The Resource Papers,

Papers,

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Papers,
Title
Papers,
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1784-1856, of Robert Bolling (1759-1839) of Petersburg, Virginia, consisting of correspondence, a map, and a report regarding an exploratory investigation into constructing a canal between the Staunton (Roanoke) and Appomattox Rivers; letter, 27 October 1856, from Robert B. Bolling (1805-1881) to Andrew Kenan relinquishing all of his interest in the burying ground on Walnut Street conveyed by his late father to the city of Petersburg by deed in 1794; an ordinance, 16 December 1826, providing for the payment of the balance of the subscription of Petersburg to the Lower Appomattox Company; and account books, court records, letters, reports, and other documents concerning Robert Bolling's disputes with the city of Petersburg over ownership of a wharf, as well as disposition of land he donated for a courthouse and jail
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Biographical or historical data
Robert Bolling was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 3 March 1759 to Robert Bolling (1730-1775) and Mary Marshall Tabb Bolling (1737-1814). He served in Virginia Militia as cavalry captain in the Revolutionary War and was served as the Dinwiddie representative in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1781 to 1782 and from 1788 to 1791. Bolling owned and developed land located in Petersburg, Virginia inherited from his father. Bolling resided at Center Hill. He married first Mary Burton Bolling (1764-1787) 4 November 1781, and they had 1 child. He married second Catherine Stith (1769-1795), 4 October 1790, and they had three children. He married third Sarah "Sally" Washington (1777-1796) 1 September 1796, and they had no children. He married fourth Ann Dade Stith (1781-1846) 23 November 1797, and they had four children, including Robert Buckner Bolling (1805-1881). Bolling died 26 January 1839.
Location of originals duplicates
  • Colonial Williamsburg Library,
  • Location of originals unknown.
Label
Papers,
Note
Also known as the Petersburg Bolling papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory available in repository;
Extent
69
Immediate source of acquisition
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,
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000484899
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
Leaves.

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