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BOLLING Miscellaneous Records

CORRESPONDENCE

INQUIRY

Big Laurel, VA

August 1, 1938

Clerk of Boyle County
Danville, KY

Dear Sir:

I am writing a history of the First settlers of Wise, Va., among whom were the Bollings. I have a record of a DREAD BOLLING making a will in your county in 1845, naming son Jeremiah. Now, the first settler here was Benjamin Bolling and he named a son Jeremiah. I am wondering if DREAD was a brother to Benjamin, and if you know any Bollings or Booths to which you could refer me for information. Trusting to hear from you soon, I am

Sincerely Your,

James Taylor Adams

 

REPLY

Dear Sir:-

I find on investigation, that there are several Bolling names on the record of this county viz: Dread, 1845, Children:-Silas, John, Thomas, P.M., and C.W.

Also R.N. Bolling who left the following children:- R.R. Bolling, J.L., Francis, M.B., Jas H., and Mary E. Owens.

Also - Ben Bolling and William Boling.

I would suggest that you write to Professor James P. Bolling of this city who is a descendant of the Boling or Bolling families of this part of Kentucky.

Very Respectfully yours,

_______________ - Clerk (name illegible)

Boyle County Court, Kentucky

 

Source: "James Taylor Adams Collection." University of Virginia - Wise Library. Copied by Nancy Clark Brown, 1977.

Contributed by Nancy Clark Brown, March 2000. Please email Nancy Clark Brown if you have any questions or comments about this information.


Letter from Boyd J. Bolling to James Taylor Adams dated January 31, 1938

 

Mr. James Taylor Adams

Dear Friend:

In answer of yours the 21st. Excuse me for not answering sooner. William Bolling has been gone from home for the last ten days. I wanted to see him and will see him about that data you wanted to find out who Joseph Bolling a man grown when I can remember it must have been him I seen him sixty five years ago he might have been 30 years old or more then.

Mr. Adams I would like to get my picture with the bid deer on my back in your book if possible. Everybody would like to see it as it was the last wild deer that was killed in Cumberland Mountain. I will send you the picture if you want it.

Yours As Ever,

Boyd J. Bolling

 

Source: "James Taylor Adams Collection." University of Virginia - Wise Library. Copied by Nancy Clark Brown, 1977.

Contributed by Nancy Clark Brown, March 2000. Please email Nancy Clark Brown if you have any questions or comments about this information.


Letter from Boyd J. Bolling to James Taylor Adams

 

Jeremiah Bolling1, settled at Dewey on south Fork of Pound, sold the claim of his that was the whole south fork of Pound after living there four or five years for two bull fiste dogs and a rifle gun and moved over to Flat Gap and claimed what he wanted to here. I live on the Old Homestead where they settled. Benjamin in his old days lived with his son Jeremiah and died here and was buried here in the cemetery. When Jeremiah died he was buried there to on the old Homestead.

 

Source: "James Taylor Adams Collection." University of Virginia - Wise Library. Copied by Nancy Clark Brown, 1977.

Contributed by Nancy Clark Brown, March 2000. Please email Nancy Clark Brown if you have any questions or comments about this information.


Letter from Boyd J. Bolling to James Taylor Adams dated September 24, 1936

 

Benjamin Bolling was the son of Edmon or Edward Bolling son of Col. Robert Bolling born 1645 dec's 1729.

 

Source: "James Taylor Adams Collection." University of Virginia - Wise Library. Copied by Nancy Clark Brown, 1977.

Contributed by Nancy Clark Brown, March 2000. Please email Nancy Clark Brown if you have any questions or comments about this information.


Letter from James Hargis Turner to James Taylor Adams dated March 12, 1942, Jackson, Kentucky

 

Re: Jessee Bowling

Her grandfather bought a large farm from Jessee at Jackson, Kentucky before the Civil war. Jessee has two sons that she knew of - Bill and Delaney. Bill lived in Breathitt County but Delaney moved to Jackson County, Kentucky. Delaney had a son Charlie Bowling living (1942) at either Moore's Creek or Annville (could be Danville), Kentucky. Bill Bowling had a son Lee who died at the age of 80 years a few years ago. Also a daughter who had a big family and has been dead about 20 years.

(NOTE: the author is probably writing this letter for his mother)

 

Source: "James Taylor Adams Collection." University of Virginia - Wise Library. Copied by Nancy Clark Brown, 1977.

Contributed by Nancy Clark Brown, March 2000. Please email Nancy Clark Brown if you have any questions or comments about this information.


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