Name: Charles BOSTICK
Given Name: Charles
Note: Biography*: Charles Bostick was probably born in the 1740's in Virginia. He was in Halifax County, VA at the time of his marriage to Ruth Scoggin, daughter of Richard and Mary Scoggin of Halifax County. Charles was in Caswell County NC by 1777, as he appears on a tax digest there that year. Since Caswell County was formed from Orange County in 1777, Charles may have been in Orange County, NC earlier. In March 1778, Charles sold 70 acres of land on Castle Creek in Caswell County to Fielding Lewis for £40u, with Isaac Vanhook among the witnesses (Caswell County Deed Bk A, p.54). In July 1779, he received a grant of 200 acres on Castle Creek and another grant of 100 acres on Mayo Creek in April 1787. In 1783 he sold ten acres on Spring Branch to Andrew Buchanan for £10, with Joseph Johnson as one of the witnesses. (Deed Bk. B, p.110). He sold 200 acres for £100 to Buchanan in July 1784 (Deed Bk. B, p.422). In Nov 1786, he sold 308 acres on Castle Creek to John Neel for £250, with Benjamin Boswell and Reaves Neal among the witnesses. (Deed Bk E, p.114). This land probably bordered his old tract of land as the deed mentioned Andrew Buchanan's line. In Dec 1787, he bought 210 acres on Handley's Mill Creek and the waters of the South Hyco Creek from Isaac Vanhook for £120, with Lewis Parrott, husband of Sarah Scoggin, among the witnesses. In Nov 1788, Charles bought 100 acres in Halifax County, VA, from William Harris and John Scoggin, with Lucy Scoggin among the witnesses (Halifax County VA Deed Bk. 14, p.454). John Scoggin, and Sarah Scoggin Parrott, were the illegitimate children of Charles' wife, Ruth, and may have been Charles's as well. Charles may have given this land to his son Richard, who seems to have been living in Halifax County during this period. Charles was on the 1790 census in Caswell County, in St. Lawrence District. When Person County was created in 1791, his land fell in the new county. He appears on the 1794 and 1795 tax lists there. In January 1795, Charles sold his 210 acres on Hendley (sic) Mill Creek to Mathew Daniel for £166. This land was on the waters of the South Hyco Creek and Derby Hendley's line (Person County Deed Bk. B, p.75) In Nov 1795, Charles sold 100 acres on the water of the Mayo Creek to Thomas Hood of Dinwiddie Co, VA for £10 (deed Bk. B, p.298). In Jan 1796, Charles appointed his son Chesley as his lawful attorney to transact all matters in his absence, as he was going to Virginia to deal with suits from Delilah South, "on account of my son Richard Bostick getting a base begotten child with her" (Deed Bk. B, p.298). Charles moved to Rutherford County, NC, in 1796, in Sept 1796 he bought 200 acres on Wilkeys' Creek in Rutherford County for £100. In November 1796, he bought 150 acres from Benjamin Dayley. In Oct 1806, he sold the first tract of land to Richard Estridge for $370. He left a will there in 1813. His wife Ruth survived him, but is not listed in the 1820 census.
Change Date: 25 Mar 2009 at 20:39:23|
Ruth Mary SCOGGIN b: 20 Aug 1732
- Chesley BOSTICK