Laura B. Oaks (1860-1937)

1870

Inhabitants in Williamsboro, PO Reidsville, NC 255/249

255/249 MAJOR OAKS, Age 46,  Occupation Tabacconist & Merchant, Value of Real Estate $3500, Value of Personal State, $2000;  Born Virginia;  Married; Fannie Oaks, Age 30, Keeping House, Born Virginia; LOUISA B OAKS, Age 10, At School, Born Virginia; Albert M Oaks, Age 8, Born North Carolina; Francis Vaughn 20 Female Black, Domestic Servant; Charles Vaughn Male Black, Domestic Servant; Francis Smith 16 Male White, Clerk in Store, A. D. Montgomery, Age 38 Male White Clerk in Store (Vaughns, Smith and Montgomery all born North Carolina)

256/250 JOSEPH HOLDERBY, Age 66, Occupation, Farmer, Real Estate $800; Personal Property $200; born Virginia; Nancy W Holderby age 62, Keepinghouse, born North Carolina; William G. Holderby, Age 22, Clerk in Store, Born North Carolina; R[OBERT] B HOLDERBY, Age 19, At School, Born North Carolina; Nannie B, Age 14, At Home, Born North Carolina; Patient Griffin, Age 45, Black Female, Domestic Servant, born North Carolina; Fannie Griffin, Age 13, Black Female, Domestic Servant, born North Carolina; Washington Mebone, Age 50, Black Male Farm laborer, born NC; Emmeline Mebone Age 35, Black Female Farm Laborer, Children Charley Mebone (age 9), farm laborer; John Mebone (age 5), Ann Mebone (Age 3), black, born in North Carolina; Joseph M Cox, age 54 White Male Clerk in Store; G. Fleming Terry, age 21, White Male Clerk in Store  (Cox, Terry born in NC.)

1879

State of North Carolina, Official Register of Deeds, Rockingham County, Dec 23rd 1879.

To any Ordained Minister of any Religious Denomination or any Justice of the Peace of said County; 1. ROBERT D. HOLDERBY, having applied to me for a License for the Mariage of 2. himself of 3. Dansville, VA, aged 4. 28 years, color 5. White, the son of 6. JOSEPH HOLDERBY and 7. MARTHA W HOLDERBY, the father now 8. Dead, the mother 9. Dead, resident of 10. Rockingham County, aged 13. 20 years, And 14. White, daughter of 15. M OAKS and 16. SALLIE OAKS, the father 17. Living, the mother 18. Dead, resident of 19. Rockingham County.

And there being no legal impediment to such marriage known to me, you are hereby authorized, at any time within one year from the date hereof, to celebrate the proposed marriage at any place with the said County . . .  A. J. Lewellyn, Register of Deeds.

State of North Carolina, Rockingham County, 1. W. S. Carter, 2. Justice of the Peace united in matrimony 3. ROBERT D HOLDERBY and 4. LAURA B OAKS the parties licensed above on the 1st of January 1880 at Dr W G Courts in Oregonville Township in said County, according to law.

Witnesses Present at Marriage: W. S. Carter, J.P. Dr W. G. Courts of Ruffin, NC; C H Stokes of Ruffin NC and J H Blackwell of Danville, VA.


1930

The Los Angeles city census for South Norton Ave: Record 274

Head LAURA B HOLDERBY renting at $55/mo; age 70, widow, age 18 at first marriage, born Virginia, both parents born Virginia; census code 74; occupation none; Granddaughter Virginia Bryant, age 18, single, born Utah, father born North Carolina, mother born Virginia, occupation none.

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 141; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 221; Image: 691.0.

1932

Mrs LAURA B. HOLDERBY; r[esidence] 2837 Lydia, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

Source Citation: Directory Title: Polk’s Jacksonville City Directory; Year Range: 1932 – 1933; Page #: 330; Publisher: R.L. Polk & Co.; Publication Year: 1932-1933.

 

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Rice Oaks Sr (c. 1795-1873) Albemarle County, VA

1792

15 November 1792

Albemarle County marriages 1780-1853, vol 1 and 2:

HENRY OAKS married SUSANNAH RANDAL (or Randolph)

“Susannah gives her own consent”

Witnesses: HENRY OAKS and Isaac Oaks

c. 1795

RICE OAKS (SR) born in Virginia.

1817

(1 September) Albemarle County marriages 1780-1853, vol 1 and 2:

James Spencer married Reter Oaks, daughter of HENRY OAKS who gives his consent.

Witness: RICE OAKS, Hudson Oaks, Reuben Woody

Bond: Reuben Woody

1823

(24 June) Albemarle County marriages 1780-1853, vol 1 and 2:

RICE OAKS married PATIENCE L SUDDERTH (SUDDARTH), daughter of JAMES SUDDERTH SR who gives his consent.

Witnesses: Randolph Sudderth and Benjamin Sudderth

1825

MORTIMER OAKS born, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE L SUDDERTH.

c. 1828

Rice T. Oaks born, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE L SUDDERTH.

1830

Heads of Households (alphabetized), Albemarle County, VA, 1830 census:

Henry Oaks, one male, 0ver 70 and under 80 ( born 1750-1760); one female, over 70 and under 80 (born 1750-1760)

Andrew Oaks, one male over 30 and under 40 (born 1790-1800), one female over 5 and under 10 (1820-1825) two females under 5 (1825-1830)

RICE OAKS, one male over 20 and under 30 (born 1800-1810), one female [PATIENCE SUDDERTH OAKS], over 20 and under 30 (born 1800-1810), one male child [MORTIMER OAKS], over 5 and under 10 (born 1820-1825); one male child [RICE T. OAKS] under 5 (born 1825-1830).


c. 1831

Sarah Frances Oaks born, daughter of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE L SUDDERTH.

c. 1833

Elizabeth A. Oaks born, daughter of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE L SUDDERTH.

c. 1841

Alfred Oaks born, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE L SUDDERTH.

c. 1843

Evaline A. Oaks born, daughter of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE L SUDDERTH.

1848

18 March 1848 – Montgomery County, VA, Preston Brown Cosby marries Sarah Francis Oaks. RICE OAKS is father of bride.

1849

2 January 1849 – Botetourt County, VA, MORTIMER OAKS marries SARAH ANN BAIR (BARE). Father of the bride is DAVID BAIR (BARE).

