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.

William Bolton1

d. 27 March 1697
Occupation*William Bolton was a prosperous farmer in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*16 January 1654/55William married first Jane Bartlett on 16 January 1654/55 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*22 November 1659William married second Mary Denison on 22 November 1659 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,4
Death*27 March 1697He died on 27 March 1697 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Estate* The inventories and wills of William Bolton, Sr. and his daughters, show them to have had comforts beyond many of the pioneers of those days.1
(Father) Inheritance William Bolton's son, Stephen, "came into possession of", or possibly inherited, his father's property.1

Family 1

Jane Bartlett d. 6 Sep 1659
Child1.Mary Bolton2 b. 25 Sep 1655, d. 6 Dec 1656

Family 2

Mary Denison
Children1.Daughter Bolton2 b. 4 Oct 1660
2.William Bolton2 b. 27 May 1665, d. 30 Mar 1694
3.Ruth Bolton2 b. 1 Aug 1667
4.Stephen Bolton2 b. 3 Jan 1669
5.Elizabeth Bolton2 b. 23 May 1672, d. 17 Jun 1674
6.Elizabeth Bolton2 b. 8 Nov 1674
7.Sarah Bolton2 b. 5 Apr 1677, d. 10 Mar 1694
8.Hannah Bolton2 b. 18 Jul 1679, d. 16 Oct 1742
9.Joseph Bolton2 b. 8 Jul 1682

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 xi. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [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.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 81. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 81, with date noted as 22 Dec 1659.

William Bolton1

b. 27 May 1665, d. 30 March 1694
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*27 May 1665William Bolton was born on 27 May 1665 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
King William's War*William Bolton was a soldier in the French Wars, called in North America, King William's War.

The first of the French and Indian Wars, King William's War (1689–1697) was the name used in the English colonies in America to refer to the North American theater of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688–1697). Note that the North American theatre does not have a separate name in British, French, or Canadian historiography, and is simply thought of as being part of the Nine Years' War. It was fought between England, France, and their respective American Indian allies in the colonies of Canada, Acadia, and New England.

King William's War began in May 1689 after William III of England joined the League of Augsburg against France. In August, 1,500 Iroquois attacked the New France settlement at La Chine before New France had even learned of the start of the war. Frontenac later attacked the Iroquois village of Onondaga. New France and its Indian allies then attacked English frontier settlements, most notably the Schenectady Massacre of 1690. The English captured Port Royal, Nova Scotia, the capital of Acadia, and then launched an expedition to seize the capital of New France, but were defeated in the Battle of Quebec. The French attacked the British-held coast, recapturing Port Royal.

The Quebec expedition was the last major offensive of King William’s War; for the remainder of the war the English colonists were reduced to defensive operations and skirmishes. In early 1692, in the Candlemas Massacre an estimated 150 Abenakis commanded by officers of New France entered the town of York, Maine, killing about 100 of the English settlers and burning down buildings. The Iroquois Five Nations suffered from the weakness of their English allies.[1] In 1693 and 1696, the French and their Indian allies ravaged Iroquois towns and destroyed crops while New York colonists remained passive. After the English and French made peace in 1697, the Iroquois, now abandoned by the English colonists, remained at war with New France until 1701.

The Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 ended the war between the two colonial powers, reverting the colonial borders to the status quo ante bellum. The peace did not last long, and within five years the colonies were embroiled in the next of the French and Indian Wars, Queen Anne's War. After their settlement with France in 1701, the Iroquois remained neutral in the early part of the war.2,3
Death*30 March 1694He died on 30 March 1694 at age 28.2

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.
  3. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

William Bolton1

b. 1682, d. 22 April 1755
Father*______ Bolton
Birth*1682William Bolton was born in 1682 probably in or near Tamlaght O'Crilly, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. His year of birth was calculated from his recorded age of 73 at his death in 1755.1,2
(Brother) Relationship NoteAccording to Samuel Bolton's will in Tamlaght O'Crilly, Northern Ireland, Hugh, Thomas and William were all his brothers.2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.2
Residence*William Bolton was an early settler of Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.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*22 April 1755He died on 22 April 1755 in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at the age of 73.1,2

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xiii. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [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.

