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                                           Holloway Plot

                           Rockbridge Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

                                          HERE THEY SLEEP Narrative

HOLLOWAY BURIAL SITE     Re: Samuel Holloway

Location found and established 14 October 1975 by Avery Clark and H. A. Dieter, followed by a series of historical outlines received 15 November 1975 from John T. Holloway, 3635 Westwood Blvd., Apt. 4, Los Angeles, California 90034, father of Prof. Robert J. Holloway, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. This very obscure site is located in the northwest 1/4 of section 6, Town of Rockbridge, on the brow of a hill on the present Harold Jordahl Jr. farm. A town road leads south out of Woodstock toward the above locale and ends at the farmstead near by. Turn east a short distance across field land and into the woods. The grave is unmarked and lies about 30 rods east of a line fence between the Jordahl farm and the adjoining farm to the west. A lone cedar tree stands it's solitary watch over the spot as described by certain Clark family descendants. It was reported that Mr. Holloway's death was due to a logging accident in April of 1855. The following is a brief outline of names and events leading up to that year. Samuel, or Jacob Samuel Hollow, came from a long line of Maryland Holloways dating back to 1620. Eleven members of this Maryland family served in the American Revolutionary War.  Samuel, son of James and Tabatha Franklin Holloway, was born in Worchester County, Maryland in 1799.  He was first married to Mahala Godfrey 17 September 1822. She was born in Worchester in 1801 and died in Monroe, Wisconsin in September of 1846 with burial in the Union Cemetery, Monroe Township, Green County, Wisconsin. There is no gravestone remaining after 129 years. Ten  children were born to this union. Samuel was again married to Abigail Powell Stewart. One son James Byrd, was born to this union, 1847-1939. James married Maggie Beatty of the Woodstock area. They are buried in the local cemetery near the village. Much more could be said concerning this early American family; their traits, ambitions and pioneer living before and after their entry into Richland County. Blacksmithing was the chief occupation mastered by Samuel. It must also be noted that Samuel had a twin brother, John Franklin Holloway, of whom no available data can presently be added to the James Holloway family record. Here again at the brow of a hill rests a man of noble kindred in an unmarked grave, forgotten by most, yet recorded in the several accounts from Maryland to Wisconsin. There is the usual disagreement found at several points on exact dates in the overall data. We are therefor compelled to separate or accept that which appears to be fitting and proper.  Your coordinator has again shared the honors thus far extended and made available in various forms here at Brewer Library. There are yet many throughout the county whose burials will be left unrecorded for lack of sufficient data. We have knowledge of  many but cannot substantiate or correctly establish their location or record related names and dates. They must lie unnamed and unnoticed in their final obscurity. In most cases regular cemeteries were not yet established, accounting for the earlier scattered burials in the more remote areas.

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