HOLLOWAY Malachi[1]

Male Abt 1680 - 1762  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name HOLLOWAY Malachi 
    Born Abt 1680  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID F1F494B060B8734CA827DA4F658E2994A812 
    Died Jun 1762  Mendham, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1748-Elkanah's father, Malachi, at age 68, sold the Berkeley County, Massachusetts homestead on 14 Oct 1748 and the family soon moved to Morris County, New Jersey. Elkanah was about 19 years old at the time.
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      19 Feb 1760--WILL, abstract of Malachi HOLLOWAY who made his will, 19 Feb 1760, while still a resident of Mendham, New Jersey, document, proved 6 July 1762, and now on file in the Secretary of State's office at Trenton, New Jersey (Dockett 1680N).
      Malachi HOLLOWAY, Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey:
      Son, ELKANAH, 1/2 of my land, which will be 38 1/2 acres. Son, Elijah, the 1/2 of my land. My wife, Elizabeth, to have a good maintenance. If both sons die, then the land is to go to my wife, and, when she dies then to Nehemiah Holloway, and my three daughters, viz., Patience, Judeth and Elizabeth. Executors--sons, Elkanah and Elijah. Witnesses - John Brown, John Brown, Jr., Elizabeth Bobet. Proved July 6, 1762. Sons, Malachi, Jr. and Jonathan also mentioned. (Source: Holloway, Olin E., M.D. GENEALOGY OF THE HOLLOWAY FAMILIES, Knightstown, IN, 1927, p12.)

      1762, June 22 - Inventory, made by Isaac Babbit and John Brown (Lib.H, p. 297)

      1762 Elkanah signed the inventory made by and appraiser of his father's estate at Mendham, New Jersey. He was 30 years old at the time.


      In 1705 his name appears as Malachi, "Jr.", in a list of soldiers impressed--or drafted as we should now say--for service in Queen Ann's War.

      The appellation "Junior" given him at this time was evidently used to distinguish him from his uncle, Malachi Holloway. According to the prevailing custom in those days the term was generally used in such cases to denote the younger of two contemporary men bearing the same name in the same town, even when no close relationship existed between them.

      Two other like instances in this case occur in the records-once in the Bristol County Deeds [Vol. 9, p. 611] when Malachi Holloway, "Jr.", bought land of Thomas Harvey, Sr., although he is named as Malachi Holloway throughout the document itself, and again in the Old Proprietary record of Taunton [Vol. 2, p. 108] when in November, 1702, Malachi Holloway, "Jr.", and Joseph Holloway were granted fifteen acres of land "north of the fifty acres their father gave them," together with twenty-five more on the west side.

      As this record ties in so definitely with the fifty-acre gift Samuel Holloway had made his sons, Malachi and Joseph, in the preceding June, ... we can dismiss the possibility of this term "Jr." as used in the records noted having applied to any man other than Samuel Holloway's son. In fact, we have never found the slightest indication that Samuel's son, Malachi 3, ever had a cousin of that name.

      Up to the time he was almost seventy years of age Malachi 3 Holloway lived on the property his father had given him in what is now Berkley, Mass. He does not seem to have taken any active part in the affairs of the township, for only a few items regarding him-aside from those listing the births of his children-have been found and sent us from the records there.

      These items merely note that at a town meeting in 1741 it was voted, "Our school shall keep three months following, one month first at Malachy Holloway's, and then one month at Mr. John French's and then one month at or near Deacon Axtell's." A year later Holloway was chosen as one of the town's minor officials, and in 1738, 1743, and in 1746, he was drawn for jury duty.

      On 14 October, 1748, he sold his homestead farm in Berkley to Thomas Gilbert-some eighty-eight acres on which he was then living, as stated in the transfer of title. While we have no record of him until four years later it is reasonable to assume that it was shortly after this sale was made when he embarked on the Taunton river, with his wife and unmarried children, his household goods, and perhaps some live stock, and set sail for Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the nearest port to Mendham.

      His wife's brother, Elkanah Babbitt, and the latter's son, Isaac, Babbitt, had settled there some five years earlier, and the farm Holloway acquired seems to have been very close to that of his brother-in-law's. In fact, there is a reference -in a deed made by Elkanah Babbitt in 1754, stating that the property he sold was near Malachi Holloway's. 3. As a number of the Berkley Hathaways had also gone to Mendham the Holloways had some of their old neighbors, as well as their relatives, near them in their new home.

      Neither the East Jersey Land Records at Perth Amboy nor those of Morris County show just when Holloway bought his farm in Mendham and it is supposed his purchase, like so many others thereabouts, failed to be recorded. The first reference we have to him there is in 1752 when his name-as "Mallica Holoway"-appears in a list of the. freeholders (land owners) in the township of "Mendon."'

      Late in the following year Holloway made a visit to Berkley at which time he disposed of the remaining rights his father had had in certain tracts of land in Taunton. One of these deeds was acknowledged at Berkley, 2 November, 1753, and the other at Taunton five days later. In this one he took pains to describe himself as "of Mendon in ye County of Morris in New Jersey, Late of Berkley in ye County of Bristol in ye province of ye Massachusetts Bay New England"- a most praiseworthy identification from a genealogical standpoint.

      We find no further reference to Malachi3 Holloway up to the time when he made his will, 19 February, 1760, while still a resident of Mendham. This document, proved 6 July, 1762, and now on file in the Secretary of State's office at Trenton, N.J., (Docket 168-N), names wife, Elizabeth, sons Elkanah, Elijah, Nehemiah, Jonathan, and Malachi; daughters, Patience, Judeth and Elizabeth. The two sons first named were to act as executors and divide their father's 77-acre farm between them.

      The inventory of his personal estate, taken by Isaac Babbitt and John Brown, 22 June, 1762, amounted to 42-15-9 pounds, and included household goods, books, a gun, farm implements, and some small number of livestock.

      Malachi3 Holloway was married twice, but the records thereof have not been found. His first wife was Judah - - - - -- whose surname is unknown at present. His second wife was Elizabeth Babbitt, who according to the Babbitt Family History (p. 491, was born 6 March, 1698, daughter of Elkanah and Elizabeth (Briggs) Babbitt of Berkley. Elkanah Babbit was an older brother of Deliverance Babbitt, who married Malachi's brother, Nathaniel Holloway.

      We are indebted to Mr. Francis F. G. Andrews, Town Clerk of Berkley, Mass., for the following list of thirteen children, two of their marriages, and some of the grandchildren of Malachi Holloway, as taken from the town and church records:

      *Abstract of this will as published in 'the New Jersey Archives [First Series, XXXIII, 198] omits the names of his sons, Jonathan and Malachi, although these are included in the copy of the testament which appears in Book H of Wills (pp. 297-8] at Trenton.

      They are also noted in Dr. Olin E. Holloway's Genealogy of the Holloway Families, as legatees of an-to him-unidentified Malachi Holloway of Mendham, N.J. This genealogy while dealing principally with the descendants of one John Holloway, an early settler of Burlington County, N.J., makes brief reference to other groups, some of whom we recognize as belonging to the Old Colony family. The more extended account he gives of another unidentified Holloway-Jacob of New Jersey-is of much value as this man was without doubt one of Malachi's grandsons.

      The Babbitt Family History [p. 48] states that Elizabeth Babbitt was Malachi Holloway's second wife, but in listing their children, says that some may have been by his first wife, and also omits the names of the last two.
    Person ID I64196  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2006 

    Father HOLLOWAY Samuel,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1704, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother BRAYMAN Jane,   b. Abt 1640, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Mar 1666  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F25247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 [HOLLOWAY] Judah,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1705  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F25246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 BABBITT Elizabeth Briggs,   b. 6 Mar 1698, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, Mendham, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1719  Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. HOLLOWAY Malachi, Jr.,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. HOLLOWAY,   b. Aug 1720,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. HOLLOWAY Seth,   b. 12 Mar 1722,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. HOLLOWAY Jonathan "Jonstron",   b. 24 Jul 1724, Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1771, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. HOLLOWAY Elizabeth,   b. 4 May 1727, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. HOLLOWAY Elkanah,   b. 1 Jul 1729, Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. HOLLOWAY Samuel,   b. 15 Dec 1732, Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. HOLLOWAY Benjamin,   b. 21 Jun 1735, Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. HOLLOWAY Daniel,   b. 31 May 1737, Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. HOLLOWAY Elijah,   b. Abt 1740,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F25245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1680 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1705 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1719 - Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2902] Book-William Holloway of Taunton, Massachusetts, pp.26-28.

    2. [S2902] Book-William Holloway of Taunton, Massachusetts, p.11.

    3. [S2902] Book-William Holloway of Taunton, Massachusetts, p.26.

    4. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, p.382.