The Bolling Family, Pocahontas, and all that...


Tom Bolling of Seattle, otherwise known as Thomas Elliott Bolling, is a proud scion of the great Red Bollings of Virginia through the line of Alexander Bolling (1721-1766)... Texas Branch.

His great-grandfather and namesake, Thomas Elliott Bolling, a hard-riding Confederate cavalry officer in Terry's Texas Rangers - The 8th Texas Cavalry, ranched along the Carancahuas and near Edna and Palacios.

His grandfather, Richard Elliott Bolling, a great physician and surgeon who married a daughter of Oregon pioneers, in youth played football as a teammate of General Douglas MacArthur on an undefeated 1896 team at West Texas Military Academy. Dick also later played on another undefeated team at Sewanee in 1899.

His dad, Richard Elliott Bolling of Forest Grove, Oregon, married a granddaughter of other Oregon pioneers. Anthropologist, philosopher, revolutionary, decorated veteran, and powerful old salt, Dick passed away peacefully on September 1, 2001 with his favorite granddaughter Dina at his side.


Charles Ostrander Roe

notes on Roe and Ostrander families

The Bolling Family Association

Pancho Villa -- encountered by Dick Bolling in Nogales, Arizona in 1914 -- loved and admired by Dick

another page regarding Pocahontas (1595?-1617) American Indian Princess

The Real Pocahontas

The true story of Pocahontas

The Family Tree of Pocahontas

Jamestown Discovery account of Pocahontas

Pocahontas Descendant Story

Robert Bolling (1646-1709)

U.S. Representative Richard Bolling oral history interview

Bolling Air Force Base

Bolling Air Force Base Band

Boling, Texas named after Mary Bolling Vineyard

The New Handbook of Texas Online


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