Cheryl Kemp Taber (email email@example.com) has researched and collected a wealth of information about this family, and posted it in her WorldConnect database on Rootsweb (wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com) titled "Kemps and Kin" updated 13 January 2010. Her notes for this person are:
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire, by Noyes, Libby, & Davis, pg. 101: gent. bp. Worksop, co, Notts, 19 Feb 1608, s. of Thomas , Esq. & Elizabeth (Perkins) of Osberton Manor; apprent. at Kingston-on-Hull. First located here at Winter Harbor, court wit. 1640; later of Wells. There selectm. gr. j. 1657, 1673, jury 1665, 1672 clerk of the writs, com.t.e.s.c. one of Gorges's comrs. 1664, councillor 1665, election comr. 1676, interspersed with two visits home 1655-6, 1663. Several records of drunkeness. Lists 261-264, 266, 169b, 28. Will 18 Sep.-29 Nov. 1678 names w. Mary, 3 sons, 5 daus. Thereaft. widow's home in Portsm., where both had been members of the ch. Lists 331c. Liv. 25 Feb. 1690-1. She and her ch. benef. under will of Morgan Howell 1666. Ch. rec. Wells: Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1641, mar Major Charles Frost (2). Thomas, b. 1 Dec. 1644. Samuel, b. 12 Mar. 1646. Hannah, b. 25 Nov. 1649, m. Caleb Beck (1). Elizabeth, b. 15 Jan 1652, m. 1st appar. Philip Locke; 2nd William Pitman. List 331c. Joseph, b. 15 Mar. 1654. Sarah, b. 20 Jan. 1657, m. Humphrey Chadbourne (2). Mercy, b. 11 Aug. 1661, liv. 1678.
A biography of Joseph Bolles was presented in:
George E. Williams, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Bolles of Wells, Maine (West Hartford, Conn. : n.p., n.d.). Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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