William Bull Bosley

21 June 1818–5 June 1842 (Age 23)
Livonia, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Bull

When William Bull Bosley was born on 21 June 1818, in Livonia, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Edmund Edward Bosley, was 41 and his mother, Ann Kelly, was 39. He married Eleanor Ellen Pack on 19 February 1838, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 5 June 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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William Bull Bosley
Eleanor Ellen Pack
Marriage: 19 February 1838
Almira Bosley
George William Bosley Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1838Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia
    Age 1
    Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 7
    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.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bosley, from the Old English personal name Bōsa or Bōt + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Americanized spelling of French Beausoleil , especially in New England.3 Altered spelling of German Bosler .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • William Bosley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • William Bosley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • William Bosley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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