Posted By:W.D. (Bill) Bostick
Subject:Re: Rev. Richard M. Bostick, Confederate chaplain
Post Date:November 23, 2007 at 11:51:38
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Forum:Richmond County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Re: Rev. William M. Bostick

You may wish to contact Dick Strub, Free-lance Baptist historian, Memphis. Mr. Strub was preparing a biographical essay for Chaplin W.M. Bostick and his namesake cousin. Some notes:

From Phyllis Bostick (1999):
       Born: 6 Oct 1829
       Died: 9 Jun 1921 (in Montgomery Co.)
       Married: Emily J.
               Born: 27 June 1834
               Died: 13 Jun 1907

W. M. Bostick was a Baptist Preacher. In 1862 Governor Vance appointed him a chaplain of one of the regiments of NC troops. He preached for 55 years to congregations in Richmond, Moore, and Montgomery Counties, and retired at the age of 88.

He had a cousin and namesake who was also a Baptist minister; Dick Strub writes (6/2004):

His family reports William Montgomery (Monty) Bostick was born June 29,1896 in Rockingham District, Richmond County, NC and died Nov. 29,1945 in Little Rock, AR.

His parents were William Washington Bostick (1851-1930) of Richmond County and Frances Jane [Fannie] Luther Bostick (1858- ?).

Monty was a second cousin to -- and possibly named after -- William Montgomery Bostick (1829-1921). [I may also add, he certainly sought to follow him in service to Christ!].
Monty's great uncle was Elisha Bostick, your great-great- grandfather. These were great-grandather and great-great to Don B., husband of Phyllis in Asheboro.

Monty pastored nine churches in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. He was an evangelist with the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. His career covered
34 years. He was forced to retire in 1941 with high blood pressure and died an untimely death.

He and his wife, the former Myrtle Elizabeth Durham (?-?), were married Aug. 18, 1908 in Durant MS. They had two daughters who married ministers, Mary Frances Vaught (1909-2000) and Ruth Elizabeth Kruschwitz

Bill, I'll be happy to supply other info, if you need. You were so helpful when I started this quest, just wanted to expand your Bostick world -- and mine!


Dick Strub
Free-lance Baptist historian

Bostick, William Montgomery (no birth or death year provided)
Source: Ramond, John S. Among Southern Baptists. Kansas City, KS: Western Baptist Publishing Co., 1936.
Source Number: 219
Page(s): 52
Portrait: N
Call Number: CBo R17a
From Jim Bostick (NJ), rec'd Sep-2004:
Grandsons of William and Naomi Bostick who served in the Civil War
9.       Reverend William Montgomery Bostick , a Baptist Minister, was another son of Elisha and Rebecca Bostick. He enlisted as a Chaplain on 3/10/1862 and served in the 61st Regiment, Richmond County, 16th Brigade. In 1862 Governor Vance appointed him a Chaplain of one of the regiments of North Carolina troops.