By the 3rd and 4th generations, many of the grandchildren and great grandchildren of colonial founder Christopher Hollyman were leaving the 'burned out' tobacco lands of southeast Virginia and migrating to the Carolinas. This southwestern migration was typical of our many Holliman (various spellings) ancestral branches. Below is Allen's lineage.
Christopher Hollyman, Sr. (1618-1691), father of:
Christopher Hollyman, Jr. (1660-1731), father of:
John Holleman (1700-1751), father of:
Jesse Holleman, Sr. (1735-1825), father of:
John Holleman (1766-1850), subject of this article who moved from Virginia to Wake County, North Carolina, where his descendant, Allen Holleman lives to this day.
I now see her as a strong-willed, intelligent woman, a powerful person who didn't marry until in her 50's because she was an ugly duckling. It was by her own choice and it took a man as strong and able as John Holleman to change her mind. I'd bet they had some lively conversations and discussions and I'd also bet he listened to her as well.
Below, 2015 Joe Barlow and Billy Joe Holleman inspect an out building on the Holleman farm in Isle of Wight, Virginia, a structure probably similar to the John Holleman house in Wake County, North Carolina.
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