William Bottenfield1

M, #1020, b. 1824, d. 5 April 1886
Last Edited=15 Dec 2014
     William Bottenfield, son of Rev. Samuel Bottenfield and Margaret Mitchell, was born in 1824 at Monroe County, Ohio.1,2 William Bottenfield was the son of Rev. Samuel Bottenfield and Margaret Mitchell.1

William Bottenfield appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of Margaret Mitchell at Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio.3

William Bottenfield married Miclida Lentz, daughter of Israel Lentz and Catherine Lentz, on 27 November 1851 at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio, From Will Book #1, page 314 - Israel Lentz - "to Mackliddie Bottenfield, my daughter, wife of William Bottenfield."

In William Bottenfield's Civil War Pension Records there are a number of letters from family and friends attesting to the fact that Miclida and William were married and had not been married previously nor had she remarried after his death in 1886. Both David Lentz and Silena Gano attested that they had known Miclida for over 50 years and that they had both been present at the marriage.

In those same records, both David M. Stine and James Elrod attested that they had been acquainted with both William and Miclida for 40 to 50 years and knew that they had never been married to anyone else, nor had she remarried following William's death.4,2,5


In 1860, William Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.6

William Bottenfield began military service on 7 September 1861 at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio. 2nd Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry, Company C, F, Rank in Corporal. Rank out Private. While in the military, William provided his own horse and equipment..7,2,8

The military service record of William Bottenfield includes the following: During 1862 and following, William was hospitalized because of rheumatism. He was extremely ill, as was attested to by a number of friends and relatives. He suffered with this disability for the rest of his life. In 1871 he had an acute attack.

In a statement he made in his application for Invalid Pension, William states that while in the line of duty at Gawley Bridge in West Virginia he contracted rheumatism from exposure.8

He ended military service on 30 June 1865 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia..9,8

Between 1869 and 1879 at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio, William Bottenfield wasa teacher. In Nine Communities of Monroe County, Ohio, it is stated that a Mr. C. S. Buchanan "attended normal school at Antioch taught by Mesers. W. T. Bottenfield and S. M. Martin."10

On 25 June 1870, William Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.11 He was mentioned in the will of Israel Lentz circa 1874.4

In 1880, William Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Perry Township, Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.12

At the time of his application for Invalid Pension, William was described as 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall, dark complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He was working as a teamster.

William died before his application for Invalid Pension was completed.8

William Bottenfield died on 5 April 1886 at Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.13,8 and was buried at Row 10, Lentz Family Cemetery, Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.2

William Bottenfield appeared on the State census of 1890 in the household of Miclida Lentz at Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio.14

Children of William Bottenfield and Miclida Lentz

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S63] Ruth Dougherty Hogue, compiler, Perry Township Gleanings and Cemetery Inscriptions Monroe County, Ohio (Ohio: Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1935), p. 42.. Hereinafter cited as Perry Township Gleanings.
  3. [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.
  4. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Volume 14, page 149.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  5. [S217] Civil War Military Service Records, National Archives (Washington, D.C.: U.S.Government), William Bottenfield's Civil War Pension Records.. Hereinafter cited as Military Service Records.
  6. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Antich, Monroe County, Ohio, p. 21B, family 93, merchant.; 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. [S63] Ruth Dougherty Hogue, compiler, Perry Township Gleanings and Cemetery Inscriptions Monroe County, Ohio (Ohio: Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1935), Soldiers Monument, West Side Unity Cemetery, Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio. On Route 80S.. Hereinafter cited as Perry Township Gleanings.
  8. [S217] Civil War Military Service Records, National Archives (Washington, D.C.: U.S.Government). Hereinafter cited as Military Service Records.
  9. [S148] National Park Service Collections, online http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss, Regimental History, 2nd Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry.. Hereinafter cited as NPS Collections.
  10. [S68] Monroe County Historical Society, editor, Nine Communities of Monroe County, Ohio: A History. (Ohio: Monroe County Historical Society, 1984), p. 149.. Hereinafter cited as Nine Communities of Monroe.
  11. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio, page 16, line 34.; 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, Antioch, Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio, p. 549A, family 8, Teamster.; 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. [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.
  14. [S107] 1890 Ohio State Census; digital image by subscription, State of Ohio http://ancestry.com; The Generations Network, Inc.. Photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher.