Nathaniel Bolton1

b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 August 1770
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*5 May 1706Nathaniel Bolton was born on 5 May 1706 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(6th Son) Guardianship4 June 1722Nathaniel was a minor child of 15, and his siblings, Joseph and Abigail Bolton, were also minors when their father died on 21 December 1721. Nathaniel at age 15 and Joseph at age 17, both being under the age of 21 and above the age of 14 were, under the law, permitted to choose their own guardians. Both Nathaniel and Joseph 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
(6th Son) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Nathaniel'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.

Nathaniel Bolton, the couple's sixth and youngest son, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 8. It was bounded south-westerly by his sister Mary's Lot# 7, lying 15 rods and 7 feet in breadth, and was bounded north-easterly by a stake with stones around it and ranging in length south-east and by east and north-west and by west across the 50 acres. Added also to Nathaniel's Lot# 8 to complete his share was 1 acre of land lying in the lower lands by the river which was bounded south-westerly by his brother Joseph's Lot# 4, and easterly by his mother's land, and bounded north-westerly by Jonathan Sprague's range.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
(6th Son) Estate and Land25 September 1730Nathaniel'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.

Nathaniel received the lot identified by the committee as the third share. It 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.8,9
(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.10
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May, his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton and Elizabeth May, 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.11
Land Transfer*1 May 1734Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, signed a deed agreement on 1 May 1734 to sell all his right and title in lands that his father died seized of in the township of Dorchester alias Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County, for the sum of twenty pounds current money of New England. The deed was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of witnesses Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis, and on 20 August 1734, Josiah Edson Esq., a Plymouth County Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed. The document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.

