Meeker Bottenfield1,2

M, #1208, b. 17 August 1816, d. 15 February 1897
Last Edited=7 Jan 2016
     Meeker Bottenfield, son of John Bottomfield Jr. and Mary Woodruff, was born on 17 August 1816.1 Meeker Bottenfield was the son of John Bottomfield Jr. and Mary Woodruff.1

Meeker Bottenfield married Bethiah Elvia Hubble on 16 March 1843.1

On 12 September 1850, Meeker Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Prospect Township, Marion County, Ohio.3

On 26 July 1860, Meeker Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Prospect Township, Marion County, Ohio.4

On 12 August 1870, Meeker Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Prospect Township, Marion County, Ohio, Meeker was farming.5

In 1880, Meeker Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Prospect, Marion County, Ohio, Meeker is listed as a farmer and his son Cary as a carpenter.6

From History of Marion County, Ohio 1883:
MEEKER BOTTENFIELD. (Prospect Township) farmer, was born near Waynesburg, Green County, Penn., August 23, 1818. His parents, John and Mary (Woodruff) Bottenfield, with their family, including the subject of this paragraph, moved to Knox County, Ohio, in 1830, where the father and mother both lived until their death. Meeker Bottenfield was married in Knox County, March 16, 1842, to Miss Bethiah Hubbel, born April 27, 1827, a daughter of John and Annis (McIntyre) Hubbell, formerly of Tioga County, N. Y., but then of Knox County, Ohio; both died in Knox County. For two years after Mr. Bottenfield's marriage, he lived near Galena, Delaware Co., Ohio, where he leased land and cleared fifths for other parties, taking as pay fifty acres of unimproved land; the property is located east of Prospect Village, and is now owned by John Q. Roads. They lived here six years and in August 1852, bought the farm of 101 acres where they now reside; about twenty acres of this farm was cleared at that time; there are now seventy acres of the homestead in a fine state of cultivation. They lived there just twenty-eight years in a log house, and then built, at an expense of $1,500, the fine frame building in which they now reside. Mr. and Mrs. Bottenfield have had eight children...Mr. and Mrs. Bottenfield have been members of the Baptist Church since 1847."7

Meeker Bottenfield died on 15 February 1897 at Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois, at age 80. Meeker died in Oblong, Illinois, at the home of his son, Carey Judson.

From an unknown Marion County source was the following announcement as listed on Findagrave:

"The announcement of the death of John Meeker Bottenfield, father of Carey Judson Bottenfield was received here this forenoon. His death occurred at Oblong, Illinois, Monday night, February 15, 1897, he had been staying with one of his children at the place. Mr. Bottenfield was well known in this city and county. Marion County had been his residence place the greater portion of his life. The remains are expected here this evening, and the funeral will occur at Prospect Wednesday. Born Aug 24 1818 to John and Mary Woodruff Bottenfield.1,8,7 He was buried at Prospect Cemetery, Prospect, Marion County, Ohio.8

Children of Meeker Bottenfield and Bethiah Elvia Hubble

Citations

  1. [S60] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Republican, May 25, 1950). Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S129] Paul Roos, online Ancestry.com, Paul Roos (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002.
  3. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Prospect Township, Marion County, Ohio, stamped page 44, family 208, line 36.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Prospect Township, Marion County, Ohio, printed page 176, stamped page 451,family 1303, line1.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Prospect Township, Marion County, Ohio, printed page 21, stamped page 157, family 175, line 18.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Prospect, Marion County, Ohio, p. 113B, family 242.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Becky Jacobs, Record added: Jul 03, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 39016464., Findagrave.com.
  8. [S328] Jerry Smith, "Correspondence with Jerry Smith Regarding the Bottenfield Family," (author E-Mail address private) at Oklahoma, to this researcher, September 2008. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Jerry Smith."
  9. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  10. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.