William Bolton1

b. 8 May 1799
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Mother*Betsy Tilton1 b. 30 Jun 1783
Birth*8 May 1799William Bolton was born on 8 May 1799 in London, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2
Occupation*Very soon after his birth, William's parents moved to Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont, where he spent his youth and early manhood. He learned the trade of coloring and cloth dressing, and worked in the factory of his father at Greenbanks Hollow, as it was called in 1889, in Danville.3

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.
  2. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10, notes his place of birth as Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont and Fifth Generation, pages 10-17, notes he was born in London, New Hampshire and soon moved to Danville, Vermont, with his parents.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Fifth Generation, pages 10-17.

William Bolton1

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

Citations

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

William Bolton1

b. 29 March 1788
Father*Richard Bolton1
Mother*Molly Round1
Birth*29 March 1788William Bolton was born on 29 March 1788 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."

William Bolton1

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
Death*He died.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 16 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."

William Bolton1,2

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
(Soldier) French & Indian War10 April 1758William enlisted to serve in the French and Indian War on 10 April 1758 and was in the Regiment of Colonel Thomas Doty.3
(Soldier) French & Indian War5 June 1758William Bolton and his brother, Meshach, both appeared on a Billeting Roll of Halifax, Plymouth County, men dated 5 June 1758 in the Regiment of Colonel Thomas Doty. The roll listed the men who had refused to march without first being taken into their proper companies and receiving their lodging arrangements. William had enlisted on 10 Apr, and the roll was made up to 31 May. He had served for 51 days and the record stated he received £1, 14 shillings in compensation.4,3
(Private) French & Indian War17 October 1758William Bolton of Halifax, Plymouth County, appeared on a Muster Roll as a Private in a company of Foot Soldiers in His Majesty's service under Captain James Andrews in the Regiment of Colonel Thomas Doty in 1758. William was a minor and his "Father or Master" was recorded as Elisha Bolton. He had begun his service on 10 Apr 1758, was officially discharged on 01 Oct 1758, allowed 16 days of travel and was credited as serving until 17 October 1758, for a length of service of 6 months, 23 days. He was charged £3 for arms he didn't return.5
(Soldier) French & Indian War1758William Bolton, from Captain James Andrews's Company, Colonel Thomas Doty's Regiment, appeared on a Billeting Account rendered by Ezekiel Howe, an Innkeeper of Sudbury, for providing 2 meals to William and the other men on their return from the Canada Expedition in 1758.6
(Soldier) French & Indian War11 May 1759Nathaniel Bolton and William Bolton were among those who appeared on the list of Massachusetts Soldiers who landed at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada, with Captain Josiah Thacher's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment on 11 May 1759. William's residence was not provided, and the notation following his name indicated that he served in the Rangers.7
(Private) French & Indian War28 February 1760William Bolton of Halifax and his uncle, Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater, both appeared as Privates on a Muster Roll of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Captain Josiah Thacher, in Colonel John Thomas's Regiment serving in Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province. The roll was endorsed in 1759 and dated 28 February 1760. William began his service on 26 Mar and served until 12 May, probably 1759, although the year was not given. He served for 6 weeks, 6 days.8,9
(Brother) Death9 July 1762A son of William'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). An earlier researcher, who believed himself to be a descendant of William, stated that William had at least one son, the researcher's great-grandfather Lemuel Bolton, in 1778. If true, William was not the son whose death in the army was recorded in 1762.10,11,12,13,14
(2nd Great Grandfather) LineageHe may have been an ancestor of Harry Emmett Bolton, who stated to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, sometime before his death in 1958, that he was unable to prove the ancestry of his great-grandfather, Lemuel Bolton, but he believed that Lemuel was the son of William, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas, the Immigrant. Our research indicates that Harry's 2nd Great-Grandfather, if William Bolton, was actually the son of Elisha Bolton, Nathaniel's brother. It appears from the French & Indian War records that the young William was very close to his Uncle Nathaniel, and they may have continued their close relationship later in life as well. Nathaniel and Elisha Bolton were sons of John Bolton who was the son of the immigrant Nicholas Boulton.2,1

Family

Child1.Lemuel Bolton+2 b. 4 May 1778, d. 12 Mar 1844

Citations

  1. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, 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.
  2. [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."
  3. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14417 for William Bolton referencing Volume 96, page 164 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  4. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14394 for "Mesheck" Bolton referencing Volume 96, page 163 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  5. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Reference index card# 14418 for William Bolton referencing Volume 96, page 536 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, Reference index card# 14417 for William "Boolten" referencing Volume 96, page 256 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  7. [S671] Communicated by George T. Thacher Esq. of Boston, "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759: A List of Capt. Josiah Thacher's Company in Coll. John Thomases Regemt. Landed in Halifax, May ye 11th 1759", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 28 (October 1874): page 414. Hereinafter cited as "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759 - NEHGR."
  8. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Return index card# 14350 for Nathaniel "Bolten" referencing Volume 97, page 287 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  9. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Return index card# 14351 for William "Bolten" referencing Volume 97, page 287 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.
  10. [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.
  11. [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."
  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 and 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 and 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 and referencing Volume 99, page 243 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.

