Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Henry Clothier

Question

Did he enlist twice, as I have assumed?

Before the war

He was born in 1828/29 (4 (32 in 1861), 5 (32 in 1861), 6 (32 in 1861), 10 [44 in 1860], 11 [50 in 1870], 12 [60 in 1880], 14 [68 at death in 1883]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14).

In 1860, he was living in the 18th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was a ship joiner, and owned $75 in personal property (10). He was living with his wife Catharine and children James, Margaret, Virginia, and Martha (10).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and gray hair (5, 6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7). He was a private in company B (4, 15).

On 2 September 1863, he was reported discharged because of disability (2, 7 [3 Mar 63]). He had experienced sunstroke while marching at Washington, DC (7).

He reenlisted on 21 January 1864 (1, 4, 5, 6 [none claim he was a veteran]). He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Shipley, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was mustered by Lieutenant Hildeburn (5, 6). He was a private in company B (1).

He was dropped from the rolls on 1 July 1865, apparently as a deserter (1, 4, 13). He was a private, in company B (15).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was a ship joiner, and owned $400 in personal property (11). He was living with his wife Catharine and children James, Virginia, and Martha (11).

In 1880, he was living at 116 East York Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was a ship joiner (11). He was living with his wife Catharine and daughter Martha (12).

He died on 13 December 1883, of typhoid fever (14). He was a ship joiner (14). He died at, or was buried from, 816 East York Street (14). He was buried on 18 December 1883, at the Palmer Vault (14).

On 30 November 1889, his widow, Catharine Clothier, unsuccessfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1890, his widow, Catherine Clothier, was living at 2216 East Norris Street, Philadelphia, 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) (Henry Clothier)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 September 1863 (H Clothier)

3 company B [first] descriptive roll, entry 20 (Henry Clothier) [no information]

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 May 2004 (Henry Clothier)

5 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 7 (Henry Clothier)

6 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 35 (Henry Clothier)

7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (17th division, 18th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 351, page 2 (image 747 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 22 (Henry [?] Clothier)

8 pension index, by regiment (Henry Clothier)

9 pension index, by name (Henry Clothier)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 335 = 41 handwritten (Henry Clothier)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 61st district, microfilm series M593, film 1405, page 507 = 146 handwritten (Henry Clothier)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 679, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 510 C = 3 handwritten (Henry Clothier)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 4 July 1865 (Clothier)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 December 1883 (Henry Clothier)

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

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 335 = 41 handwritten]
line282930313233
Dwelling number285     
Family number318     
NameHenry ClothierCatharine "James "Margaret "Virginia" Martha "
Age444010864
Sexmfmfff
Color      
OccupationShip Joiner     
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate$75     
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  (1)(1)(1) 
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 61st district, microfilm series M593, film 1405, page 507 = 146 handwritten]
line23456
Dwelling-house number1118    
Family number1158    
NameClothier HenryCatharineJamesVirginiaMartha
Age5051201714
SexMFMFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationShip JoinerHouse KeepingUmbrella Makerin factory 
Real estate value     
Personal estate value400    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year    1
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 679, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 510 C = 3 handwritten]
line252627
street nameEast York St
house number116  
dwelling visit #15  
family visit #21  
nameClothier Henry- Catharine- Martha
colorWWW
sexMFF
age605818
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeDaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationShip JoinerKeeping HouseGlass Works
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaN JerseyPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (17th division, 18th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 351, page 2 (image 747 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 22]
[line] 22
[house] 229
[family] 237
[name] Catherine Clothier widow of Henry [?] Clothier
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91st Reg P. V.
[enlistment date] 8 Nov 1861
[discharge date] 3 Mar 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, - days
[post office address] 2216 East Norris St Phila Pa
[disability incurred] Sunstroke while marching
[remarks] all papers at Washington

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I was not able to find her, searching the transcription available on <www.ancestry.com>, February 2005]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clothier, Henry
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 December 1883, Henry Clothier]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Henry Clothier
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Sixty Eight years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, December 13th 1883
7. Cause of Death, Typhoid Fever
J. W. Necaskey M.D.
Residence, 908 E. Cumberland St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Ship Joiner
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31
12. Street and Number, No 816 [sic] E York St
13. Date of Burial, Dec 18th 1883.
14. Place of Burial, Palmer Vault
Geo W Dickes Undertaker.
Residence, 2039 Frankford Ave.

top of document | home
revised 20 Mar 14
contact Harry Ide at hide1@unl.edu with comments or questions