Bostick Newsletter Online 24-31
By Brenda Jerome at - bjjerome@comsource.net





 1 September 1998      BOSTICK ONLINE NEWSLETTER   #24
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Sometimes in our quest for "facts" on our ancestors, we 
neglect stories passed down in the family. Selena DuLac
has contributed the following stories from her family.

                    
                    Stories of My Ancestors
                    by Selena DuLac
                    lvd@interworldnet.net
                    http://www.interworldnet.net/users/lvd

These stories were told to me by my aunt Retha Mayes Simmons,
daughter of Ella Bostic Mayes.


                 James Henry Almond Bostic 
Henry was born in what was known as the "Maiden Spring Fork" 
Section of the Clinch River in Tazewell Co, VA 14 Mar 1857 
and died 15 June 1927.  He was the son of Valentine Miller 
Bostic and Amanda M. Fitzallen Ferrell. He married Sarah 
Elizabeth Hartsock, who was born 1 Oct 1865, the daughter of 
Samuel P. Hartsock and  Mary Della Lavada Porter, on 1 Feb 1882 
in Nickelsville, Scott Co, VA. She died 7 May 1941. Henry and 
Sarah were married by Nute Pippin and their witnesses were 
Candra Hartsock and Cusha  Bostic.

When  Henry was a young lad of 12 or 14 years of age he was 
traveling on horseback through Union and Claiborne Co, TN, to 
his home place in the Bostic Mountains. As hee took in the 
beauty of the Powell River bottom with its sandy loom, he felt 
a desire to someday own a spot of the beautiful land. There was 
a big beautiful white Colonial house set back from the clear 
flowing Powell River. He stopped his horse, dismounted, carved 
his name into a beech tree, and vowed some day to come back and 
buy that land. When his daughter Ella was 12 years old, (about 
1903), Henry bought that land and that home, and moved his family 
from VA. The house was about five miles down from Leatherwood 
Holler, between Leatherwood and Capps Creek. This house was the 
same white Colonial home he saw in 1869. There were six big cedar 
trees, three on one side of the board walk and three on the left 
side of the house. On the right side there was a red rose bush. 
The smokehouse was also located on the right side. There was a 
beautiful yellow Jeoinica bush beside the dining room door. The 
road that ran to the house was between the house and the Powell 
River. In back of the house was a spring and a spring house. The 
water from the spring ran by two willow trees, keeping them lush 
and green and then it ran into the spring house and into big 
wooden water troughs which kept the milk, cream and butter, 
which Sarah made, cold. From the spring house it ran out into 
a huge split log just below the spring house. The water ran 
over the top of the log trough, down a ditch and under the road 
and on into the River.

At the log trough the hired hands washed up with Sarah's home 
made soap and they combed their hair with a comb kept hanging 
from a string on a nail on the spring house. Sarah was of Dutch 
descent and was very, very clean and neat, and required those 
who ate at her table to be presentable.

Where their house stood in Capps Creek, has long since been 
covered with water. About 1933 a big movement started in 
Claiborne, Union and Scott Counties, TN.  The  Tennessee Valley 
Authorities were talking about a big dam, now known as the T.V.A. 
Dam, to make power and light to the farm homes, and for a bigger 
and better business. Many homes and farms were sacrificed to 
build this dam. When the government bought the Bostic farm all 
the members of the family, (there were perhaps four generations 
living at the "Home Place") realized they would all be separated 
and that many of them would perhaps scatter so far that they 
might never see each other again. Henry had passed away before 
this, and Sarah Elizabeth would not leave her home until every 
part of the building had been torn down and moved except one 
room. (Many people tore down their homes and moved the lumber 
to their new land).
     
Henry was a great believer in dreams and visions. When he bought 
his big beautiful Colonial home, he told Sarah which room he 
would die in and, indeed, it was the room in which he died. He 
also told Sarah not to bury him in the little graveyard on the 
hill above the house, as some day it would be covered by water. 
This graveyard is now covered by the T.V.A. Norris Dam.
     
Henry had dreams and visions which he listened to and used to 
help guide his life. He had a vision of Sarah or Sarie, as he 
called her, before he ever met her. He had a vision of the 
Mormon missionaries before he saw them.  He had a dream one 
night that he was working in the field when he looked up and 
saw two men dressed in black scissor-tailed suits and black 
top hats walking toward  him.  Under their arms they carried 
two books. Some days later when he was in the field that he 
saw in his dream, he looked up and saw two men coming toward 
him, dressed just as they had been in his dream, and carrying 
two books. They asked him if he had ever heard of the Mormons.  
He said that he hadn't. It was late in the afternoon and the 
two men asked him if they could spend the night and since he 
never turned any one away, he told them that they could. 
     
That night they had a meeting at the school house. They invited 
Henry to go, he wouldn't, but said that his wife Sarah could go 
and take some of the older children with her. Sarah and some of 
the children went and the missionaries asked Henry to read some 
little books while they were gone. While they were gone, he did 
read them.  When they returned and Henry how he liked the books 
he replied, "If you practice what you preach, it is alright."  
    
In 1900 a missionary by the name of John Leithead went to VA on a 
mission. Henry bought a book from him, which he read and kept, 
later giving it to his daughter Ella.  He read all the books he 
could get.  He learned and believed but did not join the church. 
He was trying to get Sarah converted so they could be baptized 
together.  She, however, had been baptized in some other church 
and thought that was the right one. It is said that the only 
arguments that was heard by others, was that of religion. It is 
believed that when Henry left VA, he lost track of the 
missionaries, and they lost track of him. It was some time before 
he was contacted again. In the meantime he read and tried to 
practice what they had taught.      

In 1926 some of the Mormon Elders came and Henry decided it was 
time to be baptized.  He went to the Powell river to be baptized.   
His wife Sarah went with him.  Much to his surprise, Sarah too 
was baptized, wearing her black dress and apron. Two of his 
children were also baptized at the same time.

               Sarah Elizabeth Hartsock Bostic
Before Henry met Sarah he had a dream about her, he said he saw 
her standing on the steps with a cup  of water  in her hand.  
Years later while visiting relatives in Virginia, someone in the 
group went to the spring to get some water and when Henry turned 
around, there on the steps he  saw a group of girls, one with a 
cup of water in her hand, and he knew her to be the girl in his 
dream. He told her he had dreamed of her and that one day she 
would be his wife. She became angry and said  "no old man wasn't 
going to marry me". To a 16 year old, a man of 24 did seem old! 
But Sarah did fall in love with Henry and soon married him in 
1882 when she was 18.

Sarah was a tall woman weighing about 180 pounds. She usually 
wore her hair in a twist in the back. She made delicious rye 
bread and yummy wild blackberry jam. The home made butter she 
churned was white and fluffy, and when it was spread on her 
flaky biscuits they just melted in your mouth. Everyone loved her 
molasses cookies, especially the grand children, because Sarah 
would let them cut out the shapes and then she would bake them 
in her wood stove. When they were baked she put the cookies in a 
bowl on the mantle above the fire place and after supper everyone 
sat around and sang and ate cookies.

In July 1993 Eva Collins Savage did a skit about Sarah. Eva wore 
a black dress that had belonged to Sarah that had been handed 
down over the years, first to Sarah's daughter Ella, then to 
Ella's daughter Virgie, then to Virgie's daughter Eva.

Henry and Sarah had the following children:                   Born
1.  Samuel Martin Morris Fillmore Bostic Married Alice Wilson 1882
2.  Peter Valentine Bostic died as an infant                  1884
3.  Mary Della Lavada Bostic George Paris (Tint) Williams     1884
4.  John Gordon Bostic   died as an infant                    1885
5.  Henry Obern Huhen Bostic Married Lucinda Hazeltine (Tiner) 
    Walker                                                    1887
6.  Easter Bostic  Died as an infant                          1889
7.  Ella Bostic Married Eli Maryville Mayes (My grandparents) 1891
8.  Selessus Degeter (Leck) Bostic Married Freda Walker       1893


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Both John O'Melia and Max Bostic sent a list of books
regarding Bostic/Bostick/Bostwick from the Library of 
Congress. If your local library does not have these, you 
might be able to interlibrary loan them.


Author:       Turk, David S.
Title:        The Bostic Family of Monroe County, West 
              Virginia with info on the Reynolds, Rose,
              Wolf, Jarvis and other related families.
Published:    [West Virginia?] D.S. Turk [c1988]


Author:       Meredith, Joseph N. (Joseph Newton), 1921 -
Title:        The Dolan's and Bostick's of Virginia and West
              Virginia 
Published:    [Lewisburg? W.VA]  J.N. Meredith [1984?]   


Author:       Dubeau, Sharon
Title:        Loyalist Isaac Bostwick, New Brunswick, Canada
Published:    [Scarborough, ON]  S. Dubeau [1985]


Author:       Bostwick, Henry Anthon, 1864
Title:        Genealogy of the Bostwick Family in America:
              The Descendants of Arthur Bostwick of Stratford,
              Connecticutt
Published:    Heritage Books, Bowie, MD [1987]


Author:       Jantz, Virginia Copeland, 1921 -
Title:        Copeland, Bostick, Patton, & Allied Families,
              Including Martin, Clement, Thompson, and Cobb
Published:    Waco, TX [1981]
  
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                           OSMER
                          PART XV

William BOSTOCK, the second son of Sir Adam, born about 1445, 
said to be in the Visitation and having fifteen illegitimate 
children. Ormerod states that William married Elizabeth, daughter 
and heiress of Robert DONE.  This is so in the DONE pedigree in 
the Visitation. Another manuscript refers to William and all of 
his fifteen base children.

Earlier when we studied Osmer, he was considered the BOSTESTOCK 
al`s BOSTOCK.  Now, our William in this study is referred to as 
BOSTOCK of BOSTOCK. William`s coat of arms is tied to the 
families of VERNON, MALBANK,  BLUNDEVILLE,  LUPUS, KEVELOCK, 
KINGSLEY, LEIGH, ALPRAM, WINNINGTON, SOMERVILLE, WETTENHALL, 
LAWTON, MALPAS, STRANGE, and VENABLES.

William BOSTOCK and Elizabeth DONE had issue:  George, Ralfe, 
Arthur, Edward, Emme, Anne, Isabell, Margarey, Jane, and six 
other daughters not known at this time. I might add that very 
little is known about the children we do know of.

We know that George BOSTOCK, born about 1470,  married the 
daughter [unknown] of Sir Edward Holt. Little else is known about 
him.  We know that Robert BOSTOCK, born about 1490, married Emme, 
daughter of Humphrey BROMFIELD.  Robert and Emme had seven sons: 
John, Ralfe, Arthur, Edward, Charles, George, and Isaac.

We know that John BOSTOCK, born about 1510, was a captain in the 
army and he died on 30 Apr 1594. John`s brother, Ralfe/ Ralph 
is also mentioned as a captain. In 1599, Edward, their brother, 
died.

William BOSTOCK and his children arrive on the scene when all 
events were shaping new ideas and opinion changes. What was right 
in the early days became what is wrong in their day. The family in 
general was moving away from the military on land to the military 
at sea.  Those that could move beyond military service were going 
into commerce. Commerce was changing also. Trading in rum, slaves, 
and tea were no longer the right thing for gentlemen to be 
involved in.

Politics and policy were not kind to the family. Families were
separating themselves from one group and forming new families with 
new names and new directions. They intended to make a difference 
by being different in many ways including altering the family 
name. The black sheep or scoundrels in the families forced the 
issue at times.


John Michael O`Melia
13jo36@BellSouth.net

Series to be concluded in the next issue.

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                      GREEN HILL CEMETERY
                         Union, W VA

                      Submitted by Stewart Bostic
                      pmfmason@aol.com

This cemetery is the town cemetery for Union, W VA. While it
is a very old cemetery, we found only a few Bosticks buried
there. No doubt there are more, but, if so, they lie in
unmarked graves. We visited there during Farmers Day, June 
1975. 

Bostick, James Hereford                Born 28 July 1868
(Uncle Jim Squire Bostick,             Died 6 June 1937
 jailer at Union)

Bostick, Josie Canterbury              Born 30 July 1873
                                       Died 29 June 1940

Bostick, A. Hugh                       Born 4 April 1866
(Uncle Hugh)                           Died 7 June 1946

Bostick, Mary C.                       Born 16 May 1872
                                       Died 1 January 1960

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The Tennessee Mortality Schedules show the following:

BOSSTICK, Thomas W., age 1, born TN, father born England, 
  mother born TN, died June of cholera infantum, Davidson Co 
  1880

BOSTICK, Emoline, age 22, black, born TN, died Feb of
  consumption, Williamson Co 1880

BOSTICK, James, age 50, mulatto, born TN, parents born NC,
  carpenter, died Nov of consumption, Maury Co 1880

BOSTICK, Minerva, age 42, black, married, born TN, died Aug of
  consumption, Williamson Co 1880

BOSTICK, Sallie, age 18, born TN, died June of consumption,
  Lincoln Co 1880

BOSTICK, Thomas, age 25, black, born TN, died Dec of pneumonia,
  Wilson Co 1880

BOSTICK, unnamed female, age 1, black, single, born TN, died
  Jan of inflamation bowels, Williamson Co 1860

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I recently did some research in the Genealogy Room at the 
City of Gonzales public library. I found an entry in the 
Gonzales Inquirer that you might be of interest to others.

The Gonzales Inquirer
Saturday, July 16, 1887
The most horrible murder committed for sometime occurred at 
Gainesville Tuesday night. Miss Mamie Bostick and her friend, 
Miss Genie Watkins, of Dallas, were the victims. Captain Bostick 
was away from home at the time, and his wife, daughter and 
friend were alone. When Mrs. Bostick was aroused by the noise 
and rushed to the room she saw a man escape through a window, 
and found the two girls weltering in their blood in bed, their 
heads horribly cut and masthed. The weapon used is thought to
have been a hatchet. It is thought both of the girls will die. 
No cause can be assigned for the deed except pure murder, and 
the young ladies did not have an enemy in the world that 
they knew of.


I would appreciate help from Bostick family researchers on 
identifying this unfortunate family. 

Shannon Clyde  
BostickFamily@wwclyde.com 
Author of the Gibson Family History & Genealogy Web site. The 
site features information on Archibald and James Gibson 
(Gipson) and their descendents in addition to Bostick, Meneley, 
Lewis, Randermann, Whitehead and other allied families.

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I want to correct a line I added to Bob King's article on 
Richard Bostick in the 1 July 1998 issue of this newsletter.

I stated that Richard Bostick was the son of Charles Bostick
of Rutherford Co, NC. Charles did have a son named Richard,
but the Richard who went to KY was the son of Reubin and Margaret
(Davidson) Bostick. Richard, son of Charles, went to GA. Sorry
for any confusion.

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Back issues of the Bostick OnLine Newsletter are now archived at
http://www.oocities.com/Heartland/Plains/6598/BostickOnline.htm

Many thanks to Diane for handling this for us.

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                             QUERY

I am searching for information on Mary Bostick, wife of Jeffrey 
Sitton. They probably met in North Carolina and are thought to 
have married there. Jeffrey was born on Dec. 1, 1769. I have no 
names or dates on Mary's parents. Her children are William Martin 
born ca 1805, Joseph, John, Benjamin Franklin, Vincent Redley, 
Thomas H. Benton, Sarah, Mahala, Lydia, Maria and A. Ezra Sitton. 
I believe this family went to Tennessee and then on to Missouri.

Please contact me at jwolff@mich.com if you have any info. 
Thank you.
Judy Wolff

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15 September 1998    BOSTICK OnLINE NEWSLETTER   #25
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                        LITTLEBERRY BOSTICK
                        By Mary & Wayne Hartman
                        hartfl4@aol.com 

Littleberry Bostick, son of John and Jane Bostick, was born 1775 
Edgefield Dist., SC. About 1806/1807 he married a Miss Chapman, 
daughter of John Chapman. Littleberry Bostick died 1853 in Decatur 
Co, GA. The following timeline shows some of the highlights of the 
life of Littleberry Bostick:

1775:  Born Edgefield Dist., SC

1803:  [17 Jan] Littleberry sold to Jonathan Beasly his part of
       the estate left him by his father. 

1804:  Littleberry and his brother, Taliaferro, paid the estate
       of John Chapman the amount of $631.49.

       On 30 Jan of same year, Littleberry purchased several 
       items from the Chapman estate sale.

1806/07:  Littleberry married Miss Chapman.

1808:  On 16 Nov Littleberry received a legacy of $644.86 from
       the estate of John Chapman of Edgefield Co, SC

1808:  On 19 May, Levi C. Bostick, first child of Littleberry was
       born. Levi would later marry (1) Jane McLean and have the
       following issue: Littleberry Allen, Nancy Elvira, Hillery
       David, John Washington, William Henry Harrison, Green
       Wickfield. Levi married (2) Nancy Vaught. No issue.

Sometime after this date, Littleberry moved, along with Chapman
brothers Nathan, Benjamin and Thomas, to Wilkes Co, GA.

1814:  Elizabeth, daughter of Littleberry, born in Twiggs Co, GA.
       She married Benjamin Tipton 29 Nov 1829 and had John,
       Chapman, Nancy, Jesse, Elizabeth, Martha, Thomas and Mary.

1815:  Mary, daughter of Littleberry, born in Twiggs Co, GA. She
       later married Alladin Durham and had James, Henry, Mary,
       William, Dawson, Martha and Hardy (Josiah).

1817/18:  Littleberry was Justice of the Peace in Twiggs Co, GA.

1818:  George Washington Bostick born in Twiggs Co, GA. He married
       Nancy Clary and had Joseph L., Joshua, Randall, William
       Wiley, Mary Louisa, Lucay A.C., Amanda Malvina, and
       "Ella" Josephine.

1820:  Littleberry was again Justice of the Peace, Twiggs Co, GA.

1821:  Littleberry was listed in the 4th Land Lottery, Twiggs Co,
       Griffins District. He drew twice and received land in 
       Newton Co, GA and Dooley Co, GA.

1825:  Littleberry Bostick of Twiggs Co, GA bought land 3 June
       in Decatur Co, Bainbridge, GA.

1826:  Listed on Twiggs Co, GA Tax Roll

1826/36:  Littleberry Bostick served as Juror and appointed to
       view road conditions in Decatur Co, GA.

1830:  Littleberry and Levi C. Bostick listed on 1830 Decatur Co,
       GA census.

1832:  Littleberry Bostick of Decatur Co, GA deeded land to 
       George Washington Bostick; same land he had bought in 1825.

