Lt Colonel David LOVE (1740-1798) NC Regt. b.Anson County, NC d. Greene
County, GA Buried at Bethany Presbyterian Church Graveyard, near Union Point,
GA DAR marker placed in 1939. Was a member of the Provential Congress, 1776;
in 1777 State Senator and lieutenant colonel of North Carolina State Troops.
(DAR) National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 57.
p. 311. DAR ID Number: 56896, United himself with the regiment of Colonel
LYNCH, just organized, and which was ordered to join the North Carolina Line,
they marched at once to join General GATES, then commanding in the South.
Under the command of this unfortunate general he remained until after the
battle of Camden. Sparks, William H., The Memories of Fifty Years, 1870,
Philadelphia: Claxon, Remson, & Haffelfinger Macon, GA: J.W. Burke & Co. 1870
By: Ken Dempster firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: Barbara Sherrard email@example.com
I am researching the Bostick family and have read your entry regarding
the Richmond Co., NC descendants. My line descends from James, Jr. who married
Mary "Polly" McDonald.Their son, Eli was my gggrandfather. I have been fortunate
enough to make contact with other descendants who have been researching the
family for many years, and they have shared their data with me. One of the
questions arising from the data received concerns Comfort, wife of James I, or
James, Sr. All of the data except one has Comfort as the daughter of William
Love; however, one of the researchers has Comfort as a Shaddack, daughter of
Henry Shaddack who died in Chatham Co., NC in 1778. I'm interested in knowing
if you have any documentation concerning her parents as well as a marriage prior
to James. Also am interested if you might have any data regarding James first
wife Elizabeth, and if you have her as being the mother of the children? Thank
you for any information you are willling to share with me.
I've copied a portion of the entry from my FWT program for you. Yes, it is James
Sr. that was married to Elizabeth, and the mother of some of the children. They
were married before James arrived in NC. Some of this work has been done by a
descendant of Levi T. Bostick, brother to my ancestor James Jr., and I also have
the benefit of some research done by a descendant of James, Jr. If you are
interested in more of my information just let me know.
I am in the process of establishing communication with a descendant of Tristram,
brother to Levi and James, Jr. as well as a descendant of William, another brother.
I found them on an e-mail collaboration list at the LDS site. I have sent some
information to one of them, but have been unsuccessful in making direct communication
with the other one. Hopefully she will respond to the reply I placed on the board.
The more descendants that can be located, the more details of the family can be
unraveled. I have thoroughly enjoyed my quest to learn more about the history of the
family, as well as seek answers to questions that arise regarding the different
generations. Again, thanks for your message.
Source: Queen Annes County Maryland Sand Records, Book Seven,1768-1774, Volumes
R. T. H. (pp 262-443 ), R. T. K. (pp1-285); complied by R. Bernice Leonard, St.
Michael's Maryland, c 1966.
Volume R. T. 1, 1769-1772
p42 16 March 1770 John Lambden to James Bostick- consideration L11.5.0 current-
12 1/2 acres, part of " Beaverdam Fork Resurveyed." Aacknowledged before John Brown
and Benjamen Gould. Alienation fine, six pence sterling, paid to Richard Tilghman.
23 March 1771-26 March 1771 James Bostick and Elizabeth his wife, to Samuel Walls-
in consideration L84.10.0 current- 84 1/2 acres called "Bostick's Chance" and part
of "Hindsley Fancy," - lying on the east sied of Little Beaver Dam Branch. James and
Elizabeth his wife, she being first privately examined acknowledged before John Brown
and Benjamin Gould. Alienation fine, three shilllings, five pence, half penny sterling.
From LDS Microfilm No. 0014308 Liber RT No H. I. K 1767-1776, Queen Annes County,
Maryland Land Records
Volume R.T. I, 1769-1772
p201 Queen Annes County, to wit March, the Twenty sixth day Anno Dom one thousand seven
hundred and seventy one and the following deed was brought to be Recorded to wit.
This Indentue made the twenty third day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and seventy one between James Bostick and Elizabeth his wife of Queen
Annes County in the province of Maryland of the one part and Samuel Walls of the county
and province of Maryland afs of the other part Witnessesth that the said James Bostick
and Elizabeth his wife for and consideration of Eighty four pounds ten shillings current
money before the sealing and Deliverance hereof paid to the said James Bostick and
Elizabeth his wife by the said Samuel Walls the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge
and themselves fully satisfied contented and paid the? doth hereby acquit exonerate and
Discharge the said Samuel Walls his Heirs Excutors and administrators Hath granted
bargained sold and released and confirmed and by these presents doth Grant bargain sale
alion (sic) release and confirm unto the said Samuel Walls his Heirs and Assigns forever
a Tract or parcel of Land called Bosticks Chance and also partof a Tract or parcel of
Land called Hindesleys Fancy Beginning at a bounded white Oak standong on the East side
of a Branch called the Little Beaver dam Branch and running from said white Oak East ?ly
six porches then North eleven Degrees East one hundred and fifty-four porches then North
seventy-nine Degrees West sixty-eight porches then South eight five Degrees West
The following is from the files of Mary Simon :
From the book:
ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JOSHUA FREDRICK BOSTICK by Jet O. Lewis
James was a Quaker, who later converted to the Baptist Church. One article states that
"He was a Quaker with a even, quietmanner and was a devoted Christian"
The conversion was brought about by a political rather than religious reasons. On one
occassion he was called into court and, as a good Quaker, he didn't remove his hat. The
judge fined him one thousand pounds of tobacco for contempt of court. Later, when his
first child was born he did not follow the Maryland law of having the boy baptized by
the eighth day of life. The judge again fined him one thousand pounds of tobacco. As a
resule of the second fine he left the state of Maryland and moved to North Carolina.
