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Descendants of William Holderness

Three brothers came from England circa 1750: one settled in the East, one went West, one went South
.....stop me if you've heard this story!
The tradition of William Holderness resembles many of these tales we are all trying to unravel.
I believe the truth is somewhat closer to this: William and his brother James moved to North Carolina after their father died in Virginia.
It is possible they are sons of a Robert Holderness whose traces are found in Middlesex, Caroline, and King & Queen Counties. Since I cannot prove these relationships yet, I'll start my story with William Holderness, whose first record is as a member of the Orange County, North Carolina militia in 1763.

I have never been to prove absolutely that William and James Holderness were brothers. James lived in Rockingham County, North Carolina, then moved along with his two children to Wilkes County, Georgia. You can find the family of James Holderness by going back to the Leaves of the Tree homepage and scrolling down to his link near the bottom of the page, or click here.


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Kay Haden
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