Perez Bolton1

b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 December 1898
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Lemuel Bolton1 b. 4 May 1778, d. 12 Mar 1844
Mother*Ruth Briggs1 b. 7 Jun 1777, d. 30 May 1843
Birth*4 May 1807Perez Bolton was born on 4 May 1807 in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York.1
Marriage*6 May 1851He married Minerva Denison, daughter of James Denison and Hannah Day, on 6 May 1851.1
Death*28 December 1898He died on 28 December 1898 in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York, at age 91.1
(Grandfather) LineageHis Grandson, Harry Emmett Bolton, stated to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, sometime before his death in 1958, that he was unable to prove the ancestry of his great-grandfather, Lemuel Bolton, but he believed that Lemuel was the son of William, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas, the Immigrant. Our research indicates that Harry's 2nd Great-Grandfather, if William Bolton, was actually the son of Elisha Bolton, Nathaniel's brother. It appears from the French & Indian War records that the young William was very close to his Uncle Nathaniel, and they may have continued their close relationship later in life as well. Nathaniel and Elisha Bolton were sons of John Bolton who was the son of the immigrant Nicholas Boulton.1,2

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."
  2. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14369 for William Bolton of Halifax stating that Elisha Bolton is his "father or master" and referencing Volume 96, page 536 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.
  3. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 724. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Phebe Bolton

b. 3 November 1794
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Birth*3 November 1794Phebe Bolton was born on 3 November 1794 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2
(Daughter) Census 18001800Ruth Bolton, Phebe Bolton, Thankful Bolton and Tryphena Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household had 3 males aged 10 thru 15, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., 1 male aged 26 thru 44, John Sr., 4 females under 10, daughters Ruth, Phebe, Thankful and Tryphena, and 1 female aged 26 thru 44, the mother Tryphena. The senior John's parents, Jonathan and Thankful, were enumerated at a neighboring farm.3

Citations

  1. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  2. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts, listings, page 3.
  3. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800 Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll 19; Page: 548; Image: 22; Household of John Bolton (transcribed as "Botton"). Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.

Phebe Elvira Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Philip Bolton1

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film# 549,782, Docket# 2222. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  3. [S482] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, in 17 Volumes, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 2, pages 251 and 252. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0088. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  7. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page: 50; Image: 60; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  8. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Phillip Bolton, East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 21; Page: 85; Family History Film Number: 0205629; Image: 00048. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  9. [S611] Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. Filmed by Graphic Microfilm of New England, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2007), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Case number 2223. Hereinafter cited as Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  10. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, film number 549782.
  11. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Phillip Bolton, Bridgewater East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M33_50; Page: 466; Image: 396. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  12. [S483] U.S. Pensioners 1818-1872 from original data: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Pensioners 1818-1872.
  13. [S611] Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Case number 2224.

Philip Bolton1

b. 17 July 1774, d. 25 November 1843
RelationshipsNephew of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Joseph Bolton Jr.1 b. 1744, d. 18 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Bolton1 b. 6 May 1752
Birth*17 July 1774Philip Bolton was born on 17 July 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Son) Census 1790It is not known if Philip Bolton, Joseph Bolton, John Bolton, Barzillia Bolton and Zimri Bolton, who would have been about 15, was enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of his parents, Joseph and Mary (Bolton) Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 17 years in 1790 and at least 8 of their 9 children, five sons and three daughters, had been born by that year. Until we learn more about the years of the deaths of their sons, we cannot determine which of the boys may have been enumerated with the family in 1790. The residents of the household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been father Joseph, only two males under 16 and four females.3
Death*25 November 1843He died a pauper, of heart disease, on 25 November 1843 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 69. His gravestone read 70 as his age at death.2
Burial*He was buried in Section D, grave number 506|His stone in 1882 was broken and prostrate, with only his name and "b. 1774" readable of the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.4,5

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0087. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  4. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 95. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Philip Bolton, Memorial# 23053916. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Polly Bolton1

b. 9 September 1792
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*9 September 1792Polly Bolton was born on 9 September 1792 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

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

Rachel Elizabeth Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Richard Bolton

Marriage*He married Molly Round.

