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William Hollinger

Male Abt 1782 - 1860  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name William Hollinger 
    Nickname Billy 
    Born Abt 1782  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 04 Mar 1789  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On 4 March 1789, I, the undersigned Pastor of Mobile, baptized solemnly in Samuel Mims' house, William, about 7 years old, Mestizo, son of Adam Hollinger and an Indian. Godparents are Joseph Thompson and Madame Mims.

      Rev. Miguel Lampost
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer. Billy Hollinger was probably raised, according to the custom of the Muscogees, in the household of Sehoy Tate Weatherford or other maternal kin. He is definitely identified in that household (i.e., David Tate) at the time of his father's conveyance of slaves to his children in 1808. During the Redstick War, Hollinger served as a scout for Gen. Andrew Jackson. By 1815, he was in possession of 7 slaves. 
    Residence 1815 - 1817  Monroe County, Mississippi Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The household consisted of: one free male over 21 years of age; two free males under 21 years of age; one free female over 21 years of age; and seven slaves.
    1815-1817 Mississippi Territorial Census
    1815-1817 Mississippi Territorial Census
    Possessions 16 May 1826 
    640 acres ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Fort Jackson (1814) vests to Hollinger by act of Congress. 
    Hollinger, William 'Billy'
    Hollinger, William "Billy"
    1826 Congressional Grant
    Possessions 24 Apr 1854  Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Application for Bounty Lands 
    • State of Alabama
      Monroe County

      On this twenty first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four before the acting Justice of the Peace within and for said County and State, Personally appeared William Hollinger aged sixty-eight or nine years, a resident of said County and State, being first duly sworn according to law upon his oath makes the following Declaration. That he is identical William Hollinger who was a volunteer as an Indian spy under Captain Richard Bailey who was under command of Major Beasley in the War of 1812 and were known as the Mississippi Volunteers, and after which he volunteered as a spy under Major Peacock in an expedition to Florida, after the performance of the latter service he volunteered under Major Twigs as a pilot and spy from Montgomery Hill to the banks of Murder Creek to Fort Crawford (said fort was built and erected by Major Twigs on said expedition) which latter expedition said Hollinger served for the period of thirty days. the time said Hollinger was engaged in the two services above named was about sixty days, he was at the taking of Fort Barrancas at Pensacola, Florida under General Jackson, and in all of the several expeditions he rendered the army valuable services from his experience and knowledge of the country and the Indians, being familiar within their language and habits, having been born and raised in the State of Alabama (or within the Territory of what is now the State of Alabama).

      "What for said services he never obtained any written discharge, he further declares that he never applied for, or received any bounty land for any other service under any other act. He makes this declaration to obtain whatever bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act of Congress passed September 28th, 1850 -- granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States.

      attest
      Robert Thompson

      Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year aforementioned and I further certify that I am personally acquainted with the said William Hollinger and that he is a credible man and the utmost reliance can be placed in his statement that he is a half breed; and highly respected in community, and I further certify that I am not concerned or interested in the Prosecution or result of the case, and that I believe the said Hollinger to have performed the various services specified in his declaration and that he is of the age above stated, and is a resident of the said County and State.

      Robert S.Thompson

      State of Alabama
      Monroe County

      Edward Steadham in an oath states that he is personally acquainted with the above William Hollinger and has been from his childhood, and know that he performed the service aforesaid having been engaged with him in some of the services named in his foregoing declaration and that said Hollinger is a truthful man and highly respected in community.

      Edward Steadham

      attest
      Robert S.Thompson

      Subscribed and sworn before me the day and year aforesaid and I further certify that said Edward Steadham is a credible witness and that I am not interested or concerned in the result or Prosecution of the case to which said affidavit and declaration is applicable.

      Robert S.Thompson

      State of Alabama
      Monroe County

      I, Charles Foster, Judge of Probate in and for said County and State do hereby certify that Robert Thompson whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing affidavit and declaration was at the time of signing the same and now is an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County and State duly Commissioned and qualified according to law and that full faith and credit are, as such, due to him and his official acts, and I further certify that I am not concerned or interested in the Prosecution or result of the case in any manner whatever. In Testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal of office to be hereunto attached, done at Monroeville in said County and State this 24th day of April A. D. 1854.

      Charles Foster
      Judge of Probate
    Died May 1860  Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5724  Dickinson
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2013 

    Father Adam Hollinger,   b. Abt 1741, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1808, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Family ID F1740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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."
    Children 
     1. Jefferson Hollinger,   b. Abt. 1810, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1859, Point Clear, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. Alexander C Hollinger,   b. 1818, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Mary Hollinger
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F2672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Vann Stewart,   b. 1806, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James J Forbes,   b. Abt 1825, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F2663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Levetia Hettie Colbert,   b. Abt 1790, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1860, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Notes 
    • In the 1830 U.S. census, there is a female born between 1821 and 1825 and she appears again in the 1840 U.S. census. The 1840 census also identifies a female (Mary) born between 1831 and 1835. These two girls do not correspond with any listed in the 1850 U.S. census. Since the former would be between ages 25 and 29, it is likely that she is married by 1850.
    Children 
    +1. Levetia Hettie Hollinger,   b. Abt 1826, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. David Hollinger,   b. Abt 1828, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1860, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +3. Mary Matilda Hollinger,   b. 15 Nov 1835, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Daphne, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. William Randon Hollinger,   b. 21 Aug 1833, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1903, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F1519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1782 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 04 Mar 1789 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Application for Bounty Lands - 24 Apr 1854 - Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1860 - Monroe County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    House Family came from Virginia
    House Family came from Virginia
    Monroe Journal

  • Sources 
    1. [S336344] U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999), ID#: MRT40_2572.