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.