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George W Eyre

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Before the war

He was born in 1832, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Nathan W Eyre and Mary Ann Wagner. (Nathan and Mary Ann were married on 13 June 1825, at the Gloria Dei Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had four daughters and three sons.) [sources: date: 7, 23, 26; (9 (29 in 1861), 10 (29 in 1861), 17 (32 at death in 1862), 30 (1832). place: 17. parents: 23, 26]

His mother's father died several years before Nathan Eyre did, and they moved into his house on Bread Street. [source: 23]

His father, Nathan Eyre, died on 1 January 1842, at 32 Bread Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pulmonary consumption. His mother received one piece of property in Philadelphia from her father, and two houses in Philadelphia from her brother. She had to mortgage them to survive, and eventually (about 1847 or 1848) had to sell them because she could not pay the interest. They lived initially on the rent from the properties, and then from the profit from the sale of the properties. [sources: 21, 23]

Probably from the fall of 1853 through the fall of 1856, he was a clerk at 11 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his mother at 298 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 31]

Probably in the fall of 1857, he was a merchant, at 240 Church Alley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living at 916 Marshall Street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. [source: 31]

Probably in the fall of 1858, he was living at 916 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his mother. [source: 31]

Probably in the fall of 1859, his mother, Mary A Eyre, widow of Nathan W Eyre, was living at 916 Marshall Street. (Marshall is between 6th and 7th; Poplar is 900 north.) His brothers Benjamin B Eyre, a clerk, and Robert Eyre, a dentist, were also living at 916 Marshall. [source: 18]

Probably in fall 1860, he was an importer, at 5 Bank Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylania, living with his mother at 916 Marshall Street. [source: 31]

Probably in the fall of 1861, his mother, Mary Ann Eyre, widow of Nathan W, was living at 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No other Eyre is living there; no Benjamin, George, or Robert Eyre is listed in the directory. [source: 19]

He was living in Philadelphia when he enlisted. His brother Benjamin Eyre enlisted in the same regiment. [sources: 10, 23]

During the war

He initially recruited for company I of Edgar Gregory's regiment. At some point, he offered $100 bounty for twenty men to finish recruiting. However, when Gregory's regiment and Edward Wallace's were combined, he seems to have lost his position. [source: 12]

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 20 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 9, 10, 23, 29, 32, 33, 34]

He was promoted, by order of Colonel Gregory, on 26 August 1861 or 4 October 1861 to quartermaster. [sources: 1 (4 Oct), 6 (7 Oct), 8 (26 Aug), 9 (4 Oct), 10 (4 Oct), 14, 23 (mustered in 4 Oct)]

In February 1862, a pseudonymous letter claims he "possesses the confidence of the entire regiment". [source: 28]

He was paid in March 1862 and sent his mother $100. [source: 23]

He was paid in May 1862 and sent his mother $100. He asked his mother to pay $10 or $15 on his $46.50 debt to a tailor, Leupold, on Race Street opposite Crown. He noted that many troops were leaving for Manassas, and that they could leave at any moment, but did not know what orders they would receive. [source: 23]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 13]

He was paid in July 1862 and sent his mother $150. [source: 23]

He seems to be the officer whom Walter says never returned after unsuccessfully trying to find the knapsacks that had been left behind when the regiment started on the Maryland Campaign in 1862. [source: 4]

On 8 September 1862, his brother Robert W Eyre died, of bilious remitting fever, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of 8 September 1862. He died at, or was buried from, 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 11 September 1862 he was buried at Glenwood Cemetery. [source: 22]

He became sick with diarrhea about 1 December 1862. He was then acting Brigade Quartermaster. About 27 December 1862, he went home on a surgeon's certificate, for a twenty day leave. [source: 23]

On his way home, he stopped in Washington to get his pay. A check for about $480 was sent to his mother's house; they received it on Monday 30 December, after he died. [source: 23]

The family physician, Dr William Gregg, attended him. [source: 23]

He died of disease (enteritis, superinduced upon diarrhea), on 31 December 1862 at his mother's house, 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A family friend, Eliza Scott, was holding his head as he died. He died at, or was buried from, 820 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was single. He was the regimental quartermaster. On 4 January 1863, he was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. He was buried from his mother's residence, 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17 (Glenwood Cem), 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34]

After the war

His mother, Mary A Eyre, successfully applied for a pension on 23 March 1863. She was living at 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was initially pensioned at a rate of seventeen dollars a month. Her application was approved on 4 January 1864, retroactive to 31 December 1862. [sources: 2, 11, 23]

In 1870, his mother, Mary A Eyre, was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with his sisters Mary and Lydia. She owned $5,000 in personal property, and her daughters also owned property. [source: 20]

In 1880, his mother, Mary A Eyre, was living at 1637 North 13th Street, 20th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with his sisters Mary and Lydia. She was not working. [source: 24]

His mother last claimed her pension for 4 June 1885, and was dropped in July 1889 because she hadn't claimed her pension. [source: 23]

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 pension index, by regiment (George W Eyre)

3 Welch, pp.500-1

4 Thomas Walter. 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail 16 Aug 1884, volume 3 number 36 page 2

5 Official Army Register

6 regimental descriptive book

7 West Laurel Hill cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (George Eyre)

8 register of transfers, company A (George W Eyre)

9 company A descriptive roll, entry 12 (George W Eyre)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (George W Eyre; rolls have 'Ayers')

11 pension index, by name, searched 21 May 2004, at <www.ancestry.com> (George W Eyre)

12 recruiting poster, Colonel Gregory's regiment, company I (Geo W Eyre)

13 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Geo W Eyre)

14 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (Geo W Eyres)

15 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (G W Eyre)

16 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (G W Eyre)

17 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 December 1862 (George Eyre)

18 city directory, Philadelphia, Biddle, 1860, page 288 (accessed on Footnote, 31 May 2009) (Mary A Eyre)

19 city directory, Philadelphia, Biddle, 1862, page 198 (accessed on Footnote, 31 May 2009)

20 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 554 = 77 handwritten (Mary A Eyre)

21 death record, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 January 1842 (Nathan Eyre)

22 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 September 1862 (Robert W Eyre)

23 widow's pension certificate file, Mary A Eyre, certificate 12,069, application 15,805, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (available on Footnote, accessed June 2009)

24 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 405, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 290 = 9 A handwritten (Mary A Eyre)

25 anonymous, 'From the Ninety-first Penna Regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 9 March 1863, page 2 (George W Eyre)

26 death notice, Public Ledger 1 January 1863 page 2 (George W Eyre)

27 death notice, Public Ledger 3 January 1863 page 2 (George W Eyre)

28 'Letter from the Ninety-first', Philadelphia Inquirer 5 February 1862, page 2 ("Our Quartermaster")

29 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 3 April 2012) (George W Eyre)

