Edward Hollis born 1723 of Fairfax Co, Va and Richland Co, SC married to Eleanor Hollis (unknown maiden name of wife)
Y-DNA Page explaining info known to date regarding Hollis and Going shared Y-DNA: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/hollis-family/
John Hollis b. 1700 and Esther Canterbury
Abram Hollis of Pennsylvania
Jane Hollis Wright – married a Wright
Ann Hollis Garret – married a Garret
Unk name son Hollis – in Kingdom of Ireland
James Hollis, Sr., born 1730 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died 1804 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Hall. (confirmed)
John Hollis, Jr., born Bet. 1720 – 1735 (confirmed)
Cybella Hollis, born Bet. 1720 – 1735 in Fairfax, Virginia; died 1793 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married John Thomas Hall. (confirmed)
Edward Hollis, born Abt. 1725 in Fairfax, Virginia; died Abt. 1794 in Richland, South Carolina; married (1) ; married (2) Eleanor. (not confirmed yet)
Burr Hollis, born Abt. 1727 in Fairfax County, Virginia (confirmed)
William Hollis, born Abt. 1727 in Fairfax County, Virginia (confirmed)
Moses Hollis, Sr., born Bet. 1728 – 1735 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died August 17, 1794 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Rosanah Hagan Berry Abt. 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia; born Abt. 1735 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died January 1819 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. (confirmed)
Notley Hollis, born Abt. 1731 in Fairfax, Virginia; died March 1782 in Fairfield, South Carolina; married Anastasia Taylor. (confirmed)
Mark Hollis, born Abt. 1730 (not confirmed yet)
FACTS and EVENTS:
In 1746, an Edward Hollis shows up in Fairfax County Deed Records show the following transactions involving those with the surname of Hollis: 1) 1746 Edward Hollis to John Carlyle a sale. Deed Book A1, p. 538.
1746 Edward Hollis sale to John Carlyle of goods in Fairfax Co Va. Witnesses to the transaction are: John Minor, William Donaldson, and Hugh West, Jr.
Edward appears to be the first to take leave of the ancestral Virginia home, when he acquired a land grant in lower Fairfield County, South Carolina, along the border with Richland County. Edward was a cooper, which is to say, he made barrels.
In 1749 Edward Hollis appears in South Carolina and receives a 450 acre land grant on the Wateree in SC, nearby William Scott (in 1751), and Thomas Going (in 1752) – neighbors from Fairfax Co, Va – also move to the Richland County, SC area. 1749 petition of Edward Hollis who came lately from Virginia with a wife and seven children to settle in the forks of the Santee River – http://www.vgs.org/documents/virginia-genealogical-society-newsletter/vols-i-xxv/208-vgs-newsletter-vol-23-1997/file
In 1751 William Scott moves in adjacent to Edward Hollis on the Wateree in SC. William Scott was living in Prince William County, Va prior to this. He signed as a witness in the 1739 probate of Catherine Padderson (mother of John Going Sr). Also signing on her probate was John Hollis – father of Edward Hollis.
1752 Feb 4 – Thomas Going, son of John Going Sr and Mary Keith Going, moves from Fairfax Co, Va to the Richland Co, SC area. He receives a plat for 750 acres on the north side of Congaree, South Carolina, Pursuant to a Precept to me directed by George Hunter Esq his Majesties Survoyor Genl. directed the 4th day of February 1752. I have measured and laid out unto Thomas Going a plantation or tract of Land containing seven hundred and fifty acres situate lying and being on the North side of the Congaree otherwise Seludy River on both sides of the Creek called Collins Mill Creek butting and bounding on all sides on vacant land and hath such shape and form and marks as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 9 of March 1752. John Fairchild; Description shows on map below to be: Future Lexington Co, SC (county south of Fairfield Co). D.S.http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=95289 Looking at map – the description shows:http://battleofcamden.org/1773sc.jpg Petition for Thomas Goings indicates he has a wife and 9 children, and prays for 550acres on or about the Congree River. Petition on Feb 4, 1752.
In 1757, Edward Hollis‘ memorial for his land is filed with the court
(Jan 10-11, 1759 transaction with Edward Hollis noted): Memorial. John Hopkins, 12 Jan. 1775: 150 acres in the low ground of Congaree River [i.e., southeast of Saxegotha Township, later in Lexington Co, currently in Calhoun Co SC]. Bounded SE part on Peter Hammil and part on Hans Jacob Morf; NE on Herman Reece; NW vacant and part on Hans Jacob Geiger and part on Richard Spencer. Originally granted 2 Aug. 1757 to Richard Jones and by him conveyed to Edward Hollis 10-11 Jan. 1759, who conveyed said tract by L & R 14-15 July 1774 to John Hopkins, the memorialist. Jno. Hopkins. [13-239:1] Source: Motes & Motes, Memorials, p. 213.
28 & 29 Sept 1761 L&R. Edward Hollis, cooper, to William Howell, planter, Vawter & John Taylor; SE on John Taylor & Raiford’s Creek; SW on Raiford’s Creek; NW on John Fairchild, Esq. & Raiford’s Lake or Creek. Whereas on 1 Jan. 1745 Gov. James Glen granted Solomon McGraw 200 a. on N side Santee (Congaree) River, opposite Saxegotha
Township, bounding NW on Philip Raiford, Jr. (now Bartholomew Vawter) & on John Fairchild; NE on John Pearson (formerly said Vawter);……….(more legal not important).
This gives us a pinpoint of where he lived. Map indicates the Santee and Congaree merge at Columbia, SC. A dam, in 1997, called Saluda is located just west of Columbia. The Santee river flows to the Atlantic and empties about 30 miles or so north of Charlestown. It also branches off straight to Charlestown and would make ship travel back to Virginia fairly easy.South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1719-1772 Vol. 14 Deed Book 1767-1773, by
Clara A. Langley.Book S-3 pp. 65-70 http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:vYuDD_PtgUIJ:www.vawterfamily.org/Georgene/Bartholomew%2520Vawter3,%2520John2,%2520Bartholomew1.docx+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
1761 Sept 28 Edward Hollis of Craven Co, SC Cooper to William Howell a Planter. Edward Hollis sells 105 acres to William Howell on Hollis’ Neck bounded by Bartholomew Vawler, and John Taylor, and Radfords Creek, and John Fairchild. Originally granted to Solomon McGraw in Jan 1, 1745 on N side of Santee otherwise Congaree R, opposite Saxegotha Township, bounding Philip Raiford Jr, but now belonging to Bartholomew Vawler, and by land belonging to John Fairchild, and land belonging to John Pearson but now belonging to Bartholow Vawler, and land belonging to John Taylor, and land belonging to heirs of Arthur Howell decd. Solomon McGraw conveyed land to Edward Hollis for 200 pounds 10 shillings on Aug 28, 1761. William Howell now pays Edward Hollis 200 pounds 10 shillings. Signed by Edward Hollis. Witnessed by John Taylor, Samuel Washburn, and Philip Peter Pearson. Proved up by Samuel Washburn before John Pearson on Sept 29, 1761. Recorded on Jan 10 and 11, 1771.
In 1769, Edward Hollis is living adjacent to Thomas Taylor in Craven Dist, SC
1769 Sept 27 – Edward Hollis of Craven Co, SC a Cooper, and John Pearson a Planter. Edward Hollis sells 131 acres of land on the Congaree that was laid out to Richard Jackson in part and Thomas Jackson in part 81 acres on 16th and 17th of June 1752 and selling 500 acres to Edward Hollis on May 14, 1752, and to John Fairchild in part originally granged to William Crompton 50 acres and conveyed to Edward Hollis on Aug 7th and 8th 1751 at the Congaree on N side of Santee R bounded N by land of Richard Jackson and Thomas Jackson, and John Fairchild. John Pearson paid 200 pounds to Edward Hollis. Rent of one pepper corn to Edward Hollis on last day of said term. Transfer use and possession to
John Pearson. Located opposite to Saxegotha Township. Bounded by William Hay, and vacant land. Signed by Edward Hollis. Witnessed by Nathaniel Partridge, Joshua Briggs. Proved up on Aug 10, 1770 by Nathaniel Partridge. Recorded on Oct 8 and 9, 1770. http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/rmc/archive-search.php
In 1770, Edward Hollis conveys a lease and release to John Pearson and William Howell in South Carolina
In 1770, Edward Hollis is living adjacent to John Lowerman on the Congaree in South Carolina
1790 US Census in Richland Co, SC with Edward Hollis
July 18, 1793 Edward Hollis writes his will and on Oct 6, 1794 it is proven up in court. Edward Hollis dies some time between those two dates.
Edward Hollis‘ will confirms his occupation as a “Cooper”. He names his wife as Elenor Hollis. He names his son as Abram Hollis in Pennsylvania. He names a daughter as Jane Wright. He names another daughter as Ann Garret. He also indicates he has another unnamed son that is in the Kingdom of Ireland. Executors appointed in will are: Elenor Hollis – wife, and Richard Brown. Witnesses are: Mary Brown, John Baneroff and Granvill Thomson.
(With a son in Ireland, another son in Pennsylania, and not any documented contact with John Hollis b. 1700 or any of his other documented children, it seems to call into question his relationship to John Hollis b. 1700. I “think” he is a son of John Hollis b. 1700. It is possible that Edward Hollis is a brother of John Hollis b. 1700, or a nephew, or maybe not even related at all – just coincidence in the proximity of his movements during his life.
Regarding Edward Hollis’ son in Ireland, it is possible his son that moved to Ireland did so because he chose the wrong side in the Revolutionary War – possibly joined the English military, and that is why he is in Ireland (he left after the side he chose lost). His son in Pennsylvania has not been located by documents yet. Will update if located).
June 25, 1796, Jonathan Baneroff, William Fox, and Henry Fox are appointed appraisers of Edward Hollis‘ estate.
June 25, 1796 a return of appraisement of Edward Hollis‘ estate is filed with the Richland County, SC Court by Jonathan Baneroff, William Fox, and Henry Fox.
April 5, 1796 the court orders the sale of Edward Hollis‘ estate – directed to admin Elenor Hollis. Witnessed by Martin Atkens. Directed to: Jonathan Baneroff, Wm Fox, and Henry Fox.
A return of the appraisement of Edward Hollis‘ estate was filed by William Fox, William Rivers, and John G. Bortick. Sworn by Richard Brown executor.
December 7, 1803, Wm J. Myddleton JP of Orangeburgh Dist, SC appoints William Fox, Wm Rivers, and John G. Gostick to appraise the goods of Edward Hollis decd’s estate, and to give the appraisal to Richard Brown, executor.
October 11, 1803 Lewis Taylor, Ordinary of Richland Dist, SC orders Wm Rivers, John Bostick, Wm Fox, and Robert Martin Jr to appraise the esate of Edward Hollis decd and give the return to Richard Brown, executor.