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Holliman and Stewart families letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3749

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Civil War letters and miscellaneous documents of James Franklin Holliman and William Stewart, to and from their families between 1862-1911, and relating to Fayette County, Alabama, history. The majority of the letters are from the Civil War era. The original handwritten letters are accompanied by a binder of typed, transcribed copies of the letters as well as three CDs of images and transcriptions.

Dates

  • 1837-1936

Creator

Biographical / Historical

James Franklin Holliman, oldest son of Uriah H. and Mary Lucas Holliman, was born on 28 January 1839, in Alabama. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Holliman was a First Lieutenant in Company "B" 58th Alabama Infantry Regiment. He was captured, with a large part of his Company, by Federal forces on 25 November 1863, at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. At the end of the war, he was released from prison on Johnson's Island, Ohio, and returned home.

On 2 July 1865, he married Rebecca Utley Stewart (1829-1893), daughter of John Stewart, in Fayette County, Alabama. After her death he married Bertha Lee Powell in 1896. He and Rebecca had four children (Virginia Ann, Holland Dean, James Isaiah, and William Bailey) and then had six more with Bertha (Daniel Franklin, Cleon Carlisle, Leon Olenthus, Janet Ellen, John Newton Hall, and Mary Elizabeth). Holliman died in Fayette County in 1911.

William Marion Stewart was the son of Elizabeth McConnell and Reuben Stewart, the uncle of Rebecca Utley Stewart Holliman. He married Biddy E. Middleton and had five children.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Civil War letters and miscellaneous documents of James Franklin Holliman and William Stewart, to and from their families between 1862-1911.

Provenance

Gift of Sarah Holliman Hatch, 2013

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Holliman and Stewart families letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
November 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500