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Holloway Immigrants

Journal by dreamcatcher1217

I have been researching my family legacy off and on since the year 2000. I remember as a young girl going to family reunions visiting with family there and hearing rumours of how our family came to be. As a young girl I did not take those stories to heart until I became an adult and began wondering. As a young girl I do however remember a book that circulated our family reunion one time. The book was green, and very large, over 1000 pages. I searched for this book and found it. The books title was "Holloway's of the South" by Cj Stevens. This book is only lineage, and has became a "family bible" to me in my research.
I have learned the Holloway family came from England. It has been said the Holloway family was on the second ship to land at Jamestown Virginia.
It has also been mentioned there were seven Holloway brother's that came from England. When the brothers landed in the new world they explored the eastern sea coast leading to another book, one which I can't find "Holloway's of the Eastern Sea Shore".
I've traced the Holloway legacy back to George Holloway born 1530 in England but I can't find anything prior to that date. I do however know the word Holloway, has been spelled many different ways; Halloway, Hollaway, Haloway; making it difficult at times to trace.
The word "Holloway" comes from a place named "Holloway", a road " Hollow way", "Holy Way".
I simply find it fascinating learning about relatives that lived long long ago, the hardships they went through. So many died so young because of the hard life they had to endure but one thing stands out. They were seekers, they left England in search of something better, something new, and I am so glad they did.
My family stems from John Holloway of Cumberland County, Virginia born December 7, 1701 died 1757, married Hannah Spiers (born 1708 died 1780) in 1724 in Caroline County, Virginia.
I have posted alot of my genealogy on family tree. If this place allows I will try and post some of my lineage here also. I think the genealogy should be free access to anyone, I do not believe we should be charged for wanting to know more about our heritage. So until next time, take care and happy hunting.

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by MARGYB on 2010-01-11 14:43:03

I descend from John Holloway b 1800 Ga and died just before 1875 in Randolph Co Ga. He mar Dorcas
Beck 1823 in Hall Co Ga and traveled with his bride and her brother Isaiah Beck Jr to Carroll Co Ga by 1830. He later moved across the state line to Randolph Co Al and died there leaving his wife Dorcas and children:Isaiah Wesley; Willis Warner; John A William; George W; Eliza Jane; Nancy N; Pleasant MW; Emeline, James C; Bailey Aaron, Missouri and Cynthia. Another child(not proven) Solomon b 1825.
I think John's parents came from Va thru the Carolinas. Would like to find some proof of his parents. Thanks.

by TGHollow423 on 2011-08-25 16:43:15

I am descended from Bremillion HOLLOWAY born around 1725 in Henrico Co., VA. Was wondering if you knew who his father is? I have had no luck finding him. You can e-mail me at [email protected]

by linkpsyc on 2012-08-13 12:13:32

In response to your comment, "It has been said the Holloway family was on the second ship to land at Jamestown Virginia," I have also been told that our Holloway family line decended from Jno Holloway who was on the second ship to land a Jamestown. I have searched the roles of the ship and have visited Jamestown but have not been able to confirm this fact. Please let me know if you have a source for this information or if you find one in the future. I will do the same. You might want to get Olin Holloway's book, now out of print, but available on line and in some libraries. I am from the John Holloway - Mary Pharo side of the Holloway family.

by cholloway on 2013-11-20 15:11:40

I have traced my family tree (on my Dad's side) back to Bremillion or Bermillion or Vermillion HOLLOWAY. I am somewhat confused and trying to get past this roadblock.

Here is where I am stuck:
My gggggrandfather (5 generations back) was THOMAS HOLLOWAY of Orange County, N.C. (b:1740,d: April 9, 1835). I have a copy of his will (written 18 Nov. 1834).
Thomas had, at least, 3 wives:
Johanna Whitaker Holloway
Lydia (Bryant) Holloway - they married on or abt 25 August 1808

Between Thomas' 3 wives, he had at least 19 children
One of his sons, David Holloway (b:1783, d:1856) is my ggggrandfather and the first Holloway to come to Texas.

Anyway, would love to get beyond the Bermillion/Bremilion/Vermillion mystery.

Thank you!

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