Sarah R. Bliss1

ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Marriage*Sarah R. Bliss of Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts married Moses Bennett Bolton, son of Timothy Bolton and Sybel Bennett.1

Family

Moses Bennett Bolton b. 26 Aug 1788

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Ebenezer Blood1

Marriage*He married Abigail Chamberlain?1

Family

Abigail Chamberlain?
Child1.Sarah Blood+1 d. 24 Jun 1822

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Sarah Blood1,2

d. 24 June 1822
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Ebenezer Blood1
Mother*Abigail Chamberlain?1
Marriage*17 February 1746/47She married Moses Bennett Jr. on 17 February 1746/47 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Wife) Deathbefore 16 June 1767Sarah became a widow when Moses Bennett Jr. died before 16 June 1767.1
Marriage*16 June 1767Sarah Bennett married second Aaron Farnsworth, son of Benjamin Farnsworth and Mary Prescott, on 16 June 1767.1
Marriage*16 May 1776She married third William Bolton, son of William Bolton and Elizabeth White, on 16 May 1776 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Most published sources state that William Bolton married Sarah Lewis, and not Sarah Farnsworth. A William Bolton did marry a Sarah Lewis on 18 Sep 1788. However it is believed by current Bolton family reseachers that that marriage was not this William. They are in possession of documentation to verify their information on the Blood, Farnsworth and Bolton lines.1,2,3
Residence*1794Sarah's husband, William Bolton, added to the large farm he had purchased in 1773 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The house, with the ridgepole parallel with the road and sloping back, after the manner of the time, to a shed in the rear, was conspicuous as the first house west of West Groton. The place became known later as "The Peter Tarbell Place." Near the house there was an old barn, still functioning in 1889 as it had in the days before the Revolutionary War.3,4
(Wife) Death30 April 1804Sarah became a widow when William Bolton died on 30 April 1804.3,4,2,1
Land Transfer*1806 In 1806, Sarah Bolton sold her share of her deceased husband's farm to the same James Parker his sons had sold their share to in 1804.3
Death*24 June 1822She died on 24 June 1822 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 99 years and 10 months.1

Family 1

Moses Bennett Jr. d. b 16 Jun 1767
Children1.Steven Bennett1 b. 22 Apr 1747
2.Moses Bennett1 b. 13 Mar 1748
3.John Bennett1 b. 1 Jul 1751
4.Sarah Bennett1 b. 17 Nov 1752
5.Susanna Bennett1 b. 16 Mar 1754
6.Sybel Bennett+1,5 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807

Family 2

Aaron Farnsworth b. 29 Aug 1709, d. Jul 1769

Family 3

William Bolton b. 25 Oct 1721

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."
  2. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  4. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  5. [S679] Prepared by Susan Hawkes Cook, "Parentage of Sarah Bennett, Wife of Revolutionary - NEHGS", NEXUS Volume number 3 (June 1987). From 1983 to 2000, NEXUS was the news magazine of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Published five times a year, it contained columns and feature articles as well as NEHGS news and events. Gary Boyd Roberts’ “Notable Kin” column was a particular highlight, and article topics covered a wide range of subjects, including Irish origins, matrilineal and name studies, and material culture (especially photographs), plus some record transcriptions and resolutions of difficult problems. Also popular was a sizable query section, with some answers. Hereinafter cited as "Parentage of Sarah Bennett."

Silvanus Blossom1,2,3

Marriage*16 November 1738He married Charity Snell, daughter of Amos Snell and Mary Packard, on 16 November 1738 in Bridgewater.4,5,3
(Grantee) Land Records17 April 1744Silvanus Blossom of Bridgewater, cordwainer, purchased land in Bridgewater for the sum of £97 from Abigail and Enoch Leonard, of Bridgewater. Enoch was also a cordwainer. The property was described as a certain piece of land in Bridgewater's South Precinct, being about 20 acres of their homestead. It was bounded as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones, the southerly corner of Richard Davenport's land, from there running southerly about 75 poles to a stake and heap of stones to the highway, then running easterly about 42 poles to the corner post and a heap of stones, then running northerly about 53 poles by Seth Hayward's land to a red oak tree marked on two sides, and from there about 45 poles in a straight line to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch had received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten signed as witnesses and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.6,1

Family

Charity Snell b. 20 Nov 1719

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Blossom, page 118. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume 2, page 343. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Snell, pages 295-300.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.

