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John Hollis[1]

Male 1736 - 1832  (96 years)


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  • Name John Hollis  [2
    Born 1736  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1768  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Taxlist of John Ford
    Residence 1772  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Rowan County Tax List of James Smith
    Residence 1778  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Taxlist, Captain Moore's district
    Residence 1778  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Tax list of Capt. George Reed's Co.
    Possessions 10 Mar 1778  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1780  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Capt. Morris District 
    Residence 1783  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Tax list of Capt. Carson
    Possessions 23 Sep 1783  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    granted 366 acres on the Indian grave branch, a fork of Swearing Creek 
    Census 1790  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Enumeration: 32-6
    Census 1800  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Enumeration: 01011-10201
    Possessions 23 Sep 1808  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1810  Rutherford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Enumeration: 10001-00111

      This enumeration would indicate John, Mary, and a daughter with her two children.
    Died 27 Aug 1832  Readyville, Cannon Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    formerly Rutherford Co. 
    Buried Readyville, Cannon Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Brawley's Fork Cemetery 
    • BURIAL: Old Brawley's Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN

      FINDAGRAVE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14124236&

      !BURIAL: John Hollis is buried in the Brawley Fork Cemetery, on the site of the original Brawley Fork Baptist Church, the first Baptist Church in Cannon Co., TN. This cemetery is on Barker Rd, just a couple of miles west of Woodbury, TN on US 70S. The cemetery is on as mall hill overlooking the highway and is in a pasture. Hollis descendants have fenced the cemetery from the rest of the pasture and have erected new stones using original stones for John Hollis and some of the other old graves. The Brawley Fork church removed to a new location years ago.

      Data from Find A Grave shows the old, incorrect information about Mary Groom being the wife of John Hollis. But, it does have photos of the tombstones.
    Headstone - John Hollis
    Headstone - John Hollis
    Headstone - John Hollis, NC Troops
    Headstone - John Hollis, NC Troops
    Person ID I3639  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 

    Family Mary,   b. Abt 1737,   d. Aft 1810, Rutherford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1768  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Hollis,   b. Abt 1768, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Cannon Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Elizabeth Hollis,   b. Abt 1770, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jesse Hollis,   b. Abt 1772, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Hollis,   b. Abt 1772, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rebecca Hollis,   b. Bef 1775, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Cannon Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years)
     6. David Hollis,   b. 1776, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1852, Cannon Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Hudson Hollis,   b. Abt 1779, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Hollis,   b. Abt 1780, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Micajah Randolph Hollis,   b. 4 Aug 1782, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1832, McNairy Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     10. Peggy Hollis,   b. Abt 1784, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     11. Nancy Hollis,   b. Abt 1787, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1828, Cannon Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1107  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1736 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1768 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1768 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1772 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1778 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1778 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 10 Mar 1778 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Capt. Morris District - 1780 - Rowan Co., North Carolina
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1783 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - granted 366 acres on the Indian grave branch, a fork of Swearing Creek - 23 Sep 1783 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 23 Sep 1808 - Rowan Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Rutherford Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    formerly Rutherford Co. - 27 Aug 1832 - Readyville, Cannon Co., Tennessee
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Brawley's Fork Cemetery - - Readyville, Cannon Co., Tennessee
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  • Notes 
    • !MILITARY: John Hollis was a Corporal in the Revolutionary War. He later rose to the rank of Orderly Seargent. He served for over two years in the NC Militia, first against the Cherokee Indians who had allied with the British, and then against the British and Tories. At the end of his service, he was 4th Orderly Seargent responsible for guarding prisoners of war.

      There is another Capt. John Hollis who died in Wayne Co., TN, but he was from South Carolina.

      Some record the name as Hallis and some say the name is HALLIS from DE.

      DEED: Pruitt, p. 86, No. 574. Mar 10, 1778. John Hollis enters 400ac in Rowan Co on both sides of Indian Grave Br of Swearing Cr;border: improvement of Joseph Lanning & Peter Baker

      DEED: 23 Sep 1808 - John (X) Hollis to Rich'd Owen for 1000 silver dollars, 581 1/2 ac on Indian Grave Br, Beaverdam Cr, and SwearingCrk, adj Joseph Lanning, Adam Helmshotler, John Ford, George Reed,this grant for Bennett Woods & Jacob Wagoner. Wit. Joseph Chaffin &Hezekiah Owen. Prud. Hezekiah Owen at Aug Ct 1810.

  • Sources 
    1. [S456] 1790 US Federal Census, Rowan Co, NC.

    2. [S143] Hollis / Rogers / McGee / Harrell / Hodges / Colli.

    3. [S167] Rowan County North Carolina Tax Lists 1757-1800.

    4. [S480] Abstracts of Land Entries, Rowan Co, NC.

    5. [S721] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, 11 August 2012; John Hollis, Rowan County, North Carolina; Tax List - 1779 [NC State Archives]; Call Number: C.R. 085.701.5; ; Page Number: 61; Family Number: 12.

    6. [S1190] North Carolina, Land Grant Files, 1693-1960, 29 April 2017; Rowan, No 1120, John Hollis.

    7. [S456] 1790 US Federal Census, Rowan Co, NC, Not Stated; page 22; John Hollis.

    8. [S457] 1800 US Federal Census, Rowan Co, NC, Salisbury; page 412; John Hollis.

    9. [S479] Deed Books 20-24, Rowan Co., NC.

    10. [S458] 1810 US Federal Census, Rutherford Co, TN, Not Stated; page 1A; John Hollis.

    11. [S633] Find A Grave (old), 25 May 2012; John Hollis, memorial no. 14124236, created by Matt Henderson.


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