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  • ID: I45
  • Name: Preston Polk BOLING
  • Surname: Boling
  • Given Name: Preston Polk
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 Feb 1858 or feb 1861 in Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • _UID: CEDBAED6E4BCDA118D44B551C47138676349
  • Note:
    1900 Dist 1, Cannon County, Tennessee ed 22
    Poke Bowling feb 1861 39 TN TN TN m. 12 yr all black
    Emma J. wife sep 1870 29 m. 12 yr 6-5
    Oscar son oct 1884 15
    William son may 1886 14
    Josie Bell dau mar 1890 10
    Matilda dau apr 1892 8
    Elmer son may 1895 5
    Aubrey son jul 1897 2
    Lillie dau aug 1899 9mo all b. TN TN TN


    1907 living in Monteagle, Tennessee

    Guion Miller application #19518 - 25 mar 1907 rejected
    Pleasant Polk Boling b. 9 feb 1858 Hamilton Co, TN
    Residence: Monteagle, Grundy Co, TN

    Claims through having Indian blood both from father and mother

    Wife: Emma Jane Boling

    Father: Pleasant Boling b. Grainger Co, TN
    Mother: Elizabeth Boling nee Goins b. Hamilton Co, TN

    1851 parents were in Hamilton Co, TN

    father is living
    mother died 8 Jan 1895

    brothers & sisters of Preston Polk Boling:
    Cynthia Ann Boling b. ca 1860 - d. ca 1880
    Vanda Lee Boling b. ca 1862 - d. ca 1870
    Mary Jane Boling b. ca 1864 - d. ca 1870
    Nancy Boling b. ca 1866 - d. ca 1889
    Martha a Boling b. ca 1868 -
    Wm Jeff b. ca 1870
    Thomas Boling b. ca 1871 - d. in infancy
    Viola B. Boling b. ca 1873 -
    Sam Boling b. ca 1875 - in infancy
    Fanny E. Boling b. ca 1877
    James Bolgin b. ca 1884 - d. ca 1902

    Father parents: mother parents:
    Ezekiel Boling Carter Goins
    Nancy Boling Cynthia Goins

    All b. Grainger Co, TN

    1851 residing in Hamilton Co, TN

    all their children:
    fathers side:
    Betsy Boling d. ca 1864
    William Boling d. ca 1887
    Polly Boling d. James Co, TN
    Fanny Boling d. Franklin Co, TN
    Pleasant Boling d. Cannon Co, TN
    mothers side:
    Matt Goins d. Indian Territory ca 1885
    Marion Goins d. TN ca 1889
    Preston Goins d. Indian Territory over 50 years ago
    Jeff C. Goins d. Indian Territory ca 1885
    Vanda Lee Goins living in Indian Territory
    Columbus Goins d. in infancy
    Minerva Goins d. ca 30 years ago in TN
    Elizabeth Goins d. 8 Jan 1895

    Maternal great grandmother was Nancy Goins

    Maternal grandmother Cynthia Goins, who was a widow, went to the Indian Territory about the year 1880 and carried several of her children with her. There were Matt Goins, Jeff Goins, Preston Goins, and Vanda Lee Goins. Some of them, if not all, made applications for and received land in the territory. Others of my relatives in Hamilton & Rhea Counties went to the Territory maby years ago, and I am informed received benefits.
    Signed: Preston Polk Boling 25 March 1907

    March 21, 1908
    app no. 19518
    Preston P. Boling
    Sir:
    Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims in favor of the EAstern Cherokees, kindly state why the names of your parents and grandparents do not appear on the Cherokee rolls of 1835 and 1851.
    Were you ever hold as a slave? Was either of your parents so held? If no, state whether you or they were owned by Indians or white people.
    Kindly give the history of your Cherokee ancestors, stating where they lived, died, and what part (if any) they took in the Cherokee councils at any time.
    Your wife, Emma J. Boling, has also filed application #19519. Kindly write yourself or have her write, setting up her Cherokee ancestry and showing why the ancestors through whom she claims do not appear on the Cherokee rolls of 1835 and 1851. Also whether she or her parents were ever held as slaves and whether they were owned by white people or Indians.
    Very respectfully,

    Special Commissioner


    Monteagle, Tenn April 9 unreadable
    Hon Guion Miller
    Washington, D.C.
    Dear Sir,
    In reply to your letter of March 21st, I beg to say; -- From the best oI know the reason that my parents or grand parents are not register on the rolls of 1835 and 1851 is that, as I am told, my parents and grand parents were poor and illiterate, not being able to read or write and knew nothing about such enrollment. They had no notice or knowledge of such enrollment. All my people were free born and were never slaves. The only knowledge I have of my Cherokee ancestors is what I have been told by my people. As far back as I can remember both my father and my mother and other relatives have told me my ancestry were partly cherokee - that they were left behind when the Cherokees were removed from this sectin of country. The Indian ____ plainly shown in my family, and we are called Indians by the people of the community. We are very dark skins and black strait hair. Wh__ have said about myself applies in every ca__ my wife Emma J. Boling. Our children are dark, so much so as to receive special ___ from strangers. All my family including my wife and her relatives are regarded and spoken of in the community where we live as cherokee indians. We would like for you to see us.
    Truly yours
    Preston P. Boling

    Preston P. Boling, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:
    My name is Preston P. Boling. I live at Monteagle, Tenn. I was born in Hamilton County, Tenn in 1858. I claim through both my father an dmy mother. My fahter is living but I dont think he filed an application. I dont know why. My mother was about 50 years when she died. My mother was always free. She was born in Hamilton Co, Tenn. My father and mother were recognized as Indians where they lived. Cherokee Indians. They lived with the white people. My grandparents on both sides lived with the white people, I reckon. I nev er heard of them living with the Indians. I never heard of my parents or grandparents getting any money from the Indians. I never heard of them being enrolled. I never heard of my grandparents ever taking any part in tribal proceedings. My grandparents on both side came from Granger County, Tenn. I never heard of any Indian names of my parents or grandparents. I dont know whether Nancy Goins lived with the Indians or white people.
    signed: Preston P. Boling (mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of June 1908 at Winchester, Tenn



    supplemental application for minor children:
    Preston Polk Boling
    Preston Polk Boling
    Monteagle,- Marion Co, TN but right on the line of Grundy Co, TN
    Date & place of birth: 9 Feb 1858 James Co, TN
    Wife: Emma J. Boling - her application # 19519
    She belongs to the Cherokee Tribe
    Children:
    Jose Bell Boling 18 b. 1890
    Sarah M. Boling 16 1892
    Elma? Boling 12 1895
    Aubrey Boling 10 1898
    Lily Boling 9 1900

    Were they enrolled? No
    All my people on both father?s and mother?s side have always been called Indians.
    Signed: Preston Polk Boling 30 June 1908
  • Change Date: 22 Apr 2008 at 01:00:00



    Father: Pleasant BOLING b: Dec 1839 in Tennessee
    Mother: Elizabeth GOINS b: 1842

    Marriage 1 Emma Jane GOINS b: 18 Sep 1872 or sep 1870 in Wilson County, Tennessee
      Children
      1. Has No Children Oscar BOLING b: Oct 1884 in Tennessee
      2. Has No Children William BOLING b: May 1886 in Cannon County, Tennessee
      3. Has No Children Jose Bell BOLING b: Mar 1890 in Tennessee
      4. Has No Children Sarah Matilda BOLING b: Apr 1892 in Cannon County, Tennessee
      5. Has No Children Elma BOLIN b: May 1895 in Cannon County, Tennessee
      6. Has No Children Aubrey BOLIN b: Jul 1897 in Cannon County, Tennessee
      7. Has No Children Lily BOLING b: Aug 1899 in Cannon County, Tennessee
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