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John Holley Descendancy Chart

First Generation 1. John HOLLEY 1st husb was born before 1690 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. He died in Jan 1728 in Bertie District, NC. This material if freely given for the use of genealogist looking for information on their respective families, but under no conditions is it to be used for commercial purposes. Thomas J. McBryde Mar. 2001 Will of John Holley In the name of God everlasting, I John Holley now very sick and perhaps not long for this world. I make this my last will and testament making void all former wills of mine, in the first place I bequeath unto Almity God my soul and my body to the dust. All my earthly substance I leave then after this manner. My plantation I leave unto my faithful wife during her life, after her decease to any of my boys as their Mother shall see fit. My boys I leave them free at eighteen years old provided their Mother marrys or changes her widowhood: as for my moveable estate-- I leave unto my wife except my mill which I leave unto my son John provided she has the use of it as longs as she lives. I leave unto every of my boys a sow and piggs att their freedom day and unto the girls a cow and calfe at sixteen married but my gun I leave unto my son Richard. 23 December 1728. I appoint my wife Sarah sole and by herself executrise of this will and testament. Amen, John Holley Witness: John Sweeney The will was proved in Feb court 1728/9 by "Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster." The will is abstracted in J. Bryan Grimes, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills (1967), p. 170, but only one son, Richard Holley, is shown in the abstract. The original will in the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh clearly names two sons, John and Richard Holley, implies that there were possibly other sons, and definitely indicates there were daughters. Richard Church Gives 60 Acres to John Holley in 1717 Richard Church and Jane his wife of Albemarle Co., NC, for love and affection gave 60 acres to his son-in-law John Holley and his daughter, Sarah his wife. The deed was dated 16 Nov 1717 and recorded in Chowan Co., NC, in 1720 [Bk. F #1, p. 23 #444]. The land was near the head of Poaley Bottom and a branch of Wickacon Creek. This is the area where John Holley and his wife later lived. The land was in present Bertie County, and today Caledonia Prison farm is located on the original Holley land. 16 Nov 1717, Chowan Co., NC. Richard Church of Albemarle County and Jane, his wife, to John Holly of the aforesaid county ... for the love and affection I bear my son-in-law, John Holly and my daughter-in-law, Sarah, his wife, 60 acres more or less, joining Francis Macklendon near the head of Poaley Bottom and a branch of Wickacon Creek, during their natural lives. Wit: William Crawford, G. Harley, C his mark. Reg. Chowan Court, 20 Apr 1720, Thomas Herman Clk. Buys Land from Richard Church in 1719 Richard Church and Jane also sold land to John Holley in 1719 [Chowan Co., NC, Deeds, Book F #1, p. 17 #438]. The deed was witnessed by Richard Mallpass. HERE IS ANOTHER COPY OF THE ABOVE WHICH LEAVES OUT "sister-law in front of Sarah". "Chowan Precinct N. C. 1696-1723 Genealogical Abst. of Deed Books by Margaret M. Hofmann. #444 Deed Bk. F, p. 23. Nov. 16, 1717 Richard Church of Albemarle Co. and Jane his wife to John Holley of the County aforsaid for the love and affection I bear my son-in-law John Holley and my daughter Sarah his wife 60 acres more or less joining Francis Maclendon near the head of Poalley bottom and a branch of Wickacan Creek (etc). " Above is the document Richard Church referes to his daughter Sarah rather than Daughter-in Law. You have to make you own choices a to which is correct. I will accept the daughter version an no longer worry about is as some researchers are doing. With better fact I could change my mind, but with data shown me there is no justification to rename Sarah Chuch to Sarah Bush. Thomas J McBryde (19 Dec 2004) Colonial Bertie Co., N. C. Deed Books A-H 1720-1757 p. 4. Bk.A p. 75. John Holly and wife Sarah to Christian Church Dec. 22, 1721 - - to her and her heirs - - 50 acres on Wiccacon Ck. p. 111. Bk. D p. 262 John Gilbert and wife Sarah to John Holley, Feb. 12, 1725/26. 120 acres on SS Wiccacon Ck. "for love Good will and Effection which we do have and do bear unto our son-in-law and son John Holley". Registered Feb. Court 1735. So did Sarah Church die between 1721- 1725 and John remarried?! John Holley bought 100 acres from John Smith and Judith his wife on 21 Nov 1720 in Chowan County [Chowan Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. F #1, p. 128 (534?)] 21 Nov 1720, Chowan Co., NC. John Smith of Chowan Precinct and his wife Judith to John Holly of Chowan Precinct, for five pounds sterling 100 acres more or less, joining John Smith, the mouth of a branch on Flate Swamp and the mouth of Killim [Killem] Swamp. Wit: William Williamson, W his mark, Mary Williamson. Reg. Chowan Court, Apr 1721, Test. Thomas Herman, Clk. John Holley was a taxpayer in Chowan County in 1721. [Clarence E. Ratcliff, North Carolina Taxpayers 1701-1786 (1984), p. 100] John Holly and wife Sarah sold "to her and her heirs" 50 acres in Bertie County for 6 lbs. on 22 Dec 1721. This land was on Wiccacon Creek adjoining Dennis Macklendon. Witnesses were William Cranford (Crawford?), George Powell, James Bate, and Sarah Davis, recorded in May Court 1723. [Bell, p. 5] John Holly bought 100 acres on Wickacon Creek from Richard Malpass and Mary on 13 Apr 1721. Buys 70 Acres from John Bush in 1722 In 1722, John Holly bought for 3 pounds, 70 acres from John Bush and his wife Mary, adjoining William Hooker on Neetops Branch. Wit: James Bate, Thomas Blake. Proved in Feb Ct. 1722, John Sutton D C/C. [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. A, p. 28, as abstracted in Mary Best Bell, Colonial Bertie County North Carolina Volume I Abstracts of Deed Book A 1720-1725 (1963), p. 2] It is difficult to trace John Holley's life prior to 1717. There are various references to John Holleys in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, but it is a relatively common name. There is a Nathaniel Holley in a different part of Bertie Co., NC at this time, but this Nathaniel is not our John Holley's father, since deeds show that this Nathaniel had his own son John who lived next to his father and was still alive in 1733. The afore mentioned John Holley had a wife named Elizabeth and was a planter on the upper parish of Bertie Prrecinct to James Millikin, 25 Nov 1733, 610 acres for sixty five pounds which was joining Nathaniel Holley. It is possible that our John Holley is a brother to Nathaniel and the above John is the parent of John and Nathaniel???? Data compiled by Thomas J McBryde-6507 Huckleberry Cove-Austin TX 78746-7127 ph 512-328-8227----e-mail From 1988 to Mar 2001 I'm not at all sure this is our John Holley Sr and John Holley Jr and other son Jonathan Holley. But----here it is for what it's worth. (TJM) The Regulator Pardon > > South Carolina George the Third by the Grace of God of Great > Britian, France & Ireland, King Defender of the > Faith & so on. > > To all & singular our Judges, Justices, Marshalls, Sheriffs, Constables, > Bailliffs & others our Peace Officers or loving Subjects within our said province greeting: Whereas sundry inhabitiants in the Northern parts of our said province, heretofore assembled themselves together under the name of Regulators & committed various Outrages & Acts of Violence in illegally whipping & imprisonment divers persons under pretence of their being robbers and horse thieves but for as much as it appeared that sundry well disposed people had been > unwarily drawn in to join the said Association in some of the said illegal Acts of Violence by them committed. We did by our Proclamation under the Great Seal of our said province bearing date the sixth day of August 1768, promise our most Gracious Pardon for the said Outrages & Acts of Violence, committed by any person or persons on or before the said sixth Day of August 1768, to all such Persons as should thenceforth peaceably demean themselves & should keep our peace & duly observe the laws of our said province enacted for the preservation of the same.-------, John Holley Senior, John Holley Junior, James Holley, John Cook, Jonathan Holley, ----------------- have respresented unto us that altho’ they were present at some of the illegal proceedings, committed on the first Association of the Regulators they have for a long time past duly observed our Peace & have humbly besought us to grant to them our Pardon for the said Offences. Now Know Ye that we being Graciously > inclined have pardoned, remitted & released & we do hereby Pardon, Remitt & Release unto the said -----, John Holley Senior, John Holley Junior, James Holley, John Cook, Jonathan Holley----- & to each & to every of them all Assaults, Batteries, Trespasses, Misdemeanours & Crimes whatsoever under the nature & Degree of a Felony had done, committed and perpetrated by them or any of them on > or before the first day of October Instant & all fines, forfeitures, > amerciaments & imprisonments, or other punishments for the same, & We do hereby > further Will & Direct that no suit shall henceforward be instituted or > prosecuted in our Name or at our Instance against all or either of the above > named persons for any of the Trespasses or Misdemeanours aforesaid, of which our > Attorney General of our said Providence & all others whom it may concern are > required to take due Notice & govern themselves accordingly. > > Given under the Great Seal of our > said province, Witness His Excellency > The Right honble Lord Chas.Greville > Montagu Captain General Governour & > > By His Excellencys Commander in Chief in and over our > Command. Geo. Murray Said province this thirty first day > Dep. Secy of October, Anno Dom: 1771 & in the > Twelfth Year of our Reign. > Chas. Grev. Montagu > ______________________ August 2000---Currently there are some researchers that believe that the above John Holley and Nathaniel Holley are borthers and or nephew, and that the parent came to VA from Barbados where he server his term as an indentured servent, from England. Several people are working on this idea. (TJM) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX WHICH IS OUR JOHN HOLLEY AND WHAT IS HIS RELATIONS TO NATHANIEL HOLLEY? SEE BELOW: I think there two John Holleys. 9 Jan 1714 NC records; Wiliam Maule brings before ye court four servant boys, Alexander Steel age 15, John Mccorkingdale age 10, James Tyler age 10, and John Holley age 9 (b 1705) ----Not our John---too young.. John HOLLEY 1st husb and Sarah CHURCH were married about 1715 in NC. Sarah CHURCH was born about 1694 in Albemarle, VA. In Nov 1717, Richard Church and Jane his wife gave ninety acrtes to John Holley and Sarah His wife ( Chowan Deed Book F #1 p23) John Holley's widow, the former Sarah Church, married John Gilbert after the death of John Holley, sometime before 1735 [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. D, p. 262]. The Gilbert family shows up prominently later in the records of Duplin/Sampson Counties. John HOLLEY 1st husb and Sarah CHURCH had the following children: +2 i. John HOLLEY II (born about 1715). +3 ii. James HOLLEY (born about 1718). +4 iii. Jacob HOLLEY (born about 1720). +5 iv. Mary HOLLEY. 6 v. Richard HOLLEY was born before 1725. He died in Sampson-Duplin Co, NC. 2. Richard Holley, b. c. 1707-17 Bertie Co., NC. Was in Duplin Co. by 1754; rec'd Grant for 600 acres (Bk. 10, p. 434 Sampson Co., Deeds). May have md. an Odom.. Second Generation 2. John HOLLEY II (John-1) was born about 1715 in Chowan Precinct, Bertie District, NC. He died after 28 Mar 1765 in Eastern TN. Land records indicate John and Rebekah lived in NC in Duplin Co. before moving to Lynches Creek in SC. This John Holley was not active in the Revolution. John Jr. and brother Jacob went from Bertie Co, NC to Sampson-Duplin Co. NC around 1742 and lived there till abt 1765 when they went to Kershaw-Lynche's Creek area of SC. John Holley was in Eastern TN about 1782 in the Mollohockey River Area. John did not take sides in the Rev. War and made enemies. I understand some of his property was taken because of this. Given Land in Bertie County for "Love, Good Will and Effection" In a deed from John Gilbert and his wife Sarah to John Holley, dated 12 Feb 1725/26 (1735/36?), they gave land on the south side of Wiccacon Creek in Bertie County, NC, to "our son-in-law and son John Holley for love, Good Will and Effection." This consisted of 170 acres in two parcels -- the first being 100 acres on Wickacon Creek that John Holley I bought from Richard Malpass in 1721, and the second being the 70 acres John Holley I bought from John Bush in 1722. [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. D, p. 262] I'm not at all sure this is our John Holley Sr and John Holley Jr and other son Jonathan Holley. But----here it is for what it's worth. (TJM) The Regulator Pardon South Carolina George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britian, France & Ireland, King Defender of the Faith & so on. To all & singular our Judges, Justices, Marshalls, Sheriffs, Constables, > Bailliffs & others our Peace Officers or loving Subjects within our said province greeting: Whereas sundry inhabitiants in the Northern parts of our said province, heretofore assembled themselves together under the name of Regulators & committed various Outrages & Acts of Violence in illegally whipping & imprisonment divers persons under pretence of their being robbers and horse thieves but for as much as it appeared that sundry well disposed people had been unwarily drawn in to join the said Association in some of the said illegal Acts of Violence by them committed. We did by our Proclamation under the Great Seal of our said province bearing date the sixth day of August 1768, promise our most Gracious Pardon for the said Outrages & Acts of Violence, committed by any person or persons on or before the said sixth Day of August 1768, to all such Persons as should thenceforth peaceably demean themselves & should keep our peace & duly observe the laws of our said province enacted for the preservation of the same.-------, John Holley Senior, John Holley Junior, James Holley, John Cook, Jonathan Holley, ----------------- have respresented unto us that altho’ they were present at some of the illegal proceedings, committed on the first Association of the Regulators they have for a long time past duly observed our Peace & have humbly besought us to grant to them our Pardon for the said Offences. Now Know Ye that we being Graciously inclined have pardoned, remitted & released & we do hereby Pardon, Remitt & Release unto the said -----, John Holley Senior, John Holley Junior, James Holley, John Cook, Jonathan Holley----- & to each & to every of them all Assaults, Batteries, Trespasses, Misdemeanours & Crimes whatsoever under the nature & Degree of a Felony had done, committed and perpetrated by them or any of them on> or before the first day of October Instant & all fines, forfeitures, amerciaments & imprisonments, or other punishments for the same, & We do hereby further Will & Direct that no suit shall henceforward be instituted or prosecuted in our Name or at our Instance against all or either of the above named persons for any of the Trespasses or Misdemeanours aforesaid, of which our Attorney General of our said Providence & all others whom it may concern are required to take due Notice & govern themselves accordingly. Given under the Great Seal of our said province, Witness His Excellency The Right honble Lord Chas.Greville Montagu Captain General Governour & By His Excellencys Commander in Chief in and over our Command. Geo. Murray Said province this thirty first day Dep. Secy of October, Anno Dom: 1771 & in the Twelfth Year of our Reign. Chas. Grev. Montagu xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx In a deed from John Gilbert and his wife Sarah to John Holley, dated 12 Feb 1725/26 (1735/36?), they gave land on the south side of Wiccacon Creek in Bertie County, NC, to "our son-in-law and son John Holley for love, Good Will and Effection." This consisted of 170 acres in two parcels -- the first being 100 acres on Wickacon Creek that John Holley I bought from Richard Malpass in 1721, and the second being the 70 acres John Holley I bought from John Bush in 1722. [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. D, p. 262] In 1737, John Holley sold to Edward Tidmon the Bertie County land he got from his mother and stepfather John and Sarah Gilbert on 12 Feb 1725/6 (1735/6?). This land was on the south side of Wiccacon Creek in Chinkapen Neck and was described as "the land conveyed by (to?) John Holley, decd. by John Bush and Richard Malpass, dec’d. by their separate deeds joyning together." [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. E, p. 270] Sells 167 Acres in Bertie County to Kitrell in 1747 In 1747, John Holley sold to Jonathan Kitrell 167 acres of Bertie County land on the east side of Connaritsit [Connaritsa] Swamp between John Gilbert and Jonathan Kitrell. [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. G, p. 16] [Note. Need to find a record of John Holley I obtaining the 167 acres.] 1747, Bertie County. John Holley to Jonathan Kitrell, 30 pounds for 167 acres on east side Connaritsit Swamp between John Gilbert and Jonathan Kitrell adjoining John Thomas. Wit: John Thomas, Patience Thomas. Proved in May Ct. 1747. Benjamin Wynns D. C/C. Granted Land in Duplin County in Mar 1750 John Holley was granted land by patent (300 acres?) as early as 31 Mar 1750. [This grant is not in Margaret Hofmann’s abstract of North Carolina grants, and the writer needs a copy of it.] The patent is mentioned in a 1764 deed from John Holley to William Ball (see later) for 300 acres and again in 1766 when William Ball sells the land to Joseph Rhodes (see later). Granted Land in Duplin County in Feb 1754 John Holley was granted 114 acres in Duplin County joining Cohera and the Mouth of a branch in the east side of Great Cohera on 25 Feb 1754. [Patent Bk. ?, p. 91, as abstracted in Margaret M. Hofmann, Colony of North Carolina 1735-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents Volume One (1982), p. 38 item 532] Sells 114 Acres to John Gilbert in June 1754 In June 1754, John Holley sold the 114 acres he was granted in Feb 1754 at the mouth of a branch on the east side of "great Coheary" to John Gilbert. Richard Holley, James Holley, and Samuel Holliman witnessed. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 242] 20 Jun 1754, Duplin County. 