Edward Bolton1

b. 25 May 1751
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*25 May 1751Edward Bolton was born on 25 May 1751 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Occupation*Edward Bolton was a farmer in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3
(Son) Land TransferFebruary 1801 In February 1801, William Bolton gave an undivided half of his farm to his sons, Timothy and Timothy Bolton and Edward Bolton.3
Land Transfer*1804 In 1804, the same year as their father's death, Edward and Timothy Bolton, sold forty-five acres of the farm their father had gifted to them in 1801 to James Parker, gentleman.3

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, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Edward Bolton1

b. 5 February 1780, d. 1834
Relationship2nd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Timothy Bolton1 b. 5 May 1759
Mother*Sybel Bennett1 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Birth*5 February 1780Edward Bolton was born on 5 February 1780 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Marriage17 April 1800He married Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson of Harvard on 17 April 1800 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In the record her name was spelled "Eliza[beth] [int. Elizeabeth] Sarnderson". Their intention of marriage was recorded at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts on 4 Apr 1800.1,2
Adoption*1807Edward Bennett Bolton, natural son of Edward Bolton and Elizabeth (Sanderson) Bolton, was adopted by the Shakers when a child of four years of age and remained there until his death.2
Death*1834Edward was killed in 1834 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2

Family

Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson b. 21 Jul 1778
Children1.Leonard Bolton2 b. 28 Nov 1800
2.Edward Bennett Bolton2 b. 28 Nov 1802, d. 10 Mar 1882
3.Mary Bolton2 b. 15 Mar 1805
4.William Bolton b. 17 Mar 1807
5.Eli Bolton2 b. 17 Apr 1809
6.Son Bolton b. 26 Aug 1811, d. 18 Apr 1816
7.Daughter Bolton b. 20 Feb 1814
8.Infant Bolton b. 1 Jan 1817, d. 1 Jan 1817
9.Baby Son Bolton b. 9 Apr 1818, d. 25 Dec 1818
10.Elizabeth Bolton2 b. 19 Nov 1819

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.

Edward Bennett Bolton1

b. 28 November 1802, d. 10 March 1882
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton1 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*28 November 1802Edward Bennett Bolton was born on 28 November 1802 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2
(Son) Adoption1807Edward Bennett Bolton, natural son of Edward Bolton and Elizabeth (Sanderson) Bolton, was adopted by the Shakers when a child of four years of age and remained there until his death.1
Death*10 March 1882He died on 10 March 1882 at age 79.1

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.
  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.

Eleanor Bolton1

b. 1776
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father-Possible*William Bolton Jr.1 b. 21 Jan 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
Mother-Possible*Abigail Sheldon1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
Birth*1776Eleanor Bolton was born in 1776 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
(Heir) Administration18 May 1780Although this researcher has not yet found any other mention of this daughter of William and Abigail Bolton, the Boltons of Old and New England source identified her as one of her father's heirs.2

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, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S489] William Bolton Jr., Administration of 1780, Probate File Number 2129, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2129 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as William Bolton Jr. Administration of 1780.

Eleanor Bolton1

b. 2 June 1820
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 June 1820Eleanor Bolton was born on 2 June 1820 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.

Eli Bolton1

b. 17 April 1809
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton1 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*17 April 1809Eli Bolton was born on 17 April 1809 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2,3

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.
  2. [S484] Seth Chandler, Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882, pages 357-359; his name was written as "Elye."
  3. [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.

Eliab Bolton1

b. 23 February 1794, d. 11 September 1796
Relationship2nd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Timothy Bolton1 b. 5 May 1759
Mother*Sybel Bennett1 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Birth*23 February 1794Eliab Bolton was born on 23 February 1794 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Death*11 September 1796He died on 11 September 1796 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at the age of 2 years, 6 months and 19 days.1
Burial*He was buried at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and according to his gravestone, he was only 2 years, 6 months and 19 days old.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.

Eliab Gowing (Going) Bolton

b. 19 December 1797
Relationship2nd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Timothy Bolton1 b. 5 May 1759
Mother*Sybel Bennett1 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Birth*19 December 1797Eliab Gowing (Going) Bolton was born on 19 December 1797 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2
Marriage*23 November 1821He married Dorcas R. Farwell of Concord on 23 November 1821 in Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. A marriage date of 23 Nov 1821 was recorded at Carlisle and the date was transcribed in a publication of Concord Births, Deaths and Marriages as 18 Sep 1821.2,1

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.
  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.

Elias Bolton1

d. 7 March 1759
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nathaniel Bolton1 b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 Aug 1770
Mother*Deborah Washburn1 b. 1 Jun 1712, d. 26 Mar 1759
Birth*Elias Bolton was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).
Death*7 March 1759He died on 7 March 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Backus record noted that Elias was a child of Nathaniel.1,2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.4: citing a private record; from a record of deaths kept from 1766 to 1820 by Oliver Alden, and from 1820 to 1846 by his son, Caleb Alden, and grandson, Cromwell Alden, or members of the family, now in the possession of the Bridgewater Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.106: citing a private record; copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough.

Elias Bolton

b. circa 1762
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father-Probable*Nathaniel Bolton b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 Aug 1770
Mother-Probable*Jane Wetherell
(Brother-Possible) BirthElias Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton Jr. may have been brothers of Apollos Bolton. Our only clue to the parentage of Apollos, at this point in our research, is that our first (and only) finding of his name in any records, was on a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers who served from Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Two other Bolton men, Nathaniel Jr. and Elias, were also listed and both were sons of Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater. So, we wonder... Was Apollos Bolton their brother?1
Birth*circa 1762Elias Bolton was born circa 1762. If he was the son of Nathaniel and Jane (Wetherell) Bolton, it is likely he was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Revolutionary War*6 July 1780Elias Bolton enlisted on 6 July 1780 in Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), and served in the Continental Army for a term of six months during the Revolutionary War. In the fall of 1780, he was Fife Major in Colonel Gamaliel Bradford's regiment and was discharged on 11 Dec 1780.1
Description*At the time of his enlistment, Elias Bolton was described as 18 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a light complexion.1

Citations

  1. [S753] Henry Parks Wright, Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1914), page 48. Hereinafter cited as Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts.

