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Thomas Bolter was born on April 23rd, 1735 in Boston, Massachusetts and was a participant in the Boston Tea Party. Bolter worked as a housewright [working for John Crane], a fireman, and a retailer. After the tea protest, Bolton moved to Springfield where he enlisted in the Revolutionary Army, under Major Joseph Eayer, as an artillery officer and rose to the rank of Captain in the regiment of Colonel Flowers. He died in Boston, August 26th, 1811 and is buried with his wife, Mary Goddard, in the Central Burying Ground in Boston, Tomb 41.