re: Janet Adair bc.1714 Ireland m. Samuel Holliday.
Would Samuel have been connected to William Holliday (below) ?Thankyou.
William HOLLIDAY (c.1756 - 1812)?
m. Martha PATTON (1754-1816)
Major Joseph HOLLIDAY
b. Sep 15, 1789 Harrison Co, Kentucky
d. Dec 17, 1870 Monroe Co, Missouri
Autobiography of Joseph Holliday (1861)
I was born on the fifeenth day or September, 1789 in what was then Bourbon Co, Ky., now Harrison Co., about three miles southwest from where Cynthiana now is, on a bluff of Gray’s Run, on the south side thereof, just above its mouth.
My father’s name was William Holliday. He was born in Ireland, near Londonderry, and came to America when he was seventeen years of age. He came to Pennsylvania where he married Martha Patton. She also came from Ireland, when she was eleven years of age, with her father and mother and a large family of brothers and sisters. When last heard from, two sisters of my mother were living near Urbana, Ohio; one named Nancy Steele, a widow; and, the other named Polly Wright, also a widow. They had a great many children.
In the north of Ireland there was a Rebellion, about the year 1772.My father was a member of the Hearts of Steele, and as the British Government had detected the movements of the Society, and was endeavoring to ferret out its members, my father escaped in a vessel and came to America, in the year 1772. He had no brothers. He had only one sister (Jane) married her cousin Joseph Holliday in Ireland. They came to America, and settled in Pennsylvania. Her husband, Joseph Holliday, was killed in Pennsylvania by the falling of a tree, which was cut down for a coon. He was holding the dogs, and, the tree falling the wrong way, killed him. They had two children; one son named Samuel, who has a family of children some where in Ohio. Sam was killed a few years ago, not far from Lebanon, Ohio, on Point Creek.
My father died in 1812 and that it was a short time before war was declared. He was fifty-five years of age at the time of his death.
My father moved to Kentucky after he was married and had three children, I think it was about 1786, three years before I was born. He settled at the place where I was born, on Gray’s Run.
My father had ten children, five boys and five girls, to-wit:
Samuel, William, Sally, Nancy, Martha, Jane, Joseph, Rebecca, James, and John. John died when a small boy. (John Holliday died in 1796 aged 11 months)
All are now (1861) dead but three of us, Jane Boyd, who is five years older than I; Rebecca McClintock, who is three years younger than I; and myself.
Jane Boyd and her husband, Irving Boyd, live in Indiana, about fifty miles from Indianapolis, and one mile south of the railroad that goes from Indianapolis to Maton, Ohio. They have two boys, one named Rankin, and the other, I think, is named Irvin. Irvin lives in Illinois, not far west of Terre Haute, Indiana.