He was born in November 1842 (16, 26; 11 (21 in 1863), 12 (19 in 1861), 13 (21 in 1863), 16 (57 in 1900), 17 (68 in 1910), 18 (77 in 1920), 21 (17 in 1860), 22 (27 in 1870), 23 (37 in 1880), 24 (7 in 1850)). He was born in Clearfield [County], Pennsylvania (11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24).
In 1850, he was living in Antes Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (24). He was living with John and Sarah Tipton (presumably his parents) and varioius other Tipton's (presumably his siblings) (24). He had attended school within the year (24).
In 1860, he was living in Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (21). He was living with John and Sarah Tipton (perhaps his parents), and three other Tipton's (perhaps his siblings) (21). He was a laborer (21).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer and was living in Altoona, [Blair County,] Pennsylvania (11, 12, 13).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (11, 12, 13).
He also served in company E of the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry (15, 25, 26).
He enlisted on 18 October 1861, at Altoona, Pennsylvania (12). He was mustered into service as a private on 29 November 1861, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12). He served in company M (26).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 11, 12, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams (11, 12, 13). He was mustered in by Captain Bernard (11, 13).
He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (2, but not 1, 12, 25). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (4). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (5, 10). He was then present, as a private, on duty as a provost guard at brigade headquarters (5). He was a private, in company K (1, 26, 27).
He was still detailed in the provost guard in September (?) 1864 (9). He returned to duty on 23 September 1864 (9).
He was promoted to corporal on 24 September 1864 (6, 10, 12).
On 10 November 1864, he testified at the court-martial of John Hamill (14). He testified that on 21 October 1864, while he was on picket duty, he saw Hamill three times, and that Hamill was drunk on the second and third times he saw him (14).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 12, 25). He was a sergeant, in company K (27).
In 1863/65, he married Susan J [unknown family name] (16, 17). In 1900, she had had nine children, six of whom were alive (16); in 1910, eight, five of whom were alive (17).
In 1870, he was living in Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (22). He was living with his wife Susan J Tipton, and daughters Anna and Laura Tipton (22). He was a laborer (22).
In 1880, he was living in Beaver Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (23). He was living with his wife Susan J Tipton, and children A J, Laura J, Sarah F, A H, and Bertha R Tipton (23). He was working in an ore mine (23).
On 21 May 1884, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (15, 25).
In 1890, he was living in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (19).
In 1900, he was living at 1207 Eighth Street, Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Susan, and children Alonzo [?], Bertha, and May (16). He was a fireman, and had been unemployed 0 months in the previous year (16).
On 26 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (25).
In 1910, he was living at 1207 Eighth Street, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Susan, and children May, Alonzo, and William (17). He was a laborer, doing odd jobs, and had not been out of work for the previous year (17).
In 1920, he was living at 221 Maple Avenue,l Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with his wife Susan and son William (18). He was not working (18).
On 12 March 1920, his widow, Susan J [?] Tipton, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (15, 25).
In 1930, his widow, Susan J Tipton, was living at 221 Maple Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (20). According to the census, she was living with her son Susan R Tipton, born in 1902 (20). I suspect this should be a grandchild, and not a child, but the census record is confusing enough that I am unsure (20).
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 letter, Sellers to Bennett, 4 July 1864
3 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (S B Tipton)
4 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Samuel B Tipton)
5 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Samuel B Tipton)
6 special order 83, HQ 91st PA, 24 September 1864 (Samuel B Tipton)
7 special order 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865
8 enlisted men's furloughs (S [?] B Tipton)
9 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Samuel B Tipton)
10 company K, second list of non-commissioned officers (Samuel B Tipton)
11 company K, third descriptive roll (Samuel B Tipton)
12 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 May 2005 (Samuel B Tipton)
13 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Samuel B Tipton)
14 court-martial record, John Hamill (Samuel B Tipton)
15 pension index, by name (Samuel B Tipton)
16 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T623, film 1380, page 54 = 6 A handwritten] (Samuel Tipton)
17 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona City, ward 1, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T624, film 1316, page 29 = 4 A handwritten] (Samuel B [?] Tipton)
18 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 11, supervisoir's district 20, enumeration district 78, microfilm series T625, film 1539, page 64 = 7 A handwritten] (Samuel B Tipton)
19 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district , enumeration district , page [blank] (Saml [?] B Tipton)
20 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, 11th ward, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 7-32, microfilm series T626, film 2005, page 117 = 11 A handwritten (Susan J Tipton)
21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township (post office Altoona), microfilm series M653, film 1078, page 356 = 94 handwritten] (Samuel Tipton)
22 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township (post office Tyrone), microfilm series M593, film 1319, page 349 = 11-12 handwritten] (S [?] B Tipton)
23 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Beaver Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T9, film 1117, page 44 = 64 D] (S B Tipton)
24 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Antes Township, microfilm series M432, film 755, page 223 = 441 handwritten (Samuel S Tipton)
25 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Samuel B Tipton)
26 Page 269. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Samuel B Tipton)
27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel B Tipton)
|Name||John Tipton||Sarah "||Eliza I "||George M M "||Samuel S "||William K "||Mary A Tipton|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Furnace Man|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||"||Pa|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||John Tipton||Sarah "||Mary "||Franklin "||George "||Samuel "|
|Sex||" [sc. M]||F||"||M||"||"|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Tipton S. [could be 'H'?] B.||Susan J.||Anna J [?]||Tipton Laura J|
|Color||" [sc. W]||"||"||W|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||Penna|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Apr|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|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||P Casner farm|
|dwelling visit #||687|
|[the dwelling visit number should be '682']|
|family visit #||700|
|name||Tipton S B||- Susan J||- A J||- Laura J||- Sarah F||- A H [?]||- Bertha R|
|month born if born in year||Feb|
|married during year|
|occupation||Works in ore mine||Keeps House||School||"||"||At Home|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|father's birthplace||Penn||S Carolina||Pa||Pa||Do||Do||Do|
|mother's birthplace||Penn||S Carolina||Pa||Pa||Do||Do||Do|
|name||Tipton Samuel||- Susan J||- Alozo H [?]||- Bertha J [?]||- May L|
|birth date||Nov 1842||Oct 1848||Aug 1877||Feb 1880||Sept 1883|
|# years married||35||35|
|mother of how many children?||9|
|# of children living||6|
|father's birthplace||At Sea||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school||6|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Tipton, Samuel B [?]||Simmons Susan J||Tipton May||- Alonzo||- William R|
|['Simmons' in line 44 may be crossed out]|
|#years present marriage||46||46||7|
|mother of # children||8|
|mother of # living children||5|
|father's birthplace||Ger Germany||Ger Germany||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||Eng English||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|nature of industry etc.||Odd jobs||City Market||Stock Co||Machine Shop|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||3||26|
|can read||Yes||No [?]||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|school since 1 Sep 09||Yes|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||140|
|family visit number||148|
|name||Tipton, Samuel B||- Susan J||- William L|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||77||73||18|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919||No|
|father's native language||German|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|occupation||None||None||hammer [?] operator|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||254|
|family visit #||262||263|
|name||Tipton Susan [sic] R||- Dorothy E||Tipton Susan J||- Samuel|
|relation||Head||Wife||Mother||Gr. Son [sic]|
|value or rent||4500|
|age 1st marriage||28||18||18|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No||No||Yes|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday||Yes|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|