Bolton, Sarah T. (1814–1893)

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Bolton, Sarah T. (1814–1893)

American poet. Name variations: Sarah Tittle Barrett Bolton; Sarah Reese. Born Sarah Tittle Barrett, Dec 18, 1814, in Newport, Kentucky; died Aug 4, 1893; dau. of Esther (Pendleton) Barrett and Jonathan Belcher Barrett; m. Nathaniel Bolton (editor), Oct 15, 1831; m. Addison Reese (judge), Sept. 15, 1863; children: 2.

At 13, published 1st verse in Indiana's Madison Banner; considered for many years the unofficial Hoosier laureate, published poetry primarily in newspapers and magazines; an early leader for the legal rights of women, also wrote many articles on the subject; collected works include Poems (1865), The Life and Poems of Sarah T. Bolton (1880) and Songs of a Life-Time (1892).