Re: Benjamin 1734-1832 and Jeremiah Bolling
Mike, I admire your determination to get to the bottom of the Benjamin Bolling mystery.I was once a member of the Bolling Family Association (BFA) and I recall that the BFA had a "Benjamin Committee" devoting considerable attention to these matters.I do not recall whether the "Polly Back Bible" per se was ever the subject of BFA examination, but it's worth noting that one of the Bolen-Stange informants alluded to in my previous posting is a BFA officer; a person who has contributed to this forum.I'll refrain from citing a name because I don't want to put anyone in an awkward position.Although BFA members as individuals are free to share information as they see fit, the organization's policy is to respond only to genealogical queries posed by dues-paying members.
I mention the foregoing only to suggest that you may not have to start from scratch in your attempt to locate and evaluate the documentary source in question.I never cease to be amazed at discovering -- often accidently -- some truly outstanding research already (and long-since) accomplished on Bolling-related matters where I thought I was doing something semi-original!
Benjamin Bolling is not someone I've really focused on.I may be misunderstanding something, but is there a question as to whether Benjamin Bolling was born in 1734 or 1754?Or are these two different people?I note that some "Benjamin" researchers say that a Benjamin Bolling was born in 1734 and that he had a son named Benjamin born in 1754.
I hope your efforts bear fruit and I look forward to seeing the results of your search.