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 Theodosius Botkin

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Theodosius Botkin

  • Birth 25 Jun 1846 Catawba, Clark County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 27 May 1918 Campbellton, Restigouche County, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Burial Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 20667893

On 25 June 1846, in Catawba, Clark County, Ohio, Theodosius Botkin was born to Isaac Curl and Sarah Dalrymple Botkin.

On 01 September 1861, Theodosius Botkin enlisted in the 44th Ohio Volunteers, and served until his discharge, on 05 August 1865. He was a private throughout that period.

In 1865, he relocated to Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, and became a schoolteacher.

On 28 July 1872, he married Ellen M. Broadhead, who was the daughter of Jabez B. and Hannah Maria Smith Broadhead.

In 1875, he was admitted to the Kansas bar, so he moved to Mound City, Linn County, Kansas, and then began to practice there.

In the late-1880s and early 1890s, he became heavily involved in the county seat wars in Kansas' Stevens and Seward Counties. In the former, he played a key role in the death of Samuel Newitt Wood, and in the latter, Seward County's sheriff, Samuel Weeks Dunn, was killed during an attack on Botkin.

In the mid-1890s, he relocated to Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, and then opened a law office. A few years later, he won an election and became the county's representative in the Kansas legislature.

In 1898, with the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he received a captain’s commission in the United States Army. However, the war ended before he deployed, so he never saw battle.

About 1900, some of the Republican Party's leaders asked him to relocate to Salt Lake City, Utah, so he could assist some of their local candidates' campaigns for office.

In 1905, he became the United States' consul in Port Louis, Mauritius, which is in the Indian Ocean and northeast of Madagascar. He served there until 1907, when he was transferred to Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada.

On 27 May 1918, he died in Campbellton, Canada. He remains were shipped to Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, and then buried in its cemetery.

Theodosius and Ellen Botkin had three children: Ethel, Clyde Jabez, and Nell.

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  • Maintained by: David Aspelin
  • Originally Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
  • Added: 28 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20667893
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodosius Botkin (25 Jun 1846–27 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20667893, citing Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by David Aspelin (contributor 47668150) .