1728 Moses Hollis

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.

Y-DNA Page explaining info known to date regarding Hollis and Going shared Y-DNA:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/hollis-family/

Parents:

John Hollis b. 1700 and Esther Canterbury

Children: (see spouse Rosannah Hollis’ probate paperwork to confirm children):  (John and Moses are two names are listed on Sarah Hollis’ probate papers as her “heirs” receiving an equal share as her other children in probate.  This means that James Hollis Sr and Sarah Hollis likely had their own children named John and Moses.  These would appear to be a different set of John and Moses Hollis than Moses Hollis and Catherine Hollis’ children – so look for two different John and Moses about the same age as they are cousins likely living nearby or living in the same areas.  Be aware that the document could be for either John or Moses of that age). 

John Hollis (5 Dec 1751-4 Nov 1836) married Nancy Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 8 children
Jemimah Hollis (c1754) married a Smith, but NOT Jeremiah. See below.
Nancy Hollis (1756-before 1827) m(1) Richard Gladden, m(2) Mr Steward, Fairfield Co, SC
Margaret Hollis (1757-before 1793) married Peter Patterson
Rosanna “Anna” Hollis (1759-11Nov1839) married Edmond Tidwell (1758-1846), Dickson Co, TN , 13 children
Joan Hollis (1759) married a Tidwell
Elijah Vinson Hollis (30 May 1763-1832) married Alsey Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 7 children
Berryman Hollis (1764-13 Oct 1805) married Priscilla Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 2 children
Elizabeth Hollis (1765-1827), married Samuel Hollis (c.1775-23 Jan 1794), Fairfield, Co, SC
Leander Hollis (1767) married Charles Johnston
Moses Hollis (1766-13 Feb 1815) m(1) Mary Brown m(2) Elizabeth Akin, m(2) Martha Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 6 children. (note: his wives’ names are disputed; and one reference says he was born in 1758; but the 1810 Census gives his age as 26-45)

Siblings:

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: 

Moses Hollis was born about 1728.  Almost all Hollis researchers state that Moses Hollis was a child of John Hollis b. 1700 of Fairfax Co, Va.  I have not yet found documentation of that fact, so for the time I am assuming the Hollis researchers are correct.  It would help if there were some documents that connected Moses Hollis to his assumed father, John Hollis b. 1700.

The first documents found for Moses Hollis shows him involved in a court case with Alexander Gowen in Fairfax Co, Va, and then later living adjacent to Alexander Gowing in Orange County, NC.  Descendants of Moses Hollis and Alexander Gowing have matching Y-DNA – indicating they have a common paternal ancestor.

Court held March 30, 1751. On the petition of John Milstead against Alexander Gowen, John Summers, William Berckley and John Ward or any two of them are Ordered to view and Value the work done by the petitioner for the Defendant and report the Value thereof to the next court. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt  (see other orders on same day regarding Alexander Gowen and Moses Hollis – out of same case):

Court held March 30, 1751. Joseph Bayloy au Evidence for John Milstead against Alexander Gowen having attended seven Days Ordered he to pay him for the same according to Law. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held March 30, 1751. Moses Holles au Endowed for John Milstead against Alexander Gowen having attended seven days ordered that he to pay him for the same according to law. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held March 30, 1751. Moses Hollis au Evidence for Jane Purcel against Joseph Stevens and Alexander Gowen having attended Seven Days Ordered. She to pay him for the same according to Law. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held March 30, 1751. John Simpson au Evidence for Jane Purcel against Joseph Stevens and Alexander Gowen having attended Seven Days Ordered. She to pay him for the same according to Law and coming and returning twice thirty Miles. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held March 30, 1751. Thomas Remy au Evidence for Jane Purcel against Joseph Stevens and Alexander Gowen having attended Seven Days Ordered. She to pay him for the same according to Law and coming and returning twice thirty Miles. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Moses Hollis was appointed constable “about the Dan River and the county line” in December 1753 in Orange Co, NC.  http://jliptrap.us/gen/hollis.htm

Moses Hollis appeared in the tax list of 1755 in Orange Co, NC  http://jliptrap.us/gen/hollis.htm

Moses Hollis received a warrant for 640 acres of land on the Dan River 12 May 1757 in Orange Co, NC  http://jliptrap.us/gen/hollis.htm

1758 Jan 15 – Page 7; GOWING, ALEXANDER Survey 15 Jan. 1758, 248 acres on north side of Dan River, joins Mayo; Moses Holles and Enoch Robison, SCC, entered 26 Apr. 1757. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1760 July 25 – Alexander Gowin, planter, ten shillings, on N Side Dan R., begin at an ash standing on bank of river, N10E 60p. to a pine in Mayo’s line, by his line S88E 270 p. to a black walnut on bank of river, S13W 134 p., up it to beginning, 248 acres, nine shillings eleven pence half-penny rent per year, surveyed 14 January 1758 Moses Hollis & Enoch Robinson, SCC. (SSLG 91-C) [Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 14:407]. Orange Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1761 Moses Hollis receives a grant for 162 acres on the north side of the Dan River, in Orange County, NC.  File No. 665, Moses Holles;  162 acres On the north side of Dan. River; 02 Jan 1761; Book: 14 pg: 417 ; Grant no.: 3.

1761 Moses Hollis grant Orange Co, NC

1761 Moses Hollis grant Orange Co, NC

http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.662&qid=161311&rn=1

1761 Feb 17 – Court of Feb. 17, 1761 Page 64; Grand Jury impaneled and sworn-to wit: Thomas Stagg, Benjamin Carter, Moses Hollis, Richard Simpson, Joseph Atkins, Hugh Porter, Jesse Brashear, John Hunter, Ephraim Gold, Henry Reynolds, Wm Willson, Phillip Preather, Nathaniel Reynolds, ALEXANDER GOING, Thomas Willson; Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766; By Ruth Herndon Shields. Orange Co, NC.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1762 Feb – Deed: proof 80 acres, Feb 1762, Orange, North Carolina, USA.  Deed of sale Moses Hollis to Nortley Hollis 80 ac proved by Alexander Going Feb Court 1762 p.54. Orange Co, NC.  1762 Feb 9 – Page 19, Feb. 9, 1762; Moses Hollis to Nortley Hollis, 80 acres; Deed of sale, witness ALEXANDER GOING; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC. http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1762-alex_proves_hollis_deed.jpg ;  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1761 Feb Moses Hollis conveys 80 acres of land to Notley Hollis proved by oath of Alexander Gowing in Orange Co, NC

1762 May Neetley or Notley Hollis conveys 80 acres of land to Roger Adkinson proved by oath of Nathaniel Terry in Orange Co NC

1762 May Neetley or Notley Hollis conveys 80 acres of land to Roger Adkinson proved by oath of Nathaniel Terry in Orange Co NC

1764 November – Moses Hollis conveys a deed to George Lumpkin for 82 acres of land, proved up by oath of Joseph Akin in Orange County, NC

1764 Moses Hollis to George Lumpkin 82 acres land in Orange Co, NC

1765 Aug – Deed: proof 311 ½ acres, Aug 1765, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Alexander Going 311 ½ acres from William Gladen proved by Moses Hollis – Aug Court 1765 p. 120. Orange, NC. 1765 Aug 13 – Page 42; Aug. 13 1765; William Golden to ALEXANDER GOING, 311 ½ acres; Deed of sale, witness Moses Hollis; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1765_alex_buys_311_ac_from_gladen,_proved.jpg ;  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 Aug - William Gladen conveys to Alexander Going 311 and a half acres proved by oath of Moses Hollis in Orange Co, NC snip

Moses Hollis was sued for debts in May 1765 in Orange Co, NC.  http://jliptrap.us/gen/hollis.htm

According to Ruth Stevenson of the Fairfield Genealogy Room in Winnsboro, South Carolina, referring to a family there were three Hollis men, Moses and two brothers, Berry and Barrell who came from the area of the Potomac River in Fairfax County to settle in Fairfield County.

By 1768 Moses Hollis has moved to the Fairfield County, South Carolina area.   A land grant is given to him for 300 acres.  LAND: Received a land grant of 300 acres in Craven County, South Carolina on the South sid e of the Wateree River on 6 Sep 1767. (SC Colonial Plats, Columbia Series, Vol. 9, page 178).

