Thomas Bouldin (1738 - 1827)

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Birthplace: Cecil County, Maryland
Death: Died in Henry County, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Chad Bouldin
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About Thomas Bouldin

Thomas Bouldin served as an Ensign in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. DAR Ancestor # A012550

Daughters of the Revolution Records show he was born 12-31-1738 MD and Died 6-11-1827 Virginia.

He was married to wife (1) Matilda Mosely (2) Martha Mosely Ensign VA

Thomas Bouldin Jr. served from Virginia. Further information can be obtained from a DAR members application.

In 1778 he was granted a license to operate an "Ordinary" or roadhouse where travelers could obtain food, drink and lodging.

In 1789, he sold this business to his brother-in-law, Edward Moseley, Jr. He and his family then moved to Henry County, Virginia, where he began a partnership with Peter Perkins operating "Bouldin and Perkins Iron Works". In 1804 he purchased the interest of Peter Perkins and renamed it "Thomas Bouldin and Sons Iron Works."

Thomas had acquired approximately 1500 acres of land between Smith River and Horsepasture, along Grassy Creek, and operated tobacco farms. His wife Martha was the oldest daughter of Captain Edward Moseley and his wife Amey Green. Her mother, Amey Green, was the daughter of William Green and Amey Clay, the great-aunt of Henry Clay, the noted American statesman from Ashland Kentucky, who served as Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams (1825-1829).

Thomas is buried near Grassy Creek in the Bouldin Family Cemetery. Regretfully, all that remains there is his marker and that of his son.

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Thomas Bouldin's Timeline

December 31, 1738
Cecil County, Maryland
January 1, 1751
Age 12
Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States
Age 23
October 2, 1767
Age 28
Charlotte County, Charlotte, Virginia, United States
January 12, 1768
Age 29
Charlotte, VA
December 14, 1793
Age 54
Henry, , VA, USA
November 1, 1827
Age 88
Henry County, Virginia, United States
November 2, 1827
Age 88
Bouldin Cemetery (Thomas), Grassy Creek (Henry County), Henry County Virginia, USA
Henry, , VA, USA
Henry, , VA, USA