He was born on 17 October 1834 (5; 2 (29 [?] in 1864). He was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania (2). He was born to John Smouse and Elizabeth Glass (5).
On 5 January 1860, he married Ann Rebecca Carson (5). They had eight children (5):
In 1860, he was living in Colerain Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). He was a farm laborer (6). He was living with his wife Rebecca (6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (2, 3). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2, 3). He was a private in company C (1, 13).
According to the 1890 veterans' census, he was "shot in [the] right side [and] died after [the war?]" (11).
In 1870, he was living in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a carpenter, and owned $200 in personal property (7). He was living with his wife Ann R, and (presumed) children Barbara, David, and Harriet (7).
In 1880, his widow, Ann R Smouse, was living in Colerain Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8).
On 25 February 1880, his widow Ann R Smouse applied successfully for a pension (9, 12).
In 1890, Annie R Smouse was living in Liberty, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11).
His widow, Ann Rebecca Smouse, died on 12 May 1900, in Stonerstown, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10).
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) (Abner Smoure [sic])
2 company C, descriptive book, entry 129 (Abner Smouse [sic])
3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 58 (Abner Smoure [?] [could be Smouse])
4 message, from David and Carol Eddleman, 29 October 2002, on PABEDFOR list at <sites.rootsweb.com>, transcribing burial list from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (Abner Smouse)
5 "Derby family tree", a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Doris Brewster, last revised 15 Feb 2004 (searched March 2007) (Abner G Smouse)
6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Colerain Township (post office Rainsburg), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 118 (Abner Smouse)
7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 357 = 32 handwritten (Abner B Smouse)
8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Colerain Twp, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 220, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 106 = 4 D handwritten (Ann R Smouse)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Abner G Smouse)
10 'Mrs Ann Rebecca Smouse', Bedford Gazette, Friday 18 May 1900, page 1 (Abner Smouse)
11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Liberty, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 77, page 4 (Annie R Smouse)
12 pension index, by name (Abner Smouse)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Abner Smouse)
|Name||Abner Smouse||Rebecca "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"|
|Married within year||1||1|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Smouse Abner B||- Ann R||- Barbara||- S David||- Harriet A|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1|
|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 ...|
|street name||[illegible; perhaps 'no']|
|dwelling visit #||32|
|family visit #||34|
|name||Smouse Ann R||- H [?] Ann||- Sarah J||- Wm Grant|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Keeping house||At home||At home||At home|
|school this year||1||1||1|
On Saturday morning Mrs. Ann Rebecca Smouse, widow of Abner Smouse, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Coy, of Stonerstown. The deceased was aged sixty-four years, nine months and fourteen days. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elmer Burket of Altoona; Mrs. John Coy; Mrs. John C. Reed and W. Grant Smouse, of Saxton.