Mary Bolling: Birth: ABT 1794. Death: 1870
Title: Orange Co., VA Deed Records
Page: Deed Book 12, p67-68, 24 Aug 1749, William, wife Ann, son Samuel (longest liver lease shows Samuel young child)
Title: Pittsylvania Co., VA Court Records
Page: Court Order Bk 1 1767-72p45,51, May-June 1768
Title: Laurens Co., SC Will Bk C-1,p318, Testator: Samuel Bolling (signed 9 May 1808, pr. 5 Sep 1808)
Title: Pittsylvania Co., VA Deed Bk. 2, p111 (28 Mar 1771)
Page: for Love/Affec. Tully Choice to Samuel Bolling [his son-in-law]
Title: Henry Co., VA Deed Bk. 2, pp16-17 (6 Sep 1780)
Page: selling land given to Sam'l by Tully Choice 28 Mar 1771.
Note: 15 March 1759 Tully Choice of Halifax Co. to Merry Webb of same, one negro boy named James for pds. 5 and Clerk's & Sheriff's fees on a suit depending between Merry Webb, plt. and Tully Choice, Deft. If said Tully shall not pay the above sum by 1 November, next. Signed: Tuylly Choice Wit. Thomas Watkins, charles Stevens Recorded 18 March 1759. (Sent by Hazael Taylor from Marian Chariato's Abstracts) [Tully may have decided not to pay Merry Webb for this negro boy if he wasn't pleased with the purchase. The deed seems to be his agreement to return the boy if he decides not to pay by Nov. 1st.] Tully Choice purchased 400 acres on both sides of Snow Creek 16 Sept 1765, Pittsylvania Co. [(shown by?) VA Land Patents No. 36, 1764-1767 (v1 & 2, p. 557-1083) p. 854 (Reel 36)]. Court Records Book 1 Pittsylvania County 1767-1772 Page 45 At a Court continued and held for Pittsylvania County the 28th day of May 1768 Present his Majesty’s Justices James Roberts, Jun, John Donelson, Theophilus Lacy, Peter Perkins, and John Wilson, Gentlemen. Court Records Book 1, Pittsylvania County, VA 1767-1772 Page 57Isham Dalton P. ag Samuel Bolling Defendant On a Petition The Sherif having returned the said Defendant duly Summoned and he not appearing, and the P produced the defendant's Note of Hand for Three pounds Current Money, and Judgment is granted him against the D. for the same with Costs. Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till the Court in course Sign'd by Hugh Innes, Gentlemen At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 24th day of June 1768 Present his Majesty's Justices: Hugh Innes, John Wilson, Thomas Dillard, and Robert Chandler, Gentlemen. The date of the above case is between May 28, 1768 and June 23, 1768. Pittsylvania County Virginia Deed Abstracts Deed Books 1, 2, and 3 pg 70 DB 2 p 106 13 Oct 1770 John Simmons (Prince Edward) to Jeremiah Ward (Pitt.) L30 for 150 acres part of 300 acres which Frances Bucknall obtained a patent for lying on both sides of Reddis Creek ...William Atkinsons line up both sides creek to line betwixt David Polley and John Summons. Wit: Samuel Bolling, Robert Sanders, Richard Bennett, Sgn: John Simmons L.S. Rec: 29 Nov 1770 28 Mar 1771. Pittsylvania Co., VA Deed Book, pp114-115. Indenture dated 28 March 1771. Tully Choice of Pittsylvania Co. to Sam'l Bolling of the same County for natural love and affection a tract of land in the County of Pittsylvania, on Snow Creek containing by estimation 207 acres, adj. William Hall's corner, Hill's line [further described in metes and bounds]. Signed by Tully Choice. No witnesses. Proved in Court on 23 March 1771 by Tully Choice and recorded [Source: Pittsylvania Co. VA, Deed Books l, ll, and lll, F232.P6. P292 (1991), Richmond Library; indicates Samuel Bolling had married Abigail Choice] [Source: Amelia Co. VA Deeds, p 5] Pages 386-387 26 May 1772 - Amelia Co., VA. James Waldrope (Waldrop) Will. Samuel Bolling, Edward Wade, John Waldrope witness the will of James (s) Waldrop. To Jeremiah Ward for 5 pounds ten pence half penny, paid in had, one parcel of land on Fry Pan Creek. To my wife, Sarah Waldrop the remainder of my land during her lifetime or widowhood and at her decease to my son, James. All my personal estate to my wife, Sarah. Proven 20 July 1772, Sarah Waldrop Administratrix with Samuel Bolling her security. 