HOLLOWAY

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


Holloway Ancestry in England

John Holloway and Mary Pharo

John Holloway and Mary Smith

George Holloway and Mary Emley

John Holloway and Millie Bunch

Lucinda Holloway and Charles Hazelrigg

Lucy Jane Hazelrigg and James Howell Freeman

Scott Cyrus Freeman and Malinda Margaret Sears

Lucy Jane Freeman and James Martin Lawson

Donald VanHoosier Lawson and Iva Melvina Freeman

Stephen Martin Lawson

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Holloway Ancestry in England

Information on the HOLLOWAY family has been compiled in 1991 by Doris (Holloway) Sleath in Descendants of John and Mary (Pharo) Holloway from New Jersey to California 1704-1991. Refer also to Genealogy of the Holloway Families, by Olin E. Holloway (1927).

Thomas and Gartery Holloway

Thomas HOLLOWAY - Believed to be the father of John HOLLOWAY of Burlington Co., NJ.

Gartery - Children born to Thomas and Gartery appear in the Friends Records of the Northern Division of Bristol and Somersetshire, England.


Children of Thomas and Gartery Holloway

  1. James - b. Aug. 10, 1680, Froom, Somerset, England.
  2. Tobias - Possible son. He transferred his membership from the Friends Meeting in Bristol, England to the Chester Monthly Meeting in PA on Sep. 29, 1714. Tobias lived earlier at Newton, Gloucester Co., NJ.
  3. John - b. Aug. 3, 1686, Froom, Somerset, England; d. 1717, Burlington Co., NJ.
  4. Richard - b. Jan. 1, 1689, Froom, Somerset, England.
  5. Sarah - d. 1695, Froom, Somerset, England.
  6. Gartery - b. May 17, 1696, Froom, Somerset, England.


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The Holloways in America

John and Mary (Pharo) Holloway

John HOLLOWAY - bap. Aug. 3, 1686, Froom, Somerset, England; d. by Apr. 1717, Burlington Co., NJ. John's birth data is based on his probably being the son of Thomas HOLLOWAY and Gartery. John sailed for America about 1704. His will, dated Dec. 12, 1716 and proved Apr. 20, 1717 at Chesterfield, Burlington Co., NJ, was signed by his mark, and names his children in the order listed here, and names as executors "my wife and my brother James PHARO." Married about 1705 in Burlington Co., NJ.

Mary PHARO - b. Nov. 11, 1681, Nottingham, West Jersey; d. Dec. 12, 1749, Burlington Co., NJ. Mary was cautioned about "marrying out' by the Friends Jun. 7, 1705, and was "dealt with" in Jun. 1706. Daughter of James PHARO and Ann MURFIN.


Children of John and Mary Holloway

See Notable Cousins for line to: Albert Arnold GORE, Jr.

  1. Avis - b. Nov. 2, 1706, Burlington Co., NJ; d. bef. May 24, 1785, Newton Twp, Sussex Co., NJ. Avis received £20 at age 18 in her father's will. Married on Jun. 7, 1725 in Burlington Co., NJ to Samuel SCHOOLEY (b. Feb. 25, 1697/8, Chesterfield Twp, Burlington Co., NJ; d. Feb. 8, 1761, Mendham, Morris Co. , NJ), the son of Thomas SCHOOLEY and Sarah PARKER, and Grandson of George and Sarah PARKER. Sussex County was formed in 1753 from Morris, Morris in 1739 from Hunterdon, and Hunterdon in 1714 from Burlington County. Avis' birth date is given as 2d of the 9th month 1706, and she was age 15 in 1721. Samuel's birth date is given as 25th of the 12th month 1698, marriage date as 7th of the 3d month 1725, and death date as 8th of the 2d month 1761, aged "nearly 64." Thomas arrived in America in Nov. 1677 aboard the 'Willing Wind'. Children: Asenath married John SIMCOCK; Anne married Samuel LUNDY; Joseph married Sarah BROWN; James married Margaret; Benjamin married Martha LUNDY; Rachel married Josiah DYER, Jr.; possibly Jehoaden married Ebenezer WILLSON; and Samuel II married first Margaret (BROWN) GIBBON, and second Elizabeth WILLSON.
  2. George - b. about 1709, Burlington Co., NJ. George received £2 at age 21 in his father's will. After his father's death, George was cared for by his uncle James PHARO, brother of his mother. Married on Sep. 10, 1731 at Springfield, NJ to Ruth WOOD (b. Nov. 11, 1744 <year is in error>, Burlington, NJ), daughter of Asa WOOD of Hunterdon Co., NJ. The marriage was recorded at the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting of Friends, with witnesses including John and James HOLLOWAY (brothers of George), and James PHARO (uncle and foster father of George). George and Ruth lived at Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co., NJ in Feb. 1745, and moved their Friends membership from Burlington Co., NJ to the Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Frederick Co., VA on Jan. 3, 1774. Children: John married Margaret BUCK; William married Ann MARTIN; Isaac married Mary HAINES; Mary married Samuel TAYLOR; Sarah married Robert MORE; George married Elizabeth LAURIE; Asa married first Abigail WRIGHT, second Elizabeth POOLE, and third Margaret NICHOLS; Richard married Mary HOFFMIRE; and James married Mary.
  3. John - b. about 1711, Burlington Co., NJ; d. by 1757, NJ.
  4. James - b. Mar. 2, 1715, Burlington Co., NJ. James received £2 at age 21 in his father's will. Married Mar. 2, 1743, Chesterfield, NJ to Rebecca KIRBY, daughter of Benjamin and Ann KIRBY. Children: Mary married Joseph WILLETS; Benjamin did not marry; Joseph married Isabell NEWELL; Samuel married Miriam WARE; Ann did not marry; James married Ann KIRBY; Rebecca married William ABBOTT; David did not marry; and Avis married Joseph MIDDLETON.


