Descendants of Thomas and Margaret Hollenback


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16. Sarah HOLLENBACK (Daniel2, Thomas1) was born on 14 Apr 1792 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia8 and died before 1817.

General Notes: Sarah is not listed in her father's will nor in the lawsuit filed by his third wife against the estate. Sarah must have died young. However, a granddaughter of Daniel is listed in his will to receive the same share as his daughters, Mary Ann Lawrance.

In Daniel's Bible there is a marriage showing Sarah Lawrance (formerly Hollenback) married to Daniel [missing] on Sept 8th 1814. Also recorded in the Bible of Daniel Hollenback is the birth of Mary Ann Lawrance.

Mary Ann Lawrance m Laton Rader. This is a quote from an interview he gave in Ohio when he was in his 65th year:
"I was born October 31, 1811, consequently I am in my 65th year. My wife was born December 13, 1815, and is in her 59th year. She is a native of Hampshire county, VA.
Her mother's name was Sarah Hollenbeck."

Based on the Bible entries, the will of Daniel Hollenback, and this quote, I believe that Mary Ann Lawrance was the daughter of Sarah Hollenback & Daniel Lawrance; and that after Sarah died Daniel married her sister Elizabeth. This isn't proof in the normal sense, but it's my belief at this time.

Sarah married Daniel LAWRENCE, son of John Lawrence LORENCE and Mary UNKNOWN, on 8 Sep 1814.8 Daniel was born on 12 Jan 1783 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 2 Dec 1853 in , Pike Co., Ohio at age 70.

Birth Notes: Others show Daniel born in Hardy Co., but Hardy wasn't formed until 1788.

Death Notes: This is the date his will was proved. I do not have an exact death date.

General Notes: from Betty Bidwell who descends from this line:
John Lorence will of 8 July 1817 Hardy Co. VA
Wife Mary will 14 Jul 1818 Hardy Co Va
Son Daniel ( 11 other siblings) 12 Jan 1783 - 2 Dec 1853
m. Elizabeth Hollenbeck 28 Aug 1817

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Marion Twp., Pike Co., Ohio. Pg 264
Lorence Daniel 66 farmer $3200 VA
Elizabeth 55 VA
Zimri 29 farmer $600 VA
William 27 farmer OH
Hiram 22 farmer OH
Elizabeth 19 VA
John 5/12 OH
I believe the last 3 are a family Hiram, wife and son.

• Will: 11 Aug 1851, , Pike Co., Ohio. Will Book 1, Pike Co., OH pg 293
Be it remembered that on this day the last will and testament of Daniel Lorance late of Pike County deceased was brought into Court and proved by the oaths of Wilson Westfall and Philip Hammertine the subscribing witnesses thereto whose testamony was reduced to writing and together with same Will ordered to be recorded and which said will and proof are in the words and figures following to wit:

I Daniel Lorance of the County of Pike in the State of Ohio do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit:

1. I Will and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Elizabeth one horse creture, two cows, two beds and bedding, one bureau, one cupboard and dishes such as she may select in each case together with her dower.

2. I will and bequeath unto my son Zimri all of my real estate and personal property not before disposed and further that he shall pay all legal debts that may come against me.

3. It is my will that my son Zimri pay to my two sons William and Hiram each $100 against the 1st day of January 1854, and $100 each against the 1st day of January AD 1860, $125 each against the 1st day of January AD 1863, and $125 each against the 1st day of January AD 1870.

4. It is my will that my son Zimri shall pay to my son Solomon $100 against the 1st day of January 1856; $100 more against the 1st day of January AD 1861; $100 more against the 1st day of January AD 1865; and $100 more against the 1st day of January AD 1872.

5. I will and bequeath unto my grand daughter Harriet, daughter of my son Washington Lorance dec. $75 to be paid by my son Zimri against she becomes 21 years of age, but said Harriet should die before she is twenty-one years of age without issue then and in that case my son Zimri may retain the money in his own hand and convert it to his own proper use. My son Washington had received his share previous to his death and my daughter Mary Ann wife of Layton Rader has received her share by a deed of conveyance for a certain tract of land.

Lastly it is my will and I wish it expressly understood that the devise herein before made to my son Zimri is made to him upon condition and subject to the charges of the foregoing legacies or named in this my last will and testament and further I hereby ordain and appoint my son Zimri Executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made in testamony whereof I have set my hand and seal this eleventh day of August AD 1851.
Signed: Daniel Lorance
Signed and sealed by the above named Daniel Lorance in our presents who have at his special request and in presents of each other signed the same as witnesses.
Signed: Wilson Westfall Philip Hammerstine

The will was proved in Court on 2 Dec 1853, Probate Judge Charles W. Collister, Pike Co., OH

The child from this marriage was:

+ 85 F    i. Mary Ann LAWRENCE was born on 13 Dec 1815 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 10 Apr 1888 in , Pike Co., Ohio at age 72, and was buried after 10 Apr 1888 in , Pike Co., Ohio.

17. Elizabeth HOLLENBACK (Daniel2, Thomas1) was born on 9 Nov 1793 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia8 and died on 5 Dec 1877 in , Holt Co., Missouri19 at age 84.

Birth Notes: from the Bible of Daniel Hollenback

Death Notes: From: Gone Home: A Directory of the Deceased & Other Items of History, 1837-1981, by Eileen Derr, pg 226, bottom/column 2

Elizabeth Lawrence, w. of Daniel Lawrence, d Dec 5, 1877, aged 84 yrs 24 da (Craig Enterprise-1877)

No burial location given.