1832:  Gold Lottery of GA; Littleberry of Decatur Co, GA drew lot 
       629, Dist. 1, Section 3

1833:  Littleberry was a receiver of taxes in Decatur Co, GA.

1838:  On Decatur Co, GA Tax Roll

1841:  Decatur Co, GA Tax Return

1853:  Heirs and legatees of Littleberry Bostick, late of Decatur
       Co, GA sold a lot in town of Bainbridge, GA.   

  
      
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Shannon Clyde has several files recently obtained from the Texas 
State Library. Digital copies will be available on her web site 
in the near future. Until then, inquiries may be addressed to: 
gibsonfamily@wwclyde.com


           Confederate Pension Application

Sion R. (Record) Bostick - San Saba County, Texas; San Saba, 
Texas; Civil War; CSA; Captain Roberdeau's Company B, Robinson's 
Regiment, Hood' Brigade, 5th Texas Regiment

Mrs. M. (Martha) M. Bostick - Smith County, Texas; Tyler, Texas; 
Widow of James M. Bostick; Civil War; CSA; Company J, 40th 
Mississippi Regiment, Infantry


          Soldier's Application for Pension

Sam G. Bostick - Harrison County, Texas; Marshall, Texas; 
Civil War; CSA; Company I (Cavalry), Jeff Davis Legion, Young's 
Brigade, Hampton's Division, Army of Virginia

W. (William) K. (Kyle) Bostick - Jasper County, Texas; 
Kirbyville, Texas; Civil War; CSA; Company G, 13th Texas Cavalry

J. (James) H. Bostick - Tyler County, Texas; Woodville, Texas; 
Civil War; CSA; Company B, Captain K. D. Keith, Speight's 
Battalion, Texas Infantry (21st Texas Regiment)

William W. Bostick - Harrison County, Texas; Marshall, Texas; 
Civil War; CSA; "Eufaula Battery", Eufaula Light Artillery,
Eldridges Battalion, "- in Bagg's Army in Tenn"

           Widow's Application for Pension

Mrs. S. E. Bostick - Vanzanth County, Texas; Canton, Texas; 
Widow of John William Bostick; Civil War; CSA; Company E, 18th 
Texas Cavalry

Mrs. Susie Ann Bostick - Cherokee County, Texas; Alto, Texas; 
Widow of Charles Westley Bostick; Civil War; CSA; Walker's 
Division - Infantry

Mrs. Katie T. Bostick - Tarrant County, Texas; Fort Worth, 
Texas; Widow of John Bostick; Civil War; CSA;  Company C, 1st 
Battalion Tennessee Cavalry; Co. I, 11th Regiment Tennessee 
Cavalry

Mrs. Sarah [I.] Bostick - Jasper County, Texas; Kirbyville, 
Texas; Widow of W. (William) Kyle Bostick; Civil War; CSA; 
unknown (see above)

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In case you have never checked out GenForum, take at look:
http://www.genforum.com/bostick/ 
and http://www.genforum.com/bostwick/

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                         OSMER
                       (conclusion)
     

A number of researchers trying to connect BOSTOCK to BOST(W)ICK
do not agree on which Arthur to follow or connect to. A number 
of charts mention Robert, or George, or William.  At the moment 
I cannot enter the debate because of information that has come 
to my attention.

Let us back up a bit and retrace our steps.  At the time BOSTOCK 
had less than ten persons and they had one acre of meadow and 
land for less than five ploughs.  So it is reasonable to think 
that BOSTOCK was a smaller Manor held by the VERNONS who had 
arrived with William the Conqueror.

Now there is the discussion of two points. First, Richard de 
VERNON "allowed" a Saxon family to remain as tenants on his 
spoils of conquest.  Or, he in fact put a younger member of 
his family into the BOSTOCK Manor. If this is true, then a 
de VERNON became known as de BOSTOCK.

And to make it more of a problem there is the feeling that the 
family of de VERE is in fact the recipient of the Manor of 
BOSTOCK [Botestoke]. Another thread is beginning to unravel 
that the family of de MALPAS took control of de BOSTOCK.

This old dog will not follow these trails for I have struggled 
with enough lines within the community of BOSTOCK trying to keep 
true to the trail.  Of course, Ormerod the historian for Cheshire 
states that in 1273 in the time of Henry III that the BOSTOCK 
was land within the Shipbrook domain which was de VERNON territory 
and the source of all the BOSTOCK.  And we already know that the 
BOSTOCK holdings eventually had no male heir and their land went 
to the SAVAGE family in 1485.

Quite frankly I have not seen any documented material that 
universally states which of the BOSTOCK could claim exclusive 
rights to the name change in the colonies.  Particular the fact 
that you had BOSTOCK and BOSTICK showing up on our shores.

We have seen that Mary BOST(W)ICK had married William LEAKE and 
they arrived in Virginia on 25 MAY 1687.  Arthur BOST(W)ICK and 
Jane WHITTEL arrived in Connecticutt also in the 1600`s

We can gather from some of the data that the name change was 
not only here in the colonies but also noted that they had 
already made the name change before coming here.

The charts that I used to work out these essays on the BOSTOCK 
continue with the family within England near 1900.  My articles 
were meant to help with what lines within the family that is 
thought to be the forebears.

If I come upon new data on BOSTOCK I will promply report the 
information to this newsletter.  So, keep up the search for 
your ancestors and keep this newsletter informed.


John Michael O`Melia
13jo36@BellSouth.net

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                 TRUMAN BOSTWICK Of Louisville, KY
                   by Brenda Joyce Jerome

I know nothing of Truman Bostwick's origins, but he was in
Louisville, KY by 1800, when he appeared on the Jefferson 
County tax list. Truman was in the Cornstalk Militia in KY
as a captain in the 1st Regiment in 1806. Also in 1806, he
witnessed the will of Patrick Joyes and then appeared on the 
1810 Jefferson County census. That same year Truman wrote his 
will, but it was not probated until 13 January 1812. Named
in the will are his wife Catherine Bostwick and a son,
Solomon, who was not yet age 21. Also mentioned are his 
unamed "small children."

A Truman Bostick does appear on the 1795 Campbell County, KY
tax list with 60 acres of land. At this point, I do not know
if this is the same Truman who later appeared in Louisville.

The 1820 Bullitt County, KY census shows a Catherine Bostwick
with 1 male under age 10, 1 male age 10/16 and one male age
16/26; two females under age 10, 1 female age 10/16, 1 female
16/26 and one female over the age of 45. I do not have proof
at this point that this Catherine was indeed the widow of 
Truman, however Bullitt County borders Jefferson County.

A Solomon Bostwick appears on the 1830 Spencer County, KY
census. Spencer County is bordered by Jefferson and Bullitt
Counties.

There are several marriages in Jefferson and Spencer Counties
that could be for the children of Truman Bostwick. Solomon T.
Bostwick obtained a marriage bond to marry Nancy Green
8 Mar 1814 in Jefferson County. On 13 Apr 1821 Truman 
Bostwick married Phebe S. Ellis and on 5 May 1816 Hulda 
Bostwick married John Adams Gennstine/Ganstine, both 
marriages being recorded in Jefferson County. When Hulda 
married, her mother, Catherine Bostwick, gave consent. 

Recorded in Spencer County are the following marriages:
Elizabeth Bostwick and  Charles Gray 20 Dec 1824
William Bostwick and Elizabeth Nation 21 Dec 1825 [giving
  consent for William was Katherine Bostwick, the father 
  being deceased]
Janney Bostwick and Joseph Nation 26 Dec 1826
Ezra Bostwick and Sally Nation  27 Feb 1830
Ezra Bostwick and Rebecca Franklin 28 Jul 1841
Mary Jane Bostwick and William P. Cutsinger  17 Jan 1845
Solomon Bostwick and Mahala Herald  28 Nov 1847

The Spencer County, KY tax lists show Solomon and Frederick
Bostwick in 1824, Solomon in 1825-26. By 1828 William Bostwick
appears and joins Solomon through 1830. Ezra Bostwick appears
on the tax list for the first time in 1833 while Solomon
disappears.

Who was this Truman Bostwick? Some of the given names in what 
I think may be his family are the same names used by other 
Bostick/Bostwick families. We find the name Ezra used in the 
Maryland and Richmond County, NC family. William is used in 
almost all of the Bostick/Bostwick families. Solomon is found 
in CT and NY as well as in later years in Richmond County, NC.
There was also a Solomon Bostwick/Bostick who migrated from 
TN to Texas with the Peter's Colony.

There are a lot of gaps in this research and a great deal of
work is needed to determine the origins of Truman Bostwick.  
If you have any ideas, please let me know.


Sources:
Will of Truman Bostwick, Jefferson County, KY Will Book 1, 
  pg 240
=Early Kentucky Tax Records= From The Register of the 
  Kentucky Historical Society, 1984 
=The "Cornstalk" Militia of Kentucky 1792-1811= by G. Glenn
  Clift, 1957
=Jefferson County, Virginia-Kentucky Early Marriages Book 1
  1781 - July 1826= by Cook-McDowell Publications, 1981
Spencer County, KY Marriages, microfilm, KY Dept of Archives
Spencer County, KY Tax Lists read from microfilm, Willard
  Library, Evansville, IN 

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John M. O'Melia sends early tax listings for Bostick/Bostwick
in Georgia. The first is taken from "VOLUME IV: AN INDEX TO 
GEORGIA TAX DIGESTS; 1809-1811,= Published for the R.J. TAYLOR 
Foundation of Atlanta, Georgia by The Reprint Company, 
Publishing; Spartanburg, South Carolina (c)1986	


NAME                       COUNTY/DISTRICT          YEAR  PAGE
BOSTICK, Azariah           Morgan/Hughey            1810  052*
BOSTICK, John              Jefferson/Hayles         1810  017
BOSTICK, John              Jackson/McKinney         1810  076*
BOSTICK, John?             Jefferson/Day            1810  035
BOSTICK, Littleberry       Jefferson/Northcutt      1810  034  
BOSTICK, Littleb^y         Greene/Hall              1809  066*
BOSTICK, Littleberry       Jefferson/Northcutt      1810  023
BOSTICK, Littleberry       Richmond/Lampkins        1809  076*
BOSTICK, Nathan            Jefferson/Hayles         1810  017
BOSTICK, Nathan            Jefferson/Harris         1810  010
BOSTICK, Tilman            Jefferson/Hayles         1810  034
BOSTWICK, Chesley          Richmond/McKinne         1809  003*
BOSTWICK, William          Wilkes/Smith             1809  018*

NOTE: Pages marked with (*) denote that the original document 
did not have a page number. The author put a number for the 
sequence the document was found in the original tax book.

Although persons are listed in this digest as BOSTWICK and
not BOSTICK is listed here as it appears in the published 
digest. As the digests are reported to this list you will
see the name change back and forth as either BOSTICK or 
BOSTWICK. In some texts other than this series of digests 
we will see the name as BOSTICH or BOSTWICH.


John Michael O`Melia
13jo36@bellsouth.net

Continued next issue

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                       Researchers

Austin Spencer   austins@asu.uswest.net 
Researching Virgil Bostic, born 13 Jul 1857, died 17 Feb 1937;
married Louellen Pennington. Both are buried in a small family
cemetery near Truxton, Lincoln County, MO. Is this Virgil the
son of Davidson Bostick of Simpson County, KY?

Kurt Ayers   Kjayersnjv@aol.com
Researching Moses Bostick of WV and Gallia County, OH

Karen Bostick   dbostick@bellsouth.net
Researching Levi T. Bostick, born 1818; married E.A. Bostick,
born 1830. Lived SC 1860.

Jeanette Munger Smith   jmscpa@juno.com
Researching Margaret S. Bostick, born Lexington, Fayette Co, 
KY; married Wm. Houck 8 June 1844 Crawford, AR.

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Next issue 1 October 1998
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 1 October 1998      BOSTICK ONLINE NEWSLETTER  #26
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Welcome to Autumn! It is hard to believe that Summer is 
almost gone and that Winter will be here soon. Time to get 
back to some serious genealogy. 

Folks, with the pressure of other obligations and the 
approaching holidays, I feel it is necessary to revert to
a monthly newsletter. Gathering the material, formatting it
and then sending it out takes quite a lot of time and having
to do that only monthly will ease the responsibility. 

If any of you would care to submit a short sketch on one or 
two of your ancestors and send it in the body of an email 
(please no attachments I have to search for), please do so. 
I'll be happy to put it in the newsletter along with your 
documentation. If you prefer to send it by snail mail, let me 
know. Lists of marriages by county or state, interesting 
Bostic/Bostick/Bostwick/Bostock wills, or cemetery recordings 
will be happily accepted also. Let's make this more of a joint 
effort where we all share information.


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                     Robert F. Bostick
                     by Brenda Joyce Jerome

Sometimes it is difficult to tell what information you have
and what you need until you try to write a sketch on a family.
This was the case when I decided to put together what I have
on Robert F. Bostick and his family of Cooke Co, TX. Only
then did I realize just how little I know about this line. If
anyone has additional information or suggestions, please let
me know.

Robert F. Bostick was born in Jan 1832 in TN (1900 Cooke Co,
TX census) and was a son of Absalom and Mary (Patton) Bostick.
According to Goodspeed's =History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and
Scotland Counties, MO,= Robert F. had brothers Albert G.,
who moved to Knox Co, MO; Albert G., who lived in Nashville, 
TN and sisters Angeline (married Thos. T. Jordan) and lived
in Los Angeles and Cordelia (married W.D. Covington) and lived
in Nashville, TN. 

Robert F. Bostick first shows up on Cooke Co, TX census records
in 1860, when he is listed as age 25 and a merchant living in
the household of Wm. Cloud in Gainesville. [page 221] Living
next door is the family of J.B. Davenport, whose daughter, Jane
or Jennie, would become the wife of R.F. Bostick on 8 Sept 
1862. However, it is possible R.F. Bostick had two previous
marriages - in 1856 to Phebe Ann Bowers and in 1861 to Sarah
Jones. All three marriages are from a list of TX marriages 
from WPA records. Were there, indeed, three marriages for 
Robert F. Bostick? If so, did the first two wives die?

On 30 Jan 1864, R.F. Bostick enlisted in the Civil War. 
[Texas State Archives].

Robert F. and Jane/Jennie (Davenport) Bostick had the following
children: Henry, Ida, Mary, Jennie, Absalom and Cordelia. They 
were living at 213 Bird Street in Gainesville in 1900. 

Cemetery records from Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville show
the following are buried there:
R.F. Bostick        31 Jan 1832 - 17 Dec 1906
Jennie Bostick      9 June 1843 - 13 Feb 1905
A.G. Bostick        29 Jul 1847 - 15 Jan 1908
H.J. Bostick        11 Oct 1863 - 17 Jun 1890
Minnie Lou Bostick  1 Sep 1871  - 13 Oct 1872
Ida Bostick         4 Feb 1865  - 18 Dec 1955
Mary A. Bostick     13 May 1867 - 23 Dec 1951
3 Bostick children  buried 27 May 1898

Who were the 3 children buried in 1898? Was there an epidemic
of some sort that year?

The newspaper article on the death of Mamie Bostick and
friend in Gainesville (see Newsletter #24, 1 Sep 1998)
intrigues me. Was Mamie another child of Robert F. Bostick?
I find no other Bostick family in Gainesville at this time,
but do not show Mamie as a child of Robert F.

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                    1830 OHIO CENSUS INDEX

Bostic, John             Ross County           pg 202
Bostick, Adoniram        Geauga County         pg 198
Bostick, Henry           Harrison County       pg 173
Bostick, Jacob           Pike County           pg 148
Bostick, Shelburn        Geauga County         pg 198
Bostick, Hesekiah	 Hamilton County       pg 067
Bostwick, Aderam         Fayette County        pg 283
Bostwick, Adnah H.       Portage County        pg 207
Bostwick, Ashbel         Portage County        pg 237
Bostwick, Chas.          Muskingum County      pg 281
Bostwick, Chas. B.       Cuyahoga County       pg 133
Bostwick, David B.       Portage County        pg 282
Bostwick, Doctor         Portage County        pg 237
Bostwick, Ebenezer       Portage County        pg 242
Bostwick, Edmund         Portage County        pg 207
Bostwick, George         Portage County        pg 237
Bostwick, George R.      Trumball County       pg 190
Bostwick, George T.      Montgomery County     pg 160
Bostwick, Gershom        Cuyahoga County       pg 134
Bostwick, Horatio N.     Portage County        pg 237
Bostwick, Isaac          Adams County          pg 018
Bostwick, Levii          Muskingum County      pg 286
Bostwick, Marquis        Trumball County       pg 168
Bostwick, Rhufus H.      Muskingum County      pg 283
Bostwick, Samuel W.      Harrison County       pg 150

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                    BOSTICK BIBLE 
                    Submitted by Cindy Pegg
                    cindy@shawneelink.com


In the front of the book, it has "A token of love from the 
giver" signed Lizzie 25 Dec 1879. It is a huge old Bible in 
poor condition.  In flipping through the book, there are 
little locks of hair, little cards, book marks, what looks 
like a warranty for a piano purchased in 1916 in Chicago 
possibly?  Just all sorts of things. One of the people 
mentioned in the  Bible was born in Ridgway, IL and one at 
Shawneetown, Gallatin County, IL.  She was probably the last 
to own it.

On the marriage certificate page is:

Mr. J. H. Bostick and Miss Lizzie A. Hanawalt  by J. H. 
Clearwaters? at Monticello, Ind. on the 17th day of September 
1873.  In presence of Mrs. M. W.? ; Dunn Mr. & Mrs. J. A. ? ; 
A. P. ? ; Mr. & Mrs. V. C. Hanawalt ; Mrs. Katy Jennings ; 
Mrs. C. Hanawalt

Next page shows marriages.  

2nd generation: 
Deane E. Bostick - Alma Fisher at Tipton, Ind. April 3, 1900
Cecil Joy Bostick - Frances E. Fisher at Chicago, IL Dec. 11, 
1905

1st Generation:
Jesse H. Bostick - Lizzie A. Hannawalt married at Monticello, 
Ind. Sept 17, 1873.

Generation not listed:
W. H. Exliser? - Aldeane May Bostick married at Houston, TX 
Aug. 25, 1924.


Births:
2nd generation:
Dean Euclide Bostick b. April 15, 1876 Brookston, Ind.
Cecil Joy Bostick b. July 4, 1882, Michigan City, Ind.
Frances Bostick, wife of Cecil, b. at New York City, NY

3rd generation:
Aldeane Bostick b. Sept 17, 1902 at Terra Haute, Ind. of Alma, 
wife of Deane.
Cecil Clifford Bostick b. 9 Aug 1906 at Palestine, TX of Alma, 
wife of Deane. 

