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Isaac Bolt

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Death: July 23, 1860 (71)
Lawrence, KY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bolt, Sr and Mary Elizabeth Bolt
Husband of Elizabeth Bolt
Father of Greenville Bolt; Montraville Thomas BOLT; Olivia Ann Prichard (BOLT); Alfred Bolt and John W Bolt
Brother of Charles BOLT, Sr; Winifred Minnie Bolt; John Bolt, Jr.; Charlotte Bolt and Elizabeth Bolt
Half brother of Winifred Minnie Bolt; John Bolt, Jr.; James Bolt; Lewis Bolt; Rebecca Bolt and 3 others

Occupation: sheriff
Managed by: Jesse Greenville Bolt Sr.
Last Updated:

About Isaac Bolt

Lawrence County’s residents on the first tax list in 1823, who had previously been in the area that had been Greenup CountyBolt, Isaac

Booten, Lewis

Notes from No. 1 Order Book of Lawrence County: Justices of Peace: The first court was held in the house of Andrew Johnson on Monday 25th day of March, 1822. Lawrence County was formed from the County of Floyd and Greenup. Governor John Adair of Kentucky appointed the following men as justices of peace. Edward Burgess, Nimrod Canterbury, Lewis Wellman, James Wheeler, John Haws, Thomas Thompson, John Stafford, and Isaac Bolt. Source: History of Lawrence County, 1990.

Other primary genealogical sources such as Kentucky's Vital Statistics (1911 present) are extremely valuable in providing links for the present generations with their forebears. The 1870 Federal Census for Boyd County lists two freedmen, Zachariah and Rueben Bolt, as residents of Ashland and Catlettsburg, respectively. The 1860 Slave Census for Boyd, one of the few counties that provides the names of both owners and slaves, revealed that both men were once the "property" of Major Isaac Bolt, a prominent local official. Even if their names had not been given in this record, the Major's will served as another clue to ownership, and revealed that they were inherited by one of his children on the eve of the Civil War. This illustrates how researchers might break through the barriers created by slavery. A search of additional records relating to these "owners" could well provide links with earlier generations.

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 15,569. Its county seat is Louisa[1]. The county is named for James Lawrence, and co-founded by Isaac Bolt, who served as a Lawrence County Commissioner and Justice of the Peace

LAWerence county

Formed, 1821.

'■ County seat, Louisa. ^

TermsS of County Court, Fourth Monday in

each monm, ei^cept May and November.

Justices of the Peace, George E. Chadwick,

John Crabtree, David Cumett,' G^or^ Justice,

Emmanuel Bramner, Zaher Gushing, Peter Ful-

kerson, Wm. M^Clure, Isaac Bolt, Archibald Bor-

ders, James Pitchard, John J. Sweatman, James

Marcum, George R. Burgis, Thomas prince.

Sheriff, Wafer Osbom, commissioned January

17, 1845.

Deputy Sheriff, J. W. Harvis.

1838 Oct 8 - Carter Co., KY Deed Book A = Thompson Ward, of Fleming Co., of the first part, and Joseph R. Ward, Samuel McCormick and Isaac Bolt, of the second part. On May 21 1838, Thompson Ward had purchased at a Sheriff's sale -- made in an execution in favor of Samuel G. Shaw, and against George W. Kouns -- 700 acres of land and two negro boys, Alexander and David, part of the estate of George W. Kouns. The land was subject of a mortgage to Samuel Shaw for $1950.00, dated Oct. 5, 1837.

1839 Feb 9 - Carter Co., KY Deed Book A = (recording date) Isaac Bolt, Sheriff of Lawrence Co., Ky., sold the George W. Kouns land of 700 acres on East Fort (of Little Sandy) to Thompson Ward. This land lay on East Fork, between the place where the widow Burns had once resided and the place where her son Roland T. Burns had once resided; "it crosses Four Mile Ck. at its mouth and runs up the west shore of East Fork and crosses that stream, the tract where G.W. Kouns now resides."

Maj. Isaac Bolt

Service: U.S. Army Militia

War of 1812

Regiment: 4th Reg.

Service Notes: Volunteered at Barboursville, VA

and served as a 1st Lt. under the command

of Captain Moses M. Conkleton. They camped

in pine huts in what was called the "Old Peach

Orchard", and could see the British Fleet a few

miles away. He was promoted to the rank of


Discharge: Honorable Discharge

Norfolk, Virginia - August 1814

Major Isaac Bolt

fought in the War of 1812 and was

one of this region’s earliest settlers,

Burns said.

While the house had been added

onto as the Bolt family grew, the original

portion was built around 1814.

1820 Greenup Co., Ky., Head of Household; 1830, 1840 and 1850 Lawrence Co., Ky Head of Household; 1860 Boyd Co., Ky., H

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Isaac Bolt's Timeline

October 13, 1788
Montgomery, Virginia, USA
July 18, 1814
Age 25
Bolts Fork, Kentucky, USA
Age 27
Cabell, Virginia, USA
July 16, 1824
Age 35
Cabell, Virginia, USA
Age 38
Lawrence, Kentucky, USA
Age 41
Bolts Fork, Boyd, Kentucky, USA
July 23, 1860
Age 71
Lawrence, KY, USA
boltsfork, ky, United States