Mahala Holloway

FemaleMarch 1847–26 March 1902

Brief Life History of Mahala

When Mahala Holloway was born in March 1847, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Holloway, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hendricks, was 22. She married John S Greer in 1864, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 March 1902, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John S Greer
Mahala Holloway
Marriage: 1864
Mary Elizabeth Greer
John Greer
Elijah Greer
Leon Greer
James A. Greer
Daisy Dean Greer
Charles Greer
Birttie Greer
Earnest Greer
Hattie Greer

Sources (6)

  • Mahala Holliday in household of Mary E Holliday, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Holloway in entry for Daisy D Tindle, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • M E Halloway in household of John Halloway, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1864Simpson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 3

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


    Age 14

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    1862 · Battle of Perryville

    Age 15

    On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) sunken road’, from Middle English hol(g)h ‘hollow’ + weie ‘way, road’ (Old English holh + weg), or else a habitational name from any of numerous places so named, such as Holloway (Middlesex) or Holway (Somerset). In Ireland (Leinster), the name has sometimes been Gaelicized as Ó hAilmhic (see Hulvey ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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