Lydia Blott1

d. 23 June 1659
Marriage*before 1646She married as his first wife Captain Daniel Turell before 1646 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*23 June 1659She died on 23 June 1659 in Boston.2,1

Family

Captain Daniel Turell d. 23 Jan 1699
Children1.Daniel Turell Jr.+2 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
2.John Turell3 b. 4 Mar 1649
3.Joseph Turell3 b. 27 Dec 1653, d. 10 Mar 1654
4.Joseph Turell+3 b. 25 Mar 1655
5.Anna Turell3 b. 20 Aug 1657, d. 8 Aug 1658
6.Samuel Turell+1 b. 14 Jun 1659

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 760. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  3. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Elizabeth Blue1

Marriage*She married Samuel Furgason.1

Family

Samuel Furgason
Child1.Mary Furgason1 b. 1786, d. 1830

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 10, pages 429-431. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Reverend John Blunt1

Marriage*20 December 1732He married Sarah Frost, daughter of Honorable John Frost and Mary Pepperell, on 20 December 1732.1

Family

Sarah Frost b. 1 Feb 1713, d. 13 Aug 1772

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Benjamin G. Boardman1

Marriage*8 November 1805He married Susan White on 8 November 1805 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2

Family

Susan White
Child1.Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman Jr.1,3,4 b. 29 May 1810, d. 14 Feb 1887

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  2. [S956] Essex Institute, compiler, Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. Volume I, Births and Volume II, Marriages and Deaths. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), Volume II, Marriages, page 45. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
  3. [S363] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 384, page 46. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  4. [S956] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Volume I, Births, page 40.

Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman Jr.1,2

b. 29 May 1810, d. 14 February 1887
Father*Benjamin G. Boardman2,3,4
Mother*Susan White2,3,4
Birth*29 May 1810Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman Jr. was born on 29 May 1810 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.2,4
Marriage*5 September 1843He married Sarah Bryant Dennie, daughter of James Dennie and Eliza Tweedy Martin, on 5 September 1843 at West Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2,1
Occupation*Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman Jr. was a merchant.3
Death*14 February 1887He died of chronic cystitis nephritis uraemia, or kidney failure, on 14 February 1887 at 120 Beacon Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was reported to be age 76 years, 8 months, and 16 days.2,3

Family

Sarah Bryant Dennie b. 23 Mar 1813, d. 26 Oct 1888

Citations

  1. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historic & Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92 (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 257. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  2. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  3. [S363] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 384, page 46. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  4. [S956] Essex Institute, compiler, Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. Volume I, Births and Volume II, Marriages and Deaths. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), Volume I, Births, page 40. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Mary Boatwell1

Marriage*She married Samuel Brooks.1

Family

Samuel Brooks
Child1.Thomas Brooks1 b. 6 Jan 1732, d. 7 Mar 1799

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."

Leslie Bolander1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*1925He married Ruth Blanche Hinds, daughter of Beatty Hinds and Catherine Brandt.1
Burial*He was buried in Sanctury Park, Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada.1

Family

Ruth Blanche Hinds b. 23 Feb 1900, d. Apr 1981

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Mary Bolles1

Marriage*She married Major Charles Frost.1
Residence*Mary and Major Charles Frost lived in New Castle, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2

Family

Major Charles Frost
Children1.Charles Frost1
2.Honorable John Frost+1 d. 25 Feb 1732

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  2. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 6.

Aaron Bolton1

b. 12 February 1753
RelationshipGreat-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Birth*12 February 1753Aaron Bolton was born on 12 February 1753 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Aaron Bolton1

b. 16 June 1795
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 14 Oct 1771
Mother*Sally Farnsworth1 b. 1769
Birth*16 June 1795Aaron Bolton was born on 16 June 1795 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Residence*1817Aaron and Sarah Bolton lived in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he bought land from Joshua Flint of Ashby in 1817.3
Marriage*He married Sarah ______.3
Land Transfer4 April 1827 In 4 April 1827, William Bolton gave his home and all his property to his son Aaron "except a cow and household furniture brought by his wife Sarah at their marriage." The son to "furnish a good and comfortable support and maintenance... during their lives and the life of the survivor of them in the family of the said Aaron."4
ResidenceAaron Bolton's parents, William and Sally Bolton, lived with Aaron and Sarah Bolton in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, until their deaths.3

Family

Sarah ______
Children1.Caroline Ardella Bolton3 b. 3 Aug 1823
2.Ivers Augustus Bolton3 b. 7 Oct 1824, d. 9 Jul 1827
3.Adaline Sarah Bolton+3 b. 16 Apr 1825
4.Rachel Elizabeth Bolton3 b. 16 Mar 1837
5.Mary Frances Bolton3 b. 28 Jan 1841
6.Ellen Augusta Bolton3 b. 22 Dec 1842

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fifth Generation, pages 10-17. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  4. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10.

