Joseph Bolton1

b. 8 July 1682
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Mary Denison1
Birth*8 July 1682Joseph Bolton was born on 8 July 1682 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

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

Joseph Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Joseph Bolton Jr.1

b. 1744, d. 18 July 1832
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#1)
Descendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#2)
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Joseph Bolton1 b. 27 Jul 1704, d. 12 Mar 1751
Mother*Deliverance Washburn1 b. 7 Oct 1706, d. 28 May 1755
Birth*1744Joseph Bolton Jr. was born in 1744, his year of birth calculated from his age of 35 when he enlisted in the Continental Army in 1779.1,2
Marriage*27 April 1773He married Mary Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Elizabeth Hayward, on 27 April 1773 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were first cousins, one time removed.1,3
Revolutionary War*8 August 1779Joseph Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), enlisted from Plymouth County on 8 August 1779 and served in the Revolutionary War with the Continental Army. He was delivered to Ensign E. White and also served with Major's Company. His enlistment was for nine months and he was discharged on 8 Apr 1780.2
Description*At the time of his enlistment into the Continental Army in 1779, Joseph was described as 35 years of age, 5 ft. 10 in. in stature with a dark complexion.2
Census 1790*He appeared on the 1790 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 17 years in 1790 and at least 8 of their 9 children, five sons and three daughters, had been born by that year. Until we learn more about the years of the deaths of their sons, we cannot determine which of the boys may have been enumerated with the family in 1790. The residents of the household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been father Joseph, only two males under 16 and four females.4
Land Transfer*31 December 1793Joseph Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 31 December 1793 to sell a dwelling house standing in the East Precinct of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and the Land that the house was standing on to Betty Bolton, Spinster, for the sum of 4 pounds, 4 shillings. The deed was witnessed by Thomas Hayward and Cornelius Hayward on 16 Mar 1794 and recorded on 27 Mar 1794. The younger Betty was Joseph's sister-in-law, and the house she purchased provided a home for herself and her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" (Hayward) Bolton, Joseph's mother-in-law, until their respective deaths a few years later.5
Census 1800*He appeared on the 1800 census as the Head of Household in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 27 years in 1800 and both were noted in the age category of 45 and over. Two females under the age of 10 and possibly daughters, resided with the couple.6
Census 1810*He appeared on the 1810 census as the Head of Household in East Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and over and one female of 45 and over.7
Census 1820*He appeared on the 1820 census as the Head of Household in West Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and upwards and one female of 45 and upwards.8
Administration*3 October 1831In a letter to Justice Wilkes Wood dated 3 October 1831, John E. Howard wrote that he was the guardian of the deceased John Bolton's father, Joseph Bolton Jr.. Stating also that the deceased John Bolton died without issue, John E. Howard requested that Jonas Hartwell, a selectman of West Bridgewater, be appointed Administrator of John Bolton's estate.9
Death*18 July 1832He died on 18 July 1832.10
Probate*1833His estate was probated in 1833 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.11,12

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S482] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, in 17 Volumes, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 2, page 251. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0087. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  5. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 559131, Book 76, page 41, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  6. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page:67; Image: 77; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  7. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 21; Page: 85; Family History Film Number: 0205629; Image: 00048; "Bolton" transcribed as "Botton". Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  8. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater West Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M33_50; Page: 443; Image: 373. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  9. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film# 2426726, Probate# 2218. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  10. [S483] U.S. Pensioners 1818-1872 from original data: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Pensioners 1818-1872.
  11. [S611] Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. Filmed by Graphic Microfilm of New England, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2007), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Case number 2219. Hereinafter cited as Probate file papers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  12. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, film number 549782.

Lanson Bolton1

b. 2 February 1810, d. 2 October 1818
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Gamaliel Bolton1 b. 11 May 1778
Mother*Sally Hooper1
Birth*2 February 1810Lanson Bolton was born in 2 February 1810 possibly in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts,1
Death*2 October 1818 and died in 2 October 1818 possibly in Pittsfield at age 8.1

Citations

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

Lemuel Bolton1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Leonard Bolton1

b. 28 November 1800
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton1 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*28 November 1800Leonard Bolton was born on 28 November 1800 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Lois Bolton1