1st generation:
Jesse H. Bostick b. July 30th 1852 Brookston, White Co., 
Indiana.
Miss Lizzie A. Hanawalt b. 25 Aug 1854, Monticello, White Co., 
Ind.

Generation not listed:
Eva P. Bostick b. 11 May 1908, Ridgway, IL wife of Cecil C. 
Bostick.

Emily Jane Slaton Duncan b. 30 Dec. 1925 at Shawneetown.  Dau 
of Eva P. Slaton Bostick.

Hopefully, we can find the family that should have this Bible.  
It just tears me up to think that people pass away and precious 
possessions like this end up in an antique shop. 

If you recogize any of these people as members of your family,
contact Cindy Pegg at her email address above. 

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                    EARLY GEORGIA TAX LISTS
                    Part II
      
1790 CENSUS, GEORGIA, RECONSTRUCTED by M. DeLAMAR and E. 
ROTHSTEIN (c)1985:

Page 41: Chatham Co lists:
     BOSTICK,_______
     BOST(W)ICK,Heyman

Page 67: Effingham Co lists:
     BOSTICK,Samuel
     BOSTWICK,Samuel

Page 111: Greene Co lists:
     BOSTICK,Littleberry

Page 140: Richmond Co lists:
     BOSTICK,William

Page 147:
     BOSTICK,Nathan

Page 164: Wilkes Co lists:
     BOST(W)ICK,Littleberry

NOTE: This book tries to cite headrights, bounty grants, 
administration  and guardian bonds, and "others named in these 
documents".  Other books and authors have provided a little 
more details than is done in this volume. But, if this is all 
you have to start with...it is a start.
   
There is a volume called =INDEX TO THE HEADRIGHTS AND BOUNTY 
GRANTS, GEORGIA (1756-1909)=

Page 55:                        Grant        Acres
Name of Grantee  Location/Grant  Book Page(s) Granted When
BOSTICK,Chesley  Richmond Co      III 890-91   352    1786
BOSTICK,Chesley  Richmond Co      NNN 293&517  227    1787
BOSTICK,Chesley  Richmond Co      ZZZ  697    49-1/4  1797
BOSTICK,Chesley  St. Paul Parish   M   773     1000   1774
BOSTICK,Chester  Richmond Co      PPP  364     400    1788
BOSTICK,Littleberry Jefferson Co  P.5  339     031    1825
BOSTICK,Littleberry Jefferson Co  K.5  707     306    1816
BOSTICK,Littleberry Washington Co FFF  396     575    1785
BOSTICK,Nathan,Sr  Jefferson Co   I.5  510     095    1814
BOSTICK,Nathan     Burke Co       NNN  576     200    1787
BOSTICK,Nathan     Washington Co  GGG  445    287-1/2 1785
BOSTICK,Nathan     Wilkes Co      GGG  096     250    1785
BOSTICK,Nathaniel  Jefferson Co   M.5  650     400    1820
BOSTICK,Rhesea     Burke Co       P.5  364     440    1825
BOSTICK,Rhisa      Burke Co       R.5  556     086    1836
BOSTICK,Samuel   Effingham Co    PPPP  673     100    1795
BOSTICK,Samuel   Effingham Co    PPPP  671     050    1795
BOSTICK,William  Wilkes Co       PPP   405     200    1788
BOSTICK,William  Richmond Co     UUU   309     200    1791

Page 56:
BOST(W)ICK,Chesley  Augusta       L    200     "lot"     1775
BOST(W)ICK,Chesley  Augusta       E    351     "lot"     1766 
BOST(W)ICK,Chesley,Sr. Richmond Co KKK 484      500      1786
BOST(W)ICK,John     Jefferson Co  P.5  772      096      1827
BOST(W)ICK,John     St. Paul Par   E   087      250      1785
BOST(W)ICK,Littleberry Richmond Co HHH 947      250      1786
BOST(W)ICK,Littleberry Richmond Co XXXX 168     028      1796
BOST(W)ICK,Littleberry Wilkes Co  UUU   299     290      1791
BOST(W)ICK,Samuel  Effingham Co   UUU   397     038      1791


John Michael O`Melia
13jo36@bellsouth.net

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                 JAMES H.D. BOSTWICK
                 by Theresa Kidd
                 bill.kidd.worldnet.att.net

James H.D. Bostwick was my great-great-grandfather. I have not
been able to find information on him or his wife, Sarah Jane
"Williams." It is believed that "Williams" is an alias.

James was born in 1846 and died 1 Dec 1910 in Marshalltown, IA.
Sarah Jane was born in 1842 and died 10 Jan 1923 in Montgomery
Co, OH. They married 6 Mar 1871 and had the following children:
Florence Minerva, Susan Elsie, James Worthington, Rose May
and Amon Delos.

James and Sarah moved frequently and I find neither of them 
on census records. James and Sarah were married in Zanesville,
OH and then began moving West. They had five children who were
born in various parts of the country. Two of their children, 
including my great-grandmother, were born in the Dakota 
Territory. The youngest child was born in Zanesville, Oh.
A few years later the children were place in the Ohio Soldiers
and Sailors Orphanage in Xenia, OH and Sarah was then
committed to the State Hospital in Dayton. She remained there
until her death and is buried in an unmarked grave in Xenia.

James returned West and settled in Colorado, where he remarried.
He stated in a pension application that his first wife had died,
but she actually outlived him by at least 13 years. 

The children all stayed in the Dayton area after leaving the
orphanage when they became of legal age except one child who
died during a diptheria epidemic.

My great-grandmother passed along the story that her mother 
Sarah was born to a wealthy family and married James Bostwick 
against their wishes and was then disowned by her family. It 
is said that during their travels West Sarah lost her mind and 
was never "right" again because she had no knowledge of everyday 
life of a common person. She must have been raised as a lady 
and only taught things that a lady must do.

Does anyone have knowledge of this family or any suggestions
about where they originated?

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              BOSTICK WILLS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Name                   County        Date   Book/Page #
Absalom Bostick        Stokes        1803   2/37
Boswell Bostick        Rutherford    1874   F/46
Charles Bostick        Rutherford    1814   C/5
Elisha Bostick         Richmond      1843   3/4
Ferdinand Bostick      Stokes        1825   3/132
James Bostick          Richmond      1824   1/248
John Bostick           Richmond      1799   1/71
John Bostick Sr        Duplin        1848   2/30
Solomon Bostick        Richmond      1884   6/279
Tristram Bostick       Richmond      1876   6/138
William Bostick        Person        1792   1/47
William Bostick        Richmond      1829   1/311

Sent by James B. Morse   jbmobm@juno.com
and Wanda Little         WLittle495@aol.com.

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                INTERNET SITES

The following Internet sites might be of interest:

Elizabeth Lutitia Bostwick Jackson
http://www.hom.net/~htpiii/poole/surnames.html

Helm's Gen. Toolbox
http://genealogy.tbox.com

The Genealogical Home Page (sponsored by Famiy Tree Maker)
http://www.genhomepage.com

Library of Virginia Gen. Home Page
http://leo.vsla.edu/archives/genie.html

The following is a site I highly recommend:
Genealogical Watchdog
http://www.ancestordective.com/watchdog

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                      QUERIES

Does anyone have any information on a Bostick who came over
with Lord Baltimore, or on any of his sons, especially the
third one? According to family legend we are descended from
this third son, though we can't even find that there was a
Bostick who came with Lord Baltimore. Is this for real or 
just another story that emerged over time?
Virginia Pruet   jrpruet@shellus.com 


Researching family of Robert Frederick Bostick and his
brother, John Green Bostick, born mid 1880's AL. The family
originated in NC, came through GA and AL and finally to TX.
Alton & Debra Bostick    bostick@ctelcom.net


Researching Alexander Bostick (born 1846 Monroe Co, WVA;
died 1924) and his third wife, Dora Elizabeth Young.
Beth Morris  bmorris@access.digex.net
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 1 November 1998      BOSTICK OnLINE NEWSLETTER  #27
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                    My Bostic Line in Missouri      
                    By Austin W. Spencer
                    austins@asu.uswest.net
                    http://www.public.asu.edu/~anselmos/

Volumes 1-3 of the marriage records for Lincoln County, MO, 
are on the FHL microfilm #973,688, along with some indexes; 
volumes 4-6 are on film #973,689. I believe that all the 
volumes also have indexes of their own except 3 and 5; a
separate index was prepared for them. I have identified four 
Bostic(k) marriages in these records (there may be others):

Vol. 3, p. 304  William N. Allen & Mollie A. Bostic      
                14 Oct 1874 Truxton
Vol. 3, p. 315  Didymus K. Jennings & Martha A. Bostick  
                28 Mar 1875
Vol. 4, p. 22   William S. Pennington & Jane Bostick     
                11 Jul 1880 Hawk Point
Vol. 4, p. 34   Virgil Bostic & Lou Ellen Pennington     
                22 Dec 1880

I am fourth in descent from the last-named couple. I don't 
know where the other Bostic(k)s fit in, although there is 
some basis for speculation that Mollie A. Bostic was an 
elder sister to Virgil.

Virgil Bostic's tombstone, in the Pennington family cemetery 
near Truxton, says that he was born 13 Jul 1857. There is 
also a record of the birth of a Virgil Bostick in Simpson 
County, KY, on 13 Jul 1856 to Davidson and Martha J. (Aspley)
Bostick. The records are thought to refer to the same person, 
largely due to the near-exact similarity of the dates. Lending 
support to this hypothesis is a finding recently reported to me 
by an aunt that Virgil and Louellen had a son named Davidson -- 
very probably the individual born in 1891 and known to census
takers in 1900, 1910, and 1920 as simply "David." Verification 
is, however, pending.

The birth of one other child of Davidson and Martha is recorded 
in the Simpson County records: a daughter, Mary A., born 9 Nov 
1854. "Mollie" appears to be an informal name where "Martha" and 
"Jane" are not, and a likely nickname for Mary besides.

I don't believe at this point that this Davidson was identical 
with the son of Reuben and Margaret (Davidson) Bostick. As has 
been mentioned previously in the newsletter, Reuben and Margaret 
were married in 1797. This gives us definite reason to believe 
that the Davidson Bostick recorded as living in Bowling Green,
Warren County, KY, in 1850 and 1860, is Reuben's son; he was 57 
in 1860. The woman who may be construed his wife in both records 
was Margaret, not Martha. Margaret was 38 in 1850, and 49 in 
1860. Here we have evidence (albeit limited) that this Davidson 
had a sustained relationship with another woman at the same
time as the Simpson County births cited earlier. Also, the ages 
of Davidson and Margaret as they appear in the census are 
sufficient to allow for another generation of ancestry. Still, 
the introduction of the Davidson name with Reuben's wife more or 
less limits that combination of names, Davidson Bostick, to 
descendants of Reuben; so the second Davidson Bostick I propose 
would have to be a son or nephew of the first.

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                EZRA BOSTICK OF MD, NC and IL

Ezra Bostick appeared before the Montgomery County, IL
County Court on 17 Sep 1832 and made application for a 
pension for his military service in the Revolutionary War.
He was a resident of Bostick settlement in Montgomery County
when he applied for a pension.

Ezra stated he was born in 1753 in Queen Anne's County,
MD and was a resident of Anson County, NC at the time
of his military service. He entered the service on or about
15 Oct 1780 and served until about 15 Jan 1782, when he was
discharged. He served as a private in a company commanded
by Capt. Bogan of the regiment commanded by Col. Wade.

He stated he lived in Anson County, NC until 1803, when he
moved to Kentucky and lived in that state until 1820, when
he moved to Illinois.

John Grantham, a clergyman, and James Rutledge, both of whom
lived in Montomgery County, IL gave statements regarding their
acquaintance with Ezra Bostick and their belief that the info
provided in his application were correct.

On 31 Oct 1843, Drucilla Bostick, widow of Ezra, appeared in
Montgomery County court and stated that Ezra had died 10 Feb
1843. She stated she had married Ezra in Feb 1792 and was now
age 74.

The names and birth dates of their children are included in
the pension file, but are very dim and hard to read on
microfilm.
Martha Bostick born Dec 1792.
John Bostick born Nov 1794.
Joel Bostick born Mar 14, 1797.
Nancy Bostick born May 1799.
Bathseba Bostick born Mar 20, 1801.
James Bostick born Aug 1804.
Edney Bosick born Jan 1807.

The pension file is Number W23653 and is available from the
National Archives.

What is not mentioned in this pension file is that Ezra 
Bostick had been married previous to the marriage to Drucilla. 
The following information comes from "Private Petitions in the
North Carolina Legislative Papers: Revolutionary War Service
Related Benefits" in Vol. 1, No. 2 of the North Carolina 
Genealogical Society Journal. 

Ezra Bostick of Anson County avers that his wife Sarah in 1782
eloped with Timothy Haney and has lived with him ever since and
had several children. There has been no divorce and he wants
her excluded from her right of dower and Timothy's children
excluded from any right of inheritance. Col. John Stanfil, Maj.
Pleasant May, Capt. Abraham Belyen (plus almost 30 other named
people) find these facts to be true and say that Sarah had only
one child by Bostick, whom he has provided for amply, also that
Bostick is a J.P.

This petition was read in House & Senate 24 Nov 1796 and 
referred to Committee. Note that this petition was read in
House & Senate after he had married Drucilla in Anson Co.

Ezra Bostick is found on the 1820 Henderson County, KY census
[page 15] with 1 male age 10/16, 1 male age 45+; 1 female
age 10/16 and 1 female age 26/45. Also listed in Henderson 
County is John Bostick, age 16/26 and a female, age 16/18.


Ezra Bostick is buried in McCord Cemetery near Irving, IL.

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=Index to District of Columbia Wills 1801-1920= by Dorothy
S. Provine, Genealogical Pub. Co, 1992:

Bostick, Maria M.    1910    Box 385
Bostwick, Charlotte  1899    Box 181

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    BOSTICK and ALLIED FAMILIES OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN

The following is abstracted from a newspaper article in 
the 17 Jul 1941 issue of the Review-Appeal, Franklin, TN

Living in the 18th Civil District of Williamson County, at
Triune, are Squire and Mrs. Will Hardin Bostick, members of
two of the best known pioneer families in their section.

Mr. Bostick's grandfather was James A. Bostick, who migrated
to Tennessee from one of the original 13 colonies. James A.
Bostick lived on and owned what is now the W.W. Mullins farm
near Triune, and was the father of three sons and two daughters,
Tom, James, Manoah Hardin, Betty and Sally Bostick.

Esq. Bostick's father was Manoah Hardin Bostick, who 
volunteered for service in the Confederate Army in the famous
20th TN Regiment commanded by Col. Battle, and served in the
Confederate Army in this regiment for four years. His father
served several years as deputy sheriff in this section under
Sheriff Lavender of Franklin, who served the people of 
Williamson County for many years. Manoah Bostick, due to 
defective eye-sight, served in the quartermaster corps in the
20th TN and helped issue food and supplies for his company.

Esq. Bostick's mother was Miss Mary Elizabeh King who was
the daughter of Col. William B. King, who was a large land
owner and a member of the Tennessee Home Guards before the
Civil War and lived at the home where Squire J.J. Christman
now resides. Col. King was the man who built the King's Camp
Ground Methodist Church which is now used as a livestock barn
on the Christman farm. This brick building was used by the
Triune Methodists to worship in for many years until the
congregation moved shortly before the Civil War.

Manoah Hardin Bostick married Elizabeth King in 1871, and 
the Rev. Larry C. Bryant, a Methodist circuit rider, married
the couple. There were two children born to this union:
Bettie Carey Bostick and William Hardin Bostick.

Betty Carey Bostick died in the year 1890; she was a graduate
of the Tennessee Female College at Franklin. Miss Bostick 
died at the Hyde place, the farm now owned by John Ferguson,
and shortly before she passed away, in another room in the
house, the Rev. Jerry Cullom, well beloved pioneer Methodist
preacher who was a member of the Tennessee Conference for 
over 50 years, was married to Miss Martha Hyde.

Mrs. Manoah Bostick was married a second time to I.W. Hyde,
father of Freeman Hyde, now living in Franklin.

Squire W.H. Bostick had a relative, Dr. Jonathan Bostick, 
who lived in Mississippi, who in the early 90's after Porter's
Female Academy had been destroyed by fire during the Civil
War, on what is now the J.G. Jones farm at Triune, donated
land and money to build another Female Academy, and this new
school was operated for girls, but was finally turned over 
to Williamson County to be used as a public school and this 
two-story building is the present Triune Junior High School.

When this Female Academy was turned over to the county there
was only one trustee in charge of the property, John S.
Claybrooks, who appointed several men in the community as
trustees.

Mrs. Nettie Jordan Bostick's grandfather was of Scotch Irish
descent and came to TN from VA to the farm where Roy McCord
now lives. Mrs. Bostick's father was Joe Turner Jordan and
served for four years in the Confederate Army. This lady's
mother was named Elizabeth King, the same name as her 
husband's mother, but these two women were not relatives.
Elizabeth King was the daughter of Jack King who came from NC.

Squire and Mrs. W.H. Bostick were married on February 3, 1898
and to them were born 6 children, all of whom are living
except Mrs. Robert Herbert, who resided at Forest Home, near
Franklin.

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     1860 Halifax County, VA Slave Schedule

Slaves are not listed by name - only ages under the name 
of their owners.

S. Bostick  Trustee Owner  1 slave age 11

Eliz. A. Bostick           1 slave age 21

James Young,
agent for Wm. Bostick      1 slave age 27
                           1 slave age 10

Silas G. Bostick,
Trustee for estate of
Sallie Anderson            9 slaves (did not copy ages)

Silas Bostick              5 slaves ages 19, 20, 28, 17, 18

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                        TOLIVER BOSTICK 
                        By Harlan Lunsford
                        hlunsford@mindspring.com 

Toliver Bostick was born 9 June 1811 in North Carolina.  His 
parentage is unknown, but his mother was possibly one Anny 
Bostick (Bostwick?) (a widow with family of 4), who is listed 
on the 1834 census of Cherokee County, GA as living next to 
John Epperson.  County records list the sale of land in 
Cherokee from Toliver Bostick to a Charles Nix in 1835.
         
He married Elizabeth Epperson, son of John and Emilia 
Epperson, and born 14 November 1815 in Jackson County, GA. 
The marriage was probably about 1837 in Cherokee County, since 
the Epperson family was already there and are listed in both 
the 1840 and 1850 Cherokee County federal census.
         
