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Botsford, Clara Jane

Female 1878 - 1908  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Botsford, Clara Jane 
    Born Mar 1878  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 12 Jun 1880  Cato, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 12 Jun 1900  Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 Nov 1908  Virgil, Cortland Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7  VV-Alexander-JaneKING-Rochester-Auburn
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2014 

    Father Botsford, Alvah B.,   b. 1826, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1898, Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Larwood, Emma J.,   b. 1850, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1917, Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benton, Unknown 
    Married 1898 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Death of Clara Botsford-Benton, 1908 at home of a sister in Virgil, NY.
    Death of Clara Botsford-Benton, 1908 at home of a sister in Virgil, NY.

    She was the daughter of "Mrs." John F. Doolittle, Emma Larwood-Botsford. John Doolittle was Clara's step-father.

    Census Records
    1880 Census showing Emma Larwood-Botsford with first husband and children in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY.
    1880 Census showing Emma Larwood-Botsford with first husband and children in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY.

    This distinguishes Emma Larwood-Botsford-Doolittle from Emma VV-Bailey. (as during this Emma's second marriage to John Doolittle, the family has an Alexander VV residing with them in Auburn, and Alex is described on censuses as the "father-in-law" of Doolittle. In fact, John Doolittle himself described Alexander as his own "step-father".

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] 1880 United States Federal Census - NEWYORK-Cayuga-Cato-BOTSFORD, 1880 United States Federal Census. NARA microfilm publication T9. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880 population schedules. Part of Record Group Number 29. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007. National Archives, Washington, DC, USA.

      Cato Town, Cayuga Co., NY

      Alva Botsford, 54 b. 1826 NY, blacksmith
      Emma Botsford, 29 b. 1851 NY, wife
      Alva, 8 b. 1872 NY
      Jerome, 6 b.1874 NY
      John, 3 b. 1877 NY
      Jane, 2 b. NY
      Emma, 1 b. NY

    2. [S9] 1900 United States Federal Census - NEWYORK-Cayuga-Auburn-DOOLITTLE, "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11847-32683-69?cc=1325221), New York > Cayuga > ED 6 Auburn city Ward 3 > image 16 of 21; citing NARA microfilm publication T623.

      3 Green Ave., Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York

      John F. Doolittle, 40 b. Mar 1859 New York, married 5 yrs, both parents b. NY, woodworker
      Emma J. Doolittle, 48 b. Jun 1851 New York, married 5 yrs, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsylvania, had had 8 children of whom 5 are living.
      Clara Benton, 22 b. Mar 1878 New York, step-dau of HOH, married 2 yrs, had had no children, ropemaker

      [also with boarders: Gilbert and Mary Impson, and Florence Gay. In 1918, widow Mary Decker-Impson died at the home of John F. Doolittle which was by then 90 Wall St. Auburn.]