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Title: Hollis Family Pedigrees
Post by: hollisAdmin on January 03, 2005, 12:40:02 PM
We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down. 

If you ARE A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, send your pedigree by email to at  The pedigree will then be posted on the Surname Project's Patriarchs Page by or sent to the Project’s Administrator.

Please include the following:
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•       Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor
•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

 (If you have more information you would like to share, you may also post a more extended version of your family pedigree on the project website’s Pedigree Forum below)

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Title: Pedigree
Post by: REH on March 06, 2005, 01:04:10 AM
John Hollis b. 1736 London, d. 1832 TN  m. ca. 1761 Mary
Jesse Hollis b. 1771 NC d. 1836 IN m. 1798 Francis Brown NC
Othniel Hollis b. 1808 NC d. 1892 IN m. 1833 Micha Stewart IN
Bartlett B. Hollis b. 1842 IN d. 1923 IN m. 1872 Sarah Polk IN
Francis A. Hollis b. 1876 IN d. 1966 IN m. 1896 Mary Effie Martin IN
Darwin A. Hollis b. 1900 IN d. 1996 IN m. 1926 Monace Wilson IN

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Terry Barton on March 08, 2005, 07:42:11 PM
Hi, REH.  It's posted.  Thanks.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: REH on October 04, 2005, 05:58:02 PM
I'm sure there is an answer to my dilemma somewhere on this website, but please humor an old man and help.

I recently had a y-DNA test done, as did one of my distant cousins (ID 6JKHE).  We have documentary proof of our relationship, with our common ancestor being John1  Hollis b. 1736 (see pedigree above).  I am seventh generation of descent, son of Darwin6 Hollis, and my cousin is, I believe, sixth generation, descended from a brother of Jesse2.

From what little I understand about y-DNA, should our results not be identical or very nearly so?  They are not.  At 390, I show a 24, and my cousin a 25.  At 388, I show a 13, and he a 10. 

Can you tell my what the reason might be for the discrepancy?  Thank you very much,

Bob Hollis

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Marilyn Teaff Barton on October 07, 2005, 12:10:18 PM
Hi, Bob.  I have passed your question on to Terry, and you should receive an answer soon. Hope he can help.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Mike Hollis on April 05, 2006, 05:03:53 PM
John; b.7 Feb1730 in Carisbrook, Isle of Wight (IOW) U.K.   m.Elizabeth Bartlett   d.31 Mar 1820
 John L. b.12 Oct 1755 in Whippingham, IOW   m. Hannah Jerrett 24 Jun 1784      d. 28 Jul 1796
  Thomas b. 17 Apr 1792 in Whippingham, IOW   m. Mary Ann Jacobs 5 May 1831   
   Samuel b. 20 Sep 1849 in Whippingham, IOW    m. Sara Anne Gulliver 2 Feb 1878   d. c.1910
    Owen  b.2 Jan 1879 in Cowes, IOW    m. Catherine Stapleton  19 Apr 1908     d. 22 Jan 1941 in New York City
     Samuel (Dic) b.15 Feb 1909 in New York City    m. Mary Daly 6 Jun 1942   d. 20 Dec 1975
      Michael   b. 25 Mar 1947 in Phila., PA.    m. Susanne Halvorsen  9 Dec 1972
       Michael (Mik)  b.3 Sep 1973 in Pensacola, FL     m. Lina Schmidt  10 Oct 2002
        Peter    b. 19 May 2005

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Marilyn Teaff Barton on April 09, 2006, 03:12:56 PM
Hi, Mike.  Your pedigree is posted.  Hope you are part of the DNA project.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: sdbrayokc on September 22, 2008, 09:16:16 PM
William Hollis b c1788 NC, d Oct 4, 1865 Harrison Co TX, m Rutha T. Robertson
John R. Hollis b Feb 19, 1833 Troup Co GA, d Nov 13, 1901 Wood Co TX, m Malissa Stringer
William Jefferson Hollis b Oct 13, 1858 Harrison Co TX, d Aug 4, 1942 Caddo Co OK, m Mary Frances Penny
Thomas Jefferson Hollis b Jan 1, 1889 Van Zandt Co TX, d Dec 24, 1944 Dallas Co TX, m Ruby Atlanta Hodges

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on September 23, 2008, 02:12:31 PM
Hi, sdbrayokc. 

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: sagehomo on September 29, 2008, 06:23:32 PM
Carrie, I need help on the possible connection of the HOLLIS Family to the CHARLES and MARY WRIGHT family of Davidson Co., TN.  Charles and Mary were from North Carolina, perhaps Lincoln Co., before settling in Davidson Co., TN, where he made his will in Dec 1825 and where it was probated in Dec 1826. He and Mary (called POLLY in the will) had seven children listed as secondary heirs: Polly HOPE, James Wright, Charles Wright, Rebecca COOK, Jane HAGAR, HOLLIS WRIGHT, and Elizabeth Umphries (Humphreys).

As his principal heirs he named his wife and JAMES HOLLIS HAGAR WRIGHT. This man was probably a young grandson who lived with the grandparents to care for them in their last days and thus received the bulk of the estate.

Each of the seven children of Charles and Mary and their descendants used the HOLLIS name as a given name for their sons.

I have been researching this family for 50 years and still cannot find the missing link.

Robert Powell Carver, son of
Jonas Jackson Carver and Emma Ruth Allen, son of
Talley Guill Carver and Ranie Catherine Goodman, daughter of
Robert Jackson Goodman and Permelia Caroline Crudup, daughter of
Josiah Crudup (IV) and Louisa Jane Wright, daughter of
Charles Wright and Mary Ann Hessey, son of
HOLLIS WRIGHT and Sarah Humphreys, son of

Title: Pedigree
Post by: mjean on April 21, 2009, 01:22:43 AM
Pedigree for Ren Hollis ( Kit#148521

Samuel P, b abt 1824, Georgia, m Louisa Amanda Johns
William Travis, b 7 April 1844, Campbell County Georgia, m Missouri Ann Neely
Thomas Martin, b 6 Feb 1874, m Laura Smith
James Lee, b 30 May 1901, Weatherford, Parker, Texas

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on April 23, 2009, 02:50:11 PM
Hi, mjean. 

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Re: Hollis Family Pedigrees
Post by: jsantora on October 24, 2010, 09:29:05 PM
I have two questions to ask:  Does anyone know what lineage Captain James Hollis belongs to and how do you interpret the results of Captain James Hollis DNA results?  I have to point out that there is Native American ancestry on the one of the female lines found in the Tennessee Hollis lineage, which is in my direct lineage.  I have been doing research on my mom's ancestry and my common ancestor is Captain James Hollis who was born in 1727 and died in 1794 in Tennessee.  I found the Hollis surname project and that is how I saw the results for Captain James Hollis.

Title: Re: Hollis Family Pedigrees
Post by: fbirder on February 14, 2012, 09:58:44 AM
Not sure if there's much point in this as there seems to be zero activity and my Y-results haven't been added. Anyhow, for what it's worth...

Joseph Hollis b. 1765 Ellesmere Shropshire England, d. Unknown, m. Sara Matthews 1792
  Samuel Hollis b. 1795 Loppington Shropshire England, d. 1853 London, m. Ann James 1852
    Richard James Hollis b. 1834 London, d. 1890 London, m. Mary Ann Edwards 1856
      John Edward Hollis b. 1860 London, d. unknown, m. Emily (Emma) Kiss 1886
        Thomas Edward Hollis b. 1889 London. d. 1959 London, m. Elsie Sarah West 1922

Thomas was my grandfather.

Frank Hollis -

Title: Re: Hollis Family Pedigrees
Post by: lauraeschuck on December 29, 2014, 10:10:41 AM
My y pedigree is as follows:

John Hollis b 1700
Notley Hollis b 1732
Moses Hollis b 1752
William Hollis b 1788 NC
James Madison a Hollis b 1823 Georgia
William Edward Hollis b 1843
James Ira Hollis b 1872
Raymond Ira Jollis b 1903

An additional DNA test showed irish and Skandinavian ancestry NO British ancestry which is strange since I believe John a Hollis was born in England.