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Family of John Milton HOLLADAY (23) & Rachael S. MATTHEWS

53. John Randolph HOLLADAY Senior. Born on 17 Oct 1878 in Mount Carmel, Benton County, Tennessee. At the age of 86, John Randolph died in Holladay, Benton County, Tennessee on 12 Aug 1965.

Prominent in the business circles of Holladay is John Randolph Holladay, who was born in Benton county on the 17th of October, 1878. His paternal grandfather was George Washington Holladay and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Randolph Mathews, both natives of this state. His parents were John Milton and Rachael Blanton (Mathews) Holladay, both of whom are deceased. His father, John M. Holladay, was born in Carroll county, Tennessee, August 22, 1840. He was of German and English descent. He remained with his parents till the commencement of the war and then enlisted in the Fifty-fifth Tennessee Confederate Infantry, at the organization of which he was elected third lieutenant and served till captured at Island No. 10. After remaining in prison at Johnson's Island for several months he was exchanged and when his regiment was reorganized at Jackson, Mississippi, he was elected second lieutenant, which command he held till the cessation of hostilities. On July 28, 1864, he lost his right arm at Atlanta, Georgia, but still retained his command. At the close of the war he returned to Carroll county, where he remained about two years. In 1866 he came to Benton county. He entered the mercantile business in 1867 and continued in that business for more than thirty years. During this time he held the offices of county court clerk and tax collector of Benton county. He was married October 13, 1869, to Rachael B. Mathews, a native of Benton county, to which union two sons and two daughters were born: Lena M., George B., Meta K., and John R. John M. Holladay died February 18, 1898. His wife, the mother of John R. Holladay, was born November 5, 1842, and was of Scotch-Irish descent. She died January 7, 1887.

On 6 Oct 1907 when John Randolph was 28, he married Mary Lee TUCKER, daughter of Mack Allison TUCKER (1839-1925) & Louise KING (1848-1913), in Holladay, Benton County, Tennessee. Born on 19 Jun 1882 in Benton County, Tennessee. At the age of 83, Mary Lee died in Holladay, Benton County, Tennessee on 15 Jan 1966.

They had the following children:
101 i. Meta Lee (1908-)
102 ii. John Randolph (1911-1981)
103 iii. William Mack Arthur (1913-1992)

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