At the same time of Nathaniel's sale, two of his brothers, Elisha Bolton and Nicholas Bolton, each also sold land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, they had inherited from their father to David Leach, who was the brother-in-law of the brothers' niece, Ruth (Bolton) Leach. Each sale was for twenty pounds current money, and none of the brothers' deeds identified the land sold. Although the location of the Dorchester and Stoughton land each of the brothers sold was not described, it was very likely part of the land laid out previously to the right of the brother's grandfather, Nicholas Bolton, in the Twenty-Five Divisions of Land late in the township of Dorchester and now in the township of Stoughton. When their grandfather died in 1683, their father, John Bolton, inherited the land, and when he died in December of 1721, the remaining Dorchester/Stoughton land was passed on to Nathaniel and his siblings, each receiving a one-ninth part.12
(Brother) Land Transfer22 August 1734 The deed identified the land as his ninth part of all the lands that his father died seized of in the township of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, both divided and undivided -- except one lot of land containing thirty-three acres lying.12
(Brother) Land Transfer23 August 1734 Although the location of the Dorchester and Stoughton land each of the brothers sold was not described, it was very likely part of the land laid out previously to the right of the brother's grandfather.12
(Brother) Land Transfer23 February 1735 On 23 February 1735, for the sum of sixty pounds, his brother Elisha purchased back all of the land in the township of Stoughton, Suffolk County, that the three brothers had just, a few months before, sold to David Leach of Kingston. The deed was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Benjamin White, Justice of the Peace and recorded in Suffolk County on 31 October 1765 by Ezekiel Goldthwait, Registrar.13
Marriage*24 March 1739/40He married Deborah (Washburn) Ripley, daughter of Israel Washburn and Waitstil Sumner, on 24 March 1739/40 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The marriage notation said she was the widow of John Ripley and the daughter of Isaac Washburn.1,14
(Soldier) French & Indian War6 October 1755Nathaniel Bolton appeared on a Return dated 6 October 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The return, made by Josiah Edson Jr., Commissary of the Musterers, stated Nathaniel was age 48, his birthplace Bridgewater and that his residence was also Bridgewater. It reported that Nathaniel had been furnished with a gun fit for service. Another return, also dated 06 Oct 1755, but in Scituate, Plymouth County, listed Nathaniel as one of the men in Captain Edward Curtis's Company, Colonel Thomas Clap's Regiment who had been enlisted and impressed for reinforcing the army against Crown Point. Nathaniel was acknowledged as having a "good firelock."15,16
(Centinel) French & Indian War22 December 1755Nathaniel Bolton appeared as a Centinel on a Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Joseph Washburn on the Crown Point Expedition, Crown Point, Essex County, New York, in 1755. Nathaniel's residence was noted as Bridgewater, Plymouth County. He had entered the service on 15 Sep 1755 and served until 22 December 1755, for a length of service of 14 weeks, 1 day. He was given 16 days of billeting (lodging) and travel time from Albany to Bridgewater.17
(Husband) Death26 March 1759Nathaniel became a widower when Deborah (Washburn) Ripley Bolton died on 26 March 1759.1,18,19
(Soldier) French & Indian War12 April 1759Nathaniel Bolton and his nephew, John 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. Nathaniel's enlistment date was 06 Apr, he stated his age as 50, although he was actually 52 years old and was recorded to have served in a former expedition at Crown Point in 1755. His nephew John had enlisted 8 days earlier.20,21
(Soldier) French & Indian War11 May 1759Nathaniel Bolton and William Bolton were among those who appeared on the list of Massachusetts Soldiers who landed at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada, with Captain Josiah Thacher's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment on 11 May 1759. The notations following Nathaniel's name indicated that he was from Bridgewater and that he was in Halifax on 26 Jun 1760.22
(Father-Possible) BirthNathaniel Bolton may have been the father of Apollos Bolton. Our only clue to the parentage of Apollos, at this point in our research, is that our first (and only) finding of his name in any records, was on a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers who served from Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Two other Bolton men, Nathaniel Jr. and Elias, were also listed and both were sons of Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater. So, we wonder... Was Apollos Bolton their brother?23
(Private) French & Indian War28 February 1760Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater and his nephew, William Bolton of Halifax, both appeared as Privates on a Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Josiah Thacher, in Colonel John Thomas's Regiment serving in Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province. The roll was endorsed in 1759 and dated 28 February 1760. Nathaniel began his service on 06 Apr and served until 1 Nov, probably 1759, although the year was not given. He served for 30 weeks.24,25
(Private) French & Indian War28 February 1760Nathaniel Bolton appeared as a Private on a Roll of Officers and Men in Captain Josiah Thacher's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment, in service at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province. Nathaniel's service began on 01 Jan 1760 and he was discharged on 28 February 1760.26
(Private) French & Indian War18 July 1760Nathaniel Bolton appeared as a Private on a Roll of Officers and Men in Captain Josiah Thacher's Company, Colonel Nathan Thwing's Regiment in service at Nova Scotia Province, Canada. Nathaniel's service began 01 Jan 1760 and he was discharged on 18 July 1760.26
(Private) French & Indian War13 January 1761Nathaniel Bolton's Company commander, Captain Josiah Thacher, signed an Account dated 13 January 1761 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), of amounts due him from various men. Nathaniel appeared on the list for a charge of 10 shillings for cash and for cash paid for damage done to his gun.27
Marriage*19 March 1761He married Jane Wetherell of Taunton on 19 March 1761 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).28
Death*8 August 1770He died in 8 August 1770 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 64.1,19
Burial*He was buried in Scotland Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and either their record, or its transcription, noted the year as 1769.29
(3rd Great Granduncle) LineageHe may have been a 3rd great-granduncle of Harry Emmett Bolton, who stated to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, sometime before his death in 1958, that he was unable to prove the ancestry of his great-grandfather, Lemuel Bolton, but he believed that Lemuel was the son of William, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas, the Immigrant. Our research indicates that Harry's 2nd Great-Grandfather, if William Bolton, was actually the son of Elisha Bolton, Nathaniel's brother. It appears from the French & Indian War records that the young William was very close to his Uncle Nathaniel, and they may have continued their close relationship later in life as well. Nathaniel and Elisha Bolton were sons of John Bolton who was the son of the immigrant Nicholas Boulton.30,31

Family 1

Deborah Washburn b. 1 Jun 1712, d. 26 Mar 1759
Children1.Child Bolton18 d. 20 Oct 1743
2.Nathaniel Bolton Jr.+1
3.Daughter Bolton18 d. 17 Sep 1747
4.Daughter Bolton18 d. 13 Sep 1747
5.Elder Daniel Bolton+ b. c 1750, d. 8 Jun 1820
6.Elias Bolton18 d. 7 Mar 1759
7.Child Bolton18 d. 13 Dec 1758

Family 2

Child1.Apollos Bolton23

Family 3

Jane Wetherell
Child1.Elias Bolton b. c 1762

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. [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.
  11. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  12. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  13. [S633] Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County: Film# 494601, Volume 108 dated 1765-1766, pages 75-L and 75-R.
  14. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 325. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  15. [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, Return index card# 14402 for Nathaniel Bolton referencing Volume 93, page 245 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.
  16. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Return index card# 14407 for Nathaniel Bolton referencing Volume 93, page 242 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  17. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14403 for Nathaniel Bolton referencing Volume 94, page 44 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  18. [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.
  19. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.106: citing a private record; copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough.
  20. [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.
  21. [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.
  22. [S671] Communicated by George T. Thacher Esq. of Boston, "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759: A List of Capt. Josiah Thacher's Company in Coll. John Thomases Regemt. Landed in Halifax, May ye 11th 1759", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 28 (October 1874): page 414. Hereinafter cited as "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759 - NEHGR."
  23. [S753] Henry Parks Wright, Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1914), page 48. Hereinafter cited as Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts.
  24. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Return index card# 14350 for Nathaniel "Bolten" referencing Volume 97, page 287 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, Return index card# 14351 for William "Bolten" referencing Volume 97, page 287 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, Roll of Officers and Men index card# 14405 for Nathaniel Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 460 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# 14406 for Nathaniel Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 349 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  28. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  29. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.2: citing a private record of burials in Scotland Graveyard.
  30. [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."
  31. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14369 for William Bolton of Halifax stating that Elisha Bolton is his "father or master" and referencing Volume 96, page 536 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.

Nathaniel Bolton1

b. circa 1791, d. 18 May 1812
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Elder Daniel Bolton1 b. c 1750, d. 8 Jun 1820
Mother*Alice Leach1 b. c 1753, d. 24 Dec 1809
Birth*circa 1791Nathaniel Bolton was born circa 1791.1
Death*18 May 1812He died on 18 May 1812.1
Burial*He was buried in the old churchyard cemetery, Burlington, Otsego County, New York, and the inscription on his stone said "In memory of Nathaniel Bolton, son of Rev. Daniel and Alice Bolton, who died May 18, 1812, age 21."1

Citations

  1. [S674] Contributed by Harry E. Bolton of Attleboro, Massachusetts, "Otsego County, N.Y., Cemetery Inscriptions", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 98 (October 1944): page 356. Hereinafter cited as "Otsego County Cemetery Inscriptions."

Nathaniel Bolton Jr.1

Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nathaniel Bolton1 b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 Aug 1770
Mother*Deborah Washburn1 b. 1 Jun 1712, d. 26 Mar 1759
(Brother-Possible) BirthElias Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton Jr. may have been brothers of Apollos Bolton. Our only clue to the parentage of Apollos, at this point in our research, is that our first (and only) finding of his name in any records, was on a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers who served from Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Two other Bolton men, Nathaniel Jr. and Elias, were also listed and both were sons of Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater. So, we wonder... Was Apollos Bolton their brother?2
Revolutionary War*23 July 1777Nathaniel Bolton Jr. marched with Captain Crawford on 23 July 1777, on the Rhode Island alarm, during the Revolutionary War.3
Marriage Intention15 November 1777An intention of marriage for Nathaniel Bolton Jr. and Jane Thomson was recorded on 15 November 1777 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).4
Marriage*18 December 1777He married Jane Thomson, daughter of Thomas Thomson and Jane Washburn, on 18 December 1777 in Bridgewater.5,6,4,1
Residence*Nathaniel and Jane (Thomson) Bolton lived on the country road from Rutland to Brookfield, about a half mile south of Ware Corner in Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).3
Occupation*8 April 1779Nathaniel was a school teacher and a local poet in Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). At least three of his poems were printed. In the Massachusetts Spy of 8 April 1779 there was an announcement that the following Saturday a Poem on the Surrender of General Burgoyne & Company, composed by Nathaniel Bolton of Oakham would be published and sold at the Printing Office. Some verses written by Nathaniel on the "Death of Dr. Spencer Field" , in 1914, were still preserved in the Fobes Memorial Library, and "A Poem on Infidelity", dated Greenwich, 1808, was then in the Boston Public Library. An acrostic on the Death of Mrs. Hannah Foster was in the possession of Miss Laura G. Burt. (An acrostic poem is a cryptographic form in which the initial letter of each line spells out a word, often the subject of the poem or the name of the person to whom the poem is dedicated.)3
(Husband) Death8 May 1814Nathaniel became a widower when Jane (Thomson) Bolton died on 8 May 1814.6,7

Family

Jane Thomson b. 14 Feb 1748/49, d. 8 May 1814
Children1.Huldah Bolton8 b. 6 Aug 1781
2.Oliver Bolton9 b. 15 Jan 1783
3.Abisha Bolton8 b. 9 Feb 1786