Elisha Bolton1

b. 9 March 1700, d. 26 February 1777
RelationshipsGrandfather of John Bolton
Grandson 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*9 March 1700Elisha Bolton was born on 9 March 1700 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Father) Research NotesAlmost nothing is known about Elisha's wife Mary's identity before their marriage and research is currently in progress trying to discover her maiden name and something about her early life. The Bryams in America sources, both editions, stated that their son Jabez Bolton who married Bethiah Ripley in 1767 was the son of "John Bolton" and "Mary Pratt". Unfortunately, no source was cited for the statement. It is uncertain if the John Bolton referred to was supposed to be John Bolton, who was actually Jabez' uncle, or John Bolton, Jabez' older brother. Whichever was meant, both are incorrect. Jabez' father was Elisha Bolton. Jabez' mother's name was Mary, however we have no evidence, and only the clue from this one source, that suggested her surname may have been "Pratt". Just in case, though, we have begun to look in Plymouth County for potential Mary Pratt candidates. At this point, only one, Mary Pratt born in Scituate in 1708, has been identified as possible. Our plan is to research her family in hope of determining if she and Elisha's wife Mary (__?__) Bolton were the same person.3,4
(4th Son) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Elisha'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.

Elisha Bolton, the couple's fourth son, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 3. It was bounded on the river, and was bounded south-westerly by his brother Nicholas' Lot# 2 until it came to Jonathan Sprague's range, then running 10 rods along Sprague's range to a stake which was the northerly corner bounds, then ranging 5 degrees to the east of a south-east point to the river.5,6
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
(Brother) 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 Son) Estate and Land25 September 1730Elisha'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.

Elisha received the lot, identified by the committee as the second share, which contained 3/4 of an acre. It began at the south-east corner, joining to the lot of his brother John on the south side to a stake and heap of stones, and from there running north 56 degrees west 22 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 59 degrees west 30 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing in Deacon Joseph Alden's range, and from there south 30 degrees west 3 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged south 60 degrees east 30 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 20 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of his lot.8,9
(Father) Research NotesElisha's first born son John was referred to as John "Jr." in some records, and determining his parentage was another brick wall challenge for us. In 1897, Nahum Mitchell in his "History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater" stated it was uncertain whose son John Jr. was. In 1903, Chesebrough researchers placed him as the only son of Ensign John and Ruth (Hooper) Bolton and in 1908 Thomas Hooper in his Hooper Family Genealogy noted only five children, all daughters, for John and Ruth Bolton. In the 1755 will of Ensign John, there was no mention of a son John, or of any sons for that matter. Only his five "well-beloved" daughters and his sister, Abigail, were mentioned.

While it appeared probable that John "Jr." was a grandson of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough, and therefore a great grandson of Nicholas Boulton, his father was not easily identified. John and Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton had eleven children, six of them sons. All of the brothers were alive and residing in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), when they were collectively named as defendants in a court action in March 1730/31. We eliminated the eldest brother, Ensign John Bolton, from further consideration for the reasons stated above, and began to research the remaining five brothers and therefore possible fathers: Samuel Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Joseph Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton and finally, Elisha Bolton, who we learned from French and Indian War records, was John Jr.’s father.10,11,12,13
(Defendant) Court ActionMarch 1730/31 In March 1730/31, the Court of Common Pleas for Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), recorded the case of Samuel Packard of Bridgewater v. John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, all Husbandmen of Bridgewater, as Trespass: Defendants pleaded they cut the trees mentioned in the writ, but were not guilty of trespass because they were in possession. The jury verdict was for the Defendants, and for costs taxed at £5.16s.3d.13
(Brother) Land Transfer12 February 1732Elisha's brother and neighbor, Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May, his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Elisha and Joseph Bolton, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.14
(Neighbor) Land Records5 May 1733Elisha was identified as a neighbor of Michael May in Bridgewater when Michael and David Johnson settled a boundary disagreement recorded in the town's Purchasers Book on 5 May 1733. The neighbors had a difference of opinion regarding the bounds between the land that joined their property and also adjoined the dwelling house of David Johnson that Thomas Washburn had lived and died in. Their agreement restated the bounds for the record as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones standing in the fence between Michael May and another neighbor, Elisha Bolton, a little to the north and west of the house by a large plum tree and running westerly about 4 rods to another stake with stones about it and standing by the trodden way.15
(Brother) Land Transfer22 August 1734 The deed identified the land as his ninth part of all the lands that his father died seized of in the township of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, both divided and undivided -- except one lot of land containing thirty-three acres lying.16
Land Transfer*23 August 1734Elisha Bolton, labourer, of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, signed a deed agreement on 23 August 1734 to sell all his right and title in that land which his father John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, died seized of in the township of Stoughton, alias Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk to David Leach, yeoman, of Kingston, Plymouth County, for the sum of twenty pounds current money of New England. The deed was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of witnesses Thomas Howland and Rebeckah Johnson, and Isaac Johnson, a Justice of the Peace, verified that Elisha had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed. The document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.

At the same time of Elisha's sale, two of his brothers, Nathaniel Bolton and Nicholas Bolton, each also sold land in Dorchester and Stoughton they had inherited from their father to David Leach, who was the brother-in-law of the brothers' niece, Ruth (Bolton) Leach. Each sale was for twenty pounds current money, and none of the brothers' deeds identified the land sold. Although the location of the Dorchester and Stoughton land each of the brothers sold was not described, it was very likely part of the land laid out previously to the right of the brother's grandfather, Nicholas Boulton the Immigrant, in the Twenty-Five Divisions of Land late in the township of Dorchester and now in the township of Stoughton. When their grandfather died in 1683, their father, John Bolton, inherited the land, and when he died in December of 1721, the remaining Dorchester/Stoughton land was passed on to Elisha and his siblings, each receiving a one-ninth part.16
Land Transfer23 February 1735 On 23 February 1735, for the sum of sixty pounds, Elisha Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, yeoman, purchased back all of the land in the township of Stoughton, Suffolk County, that he and his brothers, Nicholas and Nathaniel, had, just a few months before, sold to David Leach of Kingston. The deed was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Benjamin White, Justice of the Peace and recorded in Suffolk County on 31 October 1765 by Ezekiel Goldthwait, Registrar17
Land Transfer*23 February 1735/36 and on the same date of 23 February 1735/36, for the sum of sixty pounds, Elisha Bolton of Bridgewater purchased from his brother Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, labourer, a three-tenths part of all the land in the township of Dorchester or Stoughton, Suffolk County, that their father John Bolton had died seized of and had not already been disposed of. The deed was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Benjamin White, Justice of the Peace and recorded in Suffolk County on 31 October 1765 by Ezekiel Goldthwait, Registrar.18
Land Transfer*13 March 1744/45Elisha Bolton of Easton in the County of Bristol in his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, signed a deed agreement on 13 March 1744/45 to sell land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to Joseph Gilbert, also of Easton, for the sum of Fifty pounds, two shillings. Elisha's signature was witnessed in Easton by Edward Hayward and Matthew Hayward. Edward, who was also a Justice of the Peace, verified that Elisha had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed. The document was recorded in Suffolk County on 18 February 1746 by Ezekiel Goldthwait, Registrar. The land was described as a sixth part of the 11th and a sixth part of one 11 parts of a certain piece or tract of land situated, lying and being in the township of Stoughton by estimation 30 acres more or less and bounded southerly by the Colony line and westerly by the land of Jeremiah Willis in Stoughton, and easterly from Jeremiah Willis' dwelling house. Clarifying further, the deed stated, "that is to say 6 parts of 11 parts and 6 parts of one part of 11."

According to the deed, the land involved was a part of a lot of land formally laid out to the right of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha's grandfather, in the Twenty-Five Divisions of Land, late in the township of Dorchester and now in the township of Stoughton as may appear from the Records of Dorchester "reference thereto being had and also taking in an old field within the land which lyeth easterly from said Jeremiah Willis' lands."

As part of the sale, Elisha signed, sealed and confirmed that he was the true, sole and lawful owner of the described premises and was seized and possessed of them in his own proper right as a good, perfect and absolute Right of Inheritance in Fee Simple.19
(Father) Death9 July 1762A son of Elisha Bolton died in the army and his death, although no name was given, was noted in the church records on 9 July 1762 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). All of Elisha's known sons served in the French and Indian War and all but one can be found in one or more records after 1762. So, through the process of elimination, it is believed that John Bolton, his first born son, is the one whose death was recorded in the church record. The last account we have found for John was for money paid to him, under the date of 27 Nov 1760, for invalids and others belonging to Captain Dunbar's Company on the Albany road, returning home from the Westward.20,21,22,23,24
Death*26 February 1777Elisha died on 26 February 1777 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 76.1,25
(3rd Great Grandfather) LineageElisha may have been an ancestor of Harry Emmett Bolton, who stated to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, sometime before his death in 1958, that he was unable to prove the ancestry of his great-grandfather, Lemuel Bolton, but he believed that Lemuel was the son of William, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas, the Immigrant. Our research indicates that Harry's 2nd Great-Grandfather, if William Bolton, was actually the son of Elisha Bolton, Nathaniel's brother. It appears from the French & Indian War records that the young William was very close to his Uncle Nathaniel, and they may have continued their close relationship later in life as well. Nathaniel and Elisha Bolton were sons of John Bolton who was the son of the immigrant Nicholas Boulton.26,27

Family

Mary ______ b. c 1709, d. 30 Jul 1786
Children1.John Bolton+ b. 1729/30, d. 9 Jul 1762
2.Elisha Bolton+1 b. 1735
3.Jabez Bolton+1
4.Seth Bolton+1 b. 2 Feb 1739
5.William Bolton+27
6.Meshach Bolton1,28
7.Child Bolton29 d. 30 Nov 1746

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. [S800] John Arnold Byram, Byrams in America (original version). Includes index. William H. Byram moved from England to Ireland about the time his son, Nicholas Byram (ca.1610-1683), was born. When Nicholas was sixteen, his father sent him to visit friends in England in care of a man who betrayed his trust and sold Nicholas into indenturehood in the West Indies. After Nicholas had completed his indenturehood, he immigrated to Weymouth, Massachusetts, and married Susanna Shaw. They later moved to Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c1988), page 5. Hereinafter cited as Byrams in America (original).
  4. [S801] John Arnold Byram, Byrams in America (revised version). Includes index. Nicholas Byram landed in Virginia in 1637. He went to Wessagusset, now Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he was made a Freeman by the Court, May, 1638. He married Susanna Shaw. They moved to Bridgewater in 1662 and were the second settlers of that area. By the time of his death in 1688, Nicholas had acquired almost 500 acres of land. Susanna's will of September 7, 1698 was probated December 18, 1699. It provided for son, Nicholas, his wife, Mary, and children Nicholas and Mehitable; daughters Abigail Whitman, Deliverance Porter, Experience Willis, and Susan Edson; grandchildren Ebenezer Whitman, Mary Leach, and Mary Willis. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c1996), page 11. Hereinafter cited as Byrams in America (revised).
  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] 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 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. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  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. [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), Bolton, pages 118-119. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  11. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  12. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, noting that John "Jr." was the son of Ensign John and Ruth (Hooper) Bolton which, although a reasonable "assumption", our evidence shows was incorrect.
  13. [S669] Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 5, page 303, number 7; referencing (4:326-329). Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS.
  14. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  15. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 262.
  16. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  17. [S633] Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County: Film# 494601, Volume 108 dated 1765-1766, pages 75-L and 75-R.
  18. [S633] Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County: Film# 494601, Volume 108 dated 1765-1766, pages 75-R and 76-L.
  19. [S633] Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County: Film# 494587, Volume 73 dated 1746-1747, pages 50-R, 51-L and 51-R.
  20. [S1161] Deaths, Original records of Gad Hitchcock, 1748-1803. Gad Hitchcock was the first minister of the Second Church of Christ in the West Parish of Pembroke, now Hanson, Massachusetts. During his ministry there he recorded in a diary in his own handwriting the Christian events at which he officiated. His diary, containing his original record of deaths, is currently held in the safe in the office of the Town Clerk in Pembroke. Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Center Street, Pembroke, Massachusetts.
  21. [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 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."
  22. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14400 for "Mishik" Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.
  23. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14408 for Seth Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  24. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14375 for Jabez Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  25. [S667] Massachusetts Town Death Records, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town Death Records.
  26. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."
  27. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14369 for William Bolton of Halifax stating that Elisha Bolton is his "father or master" and referencing Volume 96, page 536 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  28. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14368 for "Meshek" Bolton of Halifax stating that Elisha Bolton is his "father or master" and referencing Volume 96, page 526 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  29. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.4: citing a private record; from a record of deaths kept from 1766 to 1820 by Oliver Alden, and from 1820 to 1846 by his son, Caleb Alden, and grandson, Cromwell Alden, or members of the family, now in the possession of the Bridgewater Public Library.

