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John Fairfax Bolling

Major John Fairfax Bolling (January 27, 1676 - April 20, 1729) was a colonist, farmer, and politician in the Virginia Colony.

Bolling was born on January 27, 1676 at Kippax Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia as the son of Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe. He grew up in the area and made his home at the Bolling plantation known as "Cobbs," just west of Point of Rocks on the north shore of the Appomattox River downstream from the present-day Petersburg, Virginia. Bolling served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1710 until his death.

In 1722, he opened a tobacco warehouse in what is now the "Pocahontas" neighborhood of Petersburg, Virginia. On April 20, 1729, Bolling died at his plantation in Virginia.

Family Edit

Bolling married Mary Kennon on December 29, 1697.

  • John Bolling, Jr. - m. Elizabeth Bland Blair
  • Jane Bolling - m. Richard Randolph
  • Elizabeth Bolling - m. William Gay
  • Mary Bolling - m. John Fleming
  • Martha Bolling - m. Thomas Eldridge
  • Anne Bolling - m. James Murray
  • Sarah Bolling - m. Robert Davis
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