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79. Harriet R. HOLDERNESS99,100,155 was born on 1 April 1832 in Georgia.32 She died on 16 October 1863 at the age of 31.32

Census of 1830 and 1840 show that Harriet was possibly born in Apr of 1830 rather than 1832. She is listed as age 18 in 1850.

In 1860, Harriet was growing still younger as she listed her age as 25. In that census I find: E. D. Stringer, age 29, Farmer, b. Georgia. He gave no value for his property but had $2500 worth of personal estate. That value no doubt represented by the three slaves listed in the Slave Schedule.. C. A. Stringer, age 3, female, and Joseph age 2 months, were listed in the household.

Harriet R. HOLDERNESS and Emory Dawkins STRINGER were married on 10 September 1854.32 Emory Dawkins STRINGER, son of Smith STRINGER and Sarah MORRISON, was born on 21 May 1830 in Georgia.155 He died on 16 December 1912 at the age of 82 in Thomas County, Georgia.

I found Sidney Holderness Stringer as registering in the 1917-1918 Draft. He was born 17 Jan 1899, living in Metcalf, GA at the time he registered in Leon Co FL.
I knew he must somehow be connected to the family. Census records eventually proved that he was a son of Robert Stringer, the eldest son of Emory by his second wife - it appears doubtful that he had any blood relationship to the Holderness family.


1870 Census. East half 579th District, Thomas Co GA, p.15, Hh 259
Emory D. Stringer, age 40, farmer, b. GA
Gatsy, age 38, b. FL [2nd wife]
Caroline, 11. Joseph, 9. both b. FL
Robert 4, Franklin 2, both b. in Georgia.
Abner Conwell, age 14, b. GA. [stepson?]

1880 Census. West Glasgow, Thomas Co GA, p.277b, Hh 15
E. Stringer, age 50 [all are marked as born in GA, parents b. GA]
M. wife, age 30 [is this a 3rd wife?]
Carrie, daughter, age 20
Joe, son, age 21
Robt, son, age 16
Frank, son, age 14
Bettie, daughter, age 8
Jack, son, age 6
Maggie, daughter, age 4
Willie, son, age 2
Ellen, daughter, age 2
Rose, daughter, age 1

1900 Census. Metcalf, Thomas Co GA, Sheet 11b
Dwelling numbers have been marked over and are unreadable. Census is very faded and mostly unreadable.
E. D. Stringer, b. May 1830, age 70, Wd.
There are seven young people living with him, none have months for their ages and can barely be read.
Maggie, dau, b. 1877, age 22
Willie, son, b. 1879, 21
Ansley, son, b. 1881, 19
Marvin, son, b. 1883, age 16
Ruby, dau, b. 1887, 13
Jonas, son, b. 1890, age 10
Fanny, dau, b. 1894, age 6

Next is:
J. D. Stringer, b. Mar 1860, age 40, has been married 15 years [presumably Joseph]
M. L., wife, b. Nov 1862, age 37. Had 4 children, 3 are living.
Arthur, son, age 12, b. Oct 1887
Emory, son, age 9, b. Aug 1890
???, son, age 7, b. Apr 1893

In 1900, Robert E. Stringer was living in Wheeler, Jefferson Co FL, Hh 183
Robert E. Stringer, b. Mar 1866, age 33, married 12 years, b. GA
Anner R., wife, b. Mar 1869, age 31, 7 children - 4 living, b. FL
Samuel E., son, b. Nov 1888, age 11
Ruth, daughter, b. Jul 1894, age 7
Robert E., b. Jul 1894, age 5
Sidney H., b. Jan 1899, age 1
All the children were listed as born in GA but I believe they were all born in Florida.
1910 Census. Metcalf, Thomas Co GA, Hh 213
Emory "Stinger", age 79, married 5 years
Pattie, wife, 59

1910 Census. Wheeler, Jefferson Co FL, Hh 116
Robert E. Stringer, age 44, married 22 yrs, b. GA, f. b. GA, m. b. FL
Anner R., wife, age 42, 9 children - 5 living, b. FL, f. b. FL, m. b. GA
Robert E., son, age 15, b. FL
Sid. H., son, age 11, b. FL
Albert L., son, age 8, b. FL
Mary C., daughter, age 6, b. FL

1920 Census. Grady Co, GA, Duncanville
Robt C. Stringer, age 53, b. GA, f. b. GA, m.b. FL, Farm manager
Anna, wife, age 52, b. FL
Ruth Boswick, dau, age 28, Widowed, b. GA
Sidney H. Stringer, son, age 21, b. FL
Albert, son, age 18, b. FL
Mary K, dau, age 15, b. FL
Francie Boswick, granddaughter, age 10
Catherine Boswick, grandau, age 1 2/12

Harriet R. HOLDERNESS and Emory Dawkins STRINGER had the following children:

154

i.

Caroline A. STRINGER was born on 13 April 1856 in Leon County, Florida.155 She died in September 1903 at the age of 47 in Whitesburg, Carroll County, Georgia.

155

ii.

Joseph Dawkins STRINGER155 was born on 14 March 1860 in Leon County, Florida.155 He died on 13 January 1939 at the age of 78 in Thomas County, Georgia.

Joseph was two months old at the Census date in 1860, so probably born March or early April of that year.

156

iii.

William James STRINGER was born on 7 July 1855 in Leon County, Florida. He died on 17 July 1859 at the age of 4 in Leon County, Florida.

157

iv.

Daniel E. STRINGER was born on 14 September 1862 in Leon County, Florida. He died on 1 October 1863 at the age of 1 in Leon County, Florida.