Biography of Charles B. Holloway


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Holloway, Charles B., was born at Sackets Harbor, N. Y., August 16, 1830, was educated in the district schools, and early in life was a farmer. August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, H. A., N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged May 31, 1865. February 10, 1853, he married Harriet E. Metcalf, formerly of the town of Adams, and they had two children, Charles W., who died in Wisconsin in his fourth year, and Fred M., who is a farmer and marine engineer, now on the homestead farm. He married Estella C. Love of the town of Watertown, and they have six children: Grace E., C. Grant, Blanche 3., Claire L., Ada F. and Reta B. Mr. Holloway served as postmaster under Harrison's administration, and is a member of Joseph K. Barnes Post, Sackets Harbor, N. Y., No. 360, G. A. R. His grandfather, Daniel Holloway, came as a soldier with Burgoyne, was taken prisoner, exchanged and afterward joined the American force. Mr. Holloway's father. Charles Holloway, was born in Connecticut, February 14, 1795, and came to this State when a boy; he married Chloe Woodruff of the town of Watertown, and ten children were born to them: Chester (died at the age of nineteen), Lester, Elsie, Lavina, Laura, Maria, Charles B. (as above), Chloe, Horace and Chester No. 2. Mr. Holloway died February 21, 1853, and his widow April 21, 1870. Mrs. Holloway's father, William Metcalf, was born in the town of Henderson, in 1806; he married Emeline Taylor, and they had five children: Harriet B. (as above), Henry A., W. Harrison, E. Sophia and Adelaide A. Mr. Metcalf died in 1892, and his wife in 1881.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898