Col William Bolling

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Col William Bolling

  • Birth 26 May 1777 Virginia, USA
  • Death 16 Jul 1845
  • Burial Goochland County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 22264651

Son of Thomas Bolling Sr. and Elizabeth Gay Bolling. He married Mary Randolph on 23 Feb 1798. Leader of militia during the War of 1812. The father of two deaf children, he brought a talented teacher to Bolling Hall, starting the organized teaching of the deaf in America.



From Jones_Family;





William is the brother of three Deaf siblings, John, Thomas Jr., and Mary "Polly." His Deaf children are, William "Albert" and Mary Randolph. He was involved in the four mainstreamed programs that included the Deaf education and normal school mixed in one at different locations in Virginia:

1. Bolling Hall, Chesterfield County, private tutoring by John Braidwood with William's Deaf brother , Thomas Jr. as an assistant, 1812-1815.
2. Cobbs, Goochland County, public school, 1815-1816.
3. Old Masonic Hall, Manchester, Chesterfield County, 1817-1819.
4. Cumberland Church, Prince Edward County, Farmville, 1819- circa 1823.

William was devoted to his children and had been sure they are well-cared. He was a curator (archaic word for interpreter), advocate, and a push for Deaf Education in the colonial area. (Source, Kathleen L. Brockway)


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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 17 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22264651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Bolling (26 May 1777–16 Jul 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22264651, citing Bolling Hall Cemetery, Goochland County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .