Fayette County, Alabama
~ Hollimans in the Bluff Community ~
H. HOLLIMAN: The son of Cornelius HOLLIMAN and
his first wife, Elizabeth PLYLER. Uriah was born on July 6, 1816,
Lancaster County, SC. He married Mary "Polly" LUCAS in
Tuscaloosa County, AL, on Aug. 31, 1836. Performing the
ceremony was the Rev. John WALTERS, M.G. Mary was 17 years
old. The couple later settled southwest of Bluff in Fayette
County, where government land records show that Uriah received patents
for more than 320 acres in the late 1850s. Uriah joined the
Confederate Army in 1862 at the age of
47! He was Pvt. Uriah H. HOLLIMAN, Co. B of the 9th Alabama
Battalion of Volunteers, 26th Regiment, CSA. He died of measles
and pneumonia at Okolona, Chickasaw County, MS, on May 8, 1862,
attended by his wife until death. Their son, Charles Daniel, same
military unit, same place, died on May 12, 1862, of the same
diseases. Their grave sites are unknown but probably in the
Confederate Cemetery in Okolona, MS.
LUCAS HOLLIMAN (pictured
right): The daughter of Charles
Mary HASTINGS. Mary was born on Jan. 2, 1819, in South
Carolina. She was a midwife and herb doctor in northern Fayette
County for most of her life. She had 13 children. She died
on July 5, 1913, at the home of her youngest son, Joshua Warren, at
Vernon, Lamar County, AL, with burial at Spring Hill Cemetery just north of
Bluff in Fayette County.
of Uriah and Mary Lucas Holliman:
Mary Elizabeth HOLLIMAN,
born Sept. 12, 1837, in AL, died Oct. 9, 1841, in Fayette County.
2. James Franklin HOLLIMAN,
born Jan. 29, 1839, in
AL, died May 13, 1911, in Fayette County.
James Franklin HOLLIMAN (left), Co. B, 58th Alabama
CSA. He joined the Confederate Army in 1861 as a Private to serve
one year. He re-enlisted in 1862 and was promoted to First
Lieutenant. He was captured at Missionary Ridge in the battle for
Chattanooga on Nov. 25, 1863, and was confined to the notorious prison
camp for Confederate officers at Johnson's Island in Lake Erie,
Ohio. He was released on June 13, 1865, and returned to
Fayette County, where he was a school
teacher and farmer. He
married his wartime sweetheart, Rebecca
July 2, 1865. They had 4 children (3 boys and a girl) before her
death in 1883. In 1886, he
married one of his former students, Bertha
Lee POWELL (pictured right
with daughter Jannet), and they
had 6 children (4 boys and 2 girls). James and his two wives were
buried in the Holliman-Stewart
Cemetery just south of the Bluff community. Several of his
children and in-laws also were buried there.
Sarah Jane HOLLIMAN, born Oct. 3, 1840, in Fayette
County, died Oct. 15, 1915, buried at Cottonwood Cemetery, 6 miles east
of Eustace, Henderson County, TX. She married Charles Stephen COPPRELL
Fayette County on July 13, 1864.
Charles Daniel HOLLIMAN, born May 6, 1842, in
Fayette County, died May 12, 1862, of diseases mentioned above while in
the Confederate Army. Burial probably in the Confederate
Cemetery, Okolona, MS.
5. John Thomas HOLLIMAN,
born April 23, 1844, in
Fayette County, died July 12, 1930, in Fayette County. Burial at
Caines Ridge Cemetery, 4 miles south of Fayette, AL, on Route
John Thomas HOLLIMAN (left) was known as "Hico
John" to distinguish him from two others of the same name in the
county. Married (1) Sarah
E. CORBETT on Nov. 21, 1867: one child, William Perry
HOLLIMAN. She died in childbirth. Married (2) Martha Jane WALKER:
sons. John was a Pvt. in Co. H, 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment,
CSA. Barefoot and near starvation, he surrendered at Petersburg,
Virginia, on Feb. 15, 1865. He took the oath and was
parolled to a farmer in
Indianapolis, Indiana, where he worked until the fall of 1865 and then
walked home to Fayette County.
Elijah HOLLIMAN, born April 16, 1846, in Fayette
County, died July 10, 1864, from typhoid while serving in the
Confederate Army. He was a Pvt. in Co. I of the 56th Alabama
Partisan Rangers. He died at St. Mary's Confederate Hospital in
Lagrange, GA. He was 18 years old. His grave is marked "E. Holman" in the Confederate
Nancy Palestine HOLLIMAN, born April 7, 1848, in
Fayette County, died Dec. 12, 1923. Married John PINION: no
issue. She was buried near her mother Mary in Spring Hill
Cemetery near Bluff, AL.
Cornelius HOLLIMAN, born Dec. 16, 1849, in Fayette
County. Married Sarah
Elizabeth SMITH at Fayette. Moved to Rockdale, Milam
William Perry HOLLIMAN, born March 29, 1852, in Fayette
County. Married Sarah
HOLLIMAN, a distant cousin and daughter of Warren C. HOLLIMAN
and Mary BLAKENEY of Newtonville, AL. Moved to Rockdale, Milam
County, TX. Resided near Cameron, Texas.
Martha Ann HOLLIMAN, born June 27, 1854, in Fayette
County. Married William
Rufus BUCKNER in Fayette County on July 10, 1892. Resided
near Alvord, Wise County, TX.
Rebecca Drucilla HOLLIMAN, born March 4, 1856, in
Fayette County. Married John
Thomas HOLLIMAN, cousin, and son of Warren C. HOLLIMAN and Mary
BLAKENEY of Newtonville, AL. Moved to Ardmore, Carter County,
OK. He was called "Black John"
due to the color of his hair and to distinguish him from two other John
T.'s living in Fayette County at the same time.
Emily Frances HOLLIMAN, born March 14, 1858, in Fayette
County. Married (1) Abner
McCLUNG in Fayette County. Moved to Eustace, Henderson
County, TX, where she had relatives and there married Joe REYNOLDS.
Joshua Warren HOLLIMAN, born Aug. 26, 1860, in Fayette
County, died Jan. 6, 1944. Married Martha GOULSBY,
Vernon, Lamar County, AL, until his death. Buried in
Vernon. His mother, Mary LUCAS HOLLIMAN, died at his home in 1913.
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