Russell Junior Boggs1,2

b. 28 October 1925
Father*Thurman J. Boggs2,3,4 b. 8 Nov 1900, d. 16 Oct 1974
Mother*Bertha Bell Westfall5,3,2 b. 12 Apr 1902, d. 16 Oct 1952
Birth*28 October 1925Russell Junior Boggs was born on 28 October 1925 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.1
Marriage*He married first Dorothy Fernandez, daughter of Joseph Fernandez and Mary Jane Crawford.6,2,1
(Brother-in-Law) Census US 19503 April 1950He was enumerated with his wife and two children on the 1950 census taken on 3 April 1950 in the household of his wife's sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Clarence Moore, on the Township Line Road, North of 30, West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. Russell was 24 years of age, a laborer, and was seeking work. His wife, Dorothy, was 23 years of age and helped her sister with the home housework. Russell's line number was selected for supplemental information, and we learned that he had lived in the same house one year earlier, had completed his education through the 8th grade of Secondary School, had not worked at all in 1949, had been looking for work for 30 weeks, and had no income from any source in 1949. The Boggs' daughter, Doris, was 5 years old, and their son, Russel Jr., was age one.6
Divorce*18 November 1963Russell Junior Boggs and Dorothy (Fernandez) Boggs were divorced on 18 November 1963 in Nevada.2
Marriage*12 September 1964He married second Vera Naomi Lavko, daughter of Edward Lewis Lavko and Vera Naomi Poole, on 12 September 1964 in Summit County, Ohio.2

Family 1

Dorothy Fernandez b. 2 May 1925

Family 2

Vera Naomi Lavko b. 19 Feb 1942

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Junior Russell Boggs on 28 October 1925 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, son of Thurman J Boggs and Bertha Ameda Nestfall, referencing FHL Film# 847190. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S1592] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 September 1964 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, of Russell Junior Boggs of 10 N. Main Street, Akron, Ohio, age 38, Cook, born on 28 October 1925 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of Thurman J. Boggs and Bertha Westfall, married once before, divorced on 18 November 1963 in Nevada, minor child, David Boggs, previous wife Dorothy F. Boggs, and Vera Naomi Lavko of 194 W. Center Street, Apt. 1, Akron, Ohio, age 22, Credit Interviewer, born on 19 February 1942 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of Edward Lewis Lavko and Vera Naomi Poole, her first marriage, citing Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Akron, Ohio, Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 186, 1963-1964. Hereinafter cited as Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thurman Jonathan Boggs, Memorial# 146930152. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Russell Junior Boggs, Memorial# 5828394.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Bertha Bell (Westfall) Boggs, Memorial# 146930174.
  6. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clarence and Alice Moore, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: West, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: 372; Sheet Number: 3; Enumeration District: 15-125. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.

Thurman J. Boggs1

b. 8 November 1900, d. 16 October 1974
Father*William Morton Boggs2,3,1 b. 6 Dec 1868, d. 23 Feb 1941
Mother*Rosetta Steele2,1,4 b. 7 Sep 1856, d. 3 Feb 1958
Birth*8 November 1900Thurman J. Boggs was born on 8 November 1900 in Roane County, West Virginia.1
Name VariationHis full name was Thurman Jonathan Boggs.1
Marriage*1922He married Bertha Bell Westfall, daughter of James S. Westfall and Christina Eveline Smith, in 1922 in Nicholas County, West Virginia.5,1,6,7
(Husband) Death16 October 1952Thurman became a widower when Bertha Bell (Westfall) Boggs died, following a heart attack, on 16 October 1952 at age 50.5
Marriage*25 October 1958He married second, as her fifth husband, Carrie Velma (Croley) Burks Shaffer Southwood, daughter of Charles Jackson Croley and Martha Ann Carden, on 25 October 1958 in Summit County, Ohio.2
Death*16 October 1974He died on 16 October 1974 in Mogadore, Summit County, Ohio, at age 731
Burial* and was buried with a military gravestone in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron, Summit County.1

Family 1

Bertha Bell Westfall b. 12 Apr 1902, d. 16 Oct 1952
Child1.Russell Junior Boggs6,1,8 b. 28 Oct 1925

Family 2

Carrie Velma Croley b. 9 Mar 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thurman Jonathan Boggs, Memorial# 146930152. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1592] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 October 1958 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, of Thurman Jonathan Boggs of 3349 Mogadore Road, Mogadore, Ohio, age 58, Rubber worker, married once before, widowed, born on 8 November 1900 in Roane County, West Virginia, son of William Martin Boggs and Rosetta Steel, and Carrie Velma Southwood of 2132 S. Arlington, Akron, Ohio, age 59, employed by the Akron Credit Bureau, married four times before, once widowed, her married name Southwood, and three times divorced, to Leslie Burks, Hal M. Shaffer and James D. McIlwain, divorces on 5 April 1928, 7 August 1934 and 18 July 1958, all in Summit County, Ohio, born on 9 March 1899 in Elmore County, Alabama, daughter of Charles Jackson Croley and Martha Ann Carden, citing Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Akron, Ohio, Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 160, 1958-1959. Hereinafter cited as Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Morton Boggs, Memorial# 146930306.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rosetta (Steele) Boggs, Memorial# 182596875.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Bertha Bell (Westfall) Boggs, Memorial# 146930174.
  6. [S1592] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 September 1964 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, of Russell Junior Boggs of 10 N. Main Street, Akron, Ohio, age 38, Cook, born on 28 October 1925 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of Thurman J. Boggs and Bertha Westfall, married once before, divorced on 18 November 1963 in Nevada, minor child, David Boggs, previous wife Dorothy F. Boggs, and Vera Naomi Lavko of 194 W. Center Street, Apt. 1, Akron, Ohio, age 22, Credit Interviewer, born on 19 February 1942 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of Edward Lewis Lavko and Vera Naomi Poole, her first marriage, citing Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Akron, Ohio, Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 186, 1963-1964.
  7. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of "Thurmond Johnson" Boggs and Bertha Westfall in 1922 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Russell Junior Boggs, Memorial# 5828394.

William Morton Boggs1,2

b. 6 December 1868, d. 23 February 1941
Birth*6 December 1868William Morton Boggs was born on 6 December 1868 in Clay County, West Virginia.2
Marriage*1891He married Rosetta Steele about 1891, probably in West Virginia.1,2,3,4
Death*23 February 1941He died on 23 February 1941 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, at age 722
Burial* and was buried in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.2

Family

Rosetta Steele b. 7 Sep 1856, d. 3 Feb 1958
Child1.Thurman J. Boggs+1,2,5 b. 8 Nov 1900, d. 16 Oct 1974

Citations

  1. [S1592] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 October 1958 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, of Thurman Jonathan Boggs of 3349 Mogadore Road, Mogadore, Ohio, age 58, Rubber worker, married once before, widowed, born on 8 November 1900 in Roane County, West Virginia, son of William Martin Boggs and Rosetta Steel, and Carrie Velma Southwood of 2132 S. Arlington, Akron, Ohio, age 59, employed by the Akron Credit Bureau, married four times before, once widowed, her married name Southwood, and three times divorced, to Leslie Burks, Hal M. Shaffer and James D. McIlwain, divorces on 5 April 1928, 7 August 1934 and 18 July 1958, all in Summit County, Ohio, born on 9 March 1899 in Elmore County, Alabama, daughter of Charles Jackson Croley and Martha Ann Carden, citing Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Akron, Ohio, Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 160, 1958-1959. Hereinafter cited as Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Morton Boggs, Memorial# 146930306. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rosetta (Steele) Boggs, Memorial# 182596875.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Rosetta Boggs, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Calhoun, West Virginia; Roll: 1757; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0026; FHL microfilm: 1241757. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thurman Jonathan Boggs, Memorial# 146930152.

