91st PA: Absalom [or Abraham] Rice

Absalom [or Abraham] Rice

Before the war

He was born on 25 December 1827 (4, 7, 12 (Dec 1827); 2 (37 in 1864), 9 (32 in 1860), 10 (43 in 1870), 11 (52 in 1880), 12 (72 in 1900), 14 (22 in 1850)). He was born in Port Royal, Juniata, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14). He was born to Jesse R Rice and Nancy Fogle (4, 7).

In 1850, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his parents, siblings, and others (14). The census does not list a job for him (14).

His father taught him the millwright trade (4). He moved to a farm at Waterloo, Pennsylvania (4).

He married Sarah J Barton in 1850 (4, 7). She was born in December 1826, in Pennsylvania (12). They had eight children (4):

In 1860, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Sarah and children James, Jesse, Margaret, John, George, and Mary (9). He was a farmer, and owned $300 in personal property (9).

When he enlisted, he was a far[mer] (2).

Description

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

During the war

He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 September 1864 (1, 2, 3, 5, 8). He was enlisted for one year, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (2, 3). His enlistment was credited to the 14th congressional district (2, 3). He was a private in company C (1, 15-16).

He was discharged by general order on 19 June 1865 (1, 5, 8). He was a private, in company C (15-16+).

After the war

He lived on a farm near McCulloch's Mills (4).

In 1870, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children James, Jesse, Margaret, John, George, Mary, Elizabeth, David, and Jane, along with Margaret Barton (10). He was a farmer, and owned $7,000 in real estate and $800 in personal property (10).

On 13 June 1875, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 8).

In 1880, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Sarah, children George, Lizzie, and David, and with Margaret Barton (11). He was a farmer (11).

In December 1884, he was hurt by a falling frame, as he and others helped Michael Crouse build a new barn (13).

In 1890, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (post office: Waterloo) (5). He had had chronic diarrhea (5).

In 1900, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Sara and granddaugter Maud (12). He was a pensioner (12).

His wife, Sarah J Rice, died in 1903 (7).

He held several township offices, and was a Juniata County commissioner (4). He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, McCulloch's Mills (4).

He died on 20 June 1905, in Waterloo, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (4, 8). He was buried in the Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Churchyard Cemetery, Waterloo, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (4, 7).

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) (Absalom Rice)

2 company C, descriptive book, entry 126 (Absalom Rice)

3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 53 (Absalom Ries)

4 Clint's entire family tree (Absalom Rice)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, [Juniata] County, [Lack] Township, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [199], page [2] (Absalon Rice)

6 pension index, by name (Absalom Rice)

7 Goshorn Family History, compiled by Floyd Goshorn (accessed 10 November 2007) (Absolom Rice)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Absalom Rice)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township (post office: Peru Mills), microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 645 = 157 handwritten (Absalom Rice)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township (post office Waterloo), microfilm series M593, film 1353, page 395 = 16 handwritten (Absalom Rice)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 144, microfilm Series T9, film 1137, pages 516 D = 16 handwritten to 517 A = 17 handwritten (Absalom Rice)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 117, microfilm series T623, film 1417, page 73 B = 7 handwritten (Absalom Rice)

13 'Absalom Rice injured', from Port Royal Times 11 December 1884, quoted in 'My Mother's family', a gedcom, available at RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 23 Apr 2009, contact John, accessed 24 May 2009 (Absalom Rice)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 175 verso = 350 handwritten (A Rice)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Absalom Rice)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Abraham Rice)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Footnote indices (accessed 2 Apr 11)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 175 verso = 350 handwritten]
line1718192021222324252627
Dwellings visited115    1111  
Families visited115    1111  
NameJ RiceM RiceA RiceM RiceM RiceM RiceW RiceH J RiceS F RiceM Logger [?]M Logger [?]
Age504422171715131054174
Sex" [sc. m]fm"f"mf""m
Color     1111  
Occupation of males over 15 years" [?] [sc. Farmer]         None
Real estate owned           
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year     1111  
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township (post office: Peru Mills), microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 645 = 157 handwritten]
line678910111213
Dwelling number1096       
Family number1100       
NameAbsalom Rice [could be 'Rise']Sarah J. "Jas B "Jesse A "Margaret A "John "Geo W "Mary N "
Age3232976425/12
SexMFMMFMMF
Color" [sc. W?]"""""""
OccupationFarmerHouse Keeper      
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate300       
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year  ---   
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township (post office Waterloo), microfilm series M593, film 1353, page 395 = 16 handwritten]
line2345678910111213
Dwelling-house number123           
Family number114           
NameRice Absalom- Sarah- James- Jesse- Margaret- John- George- Mary- Elizabeth- David- JaneBarton Margaret
Age4343181716141210748 [?]/1271
SexMFMMFMMFFMFF
ColorWWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping houseWorks on farmWorks on farmAt homeAt home      
Real estate value7000           
Personal estate value800           
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born            
Mother foreign born            
Birth month if born within year         Sept [sic]  
Marriage month if married within year            
Attended school past year  1111111   
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, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 144, microfilm Series T9, film 1137, pages 516 D = 16 handwritten to 517 A = 17 handwritten]
line49501234
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #141 141   
family visit #146 146   
nameRice AbsalomSarahRice George- Lizzie- David BBarton Margaret
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFMF
age525322171381
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughterSon[blank]
single  111 
married11    
widowed/divorced     1
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping houseFarmer Farm laborer 
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year   11 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePaPaPennPaPennPenn
father's birthplacePaIrelandPennPaPennPenn
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, [Juniata] County, [Lack] Township, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [199], page [2]]
[line] 14
[house] 56
[family] 58
[name] Rice Absalon [sic]
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 27 Sep 1864
[discharge date] 19 June 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 22 days
[post office address] Do [sc. Waterloo]
[disability incurred] Chronic Diarrhea
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 117, microfilm series T623, film 1417, page 73 B = 7 handwritten]
line565758
street   
house number   
dwelling number148  
family number148  
nameRice Absalom- Sara J- Maud [sic]
relationshipheadwifegddaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateDec 1827Dec 1826June 1891
age72738
married?MMS
# years married   
mother of how many children? [blank] 
# of children living [blank] 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationPensioner At school
# months not employed   
# months in school  8
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

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 March 2015, from Fold3]


Rice Absalom
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Rice, Abraham

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 5 Mar 15]

Rice, Abraham
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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