Abigail Bolton1

b. 21 March 1709
RelationshipsGrandaunt of John Bolton
Granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. c 1660, d. 21 Dec 1721
Mother*Sarah Chesebrough1 b. 24 Dec 1663, d. 24 Oct 1743
Birth*21 March 1709Abigail Bolton was born on 21 March 1709 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(4th Daughter) Guardianship4 June 1722Abigail was a minor child of 12 and her brothers, Joseph and Nathaniel Bolton, were also minors when their father died on 21 December 1721. Joseph at age 17 and Nathaniel at age 15, both being under the age of 21 and above the age of 14 were, under the law, permitted to choose their own guardians. Both Joseph and Nathaniel chose their mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and she was approved by the court on 4 June 1722. Abigail was under the age of 14 and, on the same date, the court appointed the children's mother guardian of Abigail, as well.

Sarah's guardianship duties to all three of her minor children, as instructed by the court, were to take them into her care and tuition until their majority at age 21. She was directed, for each child, to take into her hands and possession, to their benefit, their estates, lands, moneys, goods and chattels for the purpose of improving them in such a manner as she should judge best for them. She was also instructed to submit a plain and true account of her guardianship for each upon oath, and to include all and singular such estate that came into her hands and possession by virtue of her guardianship, and to account for the profits and improvements of each of the minor children's estates. She would be lawfully required to pay and deliver the accounting, and as much of the estate remaining, after first being examined and allowed by the appropriate judge, as each child reached the age of full majority.3,4
(4th Daughter) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Abigail's father, John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, after the payment of debts and charges, was divided by agreement between Sarah, his widow, and their children.

A special committee of five good and sufficient freeholders, Josiah Edson Esq., Nathaniel Hayward, Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field, was appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow to determine a fair distribution of real estate that John Bolton died seized of in the County of Plymouth. The committee's task was completed on 5 April 1723 and included setting off the widow Sarah Bolton's Dower or Thirds of housing and lands, and also setting off an equitable portion or share of land for each of the couple's ten children, John Bolton Jr., Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Mary Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

Abigail Bolton, the couple's fourth daughter and youngest child, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 5. It was in the homelands, and was bounded northerly by the highway, and bounded north-westerly with the range of the 50 acres, and then ranging by the land of her eldest brother, John Bolton Jr., 12 rods to a stake, and then running from the stake north-east, and by north by a red oak marked on two sides in a straight range to the highway.5,6
(Sister) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.7
(4th Daughter) Estate and Land25 September 1730Abigail's sister, Mary Bolton, had died intestate and the settlement and distribution of her real estate was completed on 25 September 1730. Mary's estate was divided into ten equal shares and distributed between her mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and brothers and sisters, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

A special committee of five freeholders consisting of Joseph Alden, whose land bordered the deceased's, and Joseph Edson, Eleazer Carver, Daniel Hudson and Jonathan Sprague had earlier been appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow on 15 June 1730 to inventory Mary's land and to determine, in their best judgment, an equitable division of her real estate, which they estimated to be 6 acres. Their recommendation, submitted to the court on 10 August 1730 and approved on 21 August 1730, distributed the lands into ten equal shares or lots.

Abigail's share was part of the lot identified as the eighth, ninth and tenth shares, which were distributed together as one larger lot to Abigail, her mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and to her older brother, Samuel Bolton. The lot was on the east end and joining to the lot distributed to Sarah's eldest daughter, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, and also joined to the southerly side of the easterly end of the lot distributed to her second daughter, Elizabeth (Bolton) May. The combined share contained about 18 rods of land, together with the Bolton house, and began at a stake and heap of stones which was at the south-east corner of the lot, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounded by the highway 8 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of the combined share.8,9
Marriage*11 May 1736She married Samuel Ripley, son of William Ripley and Mary Corbison, on 11 May 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,10,11
(Sister) Will27 May 1755Abigail's brother John Bolton wrote a will dated 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, in New England. His five daughters were his primary beneficiaries, and his will also directed that his sister Abigail, during her widowhood, to her improvement, should have the small west front room in his house and as much firewood as she wanted out of his home farm.12,13,14,1

