Abigail Bolton1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Abigail Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Abigail Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Abigail Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Abisha Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Adaline Sarah Bolton1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Agnes Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Agnes Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Agnes Bolton1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Albert J. Bolton1

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

Family

Sarah ______ b. 1845, d. 1890

Citations

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

Alfred Bolton1

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

Family 1

Sylvia Pratt

Family 2

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

Family 3

Almira Foster

Citations

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

Alonzo David Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Alvin Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Amos Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Ann Bolton1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Anna Wade Bolton1

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

Family 1

Thomas Fowler

Family 2

James Death

Citations

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

Apollos Bolton

Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father-Possible*Nathaniel Bolton1 b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 Aug 1770
Birth*Our only clue to the parentage of Apollos Bolton at this point in our research is that our first (and only) finding of his name 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
Revolutionary War*6 July 1780Apollos Bolton has credit on the town records of Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), for service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He served from 6 July 1780 in a three months' campaign at West Point, completing his service on 10 Oct 1780.1

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.

Archilaus Bolton1

b. 17 August 1801, d. 12 February 1828
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Gamaliel Bolton1 b. 11 May 1778
Mother*Sally Hooper1
Birth*17 August 1801Archilaus Bolton was born on 17 August 1801 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of his name was found as Arkalus.2
Death*12 February 1828He died on 12 February 1828 possibly in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at age 26.3

Citations

  1. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.
  2. [S771] Chris A. Bolton, "Jeremiah Bolton's Line, Corrections and Additional Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, email dated 19 Oct 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."
  3. [S771] Chris A. Bolton, "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, email dated 19 Oct 2012, citing "Pittsfield Families", Volume 1, A-B.

Baby Son Bolton1

b. 9 April 1818, d. 25 December 1818
Relationship3rd great-grandson 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*9 April 1818Baby Son Bolton was born on 9 April 1818 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Death*25 December 1818Baby Son Bolton died at birth on 25 December 1818 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.

Barzillia Bolton1,2

b. 27 November 1783
RelationshipsNephew of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Joseph Bolton Jr.3 b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Bolton3 b. 6 May 1752
Birth*27 November 1783Barzillia Bolton was born in 27 November 1783 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,3
(Son) 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.4

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Bridgewater Births; her name is spelled Barzillia. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [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; Her name is spelled "Barzilli" on page 60 and as "Barzilla" in the index. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  3. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301.
  4. [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.

Betsey Bolton1

b. 24 February 1797
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*24 February 1797Betsey Bolton was born on 24 February 1797 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S8] Births - Marriages - Deaths, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah: www.familysearch.org), as extracted from book: "Vital record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896 : marriages, intentions, births, deaths, with supplemental conaining rhe record of 1896, colonial returns, lists of the early settlers, purchasers, freemen, inhabitants, the soldiers serving in Phillip's War and the Revolution."

Betsey Denny Bolton1

b. 17 December 1802
Mother*Elizabeth "Betsy" Dennie1 b. 18 Jun 1769, d. 19 Feb 1846
Birth*17 December 1802Betsey Denny Bolton was born on 17 December 1802 in Massachusetts . She was the fourth or fifth known illegitimate child of her mother and the only child known to have lived beyond infancy.1
Marriage*17 November 1824She married Josiah Packard, son of Israel Packard and Susannah ______, on 17 November 1824 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2

Family

Josiah Packard b. 22 Mar 1802
Children1.Sidney Henry Packard b. 16 Apr 1825
2.Elizabeth Ann Packard b. 15 May 1828
3.Louisa Packard b. 29 Nov 1829
4.Josiah Edson Packard b. 24 Nov 1832
5.Eveline Augusta Packard b. 27 Mar 1835
6.Frederic Packard b. 11 Dec 1836
7.Reuben Merriman Packard b. 31 Dec 1839
8.John Denny Packard b. 22 Jun 1844
9.James Willard Packard b. 29 Nov 1846

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, from an entry made in a Packard Family Bible after her marriage 1824. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S48] Births - Marriages - Deaths, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

Betty Bolton1

b. 21 August 1760, d. 3 December 1812
RelationshipsSister of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*John Bolton1 b. 1729/30, d. 9 Jul 1762
Mother*Elizabeth Hayward1 b. c 1726, d. 10 Nov 1801
Birth*21 August 1760Betty Bolton was born on 21 August 1760 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Daughter) Census 1790She was probably enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of her mother Elizabeth Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Two females were the sole occupants of the home.3
(Grantee) Land Transfer31 December 1793Joseph Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 31 December 1793 to sell a dwelling house standing in the East Precinct of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and the Land that the house was standing on to Betty Bolton, Spinster, for the sum of 4 pounds, 4 shillings. The deed was witnessed by Thomas Hayward and Cornelius Hayward on 16 Mar 1794 and recorded on 27 Mar 1794. The younger Betty was Joseph's sister-in-law, and the house she purchased provided a home for herself and her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" (Hayward) Bolton, Joseph's mother-in-law, until their respective deaths a few years later.4
Census 1800*Betty Bolton appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Two females were enumerated in the household: one in the age category of 26 thru 44 who was likely Betty, and the other in the age category of 45 and over who was probably Betty's mother.5
Census 1810*She appeared on the 1810 census as the Head of Household in East Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Two females were enumerated in the household. One was in the category of age 10 thru 15 and the other female was in the category of age 45 and over.6
Death*3 December 1812She died on 3 December 1812 in Bridgewater at age 52.7

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 Elizabeth Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0087. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  4. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 559131, Book 76, page 41, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  5. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Betty Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page:67; Image: 77; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  6. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Betty Bolton, East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 21; Page: 85; Family History Film Number: 0205629; Image: 00048; "Bolton" transcribed as "Botton". Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.3: citing a private record of burials in the South Precinct Burying Place, kept by Lt. John Washburn, 1739-1797.

Betty Bolton1

b. 6 December 1788
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*6 December 1788Betty Bolton was born on 6 December 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.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
(Mother) Birth9 February 1813Ephraim Larkin was likely the father of Ephraim Larkin who was born to Betty Bolton on 9 February 1813 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2

Family

Ephraim Larkin
Child1.Ephraim Larkin2 b. 9 Feb 1813

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.

Caroline Ardella Bolton1

b. 3 August 1823
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*3 August 1823Caroline Ardella Bolton was born on 3 August 1823 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.

Charles Bolton1

b. 10 March 1892, d. 21 November 1892
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*10 March 1892Charles Bolton was born on 10 March 1892.1
Death*21 November 1892He died on 21 November 1892.1
Burial*He was buried in McKinstry Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York. His name, with his birth and death dates, are included on the same stone as his parents, Wm. H. & Emily E. Bolton.1

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."

Child Bolton1

b. 24 January 1798
Mother*Elizabeth "Betsy" Dennie1 b. 18 Jun 1769, d. 19 Feb 1846
Almshouse6 July 1797This child's mother, Elizabeth Bolton, was pregnant with her third known illegitimate child when she was admitted to the Almshouse in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 6 July 1797.2
Birth*24 January 1798Child Bolton was born on 24 January 1798 in the Almshouse, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3
Almshouse*4 September 1798 Both mother and child appear to have been discharged as the responsibility of the town of Boston on 4 Sep 1798. It seems unlikely that this child was her daughter Betsey Denny Bolton, who noted as an adult in her family's Bible that she was born or baptized on 17 Dec 1802. It is more probable that this was another illegitimate child of Betsy's and the reason for her former husband's anger and subsequent divorce. Research indicates that John Bolton and Betsy Denny Bolton had no children together and that Betsy had at least three illegitimate children before her marriage and one or two more illegitimate children using the name Bolton after the couple divorced and parted in 1797.4
Almshouse4 September 1798Elizabeth Bolton and her child were re-admitted on the same date of 4 September 1798 to the Almshouse in Boston. Their re-admittance, likely just an administrative change in financial responsibility, noted that they belonged to the town of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.5
Almshouse22 August 1799The town of Bridgewater was notified on 22 August 1799 by the Almshouse in Boston that the price for Elizabeth Bolton and her child for the period between 22 May 1799 and 22 Aug 1799 was being charged at the rate of $3 per week.6
Almshouse7 September 1799Elizabeth Bolton and her child, belonging to the town of Bridgewater, were discharged on 7 September 1799, one year after their 4 Sep 1798 re-admittance into the Boston Almshouse.5
Almshouse7 September 1799 On 7 September 1799, the town of Bridgewater was billed by the Boston Almshouse for the board and care of Elizabeth Bolton and her child in the amount of $53.28 which was paid by cash on 24 Feb 1800.7

Citations

  1. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, editors, The eighteenth-century records of the Boston overseers of the poor (Boston, Massachusetts: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2007), pages 550 and 551. Hereinafter cited as Boston overseers of the poor.
  2. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, Almshouse Admissions, January 1, 1775 - September 30, 1788, page 549.
  3. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, pages 549, 550, 551, 865 and 882.
  4. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, Almshouse Admissions, September 8, 1795 - December 31, 1800, page 550.
  5. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, Almshouse Admissions, September 8, 1795 - December 31, 1800, page 551.
  6. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, Miscellaneous Financial Documents, 1795-1800, page 882.
  7. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, Miscellaneous Financial Documents, 1795-1800, page 865.

Child Bolton1

Relationships2nd cousin 4 times removed of John Bolton
6th great-grandchild 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
Birth*Child Bolton was born 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.

Child Bolton1

d. 6 April 1769
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandchild of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Jabez Bolton1
Mother*Bethiah Ripley1 b. 4 Jun 1745
Death*6 April 1769He died on 6 April 1769 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

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

Child Bolton1

d. 13 April 1768
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandchild of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Jabez Bolton1
Mother*Bethiah Ripley1 b. 4 Jun 1745
Death*13 April 1768He died on 13 April 1768 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

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