Friday, October 30, 2015
Join the Hollyman Gathering in Virginia!
by Glenn N. Holliman
Above Allen Holleman of North Carolina, direct descendant of Christopher Hollyman, Jr. at the 1830 Holleman House in Isle of Wight, Virginia.
THE CHRISTOPHER HOLLYMAN, SR.
Tina Peddie (California) Jeanette Holiman Stewart (Texas), Allen Holleman (North Carolina), Glenn N. Holliman (Pennsylvania), Lynn Holliman (Texas) Glenda Norris (Alabama), Sue Jones (Wyoming), Joseph Parker (Texas), Denise Goff (Virginia) and Sandra Torbert French (Florida)
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU
The Inaugural Meeting of the Society
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY
MARCH 31- APRIL 2, 2016
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TOUR TO THE CHRISTOPHER HOLLYMAN'S PLANTATION CA 1682
OTHER HISTORIC HOLLYMAN SITES
TWO DAYS OF SEMINARS
and Round Table Discussions
THE HOLLYMANS of ENGLAND
THROUGH OUT THE USA
SESSIONS ON HOW TO TRACE YOUR HOLLYMAN DNA, THE MASSIVE FAMILY TREE (at www.Ancestry.com), HOLLYMAN WEB SITES, THE JAMESTOWN SOCIETY AND THE NEW HOLLIMAN ARCHIVES FOR HOLLYMANS (ALL SPELLINGS) AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES!
Our Isle of Wight Greeters are:
Billy Joe Holleman (owner of the Holleman House on the site of the original plantation!), Janet Wright Moore, Joe Barlow and Sarah Barlow Wright
Below, Joe Barlow and Sarah Barlow Wright,
direct descendants of Christopher Hollyman, Sr.
If you trace your ancestry to Christopher Hollyman, Sr. (1618-1691) you will not want to miss this national gathering of his descendants in the ancestral home of almost all North American Hollemans, Hollimans (and various spellings).
Our Registration Center and Gathering Place for Seminars and Dinners will be the Smithfield Inn, 112 Main Street, Smithfield, VA (757-357-1732).
As the Smithfield Inn is sold out for lodging, a special rate has been secured at the near-bye Hampton Inn. Guests may book individual reservations under the name of Holliman Family Reunion. One may call the hotel direct at 757-365-4760 or go to www.smithfieldsuitesva.hamptoninn.com.
· Enter the dates ranging from March 31-April 2, 2016.
· Click on Add Special Rate Code and enter the Group Code (HFR).
· Click on Check Rooms and Rates.
Guests will be able to select their room type and proceed to make their own reservation using a credit card to guarantee their room.
The rates are as follows:
· Standard King room at $109.00 plus tax.
The cut-off date is March 1, 2016 for this special rate.
The program begins with a Meet and Greet, Thursday, March 31, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Smithfield Inn followed by order-from-the-menu dinner. Sessions and field trips held and/or originated at the Smithfield Inn on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2016. Please call your lodging choice directly BUT let us know if you plan to attend as space is limited. Location could be moved subject to enrollment.
The Holleman House and Smithfield are located approximately 1 hour from Jamestown (by ferry across the James River) where Christopher and his sister, Judith Hollyman landed after their long and weary sailing from England, May 1650! Williamsburg and Yorktown are near Jamestown, making it possible to treat yourself and family to a delightful spring vacation while learning more about your English and Virginia roots.
For information and a complete schedule of the program and times, email Allen Holleman, Program Reservations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919-210-6862).
Above, Allen Holleman in the historic section of Smithfield, Virginia
for the Christopher Hollyman, Sr. History Society
March 31-April 2, 2016
March 31, 2016
5 pm – 6:30 pm registration, meet and greet, Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Dinner, Welcome, Announcements, Group Photo and Review of the Agenda (order from the menu)
Distribution of Materials: “The Hollymans from England to Virginia and Beyond”
April 1, 2016
9 am – Noon
"Getting to Know You" - Share your lineage with the group and what do you wish to learn?"
"Where to Find your Cousins - Facebook, the Yahoo Group, The Hollyman Family Tree, the Holliman Virtual Archive and the Jamestown Society”
As time permits - “England to Virginia” and "The Virginia Experience"
Noon – Lunch on your own at one of Smithfield's many dining venues
1:30 pm – Visit to Isle of Wight Museum (across from the Smithfield Inn)
2:30 – Field Trip 1830 Holleman House at Christopher Hollyman 1682 Plantation including loop tour of Smithfield Hams and Ivy Hill Cemetery. Group photo at Holleman House! Optional extended 30 minute visit to possible site of Christopher Hollyman’s grave (Wear old clothes and shoes as old burial place in woods)
Below, Sarah Barlow Wright, Allen Holleman, Billy Joe Holleman, owner of the original 1682 Hollyman plantation and Joe Barlow, exchange questions October 2015 at the Holleman farm in Isle of Wight, Virginia. Also, in the picture is a Holleman dog!
5 pm – Return to Smithfield and Dinner on your own
7:30 pm Business Meeting of Christopher Hollyman, Sr. Historical Society Executive Committee; open to all
April 2, 2016
9 am – Noon
Break Out Sessions on Topics that interest You! – Whether more information on DNA, Ancestry.com, your lineage or problems in tracing your family, Hollyman genealogists will be prepared to lead discussions on ancestors and issues. Floating round table discussions available .
11 am – Sixth and closing Session – ‘Creating Structure for the Christopher Hollyman, Sr. History Society”
Noon – Close of Hollyman Seminar – Participants encouraged to visit Jamestown on their own, site of Christopher and Judith Hollymans 1650 arrival in the New World!
And don't miss Williamsburg, founded in the 1690s, a marvelous Colonial towne preserved and celebrated.
Today, the lands (see below) patented by Christopher Hollyman, Sr. in the 1680s grow cotton. Three hundred and twenty-five years ago, the crops were a few acres of tobacco and many of corn.
PLEASE JOIN YOUR COUSINS IN OLD VIRGINIA NEXT SPRING!