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Fri Mar 12 06:09:29 CST 2010
Good to hear from you and I hop you're holding your own. Yes, Hazael and I
have worked on these "Bearskin" Bowlings for a long time. I posted Jesse
Hodges' will on GenForum years ago. Since then I, too, have been reminded
that Jesse's wife was Elizabeth Collins, as transcribed from the Bible of
James C. Hodges, but no foundation. But recently, I've found something
perhaps we can check. Supposedly, she is mentioned in the will of William
COLLINS, who names Elizabeth Hodges in his will. Pittsylvania Co, VA Wills, Book
11, pp. 124-125.
[I don't have a copy of that will but purportedly this is information from
Mary [Unknown] was born about 1738-42, probably Virginia. She married
about 1755 William Collins. Mary Collins, (She was living in Pittsylvania Co VA
on Nov 9 1799), died 1807 in Wilson Co TN. William Collins born about
1734 in Virginia died 1781 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Children: (1) Joshiah
Collins born May 2 1757 (2) Elisha Collins born Nov 30 1759 (3) Elizabeth
Collins born Aug 28 1760 in Pittsylvania Co VA. She died Jan 8 1842 in McNairy
Co TN. She married Oct 18 1775 in Pittsylvania Co VA, Jesse Hodges. (4)
Faney Collins born Sept 28 1762 married John Ward. (5) Thomas Collins born
Jan 22 1764 married Elizabeth Craddock. See DAR 531306 supplemental for
Mary Collins, 720960 & 730543. (Perhaps, also see 420960 & 722796).
See SAR 138326 supplemental for Mary Collins. Pittsylvania Co VA Court
Records, October Court Oct 15 1782, in court Booklet, page 50 and April 18
1783 page 52. Virginia Rev War claims, to Mary Collins for pasturages for
Public Bearers. This was after the death of her husband, William Collins.
Here's are other interesting citations [ Note that Wilson Vaughan of
Hawkins TN married Levi Bowling's daughter. We don't know who Wilson Vaughan's
parents were] Notice that all of these folks lived on/near Straight Stone
Pittsylvania Co Va Court Records Book 1 1767-1772
26 Feb 1768 Deed from William Collins to Edmond King was acknowledged and
Pittsylvania Court Record Bk 1, p.211
Jul 1770 Motion of William Thomas Certificate granted for Letter of
Administration of George Thomas, the Widow and relict of the said George
relinquishing her right of Administration. Security with Peter Perkins & Henry
Dickson. Benjamin Lankford, William Collins, John Vaughan, & William Chick
sworn as appraisors of the personal Estate and Negroes of George Thomas dec'd
and return an Inventory and Appraisement to the Court.
July 1770. Pittsylvania Co., VA. William CHICK, Benjamin LANKFORD, William
COLLINS, & John VAUGHN appointed to appriase the estate of George THOMAS,
Dec'd. Letters of administration granted to William THOMAS with Peter
PERKINS & Henry DICKSON, securities. (Pittsylvania Court Record Bk 1, p.211.)
Inventory and appraisal returned Oct. 23, 1770. (Pittsylvania DB 2, p.67.)
Pittsylvania Co VA Deed Books p.65: DB 2, p.67
23 Oct 1770 Inventory of the Estate of George THOMAS deceased appraised by
Benjamin Lankford, William Collins, and William Chick: Negro man Isham,
Negro woman Patt, Negro girl Amey, Negro boy James, Negro boy Isaac, mares,
colts, cattle, sheep, bed, rug, bolster and sheet, parcel pewter, small iron
pott and hooks, frying pann, axes, parcel old Iron, Drawing knife, claw
hammer, meal Sifter, Water pail and Piggian, mans saddle, Womans Saddle and
Bridle, Rifle Funn, chest, small Juggs, 2 old spinning wheels, hoggs,
tobacco, 2 old Chizawell, shott bag, powder horn, Bullett mould, flat Irons,
Looking Glass, stone plates. Valued at 256#'s 9sh 4p. Rec. 29 Nov 1770
Nov. 28, 1771. Pittsylvania Co., VA. William CHICK, Edmund KING, William
COLLINS, John VAUGHAN, George EVANS, and Byrd PREWITT ordered to procession
a parcel of land bounded by James DOSS, CLEMENTS, HICKY, HARNESS, the
County Line, and the Stanton River. (Vestry Book of Camden Parish, Pittsylvania
Co., VA, 1767-1821).
[Thomas Dillard Jr and Joseph Collins witnessed a deed in Pittsylvania Co,
VA between James Collins of Halifax to William Collins of Pittsylvania,]
These Chick/Cheeks connect to the BLEVINS thru Hamilton Blevins, s/o James
Blevins d. Aug. 10, 1816, in Grayson Co., VA. & Catherine Cox, d/o David
Cox, Sr. and Margaret Ann McGowan. Notice that John Ward married one of
William Collins' daughters -- Wells Ward married a Blevins. John Ward, Jr.
lived on Straight Stone Creek as did David Hunt.
