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The Holley Family

Elam Quitman Holley (William, Richard, John, III, John, II, John) was born 21 January 1801 in North Carolina, and died 24 April 1847 in Coffee County, Alabama.  He married Salley Godwin about 1824, daughter of Solomon Godwin and Salley Unknown.  Elam is buried in an unmarked grave at Travelers Rest Cemetery, Geneva, AL.

The 1850 Coffee County census shows Elam has died and only his children are listed as follows:  James, John, Solomon, Elam, Mary J., Adaline, Amaziah, and Zephemiah.

Elam and Salley left North Carolina and moved to Mississippi near a large spring where the family operated a large grist mill.  Salley died on 22 June 1844 in Mississippi and shortly afterwards the family moved to Geneva County, Alabama.  By the 1870 Geneva Alabama Census, Amazaiah Marion was married to Wealthy Missouri Collinsworth about 1863, the daughter of William Collinsworth and Rachel Tolbert.  They are listed with three children:  Whitson, Frances, and Wealthy.  In the 1880 Coffee Alabama Census, Amaziah is not listed and only Weltha, Whitson M., Frances, Wealthy, Wm. C., Eli J., Abraham, and Martha A.  Amaziah M. was born 24 October 1840 in Holley Springs, Mississippi and died before 1880 in Geneva, Alabama.  Wealthy was born 06 Dec 1842 and died 18 Oct 1885.  She is buried in Travelers Rest Cemetery, Geneva, Alabama.

Whitson Marion was born 03 December 1864 in Geneva County, Alabama and died 31 Jul 1950 in Samson, Geneva County, Alabama.  He married Eliza Jane Silcox about 1890, she was the daughter of Jesse "Jefferson" Silcox and Lavinia Henderson.  She was born 22 Nov 1858 and died 19 May 1893.  They were the parents of Mary Lavinia,  born 27 Mar 1891 and died 21 Nov 1976.  She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  Mary L. married William W. Watson on 02 Mar 1910 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  Whitson's 2nd wife was Letty Jane Murphy.  They were married 08 March 1894 in DeFuniak Springs, FL.  Letty J. was born in 1871 and died in 1948, she was the daughter of Hanzel Murphy and Mary A. Ard.

Source:  The Heritage of Walton County, FL (2006)
Originally Provided by:  Ralph Watson

Submitted:  Heather Holley

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