30 Find a grave, memorial 9584106, created by Gregory Speciale, added 11 October 2004, accessed 12 July 2012 (George Eyre)

31 selected Philadelphia city directories

32 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, Montgomery County, available on Ancestry, (transcribed 13 July 2012) (George W Eyre)

33 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Ayers)

34 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Eyre)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Could he be the Geo W Ayers, 19, born PA, laborer, living in the town of Barton, Tioga County, New York, with E Brigham hotel keeper et al. (microfilm series M432, film 604, page 6 verso = 12 handwritten)?
1860 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 24 Dec 2007)
LDS pilot index (accessed 31 May 2009); FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
Ancestry index (accessed 12 July 2012)
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 10 October 2005)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 July 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 31 May 2009
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 July 2012)
Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 July 2012)

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George W Eyre in the 91st PA database

widow's pension certificate file

[available on Footnote]

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39 IMAGES
conserv 1
Mary A. Eyre
Cert No. 12069
[illegible] No. 31484
Box [illegible] No 70

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[I did not transcribe this, since it is a cover sheet for the microfilmers]

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WAR OF 1861.
12069
Brief in the case of Mary A. Eyre, mother of George W Eyre, Q.M., 1st Lt., 91st Pa Vols
Phila. County, and State of Penna
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, 870 Marshall St. Phila. Pa.
Claim for Mother's Pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
On Rolls
George W Eyre, Oct 4th 1861, mustered, and "Died in Phila, Dec. 31, 1862,--by aff. of attending Physician, Died of Enteritis" superinduce [?] upon Diarrhoaea" +c.--Cert. of Adj. of Reg. showing that disease was contracted in the service + line of duty

Of relationship, claimant's widowhood, dependence upon Dec'd soldier and that he contributed thereto, leaving no widow nor child.

Of Power Aty in due form

Admitted Jan 4th, 1864, to a Pension of $17 00/100 per month, commencing Dec. 31st, 1862.

Name and Residence of Agent.
Saml C Perkins
127 Walnut St
Phila, Pa.
N C Rusoh [?] EXAMINING CLERK.

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Mother's Claim for Pension.
The State of Pennsylvania, County of Philadelphia, ss.

On this thirteenth day of March, A.D. 1863, personally appeared before me J Ross Snowden Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for the Eastern District, a Court of Record within and for said County, Mary Ann Eyre, aged sixty-two years, a resident of the City of Philadelphia, in the County of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862: That she is the widow of Nathan W. Eyre deceased, and mother of George W. Eyre, deceased, who was QuarterMaster of the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Edgar M. Gregory in the war of 1861, who died at Philadelphia aforesaid on the thirty first day of December A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty two of inflammation of the bowels arising from a diarrhea contracted by him in camp while in the line of duty in the service of the United States.

She further declares, that her said son, upon whom she was wholly dependent for support, having left no widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving, declarant makes this application for a Pension under the above-mentioned act, and refers to the evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper department to establish her claim.

She also declares, that she has not, in any way, been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the Rebellion in the United States; that she is not in receipt of a pension under the second section of the act above-mentioned, or under any other act, nor has she again married since the death of her son, the said George W. Eyre.

M A Eyre

Also, personally appeared Peter K Landis and Eliza Scott, residents of Philadelphia, in the County of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Mary Ann Eyre sign her name to the foregoing declaration. They further say, that they were acquainted with Nathan N. Eyre, the late husband of said Mary Ann Eyre, in his life-time, and know that



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he and she lived and cohabited together as man and wife, at the time of his death, and for a long time previous thereto; that they were generally recognized to be such by their acquaintances and neighbors, and affiants never heard their marriage questioned. They further say, that the said George W Eyre, who served and died, as stated in the foregoing declaration, left neither widow nor child surviving him; that he was the son of the said Nathan W. Eyre, and Mary Ann Eyre, born to them during the continuance of their aforesaid marriage; that the said George W. Eyre died on the thirty first day of December, A. D., 1862; that the said Mary Ann Eyre was wholly dependent upon the said George W Eyre for support at the time of his death; that since the death of her said husband the said Mary Ann Eyre has not married, but is still a widow; that she has not been engaged in nor aided nor abetted the Rebellion in the United States; and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be. All the foregoing statements they make from their own personal knowledge; and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Eliza Scott
Peter K Landis

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this Thirteenth day of March, A.D., 1863; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Witness my signature and the seal of said Court, at Philadelphia, the day and year aforesaid.
James Rob Render [?]
Prothy Supreme Court of Penna for the Eastern District

Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Mary Ann Eyre of Philadelphia, in the County of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, do hereby constitute and appoint Samuel C. Perkins of Philadelphia my true and lawful Agent or Attorney, for me, and in my name, to prosecute the claim presented by me for a pension by reason of the service of my late son, George W Eyre, deceased; and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney to examine the papers, documents and records relating to my said claim, which may be found in any Department or Office of the Government; to appoint one or more persons to assist him in the business aforesaid; to file additional evidence or arguments when necessary; to received the certificate which may issue in my name upon said claim; and to do any and all lawful acts necessary in effecting the object of his said appointment.

In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, this Thirteenth day of March A.D. 1863

M A Eyre
Sealed and delivered in presence of:
Jos. C. Turner
Jacob Nullet

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State of Pennsylvania County of Philadelphia ss.

Before me the subscriber an Alderman for the City of Philadelphia and ex officio Justice of the Peace within and for the City and County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania personally appeared this seventeenth day of March AD. 1863 the above named Mary Ann Eyre and in due form of law acknowledged the above written and foregoing Power of Attorney to be her act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such. Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

William Ogle
Alderman
Ex Officio Justice of the Peace

State of Pennsylvania City and County of Philadelphia

I Frederick G. Nolbert Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas within and for the City and County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania do certify that William Ogle Esq before whom the foregoing acknowledgement was taken, was at the time when the same was so taken and still is an Alderman of the City of Philadelphia and ex officio a Justice of the Peace within and for the City and County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania duly commissioned and qualified to all of whose official acts full faith and credit are and ought to be given as well in courts of justice as elsewhere and that the signature purporting to be his to said acknowledgement is his genuine signature. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Philadelphia this Eleventh day of December A.D. 1863.

Fred G Nolbert [illegible]

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State of Pennsylvania
City and County of Philadelphia ss

I, Frederick G. Nolbert Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas within and for the City and County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania do certify that James T Harmer before whom the within Affidavit was made and whose genuine signature appears to the jurat thereto was at the time when the same was made and still is an Alderman for the City of Philadelphia and ex officio a Justice of the Peace duly commissioned and qualified to all of whose official acts full faith and credit are and ought to be given as well in courts of justice as elsewhere. In Witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Philadelphia this twenty-first day of March Anno Domini 1863

Fred G Nolbert
[illegible]
[seal]

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June thirteenth, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred + twenty five, Nathan Wm Eyre son of deceased Samuel + Hannah Eyre heretofore in Philada past twenty two umbrella maker + Mary Ann Wagner, daughter of George Washington Wagner in Philada, + his decd wife Mary past twenty four. Both in Philada

I certify that the above is a true copy of the record with the exception of the date and figures which are expressed in the record in fair and legible date and figures as follows - June 13 1825.
J C Clay rector of Gloria Dei Church, Phil

State of Pennsylvania City of Philadelphia ss.

J. C. Clay being sworn, says that he is the present Rector of the Gloria Dei Protestant Episcopal Church in the City of Philadelphia usually called and known as the Old Swedes Church, that by virtue of his office he is custodian of the marriage records of said church which include the marriage records of the Swedish Churches in the State of Pennsylvania whereof Nicholas Collin was Rector; and that the above is a correct extract taken from said records with the exception above named as certified by me.

J. C. Clay

Sworn to and subscribed this Seventeenth day of March 1863 before me
James T. Warner
Ald + ex officio JP

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No. [blank]
Mother's Army Pension
case of
[an illegible stamp appears here]
George W Eyre
Quarter Master 91st Regt Pennsylvania Volunteers
Applicant's Address
Mary Ann Eyre
870 Marshall st
Philada Penna
Attorney's Address
Samuel C. Perkins
627 Walnut St
Philada Pa

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Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.
April 15 1863
Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 15,805, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that George W. Eyre was enrolled on the twentieth day of August, 1861, at Philadelphia Pa [as] Regt'l Qr. Master 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war, and mustered into service as Regt'l Qr. Mr. (1st Lt.) on the fourth day of October 1861, at Philadelphia Pa., in 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Field + Staff of that Regiment, for the months of January + February, 1863, he is reported "Died in Philadelphia, December 31 1862." (Reg't Qr. Master)

I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Sam G Preck [?]
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.
Memoranda.
Name of application, Mary A. Eyre
Address, 870 Marshall St. Philadelphia Pa
W.S.

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(PENSIONER DROPPED.)
U.S. Pension Agency,
PHILADELPHIA.
JUL 1889, 188[blank]
Hon Jas Turner
Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir:

I hereby report that the name of Mary A Eyre, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 12069, and who was last paid at $17, to June 4, 1885, has been dropped because of failure to claim

Very respectfully,
W. W. St. [?] Davis.
Pension Agent.

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[this page is blank except for a stamp:] US PENSION OFFICE AUG 7 1889

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I Benjamin J Tayman Adjutant of the Ninety first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers do hereby certify that I was well acquainted with George W Eyre who was Quarter Master of said Regiment. That said George W. Eyre was taken sick with diarrhea on or about the first day of December 1862 at the Camp near Falmouth Virginia when he was then acting as Brigade Quarter Master. Said George W. Eyre continued sick of said disease in Camp until on or about the twenty-seventh day of December 1862 when he left for home on a leave of absence for twenty days on a Surgeon's Certificate. He died as I am informed and believe on or about the thirty-first day of December 1862 of the disease above named or some disease following and consequent thereon.

B. J. Tayman
1st Lieut + Adjutant 91. Rev P.V.

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No 15805
Mother's Army Pension
Additional Evidence
in case of
Mrs Mary Ann Eyre
Mother of Lieut George W. Eyre Q.M. 91st Regt. P.V.

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State of Pennsylvania
City and County of Philadelphia ss

I, Frederick G. Nolbert, Prothonotary of the Court of Common Please within and for the City and County of Philadelphia and State aforesaid do hereby certify that William Ogle before whom the within and foregoing Affidavit was made and taken and whose genuine signature appears thereto, and C. Brazer before whom the hereunto annexed Affidavit of William Gregg was made and taken and whose genuine signature appears thereto were and each of them was at the time respectively when said Affidavits were so made and taken, and are and each of them is, still an Alderman of the City of Philadelphia aforesaid and ex officio a Justice of the Peace duly commissioned and qualified and that to all the acts of the said William Ogle and C Brazer as such Alderman and Justices of the Peace full faith and credit are and ought to be given as well in Courts of Justice as elsewhere. In witness whereof I have herento set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said Court of Philadelphia aforesaid, thie twenty-eighth day of December Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

Fred G Nolbert
Prothy
[seal]

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Eliza Scott of the City of Philadelphia Single woman aged about forty years being duly sworn says that she was present during the last sickness of the late Lieutenant George W. Eyre QM. of the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers quite frequently, owing to her intimacy with the family as fully stated and set forth in the former Affidavits of deponent in this same case. She assisted in nursing the said George W. Eyre, and he died while this deponent was supporting his head. Deponent has had considerable experience in sickness and nursing, although not a professional nurse. Said George W. Eyre died of inflammation of the bowels, superinduced upon and accompanied by a violent and continued diarrhea or dysentery. He was attended in his last illness by Dr Wm Gregg of this City who had been the family physician for some years. No other physician or surgeon attended him; nor was any commissioned officer now in actual service present at the time of his death. Deponent was at the house so constantly and frequently during the illness of said George W. Eyre, that she is confident that no such officer could have been there under circumstances which would make him to [sic] certify as to the date when and disease of which said George W. Eyre died, without deponent knowing the fact, + she knows of no such officer being there under such circumstances.
Eliza Scott

Sworn to and subscribed this Twenty sixth day of December AD. 1863 before me and I certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

William Ogle
Alderman
Ex Officio Justice of the Peace

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[I did not transcribe the erasures or accompanying initials]

William Gregg, of the City of Philadelphia Doctor of Medicine, aged about Fify Six years being duly sworn according to law says. I reside at No 130 Race street Philadelphia, and have been a practicing physician in said City for upwards of twenty five years. I have been the attending physician in the family of Mrs. Mary Ann Eyre of said city for upwards of twenty years. I knew her son the late Lieutenant George W. Eyre Quarter Master of the Ninety first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, for upwards of fifteen years before his death. I was called in to attend said George W. Eyre upon Saturday evening the 27th day of December 1862, and was informed that he had arrived at home sick on that same evening. I found him suffering from inflammation of the bowels, of a typhoid character, superinduced as I should judge from his symptoms, upon diarrhea, or dysentery. I continued to attend him, till the 31st day of December 1862, when he died of said disease, the technical name of which is enteritis. I gave a certificate of his death shortly afterwards as required by the Health Laws of this City and State, + to this was appended the certificate of the Undertaker. A duly certified copy of said certificate as the same remain on file in the Health Office, is hereto annexed marked A. I see the Undertaker has omitted the occupation of the deceased + has also given the wrong number of the house. The said George W. Eyre died at his Mother's house which is number Eight hundred and seventy and not Eight hundred and twenty Marshall st. Mistakes of this kind not unfrequently occur. No other physician attended said George W. Eyre in his said last illness. I have no interested direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

William Gregg

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Sworn to and subscribed this Twenty Fourth day of December AD. 1863 before me and I certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
C. Brezer Ald and Ex officio Justice of the Peace.

