Adam Bottomfield1

M, #1155, b. 18 May 1786, d. 27 January 1862
Last Edited=12 Dec 2015
     Adam Bottomfield, son of John Bottenfield Sr. and Barbara Hammond, was born on 18 May 1786 at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, later West Virginia.1,2 Adam Bottomfield was the son of John Bottenfield Sr. and Barbara Hammond.1 Adam Bottomfield is listed in the will of John Bottenfield Sr. on 17 March 1804; Book 1, page 42, # 68, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
"Will of John Battenfeld deceased. In the Name of God, Amen. I John Battenfeld of Greene County and State of Pennsylvania taking into consideration the shortness of this transitory Life, being sick of Body, but thanks be to God of perfect memory and sound understanding, do make ordain and constitute this my last Will and Testament in the manner following. Firstly: I recommend my Soul to God Allmighty from whom I originnally received it, and my Body to the Earth, from whence it first was taken, to be buried in a plain, decent, christian manner at the discretion of the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, in hopes of a glorious change of this mortal Clay at the happy day of general Resurrection. Secondly: Concerning my worldly Estate, both real and personal wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I ordain and devise that after my funeral expenses, and all other Debts due out of the same be properly discharged, my beloved and lawfull wife Barbara remain in full occupation and possession of the same, by and with mutual and filial assistance of my legal Children viz: Susannah, Adam, John, Magdalene, Christine, Samuel, Catharine, and Barbara, to occupy and enjoy the unoluments, and benefits thereof, untill my said son Adam be of maturity, provided nevertheless as long only as the same may be managed in peace, and good understanding; contrarywise either in case of disobedience of my said son Adam, or marriage of my sd. wife Barbara, during the minority of sd. Adam that then and in such case equally as at the time of maturity of sd. Adam, all my sd. property, Lands, Goods and Chattles be sold at public sale, (the said Barbara my wife taking thereof for her own use and over and above her portion herein after mentioned viz. a Cow, good Bed and Bedstead, Six pewter plates and as many spoons, a pewter Platter and Dish, Iron Kettel, a Pot and Thatch-oven, Six knives as many forks, of all which she may take her choice, also a Frying-pan, Chest, Spinning Wheel, Wool-Wheel, Side Saddle, large Bible, Hymn book, and all woven Linnen, Pow, and Lindsey, with all spinnen yarn of any denomination that may be found at my decease, and likewise one third part of the proceeds arising from said sale besides, and the remainder thereof after all sd. deductions be made, to be equally divided amongst my aforementioned eight Children. Lastly, I ordain and constitute hereby my beloved wife Barbara aforesd. Executrix, and Friend William Bell of the County and State aforesd. Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoding and disannulling all others formerly made by me, declaring this to be my last and no other.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three.
                    Johanus battonfield
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and declared in the presence of us, testifying the said Testator of perfect understanding at the executing of within Testament.
                    George Shocker
                    Henry Leedes
                    Michael Rointz
                    
Greene County
On the Seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before me John Boreman Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the said County, personally came George Shockar and Henry Leedes two of the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing and annexed Instrument of Writing, and on their solemn Affirmations did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard John Battenfeld the Testator within named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of doing thereof, he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief, and further saith not.3


Adam Bottomfield married Mary Litzenberg, daughter of George Litzenberg and Grace Coats, on 28 November 1808 at West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2,4

Descendents of Adam Bottomfield and Mary Litzenberg may be found in several published genealogies including The Litzenbergs in America by J.E. Litzenberg.5,2

According to Richard Parks, Adam and Mary Bottomfield were influential members of the Church of Christ at Clarksville, Greene County, Pennsylvania, where he was an elder. It is interesting to note this because Adam's brother Samuel, was an ordained minister in the Church of Christ.4

In 1840, Adam Bottomfield appeared on the United States Census, at Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, In Adam Bottenfield's household are: 1 male 5-10; 2 males 10-15; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 20-30; 1 male 50-60; 2 females under 5; 1 female 10-15; 2 females 20-30; 1 female 50-60.6

In 1850, Adam Bottomfield appeared on the United States Census, at Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania.7

In 1860, Adam Bottomfield appeared on the United States Census, at Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Also included in this family group was a 9 year old Arabell Litzenburg.8

Adam Bottomfield died on 27 January 1862 at Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 75. "We learn that on the 27th ult., Mr. Adam Bottomfield, an aged and respected citizen of Morgan Township, met with a fatal accident while hauling logs.1,9 Adam was buried at Bottenfield Cemetery, Clarksville, Greene County, Pennsylvania.10,11

Adam Bottomfield left a will on 5 February 1862 Estate of Adam Bottenfield. And now to wit: Feby 5th 1862 Letters of Administration granted to Isaac M. Bottenfield and Adam Bottenfield Jr. Bond taken in the sum of Four thousand dollars with John Corbit and Solomon Addleman as sureties. Bond filed. Widows renunciation filed with the Bond.

Inventory filed March 6, 1862.
Sales List filed April 22, 1862.12

Children of Adam Bottomfield and Mary Litzenberg

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. [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.
  3. [S85] Recorded Will, Greene County, Pennsylvania Will Books, Book 1, Page 42. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  4. [S106] Ancestry.com, online www//http.awt.ancestry.com.rrp023.ged, Richard R. Parks (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002 and 2003.
  5. [S71] J. E. Litzenberg, The Litzenbergs in America. A Biographical Record of George Litzenberg and his wife, Grace Coates with a preview of their ancestors and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Their Descendants. (Centerberg, Ohio: J. E. Litzenberg, 1948). Hereinafter cited as Litzenbergs in America.
  6. [S57] 1840 United States Census, population schedule, Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, page 64.; 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. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 176, family 69.; 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, Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 612, family 1117.; 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. [S67] Pennsylvania Chapter of the DAR, compiler, Pennsylvania DAR Genealogical Records: Greene Co, PA (n.p.: n.pub., 1993), p. 5. From the Waynesburg Messenger, 5 Feb 1862.. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania DAR Records.
  10. [S26] Cemetery Headstone A Photograph is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  11. [S79] Dorothy T. Hennen, Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, Volume 10, Morgan, Washington Townships (P.O. Box 547, Waynesburg, PA 1537: Cornerstone Genealogical Society, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Greene County Cemetery Directory.
  12. [S85] Recorded Will, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Will Books, Book 3, Page 337. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  13. [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), volume 2, p. 46
    . Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  14. [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.