Holloway, Elizabeth "Betsy" (1780 VA - 1819 NC)


Reeves, Elizabeth "Betsy" (nee Holloway)


Father: Major Holloway
Mother: Sarah Patterson

Birth: 21 Jun 1780, Goochland County, Virginia
Birth Source: The Douglas Register of St. James Northam Parish

Death: c 1819, Wake County, North Carolina
Death Source: Remarriage of John Reeves 1820

Spouse1: Reeves, John, 26 Nov 1799, Orange County, North Carolina


Children of John Reeves and Elizabeth "Betsy" Holloway:
  1. Susannah Reeves
  2. James Reeves
  3. John Reeves
  4. Mary Reeves "Polly"
  5. Sarah Reeves "Salley"
  6. Elizabeth Reeves
  7. Jefferson Reeves
  8. Martha Ann Reeves
  9. Nancy Caroline Reeves

Betsy Holloway was born in Goochland County, Virginia where her birth was recorded in the Douglas Register of St. James Northam Parish. Her family moved to the area of Wake County, North Carolina along Ellobey's Creek, south of the Neuse River around 1790.

When her father, Major Holloway, died in 1804, John Reeves was one of the securities for her mother, Sarah Patterson Holloway, as administrator of his estate per the Wake County Court Minutes 1804-1807, Book VI:
  • May Term 1804 - Administration on the estate of Major Holloway decsd. Granted to Sarah Holloway Widow &c who enters into bond in the sum of Three thousand pounds with William Ferrell and John Reves her Security and at the same time qualified agreeably to Law.

Wake County Will Book 6 names Betsy Holloway who had married John Reves as an heir in the division of Major Holloway's estate:
  • Holloway, Major dec'd Division of land Nov 1804 p 355 - on Eloby's Creek No. 1 to Betsy Holloway, intermarried with John Reves 32a. No. 2 to James Holloway 32 a. No. 3 on Eloby's Creek next to Reves' to Samuel Holloway 35a. No. 4 to Polly Holloway 35a. No. 5 to Nancy Holloway 35A. No. 6 to Sally Holloway 36a. No. 7 to John Holloway 34a. No. 8 to Thomas Holloway 35a. No. 9 to Nathaniel Holloway 30a. 3 Nov 1804. Plat p. 355.

John Reeves died within five years of Betsy's death and her brother, James Holloway, was named the guardian of their seven minor children.

Research Notes


The Douglas Register of St. James Northam Parish
Orange County NC Marriage Records
Wake County Will Book 6, Estate of Major Holloway