Edward Holley

about 1739–4 September 1827 (Age 88)
Anson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Holley was born about 1739, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Julius Holley, was 22 and his mother, Sarah King, was 19. He married Holley about 1759, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States. He died on 4 September 1827, in his hometown, at the age of 88.

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Edward Holley
Marriage: about 1759

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about 1759
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

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Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 37

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 47

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English holin, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen .

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

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