Elisha Bolton1

b. 1735
RelationshipsUncle of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Elisha Bolton1 b. 9 Mar 1700, d. 26 Feb 1777
Mother*Mary ______1 b. c 1709, d. 30 Jul 1786
Birth*1735Elisha was born in 1735 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), according to his age of 26 years and birthplace as stated on a Return dated 17 Mar of men enlisted for His Majesty's service for the total reduction of Canada in 1760.2,1
French & Indian War1754Brothers Elisha and John Bolton enlisted together in 1754 to serve in the French and Indian War in the Company of Captain John Johnson and Regiment of Colonel John Winslow. Each man was paid a bounty of £28.3,4
(Centinel) French & Indian War8 November 1754Elisha Bolton appeared on a Muster Roll in 1754 as a Centinel in the Company of Captain John Johnson, Regiment of General John Winslow, employed in His Majesty's service for the defense of the Eastern frontiers. His brother, John Bolton, who also lived in Bridgewater, appeared on the same roll in the same capacity. Elisha, who served for 4 months, 2 weeks and 1 day, three weeks longer than his brother John, began his service on 31 May 1754 and was discharged on 4 Oct 1754. The Muster Roll was officially endorsed on 8 November 1754.5,6
French & Indian War*1756Elisha Bolton of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), stated in a petition to the Massachusetts Legislature that he was a Soldier in the intended Expedition against Crown Point in 1756, that he marched as far as Albany and was there taken sick and rendered unfit for Service, and for that reason did not appear in the Muster Roll and was therefore not paid.7
(Soldier) French & Indian War6 September 1756Elisha Bolton appeared on a List of soldiers belonging to the 1st Plymouth County Regiment, commanded by Colonel Gamaliel Bradford, hired and impressed to serve in the Crown Point Expedition to Crown Point, Essex County, New York, on 6 September 1756.8
(Soldier) French & Indian War1756Elisha Bolton appeared on a Return of men carried by Colonel Benjamin Goldthwait to Albany to reinforce the troops at Lake George, Warren County, New York. Elisha had been impressed from Colonel Gamaliel Bradford's Regiment in September of 1756.9
Court Action*16 April 1757 On 16 April 1757, the Massachusetts Legislature awarded Elisha Bolton of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), the sum of three pounds twelve shillings, paid out of the public Treasury to Colonel Bradford for the use of the Petitioner in full consideration for his Service.7
(Soldier) French & Indian War17 March 1760Elisha Bolton appeared on a Return of men enlisted by Lieutenant Francis Perkins for the total reduction of Canada in 1760. His age was 26, both his birthplace and residence were recorded as Bridgewater and his date of enlistment was 17 March 1760. Elisha's older brother, John Bolton, enlisted on 28 Feb 1760.10,11
(Brother) French & Indian Warbetween 23 March 1760 and 8 December 1760 Between April and December 1760, Elisha Bolton, his brother John Bolton and Thomas Hooper, all from Bridgewater, served together in the same Company.12
(Soldier) French & Indian War31 March 1760Elisha Bolton appeared on a Certificate on reverse of a return of men enlisted for His Majesty's service for the total reduction of Canada in 1760. Colonel Thomas Clap, Commissary of Musters and Justice of the Peace, signed the Certificate on 31 March 1760 at Scituate, Plymouth County, stating that Elisha and others were enlisted, mustered, attested and delivered by him to Lieutenant Francis Perkins.13
(Soldier) French & Indian War1760Elisha Bolton of Captain Josiah Dunbar's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment, was provided with one meal and appeared on a Billeting Account rendered by Pelatiah Mann for billeting invalids as they came down from the camps in the fall of 1760.14
(Soldier) French & Indian War22 November 1760Elisha Bolton appeared on a Billeting Account rendered by John Goldsbury for the 1 meal he furnished to Elisha of Captain Josiah Dunbar's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment, on 22 November 1760. Goldsbury stated he furnished meals to Elisha and other soldiers on their return home from the expedition to the Westward in the last campaign, many of them being weakly, lame and suffering.15
(Soldier) French & Indian War2 December 1760Elisha and his brother, John, both appeared on a 1760 Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Josiah Dunbar. Elisha's rank was not given, and his residence was stated as Bridgewater. Elisha began his service on 31 May and served until 2 December 1760 for a total length of service of 35 weeks, 2 days, 5 weeks less than his brother who began his service on 3 Mar and served until 7 Dec. Both of the brothers were allowed 145 miles of travel home.16,17
(Brother) Death9 July 1762A son of Elisha's father, Elisha Bolton, died in the army and his death, although no name was given, was noted in the church records on 9 July 1762 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Elisha is believed to have married, whether before or after his army service is uncertain, and had children after 9 Jul 1762. He is not believed to be the son whose death in the army was recorded on that date.18,19,20,21,22

Family

Child1.Abigail Bolton23 d. 27 Sep 1769

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. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, A Return index card# 14363 for Elisha Bolton and referencing Volume 98, page 125 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.
  3. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Account index card# 14379 for John Bolton and referencing Volume 93, page 139a of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  4. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Account index card# 14360 for Elisha Bolton and referencing Volume 93, page 139a of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  5. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14359 for Elisha Bolton and referencing Volume 93, page 145 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  6. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14378 for John Bolton and referencing Volume 93, page 145 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  7. [S750] State of Massachusetts, compiler, The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay: to which are prefixed the Charters of the Province with historical and explanatory notes and an appendix, 1753-1756, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers, 1908), held at Boston, at the Session begun on the Sixth day of January, A.D. 1757; Chapter 511, page 734. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Bay Acts and Resolves 1753-1756.
  8. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14361 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 94, page 406 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  9. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14362 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 94, page 125 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  10. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Account index card# 14363 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 124 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  11. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Account index card# 14382 for John Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 124 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  12. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  13. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Certificate index card# 14364 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 126 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  14. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Billeting Account index card# 14366 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 336 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  15. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Billeting Account index card# 14364 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 382 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  16. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14365 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 317 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  17. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14384 for John Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 317 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  18. [S1161] Deaths, Original records of Gad Hitchcock, 1748-1803. Gad Hitchcock was the first minister of the Second Church of Christ in the West Parish of Pembroke, now Hanson, Massachusetts. During his ministry there he recorded in a diary in his own handwriting the Christian events at which he officiated. His diary, containing his original record of deaths, is currently held in the safe in the office of the Town Clerk in Pembroke. Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Center Street, Pembroke, Massachusetts.
  19. [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 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."
  20. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14400 for "Mishik" Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  21. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14408 for Seth Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  22. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14375 for Jabez Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  23. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR", page 35.

