Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was born in New York; her parents divorced soon after her birth and she grew up in Maryland, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs.
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida. He is a prominent member of the Bush family: the younger brother of former President George W. Bush; the older brother of Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch; and the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Pocahontas (c.1595 – March 21, 1617) was a Virginia Indian princess notable for having assisted colonial settlers at Jamestown in present-day Virginia. She was converted to Christianity and married the English settler John Rolfe. After they traveled to London, she became famous in the last year of her life.
Samuel Prescott Bush (October 4, 1863 – February 8, 1948) was an American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U. S President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of former U.S. President George W. Bush.
John Randolph (June 2, 1773 – May 24, 1833), known as John Randolph of Roanoke, was a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives (1799–1813, 1815–1817, 1819–1825, 1827–1829, 1833), the Senate (1825–1827), and also as Minister to Russia (1830). He was a leader of and spokesman for the "Old Republican" or "Quids" faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that wanted to restrict the role of the federal government.
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (October 15, 1872 – December 28, 1961), second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921. She has been labeled "the Secret President" and "the first woman to run the government" for the role she played when her husband suffered prolonged and disabling illness after a stroke in October 1919. Some even refer to her as "the first female president of the United States.
George Washington Custis Lee (September 16, 1832 – February 18, 1913), also known as Custis Lee, was the eldest son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis Lee. He served as a Confederate general in the American Civil War, primarily as an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, and succeeded his father as president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Martha Washington Jefferson Randolph (* September 27, 1772 – † October 10, 1836) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. She was born in Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia and was named in honor of her mother and name of Martha Washington, wife of George Washington. Her nickname was Patsy.
Jane Rolfe (October 10, 1650 - c. 1676) is famous for being the grandchild of the legendary Native American princess Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, who married the English colonist John Rolfe, who is credited for introducing a strain of tobacco for export by the struggling Virginia Colony. Pocahontas (who adopted the Christian name of Rebecca) and John Rolfe were married on April 5, 1614, and had one child, Thomas Rolfe, who was born in Virginia on January 30, 1615.
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (May 31, 1837 – October 15, 1891), known as Rooney Lee or W.H.F. Lee, was the second son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis. He was a planter, a Confederate cavalry General in the American Civil War, and later a member of the U.S. Congress.
Beverley Randolph (September 11, 1755 – February 1797) was an American politician from Virginia. He served as the eighth Governor of Virginia from 1788 to 1791. Beverley was born to Peter and Lucy (Bolling) Randolph at Turkey Island in Henrico County and educated at William and Mary. (Turkey Island is both an island in the James River and the name of the Randolph family plantation. ) He married Martha Cocke in 1775.
Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. (October 1, 1768 – June 20, 1828) was a planter, soldier, and politician from Virginia. He served as a member of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly, a Representative in the U.S. Congress, and was elected the 21st Governor of Virginia, serving from 1819-1822.
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (October 1, 1808 – November 5, 1873) was the wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Mary was the only surviving child of George Washington Parke Custis, George Washington's stepgrandson, and Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, daughter of William Fitzhugh and Ann Randolph. Her godmother, Mary Randolph, wrote an early book on housekeeping and cooking.
Major John Fairfax Bolling (January 27, 1676 – April 20, 1729) was a colonist, farmer, and politician in the Virginia Colony. He was the second son and only surviving child of Colonel Robert Bolling and Jane (née Rolfe) Bolling. His maternal grandfather was Thomas Rolfe, the son of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. John Bolling was born at Kippax Plantation, in Charles City County, a site which is now within the corporate limits of the City of Hopewell.
Kippax Plantation was located on the south bank of the Appomattox River in what is today the City of Hopewell in southeast Virginia. Kippax Plantation was the home of Colonel Robert Bolling (1646-1709). Bolling married Jane Rolfe, who was the granddaughter of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Their only child, John Bolling was born at Kippax in 1676, and settled nearby at Cobbs Plantation, just west of Point of Rocks across the Appomattox River in what is now Chesterfield County.
Bolling Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is currently used as a museum and education centre. The building is about a mile from the centre of Bradford. Its surroundings are suburban in character. Before the Industrial Revolution, Bradford was a small town and difficult to defend as it lay in a basin. However, Bolling Hall occupies a commanding position on a hillside.
Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis (April 22, 1788 – April 23, 1853) was an Episcopal lay leader in Alexandria County (now Arlington County, Virginia, USA). The daughter of Ann Randolph Fitzhugh and William Fitzhugh (1741–1809), a member of the Continental Congress, she was most likely born at Chatham, in Stafford County, Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson Randolph (September 12, 1792 – October 8, 1875) of Albemarle County served in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson Randolph. He was the eldest grandson of United States President Thomas Jefferson, who designated Randolph as his sole executor in his will. Randolph married Jane Hollins Nicholas, daughter of Wilson Cary Nicholas, in 1815.
Robert Bolling (1738–1775) was one of the most prolific poets in Virginia's early history. A grandson of Robert Bolling (1646–1709), he was born in Virginia and sent to England for his education. On his return to Virginia, he studied law, but soon took over at Chellow, a tobacco plantation inherited from his father. Though he published at least 35 poems in English periodicals during his lifetime, most of his works remained in manuscript, and remain unpublished.
Robert Edward Lee, Jr. (October 27, 1843 – October 19, 1914) was the youngest son of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis, and the sixth of their seven children. He became a soldier, farmer, businessman, and author.