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George Holloway
Born Dec 27, 1766 Lynches Creek, Georgetown Dist. SC
Died Dec 8, 1851 Little Mulberry, Burke Co. NC

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SPOUSE CHILDREN
Mary Loving

m. Oct 1787
b. 1768
Wilkes Co NC
d. May 1852
Elizabeth Hattie

b. Feb 15, 1787
Burke Co NC
d. 1890
Swain (Macon) Co NC
John?

b. 1789
Burke Co NC
d. young
Mahala

b. 1793
Burke Co NC
d. Caldwell Co NC
Jane (Jean)

b. Oct 6, 1795
Burke Co NC
d. May 31, 1877
Burke Co NC
Sarah (Sally)

b. 1800?
Burke Co NC
d. Caldwell Co NC
Washington

b. 1802?
Burke Co NC
d. Cherokee Co NC
daughter

b. Burke Co NC
d. young
Susan L.

b. Jun 23, 1806
Burke Co NC
d. Jul 27, 1861
Caldwell Co NC
Robert

b. Jan 31, 1809
Burke Co NC
d. Mar 1, 1891
Caldwell Co NC
George

b. 1811
Burke Co NC
d. Caldwell Co NC
James Taylor

b. 1813
Burke Co NC
d. Mar 5, 1843
George was born in 1766 at Lynches Creek in Prince George Parish SC, which used to be part of Craven County, one of the three original parts of the English colony of Carolana. Prince George Parish was replaced by Georgetown District three years after he was born. Lynches Creek flows into the Pee Dee River about 32 miles north of Georgetown, where the Pee Dee empties into Winyah Bay.
1725 English Map of South Carolina Province showing location of Craven County and the Pee Dee (Peede) River flowing into the Winyah (spelled "Weenya") Bay (above map's title).
Modern Map of South Carolina Counties showing location of Parishes in 18th century. Welsh Neck and Cashaway Neck was in St. David Parish. Prince George Parish was to the South and included the Pee Dee basin from Lynches Creek down to Winyah Bay. Map taken from DMK Heritage (website).
George's father John was shot and scalped by Indians at his plantation five leagues from the Fort of Natchez (Mississippi Territory). George was tied with a rope but escaped during the night. Still a teenager when his mother remarried, he was returned to his uncle William White who settled in Wilkes (Burke Co) NC in 1783 or 1784. The White, Loving and Holloway family connection goes back to a militia defeat at Marrs Bluff SC, at the hands of Regulators, on July 25, 1768. Involved in the incident, were George's father, three men named White, and William Loving. George was about to turn two years old at the time of the incident. He would eventually marry William Loving's daughter Mary in NC. The North Carolina Whites were revolutionary patriots in contrast to their days in South Carolina, having left a trail of litigation behind them when some of them ended up in Natchez, including George's mother. George's descendents in NC were not aware of his six siblings who stayed in Mississippi.
North Carolina Counties at beginning of 1780.
George and his new immediate family were not only patriots but also religious. George was converted to the Methodist movement by Rev. Jesse Lee, who was travelling with Bishop Francis Asbury (1745-1816), about the year 1795, and was licensed as a lay preacher about 1801. He founded a Methodist group that produced a manuscript titled Class Papers for Holloway's Society, 1810-1821.
According to his son Robert, the present Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Collettsville NC is said to have been known as Holloway's Chapel.
Their eldest child Elizabeth lived to be 103.
Son George had a daughter named Mary who married Alexander Hood, grandson of John Hood in 1856.
George and Mary named their youngest child after James Taylor White, who is the grandfather of both George and Mary. James died only a couple years after his marriage Apr 15, 1841. Robert was appointed guardian of his brother's two young daughters on Jan 27, 1847, according to Caldwell Co. Court minutes. And George's will written Nov 8, 1843, states that what would have been James' share should go to the two daughters. However, the daughters subsequently moved with their mother, born Delphia A. Estes, to Wisconsin.
View of Grandfather Mountain from the present end of Holloway Mountain Road, The crooked unpaved road may have originally extended all the way to Little Mulberry Creek in the vicinity of Collettsville and Holloway Mountain. Present day map shows towns Collettsville and Olivette and Holloway Mountain along Route 90 west of Lenoir NC.
Holloway Mountain Road as seen from the Tanawha Trail near where they intersect. Another View of Grandfather Mountain from the Trail.
History of the Linn Cove Viaduct. The paved portion of Holloway Mountain Road between Rt 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway was part of the detour route for the Parkway during the viaduct construction. The Blue Ridge Parkway, begun in 1935 as part of President Roosevelt's WPA and CCC programs, was finally completed in 1987 with the opening of the viaduct bridge.
In 1978, the Holloway family sent a request to the U.S. Department of the Interior, asking where Holloway Mountain was. US Dept. of Interior response , via Postcard. Thus there is no evidence of there ever being a mountain named Holloway near the Parkway.
Holloway Mountain Road sign replaced a detour sign on the Blue Ridge Parkway where present-day Holloway Mountain Road passes, just north of Grandfather Mountain. Map shows complete path of the road today; two miles of gravel connects the Parkway with Church Mtn Road and Highway 105; the remaining one mile is paved and connects the Parkway with Route 221 Between Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. The latter portion served as the detour road to Route 221 while the Linn Cove Viaduct portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway was completed.
National Park Service Sign honoring Rufus Lenoir Gwyn where Blue Ridge Parkway passes over Holloway Mountain Road.
Grandfather Mountain
According to the Oct 8, 1852 Minutes of the 4th Quarterly Conference Minutes, Lenoir Circuit 1841-1869, George died after a three week illness. His last words were "O happy place, hard struggling to get there." Memorial Notice.
Sources:
Alexander, Nancy, Here Will I Dwell, The Story of Caldwell County, 1956.
Burke Co. marriage bonds.
DMK Heritage, website, Historical Maps, Austin TX.
His will, Bk 1, p. 60, Caldwell Co., Lenoir Ct. House, dated Nov. 8, 1843, proved by 1853.
1850 Census, Caldwell Co. NC.
Holloway, George, record keeper, "Holloway Society Papers," 1810,&c,; publ. in Wm Wiseman & the Davenports, Pioneers Of Old Burke County, North Carolina Volume II, by M.L. Vineyard & E.M. Wiseman, Genealogy Publ. Service, Franklin NC, 1997, pp.113-128.
McBee, May Wilson, comp., Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805, Greenwood MS, 1953, v. 2, p. 8.
Memorial notice of George Holloway, Minutes of Quarterly Conference, 1841-1869, Methodist Episcopal Church, South Carolina Conference, Lenoir Circuit, NC, entry for Oct 8, 1852. Transcribed by G. Davidson; photocopy provided by Betsy Pittman, Valdese NC.
Scott, W. W., Annals of Caldwell Co., 1930.
Staley, Linda M., comp., Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Caldwell County, North Carolina, The first Six Years 1841-1847, 2nd Ed., publ. by author, p. 85.
Thomas, Rev. I. W., "A Brief Sketch of the Holloway Family", Transcript of newspaper clipping, Caldwell Co. NC, c. 1918.Author (1848-1922) said article was written from memory. It contains mistakes such as the name of George's father and state of the birthplace of George.