I have spent the last 25 posts writing about each of my direct line Bostwick relatives and then the women who married them. Now I am going to turn my research towards the parents of those women and will trace back as far as I can go to the first ancestor that moved to America … More Time to Research the Parents of the Women Who Married into the Bostwick Clan
I spent the last 10 posts writing about each of the Grandmothers that married into the Bostwick line. As I did with the ancestral line of grandparents with the Bostwick surname, I decided to create another chart for the grandmothers. This spans 10 generations from the years 1602-1929. Below is a summary of the information … More Summary of the Women who Married into My Bostwick Ancestral Line
My Great Grandmother, Alpha Wilkins was born 18 May 1880 in Burlington, Iowa. She is the daughter of Thomas and Christine (Pearson) Wilkins. The number of siblings is not clear but she definitely had 1 half sister, 1 sister and 1 brother: Teresa Hamerstrom 1870, Hugh 1877, and Florence 1884. There is question if there … More Great Grandmother Alpha Wilkins
My 2x Great Grandmother, Ida Shelby was born December 1859 in California. She is the 2nd of 5 children born to John Lafayette Shelby and Ann Jeanette Hinckley. Her mother was previously married and had one daughter from that union. Ida grew up in Soquel which is in Santa Cruz county. It is near the … More Great Grandmother with Shortest Life – Ida Shelby
My 3x Great Grandmother, Sarah Jane Chace was born February 1832/33 in Hamden, NY. She is the 7th of 8 children born to Edward B Chase and Julia Goodrich. Her parents ran an inn and farmed also. In 1830, her future father in law sued her father for slander and won. On September 14, 1848, … More Young Widow with Children – Sarah Jane Chace
My 4x Great Grandmother, Freelove Frisbee was born 16 April 1782 in Caanan, NY. This is the date given in the book, The Frisbee-Frisbie genealogy; Edward Frisbye of Branford. I have not found any original evidence of her birth so I don’t know the accuracy of this date. She was born to Gideon Frisbee and Huldah Kidder … More So Far, Best Ancestor Name- Freelove Frisbee
My 5x Great Grandmother, Currence Hard was born 21 March 1753 in Newtown, CT. Her parents were Abner and Hannah (Beers) Hard and she is the 5th of nine children. Currence married David Bostwick around 1775 and they had 10 children: Ammon 1776-1835, Jabez 1778-1856, Betsey 1780-1835, Ezra 1783-1819, David 1785-1871, Currence 1788-1811, Lucy … More Currence Hard What is the Secret to a Long Life?
My 6x Great Grandmother, Bette Hurd, was born 26 September 1729 in Stratford, CT. She is the oldest of 5 children born to David and Susanna (Bostwick) Hurd. Bette married Joseph Bostwick 7 February 1751 in a service officiated by Rev Jeadiah Mills. They had 3 children: David 1752, Elnathan 1753, and Mary 1755. Now, researchers … More Was Bette Hurd Joseph’s Only Wife?
My 7x Great Grandmother, Rebekah Wheeler, was baptized 31 October 1698 in Stratford, CT. She is the daughter of Timothy and Rebekah (Turney). She is the 4th of 5 children. I haven’t been able to piece together her early life but was trying to figure out how she came to marrying a man in … More Rebekah Wheeler When Did She Die?
My 8x Great Grandmother, Abigail Walker was born 17 February 1671 in Stratford, CT. She was the 3rd of 6 children born to Joseph and Abigail (Prudden) Walker. Her parents were Puritans and she was baptized 25 February 1671. Her father was a weaver. At the age of 16, she married John Bostwick in 1687 … More Abigail Walker from Stratford