|Death: ||May 18, 1819|
Claudius Boatman was probably born about 1728 in France, and is said to have died 18 May 1819 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
This memorial stands to honor Claudius Boatman, intrepid pioneer, soldier and family man. Claudius was born in France, immigrated to the Colonies, settling in New Rochelle, New York by at least 1755. He and his family went on to settle in an area near Warwick, New York between 1760 and 1765.
During the Revolution, Claudius and family left Warwick and moved to Pennsylvania wilderness, settling first in the Buffalo Valley area, but making several moves due, no doubt, to the conflicts in the area as the Revolution heated up. In 1784, after the close of the Revolution, Claudius, along with most of his family, made the move to Lycoming County, where he lived out the rest of his days.
Claudius is documented as having served in the French & Indian War in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York and in the Revolution, first under Captain Blaine in Warwick, Orange, New York and later in Pennsylvania, with Captain Thomas Robinson's Rangers. He may have served under Captain John Nelson, as well.
Over the years, Claudius' markers have been moved, destroyed, and/or replaced several times. The current marker of Claudius Boatman stands in this cemetery, although he was documented by historian John F. Meginness as having been buried in Waterville Cemetery.
Claudius Boatman has been the subject of much research over the years and the research seems to have brought about as many questions as answers. Claudius' date of birth, date of death, wives and children are still the subject of some speculation.
For more reading and to join in the discussion about our ancestor, please visit the site Claudius Boatman, Separating Man from Myth: http://claudiusboatman.wordpress.com/
Marie Boatman (____ - 1782)*
Esther Callahan Boatman*
Francoise Boatman English (1755 - 1848)*
Mary Boatman Wanzer (1757 - 1853)*
Jane Boatman English (1761 - 1848)*
James Boatman (1768 - 1853)*
William Boatman (1787 - 1849)*
Pvt Robinson Co
Note: Revolutionary War
Lower English Center Cemetery
Maintained by: lostroots
Originally Created by: Miranda
Record added: Jul 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28453884