5 pounds "Current money of Virginia" for 114 acres "Beginning ... at the mouth of a branch On the East side of great Coheary." Land was granted to the said John Holley by patent dated 5 Feb 1754. Wit: Richard Holley, James Holley, and Samuel Holliman. John Holley bought 200 acres on the east side of Horse Swamp from William Drake in Nov 1754. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 251] 20 Nov 1754, Duplin County. 10 pounds "Current money of Virginia" for 200 acres "Beginning ... On the East side of Horse Swamp." Land was part of a larger tract granted to the said William Drake by patent dated 1 Sep 1753. Wit: Gabriel Thomas and Simon Turner. John Holley and Bryan McClam witnessed on 19 Dec 1754 when John Stout sold 200 acres "on the west side of Great Coheary Creek" to Richard Holley. The deed mentions Holley’s Mash and "the fork." Deed was proved 9 Jul 1755, and a note says 100 acres. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 282, as abstracted in ____ p. 73] John Holley and John Johnston witnessed on 24 Feb 1755 when John Stout sold 100 acres "on the West side of Great Coheary Creek" to Jacob Daniel. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 279] John Holly sold 200 acres on the east side of Horse Swamp to Moses Smith in May 1756. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 356] 4 May 1756, Duplin County. 20 pounds "Current money of Virginia" for 200 acres "Beginning ... On the east side of Horse Swamp." Land was "part of a tract granted to William Drake late of said province the Patant Bearing date" 1 Sep 1753. Wit: John Yarbrough, Robert Bell, and Abraham Huggins. Sells 300 Acres to Michael Risher in May 1756 John Holly sold 300 acres on the north side of "great Coheary Creek and on Marsh branch" to Michael Risher in May 1756. The land had been granted to John Holly in 1750. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 353] 20 May 1756, Duplin County. 40 pounds for 300 acres "on the north side of great Coheary Creek and on Marsh branch." Land was granted to the said John Holly by patent dated 31 Mar 1750. Wit: Jacob Holly and Samuel Holliman. John Holley was granted 200 acres in Bladen County on the west side of South River, joining the River, on 29 Sep 1756. [Patent Bk. ?, p. 176, as abstracted in Margaret M. Hofmann, Colony of North Carolina 1735-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents Volume One (1982), p. 356 item 5008] Buys 300 Acres from Risher in Feb 1757 John Holly "of Bladen County" bought 300 acres on the north side of "Great Coheary Creek" from Michael Risher in Feb 1757. It appears that he bought back the land he sold Risher in May 1756 and paid him 5 pounds more (sold for 40, bought back for 45). [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 2, p. 414] 8 Feb 1757, Duplin County. 45 pounds for 300 acres "On the North side of Great Coheary Creek and on Marsh Branch." Land was granted to the said John Holly by patent dated 31 Mar 1750. Wit: John Bush and Samuel Hollyman. John Holly bought 100 acres on the west side of "great Coheary Creek" from Sherod Reynolds in Mar 1759. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 3, p. 51] 22 Mar 1759, Duplin County. 30 pounds for 100 acres "On the west side of great Coheary Creek being the land where I now live." Land was part of a tract granted to John Stout by patent bearing date 30 Mar 1754 and conveyed by deed from said Stout to Richard Holley bearing date 9 Jul 1755 and by deed from Richard Holley to Sherod Runnals bearing date 9 Apr 1756. Wit: John Jackson and Abraham Odam. John Holley and Geraldus O’Bryan (?) witnessed on 1 Sep 1759 when Samuel Holliman of Johnston County sold to Noah Barfoot 150 acres on the north side "of great Cohara." [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 3, p. 53] John Holley and Thomas Tidder witnessed on 12 Feb 1761 when Abraham Odam sold 100 acres to John Jackson. The deed mentions "Dividing Branch." [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 3, p. 188] John Holly was granted 100 acres in Duplin County on the East side of Great Cohairey, joining the fork of Mill Swamp, on 5 Dec 1761. [Patent Bk. ?, p. 393, as abstracted in Margaret M. Hofmann, Colony of North Carolina 1735-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents Volume One (1982), p. 421 item 5972] John Holly and Jesse Brown witnessed on 26 Mar 1762 when Jacob Daniel sold 100 acres "on the West side of great Coheary Creek" to Edward Holly. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 3, p. 255] John Holly and William Cherry witnessed on 14 Feb 1763 when Abraham Odom sold 100 acres "on the west side of Great Cohary" to John Jackson. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 1, p. 367] John Holley of Duplin County, Planter, sold 300 acres "on the North side of Great Cohary Creek and the Marsh Branch" to William Ball of Duplin County in Jan 1764. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 1, p. 406] This land had been granted to John Holley in Mar 1750 and seems to be the same 300 acres he sold to Risher in May 1756 and bought back in Feb 1757. 14 Jan 1764, Duplin County. "This indenture between John Holley of Duplin County Planter and William Ball of the county aforesaid Planter for (200) pounds proclamation money paid by William Ball sold land on the North side of Great Cohary Creek and on the Marsh Branch Beginning at a White Oak and Runs So 45 Wt 100 Poles to a pine the[n] 53 Wt 23 poles to apine then Wt 45 East 25 Poles to an Oak then to the Beginning the same land being Granted by Patent to the said John Holley (31 Mar 1750). Containing (300) acres John (his II mark) Holley, Rebecca (her X mark) Holley." Wit: Noah Barefoot, John Clark, James Lindsy. John Holly sold 100 acres on the east side of Great Cohary to William Ball in Mar 1764. The grantee was listed as "John Ball" in one place in the deed, but William Ball is correct. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 1, p. 432] This is the last transaction found for John Holly before 28 Mar 1765 when his son Edward sold land he had heired from his father John Holly. John Holley received a 300-acre grant in Duplin County on 31 Mar 1750 on the north side of Great Cohary and on Marsh Branch. He sold this land to Michael Risher in May 1756. Almost a year later, in Feb 1757, he bought the land back. He sold it again to William Ball in Jan 1764. He received a 114-acre grant in Feb 1754 and sold the land four months later to John Gilbert. This John Gilbert may have been his step-brother or was related in some way to his mother Sarah’s 2nd husband, also named John Gilbert. He bought 200 acres on the east side of Horse Swamp from William Drake in Nov 1754, which he sold a year and a half later to Moses Smith in May 1756. (Moses Smith would later marry the widow of John Byrd, thus becoming the step-father of Bathia Byrd, ancestor of the writer, who would marry Charles Gavin. Moses Smith moved his family to South Carolina in the mid-1760s.) John Holley received a 200-acre grant in Sep 1756 in Bladen County on the west side of South River. The writer has no record of disposition of this land. He bought 100 acres in Mar 1759 from Sherod Reynolds (Runnals) on the west side of Great Coheary Creek. This land fell by heirship from John Holley to his son Edward Holley, and Edward sold this land in Mar 1765 to his brother John Holley (III). He received a 100-acre grant in Dec 1761 on the east side of Great Cohairey, joining the fork of Mill Swamp, which he sold in Mar 1764 to William Ball. 1750 Grant Mentioned in Ball to Rhodes Deed in Aug 1766 The 300-acre 1750 patent to John Holley was mentioned in a 1766 deed when William Ball sold the 300 acres to Joseph Rhodes of Dobbs County. [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk 1, p. 217] As shown above, William Ball bought the land from John Holley in Jan 1764. 18 Aug 1766, Duplin County. 240 pounds for 300 acres "On the North side of Great Coheary Creek and on a mash Branch." Land was granted by patent to John Holley 31 Mar 1750. Deed was signed by William Ball and Isabel Ball. Wit: Simon West, Benjamin Joyner, and Nathaniel West. Another John Holley Witnesses Ryal Deeds in May 1773 A younger John Holly witnessed two deeds in Duplin County on 29 May 1773 when John Ryal sold two tracts to William Ryal, both "on the West side of great Cohary." [Duplin Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 3, pp. 535-536] This John Holley who was witnessing in 1773 was the son of a James Holley. A James Holley’s 1760 will names his oldest son John Holley (Deed Bk. 3, p. 123); and the land he received was "on the west side of great Cohairy." John HOLLEY II and Rebecca GILBERT were married about 1739 in NC. Rebecca GILBERT was born about 1719 in Bertie Co, NC. She died after 1771. John HOLLEY II and Rebecca GILBERT had the following children: +7 i. James H. HOLLEY (born about 1739). +8 ii. Edward HOLLEY (born about 1741). 9 iii. Jonathon HOLLEY was born about 1743 in Bertie Co, NC. Jonathan Holley moved to SC. I'm not at all sure this is our John Holley Sr and John Holley Jr and other son Jonathan Holley. But----here it is for what it's worth. (TJM) The Regulator Pardon > > South Carolina George the Third by the Grace of God of Great > Britian, France & Ireland, King Defender of the > Faith & so on. > > To all & singular our Judges, Justices, Marshalls, Sheriffs, Constables, > Bailliffs & others our Peace Officers or loving Subjects within our said province greeting: Whereas sundry inhabitiants in the Northern parts of our said province, heretofore assembled themselves together under the name of Regulators & committed various Outrages & Acts of Violence in illegally whipping & imprisonment divers persons under pretence of their being robbers and horse thieves but for as much as it appeared that sundry well disposed people had been > unwarily drawn in to join the said Association in some of the said illegal Acts of Violence by them committed. We did by our Proclamation under the Great Seal of our said province bearing date the sixth day of August 1768, promise our most Gracious Pardon for the said Outrages & Acts of Violence, committed by any person or persons on or before the said sixth Day of August 1768, to all such Persons as should thenceforth peaceably demean themselves & should keep our peace & duly observe the laws of our said province enacted for the preservation of the same.-------, John Holley Senior, John Holley Junior, James Holley, John Cook, Jonathan Holley, ----------------- have respresented unto us that altho’ they were present at some of the illegal proceedings, committed on the first Association of the Regulators they have for a long time past duly observed our Peace & have humbly besought us to grant to them our Pardon for the said Offences. Now Know Ye that we being Graciously > inclined have pardoned, remitted & released & we do hereby Pardon, Remitt & Release unto the said -----, John Holley Senior, John Holley Junior, James Holley, John Cook, Jonathan Holley----- & to each & to every of them all Assaults, Batteries, Trespasses, Misdemeanours & Crimes whatsoever under the nature & Degree of a Felony had done, committed and perpetrated by them or any of them on > or before the first day of October Instant & all fines, forfeitures, > amerciaments & imprisonments, or other punishments for the same, & We do hereby > further Will & Direct that no suit shall henceforward be instituted or > prosecuted in our Name or at our Instance against all or either of the above > named persons for any of the Trespasses or Misdemeanours aforesaid, of which our > Attorney General of our said Providence & all others whom it may concern are > required to take due Notice & govern themselves accordingly. > > Given under the Great Seal of our > said province, Witness His Excellency > The Right honble Lord Chas.Greville > Montagu Captain General Governour & > > By His Excellencys Commander in Chief in and over our > Command. Geo. Murray Said province this thirty first day > Dep. Secy of October, Anno Dom: 1771 & in the > Twelfth Year of our Reign. > Chas. Grev. Montagu > ______________________ > +10 iv. John HOLLEY III (born about 1745). +11 v. Rachel HOLLEY (born about 1747). +12 vi. Richard HOLLEY (born on 1 Aug 1749). 13 vii. Jacob HOLLEY was born about 1751 in Duplin Co., NC. Jacob Holley, b. c. 1751 Duplin Co., NC. Moved to SC. 3. James HOLLEY (John-1) was born about 1718 in NC. He died in 1761 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. 4. James Holley, b. c. 1711-21 Bertie Co., NC. Two wives? (1) Jane Smith, and (2) Sarah? Children (at least): John Holley; James Holley; Tamor Holley, md. Joseph Barks. On 31 Oct 1735, John Castellan [Castellaw], Treasurer of Bertie Precinct, sold to James Holley, land on south side Barbeque Swamp, which was "land formerly mortgaged by Andrew Stephenson, dec'd, late of said precinct … for non payment … land was sold at Publick? Venue? to James Holley, highest bidder." Wit: John Wynns, Francis Macklendon. Proved in Nov Ct. 1735. [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. D, p. 235, as abstracted in Mary Best Bell, Colonial Bertie County North Carolina Volume IV Abstracts of Deed Book F 1739-1744 (1964), p. 159] On 22 May 1751 in Bertie Co., NC, John Smith, yeoman sold to Bennett Baker, miller, 30 pounds for 200 acres east side Chinkapin Swamp adjoining "Land of James Holley bequeathed to Jane his wife by the Last Will and Testament of our Father John Smith Deceased …" adjoining James Williams. Wit: John Wynns, John Freeman, Thomas Parker. Proved in Nov Ct. 1751. Samuel Ormes C/C. [Bertie Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. G, p. 399, as abstracted in Bell, Vol. V, p. 316] James Holley received a grant in Duplin Co., 10 Oct 1755; and Grant No. 244 for 150 acres issued 18 Nov 1760 on the "Et. side of Great Cohere and Lower Side of Rocky Marsh." James Holley's will dated 19 Dec 1769 names children: John, James, dau. Tamor (md. Joseph Barks), and wife Sarah. Sarah may have been a 2nd wife, as in his will he has grown children and his wife was pregnant. Data on this line from Kathy Cook-- e-mail (3 May 1998) Her tie is James Holley b abt 1718 and Sarah. James HOLLEY and Sarah were married in 1749. Sarah was born. James HOLLEY and Sarah had the following children: +14 i. John Henry HOLLEY (born in 1751). 15 ii. James HOLLEY was born in 1753 in Kenanville, Duplin Co., NC. +16 iii. Tamor HOLLEY (born in 1756). 17 iv. Sarah HOLLEY was born in 1758 in Kenanville, Duplin Co., NC. 4. Jacob HOLLEY (John-1) was born about 1720 in NC. He died about 1779 in Edgefield, SC. Jacob Holley, b. c. 1709-19 Bertie Co., NC. Was in New Hanover Co. in 1747, when he sold 200 acres to Benjamin Clemons of Johnston Co. (Bk. G, p. 153). Rec'd Grant No. 723 in Duplin Co., 17 Mar 1756, for 200 acres. Moved to South Carolina. He died Hanged as a Tory about 1779 in Edgefield District, South Carolina. New Hanover Co, North Carolina, 1747, Bk.G, p 153 Jacob HOLLEY had the following children: 18 i. Jacob HOLLEY Jr. was born. +19 ii. Ephram HOLLEY. 20 iii. Jonathan HOLLEY was born. 5. Mary HOLLEY (John-1) was born. Mary HOLLEY and William MOORE had marriage banns published. William MOORE was born. Third Generation 7. James H. HOLLEY (John-2, John-1) was born about 1739 in Bertie Co., NC. He died in 1816 in Richmond Co, GA. James Holley moved first to SC. Data from will and census from Mrs Patricia Nicholson EDWARDS-1765 Silverado Trail-Napa CA 94558 (89). Father-John HOLLEY of NC then to Chesterfield SC,Mother Rebecca ?- "The list of children was taken from data provided to me by another person. I tried to find his will, but the GA Archives said they could not find it. The marriages are on file in Richmond Co GA. Eli and James II settled in Wilcox Co AL where his children married during the 1820's. It seems that Eli migrated to TX and James II died in AL". James H. HOLLEY had the following children: 21 i. Eli HOLLEY was born. +22 ii. Rev. James Milton HOLLEY II (born on 14 Mar 1774). +23 iii. Unknown HOLLEY. +24 iv. Martha HOLLEY (born in 1861). +25 v. Frances HOLLEY (born about 1780). +26 vi. Mary HOLLEY. 8. Edward HOLLEY (John-2, John-1) was born about 1741 in Bertie Co, NC. He died about 1800 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. All the data on Edward Holley line comes from Bill R. Linder-4615 South 9th Street- Arlington, VA 22204 - e-mail May 1999. His tie is through Edward Holley b about 1741. In Mar 1762 in Duplin Co., NC, Jacob Daniel sold to Edward Holly 100 acres on the west side of "great Coheary Creek." John Holly and Jesse Brown witnessed. 8 Feb 1762, Duplin County. Jacob Daniel to Edward Holly, 30 pounds for 100 acres On the West side of great Coheary Creek. Deed mentions "the head of the Marsh Branch on the South side," "the head of the South prong at the Marsh Branch," and "the West fork of the Mash Branch." Land was "with the Plantation thereon the said Jacob Daniel Now lives On ... which land was granted to John Stout By patant Bearing date (3 Mar 1755) and conveyed By Deed to the said Jacob Daniel By the said John Stoute Bearing date" 24 Feb 1755. Wit: John Holly and Jesse Brown. Edward Holley received a grant of 90 acres in Duplin County on the west side of Great Cohera in Apr 1763. 19 Apr 1763. "Edward Holley 90 acres in Duplin County on the W. side of Great Cohera and on the marsh Branch, joining his own line." Edward Holley sold 100 acres on the west side of "Great Cohairy Creek" to John Holley in Mar 1765. The deed stated that the property Edward was selling "fell by heirship from ... John Holley to his son Edward Holley." 28 Mar 1765, Duplin County. Edward Holley to John Holley, 30 pounds for 100 acres on the West side of Great Cohairy Creek ... it being the land and plantation whereon the said John Holley now lives on it being part of a tract (of) land granted to John Stout Bearing Date 30 Mar 1754 and conveyed By (deed) from the said John Stout to Richard Holley Bearing Date 9 Jul 1755 And conveyed by deed from Richard Holley to Sherrod Runnels and conveyed By deed from Sherrod Runnels to John Holley Bearing Date 9 Apr 1756 And fell by heirship from the said John Holley to his son Edward Holley. Beginning at a pine near Holley’s Marsh thence across the marsh to a lightwood stake thence up the marsh to the first branches part of the one side of the marsh and the other on the other side along a line of marked trees to the fork thence across the branch to another line of marked trees to the first station, containing by estimation ... (100) acres. Wit: Richard Durden and William Strickland. Additional data on this line from Linda 10 May 2000. Linda traces mostly back through Reddick Holley b. 1768 in Sampson, Duplin Co., NC. Edward Holley was mentioned in a 1769 grant to John Jackson of 100 acres in Duplin County on the west side of Great Cohera on the head of the Marsh Branch, "joining Edward Holley." In 1771, Edward Holley sold land to Owen Ryal (Royal) on the west side of the Great Coheary. The land was the 90-acre grant to Edward Holley in Apr 1763. Jno. Holley was a witness. 