Joseph Hollowell II

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Hollowell II 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 Hill, was 38. He married Martha Cook about 1794, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 August 1820, at the age of 64.

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Joseph Hollowell II
Martha Cook
Marriage: about 1794
Agatha Hollowell
Joseph Hollowell
Thomas Hollowell
about 1788–1822
Stephen Hollowell
William Hollowell
Martha Hollowell
Caleb Hollowell

Sources (5)

  • 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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World Events (3)

1767 · Tryon Palace

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): habitational name from Hollowell in Northamptonshire, from Middle English hali, holi ‘holy’ + wel(le) ‘well’ (Old English hālig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well, spring’). Compare Halliwell .

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

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