1850

1850 Census, Montgomery County, VA, bottom of page 90:

618/618

RICE OAKS, 58, Cabinet Maker; PATIENCE [SUDDERTH] OAKS, 47; Elizabeth, 17; Alfred Oaks, 9; Evalina Oaks, 7.

[On the census page 88, is the home and family of an Abram Bare. He has a son David (not the same as the DAVID BARE.]

14 October 1750 – Botetourt County, VA, Rice T. Oaks married Susan Bear (Bare). Father of bride is DAVID BEAR (BARE).

1860

In the 1860 census, County of Hawkins, Tennesee p. 166:

RICE OAKS, age 65, Cabinet maker, Value of personal estate 200, born Virginia; PATIENCE [SUDDERTH] OAKS, 57; Alfred Oaks, 19, Evaline Oaks, 17.

1870

In the 1870 census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, PO, Witts Foundry:

RICE OAKS, age 75; PATIENCE L [SUDDERTH] OAKS, age __; Ecaline A. Oaks

1877

27 AUG 1877 – RICE OAKS dies. Both RICE OAKS and PATIENCE SUDDERTH are buried at the Russellville Cemetery, located in Hamblen County TN.

[Also buried in Russellville Cemetary are son Rice T. Oaks and wife Susan, and Evalina A. Oaks (never married), daughter of RICE OAKS SR and PATIENCE SUDDERTH.

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Anne Holderby [Bryant] (1883-1965) Martinsville and Lynchburg, VA

1883

 

Annie Bryant, daughter of Robert and Laura Oaks Holderby, adopted daughter of Judge Charles B. Bryant, Martinsville, VA

 

1900

Year: 1900; Census Place:  Martinsville, Henry,  Virginia; Roll:  T623_ 1713; Page: 18B; Enumeration District:  54.

516/330 Head C[harles] Bryant W M Born Feb 1843, 57 years, married 34 years; born Virginia, parents born Virginia, occupation Lawyer; no month without work, read and write, house owned, free of mortgage; wife L[inn] W[aller] born Mar 1844, 56 years old, married 34 years; Adopted son Joe M, born June 1880, 19 years old, single, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina, At School 9 months; can read, write, speak English; Adopted daughter Annie C, born Sept 1883, 17 years old, single; born Virginia, parents born North Carolina, At school 6 months; Ida Daniel, Servant, black female, born May 1852, 20years old, single, born Virginia, parents born Virginia, no months unemployed, cannot read or write, speaks English.

1904

He was ordained Deacon by Bishop W. W. Duncan, at Newport News, Virginia, in 1901, and Elder by Bishop A. W. Wilson, at Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1904.

On September 20, 1904, Mr. Holman was married to Miss Annie Bryant, daughter of Col. C. B. Bryant, an attorney of Martinsville, Virginia. They have three living children. One child is in Heaven.

Mr. Holman served twelve years in the Virginia Conference and his ministry was attended by great success.

In the last charge he served there, three hundred and forty persons joined the Church. Two churches were completed and another was built. Several young men brought to Christ by him in the revival meetings have entered the Christian ministry.

1910

Year: 1910; Census Place:  Stanardsville, Greene,  Virginia; Roll:  T624_1630; Page: 1A; Enumeration District:  0043; Image:  565; FHL Number:  1375643.

1/1 Head JESSE K[NOBEL] HOLMAN, age 37 years, married 5 years, born South Carolina, parents born South Carolina, occupation Clergyman, Circuit, working on own account, not out of work on April 15, 1910, not out of work any time in 1909, can read, write, renting house; Wife ANNIE B[RYANT] HOLMAN,  age 26, married 5 years, 3 children born, 2 living; born Virginia, father North Carolina, mother, Virginia; no occupation; Son Jessie K Jr, age 3, born Virginia,; Daughter Elizabeth L, 1 year old, born Virginia; both children’s father born South Carolina, mother born Virginia.

1920

1920 Census, State of Virginia, Culpeper County, Stevensburg District, Burnley Road

Source Citation: Year: 1920: Census Place: Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia; Roll: T 625_1883; 14B; Enumeration District: 24 Image: 573.

Head: JESSIE K[NOBEL] HOLMAN; Age 49, married, able to read and write; born South Carolina; mother and father born South Carolina; Minister, Coventry Church; Wife: Annie B; Age 36, born Virginia, mother and father born Virginia; Son Jessie K, Age 12, born Virginia; Daughter Elizabeth, Age 11, born Virginia; Son Joseph M[ortimer] Age 8, born Virginia; Daughter ANNIE, Age 5, born South Carolina.

1925

27 February

Daughter Kathryn Holman born

 

 

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Joseph Holderby (1803-1875), Rockingham County, NC

1827

22 MAY 1827 MARTHA W STUBBLEFIELD marries JOSEPH HOLDERBY, JR

Richmond Enquirer, Richmond, VA (Semi-weekly): Friday, June 15, 1827: “Married – on Thursday, May 31, by Rev. William S. Plumer, JOSEPH HOLDERBY, JR, Junior Editor of the Telegraph of Danville to Miss MARTHA W STUBBLEFIELD, daughter of CARTER STUBBLEFIELD of Rockingham County. (online catalog LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA System # 00182864)

1828

Son Anderson M. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1829

Father-in-law CARTER STUBBLEFIELD dies.

1830

Son Marcus C. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1833

Son Richard A. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1833 or 1834

Daugher Sarah A. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC. [Married William Lindsey. See 1858.]

    • Lindsay, Sarah A. Holderby   (b. 19 Oct 1833 – d. 29 Oct 1893)
        • Wife of William Lindsay

 

1836

Son James P. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1839

Daughters Mary Louise and Laura Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1841

Daughter Frances Roberta Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1845

Daughter Lucy A. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1847

Son William J. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1850

1850 census, Rockingham County

JOSEPH HOLDERBY; age 46, merchant, $2500, born Virginia; MARTHA STUBBLEFIELD, age 42, born North Carolina; A(ndrew) M., age 22, male, tobacconists, born North Carolina; M(arcus) C, age 20, male, clerk; born North Carolina; R(ichard) A., age 17, male, clerk, born VIrginia; S(arah A) , age 16, female, born North Carolina, attended school; J P, age 14, male, born North Carolina, M(ary) L, age 11, female, born North Carolina;, F(rances) R. W., age 9, female; S L(ucy) A, age 5, female; William J, age 3, male; Thomas Slader, 20 , teacher, born North Carolina; SARAH STUBBLEFIELD, age 67, female.

Son ROBERT D. HOLDERBY born in Rockingham County, NC [See .]

1854

Daughter Fanny B. Holderby born in Rockingham County, NC.

1855

JOSEPH HOLDERBY of Rockingham County sat in North Carolina House of Commons 1855-1866.

1858

On Nov. 26, 1858, William Lindsey of Pittsylvania County, Va., was high bidder for a 384-acre (1.55 km2) tract of land known as Reidsville. He and his bride, Sarah Holderby, a daughter of Joseph Holderby of the northern part of the county, moved into the frame house Reuben Reid had built across from his store. It is now a landmark in Reidsville, the first frame house built in the village.

From Bulletins and Other State Intelligence for the Year, 1868

June 18, 1858 The Queen [VICTORIA] is pleased to accept JOSEPH B HOLDERBY as the Consul at Dundee for the United States of America.

1860

Census Southern District of Rockingham County, North Carolina

554/554 JOSEPH HOLDERBY, age 56, Place of Birth, North Carolina; MARTHA W HOLDERBY, age 52, born North Carolina; Mary L Holderby, age 20, Frances R Holderby, age 18; Lucy A Holderby, age 14, William J Holderby, age 12, ROBERT D HOLDERBY, age 9; Nannie B Holderby age 5 (all family members listed as born, North Carolina); W C Holderby, age 30, occupation Salesman; Sarah G Holderby, age 27; James A Holderby, age 5; Sally age 4; Joseph M Holderby, age 3; William M Holderby, age 1.

1863

Excerpts from Lucy M. Rankin’s Information about Reidsville at Netpath.com:

“Reidsville, a town of approximately 14,000 inhabitants located in the southern part of Rockingham County [North Carolina], derived its name from the family of Reuben Reid. Reid, who was then living in the Hogan’s Creek area, purchased a farm on the ridge between Wolf Island and Little Roublesome creeks and in May, 1814 moved there with his wife Elizabeth Settle Reid, and their young son, David Settle Reid.

“Soon Reid opened a store across the road from his small log residence and also began operation an ordinary, a public inn kept in a private home. In 1829 a post office, called Reidsville, was established at this location and David Settle Reid, then sixteen years old, was appointed postmaster. Reidsville still points with pride to David S. Reid’s later accomplishments as U. S. Congressman, Sentaor and Governor of North Carolina, the state’s first Democratic governor.

“Though the Reid establishment became a stop on the stage line, established in the early 1830s between Danville and Salisbury, little growth took place there until after the Civil War. Just prior to the War there were only a few families and a single store.

“This changed with the completion of the Piedmont Railroad in 1864. The railroad was part of the Confederate supply line, and Reidsville became the principal station between Danville and Greensboro. As early as 1863, JOSEPH HOLDERBY had surveyed lots and began selling plots of land along what is now Market Street “at Reidsville”.

1870

Inhabitants in Williamsboro, PO Reidsville, NC 255/249

255/249 MAJOR OAKS, Age 46,  Occupation Tabacconist & Merchant, Value of Real Estate $3500, Value of Personal State, $2000;  Born Virginia;  Married; Fannie Oaks, Age 30, Keeping House, Born Virginia; LOUISA B OAKS, Age 10, At School, Born Virginia; Albert M Oaks, Age 8, Born North Carolina; Francis Vaughn 20 Female Black, Domestic Servant; Charles Vaughn Male Black, Domestic Servant; Francis Smith 16 Male White, Clerk in Store, A. D. Montgomery, Age 38 Male White Clerk in Store (Vaughns, Smith and Montgomery all born North Carolina)

256/250 JOSEPH HOLDERBY, Age 66, Occupation, Farmer, Real Estate $800; Personal Property $200; born Virginia; Nancy W Holderby age 62, Keepinghouse, born North Carolina; William G. Holderby, Age 22, Clerk in Store, Born North Carolina; R[OBERT] B HOLDERBY, Age 19, At School, Born North Carolina; Nannie B, Age 14, At Home, Born North Carolina; Patient Griffin, Age 45, Black Female, Domestic Servant, born North Carolina; Fannie Griffin, Age 13, Black Female, Domestic Servant, born North Carolina; Washington Mebone, Age 50, Black Male Farm laborer, born NC; Emmeline Mebone Age 35, Black Female Farm Laborer, Children Charley Mebone (age 9), farm laborer; John Mebone (age 5), Ann Mebone (Age 3), black, born in North Carolina; Joseph M Cox, age 54 White Male Clerk in Store; G. Fleming Terry, age 21, White Male Clerk in Store  (Cox, Terry born in NC.)

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: WilliamsboroRockinghamNorth Carolina; Roll: M593_1157; Page: 404B; Image: 814; Family History Library Film: 552656.

1871

August: MARTHA STUBBLEFIELD (HOLDERBY) Dies; Buried behind First Baptist Church; Reidsville, NC

    Location – North side of Piedmont Street, between S. Main Street and S. Scales Street. Behind and adjacent to First Baptist Church on S. Main Street but not affiliated with the church.Coordinates: 36d 21m 23.4s N; 79d 39m 54.0s W Click here for Google maps 

    Burial place of the founders of the City of Reidsville. Established 1849 By: Reuben Reid. Last Burial 1898.

    • Holderby, Martha W. Stubblefield   (b. 31 Mar 1808 – d. Aug 1871)
        • Wife of Joseph Holderby.Closeup of inscription.

1875

Holderby, Joseph   (b. 1 Dec 1803 – d. 13 Nov 1875)

    • Born in Brunswick Co Va. Husband of Martha W. Stubblefield Holderby. Closeup of inscription.


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Major Mortimer Oaks (1825-c. 1912) Albemarle County, VA; Reidsville, NC; Patrick County, VA

Note: Mortimer Oaks, my great-great grandfather, was called Major Oaks, which is a common first name in the Oaks/Oakes families of Central Virginia in the mid- and late 18th century and early 19th century. I strongly suspect that he was closely related to the Major Oaks of nearby Orange County, and that all the families with a “Major Oaks”, such as in Buckingham and King William Counties, are quite likely closely related as well. He was Mayor of Reidsville, NC. Since he was a Confederate railroad official during the Civil War, he might have been eligible for the honorific title of “Major”, which caused some contemporary confusion as to why he was called “Major”.  However, note that in the 1870 Census he lists his first name as “Major”.

 

1825

MORTIMER OAKS, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE SUDDARTH, born in Albemarle County, VA.

