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Layne A. Holley Family

Updated August 12, 2008

Layne A. Holley

(309) 219-6300

Seeking information on Francis HOLLEY (1755-1807) and his wife, Martha SHERRILL (born about 1760). It is believed they had eight (8) children: Rebekah, Mary, James, Sherrill, John, Benjamin, Martha and Sarah.

Seeking information on Sherrill HOLLEY as found in the 1850 U.S. Census of Marshall County, Alabama. Born November 4, 1787 in South Carolina. It is believed his parents were Francis HOLLEY and Martha SHERRILL.

Seeking information on Howell Hays HOLLEY, found in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census of Marshall County, Alabama. In 1850, Howell and his family are residing in the household of Sherrill HOLLEY. In 1860, Howell is listed as 47 years of age. His wife is believed to be Jemima MCNORTON. Both Howell and Jemima were born in Tennessee. Seven children are listed, including my great great grandfather, Archie HOLLEY.

Seeking information on Archie M. HOLLEY, born about 1857 in AL, as listed in the 1870 federal census of Itawamba County, MS. Archie is listed as 13 years old and residing in the household of James and Mary HOLLEY. Archie is listed as a "farm laborer". Archie and James are brothers. Archie HOLLEY married Nancy Isabelle "Belle" JOHNSON on February 18, 1873 in Itawamba County, MS.

Seeking information on Nancy "Belle" JOHNSON, born May 1856 in Mississippi. She was the daughter of Robert JOHNSON and Berilla HALL. Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Robert JOHNSON (1810-1864) and Berilla HALL (1813-1877). Robert and Berilla were married December 24, 1841 in St. Clair County, AL. Robert Johnson was a Private in Company "F" ("Cummings Greys"), 24th Mississippi Infantry Regiment.

Seeking information on Joshua T. YARBROUGH (1828-1905), born in Chester County, SC and died in Itawamba County, MS. Joshua married Martha "Peggy" BRAKEFIELD (1823-1879). Martha was born in Chester County, SC. Seeking information on Martha, as well as her parents/ancestors.

Seeking information on the Reverend Johnson GUTTERY (1806-1876)and wife, Nancy WILSON (1807-1885), of Walker County, AL.

Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Jonathan (Jonas?) LONG, Sr., as found in the 1850 federal census, Penns Township, Union County, PA. Jonathan was married to Catharine ADAMS, daughter of William and Carroline ADAMS. In this 1850 census, Jonathan was listed as 29 years old and Catharine was listed as 33 years old. The LONGs migrated to Illinois after the 1850 census. Little information on what happened to Jonathan Sr., his wife, and their oldest son, Samuel.

Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Elizabeth MYERS (1843-1924) of Ogle County, IL. It is believed she was from Hagerstown, MD and eventually migrated to Ogle County, IL. Married to Nathan SMICE (1847-1917). Some have suggested the parents of Elizabeth were Henry MYERS and Elizabeth TRAVER (or MORRISON). Some have suggested that the parents of Henry MYERS were Peter and Sarah MYERS.

Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Sarah "Sally" WELKER, born about 1827, possibly in Northumberland County, PA. Sarah was married to Isaac KOBEL/COBLE (born about 1818/1819, also from PA). It appears the KOBELs may have resided in Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA and then migrated to Ogle County, IL. Isaac remarried Eliza J. LEHMAN in 1882, Ogle County, IL.

Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Elizabeth PARKS, born in 1807. Elizabeth was possibly from Maryland. Elizabeth PARKS married Peter SMICE. Elizabeth PARKS died of "Bilious Cholic" in 1849 and is buried in Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.

Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Alexander (Ellic) HODGES. Ellic was born about 1827, possibly in TN. His wife was Margaret TIFFIN, possibly from AL,MS, or TN. Allegedly Native American, Cherokee, very little is known of these ancestors.

