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Through her father, she was also a direct descendant of Mataoka, better known as Pocahontasthe daughter of Wahunsenacawh, the Paramount weroance of the Powhatan Confederacy.
As a condition of her release from English captivity, Mataoka married John Rolfethe first English settler to cultivate tobacco as an export commodity. Rolfe's granddaughter, Janemarried Robert Bollinga wealthy slave-holding planter and merchant.
After the Civil War, Edith's father turned to the practice of law to support his family. In addition to eight surviving siblings, Edith's two grandmothers, and several aunts and cousins also lived in the Bolling household.
Many of the women in Edith's family lost husbands during the war. As was often the case among the planter elite, the Bollings justified slave ownership, saying that the persons that they owned had been content with their lives as chattel and had little desire for freedom.
While her sisters were enrolled in local schools, Edith was taught how to read and write at home.
Her paternal grandmother, Anne Wiggington Bolling, played a large role in her education. Crippled by a spinal cord injury, Grandmother Bolling was confined to bed. Edith had the responsibility to wash her clothing, turn her in bed at night, and look after her 26 canaries. In turn, Grandmother Bolling oversaw Edith's education, teaching her how to read, write, speak a hybrid language of French and Englishmake dresses, and instilled in her a tendency to make quick judgments and hold strong opinions, personality traits Edith would exhibit her entire life.
The Bolling family attended church regularly, and Edith became a lifelong, practicing Episcopalian. She was miserable there, complaining of the school's austerity: Years later, Edith noted that her time at Powell's was the happiest time of her life.
Concerned about the cost of Edith's education, William Bolling refused to pay for any additional schooling, choosing instead to focus on educating her three brothers.
The couple married on April 30, and lived in the capital for the next 12 years. In she bore a son who lived only for a few days. The difficult birth left her unable to have more children. Edith hired a manager to oversee his business, paid off his debts, and with the income left to her by her late husband, toured Europe.
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