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Isaac Langston "Ike" Bolton

BirthJan. 8, 1811, USA
DeathNov. 13, 1868
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Eldest son of John Bolton and Mary Lancaster Bolton.
Brother of Laodicia Bolton Darby, Wade Hampton Bolton, John P E Bolton, Lucassia Bolton Bledsoe and Marcus Bolton.
Husband of Cinderella Bolton (maiden name also Bolton but unrelated). Married December 9, 1835.
Father of John Bolton, Seth W Bolton, Mary Louisa Bolton Dickins Patterson, Lucassia Bolton Andrews Josephine Bolton Dickins Morgan and 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, and Dr. Samuel Dickins all 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.

Family links:
  John Bolton (1782 - 1838)
  Mary Lancaster Bolton (1784 - 1863)

  Cinderella Campbell Bolton Bolton (1819 - 1862)*

  John Bolton*
  Josephine Bolton Dickins Morgan (1841 - 1873)*

  Isaac Langston Bolton (1811 - 1868)
  Wade Hampton Bolton (1812 - 1869)*
  Marcus Bolton (1826 - 1849)*

*Calculated relationship

Note: Removed to Elmwood in 1889. Inscriptions updated in the early 20th century by Martha Cinderella Dickins Smithwick a descendent of Isaac Bolton.
Elmwood Cemetery 
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Bolton Family Plot, east Side, Chapel Hill at Grand Tour and Hanback Ave

Created by: Vincent Astor
Record added: Oct 06, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 30371445