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John and Mary (Smith) Holloway

John HOLLOWAY - b. about 1711, Burlington Co., NJ; d. by 1757, NJ. Son of John HOLLOWAY and Mary PHARO. John received £2 at age 21 in his father's will. He was mentioned as deceased in the Nov. 17, 1757 will of his uncle James PHARO, who also named his two sons. A license to marry was dated Mar. 23, 1733 at Trenton, Hunterdon Co., NJ.

Mary SMITH - d. Jun. 16-30, 1774, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ. Her will was made June 16, 1774, and proved Jun. 30, 1774 at Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ. Mary names John as her eldest son, and George as her youngest son in her will, stating that George was living on the Rappahannock, Culpeper Co., VA. Daughter of Tallman SMITH.


Children of John and Mary Holloway

  1. John - b. about 1734, Burlington Co., NJ; will proved Feb. 5, 1784. Named in the wills of his mother and his grandmother's brother James PHARO. Living in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., in 1774. His will was dated May 2, 1783 in Monmouth CO., NJ, and names his wife and all children except Anna and Samuel. Married on Mar. 28, 1758 to Constant HANCOCK, the bondsmen including Tallman SMITH, and witnesses including Joseph IMLAY. Children: Joseph probably did not marry; Anna married Mr. GIFFORD; Anne; Mary; James; Samuel; and Peter.
  2. George - b. about 1737, Burlington Co., NJ; d. by Mar. 1793, Mercer Co., KY.


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George and Mary (Emley) Holloway

George HOLLOWAY - b. about 1737, Burlington Co., NJ; d. by Mar. 1793, Mercer Co., KY. Son of John HOLLOWAY and Mary SMITH. Named in the will of his mother, where he is said to reside in Culpeper Co., VA, and in the will of his grandmother's brother James PHARO. Served in the Revolution as a Private from VA. George purchased 200 acres of land in Culpeper Co., VA on Nov. 16, 1772, and sold it Aug. 13, 1778. George and his family moved to NC in 1778, and to Mercer Co., KY in 1783, where he obtained land on Cedar Creek. When the land of George was sold and found to contain more acreage than originally surveyed, John HOLLOWAY of Clark Co., KY appeared in court Sep. 23, 1822 to swear that he was the son of George, only heir, and would not bring suit against the new owner. George's undated will was proved Mar. 1793 in Mercer Co., KY, naming his wife, all of his children, and "my two grandchildren by my son Clayton Holloway, deceased." Married Jul. 25, 1761, Burlington Co., NJ.

Mary EMLEY - b. about 1740, Burlington Co., NJ; d. after 1808, Mercer Co., KY. Daughter of Samuel EMLEY and Rebecca PARKER.


