Nicholas Holley Sr


Brief Life History of Nicholas

Nicholas Holley Sr was born in 1773, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States as the son of John Holley and Unknown. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Sarah Jenkins. He lived in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States in 1820. He died in 1848, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75.

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Nicholas Holley Sr
Sarah Jenkins
Eveline Holley
John Holley I
Abraham Holley
Nicholas J Holly Jr
Susanna Holly

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  • Nicholas Holley in entry for Edward James Holley and Laura Ann Haley, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

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Children (5)

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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 3

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 21

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning


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’.

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

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