Handsel Griffith, Virginia Taylor, & Janie Horton

grandparents of R A Holloman III & Virginia Meekins

Handsel Uriah Griffith 1867 – 1951 | his parents
& 1903 Virginia Taylor 1876 – bef 1920 | her parents
& by 1920 Janie J Horton [Parker] ca 1865 – bef 1950 | her parents
of Ahoskie, Hertford County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


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Handsel Uriah Griffith and Virginia Taylor were married in 1903.

Hansel Uriah Griffith was born in 1867 the son of Joseph Hansel Griffith and his wife Margarina Parker [Rawls].

Virginia Taylor was born May 1876 the daughter of Jeremiah F Taylor and wife Margaret Anna Higgs.

H U Griffith had a general store in 1910.

After his first wife died, Handsel married 2nd before 1920, Janie J Horton, the widow of Charles W Parker. Janie was the only daughter of Jordan J Horton of St. Johns.

Handsel Uriah Griffith died in October 1951.

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H U Griffith was present at his grandson’s wedding
at Maple Lawn
24 Dec 1950

Child of Handsel Uriah Griffith & Virginia Taylor:
1. Anna Higgs Griffith 19 Sep 1907 Hert Co – 4 May 1990 Pasq. Co
married Robert Abner [Red] Holloman 1 Sep 1908 Hert. Co -19 Dec 1987

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Anna Higgs and Red Holloman are at far right in picture
Melissa’s Wedding Day
College Park, GA

1920 census Hertford Co, NC [main Road through Maola]
298/300 Vinson, Dora C Head f w 48 wd
Jamie A S son m w 32 s
Ada M dau f w 34 s
William H son m w 30 s
Cleophus son m w 28 s
Griffith, Marginia mother f w 82 wd
299/301 Griffith, Handsel U head m w 52 m
Janie P. wife f w 54 m
Anna H. dau f w 12 s
Parker, Janie H. step dau f w 20 s

1910 Census Hertford Co NC
80/81 Griffith, Hansel U head 42 w m m 7
” , Virginia T wife 34 w f m 7
” , Anna H dau 2 w f
Higgs, Hathie E aunt 66 w f s

1900 Census Guilford Co NC Greensboro Ward 4 family 168
Taylor, Jeremiah F self m w July 1835 64 m 30 NC NC NC apt [real estate]
Margaret A wife f w Mar 1837 62 m 30 6 2 NC NC NC
Virginia dau f w May 1876 24 s NC NC NC teacher [school]
Seth C son m w Aug 1880 20 s NC NC NC Clerk [R R]
Higts, Harriet sister f w Sept 1844 55 s NC NC NC dress maker

1880 Census Place: Lower Conetoe, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Source: FHL Film 1254962 National Archives Film T9-0962 Page 60D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
J. F. TAYLOR Self M M W 44 NC Occ: Overseer Fa: NC Mo: NC
M. A. TAYLOR Wife F M W 42 NC Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: NC
Verginia TAYLOR Dau F S W 4 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC
Fernetta HIGGS MotherL F W W 73 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC
Harriet HIGGS SisterL F S W 35 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC

1870 Census Halifax Co NC Arcadia 549/558
Taylor J F 35 m w farmer 14000 210 NC
Margaret A 27 f w keeping house NC
559 Higgs, Finetty 60 f w at home NC

1860 Census Halifax Co Eastern Div 329/324
Joseph Higgs 54 m farmer 250 Halifax Co
Fennetta ” 45 f Edgecomb
Margarite 23 f seamtress Halifax
Almira T 21 ” Halifax
Harriet E 15

1850 Census Edgecomb
Jos Higgs 46 m – Teacher 800 NC
F 38 f NC
J H 21 m farmer NC
Ava 19 f NC
M A 13 f NC
A 12 f NC
H 5 f NC

Grandchildren of H U Griffith and Virginia Taylor:

Children of Anna Higgs Griffith and R A Holloman Jr:
1. Brig. Gen. Robert A [Bob] Holloman III USArmy ret.

