looking for info/pics John Moses Holbrook, Amanda Mason Holbrook

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Amanda, Julia, and Elizabeth Mason from either  Swain or Macon County, NC. married John Moses Holbrook, James Holbrook, and another brother who's name i don't know, Holbrook.  At least John and Amanda made their home in Union County, GA   My great papaw was Norman Sylvester Holbrook, was the son of John Moses, and Amanda Mason Holbrook. I have no info on either side, and would very much appreciate ANY info anyone might have. I do know John, James, the other brother, Amanda, Julia, and Elizabeth are all buried in the same cemetery in Blairsville, Ga (Union County).
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SOURCE: North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTD-469), Moses Holbrooks and Amanda Mason, 27 Aug 1893; citing Macon, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 19,268.

Moses Holbrooks Age 20 Birth (Est) 1873

Marriage 27 Aug 1893 Macon, NC

Spouse' Amanda Mason

Age 17 Birth (Est) 1876

SOURCE: North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTD-46Q), James H Holbrooks and Julia Mason, 17 Mar 1895; citing Macon, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 19,268

Name James H Holbrooks

Age 20 Birth (Est) 1875

Marriage 17 Mar 1895 Macon, NC

Spouse Julia Mason

Age 16 Birth (Est) 1879


SOURCE: United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCXW-LY4), John M Holbrooks in household of James Holbrooks, Burningtown, Macon, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district 120, sheet 524D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0971; FHL microfilm 1,254,971.

James Holbrooks Self M 29 SC

Nancy Holbrooks Wife F 32 GA

John M Holbrooks Son M 6 SC

James H Holbrooks Son M 5 SC

Dillard B Holbrooks Son M 2 SC

David A Holbrooks Son M 1 NC

answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (612k points)
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The 1880 census shows parents & names of the brothers:

Name: James Holbrooks
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1880: Burningtown, Macon, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nancy Holbrooks
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
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Occupation: Farmer

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Household Members:
Name Age
James Holbrooks 29
Nancy Holbrooks 32
John M. Holbrooks 6
James H. Holbrooks 5
Dillard B. Holbrooks 2
David A. Holbrooks 1


Source Citation

Year: 1880; Census Place: Burningtown, Macon, North Carolina; Roll: 971; Family History Film: 1254971; Page: 524D; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 0122

answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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The 1860 census shows the names of their grandparents:

Name: Ales Holbrooks
[Alex Holbrooks
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Gender: Male
Birth Place: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Regiment 2, Pickens, South Carolina
Post Office: Whetstone
Family Number: 1029
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Ales Holbrooks 35
Nancy Holbrooks 34
James H Holbrooks 12
John H Holbrooks 10
Malinda Holbrooks 8
Johnathan H Holbrooks 6
William F Holbrooks 4


Source Citation

Year: 1860; Census Place: Regiment 2, Pickens, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1225; Page: 67; Image: 138; Family History Library Film: 805225

answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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The 1850 census lists their great grandparents:

Name: Allexander Holbrook
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1785
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: Western Division, Pickens, South Carolina, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 362
Household Members:
Name Age
Allexander Holbrook 65
Rebecca Holbrook 64
Thomas Holbrook 25
James Holbrook 13
William Holbrook 16
Rebecca Holbrook 18
Sima Holbrook 10


Source Citation

Year: 1850; Census Place: Western Division, Pickens, South Carolina; Roll: M432_857; Page: 395B; Image:251

answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Hi my Name is Amanda mason. All I know is my father was a Gypsy. He was named Joseph Mason. I have never met him. I am 42 years old and no Idea about any of his side of the family. I was told I was named after a gran but unsure if this is true. My middle name is Elizabeth.  Oh I was also born in England.
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Mose and Amanda were my great grandparents on my grandfather Floyd \ mother Louise Keasler side.  I have pictures and Amanda's log entries from 1935 - 1939 online.  Nice to meet you.  sgkeas@yahoo.com.
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Oh my stars, I just saw this message! It's wonderful to meet you. I would love to see entries from Amanda. I have pics of Amanda and Mose. And I have pics of Amanda parents. I'm told she was half Cherokee but I don't have proof. I can't get any further on Amanda than her parents. Please message back if love to hear from you. vholbrook67@gmail.com

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