Sarah Bolton1

b. 1754
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Baptism*1754Sarah Bolton was baptized in 1754 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

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

Sarah Bolton1

b. 26 December 1683
RelationshipsGrandaunt of John Bolton
Granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. c 1660, d. 21 Dec 1721
Mother*Sarah Chesebrough1 b. 24 Dec 1663, d. 24 Oct 1743
Birth*26 December 1683Sarah Bolton was born on 26 December 1683 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). The Chesebrough source included a second daughter Sarah, born to Sarah's parents in 1690. In the distribution of her father's estate, Sarah was called the eldest daughter, which would have been true whether she was born in 1683 or 1690. No actual record of a second Sarah has been found by this researcher and, if another existed, she would have died before the date the second Sarah was supposed to have been born in 1690.2,1
Baptism23 June 1685She was baptized on 23 June 1685 at First Church, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Marriage*10 February 1708/9Sarah married William Leonard, son of Isaac Leonard and Deliverance Ames. They may have been the William Leonard and Sarah Bolton who were married by Justice Thomas Mumford on 10 February 1708/9 in Kings Towne (now North Kingstown), Washington County, Rhode Island.5,1
(Eldest Daughter) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Sarah'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.

Sarah and her husband, William Leonard, had received land from her deceased father before his death, so in order for the court to insure a fair distribution of land to the deceased's children, the committee was directed to appraise the Leonard lands. On 9 July 1722, the committee reported to the court that they had appraised the lands as directed, and determined them to be by estimation three acres and 3/4, valued at seven pounds, ten shillings. William Leonard reported that in 1716 he had made 8 pairs of shoes for his honored father-in-law which paid for one small piece of land at the west end of his house. The price of his work was 16 shillings which paid for the piece of land. The committee also took an account of sundry things with Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, the deceased's eldest daughter, who acknowledged to have received an estimated value of £5, 3s out of her father's estate during his lifetime.

As determined her fair distribution, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 9. It was bounded south-westerly by her brother Nathaniel's Lot# 8 in the upper lands and lying also in length across the 50 acres being 15 rods and 12 feet wide in the middle and joining to the land which had been given to them by her father before his death. The addition of the land previously given to Sarah and William Leonard made the ninth share equal to all of the others.6,7
(Grantor's Wife) Land Transfer13 March 1728William Leonard and Sarah (Bolton) Leonard of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, signed a deed agreement on 13 March 1728 to sell their right or interest in and title to several tracts or parcels of land in Dorchester, Suffolk County, which came to them by the death of Sarah's sister Mary Bolton, to Sarah's brother John Bolton, also of Bridgewater, yeoman, for the sum of 20 shillings. The deed was recorded on 13 March 1728, and stated that although the tracts had not yet been subdivided, a one-tenth part or share, what they were selling, would belong to them when Mary's estate was settled.8
(Mother-Doubtful) Relationship Note Although the Chesebrough source stated that a Seth Leonard was the youngest child of William Leonard and Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, no evidence or supporting documentation regarding his parentage has been found. Chesebrough provided no date or place of his birth, Mitchell's Early Bridgewater History did not include a Seth among the couple's children and, while the births of all their other children were recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater, and the family lived there until about 1740, a son Seth was not listed for William and Sarah. Additionally, a Seth's birth to William and Sarah Leonard was not recorded anywhere in Plymouth or Bristol Counties and, finally, recent DNA evidence reported by the Brad's Port website appears "to indicate that Seth was not a child of William and Sarah."1,9,10
(Sister) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.11
(Eldest Daughter) Estate and Land25 September 1730Sarah'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.

Sarah, wife of William Leonard of Bridgewater, received the lot described by the committee as the sixth share which contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side and joining to the lot distributed to her brother Joseph. It began at the south-east corner at a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 10 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 71 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods and 1/2 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 78 degrees east 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by an apple tree which was the north-west corner of her mother's share that contained the Bolton house, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of her lot.12,13
(Eldest Sister) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard and her husband William Leonard, Michael May and his wife Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton and Joseph Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.14
Relocation*23 March 1744 By 23 March 1744, Sarah and William Leonard had relocated to Taunton, Bristol County.15,16
Estate and Land*23 March 1743/44William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, of Taunton, Bristol County, signed a deed agreement on 23 March 1743/44 to sell all the right, title and interest Sarah had as an heir, or any other means whatsoever, to any part or parcel of her father John Bolton's lands which he died seized of in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, or any other place, and also to sell all the right and title that Sarah had or might have as an heir to any part or parcel of the moveable estate that her mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton of Bridgewater, died seized of, to Sarah's brother John Bolton of Bridgewater for the sum of 50 shillings. The deed was recorded on 24 March 1743/44.17
(Grantor's Wife) Land Records3 December 1750 On 3 December 1750, almost eleven years after her husband William Leonard made a 20-year lease agreement with Zebulon Field and his first wife Anne Field for land on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton, Sarah and William Leonard, cordwainer of Taunton, sub-leased the property to their son James Leonard 4th "so called", also a cordwainer of Taunton. The sub-lease restated the original lease's expiration date of 23 February 1759 and described the property as a certain parcel of land meadow upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton and southerly and east from the land of Ephraim Wetherell, then south from Edward Adams's and west of the land of Abiel Williams, then northerly exclusive from his meadow fence where it then stood and that had been Joseph Williams'. The deed instructed that neither James Leonard nor any of the neighbors mentioned were to make use of any timber growing or lying on the land by cutting or carting it off the land in any shape or form whatsoever nor cause it to be done and included similar instructions regarding dung and stones. The deed further instructed that no timber or wood was to be cast upon the land to die or rest useless. James was, however, to have free liberty to timber and stone for fencing and building a house or barn upon the land, except that the house where William lived was to be left for his use with full liberty to pass to and from his house to cut fire wood for his own use during the time of the lease. The indenture stated that if William were to move out before the expiration of the lease agreement, then James was to improve the house. The deed, recorded 13 December 1750, appears as though Sarah, rather than sign, marked her name with an "S."18

Family

William Leonard
Children1.William Leonard+1 b. 26 Jan 1709/10
2.John Leonard1 b. 25 Nov 1711
3.Sarah Leonard1 b. 23 Feb 1713/14
4.James Leonard+1 b. 8 Oct 1716, d. 1787
5.Samuel Leonard1 b. 14 Jan 1717/18
6.Silas Leonard1 b. 4 Mar 1720/21
7.Mercy Leonard1 b. 14 Oct 1723
8.Jonathan Leonard1 b. 10 Apr 1726

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. [S732] Dorchester (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Vital records (1631-1869) and indexes (1631-1869). Microfilm of manuscript and typescript at Boston City Hall, Suffolk County, Massachusetts on 4 microfilm reels. Digitized and online at www.familysearch.org; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Dorchester vital records 1631-1869, digitized and online.
  3. [S1096] First Church at Dorchester, compiler, Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734. Includes a general index and a name index and is also on film at the FHL. (Boston, Massachusetts: George H. Ellis, 1891), Section 219, page 197. Hereinafter cited as Records of the First Church at Dorchester.
  4. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, and references the records of the First Church of Dorchester, 1636-1674.
  5. [S194] James N. Arnold, Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a family register for the people, in 21 volumes. Most volumes digitized and online in Library Catalog at familysearch.org; Indexes included in most volumes. Contents: volume 1. Kent County, Volume 2. Providence County (Providence, Cranston, Johnston, North Providence, Glocester, Burrillville), Volume 3. Providence County (Glocester, Burrillville, Scituate, Foster, Cumberland, Smithfield), Volume 4. Newport County, Volume 5. Washington County, Volume 6. Bristol County, Volume 7. Friends and ministers, Volume 8. Episcopal and Congregational, Volume 9. Seekonk, Pawtucket and Newman Congregational Church, Volume 10. Town and church, Volume 11. Church records, Volume 12. Revolutionary rolls and newspapers, including Providence Journal, deaths A-R, Volume 13. Deaths, Providence Journal, S-Z, Providence Gazette, A-J, 1762-1830, Volume 14. Providence Gazette, deaths K-Z, marriages, A-C, 1762-1825, Volume 15. Providence Gazette, marriages D-Z; United States Chronicle, deaths A-Z, Volume 16. United States Chronicle marriages; American Journal, Impartial Observer, Providence Journal, marriages and deaths; Providence Semiweekly Journal, marriages, Volume 17. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, marriages A-R, Volume 18. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, marriages S-Z, deaths A-M, Volume 19. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, deaths N-Z; Rhode Island American, marriages A-G, Volume 20. Rhode Island American, marriages H-Z, deaths A-B, Volume 21. Rhode Island. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912), Volume 5, page 31; William's surname was transcribed as "Learnard" and Sarah's as "Bottom". Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850 (Arnold).
  6. [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).
  7. [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.
  8. [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 134b, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  9. [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), Leonard, pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  10. [S1189] Brad's Port Leonard Genealogy website, online at www.bradsport.com. Hereinafter cited as Brad's Leonard Genealogy.
  11. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c.
  12. [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).
  13. [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.
  14. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  15. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, pages 134c and 135a.
  16. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, pages 182a and 182b.
  17. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, page 182a.
  18. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465438, Book 37, pages 460-461, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Sarah Bolton1

b. 5 April 1677, d. 10 March 1694
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*5 April 1677Sarah Bolton was born on 5 April 1677 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*10 March 1694She died on 10 March 1694 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 16.1

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.

Sarah Ann Bolton1

b. 29 October 1820, d. 24 April 1841
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Gamaliel Bolton1 b. 11 May 1778
Mother*Sally Hooper1
Birth*29 October 1820Sarah Ann Bolton was born in 29 October 1820 possibly in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts,1
Death*24 April 1841 and died on 24 April 1841 possibly in Pittsfield at age 20.1

Citations

  1. [S771] Chris A. Bolton, "Jeremiah Bolton's Line, Corrections and Additional Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, email dated 19 Oct 2012, citing "Pittsfield Families", Volume 1, A-B. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."

Sarah E. Bolton1

b. circa 1833
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*Jeremiah Bolton1 b. 7 Mar 1809, d. b 19 Jun 1880
Mother*Harriet Talcott1 b. 1810, d. 16 Aug 1880
Birth*circa 1833Sarah E. Bolton was born circa 1833 in Massachusetts.2,3
(Daughter) Census 185013 September 1850Sarah E. Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Their surname was indexed as "Boulton" and their household consisted of 8 people. Daughters Harriett E. and Sarah E., both born in Massachusetts, were 19 and 17 respectively. The four youngest children were born in New York. William H. was 11, Albert J. 6, Mary L. 4 and baby Lucy's age was recorded as 0. The family's real estate was valued at $1000 in 1850.3
Marriage*She married John Bell.1

Family

John Bell

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."
  2. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton", 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, place of birth noted as New York.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jeremiah "Boulton", Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York; Roll: M432_480; Page: 456B; Image: 282. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Seth Bolton1

b. 2 February 1739
RelationshipsUncle of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Elisha Bolton1 b. 9 Mar 1700, d. 26 Feb 1777
Mother*Mary ______1 b. c 1709, d. 30 Jul 1786
Birth*2 February 1739Seth Bolton was born in 2 February 1739 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
French & Indian War*1758Brothers Jabez Bolton and Seth Bolton appeared on a list of soldiers taken in 1758 of the Third Regiment of Connecticut Troops, Eleazer Fitch Esq. Colonel, in Captain John Durkee's Ninth Company during the French and Indian War. Seth was listed as "Sick in Hospital" and Jabez as "On Duty."3
(Private) French & Indian War1 November 1759Seth Bolton appeared as a Private on a Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Samuel Glover during 1760. His service began on 1 November 1759 and he served until 10 Jan 1761 for a length of service of 62 weeks, 3 days.4
(Private) French & Indian War10 January 1761Seth Bolton appeared as a Private on a Roll of Officers and Men in Captain Samuel Glover's Company, Colonel Jonathan Bagley's Regiment in service at Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Province, Canada. Seth's brother, Meshach Bolton, was also in Louisbough at the same time and in the same regiment, although serving in a different company. Seth's service began 01 Jan 1760 and he was discharged on 10 January 1761.5,6
Marriage*13 August 1761He married Anna Wade in 13 August 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The marriage was recorded as Seth Bolton of Hallifax and Ann Wade of Pembrook.1,2
(Brother) Death9 July 1762A son of Seth's father, Elisha Bolton, died in the army and his death, although no name was given, was noted in the church records on 9 July 1762 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Seth, according to his Pay Roll records, served in the army until at least 22 Nov 1762 so was not the son whose death in the army was recorded on 9 Jul 1762. He had married in 1761 and can be accounted for with his wife and children until at least 1778.7,8,9,10,11
(Brother) French & Indian War22 November 1762Seth Bolton and two of his brothers, Meshach and Jabez, all appeared as Privates on a Pay Roll in Captain Simon Jefferds's Company in late 1762. Seth's residence was Halifax, Plymouth County. All three of the brothers had entered the service on 23 Mar 1762 and both Seth and Jabez served until 22 November 1762, for a length of service of 8 months, 21 days, a little more than two months longer than their younger brother Meshach who was a minor.12,13,14

