Now, who am I? I am the daughter of Isabelle BOLIN, whose parents were William A. BOLIN and Nellie Ann HARNISFEGER. He was the son of Peter BOLIN and Elizabeth Jane PERSINGER (not Barbary PERSINGER as it has been incorrectly carried on some Genealogy lists). Perhaps you could help me
get it corrected, since I have a copy of the marriage license that shows the mistake. I have the correction of the license with the seal of the County Clerk showing the error.
[My note -- original license showed Barbara and has since been marked through and shows correction of Elizabeth Jane PERSINGER as wife -- date of marriage: May 16, 1840 Perry Co, IN /jm]
I THINK that Peter was the youngest son of Thomas and Nancy, but that he was raised by his older brother William in Dubois Co. I have not been able to document that relationship yet....but our family lore says that Peter was the youngest of fourteen children, all boys but 2 ( whom I believe were Sally and Mahala.). I have lots of information up to that point and would be pleased to share it with other BOLINs.
My great-grandfather Peter lived in Dubois Co. most of his adult life...I have deed records of land sales and purchases, which also show his wife as "Jane". After she died in the 1870's, the census shows that he moved to Cannelton near Nancy BOLIN PERSINGER (James Bolin's daughter) who was also widowed. He subsequently had 2 more marriages, and then I lose him. I have no death records yet.
Suzanne Robertson, living at 3402 Mt. Bonnell Drive in Austin, Texas firstname.lastname@example.org
[NOTE: Query originally submitted on Oct 21 1998 through the old query system/jm]