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Notes for Margaret Bolton Bratney Silver

The Family of John & Mary Bolton

abt 1820 - Margaret born in Ireland

December 07, 1844 - Margaret Bolton married Joseph Bratney in Randolph Co., Illinois

December 31, 1849 - Joseph Bratney died

1850 census Town 5S Range 7W, Randolph Co., IL
Household #1654\1664
Margaret Bratney (30) Ireland
Ellen P. (3) IL
Martha E. (9\12) IL

Illinois state marriage records

1860 census Town 5S Range 7W, Randolph Co., IL
Household #586
Martha Alexander, age 58, b. Ireland
Margaret Sullivan, age 42, b. Ireland
Michael Fllynn, age 27, farm labor, b. Ireland
Martha A. E. Bratney, age 11, b. IL

1865 census Evansville, Randolph Co., IL state census
Margaret Silver
1 male 30-39 (?) (Margaret, age 45)
1 male 10-19 (Martha, age 15)
Census taker put in wrong columns? Both should be female.

1870 census Twp 5, Range 7 Randolph, Illinois
Margaret Silvan, age 54, keeping house, b. Ireland
Martha, age 19, b. Illinois

1880 census Town 4 Range 3 Beaucoup Pct, Perry Co., IL
Household #155\155 Census taken June 22, 1880
David Dyer (32) IL\Ireland\Ireland
Martha A. (31) IL\Ireland\Ireland
Joseph B. (5) IL\IL\IL
William J. (2) IL\IL\IL
Margaret Silver, (60) Mother-in-law Ireland\Ireland\Ireland
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ID: I0056
Name: John BOLTON
Sex: M
Birth: 1766
Death: WFT Est. 1818-1858
Fact 1: See Note Page

Farm of 12 1/4 acres, and a 1 storey house.

Facts about this person:


Record Change January 03, 2002

Father: Samuel BOLTON b: 1740

Marriage 1 Mary ??? b: 1778
Married: WFT Est. 1790-1821
Eleanor BOLTON b: 1801
Martha BOLTON b: 1803
Jane BOLTON b: 1805
Mary Ann BOLTON b: 1808
Elizabeth BOLTON b: 1810
Samuel BOLTON b: 1814
Margaret BOLTON b: 1817

"Bolton Families in Ireland: with their English and American kindred. Based in part upon original records which no longer exist" by Charles Knowles Bolton. Boston Goodspeed's Bookshop, Inc. 1937

Page 95
16. Samuel Bolton (Samuel, John, Thomas, Thomas) was born probably at Lismoyle, Parish of Tamlaght O'Crilly, County Derry about 1740, the son presumably of Samuel (No. 12). In the poll taken in 1806 he is supposed to be "Samuel Bolton Senior" since there is a Junior of the name. Three farmers and weavers at Lismoyle each had a child Samuel.


i. John, born 1766. A farmer at Lismoyle in 1806 with a one-story house, a farm of 12-1/4 acres, a wife Mary, born 1778 and children:
1. Eleanor, born 1801, Flax spinner
2. Martha, born 1803, Flax spinner
3. Jane, born 1805, Flax spinner
4. Mary Ann, born 1808, Flax spinner
5. Betty, born 1812
6. Samuel, born 1814
7. Margaret, born 1817

ii. Samuel, born 1772. A farmer in Lismoyle in 1806 with 13 acres, a one-story house, a wife, Betty Scott, born 1771, flax spinner, and children (it is supposed):

1. William, born 1801, Laborer. Perhaps the man who died 12 June 1862. Wife Jane
2. Alexander, born 1805, Laborer

iii. Daughter, married Mr. Gilmore, and had
1. Mary, born 1809, Flax spinner. Niece of Samuel Bolton, born 1772 and living with him in 1821.

iv. William Jr., born 1781. A farmer in Lismoyle in 1821 with 6 acres, wife Mary, born 1783, flax spinner and children:
1. Mary, born 1809
2. Samuel, born 1811
3. John, born 1813
4. Margaret, born 1816
5. Elizabeth, born 1819. Apparently Betty who died in 1900, age 82; she sang well, knew her Bible, and was popular. She married James Service of Grillagh and had 12 children. One of them, Matilda, married Jacob Cunningham of Grillalgh whose son Mr. Sam Henry has met.