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A

REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT, HEALTH OFFICE,
S.W. corner Sixth and Sansom Streets,
Philadelphia, Penna. Decem. 18th 1863.
To all whom it may concern,

This is to Certify, That the following is a Correct Copy of the Certificate of the Decease of George Eyre, filed in this department, as directed by the State Laws.


1. Name of Deceased, George Eyre
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Thirty-two (32) years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, December 31st 1862
7. Cause of Death, Enteritis
William Gregg M.D.
Residence, No. 130 Race St.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 13th
12. Street and Number, No 820 Marshall St. Phila.
13. Date of Burial, January 4th 1863
14. Place of Burial, Glenwood Cemetery
Geo Thumbert Undertaker.
Residence, No 858 Lawrence St.
Wm Read Health Officer.

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No 15805
Mother's Pension
Additional Evidence in the Case of Mrs. Mary Ann Eyre, Mother of Lt George W Eyre Q.M. 91st Regt. Penna Vols.

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Peter K. Landis of the City of Philadelphia Merchant being duly sworn according to law, says that he is the first cousin of Mrs Mary Ann Eyre widow of Nathan W Eyre and Mother of Lieutenant George W Eyre who was Quartermaster of the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers commanded by Colonel Edgar M. Gregory in the war of 1861, whose application for a Pension No 15805 is now pending. That the Father of said Mary Ann Eyre and the Mother of this deponent were own brother and sister; that deponent has known said Mary Ann Eyre from his childhood up and has been well acquainted with her circumstances and those of her family. That said Mary Ann Eyre had one small piece of real estate in the City of Philadelphia left to her by her father, and two small houses in the same City left to her by her Brother. That her said husband Nathan W. Eyre died in the latter part of 1841 or the beginning of 1842, leaving no property whatever, and leaving his widow the said Mary Ann with a family of small children dependent upon her for support. That the only property she had was the real estate left her by her Father and Brother as above stated, and upon the rents of these she managed to struggle along until finally about 1847 or 1848 as near as deponent can recollect this property was obliged to be sold owing to her inability to pay the interest on the Mortgages thereon. That upon the surplus proceeds of these sales she continued to struggle along till her children were able to aid her in the support of the family. Her oldest son Robert died in the army or in some position connected with the military service about November 1862, prior to the death of her said son George. That prior to George's entering the army he lived

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with his mother the said Mary Ann and contributed to the support of his Mother and two sisters. And while he was in the army, this deponent knows that said George W. Eyre contributed to his Mother's support from the fact that in the visits which took place between the families of this deponent and said Mary Ann, she and her daughters would frequently mention having heard from said George W. and of his having sent money to his said Mother. deponent does not recollect that they ever mentioned the amounts. They always spoke to deponent and in his presence, when speaking of these matters of Robert and George being their dependence [sic] for support, and Robert having died before George W. this deponent always believed that [sic] from his own knowledge of the circumstances of said Mary Ann, and what he had heard from her and the daughters in the intercourse which was had between the families, that George was her sole dependence for support. The said Mary Ann Eyre was never in any business or occupation for herself which could contribute to her support; nor did her daughters contribute to her support; her youngest son Benjamin who was in the army, deponent believes sometimes made remittances for the support of the family, but not more than sufficient, even if as much, to support his sisters. George was the only one to whom his Mother looked for support and on whom she depended. He was in an excellent business and doing well before he went into the army and used to do a great deal for his Mother, and supported her very comfortably. Deponent is forty-six years old and has lived in the City of Philadelphia all his life. The said Mary Ann has lived in Philadelphia ever since this deponent knew her; and deponent

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and his family have always been on terms of constant, intimate and very pleasant intercourse.
Peter H. Landis

Sworn to and subscribed this Twenty third day of November AD. 1863 before me, and I certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of his claim.
William Ogle
Alderman
Ex Officio Justice of the Peace

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Peter K Landis
Affdvt [?]

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Lydia W. Eyre being duly sworn according to law says that she is the sister of the late Lieutenant George W. Eyre, who was in his lifetime Quarter Master of the Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and that she is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Eyre the Mother of said George W. Eyre whose application for a pension is now pending No 15,805. That deponent is the next oldest child to the said Lieutenant George W. Eyre, of her said Mother. Deponent was about ten years old when her Father Nathan W. Eyre died. The family consisting of deponent's said Mother, deponent herself, the said George W. Eyre, his two brothers Robert and Benjamin, and four sisters, all lived together until the marriages of three of deponent's sisters, when they left as soon as they were married, except the youngest who left shortly afterwards. The said Lieutenant George W. Eyre died on the 31st December 1862, at his Mother's house in Philadelphia. His brother Robert died September 8th 1862. And at the time of the death of said George W. Eyre, he was and for some time previously had been the sole support of his said Mother Mrs. Mary Ann Eyre. Before he went into the service of the United States, the said George W. Eyre had been in good business in the City of Philadelphia, and at that time his said Mother had been wholly dependent upon him for support, and she continued to be so dependent afterwards up to his death. The said Robert Eyre was not in circumstances, either before or after he went into the Sutler's department in connection with the army, to contribute anything to his Mother's support. He was very glad if he could manage to do enough for his own support. Before deponent's other brother the said Benjamin Eyre went into the army he

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was not in circumstances to and never did contribute towards the support of his Mother or the family. At the time of the death of said George W. Eyre, and ever since their Father's death up to that time, this deponent + her unmarried sister [sic] had lived with their said Mother; and they were in a great measure dependent upon their said brother George W. for support. After deponent's said brother Benjamin entered the army, he occasionally remitted some of his pay, but not enough to defray the expenses of deponent and her sister, so that what was remitted by said Lieut. George W. Eyre was not only applied to the support of his said Mother (and she had no other means of support) but also partially to the support of deponent + her said sister. The said Mary Ann Eyre was never in any business, and had no way of doing + never actually did work or labor or do anything for her own support. What property the said Mary Ann Eyre had was sold + the proceeds expended long before the death of her said son George W. Eyre. The said George W. Eyre entered the military service of the United States in August or September 1861 as a private in said 91st Regiment and was shortly afterwards appointed Quarter Master of the Regiment, though he did not receive his Commission till some time in December of that year as deponent believes. The regiment remained encamped near this City (Philadelphia) till some time in January 1862. Said George W. Eyre was paid near as deponent recollects in December 1861, and was not paid at any other time in Philadelphia as deponent recollects and verily believes. Said George W. Eyre was paid in March 1862 and out of the pay he then received sent to his Mother the said Mary Ann Eyre one hundred Dollars. He was paid