Family

Anna Wade
Children1.John Bolton+15 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
2.Ruth Bolton16 b. 23 Dec 1763
3.Seth Bolton Jr.16 b. 25 May 1765
4.Emma Bolton16 b. 19 Mar 1772
5.Gamaliel Bolton+16 b. 11 May 1778

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. [S752] Act of the General Assembly, compiler, Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. In 2 volumes. Includes indexes. Contents: v. 1. 1755-1757 -- v. 2. 1758-1762, appendixes, 1755-1764. (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1905), Volume II, 1758-1762, pages 65 and 66. Hereinafter cited as Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762.
  4. [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, Roll of Officers and Men index card# 14410 for Seth Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 401 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.
  5. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Roll of Officers and Men index card# 14409 for Seth Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 483 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  6. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Roll of Officers and Men index card# 14399 for "Mesheck" Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 480 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  7. [S1161] Deaths, Original records of Gad Hitchcock, 1748-1803. Gad Hitchcock was the first minister of the Second Church of Christ in the West Parish of Pembroke, now Hanson, Massachusetts. During his ministry there he recorded in a diary in his own handwriting the Christian events at which he officiated. His diary, containing his original record of deaths, is currently held in the safe in the office of the Town Clerk in Pembroke. Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Center Street, Pembroke, Massachusetts.
  8. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "The Original Church Records of Gad Hitchcock, D.D., 1748 to 1803: Deaths", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 136 (January 1982): page 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."
  9. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14400 for "Mishik" Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  10. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14408 for Seth Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  11. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14375 for Jabez Bolton and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  12. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14400 for "Mishik" Bolton referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  13. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14408 for Seth Bolton referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  14. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Pay Roll index card# 14375 for Jabez Bolton referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  15. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  16. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.

Seth Bolton Jr.1

b. 25 May 1765
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Seth Bolton1 b. 2 Feb 1739
Mother*Anna Wade1
Birth*25 May 1765Seth Bolton Jr. was born on 25 May 1765 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Revolutionary War*4 August 1780Seth Bolton Jr. enlisted [on D] and served in the Revolutionary War as a Private. he served for two months, six days in Captain Matthew Randell's Company, Colonel Abiel Mitchell's regiment, a company raised to reinforce the Continental Army. He was discharged 07 Oct 1780.2
Marriage*He married Anna Leonard, daughter of Samuel Leonard.3
Land Transfer*28 May 1816Seth Bolton Jr. and his wife Anna Bolton both of Raynham, in the County of Bristol, signed a deed agreement on 28 May 1816 to sell Anna's right to the real estate of her deceased father, Samuel Leonard, late of Taunton. For the sum of $20 paid by Jedediah Wilbore Jr. and Charles Wilbore, both of Taunton, Anna gave up all rights to her one undivided seventh part of the Leonard Farm, commonly called the Owen Farm, with all her rights to all other lands owned by her father, subject only to the Dower of Samuel's widow. The deed was recorded on 28 May 1816.3
(Brother) Pension12 September 1832Seth Bolton Jr., a brother of John Bolton, appeared as a "living witness", by sworn declaration in his brother's Revolutionary War Pension application. All the officers under whom he served were dead when he made his pension application in September 1832 and he had no documentary evidence to provide. His statement was supported, however, by living witnesses, including his brother Seth Bolton, who had also served briefly as a Private in Captain Matthew Randell's Company, Colonel Abiel Mitchell's regiment.4

Family

Anna Leonard b. 14 Aug 1777

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. [S482] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, in 17 Volumes, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War.
  3. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 100, pages 78-79; on microfilm volume 100-101 for 1816-1817, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  4. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).

Silence Bolton1

b. circa 1795, d. 29 May 1814
RelationshipsNiece of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Joseph Bolton Jr.1 b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Bolton1 b. 6 May 1752
Birth*circa 1795Silence Bolton was born circa 1795.1,2
Death*29 May 1814She died on 29 May 1814 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2
Burial*She was buried in the South Precinct Burying Place, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Her stone read simply "Silance, May 29, 1814, a. 19."2

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, referencing P.R.3: citing a private record of burials in the South Precinct Burying Place, kept by Lt. John Washburn, 1739-1797. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Son Bolton1

b. 26 August 1811, d. 18 April 1816
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*26 August 1811Son Bolton was born on 26 August 1811 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Death*18 April 1816Son Bolton died at birth on 18 April 1816 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 4.1

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.

Son Bolton

Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Philip Bolton b. c 1750, d. 21 Dec 1822
Mother*Bethiah Hayward b. 3 Sep 1758, d. 28 Sep 1848
(Son) Census 1790A young boy appeared on the 1800 census in the household of Philip Bolton and likely his wife, Bethiah Bolton, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Philip and Bethia would have been married about 3 years in 1790. The members of their household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been Philip, one male under age 16, and likely an unidentified son, and two females, who were probably Bethia and an unidentified daughter.1

Citations

  1. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0088. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.

Stephen Bolton1

b. 3 January 1669
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*3 January 1669Stephen Bolton was born on 3 January 1669 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Occupation*Stephen Bolton was turner, or lathe worker.2
Inheritance*Stephen "came into possession of", or possibly inherited, his father's property.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), page xi. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Susanna Bolton1

b. 12 January 1710/11
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*12 January 1710/11Susanna Bolton was born on 12 January 1710/11 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Court Action*15 December 1730Susanna Bolton was fined £4 for fornication, "having a Childe Latly Borne of her Body." Her fine was paid in the General Sessions court which convened on 15 December 1730 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4
Court ActionMay 1739The General Sessions court, which began on the third Tuesday of May 1739 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), recorded that "Susanna Bolton's Recognizance was declared forfeited" and directed the reader to "See Common Pleas Court, September term 1739 #45, vol. 7, pp. 238-40."5
Court Action*September 1739Court records for September 1739 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), noted case number 45 as Dominum Regum, representing the court of General Sessions, v. Susanna Bolton, a "Singlewoman" of Bridgewater, for the forfeiture of a £10 recognizance given for Bolton's appearance at General Sessions court in May 1739. Susanna was ordered "To answer to Such Matters and things as Should then be Objected against her said Susanna on our Behalf Concerning her being with Child by Fornycation and prosecute Jonathan Sprague Jr. of Bridgewater aforesaid who She Charged of being the Father of said Child... And then The said Susanna Bolton was Solemly Called in our said Court to Come into Court but Did not appear but made Default." Her costs were taxed at £1.19s.6
Marriage*23 March 1740She married Jabez Cowing on 23 March 1740 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,7,3
(Eldest Daughter) Will27 May 1755Susanna'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 Susanna, her heirs and assigns forever, he gave forty acres of land located upon that side of his land adjoining that of David Hatch, and no more.8,9,10,1
(Daughter) Estate28 July 1755Her father's estate was valued at a total of £1404,15,4 and the forty acres of land Susanna inherited by his will was valued at £40. An inventory of the estate, completed and appraised on 4 July 1755, provided an itemization of the inheritance value for each of Bolton's daughters, but no additional documents, or information regarding the final accounting or distribution of his estate, were found in his probate packet. Further research of land records and probates, particularly of his daughters under their married names of Cowing, Leach, Thomson and Willis, may yield a more complete story. We do know that his 4th daughter, Hannah Thomson, wife of Peter, died just one month after her father's death, and before his will was probated. We also know that his youngest daughter, Martha Willis, wife of Joab, was alive after the will was executed, and that his 2nd daughter Ruth Leach was living in 1771 when she was appointed Executrix of her husband's probate. Research will continue in our attempt to finalize the distribution of his estate to our satisfaction.8,9,11,10

Family 1

Jonathan Sprague Jr. b. 13 Mar 1720
Child1.Jonathan Bolton+12 b. 1 Jul 1738, d. b 1810

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. [S669] Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 2, page 87; referencing (9:9-13). Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS.
  5. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 2, page 154; referencing (9:115-117).
  6. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 6, pages 170-171; referencing (7:234-238) and directing the reader to see General Sessions, vol. 9, pp. 116-17.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  8. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2217; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 551540, Probates 1751-1755, Volume 13, pages 545-547. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  9. [S1128] John Bolton, Probate (1755 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2217, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1755 Bridgewater).
  10. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xii; source stated he had all daughters. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  11. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301; source identified John Bolton Jr. as one of the children, and the only son, of Ensign John Bolton and Ruth Hooper.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Jonathan "Sprauge alias Bolton", son of Susanna Bolton.
  13. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, and references an Epitaph in old Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Susanna Bolton1

b. 22 August 1803, d. 22 November 1804
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Mother*Betsy Tilton1 b. 30 Jun 1783
Birth*22 August 1803Susanna Bolton was born on 22 August 1803 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1
Death*22 November 1804She died on 22 November 1804 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont, at age 1.1

Citations

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

Susannah Bolton1

b. 22 November 1763
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Birth*22 November 1763Susannah Bolton was born on 22 November 1763 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Sylvanus Bolton1

b. 2 November 1784
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Birth*2 November 1784Sylvanus Bolton was born on 2 November 1784 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
(Son) Census 17901790Sylvanus Bolton, Thomas Bolton and John Bolton Jr. was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. John Sr. and Tryphena would have been married about 6 years in 1790, and the household contained 1 male aged 16 and over, who would have been John Sr., 3 males under the age of 16, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., and 2 females, one of whom would have been Tryphena and the other maybe household help or a relative. The senior John's father's household was enumerated separately on neighboring land.3,4
(Son) Census 18001800Sylvanus Bolton, Thomas Bolton and John Bolton Jr. was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of his parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household had 3 males aged 10 thru 15, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., 1 male aged 26 thru 44, John Sr., 4 females under 10, daughters Ruth, Phebe, Thankful and Tryphena, and 1 female aged 26 thru 44, the mother Tryphena. The senior John's parents, Jonathan and Thankful, were enumerated at a neighboring farm.5
Relocation*1814Sylvanus settled in Braintree, Orange County, Vermont, in 1814. Braintree is adjacent to Rochester, Vermont where his sister Thankful's future husband resided.6
Marriage* Following the death of her first husband, Sylvanus Bolton married Persis (Fisk) Flagg, daughter of Asa Fisk.7
Relocation*1816 In 1816, Sylvanus and Persis Bolton, with the three young Flagg children, moved to Braintree, Orange County, Vermont, making the journey on foot. During the first year in their new home they suffered a great deal from want of food, often going supperless to bed.7
(Brother) RelocationSylvanus was joined in Vermont by his brother, Enos Bolton.6

Family

Persis Fisk
Child1.Sylvanus R. Bolton+8 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 26 Nov 1893

Citations

  1. [S606] Douglas Richardson, Bolton Family of Massachusetts and Vermont (GenForum posting), 01 March 2001: suggests the possibility that Thankful, Sylvanus and Enos were siblings and the children of John and Tryphena Bolton, GenForum Genealogy online at genforum.genealogy.com. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Genealogy Forum (Richardson, March 2001).
  2. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Bolton, Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: M637_4; Image: 0255. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  4. [S602] U.S. Federal Government, Heads of Families at the first Census of the United States taken in the Year 1790 in Massachusetts (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted 1966, 1973, 1992, 1998 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1908 by Government Printing Office, Washington DC), Freetown, page 46, column 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts 1790 Heads of Families.
  5. [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.
  6. [S606] Bolton Family Genealogy Forum (Richardson, March 2001), GenForum Genealogy.
  7. [S605] Bristol and Plymouth and Barnstable counties, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts: containing historical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1912), Volume III, page 1603. Hereinafter cited as Men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts.
  8. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011. Hereinafter cited as "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages."

