David Webber Botsford (1828-1904)
|David Webber Botsford|
Captain David Webber Botsford
|Born:||15 Mar 1828 Warsaw, New York|
|Died:||20 Jul 1904 Resort twp., Emmet Co., Michigan|
Josiah C. Botsford|
Sarah Ann Botsford
David Webber Botsford
William Wallace Botsford
|Spouse:||Louisa A. Bissell|
Viola Louise Botsford|
Elva Elnora Botsford
Lily May Botsford
Erskine Adelbert Botsford
|Spouse:||Mrs. Anna Grow|
|Married:||3 Aug 1878 Petoskey, Michigan|
Mark Eugene Botsford|
J. C. Botsford
The Petoskey Record, Wednesday, July 27, 1904:
David W. Botsford, one of the earliest settlers in this northern region, died from a sudden attack of heart failure on Wednesday, July 20, at the home of his son, Erskine Botsford. Mr. Botsford who was supposed to be feeding the horses and doing the chores as usual, was found by one of the children, lying dead on the barnfloor at five o’clock in the afternoon. His son who was away from home for a few days was hastily notified of the sad event and reached home the next day.
David Webber Botsford was born at Warsaw, Wyoming county, New York, March 15, 1828, and died July 20, 1904, at the age of 76 years, 4 months, and 5 days.
When eleven years of age he moved to Medina county, Ohio, where he resided until after his marriage to Louisa A. Bissell, which occurred when he was twenty years of age. Then he went west and settled on a new farm in Knox county, Illinois. After a four year’s residence there he moved back to his former home in Ohio.
He enlisted in the civil war in 1862 in the 5th Independent Company Ohio Sharp Shooters as a private but rose to the rank of captain before he was mustered out in 1865.
In the fall of 1866 he moved to Michigan and purchased a large farm in Allegan county, which he kept until 1873, then, after a year spent in the milling business he came to Petoskey and homesteaded 160 acres of land in Mentor township, Cheboygan county, a part of which he still owned at the time of his death.
It was the 15th of October 1875 when he brought his family north and settled on the land which his son E. A. now occupies near the city.
On July 24, 1876, his wife died and on August 3, 1878, he was married to Mrs. Anna Graw, and then took up his permanent residence on the homestead until about four years ago, when he and his wife separated.
He was the father of ten children, five by each wife. Of the first family the survivors are his daughters, Mrs. Ola Watson, Argonia, Kan.; Mrs. Elva Castle, Prairieville, Mich.; Mrs. May Moore, Harbor Springs, Mich.; and his son, E. A. Botsford. Of the second family four sons are living, viz: Mark Eugene, J. C., Byron, and Raymond, the three former being at present employed in the woods of Alger county.
Capt. Botsford was a member of the Masonic order and also a loyal G.A.R. man. He was proud of his war record and left a valuable sword as a cherished memento. The funeral was largely attended, the Rev. H. H. Shawhan officiating, and the remains were laid to rest by the side of his first wife in beautiful Greenwood, Petoskey.
- Marriage: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, database with images, FamilySearch:
- Name: David Botsford
- Event Type: Marriage
- Event Date: 05 Nov 1849
- Event Place: Medina, Ohio, United States
- Spouse's Name: Louisa A Bissell
- Marriage: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, database, Ancestry.com:
- Name: David W Botsford
- Gender: Male
- Race: White
- Birth Year: abt 1830
- Birth Place: New York
- Age: 48
- Residence Place: Cheboygan Co, Michigan
- Spouse: Anna Grow
- Gender: Female
- Race: White
- Birth Year: abt 1849
- Birth Place: Wayne County, Michigan
- Age: 29
- Residence Place: Bear Creek, Michigan
- Marriage Date: 3 Aug 1878
- Marriage Place: Bear Creek, Emmet, Michigan, USA
- Record Number: 313
- Film: 15
- Film Description: 1877 Mason - 1878 Gratiot
- Military: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, database, Ancestry.com:
- David W. Botsford
- Military History
- Enlisted: Oct. 21st, 1862, Berea, Ohio
- Rank: Prvt.
- Company and Regiment: 5th Indp. Co. Ohio, Sharp Shooters
- Discharged: July 19th, 1865, Nashville, Tenn.
- Cause of Discharge: End of war
- Kind and Degree of Disability: Cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation Hearts action irregular claims chronic rheumatism, Debility of age.
- When and Where contracted: Not stated
- Domestic History
- Birth Place: New York
- Age: 73
- Height: 5-11
- Complexion: Dark
- Eye color: Blue
- Hair color: Gray
- Read and Write: Yes
- Religion: Prot.
- Occupation: Farmer
- Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Wolverine, Mich
- Married or Single: Married
- Nearest Relative: Erskine A. Botsford (Son) Petoskey, Mich
- Home History
- Pension Rate: 16.00
- Admission Date: Adm. to C.B. Nov. 21st, 1901
- Death Date: July 20th, 1904
- Cause of Death: Unknown
- Note: Reported died at Petoskey Mich July 20/04 A.W.L.
- General Remarks.
- Admission Paper: one
- Army Discharge: one
- Certificate of Service:
- Pension Certificate: one Forwarded to U.S. Pension Ag't at Columbus, Ohio
- Pensioned for Chro Rheu and resulting dis of Heart.
- Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
- Botsford, David W.
- Date of Death: 7/20/1904
- Liber: 2
- Folio: 25
- Place of Death: Resort Twp.
- Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
- Botsford, David Webber
- Age: 76
- Born: 03/15/1828
- Died: 07/20/1904
- Buried: 07/20/1904
- Henika Funeral Home, Petoskey
- Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
- Lot: H-40-2
- Military: Civil War, Born in NY.
- Hackett, Sarah. The Men of the 5th Independent Company, Ohio Sharpshooters
- Of Interest: WARSAW CEMETERY, WARSAW, WYOMING COUNTY, NY
- Copyright (c) 1999 by Leilani Spring (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- WARSAW CEMETERY is located on the West side of Main Street, south of the Town of Warsaw. Over the years, it has grown to now include the the East side of Main Street, just south of the Pioneer Cemetery.
- The following listing is compiled from a list maintained at the Warsaw Historical Society:
- BOTSFORD, David 1809 - 1878
- BOTSFORD, Rachel G. 1806 - 1884