1730 James Hollis, Sr

James Hollis, Sr., born 1730 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died 1804 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Hall.

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:

William Hollis, Sr., born Abt. 1747 in Fairfax, Virginia; died Aft. February 16, 1833 in Autauga, Alabama; (confirmed in mother’s probate)
James Hollis, Jr (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Benjamin Hollis (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Littleton Hollis (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Elizabeth Hollis (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Rhoda Hollis (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Nancy Hollis (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Burrell Hollis, born Bet. 1770 – 1780; died 1835; married Elizabeth. (confirmed in mother’s probate)
Samuel Hollis, born 1775 in Fairfield, South Carolina12; died January 23, 1794  (confirmed in mother’s probate)

Likely Children: (The following two names are listed on Sarah Hollis’ probate papers as her “heirs” receiving an equal share as her other children in probate.  This likely means that James Hollis Sr and Sarah Hollis 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).

John Hollis
Moses Hollis

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)
Cybilla 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:

James Hollis, Sr., born 1730 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died 1804 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Hall.

Court held Jan 16, 1753. James Hollis being brought before the Court is charged with stealing a great Coat the property of Benoni Halley on hearing the Evidences against him it is Ordered that he remain in Custody until he give sufficient security himself in one hundred Pounds Sterling and his Security’s such in fifty pounds sterling for his the said James Hollis appearance at May Court next answer the same. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 298, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held Jan 17, 1753. James Hollis, John Hollis & William Gladin acknowledged themselves indebted to our sourvereign Lord the King his heirs & successors (Dist) the said James Hollis in the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling & the said John Hollis & William Gladin in the sum of fifty pounds sterling upon condition that the said James Hollis do appear at May Court next to answer a bill of Indictment to be Preferred against him. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 299, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held May 16, 1753. Our sovereign Lord the King against James Hollis-On an Indictment. This day came Hugh West Gent. Deputy Attorney for our Sovereign Lord the King and the said James under the custody of Charles Broadwater Gent. Sheriff to the Barr in his Proper person came and being asked home of the Felony a foresaid he would acquit himself the said James saith that he of the felony aforesaid to him in form aforesaid improved in not Guilty and thereof for good and ill puts himself upon the Country Therefore Imediately causes a Jury thereof to come and the Jurors of the jury aforesaid by the aforesaid sheriff being impaneled and called that is to say that Thomas Smith, Robert Thomas, John Guefs, Robert Boggss’s, John Ashford, William Tramell, William Scott, John Summers, Edward Violet, John West, Barnaby Currey & William Duling came; who to say the huth of and upon the Promises ___to the said James Hollis imposed chosen hied and sworn say upoin their oaths that the said James Hollis is guilty of this felony to him in form as Imposed in manner and for as by the Indictment ato it is supposed upoin which the said James Hollis being spoken unto if he had any thing for himself to offer, or could say why the Court aforesaid is Judgmeent ought not to Proceed and he saying Nothing but what at first he had said Upoin this then and there it is Considered by the Justices here that the said James Hollis be led to the Publick whipping Post and there receive thirty nine Lashes on his bare back wellaid on and that he remain in Custody til he give sufficient security for his good behaviour and Costs. John Hollis became security to pay costs. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 345-346, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Besnoni Halley an Evidence for our sovereign Lord the King against James Hollis having Attended three days ordered that the said James to pay him seventy five Pound of Tobacco. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 345-346, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

John Ellzey an Evidence for our sovereign Lord the King against James Hollis having attended three days ordered that the said James to pay him Seventy Five Pounds of Tobacco. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 345-346, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Sarah Say an Evidence for our sovereign Lord the King against James Hollis having attended three days ordered that the said James to pay him Seventy Five Pounds of Tobacco. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 345-346, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Joseph Stevens an Evidence for our sovereign Lord the King against James Hollis having attended one day ordered that the said James to pay him Twenty Five Pounds of Tobacco. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 345-346, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held May 16, 1753. James Hollis & John Hollis of Fairfax County in open Court severally acknowledged themselves indebted to our sovereign Lord the King his heirs and successors (vizt) the said James Hollis in fifty Pounds of the said John Hollis in twenty five pounds On Condition that the said James be of good behaviour towards his Majesty and all his Siege people for a year and a day. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 348, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

