Augustus Bostwick probably was born about 1740. He is said to have been the son of David Bostwick of Stratford, Connecticut and his first wife, Sarah Nichols Bostwick. Perhaps he was related to contemporary Albany resident Henry Bostwick or to other Bostwicks living in the area during his lifetime. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.
In August 1766, their marriage license identified his wife as Jane Doty. The marriage may have been childless although one source held that they had two sons born during the 1760s. But, by 1768, they were identified as subscribers and communicants at St. Peter's Anglican church. Over his life in Albany, Bostwick was an Anglican stalwart.
Augustus Bostwick may have been dead by the outbreak of hostilities in 1775 as his name was not listed in the records of Albany's wartime committees.
Sources: The life of Augustus Bostwick is CAP biography number 7380. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 4/20/07; updated 7/1/15