               Children numbered eleven:
               Greenberry, born 4 January 1838
               John Chesley, born 15 March 1842
               William Fletcher, born 6 October 1843
               Charles Henry, born 4 October 1844
               James Lafayette, born about 1847
               George Austin (Adriane?), born 9 May 1853
               Nancy E., born 1855; married Thomas A. Bishop
               Richard Burk, born 20 February 1858
               Mary L, born in August 1859
               a son, named B-wck (?), born in 1861
               Eliza C.
         
Sometime probably before 27 September 1860 the family moved to 
Marion County, AL, since on that date Toliver was granted land 
located near Brilliant. In the Marion County federal census of 
1860 Toliver is listed as a farmer with personal holdings of
$450 and living near Aston's store.  The 1870 Marion County 
census lists his farm holdings at $ 1,700 and living at Thorn 
Hill.  The 1880 Marion County census lists the family as living 
next to that of Samuel Bishop (whose daughter later married 
Olin Birk Bostick, grandson of Toliver)

Elizabeth Epperson died in 1899 and the census of 1900 lists 
Toliver as living with his son, Richard.  He died 7 July 1902 
and is buried with Elizabeth in Goodwater cemetery (located 1.5 
miles east of Winfield).

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The following is abstracted from =Death Records of Missouri
Men From Newspapers 1808-1854,= compiled by Wilson, Wilson &
Stanley, 1981:

Bostwick, Oliver N., of the firm of Savage & Bostwick, died
Friday evening last. [Missouri Gazette/Missouri Republican
4 Jan 1831]

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>From Wanda Little   WLittle495@aol.com comes the following:

I have just started reading =At Home In Mitford= by Jan Karon.
The main character is an Episcopalian minister, and another 
character is his parishoner, Petrey Bostick. The first mention 
of Petrey Bostick is where the minister's secretary complains 
that Petrey hasn't paid up on his church pledge. I haven't 
gotten too far into the book yet, so I don't know what the
fate of Petrey Bostick will be.  By the way, the story is set 
in North Carolina, which makes it even more interesting that 
there'd be a character by the name of Bostick. The book makes 
no reference as to the author's residence, but she has written 
a wonderful collection of books on this town, Mitford, and its 
people.

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Ernie Alf    eealf@gvtc.com    
has notified me that Shadrack Bostwick, who did not appear
on the statewide list of the 1830 Ohio Census [see the 1 Oct
issue of this newsletter], is found on the 1830 Trumbull 
County, OH census on page 259. This is a good example of the 
problems  encountered in using those published statewide 
census records.  If you believe your ancestor lived in a 
particular county, but he is not listed on the published 
index, check the census microfilm just to be sure.

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                         QUERIES

Barbara Bostic & Phyllis Smith Bostic  bebepipi@ezwv.com
Researching Benjamin E. Bostick, who married Lola Walton
Fayette Co, VA and lived in various counties in WVA and VA.
Benjamin died in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WVA.

Diane Ethridge   deae@lcc.net 
Researching John Green Bostick born 18 Aug 1851 AL. He
married Laura L. Adams in north Texas. John Green Bostick 
had a brother, Robert Frederick Bostick, who married my 
great-great-grandmother, Cynthia Freeman Autry Adams, as her 
second husband.

Bill Bostick   WDBostick@aol.com
Researching James and Comfort (Love) Bostick of NC and 
their son William (1768-1828), who married Naomi Sprolls.

Reba Bostick Criner  CLERK95@aol.com
Researching William Floyd/Floid Bostick, born 1793. He had
a brother, Dennie Bostick.

Roxanne Jones    contaoi@slac.stanford.edu
Researching Major Bostick of Ohio.

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We now have 148 subscribers to this newsletter! [end of #27]

Next issue 1 December 1998
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 1 December 1998      BOSTICK OnLINE NEWSLETTER
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Are you gearing up for the holidays? Don't forget those family
pictures taken in 1998 will be part of your family history in
years to come. Do your descendants a favor and write the 
names, date and location on the back of the pictures.

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                      William Bostick Jr
                      By James Bostick Morse
                      JBMOBM@juno.com

The following will outline my efforts to prove the identity of
William Bostick Jr and why I believe Charles Bostick, whose 
wife was Ruth Scoggin, was a son of William Bostick Jr, whose
short and confusing will was recorded September 1792 in Person
County, NC in Record Book 1, pg 47.

In order to do so, I first had to satisfy myself as to the
identity of William Bostick Jr. I did not arrive at my decision
in a hasty manner. Believe me, I spent several years, sleepless
nights and many dollars on this project. In addition to help from
other researchers, I personally researched in Virginia and North
Carolina to try to be as accurate as possible.

This writer is not sensitive to comments, positive or negative,
and would appreciate opinions of anyone who reads this.

I think most Bostick researchers agree with some degree of
certainty that William Bostick Jr was one of the four children
mentioned in the will of William Bostick Sr, which was taken by
deposition of William Arnold and others on 16 June 1740 and
recorded 17 June 1740 in Goochland County, VA. (Will Book 3, pg
311). This writer has added the Sr and Jr to minimize confusion.
The other three children, besides William Jr, were John, Charles
and Mary.

The William Bostick Jr we are referring to is the William Bostick
who signed his will 10 Apr 1792 in Caswell County, NC and was
proved in September court 1792. (Will Book 1, pg 47) Person 
County was formed from part of Caswell in 1791. His short and 
confusing will has created much speculation as to who his children
were. Mor on his will later.

I must mention that there has been little to no proof for much
information which has been published and accepted by some as
factual. Sometimes one publishes mistakes and it is left for others
to unravel. Much too often one believes what one wishes to believe.
It is not my intention to follow these assumptions. Sometimes,
when there is no positive answer, however, we must rely on
circumstantial evidence rather than factual proof.

In my quest for the truth on the families of the mysterious
William Bostick Jr, I am reminded of the following story.

An eyewitness approached the Judge. The Judge asked the 
eyewitness, "Joe, did you see Bill bite John's ear off?"  The
eyewitness replied, "No, Sir." "Well, what did you see," the
Judge asked. The eyewitness replied, "Well, after they fought,
I saw Bill spit out John's ear."

Documentation to my assumptions in my research of the family
of William Bostick Jr fall into this category. My conclusions
reached were based on time, places, and events. Therefore,
it is mostly or appears to be factural information.

First, I will mention a bit of William Jr's will. He leaves his
wife Micha all his estate, including horses, cattle, sheep,
plantation utensils and all debts due by bond, bills notes of
hand and open accounts, all beds, furniture, household and
kitchen furniture, etc. After his wife's decease, he desired
that all his estate (same as above) be given to Obediah 
Baustick [sic], his daughter Kezia's son. He appoints Obediah
Bostick executor. Witnesses were Reubin Ragland, William
Ragland and Frederick Colquitt. [Note: Frederick Colquitt's
sister Nancy married Obediah Bostick.]

William referring to Kezia as his daughter indicates she was
either his daughter-in-law or Obediah Bostick was illegitimate.
This brings up another question. If Keziah was his daughter,
was her husband a Bostick cousin? We may never know the answer.

Next, let's try to establish William's birth and death dates.
Based on the death date of his father (1740) and mentioned in 
his will were four children, John, Charles, Mary and William.
In his will son John was said to have been 30 or thereabouts.
This would make John born about 1710. John is generally accepted
as being the eldest child. Assuming John was born in 1710 and
was the first born, the other three children would have been
born by 1716, allowing two years between each birth. From these
dates, we can assume that William Bostick Jr was born about 
1713, making him about 79 or 80 when he died in 1792. At this
point I must ask, have you ever heard of an 80 year old Bostick
who did not have more children than were mentioned in William's
will?

In order to arrive at a sensible conclusion while researching in
Virginia, I had to take into consideration the many divisions 
of counties. A few of which pertain to the majority of our 
Bosticks were Goochland, formed from part of Henrico in 1727;
Cumberland, formed from part of Goochland in 1748; Albemarle,
formed from part of Goochland in 1744; part of Louisa was 
added to Albemarle in 1761; Hanover from part of New Kent in
1710 and Pittsylvania form part of Halifax in 1766.

In my effort to further identify William Bostick Jr, I took 
into consideration all Bosticks located in Virginia and North
Carolina during 1740 through 1792. I carefully looked at the
head of each family and his children and grandchildren. Then
I went through the process of elimination in order to make
my decision as to the identity of William Bostick Jr. These
families were those of Charles Bostock, who is generally
accepted as the immigrant of the southern Bostick line. His
family consisted of Mary/May, John, Charles and William Bostick
Sr.

Next is the family of William Bostick Sr, which consists of
John, Charles, Mary and William Bostick Jr.

Now, let's consider the families of these children of William
Sr in order to eliminate some of the Williams.

John Bostick married Elizabeth. Some researchers believe her
maiden name was Chesley. John and Elizabeth named one of their
children William. This William was born ca 1738 and died 1795
in Greene or Oglethorpe County, GA. So, this eliminates this
William as the focus of our research.
 
Charles Bostick, the second child of William Sr married Betty
Hendrick. Charles' will was recorded 16 May 1782 in Cumberland 
County, VA. [Bk 1, pg 395] They had seven children, one of whom 
was William. On 7 Feb 1792, this William executed a deed in 
Halifax County, VA [Bk 15, pg. 411] This deed reads as follows:
For love and affection for my friend, Archer Robertson, grant
to his two sons, Joseph and Moses Robertson, all my claim to
land on Childreys Creek where Archer Robertson now lives and
given to Moses Bostick by his father, Charles Bostick, and Moses
Bostick gave to his sister, Mary Robertson, all dec'd, and
William Bostick gave to Joseph and Moses Robertson. This 
instrument was witnessed by Ephram Frances and Elizabeth Bostick.
Elizabeth Bostick seems to be a daughter of Charles and Betty
(Hendrick) Bostick.

Note: Ephram Frances probably married Mary Bostick, daughter of
William Bostick Sr. 

We can eliminate this William as being the questionable William
Bostick Jr.

There are many land deeds, primarily in Goochland, Halifax and
surrounding counties which show John, Charles and William living
close to each other, lands joining the same creeks, etc. This
alone indicates close relationship. For more details on these
deeds, let me know.

Continued next issue.

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                       ABSALOM BOSTICK I and II
                           OF VA, NC and KY
                         By Carolyn Crabtree
                         crabtree@mis.net
      

Absolom Bostick I was born about 1740 in Albemarle County, 
Virginia(1) and died about June 1803 in Stokes County, NC.(2)  
On June 22, 1762 he and Bethenia Perkins, daughter of Nicholas 
Perkins and Bethenia Harden, were married in Halifax County,
VA.(3)  Absolom I and Bethenia lived at Shoebuckle Plantation, 
located on the bend of the Dan River near the present town
of Pinehall, NC.  He was well educated apparently because he 
served as a magistrate, sheriff, and coroner and served both houses 
of the General Assembly at Raleigh, NC. He was serving during the 
time of the ratification of the United States Constitution.  He 
had previously served as a member of Colonel Joseph Winston's 
staff during the Revolutionary War and drilled soldiers for the 
war. (4) "Colonel" Bostick and Bethenia had 9 known children, the 
third being Absolom Bostick II.

Absolom Bostick II was born 1769 in Rowan County, NC or
Pittsylvania County, VA.(5)  He moved from Stokes County, 
NC to Christian County, KY in May 1846 (6) where he died in 
1855 (7). In 1794 Absolom Bostick married Nancy Dalton, 
daughter of David Dalton and Susanna Davis.  He married (2) Dolly 
M. White, daughter of Zachariah White, on November 15, 1822 in 
Rockingham county, NC.(8)  According to the 1850 Christian County, 
KY Census, Dolly was born in Virginia.  She died in 1865 (9) 
after marrying on September 20, 1860 for a second time to Benjamin 
F. Simmons, Sr. at her home in Christian County, KY.(10) Benjamin 
Simmons, Sr. was the father of Benjamin Simmons, Jr., husband to 
Dolly and Absolom Bostick's daughter Catherine.  

The children of Absolom Bostick II and Nancy Dalton are: 
David D., Charles and Thornton Bostick, all of whom went to 
Georgia;  Elizabeth Bostick who married Harden Guinn, a large 
planter from Stokes County, NC; Nancy Bostick; Bethenia Bostick; 
and Absolom Bostick, who died about 1842 in Rockingham County, 
NC and was married to Susannah Dalton on December 29, 1817 in 
Stokes County, NC. (11)

The children of Absolom Bostick II and Dolly White are: James 
Z. Bostick, born about 1824 in North Carolina (12) and died 
unmarried April 15, 1905 in Christian County, KY; Sarah A.
Bostick, born October 10, 1825 in North Carolina and married 
Robert T. Turner; Sophie Emily Bostick, born August 1, 1827 and 
married to Eli H. Sivley on July 11, 1850 in Christian County, 
KY; Catherine Bostick, born about 1830 in Stokes County, NC(13), 
married to Benjamin F. Simmons, Jr.; Edward McNeal Bostick, born 
May 22, 1832 and died in Earlington, KY in 1907; Beverly 
Christmas Bostick, born about 1833 and died 1866 in Christian 
County, KY; Joseph (Jonathan) L. Bostick, born about 1835 
and died unmarried in 1896 in Christian County, KY; and 
Martha C. B. (L.) Bostick, born about 1838 in Stokes County, 
NC and married to George Samuel Sivley on April 12, 
1866 in Christian County, KY at the home of E.M. Bostick.  

Because of the numerous Absolom Bosticks in the family, much 
confusion and some false information is prevalent in the 
research facilities.  Absolom II is often confused with 
(1) Absolom Bostick, son of John Bostick, Sr.  Absolom, son of 
John Bostick, Sr. married Elizabeth Blackburn on April 1, 1809 
in Stokes County, NC.(14)  Another Absolom with whom he is 
confused is (2) Absolom, son of Ferdinand Bostick, Sr.  This
Absolom married Mary G. Patton on September 24, 1829 in 
Williamson County, TN. (15)  It is likely Absolom Bostick II
traveled through Tennessee to get to Christian County, KY
and may have even lived in Tennessee for a time.  This creates
some confusion about tax lists and census records for the
Tennessee line.  Some confusion has even been made between 
Absolom II and (3) his own son Absolom Bostick III.  

When Absolom Bostick III married Susannah Dalton, 
daughter of Charles Dalton and Sarah Winston, in Stokes County, 
NC on December 29, 1817 he was listed as Absolom, Jr. on the 
marriage bond. (16) Even =Early Families of the North Carolina 
Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary War Service, 
Vol. 1=, published by the James Hunter Chapter of NSDAR in 1977, 
has this information incorrect. 


                       Sources   
1 Early Families of the NC Counties of Rockingham and Stokes, 
   Vol. II, James Hunter Chapter NSDAR.
2 Will for Absolom Bostick, Will Book 2, page 37; Dated 20 June 
  1798, probated June 1803.
3 Marriages in Halifax County, VA by Knorr, page 8.
4 Stokes County, North Carolina Heritage Book, 1981.
5 Early Families of the NC Counties of Rockingham and Stokes, 
  Vol. 2; James Hunter Chapter NSDAR
6 Obituary for Sophie Emily Sivley in possession of Catherine 
  Gregory Crabtree.
7 Obituary for Sophie Emily Sivley in possession of Catherine 
  Gregory Crabtree.
8 Early Families of the NC Counties of Rockingham and Stokes, 
  Vol. 2, James Hunter Chapter NSDAR.
9 Obituary for Sophie Emily Sivley in possession of Catherine 
  Gregory Crabtree.
10 Copy of Marriage Certificate in possession of Carolyn B. 
  Crabtree.
11 Stokes Marriage Bonds, Index Volume 1.
12 1850 Christian County Census; D-1, 351-387.
13 1850 Christian County Census, D-1, 351-387.
14 Stokes County, NC Marriage Bonds, Index, Vol.1.
15 Williamson County, TN Marriages 1800-1850 by Bejach
16 Stokes County, NC Marriage Bonds, Index, Vol.1.

See also the following issues of the Bostick OnLine Newsletter:
1 Dec 1997 [issue #9] 
1 June 1998 [issue #21]

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Many genealogist have things happen that seem beyond
explanation. One example is what happened to J. Tracy
Walker.


                         Guided??
                         By J. Tracy Walker, III
			 jtwalker@rlc.net

Recently, Brenda asked me to prepare an article for the 
Newsletter. I am sorry, but I have no new or interesting 
Bostick information to share.  However, some of you may be 
interested in a grave-searching event which gave me some second 
thoughts about powers beyond our understanding.  

About fifteen years ago, while researching my wife's Price line, 
I interviewed two of my wife's great-great-aunts (both Kerrs, 
but granddaughters of her Price ancestor) to see if they knew 
any genealogical information concerning their Price grandfather.  
They told me their grandfather Price lived in Bland Co., VA and 
had slipped off during the night from the Confederate Army to be 
with his wife when their mother was born.  They could not recall 
where he lived, nor, for sure, his first name, but thought it 
was Isaac.  Following the interview, I researched the court 
records in Bland and found that an Isaiah Price had owned land 
on Kimberling Creek, a creek north of and, for about 15 miles, 
roughly parallel to US 42.  Since there are so many Prices in 
the Prices Fork area of Montgomery County, VA I decided to 
research the records of St. Michael's Lutheran Church 
(established 1796) to see if I could find an Isaiah Price.  
There I found an Isaac Price born in 1829.  At the time I did 
not know if Isaiah and Isaac were one in the same.  Since the 
church records provided a birth date for Isaac,  I decided to 
go to Bland and try to find church and family cemeteries in the 
15 miles stretch on the north side of US 42.  I had hoped to 
find Isaiah's tombstone, and further hoped it would include a 
birth date.  As I drove the 200 miles from Charlottesville to 
Bland County, I thought "Now isn't this foolish; I have no idea 
at all on where I should begin searching in a 150 square mile 
area, and I'm not going to find anything."  Shortly after 
entering Bland County I saw a back road to my right which might 
lead to Kimberling Creek so I turned onto the road.  It was 
paved only for a short distance, and after a couple of miles, it
became a very narrow gravel road.  I went by a farm, crossed a 
creek and began going up a steep hill.  Just on the other side 
of the bridge the road became very narrow. So I decided to turn
around and try another road.  I crossed the bridge and looked 
over to my right as I passed the farm house.  I saw two men 
working at the barn back of the house.  So I stopped to ask if 
they knew of a track of land owned by Isaiah Price in the late 
1800s.  They replied they had never heard of him.  I thanked 
them and started to leave, but turned and asked did they know 
of any Price land in the area.  Their reply was "This farm here 
was the Arthur Price farm."  Wow! I couldn't believe it.  
>From my research at the court house I had found a list of the 
children of Isaiah Price which included his son, Arthur!  
Excitedly, I asked "Is there a Price family cemetery here?"  
They replied "No."  Recalling the results of my additional 
questioning earlier, I asked "Are there any graves on this 
land?"  The answer: "There is one up on that hill across the 
road, but the cattle have broken the stone."  After receiving 
their permission to examine the grave, I climbed over the fences 
and went up the steep hill to the grave.  There I made a 
wonderful discovery.  The cattle had not demolished the stone; 
it had only one major break. I could read the lettering: 
"Isaiah Price Born May 12, 1829, Died Apr 10, 1907."  Now that 
I had the birth date, I had proof that Isaac in the records of 
the Lutheran Church at Prices Fork in Montgomery County, VA and 
Isaiah of Bland County were one and the same.  From these records 
I had access to information about his ancestors back several 
generations.  How do you explain that I successfully located 
Isaiah's grave within a 150 square mile area without driving 
more than two hundred yards out of my way?!  Was it fantastic 
luck, or was I "guided?"  Well, when a very similar thing 
happened again a few years later, I have had some serious 
thoughts about being "guided!"  But that is yet another 
non-Bostick story.    


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                      Additional Information
                      On Family of Toliver Bostick
                      By Wanda Little
                      WLittle495@aol.com

I want to make a correction to the article on Toliver Bostick
in the last issue of this newsletter. Eliza C. was listed as a 
child of Toliver.  Eliza C. was not a child of Toliver. Instead, 
she was Eliza C. Baker who  married Toliver's son, John Chesley.  
Their son, Charlie Henry (my great grandfather) told me his 
parents were John Chesley Bostick and Eliza C. Baker. I have a 
photo of John Chesley and Eliza which always hung in my great
grandfather's house.  Toliver had a son named Charles Henry - and
he is not the Charlie Henry I refer to here as my great 
grandfather.  My Charlie Henry was a nephew of Charles Henry 
(Toliver's son)

In all of my searching and digging, I've never seen anything 
about Toliver having a daughter named Mary L. Bostick.  I know 
that he did have a granddaughter named Mary Lula Bostick.  This 
Mary Lula was the daughter of Toliver's son, John Chesley (and a 
sister to my great grandfather, Charlie Henry). This, I also 
know to be factual, and I have a photo of her.

I think it's obvious that Toliver was the son of Richard 
Bostick and Anne Link.  You will also note that Toliver did name 
a son Richard.  The marriage records in Halifax Co., VA show that 
Richard married Ann Link.  Through land transfer records, we 
know that Richard was the son of Charles Bostick and Ruth Scoggin.  
We know, too, that Richard and Ann had a son named John Bostick 
who named his son George Toliver. John could have named this 
son George Toliver after his own brother, Toliver.  

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                         Caution!

Recently I was startled to see information on my family in a
GedCom submitted by a young researcher to a county page on 
KYGenWeb. I was startled because this researcher never had 
my permission to incorporate anything I told him (he never 
required proof, being interested only in names and dates) in 
this GedCom for publication on Internet. In addition, he had 
missed a generation and had badly mangled information on our 
earliest known ancestor.

The lesson is this: Just because you see a familiar name on
Internet, do not assume the material is correct and, for 
heaven's sake, do not include it in your info without permission. 


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                     RESEARCHERS   We Now Have 155!

Sandra Reagan    Sandra.Reagan.rrcc.cccoes.edu
Descendant of "Abe" Calvin Bostwick (great-grandfather) and
Marion Bazemore Bostwick (grandfather), all from GA

Loris Mitchell    Legom@aol.com
Descendant of Martha Bostick, born 8 Dec 1793 NC; died
31 Jan 1855 Montgomery Co, IL. She married Rev. Joel Knight
20 Feb 1814 Henderson Co, KY. Her sister, Barsheba Bostick, 
married William Knight, brother of Joel. Another sister, Nancy
Bostick, married Mark Smith Rutledge in White Co, IL. They were
the daughters of Ezra Bostick, born 1769 NC and died 1849
Montgomery Co, IL; married 24 Feb 1792 to Drucila Liles. [See
Newsletter #27]

Carol Hicks  chicks@htb.net
Descendant of Ruloff Butler Bostwick, born 30 Sep 1834 OH;
married (1) 1864 in Douglas Co, IL to Louisa J. Walters and
(2) Cynthia Arminta Murdock 29 Sep 1872 Vermilion Co, IL;
died Dec 1900 Vermilion Co, IL. Ruloff was the son of Hiram
Damon and Sarah Willison Bostwick.

Harriett    candhnow@juno.com
Descendant of William A. Bostick, born 17 Jun 1832 Monroe Co,
VA; married Mary Jane Eskew 1853 and died 1878.


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                             HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Next issue 1 January 1999.
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 1 January 1998      BOSTICK ONLINE NEWSLETTER
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Happy New Year from cold, snowy southern Indiana! I want to 
wish each of you good health, good friends, and good luck in 
breaking through that brick wall in your genealogical
research in 1999!


Have you made your New Year's Resolutions?  Did you include 
sending an article on your Bostick line to the newsletter?? 
It's not too late!


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           NATHANIEL BOSTICK OF ROBERTSON COUNTY, TN

Nathaniel is a given name usually associated with the Bostick
family out of VA and into GA. There was a Nathaniel Bostick 
in Robertson County, TN that may or may not be part of that 
family. Maybe one of you will have some ideas about his origins
and where he went after leaving Robertson County.

=Robertson County, TN Minutes of Red River Church= shows that
Nathaniel and Mary Bostick were received by letter in 1813.
There is no mention of their former church or where it was 
located.  On 19 Mar 1814, the following entry is made:
"Bro. Nathaniel Bostick not being present, and being charged
with long absence from the conference meetings, drawn knife
and abusing his family, also come reports unfavorable to his
christian conduct, whereupon the church appointed Brethren
Poole and E. Fort Jr to cite Bro. Bostick to next conference
and make such enquiry about the reports as they may think
proper." Nothing more is given on what was learned, however, 
a list of female church members on 20 June 1816 shows that 
Mary Bostick was dismissed.

It appears that Nathaniel and Mary Bostick settled in 
Robertson County about the time they became members of this 
church. On 1 Jul 1814, Nathaniel Bostick sold a 9 year old
Negro girl to Joseph Washington in Robertson County. [Deed
Book L, pg 309] On 11 Nov 1816, Nathaniel and Mary sold all
their right and title to the estate of Benjamin Powell dec'd
to Joseph Washington. [Deed Book M, pg 157]

The will of Benjamin Powell, dated 27 Mar 1816 and probated
May 1816 lists Mary Bostick as a daughter. [Will Book 2, pg 
364]

What happened to Nathaniel and Mary Bostick? I don't find 
Nathaniel Bostick listed on the 1820 Census Index for TN. 
Does anyone have this Nathaniel in their database?

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                      William Bostick Jr
                      By James Bostick Morse
                      JBMOBM@juno.com
                      Part II

The earliest record where I found William Bostick Jr was
dated 5 June 1734. He was one of four witnesses to the will
of Simon Woody of St. Paul's Parish in Hanover County, VA.
His signature has Junr. [Virginia Court Records 1733-1735]
This should be sufficient proof his father was William 
Bostick Sr.

This eliminates all other William Bosticks in Virginia during
the above mentioned time period as being the questionable
William Bostick Jr.

At this point I feel I have provided enough evidence to prove
that William Bostick Jr was a son of William Bostick Sr and a
grandson of Charles Bostock. I will now put the question to 
rest.

As to why William Bostick Jr only mentioned three people in his 
will, I suppose we will never know. Many of us have our opinions,
such as he had made advances to others before he died or he was
getting up in age or had little of value to divide.

Let's move on to those who seem to be the children of William
Bostick Jr. Again, using the process of elimination and 
considering very strong evidence, I arrive at two sons who fit 
this assumption.

First, the one I'm most sure of is Charles Bostick, who married
Ruth Scoggin and died in Rutherford County, NC, where his will
was recorded in Jan 1814. [Rutherford Co Will Book C, p. 5]
Charles and Ruth Bostick had seven children - Susanna, Chesley,
Reubin, Lucy, Nancy, Recy and Richard.

The other son of William Bostick Jr was John, whose wife was 
Jane. This John died in Old 96 Dist. of South Carolina. He was 
born between 1735 and 1740 in Virginia and died in 1796. John 
had eight children - Sarah/Sally, Davis, Stephen, Nancy, Jane,
John Jr, Littleberry and Talliaferro/Toliver. More on this John
Bostick later.

Next will be some of my research which helped to identify Charles
Bostick as a son of William Bostick Jr.

First, I will report an important court document which proves
that William Bostick Jr was in Goochland County, VA about five
years before his son Charles was born ca 1747. Also note that
John Bostick, whom I have identified as a son of William
Bostick Jr, was born just a year or two prior to 1741, the date
of the suit. Based on the date of this suit, the John Bostick
mentioned in the suit seems to be a brother of William Jr and
the John Bostick, whose wife was named Elizabeth and who was the
father of Absalom Bostick of Stokes County, NC.

In June court 1741, a suit was settled and recorded in Order
Book 4, page 546. The suit is reported in part as follows:
A suit in Chancery Court, Goochland County between Harris
Wilson and John Wilson by Richard Parker, their next friend,
plaintiff, and William Bostick and Micah his wife, John Bostick,
Wm. Floyd and Wm. Burgamy, defendants. The sheriff having
returned the subpoenas executed on John Bostick, and he failing
to appear, ordered a judgement be issued against John Bostick,
Wm. Bostick and wife Micah, Wm. Floyd and Wm. Burgamy.

It is interesting to note that a deed dated 16 Apr 1755, 
executed about 13 years after the above suit. Harris Wilson 
and John Wilson (mentioned above) of Cumberland County, VA 
(Cumberland formed from Goochland in 1748) sold to John Bostick, 
for 100 pounds, 150 acres surveyed for Peter Burgamy, dec'd, it 
being the plantation where William Bostick now lives. This was 
part of 350 acres sold to Richard Wilson, dec'd, and Richard
Wilson left to his two sons, Harris and John Wilson. The deed
was proved in May Court 1755.

Note: John Wilson married a sister of Ruth Scoggin, wife of
Charles Bostick, a son of William Bostick Jr and wife Micha. 
Notice how close all these people lived together. They were
even involved in court suits and bought and sold land among
each other.

There are at least seven deeds in which William and brothers
Charles and John (all sons of William Bostick Sr) were
involved in between 1750 and 1755 in either Goochland or
Cumberland counties, VA.

Charles was in Halifax County, VA for several years. This is
where he probably married Ruth Scoggin, although no marriage
record has been found. It is assumed the marriage took place
in Halifax County as that is there Ruth's parents, Richard
Scoggin Jr and Mary Scoggin, were living at the time of their
deaths and their wills are recorded there. Richard's is 
recorded in 1770 (Book O, p. 286) and Mary's in 1780 (Bk 1,
p. 336). Charles and Ruth Bostick's son, Richard, was married
in Halifax County to Anne Link on 20 Jan 1798 (Book 1, p. 40).
These are this writer's ancestors.

Continued next issue.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Morse.

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The following comes from =In the Name of God, Amen
Georgia Wills  1733-1860= complied by Ted O. Brooks,
Pilgrim Press, Atlanta, GA 1976:

Name                  Date     County      Book/page#
Bostic, Wade          1824     Lincoln     B/164 *
Bostick, David D      1842     Jones       C/389**
Bostick, Jacob        1821     Richmond    A/191
Bostick, John         1840     Jefferson   A/278
Bostick, Littleb. Jr  1855     Jefferson   A/379
Bostick, LIttleb. Sr  1823     Jefferson   A/190
Bostick, Mary A.      1836     Pulaski     A/152
Bostick, Rebeckah     1834     Clarke      B/128
Bostick, Nathan Sr    1817(d)  Jefferson   A/129
Bostick, Rebeckah     1834     Clarke      C/150
Bostick, Wm.          1811     Wilkes      HH/47
Bostwick, Ann M.      1840     Muscogee    A/11
Bostwick, Azariah B.  1859     Morgan      C/252




* I  Wade Bostic of the county and State aforesaid, do 
make, ordain and constitute this my last Will and 
Testament. First I appoint my brothers Garland Bostic
and Hillerly Bostic my executors.

Secondly  it is my desire that my executors do pay all
just debts that may appear against me. Thirdly I give unto
my Brothers Garland and Hillery and my Sisters Huldy and 
Eliza all my Estate to be equally divided between them.
After the death of my mother and I enjoin it upon my
Executors to Support my mother comfortably during her
lifetime. In testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand
and Seal this 16th day of July in the year of our Lord 1823.
                                   Wade Bostic   Seal
Witnesses: William Jones, Mason Jones, Huldah Bostic

Personally came in open court William Jones and Mason 
Jones and being duly sworn according to law Saith that they 
saw Wade Bostic dec'd Sign, Seal and heard him declare this
writing to be and contain his last Will and Testament - and
at the time thereof he was of Sound disposing mind and
Memory that he did it without compulsion to the best of 
their knowledge.     [signed] William Jones, Mason Jones
Sworn in open court 12 January 1824 and recorded 6 Feb 1824.



** David D. Bostick was the son of Absalom Bostick II and
Nancy Dalton of Stokes Co, NC. His will is dated 26 Jul 1841
in Jones County, GA.

In the name of God Amen  I, David D. Bostick ... being of
sound mind ...  Item First  I will and devise unto my beloved
wife Bethunia P. Bostick, during her natural life one 
fraction of land containing 260 acres situate lying and being
in the county aforesaid on the Ocmulgee River, being the same
whereon are situated by present dwelling and other houses, 
also one other fraction lying on sd. river immediately above
the first mentioned fraction and adjoining thereto containing
66 acres more or less ... being in the 12th District of
originally Baldwin but now Jones County, also all household
and kitchen furniture, 2 head of horses ... 2 cows & calves, 
my cart and one yoke of oxen, 2 sows and 10 hogs, 5 head of
sheep ... 2 negroes, Isaac about 30 yrs old and Rachel, 
about 26 yrs old & her future increase; 1 saddle and bridle
to have ... in lieu of dower during her natural life and 
after her death to be equally divided between my children and
their representatives, to wit, Absalom S., Ann E., David A.,
Mary M., Louisa Jane, Charles A., John A. and infant son
not yet named and any other child born within lawful time
before or after my decease.

Item 2nd:  Remainder of my estate both real and person, 
including my ferry to be sold by executors and after payment of
debts, proceeds to be equally divided between my children
now living and their heirs.

Item 3rd:  Whereas my son, Absalom S. Bostick hath intermarried
contrary to my wise and desire, he being yet a minor, and
hath left this part of the country, it is my will and desire
that he shall have no part or interest in my estate except 
the sorrel mare, a saddle, bridle and saddle bags already
given to him and in his possession so long as he may persist
in living with the woman to whom he has clandestinely married
but on the condition of his returning and abandoning sd. woman,
and all intercourse with her, and shall behave himself
uprightly and decently, then he shall share alike with my 
other children, he accounting for the mare, saddle and bridle
and saddlebags at the price of $70.

Lastly: Appoint my wife Bethunia P. Bostick, William Cleland,
and my brothers Thornton P. Bostick and Charles D. Bostick
my lawful executors. [signed] D.D. Bostick   {seal}
Witnesses: Robert M. McGehee, Wm. Coulter, Balaam Peters,
William Brewer. Proven by William Coulter and Balaam Peters
31 Jan 1842. Recorded 10 Mar 1842.

More Georgia wills in future issues of this newsletter.

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I have a copy of a letter written by David A. Bostick, son
of David D. Bostick, of Jones County, GA to David N. Dalton
of Germanton, Stokes County, NC. No date appears on the
letter, but it most likely was written after the death
of David D. Bostick in 1842 and before his family moved to
Mitchell County, GA in the 1850's. It is in beautiful 
handwriting and quite legible. Original spelling is retained.

"Georgia  Jones County  Dear Cousin David,
    I take this opportunity of informing you that I am in
fine health and spirits. Cotton is 12 cents & money plentiful.
There is also a fine stock of provisions in this country at
this time. Mother and the family are all well, and the 
connexion are well as far as I know.
    We expected to see you out here this winter and to have
made some arangements with you to get a coppy of Grand-father
Guinn's will. So as I cannot see you for the present, I have
concluded to write to you on the subject. I wish you if you
please to procure for me a coppy of said (Grand-father 
Guinn's) will, and seal it up and send it in a letter to me
immediately, or as soon as you possibly can, and if I cant
get it before, bring it with you this spring when you come
out to Georgia, but I would rather get it forthwith by mail,
and I will pay you for all your expense and trouble when
you come out here.
    I hope Cousin David, you will be so good as to attend to
my request and do me this favour as I am far away and would
do the like for you at any time. Direct your letter to 
Clinton  Jones County. (turn over)
    Give my best respects to your father and family and to
all my relatives and enquiring friends, and accept the same
for yourself & family.
     Your most affectionate Cousin.   David A. Bostick"


David D. Bostick married Bethenia Guinn 14 Dec 1816 in
Stokes County, NC.

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Several of our subscribers are researching the Bostwick family
from Connecticut. The following, which comes from =Rolls of
Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War 1755-1762=
from Collections of the Conn. Historical Society 1997 Vol IX, 
may be of interest:

Vol. 1                               
                                Days in Service
Capt. Noble's Company
Arthur Bostwick                  17
Zadock Bostwick                  17
Ebenezer Bostwick, Clerk         16  (Aug 8-24)

Capt. Smedley's Co
Saml. Bostwick                   16 

New York Regt.  Compaign of 1775
Edward Bostrick                   45

6th Co - Capt. Pettibone
Joseph Bostwick                  Sep 5 - Dec 4
Matthew Bostwick                 Sep 6 - Oct 28

Capt. Fitch's
Willm. Bostwick                  16 


Vol. II
3rd Regt.
Drum. Zadock Bostwick enlisted Mar 26, 1759 N. Milford

3rd Regt.
Saml. Bostwick enlisted Aug 14, discharged Dec 3

2nd Regt.
Saml. Bostwick enlisted Apr 10, discharged Dec 20

11th Company - Capt. McNeel's
Reuben Bostwick, ensign
Ashel Bostick

11th Co - Capt Canfield
Joseph Bostwick  discharged Oct 28

3rd Regt. CT Troops
John Boustick   died Aug 23, 1760       

2nd Co - Lt-Col Hininon?
Elijah Bostwick  enlisted 19 May 1758, discharged Sep 25

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If you have not yet used the Family Tree Internet Family
Finder, you might want to check it out. Go to
http://www.familytreemaker.com/ifftop.html
There are quite a few entries for Bostick and Bostwick.

