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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Hamaline Haden HOLLEY

            Hamaline Haden Holley is a son of George W. and Hulda (Cremeans) Holley, of Mason county, West Virginia. He was born in Mason county, August 5, 1849. His father died January 8, 1881, aged 79 years. H. H. Holley's first marriage was solemnized June 10, 1870, and his wife was Mary Jane, daughter of Daniel and Sedenia (Henry) Matheny. She died in Mason county, July 12, 1879, having been the mother of three children: Sedenia Alverty, born June 1, 1871; Albert Wilson, November 15, 1873; Minnie Myrtle, August 12, 1878. In Gallia county, Ohio, March 29, 1880, were recorded the marriage vows of Hamaline H. Holley and Sarah Melvina Miller, and Ezra Laban, their son, was born May 8, 1881. Roamer W. and Jane (Donalson) Miller, still residents in Gallia county, Ohio, were the parents of Sarah M., wife of Mr. Holley, and she was born in that State and county on the 11th day of September, 1860. Andrew and Herman D. Holley, brothers of Hamaline H., were soldiers in the Federal army during the war between the States. Herman D. served three years, and Andrew was discharged after two years service on account of disability. In 1882 the subject of this sketch cast his fortunes in with the people of Lincoln county, settling in Duval district. He owns 150 acres on Laurel fork, of Trace fork of Mud river, all the land that he has not cleared is well timbered with poplar, oak, walnut and hickory. Iron and coal are the minerals that underlay the land. He may be addressed at Barretts Bend, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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