Descendants of John Holley

Fifth Generation

(Continued)


83. Osburn Holley (Edward , John , John , John ) was born in 1761 in Sampson, Duplin, Nc. He died in 1847 in Sampson, Duplin, Nc. Osburn resided in Sampson, Duplin, Nc.

Osburn married Unknown Blue.

They had the following children:

  189 F i Jennette Holley.
  190 F ii Jane Holley was born in 1786.
  191 F iii Rachel Holley was born in 1788.
  192 M iv John Holley was born in 1794 in Sampson, Nc.
        John married Sallie Fish.
  193 M v James Holley was born in 1798 in Sampson, Duplin, Nc.
        James married Elizabeth Ross. Elizabeth was born in 1805 in Va.
  194 F vi Sally Holley was born in 1804.
  195 F vii Betsy Holley was born in 1806.
  196 F viii Nancy Holley was born in 1808.
  197 F ix Polly Holley was born in 1812 in Sampson, Duplin, Nc.
        Polly married John Ross.

84. William P Holley (Edward , John , John , John ) was born about 1763 in Sampson, Nc. William resided in 1808 in Washington, Ga. He resided in 1810 in Sampson, Nc. He was counted in a census in 1810 in Sampson, Nc. He was counted in a census in 1840 in Pike, Al. He was counted in a census in 1850 in Coosa, Al. He was counted in a census in 1860 in Shelby, Al. He was counted in a census in 1870 in Elmore, Al.

William married (1) Oney Hill on 26 May 1781. Oney was born about 1765 in Sampson, Nc.

They had the following children:

+ 198 M i John Holley
  199 F ii Unknown Holley was born about 1794. Unknown was counted in a census in 1810 in Sampson, Nc.
  200 F iii Unknown Holley was born about 1794. Unknown was counted in a census in 1810 in Sampson, Nc.
  201 F iv Unknown Holley was born about 1794. Unknown was counted in a census in 1810 in Sampson, Nc.
+ 202 M v William Holley
  203 F vi Unknown Holley was born about 1800. Unknown was counted in a census in 1810 in Sampson, Nc.
  204 F vii Unknown Holley was born about 1800. Unknown was counted in a census in 1810 in Sampson, Nc.

William married (2) Anny Bledso on 3 Nov 1790.

85. Sherwood Holley Sr. (Edward , John , John , John ) was born in 1760 in Duplin, Nc. Sherwood was counted in a census in 1790 in Sampson, Nc. He was counted in a census in 1800 in Sampson, Nc. He was counted in a census in 1830 in Jefferson, Al. He was employed as on 15 May 1793 in Appointed Constable. He was employed as in May 1799 in Superior Court Commissioner. He was employed as in 1800 in Justice of the Peace, Sampson, Nc. He resided in 1791/1804 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 13 Aug 1798 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 12 Nov 1798 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 11 Feb 1799 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 12 Feb 1799 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 14 Feb 1799 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 13 Aug 1799 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 12 Nov 1799 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 11 Feb 1800 in Sampson, Nc. He resided on 20 Aug 1802 in Sampson, Nc. He resided about 1815 in Anson, Nc. He resided in 1824 in Jefferson, Al.

The following information was included in Thomas McBryde's notes to meduring our exchange of information. He indicates that this informationcame to him through another researcher, but does not indicate who thatmight be.

1. " Sherwood Holley, Sr., [likely] a son of Edward Holley, was bornbetween 1760-1770. He was probably born in Duplin Co, North Carolina,where Edward Holley was living at the time. Sherwood Holley moved about1815 to Anson Co, North Carolina, and later to Alabama. It is certainthat Sherwood Holley, Jr., was his son; however, the other childrenlisted below are possible children, but not proved. His wife has not beenidentified.
1. (Female) Holley, b. ca. 1788 (10-16/1800).
2. James Martin Holley, b. 1790 (60-1850) Sampson Co, North Carolina, md.Mary .
3. William P. Holley, b. ca. 1793, Sampson Co, N.C., md. (bnd) 21 Dec1818 Sally McQueen.
4. Sherwood Holley, Jr., b. 1795 (55-1850) Sampson Co, N.C., md. (bnd) 8Nov 1815 Cumberland Co, North Carolina, Elizabeth Porter, and d. 1851.

2. Sherwood (Sherrod) Holley, James Goodwin, and Lewis Jackson witnessedthree deeds in Dec 1791:

a. 31 Dec 1791, Sampson Co. Richard Godwin to Oezus (Azeus) Beeman(Beaman) of Wayne Co, 125 "Silver Dollars" for 100 acres "On the Southside of Starling swamp near Thomas Bullards line and Joining the SandyBottom Branch." Land was "a tract of land granted to Richard Godwin by apattent Bearing date" 8 Oct 1787. Wit: Jas. Godwin, Sherrod Holley, andLewis (?) Jackson.

b. 31 Dec 1791, Sampson Co. Richard Godwin to Ozius Beaman of Wayne Co,275 "siller [silver] Dollars" for two tracts. The first tract consistedof 160 acres "in Sampson Co formerly Duplin Co ... on both sides ofStarlings swamp Beginning ... on the West side of the said Swamp Belowthe mouth of Jumping Run." Deed mentions the head of a branch, "theCowford (Cornford?)," and "the old line." The land was "part of a tract... granted to Richard Godwin by a pattent Bearing date" 10 Nov 1784. Thesecond tract consisted of 40 acres "On the North side of Starlings swampit Being part of a tract ... granted to John Starling as by pattent dothappear Bearing date" 11 July 1789. Deed mentions Richard Godwin's uppercorner and Thomas Bullard. Wit: Sherwood Holley, James Godwin, and LewisJackson.

c. 31 Dec 1791, Sampson Co. Richard Godwin (of the "Co of Sampson andformerly Duplin Co") to James Beaman of Wayne Co [Grantor is listed asRichard B. Godwin in the heading], 100 "Silver Dollars" for 100 acres "onboth sides of Starlings swamp and sand Hill Branch including hisImprovements Beginning ... On the North side of sand Hill branch Belowthe mill." Land was "a tract of land granted to Richard Godwin By pattentBearing date" 10 Nov 1784. Wit: James Godwin, Sherrod Holley, and LewisJackson.

3. Further Notes for Residency Sampson Co, North Carolina:

a.14 Aug 1798, Sampson Co. Richard Godwin to Ephraim Page (a cooper), 15pounds for a tract of land "in the fork of Starling swamp and the sandHill dismal and Joining the upper line of James Beamans land Beginning atthe said Beamans line Near Sand Hill." The line ran "Near the Run ofStarling Swamp." Wit: Sherwood Holley and John Keen.

b. The 1801 Co Court Minutes contain: "Sherrod Holley Esqr. Returned intoCourt the account Sales of the estate of Edwd Holley Decd. Which Wasfiled and returned the allowance for the Widow for twelve months WhichWas filed."

c. 'Sherrod' Holley and John McQuoradale witnessed on 9 May 1801 whenDuncan Blue {Blues} sold for 15 pounds to Ozborn Holley 100 acres"Beginning at ... Daniel Blues and Ozburn Holleys Corner." The deedmentions Edward Holley.

d. The 1802 Sampson Co Court Minutes contain: "Saml Porter ... prayedAdministration on the estate of William Porter Decd. Which Was Granted... "Ordered that Joseph Dawson George Lassiter and Wm. Gainey be acommittee to lay off twelve months provision for use of the Widow Porter& her family ... and that Sherrod Holley attend and qualify them as theLaw Requires."

e. Sherwood Holley and Robert Sanders witnessed on 28 Jan 1802 in SampsonCo when John Dickson (attorney for Robert Charles Johnston) sold 124acres of the Alden grant to "Southwood Seigress (Segress)." The land wason the "North side of Standley Swamp and including part of the said HillDismal."

f. 22 June 1802, Sampson Co. John Dickson of Cumberland Co Attorney forRobert Charles Johnson ... to Jesse Holder, L12.10.0 for 100 acres "Onthe North side of Johnstons or Starling swamp Joining said Holders landOn the upper side Beginning ... in the Edge of Wolfs branch on SouthwoodSegress line." The deed mentions the north side of the new road. The landwas "part of the Contents of a patent granted to Roger Alden for 30,000Acres ... in the year 1796 and by said Alden conveyed to Robert ChalesJohnson By deed." Wit: Sherrod Holley.

g. Sherwood 'Holley,' Hillery Laton, and Elam Dudley witnessed the willof John Keen, Sr., in Sampson Co 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 andTestament of John Keen Senr. Which was admitted to probate by the Oath ofSherrod Holley as [one] of the Subscribing Witnefses and ordered [to] beRegistered."