1782 June – “James Hollis, Jr”, son of James Hollis, Sr., was listed as a purchaser at the estate sale of Nottley Hollis about June 1782, according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787” Camden Dist, SC.  Also listed are nephew John Hollis as administrator (this is Moses Hollis’ son).  Brother of Notley Hollis – Moses Hollis, and Daniel Going are listed as security.  Moses Knighton, Charles Lewis, and John King are the appraisers.  Purchasers at the estate sale are Moses Hollis, Stasey Hollis, John Hollis, Worner Lewis, John Havis, Charles Picket, John Glading, William Lewis, Isaac Grimes, Michael Gibbins, John Watts, Luke Bissip, Charles Johnson, James Grimes, James Hollis Jr., Daniel Goyen, and Richard Glading.

1782 Daniel Goyen at Nottley Hollis estate

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

In 1793, John Hall, Henry Goyen and his wife Jane (formerly Jane Hall) agreed to the distribution of John Hall, Jane Hall, Rhoda Hall, and Sarah Hall’s estate.  (This Sarah Hall may be the Sarah that is married to James Hollis, or may be a neice/relative of Sarah Hall Hollis.  Henry Goyen is born about 1758 – meaning Jane Hall – his wife, is likely close in age.  So this Sarah Hall is probably a neice of Sarah Hall Hollis).  John Hollis and Charles Johnston were witnesses to this agreement.

1793 Henry Goyen and wife Jane Hall etc agree to abide by mothers dying request marked

1793 (Nov 10, 1793) – “Know all men by these presents, that we John Hall, Henry Goyen and Jane his wife late Jane Hall, do hereby mutually agree to abide by the last request of our dear mother deceased and to take no legal advantage to claim any property she might have died possessed of, but always to look upon distribution of her property as if it had been made by a final will, which was follows, Viz. That all the land should be sold and equally divided between her three daughters, Jane, now Goyen, Rhoda and Sarah and that all her stock of horses, cattle, hogs, except a few of the young cows should be sold to pay her debts, and the remainder to be equally divided between her daughters Sarah and Rhoda, and the youngest heifers to be raised for their equal use and benefit and that she appoint her son, John Hall as manager and superintendant, and we do agree to stand to and abide by the above distribution of our mothers property, and take no advantage the son may give any of us to which agreement we mutually bind ourselves, and our heirs in the penal sum of Fifty Pounds each, given under our hands this 10th day of Nov. 1793.” John Hall, Henry Going, Jane Going ; Test: John Hollis, Charles Johnston ; (Fairfield County, SC – Deed Vol. I – p. 176).  http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_I/Deed_I_0176a.tif

1794 April 26 – James Hollis Sr may have become ill, or possibly losing his memory.  He was sued by Jesse Havis for being a vagrant.  The court found him guilty of being a vagrant, but said, ” . . . for pity sake as he is so old a man ordered him to go home and to
try to become a honest man and we do believe that the prosecution did not do it
with any malicious intention but to protect the law of this country . . . “. Jururs signing the judgment were: John King Sr, Charles Lewis, Thomas Watts, Joshia Knighton, Isaac Arlidge, and Charles Pickett.   Fairfield Co, SC.  Deed book I, pg 361.

1794 April 26 James Hollis Sr a vagrant in Fairfield Co SC

1794 April 26 James Hollis Sr a vagrant in Fairfield Co SC

http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_I/Deed_I_0361a.tif

It appears that Jesse Havis was living adjacent to James Hollis, as James Hollis is mentioned in Jesse Havis’ plat for 401 acres in 1794 Sept 5 on Wateree Creek in Fairfield Co, SC.  Others mentioned are John Caldwell, James Harvey, John Lee, Andrew McDowell, McCagey Pucket, and Sawyer.

1794 Sept 5 Jesse Havis with James Hollis possibly living adjacent in Fairfield Co, SC

http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=200322

Additionally, James Hollis is possibly living adjacent to Charles Picket and a Watts on Taylors Creek in 1794 Sept 4 in Fairfield Co, SC, as James Hollis is mentioned in Charles Picket’s plat for 460 acres.  Others mentioned are Coplin, William Dugan, William Millar, and Henry Pool.

1794 Sept 4 James Hollis living adj to Charles Picket, and a Watts in Fairfield Co SC

http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=200759

Feb 18, 1795 it appears James Hollis received a land grant, as Plat Book D page 164 shows James Hollis received a 100 acre grant on Dutchmans Creek adjacent to Sally Miles, and Wm Aldridges land, in Fairfield Co, SC

1795 James Hollis received 100 acre grant adjr to Sally Miles, and Wm Aldridges land, Fairfield Co SC

1795 James Hollis received 100 acre grant adjr to Sally Miles, and Wm Aldridges land, Fairfield Co SC

On the same day, Feb 18, 1795, Plat Book D page 165 shows James Hollis received an additional 65 acres on Wateree Creek adjacent to Edward Pig (noted as a minister in other Hollis family probate paperwork) and James Hollis land Fairfield Co SC.

1795 James Hollis received 65 acres adjacent to Edward Pig and James Hollis land Fairfield Co SC

1795 James Hollis received 65 acres adjacent to Edward Pig and James Hollis land Fairfield Co SC

In 1800, there were several Hollis families living in the Fairfield County, SC area:

Name: James Hollis Sr
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (b. before 1755)
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1 (b. before 1755)
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
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1800 Elijah, Moses, John, and James Hollis Sr in US Census Fairfield Co SC snip

1800 Elijah, Moses, John, and James Hollis Sr in US Census Fairfield Co SC snip

Name: James Hollis, Jr
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
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1800 James Hollis US Census Fairfield Co SC snip

1800 James Hollis US Census Fairfield Co SC snip

Name: William Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1 (b. betw. 1775-1784)
Number of Slaves: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 9
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Name: Moses Hollis Jr
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1 (b. betw. 1775-1784)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1 (b. betw. 1775-1784)
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members: 6
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Name: Moses Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1 (b. betw. 1775-1784)
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1 (b. before 1755)
Number of Slaves: 4
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9
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Name: John Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (b. before 1755)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Number of Slaves: 3
Number of Household Members Under 16: 8
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 13
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Name: Elijah Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
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Name: Burrell Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1 (b. betw. 1775-1784)
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
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Name: Berryman Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (b. betw. 1756-1774)
Number of Slaves: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 5
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Name: Elizabeth Hollis
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1 (b. before 1755)
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
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July 9, 1801 Jarvis Gibson (husband of Daniel Goyen’s oldest daughter, Margaret), witnesses a land transaction where Wm Sears sells 470 acres to Musco Boulware in Fairfield Co, SC on Wateree Creek, land previously owned by Charles Lewis and bounded by Musco Bowler, Abner Smith, James Hollis, widow Gladden, Elijah Hollis, Berry Hollis, John Hollis, Thos Johnston, Frances Laton, Thomas Huse (Hughes), and Moses Knighten. Witnessed by William Rabb, Gervis (Jarvis) Gibson, and William Wattson.  (Note, this Thomas Hughes may be the Thomas Hughes that later has a relationship (possibly married or consort) and children with Mary Going (Drury Going’s daughter).

1801 Jarvis Gibson wit Wm Sears to Musco Bowler p1

1801 Jarvis Gibson wit Wm Sears to Musco Bowler p2

James Hollis, Sr. died at the age of 71 on 28 December 1801. His widow, Sarah Hall Hollis survived him but was deceased by 13 December 1814.  Their children can be seen in the probate paperwork – in 1802 the sale of James Hollis, Jr’s estate shows several of them buying items at the estate sale.  Then in the accounting and distribution of Sarah Hollis’ estate in 1814, the heirs are named in the accounting papers (Fairfield Co, SC).

