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 David Bolton

David Bolton

Birth
Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Apr 1910 (aged 86)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Burial Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 90710787 · View Source
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David Bolton, farmer, P. O. Wheeler's Grove, born in Virginia, Decemnber 9, 1823, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Insley) Bolton, both born in Virginia. He died in Georgia about 1859, she in Iowa about 1873. They had nine children, five of whom are living. Subject received a common school education; commenced live at the age of twenty as a miller; followed this avocation about eight years; millwright for several years; carpenter for about sixteen years, and married Miss Martha A. Fisher, in Virginia on December 11, 1845, who was born in that State July 29, and is a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Catlet) Fisher, both born in Virginia. She died in Iowa about 1868. Subject scouted for Gen. Cox for a short time in 1862, and drove his staff team awhile. Mr. and Mrs. Bolton have had ten children, nine of whom are living. Mrs. Bolton was formerly a member of the Baptist Church. He is a Republican. In 1862, he moved from Virginia to Cedar County, Iowa, renting a farm for his boys, when he worked at his trade as a millwright and carpenter, moving in 1875 to this township, renting a farm for two years. He then bought 160 acres at $8.12-1/2, which is now valued at $30 per acre. It has fine improvements, with about two acres of young orchard, over one acre of mixed grove,, about twenty acres of natural timber and one mile of osage hedge fence. There are also forty bearing grapevines and a large quantity of raspberry bushes. Mr. Bolton is now erecting a beautiful two-story frame residence. The main building is to be 32x16 feet, the L 26x14 feet, the cellar the same size as the L; five rooms above and five below, the upper rooms corresponding in size with those below; a hall 6x16 feet on both floors. The front rooms are to be 15x16 feet, the bed rooms 11x8 feet, the kitchen 14x15 feet, dining-room 14x11 feet.


(From the 1882 History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa)



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  • Created by: Jeri Moriarty
  • Added: 25 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90710787
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Bolton (9 Dec 1823–16 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90710787, citing Macedonia Cemetery, Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jeri Moriarty (contributor 47613731) .