Thursday, June 27, 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1796 Ralph Earl (1751-1801)  Mrs. Sherman Boardman (Sarah Bostwick) New Milford Hist Soc

Sarah Bostwick Boardman (1730–1818) and her husband Deacon Sherman Boardman (1728–1814) lived in New Milford in Connecticut, and had four children.  Her husband was the first minister of the Congregational Church, & was also a prosperous farmer, well educated and well versed in local politics – he was 21 times elected as a member of the General Assembly of Connecticut – and was familiar with civil and military concerns of the town. The Boardman family were the town's founding family, and lived on a "substantial farm" on the Housatonic River.