Henry Holliday

Henry Burroughs Holliday (1819 - 1893)

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Maj. Henry Burroughs Holliday
Born in Laurnes, South Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Fayette County, Georgia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Georgia, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 May 2011 | Last significant change: 8 Aug 2019
19:26: Abby (Brown) Glann edited the Biography for Henry Burroughs Holliday (1819-1893). [Thank Abby for this]
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Henry was born about 1819. He passed away 22 FEB 1893 in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA at age 73.

Henry HOLLIDAY served in the quartermasters corps of the 27th regiment of Georgia. Father of DOC Holliday, lived in Augusta where he served as Mayor, the Secretary of the County Agricultural Society, a Member of the Masonic Lodge, the Secretary of the Confederate Veterans Camp.

Major Henry Burroughs Holliday, participated in the Cherokee Indian War, Mexican War and Civil War. When the major returned from the Mexican War, he brought home a young Mexican boy who was orphaned by the war, his name was Francisco Hidalgo. After the major served the Confederate Army, he moved his family from Griffin, GA. to Valdosta, GA., to land that was given to him. His wife, Alice Jane McKey Holliday, died of tuberculosis in 1866, when Doc was 12. His step brother Francisco also died of tuberculosis a short time later. His mother is where it is believed that Doc contracted the disease. He also had a daughter, Martha Holliday, who was born & died before Doc was born.

Shortly after his wife died, he married Rachel Martin (Dec. 18, 1866).


  • 1860
Age: 40-41
Address 1: District 1001, Spalding, Georgia
  • 1870
Age: 50-51
Address 1: Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia


  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 May 2019), memorial page for Maj Henry Burroughs Holliday (11 Mar 1819–22 Feb 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28978339, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Gagirl2469 (contributor 46800295) .

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On 6 Mar 2019 at 12:33 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Holliday-1597 and Holliday-58 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates, same spouse and children

Please ensure that Parents are merged first

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