Mary Elizabeth Shaw Holliman

1837–1866 (Age 29)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Shaw Holliman was born in 1837, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, her father, John B H Shaw, was 39 and her mother, Mary Lawley, was 32. She married Elijah Holliman in 1858, in Fayette, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Fayette, Alabama, United States in 1860. She died in 1866, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Millport, Lamar, Alabama, United States.

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Elijah Holliman
Mary Elizabeth Shaw Holliman
Marriage: 1858
Mary Elizabeth Holliman
Elizabeth Holliman
Sarah Melissa Sally Holliman
Peter Aaron Holliman

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World Events (5)

Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
Age 12
The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
Age 24
Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Mary Holiman in household of Elijah Holiman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Shaw in household of John Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Shaw in entry for Mrs. C. M. Halliman, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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