Henry Greenawalt Family History
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This is our research paper on Henry Greenawalt (1923-1831), who is the son of Peter Greenawalt and Sarah Cover.

The Greenawalt family can trace their origins to Nicholas Greenawalt, and Mary Miller who where late 18th century settlers of Franklin County Pennsylvania.

Through the marriage between Sadie Greenawalt and William Graham, the Graham ~ Greenawalt families were united.

Any request, corrections, or comments can be emailed to me at boog@taylorgrahamlibrary.net

Henry Greenawalt (1923-1831)

Henry M. Greenawalt [1] was born August 28th 1839 [2] to Peter Greenawalt and Sarah Cover in Green Village, Green Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. [3] Green Village was the earliest recorded settlement known as Culbertson Row, which was settled by the Culbertson family between 1744 and 1787.

On October 16th 1862, at 22 years old, Henry enlisted in the 158th Pennsylvania Regiment commanded by Colonel David B. McKibben. He was assigned to “F” Company commanded by Captain Martin G. Hale. Henry paid $34.61 for his uniform, and $.40 for equipment. [4] On November 1st 1862 the regiment was formed to serve a nine month tour with the regular Union Army.

In December 1862 the regiment went to Suffolk Virginia where it was assigned to Spinola’s Brigade of Ferry’s Division. While there the regiment was provided with instructions and drills. On December 28th 1862 Spinola’s Brigade was ordered to New Bern North Carolina where it camped for the winter.

On March 1863, rebel forces surrounded the Union Garrison on the Tar River, and the 158th regiment was order by boat to the area. The boat was grounded by fierce storms, and after two days it was rescued and preceded up the Pamlico River, which becomes the Tar River at the river’s mid-point. [5] When the Pennsylvania 158th arrived at the Union position, it was ordered to use the gun boats Phoenix and the Allison to run the Confederate blockade. With the men on the boat, Commodore McCann could not locate a pilot for one of his boats, and refused to send the boat load of troops to what he considered inevitable destruction. So the 158th disembarked from the boats, and went a direct route across land to the Union Garrison. At Swift creek the 158th came upon the Confederate troops, and a small skirmish ensued. Not long after the engagement began, the Confederate command abruptly stopped the siege and its attempt to surround the Union Garrison, and retired to Goldsboro North Caroline. Henry’s Pennsylvania 158th was then assigned to duty in the Union Garrison. By the end of June 1863 the regiment was ordered to Fortress Monroe where it took an active part in the expedition to distract and mislead the Confederate troops in Richmond North Carolina.

The 158th then rejoined Spinola’s Brigade and was ordered to Harpers Ferry and onto Boonesboro where in July 11th it reported to the Army of the Potomac; which recently changed commands from Major General Joseph Hooker to Major General George Meade. Between July 11th and the 24th Henry’s Pennsylvania 158th was assigned to follow the Confederates who were retreating from Gettysburg. The brigade then took up positions on the National Road at South Mountain before they proceeded to Fredrick Maryland.

On August 8th 1863 the 158th regiment was ordered to Chambersburg where Henry’s service ended August 12th 1863. [6] Henry lived in the Orrstown area of Southampton Township Franklin County when he married Jeannette Louchman [7] or Lochlin [8] of Orrstown on August 13th 1864 at the minister’s home in Middle Springs, Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania by Daniel Eckerman[9] and [10]

Jeannette Ann Brinkley - Laughlin

Jeannette Ann [11] Brinkley was born January 11th 1839 [12] in  Middle Springs[13] Pennsylvania to David and Elizabeth Brinkley.

Jeannette’s name of Brinkley is on her grave site headstone; Jeannette Brinkley, and on her daughter Sadie Greenawalt-Graham’s death certificate, which is listed as Jeannette’s maiden name. There are two records where Jeannette’s last name is identified as Laughlin: Henry Greenawalt’s Marriage Certificatenbsp;[14] and his Civil War Pension Application.nbsp;[15] There are no other records that can be found to indicate any Laughlin with Jeannette’s profile. Henry’s Civil War Pension Application, where all of his children and wife are listed also ties the Jeannette’s last name of Lochlin to their marriage certificate.

