Feb. 9, 1939
A. P. Hollifield, whom I have written about in a former chapter, had a family of five sons and four daughters. Of this family I was the middle one of the group. Their names as they were known and called are Broonhilda, Crit, Bettie, John, Bob. Sallie, Gamba, Tom and Mildred. Broonhilda married Dob Fortune and they had six children, four sons and two daughters. Mr. Fortune’s initials were D. D. and his wife’s were B. B., so when they began naming their children they gave them a double name, each beginning with the same letter, making double letter initials. The children were G. G., C. C., H. H., I. I, V. V. and the last child was named Guy. Broonhilda has been dead about forty years.
Mr. Fortune’s initials were D. D. and his wife’s were B. B., so when they began naming their children they gave them a double name, each beginning with the same letter.Crit married Nancy Roberson, the daughter of Hampton Roberson, who lived at Sunshine. He settled down on the farm after marriage. He did quite a bit of carpenter work before he married. He died about four years ago at the age of seventy four years. He had a family of seven sons and three daughters. His wife and children are still living.
Bettie married a man by the name of Bogan. They had only one child. Both she and her husband are dead. They lived most of their time in Georgia and South Carolina.
John married Nora Surratt and they had two children, a son and a daughter. They live in South Carolina, just below Blacksburg. He was a weaver in the mill for a number of years before he married, but now lives on the farm.
Bob has been married twice, first to Miss Jessie Horn, the daughter of George and Susan (Suttle) Horn. They had three children, two boys and one daughter, but one son died in youth. The second marriage was to Miss Mary Huntley, the daughter of David and Telitha (Washburn) Huntley, and they had two daughters. His first wife died in 1908. Bob was a carpenter by trade. He worked at the carpenter trade for about eight years, then went into the lumber business in Forest City and is still handling lumber. He and his wife reside in Forest City.
Sallie married Charley Gurley and they have a family of seven children, three boys and four girls. Sally and her husband live about four miles north of Bostic and Mr. Gurley operates a general store and does some farming.
Gamba married Loula Moss, the daughter of William and Quintinn (Crow) Moss, and they have four children, one son three daughters. He is a farmer and resides on the old home place on Robertson’s Creek.
Tom married Bertha Washburn, the daughter of Reuben and Sarah (Crowder) Washburn and have four children, two sons and two daughters. Tom is a farmer and lives on the old home place on Robertson’s Creek where the family was reared.
Mildred married Thomas Long and they have a family of six children, three boys and three girls. Mr. Long was for many years in the United States army, consequently the family has lived in New Mexico, California, Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts and Honolulu, Hawaii. They are now residing in Forest City. They have one child dead.