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91. Algernon Sidney HOLDERNESS143,178 was born on 7 December 1905.77,142 He died on 18 March 1993 at the age of 87 in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.142

In 1930, Elizabeth Holderness is found in Pulaski Co, AR, in Little Rock. Living with her is son A. Sidney. They were renting. Her age given as 55, his as 25. He was working as an insurance adjustor.

Married Mary Elizabeth Crockett. One son, Algernon Sidney Holderness, Jr. born 31 Mar 1939.
Algernon Sidney Holderness, Jr. married Beth Crockett as seen in index to "Arkansas Families: Glimpses of Yesterday Columns From the Arkansas Gazette" by Desmond Allen (Arkansas Reseach)

His Social Security number was applied for in Georgia.

The New York Times, 21 Mar 1993, p.44
HOLDERNESS - A. Sidney, on March 18, 1993, age 87, of Radnor, PA. Husband of Beth Crockett Holderness. Father of A. Sidney Holderness, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY. Grandfather of Claire Crockett Holderness and Julia Simms Holderness of Brooklyn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service, 2 PM, Monday, at the Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, PA. A memorial service to follow at 3 PM at the Wayne Presbyterian Church, Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA. Visiting hours, Sunday 1-3 PM at Alleva Funderal Home, 1724 E. Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA.

Algernon Sidney HOLDERNESS and Mary Elizabeth CROCKETT were married. Mary Elizabeth CROCKETT, daughter of John W. CROCKETT and Lillian Sutcliffe ALLEN, was born on 19 March 1909.142 She died on 18 August 1997 at the age of 88 in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.142

The obituary of her son Algernon Sidney Holderness Jr. makes claim that he was a descendant of Davy Crockett. Would be interesting to pursue the research to see if such is true.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES; 21 Aug 1997
Paid Notice: Deaths
Holderness-Mary Elizabeth (nee Crockett). On August 18, 1997, age 88, of Radnor, PA. Widow of A. Sidney Holderness Sr. Mother of A. Sidney Holderness of Houston, TX. Grandmother of Claire Crockett Holderness of Manhattan and Julia Simms Holderness of Baltimore MD. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, Aug 21, 1:00 PM at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia PA. A 2:30 PM Memorial Service will follow the interment at the Wayne Presbyterian Church. No viewing. Memorial contributions to Wayne Presby. Church, Wayne PA 19087. Alleva Funeral Home Inc. Paoli, PA.

In 1930, Algernon Sidney lived in Little Rock Pulaski Co, AR. I also found in the same city: Lillian A. Crockett, age 47, and she had a daughter Mary E., age 21. Lillian was a widow, married at 19. She was born AR, her father b. Ireland, her mother b. Mississippi. She was working as a Bookkeeper for the State Treasurer. Milton Allen, age 60, a Negro, was a Renter, a Janitor at the State Capitol.

So backing up to 1920, I find Big Rock Twp, Little Rock Ward 4, Pulaski Co AR, Hh 84
John W. Crockett, age unk, b. AR, parents birth unk, no occupation
Lillian, wife, age unk, b. AR, father b. Ireland, mother b. AR
Elizabeth, daughter age 10, b. AR
Seems to me the information was not given by a member of the family....

1910 Census. Big Rock Twp, Little Rock Ward 2, Pulaski Co, AR, Hh 233
John W. Crockett, age 41, married twice, the last time for 3 years, b. AR, parents b. TN, State Commissioner, Railroad
Lillian, wife, age 26, married twice, 1 child, b. AR, father b. Ireland, mother b. AR
Elizabeth, dau, age 1 year, 1 month, b. AR
Mary B., Mother, age 67, widowed, 4 children - 1 living, b. TN, father b. KY, mother b. TN

Here is a Crocketr in 1900 with the right wife to be Mary B. above - the problem is that when I find Robert & Mary B. in 1870 with a son John. W., he is some 10 years older.
1900 Census. McFall Twp, Stuttgart, Arkansas Co, AR, Hh 336
Robert Crocket, b. Feb 1832, age 68, married for 44 years, b. TN, parents, b. TN, Lawyer
Mary B., wife, b. Mar 1841, age 59, 5 children, 1 living, b. TN, parents b. TN
Guy, son, b. Jun 1879, age 20, b. AR [Guy appears to not be a son, see next...]

1880 Census. Keaton Twp, Arkansas Co, AR, Hh 175
Robert H. Crockett, age 48, Lawyer, b. TN, parents b. TN
Mary B. 39, wife, b. TN, parents, b. VA
Emma E. Smith, age 11, cousin, b. AR, father b. Maine, mother b. AR
Mary F. White, 18, boarder, b. AR, parents b. TN
Guy White, age 11 months, b. June, Boarder, b. AR, parents b. AR

1870 Census. Mount Adams, P.O., Polk Twp, Arkansas Co, AR, Hh 114
Robert H. Crockett, age 40, Lawyer, b. TN
Mary B., 30, b. TN
Robert G. age 12, b. AR
John W., 10, b. AR
Ernest, age 8, b. AR
Listed just before Robert at the top line of the page, but perhaps living in the household of Bennett & Frances Bagby was Sallie L. Crockett, age 15, b. TN

1860 Census. Polk Twp, Arkansas Co, AR, Hh 84
Robt. H. Crockett, age 28, lawyer, b. TN
Mary B. 19, Seamstress, b. AR
Robt G., age 2, b. AR
John W., age 1 month, b. AR
Sallie L. Crockett, age 6, b. MS, was in the household of Bennett Bagby, that year, too.

So far, in 1850, the only Robert Crockett I've found close to this age was a Robert M. Crockett in the household of Catherine Crockett age 49, in Montgomery Co, TN. Robert M. was age 16. There was another boy, William W. T., age 14; all born in TN. Next door was a J. W. Crockett, age 31, and his wife Mary, with five children.
Also in Montgomery Co, TN was a Wm Crockett, age 72, b. SC, living with W. O. Williams & wife Dolly. And the family of Leftridge Crockett, age 32 and his wife Huldah and their six children - the whole family b. TN
This family does not tie into the family of Davy Crockett in anyway that I can discover.
And this Robert M. Crockett may have married 2 Oct 1854, Montgomery Co, TN, to Louisa A. Tinsley - which also means he cannot be the Robert living in Arkansas Co, AR, in 1850.

Algernon Sidney HOLDERNESS and Mary Elizabeth CROCKETT had the following children:



Algernon Sidney HOLDERNESS Jr..