Charles (1606) was baptized 9 June 1606, who was MA at Oxford and Cambridge, and also studied at Leyden in the Netherlands in 1639, and was a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (LRCP) in London in 1643, whose pedigree was given in the Herald's Visitation of London, 1634, also fathered a son Charles. 


Father:   Charles Bostock  b. 1559
   Mary Saunders  b, 1571 

 In London 1600

Children of 
Charles Bostock and Mary
1.    Charles Bostock 
10 b. 1642

Charles 11 (b1606) grew up in the area known as Tarpoley and Davenham, England. He attended Cambridge in 1631 and Oxford in 1633; received his MD in 1640.  Bostock Manuscripts located in the British Museum in London " Society of Geneologist's Library":  shows Bostocke families living in London in the 1600's but originating from Cheshire England, market town of Tarporly and Davenham; located 170 miles NW of London.

His son: Charles Bostock 10 (b1642) at St. John’s Baptist, Petersborough, North Hampton, England (area of “Salop” Stropshire): and his wife Mary Horsley (b 1668) arrived in the United States from, England in the 1671. They settled in New Kent County, VA. (VA Patent Book 6 p. 352). Charles was listed on the ship’s (“Upton Magna”) manifest as a Charles Bostick “Headwright”; which means “a recipient of a land. Transported on the ship of G. Poole, R. Fastingale, J. Barningham & J. Forsith 1671. He left England as Bostock and arrived America as Bostick.

Charles  b. 1642 died in 1701, and Mary died in1709; they were both buried there in New Kent County, VA. Charles & Mary had five children born in VA: (John , Charles, William, James, and Vernice).

Our first ancestor to America was Charles Bostock.

Charles Bostock Born 1600-1625 in Cheshire County, England. Arrived in America 1671 died 1-4-1701 married Mary, Kent Co. Va. Mary died 1709. Settled East of Present day Richmond Va. He arrived from England as an indentured servant. From the St Peters Parish Church dated 2-26-1689 it is listed that Charles Bostock had his lands processed. In the Blisland Parish, New Kent Co. Va, in 1682 he was ordered to be committed to the custody of the Sheriff of York County for "words greatly encouraging the present distractions, by cutting up Tobacco plants."

children of Charles and Mary

1. Charles wife Pheby (North Carolina)
2. William Bostick Born 1670-1675 died 1740 in New Kent County, Virginia. Wife unknown died 6-16-1740 Goochland Co. Va. (This is the first generation of this line with the spelling of Bostick)
3. Mary/May husband John

children of William 

1. William Jr. about 1713 died 1792
2.. John Bostick born about 1710 wife Elizabeth Chesley lived Pittsylvania Co. Va.
3. Mary Frances married Ephram Frances
4. Charles married Betty Henrick 

children of John and Elizabeth

1.Moses Bostick born 1740-60 Buckingham Co. Va. died 6-1799 in Monroe/Greenbrier Co Va. (His will was appraised 24 June 1799 by Samuel Clark, Mathew Patterson, John Handly) married Mary Fury born 1760 Greenbrier Co. Va. died 1835 Greenbrier/Monroe Co. Va. He enlisted in the Dunmore's War from Bedford Co. Va. He served in Capt. Joseph Haynes Company at the Battle of Point Pleasant in October 1774. Under General George Rogers Clark. This was a cavalry company. According to a payroll record from July 6 to August 1780, ordered into service by Col. Jn. Bowman. In 1774 According to Virginia Land Grants 21 pg. 631 Moses was granted 100 acres on Turkey Creek, a branch of Indian Creek, January 20, 1790. This land is also listed in Sim's Index to Land Grants in 1789, Bk 2, Pg 281.
2. William born 1738 died 1795

children of Moses and Mary

1. John M Bostick born 1778 died about 1830 married Elizabeth Bland 4-5-1797 They lived near Crimson Spring. born in Greenbrier/Monroe County, WV. Elizabeth was living with her Grandson Alexander Henry in 1850 according to the census of that year.
2. Ruth born about 1789 married Benjamin Lively 5-25-1803
3. Sarah born about 1780 married Alex Bland 1-10-1803
4. Thomas born 1781 died 1855 married Abby Bland 12-12-1809
5. Moses born 1782 died 6-5-1862 wife Abigial died 5-9-1874 both are buried Mudsock Cemetery.
6. Margaret born 1784
7. Mary born 1788 died 1825
8. Jonathan born 1790 died 1840 Blind and never married
9. Robert born 1792
10. Ellenor 1796 died 7-12-1860 married Robert Fury 3-27-1814

