BOLTON:- The first John Bolton was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1658. His son Robert, born 1688, came to America and died in Philadelphia in 1742. He married 19 Feb., 1721, widow Ann Dunster Cley, a Quaker. Their son John of Chestertown, Md., born June 20, 1736, died 1784, was a delegate to the General Convention in New York, 1774. He married December 29, 1771. Eleanor Dougherty. Their son Edwin Hamilton Bolton, born 1779, married 1808, Mary Douglass. His son, Richard Bolton of Miss., born 1811, married 1840, Martha Lightfoot Dandridge.
SOURCE: Vol, X, No 1, May 1921 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry