The Carson Family

From Washington County, Virginia 
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida


James Holman (Holdman, Holeman)
Born: about 1814 in Virginia or Kentucky
Died: after 1880

Madison County, Kentucky Holmans in Missouri



Notes from "A History of Northeast Missouri" Vol I Edited by Walter Williams 1913 (See article below)


Chapter XXVII Randolph County (pages 539-541)

Quotes from "Recollections" in the Macon "True Democrat" thirty years ago:
* Squire Holman was born in Madison County, Kentucky on Oct 31, 1807.
*With his father's family he emigrated to the Territory of Missouri in 1817 (few miles below Old Franklin in Howard County).
*In the spring of 1818 they moved to Silver Spring in Randolph County. Squire's father (Wm Holman), Squire's uncle (Joseph Holman), and James Dysart were first settlers in Randolph County.

Willliam and Joseph Holman were sons of Joseph Holman, Sr and Elizabeth Wilson.
William C. Holman was born on Jan 07, 1778 in North Carolina and died Feb 26, 1834 in Randolph County, Missouri. On Nov 16, 1802 in Madison County, Kentucky, he married Eleanor Barnes, the daughter of Elias Barnes and Rebecah Turner.
Joseph Holman, Jr. was born about 1775 in North Carolina and died in Nov 1836 in Marion Co, Missouri. On Dec 15, 1797 in Madison County, Kentucky, he married Rebecca Barnes, the daughter of Elias Barnes and Rebecah Turner.]

James Dysart, born Dec 21, 1817 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died Jan 08, 1895 in Buchanan County, Missouri, was the son of Johnson Dysart and Mary Ann Cowan.]


Chapter XXV Putnam County (pages 523-526)
*Among the early settlers of Putnam County were Thomas Holman and his brother.
*The present county officers include J. H. Holman, coroner.

Joseph Holman, Jr. (born about 1775) had a son Thomas K. Holman who was born about 1807 in Madison County, Kentucky and died in Salt River Twp., Knox County, Missouri.]








Samuel B. Stewart. One of the best known resident of Andrew
County is Samuel B. Stewart, who has lived in the vicinity of Savannah
nearly all his life, and is now a resident of the county seat and semiretired.
Mr. Stewart is a man of extensive interests, and has had an
interesting career.
He was born about six miles south of Savannah near the Buchanan
County line October 17, 1850. His parents were Robert and Clarinda
(Keaton) Stewart
, both of whom were natives of Kentucky, where they
married. During the decade of the '40s they came to Northwest Missouri,
locating north of St. Joseph. The father was a race horse man
and brought some of the first racing stock into this section of the state.


In the early days he knew Joseph Robidoux, the founder and pioneer
of St. Joseph. His death occurred when Samuel B. was five years of
age and the mother died about the same time. There were four children:
Frances Gillespie; Martha Sherman, deceased; Robert, of Reserve,
Kansas; and Samuel B.
After the death of the parents Samuel and his brother were adopted
by the late David Moran, a wealthy farmer and land owner whose home
was about eight miles east of Savannah. Mr. Stewart lived with Mr.
Moran until the latter 's death. He had an average education in the
country schools and learned to work on his foster father's farm, and
at the death of his benefactor inherited a farm of 500 acres which he
still owns. In the fall of 1905 Mr. Stewart moved to Savannah, and his
son, Robert, now operates the place. Mr. Stewart was active manager of
Mr. Moran 's large land holdings and in all his business operations has
proved himself a capable and energetic worker. Since moving to
Savannah he has engaged in the buying and shipping of live stock and
for a time had a livery establishment.
Mr. Stewart is a democrat in politics, and at one time was candidate
for the office of sheriff, but otherwise has not sought any public honors.
Mr. Stewart was a party to the most famous lawsuit ever tried in
Andrew County, and it is a case with which lawyers all over Missouri
are familiar. This case, entitled Moran vs. Stewart, was a long drawn
out piece of litigation, and was in the courts from 1891 to 1913. The
Supreme Court reviewed the judgments of the lower courts five different
times, and it will probably stand for many years as one of the record
cases tried in Missouri. A complete account of this case is found in
the Missouri Reports of the Supreme Court and was also published in
the Southwestern Reporter of January 1, 1913.
In 1876 Mr. Stewart married Hettie Carson, who was born in
Andrew County, October 5, 1852, daughter of Joseph Carson. Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart are the parents of three children : David M., who lives in
San Francisco, California; Robert, who is active manager of his father's
farm ; and Eva, wife of Carl Lambright of Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Joseph Carson, father of Mrs. Stewart, was born in Rockcastle
County, Kentucky, December 12, 1812. When a child he lost his father,
had only limited opportunities for gaining an education, but eventually
succeeded in life. He learned the trade of stone mason, and came to
Missouri in the latter '40s with wife and two children. He entered land
along the Platte River in Andrew County, sold that, and finally bought
160 acres of some of the finest land in this vicinity. He lived on that
farm, eight miles east of Savannah, until seventy-five years of age, and
spent his latter years in King City, where he died in December, 1892.
He was a member of the Christian Church from boyhood and in politics
a democrat. Joseph Carson was married in Kentucky to Margaret
, a native of that state. She died in 1855, and her five
children were: Elizabeth, who died young; Joseph R., a farmer in
Gentry County; Mary J., deceased wife of Luther Carter; Margaret,
deceased wife of John Bedford; and Mrs. Stewart, who was the fourth
in order of birth. In 1860 Joseph Carson married Mrs. Sophia Mitchell,
widow of Charles Mitchell, and a sister of the late David Moran. By this
marriage there were five children: David M. Carson of Jackson, Tennessee;
Kate M., of King City; William, who died at the age of one
year; Charles B., who lives near Guthrie, Oklahoma; and James H., of
Gentry County, Missouri.


Note: Joseph Carson was born July 2, 1777 in Abingdon Washington Co., Virginia and died March 2, 1815 in Mt Vernon, Rockcastle Co., Kentucky. On March 30, 1797 in Abingdon, Washington Co., Virginia, Joseph Carson married Mary A. Evans, daughter of John Evans and Ruth Rowe. Joseph Carson and Mary Evans had ten children including:

Joseph Carson, Jr. was born on December 12, 1812 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died in 1893 in Savannah, Missouri. In Kentucky, he first married Margaret Montgomery who was born about 1815 in Kentucky and died prior to 1860. In Missouri, he second married Sophia Moran who was born Oct 27, 1822 in Madison County, Kentucky. Sophia Moran was the daughter of Elizabeth (Holeman) Moran and the granddaughter of Joseph Holeman and Elizabeth Wilson of Madison County, Kentucky.

Elizabeth C. Carson was born January 31, 1802 Virginia and died sometime after 1885 probably in Savannah, Missouri. She married David Butcher who was born about 1803 in Virginia and died sometime after 1885, probably in Savannah, Missouri. 
Census: 19 SEP 1850 pg 48, House #356, Family #356, Southern District, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 
Census: 28 JUN 1860 pg 21, sheet 70, House #510, Family #495, Rochester Twsp, P.O. Rochester, Andrew County, Missouri. 
Census: 27 JUL 1870 pg 19-261,sheet 19, House #151, Family #154, Nodaway Twsp, P.O. Fillmore, Andrew County, Missouri. 
Census: 1880 Andrew County, Missouri; David Butcher, age 77, VA; Betsey C. Butcher, age 78, VA.



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