Children of John and Elizabeth

1. Archibald born about 1794 died 12-11-1870 married Sarah Pyne 7-6-1817
2. Moses Bostick born about 1800 In Monroe County married Abigail Thomas. Abigail was living with her son Alexander Henry in 1850 according to the census of that year. Moses and Abigail are buried in the Bethesda Cemetery, Walnut Township, Gallia County Ohio. There is some confusion among researchers because Moses uncle also married an Abigail. (see above).
Marriage Bond of Abigail and Moses 1817
3. William T. born about 1803 married Ann Shaver 4-6-1822
4. Ruth born about 1808 married Bayles Glover 11-30-1829
5. John David born 2-1-1806 died 11-9-1894 married Lettie Daughtery 2-23-1829
6. Thomas born abt 1808 married Margaret Parson 2-23-1829
7. Reuben born about 1811 married Polly Parker 1-23-1824

children of Moses and Abigail

(one source shows that "5" of Moses sons fought in the Civil War, Ohio Vols)
1. Henry Alexander born abt 1824 died 1864 Camp Narrows, Giles Co. Va. Was in Co. A 60th VA Inf. CSA known as "Wise's Legion". Died from disease after the harsh winter at Frederickburg. Married Elizabeth Holmes 6-30-1852
2. William Lewis born about 1828 died 8-11-1890 married Mary Ann Broyles born 10-13-1836 died 11-22-1900 They lived in Peterstown.
3. Andrew Eldridge born 10-12-1829 died 11-23-1904 married Rebecca Ann Honaker 12-20-1860 In the "Monroe Guards" Co D 27th VA inf. CSA under General John Echols. Both buried at the Old Rehobeth Church Cemetery near Union.
4. Mary Elizabeth born 12-1832
5. Margaret Ann born 4-10-1841 died 2-8-1911 Married William Pritt. Both buried Old Rehobeth Church cemetery near Union.
6. James Erwin Bostick born Dec 20, 1844 died 8-31-1913 married Elza Jane Groves 4-9-1872 (as stated on marriage license) At the home of Peter B Groves by A. B. Beamer. During the Civil War James served in Chapmans Battery Light Artillery. Enlisted Sept. 2, 1863 at Lewisburg. detached to the Medical Dept. Paroled in Charleston June 12, 1865 6'0" tall, blue eyes, light hair.

Civil War Marker of James E Bostick
James E's Pledge to US
James and Elizabeth's tombstone

James Erwin Bostick enlisted at the tender age of 19 into the Confederate Army 9-2-1863 in Lewisburg into Chapman's Battery. The Battery came into being April 25, 1862 under the command of George Beirne Chapman the 21-year-old son of General Augustus A Chapman.

On September 12, 1863 1st Lieutenant Chapman, 10 days after James enlisted, requested additional clothing and material for the Battery. No doubt, in anticipation of the expected battles to come.

Mr. James E. Bostic died at his home near Organ Cave, Greenbrier County on Sunday afternoon last, August 31, 1913 about 2 o'clock. His age was 69 years. Mr. Bostic was originally from Monroe County. He was a brave Confederate Soldier, serving in Chapman's Battery. A kind hearted and neighborly man and a loss to his old friends. Mr. Bostic is survived by his wife who before her marriage was Miss Virginia Groves, a daughter of the late Bratten Groves. He leaves also six children, among them Mr. Otey Bostic and Mrs. R. L. Dooley. HIs remains were brought back to his native county and interred in the Hollywood Cemetery last Monday afternoon at 3:30 O'clock. Rev. R. W. Beckley conducting the funeral services. A large throng was present. The body of this Veteran Solider was borne to it's last resting place by eight of his old comrades. Messers. G. C. Shires, E. A. Daugherty, Wm. C. Shaffer, J. H. Pension, J. M. Williams and Jas. A. Tomlinson. THE MONROE WATCHMAN September 4, 1913 Vol. 42 No. 31)

Children of Elza Jane and James Erwin (The name at this time was Bostic having dropped the k)