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

Family

Ephraim Lord

Citations

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

Lowell Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Lucinda Bolton1

b. 1 July 1791
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Timothy Bolton1 b. 5 May 1759
Mother*Sybel Bennett1 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Birth*1 July 1791Lucinda Bolton was born on 1 July 1791 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*She married Erastus Glover of Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Lucy A. Bolton1

b. circa 1850, d. 23 August 1887
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Father*Jeremiah Bolton1 b. 7 Mar 1809, d. b 19 Jun 1880
Mother*Harriet Talcott1 b. 1810, d. 16 Aug 1880
Birth*circa 1850Lucy A. Bolton was born circa 1850 in New York.1,2
(Daughter) Census 185013 September 1850Lucy A. Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Their surname was indexed as "Boulton" and their household consisted of 8 people. Daughters Harriett E. and Sarah E., both born in Massachusetts, were 19 and 17 respectively. The four youngest children were born in New York. William H. was 11, Albert J. 6, Mary L. 4 and baby Lucy's age was recorded as 0. The family's real estate was valued at $1000 in 1850.2
(Daughter) Census 186028 June 1860Lucy appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in the household of her parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. The family's surname was indexed as "Blston", and the Bolton household consisted of 8 people. Jeremiah was 52, and Harriet 50. Son William was 20, and Albert 16. Daughter Louisa was 12, and Lucy 9. Their youngest son George was 7. Also residing with the family in 1860 was four-year-old Wallace Thurber (indexed as "Turbur"), who in 1870 was found to reside in the Cattaraugus County Poor House in Machias. Jeremiah's real estate value was recorded at $2000 in 1860, and his personal estate at $300.3
(Sister) Census 187022 June 1870Lucy A. Bolton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of her brother William H. Bolton in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Enumerated in the household were William's two young children: Frank was 5, and Hattie 3. Also residing with the family in 1870 were three of William's siblings. His sister Lucy, who was keeping house, was 20, and his brothers Albert and George were 26 and 18, respectively. William's real estate was valued at $9,000 and his personal property at $3,000.4
Marriage*14 February 1871She married Edwin G. Smith on 14 February 1871.1
Death*23 August 1887She died on 23 August 1887.1

Family

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

Citations

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

Luther Chamberlain Bolton1

b. 19 February 1801
Relationship3rd great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Mother*Betsy Tilton1 b. 30 Jun 1783
Birth*19 February 1801Luther Chamberlain Bolton was born on 19 February 1801 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1

Citations

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

Lydia Bolton

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

Citations

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

Margery Bolton1

b. 31 March 1791
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1,2 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
Mother*Margery Pratt1,2 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840
Birth*31 March 1791Margery Bolton was born on 31 March 1791 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
Baptism28 September 1793Margery Bolton was baptized on 28 September 1793 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) Census 1800Margery Bolton likely appeared on the 1800 census in the household of her parents John and Margery Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. John and Margery would have been married about 12 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. The children in their household included 1 male under 10, who would have been son Alfred, 1 male aged 10 thru 15, who would have been son Micah and 3 females under 10, who would have been daughters Margery, Mary Ann and Anna.3
Marriage*She married James Mitchell.
(Daughter) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Margery Bolton, stated that he had resided at Raynham in Bristol County, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. After the war he lived one year at Taunton, also in Bristol County, and twenty years at Bridgewater, in Plymouth County. Next, for about the same length of time he lived in several other towns and at the time of his declaration was residing in Billerica village in the town of Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is believed that John's wife and unmarried children resided with him.4
(Heir) Affidavit of Death23 June 1841Margery Mitchell, Alfred Bolton, Mary Ann Mason, George Washington Bolton and Anna Wade Death and the other four surviving children of the widowed John Bolton, were named as his only heirs in his affidavit of death filed by Margery's husband, James Mitchell on 23 June 1841 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.5

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of John Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  4. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  5. [S486] John Bolton, Affidavit of Death 1841, Probate File Number 26247, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 26247 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bolton, John Affidavit of Death 1841.

Martha Bolton1

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

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 411. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2217; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 551540, Probates 1751-1755, Volume 13, pages 545-547. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  7. [S1128] John Bolton, Probate (1755 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2217, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1755 Bridgewater).
  8. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xii; source stated he had all daughters. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  9. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301; source identified John Bolton Jr. as one of the children, and the only son, of Ensign John Bolton and Ruth Hooper.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha (Bolton) Willis, Memorial# 22158736. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  11. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 71. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joab Willis, Memorial# 22158752.

Martha Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Mary Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Mary Bolton1

b. 1 February 1778
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Timothy Bolton1 b. 5 May 1759
Mother*Sybel Bennett1 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807
Birth*1 February 1778Mary Bolton was born on 1 February 1778 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Baptism9 May 1779Mary Bolton was baptized on 9 May 1779 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Death*She died unmarried.2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Mary Bolton1

b. 29 October 1697, d. before 13 March 1728
RelationshipsGrandaunt of John Bolton
Granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1 b. c 1660, d. 21 Dec 1721
Mother*Sarah Chesebrough1 b. 24 Dec 1663, d. 24 Oct 1743
Birth*29 October 1697Mary Bolton was born on 29 October 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(3rd Daughter) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Mary's father, John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, after the payment of debts and charges, was divided by agreement between Sarah, his widow, and their children.

