|Jesse Holly was born on 29 Nov 1775 in Florida,
Orange Co., New York and was the son of Noah
Holly (b.16 Jun 1741 in Florida, Orange, NY) and
Martha Ayers. Jesse married (1) Christian
DeForest on 17 May 1799, and married (2) Anna
DeSherre. He died about 1871 in Lee Co.,
JESSE HOLLY & CHRISTIAN (DE FOREST)
DeForest Holly - born on 06 Jun
JESSE HOLLY & ANN (DE SHERRER)
- David Ayers
Holly - born in 1804;
died in Jun 1875.
Neville Holly - born 15
Sep 1806; died on 16 Sep 1891.
A. Holly .
of Jesse, was born in 1804 in Paradise Twp., York
Co., Pennsylvania and removed at a young age to
Ohio where he engaged in farming until 1835. He
left Ohio and removed to Franklin Grove in Lee
county where he remained for ten years beforeg
going to Palmyra Township. There he purchased 720
acres of land and lived there until his death in
June of 1875.
David was married to Miss Eva Hoke
in Knox County, Ohio on 14 Jan 1833. Eve was born
in Pennsylvania in about 1812 and was the mother
of his seven children. They were enumerated in
the 1860 and 1870 census residing in Dixon,
Lee Co., Illinois; and after David's death his
widow was listed in their son David's household
Biography of David A. Holly
DAVID A. HOLLY & EVA (HOKE)
B. Holly - born about 1833 in
De Forest Holly - born 01 Sep
1834 in Bellville, Richland Co.,
Ohip; died in 1891 in Cherokee
Co., Iowa and was buried in Cedar
Cemetery. He married Martha C.
Lantz on 07 Mar 1867 in Richland,
H. Holly - born 09 Apr 1836 in
Franklin Grove, Lee Co., Illinois
and later resided in California.
A. Holly - born 12 Feb 1840 in
Lee Co., IL; married Frank Biddle
and resided in Iowa.
Clayton Holly - born 01
Jan 1843; died 13 Aug 1920.
W. Holly - born 24 Apr 1846 in
Lee Co., IL and resided in Iowa.
Holly - born in Aug 1849 in Lee
Co., IL and married Orville Fort
Neville Holly, son of Jesse, was born on 15 Sep
1806 in Ontario, Canada. He grew to manhood there
and came to Ohio where he married Sophronia
Harrison. Born on the 15th of February 1809,
Sophronia was the daughter of Norman and
Deliverance (Standish) who were among some of the
ealries families. After the birth of their first
two children, they crossed into Illinois with
wagon and teams and located in Franklin Grove,
Mrs. Holly being the first white woman to live
there. Two years after their claim, they sold the
land an continued westward to Clinton, Iowa. Mr.
Holly was one of the men who laid out a town on
his claim, and gave it the name of New York. The
town, however, never materialized to any great
extent, as during the two years that the Hollys
remained there its population never exceeded
fifteen whites. After two years in Iowa, they
returned to the former settlement at Franklin
Grove, and locate in Lee county where they
family was enumerated in the 1870 census residing in Dixon,
Lee Co., Illinois, and in 1880 living in Palmyra, Lee Co.,
Illinois. James died there on 16 Sep 1891.
JAMES N. HOLLY & SOPHRONIA (HARRISON)
DeForest Holly - born 22
E. Holly - born about 1851;
married Mr. Miller and was
residing in her parents home with
her son Freddie Miller in 1880,
listed as divorced.
Clayton Holly, son of David, was born on 01 Jan
1843 in Dixon, Lee, Illinois. He wad enumerated
with his family in the 1870 census living in Dixon.
Two years later he married Callie Bovey, daughter
of Daniel Bovey and Martha (Brubaker) on 24 Dec
1872 in Woosung, Ogle Co., Illinois. Callie was
born on 16 Apr 1855 in Ogle Co., Illinois and was
listed in the 1870 census records with her family
residing in Buffalo Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois.
In 1880, David and Callie were living in
Palmyra, Lee Co., Illinois and David's widowed
mother Eva is listed in their household. By 1885, the family had removed to
Cherokee Co., Iowa where they were enumerated in
the state census, and again in the federal census
in 1900 residing in Sheridan
David died on 13
Aug 1920 in Hewitt, Todd Co., Minnesota and was
buried on 15 Aug 1920 in Hewitt Cemetery. His
wife passed away on 10 Jun 1932 in Hewitt, and
was also buried in Hewitt Cemetery.
Photo of the David C. Holly Family
DAVID C. HOLLY & CALLIE (BOVEY)
- Anna L.