Earle Bohanon1

Marriage*He married Jane Smith.1

Family

Jane Smith
Child1.Elizabeth Bohanon1 b. 1906

Citations

  1. [S1731] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com (interactive with www.familysearch.org), marriage license# A27865, Carriel D. Gordon and Elizabeth Bohanon, Cleveland, 19 September 1935. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Elizabeth Bohanon1

b. 1906
Father*Earle Bohanon1
Mother*Jane Smith1
Birth*1906Elizabeth Bohanon was born about 1906 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.1
Marriage*5 October 1935She married Carriel D. Gordon, son of Harry C. Gordon and Lydia Donk, on 5 October 1935 in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.1

Family

Carriel D. Gordon b. 1906

Citations

  1. [S1731] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com (interactive with www.familysearch.org), marriage license# A27865, Carriel D. Gordon and Elizabeth Bohanon, Cleveland, 19 September 1935. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Reverend Conrad Bolander1

b. 15 March 1836, d. 26 November 1910
Birth*15 March 1836Reverend Conrad Bolander was born on 15 March 1836 in Mengshausen, Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hessen, Germany.1
Marriage*He married first Eva Elisabeth Schroehn.2,1
(Husband) Death31 March 1891Conrad became a widower when Eva Elisabeth (Schroehn) Bolander died on 31 March 1891 at age 56.2
Death*26 November 1910He died on 26 November 1910 in Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada, at age 741
Burial* and was buried in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin.1

Family

Eva Elisabeth Schroehn b. 27 Oct 1834, d. 31 Mar 1891
Child1.Harry Henry Bolander+1,3 b. 19 Nov 1860, d. 31 Aug 1937

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev Conrad Bolander, Memorial# 194343164. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eva Elisabeth (Schroehn) Bolender, Memorial# 194343110.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harry Henry Bolander, Memorial# 194467825.

Harry Henry Bolander1,2

b. 19 November 1860, d. 31 August 1937
Father*Reverend Conrad Bolander3,2 b. 15 Mar 1836, d. 26 Nov 1910
Mother*Eva Elisabeth Schroehn4,2 b. 27 Oct 1834, d. 31 Mar 1891
Birth*19 November 1860Harry Henry Bolander was born on 19 November 1860 in Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada.2
Marriage*4 March 1885He married first Louisa Thede, daughter of Frederick Carl Thede and Dorathy Manto, on 4 March 1885.1,5,2
(Husband) DeathMay 1903Harry became a widower when Louise (Thede) Bolander died in May 1903 at about age 40.5
Marriage*4 February 1905He married second Annie May Hammond, daughter of George Hammond and Katherine Lawton, on 4 February 1905.6
Death*31 August 1937He died on 31 August 1937 in Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada, at age 762
Burial* and was buried with his first wife in Section K, Row 5 of Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin.2

Family 1

Louisa Thede b. 15 May 1863, d. May 1903
Child1.Leslie Emerson Bolander1 b. 28 Jun 1893, d. 28 Mar 1960

Family 2

Annie May Hammond b. 1879, d. 1957

Citations

  1. [S2122] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ruth Blanche Hinds, age 20, born in Elsmore, Ontario, daughter of Beatty Hinds and Catharine Brandt, married Leslie Emerson Bolander, age 25, born in Port Elgin, Ontario , son of Harry Bolander and Louise Thede, on 5 November 1919 in Canada, Bruce, Ontario, referencing Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928, Reel# 483. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Harry Henry Bolander, Memorial# 194467825. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev Conrad Bolander, Memorial# 194343164.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eva Elisabeth (Schroehn) Bolender, Memorial# 194343110.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa (Thede) Bolander, Memorial# 194468156.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie May (Hammond) Bolander, Memorial# 194467828.

Leslie Emerson Bolander1,2

b. 28 June 1893, d. 28 March 1960
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Harry Henry Bolander2 b. 19 Nov 1860, d. 31 Aug 1937
Mother*Louisa Thede2,3,4 b. 15 May 1863, d. May 1903
Birth*28 June 1893Leslie Emerson Bolander was born on 28 June 1893 in Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada.4
Marriage*5 November 1919He married Ruth Blanche Hinds, daughter of Beatty Hinds and Catherine Brandt, on 5 November 1919 in Bruce County, Ontario Province.1,2,5,4
Death*28 March 1960He died on 28 March 1960 in Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario Province, Canada, at age 66.4
Burial*He was buried with his parents in Section K, Row 5 of Sanctury Park Cemetery, Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province.1,4,3,6,7

Family

Ruth Blanche Hinds b. 23 Feb 1900, d. Apr 1981

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S2122] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ruth Blanche Hinds, age 20, born in Elsmore, Ontario, daughter of Beatty Hinds and Catharine Brandt, married Leslie Emerson Bolander, age 25, born in Port Elgin, Ontario , son of Harry Bolander and Louise Thede, on 5 November 1919 in Canada, Bruce, Ontario, referencing Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928, Reel# 483. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa (Thede) Bolander, Memorial# 194468156. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leslie Emerson Bolander, Memorial# 194467826.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ruth Blanche (Hinds) Bolander, Memorial# 194467827.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harry Henry Bolander, Memorial# 194467825.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie May (Hammond) Bolander, Memorial# 194467828.

Jennie Bolar1

b. 12 December 1855, d. 10 January 1929
Birth*12 December 1855Jennie Bolar was born on 12 December 1855 in Illinois.2
Name VariationThe name given her at birth was Virginia Francis.2
Marriage*20 February 1876She married first Jessie B. Selby on 20 February 1876.2,3
(Wife) Death16 May 1908Jennie became a widow when Jessie B. Selby died on 16 May 1908 at age 57.2,3
Marriage*2 September 1909She married second, as his fourth wife, Larkin Stampern Flint, son of George Washington Flint and Nancy Ann Foster, on 2 September 1909 in Harrison County, Missouri.1,2
Death*10 January 1929She died, with her death certificate recording her name as Jennie Selby, on 10 January 1929 in Bethany, Harrison County, at age 73.2
Burial*She was buried with her first husband in Antioch Cemetery, Bethany.2

Family 1

Jessie B. Selby b. 14 Mar 1851, d. 16 May 1908

Family 2

Larkin Stampern Flint b. 1 Mar 1847, d. 6 May 1932

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Larkin Stampern Flint, Memorial# 66758757. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Virginia Francis “Jennie” Bolar Selby Flint , Memorial# 14887081.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jessie B. Selby , Memorial# 14887082.