23 Jul 1772 - Pittsylvania Co., VA. Samuel Bolling witness to James Waldrop's will. D&W 5, p386. [Source: Pittsylvania Co. VA Wills and Abstracts, 1768-1800] pg 167DB 3 p 40216 Nov 1773 John Goad (Pitt.) to James Mitchell (same) L34.07.00 3/4 debt to secure payment by selling land 160 acres on Frying Pan Creek land where I now live by William Bennets line and John Clements (his heirs) & John Cox shall not before 25 Dec next pay sell for best price. Wit: Saml. Bolling Benjamin Tarrent, Robt Dolton Junr., sgn. John Goad L.S. Rec. 25 Nov 1773 1773. Pittsylvania-VA. Samuel Bolling entered Caveat agst. Wm. Heard and Amos Richardson for 380 ac. in Pittsylvania on branches of Snow Cr. He received a patent. (from Sue Senter 3/13/99, from Executive Journals, Council of Colonial VA., Vol. 6 1754-1775) 27 Sept 1775 - Pittsylvania Co., VA. Samuel Bolling nominated as Ensign in Pittsylvania Co. Militia; Tully Choice, Jr. nominated as Lt. (Lake, 1994) Deed Book 4 (1774 - 1778) by T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL pg 30pg 201 18 Jan 1776 Samuel Bolling (Pitt) to William Witcher, Daniel Witcher, Benjamin Tarrant, George Herndon, and Tully Choice (Pitt.) for 50L, 207 acres on Snow Cr, being the land which the said Bolling had from Tully Choice. Sgn: Samuel Bolling Wit: Henry Conway, James Mitchell, Robert Dalton Jr. Rec: 25 Apr 1776 1777. Samuel Bolling signed oath of allegiance in Henry Co., VA. pg 40 pg 293List of officers. At a meeting of Pittsylvania on Sep 27 1775, the following gentlemen were nominated as officers of the Militia: Among were listed: Tully Choice Jr., Samuel Bolling Rec: 27 Feb 1777 Pittsylvania County Estray Book, page 201 From Samuel Bolling of Pitts, to William Witcher, Daniel Witcher, Benjamin Tarrant, George Heandon [Herndon] and Tully Choice of Pitts, for 50 pds. 207 acres on Snow Creek, being the land the sd. Bolling had from Tully Choice. Signed Samuel Bolling. Wit: Henry Conway, James Mitchell, Robert Dalton, Jr. Recorded 25 Apr. 1776. Complete Index and Abstract of the Henry County Order Books #1 and #2 by Charles P. Blunt IV. Pg. 35 May 18 1778 Court called for the examination of William Hoskins, Jr. on suspicion of aiding and assisting. Present: Archelaus Hughes, Robert Hairston, Edmund Lyne, Robert Woods, William Tunstall, George Waller and Thomas Henderson. William Hoskins was led to the bar by John Salmon, Sheriff. Hoskins stated to the Court that he was not guilty of the charges. The Court examined witnesses and is of the opinion that Hoskins is guilty and ought to receive a further trial in the General Court. Therefore, he is remanded to prison again. William Hoskins, with Thomas Prunty, Samuel Bolling and William Choice, his securities, posted bond of L1000 and was released. Frederick Reeves, David Kerby, Daniel Richardson, Thomas Prunty and Allen Ridley Young posted bond on the condition that they appear in General Court to give testimony against William Hoskins. William Young is allowed one day’s attendance as a witness for the Commonwealth against William Hoskins. William James and Jesse Kerby are allowed one day’s attendance as a witness for the Commonwealth against William Hoskins. Arch’s Hughes 6 Sept 1780 - Henry Co., VA. DB pp16-17, Samuel Bolling sells 207 acres on Snow Creek, part of 400 acre tract by patent granted to Tully Choice 16 Sept 1775 and conveyed by Tully Choice to Samuel Bolling by deed. 28 Mar DCCLXXI  (signed by Samuel and Abi Bolling, his wife). [Source: Henry Co. VA Deed Books I & II, 1776-1784, Lela Adams, 1975] Henry County, Virginia Deed Books I and II by Lela C. Adams, 1975 Page 95: Deed pgs 200, 201 3 November 1781 LEWIS MORGAN and his wife CHRISTIAN and THOMAS MORGAIN and his wife (?) both of the state of North Carolina and county of Washington for the sum of two hundred fifty pounds sell and convey unto SAMUEL PATTERSON a certain parcel or tract of land being the plantation the said LEWIS MORGAN formerly lived on near the ford and mouth of Chestnut Creek bounded by ISHAM HODGES on the upper and a survey the said LEWIS MORGAN made himself on the said Chestnut Creek containing 150 acres more or less. WIT: LEWIS MORGAIN TULLY CHOICE CHRISTIAN MORGAIN SAMUEL BOLLING THOMAS MORGAIN JESSE KERBY SAREY MORGAIN WILLIAM CHOICE .... Note: 26 March 1782 - Sarey Morgain listed as MARY MORGAIN in the Clerk's recording. Note: Chestnut Creek is near Philpott Lake slightly northeast. 1782 - Henry Co. VA Personal Property Tax List shows James Walden, James Roberts, Benjamin Cunningham, Anthony Bolling, James Bolling, Samuel Bolling, Archibald Bolling, and the Edwards: John, two James, William Thomas Jr/Sr. and Jacob Stober. 1785. Samuel Bolling was in Laurens Co., SC by this year, as he had been Overseer for a road during the year preceding 17 Jun 1786. See 17 Jun 1786 road order in County Court minutes below. A. D. Smith had: Samuel first appears in South Carolina c1786 when he is granted 410A in GreenvilleCo on Reedy River, land that appears to be quite close to the Laurens county line. [was there in 1785, see above] (Re 1786 land grant) Greenville County, South Carolina Register of Mesne Conveyance Deed Book I, page 218 9/18/1812 State of South Carolina. Know all men by these Presents that I William RAY of the District of Greenville and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of thirty Dollars paid by John CROFT of the District and state aforesaid have granted ... sell and release unto the s'd John CROFT Fifty acres of land more or less lying in the district aforesaid on a branch of ready river being a part of a tract of land Originally Granted to Samuel BOLLING and signed by his excellency William MOULTRIE the fourth day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty six the said fifty acres of land more or less is laid out unto the said John CROFT as follows. Beginning on a Stake corner on the original line running N25W to a poplar corner on the branch thence running up and bounding on the South fork of said branch to a maple corner thence S25W 25ch 50L to a post oak corner, thence to the beginning, including Fifty acres of land more or less ... In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of September 1812. Wm Ray In presence of Ja's Samford William Devall South Carolina Greenville District. Personally came James SAMFORD before me an acting Justice for s'd district and made oath in due form of law and that he saw Wm RAY sign and deliver the within deed ... saw the subscribing witness with himself witness the Same. Sworn to before me the 19th day of September 1812 James Samford Geo Bain JP Plat Book A, Laurens County, SC pg 196[pg 201-205]12 Mar 1786. Charles Simmons and Elizabeth his wife, planter of Laurens Dist. sold to Samuel Boling of 96 Dist., planter, for 60 pds 168 acres lying on Reedy River, a branch of Saluda River. By lands of George Martin, John Milling. Orig. grant to Charles Simmons. Proved in open Court, Lewis Saxon, C.C. 30 Mar 1786. Laurens Co., SC, County Court 14 Jun 1786, p91. Patrick Reyley vs William Thomason, Slander. By Consent of the parties any mutually submitted the dtermination of this Suit to Wm. Wood, Chas. Swillivant, Saml Boling, James Abercrumbie, John Goodwin & James Stinson whose award to be made the Judgment of the Court and the same