John Bolton1

b. May 1773, d. 22 September 1773
Father*Dr. Matthew Bolton1 b. 1731, d. 5 Jun 1774
Mother*Mary McClanathan1
Birth*May 1773John Bolton was born in May 1773 in Colrain, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His month of birth calculated from his age recorded at death.1
Death*22 September 1773He died at four months of age on 22 September 1773 in Colrain, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

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.

John Bolton1

b. 3 July 1790
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*3 July 1790John Bolton was born on 3 July 1790 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."

John Bolton

Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*David Bolton b. c 1764; 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
Mother*Zilpah Snow b. c 1763; He was probably the son of one of the sons of Jonathan Bolton and Thankful Borden, but whether of John, David, Thomas or possibly another not yet identified, is entirely speculation at this point in our research. 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
(Son) Census 1800A young boy appeared on the 1800 census in the household of David Bolton and likely his wife, Zilpah (Snow) Bolton, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It is suspected that John Bolton, the father of Harlos Bolton, may have been the son of David and Zilpah Bolton and in order to keep track of him, he has been placed here. 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
CLUE? Identity*1814An individual named John Bolton was listed as a Private in Captain S. Wilber's Company, Lieutenant Colonel B. Lincoln's Regiment from 27 Sep to 18 Oct 1814. The regiment was raised at Raynham, with service at New Bedford, Massachusetts.2
Marriage*He married Matilda ______.

Family

Matilda ______
Children1.Harlos Bolton b. c 1823
2.Gardner Bolton3 d. 7 Mar 1836

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.
  2. [S317] Capt. S. Wilber's Company, Lieut. Col. B. Lincoln's Regiment, online at www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/state/military/militia/lincoln.html, downloaded 19 Jan 2007. Hereinafter cited as Lieut. Col. B. Lincoln's Regiment.
  3. [S600] Berkley (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Berkley Town Clerk, 1 North Main Street, Berkley, Massachusetts, Deaths, Book A, V B4 55T.

John Bolton

b. 19 April 1788, d. 1828
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name we used to clarify the identification of this John Bolton, in the search for our ancestor, was John Bolton of Berkley. By the time our research on his life and family developed to a deeper level, he was one of only two Massachusetts' men remaining as strong Candidates for "our" John Bolton. It was necessary to eliminate him from any further consideration, however, after a combination of discoveries. He would have been only 15 years of age when our Ancestor John Bolton married Zilpah Peirce who was 21 at her marriage. Additionally, John Bolton of Berkley was a Yeoman and lived almost his entire life in Bristol County; he was born, married, farmed and died there. He, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth, all died in 1828.
Birth*19 April 1788John Bolton Jr. was born on 19 April 1788 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1
(Son) Census 17901790Sylvanus Bolton, Thomas Bolton and John Bolton Jr. was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. John Sr. and Tryphena would have been married about 6 years in 1790, and the household contained 1 male aged 16 and over, who would have been John Sr., 3 males under the age of 16, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., and 2 females, one of whom would have been Tryphena and the other maybe household help or a relative. The senior John's father's household was enumerated separately on neighboring land.2,3
(Son) Census 18001800Sylvanus Bolton, Thomas Bolton and John Bolton Jr. was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of his parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household had 3 males aged 10 thru 15, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., 1 male aged 26 thru 44, John Sr., 4 females under 10, daughters Ruth, Phebe, Thankful and Tryphena, and 1 female aged 26 thru 44, the mother Tryphena. The senior John's parents, Jonathan and Thankful, were enumerated at a neighboring farm.4
(CLUE Person) Residence1807A man named John Bolton was listed in the Boston City Directories for 1806 and 1807 on Ship street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. His occupation was Marine Mariner. Although we are almost certain John Bolton was "our" John, of Bridgewater and Boston, it should be noted that John's 2nd Cousin twice removed, John Bolton of Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts was a mariner, probably out of Bristol, Rhode Island, when he purchased land in 1818. He was 19 years old in 1807.5
Marriage Intention*31 August 1811An intention of marriage between John Bolton and Rachel Briggs was communicated by Joseph Bro.....(can't read) and recorded on 31 August 1811 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.6,7,8
Marriageafter 31 August 1811John married Rachel Briggs on after 31 August 1811 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.8,9,10
CLUE? Identity1814An individual named John Bolton was listed as a Private in Captain S. Wilber's Company, Lieutenant Colonel B. Lincoln's Regiment from 27 Sep to 18 Oct 1814. The regiment was raised at Raynham, with service at New Bedford, Massachusetts.11
Land Transfer*22 December 1818John Bolton, a mariner of Berkley, purchased land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from Abiathar Phillips, a _____________ of Berkley, for the sum of $350. The deed was dated and signed on 22 December 1818, and recorded on 23 Dec 1818. It described the tract of land lying in Berkley bounded as follows: Beginning at the Southerly and Easterly corner of the land that Jacob Phillips bought of the heirs of Ralph Phillips, thence Westerly by Thomas Briggs line until it comes to a creek, thence the same _____________ on land owned by the heirs of Simon Burt until it comes to another creek, thence on that creek Northerly until it comes to land owned by the heirs of Stephen Burt, thence Easterly by land owned by those heirs until it comes to land set off to Deborah Phillips for her thirds of Ralph Phillips Estate, thence South, or by the same line, of those thirds to the first mentioned boundary, containing fourteen acres, be it the same more or less ____________Also two-thirds of a seven acre lot, or thereabouts, adjoining the above described to the Eastward, extending to the road, being undivided with the heirs of Ralph Phillips deceased, and set off to Deborah Phillips as her Dower. Abiathar Phillips, with this deed agreement, conveyed all his right and title to the Ralph Phillips Estate. The deed agreement further stated that Abiathar's wife, Silvia Phillips, quit her right of Dower on the above described premises. It was signed by Abiathar Phillips and Silvia Phillips with Asa Danforth and John Danforth as witnesses.12
Occupation*In the land transfer of 1818 to Abiathar Phillips, John was described as a Mariner.12
Land Transfer*16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.13
Land Transfer14 February 1824John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 14 February 1824 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Jacob Phillips Jr. of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $150. The deed was recorded on 15 Feb 1825 and described the lot or parcel of land situated in Berkley as follows: Bounded Easterly on the road leading from Thomas Briggs to Taunton, Northerly on land owned by Tamerlane Burt, Westerly on land owned by Tamerlane and Thomas J. Burt and Southwesterly land owned by Thomas Briggs and containing about ten acres _____________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 14 Feb 1824 with Polly French and Levi French as witnesses.14
Death*1828He died in 1828 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Rachel Briggs d. 6 Dec 1828
Children1.Enos Bolton+15 b. 4 May 1821
2.Elizabeth Bolton16 d. 16 Dec 1828

Citations

  1. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  2. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Bolton, Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: M637_4; Image: 0255. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  3. [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.
  4. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800 Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll 19; Page: 548; Image: 22; Household of John Bolton (transcribed as "Botton"). Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  5. [S188] Multiple compilers, Boston (Massachusetts) City Directories. On 334 microfiches and 84 microfilm reels; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Boston City Directories.
  6. [S598] Freetown (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Freetown Town Hall, 3 N. Main Street, Assonet, Massachusetts, Intentions, Book 3, page 39, No. 14.
  7. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, compiler, Vital records of the town of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1686 through 1890 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1988), pages 160 and 177. Hereinafter cited as Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890.
  8. [S337] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.
  9. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890, records listed alphabetically under both Grooms and Brides.
  10. [S476] Harlos Bolton, Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records, 1690-1881 film number 558134, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County probate records, 1690-1881.
  11. [S317] Capt. S. Wilber's Company, Lieut. Col. B. Lincoln's Regiment, online at www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/state/military/militia/lincoln.html, downloaded 19 Jan 2007. Hereinafter cited as Lieut. Col. B. Lincoln's Regiment.
  12. [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 105, page 396; on microfilm volumes 104-105 for 1817-1818, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  13. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824.
  14. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 117, pages 69-70; on microfilm volume 117 for 1825.
  15. [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.
  16. [S600] Berkley (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Berkley Town Clerk, 1 North Main Street, Berkley, Massachusetts, Deaths, Book A, V B4 55T.

John Bolton

d. between 16 April 1823 and 16 May 1823
Name-DescriptiveIn our researching process, events were found that included individuals named John Bolton that we have been otherwise unable to associate with the correct John. We have no evidence to either prove or disprove a relationship to "our" Ancestor John so, just in case, we wanted to keep track of them. The descriptive name we chose for this assortment of miscellaneous activities by John Boltons was John Bolton (stray events).
CLUE? Identity*19 July 1779An individual named John Bolton was the Commander of the ship ALFRED on 19 Jul 1779 when an advertisement was placed in the newspaper. The ALFRED was to sail soon for Jamaica and the ad described the ship as mounting 20 carriage guns, fixes and nines on one deck, and could fight them under cover. Those wishing freight or passage were instructed to apply to Robert Alexander and Co. at No. 918 Water-street, or to Captain Bolton at the Merchants Coffee House or on board the ALFRED living on the North River.1
CLUE? Identity1804An individual named John Bolton who was age 24 and born in Maryland, filed an application for a Seamen's Protection Certificate.2
CLUE? Identity21 August 1807 A seaman named John Bolton, who called himself a citizen of the United States, was impressed in the British Service and was detained for want of Documents to prove his Citizenship. An official Notice from the Department of State was placed in the Eastern Argus, a Portland, Maine newspaper, on 24 Sep 1807. This Notice, dated 21 Aug 1807, listed a total of 26 detained seamen including the John Bolton.

The other impressed seamen mentioned in the notice were: George Brond, James Carr, John Johnson, James Johnson, John Devis, Thomas Bravo, Matthew Myles, John Gray, Thos. Real, Levi Brown, George Roberts, George or Joseph Nicholls, John Blackwaod, John Chapman, Dennis Megavey, Benja. Dennings, John Veil, John Lindsay, Martin Powers, Isaac Hunter, William Simmons, William Simmons (the name is repeated), William Mockhall, Nathaniel M. Warren, and William Cammamile.3
Marriage Intention*16 August 1810Although an intention of marriage for a man named John Bolton and his intended, Rozette Guy, was recorded on 16 August 1810 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, no record of a marriage has been found. John and Rozette's intention produced only the information that both were white and residents of Boston.4
CLUE? Identity1812An individual named John Bolton was listed as a Private in the 3rd Regiment (Dean's) of the Massachusetts Militia in the War of 1812.5
CLUE? Identity18 August 1814An individual named John Bolton was briefly a prisoner of war, captured with the ship Armide on 15 Aug 1814 in Newcastle, Delaware. He was a Seaman whose age was listed as 24 at the time of his capture. (Providing his age was recorded accurately he would have been too young to have been "our" John.) He was Caucasian and 58.5 inches in height. His ship, the Armide, was a Letter of Marque Vessel and was captured by the Invincible, a British (HM) Frigate with 38 guns+... plus what, the record doesn't clarify. John was released on 28 Oct 1814, and according to the Prisoner of War information, died on 21 Jun 1815.6
Marriage Intention*11 November 1818An intention of marriage for a man named John Bolton and his intended, Nancy Writes, was recorded on 11 November 1818 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. John and Nancy's intention produced only the information that both were white and residents of Boston.4
Marriage10 January 1819 On 10 January 1819, the so-far unidentified John Bolton married Nancy Writes in the Second Baptist Church, Boston. Their marriage was performed by the Reverend Thomas Baldwin, and the church later was called the Baldwin Place Church.4
CLUE? Death*between 16 April 1823 and 16 May 1823An individual named John Bolton, a seaman on board the U.S. ship Cyane, died between 16 Apr and 16 May, 1823, on a cruise in the West Indies. Cyane was a Royal Navy sailing frigate built in 1806 at Plymouth, England. She was ordered in January 1805 as HMS Columbine and was renamed Cyane in December of that year. She was captured with HMS Levant on 20 February 1815 by USS Constitution after a 40-minute night engagement off Madeira. With Constitution's second lieutenant Hoffman as prize master, she successfully escaped recapture by a pursuing British squadron on 12 March and arrived in America on 10 April. She was adjudicated by a prize court and purchased by the Navy and renamed USS Cyane. Cyane cruised off the west coast of Africa from 1819-1820 and in the West Indies from 1820-1821 protecting the Liberian colony and suppressing piracy and the slave trade. In this regard she was a predecessor to the Africa Squadron. She cruised in the Mediterranean 1824-1825, and on the Brazil Station 1826-1827. Laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard, she sank in 1835 and was raised and broken up the following year. The April/May 1983 issue of American Heritage magazine carried an article "What it was like to be Shot up by Old Ironsides" concerning the discovery of three pages of HMS Cyane's logbook from 13–20 February 1815, with a transcription of the 20 February 1815 battle.7,8