8 Apr 1771, Duplin County. Edward Holley to Owen Ryal, 30 pounds for 90 acres "on the West side of great Cohary Creek and on the marsh branch it being a tract of land granted to the said Edward Holley by Pattent Bearing date April the 23d 1763." (The patent abstracted in Hofmann shows 19 Apr rather than 23 Apr, see earlier.) Wit: William Ryal, John Holly, and Begars Mobley. Another deed on the same page and dated the same day as the above conveyed the 100 acres in the same general location to Owen Ryal which Edward Holley had obtained from John Daniel, which land had been an original patent to Jno. Stout. 8 Apr 1771, Duplin County. Edward Holley to Owen Ryal, 30 pounds for 100 acres "On the West side of great Cohary Creek Being the land whereon he now liveth it Being part of a large tract granted to John Stoute By Pattent Bearing date March the third 1755 and Conveyed by Deed from John Stoute to Jacob Daniel Bearing date May the 4th 1761." Deed mentions "the Head of the marsh Branch On the South Side," "the head of the South Prong of the marsh Branch," Mire Branch, and "the West fork of the marsh branch." Wit: William Ryal, John Holly, and Bigars Mobley. Edward Holley was granted 200 acres in Feb 1775 in Duplin on the east side of Black River in the Fork and on both sides of the Reedy Branch and Williams Swamp. 28 Feb 1775. "Edward Holley 200 acres in Duplin on the E. side of Black River in the Fork and on both sides of the Reedy Branch and Williams Swamp -- Including Holleys Improvement." Sampson County was formed in 1784 out of Duplin County. Edward Holley was a taxpayer in Sampson County, NC, in 1784. Edward Holley was enumerated in Fayette District, Sampson County, NC, in the first Federal census of 1790. His son "Ozburn Holley" was enumerated adjoining. In the Edward Holley household in 1790, there were one male of age 16 and upwards and two females. A Feb 1791 deed from John Jackson to Elkanah Odom mentioned "Edward Hollys Corner." 25 Feb 1791, Sampson County. John Jackson to Elkanah Odom, 100 pounds specia for two tracts. The first consisted of 100 acres "On the west side of great Coharie Creek Beginning at ... the said Jacksons Corner." Deed mentions Dividing Branch. Land was "By pattent granted to Abraham Odom Bearing date" 29 Aug 1759. The second tract consisted of 100 acres "Beginning ... near the head of the marsh branch Edward Hollys Corner." Land was granted to John Jackson by patent dated 4 May 1769. Wit: Will Odom, Benjaman Harriss, and John Odom. Edward Holley likely died about 1799-1800. He does not appear in the 1800 Federal census for Sampson County. The County Court Minutes for 9 Feb 1800 contain: "Sarah Holley widow of Edward Holley Decd. Came into Court and prayed for an allowance to be Made her of twelve months provisions out of her Decd. Husband’s estate, agreeable to a act of the Genl. Afsembly And that Sherrod Holley Esqr. and Joseph Dawson and Osburn Holley lay off the Same -- Which Was Granted." On 10 Feb 1800, David Bunting, Sherrod Holley, Alexander Mcfail Esqrs. present ... "Mrs. Sarah Holley Widow of Edwd. Holley Decd. came into Court by her friend Sherrod Holley Esqr. and prayed leave to keep together all the property of her Decd. Husband for the Support of herself and children By Giving a Bond in the Sum of two Hundred and fifty pounds and offers for her Security Jeremiah Tew and Sherrod Holley -- Who Was Approved of." The 1801 County Court Minutes contain: "Sherrod Holley Esqr. Returned into Court the account Sales of the estate of Edwd Holley Decd. Which Was filed and returned the allowance for the Widow for twelve months Which Was filed." Edward Holly was mentioned in a 9 May 1801 deed from Duncan Blue to Ozborn Holly. Blue sold 100 acres "Beginning at ... Daniel Blues and Ozburn Hollys Corner" and the deed mentioned Edward Holly. Sherwood Holly and John McQuoradale witnessed. Edward HOLLEY and Sarah were married before 1759 in NC. Sarah was born. Edward HOLLEY and Sarah had the following children: +27 i. Col. John HOLLEY (born about 1759). +28 ii. Sherwood HOLLEY Sr. (born about 1760). +29 iii. Osburn HOLLEY (born in 1761). +30 iv. William P. HOLLEY (born between 1763 and 66). +31 v. Reddick HOLLEY (born in 1768). +32 vi. Mary HOLLEY (born about 1770). 10. John HOLLEY III (John-2, John-1) was born about 1745 in Bertie Co, NC. He died after 1780 in Eastern TN. He bought 135 acres "on the west side of Great Coheary" 10 May 1763 from John Shephard, Jr. (Bk. 1, p. 344). Two years later, he was "of South Carolina" and sold this 135 acres 27 Oct 1765 to William Green (Bk. 1, p. 169). This land was granted to John Shephard by patent dated 22 Oct 1762. The deeds mention Abraham Gilbert. Jacob Holly, Jr., and Nathan’l Thornton witnessed the 1763 purchase, and Abraham Gilbert, Anthony A. Cock, and Samuel Heardin witnessed the 1765 sale. He bought 100 acres in Mar 1765 from his brother Edward Holley that Edward had heired from their father John Holley. John HOLLEY III and Elizabeth UNKNOWN were married. Elizabeth UNKNOWN was born. John HOLLEY III and Elizabeth UNKNOWN had the following children: +33 i. Sion HOLLEY (born about 1765). 11. Rachel HOLLEY (John-2, John-1) was born about 1747 in Duplin Co., NC. She died about 1830 in Sampson, Co., NC. . Rachel Holley, b. c. 1747 Duplin Co., NC, d. 1830s Sampson Co., NC, md. Jeremiah Tew (b. c. 1747 [probably] Northampton Co., NC, d. c. 1829 Sampson Co., NC). Children : John Tew, b. c. 1775 NC; Jeremiah Tew, b. 2 Feb 1779; Rachel Tew, b. c. 1780; Alexander Tew, b. c. 1782; Elizabeth Tew, b. c. 1785; Keziah Tew, b. c. 1788; Nancy Tew, b. c. 1790; Holly Tew, b. c. 1794. Data from John Fitzpatrick 22948 Gant Quarters Drive, Marietta GA. 30068-3735 Rachel HOLLEY and Jeremiah TEW were married. Jeremiah TEW was born about 1747 in Northampton Co., NC ??. He died about 1829 in Sampson Co., NC. Rachel HOLLEY and Jeremiah TEW had the following children: 34 i. John TEW was born about 1775 in NC. 35 ii. Jeremiah TEW was born on 2 Feb 1779. 36 iii. Rachel TEW was born about 1780. 37 iv. Alexander TEW was born about 1872. 38 v. Elizabeth TEW was born about 1785. 39 vi. Keziah TEW was born about 1788. 40 vii. Nancy TEW was born about 1790. 41 viii. Holley TEW was born about 1794. 12. Richard HOLLEY (John-2, John-1) was born on 1 Aug 1749 in Craven, South Carolina. He died in May 1825 in Lynches Creek, Kershaw Dist., SC. Data from here down from Paul Taggart 14 Dec 2004 SOURCE: Memorials, SCA Vol. 13 P 242 July 10, 1775 /or 16 Jan 1775 Richard Holley had land bd. Zephaniah Kinsley in 1775 - Vol 2 P 4 SOURCE: Kershaw County, S. C. Court Records Page 55 August Term 1794 - Grand Jury selection # 16, Richard Holly 24 May 1825-- Kershaw Co., SC --estate papers of Richard Holley Sr. name wife Mary, Richard Jr, Daniel, Zachariah, and John, Keziah Massey, Ann, and Sylvia. SOURCE: Will of Richard Holley: "In the name of God, Amen! I Richard Holley Senior, of Kershaw District, Farmer; being weak in body but of sound mind, memory, and disposing understanding, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. First: I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Holley, for and during her natural life or widowhood, the tract of land whereon I now live; which I purchased of Thomas Wade for two hundred acres; also one other tract, adjoining the above tract, which I purchased of John Kirkley for 383 acres; also one bed and furniture, two cows and calves, one breeding sow, one woman's saddle and bridle, and one sorrel mare with a blazed face, now eight years old, one pot, one oven, one lot of crockery which be remaining in the cupboard at my death. Secondly: My Will is that the remaining part of two hundred acres of land on the east side of Lynches Creek, grant to John Pickens being the balance of what is not deeded or willed to my two sons Richard and Daniel; also one tract granted to me for 17 acres the 4th day of October 1819, also one tract granted to Robert Waring for 16 acres; that they be sold and the proceeds be equally divided between my two sons Zachariah and John Holley; and my will is that the land, bequeathed to my wife, that after her death or widowhood, be equally divided between my two sons Zachariah and John Holley, or their legal representatives. Thirdly: My Will is that the tract of land of two hundred and thirty three acres on Rockey Creek, one tract of 640 acres on the west side of Lynches creek, granted to Holsenduff, together with the residue of my personal estate, not before willed away, be sold and all my just debts paid out of the proceeds; and that the balance be equally divided between my three daughters Keziah Massey, Ann Smith, Lydia Davidson and my grandson Pickney Holley; or their legal representatives. And, lastly: I nominate, constitute and appoint my wife Mary Holley Executrix and my son Daniel Holley executor of this my last will and testament; and I hereby utterly revoke and make void all other wills and testaments by me at any time made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five and in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America. Richard Holley Senr (SEAL) Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Richard Holley Senior as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. J. J. Schroter Angus Johnson James Revells Recorded in Will Book L, Page 50 (Kershaw County, South Carolina) Recorded May 23 1825 Ord. D. Schrock Apt. 32, Pkg. 1141 NOTE: Wording in the will that land would be sold and proceeds divided between sons Zachariah and John indicate they had left South Carolina by this time -- or were planning to leave -- and resettled in Alabama. Otherwise there would be no mention of a 'representative'. Also, from "Citizens and Immigrants - South Carolina 1768" by Mary Bondurant Warren (Page 4) Charles PINCKNEY served in the Royal Assembly 1765-1768. He was from the St. Philip district around Charleston. Lynches River was the dividing line between St. David district (eastward) and St. Mark district (westward). It is possible there was a family connection between the Pinckney and Holley families as this name was used for two generations - being named in Richard's will, his son Zachariah's will and Richard's grandson (Richard's son) in the 1850 Alabama cenus. This latter Pinckney is too young to be included in his grandfather's will.Data from Jean Holley Day - 52 W. Broadway - Danville IN 46122. (97) Richard Holley Family of Kershaw Co. SC from family Records of W. C. Middleton Family Bible of Chesterfield Co. SC (Family Bible) The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ--translated out of the original Greek ---Published by Jesper Hardin-Philadelphia- No 57 South Third Street--J Hardin Printer 1851. Bible in hands of Mrs. Edwin "Jeanne" Middleton Miller Jr. --P O Box 14-Jefferson, SC 29718 (97) Birth data Richard Holley Sr. 1 Aug 1749 Elizabeth Holley (his wife) 22 Sep 1745 Richard Holley Jr. 25 Dec 1769 William Holley 1 Aug 1771 Margaret Holley 6 Apr 1773 Kefacy (?) Holley 20 Dec 1776 Zechariah Holley 14 Sep 1776 Ann Holley 22 Aug 1778 Lyia (?) Holley 14 Sep 1780 John Holley 22 Dec 1782 Joel Holley 5 Dec 1785 (?) hard to read Daniel Holley 21 Nov 1785 Pinckney (?) Holley 1798 Elizabeth Holley 27 Sep 1814 Margaret Holley 30 Mar 1816 Anna Holley 12 Oct 1820 Zechariah Holley 4 Dec 1825 Mary Ann Holley 3 Oct 1844 Thomas Westley Holley 7 Oct 1846 Nancy Henretta Holley 11 Jan 1849 King David Holley 5 May 1853 Data also furnished by Susan Holley -e-mail (97) Data on some of this line from Larry L. Smith- P O Box 267- Kettle Falls, WA 99141 (May 99) !BIRTH: From W. C. Middleton Family Bible of Chesterfield County, SC , now (1997) in hands of Mrs. Edwin (Jean Middleton) Miller of Jeffer son, SC 29718; "Richard Holley Sr. 1 Aug 1749" !MARRIAGE: #1: About 1768 to Elizabeth, born 22 Sep. 1745; no marriage record found. !MARRIAGE: #2: Before 1800 to Mary; no record found. !CENSUS: US 1810 South Carolina, Kershaw County, M252 Roll 62, page 1 71; Richard Holly, 2 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 male over 45, 1 fe m 16-26, 1 fem 26-45. US 1820 South Carolina, Kershaw County, M33 Roll 119, page 1 49; Holley, Richard, 1 male 45 & up, 1 fem 45 & up. !MILITARY: REV. WAR files in Columbia, S.C.: Bk.L, No.87 - 9 pounds , 12 sh. 6 pence to be paid to Richard Holley in sterling for 750 t w beef for Continentals and State Troops in 1781 and 1782, interest 1 3 sh. 5 pence. Bk. V, No. 508, issued 19 Aug. 1785 to Mr. Richard Ho lley for 31 pounds 11 sh. 5 pence sterling for corn supplied Continen tals in 1780; also for 148 Days militia duty as a private in 1779, in terest of 2 pounds 4 sh. 2 pence. Signed affidavit on military duty o n 6 Aug. 1784 before Charles Evans, JP, Chowan Dist., S.C. (From Was hington D.C. Archives, No. 3696.) !LAND GRANT: From original book of listings of LAND GRANTS in S.C. a t S.C. Archives, Columbia; Richard Holley, Sr., 6 May 1799, 500 acre s at Cheraw Township; and same date, 320 acres at Cheraw Township. !DEATH: Will recorded 23 May 1825 Kershaw District, S. Carolina. 18 20 Census, Kershaw Co., S.C., pg. 149, shows Richard Holley age 45 an d upward, a female 45 and upward, he in agriculture. Will named wif e Mary, sons Richard, Daniel, Zachariah, and John; daughters Keziah M assey, Ann Smith, and Lydia Davidson; grandson Pinkney Holley. Probat e in Perry Co., AL, on son Zakariah Holley of Sumpter County, Al., unmarried, Jan.-Dec. terms 1842, Bk. C, Pgs. 316 , 337, 369, and 398, with estate left to siblings, shows a representa tive for Joel Holley, likely another sibling, and representative fo r Margaret Holley, mother of Pinkney, father unnamed, in addition t o sons and daughters named in will. !BURIAL: No burial record found. The following data was sent to me by Harriet and Chatt Jan 00 XXXXXXXXXXXXXx(The above Richard Holley, listed in the 1850 Walker County census is our ancestor. He married Mary Butler in Tuskaloosa (spelled with a "k" in the marriage record) County, AL on 6 November 1839. This is recorded in the Tuskaloosa County Marriage record, page 151. This Richard Holley is also buried at the White Church cemetary in Dora, Al. His grave marker shows his death date, April 15 1861, Age 80 yrs. Mary's grave is next to his and has the following inscription: "Mary, Wife of Richard Holley, Died August 9 1902, aged 70 Yrs." The three children listed in the above household were born after the marriage of Richard Holley and Mary Butler, so it must be assumed that Mary is the mother and not Rachel as indicated later in this record).XXXXXX I have been unable to work on it as of yet. see Richard Holley b 1781 on my file. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The following data needs to be intergrated 14 Mar 2001 TJM from Linden . Richard Holley, b. 1 Aug 1749 Bertie or Duplin Co., NC, d. c. 1825 Lynches Creek, Kershaw Co., SC, md. (1) Elizabeth ______ (b. 22 Sep 1745, d. 27 Sep 1814). Children (from will): Richard Holley, Jr., b. 25 Dec 1769; William Holley, b. 1 Aug 1771; Margaret Holley, b. 6 Apr 1773; Zachariah Holley, b. 14 Sep 1776; Ann Holley, b. 22 Aug 1778, md. ______ Smith; Lydia Holley, b. 14 Sep 1780, md. ______ Davidson; John Holley, b. 22 Dec 1782; Joel Holley, b. 5 Dec 1785 ? (hard to read); Daniel Holley, b. 21 Nov 1785; Keziah Holley, md. ______ Massey;). He md. (2) Mary ______ (b. c. 1768 Kershaw Co., SC), likely no issue. Richard HOLLEY and Mary "Elizabeth" UNKNOWN were married about 1768 in Kershaw Co., SC. Mary "Elizabeth" UNKNOWN was born on 22 Sep 1745. She died on 27 Sep 1814 in Chesterfield Co, SC. Richard HOLLEY and Mary "Elizabeth" UNKNOWN had the following children: +42 i. Richard HOLLEY (born on 25 Dec 1769). +43 ii. William T. HOLLEY (born on 1 Aug 1771). 44 iii. Margaret HOLLEY was born on 6 Apr 1773 in Cheraw Dist., , SC. +45 iv. Keziah HOLLEY 1st wife (born on 20 Dec 1774). 46 v. Zachariah HOLLEY was born on 14 Sep 1776 in Cheraw Dist., SC. He died after 1825. He was buried in Holley Springs Cemetery, Red River Ph., LA. SOURCE: Research completed by Jean (Holley) Day, 52 W. Broadway, Danville IN Zachariah's will (Perry Co. AL) lists same heirs as Richard, with the addition of: William, Pickney and Joel. The Pickney could be the same one mentioned in his father's will. His brother, Richard, listed a PINCKNEY in his household in the 1850 Census, Walker Co. AL. William D. Lindsey Jan 00 has added data to this line as well as the Green line. +47 vi. Ann HOLLEY (born on 22 Aug 1778). +48 vii. Lydia HOLLEY (born on 14 Sep 1780). 49 viii. John HOLLEY was born on 22 Dec 1782 in Kershaw Co., SC. He died before 1842. +50 ix. Daniel HOLLEY (born on 21 Nov 1785). +51 x. Jacob "Joel" HOLLEY (born on 5 Dec 1791). +52 xi. Pinckney HOLLEY (born in 1798). 14. John Henry HOLLEY (James-2, John-1) was born in 1751 in Clinton, Sampson Co., NC. He died on 4 Sep 1834 in Sparta, White Co., TN. John Henry HOLLEY and Sarah WARD were married on 6 Nov 1780 in Kenanville, Duplin Co., NC. Sarah WARD was born. John Henry HOLLEY and Sarah WARD had the following children: +53 i. William E. HOLLEY (born about 1795). +54 ii. Ziliah HOLLEY (born in 1797). 55 iii. Julian HOLLEY was born in 1799. could be Jesse or Jacob. +56 iv. Susanah HOLLEY (born between 1800 and 1825). 57 v. Sarah HOLLEY was born about 1820 in Smith Co., TN. 16. Tamor HOLLEY (James-2, John-1) was born in 1756 in Kenanville, Duplin Co., NC. Joseph BARKS was born. 19. Ephram HOLLEY (Jacob-2, John-1) died about 1821 in Edgefield Co., SC. Data on this family by ****** the tie for this line is Ephram Holley. Mar 2000 Data from Bill Page Jan 2000 his tie to main line is Ephram Holley 1810 census , Edgefield Co, South Carolina Text: " Ephraim Holley Katherine Son <10 Elinor <10 Title: Census Author: United States Census 1810, Edgefield Co, South Carolina 1820 Census, Wilkinson Co, Georgia Text: Ephraim Katherine Son >16 Elinor 11-16 Son <10 Hazael <10 Ephram HOLLEY and Mary Katherine or Katherine Mary CROWDER were married. Mary Katherine or Katherine Mary CROWDER was born. Ephram HOLLEY and Mary Katherine or Katherine Mary CROWDER had the following children: 58 i. Unknown HOLLEY was born about 1808 in Edgefield Co., SC. +59 ii. Elinor HOLLEY (born about 1809). +60 iii. Hazael HOLLEY (born on 19 Apr 1812). 61 iv. Unknown HOLLEY was born about 1813. Fourth Generation 22. Rev. James Milton HOLLEY II (James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 14 Mar 1774 in Chesterfield Co, SC. He died on 22 Sep 1852 in Lowndes Co., AL. He was buried in Oakview Cem. Lowndes Co., AL. He was Methodist. Patricia Nicholas Edward-26 Robin Wood Place-Purism MS 39475 (97). Her tie is through Mary Matilda Holly B 1830. (Mary Matilda Holley is Godfrey Lee Holly's sister) Comfrey children were Lee G,born 1834 and Jesse born 1841 living in Sumter Co AL in 1850 with their step-father, Archibald PIPKINS. There is a widow, Lydia, born 1793 in GA and was in Chochaw Co AL who is probably connected. Arnold is living Green Co MS Marriage records are in Willow Co AL Marriage recorded on LSD Dig pig 2718 GA (1988) Data on this line also by Gene Lynch - 511 Brown Drive - Wake Village TX 75501 Ph 903-838-9679 --- E-Mail Dec 1999. His line tie to James Holley and Mary Bryant. Data on this line is by Charlotte Hamilton < dchamilton@mindspring.com> Jan 00, Her tie is to James Milton Holley b 1774. Data on this line by Jerry Matherson Mar 2000--His tie is James Milton Holley b 1774 Rev. James Holley was patstor of Lowensboro Methodist Ch. Received of Joseph A. White and Jefferson Holley extor of the last will and Testament of James Holley Dec. Five Hundred Fourteen dollars and 34 cents. in full of my distriburtion shares of the estate of said James Holley, My good father this 6 day of Feb. 1856 Signed Milton Holly. Abstract of Will of James Milton Holley--Perry Co., AL 19 Sept 1851 executed by James Hollely and wife Elizabeth Holley. This was a statment of intent to will to each other. Bk B pg 529 and --------- In 8 Jul 1852 James Holley executed another will summerized as: 1. give to my grandchildren, the five of my daughter Martha and her former husband Needham Bryan now deceased the sum of $25.00 each. 2. give to stepson, Joseph A White $500.00 3, divide remaining estates after debts paid into three equal parts and one part ot Jedfferson Holley, one to the children of my son Thomas L. Holley deceased and other part to my daughter Martha Duffie and her children by her present husband Thomas Duffie. Rev. James Milton HOLLEY II and Mary BRYANT 1st wife were married on 21 Mar 1796 in Richmond Co, GA. Mary BRYANT 1st wife was born about 1778 in SC. She died between 1825 and 1830 in Richmond, GA. !Father John Bryant-Mother Susannah ? (remarried after John's death) Data from Richmond Co GA marriage records and deeds. Rev. James Milton HOLLEY II and Mary BRYANT 1st wife had the following children: +62 i. Marshall B. HOLLEY (born in 1791). +63 ii. James III HOLLEY (born about 1797). +64 iii. Sally HOLLEY. 65 iv. Eli Bryant HOLLEY was born about 1800 in SC. +66 v. Jetro HOLLEY (born in 1802). +67 vi. Thomas L. HOLLEY (born about 1803). +68 vii. Martha B. HOLLEY (born about 1805). +69 viii. Jefferson HOLLEY (born in 1807). +70 ix. Arnold HOLLEY (born in 1812). +71 x. Godfrey HOLLEY 1st husb (born about 1814). Rev. James Milton HOLLEY II and Mrs. Elizabeth FISHER-WHITE 2nd wife were married about 1823 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. Mrs. Elizabeth FISHER-WHITE 2nd wife was born in 1774 in NC. She died on 1 Jun 1853. Rev. James Milton HOLLEY II and Mrs. Elizabeth FISHER-WHITE 2nd wife had the following children: 72 i. Joseph A. HOLLEY was born. 23. Unknown HOLLEY (James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born. !Married Ephriam PONDER Unknown HOLLEY and Ephriam PONDER were married. Ephriam PONDER was born. 24. Martha HOLLEY (James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1861 in Coosa Co., AL. !Married Willaim HOBBS 16 April 1795 Martha HOLLEY and William HOBBS were married on 16 Apr 1795. William HOBBS was born. 25. Frances HOLLEY (James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1780 in SC. !Married Willis MONK 21 Sept 1799 Frances HOLLEY and Willis MONK were married on 21 Sep 1799. Willis MONK was born. Frances HOLLEY and Willis MONK had the following children: +73 i. Mary MONK. 26. Mary HOLLEY (James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born. !Married William BRYAN 5 June 1796 Mary HOLLEY and William BRYANT were married on 5 Jun 1796. William BRYANT was born. 27. Col. John HOLLEY (Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1759 in NC. John Holley and wife Anna Holder and Betty Bass wit. the will of John Holder in Sampson Co. NC on 23 Jun 1780 and John Holley exhibited the will for Probater on 8 Feb 1796 . (Col.) John Holley, b. c. 1759 NC, md. Anna Holder. Children (at least): Jonathan Holley; and David Holley. John Holley, Anna Holley, and Betty Bass witnessed the will of John Holder in Sampson Co., NC, 23 June 1780, and John Holley, Esq., exhibited the will for probate on 8 Feb 1796; John Holley and Amos Runnels were executors. A John Holley appears extensively in the published abstracts of the Sampson County Court Minutes, 1784-1800. Col. John HOLLEY and Anna HOLDER were married. Anna HOLDER was born. Col. John HOLLEY and Anna HOLDER had the following children: 74 i. Jonathan HOLLEY was born. 75 ii. David HOLLEY was born. 76 iii. Anna HOLLEY was born. 28. Sherwood HOLLEY Sr. (Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1760 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. Moved to Anson Co., NC abt 1815 and then to AL Sherwood Holley, Sr., [likely] a son of Edward Holley, was born between 1760-1770. He was probably born in Duplin County, North Carolina, where Edward Holley was living at the time. Sherwood Holley moved about 1815 to Anson County, North Carolina, and later to Alabama. It is certain that Sherwood Holley, Jr., was his son; however, the other children listed below are possible children, but not proved. His wife has not been identified. 1. (Female) Holley, b. ca. 1788 (10-16/1800). 2. James Martin Holley, b. 1790 (60-1850) Sampson Co., NC, md. Mary . 3. William P. Holley, b. ca. 1793, Sampson Co., N.C., md. (bnd) 21 Dec 1818 Sally McQueen. 4. Sherwood Holley, Jr., b. 1795 (55-1850) Sampson Co., N.C., md. (bnd) 8 Nov 1815 Cumberland Co., NC, Elizabeth Porter, and d. 1851. __________ 1790 Census, Sampson County 'Sherod' Holley was enumerated in Fayette District, Sampson County, in 1790 with 1 male of 16 upwards, 1 male under 16, and 2 females in the household. Granted 50 Acres in Nov 1791 Sherwood Holley was granted 50 acres on Williamson Swamp in Sampson County in Nov 1791. 13 Nov 1791. "State of No. Carolina Sampson County, To the Surveyor of Said County You are heareby Commanded to Survey Lay out and admeasure for John Segrefs 50 Acres of Land in the County Aforesaid agreable to his entry a Copy of which is heareunto annexed and Such Survey Is to be made to You -- Return to the Secretary's office agreable to Law for which this Shall be your Warrant. Given Under my hand this 9th of March 1792 John Crumpler E (?) "No. 285 50 Acres ... on Williamson Swamp including his Own improvements." On one page, the name "John Segrefs" was crossed through and "Sherrod Holly" was written above the crossed out name. "50 Acres No. 285 9th March 1792 Sampson County" "To Mr hearan Suvr Sr please to make the Return of this new entre Land of mine in Sherod Holley name and you will much oblige your humble Servant John Segrest this 7th Day of march 1792 To Mr Enoc Hearan Surva.r" "Survey'd for Sherod Holley 50 acres of land in Sampson County on Williamson Swamp Including his Improvements Beginning at a Juniper in a branch on his Old line by John Wilfons Corner Thence with Holleys line So. 30 Est. 50 poles to his Corner a Stake in his field by a pear tree Thence with his line No. 60 Et. 134 pole to a pine on his line Thence So. 20 Et. 108 pole to a pine on the side of Williamsons Swamp Thence Down the Swamp as it meanders to the mout (sic) of a branch thence up the branch as it meanders to the Beginning February 24th 1795 Wm Strickling & Sherod Holley Cn. Bearers E. Herring Survr." From Sec. of State's Office, Raleigh: "Sampson Co., N.C., warrants and plats returned 1 Feb 1797 (1792?) - Sherod Holley 50A - warrant #285." Witnessed Deeds in Dec 1791 Sherwood (Sherrod) Holley, James Goodwin, and Lewis Jackson witnessed three deeds in Dec 1791. 31 Dec 1791, Sampson County. Richard Godwin to Oezus (Azeus) Beeman (Beaman) of Wayne County, 125 "Silver Dollars" for 100 acres "On the South side of Starling swamp near Thomas Bullards line and Joining the Sandy Bottom Branch." Land was "a tract of land granted to Richard Godwin by a pattent Bearing date" 8 Oct 1787. Wit: Jas. Godwin, Sherrod Holly, and Lewis (?) Jackson. 31 Dec 1791, Sampson County. Richard Godwin to Ozius Beaman of Wayne County, 275 "siller [silver] Dollars" for two tracts. The first tract consisted of 160 acres "in Sampson County formerly Duplin County ... on both sides of Starlings swamp Beginning ... on the West side of the said Swamp Below the mouth of Jumping Run." Deed mentions the head of a branch, "the Cowford (Cornford?)," and "the old line." The land was "part of a tract ... granted to Richard Godwin by a pattent Bearing date" 10 Nov 1784. The second tract consisted of 40 acres "On the North side of Starlings swamp it Being part of a tract ... granted to John Starling as by pattent doth appear Bearing date" 11 July 1789. Deed mentions Richard Godwin's upper corner and Thomas Bullard. Wit: Sherwood Holly, James Godwin, and Lewis Jackson. 31 Dec 1791, Sampson County. Richard Godwin (of the "County of Sampson and formerly Duplin County") to James Beaman of Wayne County [Grantor is listed as Richard B. Godwin in the heading], 100 "Silver Dollars" for 100 acres "on both sides of Starlings swamp and sand Hill Branch including his Improvements Beginning ... On the North side of sand Hill branch Below the mill." Land was "a tract of land granted to Richard Godwin By pattent Bearing date" 10 Nov 1784. Wit: James Godwin, Sherrod Holly, and Lewis Jackson. Appointed Constable in May 1793 On 15 May 1793, the Court "Ordered that Mr. Sherod Holley be appointed Constable for Capt. Ryall's District, with bond of 200 pounds." Constable in Nov 1793 The County Court Minutes for Tue., 12 Nov 1793 contain the following entry: "Neil Culbreath vs Abraham Sterlin: Sherod Holley, Constable, returned into court an execution levied on 100 acres, the property of the defendant. Ordered that the Clerk make out an order of sale according to law." On Jury to Lay Off Road in Aug 1796 The Sampson County Court Minutes for 10 Aug 1796 contain the following: 10 Aug 1796, Sampson County. "Ordered that Lewis Jackson, Samuel Peters, John Peters, James Beaman, Ozborn Holley, Ozias Beaman, Sherrod Holley, William Jackson, Reddick Holley, Duncan Blew, Cato Lee, William Bass, Burrell Bass, James Hartley, Daniel Dudley, John Keen, Jr., Nathan Jackson, Jr., Nathan Godwin, Thomas Bullard, Abner Horn, and Hardy Draughon be a jury to lay off a new road leading from Sampson court house, crossing Cohary at or near Jackson's pond, thence to the pine log on Black Mingo, and that they report ... to our next court; and that John Holley, Esquire, attend the jury and qualify them as the law directs." Appointed Next Term Juror in Aug 1797 On 14 Aug 1797, the Court "Ordered that the following persons … Sherrod Holley … be Jurors at the November term next." Witnesses Jackson Deed in Dec 1797 Sherrod Holly witnessed with Reddick Holly in Dec 1797 when William Jackson, Sr., sold 200 acres to Josiah Jackson. 2 Dec 1797, Sampson County. William Jackson, Sr., to Josiah Jackson, 20 pounds for 200 acres "as by the Platt doth appear granted to the said William Jackson Bearing date … 1784 and On the West side of Little Cohara in the fork of Pussells Branch Beginning … below the fork of said branch." Deed mentions the Cypress Pond and Pusell's Branch. Wit: Sherrod Holly and Reddick Holly. On Jury to Lay Off Road in May 1798 The Sampson County Court Minutes for Tue., 15 May 1798, contain the following: 15 May 1798, Sampson County. "Joab Blackman returned ... a petition to lay off a new road leading from Great Cohary near Bartholomew Gainey's to Black River (South Black?) at McCloud's Ferry, and that William Strickland, Sr., Jeremiah Tew, Phillip Tew, Samuel Peters, Sharod Holley, Readich Holley, Westbrook Lee, Noel Gainey, Willis West, Reubin Williams, Nathaniel Williams, Jacob Williams, Isaac Williams, David Grantham, James Holley, Abraham Gainey, Sampson Lee, and James Westbrook be a jury to lay off the same, and that George Jackson summons the same, and that John Holley, Esquire, qualify the jury as the law directs." Witnesses Keen to Page Deed in Aug 1798 Sherwood Holley witnessed with John Keen, Jr., in Aug 1798 when John Keen Sr. sold 150 acres to Samuel Page. 13 Aug 1798, Sampson County. John Kean, Jr.? (Deed was signed "John Keen Sr.") to Samuel (Sam) Page, 3 pounds for 150 acres "On the South side of Starling swamp as by Patent doth appear granted to John Segrist Bearing Date (20 July 1788) ... Beginning at his own Corner On the side of Starling swamp." Wit: Sherrod Holly and John Keen, Jr. Witnesses Godwin to Page Deed in Aug 1798 Sherwood Holley with John Keen in Aug 1798 when Richard Godwin sold land to Ephraim Page. 14 Aug 1798, Sampson County. Richard Godwin to Ephraim Page (a cooper), 15 pounds for a tract of land "in the fork of Starling swamp and the sand Hill dismal and Joining the upper line of James Beamans land Beginning at the said Beamans line Near Sand Hill." The line ran "Near the Run of Starling Swamp." Wit: Sherwood Holly and John Keen. Appointed Road Overseer in Aug 1798 On 13 Aug 1798, the court "Ordered that Sherrod Holley be overseer of the road from Readick Holley's to McCloud's Ferry, and that Readick Holley … Osburn Holley … Matthew Porter, Mark Porter … and their hands work under him." Juror in Nov 1798 The County Court Minutes for 12 Nov 1798 contain the following: "Ordered that ... Sherrod Holley, ... be a jury to attend at February term of court next." Grand Juror in 1799 The County Court Minutes for Mon., 11 Feb 1799 contain the following: "Grand Jury being impannelled and sworn, to wit: Daniel Williams, foreman, Thomas Cook, Henry Williams, William Newman, Sherrod Holley, Joshua Chesnut, Neil Culbreath, Sherrod Brown, Biggars Mobley, Peter Ballard, Arthur Chesnut, William Blackburn and William Thomas, was retired to business." Richard Holley Replaces Sherrod Holley As Road Overseer in 1799 The County Court Minutes for Tue., 12 Feb 1799, contain the following: "Ordered that Richard Holley be overseer of the road in the room of Sherrod Holley, and the usual hands work." Proves Deed of Gift in Feb 1799 The County Court Minutes for Thurs., 14 Feb 1799, contain: "A gift from Lewis Bass to Burrell Bass for 50 acres proved by Sherwood Holley." Superior Court Commissioner in May 1799 'Sherrod' Holley was among the Commissioners in Sampson County on 13 May 1799. The County Court Minutes for Tue., 14 May 1799, contain: "The court met according to adjournment. The worshipful Laban Tayloe, David Dodd, James Oates, Thomas Marsh, Sherrod Holley and Jonathan Parker, Esquires, present." ... "Ordered that the following justices take the list of taxables for 1799 and return their lists to the next term of court: Laban Tayloe for Butler's District, Thomas Marsh for Hall's, Alexander McPhail for Autry's, Sherrod Holley for Draughon's, Hardy Ryal for Crumpler's, Sessoms Parker for Frazer's, Kedar Bryan for Matthis', James Oates for Oates', Nathaniel Thornton for Thornton's, James Thompson for Faison's, Hardy Ryall for Faircloth's, and David Dodd for Robertson's." Returned List of Taxables in Aug 1799 The County Court Minutes for Tue., 13 Aug 1799, contain: "... Sherrod Holley returned into court the list of taxables in Capt. Draughon's Company for 1799 ... " The same minutes contain: "Sherrod Holley returned to court a report of the jury which was appointed to lay off a new road leading from John Jackson's to the pine log on Black Mingo Swamp." Present at Court in Nov 1799 On 12 Nov 1799 … "The court met according to adjournment. The worshipful David Dodd, Laban Tayloe, David Bunting and Sherrod Holley, Esquires, present." Mentioned in Edward Holley Estate in Feb 1800 The County Court Minutes for 9 Feb 1800 contain: "Sarah Holley widow of Edward Holley Decd. Came into Court and prayed for an allowance to be Made her of twelve months provisions out of her Decd. Husband's estate, agreeable to a act of the Genl. Afsembly And that Sherrod Holley Esqr. and Joseph Dawson and Osburn Holley lay off the Same - Which Was Granted--" On 10 Feb 1800, David Bunting, Sherrod Holley, Alexander Mcfail Esqrs. present ... "Mrs. Sarah Holley Widow of Edwd. Holley Decd. came into Court by her friend Sherrod Holley Esqr. and prayed leave to keep together all the property of her Decd. Husband for the Support of herself and children By Giving a Bond in the Sum of two Hundred and fifty pounds and offers for her Security Jeremiah Tew and Sherrod Holley -- Who Was Approved of." On 11 Feb 1800, Tue., the court met according to adjournment. The worshipful David Bunting, Sherrod Holley and Alexander McPhail, Esquires, present. ... Grand Jury being impanneled, to wit, James Butler, foreman, Biggars Mobley, Charles Gavin, Daniel Kinsey, Osburn Holley, Elias Gainey, John Turner, William Clinton, John Wright, Edward Morgan, George Hobbs, Readrick Holley, and Raiford Crumpler, retired to business. 1800 Sampson County Census In 1800, listed before Sherwood Holley in the census were: John Wilson, Ann Holder (in 1780, John Holley was co-executor of will of John Holder, whose wife was Ann Holder), Southward Segars, Richard Godden, and Samuel Peters. The 1800 enumeration for Sherwood 'Holly' was as follows: 3 males 0-10, 1 male 26-45; 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45 Listed after Sherwood Holley were: Samuel Page, Ephraim Page, Thomas Bullard, and Micajah Williford. Mathew Porter appears on the next page. He may have been the father of Elizabeth Porter who married Sherwood Holley, Jr., in 1815. Account Sales for Edward Holley Estate, 1801 The 1801 County Court Minutes contain: "Sherrod Holley Esqr. Returned into Court the account Sales of the estate of Edwd Holley Decd. Which Was filed and returned the allowance for the Widow for twelve months Which Was filed." Witnesses Deed for Osborn Holley in May 1801 'Sherrod' Holly and John McQuoradale witnessed on 9 May 1801 when Duncan Blue {Blues} sold for 15 pounds to Ozborn (Orsborn) Holley 100 acres "Beginning at ... Daniel Blues and Ozburn Hollys Corner." The deed mentions Edward Holly. Resigned as Justice of the Peace in May 1801 Sherwood Holley served as a Justice of the Peace in Sampson County and resigned in a letter to Governor Alexander dated May 1801. Attends William Porter Estate in 1802 The 1802 Sampson County Court Minutes contain: "Saml Porter ... prayed Administration on the estate of William Porter Decd. Which Was Granted ... "Ordered that Joseph Dawson George Lassiter and Wm. Gainey be a committee to lay off twelve months provision for use of the Widow Porter & her family ... and that Sherrod Holley attend and qualify them as the Law Requires." Buys Land Next to Reddick Holley in Jan 1802 Sherwood Holley bought two tracts in Jan 1802 amounting to 233 acres, adjoining Reddick Holley. 