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
b. Oct 15, 1807
d. Sep 28, 1902
Mary Isabella

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

b. 1833?
Burke Co NC
John Burton

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

b. 1838
Burke Co NC
d. Jan 12, 1918
Catherine Loretta

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

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

b. 1844
Burke Co NC

Sarah Ann

b. 1845?
Burke Co NC

b. 1847?
Burke Co NC

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 died only a couple years after his marriage on Apr 15, 1841.
The 1850 Census lists all of the children except the eldest Mary Isabella, and Nancy Ann. Martha is listed as attending school. Ann, age 6, is listed but this could be Sarah.
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.
Robert, his wife Catherine Hood, daughter "C. Loretto", and son George's wife Mary Amelia Collett 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. & Mary Holloway born Aug 14, 1896.
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.
Census 1850, Caldwell Co..
Gibbons, Michael F., descendant, Lenoir, NC, information given to L.M.Holloway.
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.
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.
Tombstones, Confidence Church Cemetery, Abington Road near Collettsville, NC.
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.