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John Daniel Holladay

Birth22 Jun 1826
Death16 Sep 1909
Grave19 SEP 1909
Aged: 83.2 years

John Daniel Holladay was born June 22, 1826 in Marion county, Alabama where he spent most of his boyhood. He was the son of John Holladay and Catherine Beesley Higgins. John Daniel accompanied his parents to Pueblo, Colorado, but according to John Brown's history, he returned to his former home to dispose of his father's holdings and is numbered among those who came into the valley as a Mississippi Saint in 1848.

John Daniel married Mahalia Ann Rebecca Mathews soon after their arrival in the valley by the light of a campfire in Holladay. They were in the same company as they journeyed the long trail to Utah, and many times the young man tied his horse to the wagon which she was driving and climbed in the seat beside her. While she was driving, she was being courted.

John D. Holladay and family were sent to San Bernardino by President Young where they lived for approximately eight years. During that time he served as county sheriff and city marshal. When they returned to Utah, John settled his family in Santaquin across from the old fort. This became their permanent home. John was always a public spirited man. He served in the Black Hawk war; as a guard for the state penitentiary from 1876–1880; filled contracts for construction of the Union Pacific Railroad; served as counselor to his brother David Holladay and at David's death served as presiding Elder until the ward was organized. He returned to the southern states on a two year mission and was instrumental in performing many other church and civic duties.

John and Mahalia were the parents of twelve children. On October 12, 1867 he married Johannah Blake in Salt Lake City. Seven children were born of this union. On February 16, 1887 he married Elizabeth Hollis. There were no children from this marriage. His death occurred September 16, 1909. Mahalia died March 14, 1916 at Santaquin, Utah. Johannah died in Salt Lake City October 6, 1918. Elizabeth passed away November 12, 1917. — Pearl Robbins Blain 
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  John Holladay (1798 - 1862)
  Katherine Beasley Higgins Holladay (1797 - 1877)
  Mahalia Ann Rebecca Matthews Holladay (1833 - 1916)
  Johanna Blake Holladay (1843 - 1918)
  Sarah L Hollis Holladay (1831 - 1917)
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  3. Website: Familysearch ancestral file;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
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