|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1702|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1782|
He was son of William Bouldin and Thomasin Mary Nash.
He married 29 Jan 1733 in Cecil County, Maryland, Ann Wood Clark. (Nancy).
They had at least 11 children.
Thomas was the First sheriff of Lunenburg County, VA. and the First sheriff of Charlotte County, VA.
His Will was signed May 1st, 1777.
The following children were named: Son James; Dau.Francenia (wife of John Cox); Son Thomas; Son William; Son Joseph; Dau. Mary and her children; Son Wood; Son Richard.
The following information appears at the end of the will, following the date and signature:
"Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of James Cunningham, Sarah Collier, Abraham Vaughn (his mark X), Ann Vaughn (her mark X), Robert Gilliam, Thomas Cox."
" At a court held for Charlotte County the 2nd day of June 1783, this last will and testament of Thomas Bouldin, Sr., was exhibited in court by Wood Bouldin and Richard Bouldin, the executors therein named, and the same was proved by the oaths of Sarah Collier, Abraham Vaughn, Anne Vaughn, and Thomas Cox, and ordered to be recorded.
On the motion of the said executors who made oath according to law, certificate is granted to them for obtaining a probate of this said will, they giving security, whereupon they together with the Rev. Thomas Johnston and Joseph Collier, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond acccording to the law for that purpose."
Truly Recorded: Thomas Read, Clerk
Some of the children of Thomas and Ann Wood Bouldin were:
James b.1734 d.1801
Thomas b.1738 d.1827
William b.1746 d. 1817
Wood b.1742 d.1800
A notation in a family bible indicated that Richard was born aboard ship in the Chesapeake Bay as the family moved from Maryland to Virginia.
Thomas and Ann Wood Bouldin started the trip from Maryland to Virginia with their six sons, and Ann was pregnant.
Mary b. 1846 md. Bartlett (Bartles) Cox
Francina b. 1748 md. John Cox
Mary and Francina were born at Golden Hills, Charlotte County, VA.
For almost 250 years the Bouldin family owned Golden Hills, built in 1744.
The home that stands there now was built in the early 1800s.
Thomas Bouldin, Sr. and his family settled on the tract in 1744, then in Brunswick County, Va.
Golden Hills fell in Lunenburg County in 1746 and in Charlotte County in 1765.
Bouldin was active in county affairs and served in the French and Indian War.
After the death of Thomas Bouldin, Sr. in 1783, a property division left the Golden Hills home to son, Wood Bouldin.
After the death in 1800 of Major Wood Bouldin, a Revolutionary War Veteran, Golden Hills passed into the hands of his widow, Joanna.
In 1815, she transferred the home to her son Thomas Tyler Bouldin.
Thomas Tyler Bouldin was reared in a setting of music, culture, and education and became a highly respected lawyer and judge.
Golden Hills by 1847 passed to Thomas Tyler Bouldin, Jr., lawyer and educator.
Thomas Tyler Bouldin operated Golden Hills Academy for several years, beginning in 1853.
Golden Hills saw various structural changes.
Upon the death in 1891 of Thomas Tyler Bouldin, Jr., the home and surrounding farm passed to his widow, Fannie Bouldin, who enjoyed a lifetime right to the place.
Upon her passing, it went to the "unmarried daughters".
The daughters lived away from the home so their brother Claiborne Bouldin continued to live there and served as caretaker.
In 1976, family papers and books went to The Virginia Historical Society.
Colonial Williamsburg purchased Joanna Tyler Bouldins' spinet piano.
Thomas and Ann Bouldins' great grandson, Powhatan Bouldin was the author of the book "The Old Trunk", which chronicles the lives of Col. Thomas Bouldin and all the Bouldin family in and about Charlotte County, VA.
Thomas did not name all of his children in his Will.
Son Ephraim died shortly before his father, unmarried.
Daughter Mary was the wife of Bartels or Bartlett Cox. Daughter Thomasin is not known to have married and Jenneke died in young adulthood, unmarried.
Ann Wood Clark Bouldin (1715 - 1780)*
Francenia Bouldin Cox (1737 - 1811)*
Thomas Bouldin (1738 - 1827)*
Joseph Bouldin (1740 - 1823)*
Wood Bouldin (1742 - 1800)*
Golden Hills Estate Cemetery
Maintained by: Timmy and Cindi Bouldin ...
Originally Created by: deegraver
Record added: Jul 18, 2005
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