He was born in May 1847 (11; 4 (27 in 1863), 5 (27 in 1863), 10 (30 in 1870), 11 (63 in 1900), 12 (74 in 1910), 14). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5, 10, 11, 12).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4, 5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).
He was drafted (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 July 1863, at Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 4, 5, 13, 14). He was enlisted for three years (4, 5). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (4, 5). He was in company M (17).
He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 14). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 17, 18).
On 10 September 1864, he was sent to hospital in Washington (7).
He was discharged on 30 November 1864 (13, 14).
According to the regimental records, he was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1, 14). He was a private, in company K (18).
In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (10). He was a farmer, and owned $3,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property (10). He was living with John Stoughton (perhaps his brother) and Mary Stoughton (perhaps his mother) (10).
In 1881/82, he married Sarah [unknown family name] (11). In 1900, she had had five children, all of whom were alive (11).
In 1890, he was living in Fairview Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (post office: Pachville) (9).
On 27 December 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 13).
In 1900, he was living in Fairfiew Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (11). He was a day laborer (11). He was living with his wife Sarah, and his children Clara, Della, James, Grover, and Mary (11).
He again applied for a pension on 4 March 1907 (13).
In 1910, he was living in Fairfiew Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (12). He was a farmer on a general farm (12). He was living with his children James, Grover, and Mary (12).
He died on 21 June 1917, at Karns City, [Butler County,] Pennsylvania (13).
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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Elisha Stoughton)
3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Elisha Stoughton)
4 company K, third descriptive roll (Elisha Stoughton)
5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Elisha Stoughton)
6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 July 1864 (Stoughton)
7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Elisha Stoughton)
8 pension index, by name (Elisha Stoughton)
9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 15, page  (Elisha Stoughton)
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M593, film 1315, page 249 = 15 [?] handwritten (Elisha Stoughton)
11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T623, film 1387, page 30 A = 4 handwritten (Elishy [?] Stoughton)
12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Fairview Township, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 87, microfilm series T624, film 1321, page 212 B = 3 handwritten (Elsha [sic] Stoughton)
13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Elisha Stoughton)
14 civil war cards on ARIAS (Pennsylvania Archives) (Elisha Stoughton)
15 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Elisha Stoughton)
16 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Elisha Stoughton)
17 Page 266. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Elisha Stoughton)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elisha Stoughton)
|Dwelling-house number||132|| |
|Family number||135|| |
|Name||Stoughton Elisha||- John||- Mary|
|Occupation||Farmer||Farm Laborer||Keeping house|
|Real estate value||3000.00|| |
|Personal estate value||1000.00|
|Father foreign born|| |
|Mother foreign born|| |
|Birth month if born within year|| |
|Marriage month if married within year|| |
|Attended school past year|| |
|Can't read|| |
|Can't write|| |
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|| |
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|| |
|name||Stoughton Elishy [?]||- Sarah||- Clara||- Della||- James||- Grover||- Mary|
|birth date||May 1847||April 1858||Oct 1883||July 1886||July 1887||Apr [?] 1892||Aug 1896|
|# years married||18||18|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Day Laborer||At School||At School||At School|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school||6||7||7|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||34|
|street||Magic and Harris [?] City|
|name||Stoughton Elsha [sic]||James W||Grover C||Mary A|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children|
|mother of # living children|
|nature of industry etc.||General farm||Farm||Home farm||At Home|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||No||yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||26|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|