Charles Joshua Bosley

Male11 January 1822–26 September 1894

Brief Life History of Charles Joshua

When Charles Joshua Bosley was born on 11 January 1822, in Dulaney Valley, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, William Bosley, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Stansbury, was 36. He married Mary Elizabeth Freeland in June 1853, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 26 September 1894, in Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Charles Joshua Bosley
Mary Elizabeth Freeland
Marriage: June 1853
Emma Elizabeth Bosley
John Alfred Bosley
Charles Bosley
Mary Celia Bosley
Lavenia Cecelia Bosley
Sarah Ann Bosley
Jefferson Davis Bosley
Robert E. Lee Bosley
Thomas Patrick Beauregard Bosley
Stonewall Jackson Bosley
Carriffe S Bosey
Aquilla Cartiff Taggart Bosley
William Henry Bosley
Eleanora May Bosley
Hattie Estella Bosley

Sources (3)

  • Charles Bosey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Joshua Bosley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charles Bosley, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1853Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 8

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 24

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Boseley in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, probably named with the Old English personal name Bōsa + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bosley, from the Old English personal name Bōsa or Bōt + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Boseley .

    Americanized form of French Beausoleil , especially in New England. Compare Boseley .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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