Eliza Bolton1

b. 20 May 1807
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*20 May 1807Eliza Bolton was born on 20 May 1807 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.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 1750
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter 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*1750Elizabeth Bolton was baptized in 1750 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Her name was spelled "Elizebeth" in the Reading Births record on page 29 of the source.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.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 24 April 1692, d. 22 January 1770
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*24 April 1692Elizabeth Bolton was born on 24 April 1692 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(2nd Daughter) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Elizabeth'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.

Elizabeth Bolton, the couple's second daughter, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 6. It was bounded by her sister Abigail's Lot# 5, and bounded northerly by the highway, and south-easterly (or southerly) with a forked apple tree in the range of her mother's land, and south-westerly by the land of Elizabeth's eldest brother, John Bolton Jr., lying 12 rods wide.3,4
Marriage*27 July 1727She married Michael May of Easton on 27 July 1727 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was also recorded in Bridgewater, the bride's home town.1,5
(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.6
(2nd Daughter) Estate and Land25 September 1730Elizabeth'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.

Elizabeth, the wife of Michael May of Bridgewater, received the lot identified by the committee as the seventh share which contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side of the lot distributed to her older sister, Sarah. It was bounded at the west end by the lands which contained the Bolton house, beginning at the north-west corner of the house land at a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged north 78 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and then bounding by the highway 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing about 1 rod from the south-west corner of the Bolton house, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to the bounds first mentioned at the north-west corner of the house land.7,8
(2nd Sister) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and her husband Michael May, William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Nicholas Bolton and Joseph Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.9
(Sister) Land Transfer12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.10
Town Poor*2 November 1767The names of Elizabeth (Bolton) May and her husband Michael May appeared separately on a list of paupers at a Town Meeting held in Bridgewater on 2 November 1767. At the meeting, an amount of £21,05s,02p was approved for the support of Michael May and £2,17s,08p was approved for payment to the Reverend John Shaw for visits and medicines for Michael. Additionally, for visits and medicines for the wife of Michael May, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, £1,04s,04p was approved for payment to Dr. Richard Perkins.11
Death*22 January 1770She died on 22 January 1770 in Bridgewater at age 77.12

Family

Michael May

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. [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).
  4. [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 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. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  6. [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.
  7. [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).
  8. [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.
  9. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  10. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  11. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: FHL Film# 902869, Item# 2, Volume 3, 1739-1784, page items 70-71; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.
  12. [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), Volume II, Deaths, page 524. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 18 February 1656
RelationshipsGreat-grandaunt of John Bolton
Daughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Boulton1 b. 1600, d. 27 May 1683
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Baptism*18 February 1656Elizabeth Bolton was baptized on 18 February 1656.1
Marriage*25 October 1676She married, as his second wife, Experience Willis on 25 October 1676 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3,4
(Wife) Death1709Elizabeth became a widow when Experience Willis died in 1709.4

Family

Experience Willis b. 1646, d. 1709
Children1.Elizabeth Willis5 b. 8 Dec 1677
2.Samuel Willis6 b. 31 Aug 1682
3.Joseph Willis7 b. 2 Feb 1683, d. 5 Nov 1702
4.John Willis8 b. 4 Sep 1685
5.Experience Willis9 b. 19 Aug 1688
6.Lydia Willis10 b. 28 Feb 1692
7.Temperance Willis11 b. 8 Apr 1695

Citations

  1. [S295] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, drawn from records of the colonies, towns, and churches, and other contemporaneous documents. Available now online from the Family History Catalog at www.familysearch.org. (Baltimore, Maryland: C.H. Pope originally in 1900 at Boston and reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1991), page 57. Hereinafter cited as The Pioneers of Massachusetts.
  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), page xi. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  3. [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.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 823. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 144. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  6. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 159.
  7. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 161.
  8. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 167.
  9. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 182.
  10. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 204.
  11. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 224.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 23 September 1714
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 21 May 1686, d. 5 Jun 1755
Mother*Ruth Hooper1 b. 9 Mar 1691, d. 17 May 1755
Birth*23 September 1714Elizabeth Bolton was born on 23 September 1714 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*7 February 1732/33She married Joseph Thompson, son of Peter Thomson and Rebecca Sturtevant, on 7 February 1732/33 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,5,6,7
Married NameHer married surname in Bridgewater records was also spelled THOMPSON. At an earlier time the name was spelled TOMSON; then an h was added for THOMSON, as was the case most often in the Halifax records. THOMPSON became most common in the later 1700s.6,1
(3rd Daughter) Will27 May 1755Elizabeth's father wrote a will dated 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, in New England, naming his five daughters his primary beneficiaries and her husband the sole Executor. Elizabeth, and her younger sisters Hannah and Martha, as joint recipients, were bequeathed all the rest of their father's land, at home or abroad, his Purchase Right, his Right in Furnaces, and all his moveables of every sort and kind, other than the sixty acres he had already bequeathed to her two older sisters Susanna and Ruth, the £40 lawful money he bequeathed to her sister Hannah, and a silver tankard he bequeathed to the church, their heirs and assigns forever, to be equally divided among them, excepting that he directed that the girls' aunt, his sister Abigail (Bolton) Ripley, 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.8,9,10,1
(Daughter) Estate28 July 1755Her father's estate was valued at a total of £1404,15,4 and Elizabeth and two of her sisters, Hannah and Martha, inherited most of this by his will. His apparel and bedding and all his indoor moveable estate was appraised at £58,3,9; his livestock and husbandry tools at £59,8,3; his home lands together with all his other lands, cedar swamps and meadows given by will to his three daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah and Martha at £1036,5,4; his eighth part of Titicut Furnace and his sixteenth part of the South Furnace at £62,13,4; and his interest in the stock of coal and the next profits at the furnace at £27,15,4.

