Bostwick, Orsamus Ferdinand
2 Mar. 1801–9 Aug. 1869. Blacksmith. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden Co., Vermont. Son of Heman Bostwick and Belinda Palmer. Married first Sarah Eddy, 26 Mar. 1820. Moved to Onondaga, Onondaga Co., New York, by 1829. Married second Sarah Bardwell, 26 Mar. 1830. Moved to Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, by 1832; to Perry Co., Missouri, by 1840; to Randolph Co., Illinois, by Dec. 1840; to Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, by 1842; and to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by Nov. 1843. Fined for “slanderous language concerning Hyrum and certain females of Nauvoo” in court case of City of Nauvoo v. O. F. Bostwick. Moved to New Orleans, by 1850. Moved to Menard, Randolph Co., by 1860. Died in Naples, Scott Co., Illinois.
Deposition, 26 February 1844 [
Nauvoo v. Bostwick
Discourse, 7 March 1844–A, as Reported by Wilford
Discourse, 7 March 1844–A, as Reported by Willard
History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]
City of Nauvoo v.
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July
1843–29 February 1844
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22
Petition from Robert L. Campbell and Others, 13 January