John Bottomfield Jr.1

M, #1189, b. 6 February 1788, d. 7 August 1866
Last Edited=11 Jan 2014
     John Bottomfield Jr., son of John Bottenfield Sr. and Barbara Hammond, was born on 6 February 1788 at Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia.1,2,3 John Bottomfield Jr. was the son of John Bottenfield Sr. and Barbara Hammond.1 John Bottomfield Jr. was baptized on 27 April 1788 at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Loudoun County, Virginia.3 He 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.4


John Bottomfield Jr. married Mary Woodruff before 1812.1

For an extensive listing of the descendents of John and Mary (Woodruff) Bottenfield, Jr., see The Bottenfield Family by Leta Covill Blankenship, 1980.5

On 24 September 1850, John Bottomfield Jr. appeared on the United States Census, at Milford Township, Knox County, Ohio, John Bottomfield Jr. was farming.6

On 8 August 1860, John Bottomfield Jr. appeared on the United States Census, at Milford Township, Knox County, Ohio, With John and Mary Bottenfield were also two Mary Furgesons, one age 15, the second age 7. Their daughter Sarah married a William Furgeson so these were family, perhaps grandaughters.7

John Bottomfield Jr. died on 7 August 1866 at Knox County, Ohio, at age 78. Richard Parks in his research states that John Jr. died in Oblong, Ilinois.1 and was buried at Centerburg Cemetery, Centerburg, Knox County, Ohio.8

Children of John Bottomfield Jr. and Mary Woodruff

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. [S106] Ancestry.com, online www//http.awt.ancestry.com.rrp023.ged, Richard R. Parks (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002 and 2003.
  3. [S350] Marty Hiatt, compiler, Early Church Records of Loudoun County, Virginia (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1995), New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, page 199. This source gave both birth and baptism date.. Hereinafter cited as Early Church Records of Loudoun County, Virginia.
  4. [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.
  5. [S119] Leta Covill Blankenship, The Bottenfield Family (919 Straley Avenue, Princeton, West Virginia 24740: Self published, 1980). Hereinafter cited as Bottenfield Family by Blankenship.
  6. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Milford Township, Knox County, Ohio, written page 194, family 1365, line 14.; 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, Milford Township, Knox County, Ohio, written page 48, stamped page 127, family 367, line 27.; 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. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Kris Townsend, Record added: Nov 22, 2011, Find A Grave Memorial# 80850785., Findagrave.com.