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Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

Holley, James

as compiled by Marsha Bryant

Fredrick Holley Pictures

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 HOLLEY was born March 10, 1799 in New York (Source: (1) 1860 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records., (2) Bethabra Cemetery, Owen Township Records, Lists age as 74 yrs. 7mo. 9days. Also lists date of death.), and died September 19, 1873 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Bethabra Cemetery, Owen Township Records.). He married MATILDA COVEY FOLSOM. She was born November 07, 1801 in Canada (Source: Bethabra Cemetery, Owen Township Records.), and died December 23, 1883 in Warrick County, Indiana.

Notes for JAMES HOLLEY: James and Matilda Holly were given Elmina Jennette Holly by Sylavette Holley in an indenture letter. (Copy is in the file)

Children of JAMES HOLLEY and MATILDA are:

                              1. iv. SARAH HOLLEY, b. 1834

2. i. SYLAVETTE2 HOLLEY, b. 1845, Delaware County, Ohio; d. Abt.1871, probably Warrick County.

3. ii. WILLIAM R. HOLLEY, b. 1835, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; d. March 11, 1888, Warrick County, Indiana.

4. iii. MARY SUSAN HOLLEY, b. 1841, Ohio; d. April 30, 1897, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana.

5. v. BETSY ANN HOLLEY, b. 1838

Generation No. 2

2. SYLAVETTE2 HOLLEY (JAMES1) (Source: Death Certificate: Elmina Holley Strain, Lists Melvin unknown and Sylavette as parents of Elmina.) SYLAVETTE HOLLEY was born 1845 in Ohio, and died Abt. 1875 in Warrick County, Indiana (not confirmed).

Notes for SYLAVETTE HOLLEY:

Melvin was listed on Elmina's death certificate as her father. Elmina's Bible, owned by the Freeman's, states that Fred, Elmina, & Gus are siblings. Also, Fred told his children that he was orphaned at the age of 13, therefore his mother, Sylavette, would have died approximately 1875.

*There is not a Melvin Holley that I can locate. I can not find any information associated with him. Sylavette is the daughter of James and Matilda and appears to have 3 illegitimate children.

Sylavette marries Dennis Driscol/Driscol/Driskell and has one son, Albert (Feb. 22, 1871). She appears to die within a few years after that, although I cannot find any information on her death, nor on Dennis Driscol. Dennis marries Keziah Folsom on May 14, 1875 (which would be about the time Fred goes to live with William and Mary Ann Holley).

Children SYLAVETTE HOLLEY are:

5. i. ELMINA JENNETT3 HOLLEY, b. March 02, 1859, Warrick County, Indiana; d. September 02, 1921, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (who has Melvin Holley listed as her father).

6. ii. FREDERICK ISAIAH HOLLEY, b. March 22, 1862, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana; d. November 30, 1953, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

7. iii. S. GUSTER HOLLEY, b. 1865, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana.

3. WILLIAM R.2 HOLLEY (JAMES1) was born 1835 in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio (Source: Exhibit from Veteran's C-File, Indianapolis, Indiana, Giving a statement to the Special Examiner of the Pension Office, William R. Holly states that he was born and raised near Delaware, Ohio and came to Folsomville 3-4 years before he enlisted.- October 16, 1884 (copy of entire text is in my possession).), and died March 11, 1888 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: (1) Bethabra Cemetery, Owen Township Records., (2) Declaration for Widow's Pension, July 20, 1903, Mary files for Widow's pension. States date of marriage to William and his date of death., (3) "Boonville Standard Newspaper," "Wm. Holley, of near this place died of pneumonia last Saturday night. Bill was one of those noble men who served his country in the rebellion. He was a good soldier for his country. He was a true and useful citizen and an upright man. We regret his loss..."). He married (1) CATHERINE JACKSON Bef. 1856 in Ohio (Source: Declaration for Widow's Pension.). She was born 1839 in Ohio (Source: 1860 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records, page 731, dwelling 195, family 198. Lists Catherine as being 21 years old and born in Ohio.). He married (2) MARY ANN LEE August 17, 1865 in Folsomville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County Indiana Marriage License, Copy of license states marriage date as 17th day of August, 1865,E. S. Skelton, J.P. marries William and Mary. copy in my possession.), daughter of WILLIS LEE and SARAH COX. She was born May 06, 1844 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Declaration for Remarried Widow's Pension, State of Wyoming, "State of Wyoming, County of Albany: On this 19th day of Sept. 1916, personally appeared be fore me Mrs. Mary A. Dougan, who being duly sworn by me according to law, declares that she is 72 years of age, and that she was born May 6, 1844 at Boonville, Indiana."), and died December 02, 1943 in Littleton, Araphoe County, Colorado (Source: Veterans Administration- Death of a Beneficiary, "Payments on award for Mary A. Doughan have been suspended, notice of death having been received." Died 12-2-43. Filed Jan. 13, 1944.).

