John Eller Holman

MaleJuly 1850–29 March 1917

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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Family Time Line

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 Holman in entry for Charley Holman and Jessie Senell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Holman in entry for Mack C Holman, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1876Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 3

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


    Age 13

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

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 18

    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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