Curtis Edwin Bolton

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Curtis Edwin Bolton

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 06, 1890 (78)
Marysvale, Piute County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Piute County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Curtis Bolton and Ann Bolton
Husband of Ellen Coil Merritt; Ellen Coil Merritt; Eleanor Bolton; Rebecca Baks Bolton; Sarah Bolton and 1 other
Father of Cornelia Bolton; Matilda Bolton; Curtis Bolton; Ann Booth Smith; Emma Smith Hendrickson and 9 others
Brother of Sarah Bolton; Jackson Bolton; Robert Coates Bolton; Elizabeth Bolton; John Habersham Bolton and 1 other

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About Curtis Edwin Bolton

Curtis E[dwin] Bolton related an anecdote of what happened to him on the road when on his way from Winter Quarters to the Valley in Bro Brighams Company. He had a heavy load of awkward team. His oxen would stop at every mud hole & hard pull. He was fretting and worrying his cattle and his cattle were fretting and worrying him for he was all the time cutting, whipping & hallroing to them. The day after crossing the Loup fork the rains had made the road excessive muddy[.] the wagons often rolling hub deep for ½ a Mile at a time. Bro Brigham rode up at one of these muddy places & said "Bro Bolton that's not the way to drive cattle. Here let me shew you[."]—So I handed him the whip and he drove & then the cattle went well enough plowing thro' the mud without balking. After driving them for more than a mile Bro Brigham threw me back the whip and Said "There, that's the way to drive cattle. Carry the whip over the left shoulder and look tother way." , Now I believe this most excellent maxim will apply to the government of families, Conferences, Wards or any charge entrusted to man.

More information on Curtis Edwin Bolton.... He was baptized in September 1842. In 1844, he went to Nauvoo and met Joseph and Hyrum Smith; he was ordained a High Priest and received his patriarchal blessing from Hyrum Smith. He stayed in the Joseph Smith home for about 5 weeks.

In 1844, he was called on a proselytizing mission to New York.

He worked on the temple with rifle and sword hidden in the shavings due to spies and false brethren. In 1849 - 1851 he was a missionary to France with John Taylor; he completed translating the Book of Mormon into French.

He split with his family in the 1860's - not sure if his family deserted him or if he left them.

He married a woman who walked on crutches. He served as clerk of court, Deputy Clerk of Supreme Court of Utah, and was a school teacher.

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Curtis Edwin Bolton's Timeline

July 15, 1812
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Pennsylvania, United States
January 3, 1837
New York City, New York, NY US
August 14, 1840
Woodbury, New York, United States
January 2, 1843
Woodbury, Queens, NY, US
August 6, 1845
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States