FREDERICK BOLARD, Progenitor
FREDERICK BOLARD or Bolar, son of CHRISTIAN and SALOMA BOLARD or Bolar, was born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1769 or 1770, died Aug. 28, 1836, at Dicksonburg, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, where he was buried.
He was the founder of this family in America, coming over from Holland in 1785, when he was about sixteen years of age, and located near Jamestown, Mercer county, Pennsylvania. He was a bell maker by trade, and worked as one of the blacksmiths in equipping Perry's fleet in 1812. He married (first), MARGARET ELIZABETH NORTH, in Jamestown; (second) Mrs. ELIZABETH NELSON. Children by first wife Jacob; David, born January 21, 1802, died July 13, 1879 (should be 1878 per J.B.More)Polly(Thompson); Charity(Thompson); Christopher; Catherine(Parker); and Frederick. Children by second wife: Elizabeth (Thompson), and Rachel.
Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, "volumn 3", Editor: John W. Jordan, New York, 1915, 1698 & 1699
(copied by J.Bolard More at Carnegie Library, 1975:)