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. [S753] Henry Parks Wright, Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1914), page 48. Hereinafter cited as Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts.
  3. [S753] Henry Parks Wright, Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts, page 49.
  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 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html, citing Mayflower Families Five Generations: Cooke, page 92. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  6. [S1129] Charles Hutchinson Thompson, A Genealogy of Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth, Mass., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lansing, Michigan: Darius D. Thorpe, Printer and Binder, 1890), Fourth Generation, pages 38-51. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth.
  7. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, noted her death as the same date, but in Oakland, Massachusetts.
  8. [S618] Connecticut vital records based on the Barbour collection: compiled and edited by Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut: based on the Barbour collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, c2006), page 1583, and noted Stafford vital records. Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut.
  9. [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. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Nelley Bolton1

b. 12 August 1777
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton Jr.1 b. 21 Jan 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
Mother*Abigail Sheldon1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
Baptism*12 August 1777Nelley Bolton was baptized on 12 August 1777 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
Inheritance*22 January 1798Nelley gave a receipt on 22 January 1798 for her share in her father's property. Timothy Bolton and Joseph Chaplin Jr. were witnesses.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, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Nellie Bolton1

b. 1884, d. 1886
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*George F. Bolton1 b. 1852, d. 1922
Mother*Edna O. Lynde1 b. c 1859
Birth*1884Nellie Bolton was born in 1884.1
Death*1886She died in 1886.1
Burial*She was buried in Delevan Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York.1

Citations

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

Nelly Bolton1

b. 29 December 1769, d. 1 February 1770
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton Jr.1 b. 21 Jan 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
Mother*Abigail Sheldon1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
Birth*29 December 1769Nelly Bolton was born on 29 December 1769 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), as calculated from her recorded age on her date of death.1,2
Death*1 February 1770She died on 1 February 1770 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at 4 weeks 6 days, according to her gravestone.1,2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Nelson Bolton1

b. 22 November 1803, d. 6 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*22 November 1803Nelson Bolton was born on 22 November 1803 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1
Death*6 October 1818He died on 6 October 1818 possibly in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at age 14.2

Citations

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

Nelson Bolton1

b. 26 March 1807
Father*Daniel Bolton1
Mother*Polly Fletcher1
Birth*26 March 1807Nelson Bolton was born on 26 March 1807.1

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.

Nicholas Bolton1

b. 17 April 1695, d. 2 March 1750
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*17 April 1695Nicholas Bolton was born on 17 April 1695 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
(3rd Son) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Nicholas' 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.

Nicholas Bolton, the couple's third son, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 2. It was bounded with the river and bounded south-westerly by his brother Samuel's Lot# 1 to Jonathan Sprague's range, so keeping his range 10 rods to a stake which was the northerly corner bound, and then ranging south-east 5 degrees easterly to the river.3,4
(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.5
(3rd Son) Estate and Land25 September 1730Nicholas' 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.

Nicholas received the lot identified by the committee as the fourth share. It 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.6,7
(3rd Brother) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, Nicholas Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard and her husband William Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and her husband Michael May and Joseph Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.8
(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.9
Land Transfer*22 August 1734Nicholas Bolton, labourer, of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, signed a deed agreement on 22 August 1734 to sell land to David Leach, yeoman, of Kingston, Plymouth County, for the sum of twenty pounds current money of New England. The deed identified the land as his ninth part of all the lands that his father died seized of in the township of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, both divided and undivided -- except one lot of land containing thirty-three acres lying in Stoughton, in the County of Suffolk, beside the lot of John Cowen. The deed was signed with Nicholas' mark, sealed and delivered in the presence of witnesses Daniel Johnson and Mary Perkins, and Isaac Johnson, a Justice of the Peace, verified that Nicholas had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed. The document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.

At the same time of Nicholas' sale, two of his brothers, Elisha Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, each also sold land in Stoughton they had inherited from their father to David Leach, who was the brother-in-law of the brothers' niece, Ruth (Bolton) Leach. Each sale was for twenty pounds current money, and only the deed for the sale of Nicholas gave any indication of the location of any of the brothers' inherited land.

Although the Dorchester and Stoughton land each of the brothers sold was not described, it was very likely part of the land laid out previously to the right of the brother's grandfather, Nicholas Boulton the Immigrant, in the Twenty-Five Divisions of Land late in the township of Dorchester and now in the township of Stoughton. When their grandfather died in 1683, their father, John Bolton, inherited the land, and when he died in December of 1721, the remaining Dorchester/Stoughton land was passed on to Nicholas and his siblings, each receiving a one-ninth part.10
(Brother) Land Transfer23 February 1735 On 23 February 1735, for the sum of sixty pounds, his brother Elisha purchased back all of the land in the township of Stoughton, Suffolk County, that the three brothers had just, a few months before, sold to David Leach of Kingston. The deed was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Benjamin White, Justice of the Peace and recorded in Suffolk County on 31 October 1765 by Ezekiel Goldthwait, Registrar.11
(Husband) Death2 March 1747Nicholas became a widower when Mary (__?__) Bolton died on 2 March 1747.12,13,1
MarriageHe may have married second Judith ______. We are far from certain about who the widow Judith Bolton was, or which of the Boltons she married. We suspect, though, that it may have been Nicholas, whose first wife Mary had died in 1747. Nicholas died in 1750, so if he had married a second time, his wife would have been a widow at the time the widow Judith Bolton first appeared to us in her baptismal in Bridgewater in 1751. All of the other Plymouth County Boltons in our Bolton Project were either alive and accounted for after 1751 or had died with widows already identified who lived beyond that year. Nicholas is our "last man standing" until we find additional information to help us identify Judith.14,15
Death*2 March 1750He died on 2 March 1750 in Bridgewater at age 54.16,17

