Bollings side Bollings side Back to main page Susan Peyton Bolling Born 1851 in Buckingham county VA
Death 1911 She was the great, great, great, great, great, great granddaughter of The Indian Princess Pocahontas.
Her Bolling side was known as the "Red Bollings".
Susan`s Parents were Robert Markham Bolling
and Frances Peyton Brackett. Although he married 4 times and was widowed three times, before. Susan
Lived with her father until his death and her marriage to Henry Legare Cobbs (Our Connection) on
Dec 11, 1879 Buckingham County Virginia.
Henry Legare Cobbs is buried at Mt Tabor Baptist Church
in Buckingham County Va. Before Henry L Cobbs untimely death in 1884 which he died of Malaria Susan
gave birth to One child who was, just two month's after her husbands death.
Child John Robert Cobbs
Born Feb 1, 1884 death Oct 19, 1934 Married Myrtle Catlett April 1, 1906 After the death of Susan
Cobbs Husband Henry Cobbs, she married Richard Dowdy on Oct 28, 1890 in Cumberland County Virginia.
Susan P Bolling was uneducated at age 28 years old, three years fatherless and possibly supporting
and invalid older Brother Robert Bolling, Married well below the Social Station of her Bolling relatives.
Susan and Henry's Grandson Bolling Cobbs, was left a Locket with the Latin inscription and a miniature
portrait of Gentlemen Powhatan Bolling artifact, Created in 1791 and preserved by the Bolling and Cobbs
family for over 200 years.
Bolling Cobbs started the research of his family but, he died before it was
completed. He would have loved to have discovered that he and Harry Flood Byrd (1887-1966) were distant
cousins or he and President Woodrow Wilson's second wife Edith Bolling also shared common ancestors.
may have well known of her descent to Pocahontas or even that and uncle of her great great grandmother
Elizabeth Blair Bolling, founded the College of William and Mary. Past Generation Robert Markham Bolling
Born 1795 death 1876 Robert M Bolling was Born in Buckingham County VA . His parents were Linnaeus Bolling
and Mary Markham.
Robert was married four times and widowed three times, his first
wife was Sarah Hobson they had two children, second wife was Mary Watkins they had no children, I am
unsure of his third wife but (Our Connection) his fourth wife was Frances Peyton Brackett.
drew completely from the public life to work on a large tract near present day Arvonia VA. Robert
Bolling Brother Judge Philip Bolling Lost the principal family estate as well as the effects of the
Civil War in the 1840's.
Robert preference for the quiet farming life, helped explain why this family once so prominent socially
and politically had little public visibility after the death of Robert M Bollings father Linneaus Bolling
Robert Markham Bolling and Frances B Bolling, I am sure they had other children but, I only
know our link and a brother that I found living with Susan. Child Susan Peyton Bolling Born 1851 death
1911 (Our Link) Robert Bolling Past Generation Linnaeus Bolling Born 1773 death 1836 Linnaeus Bolling
Lived at "Chellowe" know as family home for many generations, Listed in Buckingham County Virginia
and still exist, family now owned by Hubbard Family, whom also is part if the family.
Bolling's parent`s were Col Robert Bolling and Susan Watson He is Buried at the Bolling-Hubbard
Family Cemetery I am told is near "Chellowe" in Buckingham County VA, listed at 4.8 miles east of
Spouses Corner on Rt. 60 1 mile south on Rt. 623 thense one fourth mile west on Private Rd. Linnaeus
Bolling married Mary Markham They lived at"Chellowe as did his father and those before his time.
Children of Linnaeus Bolling and Mary Markham in 1793 Mary Bolling whom married James Madson Cobb
Susan Pocahontas Bolling d 1849 married Robert Thurston Hubbard Judge Philip A Bolling Married Mary
Eppes Robert Bolling born 1795 Married Mary Markham(Our Link) Linnaeus Bolling was a prominent and
influential citizen and churchman.Chellowe part of a grant of 6,740 Acre originally in Albemarle
County Virginia but now in Buckingham County Virginia.
Information for the Book Pocahontas and her descents book age 68 says that the following: Linnaeus
Bolling imbibed all the spirit of William and Mary was brave, generous, public spirited, studious of
learning, temperate, upright, cheerful, saving but not sore did and a lower of the truthHealth was
Denid him public usefulness'.
A single session of the legislature would prostrate him to return at
each decade again to be disabled. His leading maxim was "Burke" manly ,moral and regulated liberty
to which deeming restricted suffrage to be essential he vehemently opposed the successfully projected
removal of the freehold qualifation of the voters which had been handed down to us in VA, by our
fathers from 1699.