Family

Samuel Ripley b. 27 Feb 1704/5
Children1.Robert Ripley1 b. 26 Feb 1736/37
2.Sarah Ripley15 b. 28 Nov 1742, d. 4 Sep 1747

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2221; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 331-332. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  4. [S1126] Joseph, Nathaniel and Abigail Bolton, Guardianship (1722 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2221, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Guardianship for Joseph, Nathaniel and Abigail Bolton (1722 Bridgewater).
  5. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).
  6. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649.
  7. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  8. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  9. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  10. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 325. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  11. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Ripley, pages 298-299. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  12. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2217; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 551540, Probates 1751-1755, Volume 13, pages 545-547. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  13. [S1128] John Bolton, Probate (1755 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2217, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1755 Bridgewater).
  14. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xii; source stated he had all daughters. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  15. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, and references an Epitaph in old Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Abigail Bolton1

b. 28 March 1812
Father*Daniel Bolton1
Mother*Polly Fletcher1
Birth*28 March 1812Abigail Bolton was born on 28 March 1812.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xiii. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Abigail Bolton1

b. 2 October 1814, d. 27 May 1843
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Mother*Cynthia Chamberlain1 b. 30 Dec 1782
Birth*2 October 1814Abigail Bolton was born on 2 October 1814 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1
Marriage*She married Levi H. Harris.1
Death*27 May 1843She died on 27 May 1843 at age 28.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Abigail Bolton1

d. 27 September 1769
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Elisha Bolton1 b. 1735
Death*27 September 1769She died on 27 September 1769 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "The Original Church Records of Gad Hitchcock, D.D., 1748 to 1803: Deaths", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 136 (January 1982): page 35. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."

Abisha Bolton1

b. 9 February 1786
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nathaniel Bolton Jr.1
Mother*Jane Thomson1 b. 14 Feb 1748/49, d. 8 May 1814
Birth*9 February 1786Abisha Bolton was born on 9 February 1786 in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S618] Connecticut vital records based on the Barbour collection: compiled and edited by Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut: based on the Barbour collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, c2006), page 1583, and noted Stafford vital records. Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut.

Adaline Sarah Bolton1

b. 16 April 1825
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Aaron Bolton1 b. 16 Jun 1795
Mother*Sarah ______1
Birth*16 April 1825Adaline Sarah Bolton was born on 16 April 1825 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*26 June 1844She married Edward H. Fox on 26 June 1844 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Edward H. Fox
Child1.Lizzie Adaline Fox1 b. 24 Oct 1854

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fifth Generation, pages 10-17. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Agnes Bolton1

Father*William Bolton1 b. 1682, d. 22 Apr 1755
Mother*Elizabeth ______1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xiii. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Agnes Bolton1

Father*Thomas Bolton1 b. c 1698, d. b 1788
Mother*Mary (McLellan) Craige1

Citations

  1. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966 reprint of 1931 edition published in Salem, Massachusetts), page 18. Hereinafter cited as New England Immigrants 1700-1775.

Agnes Bolton1

b. 1728, d. 27 September 1768
Birth*1728Agnes Bolton was born in 1728 in Ireland.1
Research Notes* It is suspected that Agnes Bolton of Palmer belongs to one of the early immigrant Bolton families already being researched. William of Reading was thought to have come from Ireland and the brothers William of Windham and Thomas of Gorham, both having come to America from Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland, each named a daughter Agnes.
Marriage*5 November 1754She married Hugh Smith, son of James Smith, on 5 November 1754 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Research Notes*It is unclear if there were two daughters named Mary born to Agnes and Hugh Smith in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). In the records for Palmer, two births are listed with identical birth dates and different years, 1765 and 1767. The 1765 date was noted as appearing on her grave stone and the 1767 date appears to have been transcribed from the original record. To further confuse the issue, two death dates are listed also. The one appearing to have been transcribed from the town records reports her death on 30 Jul 1767 and the other, obtained from her grave stone in Old Center Cemetery was noted as 20 Sep 1768, age 10 (or age 1 followed by an O and not a zero.)2
Death*27 September 1768She died the same day she gave birth to John on 27 September 1768 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). She was only 33.3,2

Family

Hugh Smith b. 1728, d. 18 May 1805
Children1.Elizabeth Smith1 b. 6 Mar 1756
2.Joseph Smith1 b. 12 Mar 1758
3.Matthew Smith1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 30 Aug 1775
4.Elihu Smith1 b. 8 Aug 1764, d. 30 Aug 1775
5.Mary Smith1 b. 26 May 1765, d. 30 Jul 1767 or 20 Sep 1768
6.Agnes Smith1 b. 11 Nov 1765
7.Mary Smith1 b. 26 May 1767, d. 30 Jul 1767 or 20 Sep 1768
8.John Smith1 b. 27 Sep 1768

Citations

  1. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966 reprint of 1931 edition published in Salem, Massachusetts), page 18. Hereinafter cited as New England Immigrants 1700-1775.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, New England Immigrants 1700-1775, page 18, noted her year of death as 1805.

Albert J. Bolton1

b. circa 1844, d. 1917
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*Jeremiah Bolton1 b. 7 Mar 1809, d. b 19 Jun 1880
Mother*Harriet Talcott1 b. 1810, d. 16 Aug 1880
Birth*circa 1844Albert J. Bolton was born circa 1844 in New York.1,2
(Son) Census 185013 September 1850Albert J. Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Their surname was indexed as "Boulton" and their household consisted of 8 people. Daughters Harriett E. and Sarah E., both born in Massachusetts, were 19 and 17 respectively. The four youngest children were born in New York. William H. was 11, Albert J. 6, Mary L. 4 and baby Lucy's age was recorded as 0. The family's real estate was valued at $1000 in 1850.2
(Son) Census 186028 June 1860Albert J. Bolton appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in the household of his parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was doing farm labor with his father. The family's surname was indexed as "Blston", and the Bolton household consisted of 8 people. Jeremiah was 52, and Harriet 50. Son William was 20, and Albert 16. Daughter Louisa was 12, and Lucy 9. Their youngest son George was 7. Also residing with the family in 1860 was four-year-old Wallace Thurber (indexed as "Turbur"), who in 1870 was found to reside in the Cattaraugus County Poor House in Machias. Jeremiah's real estate value was recorded at $2000 in 1860, and his personal estate at $300.3
Marriage*He married Sarah ______.1
(Brother) Census 187022 June 1870Albert J. Bolton and George F. Bolton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of their brother William H. Bolton in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Enumerated in the household were William's two young children: Frank was 5, and Hattie 3. Also residing with the family in 1870 were three of William's siblings. His sister Lucy, who was keeping house, was 20, and his brothers Albert and George were 26 and 18, respectively. William's real estate was valued at $9,000 and his personal property at $3,000.4
Occupation*Albert was a farmer in Yorkshire.5
Census 1880*16 June 1880Albert and Sarah Bolton appeared on the 1880 census taken on 16 June 1880 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Albert was 36, and Sarah 33.5
Death*1917He died in 1917. The notice of his death stated simply: "BOLTON, Albert J. spouse of Sarah born 1844 died 1917.1
Burial*He was buried in McKinstry Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York.1

Family

Sarah ______ b. 1845, d. 1890

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jeremiah "Boulton", Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York; Roll: M432_480; Page: 456B; Image: 282. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jeremiah "Blston", Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York; Roll: M653_725; Page: 249; FHL Film# 803725. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Wm. Bolton, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll M593_909; Page: 574B; Image: 571; Family History Library Film: 552408. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Albert Bolton, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll 813; Family History Film: 1254813; Page: 165C; Enumeration District: 037; Image: 0092. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Alfred Bolton1

b. 7 May 1793
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1,2 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
Mother*Margery Pratt1,2 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840
Birth*7 May 1793Alfred Bolton was born on 7 May 1793 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
Baptism28 September 1793Alfred Bolton was baptized on 28 September 1793 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
(Son) Census 1800Alfred Bolton likely appeared on the 1800 census in the household of his parents John and Margery Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. John and Margery would have been married about 12 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. The children in their household included 1 male under 10, who would have been son Alfred, 1 male aged 10 thru 15, who would have been son Micah and 3 females under 10, who would have been daughters Margery, Mary Ann and Anna.4
Marriage Intention9 January 1814An intention of marriage for Alfred Bolton and Sylvia Pratt was recorded on 9 January 1814 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3
Marriage*before 1 April 1814He married his first cousin Sylvia Pratt, daughter of Thomas Pratt Jr., in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The actual date of their marriage is not known and the Waltham records stated simply that it was recorded before 1 April 1814.3
Marriage*20 August 1820He married Mrs. Sally Stone on 20 August 1820 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Their intention of marriage was recorded in Waltham on 30 Jul 1820.3
(Son) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Alfred Bolton, stated that he had resided at Raynham in Bristol County, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. After the war he lived one year at Taunton, also in Bristol County, and twenty years at Bridgewater, in Plymouth County. Next, for about the same length of time he lived in several other towns and at the time of his declaration was residing in Billerica village in the town of Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is believed that John's wife and unmarried children resided with him.5
Marriage*24 December 1833An Intention of Marriage was recorded for Alfred Bolton and Almira Foster on 24 December 1833 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3
(Heir) Affidavit of Death23 June 1841Alfred Bolton and the other four surviving children of the widowed John Bolton, were named as his only heirs in his affidavit of death filed by his son-in-law, James Mitchell on 23 June 1841 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6