Her sons Hiram and William are buried in Tharp cemetery. Elizabeth may well be buried there, too.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1860, Clay Twp., Holt Co., Missouri. Pg 249
Laurens Hiram 32 Farmer $2000 $360 OH
Elizabeth 65 $0 $150 VA
John 10 OH
The age of Elizabeth is very different from 1850 census
Living next door to William

• census: 1870, Benton Twp., Holt Co., Missouri. Pg 108
Laurance Hiram 41 Farmer $4000 $1500 OH
Elizabeth 74 Keeping House VA
John 20 OH
Elizabeth must be his mother

Elizabeth married Daniel LAWRENCE, son of John Lawrence LORENCE and Mary UNKNOWN, on 28 Aug 1817 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.44 Daniel was born on 12 Jan 1783 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 2 Dec 1853 in , Pike Co., Ohio at age 70.

Marriage Notes: Daniel paid Rev. Wiliam Welch $5.00 to marry them on August 28, 1817 in Hampshire Co., WV.

Birth Notes: Others show Daniel born in Hardy Co., but Hardy wasn't formed until 1788.

Death Notes: This is the date his will was proved. I do not have an exact death date.

General Notes: from Betty Bidwell who descends from this line:
John Lorence will of 8 July 1817 Hardy Co. VA
Wife Mary will 14 Jul 1818 Hardy Co Va
Son Daniel ( 11 other siblings) 12 Jan 1783 - 2 Dec 1853
m. Elizabeth Hollenbeck 28 Aug 1817

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Marion Twp., Pike Co., Ohio. Pg 264
Lorence Daniel 66 farmer $3200 VA
Elizabeth 55 VA
Zimri 29 farmer $600 VA
William 27 farmer OH
Hiram 22 farmer OH
Elizabeth 19 VA
John 5/12 OH
I believe the last 3 are a family Hiram, wife and son.

• Will: 11 Aug 1851, , Pike Co., Ohio. Will Book 1, Pike Co., OH pg 293
Be it remembered that on this day the last will and testament of Daniel Lorance late of Pike County deceased was brought into Court and proved by the oaths of Wilson Westfall and Philip Hammertine the subscribing witnesses thereto whose testamony was reduced to writing and together with same Will ordered to be recorded and which said will and proof are in the words and figures following to wit:

I Daniel Lorance of the County of Pike in the State of Ohio do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit:

1. I Will and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Elizabeth one horse creture, two cows, two beds and bedding, one bureau, one cupboard and dishes such as she may select in each case together with her dower.

2. I will and bequeath unto my son Zimri all of my real estate and personal property not before disposed and further that he shall pay all legal debts that may come against me.

3. It is my will that my son Zimri pay to my two sons William and Hiram each $100 against the 1st day of January 1854, and $100 each against the 1st day of January AD 1860, $125 each against the 1st day of January AD 1863, and $125 each against the 1st day of January AD 1870.

4. It is my will that my son Zimri shall pay to my son Solomon $100 against the 1st day of January 1856; $100 more against the 1st day of January AD 1861; $100 more against the 1st day of January AD 1865; and $100 more against the 1st day of January AD 1872.

5. I will and bequeath unto my grand daughter Harriet, daughter of my son Washington Lorance dec. $75 to be paid by my son Zimri against she becomes 21 years of age, but said Harriet should die before she is twenty-one years of age without issue then and in that case my son Zimri may retain the money in his own hand and convert it to his own proper use. My son Washington had received his share previous to his death and my daughter Mary Ann wife of Layton Rader has received her share by a deed of conveyance for a certain tract of land.

Lastly it is my will and I wish it expressly understood that the devise herein before made to my son Zimri is made to him upon condition and subject to the charges of the foregoing legacies or named in this my last will and testament and further I hereby ordain and appoint my son Zimri Executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made in testamony whereof I have set my hand and seal this eleventh day of August AD 1851.
Signed: Daniel Lorance
Signed and sealed by the above named Daniel Lorance in our presents who have at his special request and in presents of each other signed the same as witnesses.
Signed: Wilson Westfall Philip Hammerstine

The will was proved in Court on 2 Dec 1853, Probate Judge Charles W. Collister, Pike Co., OH

Children from this marriage were:

+ 86 M    i. Washington LAWRENCE was born about 1816 in , , Virginia and died in 1846 about age 30.

+ 87 M    ii. Zimri LAWRENCE was born about 1821 in , Hardy Co., Virginia and died after 1885.

+ 88 M    iii. William S. LAWRENCE was born on 29 Oct 1822 in , Pike Co., Ohio, died on 5 Jan 1904 in , Holt Co., Missouri at age 81, and was buried in Craig, Holt Co., Missouri.

+ 89 M    iv. Solomon LAWRENCE was born about 1825 in , , Ohio and died before 1900.

+ 90 M    v. Hiram LAWRENCE was born on 12 Jan 1828 in , , Ohio, died on 9 Jan 1876 in , Holt Co., Missouri at age 47, and was buried in Craig, Holt Co., Missouri.


18. Margaret or Margot HOLLENBACK (Daniel2, Thomas1) was born on 17 Nov 1798 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,8 died on 31 Jan 1877 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 78, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

Death Notes: Death date from Find A Grave website

Burial Notes: Eucebia Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 42029548
Birth: Nov. 17, 1798 Death: Jan. 31, 1877
Wife of Abraham Rinehart

General Notes: Listed in the will of her father, Daniel Hollenback, order book 1, page 316, Hampshire Co., VA., now WV.

