Virginia is the first known home
of our Bolt ancestors. Robert Bolt Sr. first appears in Prince
William and Fairfax Counties, and next in Fauquier County. His
youngest son, Abraham, is documented to have been born in Fauquier in
to Wythe, which became Grayson County. In 1801, John bought 150
acres along the Dan River from Joseph Garrett.
John surveyed a road in Grayson County in 1794 and served as a Captain in the Grayson militia in 1797. By 1803, John's first wife had died and he remarried to Celia Amos in Patrick County.
He last called Floyd County home, and is buried on the "Old Floyd Bolt Farm". His descendants still reside in the county.
|Top right photo:
Bolt Family Cemetery, Troutdale, Grayson County
on old Frederick Bolt farm.
Photos taken by DL Bolt in September 2004