91st PA: Thomas Young

Thomas Young

Before the war

He was born on 11 November 1844 (11, 14; 5 (18 in 1861), 6 (18 in 1861), 9 (35 in 1880), 12 (14 in 1860)). He was born in Easton, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 9, 11, 12). He was born to William Young and Rebecca Tolan (11, 14).

In 1860, he was living in Bushkill Ward, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his father William, and other people (12). He had attended school within the year (12).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (5, 6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 October 1861 (1, 5, 6, 7 [28 Oct]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (5, 6). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hall (6). He was a private in company K (1, 17).

On 23 February 1863, he returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital (3).

In May 1863, he was apparently wounded in his foot (15, 16 [foot]).

On 23 September 1864, he was detailed by Eli Sellers for duty with the brigade provost guard (2, 4).

He mustered out on 6 November 1864 when his term expired (1, 7, 8). He was a private, in company K (17).

After the war

On 15 March 1873, he married Eva Lucas, in the German Reformed Church, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (11, 14 [First Reformed Church]). They had one son, Henry (14). Henry died in his second year (14).

In 1880, he was living in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Eva (9). He was a gunsmith (9).

On 6 August 1887, he died (14). He was buried in Easton Cemetery (14). Five generations of Young's were gunsmiths; he was the last gunsmith of his family (14).

On 19 May 1882, he unsuccessfully applied for a pension (13).

On 2 September 1887, his widow, Eva Young, successfully applied for a pension (10, 13).

In 1890, his widow, Eva Young, was living at 37 Bushkill, in the 2nd ward of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (7).

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)

2 special order 81, HQ 91st PA, 23 September 1864

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Young)

4 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Thomas Young)

5 company K, descriptive roll, entry 93 (Thomas Young)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (Thomas Young)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Easton 2nd ward, supervisor's district 186, enumeration district 274, page 1 (Thomas Young)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 3 November 1864 (Privt Young)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Easton, 4th ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 73, microfilm series T9, film 1161, page 412 C = 19 handwritten (Thos P Young)

10 pension index, by name (Thomas Young)

11 'Kichline-Eldred-Breidster-Bodensteiner-McPeak ancestry', a gedcom available on RoostWeb WorldConnect (searched June 2007, last updated 11 June 2007, contact Carrie) (Thomas P Young)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Easton, Bushkill Ward, microfilm series M653, film 1147, page 275 = 55 handwritten (Thomas Young)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Thomas Young)

14 'Young gunsmiths of Easton, Pa' (viewed 4 May 2009) (Thomas P Young)

15 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Thomas Young)

16 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Thomas Young)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Young)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Easton, Bushkill Ward, microfilm series M653, film 1147, page 275 = 55 handwritten]
line345678910
Dwelling number419       
Family number419       
NameWilliam YoungMargaret "Alice "Joseph "Thomas "Catharine "John H YoungSarah Ripper [?]
Age5121191814134940
Sexmffmmfmf
Color        
OccupationGunsmith  Gunsmith  Coppersmith 
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate500       
Place of birth" " [sc. Penna]" "" "" "" "" "" "" "
Married within year        
Attended school within year    11  
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Easton, 4th ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 73, microfilm series T9, film 1161, page 412 C = 19 handwritten]
line910
street nameNorth Fourth Street
[Although a line clearly places the Young's on N 4th Street, no house number is recorded for them, which suggests they are living at the same address as the previous household, 59 Banks Street]
house number  
dwelling visit #192 
family visit #195 
nameYoung Thos P- Eva
colorWW
sexMF
age3533
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationGunsmithKeeping House
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennaN.J.
father's birthplacePennaN.J.
mother's birthplacePennaN.J.

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Easton 2nd ward, supervisor's district 186, enumeration district 274, page 1]
[line] 36
[house] 190
[family] 190
[name] Eva Young widow of Thomas Young
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 6 Nov 1864
[length of service] 3 years, [blank] months, 8 days
[post office address] 37 Bushkill Easton Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[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 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Young Thomas
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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