Bolton, James F.
Age: 40, credited to Middlebury, VTVITALS
Birth: 1822, Braintree, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
East Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT
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BOLTON -- James F. Bolton Esq. died in Washington, D. C., April 23, 1894, in the 73d year of his age, and his remains were brought to East Roxbury for interment beside his late wife. Mr. Bolton was the son of of Sylvanus and Persis Bolton, and was born in Braintree, Orange County, and spent his early years upon his father's farm. In the common schools and Randolph Academy he qualified himself for teaching, which he followed, in connection of the trade of carpenter and joiner until the breaking out of the war of the rebellion.The Vermont Watchman, May 2, 1894
April 20, 1861 he enlisted in the 9th company, as it was called then, First Vermont Regiment, in which he did faithful duty. February 2, 1864, while a lieutenant in the Ninth Vermont, he was severely wounded through the shoulder and lungs on a skirmish line in Newport Barracks, North Carolina. In 1864 he was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Veterans Reserve Corps, and assigned to the 13th regimentt. In 1866 he was detailed for duty in the Freedman's Bureau, and ordered to report to General Clinton B. Fisk, at Nashville, Tennessee. For the last 25 years Mr. Bolton held a respectable position in the bureau of statistics in Washington.
April 2, 1846, Mr. Bolton married Mary C. Boyce of Roxbury, by whom he dad three children, only one of whom--Henry Bolton, Esq. Of Washington survives him.
For many years he was an active and devoted member of the Metropolitan Methodist Church of Washington. The esteem in which he held by his associates was well shown by the personal tributes, and floral offerings at his. funeral.
Courtesy of Deanna French