Bolling family papers
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Bolling family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Title: Bolling family papers
Dates: 1880-1994, undated
Quantity: 3.5 Linear ft. (two document cases and two oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS886

Biographical/Historical Note

This family has traced their genealogy back to John Rolfe and Pocahontas. Materials have been gathered dating back to the 1880's, which show their descent from Tom Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas. Family names include: Bolling, Brevard, Brumby, Bunn, Gatson, and Gay. Additional biographical information about the Bolling family has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of genealogy lists, scrapbooks (1890), newspapers, correspondence, and essays.

Index Terms

Bolling family
Brevard family.
Brumby family.
Bunn family.
Gaston family.
Gay family
Pocahontas, d.1617
Rolfe family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bolling family papers, MSS 886, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Related Material

All visual arts materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Container List




11Genealogy - Rolfe, Bolling, Gay, undated
2Letters- Gay family, 1890
3Newspaper clippings - Matoaca Gay (Cousin Pocahontas), undated
4Envelope - Cousin Pocahontas, undated
5Essay - Gay family; pamphlet - Pennington M. E. Church, undated
6Genealogy - Rolfe, Bolling, Gay, undated
7Xerox - Letters - Gay family, 1900
8Bolling Hall - history and floor plan, undated
9Poem - Pocahontas, undated
10Prints - John Bolling, Sr., Robert Bolling, Mary Kennon, undated
11Will - Mary B. Strange, 1901
12Letter - Mary B. Gay Gaston, 1891
13Diagram - graves - Gay; funeral cards - Mary Gay, undated
14Letter - James B. Alvord to J. B. Gay, 1900
15Letter - Agatha Gay, 1928
16Note - Bolling, undated
17newspaper articles - Gay, Gaston, undated
18Genealogy - Gaston, undated
19Xerox copies of originals - folders 20-33, undated
20Essay - Gaston family, undated
21Essay - Gaston, 1916
22Newspaper article - William Gaston, Dr. J. McF. Gaston, 1928
23Essay- Brevard family, undated
24Typed copy of letter - Brevard, 1896
25Essay - South Carolina College, undated
26Essay - Brumby family, undated
27Biographical sketch - Dr. James McF. Gaston, undated
28Biographical sketch - Dr. James McF. Gaston, undated
29Patent - James McF. Gaston, 1885
30Essay - James McF. Gaston, Jr., undated
31Handwritten note, undated
32Funeral announcement - Chalmers Gaston Davidson ; newspaper article - T. B. Gay, 1950,1994


2Binder, 1931
Bible, 1909
1Bookmark, undated
2Book - "Pocahontas and her Descendents", 1887



3Scrapbooks, 1890s



41Newspapers - cousin Pocahontas' papers, 1890,1907
2Newspapers - Pocahontas, 1900
3Certificate - Daughters of the American revolution - Eloise Gaston Gray; Copy of 1776 Declaration of Virginia - Justice John Gaston, 1890s, 1906