1764 Berry Hollis

Berryman Hollis (1764-13 Oct 1805) married Priscilla Knighton, Fairfield, Co, SC, 2 children

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

Parents:

Moses Hollis, Sr. married Rosanah Hagan Berry Abt. 1749

Children:

Darrell Upright Hollis b. abt 1802
Eliza Mariah Hollis

Siblings:

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)

FACTS and EVENTS:

On April 22, 1793 Moses Hollis Sr conveyed a deed of 100 acres on Wateree Creek to Moses Hollis Jr.  Witnesses were Berry Hollis, John Hollis and Elijah Hollis.  The land had previously been granted to William Goyen as part of a 300 acre tract adjacent to Richard Tidwell and John Goodrum in 1769 in Fairfield Co, SC.

1793 Deed Moses Hollis Sr 100a to Moses Hollis Jr wit Berry John and Elijah Hollis prev granted William Goyen 300a in 1769 Fairfield Co, SC p1 marked

1793 Deed Moses Hollis Sr 100a to Moses Hollis Jr wit Berry John and Elijah Hollis prev granted William Goyen 300a in 1769 Fairfield Co, SC p2 marked

On April 10, 1793 Moses Hollis Sr conveyed a deed of 100 acres to Berry Hollis.  The land is noted to be adjacent to John Hollis‘ land.  This tract was part of a 300 acre grant to Moses Hollis Sr in 1768.  Witnesses were Jesse Gladden and Moses Hollis Jr.  Fairfield Co, SC.  Fairfield Co., SC, Deed Book A, 1794
Moses Hollis deed gift to Berry Hollis (page 209)

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

1793 Moses Hollis to Berry Hollis adj John Hollis wit b

1794 Jan 24 – Moses Hollis Sr conveys with love good will and affection a slave named Tom to Berry Hollis  Witnessed by James Alex Watson, and Peter Paterson.  Fairfield Co, SC.  Moses Hollis Sr made several similar conveyances to his children on this same date.

1794 Bond bk A p 181a Moses Hollis conveys slave Tom to Berry Hollis Fairfield SC p1 marked

1794 Bond bk A p 181a Moses Hollis conveys slave Tom to Berry Hollis Fairfield SC p1 marked

1794 Bond bk A p 182a Moses Hollis conveys slave Tom to Berry Hollis Fairfield SC p2 marked

1794 Bond bk A p 182a Moses Hollis conveys slave Tom to Berry Hollis Fairfield SC p2 marked

1794 Bond bk A p 182a Moses Hollis conveys slave Tom to Berry Hollis Fairfield SC p3 marked

1794 Bond bk A p 182a Moses Hollis conveys slave Tom to Berry Hollis Fairfield SC p3 marked

On December 13, 1794 Deed book I p 351 of Fairfield County, SC notes that Elijah Hollis Sr gave a gift “for the love good will and affection” to Reuben Hollis Jr of a bay filly.   The transaction was witnessed by Berry Hollis, John Hollis, and Limuel Owen.

1794 Deed book I p 351a Elijah Hollis Sr gift to Reuben Hollis w Berry and John Hollis wits Fairfield SC marked snip

1794 Deed book I p 352a Elijah Hollis Sr gift to Reuben Hollis w Berry and John Hollis wits Fairfield SC marked snip

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 & s ons John Hollis & Elijah Hollis executors; wit. Edward Tidwell, Berrey Hollis

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 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 Fair-field, Being very sick and week but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, but calling to mind the mor-tality 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 wid-ow, and after that the negro Cos, twin to my son Moses Hollis to one negro fellow Pad, to him his heirs & as-signs 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 Glad-den my featherbed to her, heirs and assigns forever,

ITEM:  I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Cath-rine 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 di-vided between all my children,

Lastly, I nominate & appoint Zachariah Cartery and my son John Hillis 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 probate loose ppw 2a abstracted will Fairfield Co, SC snip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On July 11, 1797 Berry Hollis conveyed 100 acres of land on Wateree Creek in Fairfield County to Nancy Gladden, it was part of the 300 acre tract granted to Moses Hollis Sr in 1768.  The conveyance was witnessed by Sterling Tidwell, Sally Wright Owen, and Lemuel Owen.

On October 25, 1797 Berry Hollis of Fairfield conveys “for the love good will and affection” to Nancy Glading a negro named Tom, and a bed, and a chest.  The conveyance was witnessed by Sterling Tidwell, Sally Right (Wright) Owen, and Lemuel Owen.  Fairfield County, South Carolina Deed Book L page 90-92.

