Almira E. Bosworth


Brief Life History of Almira E.

When Almira E. Bosworth was born in 1820, in Lewis, Virginia, United States, her father, Joshua Bosworth, was 21 and her mother, Fanny P. Perry, was 18. She married William James Reeder on 7 April 1855, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Elk District, Barbour, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William James Reeder
Almira E. Bosworth
Marriage: 7 April 1855
Elizabeth J. Reeder
Sarah E Reeder
Rebecca Caroline Reeder
Mary Martha Reeder
Perry William Reeder
Fannie Bishop Reeder

Sources (19)

  • Almira Reader in household of Wm J Reader, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Almira E Bosworth, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Almira E Bosworth in entry for Wm J Reeder, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1855Barbour, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 0

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries: 1833: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 41

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire (Baresworde in Domesday Book) from an Old English personal name, Bār (from bār ‘boar’) + worth ‘enclosure’, and possibly also from Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, so named with an Old English personal name Bōsa + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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