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again in May, and sent his said Mother another One hundred Dollars. In July 1862 he was paid again and sent his said Mother One hundred + fifty Dollars. All these sums were received by said Mary Ann Eyre, and deponent annexes hereto the original letter which was sent with the second remittance of One hundred Dollars above mentioned (marked A), also the envelope of the Adams Express Company in which the said One hundred and fify Dollars was enclosed marked B, and also three Receipts given by the Adams Express Company to the said George W. Eyre, for said three remittances, which Receipts are marked C D and E, and were found among the papers of said George W. Eyre after his death. Said George W. Eyre had not been paid at the time he left the army on his return home on the furlough which terminated by his death, for some six months or nearly that time as deponent was informed by him + believes. On his way home said George W. Eyre stopped in Washington City as he informed deponent long enough to get some pay, + then received the amount of four months pay or thereabouts which he brought home with him; or I should say that he reached home on Saturday night December 28th 1862 and a Check was sent him for this pay, and reached him on Monday the 30th. This check was for some Four hundred and eighty odd dollars as deponent recollects. This check he gave to his Mother the said Mary Ann Eyre and she received the money upon it, and it was applied for her support and the family expenses, and also for the expenses of the funeral, of deponent's said brother Robert who had died at home leaving no estate or property. The said George

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W. Eyre in writing home always wrote to his Mother, and not to his sisters, and remittances were made to her, but applied to the household expenses, including in part the expense and support of deponent and her sister. No separate account of the monies remitted by said George and by said Benjamin was kept; but the greater part of Benjamin's remittances (and in the whole they were not near the amount of what George sent) we had to pay out for bills which he owed. Deponent further says that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim further than the interest which she naturally takes as a daughter in her Mother's welfare and concerns.
Lydia H. Eyre
Sworn to and subscribed this Fourth day of December AD. 1863 before me and I certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
William Ogle,
Alderman
Ex officio Justice of the Peace

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A

Dear Mother

Enclosed is $100 from me and $25 from Ben, making in all $125 We are all well. From the tone of the Phila. papers we have made up our minds that you have a great deal more excitement than we have although many troops are leaving here for Manassas. We are under orders to hold ourselves in readiness to move at a moment's notice to assist Genl. Banks, we presume, but cannot of course tell anything about it, as nothing is known until orders are received. There is a tailor in Race St. opposite Crown by name of Leupold


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to whom I owe $46.50 if you can spare the funds pay him say $10. or $15. on ac/c and let him credit the amount on the back of a due bill which I gave him, he retains the due bill until the ac/c is paid, or you can take a receipt on ac/c of due bill. Tell him that I will soon pay him all. Love to all.
Yours affectionately
Geo W. Eyre
Q.M. 91 P.V.
Alexa. Va
May 27 /62

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[part of the document is missing]

B

Forwarded by the Adams Exp[ress Company]
ALEXANDRIA, VA.
$150.00/100 Enclosed Paid tho [?] [illegible initials] Soldier's Package.
For Mrs. Mary A. Eyre
FROM
Geo. W. Eyre Qr. M.
Alexandria Va

870 Marshall St.
Philadelphia, Pa.

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C

ADAMS EXPRESS CO.

Washington, D.C. Mch 20 1862
RECEIVED OF G W Eyre
1 Sealed Package said to contain One Hundred dollars
Addressed Mrs M A Eyre
Philad
It is agreed and is part of the consideration of this Contract, that the ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY do not undertake to deliver beyond their own route, and are not responsible, except as forwarders, for any loss or damage arising from Fire, Railroad, Ocean, or River Navigation, unless specially insured by them, and so specified in this Receipt.
FREIGHT, 50 pd [?]
INSURANCE, [blank]
for the Company D L Agnew

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D

ADAMS EXPRESS CO.
Alexandria, Va. July 11th 1862
RECEIVED OF G. W. Eyre
One Sealed Package said to contain One hundred and fifty dollars
Addressed Mrs Mary A. Eyre
Philada Pa
It is agreed and is part of the consideration of this Contract, that the ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY do not undertake to deliver beyond their own route, and are not responsible, except as forwarders, for any loss or damage arising from Fire, Railroad, Ocean, or River Navigation, unless specially insured by them, and so specified in this Receipt.
FREIGHT, Paid 75 ck [?]
INSURANCE, [blank]
for the Company Pettit

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ADAMS EXPRESS CO.
Alexandria, Va., May 27 1862
RECEIVED OF Geo W. Eyre
One Sealed Package said to contain one hundred and twenty five dollars
Addressed Mrs M A Eyre
Philada Pa
It is agreed and is part of the consideration of this Contract, that the ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY do not undertake to deliver beyond their own route, and are not responsible, except as forwarders, for any loss or damage arising from Fire, Railroad, Ocean, or River Navigation, unless specially insured by them, and so specified in this Receipt.
FREIGHT, Paid 50 ck [?]
INSURANCE, [blank]
for the Company Pettit

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Eliza Scott of the City of Philadelphia, single woman aged about forty years being duly sworn says that she has known Mrs. Mary Ann Eyre widow of Nathan W. Eyre and Mother of Lieutenant George W. Eyre deceased who was Quarter Master of the Ninety-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers commanded by Colonel E. M. Gregory, and whose application for a Pension No 15805 is now pending, for about twenty five years at least. Her Father lived in a house in Bread street in the City of Philadelphia, in the same neighborhood where I was living and he died there about three or four years I think before the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Eyre's said husband Nathan W. Eyre, who died on New Year's day I think of 1841 or 1842. After the death of her Father the family of said Mary Ann and Nathan W Eyre came to reside in the house her Father had occupied before his death, and though I had known her for several years previous, yet I became more intimate and better acquainted with her after that. I have known her and the family ever since and have been on intimate terms with them visiting them frequently and they visiting me. I was more particularly acquainted among the children with the said George W. Eyre. The Father of said Mary Ann Eyre left her some property It was clear when she got it, but she had to raise money by Mortgage upon it after her husband's death to raise her family, + it has all long since been sold, the last of it I think under the Mortgage she had created upon it. Her husband was a very sickly man for a long time before he died. He was in no business, and left no property. His widow the said Mary Ann Eyre struggled along and kept her family together and supported them until her sons were old enough and able to assist in

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the support of the family. The said George W. Eyre was the main stay of his said Mother and the family. He started both his brothers in business, but they were not successful, and his Mother and his sisters looked to him and depended upon him for support. I have heard of his sending money for the support of his Mother from the letters which he wrote to her informing her of his having made remittance. I have seen nearly all his letter to his Mother from the Army particularly toward the last, and I know his remittances were not unfrequent. His Mother was in no business and did nothing for her own living. She must be now over sixty years of age, and is not able to earn a living for herself. Her oldest son Robert died in September 1862, and she was thus deprived of what little she might naturally have expected to receive from him for her support. He was clerk to a sutler in the army. I think he was a clerk but at all events he was connected with a sutler in some capacity. Her youngest son who was at the time of his brother George's death a Lieutenant in the army, but has resigned some time since, contributed comparatively little towards the support of the family, certainly not more than enough for the support of his sisters who were living with their Mother, and not even that much. The said George W. Eyre was always very anxious about the family and took great care of them. The responsibility of the family rested upon him and he was a great deal more like a Father than he was like a Son; his Mother depended upon him as the head of the family, and every one in the house looked up to him.