 

1849

MORTIMER OAKS, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE SUDDARTH, marries SARAH ANN BEAR (Bare), daughter of DAVID BEAR (BARE), in Botetourt County, VA.

1850

Brother Rice T. Oaks, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE SUDDARTH, marries Susan Bair (Bare), daughter of DAVID BEAR (BARE) in Botetourt County VA.

 

1860

In 1860 census, MORTIMER OAKS was married to SARAH [BEAR], age 31 in 1860 (born in 1829), with infant 3/12 year old, female.

LAURA OAKS born March 1860, Maxmeadow Depot [Wythe County], Virginia.  [Source: United States Department of Interior records (in WHB's possession), which show her birthplace.] Maxmeadow Depot is on Norfolk and Western Railroad (now Norfolk Southern Railroad) tracks. At the time it was the Virginia and Tennessee Raiload. Two “overseers” of that railroad were listed as the depot agent at Mt Avim(?) and MORTIMER OAKS.

MORTIMER OAKS occupation listed as “section master”. Funk and Wagnalls defines a “section” as the smallest administrative unit on a railroad, the responsibility of a given set of men.

1863

Excerpts from Lucy M. Rankin’s Information about Reidsville at Netpath.com:

“Reidsville, a town of approximately 14,000 inhabitants located in the southern part of Rockingham County [North Carolina], derived its name from the family of Reuben Reid. Reid, who was then living in the Hogan’s Creek area, purchased a farm on the ridge between Wolf Island and Little Roublesome creeks and in May, 1814 moved there with his wife Elizabeth Settle Reid, and their young son, David Settle Reid.

“Soon Reid opened a store across the road from his small log residence and also began operation an ordinary, a public inn kept in a private home. In 1829 a post office, called Reidsville, was established at this location and David Settle Reid, then sixteen years old, was appointed postmaster. Reidsville still points with pride to David S. Reid’s later accomplishments as U. S. Congressman, Sentaor and Governor of North Carolina, the state’s first Democratic governor.

“Though the Reid establishment became a stop on the stage line, established in the early 1830s between Danville and Salisbury, little growth took place there until after the Civil War. Just prior to the War there were only a few families and a single store.

“This changed with the completion of the Piedmont Railroad in 1864. The railroad was part of the Confederate supply line, and Reidsville became the principal station between Danville and Greensboro. As early as 1863, JOSEPH HOLDERBY had surveyed lots and began selling plots of land along what is now Market Street “at Reidsville”.

“An official of the Piedmont Railroad, Major MORTIMER OAKS, saw the possibilities for development in the are and began pursuing them aggressively. Shortly after the war he purchased land and announced the intention of building a town on it. He opened a hotel and a second store.

1867

General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

 

Oaks, Mortimer         Holderby Joseph         Deed  2eX 516 1 lot, W. Market St. Reids[ville]

Oaks, Mortimer         Holderby Joseph,         Deed  2eX 517         Lot #31, plat of Reids

[Note: unindexed deeds for Lots 32 (part), running through lot 47 140 yrds x 15 intended as a alley for right of way between 31, 32, 47 and 48. Understood that said passageway for Oaks, Holderby and all persons for all time to come.]

 

 

1868

Second marriage of MORTIMER OAKS in Rockingham County, NC to Fannie R. Holderby, daugher of JOSEPH HOLDERBY and MARTHA W. HOLDERBY.

1869

Oaks, Mortimer         Carrell J L , Thomas D, Mary E Thos D and others         Deed  2dY 284; 112 A. Wolf Is. Crki.

. . . a parcel of land situating lying and being in the County of Rockingham NC on the waters of Wolf Island creek adjoining the Lands of Joseph Holderby, William Burton and others, and containing by survey one hundred and twelve acres, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Spanish oak standing on the North side of the road, thence Easton on J. Y. Stokes line crossing one branch 168 poles to a mayple on a Branch, then south 76 degrees East up toa brach on said line 17 poles to a post oak (now down) a cedar substituted, thence south 60 poles to a stake, then south 3 ¾ degrees west up said Burtons line 60 poles to a stake then South 37 degrees East 81 poles on said line to a persimmon on Joseph Holderby’s line . . . 16 March 1869

Oaks, Mortimer         Holderby, Joseph & M. Deed 2dY 325         Several lots Reids(ville)

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

1870

Inhabitants in Williamsboro, PO Reidsville, NC 255/249

255/249 MAJOR OAKS, Age 46,  Occupation Tabacconist & Merchant, Value of Real Estate $3500, Value of Personal State, $2000;  Born Virginia;  Married; Fannie Oaks, Age 30, Keeping House, Born Virginia; LOUISA B OAKS, Age 10, At School, Born Virginia; Albert M Oaks, Age 8, Born North Carolina; Francis Vaughn 20 Female Black, Domestic Servant; Charles Vaughn Male Black, Domestic Servant; Francis Smith 16 Male White, Clerk in Store, A. D. Montgomery, Age 38 Male White Clerk in Store (Vaughns, Smith and Montgomery all born North Carolina)

256/250 JOSEPH HOLDERBY, Age 66, Occupation, Farmer, Real Estate $800; Personal Property $200; born Virginia; Nancy W Holderby age 62, Keepinghouse, born North Carolina; William G. Holderby, Age 22, Clerk in Store, Born North Carolina; R[OBERT] B HOLDERBY, Age 19, At School, Born North Carolina; Nannie B, Age 14, At Home, Born North Carolina; Patient Griffin, Age 45, Black Female, Domestic Servant, born North Carolina; Fannie Griffin, Age 13, Black Female, Domestic Servant, born North Carolina; Washington Mebone, Age 50, Black Male Farm laborer, born NC; Emmeline Mebone Age 35, Black Female Farm Laborer, Children Charley Mebone (age 9), farm laborer; John Mebone (age 5), Ann Mebone (Age 3), black, born in North Carolina; Joseph M Cox, age 54 White Male Clerk in Store; G. Fleming Terry, age 21, White Male Clerk in Store  (Cox, Terry born in NC.)

