Danny I share the EXACT same feelings about others who have helped me over the years.These chat pages have been extraordinary and the kindness of others never ceases to amaze me...
I too search for a Bolton family.Maybe there are some dots that I have that connect with your knowledge:
Caswell R. Cooper married a Mary A. BOLTON on 2 June 1850 in Orange/IN. He was the son of a Jantha Mallonee and a James Cooper. Jantha was the daughter of Nancy Davis and William Mallonee(French immigrant)who were married in Madison/KY in 1802 and is where Nancy Davis was born in 1783. I search for the parents of Mary A. Bolton and I also search for Nancy Davis.
Here are more of my lines that may prove to provide a link to your group that includes this Bolton name:
After James Cooper died, his mother Jantha married an Esek ROSS born abt 1799 VT (1850 census)but then he also says on the 1860 census that he was born in CT. At the time of his birth, VT could have still beenCT and only within his lifetime the area settled on being in VT...so perhaps he was accurate on both statements...
The notation that your group may have been in Bourbon KY with Boltons also interests me because Caswell R. Cooper served in the Union Army from IN and fought out of MO. Later his widow and 2nd wife Sarah (Johnson) Cooper would move to this Butler Co.,MO area where Caswell's widow obtained a Civil War Pension.His son by Mary Bolton, George W. Cooper, would marry a Mary Magill (daughter of James Magill and Lydia Holloday, both b. in PA).
Their daughter Carrie Cooper, my grandmother, would marry into the Hillis family who were also there in Bourbon County in 1794 and associated with the Baldridge name that ties back to a Robert Luckey and Isabella (Baird?) who moved from Lancaster PA to Rowan Co., > Bourbon co., KY > Maury TN > Edwards/White IL then into Bulter Co., MO by the 1830s.Interestingly, this Luckey/Baldridge family provided a clue to my Luckey/Hillis/Smith line with a Sampson Smith.
Additionally, this Baldridge/Luckey line of Scots-Irishmen, (my Father' side) would marry in Maury TN in 1806 into the Ebenezer Rice MA line ,(my Mother's English lines) that descends ultimately from from the Mayflower and Jamestown.
So when all of this unravelled, I could see that even the most obscure name may very well unlock unknown doors.I would NEVER have looked at the MA (and English) Rice line to find my Scots-Irish Hillis/Luckey line in Rowan NC that would lead me to the Baldridge line that would open a door to my other BRICK wall Elizabeth Smith, wife of Samuel Hillis who named their first son Sampson...Sampson Smith in PA is most likely her father!
If you can follow the movements and names of this complicated group of interrealted lines, maybe you too will see a name, place, or time that may tie loose ends together...