Claude Almond Bolton1

b. 9 April 1879, d. 20 June 1953
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*George F. Bolton1 b. 1852, d. 1922
Mother*Edna O. Lynde1 b. c 1859
Birth*9 April 1879Claude Almond Bolton was born on 9 April 1879 in New York.1,2
Marriage*He married Ruth Hazel Cutting.1
Death*20 June 1953He died on 20 June 1953 at age 74.1

Family

Ruth Hazel Cutting b. 1898, d. 1991

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of George Bolton, Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York; Roll: 811; FHL Film# 1254811; Page 56B; Enumeration District: 002; Image: 0558. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Cynthia Bolton1

b. 25 March 1818, d. 29 March 1829
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*25 March 1818Cynthia Bolton was born on 25 March 1818 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1
Death*29 March 1829She died on 29 March 1829 at age 11.1

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.

Daniel Bolton1

b. 1 July 1747
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*1 July 1747Daniel Bolton was born on 1 July 1747 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Descendant The source speculated that Daniel may be descended from Daniel Bolton, grandson of William of Reading.4

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.
  4. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, page xiii.

Daniel Bolton1

Father*William Bolton1 b. 1682, d. 22 Apr 1755
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Name VariationHis name may have been David. In the Immigrants to New England source, citing Morrison's Windham, page 347, his name was listed as "David" Bolton.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), page xiii. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966 reprint of 1931 edition published in Salem, Massachusetts), page 18. Hereinafter cited as New England Immigrants 1700-1775.

Daniel Bolton1

Descendant* The source speculated that Daniel may be descended from Daniel Bolton, grandson of William of Reading.1
Marriage*He married Polly Fletcher.1

Family

Polly Fletcher
Children1.Nelson Bolton1 b. 26 Mar 1807
2.Lowell Bolton1 b. 8 Jan 1809
3.Winslow Bolton1 b. 12 Oct 1810
4.Abigail Bolton1 b. 28 Mar 1812

Citations

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

Elder Daniel Bolton1

b. circa 1750, d. 8 June 1820
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*Deborah Washburn b. 1 Jun 1712, d. 26 Mar 1759
Birth*circa 1750Daniel Bolton was born circa 1750.1
Marriage*22 October 1772He married Alice Leach on 22 October 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their Intention was recorded in East Bridgewater.2
Census 1790*1790Daniel Bolton appeared on the 1790 census as the Head of Household in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut. His household of 8 people consisted of 2 free white males under the age of 16, 1 free white male over the age of 16 and 5 free white females.3
ReligionHe was a member of the Baptist church in Wilbraham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.4
Ordination*27 June 1792He was ordained as Pastor of the newly organized third Baptist church in Eastford Parish, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, on 27 June 1792.4
Historical Note*between 1793 and 1794 In the northeast corner of Ashford, known appropriately as Northford, seven men organized as a Baptist society on 11 Nov 1793 and pledged themselves to build a house of worship and support a religious teacher. A council consisting of pastors and delegates from the three Baptist churches in Ashford and the First Baptist church of Woodstock convened on 5 Nov 1794 for the purpose of beginning their new church. Six new converts were baptized that day by Elder Daniel Bolton and they, along with the original council were officially recognized as the Fourth Baptist church of Ashford.4
Occupation*between 1795 and 1806Elder Daniel Bolton, who brought a letter of membership dismission from his previous church in Wilbraham, was retained as pastor of their new Fourth Baptist Church of Ashford. Though not completed for several years, the meeting-house was used for public services. A sufficient support was provided for the pastor, who also worked to provide for his own support in order to be less of a burden for the brethren of his church. "Though few in numbers and far remote from the busy world, this church enjoyed uncommon grace and harmony and exercised a most beneficial influence upon the community... Elder Bolton administered the pastorate until 1806, to the great acceptance of all, and his name adhered to the meeting-house long after his removal to distant fields."4
Census 1800*1800He appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. His household members totaled 9 free white people and consisted of 2 males under the age of 10, 1 male aged 16 to 25, 1 male aged 45 and over, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 16 to 25 and 1 female 45 and over.5
(Father-Possible) Birthcirca 1802It is not known who the parents of Ezra Bolton, born circa 1802 were, although they may have been Elder Daniel Bolton and Alice Bolton. All three Boltons, along with Nathaniel, are buried in the same cemetery.1
Death*8 June 1820He died on 8 June 18201
Burial* and was buried in the old churchyard cemetery, Burlington, Otsego County, New York, and the inscription on his stone said "In memory of Elder Daniel Bolton who died June 8, 1820, in 70th year of age and 38th of his ministry."1

Family

Alice Leach b. c 1753, d. 24 Dec 1809
Children1.Nathaniel Bolton1 b. c 1791, d. 18 May 1812
2.Ezra Bolton1 b. c 1802, d. 13 Apr 1858