1871

Oaks, Mortimer         Lorillard, Peter & oths         OCD 3dA 139         112 A Wolf Island Crk

Oaks, Mortimer         Carekk H Mary E Thomas D & oths         3dA 153         112A Wolf Island Ck

Fanny Oaks, Mortimer  Release Mortgage 3dA 233 Cancellation of Mortgage Deed

Fanny  Oaks, Mortimer  Release Mortgage EdA 416 Cancellation of note

Oaks, Mortimer & others   Siedler, Charles & others  R of M  3eA 417  Cancellation of note

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

 

1872

Oaks, Mortimer    Smith, Fannie E  Deed  3dB 139  ½ A Reids[ville]

Fanny  Oaks, Mortimer Dohan, Carroll & Company         R of M         3dB 289          Cancellation of note

Oaks, Mortimer   Lindsay Wm & Sarah A  Deed 3dB 301  140 A  Piedmont Railroad

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

Excerpts from Lucy M. Rankin’s Information about Reidsville at Netpath.com:

“Reidsville’s location in the heart of a tobacco-growing area and its new railroad facilities made an ideal combindation for the development of a New South tobacco town.

“Major Oaks recognized these opportunities and in January, 1872 opened Reidsville’s first tobacco auction warehouse. By 1885 there were several warehouses in the town and 15 tobacco factories. Most of the factories were producing plug and twist, but two of them were making smoking tobacco and cigarettes.:

1873

Oaks, Mortimer & others  Morehead, J Turner Commr; John M Dec’ed (heirs of)         Deed 3dB 450 1 3/4 A Reids[ville]

Oaks, Mortimer & others   Gibson, John L  Deed 3dC 84 ½ A Reids[ville]

Oaks, Mortimer & others   Holderby, Joseph Deed 3dC Lots #60, 62, 63 E Market St Reids[ville]

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

Excerpts from Lucy M. Rankin’s Information about Reidsville at Netpath.com:

“Naturally such industrial growth as Reidsville experience 1870-1900 called for development in many other areas. The town was chartered in 1873, and Major Oaks became its first mayor.”

1874

Oaks, Mortimer   (N M Wilson Land) Richardson, R P Tr   Deed   3dD 346  Piedmont W H lot Reids

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

1875

Major Oaks becomes Mayor of Reidsville, North Carolina. The town had grown to between 3,5oo and 4,000 residents. [Reidsville Chamber of Commerce.]

Oaks, Mortimer   (Fannie E Smith Bankrupt) Reid, James W Assignee  Deed  3dD 418   Bar room & 1 lot Reids[ville]

Oaks, Mortimer  Gladstone R G  M D   3dE 31 1 tract adj A J Boyd & others

Oaks, Mortimer    Combs, James S & Mary A  M D 3dE 50 A adj Scales line

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

December 1875 Articles of Agreement entered into . . . .between P. D. Spencer, J. R. Webster and B. A. Crafton and D. Barnes, partners doing business under the firm name of Crafton & Co. Buck Ellington and William Lindsey, J. A. Allen, John W. Williamson, M. Oaks Z. V. Gwyn and Wiliam M. Crafgton all of the County of Rockingham . . . .

That the said partners above n amed have agreed to form a joint Stock Company for the purpose of a general Ware House business for the Sale of leaf Tobacco at Reidsville in the County and State . . as the Piedmont Ware House Company . . That the capital stock . . .  shall consist of Ten Thousand Dollars

1876

Oaks, Mortimer  Crafton, John S  M D  3dE 435 50 A Rockhouse Ck  (stamped in red: Cancelled)

Oaks, Mortimer  Oaks, Fannie R & Mortimer  Deed  3dF 331 1 lot Reids(ville)         Piedmont W H

Oaks, Mortimer  Lindsey William, Sarah A & others M D   3dF 333   1 A W Market S Reids(ville)

Oaks, M  Homestead  Homestead 3Dg 68  Personal Property

Oaks, M & others   Williamson, J W & others  Agm’t 3dG 425  Forming Piedmont W H Co Reids(ville)

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

Exemption according to the act of the general assembly, entitled an act to lay off the homestead property exemption 1876 .

2 featherbeds and steads, complete $50: 2 steads and mattresses $18; 1 small bed $2.50; 1 cook stove etc $18; ½ doz cane chairs $5; 3 plush chairs $3; 1 sofa $5; 4 pictures and ornaments $2; 4 small tables $4; 3 washstands $3; 1 sewing machine $25; table and tableware and safe $4; 3 looking glasses $1.50, 12 split chairs $6; carpets $22; 1 piano and cover $150; 1 harrow, rake, spade and shovel $1; 1 lot of bacon $20; 1 ½ bags flour $5; Fouls $2; 1 folding table $3; 1/10 interest in personal property in Piedmont Warehouse $150; $500, said articles are exempt. = May 15 1876 5:00 p.m.

 

1878

Oaks, M Barnes, Decatur & Lucie A  Deed 3dH 184 60 A adj Wm Lindsey land

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

1883

Death of Oaks, Frances Roberta Holderby   (b. 27 Jun 1841 – d. 12 Apr 1883), wife of MORTIMER OAKS

12 April 1883

      • Location – North side of Piedmont Street, between S. Main Street and S. Scales Street. Behind and adjacent to First Baptist Church on S. Main Street but not affiliated with the church.

    Coordinates: 36d 21m 23.4s N; 79d 39m 54.0s W Click here for Google maps

    Burial place of the founders of the City of Reidsville. Established 1849 By: Reuben Reid. Last Burial 1898.

    View of the cemetery sign.
    View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery. View #4 of the cemetery. View #5 of the cemetery.

    Surveyed and photographed by Carolina Caswell in February 2010.

  1. Oaks, Frances Roberta Holderby   (b. 27 Jun 1841 – d. 12 Apr 1883)
      • Wife of Mortimer Oaks

1884

Oaks, M & wife  (P B Association, Salme) Lemley, W A Secy & Treas  Sat. of M 3Dw  113

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

1885

Oaks, Mortimer  (P F & L F Jones) Cox, J M Tr  Deed 3dW 464 57/100 A lot #127 Reids(ville)

Source: General Index to Real Estate Conveyances M-R 1787-1900 Rockingham County, North Carolina

 


1888

Third marriage of MORTIMER OAKS; Henry County, VA, to Adilade Martin. Marital status of groom: widowed. Marital status of bride: single.

