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James Holman (Holdman, Holeman)
Born: about 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky
Died: about 1886 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky



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. (At one time Garrard County was the western part of Madison County.)

On June 4, 1835 in Garrard County, Kentucky, James Holman was married to Martha Ramsey, the daughter of Alexander Ramsey, by Baptist minister Benjamin Polston

 

 

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Holemans in Woodford County, Kentucky

Until recently this site thought that James Holeman, born 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky descended from James Holman, the son of Joseph Holman. According to the Holeman/Holman Newsletter, Joseph Holeman, born about 1746, is the son of Thomas Holeman, died about 1798 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and his wife Mary. However, the DNA results suggest that the three "very tightly related" Holmans, are "related" to, but not a direct descendant of, this Thomas Holeman. 

Most Holman researchers believe that Thomas Holeman, died about 1798 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina, are related. So, if the parents of James Holeman, born 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky can not be found with the "Thomas" Holmans in Madison County, Kentucky maybe they can be found with the "Isaac" Holmans in Woodford County, Kentucky.





There are two Holman lines in Woodford County, Kentucky: 

* Henry Holeman (1735-1789) and Edward Holeman (1741-1818), sons of Edward Holeman of Kent County, Maryland, born about 1700, and his wife Rosata VanSant

* Daniel Holeman (1750-1836), son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina and his wife Mary Benton Hardy.

It is interesting to note that these two related Holman lines may have taken different paths to get to Woodford County, Kentucky:

* The two sons of Edward Holeman, born about 1700, and his wife Rosata VanSant:
** started in Kent County, Maryland
** went west (to or near the Holman fort in Shenandoah County, Virginia?)
** probably followed the same trail used by George Washington during the French and Indian War to reach the Monongahela River
** stayed in southwestern Pennsylvania (in an area also claimed by the colony of Virginia)
** In 1776, migrated down the Ohio River Valley to the part of Fayette County, Virginia that was cut off to form Woodford County, Kentucky.

* The son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina went north to area near Abingdon, Virginia, crossed the mountains at the Cumberland Gap, followed Daniel Boone's "Wilderness Trail" to Boonsboro, Kentucky, and then on to Woodford County, Kentucky. [Note: some Holman researchers believe that Daniel Holeman (son of Thomas Holeman, died 1798) and Henry Johnson (who married Rachael Holeman, daughter of Thomas Holeman, died 1798) descended down the Ohio River in the late 1700s.]

1810 Kentucky Census
                                                    Number of Slaves     Total Number of All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves

Eward Holeman,Woodford, Ky                x                     4             Edward Holman (1741-1818) son of Edward Holeman and Rosata VanSant
Isaac Holeman, Woodford, Ky                 x                     6             Isaac Holman (1779-before 1813) son of Henry Holeman (1735-1789) 
Jepse C Holman, Gallatin, Ky                   x                     2            Jesse Lynch Holman (1784-1842) son of Henry Holeman (1735-1789) 
Edwa Holeman, Gallatin, Ky                    x                     7             Edward Holman (1760-1842) son of Henry Holeman (1735-1789) 
William Holman, Henry, Ky                     1                     7             William Holman (1769-1863) son of Henry Holeman (1735-1789) 

Danl Holeman, Woodford, Ky                 x                      3            Daniel Holeman (1750-1836), son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808
Reuben Holeman,  Fayette, Ky                1                      4            Reuben Holeman (1759-1829), son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808 
Isaac Holeman, Harrison, Ky                   10                   16           Isaac W Holeman (1783-1843), son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829) 
Thomas Holeman, Mercer, Ky                 7                     18           Thomas Holeman (1765-1850), son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808

 

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The line of Edward Holman of Kent County, Maryland has been well research and shows no direct connection with the three "very tightly related" Holmans. The article below refers to one of the sons of Edward Holman of Kent County, Maryland. This is Henry Holeman and his second wife, Jane Lynch of Kent County, Maryland. In 1776, Henry migrated to the part of Fayette County, Kentucky that was cut off to form Woodford County, Kentucky.

History of Woodford County, Kentucky by William E. Railey, Reprint of 1920,and 1928, (Frankfort, KY: Roberts Printing Company) page 201.
"Daniel Holeman was also a citizen of Woodford and a cousin of the sons of Henry and his wife Jane Holeman. In 1810 he had a family of three and owned a farm and had eleven slaves. He was a veteran of the Revolution and a good citizen. His son John Holeman, married Betsy Duvall, of Huguenot extract, and this couple had a son, James Duvall Holeman, who was the father of Frederick V. Holeman of Portland, Oregon, a man very prominent in the affairs of that city at present. The above Daniel Holeman was a son of Thomas Holeman of Surrey County, NC."
[Holman Family Researcher, Randy Holman Schmidt, has pointed out an error in History of Woodford County, Kentucky: the Daniel Holeman (1750-1836) in Woodford County, Kentucky is the son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina, not the son of Thomas Holeman of Wilkes County, North Carolina.]