The following information is from Michael Jones (MCJ4good@aol.com): [email no longer works]
"My 3rd great grandfather is Abraham Rinehart, born December 13, 1795 in Hampshire County, Virginia. My great grandmother, Dora Rinehart Hayden's bible says he married "Martha" Hollanbach, but her tombstone says "Margaret" wife of Abraham. They were married about 1820 in Hampshire County, Virginia. Margaret died in 1877 in Novelty, Knox County, Missouri. Abraham died August 5, 1881 in Novelty, Knox County, Missouri. They both are buried at the Eucebia Church Cemetery near Novelty, Missouri."

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1830, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Image 93 of 126
Rinehart Abraham Jr.
Males: 010001
Females: 010001
Both a son and daughter 5-10 b 1820-1825

• census: 1840, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 198
Rinehart Abraham
1201101 0001011
[this is certainly more children than I have]

• census: 1850, Dist. 24, Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 191
Rinehart Abraham 54 Farmer $5000 VA
Margaret 52 VA
Stephen C. 30 VA
Elijah 20 VA
Enoch 12 VA
Bowman Catharine 16 VA

• census: 1860, Salt River, Knox Co., Missouri. Pg 0, Ancestry Image 161
Rinehart Abraham 65 farmer 6000 2000 VA
Margaret 63 VA
Stephen C. 38 farmer VA
Parker Hanibal 26 farm laborer VA
Margaret 23 VA
John Henry 9 VA
[Elijah lives on one side and Enoch on the other]

• census: 1870, Salt River, Knox Co., Missouri. Pg 843
Rinehart Abraham 74 farmer 2400 6000 VA
Margaret 72 VA
[next door is Stephen C. Rinehart]

Margaret married Abraham RINEHART, son of George RINEHART and Rachel CHANDLER, on 26 Jun 1823 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Abraham was born on 14 Dec 1795 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 8 Aug 1881 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 85, and was buried in , Knox Co., Missouri.

Marriage Notes: This date was supplied by Ruby Herrell Jan 2007

Birth Notes: from Ancesty of John Sargent Rinehart published 1994

Burial Notes: Eucebia Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 42029417

Birth: Dec. 13, 1795
Virginia, USA Death: Aug. 5, 1881

General Notes: The Find-A-Grave dates for the birth and death of Abraham Rinehart vary slightly from what was given to me by Roger Roberson, a Rinehart descendant and researcher. The site gives his birth as 13 Dec 1795 and death as 5 Aug 1881. I don't know where either the anonymous donor or Roger Roberson got their information, and I don't know who is correct.

This letter was written Oct 6, 1844 by John Spencer II of near Patterson Creek(Cabin Run) Hampshire County VA to his son Arthur Morrison Spencer who had moved from VA to Doniphan Co., KS . John Spencer II (m)Sarah Ray abt 1791.
Arthur M.Spencer was a grandson of John Spencer I and wife Joice who purchased land in Hampshire Co VA in 1778 (d)1796.(Cabin Run & George's Run). Arthur moved to Ross Co., OH 1835, to MO 1846 and to KS Territory March 21, 1851. He had married Katherine Lease (Lees) in VA in 1819. Their children: John Harrison Spencer; Elisha Ashton Spencer; Isaac Spencer; Arthur Spencer Jr; Charitie Spencer and Wm Lambert Spencer.
I will begin with the death of old Sam Cockeral, Jacob Miller, Jacob Fleak, George Weice, both Ben Parker and wife, Isaac Hollenback & his wife, old Mr. Rinehart & his wife. Also your sister, Julyan Miller died about 4 yrs ago and her daughter Sally both within a week. Her husband Pete Miller is married to Betsy Rough, daughter of old George Weice. She was a widow.
[couple more paragraphs]
I paid off Abraham Rhinhart in full.

[Who is the Isaac Hollenback & wife who died? Isaac, son of Thomas lived until long after 1846. His first wife, Susannah died by this time.]

Is this an earlier marriage for Abraham? [from Ancestry]
Groom Name: Abraham Rinehart Bride Name: Mary Johnson Marriage Date: 12 May 1817 County: Frederick State: Virginia
Abraham & Margaret Hollenback didn't marry until 1823. This makes Stephen Chandler Rinehart too old to be Margaret's son.

From Find A Grave:
Info from Amazon.com--sent by Cindy Rinehart:
"Our ancestor Abraham Rinehart (1796-1881), and his wife Margaret (1799-1877) and their four children, Stephen C. Rinehart, Margaret Johnson Hanks (1823-1884), Elijah (1830-1900) and Enoch (1838-1888) lived in Hampshire county until 1854, when Abraham and his wife moved to Knox County, Missouri. Enoch remained in Hampshire county until he graduated from Romney Classical Institute, afterwhich he joined his parents in Missouri. Stephen and his family also moved to Misouri in 1868, when Abraham Rinehart and his wife deeded to Stephen several hundred acres in Knox County.


Abraham Rinehart preceded his family to Missouri, where in 1854 he purchased from John J. Tayler and wife the future family home for five thousand dollars cash, a small fortune at the time. When he had a home ready, a three story red brick house with connecting slave quarters and a large barn, he returned to Virginia for his wife Continuously since 1854 to the present time, the Abraham Rinehart family and its direct descendents have occupied this house.


On January 12,1869 Abraham and his wife , Margaret conveyed the home site to thier son, Stephen C., who left it to his son Frank Rinehart, who inturn left it to his daughter, Ellis Rinehart Aucutt. The latter's son Billy Aucutt and his family now occupuy the place.


The same pine tree that Margaret [Hollenback] brought with her from Virginia still guards the front of the house.


A fire destroyed the upper half of the third story and the connection to the slave quarters, so te house is now two and a half stories high. Each of the rooms in the house originally had a fireplace. Abraham and his wife in the 1870's also deeded several tracts of land to each of his other three children, Margaret, Elijah and Enoch. Enoch later became an elected official of Knox County, and also had a place in the county seat. Abraham. Stephen, Enoch, Frank and many of their wives and family members are buried in the family cemetery behind the family church, The Eucebia Cumberland Presbrytarian, now used as a non-sectarian place of worship. The family sldo provides at the church site the facilities for and has a boys and girls camp annually. The site of the church was deeded in 1875 by Stephen and his wife to the church, and the area between the church and the road to the east was many years later deeded to the church by Frank Rinehart and his wife. The church is said to have been copied from the Presbrytarian church the family belonged to on Pattersoncreek Virginia which was active in 1768."








Noted events in his life were:

• Land: Survey, 5 Jul 1854, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. F2-638 Surv. 5 Jul 1854 by T.W.21,658 & 22,358 Stephen C. Rinehart 150 acres, Hampshire Co. on Middle Rg., Patterson's Crk. adjoining Abraham Rinehart, James Allen, William Rees, William Leas, McNarey. 1 Oct 1856. Delivered R. M. Powell 4 Mar 1858]

• Deed: 1 Sep 1856, , Knox Co., Missouri. Abraham Rinehart of Knox Co., MO purchased from the land office at Palmyra, MO the E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 28 in Twp 60 R 12 W containing 120 acres.
Dated 1 Sep 1856 and signed by Franklin Pierce, President.

• census: 1860, Salt River, Knox Co., Missouri. Rinehart Abraham 65 6000 2000 VA farmer
Margaret 63 VA
Stephen C. 38 VA farmer
Parker, Hanibal 26 VA farm laborer
Margaret 23 VA
John Henry 9 VA

• census: 1880, Salt River Twp., Knox Co., Missouri. Pg 597
Wires Era [male] 24 farmer OH
Susan 22 wife MO KY IN
Rinehart Abraham 84 Boarder Reitred farmer VA -- --
[Margaret & Thomas Hanks are next door]

Children from this marriage were:

+ 91 M    i. Stephen Chandler RINEHART was born on 25 Aug 1820 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 30 Oct 1886 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 66, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

+ 92 F    ii. Margaret RINEHART was born on 13 Aug 1823 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 19 Feb 1884 in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri at age 60, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

+ 93 M    iii. Elijah RINEHART was born on 29 Dec 1830 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 19 Sep 1900 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 69, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

+ 94 F    iv. Mary E. RINEHART was born on 9 Jun 1833 in Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia, died on 4 Oct 1835 in Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 2, and was buried after 4 Oct 1835 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 95 M    v. Enoch RINEHART was born on 20 Aug 1838 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 6 Feb 1888 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 49, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

Margaret next married Henry WOLFORD. Henry was born on 20 Oct 1789 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

19. Marin or Mariah Ann HOLLENBACK (Daniel2, Thomas1) was born on 26 May 1804 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

General Notes: All the records from her father's will and subsequent lawsuit give the name as Marin.

Ellis Rinehart & Maria, his wife are listed in the 1839 lawsuit of Kesiah Hollenback, widow of Daniel, against the children of Daniel Hollenback. That doesn't mean they still live in the area, but they must surely be alive somewhere!

Marin married Ellis RINEHART, son of George RINEHART and Rachel CHANDLER, on 26 Jun 1823 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.45 Ellis was born on 3 Nov 1800 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died in , Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

20. Catherine HOLLENBACK (Daniel2, Thomas1) was born on 8 Oct 1807 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 25 Apr 1896 in Frankfort, Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 88, and was buried after 25 Apr 1896 in Ft. Ashby, Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Ft. Ashby Cemetery

General Notes: from Bill Pyles:
Catherine was a Hollenback and in 1860 she had a Catherine Hollenback, age 23, living with her. She must have been a niece. In the 1880 census, Catherne was 73 and living with her son, Daniel T. Allen in the Frankfort District, Mineral County, WV. D. T. Allen reported her death 25 April 1896 at the age of 88, housekeeper, born in VA, died of old age. Parents unknown.
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Catherine was taken into the Presbyterian Church May 12, 1872 and died April 25, 1896.
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One comment about the info on Catherine H Allen. My other maternal great grandparents are James W F Allen and his wife, also Caroline. I have never found any connection between JWF Allen and the family who lived (and still does) in the Ft Ashby area. JWF had no brothers and he lived in Moorefield, Hardy County Va/WVa. He was a lawyer who traveled by horseback to the various county seats doing legal work--thus it is possible he is the James W Allen who witnessed a will in Romney in 1840--tho I think he always used all 3 initials.[ Frances Carroll]
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Rt 46 to Georges Run Rd - Left on Horseshoe Run Rd - around a mile on the L in a hairpin R turn is a brown (color not name) farm house..That is it. The family that owns it is "Cross". My father used to work at the same place he does "Westvaco" now "New Page".