Family 1

Sylvia Pratt

Family 2

Mrs. Sally Stone
Child1.Sally Ann Bolton3 b. 7 Dec 1823

Family 3

Almira Foster

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, his birth was recorded in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  4. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of John Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  5. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  6. [S486] John Bolton, Affidavit of Death 1841, Probate File Number 26247, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 26247 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bolton, John Affidavit of Death 1841.

Alonzo David Bolton1

b. 7 April 1813
Relationship4th great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*David Bolton1 b. 2 Mar 1791, d. 1 Apr 1849
Mother*Phebe Kemp1 d. 17 Jan 1860
Birth*7 April 1813Alonzo David Bolton was born on 7 April 1813.1
(Son) InheritanceBenjamin Kemp left his property to his daughter, Phebe Bolton, Phebe Elvira Bolton and Sally L. Bolton and her children, as shown by a deed at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fifth Generation, pages 10-17. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Alvin Bolton1

b. 25 March 1809
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Mother*Cynthia Chamberlain1 b. 30 Dec 1782
Birth*25 March 1809Alvin Bolton was born on 25 March 1809 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Amos Bolton1

b. 1760
RelationshipGreat-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Baptism*1760Amos Bolton was baptized in 1760 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

Ann Bolton1

b. 2 April 1754
RelationshipsSister of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*John Bolton1 b. 1729/30, d. 9 Jul 1762
Mother*Elizabeth Hayward1 b. c 1726, d. 10 Nov 1801
Birth*2 April 1754Ann Bolton was born on 2 April 1754 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*27 November 1777She married Jeremiah Pratt, son of Jonathan Pratt and Elizabeth French, on 27 November 1777 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2,3,4
Relocation*Anna and Jeremiah Pratt moved to Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont. The Pratt Directory noted that the History of Pomfret, Vermont; H.H. Vail; Boston; Cockayne 1930 erroneously stated that they took several adult children with them but others have proved they could not have been children of Jeremiah. Most were actually children of John Pratt (c1723) of Pomfret.4

Family

Jeremiah Pratt b. 24 Jan 1753, d. 14 Jun 1833

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S614] Francis Greenleaf Pratt, The Pratt family: a genealogical record of Matthew Pratt of Weymouth, Mass., and his American descendants, 1623-1888, downloaded from Google Books, (Boston, Massachusetts: C.H. Heintzemann, 1890), page 144. Hereinafter cited as Pratt Family, Matthew Pratt of Weymouth, 1623-1888.
  4. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 435. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Anna Wade Bolton1

b. 11 April 1799
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1,2 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
Mother*Margery Pratt1,2 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840
Birth*11 April 1799Anna Wade Bolton was born on 11 April 1799 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) Census 1800Anna Wade Bolton likely appeared on the 1800 census in the household of her parents John and Margery Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. John and Margery would have been married about 12 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. The children in their household included 1 male under 10, who would have been son Alfred, 1 male aged 10 thru 15, who would have been son Micah and 3 females under 10, who would have been daughters Margery, Mary Ann and Anna.3
Marriage*26 August 1818She married Thomas Fowler on 26 August 1818 in Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Anna Wade Bolton, stated that he had resided at Raynham in Bristol County, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. After the war he lived one year at Taunton, also in Bristol County, and twenty years at Bridgewater, in Plymouth County. Next, for about the same length of time he lived in several other towns and at the time of his declaration was residing in Billerica village in the town of Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is believed that John's wife and unmarried children resided with him.4
Marriage*14 December 1835She married James Death on 14 December 1835 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
(Heir) Affidavit of Death23 June 1841Anna Wade Death and the other four surviving children of the widowed John Bolton, were named as his only heirs in his affidavit of death filed by his son-in-law, James Mitchell on 23 June 1841 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.5

Family 1

Thomas Fowler

Family 2

James Death

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of John Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  4. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  5. [S486] John Bolton, Affidavit of Death 1841, Probate File Number 26247, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 26247 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bolton, John Affidavit of Death 1841.