I am related to HOLLEYS via Merry Hill in Bertie County.
My great great grandmother's name was MARGARET HOLLEY whom married into an UNRELATED HOLLEY family, therefore her name remained HOLLEY. My great great great Aunt was named after her mother, (Margaret Holley; my great great grandmother)she was known as "MAGGIE," and she married a HECKSTALL. My great grandmother was ALBERTA HOLLEY(she did not marry), and her daughter was my paternal grandmother whom was JESSIE HOLLEY whom married my paternal grandfather JAMES "MACK" BASNIGHT; from Windsor, North Carolina. Looking forward to hearing from you. My HOLLEY clan were from Merry Hill, however I was told it was such a big family that they branched out to other areas.