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William Roberts

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23 (3 (38 in 1861), 6 (58 in 1880)). He was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (3, 6).

When he enlisted, he was a saw grinder (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 11 September 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (3). He was a private in company A (1, 7).

He was discharged on 8 April 1862 (1) or 18 April 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3). He was a private in company A (1, 2, 7).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 1235 Ball, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Louisa and son Frank (6). He was a laborer (6).

On 7 February 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

On 31 July 1891, his widow, Louisa Roberts, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

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) (William Roberts)

2 Register of men discharged, co.A (William Robberts)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 51 (William Roberts)

4 pension index, by regiment (William Roberts)

5 pension index, by name (William Roberts)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 345, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 256 A = 13 handwritten (William Roberts)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Roberts)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 345, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 256 A = 13 handwritten]
line123
street nameBall
house number1235  
dwelling visit #163  
family visit #119  
nameRoberts William- Louisa- Frank
colorWWW
sexMFM
age585527
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationLaborerKeeping houseCarriage Maker
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPenn

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 March 2015, from Fold3]


Roberts William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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