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John Holtsclaw, Sr
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Birth: 1766
Madison County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1819
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

BIOGRAPHY: JOHN HOLTZCLAW & ELIZABETH HAVERHILL
John Holtsclaw Jr, was the first son of John, Sr. and his first wife, Elizabeth Haverhill. Elizabeth must have died early possibly at childbirth with John Jr.
John Jr was raised in Rockingham County, Virginia, and moved to Pulaski County, Kentucky, in 1810 at the age of twelve with his father, step-mother, Elizabeth Berry; half-brother, Jacob; half-sisters, Margaret (Peggy), Elizabeth, Mary (Polly), Sarah (Sally), and Nancy. It is presumed that the family moved in the vicinity of what is now called Holtzclaw Knob. There is also a brook called Holtzclaw Branch at the north side of Holtzclaw Knob running in a southeast-northwest direction.
All indications are that John Holtsclaw, Sr. and his family settled at the "Knob" when they moved to Pulaski County and all lived there till after Elizabeth Berry Holtsclaw died. John Jr., Jacob and other members of the family sold the land they owned and moved to Indiana in 1834. In 1828, John Jr was deeded for $300 cash, 75 acres by Lewis Morgan and his wife, Francis, and it is supposed that this Lewis and Francis were the father and mother of Anna Morgan, John Jr's first wife, since they named their first boy and girl Lewis and Francis. This same tract of land and all improvements were sold by John Jr. and his second wife, Anna Newell, in October, 1834, the same year they moved to Indiana. All these events make it most certain that the Holzclaw Knob area was the home and residence from the time they left Virginia and went to Kentucky.

Holtsclaw family history on file at Plainfied-Guilford Library, Plainfield, IN




Census Records:

1820 Kentucky - Pulaski County, Kentucky:

HOLTSCLAW, Elizabeth (Berry) 2 males 16-26;
3 females 10-16; 2 females 16 - ; 1 female 45 & over


Father: Joseph Jacob HOLTZCLAW b: ABT 1740 in Germantown, Prince William, VA
Mother: Elizabeth ZIMMERMANN b: ABT 1745

Marriage 1 _ Elizabeth HAVERHILL
Married: 14 Feb 1797 in Nelson, Nelson, Kentucky

Children:
John HOLTSCLAW Jr b: 29 Mar 1798 in Virginia

Marriage 2_ Elizabeth BERRY
Married: 11 Dec 1798 in Madison, Rockingham, Virginia
Children:
Jacob HOLTZCLAW b:1799/1800 in Rockingham,Virginia
Margaret (Peggy) HOLTZCLAW b: 24 Aug 1801 in Rockingham, Virginia
Elizabeth HOLTZCLAW b:1803 in Rockingham, Virginia
Mary (Polly) HOLTZCLAW
Sarah (Sally) HOLTZCLAW b: 15 May 1807 in Kentucky
Nancy HOLTZCLAW b: Mar 1810 in Kentucky

 
 
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 Children:
  John Holtsclaw (1798 - 1866)*
  Margaret Holtzclaw Newby (1801 - 1890)*
  Sarah Holtsclaw Hail (1807 - 1895)*
  Nancy Holtsclaw Davidson (1810 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
 
Created by: Martha Malinowski
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90616504
John Holtsclaw, Sr
Added by: Martha Malinowski
 
 
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To honor my 4th great grandfather and the hardships he and his family endured to establish Holtzclaw Knob.
- Linda Timcho
 Added: Aug. 12, 2015
My Great Great Grandfather, father of Nancy Holtzclaw Davidson.
- Betty Davidson Hicks
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013
In memory of my 4th g grandfather
- Martha Belt Malinowski
 Added: May. 23, 2012
 
 
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