Elizabeth Boldrow1,2,3

b. 5 January 1836, d. 18 September 1874
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*James Boldrow4,3
Mother*Mary __?__4,3
Birth*5 January 1836Elizabeth Boldrow was born on 5 January 1836 in Norfolk County, England,1,3,4
Baptism13 January 1836 and was baptized on 13 January 1836 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Swaffham, Norfolk County.4,3
Marriage*12 September 1855She married Beatty Hinds, son of Walter Hinds and Elizabeth Ann Beatty, on 12 September 1855 in Brock County, Ontario Province, Canada. James "Baldray" was one of the witnesses to their marriage.1,2,3,5
Census Canada 1871*2 April 1871Elizabeth and Beatty Hinds were enumerated on the 1871 census taken as of 2 April 1871 in Saugeen, Bruce County, Ontario Province. Beatty was 35 years of age and a farmer, and Elizabeth was 34 years of age. The family's religion was recorded as United Brethren. The couple had seven children enumerated with them in 1871, with their sons listed first, ahead of their daughters. David was 14 years old; John J. was 12; Richard was 8 and William was 6 years old. All of the boys were attending school. Their daughters, Mary E., Fanny and Sarah, were ages 10 years, 2 years and one month. The eldest, Mary, was attending school, and the baby, Sarah, had been born in March.6
Death*18 September 1874She died on 18 September 1874 in Saugeen Township, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada, at age 38, leaving her husband and seven children between the ages of 3 and 17 years1,3
Burial* and was buried in Section J of Sanctury Park Cemetery, Port Elgin, Bruce County.3

Family

Beatty Hinds b. 6 Apr 1835, d. 20 Dec 1913
Children1.David Hinds+1,3 b. 18 Nov 1857, d. 5 Jun 1923
2.Elizabeth Hinds1,3 b. 31 Aug 1859, d. 11 Dec 1935
3.John J. Hinds1,3 b. 15 Apr 1862, d. 3 Jan 1937
4.Richard Hinds1 b. 1863
5.William Hinds1,7 b. 25 Dec 1866, d. 15 May 1941
6.Fanny J. Hinds1 b. 25 Dec 1868, d. 25 Feb 1935
7.Sarah Jane Hinds+1,8 b. 16 Mar 1871, d. 22 Dec 1937

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S2122] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of "Beattie" Hinds and Elizabeth "Baldray" on 12 September 1855 in Canada, Brock, Ontario, referencing Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858, Reel# 1. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Boldrow) Hinds, Memorial# 184575749. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1713] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Elizabeth "Bolderow", daughter of James and Mary "Bolderow", born on 5 January 1836 and baptised on 13 January 1836 at Wesleyan, Swaffham, Norfolk, England, referencing FHL Film# 0825335 (RG4 1265). Hereinafter cited as England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Beatty Hinds, Memorial# 184575422.
  6. [S2124] 1871 Census of Canada, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Beatty and Elizabeth Hinds, (his name spelled "Baty" and hers as "Elisabeth"), Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario; Roll: C-9937; Page: 29. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Census of Canada.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Hinds, Memorial# 46689593.
  8. [S499] Ontario, Canada Births, 1832-1917, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Sarah Jane Hinds on 16 March 1871 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada to "Baty" Hinds and Elizabeth Boldrow, referencing Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869-1913, Series MS929, Reel 5, Record Group RG 80-2. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada Births, 1832-1917.

James Boldrow1,2

Marriage*He married Mary __?__.1,2

Family

Mary __?__
Child1.Elizabeth Boldrow+1,2 b. 5 Jan 1836, d. 18 Sep 1874

Citations

  1. [S1713] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Elizabeth "Bolderow", daughter of James and Mary "Bolderow", born on 5 January 1836 and baptised on 13 January 1836 at Wesleyan, Swaffham, Norfolk, England, referencing FHL Film# 0825335 (RG4 1265). Hereinafter cited as England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Boldrow) Hinds, Memorial# 184575749. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Grace Carson Bolger1,2

b. 20 February 1913, d. March 1980
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Howard Bolger3,2,1 b. 1886, d. 1940
Mother*Ethelyn B. Patterson4,2,1 b. 1885, d. 1964
Birth*20 February 1913Grace Carson Bolger was born on 20 February 1913 in Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.1,5,2
Marriage*10 September 1938She married Wallace Dungan Heaton Jr., son of Wallace D. Heaton and Helen Frame, on 10 September 1938 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.1,2,6
Death*March 1980She died in March 1980 at age 672
Burial* and was buried in Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Wallace D. Heaton Jr. b. 31 Jan 1914, d. 21 Mar 1990

Citations

  1. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mr. Wallace Dungan Heaton Jr. and Grace Carson Bolger on Saturday, 10 September 1938 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Norwood, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Delaware County Daily Times, published on Monday, 12 September 1938 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA, citing https://www.newspapers.com/image/13626302/,0.07257393,0.14282973,0.9805707&xid=3398. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Grace (Bolger) Heaton, Memorial# 149710181. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Howard Bolger, Memorial# 171735688.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ethelyn B. (Patterson) Bolger, Memorial# 171735689.
  5. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Grace Bolger Heaton, born on 20 February 1913 at Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, child of Thomas H Bolger and Ethlyn B Patterson, died in March 1980, agency notes: Jan 1956: Name listed as GRACE BOLGER HEATON; 31 Dec 1987: Name listed as GRACE HEATON. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wallace D. Heaton Jr., Memorial# 149710171.

Thomas Howard Bolger1

b. 1886, d. 1940
Birth*1886Thomas Howard Bolger was born in 1886.1
Marriage*He married Ethelyn B. Patterson.2,1
Death*1940He died in 1940 at about age 541
Burial* and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Ethelyn B. Patterson b. 1885, d. 1964
Child1.Grace Carson Bolger1,3,4 b. 20 Feb 1913, d. Mar 1980

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Howard Bolger, Memorial# 171735688. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ethelyn B. (Patterson) Bolger, Memorial# 171735689.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Grace (Bolger) Heaton, Memorial# 149710181.
  4. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mr. Wallace Dungan Heaton Jr. and Grace Carson Bolger on Saturday, 10 September 1938 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Norwood, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Delaware County Daily Times, published on Monday, 12 September 1938 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA, citing https://www.newspapers.com/image/13626302/,0.07257393,0.14282973,0.9805707&xid=3398. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.

Mary Bolles1

Marriage*She married Major Charles Frost.1
Residence*Mary and Major Charles Frost lived in New Castle, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2

Family

Major Charles Frost
Children1.Charles Frost1
2.Honorable John Frost+1 d. 25 Feb 1732

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  2. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 6.

