Buckingham Notables: Powhatan Bolling


A post on Powhatan Bolling whose great grandfather was the great grandson of the Powhatan Princess known as Pocahantas. AKA Rebecca Rolfe. Pocahantas was actually just a nick name and her real name was Mataoka.

slate river ramblings . . . .

Powhatan Bolling’s mother lived at Chellowe, one of Buckingham County’s finest homes.  According to Garnett Williams’ 1937 survey of “Rosney,” mother and son had their differences:

Chellowe, 1936 Chellowe, 1936

As both he and his mother were very peculiar and could not agree on anything she decided to build this place (Rosny) for him on the extreme end of her plantation, so there would be some distance between them, it is said they quarreled more about ministers spending the night in the home than any other one thing, so he asked, that she put the house as far away from a public road as possible.

It is told that a Colporteur once rode up to Powhatan Bolling’s place, not knowing where he was, Powhatan went out and spoke to him. 

Having heard the hatred that Powhatan had for anyone connected with religious work, he asked, “Do you know where Mr. Powhatan Bolling…

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