1. John Otey Bostic: born 3-6-1873 according to his birth (Monroe County book 1 pg 99) , death (Kanawha County Book 7 Page 84) and obituary. But according to family members his birthday was March 8th. married Ella Susan Lane 11-29-1899 born 5-20-1883 (Summers Co Birth Register "A" Pg 128) died 10-29-49 (Kanawha Co Disct 200 serial No 487) "Watchman for Fletchers Enamel Co" died 5-29-1955 buried Grandview Memorial Park Dunbar WV born: Hollywood, Monroe Co. WV
Homestead of John and Ella Bostic, Second Creek, WV
Photo, John O and Family
Photo John and Ella early 1940's

(John Otey Bostic, 82, a native of the Greenbrier-Monroe border section, died Sunday, May 29,1955, at his home at 1223 Ohio Ave., Dunbar after an extended illness. Mr Bostic left Greenbrier over 30 years ago and became a valued employee of the Fletcher Enamel Co. at Dunbar for 32 years. Rather than accept retirement until recently, he continued with that company as a night watchman. His wife proceeded him in death several years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs O. Gay Casto of Tyler Mountain, Mrs J. N. Goad and Mrs Alice Gordon, both of West Dunbar; a son; James W Bostic of West Dunbar; three sisters, Mrs A. L. Holesapple and Mrs Clarence A. Boone of Alexandria Va., and Mrs Stella Dooley of Washington, D.C.; a brother E. C. Bostic of Point Pleasant; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Keller funeral chapel, with the Rev. J. Ross Tyler and the Rev. Richard J Ross officiating, burial following Grandview Memorial Park by the side of his wife.)

(John O Bostic- Retired watchman for Fletchers Enamel Co. of Dunbar, died at home 1223 Ohio Avenue after a long illness. Surviving - Mrs O Gay Casto of Tyler Mountain, Mrs J. N. Goad and Alice Gordon of Dunbar, son James Bostic of West Dunbar; 3 sisters Mrs A. L. Holesapple and Mrs C. A. Boone of Alexandria Va. and Mrs Stella Dooley of Washington D.C. Brother E. C. Bostic of Point Pleasant. Burial - Grandview Memorial Park. Died May 29, 1955 Birthplace Hollywood, Monroe Co. W.Va. March 6, 1873 Age 82 yrs 2 months 23 days. Date entered into rest May 29, 1955. Relatives attending funeral - Mrs A. L. Holesapple, Mrs L. H. Boone, Mrs Stella Dooley, Mrs Sterling Gardner, John Goad, Dickie Goad, Mr & Mrs James C Gardner. Mr & Mrs E. C. Bostic and family, Mr & Mrs Arthur Lambert and Karen Sue, Mrs Arbydene Graham, Cheryl Casto, Linda Casto, Mr & Mrs R. E. Boone, W. H. Bull, Mrs Broker, Ray Burdette, Bob Casto. Father James Erwin Bostic- Monroe Co. W.Va., Mother: Elza Jane Groves - Monroe Co. W.Va., Daughters: Alice B Gordon, Julia B Goad, Minnie P Casto, Son: James M Bostic)

(Mrs Ellen Susan Bostic 66, wife of O. J. Bostic, died after a long illness Saturday morning, October 29, 1949 at her home at 2005 Fairlawn avenue, Dunbar. She had been a resident of Dunbar 29 years since the family moving from the Organ Cave community of Greenbrier County, and was a member of The Church of God. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs D. M lane of Hart's Run, near Caldwell. Surviving besides her husband are a son, James M Bostic of Dunbar, three daughters Mrs E. B Gordan, and Mrs J. M Goad, both of Dunbar and Mrs Gay Casto of Tyler Mountain, also a sister, Mrs J. N. Alderson of Ronceverte, and a brother C. C. Lane of Hinton. Her funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Dunbar Church of God with Rev J. Ross Taylor officating. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park)

(Ellen Susan died Saturday Oct 29, 1949 At home 2005 Fairlawn Ave. Dunbar, lived in Dunbar 29 years moved from Organ Cave Community of Greenbrier County. Member Church of God. Parents Mr & Mrs D. M. Lane of Harts Run area Caldwall. Children Daughters: Alice B Gordon, Julia B Goad, Minnie P Casto, Son: James M Bostic Sister: Mrs J. N. Alderson of Rocheverta. Brothers: C. C. Lane of Hinton. Buried at Grandview Memorial Park died 66 years 5 months 2 days. Born Summers Co. May 27, 1883.)

Information gathered and posted by:  Wanda Bostic Dunlap  (May 2008)