William BOLIN, a well known and respected resident of the Third District, was born in Chatham County, N.C., August 28. 1823. He is the sixth child of a family of fourteen. His father, Joseph, was a native of Guilford County, N.C. and was married in 1811 to Miss Sophia COOPER. He came to Tennessee but remained only a year to two; returned to his native state and died there in 1844.
Our subject has been engaged in farming from early boyhood, receiving his education in the common schools of North Carolina. He was married February 8, 1844, to a lady of his native State; to them were born three children, one died in infancy; the two living are Mary (Bolin) MOORE, and Martin, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits on a farm adjoining his father’s. Martin was married February 2, 1873, to Miss Elizabeth IVEY of Decatur County, and by whom he has three children: Mary M., John W. and Martin C. Mr. William BOLIN came to Tennessee in 1870 and one year later located in Decatur County, where he is greatly respected and widely known. He is a stanch Democrat, taking considerable interest in the movements and welfare of that party. – Transcribed by David Donahue
History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present ; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester, Mcnairy, Decatur, and Hardin Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C: Southern Historical Press, 1978.