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Benjamin Bolling Cemetery

Ben Bolling Cemetery

Location: Flat Gap, off State Route 671, Wise County
Eight miles from Pound, Virginia  

Benjamin Bolling memorial stone
Benjamin  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 is now 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 about 1791.

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 Short
William S. Short memorial stone
William S Short  came to the Pound area about 1820 from Burke County, North Carolina. He was 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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Modified 28 April 2011