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1830, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. James Allen
Males: 200001 [James 30-40; b1790-1800]
Females: 10001 [Catherine 20-30 b1800-1810]

• Deed: 16 Mar 1836, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. 16 Mar 1836 - Book 31 pgs begin with 258
John Hansbrough, William Cherry, Isaac Ely and wives sell to James Allen for $48.00 one fourth of a tract of land in said county near Horse Shoe Ridge on the waters of Patterson Creek and bounded to wit: [fully described, but I can't read my photo] containing 427 acres? Or perhaps 127 acres? It being the same tract granted by patent from Commonwealth of VA bearing date 21 Jan 1788 the 1/4 part being the share of May/Mary? Hansbrough who was one of the beneficiaries of Patrick Kirk dec'd
[may be…and ?? John Evelena dec'd ??? Being children, heirs and benefi// of the said Mary Hansbrough .. Uno the said James Allen

Signed: John Hansbrough Jr., Nancy Hansbrough, William Cherry, Evalina Cherry, Isaac Ely, Ann Ely

William Armstrong and Daniel Mytinger attested the signatures of Wm. & Evaline Cherry
Philip Foks and William Ely attested to the Ely signatures

From Library of VA - Patent to Patrick Kirk on 21 Jan 1788
168 acres adjoining Power Hazell, and Robert Greggs land on the waters of Pattersons Creek.
Description: 327 acres near the Horse Shoe Ridge on the waters of Pattersons Creek.
Both of these were patented on the same date.

• census: 1840, Mineral, Hampshire Co., Virginia. James Allen, age 30's 1800-10 48 1802
wife, age, 30's 1800-10 42 1808, Catherine
boy, age 0-5 1835-40 Do not know who this one is.
boy, age 0-5 1835-40 14 1834 Edward
boy, 5-10 1830-35 Do not know who this one is.
boy, 5-10 1830-35 17 1833 Robert
boy, 10-15 1825-30 23 1827 Clinton
girl, 0-5 1835-40 10 1840 Rhoda
girl, 0-5 1835-40 12 1838 Margaret
girl, 5-10 1830-35 16 1834 Mary
girl, 10-15 1825-30 Do not know who this is.
girl 15-20 1820-25 Do not know who this is.
-- 9 1841 Hiram
9 1841 Herman
7 1843 Eliah
6 1844 Daniel T
James Allen was listed in 1850, but had died before the 1860 census.

• Deed: 21 Aug 1843, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Deed dated 21/31? Aug 1843 between Rhoda McBride, Elizabeth McBride, Mariah L. McBride, and Zilpha R. McBride, all of Hampshire Co., VA sell to James Allen of the same place for the sum of $2,000.00 current money the following tracts of land:
A 73 acre tract lying on Patterson Creek land conveyed to John McBride by Joseph Coy/Cory and Pheobe his wife on 9 Apr 1788 [fully described] and another tract containing 66 acres granted by patent on 9 Dec 1797 [fully described] part adjoining land of John Pearcall and part on John McBride's old line …
Signed Rhoda McBride, Elizabeth McBride, Maria L. McBride, Zilpha R. McBride

Justices of the Peace Nimrod McNary and George Baker attest to the signatures.
Recorded 23 Feb 1846

• census: 1850, Dist. 4, Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 192
Allen James 48 farmer $6000. VA
Catherine 42 VA
Clinton 23 VA
Robert 19 VA
Mary 17 VA
Edward 16 VA
Margaret 14 VA
Rhoda 12 VA
Hiram 10 VA
Herman 9 VA
Elijah 7 VA
Daniel T. 6 VA

• Deed: 4 Feb 1854, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Bk 47 Pg 383-4
Deed dated 4 Feb 1854 between Nancy Johnson, widow of Okey Johnson dec'd, of Hampshire Co., VA sells to James Allen of the same place for $50.00 a tract of land lying on the drains of Pattersons Creek adjoining land of said Allen and others containing 70 acres patented to Thomas Hollenback on 1 Dec 1794, which tract he died seized, the said Nancy Johnson being one of the heirs and distributees of said Hollenback, dec'd.
Signed: Nancy Johnson

John Umstott & Elijah Johnson certify her signature.
Recorded 28 Nov [year cut off in photo] in Hampshire Co., VA

• census: 1860, Western Dist., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 259
Allen Catherine 53 farmer $7000 $600 VA
Rhoda 22 VA
Hiram 21 farmer VA
Herman 19 farmer VA
Elijah 17 farmer VA
Daniel T. 14 VA
Hines Hannah 10 VA
[Isaac Hollenback lives next door]

• census: 1870, Frankfort Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 609
Allen Catherine 63 keeps house $5000 $500 VA
Daniel T. 25 farmer VA
Rhoda M. 35 VA
Parker Hannibal 38 farmer $ 0 $200 VA
Margaret A. 36 VA
Haines Hannah 15 Domestic servant VA [white]
Catherine hasn't moved. A new state was formed and the county given a new name.

• census: 1880, Frankfort Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 85B
Allen Daniel T. 34 farmer VA VA VA
Alia V. 23 wife VA VA VA
Catherine M. 5 dau WV VA VA
Mary V. 2 dau WV VA VA
Alice V. 1/12 born May dau WV VA VA
Catherine 73 mother Wd VA VA PA

• resided: 1887, , Hampshire Co, West Virginia. Catherine must have been living with her son and family on her family farm.

• Will: 1889, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. I Catherine Allen, widow and relict of the late Col. James Allen deceased, of Mineral County, in the State of West Virginia, do make, constitute, publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills that have, or may have been made by me as follows, viz:

One: To my son James C. Allen of Cooper County, Missouri I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar.

Two: To Robert M. Allen, my son, of Boice City, Idaho (Boise?), I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar.

