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Col. Robert Thomas Bolling

Also Known As: "Robert Bolling I", "Col. Robert Thomas Bolling", ""The Immigrant"", "Colonel Robert Bolling", "Robert Bolling", "Col Robert Bolling", "Colonel"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: All Hallows, Barking Parish, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Charles City County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bolling, I and Mary Bolling
Husband of Jane Bolling and Ann Bolling
Father of Jane Rolfe Clack; Col. John Fairfax Bolling; Jane Bolling; Col. Robert Bolling, II; Stith Alexander Bolling and 6 others
Brother of John Bolling, II; Agnes Bolling; Archelaus Bolling and (Infant girl) Bolling

Occupation: Colonel, Immigration: October 2, 1660
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Col. Robert Thomas Bolling, I

Col. Robert Bolling was born December 26, 1646 at Tower Street, All Hallows, Barking Parish, London, England. He was the son of Edward Bolling and wife Marie Carie. Both of his parents died in 1648. The following year, Robert sailed to Virginia. He became a noted merchant and planter, and was elected Burgess for his county.

Col. Bolling married (1) Jane Rolfe in c.1675. She was the daughter of Thomas Rolfe and Jane Poythress, and the granddaughter of John Rolfe and Pocahantas. She was born October 10, 1650 at Varina Plantation, Henrico, Virginia. They had one son, John Bolling. Jane died in 1676 at Kippax, Charles City Co., Virginia.

Col. Bolling married (2) Anne Stith in 1681. She was the daughter of John Drury Stith and wife Jane Gregory. They had nine children.

The descendants of Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe are commonly called "red Bollings," in reference to Jane's descent from Pocohantas. The descendants of Robert Bolling and Anne Stith are called "white Bollings," in reference to Anne being a white woman. There are many people who claim ancestry through Robert Bolling and on to Pocohantas. These people are called "blue Bollings".

As a merchant and planter, Robert Bolling acquired a large estate. He rose to the rank of colonel in militia. He served in the House of Burgesses in 1702, representing Charles City County. Robert Bolling died July 17, 1709. After his death, he was buried at his plantation, Kippax, where his tomb still stands. In 1858 his remains were removed to the Bolling Mausoleum at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia, by his great-grandson.

Child of Robert Bolling and wife Jane Rolfe:

  • 1. John Bolling

Children of Robert Bolling and wife Anne Stith:

  • Jane Bolling (b. 1682), died young.
  • Robert Bolling Jr. (1682–1749), married Anne Mary Cocke.
  • Stith Bolling (1686–1727), married Elizabeth Hartwell.
  • Edward Bolling (1687–1720), married Ms. Slaughter.
  • Anne Bolling (1690–1750), married Robert Wynne.
  • Drury Bolling (1695–1726), married Elizabeth Meriwether.
  • Thomas Bolling (1697–1734).
  • Agnes Bolling (1700–1762), married Richard Kennon.
  • Mary "Molly" Bolling (b. 1702), married Andrew Baker. This child is disputed by many researchers.

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Many thanks to all the Geni members who contributed to this profile, and who left notes on the overview tab. I have consolidated your work to write this brief sketch of Robert Bolling. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 1/7/2012.


Colonel Robert Bolling (December 26, 1646 - July 17, 1709) was a wealthy early American settler, merchant and planter. He is the ancestor of many prominent individuals including Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

He was born on December 26, 1646 at Tower Street, All Hallows, Barking Parish, in London. He arrived in Virginia at the age of fourteen on October 2, 1660. In 1674, he married Jane Rolfe the granddaughter of Pocahontas. They had one child, John Bolling, born on January 26, 1676. His descendants, the only American descendants of Pocahontas, are termed the "Red Bollings". They include Edith Bolling, wife of U. S. President Woodrow Wilson and John Randolph of Roanoke. Jane died after one year of marriage.

In 1681, Col. Bolling married his second wife Anne Stith with whom he had many children, including Robert Bolling, Jr., who was born on January 25, 1682. Both Presidents Bush are descended from Robert Bolling, Jr.

In 1702 Bolling was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses representing Charles City Co., in 1702. He died on July 17, 1709 and was buried at his plantation Kippax, in Prince George Co., Virginia, where his tomb still stands.

Bolling's remains were moved postumously to Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia.


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Spouses:
 Jane Rolfe Bolling (____ - 1676)
 Anne Stith Bolling (1660 - 1709)*

Children:
 Thomas Bolling*
 Rebecca Bolling Pendergrass (1664 - 1714)*
 John Fairfax Bolling (1676 - 1729)*
 Robert Bolling (1682 - 1747)*
 Stith Bolling (1686 - 1727)*
 Edward Bolling (1687 - ____)*
 Elizabeth Anne Bolling (1690 - ____)*
 Drury Bolling (1696 - 1726)*
 Agnes Bolling Kennon (1700 - ____)*
 

Burial: Blandford Cemetery Petersburg Petersburg City Virginia, USA


Maintained by: A C Turner Originally Created by: Eric Bruno Borgman Record added: Dec 29, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12815946


This ancestry information has not been verified!


Came to Virginia in 1660, at age 14, from All Hollows Barking Parrish, Tower Street, London, England


Colonel Robert Bolling (December 26, 1646 - July 17, 1709) was a wealthy early American settler, merchant and planter. He is the ancestor of many prominent individuals including Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

He was born on December 26, 1646 at Tower Street, All Hallows, Barking Parish, in London. He arrived in Virginia at the age of fourteen on October 2, 1660. In 1674, he married Jane Rolfe the granddaughter of Pocahontas. They had one child, John Bolling, born on January 26, 1676. His descendants, the only American descendants of Pocahontas, are termed the "Red Bollings". They include Edith Bolling, wife of U. S. President Woodrow Wilson and John Randolph of Roanoke. Jane died after one year of marriage.

In 1681, Col. Bolling married his second wife Anne Stith with whom he had many children, including Robert Bolling, Jr., who was born on January 25, 1682. Both Presidents Bush are descended from Robert Bolling, Jr.

In 1702 Bolling was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses representing Charles City Co., in 1702. He died on July 17, 1709 and was buried at his plantation Kippax, in Prince George Co., Virginia, where his tomb still stands.

Bolling's remains were moved postumously to Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia.

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Robert Bolling married Jane Rolfe, the supposed granddaughter of Pocahontas, but she died in childbirth while giving birth to her first child or, at least she died at about the same time. Robert Bolling then married Anne Stith by whom he had many children. However Bolling Family members have tended all to claim descent from Pocahontas, even though almost all of them are really descended from Anne Stith.

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Col. Robert Thomas Bolling, I's Timeline

1646
January 26, 1646
London,London,England
December 26, 1646
Barking Parish, London, Middlesex, England

All Hallows, London,UK

1660
October 2, 1660
Age 13
CAME FROM ENGLAND TO VIRGINIA
1675
January 27, 1675
Age 28
Kippax Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia, Colonial America
January 27, 1675
Age 28
Kippax, Charles City, Virginia
1682
January 25, 1682
Age 35
Charles City, Virginia