|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1849|
Commodore, United States Navy
He died in the Mediterranean. His body was preserved and interred July 27, 1850.
The following was contributed by Rubbings:
Commodore William Compton Bolton (died 1849), born William Bolton Finch, was an officer in the United States Navy during the mid 19th century.
As William Bolton Finch, he commanded Vincennes on her around the world voyage.
He changed his name to William Compton Bolton in 1833. Bolton commanded the Pensacola Navy Yard from 1836-1837. In 1848 he was the Commander of the Mediterranean Squadron and later the Africa Squadron in the sloop of war USS Jamestown.
He died in 1849.
His widow, Mary H. Lynch Bolton, married Charles Wilkes on October 3, 1854. Commodore Bolton sat on Wilkes' court marital board in 1842.
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R39 S190
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 25, 2009
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