Seeking information on the parents/ancestors of Elizabeth Caroline STEWART (1849-1908), possibly from AL or TN. Caroling Stewart was married

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Family Photos

  • Jonathan A. Long, Jr. tombstone (415 KB)
    The grave of Private Jonathan A. Long (1842-1916), Company F, 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry Volunteers. Jonathan Long, Jr. is buried in the Pine Creek Brethren Cemetery (formerly Dunkard's Cemetery), Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • William and Mary GUTHRIE family, circa 1914 (183 KB)
    Lauderdale County, AL - Back Row/Left to Right: Lonnie Robert GUTHRIE, William McKinley GUTHRIE, Fannie SHERRILL (Mary's sister), Virgie Elizabeth GUTHRIE, Gracie Frances GUTHRIE, Dessie Mae GUTHRIE, Myrtle Lee GUTHRIE. Front Row/Left to Right: William "Will" GUTHRIE (Guttery), Mary Elizabeth (Sherrill) GUTHRIE holding Horace Warren GUTHRIE. Not pictured: Walter Rivers GUTHRIE, Ottis Eugene GUTHRIE.
  • Nathan SMICE (1846-1917) (59 KB)
    Nathan Smice was the son of Peter Smice and Elizabeth Parks. Nathan married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Myers of Washington County, MD. Nathan Smice is buried in the Pine Creek Brethren Cemetery (Dunkard's), Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • "Hart Trubel" (804 KB)
    Death Certificate # 55675, Lawrence County, TN, Gracie Francis Nesmith GUTTERY, died February 12, 1910, age 75. Place of Birth - AL. Place of Death - TN. Cause of Death - Heart Trouble.
  • Arthur & Eva LONG (11 KB)
    1973, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Illinois: 40th Wedding Anniversary of Arthur James "Brownie" LONG (1908-1988) and Eva P. King LONG (1916-1993)
  • "Comm Rats" (581 KB)
    Commuation of Rations while on Sick Furlough from Sept. 28, 1863 to November 26, 1863. Sixty (60) days at 33 cents per day. $19.80 paid to Private Robert JOHNSON, Company F, 24th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, CSA. Robert signed his name by making his mark ("X").
  • Dorothy Mae Long REED (16 KB)
    Dorothy Mae Long (1902-1983); Married to Thomas Edgar "Pug" REED (1898-1966)
  • Fannie Sherrill & William Lee Sherrill (252 KB)
    Fannie & Lee Sherrill were the children of John A. SHERRILL (1844-1927)and Elizabeth Caroline STEWART (1849-1908). Neither Lee nor Fannie married. They are standing in front of the house they had built; Bonnertown, Lawrence County, TN. photo courtesy of O.E. Guthrie
  • Frederick B. SMICE (37 KB)
    Frederick B. SMICE (1877-1925); son of Nathan SMICE and Elizabeth MYERS, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Illinois, circa 1920's
  • The old Bonnertown Baptist Church (82 KB)
    Bonnertown, Lawrence County, TN: William Lee SHERRILL is standing in front of the old Bonnertown church building. Directly behind Lee are two individuals peering out the windows. Photograph courtesy of O.E. Guthrie
  • James Garfield LONG and sister, Lettie Viola GREEN (131 KB)
    James Garfield LONG (1879-1947) and his sister, Lettie Viola Long GREEN; taken at the home of Garfield Long, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Illinois, circa 1940's
  • Lilly (Lillie) Mae Smice COY (99 KB)
    Lilly Mae Smice(1873-1947); married to Frederick Franklin Coy (1864-1933) on February 27, 1887 at Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois
  • Eula Mae and me (235 KB)
    Great Aunt Eula Mae (Holley) MCKISSACK (1924-2003). The home of Ralph and Eula McKissack, Leoma, Lawrence County, TN, July 21, 1999.
  • Olive Bell Smice REED (27 KB)
