Frances Holloway Wynne, granddaughter of Joseph Turner Holloway and Eva Estille Sorrell Holloway, received an A. in English from Duke University, and spent 34 years teaching in the Fairfax County, Va., public school system.She became interested in genealogy in 1969 and was active in the North Carolina Genealogical Society, Tidewater Genealogical Society, and the National Genealogical Society, among others. Back to Top The collection consists of family papers, correspondence, genealogical notes, and pictures relating to the Holloway and Sorrell family of Leesville, N. Much of the collection consists of genealogical correspondence and notes, dating from the 1960s to the 1990s, relating to Frances Holloway Wynne's efforts to compile a history of the Holloway and Sorrell family, as well as a collection of about 600 pictures of various family members.Back to Top Early papers are chiefly deeds and indentures relating to purchases and sales of property of members of the Holloway and Sorrell family of Leesville, Wake County, N. In the 1860s, there are a few letters from Dillard family members describing military life with Confederate forces near Yorktown.Correspondence and other items relating to Frances Holloway Wynne's efforts to compile a history of the Holloway and Sorrell family.She published a number of genealogical abstracts and registers dealing with Wake County, N. In addition, there is a smaller collection of family papers, apparently collected by Wynne while doing genealogical research.Genealogical correspondence and notes include materials about the Holloway and Sorrell family, as well as related families, including the Bledsoe, Brightwell, Cheshire, Cooke, Cooper, Dillard, Nipper, Ward, and Williams families, most of which were either resident or had strong ties to North Carolina.Included are the bylaws and constitution of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
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Materials in the 1870s through the 1900s consist of a few scattered family letters and financial items.
In the 1900s and 1910s, several items relate to Lydia Sorrell, first as a student at Leesville High School and, for a short time, at Peace Institute in Raleigh, and later as an applicant for a position with the United States Post Office.
C., where they were among the more prominent landowners of the region.
The Holloway and Sorrell families were linked when Joseph Turner Holloway married Eva Estille Sorrell on 15 August 1893.