William Holliman and wife Emily Sharp found in Posey County on the 1870 census living in Robb Twp, town of Stewartsville. They have 3 children: Nancy 12, Rebecca 10 and Alfred 4.
20 Oct 1878 Rebecca Holliman marries Carlisle Cave of Michigan. Her daughter Ava Flossie was born 14 Mar 1877 in Posey Co. Rebecca then dies before the 1880 census and Carlisle disappears. Emily Holliman raised her granddaughter Flossie, who then marries to Arja Robert Brown 28 Dec 1898 in Posey Co. There is a death record (1922) for her in Lake Co., Florida showing her parent's names.
Carlisle Cave re-appears in San Francisco where he remarries to much younger Edith Buchanan about 1894. He will father 3 daughters and 1 son and all lived in the Sacramento, CA area.
The California family never knew about their Posey Co., Indiana 1/2 sister Flossie until recently and wonder if there is any other information about the Holiman family there. Flossie had a daughter Vernice Brown who we can only find on census 1880 and 1900 in Indiana.
Glad to share,