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Re: William Hollins of Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Susan Hollins (ID *****8216) Date: October 17, 2004 at 10:33:20
In Reply to: Re: William Hollins of Baltimore, MD by Nancy Koester of 103

Dear Nancy,

You may want to recheck the message posts since I just posted a response for Marianne. I saw where you talked to her 2 months ago about Louise Hollins and William Hollins. I'm directly related to the William M. Hollins Marianne was looking for, but he doesn't 'seem' to be a fit for your Louise even though the dates would work.

Because the timing works, I was confused to see that same 1880 census listing myself, along with adding that my Great Grandfather, "William" Morris Hollins (1847-1921), was also "from" Baltimore, yet was working at the British Bank of N.A. in NYC when he married my Great Grandmother, Adeline Grundy (1856-1912) in Elizabeth, NJ on Jan. 26, 1881. I'd have to check my records to see if I was able to find a non-family source to substantiate the marriage year, but with my Grandfather's (Geroge Grundy) birth being in Feb. of 1883, it's obviously close enough. My grandfather (George) had no siblings, according to my family.

Even if his marriage to Adeline Grundy was a possible second marriage (he would be 34 in 1881), it seems too close a switch of wives to ring true, especially with no word of "other" children, much less step-children ever getting mentioned in the family, unless there's some wild "skeleton in the closet" story involved. My Great grandmother did move out of the house because he was a "stinker". Mean strike, I believe.

So unless there's missing children for the original Baltimore William (I have a family note saying Frances had no siblings), I don't see the link in my line jelling for Louise. "Maybe" a better lead, or at least eliminating first, would be taking a look at John Hollins of Baltimore, the who emigranted with the original Baltimore William Hollins's .... their orphaned brother. My "William Morris Hollins" great grandfather was the grandson of the Baltimore original William Hollins emigrant, who came to Baltimore with his brother, John, in the late 1700s. I don't know if they cameliterally at the same time, or one followed the other soon after, but they basically came together. Their father's and grandfather's names were both "William", so both brothers (John & William) would highly likely use that name for their children. But it appears that William had only one child, Frances, but John must have had several because I believe I saw the next generation via part of their family tree & it was a large crew. My aunt thought John's line included not only Commador Nicholas Hollins, Confederate Navy, but likely a direct link to Hollins College in Hollins, VA.

Anyway, hope this info at least gives you some leads to investigate whichever which way you go. Good luck!

.... Susan

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