Family 1

Rozette Guy

Family 2

Nancy Writes

Citations

  1. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Paper: New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, published as The New-York Gazette; and The Weekly Mercury, dated: 07-19-1779; Issue: 1448; Page:[3]; Location: New York, New York; downloaded 03 Oct 2007. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.
  2. [S185] Ruth Priest Dixon and Katherine George Kirby, compilers, Index to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications, Port of Philadelphia 1796-1823 (Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1995). Hereinafter cited as Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications.
  3. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Eastern Argus of Portland, Maine; "Newspaper Notice - Seamen Impressed", 24 Sep 1807.
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  5. [S181] War of 1812 Service Records, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as War of 1812 Service Records.
  6. [S179] Database: National Prisoner of War Museum, searched and supplied by Joan Stibitz - Lead Park Ranger; War of 1812; Andersonville National Historic Site, National Prisoner of War Museum, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia. Online www.nps.gov/ande; War of 1812 Database; Printout dated 27 Jan 2006.
  7. [S532] The National Intelligencer, 1800-1850, online at www.ngsgenealogy.org, abstract published 2 Jul 1823. Hereinafter cited as National Intelligencer, 1800-1850.
  8. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, USS Cyane (1806). Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

John Bolton

b. 1729/30, d. 9 July 1762
RelationshipsFather of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Elisha Bolton b. 9 Mar 1700, d. 26 Feb 1777
Mother*Mary ______ b. c 1709, d. 30 Jul 1786
Birth*1729/30John was born between 1729/30 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), according to his age of 29 years recorded by his enlistment officer Colonel Thomas Clapp on 29 Mar 1759, the date of his enlistment in His Majesty's service for the invasion of Canada. On 28 Feb 1760, one year later however, his age was recorded as 27 by his enlistment officer, Captain Josiah Dunbar.1,2,3,4,5
Research Notes* 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.6,7,8,9
Marriage*26 September 1751John Bolton Jr. married Elizabeth Hayward who was likely the daughter of Nathaniel Hayward and Mary Harvey on 26 September 1751 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Although Elizabeth's new husband was identified as "John Bolton Jr." in their marriage record, it is believed that the title of "Junior" was used only as a means of distinguishing him from his older uncle, Ensign John Bolton of Bridgewater.10,11,12
French & Indian War*1754Brothers John and Elisha 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 £28.13,14
(Centinel) French & Indian War8 November 1754John Bolton appeared on a Muster Roll in 1754 as a Centinel in the Company of Captain John Johnson, Regiment of Colonel John Winslow, employed in His Majesty's service for the defense of the Eastern frontiers. His brother, Elisha Bolton, who also lived in Bridgewater, appeared on the same roll in the same capacity. John, who served for 3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day, three weeks less than his brother Elisha, began his service on 31 May 1754 and was discharged on 13 Sep 1754. The Muster Roll was officially endorsed in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), on 8 November 1754.15,16
(Soldier) French & Indian War1755John was just a few years married with two young daughters and another child on the way in 1755 when he served under John Winslow at Nova Scotia.

In 1755, John Winslow was appointed lieutenant-colonel of a provincial regiment raised by Shirley to aid Lieutenant Governor Charles Lawrence of Nova Scotia in his attempts to sweep the French influence from the province, and he played an important role at the capture of Fort Beauséjour in June 1755. Winslow was then ordered to proceed to Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, to remove the Acadian population, as part of the infamous Great Upheaval. Although often believed solely responsible for carrying out the deportation, Winslow was in charge of only one segment of a much larger operation. On 5 September 1755 he informed the assembled Acadian men that they and their families were to be removed from the province. Winslow termed the business “Very Disagreeable to my natural make & Temper,” in his “Journal of Colonel John Winslow of the provincial troops, while engaged in removing the Acadian French inhabitants from Grand Pre”. The numerous delays in arranging transports caused the deportation to take far longer than had been anticipated, but by November he had shipped 1,510 Acadians to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and other British colonies to the south. Among those soldiers serving under Winslow in Nova Scotia were Benjamin Price and John Bolton of Bridgewater.17,18
(Nephew) Will27 May 1755One of the primary reasons, and probably the most important reason, this researcher concluded that John Bolton "Jr." was not Ensign John Bolton's son, is the fact that he was not mentioned at all in Ensign John's will which was probated on 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County. His will confirmed that Ensign John had five daughters and no sons.19,20,21,10
French & Indian War*August 1757John Bolton appeared on a Muster Roll of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), men in Captain Thomas Mitchell's Company, Colonel Thomas Clapp's Regiment that marched on the alarm for the Relief of Fort William-Henry in August 1757 during the French and Indian War. Fort William-Henry was located at the southern end of Lake George in New York.22
(Soldier) French & Indian War12 April 1759John Bolton and his uncle, Nathaniel Bolton, both of Bridgewater, appeared on a Return dated 12 April 1759 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), of men enlisted or impressed for His Majesty's service in Colonel Thomas Clap's Regiment for the invasion of Canada. John's enlistment date was 29 Mar and he was 29 years old . His uncle, who was 52, would enlist 8 days later.23,24
(Private) French & Indian War1 November 1759John Bolton of Bridgewater appeared on a 1759 Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Lemuel Dunbar in Colonel John Thomas's Regiment at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada. In the same company were Nathaniel Hooper and his nephew John Hooper, who erected the gravestone for John Bolton's mother, Mary Bolton. Lemuel Dunbar was a 1st cousin of John's wife, Elizabeth Hayward. John was a Private and had enlisted on 29 Mar and served until 1 November 1759 for a length of service of 31 weeks, 1 day.25
(Soldier) French & Indian War28 February 1760John Bolton appeared on a Return of men enlisted by Captain Josiah Dunbar for the total reduction of Canada in 1760. His age was noted as 27, both his birthplace and residence were recorded as Bridgewater and his date of enlistment was 28 February 1760. John's younger brother, Elisha Bolton, enlisted on 17 Mar 1760.26,27
French & Indian Warbetween 23 March 1760 and 8 December 1760 Between April and December 1760, John Bolton, his brother Elisha Bolton and Thomas Hooper, all from Bridgewater, served together in the same Company.28
(Private) French & Indian War27 November 1760John, whose residence was Bridgewater, Plymouth County, appeared on an Account of Provincials in the Hospital at Albany, New York, in 1760. He was a soldier with Captain Josiah Dunbar's company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment, and spent 5 days in the hospital, from 23 Nov to 27 November 1760. His regiment was charged at the rate of 5 pence per day, or a total of 2 shillings 1 pence upon his discharge.29
(Soldier) French & Indian War27 November 1760John Bolton of Bridgewater appeared on an Account rendered against the Province of Massachusetts Bay for money paid to, and disbursements for, invalids and others on the Albany road, returning home from the Westward. John belonged to Captain Josiah Dunbar's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment and received 12 shillings under the date of 27 November 1760.30
(Private) French & Indian War7 December 1760John and his brother, Elisha, both appeared on a 1760 Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Josiah Dunbar. John was a Private, and his residence was stated as Bridgewater. John began his service on 3 Mar and served until 7 December 1760 for a total length of service of 40 weeks, 5 weeks longer than his brother who began his service on 31 Mar and served until 2 Dec. Both of the brothers were allowed 145 miles of travel home.31,32
Death*9 July 1762There is evidence, but no proof, that John Bolton died in 1762 at age 32. We know that a 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. 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.33,34,35,36,37
(Husband) Court Action9 December 1766During the court of General Sessions which convened on 9 December 1766 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), Betty Bolton of Bridgewater was fined 20 shillings and costs for fornication. This researcher considers her crime additional evidence that her husband, John Bolton Jr., was the son of Elisha Bolton who died in 1762 since fornication was the crime of an unmarried woman. A married woman would have been fined for adultery.38