Sylvanus R. Bolton1

b. 1 April 1819, d. 26 November 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
5th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Sylvanus Bolton1 b. 2 Nov 1784
Mother-Probable*Persis Fisk
Birth*1 April 1819Sylvanus R. Bolton was born on 1 April 1819 in Braintree, Orange County, Vermont.2
Marriage*He married first Sarah Williamson, daughter of Isaac Williamson and Sarah "Sally" ______.3,4
(Husband) Research Notes The source, who is currently researching diligently to determine the in-depth identity of Sarah Williamson and her parents, Sarah "Sally" ______ and Isaac Williamson, has hit a brick wall. She has learned that Isaac lived in Cornwall and Middlebury, both in Addison County, Vermont, and has not yet identified the maiden name of Isaac's wife, Sarah "Sally" ______. Their daughter, Sarah Williamson, was the first wife of Sylvanus R. Bolton, the researcher's ancestor.1
(Husband) Death24 April 1862Sylvanus became a widower when Sarah (Williamson) Bolton died on 24 April 1862.5
Marriage*4 December 1862He married second Sarah Janes, daughter of Horace Janes, on 4 December 1862 in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont.6,7
Occupation*1882 In 1882 Sylvanus was a carpenter and joiner, working on Green Street for John Hammond.1
(Husband) Death31 March 1884Sylvanus became a widower for the second time when Sarah (Janes) Bolton died on 31 March 1884.8
Death*26 November 1893He died on 26 November 1893 in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, at age 748
Burial* and was buried in West Cemetery, Middlebury.9

Family 1

Sarah Williamson b. 1 Mar 1822, d. 24 Apr 1862

Family 2

Sarah Janes b. 4 Mar 1822, d. 31 Mar 1884
Children1.Mary Bolton1
2.Harriett Bolton1

Citations

  1. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011. Hereinafter cited as "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages."
  2. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing Family File. Cornwall Historical Society, compiled by Stewart Witherell : states he was from Braintree, Vermont. Linda stated that it appears that the family did live in Braintree at one point.
  3. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing that Sarah was identified in the Cemetery Records - Stanton Avery Collection, NEHGS, Boston as the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Williamson. Also Linda stated she visited the cemetery and found the stone.
  4. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing Henry Royce Bass, History of Braintree, Vermont Tuttle & Co, Rutland, Vermont 1883.
  5. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing burial in Case Street Cemetery, "transcript by Francis F. Spies" 1927 - A. Stanton Avery Collection at NEHGS in Boston. Stated she was the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Williamson.
  6. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing Stuart Witherell, Family Files, Cornwall Historical Society, Cornwall, Vermont.
  7. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing Vermont Vital Records - Family Search.org.
  8. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing Cemetery Records - West Cemetery, Middlebury, Vermont.
  9. [S910] Linda Pumiglia, "Sylvanus R. Bolton Email Messages," e-mails to LHB, 29 Sep and 4 Oct 2011, citing Cemetery Records - West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT.

Thankful Bolton1

b. 25 March 1797, d. 1879
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*25 March 1797Thankful Bolton was born on 25 March 1797 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,2
(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
(Sister) Relocation1814Thankful's older brother, Sylvanus Bolton, settled in Braintree, Orange County, Vermont, in 1814. Braintree is adjacent to Rochester, Vermont where Thankful's future husband resided.4
Marriage*1818She married Reuben Martin in 1818 in Vermont.4
Relocation*1834Thankful and Reuben Martin moved to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1834 and then to Lorain County.4
Relocation1853Thankful and Reuben Martin moved in 1853 to Defiance County, Ohio, where they remained for the rest of their lives.5
Death*1879She died in 1879 in Farmer, Defiance County, Ohio.4

Family

Reuben Martin b. 1797
Children1.Almira Martin+5 b. 24 Aug 1821, d. 10 Apr 1885
2.Onercia Martin5 b. c 1831
3.Eliza Martin5 b. c 1834
4.Jason Martin5 b. c 1836

Citations

  1. [S606] Douglas Richardson, Bolton Family of Massachusetts and Vermont (GenForum posting), 01 March 2001: suggests the possibility that Thankful, Sylvanus and Enos were siblings and the children of John and Tryphena Bolton, GenForum Genealogy online at genforum.genealogy.com. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Genealogy Forum (Richardson, March 2001).
  2. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  3. [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. [S606] Bolton Family Genealogy Forum (Richardson, March 2001), GenForum Genealogy.
  5. [S604] R.C. Brown (general history) and J.E. Norris (local histories), compilers, downloaded from Google Books, History of Portage County, Ohio : containing a history of the county, its townships, town, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc.; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies, history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio; statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc. (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers, 1885), Part IV. Biographical Sketches, Freedom Township, page 719. Hereinafter cited as History of Portage County, Ohio.

Thomas Bolton1

b. 22 August 1775, d. 1801
Relationship2nd great-grandson 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*22 August 1775Thomas Bolton was baptized on 22 August 1775 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2,3
Occupation*Thomas Bolton was a sea captain.3
Death*1801He died in 1801.3
Administration*1806His estate was administrated in 1806 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Among the articles mentioned in an inventory were: "One best coat, one surtoot (coat), one shot bag and powder, one sabbor, one cork scrue, one pair compasses, one close brush, one small french organ."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.

Thomas Bolton1

Occupation*1740Thomas Bolton was appointed "to settle the school-master and have the whole benefit of him" in 1740 in Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Children* He had two daughters and perhaps other children.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.

Thomas Bolton

b. circa 1698, d. before 1788
Father*______ Bolton
Birth*circa 1698Thomas Bolton was probably born circa 1698 in or near Tamlaght O'Crilly, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.1
(Brother) Relationship NoteAccording to Samuel Bolton's will in Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland, Hugh, Thomas and William were all his brothers.1
Immigration*circa 1720Thomas Bolton immigrated circa 1720 from Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland and settled in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine.1
Marriage*He married Mary (McLellan) Craige.1
(CLUE Person) Research Notes It is suspected that Agnes Bolton of Palmer belongs to one of the early immigrant Bolton families already being researched. William of Reading was thought to have come from Ireland and the brothers William of Windham and Thomas of Gorham, both having come to America from Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland, each named a daughter Agnes.
Death*before 1788He died before 1788 at age 90 in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine.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.

