Captain Nathan Botsford

1713–1792 (Age 78)
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Captain Nathan Botsford was born on 18 November 1713, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Timothy Botsford, was 35 and his mother, Mary Peck, was 30. He married Sarah Collins on 6 October 1737, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 14 February 1792, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Captain Nathan Botsford
Sarah Collins
Marriage: 6 October 1737
Sarah Botsford
Nathan Botsford
Ann Botsford
Hester Botsford

Spouse & Children

6 October 1737
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


  • Female1740–1765Female

  • Nathan Botsford


  • Ann Botsford


  • Female1753–1800Female

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World Events (3)

1751 · County lin change

Age 38

Hartford County to Litchfield County

Age 63

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 68

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nathan Blotchford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniel in entry for Sarah Botsford, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Nathan in entry for Sarah Botsford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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