Nancy Bolling1

b. 1802
(Widow) Brick Wall Research While we were working to organize and understand the information we had been collecting on the Belcher families of Orange and Crawford counties in Indiana, we ran into a serious Brick Wall. Two young girls, Mary Ann Belcher, age 16, and Catharine Belcher, age 11, were enumerated on the 1850 census in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana in the household of William Hollen. Mary Ann and Catharine, whom we suspected were sisters, had both been born in Orange County, Indiana. We had no idea which Belcher family these two young girls belonged with, and wondered why they would be living with the Hollen family.

From previous research, we’ve learned that the two most common circumstances causing children to live with relatives other than their immediate families were the deaths of one or both parents, and/or the arrival of a stepparent into their household.

The Belcher family we were researching had five brothers: James, Jesse, Joseph, Berry, and John. We had initially used the 1850 census as our primary source, and had been in the process of identifying the children of each of the brothers in order to develop each of their five families. We knew, for example, that James, the eldest brother, had died in 1842 leaving a wife and several children, most of whom had been born in Orange County; that the third brother, Joseph, had moved with his wife and children to Illinois by 1830; that the first wife of fourth brother, Berry, had died after giving birth to five children, that Berry had married a second time, had seven more children by 1850, and that his seven children born before 1841 had all been born in Orange County; that the youngest brother, John, as well as his wife and any children they may have had, were all deceased before 1850; and that Jesse, the second brother, had a wife and seven children, five of whom had been born in Orange County. From the 1850 census, we also learned that Jesse’s eldest daughter, Minerva, and Berry’s eldest daughter, Martha Jane, and second son, Jesse, had all been enumerated in separate households on the same census page as our two Brick Wall children, Mary Ann and Catharine Belcher. That was a fair amount of information, we thought, and hoped it provided us with enough clues to identify Mary Ann and Catharine’s parents. We still believed the girls belonged to one, or possibly two, of the five Belcher brothers, so we needed to make a deeper dive, using a variety of sources, into the families of each one. Reviewing all that we already knew, we felt the two most logical Belcher brothers to analyze first were Jesse and Berry because both were enumerated on the 1850 census in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, the same place where we found Mary Ann and Catharine in the household of William Hollen.

We began our targeted Brick Wall research of the brothers with the family of Jesse Belcher, the second brother, whose household on the 1850 census was a few census pages away from William Hollen’s. Jesse’s widowed daughter, Minerva, was enumerated in 1850 on the same census page as Mary Ann and Catharine in the household of William’s brother, Marcum Hollen. We were hopeful, initially, that we could connect at least one of the girls to Jesse. We tried; then had to admit that the birth years of his children too closely overlapped the birth years of Mary Ann and Catharine and that, if the girls belonged with Jesse and his wife, we would have found them with their parents.

Berry Belcher, the fourth brother, was enumerated in 1850 with his second wife and nine of his sixteen children, two from his first wife and seven from his second. They, too, were enumerated in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, a few pages away from the subjects of our search, and on the other side of the Hollen household from Berry’s brother, Jesse. Berry’s eldest daughter, Martha Jane, had married Nathan Hollen, a son of William Hollen, and Martha Jane and Nathan were enumerated in 1850 in the next household after Nathan’s father on the same census page. Enumerated with Nathan and Martha Jane was Martha Jane’s brother, Jesse Belcher. Again, we were hopeful as we recognized the intermingling relationships between the Belcher and Hollen families; and again, we were disappointed. Some of the birth years of Berry Belcher’s children either overlapped the birth years of Mary Ann and Catharine, or were too close together to be realistic.

Leaving our research in Crawford County, we moved on to Orange County, Indiana, where Mary Ann and Catharine had both been born. We were hopeful again about James, the oldest of the five Belcher brothers, because most of his six children had likely been born in Orange County. James had died in 1842, and his wife, Nancy, had not remarried. She was enumerated with her younger children, in Jackson, Orange County, in 1850. The birth years of the couple’s six children were consistently spaced at about four to five years apart, which could have left room to insert the two girls. Without any evidence, however, or even workable clues, we realized we were grasping at straws. Hating to let go, though, we decided that, rather than fully eliminate James and Nancy from our dwindling list of parental candidates, we would set them aside until we had completed our research of all of the Belcher brothers.

And, yes, we knew we were running out of brothers because we had already learned that John, the youngest of the Belcher brothers, as well as his wife and any children they may have had, were all deceased before 1850.

That left us with only Joseph, the third Belcher brother, on our list of parental candidates. He and his wife had moved permanently to Illinois by 1830. Additionally, they had a son born in Illinois the same year Catharine was born in Orange County, Indiana. We found it easy and appropriate to eliminate Joseph from our list of potential parents.

After completing phase two of our research on the Belcher brothers, we still had no parents for Mary Ann and Catharine. We had not yet completely given up on the eldest brother, James, and his wife, Nancy, as “possibles” and tried again to see them as plausible. After relooking at everything, and giving them additional consideration, we again determined it just wasn’t working. James and Nancy were not the parents we were searching for. We would have to look elsewhere.

Then later, after working unsuccessfully with other research methods, we discovered a 1904 death certificate for a Catharine (Belcher) Trusty, whose reported date of birth matched the birth year for our 11-year-old Catharine Belcher. The informant for Catharine's death certificate was her widowed husband, Levi Trusty, who reported the name of Catharine's father as Arthur Belcher, and her mother as ______ Pigg. Arthur??? With all of the Belchers we had already researched, we had no Arthur. We did, however, again have hope, and also excitement, as we began to look for Arthur.

We found an Arthur Belcher on the 1840 census in Jackson, Orange County, Indiana. He was between the ages of 40 thru 49 years and his household consisted of seven children, two males and five females. Arthur, we believe, had been widowed by 1840 because his household included no female old enough to be the children's mother. Three of the females were under the age of 10 years, and because Arthur was also enumerated in Orange County in 1830, it was logical to conclude that those three young females on the 1840 census had been born in Orange County, as had Mary Ann and Catharine. This was a Belcher family we had known nothing about, and wondered… Wow! Could this Arthur really be our Catharine’s father? And could one of those other young girls in Arthur’s household in 1840 have been Mary Ann? We definitely hoped so as we set about learning more about Arthur Belcher.

We found him on the 1830 census, also in Orange County, Indiana. His household consisted of seven individuals, three males and four females. We believe that Arthur was the one male between the ages of 30 thru 39 years, and that his wife was the one female between the ages of 20 thru 29 years. Neither Mary Ann nor Catharine were born by 1830, so they wouldn’t have been included among the other females.

Continuing backwards, we found Arthur on the 1820 census in Warren County, Tennessee. His household consisted of three individuals. Arthur and his wife were both between the ages of 16 thru 25, and only one child, a female under the age of 10 years, was enumerated with them. In the next adjacent household on the same census page, William Belcher was enumerated as the head of household. William and his wife were both over the age of 45 years and we suspected they were Arthur's parents. We did not find Arthur enumerated in any other census after 1840, and believe he died before 1850.

We needed earlier information about Arthur's life, and the Bureau of Land Management’s land patent information sent us down another road of exciting research. We learned that not just Arthur, but some of the other Belchers, had also purchased land patents in Indiana about the same time and location. The Belcher brothers’ father, John Belcher Sr., purchased 80 acres in Orange County on 5 August 1837; his fourth son, Berry, purchased 40 acres in Orange County on 1 September 1838; and his fifth son, John Jr., purchased 40 acres in Orange County on 1 August 1839, the same date Arthur purchased 40 acres on the border between Crawford County and Orange County.

We had known, since first discovering Arthur, that he was not a sixth brother of our five Belcher brothers. After completing our research of their land patent purchases, we began to realize that, although not brothers, they were likely related. Our “original” Belcher family began in Tennessee with John Belcher and his wife Martha Johnston, who moved with their five sons, James, Jesse, Joseph, Berry and John, and possibly daughters, to Orange County, Indiana. If there had been another son, Arthur, he would have to have died before 01 August 1839 when the four oldest sons of John Sr., disposed of their shares in their deceased father's property in Orange County by selling it to their youngest brother, John Jr. And we already knew that Arthur was living in 1840 when he was enumerated on that year’s census. So, if Arthur was not a fifth brother of our original Belcher family, who was he?

It was important to remind ourselves that our research objective was to determine the identities of Mary Ann and Catharine Belcher who were enumerated without their parents on the 1850 census in the household of William Hollen in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana.

So far, our most significant find was Catharine (Belcher) Trusty's death certificate reporting that her father's name was Arthur Belcher. Lacking any information to the contrary, we decided to believe it. Her mother’s surname may have been Pigg, as reported on her death certificate, and her full name even Elizabeth Pigg, as surmised on Catharine's Find a Grave memorial page. Not knowing her mother, though, would have to wait; we felt confident in our conclusion that Arthur Belcher was Catharine's father. So far, so good; however we still had found no evidence that Catharine and Mary Ann were sisters or why they would have been living with the William Hollen family in 1850.

Mary Ann, we learned, married Almarine Moore in 1851, and Almarine’s brother, Harral Moore, married Julia Ann Belcher in a double ceremony on the same date. Their marriage was the first time we had any evidence of a Julie Ann Belcher, and wondered if this was a case of brothers marrying sisters? And, if so, where was Julia Ann in 1850? We have not been able to find her anywhere! We knew this was going to take some thinking, as well as additional research. Then, when we learned that Jesse Belcher married Harral and Almarine’s sister, Mary Ann Moore, less than two months after Mary Ann and Julia Ann Belcher married the Moore brothers, our head exploded! To review… Jesse Belcher was Berry Belcher’s son. Jesse was enumerated in the home of his sister, Martha Jane, and her husband, Nathan Hollen, in 1850. Nathan’s father, William Hollen, was enumerated in 1850 one household above his son Nathan, and it was in Willam Hollen’s household that Mary Ann and Catharine Belcher were enumerated in 1850.

We don’t believe in coincidences. Mary Ann Belcher was born about 1834; Julia Ann Belcher was born about 1836; and Catharine Belcher was born in 1838. Mary Ann and Catharine were enumerated together, and we believe they were sisters. Catharine was a daughter of Arthur Belcher, so therefore we believe Mary Ann was also a daughter of Arthur Belcher. We cannot find Julia Ann Belcher anywhere on the 1850 census and believe she was likely also residing, with Mary Ann and Catharine, in the William Hollen household in 1850. We believe she was simply skipped by the census taker. She named her second son Arthur -- also likely not a coincidence. She was married in a double ceremony with Mary Ann, and we believe they were sisters who married brothers. We therefore believe that Mary Ann, Julia Ann and Catharine Belcher were all three sisters and, in 1850, the orphaned daughters of Arthur Belcher.

Okay, fine… But why were they living in the household of William Hollen?... To try to answer that question, we had to find out more about who Willam Hollen was. We learned he had been born in Tennessee, and we actually laughed out loud when we learned that his parents were Nathan Hollen and Elizabeth Belcher. So, there was an earlier connection between the Belcher and Hollen families. We just had to sort out how that early connection evolved into the families' later relationships. We had our original Belcher brothers, whose father was John Sr; we had Arthur Belcher, whose father we had decided was William Belcher; and we thought that John Sr. and William were brothers. Neither John Sr., nor any of his sons, named a son Arthur, while John Sr.’s brother, William Belcher, did name a son Arthur. Nathan and Elizabeth (Belcher) Hollen named a son Arthur, and was therefore likely to be more closely related to William Belcher than to John Sr. So, how was Elizabeth Belcher related to William Belcher? We believe she was Arthur's sister, about 10 years his senior, and possibly William Belcher’s eldest child. She would therefore have been an aunt to Arthur’s daughters, Mary Ann, Julia Ann and Catharine Becher. On the Hollen side, Nathan Hollen married Elizabeth Belcher and their son, William Hollen, was therefore Arthur Belcher’s nephew. And, it was in William Hollen’s household that the Belcher girls were enumerated in 1850. So, if Elizabeth (Belcher) Hollen was an aunt to Mary Ann, Julia Ann and Catharine Belcher, as we believe, it all makes perfect sense. The orphaned Belcher girls were enumerated in 1850 in the home of their 1st cousin, William Hollen, who had children the same ages as the Belcher girls.

Most importantly, at least to us anyway, is that we believe we've finally solved our serious Belcher girls Brick Wall: Mary Ann Belcher, Julia Ann Belcher, and Catharine Belcher were daughters of Arthur Belcher who died between 1840 and 1850.

It was a long and twisting road and, as if all of that wasn't enough to make us crazy... William Hollen had at least three brothers, Markham Hollen, Arthur Hollen and Mitchell Hollen, who married Minerva (Belcher) Belcher, Polly Belcher and Elizabeth Belcher, respectively. William's brother, Markham, married, as his second wife in 1853, Minerva (Belcher) Belcher, eldest daughter of the second Belcher brother, Jesse. Minerva's first husband had also been a Belcher, and she became a widow with four young children when he died before 1850. It concerns us a great deal that we have not been able to learn the given name, or Belcher family connection, of Minerva's first husband, and would greatly appreciate hearing from someone who knows. And, there are other Belcher family members we wonder about. William Hollen's brother, another Arthur, married Polly Belcher in 1835, and their brother, Mitchell, married Elizabeth Belcher in 1836. Additionally, we think that the Moses Belcher who married Eliza Belcher in 1835 was a son of William Belcher, and a brother of Arthur Belcher and Elizabeth (Belcher) Hollen, William Hollen's mother. Unfortunately, we have no idea which Belcher family, or families, Minerva's husband, or Polly, Elizabeth and Eliza belong with, and are hoping that someone reading this knows , and will tell us... Please...2,3,1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42
Birth*1802Nancy Bolling was born about 1802 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*1817She married James Belcher, son of John T. Belcher Sr. and Martha Johnston, about 1817, possibly in Kentucky.3,4,43
(1st Daughter-in-Law) Land Records1 August 1839After her father-in-law's death, Nancy's husband and his four brothers, the five sons of John T. Belcher Sr., inherited equal parts of a specific tract or parcel of land consisting of 80 acres in Orange County, Indiana that their father had owned at the time of his death. Subsequently, each of his four oldest sons sold his inherited share in that land, which would have amounted to about 16 acres each, to their youngest brother. A deed dated 1 August 1839 in Orange County, Indiana, described the transaction, and we note that the description of the 80 acres of land in the deed is not the same as the description of the 80 acres of land their father purchased in 1837 as a Land Patent from the United States Federal Government. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made 1 August 1839 between James Belcher and Nancy Belcher his wife and Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher his wife and Joseph Belcher and Ruth Belcher his wife and Berry Belcher and Mary Belcher his wife, heirs of John T. Belcher Sr., late of Orange County, deceased, each of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, of the one part, and John Belcher Jr. of the County and State aforesaid, of the other part, Witnesseth that the said James Belcher and Jesse Belcher and Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher, for and in consideration of the sum of $88.89 to them in had paid by the said John Belcher Jr., the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained, sold, conveyed and confirmed and doth by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns forever, their part of a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Orange aforesaid, it being the west half of the North west quarter of Section No. 25 in Township No. 1 South of Range No. 2 west, estimated to contain 80 acres, be the same more or less, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and the reversions, remainders and profits thereof, and all the estate, title and interest of the said James Belcher and Jesse Belcher and Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher in and to their part of the 80 acres aforesaid, to have and to hold the premises aforesaid, with all the appurtenances, to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns forever, and the said James Belcher and Jesse Belcher and Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns, that they, the said James Belcher, Jesse Belcher, Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher, is lawfully seized in fee of the premises aforesaid, that they are free from all incumbrance and that they have good right to sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid, and further that they and their heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and defend the said premises to the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims of themselves and their heirs and also against the lawful claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever, and the said Nancy Belcher, the wife of the said James Belcher, and Sarah Belcher, the wife of the said Jesse Belcher, and Ruth Belcher, the wife of the said Joseph Belcher, and Mary Belcher, the wife of the said Berry Belcher, doth hereby relinquish all their right and title of dower of and in the premises aforesaid.

In witness whereof the said James Belcher and Nancy Belcher his wife and the said Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher his wife and the Joseph Belcher and Ruth Belcher his wife and Berry Belcher and Mary Belcher his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

The deed was signed sealed and delivered in presence of William C. Walls and John Walls Jr.

James Belcher and Nancy Belcher each signed with their X marks
Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher each signed with their X marks
Joseph Belcher signed his name and Ruth Belcher signed with her X mark
Berry Belcher signed his name and Mary Belcher signed with her X mark

Jonathan Palmer, Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Orange, wrote that the within named James Belcher and Nancy Belcher his wife and Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher his wife and Joseph Belcher and Ruth Belcher his wife and Berry Belcher and Mary Belcher his wife appeared before him personally on 1 August 1839 and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the written indenture as their act and deed for the purposes therein specified and the said Nancy Belcher and the said Sarah Belcher and the said Ruth Belcher and the said Mary Belcher being at full age and being by the Justice of Peace duly examined separate and apart from their said husbands, and the contents of the said indenture being made known to them declared that they relinquished all their right and title of dower in and to the lands and tenements in the written indenture set forth and that they voluntarily and of their own free will and accord and without any coercion or compulsion of their said husbands signed, sealed and delivered the said indenture as their act and deed for the purposes aforesaid.

Jonathan Palmer, J.P. signed and sealed his name to the document on 1 August 1839, and the indenture was filed on 8 September 1839 and recorded on 14 September 1839 in Orange County, Indiana.3,22
(Wife) DeathMay 1842Nancy became a widow when James Belcher died before Nancy was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1850 census, and he may have died as early as May 1842 at about age 46.1,4
Census US 1850*13 September 1850Nancy Belcher was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in Jackson, Orange County, Indiana. She was 48 years of age. Her married son, Timothy, and his wife, Sarah, were enumerated with he in 1850, as were her two youngest children, Martin and Nancy. Timothy was 20 years old and farming for his mother, and Sarah was age 17. Martin and young Nancy were ages 14 and 9 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year. Neither their mother, Nancy, nor brother, Timothy, was able to read or write.1

Family

James Belcher b. 1796, d. May 1842
Children1.John Belcher44 b. 26 Oct 1819, d. 8 Mar 1901
2.Jeremiah Belcher+45 b. 20 Dec 1821, d. 18 Sep 1905
3.William H. Belcher15 b. 1825
4.Timothy Belcher1 b. 1830
5.Martin Belcher1 b. 1836
6.Nancy Belcher1 b. 1841