Family

Elizabeth Hayward b. c 1726, d. 10 Nov 1801
Children1.Mary Bolton+10 b. 6 May 1752
2.Ann Bolton10 b. 2 Apr 1754
3.John Bolton+10 b. 19 Feb 1756, d. 4 Sep 1819
4.Betty Bolton10 b. 21 Aug 1760, d. 3 Dec 1812

Citations

  1. [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# 14380 for John Bolton and referencing Volume 97, page 133 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.
  2. [S759] Massachusetts State Archives, Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788. Microfilm of documents at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts. Includes indexes in most volumes: FHL Film# 1783687, Volume 97A, Page 133; on 181 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts State Archives, colonial period, 1622-1788.
  3. [S759] Massachusetts State Archives, Massachusetts State Archives, colonial period, 1622-1788: FHL Film# 1783688, Volume 98A, Page 124; on 181 microfilm reels.
  4. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, A Return index card# 14382 for John Bolton and referencing Volume 98, page 124 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  5. [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, noting that John died in 1801 at the age of 76. If calculating from that information, John would have been born about 1726; however we believe the Chesebrough researcher confused John's death date and age with his widow's. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301.
  11. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, citing P.R.5; a private record, from a copy made by Judge Nahum Mitchell of the records of the First Church of East Bridgewater, with additions and corrections by the
    copyist. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  12. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [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.
  16. [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.
  17. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  18. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Price, pages 292-293.
  19. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2217; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 551540, Probates 1751-1755, Volume 13, pages 545-547. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  20. [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).
  21. [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.
  22. [S743] James Reed and Emory Washburn, Celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Bridgewater, Massachusetts: at West Bridgewater, June 3, 1856, including the address by Hon. Emory Washburn, of Worcester; poem read by James Reed, and the other exercises of the occasion, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: John Wilson and Son, 1856), Appendix, page 159. Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Centennial Celebration.
  23. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Return index card# 14380 for John Bolton referencing Volume 97, page 133 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, Return index card# 14404 for Nathaniel Bolton referencing Volume 97, page 134 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  25. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14381 for John Bolton referencing Volume 97, page 289 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  26. [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.
  27. [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.
  28. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32.
  29. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Account index card# 14385 for John Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 193 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  30. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Account index card# 14927 for John "Boulton" referencing Volume 98, page 357 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  31. [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.
  32. [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.
  33. [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.
  34. [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."
  35. [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.
  36. [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.
  37. [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.
  38. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 3, page 197; referencing (3:195-196).

John Bolton1

b. 1807, d. 1808
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*1807John Bolton was born in 1807 possibly in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts,1
Death*1808 and died in 1808 possibly.1

Citations

  1. [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, citing "Pittsfield Families", Volume 1, A-B. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."

