I'm a FULTON hunter. In my research, I keep stumbling over John(s) and Joseph(s) Boultinghouse/Boltenhouse/Bottomhouse. Because the period of time spans more than 60 years (1769-1830), I suspect I'm looking at more than one generation. Can you help me identify any of these Boultinghouse/Boltenhouse men?
1) Joseph Boltenhouse of Lancaster Co, PA (1769).
The earliest reference I have found is 1769 in Lancaster Co, PA. A "Joseph Boltenhouse" (along with Alexander Fulton and others) was present at the Public Meeting of Little Britain Friends on "5th Month, 4th day, 1769." [Ref: Beard, Alice L. "Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Nottingham Quakers, 1680-1889" (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989), page 172.]
2) Joseph Boultinghouse of southwestern Pennsylvania, orginal member of Great Bethel Baptist church (1770).
A "Joseph Boutenhouse" is identified as one of the founders of the Great Bethel Baptist church. "Great Bethel Baptist church was constituted November 7, 1770, by Rev. Henry Crosby, and on the following day [Nov. 8, 1770] an organization was formed by the installation of Isaac Sutton as the first pastor and Jacob Vanmetre, Richard Hall, Zephaniah Blackford, Rachel Sutton, Lettice Vanmetre, Sarah Hall, Thomas Gaddis, James McCoy, Owen Davis, Moses Carr, Philip Pierce, Joseph Thomas, Joseph Boutenhouse, Philip Jenkins, Richard Reed, Thomas Bowell and James Littell as original members ...." [Ref: James Hadden. "A History of Uniontown, the county seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1913, Chapter XXX.]
3) John Boltenhouse, Rangers of the Frontier, Westmoreland County, PA (1782)
John Boltenhouse, received pay for 1782 service in Westmoreland Co, Militia [Ref: PA Archives, Series 6, Vol. II, Associators and Militia, p 356.]
4) Election of Westmoreland County field officers held at home of Joseph Boultenhouse (1782)
“At an election held at Joseph Boultenhouse’s on Monday the 8th of October [1782?] for field officers in the 4th Battalion of Westmoreland County Militia John McClellan was Duly Elected Lieut Colonel and Zedick Springer Maj’r.
Certified by us Philip Rogers, Jonathin Reece, Judges.
Test. Edw. Cook. S. Lt.” [Ref: PA Archives, Sixth Series, Vol. II, p 290: (no date on page, but it appears to be part of a series of election returns; the previous entry is dated August 1782.) pfs]
5) Joseph Boultinghouse records Land Grant in Monongalia Co, VA. (1783).
On 20 Sep 1783, "Joseph Boultinghouse, assignee of Jacob Hall" recorded a Virginia Land Grant for 342 acres "on the east side of the Monongahela River nearly opposite the falls of the river." [Ref. VA Land Grants, Book H (1782-1783), p564-5.]
6) Joseph Boltenhouse taxed at Georges Twp, Fayette Co, PA. (1785)
Joseph Boltenhouse, 1.5.6-1/2.
[Ref: PA Archives, Series 3, Vol. XXII, Return of State Tax for Fayette co, PA, 1785, p559.]
7) Joseph & John Boltenhouse taxed at Georges Twp, Fayette Co, PA. (1786)
Joseph Boltenhouse taxed 4.3
John Boltenhouse taxed 9.0.
[Ref: PA Archives, Series 3, Vol. XXII, Return of State Tax, 1786, p 634.]
8) Joseph & John Boltenhouse, property owners, Georges Twp, Fayette Co, PA. (1787)
“Georges Township: In 1787 the number of property-owners in Georges township had increased until there were more than two hundred, as follows:" ... Ichabod Ashcraft (also Daniel, Richard, Riah Ashcraft) ... Joseph Boultinghouse, John Boultinghouse ... William Downard (also Jacob, James, Thomas Downard) ... Benjamin Hardin ... John Hayden ... John Jenkins, Philip Jenkins ... John McDowell ... John Shacklet ... , , p 565.
Note: I've highlighted "Ashcraft, Downard, Hardin, Hayden, Jenkins, McDowell, Shacklet" as these names are all associated with the descendants of James Fulton, d 1803, who settled at Meade Co, KY. Many were also original members of the Hill Grove Baptist Church at Meade County. pfs.
[Ref: Franklin Ellis. History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, with biographical sketches of Pioneers and Prominent Men. .(Philadelphia, PA:L. H. Everts & Co., 1882). See p 565, Georges Township.]
9) John Boultinghouse, Co. 6, Fayette Co. (1791)
List of men under command of Capt. Bazel Bowel ... joined 11 Aug 1791.
6th Capt. Elijah Carr's Company
Corpal. Daniel McCartey.
James Meloy, James Bradley, Thomas Calvin, Richard Geery, John Boultinghouse, Jacob Holfield.
[Ref: PA Archives: Series 6, Vol. 5, Fayette County, p 313]
10) Joseph Boultinghouse taxed at Perry County, Indiana Territory (1815)
Joseph Boultinghouse appears in an alphabetized, full transcript of the first tax list, dated June-July 1815.
[Ref: "History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana" (Chicago, IL: Goodspeed Bros. & Co. Publishers, 1885), p 594.]
* * * What's the Boultinghouse - Fulton connection?? * * *
On 26 Sep 1830, at Perry County, Indiana, Rebecca Boultinghouse married James Fulton.
James Fulton resided on the opposite side of the Ohio River at Hill Grove, Meade Co, Kentucky. James is the son of Daniel and Mrs. Mary "Polly" (Shacklett) Mills Fulton of Meade Co, KY. Polly is the daughter of John and Barbara (Quick) Shacklet(te) of Georges Twp, Fayette Co, PA.
Confused? The FULTON line goes like this:
1) Unknown Fulton
2) James Fulton (b bef 1755-d 1803), widow Mary.
3) Daniel Fulton (b 1784 VA; d 1857 KY), m est 1803, Mary "Polly", dau of John Shacklet.
4) James Fulton (1809 PA; d bef 1850 KY) 1830, Rebecca Boultinghouse.
Who are the parents of Rebecca Boultinghouse?
Who is Joseph Boltenhouse who attended the Little Britain Friends meeting in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1769?
Patrice (Fulton) Stark
Lone Tree, Colorado