91st PA--Abner Smouse or Smoure

Abner Smouse

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

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).

He was discharged by general order on 30 May 1865 (1). He was a private, in company C (13).

After the war

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).

He died on 28 December 1878 (9). He was buried in St Mark's Cemetery, Colerain Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4).

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).

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) (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)

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1850 US census
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Colerain Township (post office Rainsburg), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 118]
line1718
Dwelling number590 
Family number669 
NameAbner SmouseRebecca "
Age2522
SexMF
Color  
OccupationFarm Laborer 
Value of real estate owned  
Value of personal estate  
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"
Married within year11
Attended school within year  
Cannot read & write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 357 = 32 handwritten]
line3132333435
Dwelling-house number206    
Family number219    
NameSmouse Abner B- Ann R- Barbara- S David- Harriet A
Age3633751
SexMFFMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationCarpenter    
Real estate value     
Personal estate value200    
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPa
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 old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[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]
line39404142
street name[illegible; perhaps 'no']   
house number    
dwelling visit #32   
family visit #34   
nameSmouse Ann R- H [?] Ann- Sarah J- Wm Grant
colorWWWW
sexfffm
age441194 [?]
month born if born in year    
relationship DaughterDaughterSon
single 111
married    
widowed/divorced1   
married during year    
occupationKeeping houseAt homeAt homeAt home
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year 111
can't read1   
can't write1   
birthplacePennPennPennPenn
father's birthplacePennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Liberty, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 77, page 4]
[line] 27
[house] 168
[family] 185
[name] Annie R widow of Smouse, Abner G
[rank] Priv
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] 1 year, 6 months, = days
[post office address] Saitoa [?] Bedford Co Pa
[disability incurred] Shot in right side died after
[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 11 April 2015, from Fold3]


Smouse, Abner
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice, Ann Rebecca

['Mrs Ann Rebecca Smouse', Bedford Gazette, Friday 18 May 1900, page 1]
Mrs. Ann Rebecca Smouse.

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.


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