We have no explanation why the name Lochlin is on Henry Greenawalt’s Civil War Pension Application and Marriage Certificate. We suspect the name Lochlinnbsp;[16] may be from a previous marriage. If it was a previous marriage, it would have had to occur after the July 2nd 1860 census and before her August 13th 1864 marriage to Henry Greenawalt.

The1860 census record listed Jeannette Brinkley, age 21, living in the Post Office area of Loudon in Peters Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. She is living with 55 year old David Brinkley, 34 year old Elizabeth Brinkley, 18 year old (female) M. E. Brinkley (later identified as Mary), and 15 year old Thomas Brinkley. There is no mention in the census record of the relationships between these people. In 1850 the family lived in Hamilton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. The Civil War may have played a role in the different last names; Brinkley and Laughlin. We are researching this possability.

Henry worked as a laborer and mason, and after Henry and Jeanette married, they lived in the Greenawalt home on Pine Hill, present day Mongul Hill Road, Mongul Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. Here is a segment of an 1868 map of the area, which shows the proximity between the Greenawalt family and the Graham family. For a time his brother Simon lived in the other side of the house. The property originally contained a log cabin, until the late 19th century when Henry and the family built their new home and it still stands today.

At 80 years old, Jeanette died Saturday at 1 P.M. November 29th 1919 in her home on Mongul Franklin County Pennsylvania. [17] She is buried with her son, John H. Greenawalt, and her husband Henry in section 4.2 of the Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania.

Henry died Tuesday January 9th 1923 in the home of his son, David Greenawalt, at Huntington Valley Montgomery County, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Henry is buried with his wife and son in section 4.2 of the Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania.[18]

All of Henry’s and Jeannette’s children would be born at the home on Pine Hill in Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.

i.     Sarah Catherine (Sadie) Greenawalt was born May 6th 1865 to Henry Greenawalt and Jeannette Brinkley Louchman. Sadie married William Henry Graham.

ii.   Thomas Albert Greenawalt was born March 27th 1867 in Mongul Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. Thomas married Ella Lizzie Michael on December 14th 1893.

iii.  Samuel Wilson Greenawalt was born February 14th 1869. He married Lillie Myrtle Kohler on December 14th 1893. Samuel died May 19th 1951.

iv.   John Henry Greenawalt was born May 24th 1871, and died at 26 years old on December 29th 1897.

v.    David Franklin Greenawalt was born December 28th 1872. He married Amelia Catherine Wettig July 21st 1906. David died in 1938, and his obituary was posted in the New York Times.

vi.   Annie Josephine Greenawalt was born February 13th 1875. She married Enos Neisley Wenger on March 18th 1897.

vii.  Ira Benjamin Greenawalt was born December 14th 1876. He married Jane Angle.

viii. Calvin Clarence Greenawalt was born March 19th 1879. He married Elsie.


End Notes

[1.] Henry’s middle initial comes from Jeannette Greenawalt’s obituary notice, The Chronicle, Shippensburg PA, December 4th 1919.

[2.] Henry’s Birth Date: Henry and Jeanette Greenawalt Headstone, section 4.2 of the Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania.

[3.] 1840 Peter Grenewatt Census: Green Village, Green, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 458; Page: 189; Image: 386; Family History Library Film: 0020544.Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840; (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[4.] Henry Greenawalt Civil War Enlistment, Uniform, and Equipment: Henry Greenawalt Civil War Pension, Application No. 514201, Certificate No. 812484, May 28th 1892, National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; T288, 546 rolls.

[5.] The Tar River becomes the Pamlico River once it underpasses the U.S. Highway 17 Bridge in Washington, North Carolina. The rivers feed the estuary of Pamlico Sound on the Atlantic Coast.