Jonathan Bolton1

b. 1 July 1738, d. before 1810
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Jonathan Sprague Jr. b. 13 Mar 1720
Mother*Susanna Bolton1 b. 12 Jan 1710/11
Birth*1 July 1738Jonathan Bolton was born on 1 July 1738 in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His birth record called him Jonathan "Sprauge", "Sprauge alias Bolton", son of Susanna Bolton.2
(Private) French & Indian War17 November 1757Jonathan Bolton of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, appeared on a Muster Roll in 1757 as a Private in the Company of Captain Samuel Thaxter. Jonathan, whose "Father or Master" was recorded as his step-father Jabez Cowing spelled "Cowan", was a minor and had entered the service on 07 Mar 1757. He served until 17 November 1757 for a length of service of 36 weeks, 4 days. The roll listed the names of the men in the company who were not included in the "capitulation" at Fort William Henry, Warren County, New York.3
(Private) French & Indian War26 February 1758The same day his service ended in Captain Samuel Thaxter's Company, Jonathan Bolton was drafted and appeared on a Muster Roll as a Private in the Company of Captain Abel Keen on the expedition against Crown Point, Essex County, New York. Jonathan began service in his new company on 18 Nov 1757 and served until 26 February 1758 for a length of service of 14 weeks, 3 days. He was allowed 19 days of travel time.4
(Soldier) French & Indian WarSeptember 1758Jonathan Bolton appeared on a Billeting Account rendered by Isaac Brown for billeting soldiers on their return from the service between the period from Nov 1757 to September 1758. Jonathan had received 1 meal and was reported to be in Captain Abel Keen's Company, Colonel ______ Frye's Regiment.5
Marriage Intention17 July 1760An intention of marriage for Jonathan Bolton of Dartmouth and Thankful Borden of Freetown was recorded on 17 July 1760 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*10 September 1760He married Thankful Borden on 10 September 1760 in Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island. The record indicated that both were of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, although their intention noted that Thankful was of Freetown. They were married by Samuel Hicks, Justice.6
Census 1790*1790Jonathan Bolton appeared on the 1790 census as the Head of Household 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.7,8
(CLUE? Identity) Marriage21 August 1794A man named Jonathan Bolton married Hannah Snow on 21 August 1794 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. In Bristol County, Massachusetts, Jonathan Jr.'s wife, Tryphena Bolton, was alive until at least December of 1805 when she signed a deed in Bristol County, so he doesn't appear to be a likely candidate for this marriage. Thankful (Thanke) Bolton appeared on the 1810 Census in Freetown, Bristol County, so the Bristol County father Jonathan is unlikely, also. The only other candidate Jonathan Bolton discovered so far was listed as a Head of Household on the 1790 Census in Blandford Town, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. His household contained one female and two males over the age of 16, so he may have had a son named Jonathan who married in Bridgewater in 1794. For the purpose of remembering this issue, the imagined son has been "created" and the marriage linked to him. The search continues..2
Land Transfer*20 December 1796Jonathan Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, purchased land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, with his son John Bolton of Freetown, a yeoman, from Beuthal Borden, a yeoman, for the sum of $275. The deed was dated on 20 December 1796, signed and delivered on 3 Jul 1799, but not recorded until 15 Dec 1805. The land was described as a certain tract of land lying in Freetown, bounded Westerly by the land of Perigrine White, Southeasterly by the highway, Easterly by the land of Francis Pigsley and Nehemiah Donnerswilde and Northerly by the land of Augustus Chase. It was recorded as "containing 50 acres, be it more or less," and was signed by Beuthal Borden and Mary Borden with John Borden and Thomas White as witnesses.9
Taxation1798Jonathan Bolton appeared on the Direct Tax list in 1798 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. There were no dwelling houses on the land which contained 30 acres, and Jonathan was identified as both the owner and occupier of the property. The valuation first determined by the Principal Assessors was $210, and the valuation as revised and equalized by the Commissioners was $241.50 as was the final "whole valuation of lands belonging to or possessed by one person."10
Taxation*1798Jonathan Bolton appeared on the Direct Tax list in 1798 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He had 30 acres and was identified as both the owner and occupier of the property which had one dwelling house valued at $30. The valuation first determined by the Principal Assessors for the property was $420, and the valuation as revised and equalized by the Commissioners was $546 as was the final "whole valuation of lands belonging to or possessed by one person."11
Census 1800*1800Jonathan Bolton appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household had 1 male aged 10 thru 15, 1 male aged 45 and over and 1 female aged 45 and over. Jonathan and Thankful's son John was enumerated with his growing family at a neighboring farm.12
(Witness to Deed) 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.13
Land Transfer19 February 1806Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, and his wife Thankful Bolton signed a deed agreement on 19 February 1806 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Crapo, a yeoman of Freetown, for the sum of $75. The deed was recorded a year after it was signed, on 26 Mar 1807, and identified the tract or parcel of land, situated in Freetown, as part of Jonathan's homestead farm containing by estimation ten acres, "be it the same more or less", and was described as follows: Beginning at a Maple tree standing by the side of the Mill River, thence running as the river runs until it comes to the Abram Ashley land, thence Westerly along the Ashley line until it comes to a spring brook, thence Northerly along the brook until it comes to Joshua Crapo's land, thence Southerly along the Crapo line until it comes to the southeast corner of Joshua Crapo's land, thence Southerly, in or about the same direction, to the Maple tree first mentioned. The deed was signed by Jonathan Bolton and with the mark of Thankful Bolton with Thomas White and Porsilla (Priscilla?) Crapo as witnesses.14
Land Transfer*31 October 1806Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, and 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.15
Land Transfer26 March 1807Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, signed a deed agreement which was recorded on 26 March 1807 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Crapo and Thomas White, yeomen of Freetown and Dartmouth, respectively, for the sum of $150. The deed identified Jonathan Bolton's "homestead farm" situated and lying in Freetown, bounded as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Abram Ashley's land which lays on the South side of the road that runs by Peregrine White's and is a part of the land which Abram Ashley bought from Joshua Crapo, thence running Easterly by that same road until it comes to John Borden's land until it comes to Lemuel Borden's land, thence Westerly by Lemuel Borden's land until it comes to the Mill River, thence Northerly by that river until it comes to the Northeast corner of Benjamin Crapo's land until it comes to Abram Ashley's land, thence Northerly by Abram Ashley's land until it comes to the above mentioned road, and containing forty acres, "be it the same more or less". Jonathan Bolton signed with his mark, with (Malaeths____or____Merchant??) White and Thomas Bolton as witnesses.16
Death*before 1810He may have died before 1810, probably in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. His wife, Thankful, was enumerated on the 1810 Census as Head of Household and the only other member of her household was a male too young to have been Jonathan.17

Family

Thankful Borden
Children1.John Bolton+ b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
2.David Bolton+ b. c 1764
3.Thomas Bolton

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Jonathan "Sprauge alias Bolton", son of Susanna Bolton. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  3. [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, Muster Roll index card# 14349 for Jonathan "Bolten" referencing Volume 95, page 509 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.
  4. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14388 for Jonathan Bolton referencing Volume 96, page 86 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# 14389 for Jonathan Bolton referencing Volume 96, page 194 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  6. [S595] Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850 - NEHGS.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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, pages 442-443; on microfilm volume 84-85 for 1804-1805, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  10. [S594] Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax List, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 11, page 677. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax.
  11. [S594] Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 12, page 518.
  12. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800 Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll 19; Page: 548; Image: 22; Household of Jonathan Bolton (transcribed as "Botton"). Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  13. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), Volume 85, page 443; on microfilm Volumes 84-85 for 1804-1806.
  14. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 87, pages 196-197; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807.
  15. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 86, page 501; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807.
  16. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 87, pages 197; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807.
  17. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thanke Bolton (transcribed as "Botton"), Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll 17; Page: 479; Family History Number: 0205625: Image: 00233. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.

Jonathan Bolton

b. circa 1770
Birth*circa 1770Jonathan Bolton was born circa 1770 in Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Census 1790*1790A man named Jonathan Bolton, possible the father of Jonathan Bolton, appeared as Head of Household on the 1790 census in Blandford, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. The household was enumerated with 2 males aged 16 and over, 1 male under 16 and 2 females.2,3
Marriage*2 October 1791He married Thankful Sanderson on 2 October 1791 in Blandford, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage21 August 1794A man named Jonathan Bolton married Hannah Snow on 21 August 1794 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. In Bristol County, Massachusetts, Jonathan Jr.'s wife, Tryphena Bolton, was alive until at least December of 1805 when she signed a deed in Bristol County, so he doesn't appear to be a likely candidate for this marriage. Thankful (Thanke) Bolton appeared on the 1810 Census in Freetown, Bristol County, so the Bristol County father Jonathan is unlikely, also. The only other candidate Jonathan Bolton discovered so far was listed as a Head of Household on the 1790 Census in Blandford Town, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. His household contained one female and two males over the age of 16, so he may have had a son named Jonathan who married in Bridgewater in 1794. For the purpose of remembering this issue, the imagined son has been "created" and the marriage linked to him. The search continues..4

Family 1

Thankful Sanderson b. 11 Jul 1773

Family 2

Hannah Snow
Child1.Otis Bolton5 b. c 1796, d. 9 Feb 1816

Citations

  1. [S8] Births - Marriages - Deaths, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah: www.familysearch.org), submitted by a member of the LDS Church with no sources provided.
  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), Blandford Town, Hampshire County, page 104, column 1. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts 1790 Heads of Families.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Bolton, Blandford, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; Roll: M637_4; Image: 0147. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S601] Hall District Cemetery, "Cemetery Inscriptions in Stafford Connecticut", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 101, page 73 (1947). Hereinafter cited as "Stafford Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions."

Joseph Bolton1

b. 27 July 1704, d. 12 March 1751
RelationshipsGranduncle 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*27 July 1704Joseph Bolton was born on 27 July 1704 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(5th Son) Guardianship4 June 1722Joseph was a minor child of 17 and his siblings, Nathaniel and Abigail 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, who was only 12, 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
(5th Son) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Joseph'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.

Joseph Bolton, the couple's fifth son, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 4. It was bounded on the river, and was bounded south-westerly by his brother Elisha's Lot# 3 to Jonathan Sprague's range, then keeping his range 10 rods to a stake which was the northerly corner bound, and then ranging from that stake south-east and by south to the land that was set off to his mother for her Dower, and then keeping his mother's range to the river.5,6
(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
(5th Son) Estate and Land25 September 1730Joseph'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.

Joseph received the lot identified by the committee as the fifth share which contained about 3/4 of an acre of land lying on the south side and joining to the lot distributed to Joseph's brother Nicholas. Joseph's lot began at the south-east corner at a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 13 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged north 68 degrees west 30 rods and 3/4 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 71 degrees east 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 10 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of his lot.8,9
(5th Brother) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, Joseph Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard and her husband William Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and her husband Michael May and Nicholas Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.10
(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.11
Land Transfer*12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May his wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.12
Land Transfer*23 February 1735/36 On 23 February 1735/36, for the sum of sixty pounds, Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, labourer, sold to his brother Elisha Bolton of Bridgewater, yeoman, 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.13
Marriage*6 February 1739/40He married Deliverance Washburn, daughter of Samuel Washburn Jr. and Abigail Leonard, on 6 February 1739/40 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,14
Death*12 March 1751He died on 12 March 1751 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 46.15

Family

Deliverance Washburn b. 7 Oct 1706, d. 28 May 1755
Children1.Child Bolton16 d. 16 Jan 1741
2.Child Bolton16 d. 1745
3.Joseph Bolton Jr.+1 b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
4.Philip Bolton+1 b. c 1750, d. 21 Dec 1822

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. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  11. [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.
  12. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  13. [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# 494601, Volume 108 dated 1765-1766, pages 75-R and 76-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  14. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  15. [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.
  16. [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.

Joseph Bolton1

b. 10 March 1776
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.1 b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Bolton1 b. 6 May 1752
Birth*10 March 1776Joseph Bolton was born on 10 March 1776 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
(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.3
Census 1850*26 August 1850Joseph Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He lived in an Alms House and was noted on the census as a pauper, age 74 unable to read or write and with no occupation.4

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.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Alms House, Alonzo P Benson, Keeper, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_333; Page: 19!; Image:43. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Joseph Bolton1

b. 8 July 1682
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*8 July 1682Joseph Bolton was born on 8 July 1682 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.

Joseph Bolton1

Father*Dr. Hugh Bolton1 b. 1687, d. 8 Jun 1772
Mother*Elizabeth Patterson1 d. 30 Jan 1755

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.

Joseph Bolton Jr.1

b. 1744, d. 18 July 1832
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#1)
Descendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#2)
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Joseph Bolton1 b. 27 Jul 1704, d. 12 Mar 1751
Mother*Deliverance Washburn1 b. 7 Oct 1706, d. 28 May 1755
Birth*1744Joseph Bolton Jr. was born in 1744, his year of birth calculated from his age of 35 when he enlisted in the Continental Army in 1779.1,2
Marriage*27 April 1773He married Mary Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Elizabeth Hayward, on 27 April 1773 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were first cousins, one time removed.1,3
Revolutionary War*8 August 1779Joseph Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), enlisted from Plymouth County on 8 August 1779 and served in the Revolutionary War with the Continental Army. He was delivered to Ensign E. White and also served with Major's Company. His enlistment was for nine months and he was discharged on 8 Apr 1780.2
Description*At the time of his enlistment into the Continental Army in 1779, Joseph was described as 35 years of age, 5 ft. 10 in. in stature with a dark complexion.2
Census 1790*He appeared on the 1790 census as the Head of Household 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
Land Transfer*31 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.5
Census 1800*He appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 27 years in 1800 and both were noted in the age category of 45 and over. Two females under the age of 10 and possibly daughters, resided with the couple.6
Census 1810*He appeared on the 1810 census as the Head of Household in East Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and over and one female of 45 and over.7
Census 1820*He appeared on the 1820 census as the Head of Household in West Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and upwards and one female of 45 and upwards.8
Administration*3 October 1831In a letter to Justice Wilkes Wood dated 3 October 1831, John E. Howard wrote that he was the guardian of the deceased John Bolton's father, Joseph Bolton Jr.. Stating also that the deceased John Bolton died without issue, John E. Howard requested that Jonas Hartwell, a selectman of West Bridgewater, be appointed Administrator of John Bolton's estate.9
Death*18 July 1832He died on 18 July 1832.10
Probate*1833His estate was probated in 1833 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.11,12

Family

Mary Bolton b. 6 May 1752
Children1.Philip Bolton1 b. 17 Jul 1774, d. 25 Nov 1843
2.Joseph Bolton1 b. 10 Mar 1776
3.John Bolton1 b. 23 Apr 1778, d. 8 Aug 1831
4.Mary Bolton1
5.Deliverance Bolton1 b. 27 Feb 1781
6.Barzillia Bolton1 b. 27 Nov 1783
7.Zimri Bolton1 b. 22 Dec 1786
8.Betty Bolton+1 b. 6 Dec 1788
9.Silence Bolton1 b. c 1795, d. 29 May 1814

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. [S482] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, in 17 Volumes, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 2, page 251. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War.
  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. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page:67; Image: 77; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  7. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph 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.
  8. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater West Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M33_50; Page: 443; Image: 373. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  9. [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, Film# 2426726, Probate# 2218. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  10. [S483] U.S. Pensioners 1818-1872 from original data: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Pensioners 1818-1872.
  11. [S611] Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. Filmed by Graphic Microfilm of New England, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2007), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Case number 2219. Hereinafter cited as Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  12. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, film number 549782.

Lanson Bolton1

b. 2 February 1810, d. 2 October 1818
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*2 February 1810Lanson Bolton was born in 2 February 1810 possibly in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts,1
Death*2 October 1818 and died in 2 October 1818 possibly in Pittsfield at age 8.1

Citations

  1. [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, citing "Pittsfield Families", Volume 1, A-B. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."

Lemuel Bolton1

b. 4 May 1778, d. 12 March 1844
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father-Possible*William Bolton1
Birth*4 May 1778Lemuel Bolton was born on 4 May 1778 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*He married Ruth Briggs, daughter of Perez Briggs and Elizabeth White.1
Death*12 March 1844He died on 12 March 1844 in Burlington, Otsego County, New York, at age 65.1
(Great Grandfather) LineageHis Great Grandson, Harry Emmett Bolton, stated to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, sometime before his death in 1958, that he was unable to prove the ancestry of his great-grandfather, Lemuel Bolton, but he believed that Lemuel was the son of William, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas, the Immigrant. Our research indicates that Harry's 2nd Great-Grandfather, if William Bolton, was actually the son of Elisha Bolton, Nathaniel's brother. It appears from the French & Indian War records that the young William was very close to his Uncle Nathaniel, and they may have continued their close relationship later in life as well. Nathaniel and Elisha Bolton were sons of John Bolton who was the son of the immigrant Nicholas Boulton.1,2

Family

Ruth Briggs b. 7 Jun 1777, d. 30 May 1843
Child1.Perez Bolton+1 b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 Dec 1898

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."
  2. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14369 for William Bolton of Halifax stating that Elisha Bolton is his "father or master" and referencing Volume 96, page 536 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.

Leonard Bolton1

b. 28 November 1800
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 1800Leonard Bolton was born on 28 November 1800 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.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.

Lois Bolton1

b. 28 February 1757
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Birth*28 February 1757Lois Bolton was born on 28 February 1757 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*24 July 1774She married Ephraim Lord on 24 July 1774 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.2,3

Family

Ephraim Lord

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.

Lowell Bolton1

b. 8 January 1809
Father*Daniel Bolton1
Mother*Polly Fletcher1
Birth*8 January 1809Lowell Bolton was born on 8 January 1809.1

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.

Lucinda Bolton1

b. 1 July 1791
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter 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*1 July 1791Lucinda Bolton was born on 1 July 1791 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*She married Erastus Glover of Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [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.

Lucy A. Bolton1

b. circa 1850, d. 23 August 1887
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 1850Lucy A. Bolton was born circa 1850 in New York.1,2
(Daughter) Census 185013 September 1850Lucy A. Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her 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
(Daughter) Census 186028 June 1860Lucy appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in the household of her parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. 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
(Sister) Census 187022 June 1870Lucy A. Bolton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of her 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
Marriage*14 February 1871She married Edwin G. Smith on 14 February 1871.1
Death*23 August 1887She died on 23 August 1887.1

Family

Edwin G. Smith b. 17 Apr 1850, d. 21 Jan 1921

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.

Luther Chamberlain Bolton1

b. 19 February 1801
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*Betsy Tilton1 b. 30 Jun 1783
Birth*19 February 1801Luther Chamberlain Bolton was born on 19 February 1801 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.

Lydia Bolton

b. 29 June 1804, d. 1876
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Birth*29 June 1804Lydia Bolton was born on 29 June 1804 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2
Death*1876She died in 1876.1

Citations

  1. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  2. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts, listings, page 3.

Margery Bolton1

b. 31 March 1791
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*31 March 1791Margery Bolton was born on 31 March 1791 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
Baptism28 September 1793Margery Bolton was baptized on 28 September 1793 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) Census 1800Margery 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*She married James Mitchell.
(Daughter) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Margery 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
(Heir) Affidavit of Death23 June 1841Margery Mitchell, Alfred Bolton, Mary Ann Mason, George Washington Bolton and Anna 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 Margery's husband, James Mitchell on 23 June 1841 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.5

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.

Martha Bolton1

b. 23 July 1725, d. 16 August 1802
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 21 May 1686, d. 5 Jun 1755
Mother*Ruth Hooper1 b. 9 Mar 1691, d. 17 May 1755
Birth*23 July 1725Martha Bolton was born on 23 July 1725 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*4 March 1744She married Joab Willis, son of Joshua Willis and Experience Barbour, on 4 March 1744 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3,4,5
(5th Daughter) Will27 May 1755Martha's father wrote a will dated 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, in New England, naming his five daughters his primary beneficiaries. Martha and her sisters Elizabeth and Hannah, as joint recipients, were bequeathed all the rest of their father's land, at home or abroad, his Purchase Right, his Right in Furnaces, and all his moveables of every sort and kind, other than the sixty acres he had already bequeathed to Martha's two eldest sisters Susanna and Ruth, the £40 lawful money he bequeathed to her sister Hannah, and a silver tankard he bequeathed to the church, their heirs and assigns forever, to be equally divided among them, excepting that he directed that the girls' aunt, his sister Abigail (Bolton) Ripley, during her widowhood, to her improvement, should have the small west front room in his house and as much firewood as she wanted out of his home farm.6,7,8,1
(Daughter) Estate28 July 1755Her father's estate was valued at a total of £1404,15,4 and Martha and two of her sisters, Elizabeth and Hannah, inherited most of this by his will. His apparel and bedding and all his indoor moveable estate was appraised at £58,3,9; his livestock and husbandry tools at £59,8,3; his home lands together with all his other lands, cedar swamps and meadows given by will to his three daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah and Martha at £1036,5,4; his eighth part of Titicut Furnace and his sixteenth part of the South Furnace at £62,13,4; and his interest in the stock of coal and the next profits at the furnace at £27,15,4.

An inventory of the estate, completed and appraised on 4 July 1755, provided an itemization of the inheritance value for each of Bolton's daughters, but no additional documents, or information regarding the final accounting or distribution of his estate, were found in his probate packet. Further research of land records and probates, particularly of his daughters under their married names of Cowing, Leach, Thomson and Willis, may yield a more complete story. We do know that his 4th daughter, Hannah Thomson, wife of Peter, died just one month after her father's death, and before his will was probated. We also know that his youngest daughter, Martha Willis, wife of Joab, was alive after the will was executed, and that his 2nd daughter Ruth Leach was living in 1771 when she was appointed Executrix of her husband's probate. Research will continue in our attempt to finalize the distribution of his estate to our satisfaction.6,7,9,8
Death*16 August 1802She died on 16 August 1802 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 77.1
Burial*She was buried in Section B, grave number 128 of the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Her stone read "Here lies Mrs. Martha, wife of Mr. Joab Willis, she died Aug 16, 1802, in her 78 year."10,11
(Wife) BurialJoab Willis was buried next to his wife, Martha (Bolton) Willis, in Section B, grave number 129 of the Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. His stone read "In memory of Mr. Joab Willis, who died Jan. 4th, 1805 in his 90th year."11,12

Family

Joab Willis b. 29 Sep 1715, d. 4 Jan 1805
Children1.John Willis1,5 b. 17 Jun 1745
2.Joab Willis1 b. 1747
3.Martha Willis1 b. 1749
4.Hezekiah Willis1 b. 1751
5.Timothy Willis1 b. 1753
6.Caleb Willis1 b. 1755
7.Ruth Willis1 b. 1755
8.Joshua Willis1 b. 1760
9.Ezra Willis1 b. c 1766, d. 6 Nov 1813
10.Jacob Willis1

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. [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.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 411. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [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), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of 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 2217; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 551540, Probates 1751-1755, Volume 13, pages 545-547. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  7. [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).
  8. [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.
  9. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301; source identified John Bolton Jr. as one of the children, and the only son, of Ensign John Bolton and Ruth Hooper.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha (Bolton) Willis, Memorial# 22158736. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  11. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 71. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joab Willis, Memorial# 22158752.