Family

Mary ______ b. c 1695, d. 2 Mar 1747

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [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. [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.
  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. [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.
  8. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  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. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  11. [S633] Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County: Film# 494601, Volume 108 dated 1765-1766, pages 75-L and 75-R.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, noting the year as 1747 and referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record, Cherry Street or Harlow Cemetery.
  13. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, noting the year as 1748 and 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.
  14. [S1145] Quincy, MA: Church records, 1762-1870, online at www.americanancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Quincy Church records, 1762-1870.
  15. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Juda" Bolton, a female, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0088. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  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.
  17. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.106: citing a private record; copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough.

Olive Bolton1

b. 19 October 1781
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*19 October 1781Olive Bolton was born on 19 October 1781 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Marriage*7 June 1801She married John Derby of Fitchburg on 7 June 1801 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2

Family

John Derby

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.

Oliver Bolton1

b. 9 August 1783
Relationship2nd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Timothy Bolton1 b. 5 May 1759
Mother*Sybel Bennett1 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Birth*9 August 1783Oliver Bolton was born on 9 August 1783 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2

Citations

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

Oliver Bolton1

b. 15 January 1783
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nathaniel Bolton Jr.1
Mother*Jane Thomson1 b. 14 Feb 1748/49, d. 8 May 1814
Birth*15 January 1783Oliver Bolton was born on 15 January 1783 in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.1,2
Children* In 1903, Nathaniel and Jane Bolton's son Oliver had descendants living in Orrington, Maine and Waltham, Massachusetts.3,1

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 xii. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S618] Connecticut vital records based on the Barbour collection: compiled and edited by Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut: based on the Barbour collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, c2006), page 1584, and noted Stafford vital records. Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut.
  3. [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.

Otis Bolton1

b. circa 1796, d. 9 February 1816
Father*Jonathan Bolton1 b. c 1770
Mother*Hannah Snow1
Birth*circa 1796Otis Bolton was born circa 1796.1
Death*9 February 1816He died on 9 February 1816.1
Burial*He was buried in Hall District Cemetery, Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, His inscription read: "Otis Bolton, son of Jonathan and Hannah Bolton, died Feb. 9, 1816, aged...", probably 20.2

Citations

  1. [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."
  2. [S601] Hall District Cemetery, "Stafford Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions", the transcription of the stone questions the age given as (?) 30 and it is believed that 20 is more likely.

Perez Bolton1

b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 December 1898
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Lemuel Bolton1 b. 4 May 1778, d. 12 Mar 1844
Mother*Ruth Briggs1 b. 7 Jun 1777, d. 30 May 1843
Birth*4 May 1807Perez Bolton was born on 4 May 1807 in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York.1
Marriage*6 May 1851He married Minerva Denison, daughter of James Denison and Hannah Day, on 6 May 1851.1
Death*28 December 1898He died on 28 December 1898 in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York, at age 91.1
(Grandfather) LineageHis 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

Minerva Denison b. 29 May 1823, d. 11 May 1856
Child1.Emmett Bolton+1,3 b. 17 Feb 1854, d. 9 Mar 1933

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.
  3. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 724. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Phebe Bolton

b. 3 November 1794
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*3 November 1794Phebe Bolton was born on 3 November 1794 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2
(Daughter) Census 18001800Ruth Bolton, Phebe Bolton, Thankful Bolton and Tryphena Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her 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.3

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.
  3. [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.

Phebe Elvira Bolton1

b. 18 March 1812
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*David Bolton1 b. 2 Mar 1791, d. 1 Apr 1849
Mother*Phebe Kemp1 d. 17 Jan 1860
Birth*18 March 1812Phebe Elvira Bolton was born on 18 March 1812 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) InheritanceBenjamin Kemp left his property to his daughter, Phebe Bolton, Phebe Elvira Bolton and Sally L. Bolton and her children, as shown by a deed at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

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

Philip Bolton1

b. circa 1750, d. 21 December 1822
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Joseph Bolton1 b. 27 Jul 1704, d. 12 Mar 1751
Mother*Deliverance Washburn1 b. 7 Oct 1706, d. 28 May 1755
Birth*circa 1750Philip Bolton was born circa 1750.1
Guardianship*1764Philip Bolton of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), was listed in the probate index for Plymouth County, providing a Docket number of 2222 and the year of 1764. No Box or page numbers were given, although the index noted the docket pertained to a Bond of Guardianship for Benjamin Willis, Guardian. Philip's father died in 1751, while Philip was quite young. It is likely that Philip would have reached the age of 14 around 1764 and have been in need of a court appointed guardian.2
Revolutionary War*15 March 1777Philip Bolton, whose residence was Bridgewater, enlisted on 15 March 1777 for the town of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), and served in the Revolutionary War as a Private in the Continental Army. His records indicate another enlistment on 21 May 1777 and service with Lieutenant Colonel's Company, Colonel Smith's Regiment. He appeared on the Continental Army pay accounts for service to Dec. 31, 1779 and with the men enlisted into the Continental Army returning from the 3rd Plymouth Company Regiment (year not given). On another record of those returning, he appeared with the men enlisted into the Continental Army from Captain James Allen, Jr.'s Company, dated Feb. 21, 1778. He joined Captain Parker's Company, Colonel Alden's Regiment as a Private for an enlistment of three years, at age 29. He joined Captain Porter's Company, Colonel Wigglesworth's (also noted as Colonel Michael Jackson's) Regiment for an enlistment of 3 years. He was reported mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master. He also served as a Private with Lieutenant Colonel's Company, Colonel Calvin Smith's (late Wigglesworth's) Regiment and with Captain Daniel Pilsbury's Company, Colonel Edward Wigglesworth's (4th) Regiment. He appeared on the muster roll for May 1778, dated Valley Forge, New York and on the muster roll for June 1778, dated ?Greenage?(possibly Greenwich, Connecticut?). He was reported on command tending the sick and on a pay abstract for Oct 1778, sworn to at Providence, Rhode Island. He also appeared with Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Coleman's Company, Colonel Wigglesworth's Regiment, commanded by Major Porter and on a muster roll for March and April 1779, dated Providence, Rhode Island. He also appeared on the Continental Army pay accounts for service from 1 Jan 1780 to 31 Dec 1780.3
Marriage*7 April 1787He married Bethiah Hayward, daughter of Ezra Hayward and Lydia Lee, on 7 April 1787 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,4,5
Census 1790*Philip Bolton appeared on the 1790 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Philip and Bethia would have been married about 3 years in 1790. The members of their household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been Philip, one male under age 16, and likely an unidentified son, and two females, who were probably Bethia and an unidentified daughter.6
Census 1800*Philip Bolton appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Philip and Bethia would have been married about 13 years in 1800. Philip was noted in the age category of 45 and over, and Bethia in the age category of 26 thru 44. One female child, under age 10 and probably a daughter, resided with the couple and has not yet been identified.7
Census 1810*Philip Bolton 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.8
Non Compos Mentis1819He was declared incompetent by the probate court in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in 1819.9,10
Census 1820*Philip Bolton appeared census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and upwards and one female of 45 and upwards.11
Death*21 December 1822He died on 21 December 1822.12
Probate*17 February 1823His estate was probated on 17 February 1823 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.13,10

Family

Bethiah Hayward b. 3 Sep 1758, d. 28 Sep 1848
Children1.Daughter Bolton
2.Son Bolton

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. [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# 549,782, Docket# 2222. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  3. [S482] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, in 17 Volumes, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 2, pages 251 and 252. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. 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), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0088. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  7. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page: 50; Image: 60; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  8. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Phillip Bolton, East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 21; Page: 85; Family History Film Number: 0205629; Image: 00048. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  9. [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 2223. Hereinafter cited as Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  10. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, film number 549782.
  11. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Phillip Bolton, Bridgewater East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M33_50; Page: 466; Image: 396. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  12. [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.
  13. [S611] Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Case number 2224.

Philip Bolton1

b. 17 July 1774, d. 25 November 1843
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*17 July 1774Philip Bolton was born on 17 July 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Son) Census 1790It is not known if Philip Bolton, Joseph Bolton, John Bolton, Barzillia Bolton and Zimri Bolton, who would have been about 15, was enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his 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
Death*25 November 1843He died a pauper, of heart disease, on 25 November 1843 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 69. His gravestone read 70 as his age at death.2
Burial*He was buried in Section D, grave number 506|His stone in 1882 was broken and prostrate, with only his name and "b. 1774" readable of the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.4,5

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. 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. [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 95. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Philip Bolton, Memorial# 23053916. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Polly Bolton1

b. 9 September 1792
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*9 September 1792Polly Bolton was born on 9 September 1792 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."

