The Carson Family
From Washington County,
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida
James Holman (Holdman, Holeman)
Born: about 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky
Died: about 1886 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
DNA Test Results
My cousin (a documented descendant of the James Holman (Holdman, Holeman) who was born about 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky) did the DNA test at Family Tree DNA.
The results of the DNA tests by FamilyTreeDNA show that these three Holmans are "very tightly related" with each other:
* James Holman (Holdman, Holeman) was born about 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky. He lived in the area of Brodhead and Crab Orchard, Kentucky, which are on the border of three Kentucky counties: Lincoln, Garrard, and Rockcastle.
* Daniel Holman was born about 1787 in North Carolina, had children in Tennessee, and homesteaded in Douglas, Missouri.
* Kenneth Holeman (died in 1871 in Upperfreehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey) married Sarah "Sally" Jamison, the daughter of Henry Jamison and his wife, Margaret.
The three above "very tightly related" Holmans are "related" to:
* Thomas Holeman, who was born about 1723 in Kent County, Maryland, lived in Shenandoah, Virginia, and moved to North Carolina about 1750, and died Jan 10, 1798 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
* Elias Holeman, born about 1759 and who died Nov 01, 1827 in Burlington County, New Jersey.
I believe the three "very tightly related" Holmans and their relative, Thomas Holeman, died 1798, are descendants of the Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey.
The DNA results for the descendant of James Holeman, b. 1814 in Madison Co., Kentucky, did not match the tests results in the Holman Family DNA Project for the two descendants of "German" Holmans: Conrad Holman (born before 1730 in Germany or Switzerland and died about 1771 in Amelia Township, South Carolina) and John Wendel Hallman/Heilman (born about 1710 probably in Germany and died in South Carolina).
The DNA results for the descendant of James Holeman, b. 1814 did not match any of the tests results in the Hollyman Family DNA Project (males who are or believe they are descended from the Christopher Hollyman who resided in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and died there in 1691).
The DNA results for the descendant of James Holeman, b. 1814 did not match any of the tests results in the Family DNA Project for Hagelman, Hailman, Hallman, Halman, Heilman, Heilmann, Helman, Heylman, Heylmann, Hileman, Hilemann, Hilleman, Hillemann, Hillman surnames.
The DNA test results show that a great grandfather of Kenneth Holman, died 1871 in Monmouth Co., NJ, is 97.28% likely to be the common ancestor of the three "very tightly related" Holmans. Recognizing that the written record is incomplete and my knowledge of DNA matching is limited, I am following these working assumptions:
1. The Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey had four sons: Joseph, Thomas, Daniel, and Robert.
2. The Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey had a brother, Elias.
3. Joseph Holeman (and his wife Thamson), the eldest son of the Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey, had a son named Robert.
4. Robert Holeman (and his wife Margaret Jemson), son of Joseph and his wife Thamson, had at least two sons: Joseph and Jacob.
5. Joseph Holeman (1773-1823), son of Robert Holeman and his wife Margaret Johnson/Jamison, married Eleanor Perrine (1777-1823) and they relocated to Bethel, Clermont Co., Ohio. Joseph Holeman and his wife Eleanor Perrine had two sons who have not yet been identified.
6. Jacob Holeman, son of Robert Holeman and his wife Margaret Jemson, married "Eloice" and they had a son Kenneth, one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans.
7. Randy Holman Schmidt (Holman family researcher) speculated that Daniel and Thomas Holman, sons of the Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey, first relocated to Kent County, Maryland and then to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
8. Thomas Holeman, died 1798 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, is the son of one of the Shenandoah Valley Holemans, probably Thomas.
9. The father of Daniel Holeman (b. 1787 in NC; lived in Tennessee; homesteaded in Missouri), one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans, would have to be born before 1775 and died after 1786.
10. James Holman, one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans, was born in 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky; lived in Garrard County, Kentucky; and died in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
I believe the nearest common ancestor for the three "very tightly related" Holmans is Joseph Holeman (and his wife Thamson), the eldest son of the Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey.
Joseph Holeman (and his wife Thamson) had six sons:
1. Joseph Holeman, born about 1708 and died about 1741, married Grace Wooley. They had one son, Joseph, who married Nancy Perrine, and they had one son who died young.
2. Robert Holeman (1712-1790) who is the grandfather of Kenneth Holman, one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans.
3. Aaron Holeman, born about 1714 and died 1782, married Anne Story. They had three sons: Joseph (1746-1781), Thomas (1748- ), and Aaron (1750-1812). Only Thomas (1748- ) had sons.
4. John Holeman born about 1716. No information on him.
5. Richard Holeman (1720-1747). No information on him.
6. Francis Holeman (1724-1758) married Catherine Dye. They had four sons: Robert (1740-1815), Daniel (1748- ), James, and Journey. James, and Journey may be stepsons? (Catherine Dye was the sister of the Joseph Dye who married Martha Holeman, daughter of Joseph and Thamson Holeman.)
1. Did Jacob and Eloice Holeman, parents of Kenneth (1783-1871), one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans, have other sons?
2. What happened to the two sons of Joseph Holeman (1773-1823) and his wife Eleanor Perrine who have not yet been identified?
3. What happened to Joseph, Thomas, and Elias, sons of Thomas Holeman (1748- ), son of Aaron and Anne Story?
4. Did Robert (1740-1815) and Daniel (1748- ), sons of Francis and Catherine (Dye) Holeman, have sons?
Where to look:
Did some of these unidentified Holmans relocate to Kent County, Maryland, and then move on with their Holeman relatives?
* Henry and Edward, sons of Edward and Rosetta (Vansant) Holman of Kent County, Maryland, moved to Pennsylvania, but in 1776 they descended the Ohio River and pitched tents at the mouth of the Kentucky River. [James Holman (Holdman, Holeman), one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans, was born about 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky.]
* Daniel and Thomas, sons of the Robert Holman who left a 1709 Will in Monmouth, New Jersey, first relocated to Kent Co, Maryland and then to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Thomas Holeman, died 1798 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, is the son of one of the Shenandoah Valley Holemans, probably Thomas. [Daniel Holman, one of the three "very tightly related" Holmans, was born about 1787 in North Carolina, had children in Tennessee, and homesteaded in Douglas, Missouri.]
We need to DNA test male Holmans who are documented direct descendants of:
* Massachusetts Holmans.
* Rhode Island Holmans.
* Roane Co., Tennessee Holmans
* Elias Holman, born 6 Aug 1656 in Musbury, Devon, England, and migrated to America in 1685.
* Edward Holeman of Kent County, Maryland.
* Isaac Holeman, died 15 Aug 1807 in North Carolina. (Randy Holman Schmidt has raised the possibility that Isaac is not the son of "old" Daniel Holman of the Shenandoah Valley.)
* Capt James Holeman of the James River in Virginia and his brother Henry Holman.
* William Holeman of Isle of Wight County, Virginia who married Ann Tandy.
* Richard Holeman who married Jean Carlisle, and relocated to Person County, North Carolina from "the banks of the Rappahannock" in Virginia.
We need to identify the Holmans in the New Jersey Census:
Working Assumptions Regarding the three Holmans who are "Very Tightly Related"
The New Jersey Connection
1. It is likely that Kenneth Holman, born 1783 and died 1871 in New Jersey, is a descendant of Robert Holman, born March 1653 in Musbury, Devon, England and died June 1709 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Therefore, with a 37/37 DNA match, James Holeman, b. 1814 in Kentucky and Daniel Holeman, b. 1787 in North Carolina must be related to Robert Holman, born March 1653 in Musbury, Devon, England and died June 1709 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. [The results of the DNA tests show that the descendant of the Kenneth Holeman who died in 1871 in Upperfreehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey is "related" to the descendant of Elias Holeman 1759 - 1827, Burlington County, New Jersey.]
