91st PA: Joseph J Stephens

Joseph J Stephens

Before the war

He was born in 1824/25 (2 (39 in 1864), 5 (60 in ?1884), 6 (60 in 1884)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 5, 6).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 April 1864 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (2). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hildebrand (2). He was a private in company D (1, 10-12).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He had served for fifteen months (5, 6). He was a private, in company D (10-12).

After the war

He was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 2 June 1884 (5, 6). He had rheumatism (5). He was not receiving a pension (5).

In 1890, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (3). He had general debility (3).

On 23 July 1890, he applied successfully from Virginia for a pension (4, 7).

In 1905, he was at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (9). He had rheumatism (9).

He died of acute cystitis (duration 17 days), on 21 January 1905, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Virginia (6, 7 [20 Jan], 8, 9 [20 Jan]). On 24 January 1905, he was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9).

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) (Joseph J Stephens)

2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 62 (Jos J Stephens)

3 1890 US census veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 145 (image 137 on Ancestry), line 38 (Joseph J Stephens)

4 pension index, by name (Joseph J Stephens)

5 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1. 48th Congress, second session. House Miscellaneous Document 11. Page 317 (Joseph J Stephens)

6 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1905, page 433. Serial Set volume 4992. Session volume 52, 59th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 81. (J J Stephens)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Joseph J Stevens)

8 transit permit, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death certificate, burial 24 January 1905 (Joseph J Stephens)

9 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1905, page 7 (Joseph J Stephens)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph J Stephins)

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

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph J Stevens)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 6 May 2011)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stephins, Joseph J
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stephens, Joseph J.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 21 Apr 15]

Stephens, Joseph J
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 23 Apr 15]

Stevens, Joseph J.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stephens, Joseph J

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[transit permit, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death certificate, burial 24 January 1905, Joseph J Stephens]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA & NORFOLK RAILROAD COMPANY.
PHYSICIAN'S OR CORONER'S CERTIFICATE, HEALTH OFFICER'S PERMIT,
FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S AND BAGGAGE AGENT'S CERTIFICATE.
1907
Issued in accordance with an act of the Virginia Legislature, approved [illegible]
[PL]ACE OF DEATH.
HOSPITAL [?] NAT'L SOLDIERS [?] HOME [?] VA.
FULL NAME Joseph J Stephens
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS.
[SEX] Male
COLOR White
[the rest of the personal and statistical particulars are blank]

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
DATE OF DEATH Jany 18th [??] 1950 [???]
[the numbers are very hard to read; '18 Jan 1950' is my best guess; if correct, the year is obviously wrong, but perhaps the person filling out the form transposed the '0' and '5']

I HEREBY CERTIFY That I attended deceased from Jany 5 [illegible year] to Jany [illegible date], that I last saw him alive on Jany 20 [?] [illegible year], and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10 AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Acute Cystitis (Duration) 17 Days
Contributory [blank]
Signed [illegible] M.D.
JAN [illegible date]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Phila Pa
DATE OF BURIAL Jany 24 1905
UNDERTAKER J. [?] E. Ross
ADDRESS Hampton [Va]

PERMIT OF BOARD OF HEALTH.
This Permit, with above Certificate, must be presented to Initial Baggage Agent.
OFFICE OF BOARD OF HEALTH
NAT'L SOL[DIERS HOME]
Permission is hereby granted for removal [?] for burial at Phila Pa the body of [Jo]seph J Stephens, above described, if prepared in accordance with [the l]aws of this State, printed on the back of this permit.
[If con]tagious or communicable, state name of person who is authorized to accompany body [blank]
John A Johnston
Surgeon PRESIDENT BOARD OF HEALTH

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1905, page 7, Joseph J Stephens]
[transcribed May 2011, from GenealogyBank]

STEPHENS.--At Hampton, Va., January 20, 1905, JOSEPH J STEPHENS, in his 81st year. Interment on Wednesday, the 25th inst., at Mount Moriah Cemetery.


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