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Vietnam 1973

married 24 Dec 1950 Lydia Jane Moore

  1. Robert Raynor [Rob] Holloman
    married Karen Herink
  2. Harry Hunter Holloman
    married Marilyn Baggett
  3. Melissa Jane Holloman
    married Thomas P Roberts
  4. William Abner Holloman

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R A Holloman III family
24 Dec 2000 Sydney, Australia

  1. Virginia Taylor Holloman
    married Francis Meekins
    1. Susan
    2. Francis Jr
    3. Holly

Great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Jeremiah F Taylor 1835 – aft 1900 | his parents
& 1870 Margaret Anna Higgs 1837 – aft 1900 | her parents
of Halifax, Edgecomb and Gilford Cos. NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Jeremiah F Taylor and Margaret A Higgs were married about 1870 per the 1900 census.
Jeremiah Taylor born 1835 appears to be the son
of Turner Stephenson Taylor 1808 – 1861 and wife Lucy B Inman 1810 – 1873 of Northampton Co NC.

Margaret A Higgs was born in Mar 1837
the daughter of Joseph Higgs [1806- bef 1870] and his 2nd wife Finetta Staton.
Margaret had six children two of whom were living in 1900.

Children of Jeremiah F Taylor and Margaret A Higgs:
1. Virginia Taylor May 1876 – bef 1920
married 1903 Handsel Uriah Griffith 1867 – 1951
2. Seth C Taylor Aug 1880 –

1900 Census Guilford Co NC Greensboro Ward 4 family 168
Taylor, Jeremiah F self m w July 1835 64 m 30 NC NC NC apt [real estate]
Margaret A wife f w Mar 1837 62 m 30 6 2 NC NC NC
Virginia dau f w May 1876 24 s NC NC NC teacher [school]
Seth C son m w Aug 1880 20 s NC NC NC Clerk [R R]
Higts, Harriet sister f w Sept 1844 55 s NC NC NC dress maker

1880 Census Place: Lower Conetoe, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Source: FHL Film 1254962 National Archives Film T9-0962 Page 60D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
J. F. TAYLOR Self M M W 44 NC Occ: Overseer Fa: NC Mo: NC
M. A. TAYLOR Wife F M W 42 NC Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: NC
Verginia TAYLOR Dau F S W 4 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC
Fernetta HIGGS MotherL F W W 73 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC
Harriet HIGGS SisterL F S W 35 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC

1870 Census Halifax Co NC Arcadia 549/558
Taylor J F 35 m w farmer 14000 210 NC
Margaret A 27 f w keeping house NC
559 Higgs, Finetty 60 f w at home NC


 

Great-great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Turner Stephenson Taylor 1808 – 1861 | his parents
& 1828 Lucy B Inman 1810 – 1873 | her parents
of Northampton Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Turner Stephenson Taylor and Lucy B Inman were married about 21 Nov 1828 [date of marriage bond NH Co NC] Witness was Matt Calvert and Bondsman was Wm Wade.

Children of Turner Stephenson Taylor and Lucy B Inman:
1. Eliza A Taylor 1830 –
2. Mary L Taylor 1833 –
3. Jeremiah F Taylor 1835 – aft 1900
married ca 1870 Margaret Anna Higgs 1837 – aft 1900
4. Elizabeth Taylor 1836 –
5. Turner Taylor Jr. 1838 –
6. Henry E Taylor 1841 –
7. John Washington Taylor 1844 –
8. Virginia F Taylor 1846 –
9. Lucius Leroy Taylor 1848 – 1911
married 25 May 1870 Molly Lewis Stephenson 1851 – 1937
10. Lucy Taylor 1852 –

info from 1850 and 1860 censuses Northampton Co NC


Great-great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Joseph Higgs 1806 – bef 1870 | his parents
& 1828 Mary Pope ca 1810 – 1831 | her parents
& 1835 Finetta Staton ca 1810 – aft 1880 | her parents
of Halifax & Edgecomb Cos. NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Joseph Higgs was born in 1806 Halifax Co NC, the son of Jacob Higgs [1768 – 1817] and wife Sarah [Sally] Bishop [died 1 April 1837].

