Aug. 28, 1730 New Milford Litchfield County Connecticut, USA
Oct. 17, 1818 New Milford Litchfield County Connecticut, USA
Sarah Bostwick was born in New Milford. She was the eldest daughter of Nathaniel Bostwick and Esther Weller Hitchcock. She married Sherman Boardman, also of New Milford, in that town on Dec 3, 1755. They had 8 children: Daniel b. 1757; David b. 1758; Hon. Elijah b. 1760; Esther b. 1762; Hon. Homer b. 1764; Orinda b. 1767; Hon. David Sherman Boardman b. 1768, and David Sherman Boardman b. 1768 (following the death of his young brother also named David Boardman). Sarah's portrait was done in 1796 in New Milford by artist Ralph Earl.
Inscription: In memory of Sherman Boardman, Esq. who died July 19, 1814 aged 86 years. And of Sarah his wife who died Oct. 17, 1818 aged 88 years.
Behold fond man! See here thy pictured life pass some few years; Thy flowering Spring, thy summers ardent strength Thy sober autumn fading into age And pale concluding Winter comes at last And shuts the scene.