Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield1,2

M, #607, b. 1 January 1834, d. 13 February 1916
Last Edited=27 Jan 2012
     Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield, son of Rev. Samuel Bottenfield and Margaret Mitchell, was born on 1 January 1834 at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.3,4 Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield was the son of Rev. Samuel Bottenfield and Margaret Mitchell.5,6 The death certificate shows the name of Cedric Mitchel Bottenfield..

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of Margaret Mitchell at Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio.7

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield married Sarah Elizabeth McCormic, daughter of Bernard McCormic and Eva Vananders, in 1855 at Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio, In Shadrach Bottenfield's military pension records, it states that Jacob Barrett (?) and Hiram Bottenfield were witnesses to the marriage. The marriage was performed by Joseph Markey.3,4

In 1860, Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio.8

The military service record of Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield includes the following: At the time of enlistment Shadrach Bottenfield was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, fair complected with blue eyes and light hair. His occupation was listed as shoe maker.

Shadrach M. Bottenfield enlisted July 20, 1861, and served as private in Company D of the 27th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry. He was mustered out on 25 December, 1863, by reason of reenlistment. He reenlisted on 25 December, 1863, at Duck Creek, TN, as a sergeant in Co. D of the 27th Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. He was honorably discharged at Louisville, KY, 11 July, 1865. He filed for a Civil War pension on August 11, 1890, listed as an invalid.

Shadrach Bottenfield saw many battles and undoubtedly suffered greatly, as may be seen in his pension records.

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield's military service records indicate that in July 1863, he was absent on furlough, apparently gone back to Ohio to see his family.

According to Mr. Mark Haselberger, a Civil War researcher, "Out of 2,800 soldiers [Civil War] from Monroe County [Ohio], I know of 132 who were killed in action, or died of wounds. Another 200 died of disease, accidents or causes unknown."

After his military service, Shadrach lived in Ohio 2 years, moved to Kansas where he lived for 8 years before moving to Colorado.

Physically, Shadrach is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall; of fair complection; with blue eyes and light colored hair.3,9,10,2

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield was was a shoemaker. from 1865 to 1890.3

In 1870, Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Fairview, Labette County, Kansas.11

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield lived in 1871 at Kansas.3

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield lived in 1880 at Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado; This move to Colorado must have taken place after 12 June 1880 because Shadrach M. Bottenfield and his family were enumerated on th 1880 census in LaBette County, Kansas.3

In 1880, Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Labette County, Kansas.12

In 1885, Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield appeared on the Colorado State Census, at Fremont County, Colorado.13

On August 11, 1890, Shadrach Bottenfield applied for his military pension as an invalid. He had been virtually an invalid prior to that (at least since 1888) but apparently the pension was not issued until the Act of June 27, 1890. His disability was incurred in the service.

His own statement was that he had "rheumatism contracted in the army in 1863 and always troublesome ever since. Worked in damp cold weather. Thinks has some disease of lungs. Health failing for 15 years past. Only able to do light work."

The doctor who examined him states "Rheumatism affects him principally in hips, knees and anckles while there is no local heat swelling or ligamentous enlargement of any other joint but there is stiffness in them. Claimant walks and moves like a man 75 years of age." At the time, Shadrach was 58 years of age. He also had Brights Desease and first stage consumption.3



In 1900, Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado.14

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield lived in 1902 at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado; In 1907 Shadrach had to be reviewed concerning his eligibility for pension. Mr. Karl Schaefer and Charles Julian, both of Crested Butte, witnessed the application. They each stated that they had known him for 5 years, which probably places him in Crested Butte about 1902. This is further confirmed in his obituary.3,4

Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield died on 13 February 1916 at Samuel Bottenfield Ranch, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, at age 82.3,15,16 and was buried on 15 February 1916 at Jacks Cabin Cemetery, Jacks Cabin, Gunnison County, Colorado.4

Children of Shadrach Mitchell Bottenfield and Sarah Elizabeth McCormic

Citations

  1. [S7] Death Certificate photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  2. [S148] National Park Service Collections, online http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss. Hereinafter cited as NPS Collections.
  3. [S52] "Military Pension Record of Shadrach M. Bottenfield", Application # 882144, Certificate #758.112; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Washington, District of Columbia. Hereinafter cited as "Bottenfield Military Pension."
  4. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  5. [S7] Death Certificate, Death certificate of Shadrach M. Bottenfield. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  6. [S56] Homer Laurence III Litzenberg, Litzenberger and Litzenberg: Origins of the Names and Families
    (Pennsylvania: Homer Laurence Litzenberg, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Litzenberger and Litzenberg.
  7. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio, p. 524-525, family 12.; 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.
  8. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Monroe County, Ohio. Stafford Township, listed as a shoemaker, p. 265, family 477.; 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.
  9. [S191] Letter from Mark Haselberger (author address private) to this researcher, 30 November 2004; photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  10. [S217] Civil War Military Service Records, National Archives (Washington, D.C.: U.S.Government). Hereinafter cited as Military Service Records.
  11. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Labette County, Kansas. Fairview Township. Listed as a Farmer.; 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.
  12. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, p. 413C, family 226, farmer.; 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.
  13. [S252] 1885 Colorado State Census; digital image by subscription, State of Colorado http://ancestry.com; The Generations Network, Inc.. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  14. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Boulder County, Colorado. Town of Lafayette. Enumeration District 162, sheet 8, line 88. Listed as a Liveryman.; 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.
  15. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper, Elk Mountain News, Crested Butte, Colorado, Saturday, February 19, 1916., photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  16. [S7] Death Certificate, Colorado number SL483551 photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.