BOSTAIN FAMILY

Elizabeth Bostain Doyle and her husband Jacob Doyle. She was the daughter of Jehu Bostain. The Doyles descendants live in the Whiteside area.

Elizabeth Bostain Doyle and her husband Jacob Doyle. She was the daughter of Jehu Bostain. The Doyles descendants live in the Whiteside area.

James M. (Jim) Bostain, son of Jehu Bostain with his wife Elizabeth Whitehead Bostain. Rosetta Holland, a descendant, lives at Whiteside, Tenn.

James M. (Jim) Bostain, son of Jehu Bostain with his wife Elizabeth Whitehead Bostain. Rosetta Holland, a descendant, lives at Whiteside, Tenn.

William J. Bostain(1848-1926) son of Jehu Bostain.  With daughters of his son Earl Bostain.  The children L-R are Billie and Bobbie Bostain.

William J. Bostain(1848-1926) son of Jehu Bostain. With daughters of his son Earl Bostain. The children L-R are Billie and Bobbie Bostain.

Jehu Bostain was born in N.C. about 1813. He lived for a time in Henry Co., GA and married Frances Morgan. He probably was the son of Jacob Bostain and the grandson of Matthew Bostain, who lived in GA. Their people originally came from the Palatinate Section of Southern Germany. They came in through N.C. and settled in Jackson and Henry Counties, GA.

Jehu moved to Sand Mountain, GA near Whiteside in 1836 and farmed a 160 acre tract. He bought and sold several tracts of land, his log cabin still standing on Sand Mountain.

Jehu and Frances had the following children:

1. George Washington Bostain, born 1837. He moved to Arkansas and has a large number of descendants in the Texas area. He married Margaret Jane Wynn.

2. Martha A. Bostain, born 1841. There is no further record of her.

3. Isabella Jane Bostain, born 1841. She married a Mr. Mason. They lived in South Pittsburg, TN.

4. Rebecca “Becky” Bostain, born 1843. She married a Mr. Sanders and moved to Paris. IL.

5. James “Jim” Bostain, born 1845. He married Elizabeth Whitehead and moved to Kentucky. They have a large number of descendants. One, Rosetta Holland lives in Whiteside.

6. William J. “Billy” Bostain, born 1848. He married Adeline Jones. They lived at Cole City and Whiteside. Their descendants live in Chattanooga, TN, Florida and S.C.

7. Missouri Bostain, born 1849. She married Bob Cash. They lived in South Pittsburg, TN.

8. Mary Elizabeth Bostain, born 1852. She married Jacob Doyle. They have a large number of descendants in the Whiteside and Chattanooga area.

9. Nancy “Nannie” Bostain, born 1856. She married Thomas Jefferson Foshee. They have a large number of descendants, Most of whom live in the Stevenson, AL area. (A. Bostain)


  1. i am a great grand daighter of James Paul and Francis Luada Bostain my grand pa is Russell William and my Dad is Carl Russell we live in Canton Michigan I am Brenda Bostain Scheurich. Thanks for putting this information on so we can track the family history….Brenda Scheurich blsurerich@aol.com




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