1768 land grant 300a to Moses Hollis on Wateree R in SC

1768 land grant 300a to Moses Hollis on Wateree R in SC

In 1769, the South Carolina Archives indicates that Moses Hollis is living adjacent to John Single in Fairfield County, SC.

1769 John Single adj to Moses Hollis on Wateree Creek in SC marked snip

 

1771 Moses Hollis 200acres on Wateree Creek, Fairfield Co SC marked snip

1771 Moses Hollis 200acres on Wateree Creek, Fairfield Co SC marked snip

 

1771 Moses Hollis adj to Layton Francis in Fairfield Co SC marked snip

1771 Moses Hollis adj to Layton Francis in Fairfield Co SC marked snip

 

1773 Moses Hollis adj to David Montgomery in Fairfield Co SC marked snip

1773 Moses Hollis adj to David Montgomery in Fairfield Co SC marked snip

Daniel Goyen and William Goyen” appraised a gun that was put into Revolutionary service by Moses Hollis in 1780.  The gun was used “in publick service under General Sumpter;” appraised to £1, 10 shillings.  The gun was used in service under Capt. Lewis for 12 days during June 1780.  The gun was used for 18 days during July 1781 “under Lieut. Hollis.  Daniel Gowen and William Gowen appeared before Chas. Pickett, J. P. to acknowledge making the appraisal.  Daniel Gowen was able to sign his name; the signature was “Daniel Going.”  William Gowen signed with an “X” for his mark.

Daniel Going” was named May 7, 1782 as security for Moses Hollis, administrator of the estate of Nottley Hollis, according to”Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Ad­ministrations, 1781-1787″ abstracted by Brent H. Holcomb, G.R.S. and Elmer O. Parker.  “Daniel Goyen” was a purchaser at the estate sale held May 17, 1782.  He was also security for Moses Hollis on the same date in connection with the estate of John Stuart.

1783 Dec 22 – Moses Hollis sells 300 acres of land to John Hall on Wateree Creek, Fairfield County, South Carolina.   The sale was signed by Moses Hollis, and was witnessed by John Hollis and Moses Hollis (must be Junior).   The deed is not filed until 1794.

1783 Deed Moses Hollis to John Hall 100 acres on Wateree Cr in Fairfield Co SC deedbk I p 218 p1 marked snip

1783 Deed Moses Hollis to John Hall 100 acres on Wateree Cr in Fairfield Co SC deedbk I p 218 p1 marked snip

1783 Deed Moses Hollis to John Hall 100 acres on Wateree Cr in Fairfield Co SC deedbk I p 219 p2 snip marked

1783 Deed Moses Hollis to John Hall 100 acres on Wateree Cr in Fairfield Co SC deedbk I p 219 p2 snip marked

On June 17, 1786, “Daniel Goyen” received payment for 90 days duty in 1782 in the South Carolina militia under the command of Lt. John Hollis. His payment was received from Gen. Richard Winn of Winnsboro.

1789 Deed book F p 35a Elijah Hollis to Ed Pigg prior Moses Hollis wits John Hollis Fairfield SC p1 snip

1789 Deed book F p 35a Elijah Hollis to Ed Pigg prior Moses Hollis wits John Hollis Fairfield SC p1 snip

1789 Deed book F p 36a Elijah Hollis to Ed Pigg prior Moses Hollis wits John Hollis Fairfield SC p2 snip

1789 Deed book F p 36a Elijah Hollis to Ed Pigg prior Moses Hollis wits John Hollis Fairfield SC p2 snip

In 1790 James Hollis, Moses Hollis, William Hollis, John Hollis, Elijah Hollis and Edward Hollis all showed up on their own individual households in the 1790 US Census.  All but Edward Hollis were in Fairfield Co, SC.  Edward was in Richland Co, SC – which is adjacent to Fairfied Co – just south of it.

1790 James Hollis  US Census Fairfield Co SC
Name: James Hollis
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 4
Number of Household Members: 9
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1790 Edward Hollis US Census Richland Co SC (adjacent to Fairfield Co, SC – just south)
Name: Edward Holliss
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Richland, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of All Other Free Persons: 5
Number of Household Members: 9
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1790 John Hollis in US Census Fairfield Co, SC
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 4
Number of Household Members: 6
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Name: Elijah Hollis
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 1
Number of Household Members: 5
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Name: Moses Hollis
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 4
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Slaves : 4
Number of Household Members: 12
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Name: William Hollis
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 4
Number of Household Members: 6
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Listed closely together in the 1790 Census in Fairfield County, SC are Moses Hollis, Elijah Hollis, James Hollis, William Hollis, Daniel Gowin, Henry Gowin, Alexr. Gowin, and John Hall.

1790 US Census w Moses Hollis in Fairfield Co, SC

CENSUS:
1790 Fairfield District, South Carolina (page 150):
Moses Holliss, Sr.
4 males over 16
2 males under 16
2 females

Listed closely together in the 1790 Census in Fairfield County, SC are Moses Hollis, Elijah Hollis, James Hollis, William Hollis, Daniel Gowin, Henry Gowin, Alexr. Gowin, and John Hall.

1790 US Census w Moses Hollis in Fairfield Co, SC marked snip

Fairfield Co., SC, Deed Book I, 1792
Moses Sr. to Moses Hollis, Jr. (page 17)
Moses Sr. to Berry Hollis (page 18)

1793 April 22 – Moses Hollis conveys 150 acres of land to Moses Hollis Jr that is on the Wateree Creek, part of a tract of land that had been conveyed to William Goyen in 1769.  Part of the land was then conveyed eventually to Moses Hollis.  Witnessed by Berry Hollis, John Hollis and Elijah Hollis.  Fairfield County, SC.

1793 Deed Moses Hollis Sr 100a Moses Jr w Berry Jno and Elijah prv g Wm Goyen 300a in 1769 Fairfield SC p1 mksnp

1793 Deed Moses Hollis Sr 100a to Moses Jr w Berry Jno and Elijah prev g Wm Goyen 300a in 1769 Fairfield SC p2 m

1793 April 10 – Moses Hollis conveys 100 acres land to Berry Hollis, adjacent to John Hollis‘ land, witnessed by Moses Hollis Jr and Jesse Gladden, in Fairfield Co, South Carolina.

1793 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis adj John Hollis wit by Moses Hollis Jr in Fairfield Co SC p1 marked

1793 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis adj John Hollis wit by Moses Hollis Jr in Fairfield Co SC p2 marked

LAND: Fairfield Co., SC, Deed Book A, 1794
Moses Hollis deed gift to Berry Hollis (page 209)
Moses Hollis deed gift to John Hollis (page 211)
Moses Hollis deed gift to Moses Hollis, Jr. (page 212)
Moses Hollis deed gift to Elijah Hollis, Jr. (page 214)

1794 Jan 24 – Moses Hollis grants to Berry Hollis “for love good will and affection” a negro boy named Tom.  Witnessed by James Alex Watson and Peter Patterson.

1794 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis marked p1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis marked p1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis marked p2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis marked p2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Jan 24 – Moses Hollis conveys a negro boy named Tony to with love good will and affection to my grandson Elijah Hollis Jr.  Witnessed by James Alex Watson and Peter Paterson.  Fairfield Co, SC.

1794 Moses Hollis to Elijah Hollis Jr grandson 1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Elijah Hollis Jr grandson 1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Elijah Hollis Jr grandson 2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Elijah Hollis Jr grandson 2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Jan 24 – Moses Hollis for love good will and affection, conveys a negro named Paul to John Hollis.  Witnessed by James Alexander Watson, and Peter Paterson.  Fairfield Co, SC.

1794 Moses Hollis to John Hollis 1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to John Hollis 1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to John Hollis 2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to John Hollis 2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Jan 24 – Moses Hollis conveys with love good will and affection a negro girl named Alee to Moses Hollis Jr.  Witnessed by James Alex Watson, and Peter Paterson.  Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Moses Hollis Jr 1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Moses Hollis Jr 1 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Moses Hollis Jr 2 Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis to Moses Hollis Jr 2 Fairfield Co, SC

Moses Hollis died in Fairfield County August 17, 1794.

The will of Moses Hollis was signed April 9, 1793 and probated July 17, 1794.  In the will he named: Wife, Rosanna; children: Moses, Jr., Elijah, Nancy [wife of John Gladden], John, and Berry; Grandchildren: Sally W. Steward [daughter of  Nancy]; Capt. Sterling Tidwell [son of Jean]; Garland Tidwell [son of Jean].  Witnesses included Edward Tidwell, Berry Hollis, and Thomas Goodram.

WILL: Fairfield County, South Carolina, Will Book 2, p. 49
Moses Hollis‘ will was dated 9 Apr 1793, proved 17 Jul 1794, probated 16 Aug 1794, Fairfiel d District, South Carolina.
wife: Rosanna, a negro girl Abe (Abbie?), horse Gruberty;
sons: Moses, negro Cos twin; John, negro Pad; Elijah, negro Tony; Berry, negro boy;
daughter: Nancy Gladden, featherbed;
granddaughter: Catherine Paterson, 4 head of cattle;
the negroes Need, Glasco, 5 head of horses, 11 head of cattle to be sold; Zachariah Canty & sons John Hollis & Elijah Hollis executors; wit. Edward Tidwell, Berrey Hollis

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 1 Cover, Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 1 Cover, Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 2 abstracted will Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 2 abstracted will Fairfield Co, SC

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 3 handwritten will Fairfield Co, SC 1

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 3 handwritten will Fairfield Co, SC 1

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 4 handwritten will Fairfield Co, SC 2

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 4 handwritten will Fairfield Co, SC 2

Moses Hollis wrote his will April 9, 1793:

“In the name of God amen.  This 9th day of April, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three, I Moses Hollis of the state of South Carolina and county of Fairfield, Being very sick and week but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, but calling to mind the mortality of my body and that is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament.

Imprimis: My soul, I give to God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the dis-cretion of my executors hereafter mentioned.

Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Rosanna Hollis all my house & household furniture, also my negro girl Abe, my horse Gruberty, bridle, and saddle; two cows as long as she lives or remains a widow, and after that the negro Cos, twin to my son Moses Hollis to one negro fellow Pad, to him his heirs & assigns forever.

ITEM:  I give and bequeath unto my son Elijah Hollis one negro boy Tomy, wherein his assigns forever,

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Berry Hollis my negro Boy to him his heirs & assigns forever,

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Gladden my featherbed to her, heirs and assigns forever,

ITEM:  I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Cathrine Patterson, four head of cattle to her heirs and as-signs forever.

ITEMS: I leave one negro fellow Need, and one negro boy Glaseo also Five head of horses & eleven head of cattle and working tools to be sold and my debts paid with the money and then the remainder to equally divided between all my children,

Lastly, I nominate & appoint Zachariah Cartery and my son John Hollis and my son Elijah Hollis, Executors for this my Last Will and Testament hereby disannuling all others heretofore by me, made in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written,

Signed sealed and acknowledged.             Moses Hollis
In presence of us;
Thomas Goodren
Moses Hollis

Proved July 17, 1794
Recorded in Book 3, Pages 63 and 64
AUG. 4, 1794
Apt. 18, File230
Edward [X] Tidwell
Berrey Hollis

1794 Moses Hollis Sr’s probate loose ppw 5a accounting names several people paid out of the estate’s account, including (the handwriting is difficult with some of the letters – so check the names to make sure I’ve transcribed them correctly – see below):  William Boulware, Mikajah Pickett, Jonathan Belton, Jarard Sharo, Elmo Sainath, Isaac Goane, John Chesnut, Nancy Gladding, Romy Hollis, Moses Hollis, Jesse Gladding, Saml Mathews, Saml Boykin, Joseph Cameron, Jonathan Billin, John Hollis.

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 5a accounting marked snip

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 5b accounting marked snip

The inventory section of Moses Hollis Sr’s probate included the following list of Rosanna Hollis’ things . . . and and is signed by John Hollis.

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 6 inventory marked snip

On July 17, 1794, the court appoints Elijah Hollis, Zachariah Canty, and John Hollis as administrators of Moses Hollis Sr’s estate in Fairfield Co, SC.

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 6 inventory order marked snip

1794 Moses Hollis Sr’s probate loose ppw 7 inventory sale showed the following buyers at his estate:  John Hollis, Elijah Hollis, Littleton Isbell, Wm Evins, James Hollis,Berryman Hollis, Peter Patterson, Thomas Hughs, Burrel Gibson, Dix Tidwell, Lemuel Owen, Jesse Gladden, Hugh Brown, Moses Hollis, Rosannah Hollis, George Lott, John Turner, Edmond Tidwell, Limery Strange, Lemon Tidwell, Charles Johnston, Isaac Reynolds, John Mcliled, Austin Peay, William Hollis, John Gladden, Abraham Gibson, Naze Whetted, Joseph Goodrum, and Sterling Tidwell.

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 7 inventory sale marked snip

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 8 inventory sale marked snip

August 16, 1794, the court ordered Thomas Goodrum, John Gladen, and Edman Tidwell to appraise the estate of Moses Hollis  Sr and to return it to Zachariah Canty before October 16.  The top of the page shows this is addressed to Edman Tidwell, Jessey Gladin (Gladden), and Isaac Runalds (Reynolds)

1794 Moses Hollis probate loose ppw 9a order to appraise marked snip

On February 23, 1815, the court ordered that 3 of the following General L Stockten?, James Barber, John Boulware, Jesse Gladden, and John Hollis appraise Moses Hollis Jr’s estate and return the appraisal to the administrator Moses Knighten.

March 9, 1815 the court received notice that Jesse Gladden, James Barber, and Turner Stacke? would appraise Moses Hollis Jr’s estate, and file a return with the administator Moses Knighten in Fairfield District, South Carolina.

1815 Moses Hollis probate 7 appraise orders marked snip 2

On February 23, 1815, the court bound Moses Knighten, Turner Stacke?(Starke?), andJohn Hollis by administrative bond as administrators of Moses Hollis Jr’s estate.  The instrument was witnessed by Daniel W. Hollis, Moses Knighten, and John Hollis in Fairfield District, South Carolina.

1815 Moses Hollis probate 7 inventory orders marked snip 1

The following accounting of Moses Hollis Jr’s estate was filed (likely some time in 1815) by Moses Knighten.  Those noted as being paid out of the estate were:  Robert Cox, William Gladden, A. F. Peay, William McClure, James McCrory, John McMillan, Thomas Jones, Dr. James Kelly, Thomas McCullough, Robert Karex, Abm Gibson, James Barley Jr, John McCrory, Gardner Ford, Richard Fish, Elijah Johnson, Cabb Clark Esq, Chares Mengy?, James Barber, John Robinson, Daniel Hollis, P. E. Pearson, John Hollis, and Moses Knighten.

1815 Moses Hollis probate 8 sales marked snip 2

Rosannah Hollis (Moses Hollis Sr’s wife) died some time in 1817.

The following order to appraise her estate was filed on October 20, 1817.  Her son John Hollis was appointed as administrator of her estate.  The court addressed Jesse Gladden, Minor Gladden, Sterling Tidwell, James Morris and Daniel Hollis for the appraisal of the estate, and appointed Capt. Daniel Hollis, Capt. Sterling Tidwell, and James Morris as appraisers of Rosannah Hollis’ estate.  Capt. Daniel Hollis, Capt. Sterling Tidwell, and James Morris signed the order in Fairfield District, South Carolina.

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 2a order appraise marked snip

On October 20, 1817 John Hollis applied for Letters of Administration of Rosannah Hollis’ estate, with the Fairfield District Court in South Carolina.

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 3b John Hollis apply letters admin marked snip

On October 20, 1817 John Hollis, administrator of Rosannah Hollis’ estate, petitioned the court to sell the estate property of Rosannah Hollis.

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 3d order for sale marked snip

On October 20, 1817 John Hollis, Daniel Hollis and Sterling Tidwell posted bond on the estate, and John Hollis was administrator of Rosannah Hollis’ estate.  The bond was signed by John Hollis, Daniel W. Hollis, and Sterling Tidwell, in Fairfield District, South Carolina.

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 5 John a Daniel Hollis a Sterling Tidwell appt admin Fairfield marked snip

The Fairfield District Court noted in its records, that on October 17, 1817 John Hollis was issued letters of administration of Rosannah Hollis’ estate, and that bond had been posted, and notes entered into the court’s book in the Fairfield District Court in South Carolina.

1817 Rosannah Hollis probate 1 letters admin Fairfield marked snip

1817 Rosannah Hollis probate 2a bond and admin Fairfield marked snip

1817 Rosannah Hollis probate 2b appraise Fairfield marked snip

In November, 1818 John Hollis filed his “sail (sale) bill of Mothers property” (Rosannah Hollis) in Fairfield District, South Carolina.  Buyers listed that were at the estate were Elijah Hollis, Widdow Hollis, Sterling Tidwell, Janey Hollis, and Rheuben Hollis.

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 3c sale marked snip

The following accounting, undated (likely 1818 based on above documents), of Rosannah Hollis’ estate shows the appraisal and sales out of the estate.  The appraisal was signed by Daniel Hollis, Sterlin Tidwell, and James Morris.  The sales indicated the following buyers at the estate:  Elizabeth Hollis, Widow Hollis, Sterlin Tidwell, Janey Hollis, and Rhueben Hollis it was signed by John Hollis.

1817 Rosannah Hollis probate 3 appraise and sale Fairfield SC marked snip

On September 27, 1819, John Hollis filed an affidavit in favor of the pension application of John McWaters R6817 Priscilla fn20SC.  His affidavit stated:
South Carolina Fairfield District:

Those named as heirs in 1827 in the probate papers in the final distribution of the estate of of Rosannah Hollis (widow of Moses Hollis) Jemimah Smith – daughter, Elizabeth Hollis – daughter, Leander Johnston – daughter, Margaret Patterson [widow] – daughter, Elijah Hollis – son, Moses Hollis, Jr. – son, Berry Hollis – son, John Hollis – son, Jean Tidwell [deceased] – daughter, her heirs: Sterling Tidwell – grandson  and Garland Tidwell – grandson; Nancy Steward [deceased] – daughter and formerly the widow of John Gladden], her heir: Sally W. Steward – granddaughter.

1827 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 4 final accounting Fairfield SC marked snip

1827 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 4 final accounting Fairfield SC marked snip

 

(Info below from:  http://jliptrap.us/gen/hollis.htm )

Moses Hollis (1728-1794) m.1749 Rosannah Hagan (or Berry) (1735-20 Oct 1817) He was born in Fairfax Co, VA, and witness to deed there in 1750. He and his brother Notley seem to have been in Orange County, NC between 1753 and 1765. Moses was appointed constable “about the Dan River and the county line” in December 1753, appeared in the tax list of 1755, received a warrant for 640 acres of land on the Dan River 12 May 1757, and he was sued for debts in May 1765. He received a grant April 1768 on the Wateree Creek, Craven Co, SC; was a lieutenant under Gen. Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War; died in Fairfield Co, SC. His will dated 9 Apr 1793, proved 17 Jul 1794, did not list all of his children.
John Hollis (5 Dec 1751-4 Nov 1836) married Nancy Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 8 children
Jemimah Hollis (c1754) married a Smith, but NOT Jeremiah. See below.
Nancy Hollis (1756-before 1827) m(1) Richard Gladden, m(2) Mr Steward, Fairfield Co, SC
Margaret Hollis (1757-before 1793) married Peter Patterson
Rosanna “Anna” Hollis (1759-11Nov1839) married Edmond Tidwell (1758-1846), Dickson Co, TN , 13 children
Joan Hollis (1759) married a Tidwell
Elijah Vinson Hollis (30 May 1763-1832) married Alsey Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 7 children
Berryman Hollis (1764-13 Oct 1805) married Priscilla Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 2 children
Elizabeth Hollis (1765-1827), married Samuel Hollis (c.1775-23 Jan 1794), Fairfield, Co, SC
Leander Hollis (1767) married Charles Johnston
Moses Hollis (1769-13 Feb 1815) m(1) Mary Brown m(2) Elizabeth Akin, m(2) Martha Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 6 children. (note: his wives’ names are disputed; and one reference says he was born in 1758; but the 1810 Census gives his age as 26-45)

NOTE: The statement that Jemimah Hollis married Jeremiah Smith is unproven and unlikely. It comes from combining two sources:
(1) Barbara Langston’s book Fairfield County Marriages 1775-1879 Implied in Fairfield County SC Probate Records – page 182, “Jemimah Hollis, daughter of Moses, married ___ Smith.”
(2) The statement passed around that one of the heirs to Rosannah Hollis’ estate was Jeremiah Smith.
The problem is that both of these sources are based on the same original document, the only paper existing in the file of the estate of Rosannah Hollis, showing the distribution of the inheritance in 1827. The auction sale of Rosannah’s estate in January, 1818, produced a promissory note due in January, 1819. It was finally collected in January, 1827, with eight years’ interest, and distributed to the eight children and three grandchildren who still lived in the area. In July, 2005, I copied that document from the microfilm record at the Fairfield County Historical Museum in Winnsboro:

