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Jane Anna Rolfe

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Birthplace: Henrico County, Virginia
Death: Died in Charles City County, Virginia
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Daughter of Lt. Thomas Pepsironemeh Rolfe and Jane Poythress
Wife of Col. Robert Thomas Bolling,
Mother of Jane Rolfe Clack and Col. John Fairfax Bolling
Half sister of Anna or Jane Barnett and Ann Elwin

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About Jane Rolfe Bolling

Jane Rolfe was the only child of Thomas Rolfe and his English wife, Jane Poythress. She was born in what is now Henrico County, Virginia on October 10, 1650. In about 1675, Jane married Robert Thomas Bolling, of Prince George County, Virginia.

Robert and Jane had only one child:

  • John Fairfax Bolling, b. January 26, 1676 m. Mary V. Kennon

There are reports that Jane died shortly after giving birth, possibly from the effects of childbirth, and there are other reports that she died of typhoid about six months after giving birth. The truth in this matter is still unclear.

NOTE: Contrary to some inaccurate genealogies published on the internet and elsewhere, Jane Rolfe was not the mother of Robert Bolling, Jr. (a tenth generation ancestor of President George W. Bush); he was born in 1682, six years after Jane Rolfe's death, and was the son of Robert Bolling's second wife, Anne Stith. Descendants of Anne Stith Bolling are referred to as the "White Bollings" while descendants of Jane Rolfe Boling are referred to as the "Red Bollings," referring to the Native ancestry.

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Jane Rolfe (October 10, 1650 – 1676) was the granddaughter of Pocahontas (Chief Powhatan's daughter) and the English colonist John Rolfe, (credited with introducing a strain of tobacco for export by the struggling Virginia Colony). Her husband was Colonel Robert Bolling who lived from 1646-1709. Robert and Jane had one son John Fairfax Bolling (1676 - 1729).

Pocahontas, who adopted the Christian name of Rebecca, married John Rolfe on April 5, 1614. Reverend Richard Bucke of Wymondham officiated at the wedding. They had one child, Thomas Rolfe, who was born in Virginia on January 30, 1615.

Jane Rolfe was born in Varina, Henrico County, Virginia on October 10, 1650 to Thomas Rolfe and his wife, Jane Poythress whose English parents were Francis Poythress and Alice Payton. In about 1675, Jane married Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia. Their son John was born on January 26, 1676. Jane is said to have died shortly afterward. She is buried at Kippax Plantation, Hopewell, Virginia.

After Jane's death, John Bolling married Mary Kennon, daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham of Conjurer's Neck. The couple had six surviving children, each of whom married and had surviving children. As a result, many Americans are today able to claim descent from Pocahontas through her great-grandson, John Bolling.

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-------------------- Jane Rolfe was the only child of Thomas Rolfe and his English wife, Jane Poythress. She was born in what is now Henrico County, Virginia on October 10, 1650. In about 1675, Jane married Robert Thomas Bolling, of Prince George County, Virginia.

Robert and Jane had only one child:

John Fairfax Bolling, b. January 26, 1676 m. Mary V. Kennon There are reports that Jane died shortly after giving birth, possibly from the effects of childbirth, and there are other reports that she died of typhoid about six months after giving birth. The truth in this matter is still unclear.

NOTE: Contrary to some inaccurate genealogies published on the internet and elsewhere, Jane Rolfe was not the mother of Robert Bolling, Jr. (a tenth generation ancestor of President George W. Bush); he was born in 1682, six years after Jane Rolfe's death, and was the son of Robert Bolling's second wife, Anne Stith. Descendants of Anne Stith Bolling are referred to as the "White Bollings" while descendants of Jane Rolfe Boling are referred to as the "Red Bollings," referring to the Native ancestry.

Jane Rolfe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jane Rolfe (October 10, 1650 – 1676) was the granddaughter of Pocahontas and English colonist John Rolfe, (credited with introducing a strain of tobacco for export by the struggling Virginia Colony). Her husband was Colonel Robert Bolling who lived from 1646-1709. Robert and Jane had one son John Fairfax Bolling (1676 - 1729).

