Washington Bolton, 1869 (c.1821-1900)
Washington Bolton: By process of elimination, I have decided that this unlabeled photo portrait is my g-g-great-grandfather, Washington Bolton.
Mr. Bolton married Miss Marianna Mayo Anderson in 1850. The library of Virginia has their marriage bond on file, "Washington Bolton M.S. Bond 1850 Jan.22 bono exe. license issued."
Mr. Bolton enlisted in the Army of the Confederacy in Parker's Regiment. He was wounded in battle,vulnus sclopeticum (defined as multiple flesh wounds.) and treated several times in Richmond's Winder Hospital.
Obituary: Richmond Dispatch, April 7, 1900, page 8, image 8:
Mr. Washington Bolton Dead.
He passed away yesterday morning. Mr. Washington Bolton, probably the oldest tailor in Richmond, died at his home, No. 505 West Clay Street, yesterday morning at 3:45 o'clock. His funeral will take place from the residence this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.Deceased was 79 years of age, and had resided in Richmond for sixty years.He was born in James City County. His wife died about two yers ago, and there now survives three children --Mrs. R.D. Chesterman, Mr. E.H. Bolton, and Mr. F. D. Bolton of Norfolk. Deceased was a gallant Confederate soldier, serving with distinction in Parker's Battery. He was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse.
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