Saturday, 2 August 2014

John Boulton (1806 - 1902)

John Boulton - Second Great Grandfather

John was born at Elizabethtown, Ontario on September 11, 1806.  He was the oldest son of William Boulton and Martha Elliott and grandson to the Loyalist Irish immigrant, George Boulton.
Online trees say that on January 24, 1837 he married Alice Colborne at Brockville.  This date may be incorrect or John may have had a previous wife as the first two children, Margaret and Benjamin are recorded to have been born before their marriage date.  She was born in Ireland in 1811, daughter of John Colborne.  
The couple and their growing family can be found on Canadian Census documents every ten years from 1851 - 1881  living on their farm with the unmarried children and various other relatives of Alice's.   They had a total of 6 girls and 3 boys from 1835 to 1853.  Some of John and Alice's children were pictured and listed in this blog postRandy's great grandfather Benjamin was a son as well.  He was the only one I know of that left Ontario as he came to Manitoba in the late 1800's to secure land for his own children.  
Alice died in 1886 at the age of 75 but John is listed as a 84 year old farmer on the 1891 census and was enumerated in 1901 before he died January 25, 1902 at the age of 95 as retired, living with his children William and Sarah.  
John and Alice are buried in New Dublin Cemetery #2 in plot 325.

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