Hi Botsford Researchers from Elizabethtown:
I recently found Alonzo Botsford , aged 18, b. 1847 Canada, on the 1865 Census for Fayetteville, Onondaga, NY
I believe that this Alonzo Botsford, b. 1847 Canada is the son of Chauncy Botsford and Charlotte Palmer, from Leeds, Ontario . He is living next door to Jerome King, 23 and his wife Emeline (Howe) and daughter Addie.
Jerome King is the son of Patty Botsford b. 1819 Elizabethtown (my GGG) and John King (myGGG). Jerome’s sister, Minerva King (my GG) married Milton Homer Sherwood (my GG) who is also living in Fayetteville NY on the 1865 census at age 18 and b. 1847 in Canada. (all from Leeds County)
I am wondering if my Patty Botsford, who was born in Elizabethtown 13 May 1819 according to her death certificate might be Chauncy’s sister. There doesn’t appear to be any other Botsford family with a daughter of this same age in Elizabethtown in 1819.
The only info I could find on a search for Alanson Botsford and Catherine Mott (Chauncy’s parents) that shows the name of a daughter, (they also had 5 sons) has given her name as Malica b. 1819 with no further info. Could her name actually have been Martha and therefore, Patty being the nickname for Martha? I find it curious that Alonzo Botsford would be living next door to Jerome King in 1865 in Fayetteville NY having been from Leeds County, Ontario (they would be cousins if Chauncey and Patty were siblings)
Do you have any info on Chauncy Botford’s sister?
Thanks for your input. I've been searching for Patty's family for years!!