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Jefferson Hollinger

Male Abt 1810 - 1859  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Jefferson Hollinger 
    Nickname Jeff 
    Born Abt. 1810  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Division 1, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Schedule 4 (Productions of Agriculture) reports that Hollinger was the owner of 15 acres of improved land with a cash value of $105.00. He owned 3 horses, 25 milk cows, 50 other cattle, 8 sheep and 100 swine.
    Residence 1855  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    4 white males under 21; 1 white male over 21; 1 white female under 21; and 1 white female over 21. 
    Died 17 Apr 1859  Point Clear, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Creek Test. P. 9-12. Thomas Tate Tunstall, #30048:l which appeared in CHEROKEE BY BLOOD/ Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims /1906-1910 / Volume 8

      Creek Test. P. 9-12. Thomas Tate Tunstall, #30048:

      I am 84 years old and born in Baldwin Co., Ala., April 8, 1823. I was Consul to Cadis, Spain, a period of six years under Pierce and Buchannan. I was again Consul to San Salvador under Cleveland's Administration. I claim my indian blood through my mother, Louise Tate, who was the daughter of David Tate and David Tate was the son of Sehoye McGillivrary. Seyhoye McGillivrary was the mother of Billy Weatherford. After the death of my great grandfather, Sehoye McGillivivary married Charles Weatherford, and the chief Billy Weatherford was their child, and the junior half-brother of my grandfather, David Tate. Sizemores intermarried in my family. He was a Creek indian-very dark. I knew William Sizemore personally. I know his son, Alex, and all his daughter. Alex Sizemore married into the Weatherford family also. David Moniac was a nephew of David Tate and a graduate of West Point Military Academy and served in the U.S. Army. He was killed in 1836 at the massacre of Withlacoochee. Moniac's father was a Scotchman but his mother was a Creek indian. I knew him well. Samuel and Susan Moniac were relations of David and belonged to the same people. Old Billy Hollinger was a Creek Indian. I knew him very well- a Creek Indian, too, and a relation of my father. I know Jeff Hollinger, son of Billy Hollinger, and I knew him well. I knew Old William Colbert, a good old indian. He was a Creek Indian and lived among us and died about 35 years ago. He was an older man than my father and dressed like an indian. Margart Tate was the second wife of my grandfather, David. She was a widow Powell. She was Originally a Dyer. They were a Creek family. Seminole means "run away" in the Creek language. Jeff Hollinger's wife was a Miss Franklin, but the Franklins themselves were white people. The old man Linn McGhee was Scotch and indian-Scotch and Creek Indian. He was one of my grandfather's stock minders, and his children were all mulattoes. The woman he lived with was one of my old grandfather's slaves. They were Creek indians. Simon Hadley was a white man and no relation to the Tunstalls. I never heard of Lousia Jonnaghan nor Mrs. Wm. Johnson. They are no relations of mine. I knew the old man Boon- Elijah and John Boon were his sons. They had no indian in them. Nor the Tarbins. I do not know of any Indians called Chuck or Shomac Indians. I knew the Steadmans. Reben Steadham, the son of John Steadham on his mother's side, Traced back to Linn McGhee. I knew Gideon Gibson. He was a white man. His wife was one of those Indian Moniacs. She was a sister of Old Sam Moniac. I know the Barlows. They are Thad, Euriah and Bob Barlow. They were good people but white people with no indian at all. I never heard of a Red Jacket Treaty. I know Mrs. C. M. Killiam. She is a neice of Billy Weatherford. We went to school together. She is a cousin of mine. In the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant in Baldwim and Monroe Countries, Ala. I never knew any Choctaw Indians living there, nor Cherokees. They never got down that far. The Choctaws were Mississippi Indians and the Cherokees were Georgia Indians.

      SIGNED
      Tom Tate Tunstall
      Mobile, Ala.
      Feb 6, 1908.
    Person ID I5156  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2013 

    Father William Hollinger,   b. Abt 1782, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1860, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married
    • Some researchers claim that Vicey Colbert was the mother of Jefferson and Alexander; however, there is an age disparity which suggests the possibility of another mother. Likewise, the appearance of another Mary (who was married in 1836 at the home of her father, William Hollinger), is an argument in support of another mother. (It seems unlikely that Vicey Colbert would have named two children Mary.) It is generally agreed by Hollinger researchers that Billy Hollinger had several mates (see, e.g., Polly Stewart); however, the reader is cautioned that this is word-of-mouth. Of these children, Alexander is the only child that appears in a census (1850 U.S.) together with his father. Interestingly, Alexander's marriage did not last owing to "promiscuous intercourse with Indian, white and negro women."
    Family ID F2672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Franklin,   b. Abt. 1821, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. 1850 - 1852, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Escambia Marriage Book A, p. 112. Saml Patterson, J.P.
    Children 
     1. Adam Hollinger,   b. Abt 1840, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1902, Santa Rosa County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
     2. Levetia Hollinger,   b. Abt. 1842, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Alexander Franklin Hollinger,   b. Mar 1843, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Mary Ella Hollinger,   b. 14 May 1846, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1905, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Harris,   b. 06 Nov 1825, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1895, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1852  Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Adam Hollinger,   b. 07 Feb 1857, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1939, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1810 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Nov 1852 - Monroe County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 white males under 21; 1 white male over 21; 1 white female under 21; and 1 white female over 21. - 1855 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Escambia County, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Hollinger, Jefferson
    Hollinger, Jefferson
    Escambia Marriage Book A, p. 112

  • Sources 
    1. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Division 1, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll M432_1; Page: 86B; Image: 279.

    2. [S010247] Alabama Census, 1810-1890, Ron V. Jackson , (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999), 1855.

    3. [S336434] Mobile Press Register, Wed., 20 Apr 1859.

    4. [S336435] Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957, (Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013), FHL Film Number: 1289610 V. A-B.