 

 

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FAYETTE CO., KY TAX LIST 1788 (Kentucky not yet a state; still part of Virginia)

HOLEMAN, Daniel         Son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina
HOLEMAN, Joseph         Son of Thomas Holeman, died 1798, of Wilkes County, North Carolina (See Madison County)

HOLEMAN, Edward         Edward Holman (1741-1818), son of Edward and Rosata (VanSant) Holman of Kent County, Maryland
HOLEMAN, Henry           Henry Holman (1735-1789), son of Edward and Rosata (VanSant) Holman of Kent County, Maryland
HOLEMAN, Edward Jr.      Son of Henry Holman (1735-1789) and first wife Elizabeth
HOLEMAN, Nicholas         Son of Henry Holman (1735-1789) and first wife Elizabeth
HOLEMAN, George         George Holman, nephew of Edward Holman (1741-1818) and Henry Holman (1735-1789)

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Woodford Co., Kentucky Order Book 1790 Daniel Holman mentioned as surveyor of road.

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1800 WOODFORD COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX LIST

HOLEMAN, Daniel         Daniel Holeman (1750-1836), son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina
HOLEMAN, James         James Holeman (1777-1845), son of Daniel Holeman (1750-1836)

HOLEMAN, Edward Sr.         Son of Edward Holman and Rosata VanSant of Kent County, Maryland
HOLEMAN, Jane                    Jane (Lynch) Holman widow of Henry Holman (1735-1789) (Son of Edward Holman and Rosata VanSant)
HOLEMAN, Edward               Son of Henry Holman (1735-1789) and first wife Elizabeth
HOLEMAN, Isaac                   Son of Henry Holman (1735-1789) and second wife Jane Lynch

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1810 Woodford County, Kentucky Census Index

Page     Ln     Census     Surname First Name
385         4     1810         Holeman Daniel [Son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808]

391         5      1810        Holeman Edward [Edward Holman (1741-1818) son of Edward Holeman and Rosata VanSant]
392        33     1810        Holeman Isaac [Son of Henry Holman (1735-1789) and second wife Jane Lynch]

Danl Holeman (male 16-26: one; male 45 and up: one; female 45 and up: one; slaves eleven)
on same page: Benj Ealum (male under 10: five; male 10-16: two; male 26-45: one; female under 10: one; female 10-16: one; female 26-45: one; slaves none)

Edward Holeman (male 16-26: one; male 26-45: one; male 45 and up: one; female 45 and up: one; slaves one) 
on same page: Richard Rice

Isaac Holeman (male under 10: two; male 26-45: one; female under 10: two; female 26-45: one; slaves none) 
on same page: Reuben Cave

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Children of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, of Davie County, North Carolina


* Daniel Holeman (1750-1836) [Son of Isaac, d.1808] Woodford County in 1800 and 1810 In Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1820 and 1830.
** Hardy Holeman (1774-1826) son of Daniel (1750-1836) In Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1820. His widow in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1830 Where in 1810?
** Isaac Holeman (1775-1836) son of Daniel (1750-1836) Married 1800 in Harrison County, Kentucky. In Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1820 and 1830. Where in 1810?
** James Holeman (1777-1845) son of Daniel (1750-1836) Married 1801 in Woodford Co., Ky. 1810 census in Logan County, Kentucky. 1820 census in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 1830 in Clay County, Missouri
[His father-in-law, Rowland Hughes 1789: Washington Co., Pennsylvania to Woodford Co., Ky; 1806: Woodford Co., Ky to Logan Co., Ky]
** John Holeman (1787-1864) son of Daniel (1750-1836) 1810 married Elizabeth Duvall in Woodford County, Kentucky. 1810 census in Logan County, Kentucky. 1820 census in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 1830 census in Clay County, Missouri. 1850 census in Yamhill, Oregon Territory. 