William H. Bolton1

b. 9 October 1838, d. 8 December 1906
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*9 October 1838William H. Bolton was born on 9 October 1838 in New York.1
(Son) Census 185013 September 1850William H. Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Their surname was indexed as "Boulton" and their household consisted of 8 people. Daughters Harriett E. and Sarah E., both born in Massachusetts, were 19 and 17 respectively. The four youngest children were born in New York. William H. was 11, Albert J. 6, Mary L. 4 and baby Lucy's age was recorded as 0. The family's real estate was valued at $1000 in 1850.2
(Son) Census 186028 June 1860William Bolton appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in the household of his parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was doing farm labor with his father, and his future wife Amanda Fuller lived on a neighboring farm. The family's surname was indexed as "Blston", and the Bolton household consisted of 8 people. Jeremiah was 52, and Harriet 50. Son William was 20, and Albert 16. Daughter Louisa was 12, and Lucy 9. Their youngest son George was 7. Also residing with the family in 1860 was four-year-old Wallace Thurber (indexed as "Turbur"), who in 1870 was found to reside in the Cattaraugus County Poor House in Machias. Jeremiah's real estate value was recorded at $2000 in 1860, and his personal estate at $300.3
Marriage*He married first Amanda Fuller, daughter of Richmond Fuller and Angeline ______.1,4
(Husband) Death19 June 1868William became a widower when Amanda (Fuller) Bolton died on 19 June 1868.1
Census 1870*22 June 1870William H. Bolton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Enumerated in the household were William's two young children: Frank was 5, and Hattie 3. Also residing with the family in 1870 were three of William's siblings. His sister Lucy, who was keeping house, was 20, and his brothers Albert and George were 26 and 18, respectively. William's real estate was valued at $9,000 and his personal property at $3,000.5
Marriage*1874He married second Emily E. Smith in 1874.1,6
Occupation*He was a farmer in Yorkshire.7
Census 1880*17 June 1880William and Emily Bolton appeared on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. William's two children, Frank who was 15, and Hattie, 13 were enumerated with their father who was 40, and his wife Emily, 31. Frank Holton, age 17 and a hired hand doing farm labor, also resided with the family. His surname was indexed as "Holston."7
Cemetery Plot*William's father Jeremiah Bolton, mother Harriet (Talcott) Bolton, first wife Amanda (Fuller) Bolton and baby son Willie Bolton are all buried next each other in Thomas Corners Cemetery, Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.4
Death*8 December 1906He died on 8 December 1906 at age 681
Burial* and was buried in McKinstry Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York.1

Family 1

Amanda Fuller b. 1841, d. 19 Jun 1868
Children1.Frank Eugene Bolton1 b. 1865, d. 1943
2.Willie Bolton1 b. bt 1866 - 1867, d. 14 Sep 1867
3.Harriet Evangeline Bolton1 b. 1867

Family 2

Emily E. Smith b. 7 Dec 1847, d. 14 Jun 1906
Children1.Herman Bolton1 b. bt 1884 - 1886, d. 1945
2.Earl Horace Bolton+1 b. 15 Jul 1888, d. Dec 1965
3.Charles Bolton1 b. 10 Mar 1892, d. 21 Nov 1892

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jeremiah "Boulton", Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York; Roll: M432_480; Page: 456B; Image: 282. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jeremiah "Blston", Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York; Roll: M653_725; Page: 249; FHL Film# 803725. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [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 16 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Wm. Bolton, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll M593_909; Page: 574B; Image: 571; Family History Library Film: 552408. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of William and Emily E. Bolton, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll T623_1011; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 72. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Wm. and Emily Bolton, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll T9_813; Family History Film: 1254813; Page: 166.1000; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 0094. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

