He was born in New Castle, Delaware (2, 6, 12 (NJ)). He was born in 1816/18 (2 (43 in 1861), 6 (44 in 1861), 12 (56 at death in 1870)).
When he enlisted, he was a carpenter (2, 6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and grey hair (2 [dark complexion, brown eyes, grey hair], 6 [light complexion, hazel eyes, grey hair]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years on 20 August 1861 (1, 2, 6). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Lentz, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 6). He was mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (2). He was a private, in company E (1, 11, 13, 14-17).
He was present on the 9 September and 31 October 1861 muster rolls (7).
He was transferred on 31 December 1861 to company D, by regimental order, because company E was over the maximum (1, 2, 3, 7, 13). The muster rolls also indicate that he was promoted (7).
On the July/August 1862 muster roll, he was present (7). On the September/October 1862, he was detailed in the brigade commissary (7). He continued to be marked present until the July/August 1863 muster roll, when he was detailed as a hospital nurse (7).
He died on 5 May or 27 June 1870, in the Medical Ward, at the Blockley Alms House, of exhaustion following phlebitis (7 [5 May 1870], 12 [27 June 70]). He was buried on 29 June 1870 (12).
On 10 April 1873, his widow, Elizabeth C Sinex, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (8, 11, 13).
In 1880, his widow, Elizabeth Sinnex, was living in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (10). She was living with her daughter Kate Carson and Kate's husband William (10).
On 6 September 1881, his widow, Elizabeth C Sinex, died (9). The funeral was held from Maiden Lane above Long Lane, the residence of her son-in-law George W Dillmore (9). The service and interment were held at Trinity Lutheran Church (9).
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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 68
3 register of men transferred, company E, entry 4
4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 September 1863 (Pri Sinex)
5 company D, register of men discharged, entry 31 (Robert H Sinex Sr)
6 company D, descriptive roll, teamsters, entry 1 (Robert H Sinex Sr)
7 'Waughtel & Wilcox Genealogy & Family History'. Web page, available at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~waughtel/military_history.htm (viewed November 2006). (Robert H Sinex Sr)
8 pension index, by name (Robert H Sinex Sr)
9 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 8 September 1881 page 5 (Elizabeth C Sinex)
10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, TInicum Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T9, film 1125, page 99 A = 29 handwritten (Elizabeth Sinnex)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Robert H Sinex Sr)
12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 June 1870 (Robert Sinex)
13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Robert H Sinex, Sr)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert H Senix Sr)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert H Sinix Sr)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert H Sinnicks Sr)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert H Sinex Sr)
|dwelling visit #||230|
|family visit #||235|
|name||Carson William||- Kate||Sinnex [sic] Elizabeth|
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|relationship||Wife||Mother in Law|
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|occupation||Laborer||Dom servant||Keeping house|
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SINEX.--On the 6th instant, ELIZABETH C., widow of the late Robert H. Sinex, aged sixty-six years.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of her son-in-law, George W. Dillmore, Maiden lane, above Long lane. To proceed to Trinity Lutheran Church for services and interment.[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 June 1870, Robert Sinex]