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Rewrite: Chapter 19, Genealogy of the Holloway Families

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The original title of Chapter 19 of "Genealogy of the Holloway Families" reads as Descendants of Vermillion Holloway, this was incorrect, it should have read “Descendants of Bremillion Holloway”. Bremillion was the grandson of Robert Vermillion Holloway, and the children listed are Bremillion’s children, not Roberts.

There are so many trees on Ancestry.com that have used Chapter 19 as a source and put the incorrect information into their tree as is. Then this incorrect has been copied to more and more trees… There are now over 900 trees that have some form of incorrect information within them. Kari Lemons will be writing a complete update on the two most used source books for the Orange County, NC Holloway family, which will provide the most accurate and up to date information based on documents, and DNA data. The other book used as a source is "Holloway's of the South", Edited by CJ Stevens. This book while mostly correct, starts with Thomas Holloway born 1747. The rewrite will start with Robert Vermillion Holloway born 1710 (father of Thomas) and will add more complete data of what is now known on all his children and descendants.

Here is the corrected page as it should have been written.

Bremillion Holloway (Thomas 2 Robert 1), was born to Thomas Holloway 1747- Bef. 1850, and an unknown mother in Orange County, North Carolina in 1770. Bremillion was the oldest of 21 children, 19 of whom are known. Bremillion married Sarah Proctor 5 Feb 1798 in Orange County. Bremillion can be found in the following records; 1796 Orange, NC, Deed Book 7, pg 75, 1800 Federal Census in Hillsborough, NC, 1819 & 1833 Tax records in Rhea County TN, and the 1830 and 1840 Federal census in Rhea County. He died before 1850 in Sulphur Springs, TN. Burial and stone location unknown.

Bremillion Holloway, son of Thomas Holloway born 1747 in Orange, NC; died Bef. 1850 in Rhea, TN and Unknown Mother; Married Sarah Proctor on 5 Feb 1790. She was born 1774 (NC); died 1816 Spring City, Rhea, TN.


  1. Samuel Holloway Born 1799 NC; Died 27 Oct 1870 in Algood, Putnam, TN; Married Frances Davidson on 23 Dec 1819 in Rhea, TN. She was born 1799 in NC and died after 1880.
  2. James Holloway Born 9 Dec 1801 in Rhea, TN; Died 27 OCT 1870 in Rhea, TN; Married Elvira Miller on 5 Nov 1828 in Rhea, TN. She was born Abt.1810 in TN and died Aft. 1880 in Rhea, TN
  3. William Holloway Born 18 Feb 1802 in Orange, NC; Died 20 Jul 1892 in Cumberland, TN; Married Mary Ann Bradley on March 09, 1820 in Campbell, TN. She was born 20 Jul 1803 in Virginia and died 26 Jun 1887 in Marion, TN.
  4. Major Holloway Born Abt. 1804 in Orange, NC; Died Bef 1900 in Rhea, TN; Married (1) Phoebe Unknown in 1824 in Orange, NC. born Abt.1807; Died Bef. 1860. Rhea, TN. (2) Widow, Malinda Hughes Treadaway on 5 Sep 1872 in Roane TN.
  5. Delilah Holloway Lemons Born 16 Oct 1805 in Orange, NC; Died 24 Feb 1868 in McMinn, TN; Married William Monroe Lemons on 23 Sep 1826 in Rhea, TN; Born 1801 in TN; Died 1884 in Polk, TN.
  6. Burton Williamson Holloway Born 11 Oct 1808 in Rhea, TN; Died 1 Oct 1872 in Macoupin, IL; Married Malinda Wasson on 26 Apr 1831 in Rhea, TN. She was born 3 Feb 1808 in TN; Died 7 Oct 1888 in Pope, IL.
  7. Joseph P Holloway Born 24 May 1811 in Orange, NC; Died Aft. 1880 in Rhea, TN; Married Elizabeth Charlotte DeRossett on 5 Oct 1833 in Rhea, TN. She was born Abt.1815 in Rhea, TN; Died Bef.1870 in Rhea, TN.
  8. Sterling H Holloway Born 6 Dec 1816 in Rhea, TN; Died 22 Jan 1891 in Rhea, TN; Married Emily Rector on 24 Oct 1849 in Rhea, TN; Born 11 Feb 1831 in Rhea, TN; Died 29 Dec 1906 in Rhea, TN.

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