1893

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas J. Martin of the County of Henry in the State of Virignia do hereby convey transfer and assign and set over to M[ORTIMER] OAKS of the County of Patrick in the State aforesaid all interests and claims of every sort and description I have or to which I may be entitled in the estate real and personal of my deceased sister Sarah Armstrong whether in the hands of Henry Tuggle her administrator or otherwise to be used and appplied by the said M. OAKS for the support and maintenance of my daughter Mary Adeloaide Martin who is now living in his family and to be used and expended by him for the purposes named in such manner as to him may seem best And I further authorize and empower the said M OAKS to ask demand sue for recover and receipt for any such estate and proceeds of estate to and from the said administator or any other person as fully and effectually as I might or could do in my own proper person. Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of April 1893. Witness: C. B. Bryant. T. J. Martin, seal.

Virginia Henry County to wit.

I C. B. Bryant a Commisssioner in chancery of the Circuit Court of the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that T. J. Martin whose name is signed to the foregoring writing bearing date on the 14th of April 1893 has acknowledged the same before me in the County aforeside. Given under my hand this 14th day of April 1893. C>B. Bryant, C___ in C))))

 

 

 

The following letter was written by Martha Oaks, daughter of MORTIMER OAKS and his second wife, Frances Holderby [Oaks] to ANN [HOLMAN] BURNETT:

837 West 4th Avenue; Hendersonville, NC, June 28th, 1945

Dearest Ann -

For weeks I have been trying to think back over the years and recall the associations of my early childhood with my mother’s family.

My father, a grand gentleman of whom I am very proud had one sister who married and went North with her husband and died childless. He had one brother [WHB-Rice T. Oaks] who  who went to Tenn. married and had a son Rush Oakes. I never met him but your Grandmother visited his family and was very proud of her cousin Rush.

Grandfather JOSEPH HOLDERBY was another fine gentleman. He married Louisa STUBBLEFIELD of Ky. [WHB - He married MARTHA STUBBLEFIELD, who was born in North Carolina]. I gave Elizabeth the picture I had of her Mother MARTHA STUBBLEFIELD for whom I was named. I asked Elizabeth to see that M. O. B. [Martha Oaks Burnett] gets the picture when she no longer wants it.

Knowing that I was born of good solid American parents I have never been obsessed with the notion of parentages. However, Edna Lindsey, my first cousin was to a certain extent and used to get irked with me because I would not give it the attention she thought I should.

I haave not seen or heard anything of them since 1919. However, if this war is ever ended and we can get gas & tires you and I will go to Reidsville and have a look around.

Of one things you and your children need every feel anything but pride in your Holderby Oaks side of the family.

The Holderbys were so hidebound in their belief on the sacredness of the holy bonds of matrimony they never forgave my Sister for leaving Uncle Bob.

Everyone loved Uncle Bob. He had a hunting accident when he was quite young that left him with a practically useless left arm. This handicapped him as a bread winner and that was the principle reason for the objection to the marriage. Your Grandfather was a charming gentleman, very handsome and the neatest man I ever knew. Hope this information will help to some extent your interest in your family.

Ann, I have been trying everywhere to get a good family size electric range. I am wondering if you and GORMAN [BURNETT] could possible locate one. Second hand but as they call it reconditioned. We want it for a cousin of Mary L’Englis who lives in Ga. When we begin to get along in years, marking fires and getting in wood is hard work. So if you could help us out in getting a good range for Mrs. Boyd we would surely appreciate it.

We are having spring like weather and the Winlis Jasemin along the garden fence is beginning to bloom. These first and side blloms are so welcome.

I keep the little snap of Martha on the corner of my mirror. She is a dear, isn’t she.

Byt this time you have recovered from Christmas., I hope. I have not finished my Christmas thanks you notes yet. I go so far, and then I am just a bit written out. We hope you are all well and that othe work in the house is progressing. It looked pretty good to me when I was there, but I guess you know what redecorating you want.

My love to you all, and all my good wishes. Lovingly, Aunt Martha.

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John Burnett (1834-1915) Bedford County, VA; Lynchburg, VA

1834

JOHN BURNETT, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

October 10, 1834 – MARY ANN (POLLY) JOHNSON, daughter of BENHAMIN H. JOHNSON and AMELIA F. PRESTON, born in Pittsylvania County, VA.

1854

January 30, 1854, married MARY ANN JOHNSON, daughter of BENJAMIN H. JOHNSON and AMELIA F. PRESTON

Nov 6 1854 – William W., son of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1856

Death of son William W.

May 28 1856 – Rebecca F, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1858

Feb 14 1858 – Susan E, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1860

Apr 4 1860 – James Thomas, son of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1862

July 4 1862 – Mary L, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1864

June 17 1864 – JOHN JEFFERSON, son of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1866

Oct 11 1866 – Laura, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1868

June 11 1868 – Woody Belle, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN JOHNSON, born.

1870

Year: 1870; Census Place:  StauntonBedford Virginia; Roll: M593_1635; Page: 373B; Image:  750; Family History Library Film:  553134.

554/554 JOHN BURNETT, age 38, Occupation Farm Laborer, Value of real estate owned $300, value of personal property, $800, born Virginia; MARY A[NN] BURNETT, age 36, Keeping House, born Virginia; Daughter Rebecca Burnett, age 14, At home; Susan E. Burnett, age 13, At home,  born Virginia; Daughter Susan E. Burnett, age 12, At home; Son James T., age 10; Daughter Mary B., age 8; JOHN J[EFFERSON[ BURNETT, age 6; Laura B. Burnett, age 4; Daughter W[oody]. B[elle]. Burnett, age 2; Son  Lee Burnett, age 1/12.

1870

June 11 1870 – Missouri, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN BURNETT, born.

1873

Mar 17 1873 – Joseph B., son of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN BURNETT, born.

Jun 17 1873 – daughter Missouri and Son Joseph B die.

1875

Sep 26 1875 –  Cora A, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN BURNETT, born. [WHB - Note date of November 23, 1875 in the 1951 obituary quoted below.]

1877

Sept 11 1877 – David F, son of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN BURNETT, born.

1878

Aug 24 1878 – MARY ANN (POLLY) JOHNSON, dies in Bedford County, VA.

1885

JOHN BURNETT’s father JOSEPH BURNETT (1807-1885), dies in Bedford County, VA.

JOHN BURNETT marries CLARA BELLE BURNETT, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT, JR and MALINDA JANE WITT, in Bedford County, VA (Rev. C. L. Anthony)

1900

Lynchburg, Virginia; 1311 Grace Street; Head JOHN J[EFFERSON] BURNETT, Born June 1864, age 36; Merchant; house rented; wife CLARA B[ELLE], born July 1869, age 31; son GORMAN, born JULY 1891, age 9, can read and write; son Hampton, born August 1895, age 5, cannot read and write; son Fredrick, born June 1897, age 3, cannot read and write; all born in Virginia; all family members and their parents, born in Virginia.

