William Holbrook
and Mary Adams

William Holbrook b 8 Feb 1875; s/o Ransom T Holbrook and Elizabeth Ann Hughes. William Holbrook m. 10 May 1884 to (1) Mary Adams b 3 Mar 1877 d 11 Mar 1918; buried Sparks and Holbrook Cemetery, Bottom Fork, Letcher Co KY. Children of William Holbrook and Mary Adams;

1. Ransom T "R T" Holbrook b 25 Oct 1913 d Mar 1977, buried Fleming Cemetery, Neon, Letcher Co KY (above the Baptist Church), m. Minerva Arminda "Mindy" Stewart b 20 Dec 1915 d 1992, d/o Robert Bob Stewart and Mary Mullins. Minerva Arminda "Mindy" Stewart (aka Minnie) m. 4 Jul 1930 Letcher Co KY to Ziegler White, s/o W C White and Hortense Wright. Minerva Arminda "Mindy" Stewart m. Arthur Fleming s/o Johnny Fleming and Nancy Bentley. Ransom "R T" Holbrook m. 12 Sept 1935 to Thelma Manies b 21 Jul 1919, d 31 Oct 1992 buried Bandy Cemetery, Scottsville KY, d/o William Wilson Manies and Ethel Sizemore.

2. Simmie Holbrook b 7 May 1916 d Oct 1985; m. Lucy Taylor.

Also in the household with William and Mary was the person below who was Anne Holbrook Meador's uncle. Trying to find parents of Benjamin Short. If anyone has information please send it to goul51@yahoo.com - Anne Meador. In Household:

3. Benjamin Short b about 1909


Mary Adams
and Mose Craft

Mary Adams b 3 Mar 1877 d 11 Mar 1918; buried Sparks and Holbrook Cemetery, Bottom Fork, Letcher Co KY Mary Adams m. Mose Craft. Children of Mose Craft;

1. John M. Craft b 13 Jan 1904 Mayking, Letcher Co KY d 7 Apr 1988 Whitesburg Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Cassie Taylor.


Obituary: John M Craft
11 Jan 1904 - 7 Apr 1988

With the help of the good Lord, I will try to write this obituary of my darling husband, John M. Craft. He was born at Mayking, Kentucky on January 13, 1904 and passed from this life on April 7, 1988 at the Whitesburg Hospital. The good Lord wanted him for His flower garden. John leaves his wife, Cassie Taylor Craft, to mourn his passing, along with one sister, Alta Spangler. Five brothers preceded him in death: Simmie Holbrook, Edison Holbrook, Melvin Short and Ben Short, and one died at birth. John also leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his passing. We miss him so much but someday the good Lord will call us together again and we will never have to say goodbye for we will live together forever more. Written by your loving wife, Cassie Craft

2. Alta Craft m. Male Spangler


William Holbrook and
and Malissa Elizabeth Adams

William Holbrook b 8 Feb 1875 s/o Ransom T Holbrook and Elizabeth Ann Hughes. William Holbrook m. 11 Nov 1920 to Malissa Elizabeth Adams b 30 Jan 1886 d 1 Oct 1970. Children of William Holbrook and Malissa Adams.

1. Melvin Holbrook (Short) b about 1923 d 17 Mar 1961. Children;

i. Linda Holbrook

ii. Johnny Dale Holbrook

2. Edison Holbrook b about 1924

3. Lona Mae Holbrook b about 1925

4. Polly Ellen Holbrook b 18 Jan 1928 d 23 Oct 2004; m. Calvin Coolidge Newsome.


Malissa Elizabeth Adams
and Benjamin Lawrence Holbrook

Malissa Elizabeth "Lizzie" Adams b 30 Jan 1886 d 1 Oct 1970; m. 24 Aug 1912 Letcher Co KY to Benjamin Lawrence Holbrook b 28 Sept 1879 Letcher Co KY d 7 Feb 1920; s/o Enoch Oscar Holbrook and Nancy Evelyn Webb. Children of Benjamin Lawrence Holbrook and Malissa Adams;

1. Elizabeth "Liza Ann" Holbrook b about 1915 Letcher Co KY

2. Oliver Holbrook b about 1917 Letcher Co KY

Thank you to Sondra Anne Holbrook Meador (d/o Ransom RT Holbrook and Thelma Manies) for her additions and submissions to this family.


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