Finetta Staton born ca 1810 was the daughter of Bythal Staton of Edgecombe Co. [from her marriage notice on the 24 March 1835 to Joseph Higgs that appeared in “The Tarboro Press”

Children of Joseph Higgs and Mary Pope:
1. J H Higgs 1829 –
2. Ava Higgs 1831 –
Children of Joseph Higgs and Finetta Staton:
1. Margaret Anna Higgs 1837 – aft 1900
married Jeremiah F Taylor 1835 – aft 1900
2. Almira T Higgs 1839 –
3. Harriet Higgs Sept 1844 – aft 1910 dsp

1910 Census Hertford Co NC
80/81 Griffith, Hansel U head 42 w m m 7
” , Virginia T wife 34 w f m 7
” , Anna H dau 2 w f
Higgs, Hathie E aunt 66 w f s

1900 Census Guilford Co NC Greensboro Ward 4 family 168
Taylor, Jeremiah F self m w July 1835 64 m 30 NC NC NC apt [real estate]
Margaret A wife f w Mar 1837 62 m 30 6 2 NC NC NC
Virginia dau f w May 1876 24 s NC NC NC teacher [school]
Seth C son m w Aug 1880 20 s NC NC NC Clerk [R R]
Higts, Harriet sister f w Sept 1844 55 s NC NC NC dress maker

1880 Census Place: Lower Conetoe, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Source: FHL Film 1254962 National Archives Film T9-0962 Page 60D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
J. F. TAYLOR Self M M W 44 NC Occ: Overseer Fa: NC Mo: NC
M. A. TAYLOR Wife F M W 42 NC Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: NC
Verginia TAYLOR Dau F S W 4 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC
Fernetta HIGGS MotherL F W W 73 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC
Harriet HIGGS SisterL F S W 35 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC

1870 Census Halifax Co NC Arcadia 549/558
Taylor J F 35 m w farmer 14000 210 NC
Margaret A 27 f w keeping house NC
559 Higgs, Finetty 60 f w at home NC

1860 Census Halifax Co Eastern Div 329/324
Joseph Higgs 54 m farmer 250 Halifax Co
Fennetta ” 45 f Edgecomb
Margarite 23 f seamtress Halifax
Almira T 21 ” Halifax
Harriet E 15

1850 Census Edgecomb
Jos Higgs 46 m – Teacher 800 NC
F 38 f NC
J H 21 m farmer NC
Ava 19 f NC
M A 13 f NC
A 12 f NC
H 5 f NC


Great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Joseph Hansel Griffith ca 1834 – bef 1920 | his parents
& ca 1864 Margaret Ann [Margarina] Parker [Rawls] 1838 – aft 1920 | her parents
& ca 1855 Abner Perry Rawls | his parents
of Hertford County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Margarina Parker was the daughter of Elisha Parker and his first wife Martha Vaughan.
Elisha Parker’s second wife was Matilda Vinson.
Martha Vaughan Parker was born 20 Sept 1812 Hertford Co NC and died 10 Sept 1841 Hertford Co NC.
She was the daughter of John Vaughan and Sarah Rogers and granddaughter of William Vaughan and Sarah Daniel and also granddaughter of Jonathan and Hester Rogers.

info provided by Peggy Vaughan McKinney

Children of Joseph Hansel Griffith and wife Margarina Parker:
1. James E Griffith ca 1865 –
2. Hansel U Griffith 1867 –
3. William N Griffith 1870 –
4. Walter P Griffith 1874 –

Children of Margarina Parker and Abner Perry Rawls:
1. Emma J Rawls ca 1856 –
married Patman E Porter
2. T C Rawls
3. Isadora E [Dora] Rawls ca 1862 –
married Unk Vinson

US census 1880 Hertford Co NC
#1 Griffith, Joseph H w m 45
” Margena w f 44 wife
James E w m 15 son
Hansel U w m 13 son
William N w m 10 son
Walter P w m 6 son
Revels, Isadora w f 17 daughter in law
” Ceasor T w m 2 son

US Census 1870 Hertford Co NC
#189 Griffith, J. H. 34 m w farmer 400 200
” Margena 32 f w keeping house
” James E 5 m w
” Hancil U. 3 m w
” William N 6/ m w
Rawles, Emma J. 13 f w
Isador E 8 f w


Great-great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Hansel D Griffith ca 1800 – ca 1843 | his parents
& Mary Ann Elizabeth Ramsey ca 1812 – aft 1880 | her parents
& by 1847 Jesse Sumner ca 1825 – bef 1870 | his parents
of Hertford County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Children of Hansel D Griffith and Mary Ann Ramsey:
1. Joseph H Griffith ca 1834 – bef 1920
married Margarina Parker [Rawls] 1838 – aft 1920
2. Mary Ann Griffith ca 1839 –
married Benjamin J Barrett
3. Lewis P Griffith ca 1841 –
married Martha [Patsy] Lawrence ca 1845 –

