BOLLES Family Association Genealogical Inquiries

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BOLLES, OBED (#358) (1779-1841) MA

Would like to make contact with anyone related to or researching the above BOLLES. They were located in the Rochester and Wareham, Mass area and were Sea Captains.

Gerald L. Bolles (#2824)
09 Dec 2001

BOLLES, SOPHIA (1808-1879), VT & WI

Looking for the parents of Sophia BOLLES. This is what I have for Sophia:

Descendants of Benjiman PRESTON:

..1 Benjiman Preston b: Sep 06, 1808 in Strafford, Orange Co.,Vermont d: Dec 25, 1876 in Monroe, Greene? ,Wisconsin
.. +Sophia Bolls/Bolles/Bowles b: Abt. 1808 in Vermont m: Apr 13, 1830 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: Dec 04, 1879 in , Greene Co.?, Wisconsin

..... 2 Mary Sophia Preston b: Jun 1838 in Vermont d: 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri?, date~ ......... +Elbridge Brown b: Oct 04, 1834 in North Haven, Knox, Maine m: Oct 18, 1860 in Janesville twp, Rock Co., Wisconsin d: Oct 25, 1899 in date? Brookfield, Linn County, MO?

..... 2 Hiram A. Preston b: Aug 1831 in Vermont d: Aft. 1900 in Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin ......... +Jennette Harpor b: m: Apr 04, 1860 in Magnolia, Rock, WI (Orfordville?)

..... 2 Laura A. Preston b: May 09, 1830 in Norwich, VT d: Sep 22, 1916 in Ames, IA ......... +Nathaniel Lewis Niles b: Jun 28, 1834 in Newbury, VT m: Nov 16, 1854 in Magnolia, Rock, WI d: Dec 27, 1917 in Ames, IA

..... 2 John Preston b: Abt. 1840 in Vermont

..... 2 Benjiman Franklin? Preston b: Abt. 1842 in Vermont ......... +Janette b: Abt. 1846 in New York m: Abt. 1870 in Wisconsin

..... 2 William (Willard?) Preston b: Abt. 1845 in Vermont ......... +Leavina b: Abt. 1847 in New York m: Abt. 1868 in Wisconsin

..... 2 Lyman Preston b: Abt. 1848 in Wisconsin ......... +Carrie b: Abt. 1851 in Wisconsin m: Abt. 1870 in Wisconsin

Here's some information on Vermont BOLLES that might fit to the time and location that someone might recognize:
John BOLLES and his wife Deborah
ch: Polly born 9-26-1798
Hariet born Jan 13, 1800
Alexander Hamilton Thomson born Aug 20, 1804
per: Vital Records of Rockingham, Windham, Vermont & records of First Church of Rockingham Vt; Genealogical Society of Vermont page 848
also, same publication:

Sept 28, 1812, Polley Evans & John BOLLES and Deborough BOLLES and his wife & Dolly BOLLES, Hariot BOLLES, Alexander H.T. BOLLES & Sias BOLLES, their children warned out of town. [Sias might be "Sophias"?] page 308
(From this last one it looks like they could have moved up to Orange County, although I haven't been able to find anything to support that move.)

Rockingham Sept 13, 1803, I the subscriber do not agree in Religious Opinion with the majority of inhabitants of Town of Rockingham aforesaid: John BOLLES page 786
April 28, 1807 Religious tests: Nicholas BOLLES Nathaniel BOWLES, Clerk Rockingham
June 18, 1802 Lemuel (Bolles?) signed same "do not agree" statement as John (my notes are vague here)

Well that gives you some more BOLLES/BOWLES/BOLLS names that might fit. I'd appreciate anything you come up with.
Thanks for the help.

Michael Brown
Irvine, CA