The New BFA Website

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Welcome to the Bolling Family Association website.

The initial set of changes to convert the website over to an easier to manage Content Management System (CMS) was completed in early 2012.  I would like to thank everyone who helped location any issues, misspellings, and to improve navigation on the site during the pre-release phase.  Should you experience any problems navigation the website, please contact the administrator and provide a brief description of the problem and any steps that may need to reproduce the problem.

You can also contact the administrator if you have any feature requests or questions.  During the transition to a CMS-based design, several visitors provided comments and most were quite easy to implement.  While not every request may be easy to implement, it never hurts to ask.   One upcoming feature that I hope to provide before the 2013 Reunion occurs (October timeframe) is online membership renewal and registration.

If you need to access to previous website content, it is still available at


DNA test

My husbands DNA test placed him in Group 5. His kit number is not listed in the DNA survey. Earliest known ancestor is James Bowling(New Kent County-George Alves). 

Elizabeth Boling, John and Lucy Boling

So happy to let Group 6 know I just found the death certificate of my great grandmother Elizabeth Boling on Ancestry, and it lists Elijah Boling as her father.  However it lists her mother's maiden name as Nicholson?  It should be Mary Cartwright, as that was her mother.  So, that needs some explanation.

Another important finding I came across.  Not all the children listed for John Boling and Lucy Randolph belonged to them.  There was another John Boling who married Martha Lathem, and their children have been wrongly listed as belonging to John and Lucy.  John Boling and Martha Lathem were also listed in the Will of Cornelius Lathem.  In the census of Randolph Co., NC, in 1850 they are listed as John Boling, Martha, Louisa, Mattie, Nancy, and Westward, along with their ages.  In 1860 Martha and the children are listed in Wake Co., NC, with ages, and then in 1870 they are back in Randolph Co., NC, with a couple more children, probably grandchildren, and Westward has died by then in the Civil War.  Hope this helps Group 6, and shows they can actually benefit by from other people's research, and maybe should be a little more inclusive in their website, instead of being so hard to reach.

Toni Garza