Tuesday, May 31, 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

April 9, 2011 distant cousins from six states gathered in Fayette County, Alabama to discover and rediscover ancestral grave sites.  The picture below was taken at Caine's Ridge Baptist Church cemetery where lie John Thomas and Martha Jane Walker Holliman and members of the associated family of Caine.
Left to right, Bishop Holliman (Indiana), Glenn Holliman (Pennsylvania), Bill Holliman (Mississippi), Robert Holliman (Tennessee), Joey Holliman (Alabama), Norman Holliman (Tennessee), Wally Allen, Jean Holliman, Tommie Holliman Allen, Faye Gardner, Lenwood Holliman, James Franklin (Frank) Holliman, Vonceil Duckworth, Tyler Duckworth (all from Alabama) and Jeanette Holiman Stewart (Texas). The photograph was taken by Glenda Norris, organizer of the excursion.

The earthly remains of John Thomas and Martha Jane Walker Holliman lie side by side at Caine's Ridge, a few miles south of their former home in Fayette.  The story of John Thomas Holliman is told in its sad glory by one of his great grandson's Rhodes Holliman in this blog, February and March 2010.  Please go to the Archives function and to seek the articles.

More next posting on the Holliman and their associated families in Fayette County, Alabama.

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. For information and reservations for lunch, contact Glenda Norris at gnorris@bcbsal.org or Glenn Holliman at Glennhistory@gmail.com.  Sessions to include Tracing the Holymans from England to Alabama, Holliman Farm Sites in Fayette County and sharing of information on Associated Families.  All invited!

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