David Bostwick 1752-1818

Last year I wrote about my 6x great grandfather Philip Frisbee* and his service in the Revolutionary War. I found another relative that was part of the Revolution. David Bostwick is my 5x great grandfather. He was born in 1752, Upper Merrill, CT to Joseph Bostwick and Betty Hurd. David married Currence Hard in 1775, Newtown, CT. They had 10 children: Ammon 1776-1856, Jabez 1778-1856, Betsey 1780-1826, Ezra 1783-1819, David 1785-1871, Currence 1788-1811, Lucy 1790-1836, Abner 1793-1831, Mary 1796-1830, and Abel 1797-1861.

David’s record of service is listed as July 5, 1779 to July 6, 1779. This was in the 3rd Connecticut Regiment, Captain Nichol’s Company. Now I thought I was reading something wrong when I saw he was enlisted for 1 day. But, there were many men in this company that were listed like this. Most were enlisted on July 5th and discharged on either the 6th, 8th or 16th. They were marching from New Haven to Fairfield to Norwalk. I found his service record through the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) and there are several family members in this organization that were admitted through his service during the Revolutionary War.

David and family moved to Meredith, NY in 1793 and settled on a farm. He is listed in the 1790 US census in CT and the 1800 & 1810 US census in NY. Also listed in the 1800 census of Meredith Township Settlers.

I had the opportunity to travel to the area one day and found his grave. They have both the DAR and SAR markers along with a separate marker from his tombstone showing he was in the Revolutionary War. The first photo shows his tombstone and the DAR marker on the left and the SAR marker on the right. The tombstone inscription reads:

Memory of


who departed this life on

12 June 1818 AD in the

67th year of his age.



My genealogy line is:

David Bostwick 1752-1818 m Currence Hard 1753-1855

Jabez Bostwick 1778-1856 m Freelove Frisbee* 1782-1867

Jabez Bostwick Jr 1821-1860 m Sarah Jane Chase 1832-1927

John Day Bostwick 1850-1921 m Ida Shelby 1859-1879

Charles Jabez Bostwick 1878-1957 m Alpha Wilkins 1880-1929

Florence Bostwick 1902-1996 m Henry Mangen 1900-1947(my grandparents)

*Freelove Frisbee is the granddaughter of Philip Frisbee.


Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F741-VCS : 3 December 2014), David Bostwick, 24 Apr 1752; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, David Bostwick, 1818; Burial, Meredith, Delaware, New York, United States of America, West Meredith Cemetery; citing record ID 69557197, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

United States Census, 1790″, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKV-PYR : 29 May 2015), David Bostwick 1st, 1790.

United States Census, 1800″, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRZ-WCF : 10 June 2015), David Bostwick, 1800.

United States Census, 1810″, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-WBX : 1 December 2015), David Bostwick, 1810.

History of Delaware County, N. Y.: With Illustrations, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Some Pioneers and Prominent Residents W. E. Morrison, 1880

Johnston, Henry P., ed.. The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 1775-1783. p 550.



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