8 Jan 1802, Sampson County. John Dickson of Cumberland County Attorney for Robert Charles Johnson "of the City and State of Newyork" to Sherwood Holley (The Power of Attorney was dated 9 Apr 1801), L28.2.6 for 233 acres of land in two tracts. The first tract consisted of 128 acres "On the head of Casers and Starling swamp Beginning ... East Herrings Corner in John Wilsons line." The deed mentions "his line of another survey," Jessee Strickland, the Steer Pond, Reddick Holly, and Herring's line. The second tract lay "Between Williamsons and Starlings swamp Beginning ... Near the south Edge of Starling swamp thence ... to apine thence North East Corner of (200) Acres of land survey patented Armstrong and Jones thence Continued ... with that line," etc. Deed mentions "said Holleys field" "Holleys line of a 50 acres survey," Wilson's line, Holder's line, and Starling Swamp. The two tracts were "part of the Contents of a patent granted to Roger Alden for 30,000 acres in the year 1796 and by said Roger Alden Conveyed to said Robert Charles Johnson by deed." Wit: John Wilson and Matthew Strickland. Witnesses Johnston to 'Siegress' Deed in Jan 1802 Sherwood Holley and Robert Sanders witnessed on 28 Jan 1802 in Sampson County when John Dickson (attorney for Robert Charles Johnston) sold 124 acres of the Alden grant to "Southwood Seigress (Segress)." The land was on the "North side of Standley Swamp and including part of the said Hill Dismal." Witnesses Johnston to Holder Deed in June 1802 Sherwood Holley witnessed in June 1802 when Robert Charles 'Johnson' sold 100 acres to Jesse Holder. 22 June 1802, Sampson County. John Dickson of Cumberland County Attorney for Robert Charles Johnson ... to Jesse Holder, L12.10.0 for 100 acres "On the North side of Johnstons or Starling swamp Joining said Holders land On the upper side Beginning ... in the Edge of Wolfs branch on Southwood Segress line." The deed mentions the north side of the new road. The land was "part of the Contents of a patent granted to Roger Alden for 30,000 Acres ... in the year 1796 and by said Alden conveyed to Robert Chales Johnson By deed." Wit: Sherrod Holley. Witnesses Deed in Aug 1802 'Sherrod' Holly and John Keen, Sr., witnessed on 20 Aug 1802 when Habon [Labon?] Jackson sold to John McCorquadille (McCorquadill, McCorquodile), 25 pounds for 100 acres "Beginning … On the side of Williamson's Swamp Near John Segress Corner." The land included "Lowden Jackson's improvements." [Sampson Co., NC, Deeds, Bk. 12, p. 277] Witnesses Will of John Keen, Sr., in Dec 1803 Sherwood 'Holly,' Hillery Laton, and Elam Dudley witnessed the will of John Keen, Sr., in Sampson County on 12 Dec 1803. Wife: Elizabeth Keen. Sons: William, John Keen. Exec. Wife, Elizabeth, Son, John Keen. On 6 Feb 1804, "Sherrod Holley produced to Court the last will and Testament of John Keen Senr. Which was admitted to probate by the Oath of Sherrod Holley as [one] of the Subscribing Witnefses and ordered [to] be Registered." Buys 104 Acres from Robert Charles Johnston in Dec 1804 Sherwood Holley bought 104 acres in Sampson County from Robert Charles Johnston in Dec 1804. 18 Dec 1804, Sampson County. "John Dickson Attorney for R.C.J. Deed to Sher. Holley … This Indenture ... between John Dickson of the County of Cumberland ... as attorney in fact for Robert Charles Johnston of the City and State of New York ... and Sherwood Holley of the Co XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Sherwood Holley, Jr. was a son of Sherwood Holley of North Carolina. He was born in 1784 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. A marriage bond was made 8 Nov 1815 regarding his marriage to Elizabeth Porter, who was born in 1795 in Cumberland County. The Holleys migrated as an extended family from Sampson to Anson County, North Carolina, sometime between 1815 and 1820, and soon went on to Alabama, arriving there by 1821. Elizabeth died in 1843 in Alabama, and Sherwood Holley, Jr., later moved to Yalobusha County, Mississippi. He "died in 1866 in route from Arkansas to Mississippi," according to a granddaughter. The children of Sherwood Holley, Jr., and Elizabeth Porter were: 1. George Washington Holley, b. (34-1850) 1816 Cumberland Co., NC, md. Mary Bowen (b. (27-1850) 1823 SC, a dau. of Richard Bowen). Children: Isaac Holley, b. (11-1850) 1839 AL; Jane Holley, b. (8-1850) 1842 [of] Yalobusha Co., MS; Richard Holley, b. (6-1850) 1844 [of] Yalobusha Co., MS; Thomas Holley, b. (2-1850) 1848 [of] Yalobusha Co., MS. 2. Mark Holley, b. c. 1818 Cumberland Co., NC. 3. Milly Maria, b. 15 Jan 1821 St. Clair Co., AL, d. 17 Sep 1890 Coleman, Coleman Co., TX, md. (1) Sep 1837 Mr. Bell (div). Child: Emily Bell, b. c. 1838 AL, md. 1854 Mr. Sparks. Milly Maria md. (2) Aug 1847 Coffeeville, Yalobusha Co., MS, Isaac Moore Bowen (b. 1816 nr Greenville, Greenville Co., SC, d. 5 Feb 1868 Collin Co., TX, a son of Richard Bowen). Children: Ferdinand Malone ("Bud") Bowen (twin), b. 20 Dec 1848, md. (1) 19 May 1869 Julia Anne Martin (d. 1881), md. (2) 17 Sep 1884 Alice ("Alcie") Berry; Georgia Anne Bowen (twin), b. 20 Dec 1848, , d. 30 Dec 1921, md. 10 Jan 1869 Thomas A. Wilkins; John Madison Bowen, b. c. 1851 "lived 18 mo."; Baby Boy Bowen, b. c. 1852, "lived only 2 days"; Richard Sherwood Bowen, b. 6 May 1854 nr Plano, Collin Co., TX, d. Dec 1898, md. Jennie Miles. Milly Maria md. (3) May 1869 P. P. Poindexter. 4. John E. Holley, b. (25-1850) 1825 nr Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, md. 24 May 1848 Yalobusha Co., MS, Lucinda W. Reed, b. (26-1850) 1824 AL, d. bef. 1880, a dau. of John Reed; she md. (1) Henry Clyburn. Children: James Sherwood Holley, b. 1849 Yalobusha Co., MS, d. 11 July 1891 nr Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, md. (bnd) 17 Nov 1869 Yalobusha Co., MS, Caroline L. Tharpe (b. 27 Feb 1839 TN, d. 29 Dec 1903 Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS, a dau. of (Dr) William Tharpe and Bellesant Martin; William P. Holley, b. 1853 Yalobusha Co., MS; John Reed Holley, b. 18 Mar 1855 Yalobusha Co., MS; md. (bnd) 21 May 1876 Mary A. Rose, d. 23 Oct 1887; Leana W. Holley, b. 1857 Yalobusha Co., MS; William B. Holley, b. c. 1858 Yalobusha Co., MS; David Monroe Holley, b. 29 Mar 1859 Yalobusha Co., MS, d. 9 Oct 1885, md. (lic) 18 Dec 1882 E. M. Hyde; Ruth Holley, b. 1862 Yalobusha Co., MS, md. (bnd) 15 Sep 1885 S. B. Ross; and Latt Holley, md. Mitchell Dav__. 5. Sylvania Holley, b. (21-1850) 1829 nr Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, md. Frank Birdsong. 6. Elizabeth Holley, b. c. 1831 nr Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, d. young. 7. Rosannah Holley, b. 27 July 1834 nr Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, d. 12 Sep 1878 Yalobusha Co., MS, md. 22 Feb 1854 Yalobusha Co., MS, Archabald Shaw. Children: James Sherwood Shaw; John Richard Shaw; Archibald Shaw; Charles Young Shaw; Archibald Washington Shaw; Rosanna Mariah Shaw; Lurah Shaw; Holley Shaw; Elizabeth Minerva Shaw. 8. Isaac Caswell Holley, b. c. 1836 AL, d. bef. 1850. 9. Jerutha Minerva ("Minervy") Holley, b. Jan 1839 Talladega Co., AL, d. 29 Aug 1892 Yorktown, DeWitt Co., TX, bur. Nordheim, DeWitt Co., TX, md. 14 Sep 1859 Airmount, Yalobusha Co., MS, John Peter Rogers (b. 15 Mar 1828 Pickensville, Pickens Co., AL, d. 7 May 1903 Choate, Karnes Co., TX, bur. Choate, a son of Isaac Rogers and Ellen ____). Children (all b. Airmount, Yalobusha Co., MS): William Columbus Rogers, b. 1861, d. 13 May 1939, md. Miss McMenn; John Peter Rogers, Jr., b. 10 Dec 1863, d. 10 Feb 1918, md. 26 Dec 1885 Mary Elizabeth Murphree; Stanford Rogers, b. 20 Feb 1865, d. 6 June 1880; Mary Elizabeth Rogers, b. 3 May 1868, d. 21 Nov 1952, md. 1 Jan 1886 Charles Jackson Overby; Isaac Louis Rogers, b. 10 Dec 1870, d. 10 Feb 1936, md. 20 Nov 1890 Dora Hazeltine Collums; Iola Rogers, b. 10 Aug 1873, d. 13 Apr 1946, md. 29 Aug 1902 Henderson Robinson; Robert Rogers, b. 4 Oct 1875, d. May 1883; Edmond Porter Rogers, b. 16 July 1877, d. 29 July 1948, md. 11 Sep 1898 Eula Pearl Sharpe. 10. Esprey [Epsey, Epps] Holley, b. (10-1850) 1840 AL, d. 1865 AR, md. 3 Aug 1859 John Barton. __________ Memories of Milly Maria Holley Poindexter Following are excerpts from the life sketch of Milly Maria Holley Poindexter, in possession (in 1963) of Mrs. Dove Bowen Davidson of San Antonio, Texas. Milly Maria was a daughter of Sherwood Holley, Jr., and Elizabeth Porter. "I have been thinking of writing a sketch of my life for several years and now Jan 15- 1886 when I am 65 years old I commence the task- to while away the time- "I was born Jan-15-1821 in St Clair Co-Ala- Lived there a short time- when we moved to Jefferson Co. on the Little Peabody- There we lived until I was 13 yrs-old- Here was campmeetings and all the family was baptized- My father and mother were devoted Christians. "I must tell about my father and mother Sherwood Holley Jr and Elizabeth Porter both were born in Cumberland Co. N.C.- Father in 1784 was large and fine looking weighed over 200 lbs- Blue eyes, black hair - a good education - a fine gun and black smith - a good carpenter - Lived mostly on farms- a very pleasant man always in a good humor, lively and full of fun and liked by every one- "Mother was born in 1795- fair skin, auburn hair, grey eyes- pretty even teeth- she was a very pretty woman- she was low and on the fleshy side- Her people were real well off- but she got nothing of it- she was a devoted wife and mother and very industrious- a good education- "They were married in N.C. in 1815- Had 2 boys before moving to Ala- in 1820. They stopt first in St Clair Co- where I was born in 1821- Later they moved to Jefferson Co- near Trussville- We lived here until we moved to Yalobusha Co- Miss- "There were 4 boys- Wash, Mark, John, Isaac- and 5 girls of us- Milly, Sylvania, Rosanna, Jerutha, & Esprey- All lived to be Christians- What a happy family we were- They are all gone but 2 or 3. "My grandfather and father had fine farms and orchards, good stock and a flour mill- Here the men folks killed wild deer and turkey and caught fish in traps- and we children gathered wild grapes- chessnuts, chinkerpins- "My father moved to Talladega Co- in 1836 In 1837 I married a Mr Bell- It was a very unhappy marriage- I had one child Emily- I loved my baby- (Mrs. Davidson made a note here: "Then they separated." There may be a break in the writings here, as provided by Mrs. Davidson.) "My dear mother died in 1843 and left my father with 6 children- I had to care for those children until I married Isaac Moore Bowen Aug- 1847- He was 27 yrs old- tall and fine looking- black hair blye eyes- round face and pretty white teeth- This was a happy marriage- Mr Bowen (Mrs. Davidson notes: "She never called him anything else") was b- in Greenville S.C. in 1816 When he was 9- His parents moved to Habersham Co. Ga- When he was 20 they moved to Cherokee Co. Ala- Here he taught school and helped with the farm- "Mr B- went to Yalobusha Co. Miss- It was here we met again and were married in 1847- "In Dec-20-1848 we had twin babies, a boy and a birl- Ferdinand and Georgia. "Oct 1851 several families of us set out for Texas- We landed in Collin Co- after more than 3 wks on road- Here we bought 320 acres of that fine black land- Here our second boy was born John Madison He only lived 18 mo.- Another boy lived only 2 days- On May 6- 1854 another new addition to our family- Richard Sherwood- "Mr B had to go to war- He was in most four years- As he was too old for combat duty- He guarded the prisoners in and around Tyler- I was left with my 3 children- The oldest boy 14- and 2 black girls- Mother Bowen was with us part of the time- "In 1866 Mr. B. came home to stay- He went to work on a new house- got only one room when it pleased the Lord to take him. Before he took sick he took Georgia up to Rockwell to go to school- It was Feb-5-1868 when he died- "In 1854 Emily married a Mr Sparks. "Jan-10-1869 Georgia married Tom Wilkins "May-1869 Mr P. P. Poindexter and I were married- (Mrs. Davidson notes: "I think was a marriage of convenience so she would have someone to go places with her- as her middle name was go until her death.") "May 19-1869- Ferdinand (Bud) married Julia Anne Martin- "My husband P.P.P.- a good citizen, strong & healthy- full of energy- His children were proud of him and he of them- "After Julia Anne's death in 1881 Bud sold out his merchantile store and moved out to West Texas- "In 1872 Dick saddled his horse and took out for the West- finally settled in Coleman Tex- where he helped to survey the city- Bud bought a sheep ranch and there we toiled for 1 ½ years- at a loss- "It was in 1872 Mr P- and I made a trip back to Miss- to see my folks- We were gone 4 mos- My mother & father gone- 2 of my brothers gone- In early 1883 Bud moved us to town in a nice new house- so that the 5 children could go to school- "In 1884 Bud married Alcie Berry- after a few mos- Mr P- and I moved down here to ourselves- Before we moved to ourselves we made a buggy trip up to San Angelo to visit the Miles- End." Mrs. Davidson added: "Sometime later they built a new home not too far from her 2 boys homes- when she got too feeble to care for self and husband they moved out in [the] country to live with dau- Georgia who was a widow with 8 ch- Mr P- went back to his people in Collin Co- where he died- Milly died in 1890." 1790 Census, Sampson County The 1790 census for North Carolina lists a 'Sherod Holly' living in Fayette District, Sampson County. In the household were one male over 16, one male under 16 (Sherwood Holley, Jr.), and two females. 1800 Census, Sampson County In 1800 in Sampson County, the Sherwood 'Holly' household contained one male 26-45, one female 26-45, one male 10-16 (Sherwood Holley, Jr.), and three females under 10. 1810 Census, Sampson County In 1810 in Sampson County, the 'Sherod Holly' household had two males 26-45, one female 45 or older, one female 16-26, one male 16-26, and two males 10-16. It is impossible to explain the make-up of the household as enumerated, based on what is known about the family. Marries Elizabeth Porter in Nov 1815 Sherwood Holley, Jr. married Elizabeth Porter in Cumberland Co., NC, in Nov 1815. The Cumberland County marriage bonds contain a record of Sherwood Holly, Jr. being bonded 8 Nov 1815 to marry. Eliz. Porter. Bondsmen were Sherwood Holly, Sr., and Robinson Mumford. 1830 Census, Jefferson County, Alabama Both Sherwood Holly, Sr., and Sherwood Holly, Jr., appear in the 1830 census of Jefferson Co., AL. In the Sherwood Holly, Sr., household there is one male 60-70 and one female 60-70. In the Sherwood Holly, Jr., household there is a male 30-40, a female 30-40, a male 10-15, a female 10-15, a male 5-10, a female 5-10, and two males under 5. Sherwood Holly, Jr.'s age seems to have been understated, based on his daughter's statement that he was born in 1784 and based on earlier census enumerations. END . Sherwood HOLLEY Sr. and UNKNOWN were married. UNKNOWN was born. Sherwood HOLLEY Sr. and UNKNOWN had the following children: +77 i. Sherwood HOLLEY Jr. (born in 1784). 78 ii. Unknown HOLLEY was born about 1788. +79 iii. James Martin Holley HOLLEY (born about 1790). +80 iv. William P. HOLLEY (born about 1793). 29. Osburn HOLLEY (Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1761 in Sampson-Duplin Co, NC. He died in 1847 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. Osburn Holley's land joined his father Edward. and the two were listed on the 1784 tax list Osbourn Holley, b. 1761 (age 84 on 24 Apr 1845) [of] Sampson Co., NC, d. 1847. Revolutionary War service (National Archives, S-7021). He may have md. a Blue. Children: Jane Holley, b. 1786; Rachel Holley, b. 1788; John Holley; James Holley; Sally Holley, b. 1804; Betsy Holley, b. 1806; Nancy Holley, b. 1808; Polly Holley; and Jennette Holley. Osbourn Holley's lands joined his father Edward's, and the two were listed together in the tax list of 1784. Osburn Holley was ordered to attend as a juror at the Aug 1793 session of Sampson County court.. Osburn HOLLEY and BLUE ?? were married. BLUE ?? was born. Osburn HOLLEY and BLUE ?? had the following children: 81 i. Jane HOLLEY was born in 1786. 82 ii. Rachel HOLLEY was born in 1788. +83 iii. John HOLLEY (born in 1794). +84 iv. James HOLLEY (born in 1798). 85 v. Sally HOLLEY was born in 1804. 86 vi. Betsy HOLLEY was born in 1806. 87 vii. Nancy HOLLEY was born in 1808. 88 viii. Polly HOLLEY was born. 89 ix. Jennette HOLLEY was born. 30. William P. HOLLEY (Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born between 1763 and 66 in Sampson Co., NC. Moved to Washinton Co. GA by 1808. . William Holley, b. c. 1763 NC, md. (1) 26 May 1781, md. (2) 3 Nov 1790 Anny Bledso. In Feb 1792, a deed from John Segrist to William Holley was ordered to be registered in Sampson Co. In Nov 1792, a deed from William Holley to John Wilson for 200 acres was ordered to be registered. Moved to Washington Co., GA, by 1808. Data on this line from Tim Long Aug 2000 William P. HOLLEY and Oney HILL 1st wife were married on 26 May 1781. Oney HILL 1st wife was born in Sampson Co., NC. William P. HOLLEY and Anny BLEDSO 2nd wife were married on 3 Nov 1790. Anny BLEDSO 2nd wife was born. William P. HOLLEY and Anny BLEDSO 2nd wife had the following children: +90 i. John HOLLEY (born on 12 Jul 1792). 91 ii. Unknown HOLLEY was born about 1793. 92 iii. Unknown HOLLEY was born about 1794. +93 iv. William HOLLEY (born about 1799). 94 v. Unknown HOLLEY was born about 1800. 95 vi. Sarah HOLLEY was born on 23 Sep 1828. 31. Reddick HOLLEY (Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1768 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. He died in 1855. Reddick Holley, b. 1768 Sampson Co., NC, md. Elizabeth , and d. c. 1855. Children: Larry Holley; Reddick Holley, Jr.; Edward Holley; Sherwood Holley; Willis Holley; John Holley; and Jesse H. Holley Reddick HOLLEY and Elizabeth were married. Elizabeth was born. Reddick HOLLEY and Elizabeth had the following children: 96 i. Larry HOLLEY was born. +97 ii. Willis HOLLEY (born in 1803). 98 iii. Reddick HOLLEY Jr. was born. 99 iv. John Sherwood HOLLEY was born. 100 v. John HOLLEY was born. 101 vi. Jesse H. HOLLEY was born. +102 vii. Edward HOLLEY (born about 1810). 