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James Bestwick, Sr.

1 Dec 1779 - 

16 Mar 1881 


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  James Bestwick, Sr. 

James Bestwick, Sr., father of Mrs. Geo. W. Brigham, of this city, died at his residence in Worth township, Mercer county, on Tuesday last [16 Mar 1881]. Deceased was born in England on December 1, 1779, and came to this country about fifty years ago, and a few years thereafter settled on the farm where he resided until his death. 


He was steadfast in his allegiance to the land of his nativity, refusing to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, although urged to do so. 


He was the father of eleven children, four of whom survive him, the oldest son living James Bestwick, Jr., resided on a farm adjoining the old homestead and is now 74 years of age. 


Until within the past year, although physically weak, his mind was remarkable clear, and his memory of past events, especially those which occurred in his youth, was truly wonderful. He was know and respected as a honest man, upright in his dealings and respected by all.

Submitted by Nancy Wark.




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