1797 Deed_L_0090a Berry Hollis to Nancy Glading slave named Tom in Fairfield SC marked snip

1797 Deed_L_0090a Berry Hollis to Nancy Glading slave named Tom in Fairfield SC marked snip

1797 Deed_L_0090a Berry Hollis to Nancy Glading 100 acres in Fairfield SC marked snip

1797 Deed_L_0090a Berry Hollis to Nancy Glading 100 acres in Fairfield SC marked snip

1797 Deed_L_0091a Berry Hollis to Nancy Hollis 100a land marked snip p2

1797 Deed_L_0091a Berry Hollis to Nancy Hollis 100a land marked snip p2

1797 Deed_L_0092a Berry Hollis to Nancy Hollis 100a land marked snip p3

1797 Deed_L_0092a Berry Hollis to Nancy Hollis 100a land marked snip p3

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

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

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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In 1810, the following Hollis households were noted on the US Census in Fairfield County, South Carolina:

Name:  Moses Hollis , Sr.
Home in 1810 (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 – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 5
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 15

1810 US Census Fairfield SC w Moses Hollis Sr marked snip

Name: Moses Hollis , Jr.
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 3
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members: 10

1810 US Census Fairfield SC w Moses Hollis Jr marked snip

On November 14, 1801 in Fairfield County, SC Deed book N page 508, Berry Hollis conveys 50 acres to John Dunlap.  This was part of a tract of 300 acres that had been granted to his father, Moses Hollis Sr., in 1768.  The land was adjacent to Winnsboro, Jonathan Beltons, Jesse Havesner?, and John Hollis.  The transaction was witnessed by John Hollis and Hugh Lavender.

1801 Deed_N_0508a Berry Hollis to John Dunlap 50 acres Fairfield SC marked snip

1801 Deed_N_0508a Berry Hollis to John Dunlap 50 acres Fairfield SC marked snip

1801 Deed_N_0509a Berry Hollis to John Dunlap 50 acres w Hu Lavender a John Hollis Fairfield SC marked snip

1801 Deed_N_0509a Berry Hollis to John Dunlap 50 acres w Hu Lavender a John Hollis Fairfield SC marked snip

Berrimon (Berry) Hollis wrote his will on October 13, 1805.  The will was proved up in Fairfield Co, SC on December 30, 1805.  Berry Hollis died some time between those two dates.  In his will he names his wife as Priscilla.  He names two of his children – son Derrell Upright Hollis and daughter Elizir Mariah Hollis.  (The will’s grammar is confusing, it makes it sound like Lear, Friday, and Deal are his sons – but in fact, these are his slaves.  When read together with the previous paragraph, it is obvious that he is saying that these three slaves are to go to his sons when his wife Priscilla dies).   It appears he only has two children, with the language in the will:

“Also I give and bequeath to my younger daughter Elizer Mariah Hollis two negros named Tom and Venus to her and the lawful heirs born of her body and all my household furniture at her death or marriage to be equally divided between my two children Darrell Upright Hollis and Eliza Mariah Hollis.”

He appoints Isaac Knighten and Moses Hollis Sr as executors of his will.  Witnesses are Francis Long, Elijah Hollis Sr, and Elijah Hollis Jr.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 1a will abstract marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 1a will abstract marked snip

 

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 1b will abstract marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 1b will abstract marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 2 handwritten will Fairfield SC marked snip

On December 30, 1805 Elijah Hollis proves up Berry Hollis’ will and the other witnesses signatures (Francis Long ad Elijah Hollis Junior) in Fairfield County, SC.   Isaac Long and Moses Hollis are qualified as executors.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 3 prove up of will Fairfield SC marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 3 prove up of will Fairfield SC marked snip

On January 14, 1806 an appraisal of Berry Hollis’ estate is done by John Hall, Josia Knighten, and Moses Knighten.
On the same date, January 14, 1806, a sale of that estate shows the following buyers:
Moses Knighten, Isaac Knighten, James Lewis, Nancy Gladen, Ransom Knighten,
Daniel Hollis, Moses Hollis Jr, and Moses Hollis Sr.
The return is signed by Isaac Knighten and Moses Hollis.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 4 appraisal and sale Fairfield SC marked snip

1806 Berry Hollis loose ppw 4 appraisal and sale Fairfield SC marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 5 appraise a account Fairfield SC marked snip

1806 Berry Hollis loose ppw 5 appraise a account Fairfield SC marked snip

On January 26, 1809 Moses Hollis files the following accounting with the Fairfield Court, showing payments to Lemuel Lewis, and D & J McCullough.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 6 accounting in 1809 Fairfield SC marked snip