An inventory of the estate, completed and appraised on 4 July 1755, provided an itemization of the inheritance value for each of Bolton's daughters, but no additional documents, or information regarding the final accounting or distribution of his estate, were found in his probate packet. Further research of land records and probates, particularly of his daughters under their married names of Cowing, Leach, Thomson and Willis, may yield a more complete story. We do know that his 4th daughter, Hannah Thomson, wife of Peter, died just one month after her father's death, and before his will was probated. We also know that his youngest daughter, Martha Willis, wife of Joab, was alive after the will was executed, and that his 2nd daughter Ruth Leach was living in 1771 when she was appointed Executrix of her husband's probate. Research will continue in our attempt to finalize the distribution of his estate to our satisfaction.8,9,11,10

Family

Joseph Thomson d. 1 Jul 1778
Children1.Betty Thomson+1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
2.Joseph Thomson1 b. 3 Mar 1735/36
3.John Thomson1 b. 14 Oct 1737
4.Sarah Thomson1 b. 17 Apr 1744
5.Hannah Thomson1 b. 19 May 1748, d. 7 Mar 1755

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. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Source noted date of birth as 26 Sep 1714. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  5. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10.
  6. [S1129] Charles Hutchinson Thompson, A Genealogy of Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth, Mass., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lansing, Michigan: Darius D. Thorpe, Printer and Binder, 1890), Second and Third Generations, pages 29-38. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth.
  7. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, noting incorrectly that they lived in Halifax, Vermont.
  8. [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 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. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  9. [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).
  10. [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.
  11. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301; source identified John Bolton Jr. as one of the children, and the only son, of Ensign John Bolton and Ruth Hooper.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 19 November 1819
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant (#1)
Descendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant (#2)
Father*Edward Bolton1 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*19 November 1819Elizabeth Bolton was born on 19 November 1819 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*March 1838Elizabeth married twice. She first married Wentworth Sanderson, son of Isaac Sanderson and Eunice Bolton, in March 1838 in Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. They were First Cousins and their Intention of Marriage was recorded on 15 Feb 1838 in Boylston and stated that Elizabeth was of Sterling. The History of Shirley noted that Wentworth was of Harvard.1,2
Marriage*November 1866She married Eli Stone of Groton in November 1866.1

Family 1

Wentworth Sanderson b. 20 Jan 1812, d. Feb 1856

Family 2

Eli Stone

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.
  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.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 23 May 1672, d. 17 June 1674
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*23 May 1672Elizabeth Bolton was born on 23 May 1672 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*17 June 1674She died on 17 June 1674 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 2.1

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.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 8 November 1674
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*8 November 1674Elizabeth Bolton was born on 8 November 1674 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (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.

Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 4 June 1810
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*4 June 1810Elizabeth Bolton was born on 4 June 1810 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.

Elizabeth Bolton1

d. 16 December 1828
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 19 Apr 1788, d. 1828
Mother*Rachel Briggs1 d. 6 Dec 1828
Death*16 December 1828Elizabeth Bolton, described as the daughter of John, died on 16 December 1828 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S600] Berkley (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Berkley Town Clerk, 1 North Main Street, Berkley, Massachusetts, Deaths, Book A, V B4 55T.