Three: To my daughter, Margaret Parker, wife of Hanibal Parker of Cooper County I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar.

Four: To my daughter Rhoda, wife of Jacob Gower of Garrett County, Maryland, I will and bequeath the sum of one dollar.

Five: To my son Hiram R. Allen of Morgan County Missouri, I will and bequeath the sum of one dollar. All and each of which foregoing legacies is to be paid by my Executor herein after named, at the expiration of one year from the time of my decease.

Six: To my daughter Mary Jane Monroe, wife of Garrett Monroe of Hampshire County, West Virginia, I will and bequeath the sum of fifty ($50,00) dollars, to be paid by my Executor, as aforesaid, out of the proceeds of a note for ($100.00) One Hundred Dollars, which was drawn in my favor against my son James C. Allen as aforesaid, and which note is now held by my said daughter Mary Jane Monroe, for me.

Seven: To my son Edward F. Allen I will and bequeath the sum of Forty ( $40.00) dollars in lieu of an old wagon I got off him some years ago. This and item six also to be paid by my Executor as aforesaid within one year from the time of my decease.

Eight: To my Grand-daughter Tenie Catharine, daughter of my son John Herman of Keyser, I will and bequeath one Feather Bed with the usual supply of good bed clothes.

Nine: To my son Daniel T. Allen, I will and bequeath all the residue of my personal estate after the payment of my necessary funeral expenses and any just debts that I may have shall have first been paid out by my executor as aforesaid. And lastly, I hereby appoint and constitute McKenney T. Davis, the executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 28th day of January, 1889.

Catharine Allen (seal)

We the undersigned do hereby certify that Catharine Allen whose name is signed to the foregoing writing executed the same in our presence and in the presence of each other , and declared the same to be her last will and testament, and requested us to subscribe the same as witnesses thereto. Given under our hand this 28th day of January, 1889.

John Johnson Daniel M. Parker J. W. Johnson

In the Clerk's office in the County Court of Mineral County, West Virginia, in the recess of said court.

On this day the foregoing writing bearing date the 28th day of January, 1889, purporting to be the last will and testament of Catharine Allen dec'd late of Mineral County, West Virginia, was presented to the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Mineral County, for probate and record, and was proven by the oaths of D. M. Parker and J. W. Johnson, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, to have been signed, sealed, acknowledged, published and declared by the said Catharine Allen in their presence as and for her last will and testament, and that they at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed their names thereto as witnesses, that at the time of so doing, they considered her of sound mind, memory and understanding, and capable of executing same.

Catherine married Colonel James ALLEN, son of Thomas ALLEN and Ruhama McBRIDE, on 24 Oct 1824. James was born in 1802 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia and died before 24 Feb 1857 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Marriage Notes: James Allen has the date as 25 Oct 1824. I don't have a source for either, so I don't know which is correct.

Birth Notes: Based on age listed in 1850 census

General Notes: from Marylou Nordberg:
James Allen was a Colonel in Virginia Homeguard and served in the House of Delegates from Hampshire County at Richmond: (I verified this) 1839-40, 1847-48, 1848-49, 1852 until his death.

I know that he had a pretty impressive uniform because my father told me how they would play in the attic with the gold braid and epaulets from his uniform.

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An inquiry made of the Virginia Historical Society brought this reply from John McClure about the Virginia Home Guard:

The federal government passed a law regulating state militia in 1792, but one of the early Virginia units, the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, had formed in 1789. The uniformed, regulated outfits became, essentially, the only continuous military presence in the Old Dominion until the Civil War.
Virginia "was militarily divided into four divisions that were subdivided into twenty-one brigades; the latter were composed of 126 regiments." [Giles Cromwell]
There was a social, and occasionally political, element to the militia units as well -- as indicated by the title of Dr. Kimball's article. Honor, political connections, and camaraderie were all honed by the "manly" gatherings.
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James served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1847-1848, 1848-1849, 1852 until January 1853,

Wikipedia:
Foote Station was a community in Mineral County , West Virginia , United States , located on Horseshoe Run Road about one mile (1.6 km) from Georges Run Road. The farm house owned by Hampshire County, Virginia Delegate James Allen still stands at Foote Station. Before modern transportation was available, Foote Station was a stagecoach stop and also had a post office.


James W. Allen, witnessed the will of John Peters, will written March 14, 1840, presented to the court in Hamp. Co. on Feb. 26, 1849. Old Hamp. Co. Records.

According to the Sims Index of West Virginia land grants, James Allen received a land grant of 107 acres on Patterson Creek in 1832. Recorded in Book 3, page 209. Sims index was published by the WV auditor. In 1848 James received another grant of 54 acres on Patterson Creek. Listed in book 7, page 256.

James Allen, as administrator of Daniel Hollenback, deceased, was named a defendent in suit by Kesiah Hollenback, 16 April 1839, Chancery Book 1, p 316, Hampshire County, VA.
Named besides James is his wife Catherine; Abraham Rinehart and Margaret, his wife; Ellis Rinehart and Maria, his wife; Daniel Laurince and Elizabeth, his wife; Layton Rader and Mary Ann, his wife; Caroline Hollenback, Warren Hudson, and Daniel Smith, legatees and devisees of Daniel Hollenback, deceased.

