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Thomas Bouldin

Birthplace: Cecil County, Province of Maryland
Death: May 01, 1783 (77)
Charlotte County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Drakes Branch, Charlotte County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bouldin; William Thwait Bouldin, II; Thomasin Bouldin and Thomasin Bouldin
Husband of Ann Bouldin
Father of James Bouldin; Ephraim Bouldin; Francina Cox; Ensign Thomas Bouldin; Joseph Bouldin and 6 others
Brother of Richard Bouldin, Sr.; Mary Bouldin; Elizabeth Bedle; Alexander Bouldin; William Bouldin and 2 others

Occupation: Colonel
Managed by: Chad Bouldin
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About Col. Thomas Bouldin

DAR Ancestor #: A012548

Served in French and Indian War.

DAR Patriot Index Vol 1 Record

Born Jan 15 1706 MD Died June 2 1783 VA Married Nancy Clark Patriotic Service VA

Although born in Pennsylvania 15 January 1705/6, I came to Maryland where I married Nancy Clarke 29 June 1733. In 1744 we settled in Lunenburg County where I was a vestryman of Cumberland Parish (1747-57), [Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia (Bell), p. 27] county sheriff, [Lunenburg Co. Order Bk. 2, p. 33] justice of the peace (1749-59), [Old Free State (Bell), vol. 1, p. 327] militia officer (1750, 1767), [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (Bockstruck), p. 22] lieutenant during the French and Indian War, [Hening's Statutes at Large, (Hening) vol. 7, p. 224] and ordinary-keeper (1750). [Lunenburg Co. Order Bk. 2, p. 368]

In 1765 my land fell into the newly-created Cumberland County where I made my will 1 May 1777 providing for sons James, Thomas, William, Joseph, Wood, and Richard, daughter Francina the wife of John Cox, and the children of my daughter Mary. [Charlotte Co. Will Bk. 1, p. 334] I died 1 May 1783 and the court recorded my will 2 June 1783.

He was likely the Thomas Balden who patented 445 acres on the head of Horsepen Ford of Cub Creek in present-day Charlotte County 25 July 1749. [Patent Bk. 27, p. 258] As Thomas Bouldin he was granted 400 acres among the branches of Twittys Creek 12 Jan. 1746/7 to which he added 570 acres 16 Aug. 1756, [Patent Bk. 28, p. 56; Patent Bk. 33, p. 27] and he was Thomas Boulden when he got 490 acres on Spring Creek Fork 1 June 1750, 343 acres on Little Roanoke 15 Dec. 1758, 400 acres on Jones Creek in 1766, and 230 acres on the branches of Horsepen in 1772. [Patent Bk. 30, p. 100; Patent Bk. 33, p. 524; Patent Bk. 36, p. 1025; Patent Bk. 40, p. 832] In 1759 in 3 patents, Thomas got 580 acres in Lunenburg County and 765 acres in Halifax County. [Patent Bk. 34, pp. 338-9]

Thomas Bouldin was a tithable in Lunenburg County in 1748-50, [Sunlight on the Southside (Bell), pp. 74, 87, 148] and was charged on 1,703 acres and 11 tithes including sons, Thomas, Joseph, and William in 1764. [Sunlight on the Southside (Bell), p. 216] He added 436 acres on both sides of Terry’s Run in Lunenburg County in 1767. [Patent Bk. 36, p. 1072]

More about Thomas Bouldin may be found in Old Free State. [Old Free State (Bell), vol. 1, pp. 89-90]

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Col. Thomas Bouldin's Timeline

January 15, 1706
Cecil County, Province of Maryland
August 10, 1734
Cecil County, Maryland, United States
February 9, 1735
August 6, 1737
Brunswick County, Province of Virginia
December 31, 1738
Cecil County, Maryland
November 30, 1740
Cecil County, Maryland
June 4, 1742
Cecil, , MD, USA
March 3, 1744
May 10, 1744
On ship in Chesepeake Bay