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                       CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratualations are sent to Traci and Frank Kelley on the 
Christmas Eve arrival of quadruplets! Mom Traci and Grandpa Max 
Bostic are both subscribers to the newsletter.

Congratulations are also sent to Wanda Little on her recent
engagement!

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                       THANKS!
 
Many, many thanks to Darla Bostick for traveling to 
Gainesville, TX and taking pictures of the tombstones for the 
R.F. Bostick family. The generosity of our Bostick researchers
continues to amaze me. Watch for a more complete cemetery
listing of this family in the next issue of the newsletter.

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           DO YOU HAVE A RICHARD BOSTWICK IN YOUR LINE?

Stacy  Blumoo8133@aol.com is sending me a picture of Richard
Bostwick, who married Ethel Parnell. Little is known about
this Richard Bostwick, except that he and Ethel had a daughter,
Billy, before they divorced. Ethel was a younger sister to 
Stacy's grandmother, Irene Parnell, who was born in 1891 and 
lived in Denver, CO. If you know who this Richard Bostwick was,
please contact the editor of this newsletter. If you have info
on the Parnell family, contact Stacy. 

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                      BOSTICK RESEARCHERS

Ed Adams  EAdams2784@aol.com
Descendant of William Joyce and Elizabeth Bostick of NC
and Lawrence County, TN through their son, A.B. Joyce.
William Joyce and Elizabeth Bostick married 1828 Patrick
County, VA. A.B. Joyce was a brother to this editor's
ancestor, James P. Joyce.

Marsha Crouch Hulsey   LaVaye@aol.com
Researching Eliza Bostick, who married Solomon Crouch of
Richmond County, NC. They migrated to Marshall County, MS.

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Next issue 1 February 1999.
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 1 February 1998      BOSTICK ONLINE NEWSLETTER
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This issue is dedicated to updates on information previously
published in the newsletter. The additional data is great,
and the spirit of sharing is truly wonderful!

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                  UPDATE ON COOKE COUNTY, TX BOSTICKS

In Dec 1998 Darla Bostick documented the following at Fairview
Cemetery:
Directions: From I-35 enter Gainesville on California and turn 
left onto Grand. Proceed 10 blocks to O'Neal St and turn right 
traveling several blocks to Fair Ave & turn right. City cemetery 
is 1/2 block on the left. It is very large, 7+ acres and 
extremely well-groomed. The Bostick plot is on the first "street" 
to the left when entering the main gate. Maps available at the 
chapel.

The original cemetery records burned, and a reconstructed book 
is now used. This book shows R L Bostick was the original owner 
of Lot 25, Div 3, purchasing the lot May 27, 1898 for three 
children. Note this is incorrectly transcribed and should be R F 
Bostick. The 3 Bostick children  buried 27 May 1898--identities 
unknown. There is no tombstone found with names or dates in the 
area surrounding the Bostick plot. The cemetery records do not 
specify names.  There are 16 graves with tombstones.

Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, TX 
R F Bostick        31 Jan 1832 - 17 Dec 1906
Jennie Bostick      9 June 1843 - 13 Feb 1905
A G Bostick        29 Jul 1874 - 15 Jan 1908
H J Bostick        11 Oct 1863 - 17 Jun 1890
Minnie Lou Bostick  1 Sep 1871  - 13 Oct 1872
Ida Bostick         4 Feb 1865  - 18 Dec 1955
Mary A Bostick     13 May 1867 - 23 Dec 1951
Mamie Bostick       died June 2, 1946--no tombstone, but listed 
in cemetery records.


R C Bostick is listed in the cem. records with death date Dec 17,
1906--no tombstone was found
Mary Frances Allen   Dec 6, 1905-Oct 28, 1923
Richard W Allen      Jan 27, 1858-Aug 19, 1925
Jane Bostick Allen   Feb 4, 1869-Dec 29, 1956
Patricia E Allen     Apr 8 1907--Nov 13, 1979
A Doughtery Allen    Texas  Pvt 1 BN  123 Infantry World War II
		     Aug 2 1899--Jan 22 1972
James Travis King    2nd Lt U S Army  World War I   
                     Aug 19, 1895-Sept 6, 1983
Dorothy Scott King   1905-Feb 16, 1971
Sneed G Stanforth    Texas Captain 142 Inf 36 Div World War I PH
		     Nov 1, 1890-Jan 7 1953
Cora Allen Stanforth (D.A.R. marker) Jan 10 1901--Apr 4 1977

Relationships of the above--(*=not proven, merely speculated)
Parents: Robert F Bostick & Jennie 
Children: 
1. H J (Henry), b. Oct 11, 1863, may have m. *Minnie Lou, 
   b. Sept 1, 1871 or she is a sister?
2. Mary A, b. May 13, 1867
3. Ida, b. Feb 4, 1865
4. Jane, b. Feb 4, 1869; m. Richard W Allen
    Children:* Mary Frances Allen b. Dec 6, 1905
	     *Cora, m. Sneed G Stanforth
	       *A Dougherty Allen  Aug 2, 1899--Jan 2, 1972--
                he is prob child of Richard W Allen & Jane 
                Bostick.  The grave next to him, *Patricia E
                Allen is most likely a wife--Apr 8, 1907--
                Nov 13, 1979
                *Minnie Lou, b Sept 1, 1871 would fit as a 
                 child here, but may be wife of Henry...
                *A G Bostick, b July 29 1874--is this Absolam? 
                 How does he fit in?
                *James Travis King, b Aug 19, 1895 is on the 
                 back corner with Dorothy Scott King, 
                 b. 1905--prob. husb and wife...don't have any 
                 idea how they tie in since her maiden name 
                 is probably Scott. They are definately in
                 the Bostick plot as there is a good 8 feet or 
                 more around the Bostick plot to the nearest 
                 stones of another grouping.

No ideas at all about the following who are listed in cemetery 
records, but have no stone:
*Mamie Bostick 
*R C Bostick

Darla sent wonderful pictures of the tombstones listed above.

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                ADDITIONAL INFO ON R.S. BOSTICK
                     By Harriet Martin Riggs
                          HMRig@aol.com
 
I was looking over an old copy of the Bostick Online 
Newsletter (1 July 1997) and I saw the following that I had 
previously missed. 

Page 64, 23 Oct 1858 "Texas State Gazette "Jackson Co. Three 
Negroes were hung for the murder of R.S. Bostick, their 
master." 

This may help solve part of a puzzle. I do not know exactly 
where this R.S. Bostick fits but I think I have information 
about him. In some old, damaged papers from my parents' home 
I have the following:

Two letters from R.S. Bostick to my ggrandfather, Dr. William 
B. Villard. One dated August 3, 1854, Savannah, GA., states that 
he is enclosing his Will that leaves most of his property to Dr. 
Villard if he should die before he (Bostick) marries. My 
ggrandfather was a doctor in Beaufort District, SC, and R.S. 
Bostick says that he (the doctor) saved his (Bostick's) life.

The Will which states the following things relating to Bostick:
      His mother is Mrs. Naomi W. Sealy of Texas
      His sister is Mrs. Mary E. Stevens, Liberty Co., GA,
wife of Rev. Henry Stevens
      His half-sister is Mrs. Caroline E. Bostick, Beaufort 
Dist., SC, wife of Benjamin Robert Bostick, Jr. 
      Another half-sister is Mrs. Ruth A. Woolfolk of Texas, 
wife of Joseph A. Woolfolk.

This will was signed 1 August 1854 and states that Richard S. 
Bostick was twenty-six years old. He was formerly of Beaufort
Dist., SC and more recently of Colleton Dist., SC. The will was
probated (I think) and stamped December 1858 in Savannah.

An inventory of the Estate of Richard S. Bostick late of the 
County of Jackson, Texas.

A letter to Dr. Villard from Naomi W. Sealey  which refers to
"that mysterious affair of my poor unfortunate son"  and "the 
awful Massacre of my darling son."

These letters and Will were actually damp when I found them and 
it is a wonder that there is any writing at all that can be read. 

Even though Benjamin Robert Bostick, b 11 Oct 1791, d 25 Oct 
1866, father of Benjamin Robert Bostick, Jr., is my gggrandfather, 
I do not know where Richard S. Bostick fits. Up to now I did not 
know how he died. 

I do not know the family of Carolyn Elizabeth Roberds, wife of
Benjamin Robert Bostick Jr (son of B.R. Bostick and Jane A.
Maner). Maybe one of you will know who were parents were.

There is a little more information about R.S. Bostick in the 
letters and Will that I have not included and will pass on if 
anyone is interested. Obviously he never married because my 
ggrandfather did inherit part of the estate.

The Newsletter has helped me to solve part of a mystery. Hope I 
have helped someone else.

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               Williamson County, TN Cemetery Listings
                           By Ed Adams
                           EAdams2784@aol.com
                           
The following Bostick names are indexed in =Williamson County,
TN Cemeteries= by Lynch. All are listed at Triune Methodist
Church Cemetery.

Fanny Manoah, dau. of J.C and F.L. Bostick 
  b. 5/1/1813 d. 9/3/1894 
Sarah Peebles Bostick, wife of J.H. Dinning 
  b. 7/5/1871 d. 10/23/1897 
Sally Bostick, wife of James M. Peebles 
  b. 9/28/1839 d. 9/22/1911 
James C. Bostick, b. 9/28/1835 d. 5/10/1915 
Fanny L., wife of J.C. Bostick, dau. of Mary and M. Alston, 
  b. 12/31/1834 d. 1/3/1885 
Manoah Hardin Bostick, b. 10/28/1837 d. 6/11/1874
Mary B., dau. of J.C. and F.L. Bostick, wife of W.P. Gray 
b. 2/22/1865 d. 10/11/1899 

In addition, I found these names in the cemetery: 
Mary E. King Bostick Hyde b. 1848 d. 1906 
Bettie Cary Bostick, 1870-1888 
Will Harding Bostick 1873-1945 
Nettie Jordan Bostick 1876-1946 
Mary Bostick Hill 7/25/1878 d. 12/26/1968 
George T. Ransom, son of G.W. and Bettie Bostick Ransom 
  b. 2/27/1863 d. 9/12/1932
Also at the foot of the above James C. Bostick's
grave, a military grave marker with the following: 
James C. Bostick, Sept. 28,1835-May 10,1915, Pvt. Co., B, 
  14 Regt., Tenn Cav. 
Also at the foot of the above Manoah H. Bostick's grave was 
a military grave marker with the following: 
Manoah H. Bostick, Tennessee, Pvt. Co., B, 20 Reg. Tenn Inf.,
Confederate States Army (no dates given). 

Near Triune, in a pasture, off Hwy. 31A or Nolensville 
Pike, is the lone grave of Mrs. Mary Bostick 
  b. March 11, 1766 and died May 30, 1833. 


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          UPDATE ON JARED BOSTWICK LINE

Remember the Bostwick line out of Brooke County, VA into
Warrick County, IN and then into Kentucky mentioned in the
1 Nov 1997 issue of this newsletter?  I have a little more
information on some of the descendants.

Arthur M. Bostwick, son of Jared Bostwick, married Lucinda
Grace 3 December 1878 in Webster County, KY.

The 1880 Webster County census [Jonestand Dist., household
#3] shows the following:
   A. Bostwick  37 farmer  born IN, fa born VA, mo born KY
   Lucy J. "    18 wife    born KY, fa born KY, mo born KY
   Noah    "  4/12 son     born KY, fa born IN, mo born KY

By 1920, Lucinda Jane is shown as a widow and head of her
household, which consisted of son Arthur, age 38, and grand
daugther Elzena Cooper, age 5.

Lucinda Jane Bostwick, age 85, died at her home on Union
Street, Providence, Webster County, KY 12 June 1944. According
to her obituary, she was survived by two sons, James Arthur
and Jerd Manuel Bostwick, both of Providence; two half 
sisters, Mrs. Smith Akins and Mrs. Martha Hinkle, both of 
Evansville, IN. She was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Clay, KY.
Thanks to Carole Palmer, county coordinator of the Webster
County, KY KYGenWeb page, for calling this to my attention.

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                     William Bostick Jr
                     By James Bostick Morse
                     JBMOBM@juno.com
                     Part III

I must mention one of several deeds in Halifax County, VA.
Other deeds will be disregarded at this time in order to
minimize confusion. This one involves 100 acres of land
which helps to identify Charles Bostick as being a son of 
William Bostick Jr.  William Bostick Jr bought from Daniel
Terry, 100 acres in Halifax County 31 Dec 1759. (Deed Book
2, pg 197, recorded 6 Aug 1760) William sold this same 100
acres to William Harris 6 Aug 1785 (Deed Book 13, pg 248).
Notice that Charles Bostick bought the same 100 acres from 
William Harris and John Scoggin, both of Halifax County,
on 22 Jun 1789. (Deed Book 14, pg. 454)

Charles was living in Caswell County, NC at the time he 
bought this 100 acres. He was buying the old home place 
where he had once lived. It is believed that Charles sold
this same 100 acres to Henry Dunkley in 1791. (Deed Book 15,
pg. 158)

There was no other Charles Bostick in Halifax County in 1789.
Prior to that year there was another Charles Bostick and
wife, Betty (Hendrick) Bostick, in Halifax County. It was easy
to confuse these two men of the same name. Charles and wife
Betty bought and sold many parcels of land in Halifax County
prior to his death in 1781/82. His will was proven 16 May 1782.
(Bk 1, pg 395) This Charles was a brother of William Bostick Jr.
Notice that William Bostick Jr named a son Charles, probably 
after his brother.

There were some divisions of counties in North Carolina that
should be mentioned. Caswell County was formed from Orange 
County in 1777 and Person from Caswell in 1791.

William Bostick Jr and Charles Bostick were the only two
Bostick families in Caswell and Person County, NC.

Charles Bostick was in Caswell County, NC by 1777, where he
appears on the tax digest. Between 1778 and 1796, Charles was
involved in 10 land transactions in Caswell and Person Counties,
including a grant of 200 acres on 13 Oct 1783. (Bk B, pg. 282)
Nothing is indicated in these transactions to show that Charles
Bostick was a son of William Bostick Jr.

On 13 Jan 1796, Charles appointed his son Chesley as his attorney
to transact all matters in his absence as he was leaving the
state and to deal with a suit by Delilah South, on account of 
his son, Richard, getting a base begotten child with her.
(Person County Deed Book B, pg. 172)

The whereabouts of Charles Bostick are unknown from 13 Jan 
1796 until 10 Sep 1796. By 10 Sep 1796, Charles was in
Rutherford County, NC, where he bought 200 acres of land from
Lemuel Moore. (Rutherford County Deed Book 12, pg. 172)

Charles Bostick died in Rutherford County after signing his
will on 17 Oct 1813. (Rutheford County Will Book C, pg 95)
Mentioned in his will were his wife and children, Susanna,
Chesley, Reubin, Lucy, Recy and Richard, who was named as
executor. Richard is in the lineage of this writer.

Taking into consideration all the previously mentioned 
citations, I have no doubt that Charles Bostick was the son 
of William Bostick Jr.

Anyone wanting more detailed information, contact this writer.
Watch for additional information on John Bostick in a later
issue of this newsletter.

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                    WILL OF WILLIAM BOSTWICK

Wilkes County, GA Will Book 1810-1816 (Bk HH), pg. 47

In the Name of God Amen
  I William Bostwick of Georgia State and County of Wilkes
being weak in body yet of a Sound and Perfect understanding and
memory do constitute this my last will and Testament and desire
it to be received by all as such - as to my Estate I will and
Positively order that all my Debts be Paid   I give to my wife
MARY BOSTWICK for term of life all my Estate after Paying my
debts and after her death to be divided as follows among my
Children

  I desire that my two youngest Boys BERRY BOSTWICK & JAMES B.
BOSTWICK Should have a good Feather Bed apeace - also a Cow
and Calf as the Rest of my Children has here after received of me
- also a tract of land lying in Morgan County on Jacks Creek
number two hundred and forty three to be divided between them 
then an equal division among my Children except my Daughter AMY
NOLEN which I give one dollar and the rest of her part I leave
to her children to be given them as they Come of age of my
Executors and I further desire that if my son JAMES B. BOSTWICK
should not receive good Education within his mother's life
time that he should be learnt to read and write and be instructed
in arithmetich so far as to do good Business by my Executors
whom I appoint his mother and my two Sons AZARIAH BOSTWICK and
BERRY BOSTWICK Executors of my last will and testament and
Trustees of my wife and Children  In witness there of I have
hereunto set my hand and Seal this fourth day of April one
thousand Eight hundred and Eleven.  [signed] WILLIAM BOSTWICK
Witnesses: Joseph Anthony, William Safford, Reuben Blakey

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                    WILL OF JACOB BOSTICK

Jacob Bostick's will is found in Richmond County, GA Will 
Book A, page 191.

To wife REBECCA, all estate after payment of debts, during
her widowhood. In the event of re-marriage, she is to receive
only half, with the remainder to be divided between my sister
BETSY BOSTICK and my brother LITTLEBERRY BOSTICK, and my 
brother NATHANIEL BOSTICK's son, JAMES BEAL BOSTICK. Stock of
cattle to be divided between Mrs. Eleanor Harris, Mrs. Tabitha
Beal.  Wife Rebecca, my father LITTLEBERRY BOSTICK, my uncle
James Beal, my brother L.B. BOSTICK, my friends JOHN BOSTICK
of Louisville, HILIARY BOSTICK and Jesse Robinson to be my
executors. 10 March 1821. [signed] JACOB BOSTICK. Witnesses:
Elizabeth Beal, Harriet Jones Beal, John Puglsey. Probated
4 June 1821.



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                  UPDATE ON HIRAM D. BOSTWICK

Carol Hicks  chicks@htb.net reports new information on her
great-great grandfather, Hiram D. Bostwick. [See newsletter #28,
1 Nov 1998] Carol has found him buying land in Knox County, OH
from the Chillicothe Land Office 30 May 1833, document #1614 and
#1615, U.S. Military Survey for both parcels of land.

Hiram D. Bostwick's son, Ruloff Butler Bostwick, was born 30 Sep 
1834 OH; married (1) 1864 in Douglas Co, IL to Louisa J. Walters 
and (2) Cynthia Arminta Murdock 29 Sep 1872 Vermilion County, IL.


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I was very sorry to hear Max (Henry D.) Ransom, one of our 
subscribers, passed away the middle of December. 

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Congratulations to Jerry C. Bostick and family. Jerry's son, 
Michael, along with Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Brian Glazier,
as producers of the HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon,"
won a Golden Globe award recently.

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                 BOSTIC/BOSTICK/BOSTWICK RESEARCHERS

Joe Cole   jfcole@alltel.net 
Researching Mary Elizabeth Bostwick, born 1840 Henry County, 
GA or Newton County, GA. She married Samuel Pickins Hooten, 
who was born 1842 Henry County.

Barbara Bostic  Chhuno@aol.com
Researching family of Robert and Permelia Bostick, who appear
on the 1880 Monroe County, WVA census. Their daughter, Barbara
A., was age 19 on this census.

Bruce Coonrod  coonrod@cam-walnet.com
Researching Mehitable Bostwick, born ca 1781; married Darius
Carleton; lived Otsego County, NY.

Becky Colbert  schmidt@minneola.net
Researching Mary A. Bostick and George Washington Harbour,
who married 16 Dec 1875 in Ohio.


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 1 February 1998      BOSTICK ONLINE NEWSLETTER
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This issue is dedicated to updates on information previously
published in the newsletter. The additional data is great,
and the spirit of sharing is truly wonderful!

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                  UPDATE ON COOKE COUNTY, TX BOSTICKS

In Dec 1998 Darla Bostick documented the following at Fairview
Cemetery:
Directions: From I-35 enter Gainesville on California and turn 
left onto Grand. Proceed 10 blocks to O'Neal St and turn right 
traveling several blocks to Fair Ave & turn right. City cemetery 
is 1/2 block on the left. It is very large, 7+ acres and 
extremely well-groomed. The Bostick plot is on the first "street" 
to the left when entering the main gate. Maps available at the 
chapel.

The original cemetery records burned, and a reconstructed book 
is now used. This book shows R L Bostick was the original owner 
of Lot 25, Div 3, purchasing the lot May 27, 1898 for three 
children. Note this is incorrectly transcribed and should be R F 
Bostick. The 3 Bostick children  buried 27 May 1898--identities 
unknown. There is no tombstone found with names or dates in the 
area surrounding the Bostick plot. The cemetery records do not 
specify names.  There are 16 graves with tombstones.

Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, TX 
R F Bostick        31 Jan 1832 - 17 Dec 1906
Jennie Bostick      9 June 1843 - 13 Feb 1905
A G Bostick        29 Jul 1874 - 15 Jan 1908
H J Bostick        11 Oct 1863 - 17 Jun 1890
Minnie Lou Bostick  1 Sep 1871  - 13 Oct 1872
Ida Bostick         4 Feb 1865  - 18 Dec 1955
Mary A Bostick     13 May 1867 - 23 Dec 1951
Mamie Bostick       died June 2, 1946--no tombstone, but listed 
in cemetery records.


R C Bostick is listed in the cem. records with death date Dec 17,
1906--no tombstone was found
Mary Frances Allen   Dec 6, 1905-Oct 28, 1923
Richard W Allen      Jan 27, 1858-Aug 19, 1925
Jane Bostick Allen   Feb 4, 1869-Dec 29, 1956
Patricia E Allen     Apr 8 1907--Nov 13, 1979
A Doughtery Allen    Texas  Pvt 1 BN  123 Infantry World War II
		     Aug 2 1899--Jan 22 1972
James Travis King    2nd Lt U S Army  World War I   
                     Aug 19, 1895-Sept 6, 1983
Dorothy Scott King   1905-Feb 16, 1971
Sneed G Stanforth    Texas Captain 142 Inf 36 Div World War I PH
		     Nov 1, 1890-Jan 7 1953
Cora Allen Stanforth (D.A.R. marker) Jan 10 1901--Apr 4 1977

Relationships of the above--(*=not proven, merely speculated)
Parents: Robert F Bostick & Jennie 
Children: 
1. H J (Henry), b. Oct 11, 1863, may have m. *Minnie Lou, 
   b. Sept 1, 1871 or she is a sister?
2. Mary A, b. May 13, 1867
3. Ida, b. Feb 4, 1865
4. Jane, b. Feb 4, 1869; m. Richard W Allen
    Children:* Mary Frances Allen b. Dec 6, 1905
	     *Cora, m. Sneed G Stanforth
	       *A Dougherty Allen  Aug 2, 1899--Jan 2, 1972--
                he is prob child of Richard W Allen & Jane 
                Bostick.  The grave next to him, *Patricia E
                Allen is most likely a wife--Apr 8, 1907--
                Nov 13, 1979
                *Minnie Lou, b Sept 1, 1871 would fit as a 
                 child here, but may be wife of Henry...
                *A G Bostick, b July 29 1874--is this Absolam? 
                 How does he fit in?
                *James Travis King, b Aug 19, 1895 is on the 
                 back corner with Dorothy Scott King, 
                 b. 1905--prob. husb and wife...don't have any 
                 idea how they tie in since her maiden name 
                 is probably Scott. They are definately in
                 the Bostick plot as there is a good 8 feet or 
                 more around the Bostick plot to the nearest 
                 stones of another grouping.

No ideas at all about the following who are listed in cemetery 
records, but have no stone:
*Mamie Bostick 
*R C Bostick

Darla sent wonderful pictures of the tombstones listed above.

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                ADDITIONAL INFO ON R.S. BOSTICK
                     By Harriet Martin Riggs
                          HMRig@aol.com
 
I was looking over an old copy of the Bostick Online 
Newsletter (1 July 1997) and I saw the following that I had 
previously missed. 

Page 64, 23 Oct 1858 "Texas State Gazette "Jackson Co. Three 
Negroes were hung for the murder of R.S. Bostick, their 
master." 

This may help solve part of a puzzle. I do not know exactly 
where this R.S. Bostick fits but I think I have information 
about him. In some old, damaged papers from my parents' home 
I have the following:

Two letters from R.S. Bostick to my ggrandfather, Dr. William 
B. Villard. One dated August 3, 1854, Savannah, GA., states that 
he is enclosing his Will that leaves most of his property to Dr. 
Villard if he should die before he (Bostick) marries. My 
ggrandfather was a doctor in Beaufort District, SC, and R.S. 
Bostick says that he (the doctor) saved his (Bostick's) life.

The Will which states the following things relating to Bostick:
      His mother is Mrs. Naomi W. Sealy of Texas
      His sister is Mrs. Mary E. Stevens, Liberty Co., GA,
wife of Rev. Henry Stevens
      His half-sister is Mrs. Caroline E. Bostick, Beaufort 
Dist., SC, wife of Benjamin Robert Bostick, Jr. 
      Another half-sister is Mrs. Ruth A. Woolfolk of Texas, 
wife of Joseph A. Woolfolk.

This will was signed 1 August 1854 and states that Richard S. 
Bostick was twenty-six years old. He was formerly of Beaufort
Dist., SC and more recently of Colleton Dist., SC. The will was
probated (I think) and stamped December 1858 in Savannah.

An inventory of the Estate of Richard S. Bostick late of the 
County of Jackson, Texas.

A letter to Dr. Villard from Naomi W. Sealey  which refers to
"that mysterious affair of my poor unfortunate son"  and "the 
awful Massacre of my darling son."

These letters and Will were actually damp when I found them and 
it is a wonder that there is any writing at all that can be read. 

Even though Benjamin Robert Bostick, b 11 Oct 1791, d 25 Oct 
1866, father of Benjamin Robert Bostick, Jr., is my gggrandfather, 
I do not know where Richard S. Bostick fits. Up to now I did not 
know how he died. 

I do not know the family of Carolyn Elizabeth Roberds, wife of
Benjamin Robert Bostick Jr (son of B.R. Bostick and Jane A.
Maner). Maybe one of you will know who were parents were.

There is a little more information about R.S. Bostick in the 
letters and Will that I have not included and will pass on if 
anyone is interested. Obviously he never married because my 
ggrandfather did inherit part of the estate.

The Newsletter has helped me to solve part of a mystery. Hope I 
have helped someone else.

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               Williamson County, TN Cemetery Listings
                           By Ed Adams
                           EAdams2784@aol.com
                           
The following Bostick names are indexed in =Williamson County,
TN Cemeteries= by Lynch. All are listed at Triune Methodist
Church Cemetery.

Fanny Manoah, dau. of J.C and F.L. Bostick 
  b. 5/1/1813 d. 9/3/1894 
Sarah Peebles Bostick, wife of J.H. Dinning 
  b. 7/5/1871 d. 10/23/1897 
Sally Bostick, wife of James M. Peebles 
  b. 9/28/1839 d. 9/22/1911 
James C. Bostick, b. 9/28/1835 d. 5/10/1915 
Fanny L., wife of J.C. Bostick, dau. of Mary and M. Alston, 
  b. 12/31/1834 d. 1/3/1885 
Manoah Hardin Bostick, b. 10/28/1837 d. 6/11/1874
Mary B., dau. of J.C. and F.L. Bostick, wife of W.P. Gray 
b. 2/22/1865 d. 10/11/1899 

In addition, I found these names in the cemetery: 
Mary E. King Bostick Hyde b. 1848 d. 1906 
Bettie Cary Bostick, 1870-1888 
Will Harding Bostick 1873-1945 
Nettie Jordan Bostick 1876-1946 
Mary Bostick Hill 7/25/1878 d. 12/26/1968 
George T. Ransom, son of G.W. and Bettie Bostick Ransom 
  b. 2/27/1863 d. 9/12/1932
Also at the foot of the above James C. Bostick's
grave, a military grave marker with the following: 
James C. Bostick, Sept. 28,1835-May 10,1915, Pvt. Co., B, 
  14 Regt., Tenn Cav. 
Also at the foot of the above Manoah H. Bostick's grave was 
a military grave marker with the following: 
Manoah H. Bostick, Tennessee, Pvt. Co., B, 20 Reg. Tenn Inf.,
Confederate States Army (no dates given). 

Near Triune, in a pasture, off Hwy. 31A or Nolensville 
Pike, is the lone grave of Mrs. Mary Bostick 
  b. March 11, 1766 and died May 30, 1833. 


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          UPDATE ON JARED BOSTWICK LINE

Remember the Bostwick line out of Brooke County, VA into
Warrick County, IN and then into Kentucky mentioned in the
1 Nov 1997 issue of this newsletter?  I have a little more
information on some of the descendants.

Arthur M. Bostwick, son of Jared Bostwick, married Lucinda
Grace 3 December 1878 in Webster County, KY.

The 1880 Webster County census [Jonestand Dist., household
#3] shows the following:
   A. Bostwick  37 farmer  born IN, fa born VA, mo born KY
   Lucy J. "    18 wife    born KY, fa born KY, mo born KY
   Noah    "  4/12 son     born KY, fa born IN, mo born KY

By 1920, Lucinda Jane is shown as a widow and head of her
household, which consisted of son Arthur, age 38, and grand
daugther Elzena Cooper, age 5.

Lucinda Jane Bostwick, age 85, died at her home on Union
Street, Providence, Webster County, KY 12 June 1944. According
to her obituary, she was survived by two sons, James Arthur
and Jerd Manuel Bostwick, both of Providence; two half 
sisters, Mrs. Smith Akins and Mrs. Martha Hinkle, both of 
Evansville, IN. She was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Clay, KY.
Thanks to Carole Palmer, county coordinator of the Webster
County, KY KYGenWeb page, for calling this to my attention.

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                     William Bostick Jr
                     By James Bostick Morse
                     JBMOBM@juno.com
                     Part III

I must mention one of several deeds in Halifax County, VA.
Other deeds will be disregarded at this time in order to
minimize confusion. This one involves 100 acres of land
which helps to identify Charles Bostick as being a son of 
William Bostick Jr.  William Bostick Jr bought from Daniel
Terry, 100 acres in Halifax County 31 Dec 1759. (Deed Book
2, pg 197, recorded 6 Aug 1760) William sold this same 100
acres to William Harris 6 Aug 1785 (Deed Book 13, pg 248).
Notice that Charles Bostick bought the same 100 acres from 
William Harris and John Scoggin, both of Halifax County,
on 22 Jun 1789. (Deed Book 14, pg. 454)

Charles was living in Caswell County, NC at the time he 
bought this 100 acres. He was buying the old home place 
where he had once lived. It is believed that Charles sold
this same 100 acres to Henry Dunkley in 1791. (Deed Book 15,
pg. 158)

There was no other Charles Bostick in Halifax County in 1789.
Prior to that year there was another Charles Bostick and
wife, Betty (Hendrick) Bostick, in Halifax County. It was easy
to confuse these two men of the same name. Charles and wife
Betty bought and sold many parcels of land in Halifax County
prior to his death in 1781/82. His will was proven 16 May 1782.
(Bk 1, pg 395) This Charles was a brother of William Bostick Jr.
Notice that William Bostick Jr named a son Charles, probably 
after his brother.

There were some divisions of counties in North Carolina that
should be mentioned. Caswell County was formed from Orange 
County in 1777 and Person from Caswell in 1791.

William Bostick Jr and Charles Bostick were the only two
Bostick families in Caswell and Person County, NC.

Charles Bostick was in Caswell County, NC by 1777, where he
appears on the tax digest. Between 1778 and 1796, Charles was
involved in 10 land transactions in Caswell and Person Counties,
including a grant of 200 acres on 13 Oct 1783. (Bk B, pg. 282)
Nothing is indicated in these transactions to show that Charles
Bostick was a son of William Bostick Jr.

On 13 Jan 1796, Charles appointed his son Chesley as his attorney
to transact all matters in his absence as he was leaving the
state and to deal with a suit by Delilah South, on account of 
his son, Richard, getting a base begotten child with her.
(Person County Deed Book B, pg. 172)

The whereabouts of Charles Bostick are unknown from 13 Jan 
1796 until 10 Sep 1796. By 10 Sep 1796, Charles was in
Rutherford County, NC, where he bought 200 acres of land from
Lemuel Moore. (Rutherford County Deed Book 12, pg. 172)

Charles Bostick died in Rutherford County after signing his
will on 17 Oct 1813. (Rutheford County Will Book C, pg 95)
Mentioned in his will were his wife and children, Susanna,
Chesley, Reubin, Lucy, Recy and Richard, who was named as
executor. Richard is in the lineage of this writer.

Taking into consideration all the previously mentioned 
citations, I have no doubt that Charles Bostick was the son 
of William Bostick Jr.

Anyone wanting more detailed information, contact this writer.
Watch for additional information on John Bostick in a later
issue of this newsletter.

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                    WILL OF WILLIAM BOSTWICK

Wilkes County, GA Will Book 1810-1816 (Bk HH), pg. 47

In the Name of God Amen
  I William Bostwick of Georgia State and County of Wilkes
being weak in body yet of a Sound and Perfect understanding and
memory do constitute this my last will and Testament and desire
it to be received by all as such - as to my Estate I will and
Positively order that all my Debts be Paid   I give to my wife
MARY BOSTWICK for term of life all my Estate after Paying my
debts and after her death to be divided as follows among my
Children

  I desire that my two youngest Boys BERRY BOSTWICK & JAMES B.
BOSTWICK Should have a good Feather Bed apeace - also a Cow
and Calf as the Rest of my Children has here after received of me
- also a tract of land lying in Morgan County on Jacks Creek
number two hundred and forty three to be divided between them 
then an equal division among my Children except my Daughter AMY
NOLEN which I give one dollar and the rest of her part I leave
to her children to be given them as they Come of age of my
Executors and I further desire that if my son JAMES B. BOSTWICK
should not receive good Education within his mother's life
time that he should be learnt to read and write and be instructed
in arithmetich so far as to do good Business by my Executors
whom I appoint his mother and my two Sons AZARIAH BOSTWICK and
BERRY BOSTWICK Executors of my last will and testament and
Trustees of my wife and Children  In witness there of I have
hereunto set my hand and Seal this fourth day of April one
thousand Eight hundred and Eleven.  [signed] WILLIAM BOSTWICK
Witnesses: Joseph Anthony, William Safford, Reuben Blakey

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                    WILL OF JACOB BOSTICK

Jacob Bostick's will is found in Richmond County, GA Will 
Book A, page 191.

To wife REBECCA, all estate after payment of debts, during
her widowhood. In the event of re-marriage, she is to receive
only half, with the remainder to be divided between my sister
BETSY BOSTICK and my brother LITTLEBERRY BOSTICK, and my 
brother NATHANIEL BOSTICK's son, JAMES BEAL BOSTICK. Stock of
cattle to be divided between Mrs. Eleanor Harris, Mrs. Tabitha
Beal.  Wife Rebecca, my father LITTLEBERRY BOSTICK, my uncle
James Beal, my brother L.B. BOSTICK, my friends JOHN BOSTICK
of Louisville, HILIARY BOSTICK and Jesse Robinson to be my
executors. 10 March 1821. [signed] JACOB BOSTICK. Witnesses:
Elizabeth Beal, Harriet Jones Beal, John Puglsey. Probated
4 June 1821.



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                  UPDATE ON HIRAM D. BOSTWICK

Carol Hicks  chicks@htb.net reports new information on her
great-great grandfather, Hiram D. Bostwick. [See newsletter #28,
1 Nov 1998] Carol has found him buying land in Knox County, OH
from the Chillicothe Land Office 30 May 1833, document #1614 and
#1615, U.S. Military Survey for both parcels of land.

Hiram D. Bostwick's son, Ruloff Butler Bostwick, was born 30 Sep 
1834 OH; married (1) 1864 in Douglas Co, IL to Louisa J. Walters 
and (2) Cynthia Arminta Murdock 29 Sep 1872 Vermilion County, IL.


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I was very sorry to hear Max (Henry D.) Ransom, one of our 
subscribers, passed away the middle of December. 

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Congratulations to Jerry C. Bostick and family. Jerry's son, 
Michael, along with Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Brian Glazier,
as producers of the HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon,"
won a Golden Globe award recently.

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                 BOSTIC/BOSTICK/BOSTWICK RESEARCHERS

Joe Cole   jfcole@alltel.net 
Researching Mary Elizabeth Bostwick, born 1840 Henry County, 
GA or Newton County, GA. She married Samuel Pickins Hooten, 
who was born 1842 Henry County.

Barbara Bostic  Chhuno@aol.com
Researching family of Robert and Permelia Bostick, who appear
on the 1880 Monroe County, WVA census. Their daughter, Barbara
A., was age 19 on this census.

Bruce Coonrod  coonrod@cam-walnet.com
Researching Mehitable Bostwick, born ca 1781; married Darius
Carleton; lived Otsego County, NY.