Sherwood married Unknown Unknown.

They had the following children:

  205 F i Unknown Holley was born about 1788.
  206 M ii James Martin Holley was born about 1790 in Sampson, Nc.
        James married Mary Unknown.
  207 M iii William P Holley was born about 1793 in Sampson, Nc.
        William married Sally McQueen on 21 Dec 1818.
+ 208 M iv Sherwood Holley Jr.

86. Reddick Holley (Edward , John , John , John ) was born in 1768 in Sampson, Duplin, Nc. He died in 1855.

Reddick married Elizabeth Unknown.

They had the following children:

  209 M i Larry Holley.
  210 M ii Reddick Holley Jr..
+ 211 M iii Edward Holley
  212 M iv Sherwood Holley.
  213 M v John Holley.
  214 M vi Jesse H Holley.
+ 215 M vii Willis Holley

87. Mary Holley (Edward , John , John , John ) was born about 1768 in Sampson, Duplin, Nc. She died about 1845 in Sampson, Nc.

Mary married Philip Tew about 1788. Philip was born about 1755 in Northampton, Nc. He died about 1830 in Sampson, Nc.

They had the following children:

  216 M i Robert Tew.
  217 M ii Osbourn Tew.
  218 M iii Logan Tew.
  219 M iv Alexander Tew.
  220 F v Holley Tew.

92. James Milton Holley Reverend, Sr (James , John , John , John ) was born on 14 Mar 1774 in Chesterfield, Sc. He died on 22 Sep 1852 in Lowndes, Al. He was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Lownesboro, Lowndes, Al. James was employed as in Pastor of Lownesboro Methodist Church. He joined religion in Methodist. He signed a will on 15 Sep 1851 in Abstract of Will. He signed a will in Lowndes, Al. He signed a will on 8 Jul 1852 in Second Will Summary.

James married (1) Mary Bryant 1st wife daughter of John Bryant and Susannah Unknown on 21 Mar 1796 in Richmond, Ga. Mary was born about 1778 in Sc. She died in 1825 in Richmond, Ga.

They had the following children:

+ 221 M i Thomas L Holley
+ 222 M ii Jefferson Holley
+ 223 F iii Martha B Holley

James married (2) Elizabeth Perry White 2nd wife on 22 Nov 1822 in Montgomery, Al. Elizabeth was born in 1778 in Sc. She died on 11 Jun 1853 in Dallas, Al.

They had the following children:

  224 M iv Joseph A White.

93. Frances Holley (James , John , John , John ) was born about 1780 in Sc.

Frances married Willis Monk on 21 Sep 1799.

They had the following children:

  225 F i Mary Monk. Mary resided in Smackover, Ar.
        Mary married Martin Joyce.

95. John Esquire Tew (Rachel Holley , John , John , John ) was born in 1775 in Duplin, Nc. He died in 1834 in Sampson, Nc.

John married Mary Unknown in 1801.

They had the following children:

  226 M i John Tew.

99. Keziah Tew (Rachel Holley , John , John , John ) was born about 1788 in Sampson, Nc. She died after 1840 in Sampson, Nc.

Keziah married Robert Strickland. Robert was born about 1785 in Sampson, Nc. He died after 1840 in Sampson, Nc.

They had the following children:

  227 F i Unknown Strickland was born about 1809.
  228 M ii William Strickland was born about 1811 in Sampson, Nc. He died before 1870 in Sampson, Nc.
        William married Anna Jean Unknown about 1835 in Sampson, Nc. Anna was born about 1814 in Sampson, Nc. She died after 1870 in Sampson, Nc.
  229 F iii Elizabeth Strickland was born about 1814.
  230 M iv Edwin Strickland was born about 1815 in Sampson, Nc. He died after 1880 in Sampson, Nc.
        Edwin married (1) Elizabeth Beamon in 1837. Elizabeth was born about 1815.
        Edwin married (2) Delila Beamon in 1845. Delila was born in Aug 1824 in Sampson, Nc. She died after 1870 in Sampson, Nc.

100. Nancy Tew (Rachel Holley , John , John , John ) was born in 1790 in Sampson, Nc. She died in 1863 in Sampson, Nc.

She had the following children:

  231 F i Sitha Tew was born about 1816.

102. Richard Holley Jr (Richard , John , John , John ) was born on 25 Dec 1769 in Sc. He died on 15 Apr 1861 in Al. He was buried in White Church Cemetery, West Dora, Walker, Al. Richard was counted in a census on 12 Oct 1850 in Walker, Al.

The following data was sent to me by Harriet and Chatt<harchat@mississippi.net> Jan 00

1. The above Richard Holley, listed in the 1850 Walker Co census is ourancestor. He married Mary Butler in Tuskaloosa (spelled with a "k" inthe marriage record) Co, Alabama on 6 November 1839. This is recorded inthe Tuskaloosa Co Marriage record, page 151. This Richard Holley is alsoburied at the White Church Cemetery in Dora, Alabama. His grave markershows his death date, April 15 1861,
Age 80 yrs. Mary's grave is next to his and has the followinginscription: "Mary, Wife of Richard Holley, Died August 9 1902, aged 70Yrs." The three children listed in the above household were born afterthe marriage of Richard Holley and Mary Butler, so it must be assumedthat Mary is the mother and not Rachel as indicated later in this record

Richard married (1) Rachel Unknown.

Richard married (2) Mary Butler 2nd wife on 6 Nov 1839 in Tusculoosa, Tuscaloosa, Al. Mary was born about 1828 in Sc. She died on 9 Aug 1902 in Al. She was buried in White Church Cemetery, West Dora, Walker, Al. Mary was blessed in White Church Cemetery, Dora, Al.

They had the following children:

+ 232 M i Pinckney Holley
  233 F ii Martha Holley was born on 18 Apr 1842 in Al.
  234 M iii John Holley was born about 1845.

103. William T Holley Sr (Richard , John , John , John ) was born on 1 Aug 1771 in Lynches Creek, Cheraw District, Sc. He died on 5 Oct 1857 in Coffee, Al. He was buried in Holley Cemetery, Kinston, Coffee, Al. William was counted in a census on 12 Oct 1850 in Coffee, Al. He resided in 1850 in Coffee, Al. He resided in 1819 in Conecuh, Al. He resided in 1822 in Five Run Creek, Sanford, Covington, Al. He was employed as before 1 Mar 1841 in Justice of the Peace, Precinct #3.

1. Holley Cemetery at Holley's Ferry on new Elba-Kinston Highway, 1/4mile north of concrete bridge on Pea River. Only eleven graves. Williamand Charlotte Holley, Hosea, John , Eliza, Hosea Thomas Holley , andLewis J. Coon.

2. Locating members of the Lynches Creek Holleys and Masseys in aparticular district or Co is complicated by the fact that from 1769 on,when the original Craven Co was replaced, Lynches Creek has served as aboundary line. The original settlements of both families appear to havebeen on the east side of Lynches Creek, which became part of the CherawDistrict, and in 1785, modern-day Chesterfield Co. Between the mid 1780sand early 1790s, the families of both William Holley and Charlotte Masseyseemed 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 LancasterCo. In 1791, however, this part of Lancaster was used to create the newCo of Kershaw. William and Charlotte Holley lived in the extremenortheast corner of Kershaw Co, within 5 miles of both Chesterfield andLancaster. Holley and Massey relatives continued to live in all 3counties, and may have owned land in more than one jurisdiction. In thecensuses of 1790 and 1800, many of the Lynches Creek Holleys and Masseyswere apparently missed. Finally, the courthouse records of ChesterfieldCo were burned during the Civil War, no doubt destroying some importantpapers of both families. TJM

William married Charlotte Massey daughter of Arthur Massey and Elizabeth Alston on 25 Dec 1795 in Sc. Charlotte was born on 25 May 1778 in Lynches Creek, Kershaw District, Sc. She died on 9 Jul 1855 in Coffee, Al. She was buried in Holley Cemetery, Kinston, Coffee, Al. Charlotte was counted in a census on 12 Oct 1850 in Coffee, Al. She resided in 1850 in Coffee, Al.

They had the following children:

+ 235 M i Hosea W Holley
+ 236 M ii Calvin Holley 1st husb
+ 237 F iii Martha Holley
+ 238 M iv Eli Holley
+ 239 M v Alfred Holley
+ 240 M vi John S Holley
+ 241 M vii William T Holley Jr.

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index