US census 1830 Hertford Co, NC
Hansel D Grifeth 1 m 20/30

US census 1840 Hertford Co, NC
HD Griffith 1 m 5/10, 1 m 40/50, 1 f 0/5, 1 f 20/30

Aug Ct 1845 – “Guardianships” – Mary Ann Griffith is appointed Guardian for Lewis P. Griffith, Jos. H. Griffith, and Mary Ann Griffith, Orphans of Hansel D Griffith deceased, who entered into bond for the Sum of Two thousand dollars with Uriah Vaughan, Euclid Borland, and William Vaughan, Securities, which bond is accepted.

e-mail from Peggy Vaughan McKinney
the 1850 Hert Co NC Census Northern Dist image 31 of 54 #215-215
Jesse Sumner 25
Elizabeth 37
William 2
Joseph Griffin 19
Mary Griffin 9
Lewis Griffin 8 (I think this should be Griffith – I had also worked on the Lewis Griffith because he md Martha Patsy Lawrence granddau of Elisha Lawrence and Mary A (Polly) Vaughan.

The only one I can find anywhere in 1860
1860 Jackson Co Fl Marianna image 66 of 128
#501-501 Joseph H Grifiith 27 b NC is overseer of Thomas Myrick of NC

In 1870 Hert Co NC
Lewis E Griffith 29
Martha 24
Marie 1
Marie E Sumner 57

1880 Hert Co NC
Mary A Sumner 67 is still living with Lewis Griffith and she is listed as sister, but I think she is the mother ( I think the mother of these 3 children is Mary Ann Elizabeth ? (I have not found where she is a Ramsey, do you know about that ? )

Hert Co NC Deed Bk A p625 dtd 27 Nov 1865
Lewis E Griffith 1st part, Joseph H Griffith 2nd part and Benjamin J Barrett and wife Mary Ann 3rd part, tenants in common are selling land as the children and heirs of Hansel D Griffith ( he was a son of Hartwell and Elizabeth Griffith)

Hert Co NC Deed Bk B p42 dtd 28 Sep 1869
Joseph H Griffith and wife Margiana and Lewis E Griffith and wife Martha sell land formerly belonging to H D Griffith dec’d.

Mary Ann Barrett is dec’d by this time and I am not sure if the 2 children Benjamin has are her children as I think when Walter Barrett dies it says his mother is Dora?

This is just something I am looking at and I thought you might like to have it.


Great-great-great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Hartwell Griffith 1750/60 – ? | his parents
& aft 1790 Elizabeth ? – | her parents
of Hertford County


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


US Census 1850 Hertford County, NC
#27 Griffith, Henry 32 m
” Susan E 45 f
Powell, William A 19 m
” Ellen 14 f
” Charles 12 m
” Frank 9 m
Eure, Martha 23 f
Powell, Judith 17 f
Bowers, Rebecca 19 f M
#292 Riddick Griffith 40 m farmer 1200
Elizabeth Griffith 78 f
Permelia Griffith 30 f
David Tyler 16 m Clerk
#342 Mat T Griffith 56 m farmer 5000
Elizabeth Griffith 60 f
Juan. ” 19 f
Mat Jr ” 16 m student
Alson ” 15 m ”
SD #435 Elizabeth Griffith 48 f
Barnes Griffith 16 m
Ellen Griffith 15 f
Delia Powell 10 f

US Census 1840 Hertford County, NC
Dempsey Griffith 1m 5/10, 1m 20/30, 1 f 5/10, 1 f 20/30
Henry Griffith 1m 20/30, 1f 0/5, 1f 20/30
John L Griffith 1m 20/30, 1f 20/30
Thomas Griffith 1 5/10, 3 10/15, 2 20/30, 1 50/60, 1f 0/5, 2f 15/20, 1f 30/40, 1f 50/60
HD Griffith 1 m 5/10, 1 m 40/50, 1 f 0/5, 1 f 20/30

US Census 1830 Hertford County, NC
Matthias J Grifeth 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Thomas Grifeth 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
William ” 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hansel D ” 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Burrell ” 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Hartwell ” 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

US Census 1820 Hertford County, NC
Thomas Griffith 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 6
William Griffith 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Mathias Griffith 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
Hartwell Griffith 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
John Griffith 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
William Griffith 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

