Nov. 13, 1868 Memphis Shelby County Tennessee, USA
Eldest son ofJohn BoltonandMary Lancaster Bolton. Brother of Laodicia Bolton Darby,Wade Hampton Bolton, John P E Bolton, Lucassia Bolton Bledsoe andMarcus Bolton. Husband ofCinderella Bolton (maiden name also Bolton but unrelated). Married December 9, 1835. Father ofJohn Bolton, Seth W Bolton, Mary Louisa Bolton Dickins Patterson, Lucassia Bolton AndrewsJosephine Bolton Dickins Morganand A Wade Bolton Millington. Business partner with his brother Wade, his brother-in-law Washington Bolton and Thomas Dickins in the cotton and slave trade. The partnership was one of the largest such traders in the South. Major player in the Bolton/Dickins feud lasting from 1857 to 1870 during which eight (or as many as twelve) people died. A dispute arose when the firm bought and sold a 23 year old slave who was later proved to be an indentured free man. Ike shot and killed James McMillan who made the fraudulent sale to the Bolton partners and this resulted in an expensive trial at which Ike was acquitted. An argument arose as to whether the expenses should be borne by the four partners or the brothers alone. Numerous court battles followed, before and after the war, pitting Dickins and Sarah Bolton (wife of the deceased Wash Bolton) against Wade. There were family intricacies as Wash's sister, Cinderella, was Isaac Bolton's widow and Josephine Bolton, Isaac's daughter, married Samuel Dickins, Tom's son.Wade Hampton Bolton,Thomas Dickins, andDr. Samuel Dickinsall died as a result of the feud. Isaac Bolton died during the Civil War in strained financial circumstances reportedly as a result of delirium tremens brought on by alcohol addiction.