2. A possible link between the New Jersey Holmans and the Kentucky Holmans is Joseph Holman, born July 2, 1773 in New Jersey and died 1823 in Bethel, Clermont Co., Ohio (across the Ohio River from Kentucky). He was the son of Robert Holeman (1712 - 1790) and the brother of Jacob Holman. In 1797 Joseph Holman married Eleanor Perrine (1777 - 1823). Eleanor was the daughter of Joseph Perrine, born July 16, 1748 and Elizabeth Wyckoff, born Aug 13, 1753; the sister of the Martha Perrine (1772 - 1849) who married James Isaac Dye (1770 - 1862); and the brother of James Perrine (1780 - 1864) who married Mary Kain.]
Joseph and Eleanor (Perrine) Holman had five children:
James Holman, born 1797 in New Jersey and died June 15, 1875 on his 500 acre farm in Brown Co., Ohio
Francis "Frank" Holman who died in Brown Co., Ohio
Anna Holman who married James Kain of Williamsburg
Two children who remained in New Jersey
James Holman, born 1797, married Sarah Bosier born about 1815 in New Jersey and died in 1855 in Brown Co., Ohio.
James and Sarah (Bosier) Holman had five children:
James B Holman (had 202 acre farm in Sterling twp, two and one-half miles from Williamsburg; started with a portion of his father's farm)
Mary Ellen Holman (died in infancy)
H.P. Holman of Creston, Iowa
William Holman who resides with his brother, James B Holman
Sarah Holman (died in infancy)
James Holman, born 1797 in New Jersey, and his brother Francis "Frank" Holman were influenced by their uncle James Perrine to relocate from New Jersey to Williamsburg, Ohio in 1819 or 1820.
[James Perrine left New Jersey in 1803 and settled on the Hawkin's Survey on the road from Williamsburg to Bethel.]
James Holman, born 1797, for several years was a stage driver from Williamsburg to Chillicothe.
James Holman, born 1797, then returned to New Jersey to bring his parents (Joseph Holman and Eleanor Perrine) from New Jersey to Brown Co., Ohio. "The first land he was able to purchase, he deeded to his mother and thus enabled his parents to spend their declining years in comfortable enjoyment."
3. Another possible link between the New Jersey Holmans and the Kentucky Holmans is James William Holeman, born about 1798 in Holmansville, Ocean Co., New Jersey and died 20 Nov 1883 in New Salem, Rush County, Indiana. James W Holman was in the census for Rush Co., Indiana for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Based on his children's place of birth, he relocated from New Jersey to Rush Co., Indiana between 1832 and 1834. James William Holeman is the great grandson of Elias Holman, died Jan 1748 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Note: An "Elias" was mentioned in the Will of Robert Holman, died 1709.]
Matthew K Perrine, born 17 Apr 1791 in Maysville, Mason Co, Kentucky and died 29 Oct 1860 in Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, was in the 1830 census for Rush County, Indiana. Matthew K Perrine was the son of Henry Perrine, born about 1849 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, NJ and died 10 Dec 1823 in Maysville, Mason Co, Kentucky. He relocated to Kentucky about 1789. Henry Perrine's son Kenneth Perrine (born 1783 in Monmouth, New Jersey and died 1865 in Ash Ridge, Brown Co., Ohio) is in the 1810 census for Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., Kentucky (next to Mason County) and in the 1830 census for Jackson, Brown Co., Ohio.
