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John Bolling (1676-1729) was the son of Col Robert Bolling and 1st wife Jane Rolfe. John was born January 26, 1675 at Kippax Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia. He died on April 20, 1729, at Cobbs Plantation, Henrico County, Virginia.
His mother Jane Rolfe (October 10, 1650 - c. 1676) was the granddaughter of Pocahontas. Jane Rolfe was born in what is now Henrico County, Virginia on October 10, 1650 to Thomas Rolfe and his English wife Jane Poythress. In about 1675, she married Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia, and they had their only child, John Bolling, on January 26, 1676. Jane died about a year after the marriage. John Bolling and his line are the only documented descendants of Pocahontas.
Col. John Fairfax Bolling (January 27, 1676 to April 20, 1729) was a colonist, farmer, and politician in the Virginia Colony.
He was the second son and only surviving child of Colonel Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe Bolling. His maternal grandfather was Thomas Rolfe, the son of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
John Bolling was born at Kippax Plantation, in Charles City Co., Virginia a site which is now within the corporate limits of the City of Hopewell. He made his home at the Bolling family plantation "Cobbs" just west of Point of Rocks on the north shore of the Appomattox River downstream from present-day Petersburg, Virginia. (Cobbs was located in Henrico County until the area south of the James River was subdivided to form Chesterfield County in 1749).
Bolling served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1710 until his death in 1729. In 1722, he opened a tobacco warehouse in what is now the 'Pocahontas' neighbourhood of Petersburg. William Byrd II of Westover Plantation is said to have remarked that Major Bolling enjoyed "all the profits of an immense trade with his countrymen, and of one still greater with the Indian."
John and Mary Bolling's descendants are the only American descendants of Pocahontas, and include Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, wife of U. S. President Woodrow Wilson, Percival Lowell who mathematically discovered Pluto, Harry Flood Byrd and Richard Evelyn Byrd, the Randolphs of Roanoke, Nancy Reagan, and John McCain.
Tomb Redicovered William Busby rediscovered John Bolling's crypt! Here is his description of the burial site: "I happened on a large stone marker and above-ground crypt surrounded by a stone wall. It is by itself on a rural property near the Appomattox River here in Virginia. It is for "Colonel Jno. Bolling of Cobbs" who died in 1729. The marker is in good condition, though somewhat darkened. In addition to the usual gravestone information, it has a rather lengthy inscription in a script style that I was unable to read from the other side of the protective stone wall. I am not an expert on 18th Century burials but this grave site strikes me as unusual. The above-ground stone crypt is somewhat larger than a coffin. The grave site, is on a hilltop high above the Appomattox with no apparent water table problems. It has a great view of the river (and I-295). The protective stone wall appears to be the same vintage as the rest of the site."
"This is in Chesterfield County in a small residential area on Cobb's Point, near Point of Rocks and west of Hopewell. It is just north of the Appomattox and a short distance west of I-295. I am quite sure this would have been on his own land. Some distance away near someone's front yard and facing Enon Church Road there is a small historical marker stating this was the site of Cobb Hall owned by Colonel Bolling, a great grandson of Pocahontas."
Mark Fisher a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia provided some information for this memorial. He gathered info from various libraries including the Library of Congress, the Library of Virginia, the Richmond Library and the College of William and Mary as well as the Virginia Historical Society.
He was prominent in his day. Represented his County (Chesterfield) in the House of Burgesses and was long Lieutenant an office of great dignity and importance. Being the only great-grand-child of Pocahontas he was the ancestor of all who derive their lineage from her.
Also, lie here unmarked the remains of a large number of her descendants whose tomb-save one-that of Elizabeth eldest grand-daughter were destroyed during the occupancy of Cobbs by the Federal troops in 1864. Among those buried here were:
Burial: Cobbs Cemetery Enon Chesterfield County Virginia, USA
John Bolling was a Major in the Army. He owned "Cobb's Plantation." married Mary Kennon (1679–1727), daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham, on December 29, 1697.He married December 29, 1697 in St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia. They had at least six children, whose names appear in John Bolling's will:
Matoaka (Pocahontas) married 5 Apr 1614 John Rolfe in Anglican Church, Jamestown, son Thomas born 1615 Pocahontas 1594 - March 1616 died in England buried in Gravesend, England. Thomas was left in England in care of grandparents (another source claims it was his uncle).
Thomas Rolfe born 1615 was the only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. He married Jane Poythress when he was 20-25 yrs old in England. They only had one child, a daughter.
Jane Rolfe, born unknown, married 1675, died 1676; Colonel Robert Bolling, born 1646, died 1709, son of John & Mary Bolling of All Hollows, Barkin Parish, Tower Street, London. They had one child, a son.
John Bolling of "Cobbs" (Colonel) born 1676, died 1729 was a member of the House of Burgesses married Mary Kennon, daughter of Dr. Kennon, they had one son and 5 daughters. 
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