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Orange, Indiana; Roll: 163; Page: 399a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b, image# 16 of 23.
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, citing the Belcher Heirs Deed, 1839, Orange County, Indiana, submitted by Jeannie Watts <e-mail address> with special thanks to Frankie Lu Eads of Princeton, Indiana who sent her a photocopy of the deed which we found attached in three files under Memories for Berry Belcher, online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/LTHD-H2Y. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G6WH-L1P
  5. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph Belcher, Year: 1830; Census Place: Crawford, Illinois; Series: M19; Roll: 23; Page: 18; Family History Library Film: 0007648. Hereinafter cited as 1830 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Berry Belcher, Memorial# 34936541. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Berry and Mary Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 18b, image# 20 of 23.
  8. [S2283] Indiana, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 December 1826 in Orange County, Indiana, USA, of John Belcher and Eunice Pitman, referencing FHL Film# 1316696. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892.
  9. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Belcher, Junior, Year: 1830; Census Place: Orange, Indiana; Series: M19; Roll: 31; Page: 34; Family History Library Film: 0007720.
  10. [S2294] Will of Lewis Pitman dated 20 March 1849 in Macoupin County, Illinois, submitted for probate on 7 April 1849; transcription originally shared on 28 December 2012 by WLawrence2182, and attached to an Ancestry Tree; viewed on 27 April 2022, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/85867149/…. Hereinafter cited as Will of Lewis Pitman.
  11. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Sarah Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 13a, image# 9 of 23.
  12. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b, image# 16 of 23.
  13. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Martha Jane Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b, image# 16 of 23.
  14. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph Belcher, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jersey, Illinois; Roll: 61; Page: 339; Family History Library Film: 0007642. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Ruth Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Point, Calhoun, Illinois; Roll: 99; Page: 335a.
  16. [S1571] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 20 November 1904 in Taswell, Crawford, Indiana, USA, of Catharine Trusty, transcribed by Ancestry as "Tensty", age 66, married to Lee Trusty, born 24 September 1838 to Arthur Belcher and ______ Pigg in Crawford Co, referencing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1904; Roll: 03. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017.
  17. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur Belcher, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jackson, Orange, Indiana; Roll: 89; Page: 29; Family History Library Film: 0007728.
  18. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur Belcher, his name spelled "Arter" by the census taker and transcribed as "Aster" by Ancestry, Year: 1830; Census Place: Orange, Indiana; Series: M19; Roll: 31; Page: 36; Family History Library Film: 0007720.
  19. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur Belcher, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Warren, Tennessee; Page: 310; NARA Roll: M33_122; Image: 274. Hereinafter cited as 1820 United States Federal Census.
  20. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Belcher, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Warren, Tennessee; Page: 310; NARA Roll: M33_122; Image: 274.
  21. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (U.S. Department of the Interior), online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Crawford County, Indiana, purchased by Arthur Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 August 1839 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 22 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx. Hereinafter cited as Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.
  22. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 80 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by John Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 5 August 1837 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  23. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by Berry Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 September 1838 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  24. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by John Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 August 1839 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  25. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine (Belcher) Trusty, Memorial# 204517313.
  26. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, database with images, online at www.familysearch.org. Digital collection of microfilmed records located at the Wayne County Courthouse, Richmond, Indiana. Includes surname indexes, marriage licenses were issued on 11 November 1851 by the Circuit Court in Paoli, Orange County for Harral Moore to marry Julia Ann Belcher and for Almarine Moore to marry Mary Ann Belcher, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-9X9F. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.
  27. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Almarine Moore and Mary Ann Belcher and also of Harral Moore and Julia Ann Belcher, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-9X9F
  28. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Mary Ann Belcher and Almarine Moore, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in the County Clerk's Office in Paoli, Indiana; Book: C- 3; Page: 389. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  29. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Harral Moore and Julia Ann Belcher and also of Almarine Moore and Mary Ann Belcher, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-9X9F
  30. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Julia Ann Belcher and Harral Moore, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in the County Clerk's Office in Paoli, Indiana; Book: C- 3; Page: 389.
  31. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 8 January 1852 in Crawford County of Jesse Belcher and Mary Ann Moore, certifier's name: C. W. Kindle; officiator's name: J. H. McMickle, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:DV77-GZ6Z
  32. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 8 January 1852 in Crawford County of Mary Ann Moore and Jesse Belcher, his given name transcribed as "Isaac" by Ancestry, referencing Crawford County Indiana Marriages, 1818 - 1880, Books A - D, contents: Part I, Index of Grooms, Part II, Index of Brides, Compiled by Ruth M Slevin; Book: B; Page: 148.
  33. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Moore) Belcher, Memorial# 232116375.
  34. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Harold and Julia Moore, Year: 1870; Census Place: Madison, Pike, Indiana; Roll: M593_350; Page: 502B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
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  41. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage license with written consent issued, and marriage performed by William C. Walls, Justice of the Peace, on 15 August 1836 in Orange County between Mitchell Hollen and Elizabeth Belcher; viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTMC-9867
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Aaron Bolton1

b. 12 February 1753
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*12 February 1753Aaron Bolton was born on 12 February 1753 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Aaron Bolton1

b. 16 June 1795
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*16 June 1795Aaron Bolton was born on 16 June 1795 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Residence*1817Aaron and Sarah Bolton lived in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he bought land from Joshua Flint of Ashby in 1817.3
Marriage*He married Sarah __?__.3
Land Transfer4 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
ResidenceAaron Bolton's parents, William and Sally Bolton, lived with Aaron and Sarah Bolton in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, until their deaths.3

Family

Sarah __?__
Children1.Caroline Ardella Bolton3 b. 3 Aug 1823
2.Ivers Augustus Bolton3 b. 7 Oct 1824, d. 9 Jul 1827
3.Adaline Sarah Bolton+3 b. 16 Apr 1825
4.Rachel Elizabeth Bolton3 b. 16 Mar 1837
5.Mary Frances Bolton3 b. 28 Jan 1841
6.Ellen Augusta Bolton3 b. 22 Dec 1842

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, Fifth Generation, pages 10-17. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  4. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10.

Abigail Bolton1

b. 21 March 1709
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*21 March 1709Abigail Bolton was born on 21 March 1709 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(4th Daughter) Guardianship4 June 1722Abigail was a minor child of 12 and her brothers, Joseph and Nathaniel Bolton, were also minors when their father died on 21 December 1721. Joseph at age 17 and Nathaniel at age 15, both being under the age of 21 and above the age of 14 were, under the law, permitted to choose their own guardians. Both Joseph and Nathaniel chose their mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and she was approved by the court on 4 June 1722. Abigail was under the age of 14 and, on the same date, the court appointed the children's mother guardian of Abigail, as well.

Sarah's guardianship duties to all three of her minor children, as instructed by the court, were to take them into her care and tuition until their majority at age 21. She was directed, for each child, to take into her hands and possession, to their benefit, their estates, lands, moneys, goods and chattels for the purpose of improving them in such a manner as she should judge best for them. She was also instructed to submit a plain and true account of her guardianship for each upon oath, and to include all and singular such estate that came into her hands and possession by virtue of her guardianship, and to account for the profits and improvements of each of the minor children's estates. She would be lawfully required to pay and deliver the accounting, and as much of the estate remaining, after first being examined and allowed by the appropriate judge, as each child reached the age of full majority.3,4
(4th Daughter) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of Abigail'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.

Abigail Bolton, the couple's fourth daughter and youngest child, received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 5. It was in the homelands, and was bounded northerly by the highway, and bounded north-westerly with the range of the 50 acres, and then ranging by the land of her eldest brother, John Bolton Jr., 12 rods to a stake, and then running from the stake north-east, and by north by a red oak marked on two sides in a straight range to the highway.5,6
(Sister) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.7
(4th Daughter) Estate and Land25 September 1730Abigail's sister, Mary Bolton, had died intestate and the settlement and distribution of her real estate was completed on 25 September 1730. Mary's estate was divided into ten equal shares and distributed between her mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and brothers and sisters, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

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

Abigail's share was part of the lot identified as the eighth, ninth and tenth shares, which were distributed together as one larger lot to Abigail, her mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and to her older brother, Samuel Bolton. The lot was on the east end and joining to the lot distributed to Sarah's eldest daughter, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, and also joined to the southerly side of the easterly end of the lot distributed to her second daughter, Elizabeth (Bolton) May. The combined share contained about 18 rods of land, together with the Bolton house, and began at a stake and heap of stones which was at the south-east corner of the lot, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway and bounded by the highway 8 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of the combined share.8,9
Marriage*11 May 1736She married Samuel Ripley, son of William Ripley and Mary Corbison, on 11 May 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,10,11
(Sister) Will27 May 1755Abigail's brother John Bolton wrote a will dated 27 May 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, in New England. His five daughters were his primary beneficiaries, and his will also directed that his sister Abigail, 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.12,13,14,1

Family

Samuel Ripley b. 27 Feb 1704/5
Children1.Robert Ripley1 b. 26 Feb 1736/37
2.Sarah Ripley15 b. 28 Nov 1742, d. 4 Sep 1747

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, surname spelled "Bolten". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2221; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 331-332. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  4. [S1126] Joseph, Nathaniel and Abigail Bolton, Guardianship (1722 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2221, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Guardianship for Joseph, Nathaniel and Abigail Bolton (1722 Bridgewater).
  5. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).
  6. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649.
  7. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  8. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  9. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  10. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 325. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  11. [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), Ripley, pages 298-299. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  12. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, 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.
  13. [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).
  14. [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.
  15. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, and references an Epitaph in old Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Abigail Bolton1

b. 28 March 1812
Father*Daniel Bolton1
Mother*Polly Fletcher1
Birth*28 March 1812Abigail Bolton was born on 28 March 1812.1

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.