4. Another possible link between the New Jersey Holmans and the Kentucky Holmans
is Sarah Holeman was born in 1816 in Northampton Twp. (Mt. Holly
Twp.), Burlington, New Jersey. The Ancestry.Com family tree named "Seldomridge - Dorella Family (2)" reported the following:
"Sarah Holeman was born in 1816 in Northampton Twp. (Mt. Holly Twp.), Burlington, New Jersey. At some point she and her parents (John and Nancy Holeman) and at least one brother moved to Ohio where she met and married Abel Penrose Phillips. He was a Quaker from Richland, Bucks, Pennsylvania. They were married in Columbiana, Ohio on 14 Feb 1833. They proceeded to have seven children in Ohio and one in Kentucky before moving to Philadelphia between 1856 and 1860. Abel died in 1864 in Philadelphia and in 1874 she married a cousin, Ellsworth Holeman, in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. She died in Mt. Holly in 1901 but was buried with her first husband and the children that predeceased her in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia."
[Note: Ellsworth Holeman, born 18 Aug 1816 in Mt Holly, Burlington Co., New Jersey, is the son of Daniel Holeman, born in 1792 in Juliustown, Burlington Co., New Jersey and Rachel Reeve, born in 1791 near Medford, Burlington Co., New Jersey.]
The child of Abel Penrose Phillips and Sarah Holeman who was born in Kentucky is Lewis M Phillips, born 03 Oct 1839 in Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky. For many years this site thought James Holeman and Sarah Wilson were the parents of James Holeman who was born about 1814 in Madison Co., Kentucky. The James Holeman who married Sarah Wilson is known to have been in Campbell County, Kentucky from 1807 through 1820.
5. New Jersey Questions:
Who is the "Elias" mentioned in the will of Robert Holeman, died 1709? Is he a brother of Robert Holeman, died 1709?
Who is the Elias Holman, died Jan 1748 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey and in his will named his wife (Mary), daughters (Mary and Zilpha), and sons (Robert and William)? Is he the "Elias" mentioned in the will of Robert Holman, died 1709?
6. Need to review the Monmouth County, New Jersey property records:
* On December 30, 1667, the town of Middletown, New Jersey, was organized as follows, "The lotts of Middleton all layd out being numbered thirty-six beginning at the west end upon the south side with number one and ending at the west and north side with number thirty-six."
Among the purchasers was a Samuel Holeman of Rhode Island (son of Ezekial Holliman of Providence) who bought lot Number 13. On 8 June 1672, he sold the lot to Steven Arnold.
* Edwin Salter in his History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties page 30 (Warrants for tracts of land to be subsequently located and surveyed were issued by the Proprietors: 1676 Samuel Holeman 560 acres)
* Edwin Salter in his History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Robert Holman in 1689 purchased land from Daniel Estile (Eastall). The land was on Millstone Brook and was bordered by un-surveyed land in Upper Freehold Township.
* In 1726 Richard Mount , Jr., sold five hundred acres, in Freehold to Joseph Holeman.
* The names of the taxable inhabitants of Upper Freehold, dated Apr. 1, 1731.
Elias Holman 100
Joseph Holman 200
* Roster of People of Revolutioary Monmouth County
Holdman, Ezekiel Upper Freehold [Who is this?]
Holdman, Joseph Upper Freehold
Holman, Joseph Upper Freehold
Holman, William Upper Freehold
Holman, William Freehold
* Kenneth Holman lived in the Township of Millstone in 1850 - Real estate $800)
* Perrine Robert Holman, born 31 Dec 1878, is a great grandson of
Kenneth Holman. (Is Abbie the brother of Perrine?)
Farm and Business Directory of Monmouth Co., NJ, 1914
Page 89 Millstone Twp
Holman, Abbie; Owns 36 acres; truck; Rural Route #1; Robbinsville; Highway 55.
Holman, Perrine; wife Cora; 3 children; Farmer Owns 50 acres; Bel tel; Rural Route #1; Allentown; Highway 29.