Eliza Scott
Sworn to and subscribed this First day of December AD 1863 before me and I

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certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
William Ogle
Alderman
Ex Officio Justice of the Peace.

State of Pennsylvania
City and County of Philadelphia ss

I Frederick G Noblert Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas within and for the City and County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania do certify that William Ogle Esquire before whom the three foregoing and hereunto annexed Affidavits were made and taken was at the times respectively when the same were so made and taken and still is an Alderman of the said City of Philadelphia and ex officio a Justice of the Peace within and for the City and County aforesaid, duly commissioned and qualified to all of whose official acts full faith and credit are and ought to be given as well in Courts of Justice as elsewhere, and that the several signatures purporting to be his to the jurats of said Affidavits are the genuine signatures of the said William Ogle. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court at Philadelphia this Eleventh day of December AD. 1863

Fred G. Noblert
PM [?]
[seal]

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No 15805
Mother's Army Pension
Additional Evidence
in case of
Mrs Mary Ann Eyre
Mother of Lieut George W. Eyre QM 91st Regt P.V.

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No. 12069
Pennsylvania
Mary A. Eyre
Mother of George W. Eyre
Rank Q.M. 1st Lieut
Company [blank]
Regiment 91st Pa. Vols.
Philadelphia Agency.
Rate per month, $17
Commencing 31st Dec 1862
Certificate dated 13th Jany 1864.
and sent to Samuel C. Perkins
627 Walnut St
Phila Pa.
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book A. Vol. 5 Page 28

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Arrears under Acts of Congress approved Jan: 25" & March 4 /79.
Rejected June 4 1879.
L.D.L.

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12069
No. 15,805
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Mary A. Eyre, Phila Pa mother of
George W. Eyre Q.M., in
91 Penn vols
Died at Philada Penna
Dec 31. 1862, of inflammation of the bowels
Pension Office,
March 25, 1863
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Jas M [?] Barrett [?]
Commissioner.

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July 20/63, papers retd
Character of Alderman to be certified. Dependence
Cir 9 - Death
Dec. 15 /63 cir 9 for Sur'g

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 554 = 77 handwritten]
line8910
Dwelling-house number526  
Family number567  
NameEyre Mary A- Mary- Lydia
Age704329
SexFFF
ColorWWW
OccupationKeeping houseAt home 
Real estate value  4500
Personal estate value500015001000
BirthplacePennaPennaPenna
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   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 405, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 290 = 9 A handwritten]
line678
street nameNorth 13th Street
house number1637  
dwelling visit #61  
family visit #75  
nameEyre, Mary A" Mary E" Lydia W
colorWWW
sexFFF
age795350
month born if born in year   
relationship DaughterDaughter
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupation Keeping house 
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 birthplacePennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Ayers, George.
Co. A F+S 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | R.Q.M.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eyre, George W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Eyre George W
Co. A F+S, 91 Pennsylania Inf.
Pvt | Qr Mr
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

