Biography of David Bosworth
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Bosworth, David, born in Stamford, Conn., came on foot to Chemung, N. Y., in 1780, guided by Indian trails. He cleared a farm on Buck's flats, where he lived many years. finally removing, however, to Athens, Bradford County, Pa., where he died in 1864, at the age of ninety three. He married Fanny Daley and their children were: John, Harry, Solomon, Huldah, Polly, Laurinda, and Amin& Harry Bosworth, born at Athens, Pa., May 24, 1806, married; November 18, 1829, Mary Layton, who was born November 5, 1809, a daughter to Daniel and Sarah (Clark) Layton. Their children were: Sarah F., born September 6, 1830; John L., born March 8, 1833; Dames J., born December 30, 1834; J. Ford, born May 4, 1841; Harriet A., born September 28, 1894; George H., born April 14, 1846; and Guy M., born March 9, 1838. The hitter matried, November 5, 1868, Mary L., (laughter of Cornelius and Harriet (Kenttield) Beebe, of Chemung, and their children are: Walter F., born May 6, 1869, and Margaret M., born August 11, 1872. The latter married, March 25, 1891, Clarence M. Sager, of Hampton, Va., son of John Sager, and now resides in that place. Walter F. Bosworth married Minnie D. Beidelman, of Chemung, daughter of James F. and Mariah (Tanner) I3eidelman, October 15, 1890. Guy M. Bosworth served in Company E, Twenty third New York Volunteers, reenlisted in Company F, Eighth New York Artillery, and was honorable discharged in April, 1865. He now draws a pension. He has served as justice four years and as town collector one year.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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