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Bosworth, Squire, 1785-1870


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:

Marriage License, Chenoweth B. Hart and Rhoda J. Lewis, Randolph County Va., April 25, 1861 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_MarriageLicense_1861_0425

Marriage License, Marshall Schoonover and Eliza Louk, Randolph County Va., May 9, 1861 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_MarriageLicense_1861_0509

Medical License, S. Bosworth, Morganstown WV., May 17, 1866 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_MedicalLicense_1866_0517

Pay Voucher, for Election Officer, Randolph County Va., 1860 (Ms2010-060)

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Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_CourtSlip_1860_xxxx

Promissory Note, Signed by S. N. Bosworth, Beverly WV., January 22, 1892 (Ms2010-060)

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Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_PromissoryNote_1892_0122

Receipt, for Subscription to The Whig (Newspaper), Squire Bosworth, April 4, 1854 (Ms2010-060)

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Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_WhigSubscription_1854_0404

Receipt, for Subscription to The Whig (Newspaper), Squire Bosworth, December 9, 1855 (Ms2010-060)

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Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_WhigSubscription_1855_1209