is ordered accordingly. <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR p. 21 Laurens Co., SC County Court 15 Jun 1786, p91. Patrick Reyley vs William Thomason. Case. By Consent of the Parties who this Suit to the Determination of Wm Wood, Chas. Swillivant, Saml Boling, James Abercrumbie, Jno Goodwin & James Stinson whose award is to be made the Judgment of the Court & the same was Ordered accordingly. <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR p. 22. Laurens County, SC County Court 16 June 1786, p100. James Downen is appointed Overseer of that part of the high way leading from John Fords old bounds to Thomasons mill on Reaburns Creek, it being that part of the high road of which Saml Boling was overseer the Last year & that he cause the same to be kept in Repair for one year as the law Directs. <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR p. 26 Laurens County Court 13 Mar 1787, p147-148 Thos W. Fakes foreman, Andrew Rodgers Senr. Geo Young, Kitt Smith, Saml Boling, Richard Griffen, Nehemiah Franks, Marshel Franks, Charles Simmons, Jurours of Inquest for the body of this County & after having rec’d their charge, retired from the bar to consult of their verdict and after sum time returned into court and presented as follows to wit. (several verdicts recorded in minutes on p148) <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR, p. 42 LaurensCounty SC, County Court 10 Sept 1787, p174. James Downen is appointed overseer of that part of the high way leading from Thomasons Mill on Reaburns Creek to the Ridge above Curnelius McMahons in the Room of Saml Bolings. Ordered that he cause the several free male inhabitants & slaves contiguous to & convenient to said road to work thereon & to cause the same to be kept in good repair for one year as the Law Directs. <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR, p. 58. Laurens County Court 11 Jun 1788, p243. Patrick Riley vs Wm Thomason. The parties mutually submitted the determination of this suit to the award of Cha’s Sullivan, Nathan Camp, Saml Boling & Wm. Fariss & agreed that their award thereupon should be made a Judgement of this Court the s’d arbitrators now returning their award in these words to wit, that each party pay their own cost only one half Guinea paid from s’d Riley to s’d Wm Thomason for the Guinea cost payed by Thomason whereupon it was ordered accordingly. <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR p. 103. Laurens County Court 10 Jun 1789, p313. Saml Boling is appointed overseer of the highway leading from the County line to Crumbies mill & Kitt Smith do from s’d mill at the Cross Road at Kemp’s [Camp's] Ordered that they cause the several free male inhabitants & slaves contagious to & convenient to s’d Road to work thereon & keep the same in good repair for one year from the date hereof. <i>Laurens County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, </i>1786-1789 by Brent H. Holcomb 2004, published Columbia, SC by SCMAR, p. 151 Samuel is on the 1790 LaurensCo on p 73 2-3-5-0-0 while Abel Bowling (next to Thomas Babb) is on page 71. John Borland is on p 74. Samuel is on the 1800 Laurens County Census with 1 male under 10 (Thornberry) 1 male 10 thru 15 (Samuel, Jr.) 2 males 16 thru 25 (John and Tully) 1 male 45 and over (Samuel, Sr.) 1 female under 10 (Mary) 1 female 10 thru 15 (Lucinda) 1 female 45 and over (Abigail) Deed Book D, Laurens County, SC pg 50-51 2 Jan 1790 Samuel Boling (Ninety Six Dist. Laurens Co) to Drury Sims (same) 55L Stg for 150 acres on both sides of Reaburm Creek, bd on Patrick Reylie, Tully Choice, part of tract of 20 acres granted to Samuel Boling by William Moultrie Esq Govneror by patient date 1 Jan 1787, wit: Thomas Baskite, John (J his mark) Willson, Robert