32. Mary HOLLEY (Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1770 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. Mary Holley, b. c. 1770 Sampson Co., NC, md. Philip Tew. Children: Robert Tew; Osbourn Tew; Logan Tew; Alexander Tew; and Holly Tew. Mary HOLLEY and Philip TEW were married. Philip TEW was born. Mary HOLLEY and Philip TEW had the following children: 103 i. Robert TEW was born. 104 ii. Osbourn TEW was born. 105 iii. Logan TEW was born. 106 iv. Alexander TEW was born. 107 v. Holley TEW was born. 33. Sion HOLLEY (John-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1765 in Anderson Co., SC. He died about 1836 in Anderson Co., SC. Sion Holley's family apparently moved to TN because two of his daughters married in TN REPORT 1835 FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR IN OBEDIENCE TO RESOLUTIONS OF THE SENATE OF THE 5TH AND 30TH JUNE, 1834 AND THE 3RD OF MARCH, 1835. IN RELATION TO THE PENSION ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATESS SION HOLLY ANDERSON DISTRICT PRIVATE NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA UNDER GENERAL MARTIN $63.96 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $1,152.15 AMOUNT RECEIVED MARCH 27, 1818 PENSION STARTED Sion HOLLEY and Jane MORRIS were married about 1784. Jane MORRIS was born about 1782. She died on 11 Jan 1844 in Anderson, SC. Sion HOLLEY and Jane MORRIS had the following children: 108 i. John HOLLEY was born in 1784 in Lynches Creek, , SC. +109 ii. David HOLLEY (born in 1788). 110 iii. Margaret HOLLEY was born between 1785 and 1810. 111 iv. Jane HOLLEY was born between 1785 and 1810. 112 v. Rhoda HOLLEY was born between 1785 and 1810. 113 vi. Elizabeth HOLLEY was born between 1785 and 1810. 42. Richard HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 25 Dec 1769 in SC. He died on 15 Apr 1861 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. He was buried in White Church Cem., West Dora, Walker Co., AL. This Richard Holley and Mary Butler are from the files of Peggy Young Apr 2000. This has replaced the Richard Holley b 1769 that m 1st Rachal and had son Levi. Need to do some work on this one. This Richard Holley that m Rachel was b 2 Dec 1769 in Kershaw Co. SC. and he m Rachel in late 1700s. This is where the work has to be done. Richard HOLLEY and Rachel 1st wife were married late 1700s. Rachel 1st wife was born. Richard HOLLEY and Rachel 1st wife had the following children: +114 i. Levi HOLLEY (born on 27 Dec 1792). Richard HOLLEY and Mary BUTLER 2nd wife were married on 6 Nov 1839 in Tusculoosa, AL. Mary BUTLER 2nd wife was born about 1825 in SC. She was born in 1825 in SC. She died on 9 Aug 1902 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. She was buried in White Church Cem., West Dora, Walker Co., AL. She was blessed in White Church Cem., Dora, AL. Data from headstone. "Mary, wife of Richard Holley, died 9 Aug 1902 , age 70 years. Richard HOLLEY and Mary BUTLER 2nd wife had the following children: +115 i. Pinkney HOLLEY (born about 1841). 116 ii. Martha HOLLEY was born on 18 Apr 1842 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 117 iii. John HOLLEY was born about 1845 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 43. William T. HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 1 Aug 1771 in Cheraw Dist., , SC. He died on 5 Oct 1857 in Coffee Co, AL. He was buried in Holley Family Cem., Coffee Co, AL. !Data by Mrs Verna Inez HOLLEY PHILLIPS-P O Box 11201-Montgomery AL 36111-birth dated from "Early History of Covington Co AL-1821-1870 by W D Ward" Also 1840 census of Covington AL-William lived in Spartanburg Co SC in 1770s and moved to AL in 1818. Later data by Jean Holley Day - 52 W. Broadway - Danville IN 46122. (97) Other data by Lois A. Danley, 251 North Maryella Ave-Panama City, FL 32404 (97) Holley Cemetery at Holley's Ferry on Hew Elba-Kingston Highway, 1/4 mile north of concret bridge on Pea River. Only eleven graves. William and Charlotte Holley, Hosea, John , Eliza, Hosea Thomas Holley , Lewis J. Coon. It is believed that William and Charlotte had 7 boys and two girls. Came to Conecuh Co., at 1819, settling in Covington Co. AL near present city of Sanford on the waters of Five Run Creek. On Dec 23, 1823 purchased 80 ac. (NW1/4 of NW1/4 sec 13 T4 R16) William and Charlotte moved to Coffee Co. AL abt 1850. The records that connect William Holley of Covington Co., AL to the Lynches Creek area of South Carolina come from his marriage to Charlotte Massey. In Arthur Massey's will of 1801, he lists his daughter, Charlotte Holley. In 1818, when William sells his land before moving to Alabama, Charlotte renounces her dowry rights to the part coming from her father's estate. Finally in 1847 in Covington Co., William swore out an affadavit that he knew his future brother-in-law, Alston Massey, in South Carolina during the Revolution. The connection is further confirmed by a bible record for Richard Holley of the Lynches Creek area. It lists William Holley as one of his children, and gives the exact same birthdate as that recorded on William Holley's tombstone in the Holley Plantation Cemetary in Coffee Co., AL. Locating members of the Lynches Creek Holleys and Masseys in a particular district or county is complicated by the fact that from 1769 on, when the original Craven County was replaced, Lynches Creek has served as a boundary line. The original settlements of both families appear to have been on the east side of Lynches Creek, which became part of the Cheraw District, and in 1785, modern-day Chesterfield County. Between the mid 1780s and early 1790s, the families of both William Holley and Charlotte Massey seemed to have moved over to the west side of Lynches Creek. Until 1785, this was part of the Camden District, when it was renamed as Lancaster County. In 1791, however, this part of Lancaster was used to create the new county of Kershaw. William and Charlotte Holley lived in the extreme northeast corner of Kershaw County, within 5 miles of both Chesterfield and Lancaster. Holley and Massey relatives continued to live in all 3 counties, and may have owned land in more than one jurisdiction. In the censuses of 1790 and 1800, many of the Lynches Creek Holleys and Masseys were apparently missed. Finally, the courthouse records of Chesterfield County were burned during the Civil War, no doubt destroying some important papers of both families. William T. HOLLEY and Charlotte MASSEY were married after 1797. Charlotte MASSEY (daughter of ) was born on 25 May 1778 in Kershaw Co., SC. She died on 9 Jul 1855 in Coffee Co, AL. She was buried in Holley Family Cem., Coffee Co, AL. William T. HOLLEY and Charlotte MASSEY had the following children: +118 i. Hosea W. HOLLEY (born on 16 Feb 1799). +119 ii. Calvin HOLLEY 1st husb (born in 1803). +120 iii. Eli HOLLEY (born in 1805). +121 iv. Martha HOLLEY (born about 1806). +122 v. Alfred HOLLEY (born on 15 Feb 1811). +123 vi. John S. HOLLEY (born on 21 Feb 1813). +124 vii. William T. HOLLEY Jr. (born in 1817). 45. Keziah HOLLEY 1st wife (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 20 Dec 1774 in Cheraw Dist., South Carolina. She died in 1855 in Perry Co., AL. Keziah HOLLEY 1st wife and Oliver MASSEY were married. Oliver MASSEY (son of ) was born after 1772 in SC. He died in 1841 in Perry Co., AL. He was buried in Hopewell Church Cem.. Data from church records. Source: My Massey Family in England by Judge Frank A Massey - Civil Courts Bldg. Ft Worth TX 76102 Pg 80 Oliver who was on the 1810 census for Kershaw Co. SC apparently without any wife, seems to have four sons under age 10, one son 10 to 16, one daughter under 10 and two daughters 10 to 16 years of age. Oliver died in Perry Co. AL in 1841 at age of 69 (Hopewell Church Cem. Records). Some of his children were George and James died in Perry Co AL in 1850, Joseph (1814-1849) and his twin Lydia, wife of R. O Harris (1814-1849) , Aaron b 1826 and lived to be 22 years of age. He was married to Keziah Holley (daughter of Richard HOLLEY and Mary Elizabeth Unknown. Cem. Data from church records. Keziah HOLLEY 1st wife and Oliver MASSEY had the following children: 125 i. George MASSEY was born. 126 ii. James MASSEY was born. 127 iii. Joseph MASSEY was born in 1814. He died in 1847. Twin 128 iv. Lydia MASSEY was born in 1814. Twin 129 v. Aaron MASSEY was born in 1826. He died in 1848. 47. Ann HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 22 Aug 1778 in Kershaw, SC. Ann HOLLEY and Jeremiah SMITH were married. Jeremiah SMITH was born. 48. Lydia HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 14 Sep 1780 in Kershaw Co., SC. Lydia HOLLEY and Hugh DAVISON were married. Hugh DAVISON (son of ) was born about 1780. 50. Daniel HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 21 Nov 1785 in Kershaw Co., SC. SOURCE: 1860 Natchitoches Parish LA (households 1149 & 1148) This census lists a Daniel Holley, age 74 (placing birth date about 1786) living with Joel Brewer, age 40, planters born in South Carolina. Also in the household is Annie, age 30 b. SC. in the 1820 census Daniel Holley was on Chesterfield Co. SC census as head household. in the 1840 Census Daniel Holley was on Chesterfield Co., SC census as head household. in the 1850 Census Daniel Holley was on Chesterfield Co., SC census as living in William Taylor Household in the 1860 Census Daniel Holley was On Natchitoches Ph, LA census living with Joel Brewer Household that lived next door to Zachariah Holley. In the 1860 census a Daniel Holley was living with this family in LA. Next door is the family of Z. Holley, age 36, also a planter born in South Carolina, along with Margaret, 33; Mary A., 15; Nancy H., 12; Joanah [sic], 10; David, 7; and Harris, 3. All were born in South Carolina, except Harris, who was born in Louisiana. It could be assumed this Daniel is John's brother, that Annie is his daughter and he is living with her next door to his son, Zachariah. Further research will be needed to substantiate these relationships. Data from Cookie Holley 1998 Daniel HOLLEY had the following children: 130 i. Elizabeth HOLLEY was born on 27 Sep 1814. 131 ii. Margaret HOLLEY was born on 30 Mar 1816. 132 iii. Anna HOLLEY was born on 12 Oct 1821. +133 iv. Zachariah HOLLEY (born on 4 Dec 1823). 51. Jacob "Joel" HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 5 Dec 1791 in SC. He died about 1830 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. Data on this family from a FGS done prior to 1980 Elizabeth Sutton Great grand daughter of Elizabeth Holley and Samuel J Tompson. Material based on Family Records, Census records, marriage records of Monroe Co., AL and information from Mrs B. W Ganrud and Mrs. Marie Palmer. All this material on the family sent to me by Joan Baldy April 1999. Jacob "Joel" HOLLEY and Annie Elizabeth DAVISON were married. Annie Elizabeth DAVISON (daughter of ) was born about 1789 in IRELAND. She died after 1880 in Monroe Co., AL. Jacob "Joel" HOLLEY and Annie Elizabeth DAVISON had the following children: +134 i. John HOLLEY (born about 1811). +135 ii. Edwin HOLLEY (born about 1814). +136 iii. Margaret Holley HOLLEY (born about 1816). 137 iv. Annie HOLLEY was born. +138 v. Richard HOLLEY (born about 1822). +139 vi. James HOLLEY (born about 1828). +140 vii. Elizabeth HOLLEY (born about 1832). 52. Pinckney HOLLEY (Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1798. Data on this line from Sue Eubanks Dart 25 Jun 2001 Perry Co., AL, Orphans Court, May term 1839: George Sigler Guardian to J. A. Holley, Caroline Holley , Emaline Holley, Sarah Ann Holley, and Margaret Holley. Data from Frieda Reese Gaskin - P O Box 1084 Hidden Cove, Point Blank, TX (1990) Book B Page 90-91 Perry Co. AL The State of Alabama Perry County Personally appeared before me David McCullough Clerk of the County Court of Perry County in the state aforesaid Pinckney Holley one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing deed of conveyance and being by me duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw Burrell Taylor, Hughria Taylor and James L. Scarborough whose names appear signed to said deed and the makers of the same sign seal and deliver the foregoing deed of conveyance to the said Brisban Taylor and that he the deponent signed his name as a witness then in the presence of the said Burrel Taylor, Hughria Taylor, Burrel Thomas Welch, William Taylor and James L. Scarbourough and that he also saw Robert Brown the other witness thereunto sign the same their presence and in the presence of each other on the day and year therein mentioned. Sworn and subscribed before me this 23rd day of November 1830 Pinckney Holley ,D. McCullough Pinckney HOLLEY and Margaret "Peggy" BROWN were married. Margaret "Peggy" BROWN (daughter of ) was born. Pinckney HOLLEY and Margaret "Peggy" BROWN had the following children: 141 i. J. A. HOLLEY was born. +142 ii. Caroline HOLLEY. +143 iii. Emaline HOLLEY. +144 iv. Sarah Ann HOLLEY. 145 v. Margaret. HOLLEY was born. +146 vi. Anna Jane HOLLEY. 53. William E. HOLLEY (John Henry-3, James-2, John-1) was born about 1795. William E. HOLLEY and Rebecca were married about 1827 in Smith Co., TN. Rebecca was born. William E. HOLLEY and Rebecca had the following children: +147 i. John S. HOLLEY (born in 1828). +148 ii. James HOLLEY (born in 1829). 149 iii. Sarah HOLLEY was born in 1831 in Buffalo Valley, Smith Co., TN. Never married. +150 iv. William James HOLLEY (born on 19 Feb 1832). +151 v. Calvin Wade HOLLEY (born on 23 Feb 1835). +152 vi. Amanda W. HOLLEY (born in 1841). 54. Ziliah HOLLEY (John Henry-3, James-2, John-1) was born in 1797. Hezekiah L. STEPHENS was born. 56. Susanah HOLLEY (John Henry-3, James-2, John-1) was born between 1800 and 1825. Susanah HOLLEY and John PONDER were married on 15 Jan 1852. John PONDER was born in NC. 59. Elinor HOLLEY (Ephram-3, Jacob-2, John-1) was born about 1809 in Edgefield Co., SC. In 1850 in Blount Co., AL Elinor HOLLEY and Drury A. MORTON were married in 1829 in Hall Co., GA. Drury A. MORTON was born. 60. Hazael HOLLEY (Ephram-3, Jacob-2, John-1) was born on 19 Apr 1812 in Edgefield Co., SC. He died on 25 Sep 1892 in Potosi, Taylor Co., TX. After 1890 Ellis Co.,TX Hazae and Milly Holley moved near Potosi, Taylor Co. , TX 1. Data on this family by Bill Page Jan 2000 his tie to main line is Ephram Holley 2. Data on this family from Karen Jul 4 2001. Hazael HOLLEY and Sarah BYNUM 1st wife were married on 3 Sep 1833 in Blount Co., AL. Records posted in Blount Co.,AL Sarah BYNUM 1st wife was born in Blount Co. AL. Hazael HOLLEY and Sarah BYNUM 1st wife had the following children: +153 i. E. Katherine HOLLEY (born on 23 Jan 1835). 154 ii. Elijah HOLLEY was born on 16 May 1836. He died in 1864 in Hugernet Sprints, VA in Civil War. He was in Co. D, 6th Reg. of AL. +155 iii. Asa Bynum HOLLEY (born on 2 Mar 1839). Hazael HOLLEY and Sarah MORTON 2nd wife were married on 2 Jan 1842 in Marshall Co., AL. Sarah MORTON 2nd wife was born on 25 Mar 1819 in Blount Co., AL. She died on 29 Apr 1864 in Titus Co., TX. Hazael HOLLEY and Sarah MORTON 2nd wife had the following children: +156 i. Mary HOLLEY (born on 9 Oct 1842). +157 ii. Jesse Benson HOLLEY (born on 2 Feb 1844). 158 iii. Martha Jane HOLLEY was born on 17 Dec 1845 in Blount Co., AL. She died in 1880 in Ellis Co, TX. Never married +159 iv. Dicey HOLLEY 2nd wife (born on 22 Dec 1847). +160 v. Rhoda Manilla HOLLEY (born on 17 Oct 1849). +161 vi. Sarah Selemma HOLLEY (born on 13 Aug 1851). +162 vii. Emily Josephine HOLLEY (born on 15 Apr 1854). +163 viii. Joel Allison HOLLEY (born on 4 Mar 1856). +164 ix. Lucinda Rilla HOLLEY (born on 10 Mar 1858). +165 x. Elizabeth Idelar Amberson HOLLEY (born on 16 Jul 1860). +166 xi. Benjamin Ephrim HOLLEY (born on 11 May 1862). Hazael HOLLEY and Milly WADE 3rd wife were married on 15 Dec 1866. Milly WADE 3rd wife was born on 7 Dec 1844. She died on 17 Aug 1901 in Taylor Co., TX. Hazael HOLLEY and Milly WADE 3rd wife had the following children: +167 i. Nancy Caldony HOLLEY (born on 11 Sep 1874). +168 ii. Wilson Cheatham HOLLEY (born on 3 Jul 1878). Fifth Generation 62. Marshall B. HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1791 in SC. He died after 1860 in Talladega Co. AL. Data on this line from Larry Smith Mar 2000 - His tie is Marshall Holley and wife Parthena UNKNOWN. Marshall Holly and wife Parthenia are mentioned in Pickens County, SC deed book, 1830. Marshall Holly pleaded guilty to two counts of fighting in public in Marshall County, AL in 1839. Marshall Holley married Mrs Lucinda Dodd on 25 Feb 1858, Talladega County, AL... Book B, page 144. This probably is the Marshall Holley born in 1791 in SC who was married to Parthena, because no others with this name have been found in the census records. Marshall B. HOLLEY and Parthena FREEMAN 1st wife were married. Parthena FREEMAN 1st wife was born. Marshall B. HOLLEY and Parthena FREEMAN 1st wife had the following children: +169 i. Sarah A. HOLLEY (born in 1826). +170 ii. Mary A. HOLLEY (born in 1827). +171 iii. Jacob HOLLEY (born in 1828). 172 iv. Jane HOLLEY was born in 1832 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. Marshall B. HOLLEY and Mrs. Lucinda DODD 2nd wife were married on 25 Feb 1858 in Talladega Co. AL. Book B, pg 144 Mrs. Lucinda DODD 2nd wife was born. 63. James III HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1797 in Richmond Co, GA. He died about 1870 in Wayne Co, MS. He was a farmer. !James was in Wayne Co MS by 1840 Data by Patricia Nicholson Edwards-26 Robin Wood Place-Purvis MS 39475 (97) include tax records ,census and marriage records-Mrs EDWARDS is a descended from this James through his dau., Mary Matilda. She does not know where James and Nancy are buried, although it must be in Wayne Co. MS. The children did not stay after James'death; but moved on to other places. Mary Mitilda died in Covington Co MS Godfrey and Columbus married daughters of Hosea HOLLEY. The 1845 MS state census of Wayne Co., MS gives James Holley 5 males + 3 females for a total of 8 individuals. Wayne Co., MS 1850 census: James Holley 52 M GA Nancy 48 F Columbus 18 m AL Godfrey 16 m AL James 13 m AL Rebecca 10 f AL Wayne Co., MS 1860 list James Holley age 69 with no other names with him. 1SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs Births in Wayne Co., MS Holley, Athel Henry 22 Apr 1886 W Wayne , MS Holley, Jule 2 Jan 1896 B Hiwannee MS Holley, Linwood Ernest25 Dec 1887 W Waynesboro MS Holley, Needham Walter Nov 1889 W Waynesboro MS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSss 1850 Fed Wayne Co.,MS census Holley Columbus 18 Ala pg0251b.txt Holley Dawson 22 Ala pg0251b.txt Holley Godfrey 16 Ala pg0251b.txt Holley James 3/12 Mi pg0251b.txt Holley James 52 Geo pg0251b.txt Holley James 13 Ala pg0251b.txt Holley Mary 16 Ala pg0251b.txt Holley Nancy 48 Geo pg0251b.txt Holley Rebeca 10 Ala pg0251b.txt James III HOLLEY and Nancy MANNING were married on 28 Jun 1825 in Wilcox Co, AL. Nancy MANNING (daughter of ) was born about 1802 in Laurens Co, GA. She died about 1850 in Wayne Co, MS. Father-John Clark MANNING, Mother Mary ?