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

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

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

The first share was distributed to John Bolton, the deceased's eldest brother, and was on the south side and joining to the land of John's brother Nathaniel, It contained about 3/4 of an acre and 18 rods of land, and was bounded at the north-west corner by a stake and heap of stones, the stones being in the easterly range of Deacon Joseph Alden's land, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 56 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and ranged westerly by the highway 4 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 56 degrees east 22 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged north 59 degrees west 30 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the north-west corner of his lot.

The second share was distributed to Elisha Bolton, the deceased's fourth brother, and contained 3/4 of an acre. It began at the south-east corner, joining to the lot of his brother John on the south side to a stake and heap of stones, and from there running north 56 degrees west 22 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 59 degrees west 30 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing in Deacon Joseph Alden's range, and from there south 30 degrees west 3 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged south 60 degrees east 30 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 20 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of his lot.

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

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

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

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

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

The eighth, ninth and tenth shares were distributed together as one larger lot to the deceased's mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and to siblings, Samuel and Abigail Bolton. It was on the east end and joining to the lot distributed to the deceased's sister, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, and also joined to the southerly side of the easterly end of the lot distributed to the deceased's sister, Elizabeth (Bolton) May. The combined share contained about 18 rods of land, together with the Bolton house, and began at a stake and heap of stones which was at the south-east corner of the lot, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounded by the highway 8 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of the combined share.6,5

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).
  4. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  5. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  6. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  7. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558826, Book 36, pages 134B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.

Mary Bolton1

b. 6 May 1752
RelationshipsSister of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#1)
Descendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant (#2)
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*John Bolton1 b. 1729/30, d. 9 Jul 1762
Mother*Elizabeth Hayward1 b. c 1726, d. 10 Nov 1801
Birth*6 May 1752Mary Bolton was born on 6 May 1752 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*27 April 1773She married Joseph Bolton Jr., son of Joseph Bolton and Deliverance Washburn, on 27 April 1773 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were first cousins, one time removed.1,2
Census 1790*Mary (Bolton) Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1790 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 17 years in 1790 and at least 8 of their 9 children, five sons and three daughters, had been born by that year. Until we learn more about the years of the deaths of their sons, we cannot determine which of the boys may have been enumerated with the family in 1790. The residents of the household included one male age 16 and over, who would have been father Joseph, only two males under 16 and four females.3
Land Transfer31 December 1793Mary's husband, Joseph Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 31 December 1793 to sell a dwelling house standing in the East Precinct of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and the Land that the house was standing on to Betty Bolton, Spinster, for the sum of 4 pounds, 4 shillings. The deed was witnessed by Thomas Hayward and Cornelius Hayward on 16 Mar 1794 and recorded on 27 Mar 1794. Betty was Mary's sister, and the house Betty purchased provided a home for herself and their mother until their respective deaths a few years later.4
Census 1800*She was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Joseph and Mary would have been married about 27 years in 1800 and both were noted in the age category of 45 and over. Two females under the age of 10 and possibly daughters, resided with the couple.5
Census 1810*Mary was probably enumerated on the 1810 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in East Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and over and one female of 45 and over.6
Census 1820*She was likely enumerated on the 1820 census in the household of her husband Joseph Bolton Jr. in West Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The two members of the household were one male of 45 and upwards and one female of 45 and upwards.7

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M637_4; Image: 0087. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  4. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 559131, Book 76, page 41, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  5. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 16; Page:67; Image: 77; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  6. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, East Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll 21; Page: 85; Family History Film Number: 0205629; Image: 00048; "Bolton" transcribed as "Botton". Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  7. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Bolton, Bridgewater West Parish, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll M33_50; Page: 443; Image: 373. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.

Mary Bolton1

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
(Daughter) 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.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. [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.

Mary Bolton1

b. 15 March 1805
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Edward Bolton1 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
Mother*Elizabeth (Eliza) (Beth) Sanderson1 b. 21 Jul 1778
Birth*15 March 1805Mary Bolton was born on 15 March 1805 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Mary Bolton1

b. 25 September 1655, d. 6 December 1656
Father*William Bolton1 d. 27 Mar 1697
Mother*Jane Bartlett1 d. 6 Sep 1659
Birth*25 September 1655Mary Bolton was born on 25 September 1655 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*6 December 1656She died on 6 December 1656 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 1.1

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.

Mary Bolton1

b. 29 August 1811, d. 30 September 1835
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*Cynthia Chamberlain1 b. 30 Dec 1782
Birth*29 August 1811Mary Bolton was born on 29 August 1811 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1
Marriage*She married James Remick.1
Death*30 September 1835She died on 30 September 1835 at age 24 leaving two young sons.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.

Mary Bolton1

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

Citations

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

Mary Bolton1

Relationships2nd cousin 4 times removed of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Sylvanus R. Bolton1 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 26 Nov 1893
Mother*Sarah Janes1 b. 4 Mar 1822, d. 31 Mar 1884
Birth*Mary Bolton was born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont.1
Death*She died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2
Marriage*She married Alva Peck.1

Family

Alva Peck

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 Massachusetts Death Index.

Mary Ann Bolton1

b. 2 October 1795
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Bolton1,2 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
Mother*Margery Pratt1,2 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840
Birth*2 October 1795Mary Ann Bolton was born on 2 October 1795 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
Baptism3 July 1796Polly Bolton was baptized on 3 July 1796 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
(Daughter) Census 1800Mary Ann Bolton likely appeared on the 1800 census in the household of her parents John and Margery Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. John and Margery would have been married about 12 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. The children in their household included 1 male under 10, who would have been son Alfred, 1 male aged 10 thru 15, who would have been son Micah and 3 females under 10, who would have been daughters Margery, Mary Ann and Anna.4
Marriage*13 March 1820She married William D. Mason on 13 March 1820 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
(Daughter) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Mary Ann 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.5
(Heir) Affidavit of Death23 June 1841Mary Ann Mason and the other four surviving children of the widowed John Bolton, were named as his only heirs in his affidavit of death filed by his son-in-law, James Mitchell on 23 June 1841 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Brockton baptismal record stated Polly Bolton, daughter of John.
  4. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of John Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  5. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  6. [S486] John Bolton, Affidavit of Death 1841, Probate File Number 26247, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 26247 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bolton, John Affidavit of Death 1841.

Mary Frances Bolton1

b. 28 January 1841
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*28 January 1841Mary Frances Bolton was born on 28 January 1841 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.

Mary L. Bolton1

b. circa 1846
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 1846Mary L. Bolton was born circa 1846 in New York.1,2
(Daughter) Census 185013 September 1850Mary L. Bolton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her parents, Jeremiah and Harriet Bolton, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Their surname was indexed as "Boulton" and their household consisted of 8 people. Daughters Harriett E. and Sarah E., both born in Massachusetts, were 19 and 17 respectively. The four youngest children were born in New York. William H. was 11, Albert J. 6, Mary L. 4 and baby Lucy's age was recorded as 0. The family's real estate was valued at $1000 in 1850.2
Name VariationMary was thought to have been called Louisa, which may have been her middle name.3
(Daughter) Census 186028 June 1860Louisa appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.4
Marriage-Probable*She probably married ______ Van Valkenberg.3
(Daughter) WillLouisa Van Valkenberg was identified as his daughter in the will of Jeremiah Bolton.3
Burial* It is believed by the source that she was buried in Arcade Rural Cemetery, Arcade, Cattaraugus County, New York, and that more information about her can be found in the Arcade area.3

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. [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."
  4. [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.

Matthew Bolton1

b. 23 September 1768, d. 17 October 1829
Father*Dr. Matthew Bolton1 b. 1731, d. 5 Jun 1774
Mother*Mary McClanathan1
Birth*23 September 1768Matthew Bolton was born on 23 September 1768 in Colrain, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage Intention*10 February 1807An intention of marriage for Matthew Bolton and Electa Martindale was recorded on 10 February 1807 in Heath, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. On 24 June 1811, Franklin County was created from the northern third of Hampshire County and, as of that date, Heath became a town in the new county of Franklin.2
Death*17 October 1829He died on 17 October 1829 in Heath, Franklin County, Massachusetts, at age 61.1

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.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Franklin County.

Dr. Matthew Bolton1

b. 1731, d. 5 June 1774
Father*Dr. Hugh Bolton1 b. 1687, d. 8 Jun 1772
Mother*Elizabeth Patterson1 d. 30 Jan 1755
Birth*1731Matthew was thought to have been born in 1731. Although the location of his birth is not known, it was recorded some years later in Colrain, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The year of his birth may have been calculated from his age at death recorded on his grave stone.1,2
Occupation*Dr. Matthew Bolton was a physician, following in his father's profession. His descendant, George C. Bolton, postmaster of Heath, Massachusetts in 1889, had the spectacles and plysicians's scales of the immigrant, Dr. Hugh Bolton.1
Marriage*7 January 1763He married Mary McClanathan of Palmer, daughter of Deacon Thomas McClanathan and Jean ______, on 7 January 1763 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Death*5 June 1774He died on 5 June 1774 in Colrain, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), "in his 43rd year."2

Family

Mary McClanathan
Children1.Matthew Bolton2 b. 23 Sep 1768, d. 17 Oct 1829
2.John Bolton2 b. May 1773, d. 22 Sep 1773

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), pages xii and xiii. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.