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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