Re: BOLLING/THORNBERRY 1700s Orange/King Geo Samuel Bolling Bible info ref
I've enjoyed reading your postings about the Bolling-Thornberry connections and I wonder if you can shed some light on the "Samuel Bolling Bible."Jim Boling and I traded messages about it nearly two years ago.This is what I wrote in message 2046:
The "Samuel Bolling Bible" from which you quote is sometimes cited in the context of "evidence." My own attempts to find out something about it, to include its origins, its chain of custody and its present location have hit a brick wall. A prominent Bolling family historian who is himself of "white Bolling" background -- i.e., somehow who, like you and me, has no stake in calling himself a "Pocahontas descendant" -- has told me that it is a "fabrication." I have no personal knowledge of whether it is or not, so if I ask you what it is we actually know about this document I'm not asking a rhetorical question or trying to engage in a debate. What's your understanding about what's actually known about the "Samuel Bolling Bible?"[End quote]
Jim thought he knew someone who would know something about the "Bible," but it didn't pan out.The only other thing I've heard about it since then is a claim that it was a work of historical fiction composed by Sara Sullivan Ervin, a genealogist best known for the book "South Carolinians in the Revolution."
I'm glad that you quoted the full passage in question.It may be the first time anyone's done it in this forum.Do you know anything about its origin?Was there actually a connection to Mrs. Ervin?Thanks.