Robert Holloway
Born Jan 31, 1809 Little Mulberry, Burke Co NC
Died Mar 1, 1891 Caldwell Co NC

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Catherine Hood

m. Feb 8, 1830
Burke Co. NC
b. Oct 15, 1807
Burke Co. NC
d. Sep 28, 1902
Little Mulberry, Caldwell Co. NC
Mary Isabella

b. Aug 19, 1831
Burke Co. NC
d. Feb 10, 1916
Martha E

b. Apr 13, 1833
Burke Co. NC
d. Nov 10, 1892
Petterson, Caldwell Co. NC
John Burton

b. Jan 12, 1835
Burke Co. NC
d. Jul 1, 1863
Killed at Gettysburg PA
George Washington

b. May 9, 1838
Burke Co. NC
d. Jan 12, 1918
Lenoir, Caldwell Co. NC
Catherine Loretta

b. Mar 30, 1840
Burke Co. NC
d. Sep 10, 1894
James P.

b. 1842?
Caldwell Co NC
d. Jul 5, 1862
Richmond VA
of disease
Nancy Ann

b. 1844?
Caldwell Co. NC

Sarah Ann

b. 1845?
Caldwell Co. NC


b. 1847?
Caldwell Co. NC

On Jan 27, 1847, Robert was appointed guardian of the two young daughters of his brother James Taylor Holloway, according to Caldwell Co. Court minutes. James was named for James Taylor White, who is the grandfather of both brothers' parents. James Taylor Holloway died only a few years after his marriage on Apr 15, 1841, leaving daughter Carolina (born Feb 4, 1842) and Elizabeth Jean (born Jan 20, 1844). However, the daughters subsequently moved with their mother, born Delphia A. Estes, to Wisconsin. She married Oliver Lyon from Dunkirk WI in 1854.
The 1850 Census for Caldwell Co. NC lists all of the children except the eldest Mary Isabella, and Sarah Ann. Martha is listed as attending school. Nancy Ann, age 6, is listed with name Ann.
Caldwell County was formed in 1841 from northern Burke Co. NC Compare present day map with map of North Carolina Counties in 1840.
Three of Robert's sons fought in the Civil War. John B. was a Lt., and James P. and George W. were privates in Company F, North Carolina 26th Regiment.

John Burton died on the first day of the Battle at Gettysburg, at the age of 28.

George W., previously wounded at Malvern Hill, was wounded at Gettysburg the same day his brother died; was captured at Hatch Run Apr 2, 1965 and held prisoner for three months in Hart's Island NY, and released Jun 18, 1865; he was called "Big Johnny Reb" by Union troops" since he was "tall (6'4") and fat". He was elected colonel of the Caldwell Co. militia after the war.

James was 6'2", enlisted in Mar 1862, and died of disease at Richmond.
Robert was a farmer. His property was valued at $600 at death. He was also an active Methodist layman, and a Magistrate in Patterson Twp (Population 150) in 1880.
Son George Washington Holloway married Mary Ann Collett (1843-1893) on Apr 20, 1859 in Caldwell Co. NC. After she died, he married Clara Hood (1852-1927), a daughter of James Hood, the son of John Hood. Clara is buried in Bellview Cemetery in Lenoir, Caldwell Co. NC. Photo of grave marker of Clara Hood Holloway.
Son George W. and Mary Collett had 5 sons. One of them, Columbus "Lum", bought the original land along Little Mulberry Creek owned by his great-grandfather Geroge Holloway about 1915.
Robert, his wife Catherine Hood, daughter "C. Loretto", and son George's wife Mary Ann Collett (1842-1893), are buried in a family plot (flat headstones, left to right, C.Loretto, Robert, Catherine, Mary), at the Confidence Church Cemetery on Abington Road near Collettsville, NC. There is also a grave for the infant son of G. W. & Clara Hood born Aug 14, 1896.
This church was then known as Hood's Chapel, founded by brothers of Robert's wife, David and James Hood.
Eldest daughter Isabella married John Hight Lindsay, C.S.A. and then a widower James McMillan in 1867. Her grave is also in the Confidence Church Cemetery. Her first husband died in 1863 at Big Creek Gap TN.
Daughter Martha married Charles Wesley Laney on Aug 5, 1855 in Caldwell Co. He died of Typhoid in 1861. Her grave is in the Harpers Chapel Cemetery in Lenoir, Caldwell Co. NC.
Daughters Caroline, Ann (Nancy Ann) and Loretta never married [I.W. Thomas, 1918].
Grandfather Mountain
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.
According to Robert's will, daughters Caroline, Nancy, and Sarah were required to remain with parents and take care of them or else forfeit their inheritance.
Census 1850, Caldwell Co. NC.
Gibbons, Michael F., descendant, Lenoir, NC, information given to L.M.Holloway.
Ingmire, Frances T., Marriage Records of Burke County, NC, 1781-1868, p. 14.
Taggart, Nita L.H., Clarinda, IA, "Descendancy Chart", at Morganton NC Library.
Thomas, I. W., "A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE HOLLOWAY FAMILY", Newspaper Clipping, Caldwell Co., ca. 1918.
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.
Tombstones, Confidence Church Cemetery, Abington Road near Collettsville, NC.
Tombstones, Fairfield and Bellview Cemeteries, Lenoir, NC, Findagrave, website.
U.S. Federal Archives, Confederate War service records, micr. M-270, roll 327.
Will, proved Mar 12, 1891, Bk B:199-200, Caldwell Co. Court House, Lenoir NC.
WPA pre-1914 graves card file, NC State Archives, Raleigh.