Above, the Holleman House at Mill Swamp, Isle of Wight, Virginia in 1921. The family gathering was being held at the home of Josiah James and Augusta White Binford Holleman. Picture from the collection of Sarah Barlow Wright.
Sarah Wright's lineage in Isle of Wight extends from at least 1661 when Christopher Holyman purchased land from George Smith along the Cypress River. Smithfield, Virginia takes its name from this family. Arthur Smith, a descendant of George, was the founder of the town in the 1750.
Augusta Hannah White Binford Holleman had two children by a first marriage and three with Josiah J. Holleman. Their children were Gladys Hortense Holleman Barlow (mother of Sarah Wright), Joseph Howard Holleman, Sr. (written about in earlier posts, he is the father of Caroline Holleman Thomas and Joseph H. Holleman) and Algernon Hardy Holleman (father of William Joseph Holleman, current owner of the Holleman House).
Right , Augusta White Holleman
James Henry Holleman (1819-1858), son of
William H. Holleman (1795-1836), son of
Josiah Holleman (1771-1848), son of
Since early 2010, I have been publishing research and stories on the broad spectrum of Holliman (Holyman) family history at http://hollimanfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/ . For stories on my more immediate family since the early 20th Century, I have been posting articles since early 2011 at http://ulyssholliman.blogspot.com/ .
Let's save the past for the future! If you have photographs, letters, memorabilia or research you wish to share, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Several of us have an on-going program of scanning and preserving Holyman and related family records. Write please and tell us of your items. Thanks to the Internet, we are able to scan, upload to the web (with your permission) and return the materials to you.