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Bosworth family (Randolph County, Va. (now WV))


Biographical Note

Squire Bosworth, the son of Joshua Bosworth, was born in Montgomery, Massachusetts in 1785. He moved with his family to what is northwestern Virginia (now West Virginia) while still young. After teaching school in Parkersburg and Beverly, Bosworth studied medicine under a Dr. Dolbear and established his practice in Beverly. He served for a time as Randolph County court clerk and as deputy sheriff and represented Randolph and Tucker counties in the Virginia General Assembly. Bosworth married Hannah Buckey, daughter of Peter Buckey, in 1816, and the couple would have ten children: John W., Squire N., George W., Elam B., Rebecca, Lucy, Harriet, Martha, Christina, and Mary. Squire Bosworth died in Beverly, West Virginia in 1870. His son, John W. Bosworth, would also become a physician. Another son, Squire N. Bosworth, served during the Civil War in the 31st Virginia Infantry. Following the war, Squire N. Bosworth married Florence A. Brown (daughter of Bernard L. Brown). He worked as a dry goods merchant and served for many years as Beverly's postmaster.

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

Bill of Sale, for Female Slave Named Huldah, Randolph County Va., 1848 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_SlaveBillofSale_1848_xx26

Squire Bosworth Papers

Identifier: Ms-2010-060

The collection contains the papers of Squire Bosworth, a physician and county court clerk of Randolph County, Virginia (later West Virginia), including correspondence, legal papers, and financial documents.

Dates: 1848 - 1892

Certificate of Election, Abraham Hulton, Justice of the Peace, Randolph County Va., June 24, 1860 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_HultonCertificateofElection_1860_0624

Certificate of Election, Justices of the Peace, Randolph County Va., June 24, 1860 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_MillsCertificateofElection_1860_0624

Claim Testimony Transcipt, John W. Bosworth, n.d. (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_TestimonyTranscript_nd

Interrogatories on Loyalty, n.d. (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_LoyaltyInterrogatories_nd

Interrogatories on Merits of Claim, n.d. (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_ClaimInterrogatories_nd

Letter, 'B' (Sunny Manse) to 'Pa & Ma,' January 3, 1868 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_1868_0103