William Bolton Jr.1

b. 21 January 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
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*21 January 1743/44William Bolton Jr. was born on 21 January 1743/44 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*28 March 1765He married Abigail Sheldon, daughter of William Sheldon and Abigail Gowing, on 28 March 1765 by the Reverend Eliab Stone in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Relocation*circa 1767William and Abigail Bolton moved circa 1767 to Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), where he had purchased part of the estate of Jonathan Moore, gentleman.4
Land Transfer*From a deed, it appears that William Bolton Jr. gave Thomas Sheldon, believed to have been his brother-in-law, a piece of land in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and promised to care for his mother, Abigail Gowing Sheldon, until her death, and to give her a Christian burial. This curious agreement was thwarted by William's early death.4
Revolutionary War*19 April 1775In the Revolutionary War, William Bolton Jr. was one of the volunteers who marched from Shirley to Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at the alarm on 19 April 1775. He beat the drum for Captain Henry Haskell's company in Colonel James Prescott's Regiment. Sergeant Bolton was at Bennington in July 1777 and fought August 16 at the battle, under General Stark. In 1779 he was at Cheverick on the Hudson in the Second Massachusetts regiment.5,4
Death*7 May 1780He died on 7 May 1780 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 36, leaving a considerable estate to his family.1,4
Administration*18 May 1780The first papers in the Administration of William Bolton Jr.'s estate, dated on 18 May 1780 and recorded at Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), describe him as late of Shirley, a yeoman and having died intestate. They appoint his widow, Abigail Bolton, as Administrator and require that a full inventory of the estate be made. An itemized inventory was submitted to the court on 1 Jun 1780 and showed a total value of about 10,000 pounds. Abigail also submitted a list of expenses she had incurred since her husband's death, totalling about 1,700 pounds. Among the expenses were "keeping my aged mother" and "keeping my three children who are under seven years of age."6
Burial*He was buried in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). His grave was marked by a stone with an angel's head and wings, with the following:
In Memory of
Mr William Bolton
Junr who Departed
this Life 1780
in the 37th Year
of his age.
Blessed are the Dead
which lie in the Lord
They rest from thier Labour
& their Workss do Follow them.4
Estate*17 April 1781The court approved the inventory and expenses submitted by William Bolton Jr.'s widow, Abigail Bolton, on 17 April 1781 and determined that William's estate be distributed. Abigail, as the deceased's widow, was to receive "one full Third Part" of the total estate.6

Family

Abigail Sheldon b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
Children1.Nabby (Abigail) Bolton1 b. 16 Feb 1766, d. 8 Mar 1844
2.Nelly Bolton1 b. 29 Dec 1769, d. 1 Feb 1770
3.William Bolton+1 b. 14 Oct 1771
4.John Bolton+1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
5.Thomas Bolton1 b. 22 Aug 1775, d. 1801
6.Eleanor Bolton4 b. 1776
7.Nelley Bolton1 b. 12 Aug 1777

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. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8, year of marriage written as 1785, believed to be a typo for 1765.
  4. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8.
  5. [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.
  6. [S489] William Bolton Jr., Administration of 1780, Probate File Number 2129, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2129 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as William Bolton Jr. Administration of 1780.

Willie Bolton1

b. between 1866 and 1867, d. 14 September 1867
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*William H. Bolton1 b. 9 Oct 1838, d. 8 Dec 1906
Mother*Amanda Fuller1,2 b. 1841, d. 19 Jun 1868
Birth*between 1866 and 1867Willie Bolton was born between 1866 and 1867 in New York.1
Death*14 September 1867He died on 14 September 1867 in New York1
Burial* and was buried in Thomas Corners Cemetery, Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. His stone reads "Willie J, Son of Amanda."1,2
(Son) Cemetery PlotWillie and his mother Amanda (Fuller) Bolton are buried next to his paternal grandparents, Jeremiah and Harriet (Talcott) Bolton, in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.2

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. [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 16 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Jeremiah Bolton, Additional Information."

Winslow Bolton1

b. 12 October 1810
Father*Daniel Bolton1
Mother*Polly Fletcher1
Birth*12 October 1810Winslow Bolton was born on 12 October 1810.1

Citations

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

Zimri Bolton1

b. 22 December 1786
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*22 December 1786Zimri Bolton was born on 22 December 1786 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
(Son) Census 1790It is not known which of their children were enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of their parents, Joseph and Mary (Bolton) Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 17 years in 1790 and at least 8 of their 9 children, five sons and three daughters, had been born by that year. Until we learn more about the years of the deaths of their sons, we cannot determine which of the boys may have been enumerated with the family in 1790. The residents of the household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been father Joseph, only two males under 16 and four females.3

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.