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Posted: 1294680745000
Classification: Query
Looking for information on
Henry D Bolen
Born Aug 1838 Equality, Gallatin County
Death 05 Oct 1896 I think Hamilton county

Married Martha Jane Robinson
Born 28 Feb 1838 Akin, Franklin County
Death 16 Dec 1921 Dahlgren, Hamilton County

Thank you

Re: Bolen

Posted: 1294780484000
Classification: Query
I'm not related to this family.

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships or parental birthplaces.

1860 -
Name: Henry Bolen
Age in 1860: 23
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1860: Prairie City, Cumberland, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Majority Point

Henry Bolen 23, ILL - farmer
Nancy I Bolen 20, OH
Charles Bolen 50, KY
Franklin Bolen 7, ILL
George Bolen 17, ILL

1880 -
Name: Henry Bolin
Home in 1880: Northern, Franklin, Illinois
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Jane Bolin
Father's birthplace: Illinois
Mother's birthplace: Illinois
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Henry Bolin 46, ILL - farmer
Jane Bolin 35, ILL
Eliza Bolin 12, ILL
Rhoda Bolin 10, ILL
Taylor Bolin 8, ILL
Emma Bolin 7, ILL
James Bolin 5, ILL

1870, 1900 - Henry is not listed

1900 -
Name: Martha J Bolen
[Martha Bolen]
Home in 1900: Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois
[Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois]
Age: 66
Birth Date: Feb 1834
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother: number of living children: 5
Mother: How many children: 9
Marital Status: Widowed

Martha J Bolen 66,
Walter Sommers 7, 9/92 ILL = g/son
Evolena Sommers 6, 1/94 ILL = g/dau

1910 -
Name: Julia A Clark [dau to Henry Bolen]
Home in 1900: Northern, Franklin, Illinois
[Macedonia, Franklin, Illinois]
Age: 36
Birth Date: Sep 1863
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother: number of living children: 6
Mother: How many children: 8
Spouse's name: Abram Clark
Marriage Year: 1882
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 18

Abram Clark 37, 7/62 ILL
Julia A Clark 36, 9/63 ILL - 8 children & 6 living
Sarah J Clark 17, 5/93 ILL
Nervia Clark 16, 3/84 ILL
Ethel Clark 12, 7/87 ILL
Perlie Clark 7, 2/93 ILL
Oscar Clark 5, 10/95 ILL
Mary Clark 3, 10/96 ILL

1910 - Martha is not listed

1910 -
Name: Julia Clark
Age in 1910: 48
Estimated birth year: 1862
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: United States of America
[United States]
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
[United States]
Spouse's name: Aberaham C Clark
Home in 1910: Moores Prairie, Jefferson, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Aberaham C Clark 49, ILL - farmer [does not know where either paren was born]
Julia Clark 48, ILL - farmer [does not know where either paren was born]
Ethel Clark 19, ILL
Oscar Clark 14, ILL
Mary Clark 12, ILL
Columbus Clark 8, ILL
Charles Clark 5, ILL
Josephine Clark 3, ILL
Irene Harchous 2, ILL = g/dau

1920 -
Name: Martha J Bolen
Home in 1920: Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois
Age: 85
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-Law
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No

Abraham B Clark 60, ILL - farmer
Julia Clark 58, ILL [1862]
Martha J Bolen 85, ILL = m/inlaw, widow
Sara Josephine Clark 11, ILL
Harriet Clark 10, ILL
Charles Clark 15, ILL

marriage record -

death record -
Name: Martha J Bolen
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 16 Dec 1921
Death Place: Moorse Prairie Twp, Jefferson, Illinois
Gender: Female
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Age: 87
Estimated Birth Year: 1834
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1838
Birthplace: Akin, Illinois
Father: Robinson
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place:
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place:
Occupation: housewife
Residence: Dahlgren, Ill
Street Address:
Spouse: Henry Bolen
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 17 Dec 1921
Burial Place: Macedonia
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4008116
Image Number: 1491
Film Number: 1570828
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 42435
Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947

parents of Henry Bolen -
James Bolan
b. 1796 in Virginia
d. 1867 in Miller, Missouri
he married -
Sermilla Cook
b. in Virginia
d. in Miller, Missouri

Re: Bolen

Posted: 1437430917000
Classification: Query
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Re: Bolen

Posted: 1457059915000
Classification: Query
Thank you, Do you have any of Henry's Children s names? We are trying to find more about his daughter, Margarett

Posted: 1465099459000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1465100784000
Surnames: Bolen, Carr, Clark, Bagett
FamilySearch has two books (free online) that summarize Hamilton County obituaries and other info:

Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois...vol. 1

Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois...vol. 2

Volume 1 has Martha Jane Robinson Bolen's obituary (summarized.) According to that she had nine children; four pre-deceased her and the five survivors were:
Mrs. Mary Carr
Mrs. Julia Clark
Mrs. Louisa Bagett
Theodore Bolen
James Bolen

There are other references to the Bolens in both books.

Posted: 1465106297000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bolen
In what source do you find the name Margarett Bolen?

None of the records that I see have that name (census, marriage, death, etc.)

Re: Bolen

Posted: 1465241971000
Classification: Query
Thank you, I got some information from the first but have not gotten through the 2nd. There is a name we have never heard there . Louisa Bagett.


Re: Bolen

Posted: 1465244114000
Classification: Query
Hello there;

Margaret Bolen, my GG-Grandmother. She has gone by several different first names. On her marriage certificate, she put down Anna, as her first name. One of her kids listed his parents nick names on his SS-5 form, so Margaret is listed as Emma. My G-Grandmother listed both parents real full names on her SS-5 form. Her mothers name Margaret Emma Retta Bolen. All of these forms are dated 1936.

Thanks Randy
Posted: 1465329724000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bolen
Louisa is listed in the 1870 US Census with the family, so I'm assuming she's the same woman.

It looks like this is her tombstone (the back of which has her parents' names!)

Re: Bolen

Posted: 1465334756000
Classification: Query
Thank you I did not know they were listed on the back of the headstone.
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