Thomas Bolton

Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Jonathan Bolton b. 1 Jul 1738, d. b 1810
Mother*Thankful Borden
(Son) Census 17901790Thomas was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his father Jonathan Bolton in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household consisted of 3 males aged 16 and over, 2 males under the age of 16 and 1 female. Son John had his own household on neighboring land in 1790, so it is suspected that Jonathan and his sons David and Thomas were the 3 older males, that their wife and mother Thankful was the female and that the 2 younger males were as yet unidentified children of the couple.1,2
Taxation*1798Thomas Bolton appeared on the Direct Tax list in 1798 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The size of the property was 4440 square feet had one dwelling house and one out-building. The valuation first determined by the Principal Assessor for the property was $1600, and the valuation as revised and equalized by the Commissioners was $1760.3
Marriage Intention8 August 1806An intention of marriage between Thomas Bolton and Joanna Jucket was entered by William Jucket and recorded on 8 August 1806 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. In the Helen Gurney Thomas source, the entry is presented as though the intention of marriage was between Joanna Jucket and William Jucket and that Thomas Bolton made the communication. This researcher believes that to be a misinterpretation of the actual record in the Town Clerk's office and that the principals to the marriage were actually Thomas Bolton and Joanna Jucket. The intention of marriage between William Jucket and Barbary Hart of Tiverton, and dated 31 Jan 1808, also appears on page 290. William was likely a relative of Joanna's, although the relationship has not yet been established.4,5
Marriage*after 8 August 1806He probably married Joanna Jucket after 8 August 1806 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.6
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer31 October 1806Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, and his wife Thankful Bolton signed a deed agreement on 31 October 1806 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Thomas White, a yeoman of Dartmouth, for the sum of $200. The deed was dated and signed on 31 October 1806, and recorded on 1 Nov 1806. It described the tract or parcel of land situated in Freetown, bounded as follows: Containing twenty-six acres ___________ and bounded Northerly by land belonging to Augustus Chase, Easterly and Southerly by Calvin Reynolds' land, Westerly by Peregrine White's land and is the one-half of that lot of land, taken off at the North end, which he, Jonathan Bolton, and his son, John Bolton, bought from Bethuel Borden. It was signed with the marks of Jonathan Bolton and Thankful Bolton, with Thomas Bolton and David Bolton as witnesses.7
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer26 March 1807Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, signed a deed agreement which was recorded on 26 March 1807 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Crapo and Thomas White, yeomen of Freetown and Dartmouth, respectively, for the sum of $150. The deed identified Jonathan Bolton's "homestead farm" situated and lying in Freetown, bounded as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Abram Ashley's land which lays on the South side of the road that runs by Peregrine White's and is a part of the land which Abram Ashley bought from Joshua Crapo, thence running Easterly by that same road until it comes to John Borden's land until it comes to Lemuel Borden's land, thence Westerly by Lemuel Borden's land until it comes to the Mill River, thence Northerly by that river until it comes to the Northeast corner of Benjamin Crapo's land until it comes to Abram Ashley's land, thence Northerly by Abram Ashley's land until it comes to the above mentioned road, and containing forty acres, "be it the same more or less". Jonathan Bolton signed with his mark, with (Malaeths____or____Merchant??) White and Thomas Bolton as witnesses.8

Family

Joanna Jucket

Citations

  1. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Bolton, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: M637_4; Image: 0255. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  2. [S602] U.S. Federal Government, Heads of Families at the first Census of the United States taken in the Year 1790 in Massachusetts (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted 1966, 1973, 1992, 1998 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1908 by Government Printing Office, Washington DC), Freetown, page 46, column 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts 1790 Heads of Families.
  3. [S594] Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax List, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 7, page 391. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax.
  4. [S598] Freetown (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Freetown Town Hall, 3 N. Main Street, Assonet, Massachusetts, Book 3, page 25, No. 7.
  5. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, compiler, Vital records of the town of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1686 through 1890 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1988), Freetown Marriages, pages 289 and 290. Hereinafter cited as Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890.
  6. [S598] Freetown (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books Freetown Town Hall.
  7. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 86, page 501; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  8. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 87, pages 197; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807.

Thomas Bolton1

b. 14 January 1786, d. 25 November 1839
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Birth*14 January 1786Thomas Bolton was born on 14 January 1786 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
(Son) Census 17901790Sylvanus Bolton, Thomas Bolton and John Bolton Jr. was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. John Sr. and Tryphena would have been married about 6 years in 1790, and the household contained 1 male aged 16 and over, who would have been John Sr., 3 males under the age of 16, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., and 2 females, one of whom would have been Tryphena and the other maybe household help or a relative. The senior John's father's household was enumerated separately on neighboring land.2,3
(Son) Census 18001800Sylvanus Bolton, Thomas Bolton and John Bolton Jr. was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of his parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household had 3 males aged 10 thru 15, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., 1 male aged 26 thru 44, John Sr., 4 females under 10, daughters Ruth, Phebe, Thankful and Tryphena, and 1 female aged 26 thru 44, the mother Tryphena. The senior John's parents, Jonathan and Thankful, were enumerated at a neighboring farm.4
Death*25 November 1839He died on 25 November 1839 at age 53.1

Citations

  1. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  2. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Bolton, Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: M637_4; Image: 0255. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  3. [S602] U.S. Federal Government, Heads of Families at the first Census of the United States taken in the Year 1790 in Massachusetts (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted 1966, 1973, 1992, 1998 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1908 by Government Printing Office, Washington DC), Freetown, page 46, column 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts 1790 Heads of Families.
  4. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800 Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll 19; Page: 548; Image: 22; Household of John Bolton (transcribed as "Botton"). Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.

Thomas Jefferson Bolton1

b. 7 August 1805, d. 15 May 1814
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1,2 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
Mother*Margery Pratt1,2 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840
Birth*7 August 1805Thomas Jefferson Bolton was born on 7 August 1805 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and his birth was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.1
Death*15 May 1814He drowned on 15 May 1814 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at the age of 8 years and 9 months.1
(Son) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Thomas Jefferson Bolton, stated that he had resided at Raynham in Bristol County, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. After the war he lived one year at Taunton, also in Bristol County, and twenty years at Bridgewater, in Plymouth County. Next, for about the same length of time he lived in several other towns and at the time of his declaration was residing in Billerica village in the town of Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is believed that John's wife and unmarried children resided with him.3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).

Timothy Bolton1

b. 5 May 1759
RelationshipGreat-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 25 Oct 1721
Mother*Mary ______1 d. b 16 May 1776
Birth*5 May 1759Timothy Bolton was born on 5 May 1759 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Boltons of Old and New England source surmises that Timothy may have been named for his mother's cousin Timothy Nurse, brother of Jonathan Nurse, however it is now believed that Timothy's mother, while named Mary, was not Mary Nurse.2,1,3
Revolutionary War*19 April 1775In the Revolutionary War, Timothy Bolton was one of the volunteers who marched from Shirley to Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at the alarm on 19 April 1775 and was one of the eight months men enlisted in 1775. He served in Captain Henry Haskell's Company, Colonel James Prescott's Regiment.3
Marriage*14 May 1778He married Sybel Bennett, daughter of Moses Bennett Jr. and Sarah Blood; their intention of marriage was recorded on 14 May 1778 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,3,4
Inheritance*Timothy inherited and wasted his father's estate, and removed from Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, some years prior to his death.3
(Witness to Receipt) Inheritance22 January 1798Nelley Bolton gave a receipt on 22 January 1798 for her share in her father's property. Timothy Bolton and Joseph Chaplin Jr. were witnesses.5
Death*He died at Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont.3
(Son) Land TransferFebruary 1801 In February 1801, William Bolton gave an undivided half of his farm to his sons, Edward and Timothy Bolton and Edward Bolton.2
Land Transfer*1804 In 1804, the same year as their father's death, Timothy and Edward Bolton, sold forty-five acres of the farm their father had gifted to them in 1801 to James Parker, gentleman.2

Family

Sybel Bennett b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Children1.Mary Bolton1 b. 1 Feb 1778
2.Edward Bolton+1 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
3.Olive Bolton1 b. 19 Oct 1781
4.Oliver Bolton1 b. 9 Aug 1783
5.Eunice Bolton+1 b. 13 May 1786
6.Moses Bennett Bolton1 b. 26 Aug 1788
7.Lucinda Bolton1 b. 1 Jul 1791
8.Eliab Bolton1 b. 23 Feb 1794, d. 11 Sep 1796
9.Eliab Gowing (Going) Bolton1 b. 19 Dec 1797

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, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  3. [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.
  4. [S679] Prepared by Susan Hawkes Cook, "Parentage of Sarah Bennett, Wife of Revolutionary - NEHGS", NEXUS Volume number 3 (June 1987). From 1983 to 2000, NEXUS was the news magazine of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Published five times a year, it contained columns and feature articles as well as NEHGS news and events. Gary Boyd Roberts’ “Notable Kin” column was a particular highlight, and article topics covered a wide range of subjects, including Irish origins, matrilineal and name studies, and material culture (especially photographs), plus some record transcriptions and resolutions of difficult problems. Also popular was a sizable query section, with some answers. Hereinafter cited as "Parentage of Sarah Bennett."
  5. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8.

Tryphena Bolton

b. 1 August 1799
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*1 August 1799Tryphena Bolton was born on 1 August 1799 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.

William Bolton1

b. 25 October 1721
RelationshipGrandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton2 b. 1684, d. 10 Sep 1725
Mother*Elizabeth White2 b. 8 Apr 1688
Birth*25 October 1721William Bolton was born on 25 October 1721 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Marriage*William Bolton married a woman named Mary ______ who was almost certainly not Mary Nurse. Most published sources, however, have perpetuated this erroneous information as fact. No record has yet been found for the marriage of William Bolton. A record was found for the marriage of Mary Nurse and Edward Powers on 17 Mar 1747/48 at Rutland, Massachusetts. The record for the birth of William's son William on 21 Jan 1743/44 in Reading, Massachusetts identified him as the son of William and Mary Bolton. Although the researching descendants of William and Mary would love to claim Mary Nurse as an ancestor, they are determined to set the record straight as they pursue the truth.4,1
(Brother) Administration12 May 1746When William's brother, John Bolton, died at Cape Breton in 1746, Elizabeth Dorman, mother of John Bolton, requested by sworn statement on 12 May 1746 that Edward Hircom be appointed as Administrator for her deceased son's estate. In her statement, she made clear her "desire that Administration of all the goods, chattels, rights and credits of my son, John Bolton, deceased at Cape Breton, might be granted unto Mr. Edward Hircom." On the same date, Edward Hircom, Jonathan Nurse and William Bolton, all yeomen of Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts paid the sum of five hundred pounds as bond and were appointed appraisers of the estate of John Bolton late of Andover in the County of Essex in the province of Massachusetts, who died intestate.5,3
Occupation*William Bolton was a thrifty farmer, a loyal soldier and an active citizen of Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Historical Note*3 March 1755 At the annual town meeting held in Reading on 3 Mar 1755, he was listed as a "tithingman" from the North Parish and would maintain that position for a number of years. The tithingman, "whose power reached over the threshold of every family in the hamlet, patriarchal, fatherly, neighborly," was a thing of the past well before 1889, was in keeping with the customs of Plymouth, old England and Saxon times.3
(Father) Birth5 May 1759The Boltons of Old and New England source surmised that Mary and William Bolton's son, Timothy Bolton, born on 5 May 1759 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), may have been named for his mother's cousin, Timothy Nurse, brother of Jonathan Nurse, however it is now known that Timothy's mother, while named Mary, was not Mary Nurse.3,1,6
Relocation*25 May 1773 On 25 May 1773, William Bolton sold his house and garden, with other lands in Reading, to Jeremiah Eaton, and three days later he and his wife Mary settled in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Residence*28 May 1773William and Mary Bolton became residents of Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), on 28 May 1773. That same year, William bought a large farm from the Honorable James Prescott.6,1,3
(Husband) Deathbefore 16 May 1776William became a widower, presuming his wife Mary ______ had died before 16 May 1776 when he married a second time.3
Marriage*16 May 1776He married second Sarah (Blood) Bennett Farnsworth Bolton, daughter of Ebenezer Blood and Abigail Chamberlain?, on 16 May 1776 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Most published sources state that William Bolton married Sarah Lewis, and not Sarah Farnsworth. A William Bolton did marry a Sarah Lewis on 18 Sep 1788. However it is believed by current Bolton family reseachers that that marriage was not this William. They are in possession of documentation to verify their information on the Blood, Farnsworth and Bolton lines.4,1,3
Residence*1794 In 1794William added to the large farm he had purchased in 1773 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The house, with the ridgepole parallel with the road and sloping back, after the manner of the time, to a shed in the rear, was conspicuous as the first house west of West Groton. The place became known later as "The Peter Tarbell Place." Near the house there was an old barn, still functioning in 1889 as it had in the days before the Revolutionary War.3,6
Land Transfer*February 1801 In February 1801, William Bolton gave an undivided half of his farm to his sons, Timothy Bolton and Edward Bolton.3
Death30 April 1804He died on 30 April 1804 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 82.3,6,1,4
Burial*He was buried in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
(Father) Land Transfer1804 In 1804, the same year as their father's death, Edward and Timothy Bolton, sold forty-five acres of the farm their father had gifted to them in 1801 to James Parker, gentleman.3
(Husband) Land Transfer1806 In 1806, Sarah Bolton sold her share of her deceased husband's farm to the same James Parker his sons had sold their share to in 1804.3

