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  • Name Allen MCCALL
    13 Jun 1840
    Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Gender Male
    20 Nov 1919
    Prospect, Butler County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location [6]
    Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Prospect, PA Find all individuals with events at this location [7]
    • Allen McCall was the son of Samuel McCall, Jr. and Elizabeth Martin McCall. Jemima McCall and Allen McCall were first cousins, their common ancestors were Samuel McCall and Else Davis.
      The 1850 Census gives Allen McCall, 9 years old, born 1841. Allen's death certificate gives his birth June 13, 1840, and his headstone reads June 14, 1842 ?

      Allen McCall and Eva Elizabeth Ackerman Myers were married July 14, 1865 in Philadelphia, PA by Adrin Wallace. Allen McCall lived in Philadelphia for 13 years, then returned to Franklin Twp. and Prospect, Butler County, PA. According to the records of Butler County, Allen McCall had three adopted daughters.

      Allen McCall served twice in the Civil War: 16th Ohio Infantry at Nankin, Ohio, Co. K. 56 Regt. PA Infantry,
      9/17/186l - 7/1/1865

      Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio (OHRoster) Published in 1886:
      Allen McCall
      Service Record:
      Enlisted as a Private on 23 April 1861 at the age of l8
      Enlisted in "Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment Ohio" on 27 April 1861
      Mustered out on 18 August 1861 in Columbus, OH

      Source: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865. (PARoster) Published in 1870
      Allen McCall
      05 November 1849 Born on 05 November 1849
      Service Record:
      Enlisted as a Sergeant on 30 March 1864
      Enlisted in "Company K, 56th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania" on 30 March 1864
      Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 01 April 1865 (Not Mustered)
      Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 17 May 1865
      Mustered out on 01 July 1865 in Philadelphia, PA

      Civil War Service Records:
      McCall, Allen, Company: B, Unit: 16 Ohio Infantry, Rank Induction: Private, Rank Discharge: Private Allegiance: Union
      McCall, Allen, Company: F, Unit: 9 Veteran Res. Corps., Rank Induction: Sergeant, Rank Discharge: Sergeant, Allegiance: 56 Pa. Inf. Union.
      McCall, Allen, Company: K, Unit: 56 Pennsylvania Infantry, Rank Induction: Private, Rank Discharge: Sergeant, Allegiance: V R C Union.

      Allen McCall and Eva E. McCall are buried in Presbyterian Church Cemetery of Prospect. Eva died of Motor Atexis.
      Inscription on grave monument - Presbyterian Church of Prospect Cemetery:
      Allen McCall Eva E. McCall
      June 14, 1842 - Nov. 20, 1919 Nov. 5, 1849 - Oct. 27, 1906
      Co. K, 56 Regt. PA Vet. Vol.

      From: Butler Citizen, June 24, 1915, page one
      Biographical Sketches of Men You Know Who Fought For the Flag in l861-'65
      Allen McCall was born in Franklin township on the farm now owned by L. B. Snyder, June 15, 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McCall and seven children, four boys and three girls. Three boys, Allen, Robert, and Samuel enlisted in defense of the flag. As a farmer's boy, Allen received his common school education at the Island school, where he was taught spelling, reading, arithmetic and obedience. Sarah Henry, Margaret Brannan, and Mr. Streator were among his best teachers. At the age of 20 Allen went to Ashland county, Ohio and worked on a farm. After Fort Sumter had been fired on and the call for volunteers was made, Allen was among the first to enlist. On April 23, 1861, he joined Company B, 16th regiment, O.V., under the command of Colonel Irvin.
      This command crossed the Ohio river at Bellaire and was the first to cross the Ohio river to invade the sacred soil of the South. The regiment was put in Gen. A. P. Hill's command and participated in the West Virginia campaign. Allen was in the battles of Philippi, Cheat mountain and Veverly. He saw the first rebel wounded at Philippi and saw the surgeon amputate his leg.
      The time of the enlistment having expired, Company B was discharged at Oakland, Md., in hearing of the boom of cannon at the battle of Bull Run. Private McCall went home to Franklin township to see his mother who had been anxious about her boy. Mr. McCall felt as if the government needed more men, and he reenlisted in Co. K, 56 regiment, P.V. under Col. Meredith, whose command became part of the Army of the Potomac. Allen well remembers seeing Generals Scott and McClelland at Arlington where they reviewed the troops. General Scott was very feeble.
      The regiment was sent to Aquila creek and helped to repair the railroad to Fredericksburg. The regiment was put in the first army corps under General McDowell and was with General Pope at Cedar mountain, Rappahannock station, Sulphur Springs, Gainsville, Groveton, Second Bull Run and Chantily. After the first battle of Bull Run, affairs seemed favorable for the South, and Allen's old commander, Gen. A. P. Hill deserted the Union cause and joined the Confederacy. Allen's corps now fought under General McClelland at South mountain, Antietam, Uniontown and Upperville.
      At Upperville, General "Jeb" Stuart was nearly captured, having to retreat so hastily that he was compelled to leave a good breakfast, and Private McCall ate it, but never saw Stuart again to thank him for it. The 56th regiment was sent from Warrenton to join Burnsides in the battle of Fredericksburg, where the boys were defeated.
      Chancellorsville was the next important battle in which the 56th did noble work and helped get Hooker out of his difficulties. Lee now undertook the invasion of the North and General Meade was placed in command of the Army of the Potomac, and the battle of Gettysburg was soon fought.
      Allen's regiment was the first to fire a gun in defeat of the soil of Pennsylvania. His company spent the winter of 1863-64 at Mine Run, Va. In the spring of 1864, Grant took command, and Private McCall kept up his record as a soldier at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. By degrees the army under Grant reached the front of Petersburg in June, 1864, and besieged that place for nine long weary months. Allen says that it was fight all day and dig all night.
      Mr. McCall was in the battles of Five Forks and Sailor's Crek and participated in the activities up to the time of Lee's surrender at Appomattox April 9, 1865. Allen was and is blessed with a good memory and can tell many interesting stories, facts, and funny as well as sad incidents that came under his observation. He was present at the grand review at Washington, and will never forget the brilliant and inspiring sight. One streamer across Pennsylvania avenue read "Welcome! Welcome! Brave Boys, the nation can never pay you for what you have done." Private McCall was discharged from the service at Philadelphia where he lived several years. He and his wife came to his native Franklin township where he engaged in farming, teaming and threshing.
      Mr. McCall is now an honored and respected citizen of Prospect, where he has held the important positions of constable, supervisor, health officer, and judge of election. At present he is a clerk in Scott and McCullough's hardware store. Mr. McCall has always been interested in the public schools and other public concerns. He voted for Lincoln while in the trenches in 1864 and has been a Republican in politics ever since. He is a leading member of Randolph Post G.A.R. His life has been a busy one.


    Family ID: F205 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Samuel MCCALL, Jr. (ID:I314),   b. 6 Aug 1806, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1850, Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Mother Elizabeth MARTIN (ID:I505),   b. 13 Mar 1812, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1870, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)

    Family 1

    Family ID: F206 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart   
    Wife 1 Eva Elizabeth ACKERMAN (ID:I508),   b. 5 Nov 1849,   d. 27 Oct 1906  (Age 56 years)
    14 Jul 1865
    Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Age at Marriage Allen was 25 years and 1 month old; Eva was 15 years and 8 months old. (They were married 41 years and 3 months).

    Family 2

    Family ID: F127 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart   
    Wife 2 Jemima MCCALL (ID:I334),   b. 30 Dec 1843, Euclid, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1931, Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    9 May 1917
    Age at Marriage Allen was 76 years and 11 months old; Jemima was 73 years and 5 months old. (They were married 2 years and 6 months).

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  • Source Citations

    1. [S119] 1910 Census of Pennsylvania - Miracode Index.
      State: PA; Enumeration District: 0089; Visit: 0078; Allen McCall, Age: 66; Color: W; Birth Place: Pennsylvania; County: Butler; Relation: Head of Household; Other Residents: Living alone

    2. [S134] 1910 Census of Butler County, Franklin Twp. PA.
      Prospect Boro., April 18-19, 1910, SD21, ED89, (Image 24); Allen McCall, age 66, Wid., Occ: Laborer-odd jobs; born Pennsylvania.

    3. [S159] 1900 Census of Butler County, Franklin Twp., PA.
      June 9, 1900, SD19, ED75, Sheet 4 B, (Image 16); Allen McCall, b. June 1842, age 57, Occ: Farmer; Wife: Eva E., b. Nov. 1849, age 50. Both born in Pennsylvania.

    4. [S137] 1880 Census of Butler County, Franklin Twp., PA.
      June 3, 1880, ED42, SD10, Page 4, (Image 4); Allen McCall, age 37, Occ: Farmer; Wife: Elizabeth, age 31, Keeping House; Dau.: Josephine, age 8, At Home; Boarder: May Fink, age 16, At Home. All born in Pennsylvania.

    5. [S31] GEDCOM file imported on 17 May 2004.

    6. [S67] Death Certificate of McCALL, Allen.

    7. [S54] Presbyterian Church of Prospect Cemetery, Prospect, PA.