Mary Loving
Born 1768 SC
Died May 1852

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George Holloway

m. Oct 1787
b. Dec 27, 1766
Lynches Creek SC
d. Dec 8, 1851
Little Mulberry, Burke Co NC
Elizabeth Hattie

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

b. 1789
Burke Co NC
d. young

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

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

b. Burke Co NC
d. young
Susan L.

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

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

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

b. 1813
Burke Co NC
d. Mar 5, 1843
About 1784 or 1785, Mary's father, William, acquired land next to George Holloway on Mulberry Creek in Burke Co. NC. George had acquired his land about a year earlier in 1783. Both tracts of land had probably belonged to William White (1830?-1818), who was George's uncle and William Loving's brother-in-law. Mary married George in Oct 1787.
Present day map shows Collettsville, Mulberry Creek and John's River. Holloway Mountain is further east on Route 90.
George and Mary named their youngest child after James Taylor White, who is the grandfather of both George and Mary. Mary's mother was Jane White and George's mother was Jane's sister, Elizabeth White.
Husband 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 Mary's father William Loving, George's father John Holloway, and three members of the White family. George was about to turn two years old at the time of the incident. 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. Mary and George's descendents in NC were not aware of his six siblings who stayed in Mississippi.
When George Holloway was converted to the local Methodist movement by Rev. Jesse Lee in the late 1790's, he founded a Methodist group that produced a manuscript titled Class Papers for Holloway's Society, 1810-1821. The Loving family were some of the original members and lived near George and the present Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Collettsville NC which is said to have been known as Holloway's Chapel.
In the 1790 Burke County census, Mary's father William Loving is listed as a head of household of 5 members (Wife Jane, 3 children). Mary would have been counted under husband George Holloway with 5 members.
Brown, Richard Maxwell, The South Carolina Regulators, Cambridge, Mass., 1963.
Phifer, Edward Jr., BURKE: The History of a North Carolina County 1777-1926, Morganton, NC, 1977, Appendix D, pp. 400-401.
White, Gifford, "James White and John White", Wm Wiseman & the Davenports, Pioneers Of Old Burke County, North Carolina, v.2 by M.L.Vineyard & E.M.Wiseman, Franklin NC,1997, p. 107-112.