Rev John Bolton

Brief Life History of John

When Rev John Bolton was born on 7 February 1818, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Reverend Robert Bolton IV, was 29 and his mother, Ann Jay, was 24. He married Catherine Schuyler on 21 June 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 18 May 1898, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oaklands Cemetery, West Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Rev John Bolton
Catherine Schuyler
Marriage: 21 June 1848
Abbie Bolton
Catherine Schuyler Bolton
Philip Schuyler Bolton
Nannette Bolton

Sources (13)

  • John Bolton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Bolton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Rev John Bolton, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern England named Bolton (Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland, and Yorkshire) or from Boulton in Derbyshire and East Lothian in Scotland, from Old English bothl ‘dwelling, house’ (see Bold 1) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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1876 5th Circuit Court Fraud Case Suit

This is a very fruitful court case in that it has many descendants, heirs, and lists of property owned by Robert Bolton at the time of his death. Basically the descendants of Robert Bolton's son Rober …

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