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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:

Receipt, for Subscription to The Whig (Newspaper), Squire Bosworth, February 25, 1853 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_WhigSubscription_1853_0225

Receipt, for Subscription to The Whig (Newspaper), Squire Bosworth, June 11, 1855 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_WhigSubscription_1855_0611

Receipt, for Subscription to The Whig (Newspaper), Squire Bosworth, March 12, 1849 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_WhigSubscription_1849_0312

Squire Bosworth Papers, 1848-1892 (Ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010-060

Summons, From State of West Virginia, Randolph County to Squire Bosworth, July 10, 1866 (ms2010-060)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_RegistrationSummons_1866_0710

Summons, Votes for the Recorder, Randolph County Va., 1866 (Ms2010-060)

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Identifier: Ms2010_060_BosworthSquires_VoteSummons_nd