The Bolton Community of Camp / Upshur

The Early Years

This site is a result of my search for information about my ancestors and the times that shape their lives.


   Ephraim Bolton and Family   
  Rebecca Gatlin Durley and Family  
  Edwin Pitt Bolton and Family  
  Lemidas Ebenezer Bolton and Family   
  Lewis Bolton  and Family  
  Lemidas High and Family  
  Sam Bolton  and Family  
  Bob Bolton  and Family  
  Thos. Bolton  and Family  
  Bolton 1850  
  Bolton 1860  
  Bolton 1870  
  Bolton 1880 1  
  Boltons 1880 2  
  Bolton Miscellaneous  
   Wake County, NC Tax List 1819  
  Land 1839  

Historical Marker Text: Bolton Cemetery

Ebenezer (Ebb) and Martha Bolton settled in this area in the 1850s. They established an extensive plantation and owned a number of slaves before the Civil War. Following Ebb Bolton's death in 1877, his widow made arrangements to provide land to their former slaves. This cemetery, which began in 1861 upon the death of Martha Bolton's mother, Rebecca Durley, became a part of the Bolton community, a Freedmen's town which built up in the area. Both Ebb and Martha Bolton are interred here, as are many of the former slaves and their descendants.

Location On Map

1996 Camp County "Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin."