When Edward Holley was born about 1739, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Julius Holley, was 23 and his mother, Sarah King, was 21. He married Holley about 1759, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States. He died on 4 September 1827, in his hometown, at the age of 89.
nickname from Middle English hol ‘hollow’ + eie, egh(e) ‘eye’ (Old English hol + ēage), perhaps a nickname for someone with a missing eye.
topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘clearing in a hollow’, from Middle English hol ‘hollow’ + lei(e) ‘woodland clearing’.
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