    Olive Bell SMICE (1891-1975); married to Henry B. REED February 29, 1908 at Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Illinois
  • "O.T." & me (145 KB)
    At the home of Ottis Eugene & Avoline GUTHRIE, July 1999, Lauderdale County, AL. Great Uncle "O.T." is the son of William & Mary (Sherrill) GUTHRIE. I felt at home.
  • Belle's Telephone (230 KB)
    The working telephone which belonged to Nancy Isabelle "Belle" (Johnson) HOLLEY (1856-1952). The telephone is in the care of the McKissack family of Leoma, TN. July 1999
  • Catharine C. (Long) Coble tombstone (83 KB)
    Catharine C. COBLE (1835-1872) was the daughter of Jonathan LONG (Sr.) and Catharine ADAMS. She was the sister of Jonathan LONG, (Jr). Catharine C. married Peter Harrison COBLE on January 23, 1870 in Ogle County, IL. Jonathan LONG (Jr.) was married to Peter's sister, Lydia Ann COBLE. Catharine C. Coble is buried at the Brookville Evangelical Cemetery, Brooville Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • Allen J. Steward & Elizabeth Gracy marriage record (232 KB)
    Allen J. Stewart's first marriage to his cousin, Nancy Catherine Stewart, produced five children. He had seven children by his second marriage to Elizabeth Gracy, whom he married October 17, 1838 in Lauderdale County, Alabama (Lauderdale Co. AL Marriage Records, Book 2, Vol. 4, page 23). Six of the seven children are known: Margaret Elizabeth, James A., Nancy E., Anne, Charles G., and Elizabeth Caroline. Elizabeth Caroline STEWART (1849-1908) was the wife of John A. SHERRILL (1844-1927). John and Elizabeth SHERRILL were the parents of my great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Sherrill) GUTHRIE (1881-1968).
  • Clyde & Edna LONG (26 KB)
    Clyde LONG (1882-1962) and wife, Edna B. MYERS (1889-1961) married August 28, 1906 at Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois. Clyde LONG was the brother of James Garfield LONG.
  • "Marr's Greenback Dollar" (216 KB)
    Civil War letter written in an attempt to return a bullet-pierced "greenback dollar" to a soldier of the 92nd Illinois Infantry
  • Lawrence Elwood LONG (25 KB)
    Lawrence Elwood LONG (1919-1921), son of James Garfield LONG and Mabel Dora SMICE
  • Bessie Bell Long WERNICK (42 KB)
    Bessie Bell LONG (1909-1975); married to Carl "Mick" WERNICK on May 17, 1930 at Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Illinois
  • Peter Smice tombstone (64 KB)
    Peter SMICE (1801-1884) was the son of Johannes SCHMEISS & Maria Elizabeth FRENCH. Peter is the father of Nathan SMICE. Peter Smice is buried in the Pine Creek Brethren (Dunkard's) Cemetery, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • Katherine Irene Long Rhodes (43 KB)
    Katherine Irene LONG (1910-1968) and family; husband Harry Benton RHODES Sr. (1911-1970)
  • Elizabeth (Parks) Smice tombstone (71 KB)
    Elizabeth (Parks) SMICE (1807-1849) was the daughter of Thomas PARKS and Elizabeth ROOT. She married Peter SMICE on June 27, 1824 in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD. The Smices migrated to Ogle County, Illinois in 1848. Elizabeth died in 1849 and cemetery records state, "Bilious Cholic, sick one day". Elizabeth (Parks) Smice is the mother of Nathan SMICE. Elizabeth is buried next to her husband in the Pine Creek Brethren (Dunkard's) Cemetery, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • Granddad Long and his violin (12 KB)
    James Garfield LONG playing the violin at his home, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL, circa 1945. This is one of my favorite photos of Granddad Long.
  • Phyllis Arlene LONG (67 KB)
    Phyllis Arlene LONG (1923-2001); daughter of James Garfield LONG and Mabel Dora SMICE