Martha 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.

Mary Bolton1

b. 11 February 1761
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Birth*11 February 1761Mary Bolton was born on 11 February 1761 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3

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.

Mary Bolton1

b. 1 February 1778
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter 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*1 February 1778Mary Bolton was born on 1 February 1778 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Baptism9 May 1779Mary Bolton was baptized on 9 May 1779 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Death*She died unmarried.2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [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.

Mary Bolton1

b. 29 October 1697, d. before 13 March 1728
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*29 October 1697Mary Bolton was born on 29 October 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(3rd Daughter) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Mary'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.

Mary Bolton, the couple's third daughter, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 7. It was bounded southerly by the highway lying 19 rods and 3 feet wide in the middle, and was bounded north-easterly by a stake with a heap of stones around it, ranging in length south-east and by east across the 50 acres which, together with the two-thirds of the buildings contained thereon, made up the seventh share. Her mother received the other one-third of the buildings as part of her Dower.3,4
Death*before 13 March 1728She died unmarried and without a will before 13 March 1728 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5,6,7
Administration*25 April 1730Administration was opened on the estate of single woman Mary Bolton of Bridgewater on 25 April 1730 and Jonathan Washburn was appointed Administrator by Isaac Winslow, Judge of the Probate of Wills and for Granting Administrations in Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5,6
Estate and Land*25 September 1730The settlement and distribution of real estate of the deceased Mary Bolton, late of Bridgewater, who died intestate, was completed on 25 September 1730. Her 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 shares as follows:

The first share was distributed to John Bolton, the deceased's eldest brother, and was on the south side and joining to the land of John's brother Nathaniel, It contained about 3/4 of an acre and 18 rods of land, and was bounded at the north-west corner by a stake and heap of stones, the stones being in the easterly range of Deacon Joseph Alden's land, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 56 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and ranged westerly by the highway 4 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 56 degrees east 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, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the north-west corner of his lot.

The second share was distributed to Elisha Bolton, the deceased's fourth brother, and 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.

The third share was distributed to Nathaniel Bolton, the deceased's sixth and youngest brother, and was on the south side of the lot distributed to his brother Elisha, joining it, and containing about 3/4 of an acre of land. It began at the south-east corner, and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 20 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 60 degrees west 30 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 4 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 64 degrees east 30 rods and 1/2 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 16 rods and 1/2 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.

The fourth share was distributed to Nicholas Bolton, the deceased's third brother, and contained about 3/4 of an acre of land lying on the south side of the share distributed to his brother Nathaniel. It began at the south-east corner at a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 16 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 64 degrees west 30 rods and1/2 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods to a stake and heap of stones, then ranged south 68 degrees east 30 rods and 3/4 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 13 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.

The fifth share was distributed to the deceased's fifth brother, Joseph Bolton, and contained about 3/4 of an acre of land lying on the south side and joining to the lot distributed to Joseph's brother Nicholas. Joseph's lot began at the south-east corner at a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 13 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged north 68 degrees west 30 rods and 3/4 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 71 degrees east 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 10 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of his lot.

The sixth share was distributed to the deceased's eldest sister, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, wife of William Leonard of Bridgewater, and contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side and joining to the lot distributed to her brother Joseph. It began at the south-east corner at a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 10 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 71 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods and 1/2 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 78 degrees east 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by an apple tree which was the north-west corner of her mother's share that contained the Bolton house, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of her lot.

The seventh share was distributed to Elizabeth (Bolton) May, the wife of Michael May of Bridgewater, and contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side of the lot distributed to her older sister, Sarah. It was bounded at the west end by the lands which contained the Bolton house, beginning at the north-west corner of the house land at a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged north 78 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and then bounding by the highway 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing about 1 rod from the south-west corner of the Bolton house, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to the bounds first mentioned at the north-west corner of the house land.

The eighth, ninth and tenth shares were distributed together as one larger lot to the deceased's mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and to siblings, Samuel and Abigail Bolton. It was on the east end and joining to the lot distributed to the deceased's sister, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, and also joined to the southerly side of the easterly end of the lot distributed to the deceased's sister, 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.6,5

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).
  4. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  5. [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.
  6. [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).
  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, pages 134B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.

Mary Bolton1

b. 6 May 1752
RelationshipsSister of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#1)
Descendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#2)
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*6 May 1752Mary Bolton was born on 6 May 1752 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*27 April 1773She married Joseph Bolton Jr., son of Joseph Bolton and Deliverance Washburn, on 27 April 1773 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were first cousins, one time removed.1,2
Census 1790*Mary (Bolton) Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. 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
Land Transfer31 December 1793Mary's husband, Joseph 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. Betty was Mary's sister, and the house Betty purchased provided a home for herself and their mother until their respective deaths a few years later.4
Census 1800*She was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 27 years in 1800 and both were noted in the age category of 45 and over. Two females under the age of 10 and possibly daughters, resided with the couple.5
Census 1810*Mary was probably enumerated on the 1810 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in East Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and over and one female of 45 and over.6
Census 1820*She was likely enumerated on the 1820 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in West Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and upwards and one female of 45 and upwards.7

Family

Joseph Bolton Jr. b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
Children1.Philip Bolton1 b. 17 Jul 1774, d. 25 Nov 1843
2.Joseph Bolton1 b. 10 Mar 1776
3.John Bolton1 b. 23 Apr 1778, d. 8 Aug 1831
4.Mary Bolton1
5.Deliverance Bolton1 b. 27 Feb 1781
6.Barzillia Bolton1 b. 27 Nov 1783
7.Zimri Bolton1 b. 22 Dec 1786
8.Betty Bolton+1 b. 6 Dec 1788
9.Silence Bolton1 b. c 1795, d. 29 May 1814

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.
  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 Joseph 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 Joseph 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. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater West Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M33_50; Page: 443; Image: 373. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.