Boling, Jonathan Cries. Signed Samuel Boling John Wilson made oath to Daniel Wright date 6 Mar 1790. Rec: 4 Oct 1791 LAURENS COUNTY, SC, MINUTES OF THE COUNTY COURT 1786-1789 (These records were found in 2004; copied; bound; and are in the Laurens County Library) Page 100 [now on page 26 in Holcomb's book, see below] [16 Jun 1786] James Dawson [Downen?] is appointed overseer of that part of the high way leading from John Fords old bounds to Thomasons mill on Reaburns creek it being that part of the high road of which Saml. Boling was overseer the last year and that he cause the same to be kept in repair for one year as the law directs. [this item was in A. D. Smith's database, was Downen in Brent Holcomb's published transcription of the County Court minutes. Nov. 4, 1796 Jesse Kirby (Cumberland Co ) to Jedidiah Garrison (Greenville Co); for L50 sterling sold 100 ac on S side of "Ready" R; border: begins on the lower line near a branch on "the" original line and joins Thomas Terry; part of 400 ac granted (not date) to Jesse Kirby. (signed) Jesse "Kearby"; witness Samuel Bolling & James Brazer; wit. oath Jan. 11, 1797 by James Brazer before John McElroy JP; recorded Mar. 18, 1805; book G p. 245 ------------------------- Deed Transactions, GreenvilleCo, SC 1799 Bolling, Samuel - Book F, p 335, Reedy River (runs through the city of Greenville all the way down through LaurensCo) ----------------------------- Abstract of Deeds: Greenville County, SC, Books D & E (1795-1798), by Dr. A. B. Pruitt, reference #975.727, R2p, V.2, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 94: 1573. Aug. 21, 1799 Benjamine "Townsin", executor of Thomas Townsin deceased, planter (Greenville Co) to David Tranum (same); for $50 sold 36 ac on SW side of Horse Cr waters of Reedy R; border: John Camp, Townsin, Jinins Hulsey, & Thomas "Arndas"; part of a grant (no date) to John Nisbet. (signed) Benjamine Townsin; witness Joseph Dunklin & Samuel Bolling; wit. oath by S Bolling before Joseph Dunklin; rec. Sept 23, 1799; Book E p. 356. Note: Horse creek begins in GreenvilleCo running southeast and flowing into Reedy River just a bit north of Tumbling Shoals which is in LaurensCo. Since Samuel is shown as living in LaurensCo on Reedy River, it would appear his land is located near Horse Creek and very close to the Greenville county line. Abstract of Deeds: Greenville County, SC, Bookds F & G (1800-1807), by Dr. A. B. Pruitt, reference #975.727, R2p, V.3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 22: 1874. Sept. 27, 1799 Samuel Bolling ("Laurence " Co, SC) to Alexander Duvall (Greenville Co); for 50 pounds sold 232 ac on waters of Reedy R; border: joined on "S15W" by Beasure, S20W on John Bennett, SE & SW on "Beasher" & Haden, NE on Bond & Gilliam, & NW & SE on Lewis Duvall; granted Sept. 4, 1786 by Gov. Wm Moultrie to Samuel Bolling. (signed) Samuel Bolling; witness Albert Robins, & Tully Bolling; proved Sept. 17, 1801 by Albert Robins before Benjamin Pollard JP; recorded Nov. 21, 1801; book F p. 331. p. 95 2565. Sept. 28, 1799 Alexander Duvall (Greenville Co) to Jesse Robins (same); for 20 pounds sold 100 ac on waters of Reedy R; border: joins "the" market road, land laid out to John B Bonet, Beasure, land laid out to William Haden, William Bonds, land laid out to William Gilham; part of 232 ac granted Sept. 4, 1786 by Gov. William Moultrie to Samuel Bolling. (signed) Alexander Duvall; witness Albert Robins, Bailey Duvall, & Jacob Croft; wit. oath Mar. 5, 1806 by Albert Robins before Benjamin Pollard JP; recorded Nov. 14, 1806; book G p. 437. It appears from the above that Samuel Bolling has either moved to LaurensCo or has been there all along, indicating that the two above deeds relate to land in GreenvilleCo