Elizabeth White
Born Mar 1, 1738? Orange Co. (Culpeper Co.) VA
Died Aug 31, 1817 Baton Rouge LA

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John Holloway

m. 1765?
b. 1737?
Caroline Co. VA?
d. Oct 1781
Natchez Miss. Terr.

b. 1765?

b. Jul 27, 1766
Lynches Creek SC
d. Dec 8, 1851
Little Mulberry, Burke Co NC

b. 1767


b. 1769
d. 1844?

b. Jan 17, 1776
d. Jun 17, 1846
Franklin Co. MS

b. 1777


b. 1779

Unborn child

due 1781

John Stilley
(Stillee or Still Lee)

m. 1783?
d. Sep 30, 1808
near Tombigbee River, Mobile
Paul Reuben (twin)

b. May 9, 1784
Natchez MS
d. 1820?
Claiborne Co. MS
Maria Sarah (Sally) (twin)

b. May 9, 1784
Natchez MS

Michael (Miguel) Lamport

b. Nov 22, 1786
Natchez MS
d. Jun 19, 1823
St. Helena Parish LA
Culpeper County Virginia was formed in 1748 (see present day map for location), and was bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. The Rappahannock River forms one of its eastern boundaries.
Elizabeth and most of the White family moved to South Carolina near Pee Dee River in Craven Co. [now defunct]. By 1760 Elizabeth had probably moved out as evidenced by the Records of the Cashaway [SC] Baptist Church:
On "Sat 25 Oct 1760 ... Mr. James White [her younger brother most likely] for excess drinking be suspended from this church until satisfaction be given... 20 June 1767 .. on Cashaway Neck on Pee Dee in Craven County. The names of all the members... Elizabeth White .. gone."
Her sister Jane was married in or before that year, and Elizabeth herself married five years later.
Historical Marker of the Cashaway Baptist Church built in 1758, and located at the eastern end of the bridge over a bend of the Great Pee Dee River. The marker is on Cashua Ferry Road (State Highway 34) east of Darlington SC. View south of the river from the bridge in Sep 2015.
According to her grandson Robert, husband John moved about 1780 to Natchez, then in the Louisiana French-Spanish territory, "in order to escape the Revolution".
1777 Map of the Colonies, by J. Leopold Imbert showing the Carolinas and neighboring territory of "Louisiane" and the rivers and settlements there at the time of the Revolution. Map was reproduced and printed by the Museum of the American Revolution from a map image at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library.
In Oct 1781, husband John Holloway was shot and scalped by Indians five leagues from the Fort of Natchez. At the time, he was apparently working as "an overseer" of the plantation of John Havard. Son George was tied with a rope but escaped during the night, and around 1782, when still a teenager, moved to Burke Co NC to live with Elizabeth's brother, William, and father James Taylor White. Her other six children remained with her. In May 1682, some of her brothers and their familes arrived by flatboat at Natchez.
All three of her children by John Stillee are baptized on Nov 7, 1788 by Sr. Miguel Lamport of the Catholic Church. Miguel is referred to as Miguel Washington born Sep 3, 1786. In the Stillee bible, he is referred to as Michael Lamport Stilley. Spanish records refer to Elizabeth as "Isobel".
After remarrying, Elizabeth lived in Natchez where her husband is said to have owned a tavern. When he went bankrupt about 1795 they moved to the Tombigbee River, Mobile.
In the mid-1790's, her sons John and James Holloway, along with a nephew Reuben White (1765?-1835) and his family, moved into northeastern Rapides Parish LA, which became known as Holloway Prairie, where they obtained Spanish land grants and engaged in the cattle business. Many of the Anglo families of the Deville area came there from Natchez. The names John and James Holloway appear in several 1790's Spanish Colonial documents and militia lists. Mississippi was not admitted to the Union of States until 1817.
Daughter Mary married Alexander Freeland who was a surveyor for Spain on the Line of Demarcation.
Cashaway Baptist Church Record Book, 1756-1778, Cashaway Neck, Craven Co. SC.
Imbert, J. Leopold, map maker, Carte des Possessions Angloises... 1777, reprinted by the Museum of the American Revolution from map image at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library.
"John Holloway, 1851", File H-3, on p. 208 of "The MS Cains", website.
John Stillee Bible.
Unknown author, " John ..." [illegible], correspondence detailing discovery of baptismal records of Stillee children in Cathedral Archives, no date but possibly mid 1900's.
Veach, Damon, "Louisiana Ancestors", article in Sunday Advocate Magazine, Baton Rouge LA, Feb 21, 1982.
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. 111.
White, Gifford, James Taylor White of Virginia and some of his descendants into Texas, Austin, TX, 1982.