Becky Colbert  schmidt@minneola.net
Researching Mary A. Bostick and George Washington Harbour,
who married 16 Dec 1875 in Ohio.


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Next Issue  1 March 1999




1 March 1999     BOSTICK ONLINE NEWSLETTER

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This newsletter began 1 Aug 1997 with about a dozen 
subscribers.  There are now 177 of us!

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              DESCENDANTS OF JAMES W. and SARAH BOSTICK

                      By Bonnie Johnson
                      BonBon939@aol.com

The following is transcribed from handwritten notes from either 
the eulogy or obituary of Sarah A. Bostick. There are some 
discrepancies in the dates. Sarah and James Bostick were my 
great-great-grandparents and James is the son of Archibald and 
Catherine (Milligan) Bosstick.

Sarah A. Bostick, wife of James W. Bostick was born January 28, 
1844 and departed this life October 8, 1927.  Aged 83 years, 10 
months, 8 days.  She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth 
Lester and was united in marriage to James W. Bostick August 14, 
1863, who preceded her to the great beyond December 10, 1905.  

To this union were born:
  James A. Bostick
  Alexander Bostick
  Amanda Bostick
  Samuel W. Bostick
  Minnie Bostick
  Anna Bostick
  Emanuel T. Bostick
  William A. Bostick
  Millard Bostick
  Charles O. Bostick
  Francis E. Bostick

Of the above, 4 preceded her in death.

  Anna Harmon - November 11, 1900
  Emanuel T. - December 3, 1904
  William A. - October 17, 1909
  Alexander - August 5, 1908
  And two who died in infancy.

She leaves to mourn her loss, 7 children, 23 grandchildren, 
21 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild and a 
host of friends. She united with the Methodist Church when she 
was quite young.  All who were brought in contact with her can 
testify to her belief in a life beyond.

The writer who has personally known her for 52 years and for 
quite a few years was a close neighbor knew Aunt Sarah (to use a 
common phrase) as one with a heart as big as all out doors. 
Anyone who appealed to her in want or distress found a helper 
in every sense of the word.  As far as her strength and ability 
would allow, and no one was turned empty handed from her door. 
The sick she soothed the hungry she fed. Bade care and trouble 
free and loved to lift the down cast head of friendless poverty.

Mother dear, how we shall miss you. There will be one vacant 
chair, miss your cheery morning greeting, miss the evening twilight 
prayer we know when you are laid within your silent grave upon 
this earth we'll never find another, the one we love has passed 
on before, the best friend we had "Our Mother".


The descendants of James Wakeley Bostick were:
						
1  BOSTICK, James Wakeley b: Jan 1, 1836 in Sullivan Co, IN	
     d: Dec 10, 1905 in Sullivan Co, IN,Burial: Drake 
     Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
     +LESTER, Sarah A.	b: Jan 28, 1847 in TN, d: Oct 08, 
     1927 in Sullivan Co, IN, m: August 16, 1863 in Sullivan 
     Co, IN, Burial: Drake Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
	2 BOSTICK, James Archibald b: Apr 24, 1865 in Sullivan 
           Co, IN, d: Oct 22, 1930 in West Union, IL, Burial: 
           Ceresco Cemetery, MI
	   +WRIGHT, Nancy Rachel, b: Aug 23, 1870 in IN,
           d: Nov 16, 1929 in Battle Creek, MI, m: Feb 12, 
           1895 in Sullivan Co, IN, Burial: Ceresco Cemetery, MI
	2 BOSTICK, Alexander b: Nov 17, 1866 d: Aug 5, 1909		
	2 BOSTICK, Amanda b: May 28, 1868			
	   +SANKEY, John N. b:	 m: Aug 21, 1885 in Sullivan 
           Co, IN	
	2  BOSTICK, Samuel Washington b: Nov 20, 1869 d: Mar 8, 
           1957 Burial: Pogue Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
	   +TRUEBLOOD, Carrie J. b: d: Aug 24, 1932	
            m: Mar 5, 1909 in Sullivan Co, IN	
	    *2nd Wife of Samuel Washington Bostick:				
	     +B., Ada b: 1877 d: 1946 m: Abt. 1935 Burial: Pogue 
             Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
	2  BOSTICK, Minnie b: Mar 12, 1872 d: Sep 17, 1942 
           in Sullivan Co, IN Burial: Pogue Cemetery, Sullivan 
           Co, IN
	   +HARMON, Calvin b: Jan 1, 1864 d: Jul 17, 1959 
           in Sullivan Co, IN m: Jan 29, 1892 in Sullivan 
           Co, IN Burial: Pogue Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
	2  BOSTICK, Anna b: Apr 12, 1874 d: Nov 11, 1900 in 
           Sullivan Co, IN		
	   +HARMON, Thomas  b: m: Jan 8, 1895 in Sullivan 
           Co, IN	
	2  BOSTICK, Emanuel T. b: 1876 in Sullivan Co, IN	
           d: Dec 3, 1905 in Sullivan County, IN Burial: Drake 
           Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
	2  BOSTICK, William A. b: Oct 16, 1879 d: Oct 21, 1908		
	2  BOSTICK, Millard b: March 23, 1882 d: February 1968 in 
           Riley, Vigo Co, IN Burial: Center Ridge Cemetery, 
           Sullivan Co, IN
	   +KENNETT, Elsie J. b: 1886 d: 1949 in Sullivan County, 
           IN m: February 12, 1908 in Sullivan County, IN	
           Burial: Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan County, IN
	2  BOSTICK, Charles O.	b: Sep 25, 1885 d: Jan 1970 
           in Sullivan, IN Burial: Pogue Cemetery, Sullivan Co, IN
	   +BOSTICK, Ina E.	b: Oct 18, 1893 d: Feb 1978 in 
           Sullivan, IN m: July 03, 1912 in Sullivan County, IN	
           Burial: Pogue Cemetery, Sullivan County, IN
	2  BOSTICK, Frances E. b: Mar 19, 1890 in Sullivan Co, IN	
           d: Feb 1980 in Farmersburg, IN		
	   +KENNETT, Oscar b: Mar 24, 1883 d: Feb 1970 in 
           Fairbanks, IN m: Nov 3, 1911 in Sullivan Co, 
           IN	
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       Obituary Reflections By William A. Boastick
              On the Deaths of His Children
           
            Submitted by Harriett Bilyou Nowicki
            candhnow@juno.com

The following poem was written by William A. Boastick
after the deaths of his children, John Luther and 
Sapphrona, who died in Harrison County, WVA. William A. 
Boastick was born 17 Jun 1832 Monroe County, VA. 

This how he wrote it, but in beautiful flowing script, with 
pen and ink. I haven't corrected his spelling or corrected 
his mistakes in capitalization. He was a doctor [not yet
proven] and couldn't save his own children. 
	
	               
O. my, childrens voice is gone away
>From around our social hearth
We have lost there tones that were so gay
So full of harmless mirth
We miss the glancing of there eye
The waving of there hair
The footsteps lightly  gliding by
The hands so soft and faire
And the sweet bright smile that lit there face
And made our hearts rejoice
Sadly we mourn each vanished grace
But most of all there voice
Oft in my solitude i have sat
When those sweet voices breathed
Forgetful of  each merry note
Came up at more and eve
There are a thousand pleasant sounds
Around our cottage still
The torrent that before it sounds
The breaze upon the hill
The murmuring of the wood doves sigh
The swallow in the eaves
And the wind that sweeps a melody
In passing from the leaves
And the pattering of the early rain
The opening flowers to wet
But they want my childrens voice again
To make them sweeter yet
We stood around  there dying bed
We saw there bright eyes close
While from there hearts the pulsses fled
And from there cheek the rose
And still there lips in fondness moved
and still they strove to speak
To the mourning beings that they loved
And yet they  was too weak
Till at last from there eye came one bright ray
That bound us like a spell
And as there spirits passed away
It seemed to say farewell
And oft since then that voice hath come
Across my heart again
And it seems to come as from the tomb
And bid me not complain
And i never hear a low soft flute
Or the sound of a rippling stream
Or the rich deep music of a lute
But it renews my dream
And brings the hiden treasure forth
That lie in memorys store
And again thoughts of those voices give birth
Those voices i shall hear no more
No more ..Not so.. my hope
Shall still be strung in heaven
Still search around the spacious scope
For pease and comfort given
We know there is a world above
Where all the blessed meet
Where we shall gaze on those we love
Around the saviors feet
And i shall hear my childrens voice
In holier purer tones 
With all the spotless saints rejoice
Before the eternal throne
             W. A. Boastick
                   West Milford W. Va
                          1867

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              1840 INDIANA CENSUS INDEX

Bostick, Archibald     Sullivan County     pg 173
Bostick, James         Dearborn County     pg 188
Bostick, John          Dearborn County     pg 188
Bostick, John          Sullivan County     pg 169
Bostick, Joseph        White County        pg 431
Bostick, Lydia         Dearborn County     pg 188
Bostick, M.            Lawrence County     pg 472
Bostick, William       Dearborn County     pg 188
Bostick, Wm.           Sullivan County     pg 163
Bostike, Phillip       Allen County        pg 34
Bostwick, D.           Perry County        pg 400
Bostwick, H.D.         Vigo County         pg 821
Bostwick, J.C.         Vigo County         pg 757
Bostwick, Jared        Warrick County      pg 69
Bostwick, Lawson       Warrick County      pg 65
Bostwick, Solomon      Clark County        pg 309
Bostwick, William      Tippecanoe County   pg 492

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                 WHITE COUNTY, IN BOSTICKS

The 1850 White County, IN census (page 397) shows the
family of Joseph Bostick with wife Addilla and their
children:  Wm, age 20, born OH; Isabel A, age 16, born
           IN; Daniel C., age 14 and Thomas, age 3, both
           born IN. 
Joseph was listed as born PA and Addilla as born OH.

In Dist. 106, page 416 of the same census record, Russell
Bostic, a 21 year old shoemaker born OH, is listed in the
household of Jacob A. Gelatery[?].

The 1850 White County Mortality Schedule shows that Mary
Bostic, age 9, born IN, died Dec 1849 of dropsy.

The following was found in =Counties of White and Pulaski,
Indiana  Historical and Biographical= by F.A. Battey & Co.,
publishers, 1883 [page 263]: 
"William Bostick was born in Ross County, OH and was the son of 
Joseph and Adilla (Chestnut) Bostick, pioneers of Ross County.
Joseph Bostick came to White County in the winter of 1832, 
and assisted in organizing the first court held in the county,
at which a culprit, for want of a jail, was sentenced to 
stand for a number of hours in a ring formed by the citizens, 
and then released. Mr. Bostick lived at Brookston about 6 months,
but settled on a far on Section 25, where he ended his days.
William Bostick passed his boyhood on the farm, but learned
the carpenter's trade after he had attained his majority. He
was married in October 1854 to Miss Hannah Chestnut, who
died in 1855. March 25, 1858 he married Miss Maria Carr, 
daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth Carr. This lady died in 1868,
and in 1869 he married Miss Jennie Carr, sister of his deceased
wife. Mr. Bostick lived in Brookston about 14 years, engaged
at his trade, and about 1872 moved upon the old farm. His 
children are 7 in number - Viola J.E and Altona by his second
marriage and Labota, Alta, Guy and William W. by his last
marriage."
    
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                    UPDATE ON RICHARD S. BOSTICK
                     By Harriet Riggs   
                     HMRig@aol.com

It looks like I have found a place for the unfortunate Richard 
S. Bostick [see Feb 1999 issue of this newsletter]. This was 
done because of a great deal of help from two gentlemen who 
subscribe to the Newsletter, Jim Blain from  Virginia and 
James Bostick Morse from Mississippi. 

James wrote me that Richard Bostick had a son, Jacob, who is 
not included in the book "Our Family Circle." This came out of 
a book "Chips Off The Old Block" by Patti Major Bostick. "Our 
Family Circle" does not mention another marriage for Richard 
Bostick but Patti Major Bostick tells of a first marriage to 
Miss Burroughson and from that marriage there were two children, 
one being Jacob S. Bostick. Jacob is also on my census of the 
Robert Cemetery with the notation that he is the son of Richard 
Bostick and the previously mentioned Miss Burroughson. This 
census was done by the DAR years ago and is on microfilm at the 
Family History Library in Salt Lake. Jim writes that from the
book, "Pipe Creek to Matthew's Bluff: A Short History of 
Groton Plantation" by James Kilgo (ca 1989) p. 77 "...Benjamin R. 
Bostick, Jr., his wife Caroline Roberds (daughter of Rueben 
Roberds and Naomi Wylly)." (Naomi m 2nd Jacob Bostick, Ben's 
uncle)" This would fit into what the Will of R. S. Bostick says. 
Naomi and Jacob could have had a Bostick son (R. S. Bostick) and 
he would be the half brother of Caroline Roberds as stated in the 
Will. Then Naomi could have married a Mr. Sealy (Jacob must have 
died) and left for Texas. Looking at "Our Family Circle" one of 
the children of Caroline Roberds (half-sister of R. S. Bostick) 
and Benjamin Robert Bostick, Jr., named Naomie Wily Bostick 
(named after Caroline's mother, no doubt). It is interesting how 
pieces of information come together and support each other. James 
also says that "Chips Off The Old Block"  reports that Naomi 
Wyly (Wily) made a trip to Texas on horseback after her marriage 
to her third husband, Mr. Sealy. That book also lists her first 
two marriages to (1) Roberds and (2) a Bostick.

The thing that is so impressive about this is that the answers 
came in less than a week after the newsletter came out. And out 
of all of this I think I can now say that R. S. Bostick was the 
first cousin (half first cousin) of my great grandmother who was 
the wife of Dr. Villard who ended up with Mr. Bostick's estate.

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                  1850 GEORGIA CENSUS RECORDS

                  John Michael O`Melia
                  13jo36@BellSouth.net

The following postings of the Georgia census series will be 
data that I have transcribed while I was working on my
mother-in-law`s line. Sallie Will BOSTWICK was a great lady.

She was a great lady to me before I ever met her. So when she 
asked me to help her put the pieces together so she can pass down 
to her 34 grandchildren what she knew and what I could find.  As 
it turned out I found that I had to work BOSTICK and BOSTWICK to 
keep from missing some folks.

Thus, the following posts will be printed for the benefit of those 
who are looking and do not have a way to get to or find this 
information. After saying that, I must qualify the fact that this 
is NOT the last word on the BOSTICK and BOSTWICK in GA. I do not 
claim to be perfect. Nearly perfect.

I do hope these postings we be of some help to the new folks and 
the old folks who have been struggling to find answers.  We have
to remember that time is not kind to genealogists any more than 
anyone else.  Ben Franklin sums it up with "Life`s tragedy is 
that we get old too soon and wise too late."


1850 GA Bibb Co Macon Township 564 GA Militia District   
See NARA Series M-432
Microfilm Roll 061 Volume 001 Page 141 Sheet B Line 029
BOSTICK, A. G., Merchant, 23, born TN


1850 GA Clarke Co Salem District   
See NARA Series m-432  Microfilm Roll 065
Volume 002  Page 065  Sheet A  Line 040
BOSTWICK, A. G., head of household, 33, born GA
          Elizabeth A., wife, 19, born GA

1850 GA Dooley Co 24th District   
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm Roll 068
Volume 004  Page 285  Sheet A  Line 013
BOSTICK, Alfred C., Gambler, 37, born GA

1850 GA Jones Co  47th Division   
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm 075
Volume 008  Page 225  Sheet A  Line 19
BOSTICK, Bethenia P., [widow] 48, born NC
         David A., son, [student], 23, born NC
         Mary A., daughter, 20, born NC
         Jane L., daughter, 17, born GA
         Charles A., son, 14, born GA
         John A., son, 11, born GA
         William A., son, 9, born GA
NOTE: Family is living with Robert BERRY

1850 GA Newton Co  65th Sub-Division  
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm
Roll 079  Volume 010  Page 451 Sheet A  Line 003
BOSTICK, C. [male], 19, born GA

1850 GA Henry Co  42nd District  
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm Roll 073
Volume 007  Page 207  Sheet A  Line 039
BOSTWICK, C. H., Head of household, 46, born GA
          M., Wife, 42, born GA
          N. E., Daughter, 18, born GA
          J. B., Son, 16, born GA
          S. A., Daughter, 13, born GA
          W. B., Son, 10, born GA
          M. L., Daughter, 8, born GA
          M. L., Daughter, 4, born GA
BUTLER, C. W., Brother-in-law, 35, born GA

1850 GA  Cobb Co  Marietta District  
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm Roll 066
Volume 003  Page 096  Sheet B  Line 008
BOSTICK, Charles, Head of household, 24, born NY
         Mary A., Wife, 24, born NY
         Catherine A., Daughter, 7, born NY
         Robert B., Son, 5, born NY
         William L., Son, 3, born GA

1850 GA  Jasper Co  46th District  
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm Roll 074
Volume 007  Page 091  Sheet A  Line 014
BOSTICK, Charles D., Head of household, 36, born NC
         Martha, Wife, 33, born GA
         Jonathan, Son, 17, born GA
         Nancy, Daughter, 10, born GA
         Matilda, Daughter, 8, born GA
         Michael, Son, 4, born GA
         Charles, Son, 2, born GA

1850 GA  Cass Co  12th Division   
See NARA Series M-432  Microfilm Roll 063
Volume 002  Page 178  Sheet A  Line 012
BOSTICK, Chesley, Head of household, 31 years, born NC
         Mary, Wife, 27, born GA
         Julia A., Daughter, 14, born GA
         Susan, Daughter, 6, born GA

Always remember to record the date of the census in that 
particular area your kin is found.  I have seen as many as 
six separate dates within one small county.  Some counties it 
took two months to cover due to terrain and the distance of one 
community from the other.


Continued next issue.

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        Bostic/Bostick/Bostwick Researchers  

Robert Alexander    robbalex@narrowgate.net
Researching Ada Bostick Alexander died 1964 and buried in
Pineygrove Freewill Baptist Cemetery near Beaverton, AL.
Her father was Byrd Bostick, a circuit rider preacher who
is buried in Marion County, AL.

Charles Bostick    CGbostick@aol.com
Researching Henry Bostick, born probably 1830 Lancaster Co,
PA; married Sarah Hoffman of Berks County, PA ca 1855. Sarah 
was born about 1837. How does Henry connect to the other
Bosticks in the 1860 census of Lancaster County, PA?

John Cason    jkcason@negia.net
Researching Sallie Bostick, who married Josiah Cason ca 1810
Laurens County, SC

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