near the LaurensCo line. p. 85 2463. Oct. 1, 1801 John Linvill & Maacha Linvill (Greenville Dist) to Warren Massey (same); for 460 sold 60 ac on waters of Horse Cr; border; joins Benj Brewer; part of 410 ac granted Sept. 4, 1786 to Samuel Bolling (recorded in grant Book 4N p. 549) and sold "round" to said Linvill. (signed) John Linvill & Maacha Linvill's mark "X" (a female); witness Robert Russell & Worley Linvill; wit. oath Mar. 27, 1806 by Robert Russell before Hudson Berry JQ; recorded Mar. 31, 1806; book G p. 362 p. 51 2148. [omitted], 1801 Benjamin Brewer (Greenville Dist) to Wm Fitts (same); for $369 sold 369 ac on Horse Cr waters of Reedy R; border: joins Wm Ross, "the" main road, Alexr Smith, Wm Owens, Jas Ewens, & Moses Land; granted (no date) to David Ross sr "and part" Saml Boling and sold by them "as recorded in office book K K". (signed) Benjamin Brewer's mark "B"; witness Frederick Farmer & William Ross; wit. oath Jan. 29, 1802 by William Ross before Hudson Berry JQ; Dec. 29, 1801 dower renounced by Ann Brwer, wife of Benjamin, before Hudson Berry JQ (signed) Ann Brewer's mark [upside down "V"]; recorded Oct. 20, 1803; book G p. 93. 2149. Apr. 27, 1802 William Fitts (Greenville Dist) to John Alexander (same); for $205 sold 369 ac on waters of Horse Cr waters of Reedy R; border; joins Wm Ross, "the" main road, Alexr Smith, Wm Owens, Jas Ewens, Moses Land; granted (no date) to Daniel Ross "and part to" Saml Boling and sold by them "as recorded in office Book KK". (signed) William Fitts' mark "X"; witness Nathan Waddell & Elijah Hagood; wit. oath Nov. 24, 1802 by Elijah Hagood before John Morton JP; Nov. 27, 1802 dower renounced by Martha Fitts before Hudson Berry JQ (signed) Mary Fits' (sic) mark "m"; recorded Oct. 20, 1803; book G p. 94. p. 102 2622. Jan. 26, 1802 Warren Massey, farmer (Greenville Dist) to William "Avary", farmer (same) for $60 sold 60 ac; border: joins Benjamin "Brever"; part of 410 ac granted Sept. 4, 1786 to Samuel Bolling (recorded in grant book 4N p. 549). (signed) Warren Massey; witness William Ledford & Levise Cobb; wit. oath Jan. 26, 1802 by William Ledford before H Cobb JP; recorded Mar. 30, 1807; book G p. 486. Abstracts of Deeds: greenville County, SC, Books H & I (1807-1817), by Dr. A. B. Pruitt, reference #975.727, R2p, V. 4, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: p. 99 3419. Sept. 18, 1812 WILLIAM RAY (Greenville Dist) to John Croft (same); for $30 sold 50 ac on a branch of "Ready" R; border; begins at a corner stake on an original line and S fork of a branch; part of a grant Sept . 4,1786 by Gov. William Moultrie to SAMUEL BOLLING. (signed) WM. RAY; (witness) Jas Samford & William Devall; wit. oath Sept. 19, 1812 by James Samford before Geo Bain JP; recorded Sept. 22, 1813; book I p. 218. Deed Book K pg 5 I, John Croft (GD) to Eli Bouldin (same) $500 for 250 acres on W side Reedy river, being part of two tracts originally granted to Lewis Devaul, the other to Sam'l Bolling and conveyed through different hands to Croft. bd. E. bank of Reedy river along Saml Fords. signed John Croft. Wit: 18 Sep 1812, Isaac Walk, John x his mark Moore. Elizabeth Croft, wife of John Croft relinquished her claim of dower 19 Sep 1812. HudsonBerry J.Q. John Moore made oath to George Bain J.P. 29 Jan 1817. Rec: 3 Feb 1817 G.W. Earle Clk.. THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS, in my opinion, HISTORICAL FICTION that has been spread over the internet and libraries across the county. I believe it was the work of Sara Sullivan Ervin. (A. D. Smith) [Published sources say that] "The following is from the family Bible of Samuel Bolling: "I will write downe some facts for my children to remember. John Bolling II and Elizabeth Blair were my grandparents. [That