Notes for WILLIAM R. HOLLEY:

William divorced Catherine in Sept. 1864. She did not show up for court after three summons.

William and Mary "Aunt Pol" took in Fred Holley when his mother died. Fred was 13 years of age when this happened according to Aunt Bessie Grimwood's Bible.

William began his military service as a bugler on Jan 1, 1862. He finished his service on Dec 9, 1864 in Pine Bluff Arkansas. He was injured on the right leg and on his lower back in Colewater, Mississippi during the war. He was wedged between a wagon tongue and the mule driving the wagon. His injuries plagued him the rest of his life. The first injury was to his right leg on July 1862. He sustained injury to the spine and left hip Sept 1862 and April 1863. He tried on numerous occasions to get compensation for his injuries, but appeared to have failed. James F. Davis (Susan's Holley's husband) states that he has know William since he came to Folsomville in 1857-1858. He also states that he was present in Colewater, Mississippi, when the mule kicked William and severely injured him September 1863. William died as a result of pneumonia to both lungs at his home in Warrick County (Source: Deposition of Dr. John H. Fuller on Sept. 5, 1899, states that he diagnosed William with double pneumonia on Feb. 25, 1888. He treated him from Feb. 25 to March 6. He stated that he thought William died the next day). After William died, his wife Mary, did receive $50 a month for a number of years until she died.

James F. Davis states in his Deposition for William Holley, that he married William's sister!!!!! Oct. 16, 1884

More About WILLIAM R. HOLLEY: Burial: Bethabara Cemetery (Source: Muriel Davis.)

Notes for MARY ANN LEE: Declaration for Remarried Widow's Pension, September 19, 1916, states that Mary Ann Lee married William R. Holley, on Aug. 17, 1865 in Folsomville, Indiana, by Elijah Phillips, J.P.

Children of WILLIAM HOLLEY and MARY LEE are:

8. i. ULYSIS GRANT3 HOLLEY, b. 1869, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana.

ii. SARAH R. HOLLEY, b. 1872, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana; m. DAVID DUCKWORTH, September 07, 1890, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County, Indiana Marriage License.).

Notes for SARAH R. HOLLEY: She and her husband, David moved with her mother to Colorado.

iii. JOHN A. HOLLEY, b. December 20, 1876, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Declaration for Widow's Pension.); m. MARY B. PERIGO, October 09, 1898, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Roseneath Funeral Home Records.); b. 1875.

Notes for JOHN A. HOLLEY: In a general affidavit concerning the cause of his father's death, Elijah West (his grandfather), states that he has known John since his childhood days and that John was under the age of 16 when his father died.... Dated July 15, 1898 Warrick County, Indiana

4. MARY SUSAN2 HOLLEY (JAMES1) was born 1841 in Ohio, and died April 30, 1897 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County Newspapers Death Notices, Obituaries from 1850-1900, pg. 41.). She married JAMES FRANKLIN DAVIS August 07, 1856 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County Marriage Book 2 1/2, 130.). He was born August 10, 1835 in Kentucky, and died April 18, 1888 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Bethabra Cemetery, Owen Township Records, Lists date of birth and death.)

Notes for MARY SUSAN HOLLEY:

According to the 1860 census and Elmina lives with Susan and James Davis. They live in the house next to James and Matilda Holley. Elmina is not listed as living with the Holley's at this time, but Sylavette is. Buried in Bethabara Cemetery.

JAMES DAVIS IS BURIED NEXT TO THE JAMES & MATILDA HOLLY. ELMINA, SYLAVETTE'S DAUGHTER, WAS INDENTURED TO JAMES AND MATILDA IN 1859. IN 1860, ELMINA LIVED WITH JAMES & MATILDA. IN THE 1870 CENSUS, SHE LIVED IN WITH SUSAN DAVIS IN THE HOUSEHOLD NEXT TO JAMES & MATILDA.

Notes for JAMES FRANKLIN DAVIS: James is buried next to James and Matilda Holley at Bethabara Cemetery.

James stated in his deposition dated October 16, 1884 for William R. Holley, that he married William's sister.

Children of MARY HOLLEY and JAMES DAVIS are:

i. WILLIAM RILEY3 DAVIS, b. 1857, Warrick County, Indiana; m. ELIZABETH HENISON, May 10, 1899, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920, Bk H-26 pg. 30.).

ii. LUCY ANN DAVIS, b. 1861, Warrick Co., Ind.; m. SAMUEL H. SMITH, April 15, 1883, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920, Bk. H-24 pg. 20.).

iii. GEORGE W. DAVIS, b. 1865, Warrick County, Indiana.

iv. DORA M. DAVIS, b. 1867, Warrick County, Indiana; m. GREEN GOWEN, November 16, 1893, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920, Bk H-25 pg. 19.).

v. MARY J. DAVIS, b. 1869, Warrick County, Indiana.

vi. ALBERT DAVIS, b. 1872 (Source: 1880 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records.).

vii. AMBRILLA DAVIS, b. 1874, Indiana (Source: 1880 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records.).

viii. REBEKA DAVIS, b. 1878, Indiana (Source: 1880 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records.).

ix. LUCIUS DAVIS, b. 1879, Indiana (Source: 1880 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records.).

x. DOTY DAVIS, b. 1880; m. UNKNOWN HUSBAND OF DOTY, January 12, 1897, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Index to Supplemental Records-Marriage Warrick County 1860-1920 Vol.2, Book H-26, pg. 13.).

xi. LULIA DAVIS, b. 1883; m. UNKNOWN HUSBAND OF LULIA DAVIS, January 19, 1905, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920, Bk H-27 pg. 28.).

Generation No. 3

5. ELMINA JENNETT3 HOLLEY (SYLAVETTE2, JAMES1) was born March 02, 1859 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Indenture Notice, Sylavette binds her daughter, Elmina to James Holly. Documents gives date of birth for Elmina.), and died September 02, 1921 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County Death Certificate, Bk CH-3 pg. 44.). She married WILLIAM M. STRAIN April 23, 1874 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Vol. 2, 1860-1920, pg. 202.), son of JAMES STRAIN and MARY BATES. He was born February 15, 1856 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, and died November 15, 1904 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County Death Certificate.).

Notes for ELMINA JENNETT HOLLEY:

Indenture Letter

This indenture made and entered into between Sylvyett (sp) Holly of the first part and James Holly of the second part all of Warrick County. ???? Witnessed that the said Sylvyett Holly agrees to bind and do hereby bind her daughter, Elmina Jenett to James Holly as apprentice for the term of eighteen years from

the birth of said child which was on the 2nd day of March 1859 which term of apprenticeship will expire on the 2nd day of March 1877 and the said James Holly binds himself to educate said child to read right (sic) and sipher to the Double rule of three x To furnish said child all the nessesarys (sic) of life and good clothing. ?? given under our hands and serves this June 18, 1859. 

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State of Indiana Warrick Co. SS before me Ebenezer Hart a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county. Sylvyett Holly and James Holly came personaly (sic) before me and acknowledged the Execution of the above Indenture given under my hand and Seal this June 18th 1859

Ebenezer Hart Justice

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Boonville Newspaper, Jan 12, 1978

"Keyhole to the Past"

Boonville Standard, September 9, 1921 - Mrs. Elmira J. Strain was born March 2, 1859 and died August 29, 1921, age 62. She was a member of the Folsomville M. E. Church. Her husband died in 1904. She is survived by her six children, James M. Strain, Mrs. Henry Kirsch, Mrs. Frank Freeman, Boonville, Mrs. Norman Bryan of Princeton, W. T. Strain of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Gus and Fred Holley of McCutchanville. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery."

Notes for WILLIAM M. STRAIN: He was a dealer in leaf tobacco according to the census records. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Indiana (Source: Warrick County Death Certificate.)

Children of ELMINA HOLLEY and WILLIAM STRAIN are:

i. JAMES M.4 STRAIN, b. 1874; d. 1964, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana; m. CLARA MURRAY, March 03, 1895, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920, H-25 pg 34.); b. June 21, 1877, Indiana (Source: 1920 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records.); d. May 28, 1933, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana.

Notes for JAMES M. STRAIN: The Boonville Standard for Feb. 5, 1897 states "Son, born to Mr. & Mrs. James Strain." Also, The Boonville Standard for Mar. 8, 1895 states, "Marriage License: J M Strain, to Clara Murray."

Notes for CLARA MURRAY: Found her parents on the Index to Supplemental Marriage Records, Warrick 1870-1920 Vol 2. They were listed as parents. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Warrick County, Indiana.

ii. NELLIE STRAIN, b. 1877; m. FRANK S. FREEMAN, December 11, 1904, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920, 202.).

Notes for NELLIE STRAIN: In 1920 Elmina was living with Nellie and Frank Freeman according to the 1920 Warrick Co. Census records.

iii. NORA N. STRAIN, b. October 1878, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: 1920 Warrick County, Indiana Census Records.); d. June 22, 1900, Boon Township, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Index to Death Records, 1882-1920 Warrick County, Indiana.).

iv. HENRY J. STRAIN, b. October 30, 1885, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana (Source: Index to Birth Records, Warrick County, Indiana, Bk. H-1 pg. 127.); d. February 24, 1952, Missouri?; m. MARY MYRTLE; b. November 15, 1889; d. March 09, 1959, Missouri?.

Notes for HENRY J. STRAIN: Twin to Elmina J. Strain. His name could have been John Henry Strain. Buried in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Notes for MARY MYRTLE: Buried in Cape Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

v. ELMINA JEANETTE STRAIN, b. October 30, 1885, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana (Source: Index to Birth Records, Warrick County, Indiana, Bk H-1 pg. 127.); m. NORMAN W. BRYANT, August 05, 1906, Warrick County, Indiana; b. January 05, 1885, Warrick County, Indiana. Twin to Henry Strain

vi. LUCY A. STRAIN, b. December 1887, Warrick County, Indiana; d. July 17, 1890, Warrick County, Indiana.

vii. WILLIAM THEODORE STRAIN, b. August 25, 1900, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Index to Birth Records, Warrick County, Indiana, Bk. H-7 pg. 20.); d. August 19, 1966, Missouri?; m. (1) MINNIE JOSEPHINE BOOTEN, April 10, 1926, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; b. October 25, 1903, Neelyville, Butler County, Missouri; d. March 06, 1978, Missouri?; m. (2) ESTHER M., Bef. 1949, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; b. October 12, 1905; d. June 30, 1985, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Notes for WILLIAM THEODORE STRAIN: Buried in Cape Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Notes for ESTHER M.: Buried in Cape Memorial Park Cemetery.

6. FREDERICK ISAIAH3 HOLLEY (SYLAVETTE2, JAMES1) was born March 22, 1862 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, and died November 30, 1953 in McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: Evansville Courier, Obituary, December 1, 1953. Obituary notice listing survivors.). He married NETTIE MARIAH BOARDMAN December 25, 1887 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: (1) Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Vol. 2, 1860-1920., (2) Warrick County Indiana Marriage License, copy in my possession.), daughter of THOMAS BOARDMAN and SARAH DAY. She was born April 10, 1870 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and died January 31, 1951 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

Notes for FREDERICK ISAIAH HOLLEY:

Lived on Mt. Pleasant road, just outside of McCutchenville, Indiana. They bought the farm from Nettie's family, Sarah and John Day (who are buried on the farm). They lived and worked on the farm before the Day's death. Fred was orphaned by the age of 13 according to Bessie's Bible. He was raised by Aunt Pol (Mary Ann Holley wife of William R. Holley). He was a farmer and later worked in a lumber yard.

More About NETTIE MARIAH BOARDMAN: Burial: McCutchanville, Vanderburg, Ind., Occupation: Housewife

Children of FREDERICK HOLLEY and NETTIE BOARDMAN are:

i. BESSIE JANE4 HOLLEY, b. November 20, 1888, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana (Source: Index to Birth Records, Warrick County, Indiana 1882-1920, 153, Book H-3, pg. 13, Lists date of birth and parents of Bessie.); d. January 16, 1975, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; m. HERBERT F. GRIMWOOD, November 18, 1908, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: WPA Index, Vanderburgh County (Evansville), Marriage Record, 106, Lists date of birth, date of marriage, book 36 pg. 192.).

More About BESSIE JANE HOLLEY: Burial: McCutchinville, Vanderburg, Ind.

ii. SHIRLEY RALPH HOLLEY, b. September 08, 1892, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana; d. October 06, 1954, Miami, Florida; m. FRIEDA ANIETA DEICKEN, December 30, 1914, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: WPA Index, Vanderburgh County (Evansville), Marriage Record, 106, Lists Groom's name, date of marriage, Book 58 pg. 211.); b. September 03, 1894, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky; d. August 08, 1965, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: Indiana Vital Records, Death Certificate.).

More About SHIRLEY RALPH HOLLEY:

Burial: Evansville, Warrick, Ind. Occupation: Paint Contractor

More About FRIEDA ANIETA DEICKEN: Burial: Evansville, Vanderburg, Ind.

iii. AUGUSTA HOLLEY (Source: Index to Birth Records, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, 200, Book H-5, pg. 66. Lists parents and birthdate of Gus.), b. August 03, 1896, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; d. December 23, 1934, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gus left home and joined the circus. He was killed in an accident in Grand Rapids Michigan.

iv. FLORENCE EDNA HOLLEY, b. December 07, 1898, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana; d. May 09, 1978, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Never married. Burial: McCutchanville, Vanderburg, Ind.

v. CLARENCE E. HOLLEY, b. November 09, 1899, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; d. March 29, 1957, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; m. (1) EVAH WINFIELD; d. August 1978; m. (2) MAY GEORGE, April 28, 1921, Gibson County, Indiana. Burial: McCutchanville, Vanderburgh, Ind.

vi. CURTIS HOLLEY (Source: Index to Birth Records, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, 200, Book H-6, pg. 3. Lists parents and birthdate of Curtis.), b. November 09, 1900, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

vii. ALVY CECIL HOLLEY, b. October 30, 1903, McCutchinville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; d. August 06, 1963, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: (1) Evansville Courier, Painter Hurt in Fall., (2) Vanderburgh County, August 6, 1963.); m. LILLIAN MARY SMITH, December 18, 1926, Posey County, Indiana (Source: Posey County Marriage Records, Original in my possession.); b. November 16, 1906, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: (1) Birth Records, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Book CHD Pg. 119., (2) Evansville City Department of Health- Birth Records, Copy is in my possession.); d. November 23, 1970, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana (Source: Caddo Parish, Louisiana Death Certificate, Nov. 23, 1970.).

Notes for LILLIAN MARY SMITH:

Lillian came to live with Mary and Russell Holley the summer of 1967. She lived in a small apartment located behind the house. She loved dogs and had two of them. She told us stories about how our father (A. Russell Holley) wanted to go down the road to play. She told him "no". When she went inside the outhouse, he locked the door, then ran down the road to be with his friends. Boy, was he in trouble! Lillian screamed and hollered! Finally a neighbor rescued her!

She also told us that when Russell was small, every time a door-to-door salesman would come by, he would pull out all the pots and pans all over the kitchen floor. He would begin banging them with spoons. She would finally have to ask the salesman to leave.

She was buried in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana.

viii. GLADYS MARIE HOLLEY (Source: Index to Birth Records, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, 200, Book H-7, pg. 280. Lists parents and birthdate of Gladys.), b. March 07, 1906, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; d. April 29, 1942, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Burial: McCutchanville, Vanderburgh, Ind.

ix. DOROTHY HOLLEY, b. May 03, 1911, McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; m. ROBERT HILLMAN SCHICK, December 23, 1939, Rock Island, Illinois.

7. S. GUSTER3 HOLLEY (SYALVETTE2, JAMES1) was born 1865 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. He married EVA HINMAN December 26, 1886 in Warrick County, Indiana (Source: (1) Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920., (2) Warrick County, Indiana Marriage License, copy in my possession., (3) Warrick County, Indiana Marriage License, Copy in my possession.), daughter of JORDAN HINMAN and MINA BRIGHT. She was born 1870 (Source: Supplemental Index to Warrick County Marriage Records, Volume 2, 1860-1920.), and died November 19, 1891 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Source: Index to Death Records: Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Book CH-3 pg 255.).

Notes for EVA HINMAN:

Eva was 16 when she and Gus married. She was 20 when she died of TB.

Children of S. HOLLEY and EVA HINMAN are:

i. SHELA4 HOLLEY, b. July 10, 1890, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana; d. December 03, 1890, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. Died of congestion at 4 mo. 23 days old. Burial: McCutchanville, Ind.

ii. GEORGE A. HOLLEY, b. October 1890, Missouri; d. April 05, 1891, Evansville, Vanderburg, Indiana (Source: Index to Death Records: Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Bk CH-3 pg. 207.).

Notes for GEORGE A. HOLLEY:

He was probably born in Sikeston, Missouri. He was only 7 months old when he died of Whooping Cough according to the death records in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

8. ULYSIS GRANT3 HOLLEY (WILLIAM R.2, JAMES1) was born 1869 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. He married SARAH E. WEST August 11, 1889 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Warrick County, Indiana Marriage License, copy in my possession.), daughter of ELIJAH WEST and MARY IRVING. died (Source: "Boonville Standard Newspaper.").

Notes for ULYSIS GRANT HOLLEY:

Thomas Boardman (Fred Holley's wife's father) married Grant and Sarah.

Standard Democrat, Sikeston, Missouri Tuesday Sep 14, 1999 Looking Back 1907 'May''

Our daily paper started a full page ad of Looking Back series a week or so ago. I believe they started at 1900. I guess they are heading toward the year 2000. They print little tidbits of information for each month of that particular year. Starting with Jan. ending with Dec. For the year 1907, May, it read The Holley Cooperage Co. was destroyed by fire, at loss of $25,000. Ulysses Grant Holley, president plans to rebuild the saw mill and box factory, which will be expanded and renamed Holley-Matthews Manufacturing Company. - Marc Boardman

Grant moved to Laramie, Wyoming and opened "The Holley Milling Company", manufacturers of High Grade Flour. On the Declaration for remarried Widow's Pension for his mother ( September 19, 1916), the witnesses were: U.G. Holley of Laramie, (Laramie County) Wyoming and Sarah E. Holley of Laramie, Wyoming.

In a letter dated November 7, 1916, sent to the Commissioner of Pensions in Washington, DC, Grant requests that the claim for pension be sent to Mrs. Mary A. Dougan, c/o U.G. Holley, Laramie, Wyoming.

Children of ULYSIS HOLLEY and SARAH WEST are:

i. GRACIE4 HOLLEY, b. September 02, 1890, Warrick County, Indiana; d. April 05, 1891, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Cemetery Records.). Buried in Old Friendship Cemetery, Warrick County. (Lane Township)

ii. HERBIT HOLLEY, b. April 22, 1892, Warrick County, Indiana (Source: Index to Birth Records, Warrick County, Indiana 1882-1920, 153, Book H-4, pg. 29. Lists birthdate and parents of Herbit.).

 

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