James Allen and Elijah Rinehard endorsed a note for James Spencer [see deed on Isaac Hollenback's list of events.]
Deed Book 33, pgs 415-6 On 15 Feb 1839

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One comment about the info on Catherine H Allen. My other maternal great grandparents are James W F Allen and his wife, also Caroline. I have never found any connection between JWF Allen and the family who lived (and still does) in the Ft Ashby area. JWF had no brothers and he lived in Moorefield, Hardy County Va/WVa. He was a lawyer who traveled by horseback to the various county seats doing legal work--thus it is possible he is the James W Allen who witnessed a will in Romney in 1840--tho I think he always used all 3 initials.[ Frances Carroll]



Noted events in his life were:

• resided: Allen farmhouse, 1825, Foote Station, Hampshire Co., Virginia. Wikipedia:
Foote Station was a community in Mineral County , West Virginia , United States , located on Horseshoe Run Road about one mile (1.6 km) from Georges Run Road. The farm house owned by Hampshire County, Virginia Delegate James Allen still stands at Foote Station. Before modern transportation was available, Foote Station was a stagecoach stop and also had a post office.

According to a deed this parcel of land was known as the Burbrige tract.

• Military Service: 23 Mar 1839, Richmond, , Virginia. Governor David Campbell commissioned James Allen a Colonel of the 77th Regiment of the Infantry of the Line in the 18th Brigade and 3rd Division of the Virginia Militia.

• Will: 28 Jan 1857, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. In the name of God, Amen.
I, James Allen of the County of Hampshire & state of Virginia being of sound mind, but knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make, constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, to wit.
I desire that all my property & effects shall be disposed of by sale except what is herein after especially devised and that all debts due me be collected and therefrom (& from) the further proceeds of the sale of all my property all my just debts be paid as speedily as possible.
It is also my wish that the farm, except in the house & garden, the barn and other buildings with their adjacent lots and the lot lying South of the run be rented for the term of one year and not longer, if the same shall be sufficien(t) to pay all my personal lyabilities (sic). The property above exception is for the use and benefit of my wife Catherine & family, who are to have free access to the woodland for the use of said property. I further devise that when my debts shall have been paid, my wife Catherine shall be entitled to the use and benefit of all my real estate during her widowhood, or during her natural life in case
she remains a widow; but in the event of her second marriage then she shall be entitled to one third only thereof during her life, & the remaining two thirds to be rented for use and benefit of my children, and the property herein after devised shall be sold and applied as part and parcel of my estate.
I also give to my wife aforesaid Three beads(sic) & bedding to be chosen by herself, Ten head of Sheep, Three Milch(sic) cows, my horse John, The Sow with five pigs & some Cooking utensils to be chosen by her and I also wish my wife to give my four youngest boys at least as good an education as the older children have.
At the decease of my wife I desire that all my land be sold at public sale and the proceeds thereof be equally devided among my children after deducting therefrom the charges found in a certain book kept for that purpose and constitute Angus W. McDonald jr. Executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this 28th day of January 1857.
Witnesses:
John Johnson James Allen (Seal)
William D. Kees

At a court continued and held for Hampshire County on the 24th day of February 1857 this last will and testament of James Allen Dec'd was presented in court proved by the oaths of John Johnson and William D. Kees witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Angus W. McDonald, Jr. the executor therein named who made oath
according to____certificate of the probate thereof was granted him in due form on his giving security whereupon he with David Gibson and William A. V__________his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $15000__conditioned as the law directs.

Teste
John B. White
CHC

Cover page
James Allen will
1857 Feb 24
(4 lines of illegible writing)
Recorded Book 19 Page 338
Rerecorded WB 1-22
Page 155

Children from this marriage were:

+ 96 F    i. Sarah Catherine ALLEN was born on 4 Apr 1826 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died in 1842 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 16, and was buried in 1842 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 97 M    ii. James Clinton ALLEN was born on 23 Jan 1828 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 14 Feb 1905 in Otterville, Cooper Co., Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Otterville, Cooper Co., Missouri.

+ 98 M    iii. William A. ALLEN was born on 18 Aug 1830 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia and died before 1857.

+ 99 M    iv. Robert M. ALLEN was born on 23 Jan 1831 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 14 Nov 1915 in Boise, Ada Co., Idaho46 at age 84, and was buried in Boise, Ada Co., Idaho.

+ 100 F    v. Mary Jane ALLEN was born on 10 Mar 1834 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia8 and died on 22 Feb 1909 in , Hampshire Co, West Virginia at age 74.

+ 101 M    vi. Edward F. ALLEN was born in Oct 1835 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia and died in 1909 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 74.

+ 102 F    vii. Margaret Ann "Meg" ALLEN was born on 18 Aug 1837 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 28 Apr 1905 in Otterville, Cooper Co., Missouri at age 67, and was buried in Otterville, Cooper Co., Missouri.

+ 103 F    viii. Rhoda Maria ALLEN was born on 21 Feb 1838 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 14 Mar 1915 in Ryans Glade, Garrett Co., MD at age 77, and was buried in , Garrett Co., MD.

+ 104 M    ix. Hiram R. ALLEN was born on 14 Oct 1839 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 16 May 1911 in Otterville, Cooper Co., Missouri47 at age 71, and was buried in Otterville, Cooper Co., Missouri.

+ 105 M    x. John Herman ALLEN was born on 28 Jun 1841 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 7 Apr 1923 in Keyser, Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 81.

+ 106 M    xi. Elijah F. ALLEN was born on 5 Jul 1843 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 31 Jul 1864 in Fort Delaware, New Castle Co., Delaware at age 21, and was buried in Salem, Salem Co., New Jersey.

