Eli Biddle

Eli George Biddle (abt. 1846 - 1923)

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Rev. Eli George Biddle
Born about in Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Died in Massachusetts, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Biography

Eli was born between 1840[1]-1846[2] in Pennsylvania. His father was born in Pennsylvania[3] and his mother was born in Virginia[4] or Pennsylvania[5].

Occupations

  • 1900, 1910, 1920: Clergyman, Minister
  • 1892-1893: Pastor at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1880: Sign Painter
  • 1870: House and Sign Painter
  • 1863: Painter

Residences

  • 1920: 45 Shapley Street, New London, Connecticut with his wife, and daughters Bessie and Elise
  • 1910: 40 Winter Street, Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and children
  • 1900: 125 West Parmenter Street, Newburg, New York with his wife and children
  • 1892-1893: 189 Geffe, New Haven, Connecticut[6]
  • 1880: 41 Irving Street, Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and children
  • 1870: Boston, Massachusetts with his mother and (presumed) siblings
  • 1863: Boston, Massachusetts (military enlistment)
  • 1850: Bart, Pennsylvania with his parents and siblings

Military Service

Private in Company A of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 17 years old, single and working as a painter when he enlisted on 14 February 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was wounded in action on 18 July 1863 at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.

Census Race

  • 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920: Black
  • 1850, 1870: Mulatto

Projects

Sources

  1. grave inscription? requested a photo from Find a Grave volunteers to see if this is where the birthdate came from for the Find a Grave entry
  2. calculated from estimated age at military enlistment; 1900 census
  3. 1880, 1900 census
  4. 1900 census
  5. 1880 census
  6. 1892, 1893 New Haven, Connecticut city directories
  • 1850 United States Federal Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Bart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_787; Page: 51A; Image: 107
  • 1870 United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_643; Page: 91A; Family History Library Film: 552142
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 555; Page: 339B; Enumeration District: 644
  • 1892, 1893 New Haven, Connecticut city directories
  • 1900 United States Federal Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Newburg Ward 5, Orange, New York; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0041; FHL microfilm: 1241141
  • 1910 United States Federal Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Providence Ward 4, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T624_1443; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0188; FHL microfilm: 1375456 (as George E. Biddle)
  • 1920 United States Federal Census Year: 1920; Census Place: New London Ward 2, New London, Connecticut; Roll: T625_197; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 259 (as George Biddle)
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book Co., 1891 (1st ed.) and 1894 (2nd ed.)
  • Find a Grave: Eli G. Biddle


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Harvest Home and Fall Rally Began Tuesday Night at McKinley Avenue A. M. E. Zion Church
Harvest Home and Fall Rally Began Tuesday Night at McKinley Avenue A. M. E. Zion Church

Memorial Service for Late Bishop Walton
Memorial Service for Late Bishop Walton

Reverend Eli George Biddle, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A
Reverend Eli George Biddle, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, August 1865 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, August 1865 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, June 1865
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, June 1865

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