Family

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

Citations

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

Ruth Bolton1

b. 6 June 1712, d. before 19 February 1799
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 21 May 1686, d. 5 Jun 1755
Mother*Ruth Hooper1 b. 9 Mar 1691, d. 17 May 1755
Birth*6 June 1712Ruth Bolton was born on 6 June 1712 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*26 December 1734She married Ephraim Leach, son of David Leach and Hannah ______, on 26 December 1734 in Bridgewater.1,4,3
(2nd Daughter) Will27 May 1755Ruth's father wrote a will dated 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, in New England, naming his five daughters his primary beneficiaries. To his well-beloved daughter Ruth, her heirs and assigns forever, he gave twenty acres of land belonging to his home farm and adjoining to the land of Jonathan Washburn, beginning along the road and running to the river, and no more.5,6,7,1
(Daughter) Estate28 July 1755Her father's estate was valued at a total of £1404,15,4 and the twenty acres of land Ruth inherited by his will was valued at £120 [. WM].5,6,8,7
Will*26 October 1767Ruth's husband Ephraim Leach wrote a will dated 26 October 1767 in Bridgewater, nominating his beloved wife Ruth his sole Executor. His will first directed that all his debts and funeral charges should be paid out of his real estate in convenient time following his death. And then, to his wife Ruth, all his moveable estate together with his money at interest in notes and bonds, and all his right in the iron furnaces in Bridgewater, together with a lot of meadow in the so-called Great Meadow in Bridgewater. Additionally, to his beloved-wife Ruth, he gave and bequeathed the improvement of all his real estate during her natural life. And after the decease of his wife Ruth, his will gave and bequeathed to his sisters and brother, and to his sisters' children, his homestead farm to be divided among them according to the laws of the Province. His will was signed, sealed and witnessed by Daniel Leach, Nicholas Wade Jr. and William Keith.9,10
(Wife) DeathRuth became a widow when Ephraim Leach died sometime after he wrote his will on 26 October 1767 and before it was presented for probate on 05 August 1771.9,10
Probate*5 August 1771Ruth presented her deceased husband's will for probate on 5 August 1771 in Plymouth County before Judge John Cushing Esq.. Daniel Leach and Nicholas Wade were present and made oath stating that they had seen Ephraim Leach sign and seal the will, declare that the instrument was his last will and testament, and that they, along with William Keith had signed their names to the will together as witnesses in Ephraim Leach's presence and that, to the best of their judgment, he was of sound and disposing mind.

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

Family

Ephraim Leach b. 13 Dec 1699

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  5. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2217; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 551540, Probates 1751-1755, Volume 13, pages 545-547. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  6. [S1128] John Bolton, Probate (1755 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2217, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1755 Bridgewater).
  7. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xii; source stated he had all daughters. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  8. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301; source identified John Bolton Jr. as one of the children, and the only son, of Ensign John Bolton and Ruth Hooper.
  9. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217.
  10. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Ruth Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Ruth Bolton1

b. 1 August 1667
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*1 August 1667Ruth Bolton was born on 1 August 1667 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

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

Ruth Bolton

b. 19 June 1792, d. 6 January 1889
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 10 Aug 1762, d. 30 Oct 1829
Mother*Tryphena Hathaway1 b. 13 Jul 1764, d. 3 Feb 1832
Birth*19 June 1792Ruth Bolton was born on 19 June 1792 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2
(Daughter) Census 18001800Ruth Bolton, Phebe Bolton, Thankful Bolton and Tryphena Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her parents, John and Tryphena Bolton, in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The household had 3 males aged 10 thru 15, who would have been sons Sylvanus, Thomas and John Jr., 1 male aged 26 thru 44, John Sr., 4 females under 10, daughters Ruth, Phebe, Thankful and Tryphena, and 1 female aged 26 thru 44, the mother Tryphena. The senior John's parents, Jonathan and Thankful, were enumerated at a neighboring farm.3
Marriage*19 December 1812She married Joseph Mixter on 19 December 1812 in Massachusetts.4
Death*6 January 1889She died on 6 January 1889 at age 96.4

Family

Joseph Mixter b. 12 Mar 1791

Citations

  1. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts. Transcription located online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/taylor/bible/… as a result of a Google search, (2001); Jimmy - e-mail address Kerr, Austin, Texas 79762, listings, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts.
  2. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts, listings, page 3.
  3. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800 Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll 19; Page: 548; Image: 22; Household of John Bolton (transcribed as "Botton"). Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  4. [S608] Bolton Family Bible - Bristol County Massachusetts, listings, page 4.

