From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 263, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM BOSTICK was born in Ross County, Ohio, and is the son of JOSEPH and ADILLA (CHESTNUT) BOSTICK, pioneers of Ross County. JOSEPH BOSTICK came to White County in the winter of 1832, and assisted in organizing the first court held in the county, at which a culprit, for want of a jail, was sentenced to stand for a number of hours in a ring formed by the citizens, and then released. MR. BOSTICK lived at Brookston about six months, but settled on a farm on Section 25, where he ended his days. WILLIAM BOSTICK passed his boyhood on the farm, but learned the carpenter's trade after he had attained his majority. He was married in October, 1854, to MISS HANNAH CHESTNUT, who died in 1855. March 25, 1858, he married MISS MARIA CARR, daughter of SOLOMON and ELIZABETH CARR. This lady died in 1868, and in 1869 he married MISS JENNIE CARR, sister of his deceased wife. MR. BOSTICK lived in Brookston about fourteen years, engaged at his trade, and about 1872 moved upon the old farm. His children are seven in number - VIOLA, J. E. and ALTONA by his second marriage, and LABOTA, ALTA, GUY and WILLIAM W. by his last marriage."