Benjamin Bolling memorial stone
Bolling was the first settler of the Pound area about 1789 when
he claimed all the land he could see on the Guest River in what
known as Wise County. He traded the land for a rifle and a couple
of hound pups, then left. Benjamin returned with his second wife,
Charity and settled in the area now known as Flat Gap in Wise County
Legend on memorial reads:
1734 - 1832
First settler in the area Born Wilkes County, North Carolina. *Son of Major John Bolling and Elizabeth Blair. Wed first to Patsy Phelps and then to Charity Larrimore.
*Please note: In 2009, DNA tests have shown Benjamin is not the son of Major John Bolling and Elizabeth Blair.
William S. Short memorial stone
|William S Short came to
the Pound area about 1820 from Burke County, North Carolina.
born about 1766 and died 4 July 1858.
Fragments of William's memorial stone were found in a shed at the cemetery, according to Rhonda S. Roberson in an article of the Southwest Virginian, Volume VI, June 1983.
The inscription on the stone:
William S. Short "Dececed" July 4 1858
Also interred in this cemetery are.
Elizabeth Bolling Short*
Mary "Polly" Birchfield Short*
*exact sites not known.
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|We thank Harry Sandlin for contributing the picures of the stones.|
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