7. Need to review probate records at Monmouth County Surrogate’s Office:
* Files # 10513 & 10514 Holman, Abbie Vol 8 pg 139 Blocks 8 & 10 Dec 17, 1924 Millstone Twp Albert A Taylor, Admr
* File # 10515 Holman, Ella Vol 8 pg 140 Block 3 Aug 13, 1916 Asbury Pk Chas W Rosevear, Exr
* File # 10516 Holman, Gustavus Vol 8 pg 140 Block 4 Nov 16, 1929 Asbury Pk cta Frank Holman Exr Hazel Holman Sub Admrx
* File # 10517 Holman, John H Vol 8 pg 140 Block 5 Jul 22, 1911 Millstone Tp Perrine (R) Holman Exr
* File # 10518 Holman (or Holeman), Joseph Vol 8 pg 140 Block 6 Wm Mount - Matthew Perrine Admrs
* File # 10519 Holman, Josephine Vol 8 pg 140 Block 7 Oct 2, 1896 N Long Branch Edmund Wilson Admr
* File # 10520 Holman, Perrine R Vol 8 pg 140 Block 8 May 26, 1925 Millstone Tp Cora L (or) R Holman Exrx
* File # 10521 Holman, Robert Vol 8 pg 140 Block 9 Mary Holman Exrx
* File # 10522 Holman (or) Holeman, Robert Vol 8 pg 140 Block 10 Freehold Tp David Craig-Jacob Johnson Exrs
8. Need to review the property and tax records for years 1800 to 1840 for:
South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
North Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
East Windsor, Mercer, New Jersey
The website below shows that in the time period 1776 to 1780 New Jersey was not a safe place for males of military age.
"The Revolutionary War in New Jersey" (This website is researched, written, photographed, and designed by Al Frazza)
August 27 The British defeat George Washington at Long Island, New York
September 12 Washington retreats from New York
November 16 British capture Fort Washington, NY and Fort Lee, NJ
November 20 Abandonment of Fort Lee, begins the retreat of the American army across New Jersey
January 2 Second Battle of Trenton
January 3 Battle of Princeton
November 21-24 Cornwallis headquarters at Woodbury. Continental Army at Valley Forge
June 28 Battle of Monmouth
October 26 The court house of Somerset County burned by Tory Raiders
June 23 The Battle of Springfield; this was the last large battle fought in the north
A historic plaque at the Monmouth Battlefield contains the following description:
"The Battle of Monmouth was a turning point in the American Revolutionary War. In 1776 and 1777, the British Army had repeatedly defeated the main Continental Army. By the beginning of 1778, General George Washington and the Continental Army desperately needed a victory.
"On June 18th, concerned that the French might block the Delaware River, the British abandoned Philadelphia and began marching their army of 20,000 British, German, and Loyalist troops across New Jersey to their main base in New York City. On June 19th, Washington and 13,00 men, fresh from Von Steuben's military training at Valley Forge, set out to intercept the Crown forces.
"The Battle began at about 10 AM [on June 28th], two miles east of here at Monmouth Courthouse and continued for over seven hours, making it one of the longest battles of the Revolution. By 5:30 PM, the British had retreated and the firing ceased. At dawn on the following day, Washington moved fresh troops forward to resume the battle, but the British forces had slipped away during the night to continue their journey to New York City.
"The Battle of Monmouth was a political triumph for the Continental Army and General Washington. The Continental Army met the British in open field, held their own and forced them to retreat. It was their first victory in two years."
Working Assumptions Regarding the three Holmans who are "Very Tightly Related"
The Virginia Connection
David Emory Holman, M.D. in his book, "The Holmans in America concerning the descendants of Solaman Holman, Volume One", mentions a 1635 land grant to Thomas Holeman of James City County, Virginia.
His first mention of documented Holmans concerns:
* James Holman of Goochland County who married Mrs. or Miss Sarah Woodward and was granted state land patents (1722 - 1746) for 2841 acres in Goochland County, Virginia
* Henry Holman (brother of James) who married Mourning Bowles, and was in Goochland County in 1739.
