I'm looking for any information on the family of John G(aston) Bynum Hollyfield and Sophia Mariah Burnett. Bynum was Sept 18, 1844, Mitchell Co and died mar 22, 1926, Marion, McDowell Co. He married Mariah on 18 apr 1865 in Marion. His parents were Alfred Holyfield (s/o Wm Austin Holyfield and Morning Adams) and Elizabeth Martin (d/o Jacob Martin and Clarissa _?_). Mariah's parents were Phillip Burnett and Mary Elvira Elliott. The children I have for Bynum and Mariah are Mary, Sarah Jane, Wm Gaston, Charles, John Bynum, Ellis B, Eldridge, Ruthie and Phillip. Ellis' parents are listed as Mariah and Bynum on his death cert, but he never appears on a census record with them. William Gaston was married twice: 1-Mary Harris, 2- Dollie McKinny (d/o Thom. McK. & Jane Hollyfield). Wm and Dollie's son, Chesley was also married twice: 1- Mary Martin (d/o Zeb Martin and Sarah Jane Hollyfield), 2- Ida Mills. I have heard that Thomas McKinny was the son of Charles McKinny - the legendary one with four wives. I am desperately searching for any and all information on any of these families listed above.
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