Friday, February 24, 2012

A Holliman History by Walter O. Holliman, Part V

by Glenn N. Holliman

This is the fifth in a series of a history of the Holliman family written by Walter O. Holliman in 1995 and edited in 1996.  

In this Second Generation document, Walt shares his research on James Grantson Holliman (1750 - 1836).  There is more to be written on this Holliman's Revolutionary War record in which he served in his local Johnston County militia as a young man, but this manuscript does include a copy of his petition seeking a pension for his service.  Also included in this material is the story of two of his daughters seeking financial redress for his military years.

At this writing, Walt was not aware that James' wife was Elizabeth Bryant, evidently from a neighbouring farm, and related to a distinguished family in Johnston County, North Carolina.

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