Polly Green died in childbirth. Green was a common surname among the Powhatan and Pamundey Indians. These particular tribes play an integral role in Melungeon history. John E. Bolling must have been their only child. All of Jesse's other children were by Mary Pennington, his second wife. According to records Polly died shortly after John was born. Jesse would have been about 20 years old when she died.
Polly married Jesse Bolling, son of Benjamin Bolling and Pattie Phelps, about 1776. (Jesse Bolling was born on 22 May 1758 in Hillsborough, NC and died on 10 Mar 1841 in Breathitt County, Quicksand Creek, KY.)