Children of George and Mary Holloway

  1. Samuel - b. about 1762. Living in Hamilton Co., OH in 1798. Married Elinor.
  2. John - b. Jan. 17, 1764, Culpeper Co., VA; d. Sep. 11, 1844, Scott Co., IL; bur. Holloway Cemetery, near Winchester, IL.
  3. Clayton - d. by 1793. Found on Mercer County tax rolls in 1789, and voted in the statehood election of 1792. Married Feb. 8, 1785, Lincoln Co., KY Nancy WASHBURN. Two children.
  4. Mary - Married first Jun. 28, 1784, Lincoln Co., KY Abraham JAMES, and second Apr. 4, 1792 John McGILL.
  5. Charlotte - Married Nov. 3, 1788, Mercer Co., KY Lewis GOODIN/GOODWIN, son of George GOODIN.
  6. James - d. by Feb. 20, 1808, Mercer Co., KY, when his estate was inventoried. Married Oct. 28, 1800, Mercer Co., KY Celia McKENNEY, daughter of Lewis McKENNEY, Sr. Celia married second on Oct. 11, 1808, Mercer Co., KY Henry HARBOLT. Daughter of James and Celia: Eleanor married Lancelot 'Lott' QUINN.


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John and Millie (Bunch) Holloway


John HOLLOWAY - b. Jan. 17, 1764, Culpeper Co., VA; d. Sep. 11, 1844, Scott Co., IL; bur. Holloway Cemetery [photo], 5 miles west of Winchester, IL. Son of George HOLLOWAY and Mary EMLEY. John moved with his parents in 1783 to NC, and to Mercer Co., KY in 1788. After his marriage, John lived in Clark Co., KY until moving to Winchester, Morgan (now Scott) Co., IL in 1828. John's War of 1812 service is noted by various family members as follows. He was commissioned Adjutant of the Clark Co., KY Corn Stalk Militia on Apr. 26, 1800, and as Ensign on Aug. 20, 1808 (service qualifying descendants for membership in the United States Daughters of 1812). In 1813 John was a 2nd Lt. in Capt. Allen A. HAMILTON's Company of Infantry in Mounted Regiment Kentucky Volunteers commanded by Col. Richard M. JOHNSON (War of 1812). His military record, found under the names of HOLIDAY, HOLLODAY, and HOLLIDAY, gives his service dates as May 20 to Nov. 19, 1813, and his promotion date from 3rd to 2nd Lt. as 20 July 1813. Son George, in a Scott County History biographical sketch says John served in the War of 1812. John's granddaughter Lucy Eveline HOLLOWAY states in a notarized letter in 1930 that "I am the youngest child of George HOLLOWAY, who was the youngest child of John HOLLOWAY. I know it to be true that my grandfather John HOLLOWAY served in the War of 1812. I have always known this to be a fact, from a child...." The marriage bond between John and Millie was signed by the said John HOLLOWAY and by Zachariah BUNCH on Oct. 11, 1791. They were married on Dec. 31, 1791, Mercer Co., KY.

Millie BUNCH - b. Oct. 19, 1771; d. Aug. 28, 1851, Scott Co., IL; buried Holloway Cemetery [photo], 5 miles west of Winchester, IL. Her name also appears as Milly, as it does in the 1850 Census of Scott Co., IL, when she was age 80 and living in the home of son George. Daughter of Zachariah BUNCH and Saby.


