Biography of James Holman

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James Holman, section 3, Deer Park Township, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, near Williamsburg, June 14, 1827, and was a son of Francis and Cassandra (Leonard) Holman. the father born in Washington County, N. J., Aug. 20, 1799, and dying March 19, 1884, and the mother born Nov. 1, 1799, in Brown County, Ohio. The latter is also deceased. James Holman came from Brown County, Ohio, to La Salle County, Ill., in the spring of 1850, and on leaving his home his father gave him $100, and two years ago gave him another $100. After coming to this county lie worked by the month for two years, then engaged in farming, buying a claim of William Wilson, where he has since made his home. He was married March 4, 1852, to Caroline S. Hullinger, born Sept. 25, 1832, in Clark County, Ohio, a daughter of John and Olive J. (Coe) Hullinger, the former dying when she was four years old, and the latter when she was eight years of age. Her sister, Mary A., was born in this county, married E. W. Simons, Feb. 14, 1855, and July 11, 1857, both were killed by lightning, leaving two children - Ewart W. and Minnie, the former being two years and the latter nine months old. The children were adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Holman, Minnie living a few months. Ewart lived with them till twenty years of age. He is now living in Buchanan County, and is married. They also reared another child, Martha Turner, from five months of age. She was a daughter of William and Adaline (Argubright) Turner who came to this county in 1839 where they died. She lived with Mr. and Mrs. Holman till her marriage to Joseph L. Shute, a farmer of this township. Mr. Holman has a sister and a brother living in the township of Deer Park, Elizabeth and Arthur. In politics he is a Democrat. lie has served as Road Supervisor, and also as School Director. Mrs. Holman's parents had a family of eight children, the youngest being the only one born in this county. The names of the children are: John D.. Martin H., Harry C., William S., Maria (deceased), Elizabeth M. (deceased), Mary A. and Caroline. Her parents were buried on the claim of Mr. Simon, and after nineteen years James Holman had them taken up and buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ouatonna, Minn.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886