This is the end of the Hollon trail for my husband’s branch of the family. His 2x great grandfather, James Hollon, was the son of yesterday’s head of household, also James Holland, who kept to the traditional spelling of the name.
This James was born on 25 February 1824 in Missouri, undoubtedly in Howard County, where his parents lived. He married Eramanthus Elizabeth Scott there on 10 June 1847. (A total aside here – the only reference source I can find for the name “Eramanthus” is the boar of Erymanthus, found in the tales of Hercules. I am not sure why anyone would name a child, much less a daughter, with that name, but her mystery parents did.)
She was born about 1827 in Missouri, but all attempts to find parents for her have failed. She apparently had a brother Robert, who lived with James and her in 1850. She was enumerated as Eramanthus E. in this census.
Elizabeth Eramanthus was apparently the mother of all of James’s children. She died between 1870 and 1880, likely in Sullivan County, Missouri.
James and Eramanthus had seven known children, probably all born in Sullivan County:
John S., born about 1849; he married Clarissa A. Baskett, 25 February 1869, Sullivan County, Missouri. They had a daughter, Mary E., born in 1870. However, no one in this little family has been found after 1870.
James Milton, born 17 February 1853; died 27 August 1939, Sullivan County, Missouri. He married Nancy Melissa Baskett, 22 February 1874, Sullivan County, Missouri. James and Nancy had four daughters – Lulu who married a Jacobs, Miranda who married a Nickells, Ethel who married a Dell and Nancy Jane, who died in infancy. All remained in the area of Browning, Sullivan County, Missouri.
Eliza A., born about 1856; nothing further found after the 1870 census.
George M., born about 1858; married (1) Charity Ann Stewart, 28 July 1878, Chariton County, Missouri (2) Alice Coffman, 19 February 1896, Sullivan County, Missouri (3) Mary Rodman, 10 June 1906, Livingston County, Missouri. “G.M. Hollon” and wife, Mary, were living in Lujan, Union County, New Mexico for the 1920 census. George died there on 26 December 1920. A note on Find A Grave looks to be an abstract of an obituary, which says he was survived by his wife, a son, J.T. Hollon of Oklahoma City and a daughter Flora Cordray of Nevada, which is in Vernon County, Missouri.
Columbus Marion, born about 1861. He married (1) Sarah G. Caffelt, 31 December 1879, Moniteau County, Missouri and (2) Sarah Ann Zook, 21 May 1900, in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas. C.M. and S.A. “Hallan” were enumerated in Franklin County in 1900. They were aged 51 and 43 with no children in the household. Sarah is shown as never having given birth. Oddly, Columbus is listed as having given birth to 2 children, 1 living. Perhaps he and first wife, Sarah had children and when she died, her family took in the surviving child. Columbus and Sarah are last found in Cave, Sharp County, Arkansas in 1920.
William Edwin, born about 1867; married Mary Elizabeth Martin, 3 July 1894, Henry County, Missouri. He died on 20 June 1935 in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas. It appears that William and Mary divorced. In 1920, she is married to Jacob Burgoon in Kansas with the Hollon children in the household.
James W., born December 1898
Opal E., born about 1900
Goldie M., born about 1904; died before 1910
Bernie, born about 1908
Fern, born about 1908
There is no census note about “Burney” and Fern being twins, but they are both Hollons and both 12 years old in 1920.
The last child of James and Eramanthus Scott Hollon was Mary Elizabeth. She was born 24 February 1868, probably in Sullivan County and she was the first wife of John Henry Peavler Stufflebean. Mary Elizabeth died in Garner, Linn County, Missouri on 2 January 1905. My father-in-law Ed commented more than once that he never knew his grandmother. John Henry’s second wife, Addie, was the only paternal grandmother he ever knew, but Ed was pleased to finally visit the Linn County graveyard in the 1980’s after he retired.
Mary Elizabeth Hollon Stufflebean
The family didn’t even have a photo of her, so he settled for this.
John Henry Stufflebean and Mary Elizabeth Hollen married on 27 June 1886 in Linn County, Missouri and had a big family, all born in Linn County. Their children were:
Ernest Lavern, born 21 May 1887; died 1959. Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; married Grace M. Baker, 11 December 1907, Linn County.
Iva Myrtle, born 17 September 1888; died 29 June 1976, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County, California; married Marion Everett Baker, about 1909.
James Herman, born 2 August 1890; died 27 May 1955, Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; married Anna Bell Riggs, 19 December 1908, Noble, Cleveland, OK
Owen Wayne, born March 1892; died about 22 August 1902, Linn County, Missouri
Earl Marcus, born 23 January 1894; died 11 January 1946, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; married Pearl Lillian Brasher, 10 August 1916 in Norman.
Lila Hazel, born 22 March 1896; died 31 January 1897, Linn County, Missouri
Henry Sylvan, born 9 December 1897; died 27 October 1940, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; married Blanche (maiden name unknown).
Nolan Kay, born 3 February 1900; died 9 November 1970, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; married Harriet Reeves.
John Kenneth, born 15 March 1902; died 11 October 1970, Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; married 3 times, first to Lucille Mosley, the other two wives are unknown.
I don’t know if Mary Elizabeth died giving birth to yet another child. With the timing in January 1905, it is possible, but there is no death certificate for her. On 21 May 1905, John married (2) Addie Lucinda Belcher in Linn County. They went on to have four daughters and a son, but as they aren’t Hollon descendants, I will leave that for a Stufflebean post.
Thus ends the saga of the Holland/Hollon family from Anne Arundel County, Maryland in the mid 1600’s to the turn of the 20th century.
Here are links to the other posts: