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Meotaka Bolling

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States
Death: April 22, 1775 (45)
Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of NOT John Kennon Bolling and Not Elizabeth Blair Bolling
Sister of Judith DePriest; William Bolling, "the Blue Bolling"; Jared Bolling; Martha Bolling; Jane Hopkins and 5 others

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About Meotaka Bolling

The "mysterious" Bollings a.k.a. "blue" Bollings, twelve extra children 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. 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 familes.

Their seven actual children who had descendants:

  • Thomas 1735-1804
  • John 1737-179?
  • Robert 1738-1769
  • Mary 1744-?
  • Sarah 1748-?
  • Archibald 1750-?
  • Anne 1752-?

Eleven more children who died without issue:

  • John
  • Archibald
  • Robert
  • Elizabeth
  • Sarah
  • Anne
  • Edward
  • Elizabeth
  • Jane
  • Rebecca
  • Elizabeth

The twelve "blue" Bollings are not considered their children:

  • Meotaka
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Jared
  • Martha
  • Dorothea
  • Benjamin 1734-1832
  • Jane
  • Rodney
  • Rolfe
  • Powhatan 1754-?
  • James c. 1756-?

No marriage, no probate, no deed, no other court action—nothing at all---can be discovered which suggests a Sullivan connection with Bolling or Choice before the time that James Sullivan Junior married Nancy Bolling in South Carolina. As for the name “Matoaka,” this has yet to be discovered in primary records anywhere affecting these Sullivans.

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Meotaka Bolling's Timeline

July 3, 1729
Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States
April 22, 1775
Age 45
Virginia, United States