* Elizabeth (Holeman) Johnson [Daughter of Isaac, d.1808] (Married Isaac Johnson) 1803 Relocated from Davie County, North Carolina to Jessamine county, Kentucky. 1810 Census Jessamine county, Kentucky 
Notes from The ancestry of Grafton Johnson: with its four branches, the Johnson, the Holman, the Keen, the Morris, by Damaris Knobe
Pages 021 - 035
Isaac Johnson (1745-1814), son of Isaac Johnson, the first
** born in part of Augusta County that became Rockingham County, Virginia
** Relocated to North Carolina about 1765
** Married Elizabeth Holeman (about 1751-1840), oldest daughter of Isaac Holeman
** Isaac and Elizabeth relocated to Rockingham county, Virginia around 1768
** From Virginia, enrolled in Rev War
** Returned in 1783 to part of Rowan County that became Davie County, North Carolina 
** Relocated in 1790 to part of Fayette County that became Jessamine County, Kentucky.
** His brother-in-law, Daniel Holeman (son of Isaac Holeman, d.1808) was already living in part of Fayette Co. that became Woodford Co., Ky.
** Will probated in Jessamine County, Kentucky in 1814.
** Son David Johnson married Polly Burch in 1792 and relocated to part of Franklin County that became Anderson County, Kentucky.
** Johnsons and Holemans living in Anderson Co., Kentucky claim to be related, and to descend from the Thomas Holeman who married Mary Graham. (Thomas Holeman was the son of Isaac Holeman, died 1808, and Mary Benton Hardy.)
** Living near this Thomas Holeman was a Richard Holeman who in court testimony denied being a "brother".

[Note: Anderson County, Kentucky was created in 1827 from Franklin, Mercer and Washington Counties (west of Woodford County, Kentucky)]

* William Holeman (1753-1820) [Son of Isaac, died 1808]
**Mary (Holeman) Sigler (1782-1858) daughter of William Holeman (1753-1820). Married Jacob Siegler. 1850 census in District 1, Caldwell, County, Kentucky. [Jacob Sigler's sister, Margaret Sigler, married John Holeman (1770-1854), son of Isaac, died 1808] (See Logan County)


* Isaac Hardy Holeman (1757-1843) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] 1790 Census in Rowan Co., NC. Relocated from NC in 1799 to Woodford Co., Ky. Relocated to Clark Co., Indiana about 1800. 1810 Census in Clark County, Indiana. 
Info from 1931 - 1934 letters from the US Pension Agency regarding Isaac Hardy Holeman
** Isaac Holeman of Rowan County, North Carolina
** Soldier in War of the Revolution. North Carolina troops
** Born March 20, 1757 (Place of birth not given. Names of parents not given)
** Relocated from NC in 1799 to Woodford Co., Ky.
** Relocated to Clark Co., Indiana about 1800.
** Married Sept 9, 1804 in Rowan Co., NC to Lillie or Lillis Mitchell.
** Died April 5, 1843 in Clark Co., Indiana
[Note: Isaac Hardy Holeman (1757-1843) and his first wife, Catherine Wilcox(son) had a son Daniel Holeman, born 1778. Some Holman researchers believe this is the Daniel Holman who married Rebecca Johnson.]


* Reuben Holeman (1759-1829) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] Married Mary "Polly" Cook in 1787 in Rowan County, North Carolina (daughter of the Rev. William Cook). 1800 census in Salisbury, Iredell County, North Carolina. 1810 Census in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. 1820 Census in Overton County, Tennessee.
** William Cook Holeman (1779-1857) [Son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829)] Married Martha Pinchback in 1799 in NC (daughter of John Pinchback). 1813 Overton Co., Tennessee residents asking Congress to authorize (and fund) a 500 mounted army to fight the Creeks who have joined the British: Wm. Holeman; Jeremiah Holman; Isaac Holiman. 1820 census in Overton County, Tennessee. 1850 census in Overton County, Tennessee.
** Jeremiah Holeman (1782-1825) [Son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829)] Married Sarah Pinchback in 1802 in NC (daughter of John Pinchback). 1813 Overton Co., Tennessee residents asking Congress to authorize (and fund) a 500 mounted army to fight the Creeks who have joined the British: Wm. Holeman; Jeremiah Holman; Isaac Holiman. 1820 census in Overton County, Tennessee.
** Isaac W Holeman (1783-1843) [Son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829)] 1813 Overton Co., Tennessee residents asking Congress to authorize (and fund) a 500 mounted army to fight the Creeks who have joined the British: Wm. Holeman; Jeremiah Holman; Isaac Holiman. 1820 census in Overton County, Tennessee. Died 1843 in Ray County, Missouri [Bondsmen: Thomas Holeman, David Holeman, and Hardy Holeman [sons of Reuban and Mary (Cook) Holeman)]
** Reuben Holeman, born 1786. [Son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829)] Married Mary Riley on Jan 05, 1809 in Fayette County, Kentucky. [Anderson County, Kentucky was created in 1827 from Franklin, Mercer and Washington Counties.] Along with his brother-in-law, Isaac Johnson, born 1770 (who married Amelia Holeman), he enlisted on May 20, 1813 from Franklin County, Kentucky (War of 1812). [Isaac Johnson (b.1770) was the son of Henry Johnson (1738-1815) who married Rachel Holeman (daughter of Thomas Holeman and Mary Thompson)] 
** Amelia Holeman (born 1787) [Daughter of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829)] Married Isaac Johnson about 1805 in North Carolina. [Isaac Johnson (b.1770) was the son of Henry Johnson (1738-1815) who married Rachel Holeman. Henry Johnson was granted from North Carolina a Land Grant for 640 acres of land in Davidson county on the North side of Tennessee River on Blount's Creek, on March 7, 1786.]
** Daniel Holeman (born 1790 in Iredell County, North Carolina) [Son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829)] Is this the Daniel Holeman in the 1820 census for Overton County, Middle Tennessee (one Male - 26 thru 44; and one Female - 16 thru 25)?



