George Washington Holyfield + Orlena "Parilee" Dotson
1842 - 1923 1867 1849 - aft 1899
Haywood Co NC Haywood Co NC Haywood Co NC Haywood Co NC
Albert Garland Holyfield (Mary C. [?]) 1867 - 1954
Samuel C. Holyfield (Mrs. SCH) 1870 - 1923
Robert H. Holyfield 1873 - ?
Laura J. Holyfield (William C. Parkins), 1877 -1963
Charlotte Holyfield, 1882 - aft 1909
William C. Holyfield, 1885 - aft 1909
Note on spelling: The name "Holyfield" is spelled variously in the public records: for example, "Holifield", "Hollifield". For
these pages, we have usually chosen, for consistency, the spelling which seems to have prevailed among the descendants.
In 1870 Albert, 3, and Samuel, 9 months, were listed with George and "Parolee" Holyfield at Crabtree, Haywood County, NC.
In 1880, the census of Blount County, TN (21 June 1880) listed Orlena P. Holyfield as the wife of George W. Holyfield, along with these Holyfield
children: Albert G., 12; Samuel C., 10; Laurena J., 3; Robert H., 7, and Charlotte F., 1. (In 1870 Albert, 3, and Samuel, 9 months, were listed with
George and "Parolee" Holyfield at Crabtree, Haywood County, NC.)
In 1900, Geo W. Holyfield and "Parolee" Holyfield resided in Crabtree, Haywood Co, NC, at the next house to their first son Garland Holyfield, so
it appears that George and Perailla reunited, possibly after the death of Marion Stevenson. This census recorded that they were married in
1867 and had been married for 33 years.
In 1910, "Georgie" Holyfield and "Arlenia" Holyfield resided on Fines Creek, Haywood Co, NC, with daughter Charlotte, 30; and son William, 24.
For the record: From 1880 until at least 1905, several censuses list a George W. Holyfield, born abt 1845 in NC (he and his parents reported
as born in NC), at Longton, Elk County, Kansas. He is married to Sarah, from Missouri, and they have several children. His occupation is listed
as "Wagon Maker". While his age and origin do invite speculation, it seems highly improbable that this could be the same George W. Holyfield
from Haywood County, NC.
Sources: NC Death Certificate, George Washington Hollyfield, 1923;
NC Death Certificate, Anne S. Penland, 1940;
NC Death Certificate, Harriet Stevenson Jackson, 1948;
NC Death Certificate, Sam C. Hollifield, 1923;
NC Death Certificate, Albert Garland Holifield, 1954;
US Census, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1900, 1920, Haywood Co NC;
US Census, 1880, 1900, Elk Co KS; Kansas State Census, 1905
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