Family 1

Mary ______ d. b 16 May 1776
Children1.William Bolton Jr.+1 b. 21 Jan 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
2.Daniel Bolton1 b. 1 Jul 1747
3.Ebenezer Bolton1 b. 12 Jan 1748/49
4.Elizabeth Bolton1 b. 1750
5.Edward Bolton1 b. 25 May 1751
6.Aaron Bolton1 b. 12 Feb 1753
7.Sarah Bolton1 b. 1754
8.Lois Bolton1 b. 28 Feb 1757
9.Timothy Bolton+1 b. 5 May 1759
10.Amos Bolton1 b. 1760
11.Mary Bolton1 b. 11 Feb 1761
12.Susannah Bolton1 b. 22 Nov 1763
13.Eunice Bolton1 b. 18 Dec 1764

Family 2

Sarah Blood d. 24 Jun 1822

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. [S262] Kirk Larson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Kirk Larson et al (Kirk Larson Private Library), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 11 May 2004.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  4. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."
  5. [S488] John Bolton, Administration of 1746, Probate File Number 2127, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2127 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as John Bolton Administration of 1746.
  6. [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.

William Bolton1

b. 1684, d. 10 September 1725
RelationshipSon of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*James Bolton2
Mother*Margaret ______2
Birth*1684An internet source, which may or may not be accurate, reported that William Bolton was born in 1684 in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Charles Knowles Bolton, in his Boltons of Old and New England, was uncertain about both William's age and origins. He wrote, "Thus it will be seen that William Bolton married a woman nearly thirty-two years of age. It may not be too much, then, to presume that he was, at this time, a man in middle life. We do not know how long he had lived at Reading before he went to Andover a-courting in 1719. Possibly he came from Virginia where lands were granted to one of the same name forty years before. It seems more probable, however, that he came from London or from Lancashire where William was a favorite name with the Boltons.1,3
Marriage*5 January 1720William Bolton married Elizabeth White, daughter of John White and Sarah ______, on 5 January 1720 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married my Mr. Samuel Phillips, a well-known Congregational minister.4,3
Residence*William Bolton was living in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at the time of his marriage. Both the town records and the church records speak of him as of Reading.3
Death*10 September 1725He died on 10 September 1725 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,3
(CLUE Person) Research Notes It is suspected that Agnes Bolton of Palmer belongs to one of the early immigrant Bolton families already being researched. William of Reading was thought to have come from Ireland and the brothers William of Windham and Thomas of Gorham, both having come to America from Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland, each named a daughter Agnes.

Family

Elizabeth White b. 8 Apr 1688
Children1.William Bolton+1 b. 25 Oct 1721
2.John Bolton4 b. 29 Apr 1724, d. 1746

Citations

  1. [S262] Kirk Larson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Kirk Larson et al (Kirk Larson Private Library), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 11 May 2004.
  2. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  4. [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.

William Bolton1

b. 14 October 1771
Relationship2nd great-grandson 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*14 October 1771William Bolton was born on 14 October 1771 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*14 October 1790He married Sally Farnsworth, daughter of Ebenezer Farnsworth and Sarah Nichols, on 14 October 1790 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3,4
Residence*During the early years of William and Sally Bolton's married life, they lived in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4
Residence*1797William Bolton bought a large farm about 1797 from William Gould, next to the farm of Lieutenant Jonathan Page and moved to Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he remained for the rest of his life.5,4
Residence1806 In 1806, William increased the size of his farm in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.4
Land Transfer*4 April 1827 In 4 April 1827, William Bolton gave his home and all his property to his son Aaron "except a cow and household furniture brought by his wife Sarah at their marriage." The son to "furnish a good and comfortable support and maintenance... during their lives and the life of the survivor of them in the family of the said Aaron."4
(Father) ResidenceAaron Bolton's parents, William and Sally Bolton, lived with Aaron and Sarah Bolton in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, until their deaths.6

Family

Sally Farnsworth b. 1769
Children1.David Bolton+1 b. 2 Mar 1791, d. 1 Apr 1849
2.William Bolton1 b. 13 Mar 1792
3.Aaron Bolton+1 b. 16 Jun 1795

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 and Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  3. [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, marriage date written Oct. 14, [1791]. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  4. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10.
  5. [S484] Seth Chandler, Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882, pages 357-359.
  6. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Fifth Generation, pages 10-17.

William Bolton1

b. 13 March 1792
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Bolton1 b. 14 Oct 1771
Mother*Sally Farnsworth1 b. 1769
Birth*13 March 1792William Bolton was born on 13 March 1792 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and the birth was recorded in Shirley, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Death*He died at sea.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, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

William Bolton1

b. 17 March 1807
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*17 March 1807William Bolton was born on 17 March 1807 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

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