is false; Samuel Bolling is the son of William Bolling of Orange Co., VA and his wife Ann.] She was daughter to Dr. Archibald Blair and Mary Wilson. One of their children was my father William Bolling b. 5 May 1731. My mother Amelia was daughter to Richard Randolph and Anne Meade, my parents were 2 cousins, he being 5th and she 6th desent from Princess Pocahontas. Our family left Virginny in 1780 and settled in Lauren County, South Carolina. Many relatives and connections came with us or shortly after. Among there were James Sullivan Senior, who married as 1st wife Matoaka, older sister of my father. Another sister Jane married William Hopkins, Rolfe, Archibald had descendants to come. I myself married 2 Nov. 1772 Abigale Choice daughter to Tully Choice. [Also known to be false; they had married before 28 Mar 1771.] A sister of his married James Sullivan as 2nd wife. I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Archibald, John, Ann, Amelia Matoaka." [No, Samuel had brothers John, Thornberry, Jesse, and William, per the record proof.] The so-called "Bible record" goes on to say that Samuel was born in 1758. From this, it becomes evident that this was not a Bible of Samuel Bolling. If that were true, he would have been age 13 when his father-in-law Tully Choice deeded him land in 1771. Also, the family Bible was destroyed long before Sara Sullivan Ervin could have seen it, as she reported when she "typed and notarized it" as legitimate in the mid-1900's. Robert Bolling, son of Samuel, stated under oath that the family Bible had been destroyed in a fire when he gave an affidavit for the application of William Choice's children and widow for a pension based on William's service as a Revolutionary War soldier. This affidavit is described below. Greenville District, SC, county court, 18 Oct 1848. Robert Bolling signed an affidavit in which he stated that he was present at the marriage of William Choice and Mary McDonald in Laurens District, SC, on May 10, 1786. He further stated that he was then 72 or 73 years old and that "the record of his age was burned." (Such records in that day and time would have been the family Bible.) This indicated that he was born in 1775 or 1776. This affidavit was part of the application of the children of the said William Choice and his said wife for a pension (for the service of the said William Choice in the Revolutionary War) and that both the said William Choice and his said wife Mary had been entitled to receive but did not receive. The surviving children were awarded payments for their father's service. (A more detailed summary was published by John Frederick Dorman and a copy was attached to the DAR application of Elizabeth Gambrell Garrison) Will of Samuel Bolling May 9, 1808 (Laurens Co., SC Will Book C-1, p318) In the name of God, Amen. I Samuel Bolling of the State of South Carolina, Laurance District, living on Ready River, planter being in health of body and of sound mind memory and understanding, praised by God for the same. I do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Abi Bolling the house and plantation where I now live, during her widowhood or natural life. And then at her death the land is to be divided equally between my two youngest sons Samuel Bolling and Thornberry Bolling, also a good horse, bridle, and saddle, and feather bed and furniture, cow and calf each. And also my two youngest daughters Lucinda Bolling and Polly Bolling a good horse, bridle, and saddle, and feather bed and furniture, cow and calf each. And to my son John Bolling feather bed and furniture, cow and calf. And after my lawful debts is paid the remainder of my estate to remain in my wife Abi Bolling hands till death. And then to be divided equally between all