  • Scramble Dinner at the Longs (34 KB)
    Circa 1941: This photograph depicts what family called a "Scramble Dinner". Kenneth Eugene Long is home on leave before he is sent to France & Germany. Parents, brothers, sisters and cousins are present in this quick "get together".
  • 92nd Illinois Infantry Reunion (1909) (130 KB)
    Triennial Reunion of the 92nd Illinois Infantry Regiment, held September 3 & 4, 1909 in Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois
  • Tin Type Photograph of Mabel Dora Smice (26 KB)
    Family members agree this is a photograph of Mabel Dora Smice (1885-1964) as a child.
  • Newton Jonathan LONG (Four Generations) (58 KB)
    Newton Jonathan LONG (1905-1992) with his mother- Mabel Dora Smice LONG, daughter- Mildred LaVonne Long SCHIER, grandson- John Eugene SCHIER
  • The "Old Powell Place" (12 KB)
    Garfield LONG cash-rented this farm from Upton Powell, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County,IL. Garfield purchased his own farmland in 1936.
  • The LONG brothers (66 KB)
    Seated: Jonathan Newton LONG Standing (left to right): Kenneth Eugene LONG, Arthur James LONG, Francis Melvin LONG. Photo taken December 22, 1985, Ogle County, Illinois
  • Holley Brothers (270 KB)
    left to right: Ozzo, Edison & Odell Holley
  • Flora Malindabell Holley (125 KB)
    Daughter of Lon & Callie (Yarbrough) Holley
  • Lon & Callie Holley with some grandchildren. (1160 KB)
    Back row/left to right: Mary Porter Snoddy, Babs Porter Hardiman, Marge Porter Mashburn, Ella Jean Holley Mobley, Beulah Holley Boston, Burniece Holley. Front row/left to right: Robert Holley, Wesley Martin, Tony McKissack, Tommy Martin, Fred McKissack, Lon Holley, Callie Holley. 1951 - Bonnertown, Lawrence County, TN
  • Alfred & Lilian Holley (12 KB)
    Alfred F. Holley and his wife, Lilian Pettus. Married December 25, 1942 in Lexington,Lauderdale County, Alabama.
  • Archie and Vivian HOLLEY (47 KB)
    Archie Austine HOLLEY and Vivian Jeanette LONG: photo circa 1948, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • Fred & Dessie HOLLEY (73 KB)
    Fred Edward HOLLEY (1899-1934) and Dessie Mae GUTHRIE (1902-1989), parents of Archie Austine HOLLEY. Photo circa 1920, Lawrence County, TN.
  • Garfield & Mabel LONG (192 KB)
    James Garfield LONG (1879-1947) and Mabel Dora SMICE (1885-1964), parents of Vivian Jeanette LONG. Photo circa 1902, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL.
  • Marriage License of Isaac Kobel & Eliza J. Lehman (803 KB)
    Copy of the Illinois State Board of Health, Marriage License, for Isaac Kobel of Brookville, Ogle County, Illinois (age 56) and Eliza J. Lehman, also from Brookville (age 44). Dated September 16, 1882.
  • Lon & Callie HOLLEY Family (151 KB)
    Photo of the Lon & Callie (Yarbrough) HOLLEY family, parents of Fred Edward HOLLEY. Location of photo - Bonnertown, Lawrence County, TN
  • Warranted Deed of Jonathan Long (Sr.) 1856 (1952 KB)
    40 Acres of Land purchased for $300
  • Garfield & Mabel LONG Family (125 KB)
    Family photo of James Garfield LONG and Mabel Dora SMICE family: taken ca 1944, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL. Missing in photo - Lawrence LONG (1919-1921)
  • Robert Johnson tombstone (142 KB)
    Robert Johnson (1810-1864), a Private in Company "F" ("Cummings Greys"), 24th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. Grave located at the Benefield Cemetery, Itawamba County, MS
  • Robert F. GUTTERY and family, circa 1921 (47 KB)
    Lauderdale County, AL - Back Row/Left to Right: William McKinley GUTHRIE, Dessie Mae (Guthrie) HOLLEY, Myrtle Lee (Guthrie) YARBROUGH, Sarah GUTTERY, Lieuticia (Guttery) JEFFREYS, John JEFFREYS, William "Will" GUTHRIE (Guttery), Alexander "Elliot" GUTTERY, Lonnie Robert GUTHRIE. Front Row/Left to Right: John Edgar WILLIAMS, Ernest WILLIAMS, Virgie Elizabeth (Guthrie) WILLIAMS holding Gladys WILLIAMS, Ruby WILLIAMS, Mary Elizabeth (Sherrill) GUTHRIE (Guttery) holding Ottis Eugene GUTHRIE, Horace Warren GUTHRIE, Robert Franklin GUTTERY, Gracie Frances (Guthrie) JONES holding Lucille JONES, Travis JONES, Grover JONES.
  • Berilla Hall Johnson tombstone (251 KB)
    Berilla Hall Johnson (1813-1877), wife of Robert Johnson, buried in the Benefield Cemetery, Itawamba County, MS
  • Wendell M. Holley family (44 KB)
    Wendell and Modean (Adcock) Holley with their two sons, Michael and Kenneth.
  • Muster Roll for Private Robert Johnson (793 KB)
    Robert Johnson, age 41, a Private in Captain B.F. Toomer's Company, 24th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, CSA. Enrolled September 1, probably 1861. Company "F" - also known as "Cummings Grays". Robert enrolled from Fulton, Itawamba County, MS.
  • Holley: Mother, Daughter, Daughter-In-Law (127 KB)
    In the center of the photograph is Nancy Isabelle "Belle" Johnson HOLLEY. On the left is Belle's daughter-in-law, Callie Yarbrough HOLLEY. On the right is Belle's daughter, Alice Holley GRISSOM. circa 1947
  • George Washington Yarbrough (183 KB)
    Photograph of George Washington YARBROUGH (1850-1920), the son of Joshua T. YARBROUGH and Martha "Peggy" BRAKEFIELD. circa 1914
  • Flag of the Von Knyphausen Regiment (25 KB)
    Hessian soldier, Johannes SCHMEISS, was a Gemeiner (Private) in Company 5 of the Von Knyphausen Regiment, Rall's Brigade, and was captured at the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776. NESCIT PERICULA - "A Fearless Danger"
  • Cover, Gloves & Sword (31 KB)
    Marine Officer's Cover, White Gloves & Mameluke Sword of CWO3 Layne A. Holley USMCR (retired). Photograph by Mr. Stephen Eric Williams of Pekin, IL.
  • Uniforms of the Von Knyphausen Regement, 1776 (29 KB)
    Drawing of the uniforms of Hessian troops, Von Knyphausen Regiment, Rall's Brigade - 1776. Uniform on the right is that of the "Gemeiner", a Private.
  • Four Generations, circa 1953 (52 KB)
    Standing: Dessie Mae (Guthrie) HOLLEY, Archie Austine HOLLEY/Seated: Mary Elizabeth (Sherrill) GUTHRIE, Layne Austine HOLLEY.
  • Joshua T. YARBROUGH (190 KB)
    Joshua T. YARBROUGH was born about 1828 in Chester County, SC. He was married to Martha "Peggy" BRAKEFIELD. He is the father of George Washington YARBROUGH.
  • Lydia Ann COBLE & Thomas MORRISON (73 KB)
    My great grandmother, Lydia Ann COBLE, divorced my great grandfather, Jonathan LONG, Jr. in 1891 and married Thomas MORRISON of Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL. A bachelor, Thomas MORRISON was the son of John MORRISON and Malinda TRAVER from Washington County, MD. Photo taken shortly after their marriage on October 21, 1892, Ogle County, IL. My mother and her siblings refer to Thomas MORRISON as "Uncle Tommy".
  • Elizabeth "Lizzie" Myers SMICE (15 KB)
    Lizzie MYERS was born August 1, 1843 in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD. Her parents were Henry MYERS and Elizabeth TRAVER. Lizzie's family migrated to Ogle County, IL. Elizabeth MYERS married Nathan SMICE, son of Peter SMICE and Elizabeth PARKS, on August 11, 1871 in Ogle County, IL. Nathan SMICE was a farmer, operating in Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL. Nathan died in 1917. Lizzie Smice died November 10, 1924. Both she and Nathan are buried in "Dunkards" Cemetery (Pine Creek Brethren Cemetery), Ogle County, IL.
  • Hessian Register for Layne A. Holley (494 KB)
    Certificate #080: Johannes SCHMEISS was recruited from the German state of Hesse-Cassel.
  • 15th Illinois Regimental Flag (64 KB)
    John and William LONG, brothers of Jonathan LONG, served with the 15th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Photograph of the 15th flag shows serious deterioration. Flag located in the "Hall of Flags", Springfield, Illinois.
  • Butternut Crackers (134 KB)
    Civil War: flag/logo of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry Volunteers. This Regiment saw service from 1862 to 1865, including actions at Chatanooga, Chicamauga, and the Atlanta Campaign. "Butternut" was the term used to describe the color of the Confederate uniform. The "old 92nd" was proclaiming that they had "cracked" the Confederate army during battle. The 92nd Regimental Flag is not found in the "Hall of Flags" in Springfield, IL. Location of this flag is unknown.
  • The 15th Illinois Regiment at the Battle of Shiloh (128 KB)
    Line of Battle: Photograph of the position of the 15th Illinois Infantry during the opening moments of the Battle of Shiloh. William LONG was shot in the foot during this battle.
  • Nancy "Belle" Johnson HOLLEY (198 KB)
    Photograph, circa late 1940's: Nancy "Belle" Johnson HOLLEY, born May 6, 1856 in Mississippi. Her parents were Robert JOHNSON and Berilla HALL. Nancy married Archie HOLLEY in Itawamba County, MS on February 18, 1873. She died September 20, 1952 in Itawamba County, MS.
  • John A. Long elected as Captain of Company "K" (253 KB)
    March 18, 1865: A vote by Company K, 15th Illinois, unanimously elected John A. LONG as Captain of Company K, 15th Illinois Infantry. Election held at Camp Fry in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sherrill Brothers Store (927 KB)
    Circa 1923: The Sherrill Brothers Store, located in Bonnertown, Lawrence County, TN.
  • Ozzo & Audie Holley's 50th Wedding Anniversary (1325 KB)
    December 1969: Taken with their children - photograph of Ozzo & Audie (Shannon) Holley's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Left to Right: Odus, Beulah, Burniece, Ozzo, Audie, T.A. and Jean. Photograph courtesy of Mrs. Burniece Wiley
  • George Washington YARBROUGH family, circa 1901 (307 KB)
    Family photograph of George W. YARBROUGH & Malinda E. HODGES, and their family. Tishomingo County, MS.
  • Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollar Marriage Bond (821 KB)
    State of Tennessee, Lawrence County, October 24, 1919: Fred HOLLEY (principle) and H.A. Pass bound themselves to the State of Tennessee for the sum of $1,250. Under obligation, Fred Holley obtained a license to marry Dessie GUTHRIE. Dessie had just turned 17 years old the day before, October 23rd. The Rite of Matrimony was solemnized on November 23, 1919.
  • Mom's First Car (213 KB)
    Mom & Dad, circa 1949. Notice the object hanging from the mirror above the dashboard.
  • The '46 Ford (192 KB)
    Mom's first car! She drove this car to high school in Oregon, IL.
  • The Long's New Car, circa 1923/1924 (37 KB)
    Inside/left to right: Bump, Donna & Kate LONG. Outside/left to right: Hank & Isabelle LONG. 1923/1924 "Star", Durant Motors
  • Primitive Baptist Church minutes, September 1935 (417 KB)
    Lawrence County, Tennessee: The 4th item of business was to extend an invitation for the reception of W.M. Guthrie into the membership of this church, by "Experience of Grace"; page 86, Second Creek Church minutes, Book #2, January 1907 to November 1948.

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