am interested in finding information about, Luther Wilcox's adopted daughter, Margaret Bolton. She was apparently taken into his family in the 1890s and appears in his household in the 1900 census. Margaret was born in England to Zacharias Bolton and Elizabeth Shaw. The family emigrated to Connecticut around 1883. Zacharias went back to England in 1894, leaving "Mrs Mary Bolton" at his former Portland address. Mrs Mary Bolton disappears from the Portland directories in 1897. She may or may not be Margaret's birth mother. Would this adoption have gone through the courts or would it have been a casual taking-in of an abandoned child?