Elizabeth Everett Bolton

b. 30 May 1806, d. 21 January 1864
Elizabeth Everett (Bolton) Brown Shove
RelationshipsDaughter of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*John Bolton b. 19 Feb 1756, d. 4 Sep 1819
Mother*Zilpah Peirce b. 1782, d. 1 Oct 1808
Birth*30 May 1806Elizabeth Everett Bolton was born on 30 May 1806 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,2
Research Notes*Why was Elizabeth's middle name Everett? The name "Everett" has been and remains a puzzle to us. We have not found the name anywhere in John Bolton's family. After years of research, we have still found no evidence to indicate why "Everett" was Elizabeth Everett Bolton's middle name. We don't even know yet whether she received the name at birth, or if she or someone else added it to her name for a particular reason later. We do believe that "Everett" has a special significance that needs to be identified. Elizabeth named her first daughter Elizabeth Everett and her oldest son, James Ormond Brown, named his second son Everett. Our first clue to the "Everett" name was found just recently when we learned that Elizabeth's mother, Zilpah (Peirce) Bolton and a man named Nathaniel Everett both applied for membership in the Second Baptist Church in Boston at the same Friday evening meeting and were baptized together on the same Sunday just one year before Elizabeth was born. We obviously need to learn about this Nathaniel Everett and his family in order to determine if he may possibly be our link to the Everett name and maybe even to Zilpah's family and/or to Elizabeth's life between her mother's death in Boston in 1808 and Elizabeth's marriage in Milton, Norfolk County at age 17 in 1823.3,4
(Daughter) Death1 October 1808Elizabeth was only two years old when her mother, Zilpah Bolton, died on 1 October 1808 at age 26. Her death appeared in the records of the Second Baptist Church in Boston.5,6,7
Marriage Intention20 May 1823An intention of marriage for Elizabeth E. Bolton and James O. Brown was recorded on 20 May 1823 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.8
Marriage*12 June 1823She married first James O. Brown of Boston on Thursday, 12 June 1823 at First Parish Church, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Their marriage was performed by the Reverend Samuel Gile.9,10
Census 1830*1830Elizabeth was likely enumerated on the 1830 census in the household of her husband James O. Brown in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The household consisted of 6 free white persons: 1 male age 20 thru 29, who would have been the father James Sr., 1 female age 20 thru 29 who would have been the mother Elizabeth, 1 male age 5 thru 9 who would have been their 6-year-old son James Jr., 1 female under 5 who would have been their 4-year-old daughter Elizabeth, and 1 male under 5 who would have been their 2-year-old son George. There was one additional male age 15-19 who resided in the household.11
(Wife) Deathbefore 1836Elizabeth became a widow when James Ormond Brown died before 1836.
Occupation*1836Elizabeth Brown was listed as a tailoress at the corner of Planet and Well in the 1836 Rhode Island City Directory for Providence.12
Marriage*7 July 1836Elizabeth Everett (Bolton) Brown married second Samuel Shove, son of Josiah Shove and Joanna Dow, on 7 July 1836 in Trinity Episcopal Church, New York City, New York County, New York. Their marriage likely caused some concern among family and friends because she was a member of the Episcopalian Church and he was a Quaker and active member of the Society of Friends.
Relocation*between 1837 and 1840During the years between 1837 and 1840, Elizabeth's husband Samuel suffered great financial difficulties from a variety of causes, not the least of which came as a result of the severe financial losses of friends and relatives for whom he had provided endorsements. The situation swallowed up the profits of all his previous years of toil and saving and, at the age of fifty-one, with a family of five still to provide for, he gave up everything to his creditors and began the relocation of his family west, to the undeveloped lands of Illinois. He borrowed $1,000 from his first wife's brother, possibly William, for their move to Mount Hope, McLean County, Illinois, a colony of Rhode Island and Massachusetts people. They had a small farm of sixty acres on which they lived with their family for about seven years.13,2
Residence1847About the year of 1847, Elizabeth E. Shove and Samuel Shove moved to Pope Creek, Knox County, Illinois, where Samuel continued to work a small piece of land and kept a stock of goods, enjoying the variety to be found in running a country store. Their two youngest children were with them in Pope Creek, and Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Brown, age 21, had married Lucien Conger in 1845 and lived in Galesburg. Samuel's daughter, Nancy, had died in 1844 and his daughter, Hannah, had possibly already married Gershom Redway before her family moved from Providence. The whereabouts of the four older boys, all old enough to be on their own, William Shove at age 33, Josiah Shove at 23, James Brown, also 23 and George Brown at 19, remains a mystery to this researcher. William and Josiah Shove were still living in 1874, but James and George Brown have not yet been found.13
Residence1849In 1849, Elizabeth E. Shove and Samuel Shove moved with their family from Mount Hope to Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.2
Underground Railroad*circa 1850One night the Shove's young daughter, Louisa, was awakened in the night in her upstairs bedroom in their Galesburg, Illinois house. She told her grandchildren, years later, of going sleepily downstairs as nine year olds will, and opening the door on a room filled with people -- her parents, some neighbors and some black strangers. She was hushed back to bed. And for a long time she did not know whether it was dream or memory. When she was older she realized that her parents' home had been a station on the Underground Railway.

In the 1850s the Underground Railroad existed in every State from Maine to Iowa, but mainly in Ohio and Illinois. It functioned without formal organization, officers, rules or maps. It was altogether spontaneous. The slaves fled across the border, appealed for help, found it, sent back word; others found the way, and soon scores of men were helping them, how many no one knows. Galesburg was the most important station in Illinois. The galleries of its Old First Church afforded hiding places for slaves. There were houses in the village and farms on the prairie whose occupants, like the Shoves, were ready to receive fugitives at any hour of the night. Each group worked in ignorance of the size of the movement or its ramifications. All they knew were the stations nearest and the men who went to and fro. There were no records, no statistics. The less they knew the better when it came to testifying in court. Passwords were arranged between those dealing with each other. The routes were frequently changed. It was the simplest organization imaginable and in its simplicity lay its success.14,15
Census 1850*24 September 1850Elizabeth E. Shove and Samuel Shove appeared on the 1850 census taken on 24 September 1850 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Samuel's occupation was recorded as Merchant. The household was made up of Samuel, age 63, Elizabeth, 43, son Clarence Vinton, 13, and daughter, Louisa, age 9.16
Residence13 December 1853In 1853 the family moved to Mercer County and, by Warrant, Samuel Shove purchased federal land on 13 December 1853 in Mercer County, Illinois. The land, consisting of 40 acres, was located in Section Number 32, Township 14N, Range 2W of the 4th Principal Meridian of the County of Mercer, and had the legal description SESE.2,17
Residencebetween 1854 and 1864Elizabeth E. Shove and Samuel Shove made several shorter moves after relocating from Rhode Island to Illinois in 1840 and their actual pattern of movement was described differently by their daughter, Louisa Shove Conger, who was a very young child and with them at the time, and Josiah Shove, Samuel's grown son, who was not. Samuel, on a journey he made to New England in 1853, contracted an infection of his eyes which resulted within a year or two in a total loss of sight in one eye, and such impaired vision of the remaining one, he became no longer able to continue the work of his business. He was a much disciplined man however, with a very strong work ethic, and continued to make himself as useful as he possibly could. In 1857, following the loss of his sight, he and Elizabeth removed to Oneida, Knox County, Illinois, where they remained until Elizabeth's death in 1864.13
Census 18608 July 1860Elizabeth E. Shove and Samuel Shove appeared on the 1850 census taken on 8 July 1860 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois. Samuel was 71 and lived with his wife Elizabeth who was 51.18
Death*21 January 1864Elizabeth died on 21 January 1864 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois, at age 57.2

Family 1

James Ormond Brown d. b 1836
Children1.James Ormond Brown+ b. 1824
2.Elizabeth Everett Brown+ b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
3.George Washington Brown+ b. 1828, d. 3 Jan 1865

