Born: October 24, 1784, Danville, Kentucky.
Died: March 28, 1842, Aurora, Indiana.
Buried: Veraestau Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.
When [Holman] was sixteen years of age he united with the Clear Creek Baptist church. For his life-work he directed his attention to the bar in Newcastle. For a while, he read law in the Lexington office of Henry Clay. On account of his opposition to slavery, he crossed the Ohio river in 1810, and made his home in Indiana, on a bluff to which he gave the name Veraestau, and where he continued to reside the remainder of his life. It appears he come into a considerable estate soon after he turned twenty-one. Five years later, he brought his slaves to Indiana for the sole purpose of freeing them.
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Display Title: Lord, In Thy Presence Here We MeetFirst Line: Lord, in Thy presence here we meetTune Title: ARLINGTONAuthor: Jesse L. HolmanMeter: CMSource: Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs by Absalom Graves, 2nd ed., 1829