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Robert Bolling
Birth: Dec. 26, 1646
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 17, 1709
Virginia, USA

Colonel Robert Bolling (December 26, 1646 - July 17, 1709) was a wealthy early American settler, merchant and planter. He is the ancestor of many prominent individuals including Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

He was born on December 26, 1646 at Tower Street, All Hallows, Barking Parish, in London. He arrived in Virginia at the age of fourteen on October 2, 1660. In 1674, he married Jane Rolfe the granddaughter of Pocahontas. They had one child, John Bolling, born on January 26, 1676. His descendants, the only American descendants of Pocahontas, are termed the "Red Bollings". They include Edith Bolling, wife of U. S. President Woodrow Wilson and John Randolph of Roanoke. Jane died after one year of marriage.

In 1681, Col. Bolling married his second wife Anne Stith with whom he had many children, including Robert Bolling, Jr., who was born on January 25, 1682. Both Presidents Bush are descended from Robert Bolling, Jr.

In 1702 Bolling was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses representing Charles City Co., in 1702. He died on July 17, 1709 and was buried at his plantation Kippax, in Prince George Co., Virginia, where his tomb still stands.

Bolling's remains were moved postumously to Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Jane Rolfe Bolling (1650 - 1676)
  Anne Stith Bolling*
 
 Children:
  Drury Bolling*
  Rebecca Bolling Pendergrass (1664 - 1714)*
  John Fairfax Bolling (1676 - 1729)*
  Robert Bolling (1682 - 1747)*
  Stith Bolling (1686 - 1727)*
  Edward Bolling (1687 - 1710)*
  Elizabeth Anne Bolling (1690 - 1750)*
  Mary Agnes Bolling Baker (1702 - 1776)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blandford Cemetery
Petersburg
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: A C Turner
Originally Created by: Eric Bruno Borgman
Record added: Dec 29, 2005
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- Carolee McGill-Barker
 Added: Jun. 18, 2016
Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service; our country still stands our 8xs Great grandfather. What a tribute to find your (and our) family here.
- Susan Cripps
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
May you R.I.P. My 10x's Great Grandfather
- T. Varney
 Added: Apr. 22, 2016
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