Last March, I had the pleasant occasion of visiting with Curtis Holleman and his family, who live outside of Tampa, Florida. His sister, Salinda Holleman Riebow, the family genealogist joined us. Curtis is a retired FBI agenda and Salinda, a real estate agent.
Their grandparents were tobacco farmers Walter and Ola Bell Holleman of Hamptonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina. As a teen, Curtis spent summers working tobacco on the farm located off Brown Road near I-77.
"Whenever I hear a rooster in the morning, it takes me back to my young childhood (4 or 5) and time spent staying with my grandparents at their farm, up early to feed the animals, collect the eggs, etc."
Father - Claude Elgy Holleman (May 15, 1933 to October 11, 2008)
3 GGF - Bennett Holleman (1820-1897)
4 GGF - John Holloman (1785-1850)
5 GGF - John Holleman (1766-1850)
6 GGF - Jesse Holleman (1735 -1825)
7 GGF - John Holleman (1700-1751)
8 GGF - Christopher Hollyman, Jr. (1660-1731)
9 GGF - Christopher Hollyman (1618-1691)
Visit to England and the Hollyman Farm
This past summer Curtis and his wife Karen traveled to the ancestral home of American and English Hollemans (Holliman, etc) in Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England. There they took photographs of our ancestral parish church, even climbing the tower and recording some dramatic views of the village. Oxford is approximately 30 miles to the southwest.
Below James Stonham and Curtis Holleman in the cemetery where generations of Hollymans are resting.