George T. Vallance1,2,3

ID# 20616, (1844 - 1911)
FatherJohn A. Vallance4,3 (abt 1816 - bef 1860)
MotherMargaret Flora4,5,3 (abt 1 Aug 1823 - 16 Feb 1893)

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Nov 1844, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania6,7,8
Marriage: 4 Jan 1872, Knobsville, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, Malinda Wagner (14 Sep 1854 - 15 Jun 1931)9,10,11
Death: 25 May 1911, Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pennsylvania12,13
Burial: 28 May 1911, Fairview Cemetery3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     George T. Vallance returned to Fulton Co. shortly afterwards.14 He was born on 13 Nov 1844 in Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.6,7,8 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Licking Creek Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his parents, John A. Vallance and Margaret Flora.15 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Spursville, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his mother.16
     George joined Co. E, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry on 16 Feb 1864 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He mustered in three days later in the same town.17 The 21st Cavalry, also known as the 182nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, was originally organized in Jul and Aug 1863 for six month's service, was re-organized in Jan 1864 as it gathered near Chambersburg, for three year's service. Those not re-enlisting were replaced with new recruits, including George. The regiment was ordered to Washington about the middle of May. On arrival it was dismounted and equipped as infantry. and joined the Army of the Potomac. It arrived at the front 1 Jun 1864 and saw heavy action at Cold Harbor and Petersburg, and other battles. On 4 Dec 1864 Co. E was detailed to the headquarters of Sixth Corps where it remained until the close of its service.18 George mustered out with his company 8 Jul 1865.17
     George moved to Dauphin Co. after his discharge from military service.14 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Lower Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 7 Jul 1870, in the home of Henry Wertz, a brickmason, and his family.19
     George married Malinda Wagner, daughter of Abraham Wagner and Catharine Sites, on 4 Jan 1872 in Knobsville, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, with Rev. J. B. Clark officiating.9,10,11
     George and Malinda Wagner moved to Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, in Aug 1872.14 They appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of West Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 12 Jun 1880. Their children Clara, Mary and Helen were listed as living with them.20
     He was shown as a farmer at age 16, evidently helping his mother manage the family farm after the death of his father. He became a plasterer by 1870, retiring by 1910 when he reported his occupation as "invalid."21,22,23,24,25,26
     George applied for a disability pension based on his Civil War service 1 Aug 1891, which was subsequently approved. Pensions under the 27 Jun 1890 act ranged from $6 to $12 per month depending on the level of disability.27
     George and Malinda appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of North Woodbury Twp., Blair Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage.28
     On 23 Feb 1907 George applied for a revised pension under the act passed earlier that month. This act provided for pensions based solely on age, paying $12 per month for veterans age 62 to 69, George's age bracket.14
     George and Malinda appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, at Annie St., enumerated 26 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage.29
     George died on 25 May 1911 in Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, at age 66.12,13 He was buried on 28 May 1911 in Fairview Cemetery.3

Children:
     Children with Malinda Wagner

George and Malinda had one additional child whose name is unknown, and who died before 1900.33,34
  • Clara Vallance20,30 (20 Jun 1872 - 25 Nov 1933)
  • Mary Lovada Vallance20,31 (7 Nov 1874 - 18 Apr 1927)
  • Helen May Vallance20,32 (3 Jun 1879 - 14 Sep 1950)

Citations

  1. [S6668] John A. Vallance household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows name as George T. Vallance.
  2. [S6670] Margaret Valance household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows name as George Valance.
  3. [S6673] Geo. T. Vallance, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S6668] John A. Vallance household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6670] Margaret Valance household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6869] Malinda Vallance, Civil War pension, National Archives and Records Administration, Declaration for Pension, 23 Feb 1907, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S6673] Geo. T. Vallance, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  8. [S6668] John A. Vallance household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 5 and state.
  9. [S6869] Malinda Vallance, Civil War pension, National Archives and Records Administration, Affidavit of Milinda Vallance, 15 Jul 1911, shows date, town, county, and officiant.
  10. [S2720] United States Congressional Serial Set, House Report No. 1928, 70th Congress, 2nd session, Report of Committee on Invalid Pensions, H. R. 14800, 5 Dec 1928, pg 261, H. R. 2707, shows date.
  11. [S6680] George T. Vallance household, 1900 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 29 years.
  12. [S6673] Geo. T. Vallance, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, county, and state.
  13. [S6683] George T. Vallance, Organization Index to Pension Files, shows date, town, and state.
  14. [S6869] Malinda Vallance, Civil War pension, National Archives and Records Administration, Declaration for Pension, 23 Feb 1907.
  15. [S6668] John A. Vallance household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  16. [S6670] Margaret Valance household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  17. [S5821] Registers of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865., vol 14 pg 381.
  18. [S6682] Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-5, vol 5, pp 77-9.
  19. [S6674] Henry Wertz household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.
  20. [S6675] George Vallance household, 1880 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
  21. [S6670] Margaret Valance household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows his occupation as farmer and his mother's as managing farm.
  22. [S6674] Henry Wertz household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as plasterer.
  23. [S6675] George Vallance household, 1880 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as house plasterer.
  24. [S6680] George T. Vallance household, 1900 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as plasterer.
  25. [S6681] George T. Valance household, 1910 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as invalid.
  26. [S6673] Geo. T. Vallance, Certificate of Death, shows occupation as plasterer.
  27. [S6683] George T. Vallance, Organization Index to Pension Files.
  28. [S6680] George T. Vallance household, 1900 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
  29. [S6681] George T. Valance household, 1910 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
  30. [S6677] Clara Maddocks, Certificate of Death.
  31. [S6678] Mary Riley, Certificate of Death.
  32. [S6679] Helen May Lingenfelter, Certificate of Death.
  33. [S6680] George T. Vallance household, 1900 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, shows her as the mother of 4, with 3 living.
  34. [S6681] George T. Valance household, 1910 U.S. Census, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, shows her as the mother of 4, with 3 living.