923
SexMFM
Color   
OccupationPaper Hanger Glass blower
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate   
Place of birthdo [sc. Penna]dodo
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write 1 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, 2nd ward, microfilm series M593, film 1249, page 102 = 9 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the 1880 census]
line1011
Dwelling-house number[57] 
Family number65 
NameRex Jessie- Mariana
Age2718
Sexmf
Colorww
OccupationMas [?] Paper HangerKeeping House
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
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 old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 160, microfilm series T9, film 1051, page 350 = 21 A handwritten]
[The previous family, in the same dwelling, is headed by Edwin T Rex, born in Pennsylvania, with his wife Adaline, and 2 children]
[identification is confirmed by the 1890 census entry]
line46474849
street nameWarren Street
house number[524 (?)]   
dwelling visit #[177]   
family visit #219   
nameRex Jesse- Minerva- George- Viola S.
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age52 [??]2895
month born if born in year    
relationship wifesondaughter
single    
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationPaper HangerKeeping House  
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennOhioOhioOhio
father's birthplacePennOhioPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennOhioOhioOhio

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 258, page [2]]
[line] 19
[house] 347
[family] 38
[name] Jesse Rex
[rank] Pri
[company] A
[unit] 91 Penn I [?]
[enlistment date] Jan 1862
[discharge date] 1863
[length of service] " " [sc. Dayton O]
[post office address] Song [?] No 1
[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 28 February 2015, from Fold3]


Rex Jesse
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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