-Data from census marriage records and GA Indenture James III HOLLEY and Nancy MANNING had the following children: +173 i. William Dawson HOLLEY 2nd husb (born about 1828). +174 ii. Mary Matilda HOLLEY (born about 1830). +175 iii. Columbus C HOLLEY 1st husb. (born about 1832). +176 iv. Godfrey Lee HOLLEY 1st husb (born on 2 Aug 1835). 177 v. James HOLLEY IV was born about 1837 in Wilcox Co, AL. +178 vi. Rebecca Jane HOLLEY (born on 12 Jun 1844). 179 vii. Infant HOLLEY was born about 1845 in Wayne Co, MS. He died in 1850. 64. Sally HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born. !Married Robert MANNING Sally HOLLEY and Robert MANNING were married on 10 May 1825 in Wilcox Co, AL. Robert MANNING (son of ) was born about 1795 in GA. 66. Jetro HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1802 in SC. Jetro HOLLEY and Artimesa were married. Artimesa was born. Jetro HOLLEY and Artimesa had the following children: +180 i. Catherine F. HOLLEY (born in 1824). +181 ii. Alfred D. HOLLEY (born in 1831). 182 iii. John HOLLEY was born in 1833 in TN. 183 iv. Matthew HOLLEY was born in 1836 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 67. Thomas L. HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1803 in Lowndes Co., AL. He died about 1845. Will book C. Page 4 June 1845--Henry Taylor named Gurardian of Beasant, Francis, Thomas F., Mary, and Henry Holley, heirs of Thomas L. Holley. Thomas L. HOLLEY and Elizabeth BRYANT were married about 1922 in Lowndes Co. AL. Elizabeth BRYANT was born about 1805. She died about 1851. Thomas L. HOLLEY and Elizabeth BRYANT had the following children: +184 i. Benjamin F. HOLLEY (born in 1814). +185 ii. Mary HOLLEY (born about 1819). +186 iii. Perry "James' Milton HOLLEY (born on 7 Apr 1823). +187 iv. Bessant HOLLEY (born in 1824). +188 v. Dorcas Ann "Dora" HOLLEY (born in Nov 1824). +189 vi. Francis Marion HOLLEY (born in 1826). +190 vii. Thomas F. HOLLEY (born about 1830). 191 viii. Franklin HOLLEY was born about 1831. +192 ix. Henry T. HOLLEY (born on 5 Oct 1849). 68. Martha B. HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1805 in Lowndes Co., AL. Martha B. Holley is reported to have moved to Russell Co. AL. Martha B. HOLLEY and Andrew MANNING were married. Andrew MANNING (son of ) was born about 1800. Martha B. HOLLEY and Andrew MANNING had the following children: 193 i. MANNING was born. Martha B. HOLLEY and Thomas DUFFIE were married. Thomas DUFFIE was born. Martha B. HOLLEY and Thomas DUFFIE had the following children: 194 i. Julian DUFFIE was born. 195 ii. Martha Ann DUFFIE was born. Martha B. HOLLEY and Needham BRYANT were married on 20 Mar 1820 in Dallas Co., AL. Dallas Co., AL Marriage Book D pg 26. Needham BRYANT was born. Martha B. HOLLEY and Needham BRYANT had the following children: 196 i. Lucious BRYANT was born. 197 ii. Julian BRYANT was born. 198 iii. Martha Ann BRYANT was born. 69. Jefferson HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1807 in SC. He was Farmer. He was Methodist. The 1850 Shelby Co., AL census listed Jefferson as farmer. Jefferson HOLLEY and Lucinda EDWARDS were married on 27 Oct 1830 in Lowndes Co., AL. Lucinda EDWARDS was born on 28 Dec 1808 in Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg Co., NC. Jefferson HOLLEY and Lucinda EDWARDS had the following children: 199 i. William Brown HOLLEY was born in 1845 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. He served in the military Private, 8th AL. Inf. Reg. Co. F in Civil War. 200 ii. Joseph M. HOLLEY was born in Feb 1846 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. +201 iii. Amazon Taylor HOLLEY (born in 1848). 70. Arnold HOLLEY (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1812 in GA. !Married Nancy MILLER 25 Feb 1838 Arnold HOLLEY and Nancy MILLER were married on 25 Feb 1838. Nancy MILLER was born. 71. Godfrey HOLLEY 1st husb (James Milton-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1814. He died about 1844 in Sumter Co, AL. Additional data from Mrs. Patricia N Edwards-26 Robinwood Place-Purvis MS 39475 (97) Godfrey HOLLEY 1st husb and Harriet BYRD were married on 11 Dec 1838. Harriet BYRD was born about 1805. She died on 27 Mar 1873 in Sumter Co, AL. Mrs. Harriet Pipkin on 28 March 1873 died in this? county (Green Co., Leekesville MS). She first married Godfrey Holley---data from Lois at LEEADAN@aol.com. (97) Godfrey HOLLEY 1st husb and Harriet BYRD had the following children: 202 i. Lee G. HOLLEY was born in 1839. 203 ii. Jesse HOLLEY was born in 1841. +204 iii. Harriet S. HOLLEY. 73. Mary MONK (Frances HOLLEY-4, James H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born. Last known living in Smackover, AR Mary MONK and Martin JOYCE were married early 1800s in Monroe Co., GA. Martin JOYCE was born. 77. Sherwood HOLLEY Jr. (Sherwood-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1784 in Cumberland Co., NC. He died in 1866. Died in route from AR to MS according to a granddaughter. Sherwood Holley, Jr. was a son of Sherwood Holley of North Carolina. He was born in 1784 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. A marriage bond was made 8 Nov 1815 regarding his marriage to Elizabeth Porter, who was born in 1795 in Cumberland County. The Holleys migrated as an extended family from Sampson to Anson County, North Carolina, sometime between 1815 and 1820, and soon went on to Alabama, arriving there by 1821. Elizabeth died in 1843 in Alabama, and Sherwood Holley, Jr., later moved to Yalobusha County, Mississippi. He "died in 1866 in route from Arkansas to Mississippi," according to a granddaughter. All the data on Edward Holley line comes from Bill R. Linder-4615 South 9th Street- Arlington, VA 22204 - e-mail May 1999. His tie is through Edward Holley b about 1741. Bill R. Linder is reported to have died in 2000.?? The other children of Sherwood Holley, Jr., and Elizabeth Porter were: Mark Holley, b. c. 1818 Cumberland Co., NC. Sylvania Holley, b. (21-1850) 1829 nr Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, md. Frank Birdsong. Elizabeth Holley, b. c. 1831 nr Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, d. young. .Isaac Caswell Holley, b. c. 1836 AL, d. bef. 1850. Esprey [Epsey, Epps] Holley, b. (10-1850) 1840 AL, d. 1865 AR, md. 3 Aug 1859 John Barton. __________ Sherwood Holley, Jr. married Elizabeth Porter in Cumberland Co., NC, in Nov 1815. The Cumberland County marriage bonds contain a record of Sherwood Holly, Jr. being bonded 8 Nov 1815 to marry. Eliz. Porter. Bondsmen were Sherwood Holly, Sr., and Robinson Mumford. Data from files of Peggy Scott Holley-8902 Rockcrest Dr. -Austin TX 78759 (96) Data from 1850 Talledega Co. AL. census. Sherwood HOLLEY Jr. and Elizabeth PORTER had marriage banns published on 8 Nov 1815. Sherwood Holley, Jr. married Elizabeth Porter in Cumberland Co., NC, in Nov 1815. The Cumberland County marriage bonds contain a record of Sherwood Holly, Jr. being bonded 8 Nov 1815 to marry. Eliz. Porter. Bondsmen were Sherwood Holly, Sr., and Robinson Mumford. Elizabeth PORTER was born in 1795 in Cumberland Co., NC. She died in 1843 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. Sherwood HOLLEY Jr. and Elizabeth PORTER had the following children: +205 i. George Washington HOLLEY (born about 1816). 206 ii. Mark HOLLEY was born about 1818 in Cumberland Co., NC. +207 iii. Milly Mariah HOLLEY (born on 15 Jan 1821). +208 iv. John E. HOLLEY 2nd husb (born about 1825). +209 v. Sylvania HOLLEY (born about 1829). 210 vi. Elizabeth HOLLEY was born about 1831 in Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL. Died young. +211 vii. Rosannah HOLLEY (born on 27 Jul 1834). 212 viii. Isaac Caswell HOLLEY was born about 1836. He died before 1850. +213 ix. Jerutha Minerva HOLLEY (born in Jan 1839). +214 x. Esprey "Epsey" "Epps" HOLLEY (born about 1840). 79. James Martin Holley HOLLEY (Sherwood-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1790 in Sampson Co., NC. James Martin Holley HOLLEY and Mary UNKNOWN were married. Mary UNKNOWN was born. 80. William P. HOLLEY (Sherwood-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1793 in Sampson Co., NC. William P. HOLLEY and Sally MCQUEEN were married on 21 Dec 1818. Sally MCQUEEN was born. 83. John HOLLEY (Osburn-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1794 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. John HOLLEY and Sallie FISH were married. Sallie FISH was born. 84. James HOLLEY (Osburn-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1798 in Sampson, Duplin Co, NC. James HOLLEY and Elizabeth ROSS were married. Elizabeth ROSS was born in 1805 in VA. 90. John HOLLEY (William P.-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 12 Jul 1792 in Samson Co., NC. John HOLLEY and Nancy DAWSON were married. Nancy DAWSON was born about 1796 in NC. John HOLLEY and Nancy DAWSON had the following children: 215 i. Annie Luger HOLLEY was born on 3 Mar 1814. +216 ii. Calvin HOLLEY (born on 21 May 1815). +217 iii. Henry Mourning HOLLEY (born on 11 Feb 1817). 218 iv. William HOLLEY was born on 29 Dec 1818. 219 v. Jason HOLLEY was born on 3 May 1820. +220 vi. Albert HOLLEY (born on 13 Feb 1822). +221 vii. Giles HOLLEY (born on 20 Oct 1823). +222 viii. Sarah "Sally" Jane HOLLEY (born on 23 Sep 1828). +223 ix. Joseph Sherwood HOLLEY (born on 2 Jul 1826). +224 x. Mary Ann HOLLEY (born on 23 Oct 1831). +225 xi. David Dawson HOLLEY (born on 10 Dec 1832). +226 xii. Fielder HOLLEY (born on 14 Jan 1835). +227 xiii. Elon "Ealon" HOLLEY (born on 25 Jan 1837). +228 xiv. Martha M. HOLLEY (born on 28 Nov 1839). 93. William HOLLEY (William P.-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1799 in Sampson Co., NC. William HOLLEY and Sarah UNKNOWN were married. Sarah UNKNOWN was born. William HOLLEY and Sarah UNKNOWN had the following children: 229 i. Isabella HOLLEY was born about 1826 in Cumberland Co., NC. 230 ii. Sarah Jane HOLLEY was born about 1828 in Cumberland Co., NC. 231 iii. Margaret HOLLEY was born about 1830 in Cumberland Co., NC. 232 iv. Edward HOLLEY was born about 1832 in Montgomery Co., GA. 233 v. Catherine HOLLEY was born about 1836 in Randolph Co. GA. 234 vi. Nancy E. HOLLEY was born about 1838 in Randolph Co., GA. 97. Willis HOLLEY (Reddick-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1803. Willis HOLLEY and Emelia 1st wife were married. Emelia 1st wife was born. Willis HOLLEY and Emelia 1st wife had the following children: 235 i. Ashford HOLLEY was born. 236 ii. Alpha HOLLEY was born. +237 iii. Reddick HOLLEY (born in 1834). 238 iv. Elva HOLLEY was born. 239 v. Travis HOLLEY was born. 240 vi. Mary HOLLEY was born. Willis HOLLEY and Rebecca J. SMITH 2nd wife were married. Rebecca J. SMITH 2nd wife was born. Willis HOLLEY and Rebecca J. SMITH 2nd wife had the following children: +241 i. Reddick HOLLEY (born in 1834). 102. Edward HOLLEY (Reddick-4, Edward-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1810 in NC. Edward HOLLEY and Colleen UNKNOWN 1st wife were married. Colleen UNKNOWN 1st wife was born about 1810. Edward HOLLEY and Mary JACKSON 2nd wife were married in NC. Mary JACKSON 2nd wife was born in 1811 in Sampson Co., NC. Edward HOLLEY and Mary JACKSON 2nd wife had the following children: 242 i. Elizabeth HOLLEY was born about 1834 in Sampson Co., NC. 243 ii. Martha HOLLEY was born about 1836 in Sampson Co., NC. 244 iii. John HOLLEY was born about 1838 in Sampson Co., NC. 245 iv. Sampson HOLLEY was born about 1840 in Sampson Co., NC. 246 v. James HOLLEY was born about 1842 in Sampson Co., NC. +247 vi. Silas HOLLEY (born about 1844). 109. David HOLLEY (Sion-4, John-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1788. David HOLLEY and Abigail MILLER were married on 14 Aug 1823 in Carter Co., TN. Abigail MILLER was born. 114. Levi HOLLEY (Richard-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 27 Dec 1792 in , , SC. He died on 24 Jan 1847 in Marion, Perry Co, AL. He was buried in Marion, Perry Co, AL. Levi is reported to be gg-grandfather to Frieda Reese Gaskin - P O Box 1084 Hidden Cove, Point Blank, TX (1990) The Will of Levi Holley was filed 16 Feb 1847. Will in Book A page 200 (wills 1821-1855) The date of signing of the will was 17 Oct 1846. The executors appointed by him were: Son, Washington, and son-in-law Thomas H. Nelms. Witnesses were: Thomas Billingsby , Jessie Underwood, Robert Underwood. Terms of Will: First: All debts to be paid by selling , the Darling Holley tract, 40 ac. known as the Hurricane tract., and personal property not needed to carry on the farm. Second: To Wife Elizabeth, A negro woman, Mary and her increase, a man, Tom, the Crawford tract of about 80 acs. and the home tract of 6-7 acres , later to belong to Albert, my son. Third: To Son, Washington , certain furniture, three cows, and calves, Negro boy Terry, $300 in cash, Land i Section 17, TS 19 R. Fourth:To Daughter Martha, wife of Thos. H. Nelms, certain furniture, negro man Stephen, three cows and calves, SE 1/4 sec 16, T19, R8, and $40.00 to be paid out of her portion to each of the other children, in consideration of the property which she has received . Fifth: To Son Albert, certain furniture, 3 cows, and claves, and SW /4 of Sec 15 T19 R 7 containing 160 acres. ( A later clause gave him the home place of 6 or 7 acs.) Sixth: To Son Porter, certain furniture, three cows and calves , SW /4 of Sec 16 T19 R8 and the land formerly owned by Darling Holley except the part above to be sold dfor debts. BIRTH: Date from gravestone. 1800 Census shows father Richard (Jr. ) in Chesterfield Dist., SC. Family tradition shows that Levi's parents were married and he was born in Macon, GA; however by 1800 Richard 's family with 4 boys and 2 girls under age 10 was living in the Chesterfield Dist., S.C. !MARRIAGE: Perry Co., AL, Marriage Records, Bk.A, No. 24; married El izabeth Brown. !CENSUS: US 1830 Alabama, Perry County, M19 Roll 3, page 44; Levi Hol ley, 1 M < 5, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 30-40, 1 F < 5, 1 F 20-30. US 1840 Alabama, Perry County, T5 Roll 3 page 247; Levi Hol ly, 1 M < 5, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 10-15, 1 M 40-50, 1 F < 5, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 4 0-50, 17 slaves; ( 1 F 5-10 was possibly Penelope Brown, sister of El izabeth, born 8-21-1834). Data on Levi Holley b 1792 line from THE HOLLEY FAMILY by T. N. Holley - June 1960 and sent to me by Bill Hedrick- 1493 Sandalwood Dr.-- Covina CA 92880 (Jan 8 2000) e-mail !DEATH: From Albert Holley family bible and from gravestone. !BURIAL: Buried in City Cemetery in Marion, Perry County, Alabama. !PROBATE: Levi Holley signed his will 17 October 1846, he died 24 Jan uary 1847, and his will was filed for probate 16 February 1847, recor ded in Book B Page 200, Marion County, Alabama; Holley, Levi Perry Co . Est 53-015-0765. Filmed on LDS Film SL#1509096. Note: The children Albert, Mary "Polly", and Penelope are named Brown-Holley. Elizabeth "Bettsy" Brown took in her brothers (Robert) children after his death and raised them. It is possble that they had a legal name change to Holley, because they are listed as Holley in later census. I'm of the belief that it was a slow transition and they just switched over to Holley, but to cover all bases I gave them both names.. (TJM) Levi HOLLEY and Elizabeth "Betsy" BROWN were married on 31 May 1821 in Marion, Perry Co, AL. Elizabeth "Betsy" BROWN (daughter of ) was born in Apr 1804 in Perry Co., AL. She died on 10 Apr 1860 in Pennington, Houston, TX. She was buried in Pennington, Trinity, TX, Pennington Cem.. According to Frieda Reese Gaskin, Elizabeth and three sons came to TX in 1857. They were in Trinity and Houston Cos. TX. BIRTH: From gravestone: Shows birth as 1803; age 56 years, 10 month s and 25 days at death. 1850 Census for Perry County, AL,Dw. 71, shows her age 45, born S.C. As some of the Brown and Holley families intermarried before going to Perry Co., it is likely that the Browns and Holleys lived in the same area in S.C. MARRIAGE: Perry Co., AL, Marriage Records, Bk.A, No. 24. CENSUS: 1850 AL Perry Co. Marion Beat M432 Roll 12 Family 71; E. Holly age 45 F W Value 2000 born SC; Wm. age 27 M W born Ala; Albert age 22 M W born Ala; Penelope age 15 F W born Ala. (Note: Penelope Brown, sister of Elizabeth, born 8-21-1834). DEATH: From gravestone, and copied from Albert Holley Bible. BURIAL: Buried in the Pennington Cemetery, Trinity County, Texas. Levi HOLLEY and Elizabeth "Betsy" BROWN had the following children: +248 i. Washington HOLLEY 2nd husb (born on 2 Jan 1823). +249 ii. Martha Jane HOLLEY (born on 24 Feb 1826). +250 iii. Albert HOLLEY (born on 15 Mar 1828). 251 iv. Mary "Polly" Jane HOLLEY was born. +252 v. Porter Jackson HOLLEY (born on 11 Jul 1832). 253 vi. Penelope HOLLEY was born on 21 Aug 1834. This is from Levi Holley's Notes: US 1840 Alabama, Perry County, T5 Roll 3 page 247; Levi Hol ly, 1 M < 5, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 10-15, 1 M 40-50, 1 F < 5, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 4 0-50, 17 slaves; ( 1 F 5-10 was possibly Penelope Brown, sister of El izabeth, born 8-21-1834). 115. Pinkney HOLLEY (Richard-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1841 in SC. Data on this line by Mrs. Paul Blenda Neyhart-10195 Stagecoach Rd.- Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (Mar 98) This is also the line of Barbara Haviland Nov 1999 Pinkney HOLLEY and Permelia "Amelia" "Milly" Ann AUSTIN were married about 1859 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. Permelia "Amelia" "Milly" Ann AUSTIN was born in Oct 1830. Pinkney HOLLEY and Permelia "Amelia" "Milly" Ann AUSTIN had the following children: +254 i. Wiley Richard HOLLEY (born on 12 Jul 1860). +255 ii. John Bryant HOLLEY (born on 12 Dec 1861). +256 iii. James Henry HOLLEY (born on 2 Jun 1866). +257 iv. Sally A. M. HOLLEY (born on 27 Nov 1867). 258 v. Mary C. HOLLEY was born. 118. Hosea W. HOLLEY (William T.-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 16 Feb 1799 in Spartanburg Co, SC. He died on 23 Jan 1858 in Covington Co, AL. He was buried in Holley Family Cem., Covington Co., AL. From Columbus Enquire Dec 27, 1834-The house of Mr Hosea HOLLEY of Covington Co AL was burned Monday evening last. His wife, infant child, and a Miss Jourdan, a niece of his about 12 years of age, were cruely murdered by two negro women belonging to Mr HOLLEY. Data by Mrs Patricia N. EDWARDS-1765 Silverado Trail-Napa CA 94558 Mrs Verna Inez HOLLEY PHILLIPS-P O Box 11201-Montgomery AL 36111 Will of Hosea HOLLEY !In the name of God, Amen: I, Hosea Holley, of State of Alabama, county of Coffee, being of sound mind and in my right senses, do, declare this to be my last will and estament--that is to say: 1st After the payments of my last debts, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Martha Jane, and to the heirs of her body my Negro girl, Lugene. 