I just received copies of 3 Botkin wills from Kosciusko County, Indiana.If you're in this line, I'd like to hear from you -- Joshua is brother to my Charles.
Joshua V. Botkin of Clay Township, County of Kosciusko, Indiana Signed 2nd day of May, 1871 Proven in Court 10th day of August, 1871 Heirs:Wife (not named), Daughters Catherine Miller and Elizabeth Bussart, Sons John Botkin and William Botkin. Witnesses:Aaron Wilson (or Nelson) and Jacob Leiter [NOTE:Joshua b. 1808, s/o John Botkin (b 1760ish and d 1829 in Clark County, OH) and Mary Unknown (1774-1854 - d Clark County OH).Joshua married 1st Mary Leffel in 1827 in Clark County, OH (1812-???; she was mother of his 5 children -- one daughter Luzetta died 1860 at age 18).Married 2nd Elizabeth Garver Lowry in 1860 in Wabash County, IN.Joshua's daughter Catherine b 1830 married Henry Miller 1849.Daughter Elizabeth b 1837 married John Bussard or Bussart 1856.]
John Botkin (s/o Joshua above), Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN Signed 16th day of January, 1906 Proven 27th day of April, 1907 Heirs:wife (not named), daughter Rose Comstock, son William Botkin, grandson Bur McCauley, and also mentions child A. I. Botkin Witnesses:A. C. Wood, F. E. Bowser [NOTE:John (1829-1907) married 1851 to Magdelena "Martha" Bishoff (1833-1910) in Kosciusko County, IN.Their daughter Elizabeth Botkin married George McCauley -- she must have died before her father since he names heir grandson Bur McCauley.I also show them with a daughter Cora Botkin d 1907 and son John A. Botkin.]
William Botkin, Lake Township, Kosciusko County, IN Signed March 26, 1912 Proven October 19, 1912 Heirs:Wife Delcena Botkin, granddaughter Trella Fawn Finton, granddaughter Flora Nell Skinner, daughter Gertrude Cauffman, daughter Mrs. Flora Temple Pontius and son William Leroy Botkin. Witnesses:E. A. Arnold, M. A. Cauffman [NOTE:William (1845-1912) married 1872 to Delcena Haddix (1846-1929).Daughter Mertie Botkin married Mahlon Skinner and died before 1900.Truella Finton and Flora Skinner are her daughters.Gertrude married Levi Cauffman 1894.Flora married Isaac Pontius 1896.Son William married either Della Hill or Olive Barr.]