JOSEPH HOLLOWAY STORY
Joseph b. 17-Mar-1795 was the eldest son of John and Rebecca CAVETT HOLLOWAY. One of the First Families of Tennessee. Joseph first married Rebecca McCartt abt. 1920.
Rebecca was the daughter of Robert and Hannah PETERS McCARTT. They were married at the home of her father in Morgan Co., Tennessee.
Joseph and Rebecca had the following children:
Henry Edgar HOLLOWAY b. 20-Nov-1821 and d. 15-Apr-1899. Henry m. MatildaLucretia SCARBOROUGH 2-May-1847 in Anderson Co., TN. They are both buried in Anderson Co., TN. They had eleven children. All born in Scarboro,Anderson Co.,TN.
Uraney Clay b. 17-Mar-1848 m. John T. Winchester d. 21-Apr-1917.Joseph Lupton b. 11-Sep-1852 d. 19-Jan-1854
Rebecca Arvazine b. 7-May-1850 d. 19-Jan-1854
Romulus Monroe 'Rommie' b. 20-Jan-1855 m. Eliza KIRBY 23-Feb-1880 d. 1929.
Jonathan Scarborough b. 27-Jul-1857 m. Ida Bearden d. 24-Jun-1930
Martha Carter b. 2-Aug-1859 m. T.C. COX d. Oct-1891
Anna Boleyn b. 21-May-1862 m. William Austin FREELS d. 4-Jan-1944.
Margaret Tennessee 'Tennie' b.17-Mar-1865 m. John Alexander NICHOLS d. 6-May-1928.
William Robert b. 1-Jan-1868 Roane Co., TN. No further information
Orpha Ann b. 17-Mar-1870.
Alvis Edgar b. 28-Aug-1874 m. Anna RABY abt. 1912. Anderson Co., TN
Moses Claiborne b. abt. 1825. No other information at this time.
Joseph Anderson b. January 1827 and d. 1906. Joseph A. m. Malinda Adeline BUXTON. They are buried in Morgan Co., TN. Joseph A. was in Civil War. Malinda Adeline d. 1901. Adeline was the daughter of John O'Kelly and Francis Jeno Hicks-Buxton.
William Clark b. Jan 1856 m. Mary Ann TRIPLETT abt 1855. Both buried in Bledsoe Co., TN.
Perlesia Ann b. 27-Aug-1832 m. John Long SCOTT,II July-1853. They had nine children. She d. 1921.
My Great Grand father Preston O. HOLLOWAY b. 13-Aug-1836. D. 1892. He married Martha Langley.
He had Bright's Disease. Their youngest child was 2 yrs. 9 children and only 1 son.
Joseph Holloway was a Spanish Aamerican War Veteran. He was a victim of the Civil War, the Union Soldiers came and took all his supplies. Total was about 500 dollars, and eventually was given 200 dollars back a full payment. We are not sure exactly when his lovely Rebecca died, she is not listed in Cemetery Records. It had to be after 1870, Joseph was shown to be living with his youngest son, Preston O. and Martha Langley Holloway in the 1870 Morgan Co., TN Census.
Joseph married Nancy M. Buxton-Hawn 9-March-1870. Nancy was a sister of Melinda Adeline Buxton Holloway wife of Joseph's son, Joseph Anderson Holloway. Nancy's husband died at Andersonville Prison, GA., during the Civil War, and Nancy was sick, so they had a marriage of convenience. When Nancy died Joseph took care of the chidren, they had a pension and a place to live and someone to care for them. Nancy was first married to Elisha Hawn. They had two children, Meniphee and Jennie Hawn.
After Nancy died, and the children grew up, Joseph married Mary Jane Cruse-Gilbreath, whose husband had died at Ellis Island, NY. A Union Prison Camp located there for Confederate Soldiers. He died of pneumonia.
Joseph and Mary Jane were married 17-Oct-1877 by: Summers, J.P. Mary Jane drew his pension for the rest of her life. Joseph d. 6-Sept-1881. They were buried together at Brock Cemetery, Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., TN.
All research documented by Census Records, Pension Records, Cemetery Records, cousins, Jean Swint, Gail Dubs, Vera Fisk and written and submitted by: Edna Pansy Briggs Ward.
Courtesy of Edna Pansy Ward
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