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About Elizabeth Bolling

Elizabeth Blair was the daughter of Col. Archibald Blair, as well as the niece of Rev. Dr. James Blair, the Commissary to the Bishop of London. She married Maj. John Bolling, II, son of Col. John Bolling and wife Mary Kennon. They had seven children who reached maturity and eleven who did not.

The "mysterious" Bollings a.k.a. "blue" Bollings, are twelve extra children supposedly of Maj. John Bolling and Elizabeth Blair. Alas! A most numerous and enthusiastic contingent, but actually no relation. Maj. John Bolling and Elizabeth Blair had seven children who survived to adulthood, and another eleven who died as infants.

The "blue" Bollings are yet another twelve children whose descendants claim are members of this family and thus, descendants of Pocahontas . That claim has been rejected by the Pocahontas Foundation, using standard genealogical methods. Paternal DNA tests concur that they are not Pocahontas descendants, and also show that they are several distinct, unrelated families. Refer to http://pocahontas.morenus.org/poca_gen.html for a list of descendants approved by the Pocahontas Foundation.

Children of Elizabeth Blair Bolling and husband John Bolling who reached maturity:

  • Thomas Bolling, 1735-1804, married Elizabeth Gay
  • John Bolling, of Chestnut Grove, b.1737, married Martha Jefferson
  • Robert Bolling, of Chillowe, 1738-1769, married (1) Mary Bruton (2) Susan Watson
  • Mary Bolling, b.1744, married Richard Bland of Jordans
  • Sarah Bolling, b.1748, married John Tazewell of Williamsburg
  • Archibald Bolling, of Mt. Athos, Campbell Co., b.1750, married (1) in 1770 Sarah Cary (2) in 1774, Jane Randolph (3) in 1797, Widow Byrd (4) in 1802, Widow Clark
  • Ann Bolling, b.1752, married William Dandridge

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Elizabeth Bolling's Timeline

January 20, 1708
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Age 17
June 1, 1730
Age 22
Henrico, Virginia
April 5, 1731
Age 23
Henrico County, Virginia
Age 22
June 3, 1732
Age 24
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
June 30, 1734
Age 26
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
July 17, 1735
Age 27
Henrico, Virginia
Age 27