Elizabeth Hollis

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hollis was born about 1839, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, her father, John M. Hollis, was 44 and her mother, Mary Knight, was 40.

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John M. Hollis
Mary Knight
William Knight Hollis
Jane Hollis
Elizabeth Hollis
Isaac Hollis
Jonathan Hollis
Henry Hollis
Andrew Hollis

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Hollis in household of John M Hollis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Hollis - Government record: Census record

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) holly or holly trees’, from Middle English holi(e), holin (Old English holegn, holen). Compare Hollen and Holley 3.

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

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