Moses Hollis doc

On Candelmass Day, 1949 (as he dated the paper), noted South Carolina genealogist Leonardo Andreas reported his research on the Hollis family to his client, Mrs O R Johnston, of Clinton, Mississippi. I saw it on microfilm at the Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, in July, 2005.  I recognized it as the same list of heirs that had been sent to me as “proof” that Moses Hollis’ daughter Jemimah married Jeremiah Smith. Andreas cited as list of children, the heirs of Rosannah’s estate. He explained that until 1868, married women in South Carolina were not allowed to sign legal documents, so their husbands had to receive their inheritance. He therefore “transcribed” the above document thus:
Jeremiah Smith for his wife
Elizabeth Hollis
Leander Johnston, for his wife
Margaret Patterson
Elijah Hollis
Moses Hollis
Berryman Hollis
John Hollis
Jean Tidwell, deceased, her heirs
. . Starling Tidwell
. . Garland Tidwell
Nancy Steward, deceased and formerly the widow Gladden, her heir
. . Sally W Steward
Andreas’ editorial comments, inserted into the text, have been passed on as if they were part of the original document.  He also explained that since married women could not inherit, Sally Steward was unmarried, Elizabeth Hollis was either unmarried or widowed, and Margaret Patterson was a widow.  But Elizabeth was married to her cousin Samuel; Margaret, Berryman, and Moses Jr, were deceased; and Leander Hollis, daughter of Moses, was married to Charles Johnston.  If you look quickly at the first child named on the list, it could be either “Jeremiah” or “Jemimah.”  But look closely.  It is clearly “Jemimah.” Also look closely at the grandchildren added after the original calculation divided the amount in eighths.  It is Joan Tidwell, not Jean; and Sterling, not Starling.
Then consider that Rosanna Hollis Tidwell is not listed.  She had moved to Tennessee.  Only the local heirs are listed.  So the Jemimah Smith listed as an heir was not likely to be the one who had moved to Louisiana.  There was a Jemimah Smith in Spartanburg County in 1806, the wife of James Smith, who renounced her dower to land he sold there (Deed Book K, page 257). A James Smith was a Justice of the Peace in Union County 1820-28. I remember seeing James and Jemima witnessing a deed in the 1820’s in a county neighboring Fairfield.  I did not write it down at the time because I did not think it was the right Jemima, since the one I was looking for was in Louisiana by that time. I have tried to find that reference again, to no avail.  But that Jemima Smith is more likely the daughter of Moses Hollis.
As to the Mrs. Jeremiah Smith who moved to Louisiana in 1810, she appears to be the sister of Elias Holley of Barnwell District, SC, then St Helena Pr, Louisiana.  They are both connected to the Dykes, Singleton, and Wainwright families of the same two places.  See the Jeremiah Smith page. HERE
But for the time being, Jemimah Hollis married Unknown Smith, possibly James Smith. No one has researched this possibility, since she was “known” to have married Jeremiah. What can you find?
http://jliptrap.us/gen/hollis.htm
Family Tree: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dray11&id=I00919

 

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2 Responses to 1728 Moses Hollis

  1. Norma C Karter says:

    Based on the information above, Nancy Hollis could not have married Jesse Gladden. She is not the Nellie listed in Jesse Gladden’s will as his wife. Nancy is listed in her mother’s will as Nancy Steward deceased. Since Nancy’s mother’s will was probated in 1818 this Nancy died before Jesse who died in 1822. Not sure who made this error but looks like everyone has picked it up and is using Nancy Hollis as Jesse’s wife.

    • douggoyen says:

      There are so many similar names (cousins, etc) living so close together, I have to clear my mind when looking at the Hollis family in SC.

      Which Nancy Hollis? Birth year, etc? Maybe there is another Nancy Hollis who married Jesse Gladden.

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