Abigail Bolton1

b. 2 October 1814, d. 27 May 1843
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*2 October 1814Abigail Bolton was born on 2 October 1814 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.1
Marriage*She married Levi H. Harris.1
Death*27 May 1843She died on 27 May 1843 at age 28.1

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.

Abigail Bolton1

d. 27 September 1769
Relationships1st cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Elisha Bolton1 b. 1735
Death*27 September 1769She died on 27 September 1769 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [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 35. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."

Abisha Bolton1

b. 9 February 1786
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nathaniel Bolton Jr.1
Mother*Jane Thomson1 b. 14 Feb 1748/49, d. 8 May 1814
Birth*9 February 1786Abisha Bolton was born on 9 February 1786 in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S618] Connecticut vital records based on the Barbour collection: compiled and edited by Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut: based on the Barbour collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, c2006), page 1583, and noted Stafford vital records. Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut.

Adaline Sarah Bolton1

b. 16 April 1825
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Aaron Bolton1 b. 16 Jun 1795
Mother*Sarah __?__1
Birth*16 April 1825Adaline Sarah Bolton was born on 16 April 1825 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*26 June 1844She married Edward H. Fox on 26 June 1844 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Edward H. Fox
Child1.Lizzie Adaline Fox1 b. 24 Oct 1854

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.

Agnes Bolton1

Father*William Bolton1 b. 1682, d. 22 Apr 1755
Mother*Elizabeth __?__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.

Agnes 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.

Agnes Bolton1

b. 1728, d. 27 September 1768
Birth*1728Agnes Bolton was born in 1728 in Ireland.1
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.
Marriage*5 November 1754She married Hugh Smith, son of James Smith, on 5 November 1754 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Research Notes*It is unclear if there were two daughters named Mary born to Agnes and Hugh Smith in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). In the records for Palmer, two births are listed with identical birth dates and different years, 1765 and 1767. The 1765 date was noted as appearing on her grave stone and the 1767 date appears to have been transcribed from the original record. To further confuse the issue, two death dates are listed also. The one appearing to have been transcribed from the town records reports her death on 30 Jul 1767 and the other, obtained from her grave stone in Old Center Cemetery was noted as 20 Sep 1768, age 10 (or age 1 followed by an O and not a zero.)2
Death*27 September 1768She died the same day she gave birth to John on 27 September 1768 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). She was only 33.3,2

Family

Hugh Smith b. 1728, d. 18 May 1805
Children1.Elizabeth Smith1 b. 6 Mar 1756
2.Joseph Smith1 b. 12 Mar 1758
3.Matthew Smith1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 30 Aug 1775
4.Elihu Smith1 b. 8 Aug 1764, d. 30 Aug 1775
5.Mary Smith1 b. 26 May 1765, d. 30 Jul 1767 or 20 Sep 1768
6.Agnes Smith1 b. 11 Nov 1765
7.Mary Smith1 b. 26 May 1767, d. 30 Jul 1767 or 20 Sep 1768
8.John Smith1 b. 27 Sep 1768

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.
  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. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, New England Immigrants 1700-1775, page 18, noted her year of death as 1805.

Albert J. Bolton1

b. circa 1844, d. 1917
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 1844Albert J. Bolton was born circa 1844 in New York.1,2
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850Albert J. 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 US 186028 June 1860Albert J. 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. 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 Sarah __?__.1
(Brother) Census US 187022 June 1870Albert J. Bolton and George F. Bolton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of their 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
Occupation*Albert was a farmer in Yorkshire.5
Census US 1880*16 June 1880Albert and Sarah Bolton appeared on the 1880 census taken on 16 June 1880 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York. Albert was 36, and Sarah 33.5
Death*1917He died in 1917. The notice of his death stated simply: "BOLTON, Albert J. spouse of Sarah born 1844 died 1917.1
Burial*He was buried in McKinstry Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York.1

Family

Sarah __?__ b. 1845, d. 1890

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 United States 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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Albert Bolton, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll 813; Family History Film: 1254813; Page: 165C; Enumeration District: 037; Image: 0092. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Alfred Bolton1

b. 7 May 1793
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 May 1793Alfred Bolton was born on 7 May 1793 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1
Baptism28 September 1793Alfred Bolton was baptized on 28 September 1793 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
(Son) Census US 1800Alfred Bolton likely appeared on the 1800 census in the household of his 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 Intention9 January 1814An intention of marriage for Alfred Bolton and Sylvia Pratt was recorded on 9 January 1814 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3
Marriage*before 1 April 1814He married his first cousin Sylvia Pratt, daughter of Thomas Pratt Jr., in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The actual date of their marriage is not known and the Waltham records stated simply that it was recorded before 1 April 1814.3
Marriage*20 August 1820He married Mrs. Sally Stone on 20 August 1820 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Their intention of marriage was recorded in Waltham on 30 Jul 1820.3
(Son) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, father of Alfred 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
Marriage*24 December 1833An Intention of Marriage was recorded for Alfred Bolton and Almira Foster on 24 December 1833 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3
(Heir) Affidavit of Death23 June 1841Alfred Bolton 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

Family 1

Sylvia Pratt

Family 2

Mrs. Sally Stone
Child1.Sally Ann Bolton3 b. 7 Dec 1823

Family 3

Almira Foster

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, his birth was recorded in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 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.
  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 United States 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.

Alonzo David Bolton1

b. 7 April 1813
Relationship4th great-grandson of James Bolton
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*David Bolton1 b. 2 Mar 1791, d. 1 Apr 1849
Mother*Phebe Kemp1 d. 17 Jan 1860
Birth*7 April 1813Alonzo David Bolton was born on 7 April 1813.1
(Son) InheritanceBenjamin Kemp left his property to his daughter, Phebe Bolton, Phebe Elvira Bolton and Sally L. Bolton and her children, as shown by a deed at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

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

Alvin Bolton1

b. 25 March 1809
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*Cynthia Chamberlain1 b. 30 Dec 1782
Birth*25 March 1809Alvin Bolton was born on 25 March 1809 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.