[The John GEORGE mentioned below will connect eventually to Doris' line of
April 29, 1779, Pittsylvania Co., VA Will of EDWARD HUBBARD (proved June
20, 1780) Deed & Will Book 11, pages 116, 117. In the Name of God Amen the
twenty ninth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine I
Edward Hubbard of Pittsylvania County being sick in body but of good and sound
memory I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and
form following revoking and annulling by these presents all other Wills
heretofore by me made and this is to be taken only for my last Will and
Testament and none other and as for my Worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to
give me I do leave and bequeath in manner following and first I do give and
bequeath unto my Sons Nathaniel and John my tract of land whereon I live
to be equally divided between them. John to have the Plantation to them and
their heirs for ever I do give unto my Daughter Tabitha one feather bed and
furniture to her and her heirs forever. I do give unto my son Edward one
Sorrel Mair (sic) with a blaize (sic) in her face and if the Mair should
have a colt the said colt my desire is should go to my Son Joseph to him and
his heirs forever. I do give unto my Son Reuben one Dun Callard Horse Colt
with a stair(star?) in his forehead but not to have him in possession till
he come of age unless my Wife is willing and the remaining part of my Estate
I leave to my Wife during her life or widowhood and then to be equally
divided amongst my Children. My desire further is that my survey of land lying
on the branches of Straitstone joining Joseph Collins and William Chicks
land may be sold and I do appoint William Collins my Executor of this my
last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal the day and year above written. EDWARD HUBBARD (his mark)
Sign'd and acknowledg'd in presents of Ben Sankford, Wm. Collins, Benjamin
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 20th day of June 1780 the
within last Will and Testament of Edward Hubbard deceased was proved by the
Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded, a Certificate
for obtaining letters of Administration of the Estate of the said EDWARD
HUBBARD deceased with the Will annexed is granted to Elizabeth Hubbard who
made oath according to law and with John GEORGE and William COLLINS her
securities entered into Bond as the law directs and acknowledged the same.
Teste Will Tunstall CK.
Collins, Thomas. Publication 3 August 1787. Pittsylvania County.
Description: 265 acres on the branches of Straight Stone Creek adjoining Burton,
King and others. Source: Land Office Grants No. 12, 1787, p. 324 (Reel 78).
Vaughan, John. Publication 1 May 1780. Location: Pittsylvania County.
Description: 182 acres on the branches of Straight Stone Creek adjoining
Dillard, Hubbard &c. Source: Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v.1 & 2 p.1-685),
p. 248 (Reel 42).
Collins, Joseph. Publication 15 August 1764. Location: Halifax County.
Description: 400 acres on the branches of Straight Stone Creek the north end
of Allens Creek Mountain. Source: Land Office Patents No. 36, 1764-1767
(v.1 & 2 p.557-1083), p. 609 (Reel 36).
Vaughan, John. Publication 15 July 1760. Location: Halifax County.
Description: 392 acres on both sides of Little Straight Stone Creek adjoining
Edwd Hubbard. Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 656 (Reel
That's all...... Ernie
In a message dated 3/12/2010 1:08:10 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
webbs at swva.net writes:
Could this line be related to Cindi Tilley's line? She has Collins and her
EKA is William from Pittsylvania.
At 12:38 AM 3/12/2010, you wrote:
---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Diane Jones" <joejones at ckt.net>
To: "Bolling Family Group 5" <bollingresearch at bolling5.com>
Subject: Re: [Bolling5] Group 5 Bollings -- Roundup
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:00:26 -0600
7) BEARSKIN BOLLINGS. We do not have a DNA sample of these Bollings;
however, they are likely Group 5. William Bolling & Nephany Hodges, d/o Jesse
Hodges & Unknown, s/o Samuel Hodges & Nephany Walker of Goochland. William
Bolling was the son of John Bolling who left a will in 1834.
Dear Ernie and group 5, because of numerous health problems/restrictions,
I am not able to respond to messages as I would like to. I have great
difficulty even reading all of the messages that are posted. But I did want
to tell Ernie that according to my records, Nephany Hodges, born 1781 was
the daughter of Jesse Hodges & ELIZABETH COLLINS. Elizabeth Collins was
born 29 August 1760, Pittsylvania, VA, died 6 Jan 1842 in McNairy, Tennessee
and married Jesse Hodges 11 Oct 1775 in Halifax, Virginia.
Jesse Hodges Will:
Probated 19 Feb 1816, Amelia Co., Virginia
LWT - Jesse Hodges
To my beloved wife during her natural life, my estate.
After her death to be equally divided between my seven children and
Polly's son, Wade, now about 2 years old; Dorcas Parrish, Susannah Grubs, Polly,
NEPHANAH BOWLING, Nancy Hundley, James and Sally Grubbs. Appoint my wife
and son James and WILIAM BOWLING WHO MARRIED MY DAUGHTER NEPHANAH as
executors. Signed: Jess (x) Hodges
Wit: James Hart, Moses Hodges, Jeremiah W. Walker, Mathew Parish, Richard
Parish, Allen Parish and Jab--security for James Hodges.
Sorry - I don't have any further information.
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