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Jacob Bostian Sr (1757 - 1847)

Jacob Bostian Sr aka Bastian
Born in Rowan County, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 90 in Alexander County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Biography

1776 Project
Private Jacob Bostian Sr served with North Carolina Militia during the American Revolution.

Jacob was born in 1757 in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. He was the son of Andreas Bostian and Mary Magdalena Unknown.[1]

Jacob married Catherine Cope (born about 1750 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania). Their son was Matthew Bostian (1790– ).

Spouses:

  1. Catherine Cope
  2. Catherine Stirewalt

Children:

  1. Jacob Bostian Jr
  2. Elizabeth Bostian
  3. Catherine Bostian

His will which was probated in 1847 is found only in the original wills filed with Alexander County records.[2]

Revolutionary Service

State of North Carolina Iredell County: Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1832[3]

On this 23rd day of August personally appeared before the Justices of the County Court of Iredell Jacob Boston a resident of the County of Iredell and State of North Carolina aged seventy-five years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

  • That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year he cannot state with precision, but he believes that it was in the year 1776. That he enlisted under Captain Martin Phifer who commanded a company of Cavalry and Lieutenant Beard [probably, Valentine Beard]. That at the time of his enlistment he lived in the County of Rowan and State of North Carolina about seven miles from Salisbury
  • That soon after his enlistment he marched from Cabarrus County North Carolina under the command of the above mentioned officers directly to Charleston South Carolina, from thence he marched under the command of Lieutenant Beard to Savannah Georgia – Captain Phifer having left the Army at Charleston and gone home, upon a furlough as applicant thinks.
  • That he returned to Cabarrus County North Carolina. That he marched thence under the command of Captain Phifer & Ensign Harris (Lieutenant Beard being discharged, or having resigned) to Halifax Court House North Carolina and thence on to Philadelphia.
  • That he sent out on this expedition ten months after he left home for Charleston South Carolina.
  • That he was engaged in the Battles of Brandywine & Germantown – And that in both these battles for want of horses his company fought on foot – that he was under the command of Colonel Little or Lytle and Captain Jonson or Johnston as the names may be spelled – this applicant being entirely illiterate is unable to spell them correctly – or to say how they would be spelled.

This applicant believes that at the time Captain Phifer was not in the Army – he further states that he was discharged soon after the British Army left Philadelphia which he thinks was in 1778 and that he served two years in the regular service of the United States as one of a company of Cavalry.

This applicant further states that he has lost the evidence which he got since the year 1778 – and that he has lived in the Counties of Iredell & Rowan State of North Carolina ever since –

Censuses

In the 1810 census Jacob (age about 53) was living in Rowan, North Carolina, United States.[4]

In the 1830 census Jacob (age about 73) was living in Rowan, North Carolina, United States.[5]

In 1840 Jacob (age about 83) was living in Iredell County, NC.[6]

In the 1840 census Jacob (age about 83) was living in Iredell, North Carolina, United States.[7]

Sources

  1. Birth: Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genea.
    Birth date: 1750
    • Birth place: North Carolina.
  2. #HeritageVolII
  3. #Pension, #DAR, #Dragoons
  4. 1810 Census: Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1810 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data - Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National,
    Page: Year: 1810; Census Place: , Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 43; Page: 303; Family History Number: 0337916; Image: 00139.
    Residence date: 1810
    • Residence place: Rowan, North Carolina, United States Object: @M246@.
  5. 1830 Census: Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1830 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data - Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gr,
    Page: Year: 1830; Census Place: , Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: ; Page:.
    Residence date: 1830
    • Residence place: Rowan, North Carolina, United States Object: @M245@.
  6. Residence: Author: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Title: North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Orig.
    Residence date: 1840
    • Residence place: Iredell County, NC.
  7. 1840 Census: Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1840 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data - Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G,
    Page: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Iredell, North Carolina; Roll: ; Page:.
    Birth date: abt 1755
    • Birth place:
    • Residence date: 1840
    • Residence place: Iredell, North Carolina, United States Object: @M244@.

See also:

  • Pension Application for Jacob Bostian
  • "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Z7-33TN : 21 November 2016), Jacob Bostian, 1855; citing Iredell, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm
  • "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDPB-NNC : 3 April 2015), Jacob Boston, 1866
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL9-778 : accessed 14 September 2017), Jacob Bosten, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 160, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 337,913
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHG5-Y3R : 29 July 2017), Jacob Bostian, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing 57, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 122; FHL microfilm 18,088
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTV-SS8 : 20 August 2017), Jacob Bostian, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 192, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 363; FHL microfilm 18,094
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTV-9CW : 20 August 2017), Jacob Bostian, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 176, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 363; FHL microfilm 18,094
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Oct 6, 2017), "Record of Jacob Bastian", Ancestor # A007289., b. 1757, Rowan Co; d. 3 May 1847, Alexander Co
  • The Heritage of Iredell County, NC Vol II - 2000, p 2, published by the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, PO Box 946, Statesville, North Carolina 29866, LC # 00-110956, 574 pages with index, See also Space:The Heritage of Iredell County
  • North Carolina Light Dragoons force structure
  • See also Space:Iredell County Revolutionary Soldiers for a comprehensive list of Iredell Revolutionary War Veterans.

Acknowledgments

  • Profile Bostian-65 was created through the import of HAYER.GED on May 29, 2011 by Larry Hayer.
  • Profile Bostian-200 was created through the import of C_W_Bostian Family Tree Rev 12-13-2012_2014-03-30.ged on Mar 30, 2014 by Charles Bostian.




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Bostian-65 and Bostian-6 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge these obvious duplicates. Dates on the one profile are cited as estimates only. There may be more than one Jacob Bostian, but there would only be one man who was son of Andreas and married to Catherine Cope.
posted by Dave Rutherford
Source cited does not mention Jacob, but does mention Andrew and wife Magdalena in Pennsylvania until at least 1765.

If this is not a match to Bostian-65, then this profile has wrong wife and wrong parents.

posted by Dave Rutherford
Bostian-65 and Bostian-6 are not ready to be merged because: Please do not merge these. The Jacob Bostians are extremely confusing and I am still working on sorting them out. I currently have 17 men with this name in my tree! I have corrected Bostian-65 just now but do not immediately find anyone who matches Bostian-6. I will work on this when time permits. There were often two or three Jacob Bostians living in the same area at the same time with wives who had similar names. You need to look at wills, etc., do distinguish them.
posted by Charles Bostian
Bostian-65 and Bostian-6 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by Dave Rutherford
Bostian-200 and Bostian-65 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person... Please check and merge.
posted by David Moore

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