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Eileen Illum (#46814543)
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Tony Godwin
RE: Mary
By the way. Benjamin Bolling is my 5th gr-grandfather. Jesse Bolling Sr. is my 4th gr-grandfather. My great grandmother Theodosha was also a Bolling (related to Benjamin and Jesse) who married my great grandfather Samuel Barger Jr. My mother was born and raised in Hazard, Perry County. Abraham Barger was my 5th great grandfather and married Jesse Bolling's daughter Mary "Polly" Bolling. The area and town was named in error. No records shoe there was any Bowling as part of the original 50 settlers and co-founders of Bowlington. Even Bowling Green Kentucky was named in error. They got the name from a statue in a New York park, Bolin. But somehow it was twisted to Bowling. It's all a mystery, but it's also incorrect. Perpetuating erroneous spellings of surnames only serves to continue the confusion. I won't put someone in my tree until I gather the truth as best I can. So this line for my tree is BOLLING all the way.
Added by Tony Godwin on Jul 01, 2014 9:05 PM
Tony Godwin
RE: Mary
Sorry, meant to write precedent, not precedents.
Added by Tony Godwin on Jul 01, 2014 8:52 PM
Tony Godwin
RE: Mary
It's really not that simple, but I know what you mean.

I took this anomaly on and pursued it to the only conclusion in this case. The Bolling/Boling/Bowling) lineage is extensively documented.

It was originally spelled Bollyng and later changed to the Middle English form: Bolling in the 1500's.

No matter how anyone spelled their own name, assuming they could read and write, the origin of the name supersedes the "X" marks the spot or misspellings by census takers and other clerks. But Bolling is absolutely the proper spelling for this line, if anyone is interested in facts.

Even your confusion is due to misinformation. What else could you do under the circumstances? Can't blame you. I just reach out when I see the traditional and actual surname spelled incorrectly, even if it WAS done by one of the family. Like I said, The origin of the name takes precedents over all the variants and deviations.
Added by Tony Godwin on Jul 01, 2014 8:49 PM
Cheryl Casey
Hi Eileen, I'm in Eastland County Texas. I had stumbled upon the Casey Family Association ( a few years ago while researching the family tree. They try to map descendants of Abner Brooks Casey and his brother Peter. Here's how mine goes... me < Thomas W. Casey < Uriah "Frank" Casey < Wesley Byron Casey < Uriah "Buck" Casey < Thomas Jefferson Casey < Uriah Casey < Aaron (and Polly) Casey < Jesse Casey < Abner Brooks Casey < John Casey. Abner and his brother came to America about 1720 and all of his sons and grandsons (who were old enough) fought in the Revolutionary War. Abner was too old by then.

Since you're a Casey descendant, you're also a distant cousin to Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). He was also descended from Abner.

Added by Cheryl Casey on Jun 09, 2013 4:42 PM
Cheryl Casey
Mary Polly Wayne Casey
What a thrill to find Polly's headstone here! She was my great(x5)grandmother. Thank you for posting her memorial, Eileen.
Added by Cheryl Casey on Jun 08, 2013 6:21 PM
M. Law
Elizabeth Wallbern Tucker
Elizabeth Wallbern Tucker is the second wife of John Tucker. Is there a grave for his first wife, Margaret Stansell Tucker?

I could not request a photo of Elizabeth's grave because there was already such a request. Is it possible to get a photo?
Added by M. Law on Apr 23, 2013 12:05 AM
Susan Hoch
One more thing !
One more question Eileen. On Susan Russell Langford , do you have on your family tree , her parents as Ethelbert Russell and Cynthia (Sinthy) Jones ? If so, Our 4th Great Grand Father is Arthur Middleton , one of the signer's of the Declaration of Independence , he has a Memorial Page # 2810 I wasn't sure if you knew. Pretty Interesting , Susan
Added by Susan Hoch on Oct 16, 2012 12:54 AM
Susan Hoch
Bryant Langford
I just saw the other Bryant. Now I remember, The reason why I made one because it is not active. I tried to write them , but nothing. It said to write find a grave but I wasn't sure how. Susan
Added by Susan Hoch on Oct 16, 2012 12:46 AM
Susan Hoch
George M Langford
Eileen , Should I get George M. Langford transfered to me. That way we could just add what info we have? Thanks for your help . Oh and is the other Bryant Memorial better ? should we delete mine or keep it the way it is? , Susan
Added by Susan Hoch on Oct 16, 2012 12:42 AM
Susan Hoch
Bryant Langford and son
Hello Eileen , I have Bryant Langford's Memorial #98557052 if you would like to link his to his son John Henry Langford #19471732 I made one for Bryant so we can link the family. Thanks and Have a Blessed Week, susan
Added by Susan Hoch on Oct 15, 2012 4:25 AM
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