William Holliday and Ann Ayres

WILLIAM HOLLIDAY was born Abt. 1723 in Ireland, and died Abt. 1786 in Wilkes County, GA.   He married ANN AYRES Bef. 1750 in Ireland. She was born in Ireland, and died in Wilkes County, GA. William and Ann came from Ireland to Laurens County, South Carolina sometime after 1750 and then went to Richmond County, Georgia. William and his son William, Jr fought in the Battle of Kettle Creek at Wilkes County, GA in the revolutionary war.

Notes for JOHN HOLLIDAY:
From John Chism, posted on Rootsweb.cm April 18, 2004:

John Holliday was born in Wilkes County, Ga. 1768. Migrated into the Indian territory before 1803 (Natches area). Married Sarah Ford before 1803. John’s parents are: William Holliday and Ann Ayres.
Ref: (1) “McCalls Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Ga.” pp 91,92. (2) “Smith’s Story of Ga.” by G.G. Smith pp 27,617,627. (3) Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, compiled by Mrs Howard H. McCall, State Regent, D.A.R. 1916-1918. Published by the Georgia Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs Thomas Coke Mell, State Regent 1940-1948. John T. Hancock, Publisher, Atlanta,Ga, 1941.

Children of WILLIAM HOLLIDAY and ANN AYRES are:

AYRES HOLLIDAY b. Abt. 1750, Ireland; d. Bet. 1830 – 1840, Washington County, Louisiana.
WILLIAM HOLLIDAY, JR b. Abt. 1750, Ireland; d. Bef. 14 Nov 1826, Laurens County, South Carolina.
ROBERT HOLLIDAY
THOMAS HOLLIDAY m. REBECCA RAGAN
ABRAHAM HOLLIDAY
JOHN HOLLIDAY b. Abt. 1768, Wilkes County, GA; m. SARAH FORD, Bef. 1803
JANE HOLLIDAY
MARY HOLLIDAY
ANN HOLLIDAY
ELIZABETH HOLLIDAY

Genealogical Sources

  • Will, Wilkes County, GA will book DD p 73 Grace Gillam Davidson (Mrs. John Lee), abstracter and compiler
  • EARLY RECORDS OF GEORGIA, Volume One: Wilkes County, 1932. (Vidalia, Georgia, the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher, 1968), p. 48:
  • [From Will Book ‘D D’] Folio 68–HOLLIDAY, WILLIAM. To wife Ann, land on Little river where we now live for life, final division to two youngest sons, Ayers and John Holliday. To daus. Jane, Mary, Ann, and Elizabeth and to sons Robt., Wm., and Thos., five shillings each. To son Abraham a gray horse. To dau. Mary white mare and dun heifer. To son John sorrel mare. To dau. Margery a black spotted heifer. To son Abraham plantation tools, etc. Wife Ann sole Excx. Signed Sept. 21, 1778. Proved in presence of the widow July 7, 1786. Holman Freeman, R. P. Wm. Ayers, John Smith, Thos.McDowell, Test..).
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2 thoughts on “William Holliday and Ann Ayres

    • I don’t know the answer to that. I have never been able to connect with one so far. My own line extends from Frank Ayres Holliday. He only had one son that was his genetically, and he died fairly young, leaving no children.

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