John Eller Holman

Brief Life History of John Eller

When John Eller Holman was born in July 1850, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Holman, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Jane Eller, was 23. He married Delilah Jane Massengill in 1876, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Lanark, Portage, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1917, in Remy, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Chadwell Cemetery, Campbell, Tennessee, United States.

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John Eller Holman
Delilah Jane Massengill
Marriage: 1876
Joseph Lane Holman
Wiliam C. Holman
Isaac McClellan Holman
Catherine Louisa Elizabeth Holman
Mack C Holman
Thenda Malone Holman
Selena Holman
Charles Lee Holman
Martha Adeline Holman
Benjamin Franklin Holman

Sources (18)

  • John Holeman in household of William Holeman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Eller Holman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Holman in entry for Charley Holman and Jessie Senell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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Historical Boundaries: 1851: Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English (southern): topographic name for a ‘dweller in a hollow’, from hol + man (Old English holh + mann). Compare Holler and Hole .

Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of several locations named Hol, from Dutch hol ‘hollow’, or from Middle Dutch hole, heule ‘(low) arched bridge, weir’.

Dutch: from a pet form, formed with man ‘man’, of the personal name Holle, from an ancient Germanic compound name with the element hold ‘loyalty’, for instance Holdert, Hollebrand, Holger and Holmer. Compare Holleman .

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

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