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Lieut. James W. HOLLOMAN 12185 - Hopkins Co.

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Lieut. James W. HOLLOMAN 12185 - Hopkins Co.

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 6:59AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Holloman, Headley, Castleberry
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

LIEUT. JAMES W. HOLLOMAN was born in Hopkins County, Ky., September 12, 1832,and is a son of Miles B. and Amanda (Headley) Holloman. James W. Holloman was employed on his father’s farm until the latter’s death, which occurred in March, 1852. In the following fall he made a trip to Texas, and in the spring of 1853 came to Providence, where he was engaged in carpentering until the fall of 1859. He then bought a farm four miles south of town, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits and at carpentering until January, 1867; when he sold out and bought the farm, two and one-half miles south of Providence, upon which he now resides. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Eighth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Confederate States army, being elected second lieutenant. At the battle of Fort Donaldson he was taken prisoner, being first retained at Camp Chase, Ohio, but soon removed to Johnson’s Island. He was exchanged at Vicksburg in September, 1862, after which he was engaged in the recruiting service until the close of the war. Mr. Holloman as married in September, 1855, to Miss Altha E. Castleberry, a native of Hopkins County. Eight children were the fruit of the union, seven of whom – five sons and two daughters – are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Holloman are devoted and consistent members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is also a bright member of the Masonic fraternity. In politics he is a Democrat.

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