Holly - born about 1874
in Cherokee Co., Iowa; married
- George F.
Holly - born 22 Sep 1876
in Lee Co., Illinois; married
Grace Johnson; died 28 Feb 1955
in Hewitt, Todd Co., MN.
B. Holly - born in September 1878
Bolton Holly - born in Jan or
June of 1884 in Cherokee Co.,
Iowa; married Ethel Grace Larson
in Hewitt, Todd Co., MN. Ethel
was born 14 Sep 1890 in Oak
Valley Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN.
M. Holly - born in June 1886 in
Iowa; married Clifford Mills.
DeForest Holly, son of James, was born on 22 Jun
1849 in Palmyra Twp., Lee Co., Illinois. He was
married here to Mary Catherine Carpenter. who was
born 04 Oct 1850 in Bradford Co., PA and was the
daughter of Edward and Eliza (Goodwin) who had
come to Dixon in 1854.
They were listed in the 1870 and 1880 census records residing in Lee Co.,
Illinois, and in 1900 were living in Houstonia Twp.,
Pettis Co., Missouri with their daughter Bell
Biography of Warren D.
WARREN D. HOLLY & CATHERINE (CARPENTER)
- Belle A.
Holly - born in May 1874;
married C. Nichol and was mother
of Bernard and Robert Holly.
Holly - born about 1876 in
Illinois; died young.
E. Holly - died in infancy.
|Anna L. Holly, daughter of David C., was
born about 1874 in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa and
was counted in the 1870 and 1880 census records residing with her
faminly in Lee Co., Illinois. She moved with her
family and was listed in the 1885 Iowa State Census living
in Cherokee County. She was the wife of Ira Dull
who was born about 1860 in Wisconsin.
ANNA L. (HOLLY) & IRA DULL
Dull - born about 1896 in Iowa.
Dull was born about 1898 in Iowa.
of David C., was born on 22 Sep 1876 in Lee Co.,
Illinois. He was enumerated in the 1880 census with his family residing in
Palmyra, and at the age of five, moved to Cheokee
Co., Iowa where he was listed in the 1885 state census. There he
grew to manhood and was engaged in farming until
1899 at which time he went to Wadena, Minnesota.
He married Grace Johnson,
daughter of Franklin Fremont Johnson and Ida May
(Rand) about 1901. Grace was born on 29 Dec 1878
in Ogle Co., Illinois and resided there until
1892 when she and her parents moved to Cherokee
Co, Iowa. In 1899 she moved with her parents to
Wadena, Minnesota and was listed with them in the
1900 census, George being
included in their household as a lodger. By 1910 George and Grace were
residing in Stowe Prairie, Hewitt Village, Todd
Co., Minnesota, and were again listed in the 1920 census for that town. He operated a
blacksmith shop in Hewitt until 1924 when they
moved to Breckenridge and again engaged in
farming until 1930 when they returned to Hewitt
and George followed the blacksmith trade once
George and Grace
both died in a tragic home fire on a Monday
afternoon in Hewitt on 28 Feb 1955. The fire was
believed to have been caused by the explosion of
a gas stove. The couple were both buried on the
3rd of March and were laid to rest at Hewitt
Cemetery in Todd Co., Minnesota.
GEORGE F. HOLLY & GRACE (JOHNSON)
Holly - born about 1902; married
Holly - born about 1903; married
R. Holly - born 19 Jul 1905 in
Hewitt, Todd, MN. He was married
to Marge and passed away in 1960
in Broadus, Montana. He was laid
to rest in Brained, Minnesota.
Holly - born in 1906 in Hewitt,
Todd Co, Minnesota. She married
Glen Edward Pierce, son of Frank
Orlando Pierce and Mabel Clair
(Brewer). She passed away in 1991
and was buried in Hewitt,
Holly - born about 1910 in
Holly - born about 1915 in
daughter of Warren DeForest, was born in May 1874
in Illinois and was enumerated in the 1880 census residing with her parents in
Palmyra. Belle married C. Nichol about 1898 and
in 1900 they were living in Pettis
Co., Missouri - her parents included in the
household as well as their two small sons.
BELLE (HOLLY) & C. NICHOL
E. Nichol - born in Jul 1896 in
L. Nichol - born in Mar 1899 in
Records, Richland Co., OH 1864-1868,
& Biographical Record of Lee
County, Illinois, 1892
County, Iowa Biographical History,
- 1885 Iowa
Notice - Telegraph and Herald, 09 Jan
Prairie Leader, 03 Mar 1955
Grindy Family Papers
16 Feb 2013
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