1809 Berry Hollis loose ppw 6 accounting in 1809 Fairfield SC marked snip

On February 18, 1813 Moses Hollis and Isaac Knighton file the following accounting of Berry Hollis’ estate with the court.  It shows payments made to Thomas Cusack, Widow Hollis, Moses Hollis, and D. R. Evans.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 6 accounting in 1813 Fairfield SC marked snip

1813 Berry Hollis loose ppw 6 accounting in 1813 Fairfield SC marked snip

On January 1, 1808 Isaac Knighten and Moses Hollis file the following accounting with the court on Berry Hollis’ estate. It shows payments made to Thomas Hughes, John Dunlap,
Elijah Johnston, John Hall, Zachariah Morris, John Tidwell, James Barber, Pickett & Long, James Lewis, John Patrick?  Money received by the estate came from Daniel McCullough and William Dockins.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 7 accounting in 1806 to 1808 marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 7 accounting in 1806 to 1808 marked snip

On August 3, 1810 Isaac Knighten and Moses Hollis filed the following accounting with the court regarding Berry Hollis’ estate.  The accounting shows money received from William Dockins.  It shows payments to Isaac Knighton, Moses Hollis, Lemuel Brackins, and D & J McCullough.

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 7 accounting in 1810 marked snip

1805 Berry Hollis loose ppw 7 accounting in 1810 marked snip

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

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 2a order appraise marked snip

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 3a appraise marked snip

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 3a appraise marked snip

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

1817 Rosannah Hollis loose ppw 3b John Hollis apply letters admin 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 12, 1818 Thomas Cusack and Priscilla Cusack, guardians of Derrill Hollis, sold 75 acres for 1000 dollars to James Griffin in Fairfield District, South Carolina. The land is located on Wateree Creek, and was part of a tract for 300 acres originally granted to Moses Hollis Senior, bounded by Capt. John Hollis, Daniel Hollis, and John Hall’s lands. The tract meant to be conveyed is the same an no more than what was owned by Berry Hollis at his death. The deed was witnessed by William H. Harrison, Leroy Griffin, Martha McCants, and Martha Mickle.
Priscilla Cusack, wife of Thomas Cusack, waived any claim of dower in the land.

1818 Deed_BB_0022a Derril Hollis marked snip

1818 Deed_BB_0022a Derril Hollis marked snip

1818 Deed_BB_0023a marked snip

1818 Deed_BB_0023a marked snip

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1818 Deed_BB_0024a marked snip

In January 1827, a final accounting was filed in Rosannah Hollis’ estate by John Hollis the administrator.

Heirs of Moses Hollis Sr and Rosannah Berry Hollis noted in this final distribution are:
Jemimah Hollis Smith
Elizabeth Hollis
Leander Hollis Johnston
Margaret Hollis Patterson
Elijah Hollis
Moses Hollis
Berryman Hollis
John Hollis
Jean Hollis Tidwell decd – her children Sterling Tidwell and Garland Tidwell, and
Nancy Hollis Steward decd – her child Sally W. Steward.

Berryman Hollis died 1805 and Moses Hollis died 1815 – both before this final accounting.  It appears they did not feel the need to note the sons as already deceased – their children appear to have been identified in court papers already.  With the daughters it was noted if they had predeceased their parents, and their children (grandchildren of Moses and Rosannah) were named as well – likely in order to make them easier to identify since they had different surnames in court papers.

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

In 1825, court papers for the estate of Moses Hollis Jr who died in 1815 (brother of Berry Hollis) show his heirs, including a minor son named Berryman (Berry) Hollis.  This is Moses Hollis Jr’s child, not Berry’s – at least according to the following court papers.   Other minor children at the time of Moses Hollis Jr’s death noted below are Moses Hollis and Rosannah Hollis.

1825 Berryman Hollis and Rosannah Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis probate ppw 1 accounts marked

1825 Berryman Hollis and Rosannah Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis probate ppw 1 accounts marked

1825 Berryman Hollis and Rosannah Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis probate ppw 1a accounts marked snip

1825 Berryman Hollis and Rosannah Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis probate ppw 1a accounts marked snip

1825 Berryman Hollis and Rosannah Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis probate ppw 1b accounts marked snip

1825 Berryman Hollis and Rosannah Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis probate ppw 1b accounts marked snip

1825 Rosannah Hollis and Moses Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis decd accounting probate ppw 2a marked snip

1825 Rosannah Hollis and Moses Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis decd accounting probate ppw 2a marked snip

1825 Rosannah Hollis and Moses Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis decd accounting probate ppw 2b marked snip

1825 Rosannah Hollis and Moses Hollis minor children of Moses Hollis decd accounting probate ppw 2b marked snip

 

 

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