One thing for certain, the life of a circuit riding minister was not easy in the 1800's. They faced many dangers and hardships as they traveled by horseback from town to town, church to church, and sometimes house to house. Their families nervously awaited their return each time they ventured out on their circuit. Sometimes they were on the dusty trail for many days at a time. The name of his circuit was known as the Fallen Timber Circuit named that because of the many lumber camps he visited.
BREAKING NEWS...this just in!
New info has surfaced since this post was published and we thought we should share this. The first bit of info is that we found that he had another daughter that preceded him in death. She married a Johnson who was one of the early settlers of Grant. She and her husband J.O. are buried in Summerson Cemetery in Benezette Twp. More amazing to us is that the famous Tom Mix the well known local cowboy/actor was named after his grandfather who happens to be the subject of this post Rev. Thomas Hollen the Circuit Riding Minister. Whoda' Thunk!!