my children Viz., Robert Bolling, Nancy Sullivant, and Elizabeth Dunklin, and Tully Bolling, and John Bolling, Lucinda Bolling, and Samuel Bolling, Polly Bolling, and Thornberry Bolling. I hereby appoint and ordain nominate, appoint and constitute my beloved wife Abi Bolling executrix and my son Robert Bolling and Tully Bolling and John Bolling and Samuel Bolling Executors of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking and making void all wills heretofore made by me and declaring that a majority of the above named persons or the survivors of them shall absolutely and finally determind and decide all disputes or contentions of whatever nature arising in the Excecution of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of May, 1808. Signed, sealed, declared, and published by the above named Samuel Bolling as and for his last will and testament. In the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. William Choice Mary Choice Tully Choice Samul Bolling (seal) Laurens County, South Carolina Wills 1784-1840 By Colleen Elliott [the will provisions could not be carried about until the widow Abigail Choice Bolling died. Estate admin. began on 10 Nov 1832, indicating that she was dead at that time.] 10 Nov. 1832. Appraisal of estate of SAMUEL BOULING, dec'd by Bailey Mahon?, Thos. _____, Jno. Terrey and Willie Benham. 18 Dec. 1832. Sale Bill of SAMUEL BOLLING, dec'd. Purchasers.: J. N. Bolling, Wm. Babb, Jno. Terey, Isaac Devenport, David Cowen, Wm. Tompson, Saml. Bolling, James Anderson, Nathan Nisbet, Tulley Bolling, Alfred Barrett, Jno. Hopkins, Alfred Bennett, Nimrod Nabours, Thos. Mahon, Wm. Hatcher, Edw. Nash, Ezekiel Wadkins, Jno. Nash, Plesant Shaw, Jno. McDavid, Thos. Grayham, Garland Sims (also Garlin and Garlington), Abner Nixon, Lewis Pyles, Robt. Bolling, Henderson Sulivant, Baley Mahon, Wm. Devenport. Samuel died between 9 May 1808 when he signed his will and when it was proved on 5 Sep 1808. One of the fictitious records certified by Sara Sullivan Ervin shows a death date for Samuel of 14 Aug 1808 (published by Jane Allison Brennand in Bolling-Allison Families, p92) but Ervin's statements cannot be trusted for accuracy and the gravestone cannot be read. Directions to graves of Samuel Bolling and Abigail Choice from A. D. Smith 1/7/2006: To Samuel Bolling gravesite: From Fairview Road, Laurens County, turn on MARLER ROAD. Drive .9 of a mile to King’s Angus Farm. The graves are about 500 yards back in the woods. Mr. King took me [A.D. Smith] there on his tractor. [A. D. sent picture to Joyce Poole which JP downloaded as a .jpg file. A. D. said no words could be seen on the tombs. Also forwarded to Sarah Hogue and Elizabeth Garrison] To Choice graves: From Fairview Road turn on McKITTRICK BRIDGE ROAD. After .6 of a mile turn left on CRAIGO ROAD for .2 of a mile. The graves are on the right and visible from the road enclosed in an iron fence. (A. D. sent pictures but I did not keep since not my lineage. Forwarded to Sarah Hogue and Elizabeth Garrison.) Both locations are going toward Hickory Tavern from TULLYTON. The person who owns Tullyton is Dr. Jim Richardson. Choice graves photographed by A. D. Smith and sent 1/7/2006 to Joyce Poole. I did not save the .jpg pictures. A. D. said: "William Choice, Tully Choice (whom I assume is William’s son.) and another grave were together. The other grave was probably William’s wife. Mary McDonald. I could not see the writing for the leaves and could not get inside the fence." Another descendant of Samuel and Abigail is Hugh Neighbors, new member of BFA Sept. 2007. Advised in Melba Dingler's letter of 9/14/2007.
Note: 15 Mar 1759. Deed Book 2 of Halifax County, Virginia 1759-1766: p. 6
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