The Hawkins & Holladay Familes of Escambia
William Hawkins, Jr. b. abt 1825 in Conecuh now Lowndes County,
Alabama, was the son of William Hawkins who was the son of Stephen Hawkins.
William, Jr. married Elizabeth Adams and in January of 1845, their first
child, a daughter, Martha Margaret Hawkins was born. Martha married William
Jefferson Holladay on July 3, 1860. A second daughter was born two years
later and named Lavinia. Lavinia died as a young child. Next there was
Marianna who married John Hobbie and later moved to Escambia County. Elizabeth,
the next child, never married and later moved to Escambia County. The next
child was a son named John of which nothing is known at this time. The
youngest child named Thomas Franklin Hawkins married Emma Frost. It seems
to have been his influence that probably caused family members to migrate
to Escambia County.
William Jefferson Holladay was born about 1833 and was the son
of James Holladay and Catherine Acreman. The Holladay family was also settled
in Lowndes County. Two of William's brothers, Nathan Floyd Holladay and
James Henry Holladay, married cousins of Martha Margaret Hawkins. They
were Frances "Fannie" Hawkins and Martha Jane Hawkins, respectively. In
later years, the Hawkins clan and Holladays were again neighbors at Brewton,
Escambia County, AL, much as they had been earlier in Lowndes County.
Children of William Jefferson Holladay and Martha Margaret Hawkins
were as follows:
1) William Jasper Holladay, b. 5 MAY 1861, d. 19 MAR 1923, burial
in Ft. Crawford Cemetery, E. Brewton, AL. On 30 DEC 1891 he married Hattie
Davis, b. 7 OCT 1866, d. 6 AUG 1963, burial in Ft. Crawford Cemetery, E.
2) Katherine Elizabeth "Betty" Holladay, b. 1864, d. 11 JUN 1937.
She was returned to Lowndes County before her death at her request and
buried close to her father in Templegate Gate Cemetery.
3) Eugenia Holladay, b. 1866 , d. abt 1889.
4) George Washington Holladay, b. 12 FEB 1868, d. 5 OCT 1903,
burial in Brown Cemetery, Escambia County. On 12 DEC 1894 in Escambia County
he married Alice D. Cutts, b. 4 MAR 1880, d. 29 MAR 1959, burial in May
Creek Cemetery, Escambia County. Alice was the daughter of James Wm. Cutts
and Minerva Annie Parker who came to Londes County, AL from Sumter Co.,
GA in 1875 and later migrated to Escambia County, AL. ( a great aunt to
5) Ann Holladay, b. 5 MAY 1871 d. 20 DEC 1915. On 14 DEC 1890
she married Levi Presley Weaver, b. 13 JUN 1871, d. 24 OCT 1958.
6) Ada Cornelia Holladay, b. 15 JAN 1874, d. 14 DEC 1950, burial
in Ft. Crawford Cemetery, E. Brewton, AL. On 1 AUG 1898 she married John
George Carlovitz, b. 25 JUL 1864, d. 7 OCT 1911, burial in Ft. Crawford
Cemetery, E. Brewton, Escambia County.
7) John Thomas Holladay, b. 15 MAR 1875, d. 10 AUG 1936. On 23
DEC 1903 he married Lula Rebecca Bell, b. 1 MAY 1879, d. 21 JUN 1959, burial
in Ft. Carwford Cemetery.
8) Ela Adell Holladay, b. 27 JAN 1866, d. 17 NOV 1918. On 25
DEC 1892 she married William Thomas Hendrix, b. 4 JUL 1866, d. 11 SEP 1940.
9) Jessie Mae Holladay, b. 11 JUN 1880, d. 23 DEC 1959, burial
in Ft. Crawford Cemetery. On 14 NOV 1908 she married Bernard Young Hill,
b. 3 JAN 1876, d. 9 NOV 1926.
10) Henry Herbert Holladay, b. 30 DEC 1881, d. 5 JUN 1946, burial
in Ft. Crawford Cemetery. On 12 JAN 1907 he married Minnie Alice Peebles,
b. 26 JAN 1884, d. 23 JAN 1929, burial in Elim Cemetery, Escambia County,
This particular Hawkins family connects to my direct Hawkins line.
The Holladay family connects to my husband's Cutts line. I do have additional
info on these families, thanks to several newly found Hawkins cousins:
Mary Ann Nichols, Susan Riggs, Joyce Bodiker, and Marry Fronden. They have
been gracious enough to share their hard earned research with me. Between
us all we have gathered a fairly large amount of info. My source for the
body of this information is "Holladay Special - The Family of William Jefferson
Holladay" by Herbert Weaver.