John Holston

Male1 December 1800–27 January 1853

Brief Life History of John

John Holston was born on 1 December 1800, in North Carolina, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Mary. He lived in Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Monroe, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 27 January 1853, in Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Steekee Cemetery, Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States.

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John Holston
William Hulstone
Ann Eliza Holston
Mary Jane Holston
Thomas Holston
Julia Holsten
John A Holston

Sources (2)

  • John Holsten, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Holston, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (6)

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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1804 · Walton War

Age 4

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Sussex): possibly a variant of Halston, which is partly a habitational name from Halston (Shropshire), perhaps named with an Old English personal name Ealh + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, and partly derived from the Middle English personal name Halstein. Alternatively, Holston may be a habitational name from Holstone in Durham (from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + stān ‘stone’) or from a lost or unidentified place so called.

Probably an Americanized form of German Holsten .

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

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