some selected Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed from Fold3]
1851 [Biddle's ?] directory, page 127 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abraham P., wharf builder, Queen above Hanover (K)
Eyre Edward E., mer., S W 4th & Mulberry, h 93 N 5th
Eyre Frank, whf. builder, Queen bel Palmer
Eyre Franklin Mrs., gentw, Queen ab Hanover
Eyre Jehu W., wharf builder, Beach above Hanover (K)
Eyre John, shoemr, Catharine ab 13th
Eyre John, George bel 4th
Eyre John R., carp., 450 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K., com. mer. 37 Dock
Eyre & Landell, dry goods, S W 4th & Mulberry
Eyre Lewis, carp., 18 Logan
Eyre Manuel, agent, 116 Walnut
Eyre Mary Ann, b h, 18 N 9th
Eyre Thomas, dry goods, 12th and Vine
Eyre Thomas, wool manuf., 3 Harrison ct
Eyre Wm., carp. Sch 8th n Mulberry
Eyre Wilson, atty. 72 S 6th
Eyre, Ward & Co., agency, 2 Ranstead pl
1852 Biddle's directory, page 132 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abraham P., wharf builder, Queen above Hanover (K)
Eyre A., dress mr. 5 Green st
Eyre Edward E., mer., S W 4th & Mulberry, h 5th bel Vine
Eyre Frank, whf builder, Queen bel Palmer
Eyre Jehu W., whf builder, Beach above Hanover (K)
Eyre John, shoemr. Catharine ab 13th
Eyre John, George bel 4th
Eyre John R., carp., 450 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K., com. mer. 37 Dock
EYRE & LANDELL, dry goods, S W 4th & Mulberry
Eyre Lewis, carp., 18 Logan
Eyre Mary Ann, b h, 18 N 9th
Eyre Richd. W., whf builder, Beach ab Hanover
Eyre Thomas, dry goods, 12th and Vine
Eyre, Ward & Co., agency, 2 Ranstead pl
1853 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 123 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abraham P. wharf builder, Queen above Hanover (K)
Eyre Edward E. mer. S W 4th & Mulberry, h 97 N 5th
Eyre Frank., whf. builder, Queen bel Palmer
Eyre Jehu W. whf. builder, Beach above Hanover (K)
Eyre John, shoemr. Catharine ab 13th
Eyre John, 76 George
Eyre John R., carp., 450 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K., com. mer. 37 Dock
Eyre & Landell, dry goods, S W 4th & Mulberry
Eyre Lewis, carp., 18 Logan
Eyre Mary Ann, 298 Marshall
Eyre Thos., dry goods, 12th and Vine
Eyre Thos. combmr. Franklin ab Union
Eyre Wm. carp. 29 N Sch 8th
Eyre Wilson, atty. & coun. 72 S 6th
1854 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 157 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Edward E. mer. S W 4th & Arch, house 97 N 5th
Eyre Geo. W., clerk, 11 N 3d, h 298 Marshall ab Poplar
Eyre Jehu W. whf. builder, Beach above Hanover (K)
Eyre John, shoemr. Catharine ab 13th
Eyre John R., carp., 504 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K., com. mer. 37 Dock
Eyre Joshua, clerk, 97 Market [?]
EYRE & LANDELL, dry goods, S W 4th & Arch
Eyre Lewis, carp., 18 Logan
Eyre Mary Ann, 298 Marshall
Eyre Thos., dry goods, 12th and Vine
Eyre Thos. combmr. Franklin ab Union
Eyre, Ward & Co., merchants, 2 Ranstead pl
Eyre Wm. carp. 29 N 15th
Eyre Wm. H., book keeper, 74 N 3d, house 18 Logan
Eyre Wilson, atty. & coun. 359 Chestnut
1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 163 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre A., dressmr. Franklin ab Crown (K)
Eyre Abrm., whf. br. Queen ab Hanover (K)
Eyre Edward E. mer. S W 4th & Arch, house 97 N 5th
Eyre E., Beach ab Hanover (K)
Eyre Franklin, whf. br. 187 Queen (K)
Eyre Geo. W., clerk, 11 N 3d, h 298 Marshall ab Poplar
Eyre Isaac P., salesman, h 29 N 15th
Eyre Jehu W. whf. builder, Beach above Hanover (K)
Eyre John R., carp., 504 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K., com. mer. 37 Dock
Eyre & Landell, dry goods, S W 4th & Arch
Eyre Lewis, carp., 18 Logan
Eyre Mary Ann, 298 Marshall
Eyre Richd., whf. br. Beach ab Hanover (K)
Eyre Robt. W., 298 Marshall
Eyre Thomas, eating house, 22 1/2 N Del av, h Franklin ab Union
Eyre Thos. combmr. Franklin ab Union
Eyre, Ward & Co., hardware agency, 2 Ranstead pl
Eyre Wm. carp. 29 N 15th
Eyre Wm. H., book keeper, 74 N 3d, house 18 Logan
Eyres John, gent. 76 George (N L)
1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 190 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abrm. P., whf. br. Queen ab Hanover (K)
Eyre Edward E., mer. S W 4th & Arch, house 5th bel Vine
Eyre Franklin, whf. br. 187 Queen (K)
Eyre Geo. W., clerk, 11 N 3d, h 298 Marshall ab Poplar
Eyre Isaac P., salesman, 68 Market, h 29 N 15th
Eyre John R., carp. 504 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K. com. mer. 37 Dock
Eyre Joshua, clerk Bk Penna., h 475 Vine
EYRE & LANDELL, dry goods, S W 4th and Arch
Eyre Mary, gentw. Mill ab G T av (G Town)
Eyre Mary Ann, 298 Marshall
Eyre Thomas, eating house, 22 1/2 N Del av, h Franklin ab Union
Eyre, Ward & Co., hardware agency, 2 Ranstead pl
Eyre Wm. H., book keeper, 74 N 3d
Eyres John, gent. 76 George (N L)
1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 200 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abrm. P., whf. br. Queen ab Hanover (K)
Eyre Edward E., mer. S W 4th & Arch, house 5th bel Vine
Eyre Franklin, whf. br. 187 Queen (K)
Eyre Geo. W., clerk, 11 N 3d, h 298 Marshall ab Poplar
Eyre Isaac P., salesman, 103 Market, h 29 N 15th
Eyre John R., carp. 504 N 8th
EYRE JOSEPH K. com. mer. 37 Dock
Eyre Joshua, bookkeeper, 13 N 5th, h 475 Vine
Eyre J., wharf builder, 33 Beach (K)
Eyre & Landell, dry goods, S W 4th and Arch
Eyre Lewis, carp., Wallace n 15th
Eyre Mary Ann, 298 Marshall
Eyre Richard, carp., Wallace n 15th
Eyre Rebecca, shop, 66 Queen (K)
Eyre R. W., 298 Marshall
Eyre Thomas, paperbox mr., 25 E North, h Franklin ab Union
Eyre Wm. H., book keeper, 74 N 3d, h Wallace n 15th
Eyre Wm., carp., 29 N 15th
Eyres John, gent. 76 George (N L)
1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 201 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abrm. P., whf. br. Queen ab Hanover (K)
Eyre Edward E., mer. 400 Arch, house 245 N 5th
Eyre Franklin, whf. br. 187 Queen (K)
Eyre Franklin & Son, whf. builders, 187 Queen
Eyre George F., whf. builder, 187 Queen (K)
Eyre Geo. W., mer. 240 Church al, h 916 Marshall
Eyre & Harvey, paper box mrs. 531 E North
Eyre Isaac P., salesman, 245 Market, h 29 N 15th
Eyre John R., carp. 836 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K. com. mer. 145 Dock
Eyre Joshua, bookkeeper, 13 N 5th, h 1323 Vine
Eyre J. W, wharf builder, 338 Beach (K)
EYRE & LANDELL, dry goods, S W 4th and Arch
Eyre Lewis, carp., 1522 Wallace
Eyre Richard, whf. builder, Queen ab Hanover
Eyre Thomas, letter carrier, 619 Peach
Eyre Thomas, paperbox mr., 531 E North, h Franklin ab Union
Eyre Wm. H., book keeper, 321 Market, h 1522 Wallace
Eyres John, gent. 332 George (N L)
1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 211 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abrm. P., whf. br. 422 Richmond
Eyre Edward E., mer. 400 Arch, h 245 N 5th
Eyre Franklin & Son, whf. builders, 430 Richmond
Eyre George F., whf. builder, 1126 Palmer
Eyre Geo. W., h 916 Marshall
Eyre & Harvey, paper box mrs. 531 North
Eyre Isaac P., salesman, 245 Market
Eyre John R., carp. 836 N 8th
EYRE JOSEPH K. com. mer. 115 Norris al, ab Walnut bet Front & 2d (up stairs)
Eyre Joshua, bookkeeper, 22 S 5th, h 1323 Vine
Eyre J. W, wharf builder, 1326 Beach (K)
EYRE & LANDELL, (Edward Eyre, Washington L. Landell,) dry goods, S W 4th and Arch
Eyre Lewis, carp., 1522 Wallace
Eyre Mary Ann, 916 Marshall
Eyre Michael, lab. 12 Upshur av
Eyre Richard, whf. builder, 420 Richmond
Eyre Thomas, paperbox mr., 531 North, h Franklin ab Union
Eyre Wm., carp. 14 N 15th
Eyre Wm. H., book keeper, 321 Market, h 1522 Wallace
Eyres James, salesm. 817 S 13th
Eyres John, gent. 332 George
1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 288 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre A. P., wharfbuilder, 422 Richmond
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, 916 Marshall
Eyre Edward E., dry goods, N 4th & Arch, h 254 N 5th
Eyre Frank wharfbuilder, 430 Richmond
Eyre George, wharfbuilder, 1126 Palmer
Eyre Isaac P., clerk, 2013 Cherry
Eyre John, shoemaker, 303 Catharine
Eyre John R., carpenter, Darian ab Poplar, h 1320 N 13th
Eyre Joseph K., liquors, 115 Gothic
Eyre Joshua, clerk, 22 S 5th, h 1323 Vine
Eyre Lewis, carpenter, 1522 Wallace
EYRE & LANDELL, (Edward E. Eyre & Washington J. Landell,) dry goods, N 4th c Arch
Eyre Mary A., widow Nathan W., 916 Marshall
Eyre Robert, dentist, 916 Marshall
Eyre Thomas, boxmr., 525 North, h 846 N 15th
Eyre William, builder, 111 N 15th
Eyre William, clerk, 1533 S 5th
Eyre William, machinist, 1204 Wood
Eyre William H., acct., 321 Market, h 1522 Wallace
Eyres Sarah, widow John, 332 George
1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 289 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyre Abraham P., wharf builder, 422 Richmond
Eyre Benjamin B., salesm. 15 N 3d, h 916 Marshall
Eyre Edward, hardware, 111 N 15th
Eyre Edward E., dry goods, S W 4th & Arch, h 2111 Arch
Eyre Franklin, wharf builder, 430 Richmond
Eyre Franklin & Son (Franklin & George F. Eyre), wharf builders, 430 Richmond
Eyre George F., wharfbuilder, 1126 Palmer
Eyre George W., imp., 5 Bank, h 916 Marshall
Eyre Isaac P., notions &c., 17 N 3d, 2013 Cherry
Eyre Jehu W., wharfbuilder, 1326 Beach
Eyre John, shoemaker, 1303 Catharine
Eyre John Randolph, carpenter, Darian n Poplar, h 836 N 8th
Eyre Joseph K., com. mer., 115 Gothic, h Lower Merion, Montg'y Co
Eyre Joshua, hardware, h 111 N 15th
Eyre Joshua P., farmer, stall 539 Farmers' Market, h Del Co
Eyre & Landell, (Edward E. Eyre & Washington J. Landell,) dry goods, S W 4th & Arch
Eyre Lewis, carpenter, 1522 Wallace
Eyre Lydia W., gentlewoman, 916 Marshall
Eyre Mary Ann, widow Nathan, 916 Marshall
Eyre Thomas, baker, N W 11th & Callowhill
Eyre Thomas, dent., 528 Arch, h 15th ab Parrish
Eyre Thomas, paper box ms., 207 Carter, h 846 N 15th
Eyre & Wagner (George W. Eyre & William A. E. Wagner), importers, 5 Bank
Eyre William, contractor, 111 N 15th
Eyre William, druggist, 17 Catharine
Eyre William H., bookkeeper, 411 Market, h 1012 Market
Eyres Jonathan, salesman, 604 Market
1862 Biddle's and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 198 [transcribed all Eyre's]
Eyer Franklin, wharfbuilder, 430 Richmond
Eyere J. P., notions, 17 N 3d, h 2013 Cherry
Eyers Sarah, 332 George
Eyre Abraham P., wharfbuilder, 422 Richmond
Eyre Edward E., mer., S W 4th & Arch, h 2111 Arch
Eyre Isaac P., mer., 2013 Cherry
Eyre J. R., builder, 946 N 8th
Eyre John W., wharfbuilder, 1326 Beach
Eyre Joseph K., 115 Gothic
Eyre Joshua, hardware, 22 S 5th, h 111 N 15th
EYRE & LANDELL (E. E. Eyre & W. J. Landell,) dry goods, S W 4th & Arch
Eyre Lewis, carpenter, 1522 Wallace
Eyre Mary Ann, widow Nathan W., 870 Marshall
Eyre Thomas, paperbox manuf., 207 Carter, h 846 N 15th
Eyre Thomas, Jr., dental depot, 846 N 15th
Eyre William, coal dealer, S Del av n Catharine, h 330 Queen
Eyre William, carpenter, 111 N 15th
Eyre W. H., bookkeeper, 411 Market, h 1522 Wallace
Eyres Ewin S., wharfbuilder, 422 Richmond
1863 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 240
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, 870 Marshall
Eyre George W., merchant, 870 Marshall
Eyre Mary Ann, gentlewoman, 870 Marshall
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 555
Eyre Mary, h 1637 N 13th
1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pp.517-518
[no references]
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 530
Eyre Lydia W., h 1637 N 13th
Eyre Mary, h 1637 N 13th
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 460
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1879 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 519
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 December 1862, George Eyre]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George Eyre
2. Colour, Wht.
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 32 yrs
5. Single
6. Date of Death, December 31, 1862
7. Cause of Death, Enteritis
William Gregg M.D.
Residence, 130 Race St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 13 ward
12. Street and Number, Marshall No 820
13. Date of Burial, Jany 4th 1863
14. Place of Burial, Glenwood Cemetery
Geo Thumbert [?] UNDERTAKER.
Residence, 858 Lawrence

death certificate, Robert W Eyre

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 September 1862, Robert W Eyre]
RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Robert W Eyre
2. Colour, Wht.
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 34 years yrs.
5. Single
6. Date of Death, September 8. 1862
7. Cause of Death, Bilious Remitting fever
William Gregg M.D.
Residence, 130 Race St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Philad
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 13th
12. Street and Number, 870 Marshall St
13. Date of Burial, Sept 11 62
14. Place of Burial, Glenwood Cem
Geo Thumbert UNDERTAKER.
Residence, 858 Lawrence St
Date of Certificate, Sept 10 /62

death record, Nathan W Eyre

[death record, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 January 1842, Nathan Eyre]
[the index on the FamilySearch pilot site refers to Christ Church Cemetery, but the record does not record the cemetery; it also has 'Broad' and not 'Bread' street]


Philadelphia Jan 1st 1842.

Mr Nathan Eyre residing in Bread [?] St No 32 died this day of Pulmonary Consumption aged 39 years

Samuel Freedley

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 1 January 1863 page 2, George W Eyre]

EYRE--On the 31st ult., GEORGE W. EYRE, Quartermaster of the Ninety-first Pa. V., son of May A. and the late Nathan W. Eyre. Due notice will be given of the funeral

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 3 January 1863 page 2, George W Eyre]

EYRE.--On Wednesday, Dec. 31, GEORGE W. EYRE, Quartermaster of 91st Regiment, P.V., son of May Ann and the late Nathaniel W. Eyre.

The friends, relatives, and members of Columbia Lodge, No. 91, A.Y.M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his mother, No. 870 Marshall street, on Sunday, January 4th, at 2 o'clock P.M.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 3 April 2012)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Eyre, George W 1072
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 8/20/61 12/31/62
ORGANIZATION(S) Co A, 91 Regt Pa Vol Staff [sic]
RANK Pvt QM
CEMETERY NAME West Laurel Hill
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Pencoyd, Pa
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Norriton LOT No. 276
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank]
DATE 1/21/35
REMARKS

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, Montgomery County, available on Ancestry, (transcribed 13 July 2012)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Eyre, George W 1072
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 8/20/61 12/31/62
ORGANIZATION(S) Co A, 91 Regt Pa Vol Staff
RANK Pvt QM
CEMETERY NAME West Laurel Hill
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Pencoyd, Pa
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Norriton LOT No. 276
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank]
DATE 1/21/35
REMARKS

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