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Searching my family tree has become my passion. I almost forgot to stop and appreciate the people I have found. We are a family rich in history. One family trait is that the Holloways are a closed mouth group. No one much knows much about any one else. My Grandfather spent his life working the coal mines of southwest Virginia. His father too. Chambers died after a mining accident in Big Stone Gap. Chambers father Peter is elusive character. He shot and killed a black man in Old Butler Tenn. He ran off abandoniing his wife and children. I'm told he came back to see Chambers with a pillowcase full of gold. He was trying to make amends with his son. Chambers wasn't having anything to do with his Dad and sent him on his way. I can find no other records regarding Peter. Peter's father Linville was born and raised in Wilkes county North Carolina. He was a farmer. Linville married a woman named Elizabeth Ellen Brookshire. She was known as Betsy. Family lore is that Betsy is the granddaughter of an Indian Chief...Cook Brookshire. I can find no proof of that.
I'm working on my family lineage from all angles. My father was the son of Fred Holloway and Gladys Belle Gibson. Gladys is the daughter of Lucy Ison and Albert Lee Gibson. Albert is the son of George W. Gibson and Nancy. George W. is the son of James Harvey Gibson and Elizabeth Fraley. JH Gibson is the son of William K Gibson and Polly Gillium. I'm at a brick wall with William K Gibson.
I waited too late to get the bug to explore my lineage. I had no living grandparents and no one seemed to much about anyone. I am the daughter of Bill Jack Halloway. His father was Fred Holloway and his father was Chambers Patrick Holloway. CP's father was Peter Holloway and Peter's father was Linville Parker Holloway of Wilkes County NC. I am feeling frustrated because I don't know where to go from here. Linville Holloway was married to Elizabeth Ellen Brookshire.Betsy's father was a native American. Linville's father was William Holloway and his mother was Frances Meador. Here is where I found that brick wall. Is anyone else connected to my line
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