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About Mary Fleming

Additional Curators's Notes: Mary Bolling (1711-1744) was the daughter of Col. John Fairfax Bolling and wife Mary Kennon. She married John Fleming (1697-1766), son of Charles Fleming and wife Susanna Tarleton. Eight children. Middle name Mercy is disputed. She did not marry John Fleming, of Charles Parish, Virginia. He married his wife, Mary or Mercy, last name unknown, in 1658, long before this Mary was born.

The two men named John Fleming are often confused. They should not be, as their dates and places of birth are quite different. The similarities are both having Tarleton mothers and wives named Mary.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, July 18, 2014.


Family Data Collection - Individual Records
about John Fleming Name: John Fleming Spouse:1658 Mary I Bolling Parents: Charles Fleming, Susanna Tarleton Birth Place: Virginia, N, VA Birth Date: Nov 1697 Marriage Place: Powhattan, VA Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1726 Death Place: Powhattan, VA Death Date: 6 Nov 1756

Source Citation: Birth year: 1697; Birth city: N; Birth state: VA.

Family Data Collection - Individual Records
about Mary Bolling Name: Mary Bolling Spouse: John Fleming Parents: Major John Bolling, Mary Kennon Birth Place: Cobb S Henrico County, VA Birth Date: 1711 Marriage Date: 20 Jan 1726 Death Place: Powhatan County, VA Death Date: 10 Aug 1744

Source Citation: Birth year: 1711; Birth city: Cobb S Henrico County; Birth state: VA.

Col. John Bolling, of Cobbs, b. 1676; d. April 20, 1729, was a member of the House of Burgesses. He married Mary Kennon, daughter of Dr. Kennon, of "Conjuror's Neck." Issue:

I. John Bolling, b. 1700; d. 1757. Married Elizabeth Blair.

II. Jane Bolling, b. 1703; d. 1766. Married (1720) Col. Richard Randolph, of Curles.

III. Elizabeth Bolling, b. 1709. Married Dr. William Gay.

IV. Mary Bolling, b. 1711. Married Col. John Fleming, of Mount Pleasant.

V. Martha Bolling, b. 1713. Married (1729) Thomas Eldridge.

Ann Bolling. Married James Murray.

Children of Mary Bolling, b. 1711, daughter of Col. John Bolling and Mary, née Kennon, and Col. John Fleming:

1. Thomas Fleming, captain in Col. William Byrd's Second Va. Regiment, 1758, and colonel in the 9th Va. Regiment in the Revolution. He married Miss Randolph and was killed at the battle of Princeton, Jan. 12, 1777.

2. William Fleming, b. 1736; d. 1824. Married Elizabeth Champ, daughter of Col. John Champ, King George Co., Va.

3. John Fleming, major in the Revolutionary Army, was killed at the battle of White Plains.

4. Charles Fleming, captain of the 7th Va. Regiment and lieutenant-colonel in the State line.

5. Mary Fleming. Married Richard Bernard.

6. Caroline Fleming. Married James Drane.

Source: About Virginia, Prominent Families, Vol. 1-4 Compiled biography of prominent families in Virginia.

Family Data Collection - Deaths
about Mary Bolling Name: Mary Bolling Death Date: 10 Aug 1744 City: Powhatan State: VA Country: USA

Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.

Mary was born in 1711 in Cobbs, Henrico, Virginia and her baptism took place in Cobbs Estate, Petersburg, Va.  Mary's father was Colonel John BOLLING and her mother was Mary KENNON.  Her paternal grandparents were Robert BOLLING ; COL and Jane ROLFE; her maternal grandparents were Richard KENNON and Elizabeth WORSHAM. She had a brother and eight sisters, named John II, Elizabeth, Martha, Anne, Jane, Penelope, Ann, Penelope and BOLLING.  She died at the age of 33 on August 10th, 1744 in Powhatan Co, Va.  Her burial was in August 1744.

1658 was the year she was married, not the year she died. Posted 9/19/11


updated 3 aug 2008 VCU Cabell JRTM

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Mary Fleming's Timeline

Henrico, Virginia
Age 8
March 21, 1728
Age 17
Age 17
Mt Pleasant, Goochland, Virginia, United States
Age 18
Goochland County, Province of Virginia
July 6, 1736
Age 25
Cobbs, Henrico County, Province of Virginia
August 10, 1744
Age 33
Powhatan, Virginia