Rachel Elizabeth Bolton1

b. 16 March 1837
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Aaron Bolton1 b. 16 Jun 1795
Mother*Sarah ______1
Birth*16 March 1837Rachel Elizabeth Bolton was born on 16 March 1837 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

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

Richard Bolton

Marriage*He married Molly Round.

Family

Molly Round
Children1.Hannah Bolton1 b. 12 Mar 1786
2.William Bolton1 b. 29 Mar 1788
3.John Bolton1 b. 3 Jul 1790
4.Polly Bolton1 b. 9 Sep 1792
5.Sally Bolton1 b. 6 Feb 1795
6.Betsey Bolton1 b. 24 Feb 1797
7.James Bolton1 b. 26 Apr 1803

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."

Ruth Bolton1

b. 6 June 1712, d. before 19 February 1799
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*6 June 1712Ruth Bolton was born on 6 June 1712 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*26 December 1734She married Ephraim Leach, son of David Leach and Hannah ______, on 26 December 1734 in Bridgewater.1,4,3
(2nd Daughter) Will27 May 1755Ruth's father wrote a will dated 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, in New England, naming his five daughters his primary beneficiaries. To his well-beloved daughter Ruth, her heirs and assigns forever, he gave twenty acres of land belonging to his home farm and adjoining to the land of Jonathan Washburn, beginning along the road and running to the river, and no more.5,6,7,1
(Daughter) Estate28 July 1755Her father's estate was valued at a total of £1404,15,4 and the twenty acres of land Ruth inherited by his will was valued at £120 [. WM].5,6,8,7
Will*26 October 1767Ruth's husband Ephraim Leach wrote a will dated 26 October 1767 in Bridgewater, nominating his beloved wife Ruth his sole Executor. His will first directed that all his debts and funeral charges should be paid out of his real estate in convenient time following his death. And then, to his wife Ruth, all his moveable estate together with his money at interest in notes and bonds, and all his right in the iron furnaces in Bridgewater, together with a lot of meadow in the so-called Great Meadow in Bridgewater. Additionally, to his beloved-wife Ruth, he gave and bequeathed the improvement of all his real estate during her natural life. And after the decease of his wife Ruth, his will gave and bequeathed to his sisters and brother, and to his sisters' children, his homestead farm to be divided among them according to the laws of the Province. His will was signed, sealed and witnessed by Daniel Leach, Nicholas Wade Jr. and William Keith.9,10
(Wife) DeathRuth became a widow when Ephraim Leach died sometime after he wrote his will on 26 October 1767 and before it was presented for probate on 05 August 1771.9,10
Probate*5 August 1771Ruth presented her deceased husband's will for probate on 5 August 1771 in Plymouth County before Judge John Cushing Esq.. Daniel Leach and Nicholas Wade were present and made oath stating that they had seen Ephraim Leach sign and seal the will, declare that the instrument was his last will and testament, and that they, along with William Keith had signed their names to the will together as witnesses in Ephraim Leach's presence and that, to the best of their judgment, he was of sound and disposing mind.

Judge Cushing proved, approved and allowed the will and committed its administration, and also the estate’s administration, in all matters, to Ruth Leach, the deceased's wife and named Executrix. He directed her to faithfully execute the will and administer the estate accordingly. Ruth and Daniel Leach, the deceased's 1st cousin once removed, paid a bond with surety to the court in the amount of £500, signing their agreement to bind themselves, their and each of their heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and separately, for the payment of the deceased's debts and legacies, and Judge Cushing directed that Ruth render an account, upon oath, of her proceedings when lawfully required to do so.9,10
Death*before 19 February 1799She died before 19 February 1799 when her husband's probate was reopened in order to divide and distribute his homestead farm to his sisters and brother, or their heirs, as directed in his 1767 will.9,10

Family

Ephraim Leach b. 13 Dec 1699

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  5. [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.
  6. [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).
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217.
  10. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. 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 Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Ruth Bolton1

b. 23 December 1763
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Seth Bolton1 b. 2 Feb 1739
Mother*Anna Wade1
Birth*23 December 1763Ruth Bolton was born on 23 December 1763 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

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

Ruth Bolton1

b. 1 August 1667
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*1 August 1667Ruth Bolton was born on 1 August 1667 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.