Family 2

Samuel Shove b. 2 Feb 1789, d. 11 Dec 1874
Children1.Clarence Vinton Shove+ b. 25 Aug 1837, d. 10 Jan 1918
2.Thomas Shove b. c 1839, d. c 1839
3.Louisa Agnes Shove+2,19 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).
  3. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Reference Item# 26, Franklin Trask Library, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA, page 114.
  4. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 118.
  5. [S183] Boston, Massachusetts, Church Records, 1789-1811; FHL# 856700 Item# 5, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Second Baptist Church Records, 1789-1811.
  6. [S293] From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, "A Record of Deaths in Boston and Vicinity, 1799-1815", New England Historical and Genealogical Register volumes 77, 78 and 79 (published in 1923-1925): Oct 1924, volume 78, page 313. She was 26 years old. Hereinafter cited as "Deaths in Boston, 1799-1815."
  7. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  8. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  9. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths, Vital Records of Milton, Norfolk County, MA to the year 1843
    Page 99. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  10. [S1169] Milton (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Records and intentions of marriage, Book 2, ca. 1800-1874 (Milton, Massachusetts): page 181; FHL Film# 1059953, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Milton Marriage Records, Book 2, 1800-1874.
  11. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James O. Brown, Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; Page: 48; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 60; FHL Film: 0337918. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Federal Census.
  12. [S978] Rhode Island City Directories, online at www.ancestry.com, 1836, Providence, page 23. Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island City Directories.
  13. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  14. [S240] Mary Lou Skinner Ross, Thoughts While Ironing. Warning: The publication contains no chapters or page numbers. (Atlanta, Georgia: Ross, Mary Lou Skinner, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Thoughts While Ironing.
  15. [S241] Earnest Elmo Calkins, They Broke the Prairie (New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937), pages 226 - 228. Hereinafter cited as They Broke the Prairie.
  16. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Samuel Shove, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 354, image 54. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  17. [S249] Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Database of the Illinois State Archives, online at http://www.library.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/…. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Public Domain Land Records.
  18. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Samuel Shove, Ontario, Knox County, Illinois, roll M653_195, page 486, image 152. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  19. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

Elizabeth Louise Bolton1

b. 26 April 1918
Relationships1st cousin 4 times removed of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Harry Emmett Bolton1 b. 10 Apr 1887, d. 15 Apr 1958
Mother*Alice Marsland Healy1 b. 10 Aug 1889
Birth*26 April 1918Elizabeth Louise Bolton was born on 26 April 1918 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Education*Elizabeth Louise Bolton was a graduate of the Leslie School in Boston.1
Marriage*28 March 1942She married John Everett Cabral of Dartmouth, Massachusetts on 28 March 1942 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."

Ellen Augusta Bolton1

b. 22 December 1842
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*22 December 1842Ellen Augusta Bolton was born on 22 December 1842 in Fitchburg, 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.

Emma Bolton1

b. 19 March 1772
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Seth Bolton1 b. 2 Feb 1739
Mother*Anna Wade1
Birth*19 March 1772Emma Bolton was born on 19 March 1772 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.

Emmett Bolton1

b. 17 February 1854, d. 9 March 1933
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Perez Bolton1,2 b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 Dec 1898
Mother*Minerva Denison1,2 b. 29 May 1823, d. 11 May 1856
Birth*17 February 1854Emmett Bolton was born on 17 February 1854 in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York.1,2
Marriage*27 June 1884He married Rose Eleanor Pratt, daughter of Henry Pratt and Isabel Curry, on 27 June 1884 in Burlington, Otsego County, New York.3,4
(Husband) Death26 April 1930Emmett became a widower when Rose Eleanor Bolton died on 26 April 1930.1,2
Death*9 March 1933He died on 9 March 1933 in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York, at age 79.5,6
(Father) LineageHis son, Harry Emmett Bolton, stated to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, sometime before his death in 1958, that he was unable to prove the ancestry of his great-grandfather, Lemuel Bolton, but he believed that Lemuel was the son of William, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas, the Immigrant. Our research indicates that Harry's 2nd Great-Grandfather, if William Bolton, was actually the son of Elisha Bolton, Nathaniel's brother. It appears from the French & Indian War records that the young William was very close to his Uncle Nathaniel, and they may have continued their close relationship later in life as well. Nathaniel and Elisha Bolton were sons of John Bolton who was the son of the immigrant Nicholas Boulton.1,7

Family

Rose Eleanor Pratt b. 11 Mar 1859, d. 26 Apr 1930
Child1.Harry Emmett Bolton+1 b. 10 Apr 1887, d. 15 Apr 1958

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 724. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton", with marriage date of 27 Jun 1884.
  4. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 724 with marriage date of 27 Jun 1882.
  5. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton", with death date of 9 Mar 1833.
  6. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 724 with death date of 8 Mar 1933.
  7. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14369 for William Bolton of Halifax stating that Elisha Bolton is his "father or master" and referencing Volume 96, page 536 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.

Enos Bolton1

b. 18 February 1802, d. circa 1883
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Birth*18 February 1802Enos Bolton was born on 18 February 1802 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,2
Relocation*Enos relocated, joining his brother, Sylvanus Bolton, in Braintree, Orange County, Vermont.3
Death*circa 1883He died circa 1883.4

Citations

  1. [S606] Douglas Richardson, Bolton Family of Massachusetts and Vermont (GenForum posting), 01 March 2001: suggests the possibility that Thankful, Sylvanus and Enos were siblings and the children of John and Tryphena Bolton, GenForum Genealogy online at genforum.genealogy.com. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Genealogy Forum (Richardson, March 2001).
  2. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  3. [S606] Bolton Family Genealogy Forum (Richardson, March 2001), GenForum Genealogy.
  4. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts, listings, page 2.

Enos Bolton1

b. 4 May 1821
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
5th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 19 Apr 1788, d. 1828
Mother*Rachel Briggs1 d. 6 Dec 1828
Birth*4 May 1821Enos Bolton was born on 4 May 1821 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*3 September 1848He married Lucy Cromwell Bumpass on 3 September 1848 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Lucy Cromwell Bumpass b. 12 Apr 1831, d. 28 Jul 1850
Children1.Child Bolton1
2.Enos Bolton1 b. Jul 1850, d. Jul 1850

Citations

  1. [S603] Benjamin Shurtleff, compiler, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Revere, Massachusetts: Benjamin Shurtleff, 1912), Volume I, The Seventh Generation, page 483. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Shurtleff of Massachusetts.

Enos Bolton1

b. July 1850, d. July 1850
Relationships2nd cousin 4 times removed of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Enos Bolton1 b. 4 May 1821
Mother*Lucy Cromwell Bumpass1 b. 12 Apr 1831, d. 28 Jul 1850
Death*July 1850He died in July 1850 in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
Birth*July 1850Enos Bolton was born in July 1850 in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S603] Benjamin Shurtleff, compiler, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Revere, Massachusetts: Benjamin Shurtleff, 1912), Volume I, The Seventh Generation, page 483. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Shurtleff of Massachusetts.