Pocahontas, who adopted the Christian name of Rebecca,[1][2] married John Rolfe on April 5, 1614 in Jamestown. Rolfe's longtime friend, Reverend Richard Buck presided the wedding.[3] They had one child, Thomas Rolfe, who was born in Virginia on January 30, 1615.

She was born in Varina, Henrico County, Virginia on October 10, 1650 [4] to Thomas Rolfe and his wife, Jane Poythress whose English parents were Francis Poythress and Alice Payton.[5][6][7]

In about 1675, Jane married Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia. Their son John was born on January 26, 1676. Jane is said to have died shortly afterward.[4]

John Bolling married Mary Kennon, daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham of Conjurer's Neck.[4] The couple had six surviving children, each of whom married and had surviving children.[8] As a result, many Americans are today able to claim descent from Pocahontas through her great-grandson, John Bolling.

Rolfe's interment was near her father in the Kippax Plantation, but her birth year was never engraved on her headstone.

References[edit] Jump up ^ The conversion of Pocahontas to Christianity was undertaken by Alexander Whitaker. Jump up ^ "Pocahontas Biography: also called Matoaka and Amonute, Christian name Rebecca (1595–1617)". The Biography Channel. 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011. Jump up ^ Travels and Works of Captain John Smith (Edinburgh 1910), p.514 ^ Jump up to: a b c John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, 4th ed., Vol. 3, pp23-36. Jump up ^ Snow, Megan (May 2003). "Thomas Rolfe". Historic Jamestowne. National Park Service. Retrieved August 31, 2011. Jump up ^ Pecquet du Bellet, Louise (1907). "Bolling Family". Some prominent Virginia families. Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Co. p. 304. Retrieved August 31, 2011. Jump up ^ "The Descendants of Pocahontas: An Unclosed Case", by Elizabeth Vann Moore and Richard Slatten, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, XXIII, no.3, pp.3-16, cited by John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, 4th ed., Vol. 3, p.26, fn23-24. Moore and Slatten traced the suggestion that his wife was a Poythress back to a comment by W. G. Stanard in "Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents", Virginia Historical Magazine(I, 1894, 446-447): "His wife is said to have been a Miss Poythress (if so, doubtless a daughter of Francis Poythress." According to Moore and Slatten, Stanard cited as evidence handwritten notes on the flyleaf of a copy of A Complete Collection of All the Laws of Virginia Now in Force Carefully Copied from the Assembled Records (London, 168[?], now in the Library of Virginia. Moore and Slatten state: "Interestingly, Thomas Rolfe here is recorded as married to a 'Miss Payers'. We recall that in John Rolfe's will the name of his third wife is spelt Pyers (Peirce) and that it was John who married a "Jane". Here again a Bolling descendant confused the son with his father. Not recognizing the name 'Payers' as another variant of Peirce, someone searched the records for a name beginning with 'P' and having a 'y' in the first syllable. Francis Poythress lived in adjacent Charles City County and his name ended in s! Stanard wrote, 'His wife is said to have been a Miss Poythress (if so, doubtless a daughter of Francis Poythress).' (VMHB I, 446) Wyndham Robertson, a Bolling descendant, wrote in Pocahontas Alias Mataoke and Her Descendants (Richmond, 1887), 'I adopt "Jane Poythress" (not "Poyers") whom he is stated in the Bolling Memoirs to have married in England.' He added in justification of his charming adoption of an ancestress, '...no such name as "Poyers" is anywhere known ... the family of Poythress was already settled in Virginia.' ... The result has been the acceptance of a non-existent personage, 'Jane Poythress', in the Bibles of Virginia genealogy, as the bona fide ancestress of many illustrious Virginians. Who the wife (or wives) of Thomas Rolfe may have been remains an unanswered question." Jump up ^ Henrico County Deeds & Wills 1697-1704, p.96

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Jane Rolfe Bolling's Timeline

1650
October 10, 1650
Henrico County, Virginia
1675
January 27, 1675
Age 24
Kippax, Charles City, Virginia
January 27, 1675
Age 24
Charles City, Charles, Virginia
November 23, 1675
Age 25
Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1676
January 26, 1676
Age 25
Charles City County, Virginia
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