2nd I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary, and to the heirs of her body my Negro girl, Rose. 3rd I give and bequeath to daughter, Elizabeth, and the the heirs of her body my Negro girl, Eliza. 4th I give and bequeath to my son, Hosea Thomas, my Negro boy, Green. 5th I give ad bequeath to my daughter, California, and to the heirs of her body my two Negro girls, Charlotte and Reldy. I wish my children all well educated and be made to go to school. 6th The balance of my property both real and personal I wish keep together until my youngest child arrives at age and then to be equally divided amongst my legal heirs without a sale. 7th I hereby appoint my brother, John HOLLEY, my legal agent to act and transact all business belonging to my estate in my .......... and stead to sue and be sued and to have the same power in law and equity that I could have though I was still living. 8th It is not my wish to have my estate administered on by either administrators or executors. I simply wish it to remain as it is, without any sale and equally divided amongst my heirs when the youngest child becomes of age as I have before remarded. I leave it in the hands of my brother, John, my legally appointed and constituted agent- and it is not my will that he shall give any bond for any of his transactions in the discharge of any business connected with my estate. And I wish him will paid for his service. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of January AD 1858 Hosea Holley The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Hosea Holley in our presences and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament. And we as the testators.... and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses hereunto. William Simmons--C C Holley--Nace Rupell Above will recorded in Book of Wills Orphans Court records, on Pages 135, 136 and 137, February 6 , A D, 1858, P D Costello, Page 66 , Judge, Coffee New Contributor in 1997, Rhonda Fleming Smith-814 South Gay Ave - Callaway, FL 32404 e-mail . Rhonda subscribes that Godfrey Lee Holley is not who he sayes he is, but is in reality a Stedham brother (wanted for murder) that came in and married to two youngest daughters of Hosea Holley. They (Stedhams) are reported to be involved in a murder and came here married and changed their names to escape.????????? As best as I can find this is all family gossip, with no fact to support. At least none that has been shown me. Data by Patricia Nicholson Edwards-26 Robin Wood Place-Purvis MS 39475 (97) include tax records ,census and marriage records-Mrs EDWARDS is a descended from this James Holley III, through his dau., Mary Matilda Holley (Godfrey Lee Holley's sister). She does not know where James and Nancy are buried, although it must be in Wayne Co. MS. The children did not stay after James'death; but moved on to other places. Mary Mitilda died in Covington Co MS Godfrey and Columbus married daughters of Hosea HOLLEY. Hosea W. HOLLEY and Patsy MANCILL 1st wife were married about 1825 in Covington Co, AL. Patsy MANCILL 1st wife (daughter of ) was born before 1810 in SC. She died on 22 Dec 1834 in Conecuh Co., AL. Patsey and 2 children, a neighbor girl named Jordon killed by 2 slaves, Who burned the house, after killing Patsey with a hoe, the children suffered the same fate, the Jordon child tried to bribe for her life with a fifty cent piece, they swng her against the gate post, then flung her into the burning house.The father, Ed ward Mancill, took two women to jail, youngest said "Old Suze' threatened her if she didn't help; who were caught, hanged at Montezuma. Hosea moved to Coffee Co near brother John and remarried. However, in 1840 Cov. Co census, shows Hosea with woman and children in HH.If he Mar Nancy in 1838 as suspected then this would be her, not Patsey. The only known record of his middle intial W is on an 1838 federal land grant in Coffee Co. ALFrom Columbus Enquire Dec 27, 1834-"The house of Mr Hosea HOLLEY of Covington Co AL was burned Monday evening last. His wife, infant child, and a Miss Jourdan, a niece of his about 12 years of age, were cruely murdered by two negro women belonging to Mr HOLLEY." Additional data on above murder "Patsey and two children, a neighbor girl named Jordon killed by two slaves. The slaves burned the house, after killing Patsey with a hoe. The children suffered the same fate. The Jordan child tried to bribe for her life with a fifty cent piece. However the slaves swung her against the gate post, then flung her into the burning house. The father Ed Mancill, took the two women to jail. The youngest said "Old Suze " threatened her if she help. They were hung in Montezuma. Hosea moved to Coffee Co. AL, near his brother John and remarried. However in 1840 in the Covenington Co., AL census shows Hosea with a woman and children in HH. ???? Hosea W. HOLLEY and Nancy MOYE 2nd wife were married about 1838. Nancy MOYE 2nd wife was born on 1 Jan 1821 in SC. She died on 16 May 1859 in Coffee Co, AL. She was buried in Coffee, Al. Hosea W. HOLLEY and Nancy MOYE 2nd wife had the following children: +259 i. Mary Jane HOLLEY 2nd wife (born on 12 Oct 1845). +260 ii. Martha Jane HOLLEY (born on 24 Feb 1846). 261 iii. Elizabeth 'Eliza' A, HOLLEY was born on 12 Feb 1850 in Coffee Co, AL. She died on 20 Sep 1855 in Covington Co, AL. She was buried in Holley Family Cem., Coffee Co, AL. +262 iv. Nancy Elizabeth "LizzieBeth" HOLLEY (born on 25 Sep 1851). +263 v. Hosea Thomas HOLLEY (born on 26 Jun 1852). +264 vi. California HOLLEY (born on 16 Jan 1855). +265 vii. Georgia Alabama "Bama" HOLLEY (born on 5 Nov 1858). 119. Calvin HOLLEY 1st husb (William T.-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1803 in SC. He died on 4 Apr 1846 in Covington Co, AL. He was buried in Mancill Cem., Covington Co., AL. !Family data from book "The Holley Tree" by Verna Holley Phillips-P O Box 11201-Montgomery AL 36111 Additional data: 1850 Covington Co., AL census Mary Holley 47 SC Adline 15 AL Caroline 13 AL Hosea 11 AL Anna 5 AL Calvin HOLLEY 1st husb and Mary "Polly" MANCILL were married in 1829 in Rose Hill, Covington Co., AL. Mary "Polly" MANCILL (daughter of ) was born on 8 Aug 1802 in SC. She died on 13 Jun 1897 in Dozier, AL. She was buried in Pilgrams Rest Cem., Dozier, AL. 1850 Covinton Co., AL Census Mary Holley 47 f SC Adline 15 f AL Caroline 13 f Hozea 11 m Anna 5 f Calvin HOLLEY 1st husb and Mary "Polly" MANCILL had the following children: +266 i. Moseley Edenton HOLLEY (born on 16 Aug 1830). +267 ii. Charlotte HOLLEY (born in 1833). +268 iii. Adaline HOLLEY (born on 23 Sep 1835). 269 iv. Caroline HOLLEY was born in 1837. +270 v. Hosea E. HOLLEY (born on 23 Mar 1839). +271 vi. Mary Anna HOLLEY (born in 1845). 120. Eli HOLLEY (William T.-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1805 in SC. He died about 1835 in Heath?, Covington Co., AL. Family data from book "The Holley Tree" by Verna Holley Phillips-P O Box 1201, Montgomery AL 36111 Eli HOLLEY and Elizabeth ATKINSON were married on 9 Apr 1827. Elizabeth ATKINSON was born about 1805. Eli HOLLEY and Elizabeth ATKINSON had the following children: +272 i. Elisa H HOLLEY (born on 12 May 1827). +273 ii. Alonzo HOLLEY (born in 1829). +274 iii. Elizabeth Atkinson HOLLEY (born on 24 Jul 1831). +275 iv. Ebenezer HOLLEY (born in 1833). 121. Martha HOLLEY (William T.-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born about 1806 in SC. She died about 1870 in Crenshaw Co., AL. Martha HOLLEY and Jesse Byrd SASSER SR. were married about 1821. Jesse Byrd SASSER SR. was born in 1797 in GA. Children birth and locations from 1850 census of Covington Co., AL p 152, #333. Jesse Byrd Sr. and his wife, Martha (Holley), daughter of William and Charlotte (Massey) Holley, reared a large family including their son, Jesse Byrd Jr. Jesse Jr. was born in 1831 and died in 1904. In 1854, he was married to Celia Ann Danley (1840-1887). Jesse Jr. and Celia reared the following 12 children: William Byrd, b. 1855, d. 1898, m. 1877 Rebecca Ann Tisdale (1854-1932); Hardy H., b. 1857, d. 1884; Jesse Jay, b. 1860, d. 1931, m. 1882 Arrie Elizabeth Murphy (1866-1925); Jeffie Perry, b.&d. 1862; Nancy Maria, b. 1866, d. 1948, m. Benjamin Franklin Tisdale (1863-1953); Dennis G., b. 1868, d. 1938; George P., b. 1870, d. 1891; Celia Ann, b. 1872, d. 1892; Addie Elizabeth, b. 1874, d. 1954, m. Joseph Albert Taylor (1868-1948); Jepp Hilliard, b. 1876, d. 1958; Hick Hubbard, b. 1879, d. 1963, m. Ruby P. Bryan (1876-1946); and Jesse Byrd Jr., b. 1883, d. 1957. It appears this youngest son is actually the third generation to be named Jesse Byrd Sasser. Martha HOLLEY and Jesse Byrd SASSER SR. had the following children: +276 i. Jesse Byrd SASSER Jr. (born on 25 Jul 1831). 277 ii. Nancy SASSER was born about 1835 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 278 iii. Howel SASSER was born about 1838 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 279 iv. Harmon SASSER was born about 1840 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 280 v. Martha SASSER was born about 1843 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 281 vi. Charlotte SASSER was born about 1846 in Lee Co. , Opelika, AL. 122. Alfred HOLLEY (William T.-4, Richard-3, John-2, John-1) was born on 15 Feb 1811 in Marlboro Dist., SC. He died on 23 Mar 1885 in Pensacola., Escambia Co., FL. He was buried in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL. Notes for Alfred Holley: sent to me by Bob Bryan Jan 2000 This information is contained in "Early History of Covington County, 1821-1871" by Wyley Donald Ward. Alfred Holley was probably the most controversial, ambitious, and farsighted political leader in the early history of Covington County, AL. From a meager beginning he became one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the county, but his strong opposition to the secession of Alabama from the Union in 1861, and his continuing efforts to force Alabama and the Confederacy into submission cost him his fortune, his political office, many of his friends, and his reputation. Yet, history has probably proven him correct in many of his beliefs and actions. Alfred Holley was a member of one of the earliest families to settle in Covington County. His father, William Holley, was born in SC on August 1, 1771 and his mother, Charlotte, was born in that state on May 28, 1778. They were married in the late 1790's and they raised a family of as many as seven sons and two daughters, but the names of only six of their sons are known. They are Hosea, Calvin, Eli, Alfred, John, and William, Jr. William Holley remained in SC until 1819 when he moved his family to Conecuh County in the Alabama Territory. About three years later, the Holleys moved to Covington County and settled in an unpopulated area near the present city of Sanford on the head waters of Five Run Creek. On December 23, 1823, William Holley purchased 80 acres of land at this location on which he lived and farmed for the next thirty years. On December 7, 1832 at the age of 21, Alfred Holley made his first move to establish himself in business when he purchased 40 acres of land on the Conecuh River near the present city of Dozier. This was the first land sold in that part of Covington County and Alfred Holley probably intended to establish a bridge or permanent ferry across the river at that location. On January 15, 1836, he purchased another 40 acre tract of land on the east side of the Yellow River, about five miles southeast of his father's place and about one and one-half miles northwest of the present city of Babbie. Alfred Holley married Tempie Bryan(t) around 1835 and it is believed that he established a farm at this later location. Tempie Bryan(t) was the daughter of Jesse Bryan(t), Jr. who had also migrated from SC. Alfred Holley was elected to his first public office on March 1, 1841 when he replaced his father as Justice of the Peace in Beat No. 3. He was elected Sheriff in 1844 and probably moved to Andalusia while serving as Sheriff between 1844 and 1847. On May 11, 1849, he was appointed Postmaster at Andalusia. On August 6, 1849, Holley was elected to his first term as State Representative for Covington County. He was elected to five two year terms in the state legislature between 1849 and 1863. In the 1859/60 session of the state legislature, Holley's true feeling concerning the secession of Alabama from the Union was shown. He strongly opoposed the establishment and funding of the Alabama Volunteer Corps which was to be a trained state military force consisting of 8000 men. Although Holley was in a minority of no more than 20 members, he consistently voted against all proposed legislation which was aimed at strenghtening the independence of the State of Alabama. After Alabama seceded from the Union and the Confederacy was formed, Alfred Holley apparently accepted the new state of affairs and he either did not run or was defeated by Julius Robinson for the seat in the state legislature in 1861. By this time, Alfred Holley's children were certainly influencing his decisions. He and his wife Tempy, had reared a family of six children: Eveline, Eli P., Mary, Alfred D., Calvin H., and Tempy C. Holley. During the period between 1844 and 1860, Alfred Holley acquired considerable wealth. In addition to his various business interests in Andalusia, he had continued to farm and in 1855, he purchased a large tract of land from Josiah Jones near the town of Andalusia. He had increased his slave holdings from 7 in 1850 to 12 in 1860, and his total assets probably exceeded $50,000 in 1860. None of Alfred Holley's sons volunteered for service in the Confederate Army in 1861, but when the county militia was mobilized in 1862, his two youngest sons, Alfred D. and Calvin H. volunteered for 90 days service in Capt. Gantt's Company. When the members of Capt. Gantt's Company re-enlisted in the regular Confederate Army, Alfred D. enlisted and was elected 2nd Sgt., but Calvin, along with about one-half of the members of the company, refused to re-enlist in the regular army and returned home. Alfred Holley's oldest son, Eli, was exempt from Confederate service as an overseer of slaves and farm manager; in 1862 he became a mail contractor, thus acquiring additional exemption status. Calvin Holley had no exemptions and by the summer of 1863, the conscript officials were certainly pressing him hard to enter the service. After the defeats of the Confederate armies at Vicksburg and Gettysburg in July 1863, it became apparent to many that the Confederate Army would be defeated. this attitude, along with the efforts of the conscript officers in Covington County to enlist all the eligible men in the army, gave Alfred Holley a large following in the county. Therefore, he again ran for the seat in the state legislature and in the 1863 general Election, he defeated James M. K. Little by a vote of 259 to 210. By the Winter of 1863, Alfred Holley's son, Calvin, had apparently left home to avoid the conscript officers and there are some indications that he was trading with the Union Army at Pensacola and was hiding Confederate deserters and conscript evaders in the thinly populated areas in the southern part of Covington County. In March, 1864, the Confederate Army sent troops into Covington County to round up the deserters and conscript evaders, and one of their first tasks was to arrest Alfred Holley who had been accused of assisting deserters that were trying to get to the Union lines. Holley escaped and went to Pensacola where he became a close friend of Gen. Alexander Asboth, the Union Commander at Ft. Barrancas. Alfred Holley's wife, Tempy, and oldest son Eli, and daughter Tempy, remained in Andalusia but most of their movable possessions were confiscated by the Confederate Army and were never recovered. Alfred Holley remained in Pensacola and served the Union Army as a guide and advisor until the end of the war. On September 28, 1864, Alfred Holley was removed from his seat in the state legislature by unanimous vote and Thomas P. Cottle was then elected to serve out his unexpired term. After the Civil War, Alfred Holley moved with his wife Tempy, his son Calvin, and his youngest daughter, Tempy to Milton, Florida where he became a trader, merchant and realtor. In 1876, Alfred Holley purchased a general merchandise store in Pensacola, Florida; the store was located on the east side of Tarragona Street in the center block between Garden and Romana Streest. He established his living quarters in this store which he operated until his death in March, 1885. Alfred Holley continued to acquire property and at his death he owned approximately 5000 acres of land located in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Florida and in Covington County, Alabama. Portions of this land were located in the cities of Pensacola, Milton and Andalusia. The death of Alfred Holley brought to a close the first chapter of Covington County's history. He had seen his adversaries, Josiah Jones, George A. Snowden, and Julius Robinson, precede him to the grave but he must have lived his last years in loneliness, isolated from the county he knew so well and from the people that he had strived to serve. The forces that prompted Alfred Holley's beliefs and actions will probably never be fully understood, but it is a mark of a great man that will put his beliefs into actions, regardless of the consequences. !CEN:1850 Covington Co AL p 161 #468. Alfred Holley, 39, SC; Tempy, 38, SC; Emilene, 13, AL; Mary, 10, AL; Eli, 11, AL; Alfred D., 8, AL; Calvin, 4, AL; Matthew Bailey, 30, SC; Elizabeth Bailey, 25, SC. (The relationship of Matthew and Elizabeth Bailey is unknown.) !CEN:1860 Covington Co AL p 495 #10041. Alfred Holly, 49, SC; Tempy, 48, SC; Alfred D., 16, AL; Calvin, 14, AL; Tempy C., 10, AL. !SOURCE:Early History of Covington County ALabama, 1821-1871, Wyley E. Ward; p 236-241. From Lois Danley: June 1996 At age 21, bought 40 acres on Conecuh River, city of Dozier, Dec. 7, 1832; 4 years later bought 40 acres more; replaced father as JP in precinct #3, election of 3-1-1841. Elected Sheriff of Covington County in 1844; St. Representative of Covington Co in 1849; Went to Pensacola to escape CSA; Joined Union, moved to Milton, opened general store on east side of Tarragona St, middle of block between Romas and Garden St. Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 13:30:51 +0000 From: "C. L. Stokes"