He was tall, erect, and swarthy, with the straight black hair and eyes of the
Indian and with strong sympathies for the decaying race. United State's department of inertia national
park and services register of Historical Places. Information on the death of Linnaeus Bolling,
Linnaeus Bolling a three term state Representive this "Chellowe" took its name from his fathers
(Robert Bollings Estate).
He practiced law and served three terms in legislature a lengthy
obituary in Jan 26, 1836 was issued in the Richmond Enquirer quoted here in part.
Died at his
residue in Buckingham county VA on the 7th inst after a painful and prostrated illness of five
weeks and 63 years of age, Principle by which he governed were so conscientious and correct that of
him it may appropriated be said" That his soul was to be seated in honors.
His undeviating rectitude
was not the result of early education, nor was it influenced by public sentiment, but it emanated from
a mind, that, loved virtue for its sake.. Mr. Bolling was for many years an active and faithful magistrate.
He was also a member of the General Assembly during the memorable Session of 99-1800, and frequently
thereafter represented the people of Buckingham , in the Legislative of Virginia.
In the politics',
he was a Republican of the Jeffersonian School. His patriotism consisted in an ardent devotion to the
rights and interests, the prosperity and welfare of his country, and not in the interested or sycophantic
support of any political aspirant. Although his fortune, and the time in which he lived were well calculated
to engender aristocratic feelings, in his bosom, the affability and courtesy of his manner, the decorum
and dignity of his deportment, the hospitable and unostentatious style in which he lived, proved his
exemption for them.
Past Generatations Col. Robert Bolling born Aug, 28, 1738 Varina Henrico County VA
Death July 21, 1775 VA Gazette- Williamsburg VA States" Sat July 21, 1775 Col. Robert Bolling of Buckingham
County VA died Friday last at Richmond, He was one of the delegates of Buckingham County VA Page 3 section c
Col. Robert Bolling was the son of John Bolling and Elizabeth Blair. Col. Robert Bolling married Mary Bruton
first then after he widowed he married our line Susan Watson.
Susan was born in Henrico County VA she died
at "Their Home" at "Chellowe" . Their Marriage was May 31. 1765 Amherst County Va. Children of Col Robert
Bolling and Susan Watson.
Pocahontas Rebecca Bolling born 1764 "Chellowe" death 1803 Married Joseph Cabell
1782/83 BollingBrook house Petersburg VA Elizabeth Blair Bolling married Thomas West lived at "Auropaque"
Powhatan Bolling born 1767 death Buckingham County VA at "Auropague".
Linnaeus Bolling (Our Link) born 1773
death 1836 Lived at "Chellowe" Buckingham County VA married Mary Markham.
Jane Bolling born July 13, 1740
death 1776 Rodney Bolling born Sept, 18, 1742 death 1778 Mary Bolling born July 16, 1744 death 1812 Rolfe
Bolling born July 16, 1744 Edward Bolling born Sept, 9, 1746 death Aug 10, 1770 Sarah Bolling born
Archibald Bolling born March 21, 1750 death 1827 Anne Bolling born Feb 7, 1752 Col Robert
Bolling was Colonel Virginia leading Poet and writer, and political leader, well known to Thomas Jefferson
who was his Attorney and relative by marriage, it was told that the death of Col Robert Bolling and his
untimely death robbed the United States of a prominent founder.
Col Robert Bolling was an eminent Southern
Poet before the Revolution and his writing and his life demonstrated some of the profound problems of
cultural identity faced by even the wealthiest members of the Colonial gentry.
Bolling's writings were
not avocation but an amusing and improving diversion from his main duties as one of VA Main land holders
and minor political roles he assumed afterinheriting the Plantation upon his fathers death in 1757. Col
Robert Bollings Poems were published in English Journals and newspapers through the 1760's.
such things as "The Exile" the 2nd half of the 1760's Bolling used the VA Gazette to comment in satirical
verse on the political fortune of his Colony his frustration with the Colonial government and his out rage
at the infringement on indivials Rights. Bolling Wrote poems about the "Chriswell Scandell" of 1766 also
two other poems he wrote were "Civil Dungeon" and :A CanZone" He also wrote Robert Bolling woos Anne Miller
Col Robert Bolling was a decimally gifted person who attended classes in YorkShire England he
mastered in Latin and French. He returned to America on April 1756.
He was Studied Law in 1763 married first
Mary Burton who died giving birth to a daughter and then he married our link Susan Watson and she gave birth
to two sons and two daughters this info has come from a source that I can not remember at this time, however
it is seen that Col Robert Bolling had many other children the these few children.
Col Robert Bolling was
elected to House of Burgress just a few days before his death also before his death in 1775 he represented
Buckingham county VA and several times up to the year of 1764 He Planted his family in Buckingham County VA
and named his Plantation "Chellowe".
Past Generation Major John Bolling born Jan 20, 1700 At " Cobbs"
Chesterfield County VA but at the time it was Henrico County Va. Died Sept 6, 1757 Wise County VA Flat Gap,
Buried at Cobbs in a stone wall I have Pictures of what was Cobbs Hall.
John Bolling was the Son of Col John
Bolling and Mary Kennon. He married Elizabeth Blair she was born Jen 20, 1709 James City VA death
April 22, 1775 At Cobbs Chesterfield County VA she was the daughter of Archibald Blair and Sarah Archer.
They were married on Aug 24, 1725.
An interesting point to make is that Elizabeth Blair was the niece of
Commissary James Blair who was for founder of the College of William and Mary. Children of Major John
Bolling and Elizabeth Blair Archibald Bolling born March 20, 1750 married 1st Sarah Cary 1770 2nd Jane
Randolph Feb 1774 3rd Widow Byrd 1797 and fourth Widow Clark.
Metotaka Bolling born July 3, 1729 Elizabeth
Bolling born April 5, 1731 William Bolling born April 5, 1731 death 1776 Rev War Gerrard Jarrett Bolling
born June 3, 1732 death 1780 NC Martha Bolling Born July 15, 1733 Benjamin Bolling born June 30, 1734
Cobbs Hall death Jan 20, 1832 Flat Gap Wise County VA Dorthea Bolling Born June 30, 1734 Cobbs Thomas
Bolling Born July 7, 1735 death Aug 7, 1804 married Elizabeth Gay Col Robert Bolling (Our Link) born
Aug 17, 1738 Chesterfield County VA dea th Williamsburg VA married Susan Watson Sarah Bolling born
June 6, 1748 married John Tazewell (Judge of General Court)
Major John Bolling was in the House of
Burgress of Henrico County in the assembly 1727-1734 1742-1748-1748-1749 and for Chesterfield in the
assembly of 1752-1755 and 1756-1758 Though he died Sept 6, 1757.
He was Colonial Commanding the Chesterfield
Militia and Justice of Piece He married first Elizabeth Lewis daughter of John Lewis of Gloucester Major
John Bolling date 1717 300 acres VA Court records v11 Henrico County VA Book # 10 page 321 Major John
Bolling page 235 date 1714 Commet 1388 VA County Records v11 Henrico County VA Book # 10 The Plantation
"Cobbs" received the names "Cobbs" after it was purchased by John Bolling .
It was originally the home
site of the English Immigrant Ambrose Cobbs and named "COBBS HALL" it is located on the Appomattox river
about three miles east Federal Troops destroyed the Antebellum Plantation house in 1864.
Papers Chesterfield County Virginia Number 1758-3 Style Bolling V Bolling. Date 1758 Plaintiffs Thomas
Bolling of Chesterfield Dependents John, Robert, Edward, And Archibald Bolling orphans by Peter Randolph
Guardian. Subject: John Bolling late of Chesterfield died 6 Sept 1757 testate.
His will dated 4 Sept 1749
named as executors Peter Randolph Esq., and your orator when 21. There were 5 sons your orator, now of age
and heir at law, John, Robert, Edward, and Archibald, The former 3 not 21.
The latter was born since the
making of the will, but before codicil. Wife Elizabeth was to have use of land in Henrico and Chesterfield
and some slaves: Slaves are to be divided as the sons come of age.
Division of Slaves (138 numbers):
Thomas-(30slaves) Harry the Forman, Aggy his wife, Jack, George, Balla, Isaac and Jacob children of said
Aggy: Tom (the cooper), Sarah his wife, Dick, Cyrus, Sue and Patt Children of said Sarah, Robin, Nanny and
Fanny her daughter; Island Tom, Peg his wife, Harry and Carter &Ruth his wife, Joe & Juno his wife; Gunner;
Old Patt & Moll her daughter; Phillis; Hannah and Patt daughter of JUG: Mo__, Daughter of Diley. John-
(29 slaves) Jack Hatch, Ciss his wife, Hannah, Moses, Peter, and Prudence children of said Criss: Isaac,
Judy his wife Abran, Jenny, Tabb, Lucy, Job sons and daughters of said Judy: Hatch"s Harry, Sue his wife,
Charity her daughter, Papa Jenny and his wife.
I believe there was more to this paper however I am unable
to find it. 1749_ Will of John Bolling of Dale Parish, Henrico County VA written September 4, 1749, with
codicil Sept 4, 1757, no date when will recorded.
Will mentions wife Elizabeth, who was to have land in
Henrico and Chesterfield except at the Point where John Bolling's inspection Houses are: also Negroes on
Several Plantations in the county.
To son Thomas Bolling land in Goochland and 2 acres at Licking Hole, To
son John all the rest of land at Licking Hole, to son Robert Bolling all land in Albemarle County VA
Lands in Willis Creek and Totera or near Seven Islands, To son Edward, Land in Lunenburg, head of Falling
River, lands on Roanoke on Butchers Creek: Lands at John;s inspection when age 21 and also land at Buffalo
Lick, both sides of the James>>> Possum Creek, Daughter Mary, Sarah each money, Slaves to sons when of
age Codicil, to son Archibald 1200 acres in Bedford County VA.
Also mentions daughters. Note: Believe
land at Inspection Station is the Place called "Cobbs" Other deeds to land 1767- Deed Book 5 page 250
1767 Edward Bolling Gent, of Chesterfield, sold to Thomas Bolling tract of about 500 acres on Appomattox
River, called "Cobbs" and also a parcel on Mill Creek called Lockets, being 250 acres.
1800- Will of
Thomas Bolling I have but will only name the people listed, Written May 9, 1800 Mentions wife Betty,
her life land stocks, furniture, except the black walnut desk and bookcase belonging to "Cobbs" List
son William Bolling to kept together to work the estate now called "Bolling Hall, daughter Elizabeth
Robertson, and granddaughter Mary Robertson daughter, Rebecca Munay.
1827_ Deed book 26, page552
Jan 19, 1827 William Bolling and Mary of Goochland to Edward A Lynch late of Petersburg, place
Called "Cobbs" and Mt Airy being 625 acres adjoining Capt John Stratton, Thomas Stratton, John
Walthall, and Absolum Tucker.
1832 Deed Book 29 Page 130 Nov 1, 1832, Edward Lynch and Harry of
Maryland to William C Greenhill of Nottoway County of $400 acres tract known as "Cobbs and Mt Airy ,
800 acres adjoining John Stratton the river, John Walthall, Thomas Hewlett, William Moddy and Thomas
Past Generation Major John Bolling Born Jan 26, 1676 in "Kippax" What is now Hopewell VA
died April 20, 1729 in "Cobbs" Better known as "COBBS HALL" which now it is just a Stone wall which
I have pictures of.
The "Cobbs" land left the Bolling family in 1827 when William Bolling sold it
to Edward Lynch and part of the Cobbs tract became Mt Airy. Major John Bolling was the son of Col
Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe he married Mary Kennon born about Jan 26, 1676 "Conjurers Neck"
Charles City VA she died June 29, 1727 in "Cobbs".
She was the daughter of Richard Kennon and
Elizabeth Worsham. Children of Major John Bolling and Mary Kennon John Bolling married Elizabeth
Blair (OUR LINK) Jane Bolling born 1703 death 1766 Married Col Richard Randolph his death 1748.
Mary Bolling married Col John Flemming of Mount Pleasant Born 1711 Elizabeth Bolling born 1713
Married William Gay Martha Bolling born 1713 death Oct 23, 1749 married Thomas Eldrige Anne
Bolling Married James Murry "Cobbs Hall" was known to be the first site for a School for the
deaf in English America.
The mansion was burned to the ground by Federal Troops during the
Revolution and the crops were destroyed by Col Cornwallis Army. Another house was built but
it also has disappeared.
The only remaining noted of this site is a very small sign at the
end of the road and a large stoned wall which is the burial of the Bolling and Randolph family.
Major John Bolling was an active merchant and planter and took a large part in politics
Justice of Henrico County VA in 1699. In 1707 he is styled Captain and later Major. He was member
of the House of Burgess 1710-1712-1712-1714 and 1723-26 He died on April 20, 1929.
Deed # 41 Page
72 Jan 1, 1707 Richard Holmes of Bristol Parish Henrico County VA to Peter Ashbrook SR of the same
for 2500 lbs of tobacco 257 Ares on South side of the James River of Swift Creek adjacent
Major John Bolling.
Edward Bowman, John Bowman, sold land was granted to said Holmes by patent
Nov, 2, 1700 Witness: John Bolling, Rene Laforss Signed Richard Holmes, Recorded Feb, 2, 1707
Anne his wife signed her rights to dower. Major John Bolling's Stone reads that he was the great
grandson of the Indian Princess Pocahontas, and John Rolfe.
