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Joseph H Burroughs

Before the war

He was born on 18 May 1838, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, to Nodiah M Burroughs and Emeline [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 6, 9; 3 [21 in 1862], 5 (42 in 1880), 6 (62 in 1900), 12 (12 in 1850). place: 5, 6, 11, 12 (Me)]

In 1850, he was living in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was living with his parents Nodiah and Emeline Burroughs, and with Mary E Burroughs. He had attended school within the year. [source: 12]

In 1860, he was living in ward 12, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was living with his parents Nodiah and Emeline Burroughs, and with Betsy Burroughs. [source: 13]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 January 1862. He enlisted at Washington, DC. He was mustered in, at Washington, DC, as a corporal in company I. [sources: 1, 3 (24 Jan 62), 4, 9 (8 Jan 62), 14 (pvt), 15 (pvt)]

He was wounded in the Battle of Fredericksburg. [source: 9]

He was discharged on 28 March 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was a corporal in company I. [sources: 1, 2 (no date), 3, 4 (1863), 9, 14, 15]

He also served in the 1st unattached Massachusetts Militia Infantry. He enlisted on 24 April 1864. He was discharged on 7 July 1864. [sources: 4, 7, 8, 9 (29 Apr 64 - 27 Jul 64]

He also served in company F of the 21st Veterans' Reserve Corps. He enlisted on 3 December 1864. He "stood guard over the body of Lincoln after the assassination of the martyred president". He was discharged on 21 November 1865. [sources: 7, 8, 9]

After the war

On 20 April 1863, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 7, 8]

On 10 March 1868, he married Medora N Burroughs. She was born on 29 November 1848, in Corinth, Vermont, to Abel W Burroughs and Nancy [unknown surname]. He was a carpenter. In 1900, she had had three children, two of whom were alive, including: [sources: 6, 9, 11]

In 1880, he was living in Alfred, York County, Maine. He was living with his wife Dora and children Clara and Earnest. He was a farmer. [source: 5]

In 1890, he was living in Alfred, York County, Maine. He had a shell wound in his left arm. [source: 4]

In 1900, he was living in Sanford, York County, Maine. He was living with his wife Medora, and children Clara and Earnest. He was a carpenter. [source: 6]

On 22 May 1908, he again applied for a pension. [source: 8]

He was commander of Willard Post, number 70, Grand Army of the Republic, Maine. [source: 9]

He died on 4 December 1913, at Kennebunk, York County, Maine (or Sanford, Maine). He was buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery, West Kennebunk, York County, Maine. [source: 8, 9]

On 26 December 1913, his widow, Medora N Burroughs, applied successfully from Massachusetts for a pension. [source: 7]

In 1920, his widow, Medora Burroughs, was living on a farm on Dundee [?] Road, Jackson, Carroll County, New Hampshire. She was living with her niece Bertha Dune. [source: 10]

On 16 October 1921, his widow, Medora N, died. She was buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery, West Kennebunk, York County, Maine. [source: 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 Burrough)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 April 1863 (Corpl Burroughs)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Joseph Burrough)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Maine, York County, Alfred, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 199, page [2] (Joseph H Burrough)

5 1880 US census, Maine, York County, Alfred, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 179, microfilm series T9, film 490, page 22 A (Joseph H Burrows)

6 1900 US census, Maine, York County, Sanford town, supervisor's district 109, enumeration district 252, microfilm series T623, film 603, page 239 B = 33 handwritten (Joseph Burroughs)

7 pension index, by name (Joseph H Burroughs)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Joseph H Burroughs)

9 Find-a-grave memorial 51567047, added 24 April 2010, by Mary, accessed 10 May 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st] (Joseph H Redding Burroughs)

10 1920 US census, New Hampshire, Carroll County, Jackson Town, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T625, film 1007, page 27 = 3 B handwritten (Medora M Burroughs)

11 Massachusetts marriages, 1841-1915; transcribed 11 May 2011, from FamilySearch, 4279594, image 234 of 1070 (Joseph H Burroughs)

12 1850 US census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Cambridge, microfilm series M432, page 325, page 82 verso = 164 (Joseph H Burroughs)

13 1860 US census, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, ward 12, microfilm series M653, film 525, page 281 handwritten (Joseph H Burroughs)

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

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph H Burroughs)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed May 11)
they are not living with Abel W Burroughs (her father?) et al.; see Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, ward 12, microfilm series M593, film 647, page 420 = 227 handwritten]
I did not find Nodiah and Emeline Burroughs
1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 11 May 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 11 May 11)

marriage record

[Massachusetts marriages, 1841-1915; transcribed 11 May 2011, from FamilySearch, 4279594, image 234 of 1070]
[identification is probable, given the names, and particularly the bride's name]

34
MARRIAGES REGISTERED IN THE City of Boston for the Year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight
NO.[5]99
DATE OF MARRIAGE.March 10
NAMES, SURNAMES, AND COLOR OF GROOM AND BRIDE.Joseph H. BurroughsMedora N. Burroughs
RESIDENCE OF EACH AT TIME OF MARRIAGE." [sc. Boston]" [sc. Boston]
AGE of each in Years.2919
OCCUPATION OF EACH.Carpenter 
PLACE OF BIRTH OF EACH.CharlestownCorinth Vt.
NAMES OF PARENTSNodiah M. " EmelineAbel W " Nancy
WHAT MARRIAGE, Whether 1st, 2nd, 3d, &c." [sc. first]"
NAME AND OFFICIAL STATION OF PERSON BY WHOM MARRIED.Rev Samuel W. Soljambe [??]Boston

1850 census

[1850 US census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Cambridge, microfilm series M432, page 325, page 82 verso = 164]
[identification is probable, based on the parents' names; see the 1860 census below]
line13141516
Dwellings visited1167   
Families visited1337   
NameNoadiah [??] BurroughsEmeline BurroughsMary E BurroughsJoseph H Burroughs
Age43431812
SexMFFM
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPedlar   
Real estate owned    
BirthplaceMeMeMeMe
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, ward 12, microfilm series M653, film 525, page 281 handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the parents' names listed in the marriage record]
[the other candidate I have found is a Jos Burroughs, 21, mason, in Charleston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; see 1860 US census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Charleston, microfilm series M653, film 512, page 446 handwritten]
line3456
Dwelling number[1714]   
Family number2285   
NameNodiah M " [sc. Burroughs]Emeline I "Joseph H "Betsy "
Age52532279
Sexmfmf
Color    
OccupationHouse Carpenter   
Value of real estate owned15000   
Value of personal estate500   
Place of birthN.Y.Mass."N.H.
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Maine, York County, Alfred, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 179, microfilm series T9, film 490, page 22 A]
line1234
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #165   
family visit #179   
nameBurrows Joseph H- Dora M- Clara- Earnest
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age423152
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDauSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping house  
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceMassN.H.MassMass
father's birthplaceMassN.H.MassMass
mother's birthplaceMassN.H.N.H.N.H.

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Maine, York County, Alfred, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 199, page [2]]
[line] 23
[house] 107
[family] 107
[name] Burrough Joseph H
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Penn Vol
[enlistment date] Jan 10 1862
[discharge date] = = 1863
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Do Do [sc. Alfred Maine]
[disability incurred] Shell wound left arm
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 24
[house] 107
[family] 107
[name] Do Do Do
[rank] Private
[company, unit] 1st unallasted [??]
[enlistment date] Apr 24 1864
[discharge date] [blank] July 7 1864
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Do Do [sc. Alfred Maine]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Maine, York County, Sanford town, supervisor's district 109, enumeration district 252, microfilm series T623, film 603, page 239 B = 33 handwritten]
line72737475
street    
house number    
dwelling number579   
family number580   
nameBurroughs JosephMedora H [?]Clara CErnest H [?]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateMay 1838Nov 1869July 1875Sept 1877
age62512422
married?MMSS
# years married3232  
mother of how many children? 3  
# of children living 2  
birthplaceMassachusettsVermontMassachusettsMassachusetts
father's birthplaceMassachusettsVermontMassachusettsMassachusetts
mother's birthplaceMassachusettsVermontVermontVermont
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationCarpenterHousekeeperSchoolteacherAt School
# months not employed    
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Hampshire, Carroll County, Jackson Town, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T625, film 1007, page 27 = 3 B handwritten]
line8283848586
streetDundee [?] Road
house numberFm    
dwelling visit number59    
family visit number61    
nameDune Bertha L [?]Hodge Willie A Burroughs Medora M [sic]Crouse [?] Edgar FSchick Charles [?]
relationshipHeadMother [?]AuntHired ManHired Man
own/rentO    
free/mortgaged (if owned)F    
sexFFFMM
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday3857703439
marital statusSWdWdSS
year of immigration   1908 
naturalized/alien   Nat [?] 
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919     
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
birth placeNEW HAMPSHIREVermontVermontCanadaConnecticut
native language   English 
father's birthplaceNEW HAMPSHIREVermontVermontCanadaConnecticut
father's native language   English 
mother's birthplaceVermontVermontVermontCanadaConnecticut
mother's native language   English 
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYes
occupationFarmNoneNoneFarmingFarming
industry, businessHouse    
employment status   WW
number of farm schedule35    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bourrough, Joseph
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Burroughs, Joseph H.
     or Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 March 2014]

Burroughs, Joseph H.
     or Joseph
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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