Joseph Stillman Holman was a son of Jonathan Holman and Zilpha Sawyer, born 5 Dec 1799, along with a twin brother, Benjamin Franklin Holman. J.S. married Polly Ann Spencer and had several children. After his wife's death, J. S. Holman resided with his son H. W. Holman in Buchanan County, Iowa, where he died. His remains were removed back to the cemetery at Conneautville, where many family members were buried.