Early Terminology Used in Colonial America.

I found the following terminology rather interesting in understanding life in the Colonial Days. Ancient Planter-  Someone who came to Virginia prior to Sir Thomas Dale's May 1616 departure and had lived in the colony for at least three years when applying for a patent.  Ancient planters were eligible for 100 acres of land and …

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My Heart For Kentucky

From the very first conversation I ever had with my Nanny about Kentucky and the "mountain people" of my kinfolk as she called it. I have always been fascinated with the beauty and stories of Southeastern Kentucky. I guess knowing that I had such a huge family of earlier settlers in that area, brings the …

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Excellant Websites for Your Research

Here are a few of my favorite websites that I have used during my research. Clay County Genealogical Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLAYKY/   Kentucky Old Cooking Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/142791985898412/378086039035671   Technology for Genealogy https://www.facebook.com/groups/techgen/748413731917932/   The Mayflower Societies https://www.themayflowersociety.org/about-the-pilgrims20/pilgrim-family-societies   Francis Cooke Society (PilCumgrim) http://www.franciscookesociety.org/   Pilgrim Hall Museum http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/index.html   Orleans Indiana Facebook Group- If you …

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Robert Bolling and Jane Rothe

Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe( Please note, story is written with some grammatical errors to keep the authenticity of the article.)Robert Bolling (b. 1646) of All Hollows, Barkin Parish, London, arrived in Virginia in 1660 or 1661 at the age of 14.27 Although details are sketchy, Bolling apparently prospered through trade and land speculation. In …

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Bowlings of Southeast Kentucky including Clay, Jackson, Breathitt and surrounding areas.

We are descendants of the early Bollings/ Bowlings (along with misc. spellings) of Virginia and Kentucky.Benjamin Bolling was born June 30, 1734 and died January 10,1832 in Flat Gap, Wise County, Virginia. He married Patty Phelps on June 20,1753 in Albermarle County, Virginia. Patty was born in 1736 in Albermarle County. Patty died on March …

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