[6.] Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

[7.] Jeanette’s maiden name, Louchman, as recorded on Henry Greenawalt’s Civil War Pension File, No. 812.484, April 23rd 1898

[8.] The spelling of Jeanette’s maiden name is spelled Lochlin on her marriage certificate with Henry Greenawalt.

[9.] Henry Greenawalt and Jeannette Lochlin Marriage certificate, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County :Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania 17372

[10.] Page 553, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Chicago: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905, pages 551-553

[11.] Jeannette’s middle name, Ann, comes from the David Brinkley 1850 census record, located in the General Bibliography

[12.] Jeannette’s other last name of Brinkley and her birth date came from her grave site headstone, section 4.2 of the Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania.

[13.] Early History of Shippensburg: Cumberland/Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania, Chapter II, The Churches of Shippensburg, Prior to 1866

[14.] Henry Greenawalt and Jeannette Lochlin Marriage certificate, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County :Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania 17372

[15.] Henry Greenawalt, 3-173, Certificate Number 812-484, Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington D.C., Civil War Pension Application, April 23rd 1898, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs Pennsylvania 17372

[16.] Jeannette’s other last name is spelled Laughlin; other variations are Loughlin, Laughman, Lochman, Lauglan, or Lauglin.

[17.] Jeannette Greenawalt’s Date of Death: Her headstone, section 4.2 of the Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania; and Deaths, The Chronicle, Shippensburg Pennsylvania, December 4th 1919, Shippensburg Historical Society 52 West King Street P.O. Box 539, Shippensburg PA

[18.] Henry Greenawalt’s Date of Death: His headstone, section 4.2 of the Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania; and Deaths, Deaths, The Chronicle, Shippensburg Pennsylvania, January 11th 1923, Shippensburg Historical Society 52 West King Street P.O. Box 539, Shippensburg PA

Bibliography

1. 1840 David Brinkley Census: Hamilton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 458; Page: 273; Image: 554; Family History Library Film: 0020544. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840; (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

2. 1850 David Brinkley Census: Hamilton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_782; Page: 260B; Image: 20. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

3. 1850 Peter and his mother Mary Greenawalt Census: Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_782; Page: 353B; Image: 204. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

4. 1860 Peter Greenawalt Census: Greene, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1112; Page: 859; Image: 324; Family History Library Film: 805112. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

5. 1860 Daniel Echrman Census: Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1112; Page: 860; Image: 325; Family History Library Film: 805112. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

6. 1860 David Brinkley Census: Peters, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1112; Page: 718; Image: 183; Family History Library Film: 805112.Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

7. 1862 Henry S. Greenawalt Tax Assessment Boiling Springs District 15; Monthly and Special Lists; Sept 1862-May 1863: U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 Original data: National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, and T1208-T1209. There were a number of Henry Greenawalt men in 1862.

a.  a.  Henry Greenawalt of York County, who was a son of Abraham. In 1862 this Henry was in York Borough working with Abraham...... U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-Original data: National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.

b.  Henry and Sarah Greenawalt in North Newton Twp Cumberland County, Post Office Newville, age 34, born 1826.

c.  Henry and Catherine Greenawalt in Chambersburg age 48, born 1812.

d.  Harry Greenawalt in Chambersburg born 1856.

e.  Henry and Mary Greenawalt age 33 born 1827 living in Dauphin County.

8. 1870 Henry Greenawalt Census: Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1346; Page: 548A; Image: 457; Family History Library Film: 552845.Original data; 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

9. 1870 David Binkly Census: Peters, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1346; Page: 491B; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 552845.Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

10. 1880 Henry Greenawalt Census: Source Citation: Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1131; Family History Film: 1255131; Page: 103D; Enumeration District: 92 Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880; (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

11. 1880 Augustus Brinkley Census: Peters, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1131; Family History Film: 1255131; Page: 222C; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 0447. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880; (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

12. 1880 Jacob Brinkley Census: Montgomery, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1132; Family History Film: 1255132; Page: 403B; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 0224. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880; (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

13. 1890 Henry Greenawalt Veterans Schedule: Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 86; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 159. Original data: Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123, 118 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.