1780 Samuel Hollis

Samuel Hollis was born ABT 1780 in South Carolina, and died 1857 in Union parish Louisiana. He married Wincy BEF 1828. She was born 1800 in North Carolina, and died UNKNOWN.

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

Parents:

William Hollis, Sr., born Feb 16, 1750 (DOB per Revolutionary War pension application) in Fairfax, Virginia; died Aft. April 2, 1836 in Autauga, Alabama.

Children:

Unk

Siblings: 

i. Catherine Hollis was born BEF 1800, and died UNKNOWN. (listed as sister to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
ii. Rebecca Hollis was born BEF 1800, and died UNKNOWN. (listed as sister to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
iii. Susannah Ivy Hollis was born BEF 1800, and died UNKNOWN. She married Unknown Ivey. He died UNKNOWN.  (listed as sister to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
iv. Reuben Hollis was born BET 1779 AND 1885 in South Carolina, and died AFT 1870 in Kemper County, Miss.. He married Mary (Hollis). She was born 1782 in South Carolina, and died UNKNOWN in Possibly in Mississippi.  (listed as brother to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
v. William Hollis Jr was born ABT 1778, and died UNKNOWN in 1821.  (his estate papers in 1821 confirm that William Hollis is his father)
vi. Samuel Hollis was born ABT 1780 in South Carolina, and died 1857 in Union parish Louisiana. He married Wincy BEF 1828. She was born 1800 in North Carolina, and died UNKNOWN.  (listed as brother to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
vii. Isaiah Hollis was born 13 DEC 1795 in So. Carolina, and died 9 JAN 1879 in Shelby Co. Ala.  (listed as brother to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
viii. Gideon Hollis was born ABT 1807 in So. Carolina, and died 17 JAN 1886 in Marion Lousiana. He married Louisa S. [Hollis]. She was born 7 JUN 1812 in So. Carolina, and died 11 JUN 1867 in Marion Lousiana.  (listed as brother to William Hollis Jr on his estate – confirmed)
ix. Winn Hollis was born BEF 1800, and died UNKNOWN. (not confirmed yet)

FACTS and EVIDENCE:

March 4, 1800, Benjamin Hollis proves up a deed for William Hollis who had purchased 100 acres of land from Gideon Whittehead (or Gideon Whitted) of Chester County, SC. He indicated in the deed that the land was for Samuel Hollis, son of William Hollis. The land was along the wouth fork of the Little River bounded by George Evans land, John Lee’s land, Joseph Reynolds’? land, and along Kirkley’s land, and along Stephen Titshew’s? line.
The land was originally granted to Thomas Hill on January 2, 1788. (The deed’s first page is very difficult to read towards the bottom – see below).

1800 Deed_N_0020a Gideon Whitted to Wm Hollis released to Samuel Hollis

1800 Deed_N_0020a Gideon Whitted to Wm Hollis released to Samuel Hollis

1800 Deed_N_0021a marked snip

1800 Deed_N_0021a marked snip

The fact that William Hollis purchased this land on behalf of his son Samuel Hollis gives at least some evidence that his year of birth was probably fairly close to 1780.  At 20 years old, he is old enough to be married and have his own children, and likely needs his own house and land for his young family, but if he is under-age (under 21 years old) he is considered a minor and too young to legally make a contract for a deed.  It would make sense that his father, William Hollis, purchased the land for him in this situation.

This Samuel Hollis (son of William Hollis) having a year of birth around 1780 makes it a bit confusing, as his uncle Samuel Hollis has a year of birth estimated to be about 1775.  So they will be very close in age, and it may be easy to confuse their documentation.  (Will need to confirm my theory of Samuel’s age above with other documents if available).  

May 20, 1817 Samuel Hollis conveys 100 acres to Sterling Tidwell in Fairfield District, South Carolina.  The land is located on the south fork of Little River, bounded by George Evans, John Lee, Seymore, Nicholas Roberts,  Stephen Titshen. The land was originally granted on June 2, 1788 to Thomas Tile? The transaction was witnessed by  Susanah Hollis, Gruman Tidwell, and Rheuben Hollis.

1817 Deed_Y_0475a Samuel Hollis to Sterling Tidwell 100a in Fairfield SC marked snip

1817 Deed_Y_0475a Samuel Hollis to Sterling Tidwell 100a in Fairfield SC marked snip

1817 Deed_Y_0476a Samuel Hollis to Sterling Tidwell 100a in Fairfield SC marked snip

1817 Deed_Y_0476a Samuel Hollis to Sterling Tidwell 100a in Fairfield SC marked snip

 

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