Citations

  1. [S674] Contributed by Harry E. Bolton of Attleboro, Massachusetts, "Otsego County, N.Y., Cemetery Inscriptions", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 98 (October 1944): page 356. Hereinafter cited as "Otsego County Cemetery Inscriptions."
  2. [S754] The Rev. Frederic W. Bailey, editor, downloaded from Google Books, Early Massachusetts marriages prior to 1800: as found in the official records of Plymouth County, Second Book. Title page calls it three books in one. Includes indexes. Contents: First book (vol.) Worcester County -- Second book (vol.) Plymouth County -- Third book (vol.) Middlesex, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Bristol counties. (New Haven, Connecticut: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1900), page 135. Hereinafter cited as Early Massachusetts marriages prior to 1800 with Plymouth County.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Danl Bolton, Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut; Roll: M637_1; Page: 183; Image: 489; Family History Library Film: 0568141. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  4. [S756] Ellen D. Larned, History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume II. 1760-1880, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Worcester, Massachusetts: published by the author and printed by Charles Hamilton, 1880), page 302. Hereinafter cited as History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume II.
  5. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Daniel Bolton, Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut; Roll: 2; Page: 788; Image: 416; Family History Library Film: 205619. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.

Daughter Bolton1

b. 20 February 1814
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*20 February 1814Daughter Bolton was born on 20 February 1814 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.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.

Daughter Bolton1

b. 4 October 1660
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*4 October 1660Daughter Bolton was born on 4 October 1660 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.

Daughter Bolton

Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*David Bolton b. c 1764
Mother*Zilpah Snow b. c 1763
(Daughter) Census 1800A young girl appeared on the 1800 census in the household of David Bolton and likely his wife, Zilpah (Snow) Bolton, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. David and Zilpah would have been married about 5 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. Their household had two children: 1 male under 10 and 1 female under 10 who were probably their children and have not yet been fully identified.1

Citations

  1. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of David Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.

Daughter Bolton

Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Philip Bolton b. c 1750, d. 21 Dec 1822
Mother*Bethiah Hayward b. 3 Sep 1758, d. 28 Sep 1848
(Daughter) Census 1790A young girl appeared on the 1800 census in the household of Philip Bolton and likely his wife, Bethiah Bolton, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Philip and Bethia would have been married about 3 years in 1790. The members of their household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been Philip, one male under age 16, and likely an unidentified son, and two females, who were probably Bethia and an unidentified daughter.1
(Daughter) Census 1800A young girl appeared on the 1800 census in the household of Philip Bolton and likely his wife, Bethiah Bolton, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Philip and Bethia would have been married about 13 years in 1800. Philip was noted in the age category of 45 and over, and Bethia in the age category of 26 thru 44. One female child, under age 10 and probably a daughter, resided with the couple and has not yet been identified.2

Citations

  1. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0088. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  2. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page: 50; Image: 60; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.

Daughter Bolton1

d. 13 September 1747
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter 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*Daughter Bolton was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*13 September 1747He died on 13 September 1747 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Alden record noted that she was a daughter of Nathaniel.1

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.

Daughter Bolton1

d. 17 September 1747
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter 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*Daughter Bolton was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*17 September 1747He died on 17 September 1747 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Alden record noted that she was a daughter of Nathaniel.1

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.

David Bolton1

b. 2 March 1791, d. 1 April 1849
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 14 Oct 1771
Mother*Sally Farnsworth1 b. 1769
Birth*2 March 1791David Bolton was born on 2 March 1791 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and the birth was recorded in Shirley, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Marriage*1811He married Phebe Kemp, daughter of Benjamin Kemp and Abigail Smith, in 1811 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.3
Relocation*1816David and Phebe Bolton moved in 1816 to Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.3
(Son-in-Law) InheritanceBenjamin Kemp left his property to his daughter, Phebe Bolton, Phebe Elvira Bolton and Sally L. Bolton and her children, as shown by a deed at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.3
Death*1 April 1849He died on 1 April 1849 at age 58.3

Family

Phebe Kemp d. 17 Jan 1860
Children1.Phebe Elvira Bolton3 b. 18 Mar 1812
2.Alonzo David Bolton3 b. 7 Apr 1813
3.Sally L. Bolton3 b. 14 Jan 1816

Citations

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

David Bolton

b. circa 1764
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Jonathan Bolton b. 1 Jul 1738, d. b 1810
Mother*Thankful Borden
Birth*circa 1764David Bolton was born circa 1764.
(Son) Census 17901790David was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his father Jonathan Bolton in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household consisted of 3 males aged 16 and over, 2 males under the age of 16 and 1 female. Son John had his own household on neighboring land in 1790, so it is suspected that Jonathan and his sons David and Thomas were the 3 older males, that their wife and mother Thankful was the female and that the 2 younger males were as yet unidentified children of the couple.1,2
Marriage Intention24 May 1795An intention of marriage for David Bolton and Zilpah Snow of Raynham was recorded on 24 May 1795 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
Marriage*He married Zilpah Snow, daughter of Ebenezer Snow Jr. and Elizabeth Hooper.4
Census 1800*David Bolton appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. David and Zilpah would have been married about 5 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. Their household had two children: 1 male under 10 and 1 female under 10 who were probably their children and have not yet been fully identified.5
(Neighbor) Land Transfer4 November 1805John Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, and his wife, Tryphena, signed a deed agreement on 4 November 1805 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Calvin Reynolds, a yeoman of Freetown, for the sum of $200. The deed was dated and signed on 4 November 1805, and recorded on 16 Dec 1805. It described the tract or parcel of land situated in Freetown, bounded as follows: Westerly on land of Peregrine White, Northerly on land of David Bolton, Easterly on land of Francis Pigsley and Southerly on the highway. Beginning at White's southerly corner by the highway, and then north seventy-one rods, then left sixteen degrees and a half, north seventy-four rods then south on Pigsley's line fifty-seven rods and four links to the highway then on the highway to the bounds first mentioned and being one-half of that lot of land that Bethuel Borden sold to Jonathan Bolton and John Bolton containing twenty acres be it the same more or less. The deed was signed by John Bolton and the mark of his wife Tryphena Bolton. Witnesses were Jonathan Bolton and Taber Ashley. John Bolton acknowledged, using the name Jonathan Bolton Jr., that he had signed as a free act and deed.6
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer31 October 1806Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, and his wife Thankful Bolton signed a deed agreement on 31 October 1806 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Thomas White, a yeoman of Dartmouth, for the sum of $200. The deed was dated and signed on 31 October 1806, and recorded on 1 Nov 1806. It described the tract or parcel of land situated in Freetown, bounded as follows: Containing twenty-six acres ___________ and bounded Northerly by land belonging to Augustus Chase, Easterly and Southerly by Calvin Reynolds' land, Westerly by Peregrine White's land and is the one-half of that lot of land, taken off at the North end, which he, Jonathan Bolton, and his son, John Bolton, bought from Bethuel Borden. It was signed with the marks of Jonathan Bolton and Thankful Bolton, with Thomas Bolton and David Bolton as witnesses.7

Family

Zilpah Snow b. c 1763
Children1.John Bolton+; He was probably the son of one of the sons of Jonathan Bolton and Thankful Borden, and at this point in our research, David appears the most likely. Not much has been learned yet about David and Zilpah Bolton, but since we already placed one "stray son John" with David's brother John, we've placed this "son" with David and Zilpah
2.Daughter Bolton
3.Child Bolton8 d. 8 Aug 1801

Citations

  1. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Bolton, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: M637_4; Image: 0255. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  2. [S602] U.S. Federal Government, Heads of Families at the first Census of the United States taken in the Year 1790 in Massachusetts (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted 1966, 1973, 1992, 1998 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1908 by Government Printing Office, Washington DC), Freetown, page 46, column 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts 1790 Heads of Families.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  5. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of David Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  6. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Volume 85, page 443; on microfilm Volumes 84-85 for 1804-1806, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  7. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 86, page 501; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807.
  8. [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.

Deliverance Bolton1

b. 27 February 1781
RelationshipsNiece of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Joseph Bolton Jr.1 b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Bolton1 b. 6 May 1752
Birth*27 February 1781Deliverance Bolton was born on 27 February 1781 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
(Daughter) Census 1790It is not known which of their children were enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of their parents, Joseph and Mary (Bolton) Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 17 years in 1790 and at least 8 of their 9 children, five sons and three daughters, had been born by that year. Until we learn more about the years of the deaths of their sons, we cannot determine which of the boys may have been enumerated with the family in 1790. The residents of the household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been father Joseph, only two males under 16 and four females.3

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0087. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.

Earl Horace Bolton1

b. 15 July 1888, d. December 1965
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*William H. Bolton1 b. 9 Oct 1838, d. 8 Dec 1906
Mother*Emily E. Smith1 b. 7 Dec 1847, d. 14 Jun 1906
Birth*15 July 1888Earl Horace Bolton was born on 15 July 1888 in Springville, Erie County, New York.1
Marriage*He married Irene Smith, daughter of Frank Smith.1
Death*December 1965He died in December 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 77.1

Family

Irene Smith b. 1890, d. 1957

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."

Ebenezer Bolton1

b. 12 January 1748/49
RelationshipGreat-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Birth*12 January 1748/49Ebenezer Bolton was born on 12 January 1748/49 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*20 February 1771He married Elizabeth Damon on 20 February 1771 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).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.
  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. 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.