If you have not yet found the information you seek about your gr-grandparents, William Ellis Holton and Hattie Lee Stewart, perhaps I could be of some help with the Holton line.
William Ellis Holton's parents were Absalom Turner Holton (May 13, 1852 - July 1, 1935) and Elizabeth Darley(May 1848 - July 1890), the first of Absalom's two wives. Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Christiana Darley and she married Absalom in 1868. Absalom's schoolhouse education was supplemented at home by his wife, Elizabeth, who was a teacher at the Community School. Following her early death he married his second wife and moved his family to Tattnall County, about 15 miles south of Vidalia. The area of Tattnall County in which he lived is now in Toombs County. While living there he farmed and preached the gospel at local churches. Around 1905 Absalom and his family moved back to Emanuel County where he taught school and preached at Holton's Chapel. Absalom and his two wives, as well as his parents, are buried in the Brinson Cemetery, about 100 yards yards east of the Isaac Holton home place.
Absalom Turner Holton was the only child of the marriage of Isaac Holton (August 1790 - March 4, 1874) and Jane Turner Brinson (June 19, 1814 - June 26, 1880), his fourth wife. He was born and raised on his parents' plantation on the south bank of the Ohoopee River, the location then in Emanuel County but now in Treutlen County, Georgia. Isaac built his log home place there in 1848 and the house still survives to this day, between two large oak trees that he planted (I have a picture of it I would be glad to send you, if you're interested). Descendants of Isaac Holton and Jane Turner Brinson annually hold a reunion at the dwelling at noon on the fourth Sunday in October.
Isaac Holton was born in North Carolina and moved to Burke County, Georgia, on Briar Creek near the town of Alexander, with his parents, Thomas Holton (1760 - abt. 1825) and Eulitia Barrington (abt. 1760 - abt. 1825). Isaac and his third wife moved to Emanuel County, Georgia in 1847/48. During the last three months of 1850 his third wife died. On January 16, 1851, Isaac married his fourth and last wife, Jane Turner Brinson of Burke and Emanuel Counties, who was the daughter of Absalom Turner (my gr-gr-gr grandfather) and the widow of Isaac Brinson. Isaac Holton amassed a large plantation on the Ohoopee River, totalling nearly 3,000 acres.
Thomas Holton was the son of George Holton (abt. 1730 - March 1796) and wife (name unknown). George is known to have lived in Craven County, North Carolina where he appears on the tax rolls for the years 1769 and 1779.
George Holton was the son of Jesse Holton, Sr.(abt. 1700 - aft. April 18, 1772) and wife Sarah (maiden name unknown). Jesse, Sr. is on the tax rolls of Beaufort County, North Carolina for the year 1775 and left a will in the same county (Will Book 1, page 113).
I hope the above will be of some value to you. I perhaps could help you will more, if needed. If so, e-mail me at Diddy2@aol.com.
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