Henry Burroughs Holliday (1819 - 1893)

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Birthplace: Laurnes, South Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA
Occupation: pharmacist, planter, lawyer, and Major for the Confederate Army
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About Henry Burroughs Holliday

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Birth: Mar. 11, 1819 Laurens County South Carolina, USA

Death: Feb. 22, 1893 Valdosta Lowndes County Georgia, USA

Henry HOLLIDAY served in the quartermasters corps of the 27th regiment of Georgia. Father of DOC Holliday, lived in Augusta where he served as Mayor, the Secretary of the County Agricultural Society, a Member of the Masonic Lodge, the Secretary of the Confederate Veterans Camp.

Major Henry Burroughs Holliday, participated in the Cherokee Indian War, Mexican War and Civil War. When the major returned from the Mexican War, he brought home a young Mexican boy who was orphaned by the war, his name was Francisco Hidalgo. After the major served the Confederate Army, he moved his family from Griffin, GA. to Valdosta, GA., to land that was given to him. His wife, Alice Jane McKey Holliday, died of tuberculosis in 1866, when Doc was 12. His step brother Francisco also died of tuberculosis a short time later. His mother is where it is believed that Doc contracted the disease. He also had a daughter, Martha Holliday, who was born & died before Doc was born. Shortly after his wife died, he married Rachel Martin (Dec. 18, 1866).

  • **I came across Martha's grave in search of Doc's & his Father's graves (Doc's remains were believed to have been transfered from Glenwood Springs, CO back home to Griffin GA by his father, years after he died).

You can read about Doc's burial place @ www.tombstonetimes.com/stories/where.html

Father: Robert Alexander Holliday 1787 - 1862

Mother: Rebecca Burroughs 1800-1856

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  • Robert Holliday (____ - 1862)
  • Rebecca Holliday (1800 - 1856)
  • Alice Jane McKey Holliday (1829 - 1866)
  • Rachel Martin Holliday Gloer (1843 - 1921)*
  • Martha Eleanora Holliday (1849 - 1850)*

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Griffin Spalding County Georgia, USA

Created by: Penny Manus Record added: Aug 13, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28978339

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Henry Holliday's Timeline

March 11, 1819
Laurnes, South Carolina, USA
January 8, 1849
Age 29
Henry, Georgia, USA
December 3, 1849
Age 30
Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA
August 14, 1851
Age 32
Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA
February 22, 1893
Age 73
Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA
Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA