Virginia

  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 1764.
  Robert Sr. next resided in Henry County, before he and sons, Robert Jr. and Abraham, relocated to South Carolina in 1784.
  Robert's two oldest sons, John and James, remained in Virginia.  James may have made his home in Patrick County, as there is a James Bolt in the 1790 census.  John had been in Henry County when his father moved, but by 1790-91, he had

relocated 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
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