Head JOHN BURNETT, Born Aug 1833, age 67, single, Stone Mason, no months unemployed; Son Oscar born Oct 1882, Age 18, single, Day Laborer unemployed 12 months; Son Osborn Born Oct 1882, age 18, single, Day Laborer unemployed 12 months; Daughter Evie, born May 1884, age 16, single, at school, attended 8 months; all family members can read and write; all family members and their parents, born in Virignia

Boarder Lewis Burnett, born June 1884, age 16, single, Clerk, no months unemployed, can read and write; himself, parents, born in Virginia.

1911

Susan E. Burnett, daughter of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN BURNETT, dies.

1915

JOHN BURNETT dies in Lynchburg, VA


The following information relates to information about marriages or deaths that occurred after JOHN BURNETT’s death.

1937 – May 31 – Son JOHN JEFFERSON BURNETT dies in Lynchburg, VA.

1946 – April 27 – Son David F. dies

1947 – January 17 – Daughter Woody Belle dies.

1951 – September 26 – Daughter Cora A. dies. [Death of Mrs. O. M. Burnett, from a letter from Phyllis Martin: "Mrs. Cora A. Burnett, widow of Otey M. Burnett, died at 2 a.m. today at her home, 1701 Richmond Ave after an illness of six months. Born in Bedford County, November 23, 1875, she was the daughter of the late JOHN and MARY JOHNSON BURNETT. She was a member of the West Lynchburg Baptist Church. Her husband died bout three years ago. Surviving are a sister, Mrs Eric Cheatham and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at Whitten Funeral Home at 2 pm. Thursday by Dr P T Harman. Burial in Presbyterian Cemetery. Palbearers were James T. Davis, A. G. Jeffers, E. F. Jessee, Frank Horton, D. J. McNerney and O. C. Crouch." Accompanying note from Phyllis Martin:" "Aunt Cora, a dear and sweet sister of Papa (J. T. Burnett). She and Uncle Otey visited us often when all were young and spry. Both were jolly and wonderful. All those Burnetts were full of life in a nice way. Some of the of course, I never did see or meet up with!"]

 

 

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Elizabeth Rachel Wolfe (1835-1902), Orangeburg County, SC

1835

ELIZABETH RACHEL WOLFE born in Creston, Orangeburg County, SC. March, 1835.  [Source: date apparently inferred from 1880 and 1900 census records.]

1860

Birth of son Osgood.

1864

Birth of daughter Lizzie R.

1866

Birth of daughter Emma G.

1870

Birth of daughter Mary A.

1871

Jan 1871. Birth of son William C. Holman

1872

Birth of son JESSE KNOBEL HOLMAN

1873

Sep 1873 Birth of son Francis (Frank) P. Holman

1875

Aug 1875 Birth of daughter Evaline K. Holman

1877

Jul 1877 Birth of daughter Maud A(gnes?) Holman.

1880

1880 Census, South Carolina, County of Orangeburg, Lyons Township, p. 21, 210/210

A[DAM] O[SGOOD] HOLMAN (age 48); wife ELIZABETH R (age 43); son Osgood (20), Daughter Lizzie R (16); Daughter Emma G (14); Mary A (10), Son Wm C (9), Son JESSIE (8), Son Francis P (6), Son Edward W (5), Daughter Evaline K (3), Daughter Agnes M (1);

1883

Aug 1883 Son Arthur E Holman born.

1900

1900 Census, South Carolina, County of Orangeburg, Lyons Township, Family Number 365.

Head ADAM O[SGOOD] HOLMAN (age 70, born Oct 1829); wife ELIZABETH (age 65, born Mar 1835); Son Frank P (age 26, born Sep 1873); Daughter Evaline K (age 24, Aug 1875; Daughter Maud A (age 22, Jul 1877); Son Arthur E (age 16, Aug 1883); Granddaughter Jesse P (age 1, Mar 1899).

Note: Family Number 364 (living next door) is Head William C. Holman (age 29, Jan 1871), no wife or children.

1902

Death of ELIZABETH RACHEL WOLFE (HOLMAN) 30 July 1902

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Adam Osgood Holman (1829-1904) Orangeburg County, SC

1860

Birth of son Osgood.

1864

Birth of daughter Lizzie R.

1866

Birth of daughter Emma G.

1870

Birth of daughter Mary A.

1871

Jan 1871. Birth of son William C. Holman

1872

Birth of son JESSE KNOBEL HOLMAN

1873

Sep 1873 Birth of son Francis (Frank) P. Holman

1875

Aug 1875 Birth of daughter Evaline K. Holman

1877

Jul 1877 Birth of daughter Maud A(gnes?) Holman.

1880

1880 Census, South Carolina, County of Orangeburg, Lyons Township, p. 21, 210/210

A[DAM] O[SGOOD] HOLMAN (age 48); wife ELIZABETH R (age 43); son Osgood (20), Daughter Lizzie R (16); Daughter Emma G (14); Mary A (10), Son Wm C (9), Son JESSIE (8), Son Francis P (6), Son Edward W (5), Daughter Evaline K (3), Daughter Agnes M (1).

1883

Aug 1883 Son Arthur E Holman born.

1900

1900 Census, South Carolina, County of Orangeburg, Lyons Township, Family Number 365.

Head ADAM O[SGOOD] HOLMAN (age 70, born Oct 1829); wife ELIZABETH (age 65, born Mar 1835); Son Frank P (age 26, born Sep 1873); Daughter Evaline K (age 24, Aug 1875; Daughter Maud A (age 22, Jul 1877); Son Arthur E (age 16, Aug 1883); Granddaughter Jesse P (age 1, Mar 1899).

Note: Family Number 364 (living next door) is Head William C. Holman (age 29, Jan 1871), no wife or children.

1902

Death of wife ELIZABETH RACHEL WOLFE (HOLMAN) 30 July 1902

 

 

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Jesse Knobel Holman (1872-1941) Calhoun, SC; Lynchburg, VA

1872

JESSE KNOBEL HOLMAN is the son of Mr. ADAM OSGOOD HOLMAN (age 48) and Mrs. ELIZABETH R HOLMAN (age 43). He was born near Creston, in Calhoun County, South Carolina, May 6, 1872.

