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John Daniel Holladay, Sr.10 MAR 1798 -- 31 Dec 1862avatar
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Thomas Wiley Middleton Holladay

Birth2 Sep 1836
Christen9 Sep 1836
Death10 Dec 1921
 
Grave12 DEC 1921
Aged: 85.3 years
From the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia: Thomas Wiley Middleton Holladay, pioneer of 1847 was born Sept. 2, 1836 in Mosco, Marion Co, Alabama to John Holladay and Catherine Beesley Higgins. He came with his parents to Utah in 1847 after wintering with the so-called Mississippi Saints In Pueblo, Colorado. From Pueblo he brought in his saddlebags a variety of hard red winter wheat seed that became the basis of intermountain wheat culture. He obtained this wheat in Taos New Mexico and traveled 100 miles to obtain it. After arrival in the valley father John Holladay planted this seed on his farm in Cottonwood (Holladay) and from this crop came the wheat known as Taos hard winter wheat the universally known wheat of the great west. Great credit is due the Holladays for introducing this strain of wheat. He accompanied his parents to San Bernardino in 1851 and there in January 1856 married Ann Hotton Matthews. The ceremony was performed by Apostle Amasa Lyman. They Holladays were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1861. Their first child, George Thomas was born in 1857 in San Bernardino. Ann subsequently bore him ten children. Thomas returned to Utah in 1858 living a year at Beaver and then settling at Summit or Santaquin in Utah Co. There he farmed with his mother on her establishment at Holladay Springs near Spring Lake. After residing 20 years in Santaquin the Holladays moved to Arizona territory, first to Forest Dale in Apache Co. and then to Matthews in Graham Co, where the father of Ann Holladay , Joseph Matthews was living. They were successful farmers and ran a livery stable for a time as well as doing contract threshing. Thomas died in 1921 while living with the family of his son Franklin Hollis Holladay. He was a large man with dark hair and moustache.

The above article submitted by D R Holladay.
Date of death on stone differs from death certificate.

Ann Holten Matthews

Birth15 DEC 1838
Death11 DEC 1922
 
Grave
Aged: 84 years
From the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, life sketch by Lawrence Eugene Holladay: ANN HOTTON MATTHEWS HOLLADAY wife of Thomas Wiley Middleton Holladay was born Dec. 15, 1838 in Neshoba Co. Mississippi the daughter of Joseph Lazerus Matthews a plantation overseer and Rhoda Carroll (O'Carroll). She moved with her parents to Nauvoo in 1843 and after the exodus into Iowa and finally to Winter Quarters on the Missouri River, There in 1846 as a girl of nine she was baptized by Benjamin L. Clapp and confirmed by William Turnbull. Her father went ahead to Utah in the 1847 Brigham Young Advance company as a guide and hunter leaving the family in straitened circumstances in Winter Quarters. Upon his return they migrated to Utah in 1848 in the so-called second Mississippi Company with her parents. She accompanied her parents to San Bernardino in 1851. She married (1) in San Bernardino Marion Perkins they divorced and she Was sealed (2) to Thomas Wiley Middleton Holladay on April one 1856 at the home of C. W. Wandell, Amasa Lyman performing the ceremony. She and Thomas were re-sealed in the Salt Lake Endowment house on Sept 27, 1862. The family settled in Santaquin (Summit) in 1861 where they lived for 23 years. In 1879 they along with others from the south end of Utah Valley got "Arizona Fever" and moved south, first to Forest Dale in Apache Co. and Later to Matthews in the Gila Valley of what was then Pima Co. Thomas' older brother John Daniel Holladay had a contract to supply ties and track grading for the Atlantic and Pacific RR which was crossing Arizona and New Mexico at the time and this work attracted some of the Holladays and their friends. After arriving in Pima Arizona Ann Holladay's skills as a nurse were in demand and she was called to cases from Bowie to Clifton and around the Valley towns. She bore ten children and raised several grandchildren. Her last home was in Pima, Arizona next to her daughter Rhoda Holladay Green Rhoner and acrosss the street from son Charles Eugene. She separated from Thomas Wiley around 1914. She never wanted to be a burden and lived on her own where she kept her house immaculate and fed some of her grandchildren their lunch at the school noon hour. She died on January 10, 1925 after a short illness. Her Children are: George Thomas 1857-1924 (md Cynthia Alvaretta Jones); John Joseph died in infancy;Daniel Wiley 1860-1910 (md Harriet Ann Colvin and Eliza Colvin); Julia Ann Clark 1862-1926 (md William Asby Clark); David Archibald died as infant; Charles Eugene 1865-1895 Md. Mary Angeline Haws); Lenora Mcray Dodge 1867-1940 ( md John Dimeon Dodge, Thomas Joshua Dodge); Henrietta Caroline Wadell 1869-1945 (md John Waddell);Rhoda Polly Green Rhoner 1873-1946 (Md John Green, Alfred Rhoner); Franklin Hollis 1876-1954( md Jennie Alene East, Ina Almena Curtis)
The above life story submitted by drholladay@msn.com.
 
 
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  Joseph Lazarus Matthews (1809 - 1886)
  Rhoda Carrol Matthews (1818 - 1896)
 
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  2. Other: Gedcom Import: lesterbingham1.ged; Imported 1/9/2010;
  3. Website:Familysearch ancestral file;
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