He was born in May 1844 (6; 3 (18 in 1862), 6 (56 in 1900)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a butcher (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 June 1862 (1, 3, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Closson (3). He was a private in company G (1, 7).
In 1873/74, he married Emma L [unknown family name] (6). In 1900, she had had seven children, six of whom were alive (6).
In 1900, he was living in Morgan Park, Calumet, Cook County, Illinois (6). He was living with his wife Emma, children Anna and Gabbie [?], and two boarders (6). He was a carpenter (6).
On 29 July 1905, he applied successfully from Illinois for a pension (4, 5).
He again applied for a pension on 5 July 1907 (5).
He died on 12 September 1919, at Morgan Park [?], Illinois (5).
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) (James S Stratton)
2 company G, register of men discharged, #17 (Jas S Stratton)
3 company G, descriptive roll, #87 (James S Stratton)
4 pension index, by name (James Stratton)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (James S Stratton)
6 1900 US census, Illinois, Cook County, Calumet, Morgan Park, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1144, microfilm series T623, film 292, page 80 A = 4 handwritten (Jas F Stratton)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James S Stratton)
|name||Stratton Jas F||" Emma L||" Anna E||" Gabbie [?] I||Miller Jas K [?]||Gothard [?] Harry|
|birth date||May 1844||June 1846||Feb 1865||Oct 1881||Oct 1871||Oct 1874|
|# years married||26||26|
|mother of how many children?||7|
|# of children living||6|
|father's birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Indiana||England|
|mother's birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Indiana||England|
|# years in USA||10|
|occupation||Carpenter||nurse||none||teamster||livery stable hand|
|# months not employed||0||6||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
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