Children of John and Millie Holloway

  1. Elizabeth - b. Jan. 20, 1793, Clark Co., KY; d. Feb. 4, 1867, Scott Co., IL. Married Mar. 31, 1820, near Lexington, Clark Co., KY, Hugh LUSBY (b. 1793; d. Mar. 28, 1845), by Edward KINDRED, with John HOLLOWAY as surety, and Westly TAYLOR and George HOLLOWAY as witnesses. Line of U.S. Daughters of 1812 members. Daughter: Mary Jane married James Monroe ELLIS; Sarah married Alford Max SMITH; and Fatima married Thomas R. ROBERTS.
  2. Mary 'Polly' - b. about 1795; d. by 1856. Married Nov. 24, 1814, Clark Co., KY, David Davis BUNCH, surety John HOLLOWAY. Davis (b. 1795; d. Oct. 1, 1845, Scott Co., IL), first cousin to Mary, was the son of Clark and Ann (DAVIS) BUNCH. He served in the War of 1812. The Family Bible gives their marriage year as 1817. Children: John Sylvester married Susan BALLINGER; James E. married Elizabeth BEADLES; Mary Ann possibly married George B. Walker; and Joseph Clark married Catherine 'Patsey'.
  3. Lucinda - b. Nov. 3, 1797, Clark Co., KY; d. Feb. 12, 1865, Barry, Pike Co., IL. Married Charles HAZELRIGG.
  4. James - b. about 1799, Clark Co., KY; d. prob. Feb. 16, 1848, Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL. Evidence indicates he was probably the James HOLLOWAY who was married by Thomas BOONE on Apr. 13, 1821 in Clark Co., KY to Sarah 'Sally' HAGGARD (b. Nov 6, 1797, Montgomery Co., KY), with David HAGGARD as surety. Sally was daughter of David B. HAGGARD (b. 1767, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1850, Winchester, Clark Co., KY) and Amelia 'Milly' ELKIN (b. Jun 16, 1777, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1865), and granddaughter of Rev. Henry Hazelrigg HAGGARD (1744-1842) and Dorothea 'Dolly' RANDOLPH (about 1746-about 1813), and Robert ELKIN and Sarah REARDON. Rev. Henry Hazelrigg HAGGARD was the son of Nathaniel and Mary HAGGARD, and his mother was possibly the daughter of Richard HAZELRIGG and Ann WILLIAMS. Children of James and Sally HOLLOWAY: Leslie married Nancy BATTERSHELL; John married Martha BATTERSHELL; Nancy; Melvina; David; and Sarah.
  5. Lucy - b. Dec. 1, 1802, Clark Co., KY; d. Aug. 27, 1864, Scott Co., IL; bur. Taylor-Holloway Cemetery, Winchester, IL. Married Addison TAYLOR (b. Oct. 12, 1806 <or 1802?>; d. Feb. 17, 1872; bur. Hazelrigg Burial Plot, Pike Co., IL), brother of Westly TAYLOR. Children: Lucinda married Warren Green; Tilford married Abigail; Lucy Jane married James Ornesby HAMILTON; Maria; Cyinda married John Henry RICHARDS; and Mary married Jacob Hunter RAFFETY.
  6. Sarah 'Sally' - b. Nov. 14, 1805, Clark Co., KY; d. Jul. 12, 1887, Scott Co., IL. Married 1827 Wesley TAYLOR (b. 1803; d. 1887, Winchester, Scott Co., IL), brother of Addison TAYLOR. Children: John Holloway married first Millie Ann HAZELRIGG (daughter of Charles HAZELRIGG and Lucinda HOLLOWAY), and second Martha Ann (SLAGEL) CHRISTIANSON; Mary Martha married Richard S. HAMILTON; James married Martha BATTERSHELL; Sarah; George M. married Kesia Riley HAMILTON; William Wesley married first Eliza, and second Mary E. HOLLOWAY (daughter of George Muir HOLLOWAY and Mary E. NEW); Henry B. married Margaret E. DAVIS SANDS; and Charles A. married Mary Elizabeth SWITZER.
  7. Anna 'Nancy' - b. about 1807, Clark Co., KY. Family tradition indicates she married James MARTIN. The 1840 census of Pike Co., IL indicates that James MARTIN then had 5 sons and 2 daughters.
  8. John - b. 1809; d. Jun. 16, 1853, Green River, UT. Capt. of a company in the 2nd Reg. of MO mounted volunteers in the War with Mexico. Married Oct. 28, 1830, Morgan Co., IL, Nancy FOSTER. Son: John James married Sarah Elizabeth MILLER.
  9. George Muir - b. Jun. 14, 1813, Clark Co., KY; d. Sep. 4, 1894, Scott Co., IL; bur. Holloway-Walker Cemetery (age 81 years, 2 months, 21 days). In a book of biographical sketches of residents of Scott Co., IL, George names himself as the youngest of six daughters and three sons of John and Millie HOLLOWAY. George stated that his father served in the War of 1812. His mother Millie was living in George's home in 1850 at age 80. Married August 20, 1833, Morgan (now Scott) Co., IL, Mary E. NEW (b. May 29, 1811, Ohio Co., KY; d. Nov. 7, 1893 at age 82 years, 5 months, 9 days; bur. Holloway-Walker Cemetery, Scott Co., IL), daughter of John NEW. Children: Lucinda Jane married William M. NEW; John Clark married first Nancy Ann BAKER, and second Lucy E. SMITHSON; Permelia A. married Isaiah WALKER; Mary E. married William TAYLOR (son of Sarah HOLLOWAY and Westly TAYLOR); Martha E. married James O'BANION; Sarah M. died young; Samantha E. married Jacob F. YOUNG; Lucy Eveline did not marry; Weltina (or Wealtha) married Sims R. SMITHSON.


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