There he converted from Quakerism.
He was a soldier in the Revolutionart War. His military record is recorded in the North
Carolina Department of Cultural resources, Division of Archives and History, "Revolutionary
War Accounts" Vol. IX, Page 93, Folio 3.
The booklet, " Genealogy of the Bostick Family", written in 1901 by Joseph R Bostick,
makes the following comments about James Sr. " He moved from Maryland to North Carolina
and settled on a little stream called Squirrel Creek when he was a young man. He moved in
a horse cart bringing with him his wife and one child. He was a man of good sense and
possessed a wonderful physical constitution.....During his life he amassed a fortune of
$100,000.00 ( by today's standards that would make him a millionaire )
His will was filed in Richmond County, North Carolina, Will Book I, pages 248-249, on 20
September, 1823. He died the same day and his will was filed for probate in April, 1824.
In his will we find the following division of proberty.
To his wife Comfort, all his plantation, all timbered land, all livestock, all household
goods, furniture and tools, and nine Negroes which are listed by name. To son James,
five Negroes listed by name. To son Levi, four Negroes listed by name and a shotgun. To
son Thomas, the land which he has in his possession, and the rest of the land upon the
death of Comfort. To daughter Mary McDonald, ten Negroes listed by name. To daughter
Elizabeth Baird, five Negroes. To daughter Sarah Baird, one Negroe man named. He divided
251 1/2 acres between his four Baird grandchildren. He also gave three of his Bostick
grandsons, Tristram, James, and Bunyun, two Negroes each.
His wife Comfort and son James were appointed executors. There are only eight children
listed in the will but he was the father of nine. The oldest son, Tristram had died in 1819.
Sent:July 23, 2003
We are hopeful of establishing a network of communication for the descendants
of the Bostick family and are in the process of locating as many descendants as
possible who would like to participate.
Thank you,Barbara Bostick Sherrard = Alabamagirl@Cableone.net
I was researching some old books and found in a book called "Some TN
heroes of the Revolution" by Zella Armstrong published 1975 by the
Genealogical Publishing Company Baltimore.
I remembered a recent query for the surname LOVE and thought I would
forward this to the list.
Edmond Love applied for revolutionary pension while living in Rhea Co TN
May 31, 1833. He was born June 1, 1760 in Pasquantunk County NC. He
entered the service in Currituck County NC about Oct 15, 1775 under
Capt. James Blount. He served in the battles of Trenton, Brandywine,
Schulkill, and Monmouth all under the command of Gen. Washington. He
knew personally Gen's Washington, Wayne, Morgan, Stephens, and Howe. He
moved before the war to Currituck Co NC, then to Moore Co NC, then to
Union Dist. SC, then to Barren Co KY, then to Rhea Co TN. about 1830.
He died there before July 13, 1838 and was survived by his widow for
Hesikiah Love applied for revolutionary pension while living in Roane Co
TN, March 12, 1832. He was born Oct 10 1852 (this is an obvious mistake
and should read 1752), He enlisted in March 1776 in the South Carolina
Troops under Captain Eli Cashion, Lt. Col. Mason, and Col. Thompson. He
was in the battle of Ft. Moultrie, and also in the battles of Hanging
Rock, Colombia, Eutaw Springs, Sumpter's Defeat, Fish Damn Ford, and
Kings Mountain. He had a discharge but it was lost when a party of
Tories attacked and pillaged the home of his brother James Love. Edward
Eskridge testifies that he knows that Hesikiah Love served in the
According to the source, "W.I. Everettt Sketch" of 1927 records James
Bostick's wife as: "ann". However in James' Will he calls his wife Comfort
Comfort Love is named in a 1779 tax list of Richmond Co....does that help?
If this Comfort was married to James Bostick in 1767, she couldn't be listed
as a tax payer in the name of Comfort LOve in 1779.
Sent: June 29, 2004
Can you help me with Comfort Love's family
before she married Bostick; I will appreciate
all the help you can give.
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