Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sophronia J Holley Warnick 1836-1898 AL #52Ancestors #14

Sophronia Holley was born December 16, 1836 in Alabama. Her parents are unknown at this time. One suspect for her father is Phillip Joseph Holley who was in Blount County, Alabama in the 1840 and 1850 census. DNA links me to Phillip and his wife Harriett Hood. I think Sophronia may be the Julietta listed as his child in the 1850 census.


Household ID: 109
House Number: 109
Line Number: 21
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 2
GS Film Number: 2344
Digital Folder Number: 004187292
Image Number: 00260


Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Philip Holly M 50 South Carolina
Harriet Holly F 48 South Carolina
Joseph Holly M 24 South Carolina
Nancy Price F 22 South Carolina
Matilda Holly F 17 South Carolina
Wm Holly M 17 South Carolina
Elizabeth Holly F 14 Alabama
Juletta Holly F 12 Alabama
John Holly M 9 Alabama
Mary Holly F 8 Alabama
Jas Holly M 3 Alabama
Harriet Holly F 0 Alabama


Sophronia married Caleb Rogers Warnick July 27, 1854 in Blount County, Alabama.
I learned a hard lesson on citing my sources with this marriage. I found it on the internet years ago when I was just starting genealogy. I didn't copy anything but the date and place. I can remember the names were misspelled, but did not note the spelling. I've never been able to find it again. Nothing like that to make you remember THAT lesson. I'M STILL KICKING MYSELF.

Sophronia and Caleb had at least ten children:
George Washington born 1855
Margaret A "Maggie" born 1858
James P born 1859
West born 1862
Nancy born 1866
Mary C. born 1869
John Wesley born 1874
Gus born 1881
Gibbie C. born 1887
Richard, date unknown

They moved from Blount to Jefferson County at some point, where .Sophronia died January 5, 1898.
Sophronia is buried in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery in Dolomite, Jefferson County, Alabama.