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Holley, Jenkins, Meadows & Cremeans Connection?

J.B. Childers (View posts)
Posted: 907329600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: HOLLEY, JENKINS, MEADOWS, CREMEANS

It would seem there may be a connection between our Cabell County HOLLEY & JENKINS ancestors. I've recently seen something about Isaac CREMEANS & Elizabeth HOLLEY but I can't find it now. Please provide dates, as that would really help (even approximate dates of births would be better than none) to locate your family.

I recall Nellie Jane DAVIS married James Lee BAYLOUS / BAYLESS but am unfamiliar with a BAYMAN family. Others may be familiar with that family name.

Our JENKINS family began with: William Jenkins, birth ca. 1768. His family migrated from Wales. He married ca. 1799 Rachel BRANNON / BRANNAN b. ca. 1780. They had at least three (3) sons and one known daughter:
Garland Jenkins, b. ca. 1800
Albert Jenkins, (supposedly war hero with statue somewhere)
__________Jenkins (male), b. ca. 1802
Henrietta Jenkins, birth ca. 1806
m. 29 Sept. 1824 in Washington (County seat of Rappahanock County) to William Woodard, b. ca. 1800. They raised 12 children. We're hoping others have more information about these ancestors.

I'm interested in when your Bailey JENKINS was born, since one of our HOLLEY ancestors was supposed to be Bailey HOLLEY and I wondered if the time period was the same. Also you might check Mason County for HOLLEY ancestors, as there were lots of HOLLEYs in that area. Our HOLLEYs lived mostly in Cabell, Mason amd Putnam Counties.

Our Catherine Ann (MEADOWS) HOLLEY, b 22 April 1847, d. c. 1909, was supposed to have lived for a time with her mother, Nancy's, oldest brother, John & Malinda Jane (CREMEANS) MEADOWS. There was a time when we thought Elizabeth HOLLEY and Isaac CREMEANS were Malinda's parents but the 1870 census gave info that made that unlikely.

We do have info about family members listed in John & Malinda Jane (CREMEANS) MEADOWS home on the 1870 census, if that would help someone else. We also have information from the 1850 census about who was living in the William and Mary ____ MEADOWS home (grandparents of our Catherine Ann MEADOWS mentioned above) who on 13 Nov 1867 married Joseph Timothy HOLLEY, b. 30 Aug 1848; d. 14 May 1894.

Joseph and Catherine were listed in the 1870 census with one child,Threadiare 1 year old. Since we are direct descendants (great great grandparents)and have never heard of that name, we assume the census worker was referring to their son, called "The". We hope someone can provide added info about our HOLLEY family. They raised nine(9)chilren:
Therion "The" HOLLEY, b. ca. 1869
Ida Irene HOLLEY
Oda HOLLEY
Addie HOLLEY, m. _____LEGG
Ada HOLLEY, b 27 July 1886, m. Oscar WALLACE
Mada HOLLEY, m. _____ DAILEY (Huntington Bank Pres.)
Ernest "Ernie" HOLLEY
Zachariah "Zack" HOLLEY
Greenville "Green" HOLLEY

We would like to hear from our Cabell County cousins, as we don't know the birth dates, birth order, spouses, and have relatively little info about our families siblings or their ancestors.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Thomas W. Richards Jr. 906033600000 
Justin & Dee Childers 906897600000 
Thomas Richards 906897600000 
Susan Young 907243200000 
Phyllis Ferguson 968500800000 
J.B. Childers 907329600000 
Melinda Holley 1002516951000 
pennyseeker 1262652003000 
Melissa Jenkins 936532800000 
jhschiff 937742400000 
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