Biography of Henry M. Bolton
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Bolton, Henry M., is a son of James Bolton, born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 14, 1803, and died in Salem, Wis., December 4, 1863. His wife was Hannah Decker, born in Newark, N. J., January 11, 1803, and died in Salem, Wis., in 1874. The children of James and Hannah (Decker) Bolton were as follows: Elizabeth, born in Hamptonburgh, Orange county, April 16, 1829, and died in Carlton in November, 1884; David, born in Orange county October 17, 1830, died in Chester March 1, 1856; Arminda born in Orange county May 3, 1833, and resides in Orange county; Mary Ann, born in Orange county June 2, 1835, died in Orange county in 1859; Henry M., born May 16, 1837, in Orange county; Sarah Jane, born October 17, 1839, in Orange county, and died in Orange county March 23, 1845; Caroline, born March 27, 1842, and resides in Antioch, Ill.; John T., born April 27, 1844, in Orange county, and resides in Salem, Wis.; Deborah I., born December 18, 1846, and resides in Carlton. Henry M. Bolton while young learned the painter's trade which he followed for nine years. He then worked as hotel clerk three years at Craigsville, and afterward did farm work in Orange county for four years. He spent one year in Wisconsin, and in 1864 moved to Yates, Orleans county. From thence he came to Carlton where he has since resided. Here he has been engaged in farming and also carried on a store at Kuckville. While in Orange county he learned the profession of veterinary surgeon, which business he has practiced on occasions for more than thirty years. Mr. Bolton served as postmaster under Cleveland's administration one year and four years under Harrison. In 1860 he married Elizabeth Boyd, born in Newburgh, February 28, 1842. Her father was Samuel Boyd. born in Orange county in 1802, died in 1869. His wife was Mariah Baird, born in Orange county, April 19, 1820, and died March 28, 1846. The children of Samuel and Mariah (Baird) Boyd were: Elizabeth H., Jane A., born March 13, 1844, and died in Ithaca in 1884. The children of Henry M. and Elizabeth H. Bolton were: Charles E., born in Orange county February 11, 1861, and died December 16, 1891; and James H., born October 28, 1862. Charles E. married Emma Ryan and they had three children; William H., who died in infancy; William Henry, who was born May 19, 1886; Jessey May, born November 19, 1888; Ray H. born February 24, 1890. James H. married Mary Ryan and they have three children: May E., born May 22, 1886; Hellen H., born August 12, 1888; Clide A., born August 28, 1890.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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