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Mary (Jefferson) Bolling (1741 - bef. 1804)

Mary Bolling formerly Jefferson
Born in Fine Creek, Powhatan County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married 24 Jun 1760 in Shadwell, Colony of Virginiamap
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Died before at about age 62 in Chesterfield, Virginia, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Mary was born in 1741. Mary Jefferson had many children with John Bolling [1] .

Mary Jefferson Bolling (1741–1811) - married John Bolling III, who served in the Virginia House of Burgesses and who was a descendant of Pocahontas.[2]
According to the Monticello website they were married Jan 24, 1760[3]

Mary Jefferson married John Bolling (1737-1800) on January 24, 1760. They had ten children:

  1. John, Jr. (Jack) (March 24, 1762-?), m. ca. 1786 Mary Kennon
  2. Thomas (February 11, 1764-December 1784)
  3. Jane (September 17, 1765-before May 1796)
  4. Ann (July 18, 1767-1785) m. Captain Howell Lewis
  5. Martha (b. 1769) m. Peter Field Archer
  6. Edward (September 17, 1772-1835) m. Dorothy Paine (Payne)
  7. Robert m. Jane Payne
  8. Archibald m. Catherine Payne
  9. Mary (Polly, d. 1798) m. Edward Archer
  10. Son (name unknown, d. 1787)

Thomas Jefferson's granddaughter wrote to him on January 21, 1804, "I suppose you have heard of Aunt Bolling's death." Her death most likely occurred in early 1804, or possibly late 1803. Given the close distances involved, the former seems more likely.[4]


  4. Edwin Morris Betts and James A. Bear, Jr., eds., The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1966), 254.
  • Mary Jefferson Bolling (1741-1804) on Find A Grave: Memorial #194297196 retrieved 22 October 2019
  • Some Prominent Virginia Families, Volume 4.By Louise Pecquet du Bellet, Edward Jaquelin, Martha Cary Jaquelin
Source: Burke's Presidential Families.
Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America. London: Burke's Peerage, 1981. Print.

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Numerous birth record for the children of Mary Jefferson and John Bolling can be found in the Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia. Here is one, which might be the unknown.

John Bolling and Mary Jefferson, Ann, b. July 18, 1767

posted by Honi Kleine

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