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6. William Henry HOLDERNESS29,58,59 was born in 1819 in Caswell County, North Carolina.60 He died on 30 January 1890 at the age of 71 in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina.60 He was buried in St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Greene County, North Carolina.61

Still at home with his mother in 1850 Census.

The Weekly Raleigh Register, Raleigh NC, October 24, 1855, Issue 52
N. C. State Fair
List of Premiums
Awarded at the Third Annual Fair of the N. C. State Agricultural Society
First Class - Thoroughbred
Best pair matched Carriage Horses raised in the State. W. H. Holderness, 1st Premium $20

The land that Virginia Thomas and her sister Rebecca inherited was sold to William H. Holderness, her husband's brother that had bought all the Holderness land, before they left for Arkansas. Rebecca had died.
Found in the estate file of Nathaniel P. Thomas as found on
Virginia E. Thomas's Petition to sell real restate. Decree Spring Term 1857
Virginia E. Thomas has intermarried with Robert C. Holderness since the sale of lands set forth in the petition, who come to be made party to the petition in right of his wife.
It further appears to the court, that the petitioner Rebeccah W. Thomas has died under age since the sale of the lands set forth, and that by the death of the said Rebeccah, the whole estate passed over to Virginia E. Holderness, by the Will of the testator, their father Nathaniel P. Thomas, who thereby became entitled to received the whole of the proceeds of the sale.
Further appears that Robert C. Holderness and wife Virginia E. Holderness, formerly Virginia E. Thomas, have by deed duly conveyed all right, title and interest, to William H. Holderness.
Decreed by the Court, that the master pay over to William H. Holderness whatever terms of money are remaining in his hands from the sale of real estate and that the receipt of the said William H. Holderness by a sufficient discharge for the same.

1860 Census. W. H. Holderness, age 40, Farmer, b. NC. J. M. Holderness age 38 [his brother. S. F. Holderness, female, age 31, b. VA [Sarah, William's wife] and J. C. Holderness, female, age 5 [daughter Julia].

I found the following documents at [library access]

"Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms" 1861-65 NARA
Number 22. The Confederate States
To: Wm H. Holderness
Aug 29 1864 To Office Rent for three months at $8 pr month $24
I certify that the above account is correct and just; that the services were rendered as stated and that they were necessary for the public service.
Signed C. R. Kemp, Capt, Quartermaster
Received at Graham NC on 29 Aug 1846.

Another voucher dated the same day was for the following items:
To one month and fourteen Days service as sub-Agent in the Collection of tax in kind at $75 - $110.00
To Two Months and twenty eight days a Q.M.Agent in the collection of tithes at $100 per month. from May 2 1864 to Aug 1/64 - $293.33
To four & half Months labor for Boy at $45 from March 15 - Aug 1 $202.50
Total voucher for $605.83

A third voucher on the same days was for
To one gross Pens $6
To one and a hlaf quire Paper $10
Mucilage $1
Total of $17.
The articles accounted for on my property return for the 3rd quarter ending 5th day of Sept 1864. Signed: C. R. Kemp, Capt. Quartermaster

Also included at was this group
"Case Files of Applications from former Confederates for Presidential Pardons [Amnesty Papers] 1865-67 M1003, NARA
Caswell Co NC
June 17, 1865
Dear Sir,
I was a citizen of Caswell County NC about 45 years. I was appointed Title Agent for this county which office I accepted for the Sole purpose of avoiding conscription in the Confederate Service As I was not able or willing to go into the Army.
I was very anxious to have Civil Government established in the State & see peace, prosperity reign over this Country, and I am now Very anxious to take the oath proscribed by your Amnesty Proclamation and to become a good true and loyal citizen of the United States. Upon a statement of the above facts I ask your Excellency to grant me a full and free pardon.
Very respectfully your,
Obet. Servt.
W. H. Holderness

A copy of a printed form with the blanks filled in:
I, W. H. Holderness, of Caswell County, State of North Carolina, do solemnly swear or affirm, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder; and that I will in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves. So help me God.
W. H. Holderness
Sworn and subscribed to this the 23 day of Augt, A.D., 1865, before
A. A. Pattillo, J.P.

1870 Census. Thomasville, Davidson Co NC. W. H. Holiness age 50, Insurance Agent. S. F. age 43, Keeping house, b. VA. Julia age 15, W. T. age 9, and George A. age 3.

Died. Greene Co. W. H. HOLDERNESS. (WilsAdv, Feb. 6, 1890) USGenWeb Archives:
Marriage and Death Notices in Old Newspapers
Contributed by Roger Kammerer and Elizabeth Ross from microfilmed
newspapers, available at the East Carolina University Joyner Library,
North Carolina Collection, Greenville, NC. [Wilson Advance; Wilson, NC (WilsAdv)]

William Henry HOLDERNESS and Sarah FOREMAN were married after 1850. Sarah FOREMAN was born on 17 February 1827 in Norfolk County, Virginia.62 She died on 18 December 1895 at the age of 68.62

William Henry HOLDERNESS and Sarah FOREMAN had the following children:









George Allan HOLDERNESS.