1880

1880 Census, South Carolina, County of Orangeburg, Lyons Township, p. 21, 210/210

A[DAM] O[SGOOD] HOLMAN (age 48); wife ELIZABETH R (age 43); son Osgood (20), Daughter Lizzie R (16); Daughter Emma G (14); Mary A (10), Son Wm C (9), Son JESSIE (8), Son Francis P (6), Son Edward W (5), Son Everline K (3), Daughter Agnes M (1).

1888

From his earliest recollection he felt that he must be a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As he grew older, the call became more and more distinct and unmistakable.

When sixteen years of age, he joined the Church under the ministry of Rev. John L. Sifley, at Shady Grove, on the Cameron Circuit.

1899

Mr. Holman was licensed by the Lynchburg District Conference to preach, while a student at Randolph-Macon College, Bedford City, Virginia. He was received into the Virginia Conference at Petersburg, Virginia, in 1899.

1900

Year: 1900; Census Place:  Smith River, Patrick,  Virginia; Roll:  T623_ 1722; Page: 10A; Enumeration District:  65.

In 1900, JESSE K[NOBEL] HOLMAN was a boarder in the family of Isaac Houchins in Smith River District, Patrick County, VA, age 28, birthmonth May 1872, his occupation Preacher.

1904

He was ordained Deacon by Bishop W. W. Duncan, at Newport News, Virginia, in 1901, and Elder by Bishop A. W. Wilson, at Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1904.

On September 20, 1904, Mr. Holman was married to Miss Annie Bryant, daughter of Col. C. B. Bryant, an attorney of Martinsville, Virginia. They have three living children. One child is in Heaven.

Mr. Holman served twelve years in the Virginia Conference and his ministry was attended by great success.

In the last charge he served there, three hundred and forty persons joined the Church. Two churches were completed and another was built. Several young men brought to Christ by him in the revival meetings have entered the Christian ministry.

1910

Year: 1910; Census Place:  Stanardsville, Greene,  Virginia; Roll:  T624_1630; Page: 1A; Enumeration District:  0043; Image:  565; FHL Number:  1375643.

1/1 Head JESSE K[NOBEL] HOLMAN, age 37 years, married 5 years, born South Carolina, parents born South Carolina, occupation Clergyman, Circuit, working on own account, not out of work on April 15, 1910, not out of work any time in 1909, can read, write, renting house; Wife ANNIE B[RYANT] HOLMAN,  age 26, married 5 years, 3 children born, 2 living; born Virginia, father North Carolina, mother, Virginia; no occupation; Son Jessie K Jr, age 3, born Virginia,; Daughter Elizabeth L, 1 year old, born Virginia; both children’s father born South Carolina, mother born Virginia.


1911

He was transferred to South Carolina by Bishop John C. Kilgo, at the Conference held in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1911.

He was appointed to Rowesville charge where he served two years, accomplishing much good. He had a great revival at the Rowesville Church. He repaired the church and parsonage.

At the last session of the Conference he was appointed to Duncan Church in Spartanburg, where he is doing excellent work.

[The biographical sketch and character assessment (below) on JKH apparently dates from before April 1914 when his fourth child, ANN HOLMAN, was born in Spartanburg, SC.]

“Mr. Holman is a quiet, unassuming gentleman, but zealous in the Master’s work. His preaching is largely evangelistic, for he believes that the supreme mission of a minister is to bring men and women to Jesus Christ.” 
 [Source: Twentieth century sketches of the South Carolina Conference, M. E. Church, South By Watson Boone Duncan]

1920

1920 Census, State of Virginia, Culpeper County, Stevensburg District, Burnley Road

Source Citation: Year: 1920: Census Place: Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia; Roll: T 625_1883; 14B; Enumeration District: 24 Image: 573.

Head: JESSIE K[NOBEL] HOLMAN; Age 49, married, able to read and write; born South Carolina; mother and father born South Carolina; Minister, Coventry Church; Wife: Annie B; Age 36, born Virginia, mother and father born Virginia; Son Jessie K, Age 12, born Virginia; Daughter Elizabeth, Age 11, born Virginia; Son Joseph M[ortimer] Age 8, born Virginia; Daughter ANNIE, Age 5, born South Carolina.

1925

27 February

Daughter Kathryn Holman born

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Clara Belle Burnett (1869-1937) Bedford County, VA; Lynchburg, VA

1900

1900

Lynchburg, Virginia; 1311 Grace Street; Head JOHN J[EFFERSON] BURNETT, Born June 1864, age 36; Merchant; house rented; wife CLARA B[ELLE], born July 1869, age 31; son GORMAN, born JULY 1891, age 9, can read and write; son Hampton, born August 1895, age 5, cannot read and write; sib Fredrick, born June 1897, age 3, cannot read and write; all born in Virginia; all family members and their parents, born in Virginia.

Head JOHN BURNETT, Born Aug 1833, age 67, single, Stone Mason, no months unemployed; Son Oscar born Oct 1882, Age 18, single, Day Laborer unemployed 12 months; Son Osborn Born Oct 1882, age 18, single, Day Laborer unemployed 12 months; Daughter Evie, born May 1884, age 16, single, at school, attended 8 months; all family members can read and write; all family members and their parents, born in Virignia

Boarder Lewis Burnett, born June 1884, age 16, single, Clerk, no months unemployed, can read and write; himself, parents, born in Virginia.


1910

Old Forest Road, Brookville, District, Campbell County; JOHN J[EFFERSON] BURNETT, Age 43 Married 25? years, Retail Merchant, General Store, Worker on own account, lives in house, owned, free of mortgage; Wife CLARA B[ELLE], Age 39, Married 25? years; 7 children born, 3 still living; Son GORMAN L, age 17, single, not employed; Morris H[ampton], age 14, single, not employed; Son Frederick, age 12, single, not employed; all can read and write.


 

1930

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Lynchburg, Lynchburg (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: 2468; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 468.0.

Lynchburg, Virginia, 503 Cabell St. - Head JOHN J[EFFERSON] BURNETT; Home owned; Value $8000; Resident; Did not live on farm; Age 65; Age 21 at first marriage; Attended school since 1913? No; Able to read and write; Occupation: Buyer: Industry: Tobacco; Not at work day before census; Not a veteran.

Wife CLARA B[ELLE] BURNETT; Age 60; Age 16 at first marriage; Attended school since 1913? No; Able to read and write; No occupation.

 

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