US Census 1790 Hertford County NC
John Griffith 1 over 16, 4 under 16, 2 females, 4 slaves
Bunnell Griffith 1 over 16, 3 females, 2 slaves
Hirtwell Griffith 1 over 16

1784 Tax List Hertford County, NC
Jesse Barns Guard for Griffith’s orphans 628 acres
John Griffith 372 acres, 1 free poll, 1 black poll

1779 Tax List Hertford County NC
John Griffith 1 horse
William Griffith 1000 ac, 5 horses, 11 head cattle, 3 negroes 10/40, 1 40/50, 2 5/10, 1 <5

1768 Murfree’s Tax Receipt Book – Hertford County, NC
Hannah Griffith 1769 4 taxes, 1770 4 taxes
William Griffith 1770 4 taxes


Great-great-great grandparents of R A Holloman III

Jacob Higgs 1768 – 1817 | his parents
& 1798 Sarah [Sally] Bishop ? – 1837 | her parents
?& 1790? John Adams? – 1797 | his parents
of Halifax Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Jacob Higgs is said to have been born in 1768. He was the son of John Higgs and wife Judath Harrell.

Sally Bishop was the daughter of William Bishop died 1783 Halifax Co. She appears to have first been married to John Adams who died winter of 1797/98.

Children of Jacob Higgs and Sally Bishop:
1. Willie [Wiley] Higgs 1802 – 1836
married 1821 Elizabeth S Pippin
married 16 Dec 1823 Nancy Pittman
2. Joseph Higgs 1806 – bef 1870
married 5 Feb 1828 Mary Pope
married 24 March 1835 Finetta Staton
3. Jacob Higgs 30 Nov 1807 Halifax Co – 1866
married 5 May 1831 Adeline Frances Pittman ca 1815 – 11 March 1858
a. Andrew J Higgs 1851 – 1945
i. Annie Claudia Higgs 1882 – 1954
married William Milton Bandy 1880 – 1958
1. Beatrice Frances Bandy 1908 – 1996
married Owens
a. Gary Owens

The son of Jacob Higgs and Adeline Pittman is Andrew J. Higgs, 1851-1945, whose daughter, Annie Claudia Higgs, 1882-1954, m. William Milton Bandy, 1880-1958, whose daughter, Beatrice Frances (Bandy) Owens, 1908-1996, is my mother. Gary Owens
  1. Reuben Higgs died bef 1841 [moved to TN?]
    married 5 Nov 1832 Eliza Jackson Higgs
    a. Amanda Higgs
  2. Sally Higgs
    married 21 May 1821 William Whitehead
  3. Judath [Judy] Higgs died unmarried 1841
  4. Mary [Polly] Higgs ca 1798 – 17 May 1848 about 52
    married aft 1827 George McWilliams of Edgecombe Co died 19 Dec 1834
    a. William Henry McWilliams est 1832 –
    b. Ellen Frances McWilliams est 1834 –
    Child of Mr. Adams and Sally Bishop:
  5. William Adams 1798 – 1825 Halifax Co.

source includes: “Eastern North Carolina Families Vol 1” edited by David B Gammon


Great-great-great-great grandparents of R A Holloman III

John Higgs ca 1725 – 1781 | his parents
& 1759 Judath Harrell ca 1740 – 1796 | her parents
of Bertie Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


John Higgs married Judath Harrell the daughter of John Harrell and wife Lucy.

John Higgs, Abraham Higgs, and Reuben Higgs settled on the Cashie River before 1750.
They were probably sons of John Higgs and his wife Elinor, who sold their land in Surry Co VA in 1693.

Children of John Higgs and Judath Harrell:
1. William Higgs
married 17 Jan 1782 Deliley Moore
2. John Higgs
married 16 May 1786 Miley Moore
3. Jacob Higgs 1768- 1817
married Sarah Bishop
4. Reuben Higgs
married 25 July 1800 Judah Hayes
5. Milly Higgs
married Mr. Peelle
6. Priscilla Higgs
married John Rutland
7. Mary Higgs
married John Young
8. Elizabeth Higgs
married 29 Dec 1787 John Higgs, her cousin
son of Abraham Higgs and wife Sarah Harrell
9. Sarah Higgs
married 10 Feb 1784 John Holland
10. Elisha Higgs
11. Judath Higgs

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