Joseph Hollowell

12 October 1755–17 August 1820 (Age 64)
Rich Square, Northampton, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Hollowell was born on 12 October 1755, in Rich Square, Northampton, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Hollowell, was 40 and his mother, Leah Spivey Hill, was 41. He married Martha Butterworth on 11 September 1780, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 17 August 1820, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hollowell
1755–1820
Martha Butterworth
1759–
Marriage: 11 September 1780
Agatha Hollowell
1782–1852
Joseph Hollowell
1786–
Thomas Hollowell
1788–1822
Stephen Hollowell
1790–1820
Betsy Hollowell
1796–1819
Gulia Anna Maria Hollowell
1800–
Sarah Hollowell
1804–
Leah Hollowell
1806–1824
Martha Hollowell
1794–1850
Caleb Hollowell
1794–1836
Mary Hollowell
1797–
Celia Hollowell
1800–1860
Charlotte Hollowell
1802–1857
Thomas Hollowell
1804–
Joseph Hollowell
1806–
Phebe
1806–
Stephen Hollowell
1808–
William Hollowell
1810–

Spouse and Children

    Male1755–1820Male

    Martha Butterworth

    Female1759–Female

MARRIAGE
11 September 1780
Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(18)

    Female1782–1852Female

    Joseph Hollowell

    Male1786–Male

    Thomas Hollowell

    Male1788–1822Male

    Stephen Hollowell

    Male1790–1820Male

    Female1794–1850Female

+13 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Female1754–1793Female

    Male1755–1820Male

    Lawrance Thomas Hollowell

    Male1762–1806Male

    Exum Hollowell

    Male–1813Male

    Leah Hollowell

    FemaleFemale

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 12

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 19

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.
1775

Age 20

Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named with Old English hālig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well’, ‘spring’, such as Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire. (Reaney suggests it could also have been a topographic name with the same etymological origin.) However, the present-day concentration of the name in Northamptonshire would suggest that Holwell in Leicestershire, which has a different etymology, from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + wella, was most likely the primary source of this form of the surname. There is also a Holwell in Hertfordshire of the same derivation, as well as places called Halwill and Halwell in Devon, Holywell in Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Clwyd, and Northumberland, and Halliwell near Manchester, all of which could have contributed to the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Hollowell in entry for Agatha Outland, "Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966"
  • Joseph Hollowell in entry for Aggatha Outland, "Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966"
  • Joseph Hollowell, "North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970"

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