* James Holeman (1761-1835) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] Married Lucy Cook in 1784 in Rowan County, North Carolina (the sister of the Mary "Polly" Cook who married Reuben Holeman, 1759-1829). 1820 Census in: Battalion 3 or Forks of the Yadkin, Rowan County, North Carolina. SUTHERLAND'S AND THEIR TANGLED BRANCHES By Robert J. Walsh: "JAMES HOLEMAN, m. LUCY COOK, daughter of Rev. WILLIAM COOK, founder or the Bear Creek Baptist Church. In 1836 both JAMES and his wife LUCY expired after a sudden illiness while passing through Tennessee on their way to Missouri, they were buried in an unmarked grave which their descendants have never been able to locate."
** John Holeman (born 1786) [Son of James Holeman (1761-1835)] In 1825 in Tennessee married second Francis Southerland, daughter of Daniel Southerland (1753-1843) and Grace Holeman (1753-1810). Grace Holeman (1753-1810) was the daughter of Thomas Holeman (1723-1798) and his second wife, Susannah York.
** William Robert Holeman (1791-1850) [Son of James Holeman (1761-1835)] Married Mary Elizabeth Holeman, daughter of Absolom Holeman (1769-1845) and Hannah Hudspeath. 1820 Census in Overton County, Tennessee. 


* Thomas Holeman (1765-1850) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] Married Mary Graham on July 9, 1792 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. On 1800 Jessamine County, Kentucky tax list. 1810 & 1820 Census in Mercer County, Kentucky.
** Reuben Holeman (born 1794 in Kentucky), son of Thomas Holeman (1765-1850). Anderson County Census: 1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850.
[Note: Anderson County, Mercer County, and Jessamine County are adjacent to Woodford County, Kentucky.

1810 KY Census Index Page 441
Name                         State     County Location         Page         Year                     Age Age Ranges
Holeman, Richard      KY     MERCER CO.                 313         1810                     01201-0000100
Holeman, Thomas       KY     MERCER CO.                 316         1810                     21110-3201000
Richard Holeman and Thomas Holeman are not related. Richard Holman (born 1762 in London, England; died March 25, 1837) and his son, Lanty Holman (born 1793; died 1834) are both buried in the New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.


* Patience Holeman (1765-1782) [Daughter of Isaac, died 1808] With her husband, James Dean, they moved to Woodford County, Kentucky about 1787. In 1803 they followed her sister Elizabeth (Holeman) Johnson to Jessamine County, Kentucky.
[Note: Jessamine County, Kentucky is between Madison and Woodford Counties.]


* Absalom Holeman (1769-1845) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] Married Hannah Hudspeath on Jan 27, 1794 in Surry County, North Carolina. Overton County, Tennessee Census: 1820, 1830, 1840.
** Mary Elizabeth Holeman (1798-1840) [Daughter of Absalom Holeman (1769-1845)] In 1815 in Rowan County, North Carolina, she married her cousin, William Robert Holeman (son of James Holeman (1761-1835) and Lucy Cook).


* John Holeman (1770-1854) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] On Dec 20, 1787 in Iredell County, North Carolina, he married Margaret "Peggy" Sigler, the sister of the Jacob Sigler who married Mary Holeman, the daughter of William Holeman (1753-1820) and Elizabeth Johnson. The places of birth of the children in census reports show that John and Peggy (Sigler) Holeman moved from Rowan County, North Carolina to Robertson County, Tennessee between 1801 and 1804; and to Caldwell County, Kentucky between 1809 and 1810. Caldwell County, Kentucky Census: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, & 1850. [John may be in the 1810 census for Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky.) (See Logan County)
** Nancy Holeman (born 1812) [Daughter of John Holeman (1770-1854)] On April 3, 1828 in Caldwell County, Kentucky she married Morgan Holeman (1805-1880), son of Reuben Holeman (1759-1829) and Mary "Polly" Cook.


* Mary Holeman (1771-1828) [Daughter of Isaac, died 1808] Born, married Francis Neely, and died in Rowan County, North Carolina.


* Jacob Holeman (1776-1844) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] Born, married Lydia Pinchback, daughter of John Pinchback), and died in Rowan County, North Carolina.


* David Holeman (1777-1851) [Son of Isaac, died 1808] Born, married Rachel Frost, and died in Rowan County, North Carolina.

 

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