The assumption is that James and Henry Holman of Goochland County, Virginia descend from Thomas Holeman of James City County, Virginia.
Another possible explanation is that some relatives of "Old Daniel" Holman and his brother Thomas Holman who first moved from New Jersey to Kent County, Maryland, and then to Shenandoah, Virginia may have relocated to central Virginia.
This could explain how the three "very tightly related" Holman men are connected.
Descendants of James and Henry Holman of Goochland County, Virginia were in the same places in the same time periods as the unknown parents of one of the three "very tightly related" Holman men: James Holman, born abt 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky, married Martha Ramsey in 1835 in Garrard County, Kentucky, and died abt 1886 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
John Holeman (1736-1837), the grandson of Captain James Holeman of the part of Henrico County that became Goochland County, Virginia, married Elizabeth Burton (1738-1828), thought to be the daughter of Robert and Priscilla (Farrar) Burton, on May 20, 1770.
See Virgina Holmans
See Virginia Surnames
See Hardin County, Kentucky
See Kentucky Surnames
John Holeman (1736-1837)
Dec 25, 1736 Born in Goochland Co., Virginia
c. 1778 After the Revolution, he continued to live in Goochland County, Virginia for another year
c. 1779-1780 then moved to North Carolina for two or three years
c. 1780-1783 then moved to Powell's Valley, Virginia for about two years
c. 1783-1784 then to Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky, where he raised two crops
c. 1785-1792 thence further down in Kentucky, within six or eight miles of Bairdstown, Nelson Co., Kentucky where he resided about seven years
c. 1793-1805 thence twenty miles further on to a place called Rough Creek, Hardin County, Kentucky where he resided about twelve years
c. 1806-1814 thence lower down to Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky where he lived for eight years
c. 1815-1826 then crossed the Mississippi River to Saint Michaels Township, Madison County, Missouri, where he lived for twelve years
c. 1826 to Hempstead County, Arkansas
James Burton Holman (1780-1876), son of John and Elizabeth (Burton) Holeman, first married Rebecca Mcneil on September 18, 1805 in Hardin County, Kentucky; then Rebecca Tong on April 14, 1809 in Ohio County, Kentucky; and finally the widow, Esther Court Mack, on January 19, 1858 in Lamar
Rebecca McNeil (1785-1808) is the daughter of Elizabeth Van Meter (1752-1803) and her second husband, Thomas McNeil (1749-1790).
Elizabeth Van Meter (1752-1803) is the daughter of Jacob Van Meter (born 1723 in Somerset County, New Jersey; died Nov 16, 1798 in Hardin County, Kentucky) and Letitia Strode (1725-1789).
The Van Meters arrived around 1660 as part of the Dutch settlement in the New York area (New Netherland). They later acquired land in Somerset County, Province of East Jersey.
John Van Meter of New York and New Jersey (married to Sarah du Bois) was an Indian Trader and traveled to the Shenandoah Valley with the Delaware Indians. John Van Meter told his sons, John Van Meter, Jr (married first to Sarah Bodine and second to Margaret Mulinar) and Isaac Van Meter about the prize land in the Valley. The two sons Migrated from New Jersey down to the area of Frederick County, Maryland, and in 1730 applied for and received from Virginia Governor Gooch a land grant for 40,000 acres.
[Note: This land, except for two parcels retained by the Van Meters, was later transferred to Jost Hite. Rebecca Van Meter (the daughter of John Van Meter, the Indian Trader, and Sarah du Bois) married Cornelis Elting and had a daughter, Sara Elting. Sara Elting married Col. John Hite, the eldest son of Jost Hite and Anna Marie du Bois. See Shenandoah Valley]
Jacob Van Meter (1723-1798) was the fourth and youngest son of John Van Meter, Jr and his second wife, Margaret Mulinar. Around 1768, Jacob Van Meter (1723-1798) and his wife Letitia Strobe sold their land in Frederick County, Virginia and relocated to the southwestern part of Pennsylvania (which was also claimed by Virginia).
