Biography of David Bothwell
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Bothwell, David, retired, was born in Jefferson county in 1834 and settled here in 1848; was with Gardner Wilson about four years, and then went sailing on the lakes and ocean until 1864. He then went to the war of the Rebellion as second lieutenant of Co. C, 184th Regiment N. Y. Vols., and served until the close of the war. He was discharged and returned to Hannibal and went into the hardware bnsiness, succeeding James Rogers until 1881; then sold out to William T. Wassop and became interested in the lumber business in Decato until the fall of 1885. Returning to Hannibal in 1886 he engaged in the hardware trade at the same place and store that he had occupied before, which he continued until the fall of 1893, when he retired and is succeeded by his son B. R. Bothwell. Mrs. Maria Bothwell is a daughter of B. R. Sykes, who was born in West Rupert, Vt., May 25, 1806, and settled here about 1812. He was constable many years, and married Augusta Elvira Wilson. Their children were Alfred S., who died in infancy; Mrs. Clarissa Cogswell, who lives in California; Helen, who died in 1864; Mrs. Cordelia Roche, now living in Minnesota; Mrs. Maria Bothwell, wife of subject, and Mrs. Minerva Paddock of Brooklyn, N. Y. B. R. Sykes was a son of Isaac Sykes, one of the first settlers of Hannibal. Subject has held the office of town clerk of Hannibal.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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