I wonder if anyone can tell me if my Samuel appears in any of the already researched lines of Botsfords that have been published?
Samuel Botsford b abt 1824 in Connecticut.
August 20, 1845 lived in Derby and married Jane Davis b abt 1827 of Newtown. Rev. William Bliss Ashley officiated.
In 1850 they lived in Woodbury, Litchfield, CT and had a 4 year old son Charles H. at home.
In 1860 they lived in Ward 4 of New Haven. In addition to 13 year old Charles H there is a 16 year old daughter Jane E. in the census. I believe this is an indexing error as she was likely 10 at the time.
The city directories of the period have Samuel listed several times as a shoemaker.
In 1862 he enlisted in Co. H of the 14th CT. Vol. Inf.
In 1862 Charles H. changed his name to Henry C. Botsford lied about his age and enlisted in Co. G of the 13th CT. Vol. Inf.
If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.