In 1779, Jacob Van Meter (1723-1798) again relocated. This time he loaded twenty-seven houseboats with his extended family and floated from Pittsburgh down the Ohio River to near Lousiville, Kentucky. They joined a settlement in the part of Nelson County, Kentucky which later became Hardin County, Kentucky.
Elizabeth Van Meter (born 1752 in Frederick County, Virginia and died 1803 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky) was the daughter of Jacob Van Meter (1723-1798) and Letitia Strobe. Elizabeth Van Meter (1752-1803) married first John Swan (1744–1783), married second Thomas McNeil (1749–1790), and married third John Vertrees (1741–1803).
Working Assumptions Regarding the three Holmans who are "Very Tightly Related"
The Kentucky Connection
Until recently this site thought the parents of James Holeman, born 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky were James Holeman, born about 1770 in Rowan Co, North Carolina and Sarah Wilson, born about 1774 in Madison Co., Kentucky. (Sarah Wilson’s mother, Catherine (Livingston) Wilson, after her first husband died, married Joseph Holeman. Joseph Holeman, born about 1746, and his first wife, Elizabeth Wilson, were the parents of the James Holman, born about 1770. According to the Holeman/Holman Newsletter, Joseph Holeman, born about 1746, is the son of Thomas Holeman, died about 1798, and his wife Mary.)
However, that does not appear to be the case. My
current assumptions are:
* Joseph Holman and his first wife, Elizabeth Wilson, had the following children: Joseph Holman, Jr., born about 1775 in NC (married Rebecca Barnes); William C. Holman, born Jan 7, 1778 in NC (married Eleanor Barnes); John Holman, born about 1781 (married Nancy Martin); and Elizabeth Holman, born 1784 (married Joshua Moran).
* Joseph Holman and his second wife, Catherine Livingston, had no children. However, Catherine Livingston and her first husband, William Wilson, had the following children: William Wilson, born about 1760; Hannah Wilson (married Alexander Hosich); Sarah Wilson, born about 1774 (married James Holeman); and Mary "Polly" Wilson, born about 1772 (married Edward Hockersmith).
* James Holman, born about 1770 in Rowan Co., NC (married
Sarah Wilson) may or may not be a son of Joseph Holman and his first wife,
Elizabeth Wilson. The relationship between James Holman and Joseph
Holman may be limited to the fact that James Holman married Sarah Wilson.
* There were two Daniel Holemans (possibly cousins) in this part of Kentucky during this time period:
** Daniel Holeman of Hardin County married a Rebecca Johnson. This Daniel Holman is not the father of the James Holeman, born 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky.
** Daniel Holeman of Madison County married a Rebecca Elkins. This Daniel Holman may be the father of the James Holeman, born 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky.
Alexander Ramsey (1783-1867) is the father of the
Martha "Patsy" Ramsey who married James Holeman (born about 1814 in Madison Co., Kentucky)
Alexander Ramsey estate settlement
Garrard County Kentucky Will Book R, page 505
December Term 1869 (27)
January Term 1870 again produced and orders to be recorded W H Whemitt, clerk
The estate folder contains the following receipt: (Name not filled in) signed by James Hollman and Daniel Hollman $29.06 July 27, 1868
Working Assumptions Regarding the three Holmans who are "Very Tightly Related"
The Missouri Connection
James Holeman, b. 1814 is "very tightly related" to the descendant of the Daniel Holeman who was born about 1787 in North Carolina, had children in Tennessee, and homesteaded in Douglas, Missouri. This opens up new areas for study. If this Holeman is related to, but did not descend from, Thomas Holeman, born about 1723 in Kent Co, Maryland (one of the Shenandoah, Virginia Holmans), who are his parents?
Did Daniel descend from Thomas Holeman of Wilkes County, North Carolina or Isaac Holeman of Davie County, North Carolina? If so, How?
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