HOLBROOK  GENEALOGY

 

 

 

This information about the Holbrook family was compiled from research done by J.C. Halbrooks of Sterling, CT;  research by Pam Holbrook of Albemarle, NC;  information from family articles in the book, “Stanly Heritage – North Carolina Vol I”;  and information provided by various family members.   The early information from 1546 to 1800 came entirely from the extensive research done by J. C. Halbrooks.  The spelling of this surname has changed through the years and by specific families even today.  It is believed that the origin of the name Holbrook is from the Old English, “Hol” meaning hollow or lying or running in a hollow and “Broc” meaning a brook.  Thus, the surname Holbrook could mean “the brook running in a hollow”.  The accuracy of information in this compilation (as with other information on this website) cannot be guaranteed since it came from many unverified sources and some may even be based on speculations of those persons gathering the information.

 

    

EARLY  ANCESTORS

 

 

A.     JOHN HOLBROOK

                    His will from 1546 found in Hansbury, Staffordshire, England

 

B.   WILLIAM  HOLBROOK

           Married Elizabeth Middleton

           His will from 1558 found in Staffordshire, England.

 

C.   THOMAS  HOLBROOK

           Born about 1525

           Will from 1606 found in Marchington, England.

 

D.   WILLIAM HOLBROOK

            Married Ann ?

            Will from 1638

 

E.    THOMAS  HOLBROOK

            Married Dorothy ?

            Will from 1689 in Marchington, England

 

F.    EDWARD  HOLBROOK

            Married Ellen ?

            Will from 1676

 

G.  EDWARD  HOLBROOK

            Married Elizabeth ?

            Will from 1746 in Trentham, England.

 

H.   REV. JOHN  HOLBROOK

            Married Jane Smith

            Came to America (NJ) in 1723.   Will filed in Virginia in 1747.

 

I.      JOHN  HOLBROOK

            Born 1730 in Northhampton County, VA

            Married Rachel  ?

            Died 1804 in Franklin County, GA

            Apparently lived in Mecklenburg County,  NC in late 1770’s

 

J.    VECHEL  HOLBROOK

             Married Charlotte ?

             Believed to have lived in Cabarrus and/or Rowan County, NC.

 

One of Vechel Holbrook's children was William Holbrooks, born in 1809 in North Carolina.  The genealogy information on this site follows some of his descendants who originally lived in North Carolina and later in other areas.  For information about those descendants from 1800 until the present, GO TO:                               

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HOLBROOK (1809 - 1851 

 

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