Blair D Bolling

11 March 1815–8 August 1861 (Age 46)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Blair D

When Blair D Bolling was born on 11 March 1815, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Bolling, was 45 and his mother, Rebecca Maddox, was 39. He married Margaret H Jeter on 29 April 1833, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 8 August 1861, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Blair D Bolling
Margaret H Jeter
Marriage: 29 April 1833
Mary Elizabeth Bolling
Sarah Frances Bolling
Susan Bolling
William D Bolling
John Wesley Bolen
Octavia Virginia Boilling

Spouse and Children

29 April 1833
Bedford, Virginia, United States


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 9

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with close-cropped hair or a large head, Middle English bolling ‘pollard’, or for a heavy drinker, from Middle English bolling ‘excessive drinking’.2 German (Bölling): from a pet form of a personal name formed with Germanic bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ ( see Baldwin ).3 Swedish: either an ornamental name composed of Boll + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’, or possibly a habitational name from a place named Bolling(e).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Colonel Robert, Jane Rolfe & Anne Stith Bolling-English Immigrant, Kippax Virginia Plantar and Colonizer

The Bolling's belonged to the English family of Bolling’s. Robert Bolling, Esq. in the reign of Edward IV possessed "Bolling Hall" near Bradford, in Yorkshire where many previous generations of his a …

Sources (3)

  • Blair D Bowling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Blair D Bowling or Bolling, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Blair D Boling in entry for Henry Birch, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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