Re: THE MYTH OF WILLIAM BOLLING AND AMELIA RANDOLPH
Hi Jane.I was afraid for a minute that you might not actually approve of my "fixation" on the Bolling family.But your "no harm intended" assurance set my mind at ease.Thanks.
I have no way of knowing whether or not you're sincerely interested in what motivates me to do research on the Bolling family and participate in this forum.To be honest with you Jane, I'm not sure why it should matter.My motivation - whether it's pure or corrupt - cannot add to or subtract from the question of William and Amelia Bolling, which I think is what really interests you.
I'm absolutely, 100 percent sure they never existed and there are plenty of postings in this forum that explain why I came to this conclusion.But let's assume that I was put on this earth to erase the existence of two fine, 18th century Americans and that this is my mission, my "fixation."How in the world could I get away with it if they really existed?
The truth is that I'm married to a descendent of Col. Robert Bolling of Chellowe (1738-1775) and I find the family's history fascinating.Since there was "no harm intended" by the motivation question that just popped into your mind maybe this explanation of my "fixation" will satisfy you.But again, why should it matter?
Finally, if I and many, many others - including people from the same line as you - say that "William and Amelia Bolling" never existed, what does this have to do with the person who typed your message or with John Bolling and Mary Tarpley?I've never researched John and Mary.I thought - and please correct me if I have the chronology wrong - that William and Amelia were once presumed (by some) to be ancestors of this John Bolling.Just because that's wrong - just because William and Amelia are fabrications - how would this conclusion amount to denying the existence of John, Mary and their descendants?Isn't it really a question of John Bolling's ancestors?
Jane, you questioned my motives and implied that I'm foolish enough to deny the existence of a living typist.If this approach could make real something that never existed, it would be worth it.But Jane, it doesn't work, does it?It never does.Best wishes, Fred