Botsford, Edmund a Baptist minister, was born at Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, in 1745. He was converted at Charleston, S. C., in 1766, and licensed to preach in February, 1771. His first congregation was about forty miles from Savannah, but he also preached in Georgia. He was ordained pastor at Charleston; March 14, 1773. Subsequently he served several churches in Virginia, and closed his earthly labors in Georgetown, S. C., Dec. 25, 1819. He published The Spiritual Allegory: — Sambo and Toney: — and A Dialogue between Two Servants. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6 138.