Martha Bolling Eppes (Mrs. Richard Eppes)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

Martha Bolling Eppes was the daughter of Robert Bolling, Jr. and Anne Cocke Bolling. She married Richard Eppes. Her son was Francis Eppes, who married Elizabeth Wayles and built Eppington. A portrait of her was said to have descended at Eppington.

The location of the portrait is unknown.

According to a family history, “so many of the Eppington portraits and old relics are lost. Among the portraits was one of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson, presented by Mrs. Jefferson to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Eppes. There were also portraits of Richard Eppes and Martha Bolling, father and mother of Francis Eppes, and also a portrait of colonel Robert Bolling and his wife Ann Stith.”

See: Eva Turner Clark, Francis Epes, His Ancestors and Descendants (1942): 253.
I would like to thank Diane Ehrenpreis for bringing this portrait to my attention.

Family: BollingEppes
Location: Eppington
Decade: Unknown
Attributes: woman