Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Death of Joseph Bosworth

American Friend & Marietta Gazette, May 1, 1830


Died, in this town on the morning of the 26th instant [26 April 1830], Capt. Joseph Bosworth, in the 74th year of his age.

Capt. Bosworth was a native of Plymouth county, Mass.; was born Nov 15th 1756.  He fought thro' the whole of the revolutionary war, sometimes in the army, and sometimes at sea.  He was in the army when the British took New York, and assisted in erecting a Fort at Dorchester Heights.  He followed the seas 27 years.  In 1803, he moved to Marietta, where he has lived an industrious and honest man; and, after a lingering and painful illness, which he bore with Christian patience and resignation, he has "gone to that bourn from whence no traveller returns," leaving behind him numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

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