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Nathan Bolster
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1756
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1823
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

A son of John and Abigail (Keith) Bolster. Nathan married his cousin Chloe Keith, a daughter of Noah and Deborah (Taft) Keith on December 23, 1781 at Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

Nathan came to Sullivan, New Hampshire in 1783 and lived there until his death, which occurred suddenly, Feb. 23, 1823, upon the street in Keene (probably of a heart infection), while there on business. The date of death upon his headstone is wrong, a fact which is proven in the Sullivan, New Hampshire Sentinal. Nathan was the father of fifteen children.

Other Children of Nathan and Chloe Bolster are:

EASTMAN born Uxbridge, MA Aug. 31, 1782; married Miriam Greenwood Aug. 27, 1805 Shrewsbury, MA.

CHAPIN, born Feb. 9, 1784; m. Amy Chandler June 8, 1814 Sullivan, NH. Amy died in Putney, VT.

POLLY, born Jan. 20, 1786, m. Calvin Chapman
JAMES (1), born Jan. 31, 1788; d. young
SALLY, born Mar. 2, 1790
LUCINDA, born Apr. 13, 1796; m. Ebenezer Benson
JOEL, born Jan. 4, 1798
ABIJAH, born Apr. 12, 1803

MELINDA, born Mar. 8, 1805. She m. Amos Green of Stoddard. They r. in Lowell, Mass.

LAURA, born Apr. 6, 1807; m., Nov. 24, 1829, Paul Griswold, in Stoddard


A descendant of Isaac Bolster (Nathan, John, Isaac) who came to the American colonies a convicted criminal for waging war against King James II (Monmouth's Rebellion, 1685). The family resided at Dedham, Brookline, Mendon and finally at Uxbridge, Massachusetts where Isaac died in 1753.

ALTERNATE (Sent by Sara Smith):

Isaac was found guilty of "running from his Colours' in the Lord Harding's troop of Horse" which I believe means he was fighting for King James, rather than waging war against, and was guilty of going awol (note he would have been quite young in 1685). Also, though it may be a small difference, Isaac was sold into servitude to a wealthy merchant in one of the West Indies...most likely Barbados or Jamaica. He would have been indentured there for 10 years, however a pardon was issued in 1691. Many of the pardoned prisoners stayed and made their own wealth, but obviously Isaac at some point prior to 1715, found his way to Massachusetts as a free man.
Family links: 
  Chloe Keith Bolster (1764 - 1837)*
  James Bolster (1792 - 1851)*
  Miriam Bolster (1794 - 1837)*
  Nathan Keith Bolster (1799 - 1811)*
  Eliza Bolster Rawson (1801 - 1878)*
  Lyman Bolster (1809 - 1813)*
*Calculated relationship

Note: James, son of Nathan Bolster, born Jan. 31, 1788, and died in infancy, was probably buried here, though possibly on the farm.

Works Cited & Guidance:

Josiah Lafayette Seward, History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, (Salem: Higginson Book Co., 2001 [1921]).
Four Corners Cemetery
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: Diana L. Brace
Record added: Jan 21, 2007
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Nathan Bolster
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