Sally Bolton1

b. 6 February 1795
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*6 February 1795Sally Bolton was born on 6 February 1795 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

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

Sally Ann Bolton1

b. 7 December 1823
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
4th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Alfred Bolton1 b. 7 May 1793
Mother*Mrs. Sally Stone1
Birth*7 December 1823Sally Ann Bolton was born on 7 December 1823 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Sally L. Bolton1

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

Family

Thomas Page

Citations

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

Samuel Bolton1

b. 6 December 1688, d. 30 May 1753
RelationshipsGranduncle of John Bolton
Grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. c 1660, d. 21 Dec 1721
Mother*Sarah Chesebrough1 b. 24 Dec 1663, d. 24 Oct 1743
Birth*6 December 1688Samuel Bolton was born on 6 December 1688 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*Samuel Bolton was married at least three times, although the names of his first two wives are not known. His marriage to his first wife would have been earlier, and possibly ten or more years earlier, than the notation found regarding a second marriage sometime before July 1726.3
(2nd Son) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Samuel's father, John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, after the payment of debts and charges, was divided by agreement between Sarah, his widow, and their children.

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

Samuel Bolton, the couple's second son, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 1, which was lying in the lower lands by the town river, bounded on the south-easterly side with the river and bounded south-westerly by the fence of his older brother John Bolton Jr., and north-westerly by the range of Jonathan Sprague's land and lying 13 rods and 9 feet wide to a stake by Sprague's range, then ranging from that stake 5 degrees easterly of a south-east point to the river.4,5
Marriage*before 26 July 1726The name of Samuel's second wife is not known. They were married before 26 July 1726 because, in his diary for July 26, Jeremiah Bumstead wrote that they held their meeting at the home of Jonathan Willis and that something was read out for Samuel Bolton on Christ's love to his Spouse, adding it was the first meeting there after Samuel's second marriage.3
(Brother) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.6
(2nd Son) Estate and Land25 September 1730Samuel's' sister, Mary Bolton, had died intestate and the settlement and distribution of her real estate was completed on 25 September 1730. Mary's estate was divided into ten equal shares and distributed between her mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and brothers and sisters, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

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

Samuel's share was part of the lot identified as the eighth, ninth and tenth shares, which were distributed together as one larger lot to Samuel, his mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and to his youngest sister, Abigail Bolton. The lot was on the east end and joining to the lot distributed to Sarah's eldest daughter, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, and also joined to the southerly side of the easterly end of the lot distributed to her second daughter, Elizabeth (Bolton) May. The combined share contained about 18 rods of land, together with the Bolton house, and began at a stake and heap of stones which was at the south-east corner of the lot, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounded by the highway 8 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of the combined share.7,8
(Defendant) Court ActionMarch 1730/31 In March 1730/31, the Court of Common Pleas for Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), recorded the case of Samuel Packard of Bridgewater v. John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, all Husbandmen of Bridgewater, as Trespass: Defendants pleaded they cut the trees mentioned in the writ, but were not guilty of trespass because they were in possession. The jury verdict was for the Defendants, and for costs taxed at £5.16s.3d.9
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May, his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton and Elizabeth May, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.10
Marriage*21 October 1742He married Rebecca Simmons of Halifax on 21 October 1742 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).11,12
Court Action*31 October 1748 Constable Austin Bearse of Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), reported to the General Sessions court of Plymouth County, that by warrant from Selectmen Thomas Croade, Barnabas Tomson and Noah Cushing, he warned Rebecca Bolton, wife of Samuel Bolton, a Bridgewater Labourer, "who came from Bridgewater the fourth day of April Last past and hath Since Resided in Halifax without her Husband, being under Infirmity of Body and without Sufficient Means of Support" was ordered to depart on 31 October 1748.13
Death*30 May 1753He died on 30 May 1753 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 64.14

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S668] Jeremiah Bumstead, "Diary of Jeremiah Bumstead from January, 1722 to January, 1728", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 15 (July and October 1861): page 310. Hereinafter cited as "Diary of Jeremiah Bumstead - NEHGR."
  4. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).
  5. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  7. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  8. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  9. [S669] Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 5, page 303, number 7; referencing (4:326-329). Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS.
  10. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  11. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, noted the date of their marriage as 25 Oct 1742.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  13. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 3, page 14, Warrants to warn persons from Halifax; referencing (2:29-39).
  14. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.4: citing a private record; from a record of deaths kept from 1766 to 1820 by Oliver Alden, and from 1820 to 1846 by his son, Caleb Alden, and grandson, Cromwell Alden, or members of the family, now in the possession of the Bridgewater Public Library.

Samuel Bolton1

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

Citations

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

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.