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.
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 ).