In 1802, buyers at James Hollis Sr’s estate are:
Sarah Hollis (his wife/widow), Benjamin Hollis (son), James Hollis (son), Littleton Hollis (son), Burrel Hollis (son), William Hollis (son)

1802 James Hollis estate sale in probate Fairfield Co SC

1802 James Hollis estate sale in probate Fairfield Co SC

In 1814, the court notes the heirs of Sarah Hollis (James Hollis’ widow) estate are:

John Hollis, James Hollis (Jr), Elizabeth Hollis, Burrell Hollis, Moses Hollis, Benjamin Hollis, Nancy Hollis, Roda Hollis, William Hollis, and Littleton Hollis.

1814 Sarah Hollis widow of James Hollis accounting Fairfield Co SC snip

1814 Sarah Hollis widow of James Hollis accounting Fairfield Co SC snip

(Following info from the following links): (Not confirmed yet – will update)

http://williamhightowertxssar.org/JamesHollis,Sr.Bio..pdf

James Hollis, Sr.

Fairfield County Militia.  1775 – 1781

James Hollis, Sr. was born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia in 1730. He was the fifth son born to John Hollis, Sr., who was born in County Surrey, England, around 1700 and Eleanor Cantebury also born around 1700 in County Surrey, England. John and Eleanor Hollis operated an Inn and Ordinary in the south central portion of Fairfax County along the Old Mountain Road. There they provided Inn services, meals, distilled spirits and grew 200 acres of tobacco, all with the aid of their children.

At the age of 18 years, James took Sarah Hall for his wife. She was the sister of John Hall and daughter of Thomas Hall also of Fairfax County, Virginia. The year was 1746 and the couple must have resided in Fairfax County, Virginia. James’ brothers John, Jr., William, and Burrell must have continued living in Fairfax, because the Pohick Anglican Church records and the Fairfax militia records document their presence through the French and Indian War of the 1750’s. There is no evidence that these three brothers ever left Fairfax County, Virginia.

Brother 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. Brothers Moses and Notley also appear to have wandered about during this period of time and left foot notes in the courts of common pleas for Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Moses acquired a land grant in Fairfield County, South Carolina about 1765, just prior to his father’s death back in Virginia in 1768.

James and Sarah appear in Fairfield County, South Carolina, court and tax records after 1768. It appears they purchased and settled on a 200 acre plantation in the Wateree River portion of Fairfield County in its’ northeast corner where that county is contiguous with Chester and Kershaw Counties. This homestead would remain in the family throughout the lives of both James and Sarah and pass on to some of their children. Also, James’ homestead was situated near the dwellings of his brothers Moses and Notley.

The 1770’s brought the war of American rebellion against England and the situation among the Hollis families of South Carolina was that all chose to be patriots.

Edward Hollis left many receipts and records indicating he supplied the patriots with large portions of supplies, most likely, numerous oak barrels. Moses Hollis, Sr. likewise is credited with serving as a local constable and inspector of the roads in addition to providing supplies, and this may have been whiskey as Moses had an Ordinary License.

Moses, Sr.’s son, John Hollis, had worked his way from Private to Captain in the militia.

This nephew to James Hollis, Sr. was twice wounded, lost a rifle and two horses, fought at the battle of King’s Mountain and received a Revolutionary War pension. Later, this Captain John Hollis would swear to Congress that James Hollis, Sr., James Hollis, Jr. and William Hollis were soldiers in the Fairfield Militia.

James Hollis, Sr. served in the militia under Colonel Andrew Pickens and lost a horse and rifle during his service. Most militia soldiers who lost horses and weapons were concluded to have served in combat situations, because no sane man would go off and leave a horse or a gun unless compelled to. It is most likely that James Hollis, Sr. and James Hollis, Jr. were present at the defeat of General Gage by British Colonel Cornwallis at the battle for Camden, South Carolina. James’ other son William was at the battle for Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina and with Colonel Daniel Morgan when he destroyed British Lt. Colonel Banistre Tarleton’s regiment at the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina.

James Hollis, Sr. returned to his plantation along Wateree River and continued farming after the war. He died at the age of 71 on 28 December 1801. His widow, Sarah Hall-Hollis survived him but was deceased by 13 December 1814. A portion [100 acres] of James’ plantation went to his daughter Elizabeth as a wedding gift, when she married John Dunlap and another portion went to James’ son Lyttleton Hollis after the death of his mother Sarah Hall-Hollis.
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