Monday, May 23, 2011

The Hollimans of Alabama

by Glenn N. Holliman

Back to the 19th Century...A Series of Articles on the Hollimans and Related Families of Fayette County, Alabama

Below, HBishop Holliman, great grandson of Samuel T. Walker, and Glenda Norris, 3 great grand daughter of Samuel, stand at his grave at Pilgrim's Rest Church in Fayette County, Alabama.  Glenda led a tour on April 9, 2011 of Holliman and associated family cemetery sites.  Glenda and two cousins, Norman and Robert Holliman, are attempting to have installed a Confederate tombstone marking the incredible military service of this family ancestor. Samuel (1820 - 1900) was one of the 7,000 or so troops left in Lee's army when he surrendered at Appomattox!

The late Cecil Rhodes Holliman (1901 - 1980) has written extensively on the Walker family and in later postings the history of the Walkers and especially Samuel will be explored.  One of Samuel Walker's daughter's, Martha Jane, married John Thomas Holliman (1844 - 1930), a grandson of Cornelius Holliman and son of Uriah Holliman (1820 - 1862).  John Thomas and Martha Janes Holliman had five children, one being Glenda's great grandfather, James Monroe Holliman.  Another child was Ulyss Holliman (1884 - 1965), the father of Bishop Holliman, above.

Located near Samuel's resting place at Pilgrim's Rest is his wife, Elizabeth Walker (1821 - 1879), mother of Martha Jane Walker Holliman.

More next week on the Hollimans and associated families....

Plan now to attend the Holliman and Associated Families Genealogical Round Table at the Fayette County, Alabama Civic Center, 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, October 15, 2011.  Sessions on the Holymans from England to Alabama, Holliman sites in Fayette County, Alabama, and general sharing of Associated Families material.  All invited!   For information and reservations for lunch, contact Glenda Norris at or Glenn Holliman at

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