The "Cobbs " :land changed hands to
the following people: Ambrose Cobbs son Robert Cobbs sold the land to Michael Master Michael
Master sold land to John and Thomas Murton the same year 1704 John and Thomas Burton to Major
1639 - Chesterfield County history (Lutz) 1954 States Ambrose Cobbs obtained patent
for 350 acres which later became the seat of the Bolling Family, and retained the name Cobbs the
patent dated 1639 (Nugent 1934)
I only have the list after 1832 1832 Edward Lynch to William C
Greenhill of Nottoway 1834 William Greenhill left to his sister Catherine and Friend John Emeade
1836 Catherine Greenhill and John Meade sold to Adolphus Nolting 1839 Adolphus Nolting acquired
additional 105 acres from Mary Moody 1843 Adolphus Nolting and wife sold to Lawson Burfoot and
James Howles 1844 James Howlett lost his interest to Lawson Burfoot 1846 Lawson Burfoot and wife sold
land to Lawson Nunnally 1849Lawson Nunnally Trustee sold to William Dew and others 1855 William Dew
sod to Robert Mclwaine and others 1857 Robert Mclwaine sold to Joseph Dunn 1861Joseph Dunn to John A
Strachan Lower end of Pointer Rocks Park 1872 Bermuda Ocher Company bourght this and other tracts for
mining purposes 1903 Bermuda Ocher sold to William McCulley 1905 William McCully sold to Mary E Baker
of Lacross Wisconsin 1910 Mary and Nellie and JO Goddard and then to Elizabeth Bolling Cameon 1920
Elizabeth Cameron sold to John Damerson and wife who did not make payment 1921 Elizabeth Cameron
sold to Hahlon, Akers, Elder, who formed Hopewell Hills Corporation which subdivide into lots 1932
Unsold lots bought at action by Nellie Broyhill of Hoepwell 1937 Nellie Broyhill and MT Broyhill
sold land to Woodson J Gilliam and wife 1977 land acquired from W J Gilliam by Codenhation of
Chesterfield County VA Past Generation Col Robert Bolling born Dec 26, 1646 at All Hallows Barking
Parish, Essex England Death July 7, 1709 Lived at "Kippax" which is now in Hopewell Va.
buried at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg Va. He was at one time buried at "Kippax" along with
his Jane Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe who are still buried at "Kippax" but one of his Grandsons Robert
Buckerner Bolling had him and the rest of the male heirs taken and placed in a Moslem at Blandford,
(I have Pictures).
The address for Kippax is 1001 Bland Ave Hopewell VA there is also land called
Cedar Level which was also the Bolling Land which is at 812 Cedar Level Rd Hopewell VA Col Robert Bolling was about age 15 when he came to America his parents were John Bolling and Mary
Carie of All Hallows Barking Parish Essex England.
Col Robert Bolling Married Jane Rolfe the
daughter of Thomas Rolfe and Jane Protress. Jane Rolfe was the granddaughter of American Princess
Pocahontas. Jane was born in 1650 Henrico County VA death 1676 "Kippax" Hoepwell Va. Children of
Col Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe Major John Bolling born Jan 26, 1675 "Kippax" death April 20,
1729 "Cobbs" He married Mary Kennon.
Past Generation John Bolling was the Bolling's of"Bolling
Hall" near Bradford England who traced there descent to Robert Bolling esquire who was in reign
of Edward 1v owned that beautiful seat and died 1485 was buried in family vault in Brandford
Church this Robert bolling Esq. Designed his family Moslem. As for linage this is what is listed
This John Bolling's Parents were Robert Bolling born 1579-death 1639 Married Mary Clark
born 1575 His father was Edward Bolling born 1540 death 1592 Married Mandy Last name not listed she
was born 1540.
Edward Bolling father was Tristrum Bolling born 1510 England death 1561 married Ellen
last name of listed Tristrum Bolllings parents were Robert Bolling born 1487 married Issabell Robert
Bollings parents John Bolling born 1365 death 1408 married Grace Popley John Bolling parents were
Robert Bolling Jr born 1325 death 1398 Robert Bolling JR parents were Robert Bolling born 1283
death 1350 married Elizabeth Thornton Robert Bolling SR parents were William Bolling born 1245
death 1320 no wife listed William Bolling listed as being born to Robert Bolling born 1210 death
Robert Bollings father was Tristum Bolling born 1175 death 1240 no wife listed. As for the
following I have just listed I have not researched them only the John Bolling and Mary Carie.
I must say that I recived the major part of my information from Fred and Brenda Cobb Wolfe,
They have done a excellent job in researching our family.Thank Fred and Brenda!