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George M Gibson

Before the war

He was born in June 1831, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably to James Gibson and Elizabeth [unknown surname]. [sources: date 18, 5 [26 in 1861], 10 [25 in 1860], 11 [34 in 1870], 12 [42 in 1880], 13 [77 in 1910], 15 [72 in 1906], 16 [72 in 1906], 17 [72 in 1906], 19 [19 in 1850]. place 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19. parents 10, 12, 18, 19.]

In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his presumed parents James and Elizabeth Gibson, with various others (presumably siblings), and with Priscilla Manyen [?]. [source: 19]

He probably married Adaline [unknown family name]. She was born about 1840/41, in Pennsylvania. They probably had these children: [sources: 10, 11]

In 1860, he was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a painter. He was living with his wife Adeline, his son Harry, and his mother Elizabeth. [source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a painter. [source: 5]

Description

In 1861, when he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 5]

In 1906, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and gray hair. [source: 17]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr. He was a corporal, in company A. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, 20]

He was promoted to sergeant on 20 August 1861. [source: 5]

On 2 September 1862, he witnessed the enlistments of Joseph Mantz (A) and Patrick Halligan (B), at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 5 September 1862, he witnessed the enlistment of Charles Hart (A), at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 21, 22, 23]

He was promoted to commissary sergeant. [source: 4]

He was discharged at camp near Falmouth, Virginia, on 14 March 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability He was then a sergeant in company A. He had served for nineteen months. [sources: 1, 2 [no date], 3 [1862], 5 [1862], 6, 16, 17 [15 Mar 63], 20. length of service: 15, 16]

He also served in company G of the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He enlisted on 19 January 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered out on 28 June 1865, at Clouds Mills, Virginia, when his company mustered out. He had served for 17 months. He was a sergeant when he was discharged. [sources: 6, 9, 16, 17]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a house painter, and owned $200 in personal property. He was living with his wife Adeline, his children Harry and Lizzie, and another person. [source: 11]

On 2 January 1873, he applied successfully for a pension. He applied again on 25 February 1907. [sources: 6, 9]

In about 1880, he married Nellie [unknown family name]. She was born about 1844/45, in New York. This was his second marriage, and her first. They apparently had no children. [sources: 12, 13, 14, 18]

In 1880, he was living at 1534 Hutchison Street, ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a house painter. He was living with his wife Nellie and his mother Elizabeth. [source: 12]

In 1890, he was living at 1547 or 1549 Amboy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a painter. [source: 7 (1547), 8 (1549)]

In 1900, he was living at 1240 Fitzgerald Street, ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Nellie. He was a house painter. [source: 18]

On 23 June 1906, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He had a hernia. He was a protestant. He was a painter. His wife, Nellie Gibson, lived at 806 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 15, 16, 17]

In 1906, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 15]

On 30 July 1906, he was discharged, at his own request, from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [source: 17]

On 22 November 1906, he was readmitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [source: 17]

On 1 February 1907, he was discharged, at his own request, from the Southern Branch of the National Military Home. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [sources: 16, 17]

In 1910, he was living in the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home, in Erie, Pennsylvania. His wife Nellie was living at 431 Ash Street, Erie, Pennsylvania. [source: 14]

He died on 10 February 1915, at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home, in Erie, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

On 25 September 1916, his widow, Nellie Gibson, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 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) (George M Gibson)

2 consolidated morning report, 16 March 1863 (Sergt Geo M Gibson)

3 Register of men discharged, co.A (Geo M Gibson) [this claims he was discharged on 14 March 1862, but also claims he was discharged at Falmouth, which makes sense only given the 1863 date; the place of this entry in the sequence also suggests 1863 is also the correct date]

4 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (George M Gibson)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 92 (George M Gibson)

6 pension index, by regiment (George M Gibson)

7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 419, page 1 (image 949 on Ancestry), line 5 (George M Gibson)

8 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George M Gibson)

9 pension index by name (George M Gibson)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward 1st division, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 182 = 184 handwritten (George W Gibson)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, 43rd district, microfilm series M593, film 1399, page 294 = 15 handwritten (George M Gibson)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 403, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 264 = 8 handwritten (George Gibson)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Erie City, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T624, film 1342, page 110 = 3A handwritten (George M Gibson)

14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Erie, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 20 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1342, page 78 = 16A handwritten (Nellie Gibson)

15 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 375 (Geo M Gibson)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907. Serial Set volume 5290, Session Vol. No.21, 60th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 210. Page 367 (Geo M Gibson)

17 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, G, image 716 of 1636, transcribed from Ancestry, transcribed 12 April 2011 (George M Gibson)

18 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1007, microfilm series T623, film 1480, page 169 = 4 A handwritten (George M Gibson)

19 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 380 recto = 795 handwritten (George Gibson)

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

21 compiled service record, A 91st PA, Charles Hart (George M Gibson)

22 compiled service record, B 91 PA, Patrick Halligan (George M Gibson)

23 compiled service record, A 91 PA, Joseph Mantz (George M Gibson)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a Grave (accessed 13 April 2011)

RootsWeb WorldConnect (accessed 13 April 2011)

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards (accessed April 2011)

Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates (accessed 13 April 2011)

1920 US census: FamilySearch index (accessed 13 April 2011)

1930 US census: FamilySearch index (accessed 13 April 2011)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 380 recto = 795 handwritten]
[identification is likely; this was the only George Gibson I found with an Elizabeth who could be his mother]
line22232425262728293031
Dwellings visited654         
Families visited693         
NameJames GibsonElizabeth "George "Samuel "Walter "William "Elizabeth "Mary "CatharinePriscilla Manyen [?]
Age60431916141397577
Sexmfmmmmffff
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 years          
Real estate owned1000         
BirthplaceGeorgiaPa"""""""N.J.
Married within year          
Attended school within year     111  
Over 20 & can't read/writeRd [?]         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward 1st division, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 182 = 184 handwritten]
line24252627
Dwelling number1167   
Family number1341   
NameGeorge W GibsonAdaline "Harry "Elizabeth "
Age2519150
SexMFMF
Color    
OccupationPainter   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate    
Place of birthPenna"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, 43rd district, microfilm series M593, film 1399, page 294 = 15 handwritten]
line2526272829
Dwelling-house number76    
Family number94    
NameGibson George M- Adeline- Harry J- Lizzie AReynolds Geo S.
Age342911947
SexMFMFM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationHouse painterKeeps houseAt schoolAt schoolFireman
Real estate value     
Personal estate value200    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaNew Jersey
Father foreign born 1   
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  11 
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   1
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 403, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 264 = 8 handwritten]
line424344
street nameHutchison Street
house number1534  
dwelling visit #74  
family visit #74  
nameGibson George- Nellie- Elizabeth
colorWWW
sexMFF
age423575
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeMother
single   
married11 
widowed/divorced  1
married during year   
occupationHouse Painter  
months unemployed   
currently ill?  cataract
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read 1 
can't write 1 
birthplacePennaN YorkPenna
father's birthplaceMassIrelandGermany
mother's birthplacePennaIrelandGermany

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 419, page 1 (image 949 on Ancestry), line 5]
[line] 5
[house] 113
[family] 121
[name] Gibson George M
[rank] Sergeant
[company] A
[unit] 91 Penna Inf
[enlistment date] 20 Aug 1861
[discharge date] Promoted
[length of service] 4 years, 1 month, 0 days
[post office address] 1547 [sic] Amboy St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
George M Gibson, painter, h 1549 [sic] Amboy

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1007, microfilm series T623, film 1480, page 169 = 4 A handwritten]
line3536
streetFitzgerald Street
house number1240 
dwelling number85 
family number85 
nameGibson George M- Nellie
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateJune 1831June 1844
age6855
married?MM
# years married2020
mother of how many children? 0
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceDelawareIreland
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationPainter (house) 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Erie City, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T624, film 1342, page 110 = 3A handwritten]
[Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors House]
line22
street 
house nr 
dwelling nr 
family nr 
nameGibson George M
relationship 
sexM
colorW
age77
marital statusM2
#years present marriage20
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceDelaware
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupation 
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA
blind 
deaf & dumb 

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Erie, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 20 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1342, page 78 = 16A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the two other people in this household, headed by Ada M Heim]
line4
streetAsh Street
house nr[431]
dwelling nr[342]
family nr[364]
nameGibson Nellie
relationshipBoarder
sexM
colorW
age67
marital statusM1
#years present marriage 
mother of # children0
mother of # living children0
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationNone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gibson George M.
     George
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, G, image 716 of 1636, transcribed from Ancestry, transcribed 12 April 2011]

17339
George M. Gibson

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.August 20.1861
Philadelphia Pa
January 19. 1864
Philadelphia Pa
Rank.SgtSgt
Company and Regiment.A 91st Pa InfG 20th Pa Cavly
Time and Place of Discharge.March 15 1863
Falmouth Va
June 28 1865
Clouds Mills Va
Cause of Discharge.Surg Cert DisabilityMuster out of Co
Kind and Degree of Disability. Hernia +c
When and Where Contracted.  


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Penna
Age.72
Height.5-8
Complexion.light
Color of Eyes.gray
Color of Hair.gray
Read and Write.Yes
Religion.Prot
Occupation.painter
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Philadelphia Pa
Married or Single.married
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.wife Nellie Gibson
806 N. 10th St
Phila Pa



HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission, Re-admission, and Transfer. Conditions of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
12 June 23 1906
Readmitted Novr 22 1906
  July 30 1906
Febry 1 1907
O.R.
O.R.
   

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission PaperHon. Franklin Murphy
Army Discharge2
Certificate of Service 
Pension Certificate587544
EFFECTS
[all blank]


Location of Grave and Remarks
[blank]

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