Ruth Bolton

b. 19 June 1792, d. 6 January 1889
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*19 June 1792Ruth Bolton was born on 19 June 1792 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2
(Daughter) Census 18001800Ruth Bolton, Phebe Bolton, Thankful Bolton and Tryphena Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her 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.3
Marriage*19 December 1812She married Joseph Mixter on 19 December 1812 in Massachusetts.4
Death*6 January 1889She died on 6 January 1889 at age 96.4

Family

Joseph Mixter b. 12 Mar 1791

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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts, listings, page 4.

Sally Bolton1

b. 6 February 1795
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*6 February 1795Sally Bolton was born on 6 February 1795 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."

Sally Ann Bolton1

b. 7 December 1823
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Alfred Bolton1 b. 7 May 1793
Mother*Mrs. Sally Stone1
Birth*7 December 1823Sally Ann Bolton was born on 7 December 1823 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.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.

Sally L. Bolton1

b. 14 January 1816
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*David Bolton1 b. 2 Mar 1791, d. 1 Apr 1849
Mother*Phebe Kemp1 d. 17 Jan 1860
Birth*14 January 1816Sally L. Bolton was born on 14 January 1816 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) InheritanceBenjamin Kemp left his property to his daughter, Phebe Bolton, Phebe Elvira Bolton and Sally L. Bolton and her children, as shown by a deed at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*She married Thomas Page.1

Family

Thomas Page

Citations

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

Samuel Bolton1

b. 6 December 1688, d. 30 May 1753
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*6 December 1688Samuel Bolton was born on 6 December 1688 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*Samuel Bolton was married at least three times, although the names of his first two wives are not known. His marriage to his first wife would have been earlier, and possibly ten or more years earlier, than the notation found regarding a second marriage sometime before July 1726.3
(2nd Son) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Samuel'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.

Samuel Bolton, the couple's second son, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 1, which was lying in the lower lands by the town river, bounded on the south-easterly side with the river and bounded south-westerly by the fence of his older brother John Bolton Jr., and north-westerly by the range of Jonathan Sprague's land and lying 13 rods and 9 feet wide to a stake by Sprague's range, then ranging from that stake 5 degrees easterly of a south-east point to the river.4,5
Marriage*before 26 July 1726The name of Samuel's second wife is not known. They were married before 26 July 1726 because, in his diary for July 26, Jeremiah Bumstead wrote that they held their meeting at the home of Jonathan Willis and that something was read out for Samuel Bolton on Christ's love to his Spouse, adding it was the first meeting there after Samuel's second marriage.3
(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.6
(2nd Son) Estate and Land25 September 1730Samuel'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.

Samuel's share was part of the lot identified as the eighth, ninth and tenth shares, which were distributed together as one larger lot to Samuel, his mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and to his youngest sister, Abigail Bolton. The lot was on the east end and joining to the lot distributed to Sarah's eldest daughter, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, and also joined to the southerly side of the easterly end of the lot distributed to her second daughter, Elizabeth (Bolton) May. The combined share contained about 18 rods of land, together with the Bolton house, and began at a stake and heap of stones which was at the south-east corner of the lot, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounded by the highway 8 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of the combined share.7,8
(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.9
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May, his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton and Elizabeth May, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.10
Marriage*21 October 1742He married Rebecca Simmons of Halifax on 21 October 1742 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).11,12
Court Action*31 October 1748 Constable Austin Bearse of Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), reported to the General Sessions court of Plymouth County, that by warrant from Selectmen Thomas Croade, Barnabas Tomson and Noah Cushing, he warned Rebecca Bolton, wife of Samuel Bolton, a Bridgewater Labourer, "who came from Bridgewater the fourth day of April Last past and hath Since Resided in Halifax without her Husband, being under Infirmity of Body and without Sufficient Means of Support" was ordered to depart on 31 October 1748.13
Death*30 May 1753He died on 30 May 1753 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 64.14

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. [S668] Jeremiah Bumstead, "Diary of Jeremiah Bumstead from January, 1722 to January, 1728", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 15 (July and October 1861): page 310. Hereinafter cited as "Diary of Jeremiah Bumstead - NEHGR."
  4. [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).
  5. [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.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  7. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  8. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  9. [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. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  11. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, noted the date of their marriage as 25 Oct 1742.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  13. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 3, page 14, Warrants to warn persons from Halifax; referencing (2:29-39).
  14. [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.

Samuel Bolton1

Father*______ Bolton1
Birth*Samuel was born in or near Tamlaght O'Crilly, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.1
Relationship Note*According to Samuel Bolton's will in Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland, Hugh, Thomas and William were all his brothers.1

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.