+ 107 M    xii. Daniel Thomas ALLEN was born on 5 Jun 1845 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 7 Apr 1939 in Weston, Lewis Co., West Virginia15 at age 93, and was buried after 7 Apr 1939 in Ft. Ashby, Mineral Co., West Virginia.

21. Mary Caroline HOLLENBACK (Daniel2, Thomas1) was born on 8 Jul 1824 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,8 died on 30 Jun 1909 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia at age 84, and was buried after 30 Jun 1909 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, Hardy Co., WV

General Notes: Caroline Hollenback was mentioned in her father's will. Caroline's father named his brother as guardian of Caroline in his will.

My ggrandmother [Caroline] was born July 8, 1824. I don't have her mother's death date but my mother always said she [Caroline] was 'raised by Isaac and Susanna H. [Frances Carroll]

Mary Caroline was 12 when her father died, and only about 3 when her mother died. Based on the 1830 census her half-sister Catherine may have cared for her until Daniel remarried in 1831. When Daniel died, Isaac Hollenback was named as her guardian. Both the billings for her board and the 1840 census indicate Isaac raised her with his daughters until her marriage.

In the billings for Mary Caroline's account, she took a bed of her own with her at her marriage. Not only did she take her own bed, but all her inheritance money was paid to her husband. [LouAnn 2012]


Through the years Mary Caroline received several letters from her cousin Charity Hollenback Rinehart.






Noted events in her life were:

• guardianship: Jun 1836, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. When Daniel died his daughter Mary Caroline was still a minor. Isaac Hollenback was her guardian. These are the entries in the guardianship account.


June 1836 cash paid for clothing - 6.18 3/4
18 May 1837 for 1 dress, cape 4.25 & 1 skirt - 5.50
June 1837 1 pr shoes - 1.37 1/2
7 Jun 1837 1 side saddle - 8.00
7 Jun 1837 Amount due Isaac Hollenback 21.06 1/4
1837 1 year's int 1.26


Feb 1838 cash recd of James Allen, Admnr $100.00
Aug 1838 1 bonnet & trimmings 1.78 1/2
1 dress - 6.50
May 1838 Dr. Jas Abernathy for med. Aid 6.00
Joshua Johnson for tuition by Wm T Powell - 3.44
for clothing - 8.11 1/2
trimming for bonnet 1.18 3/4
Commission on $100. @ 5% - 5.00
balance due Ward - 45.65
one year's interes - 2.74
Nov 1838 cash rec'd of James Allen, Admnr 364.00
Dec 1838 cloak - 12.05 1/2


26 Feb 1839 clothing - 5.93
7 Jun commission on 364.00 @ 5% - 18.20
Balance due Ward - 376.20 1/2
1 yr int on same - 22.57
15 Jun 1839 Brady & Whites for goods 7.75 3/4
1 yrs interest due ward - 22.57
15 Aug 1839 Joseph Inskeep's wife for tuition - 8.14


Jan 1840 same - 4.22
11 May 1840 for clothing - 11.22
Mytinger & Kinnison for goods - 2.43
1 Jun 1840 Brady & White for goods 13.06 1/4
7 Jun 1840 balance due ward - 353.95
1 yrs interest on same 21.23


1840 Mytinger & Kinniman for goods - .75
Brady & White for goods 1.31 1/4
dress - 7.46 1.2
Brady & White for goods 3.20 1/2
dress - 3.00
[these dates are very faded]
Balance due ward - 359.44 3/4


Aug 1841 bridle , Martingale - 6.87 1/2
18 Nov 1841 Sam D. Brady for goods - 1.80 1/2
Dec 1841 for goods 2.19
21 Feb 1842 Saml D. Brady - 2.46
5 eears & 8 months board at $40 per year - 226.67
Commission on $400. @ 5% - 20.00
commission for this statement - 3.00
Int due till 7 Mar 1842 - 16.17
Cash rec'd of James Allen, Admnr - 400.00
7 Mar 1842 Balance due ward - 512.61 1/4


11 Apr 1842 S. D. Brady for goods - 83.08
24 Aug 1 yard cotton gd - 1.12 1/2
6 Jul 1842 S. D. Brady for goods - 2.28
7 Dec 1842 1 shawl - 2.00
S. D. Brady for goods - 2.78 1/2
7 Mar 1843 1 years board - 30.00
commission on 103.20 @ 5% - 5.16
7 Mar 18421 year's int 30.75 1/4
4 Jun 1842 Cash of James Allen admnr - 72.45
1843 balance due ward - 615.82


1843
4 May S. Brady for goods 10.88
July Chas. Valentine for renovating? Bed - 1.40
18 Aug O. S. Crampton for goods 5.38
Hollyman for bedstead - 6.00
for feathers and ??? - 2.05
Feb 1844 O. S. Crampton for goods - 2.62
M. C. Sprigg for goods - 3.56
4 Mar 1844 O. S. Crampton for goods - 7.36
Thos. P. Harry for goods - 11.78
S. & R T. Lowndes for goods - 2.76
M. C. Sprigg for goods - .75
7 Mar 1844 commission on 33.86 @ 5% 0 1.69
1 year's board - 30.00
balance due ward - 512.12
1 year's interest 33.86
balance due ward - 598.25


1844
7 Mar 1844 int till 7 May 1844 - 5.12
9 Apr O. S. Cramptons for goods - 4.50
Mrs. Lockwood for bonnet - 3.77
7 May clerk's fee for order to settle - .36
same for recording settlement - .60
commission fee for this statement - 2.00
balance due ward - 505.65
Paid Alfred Taylor, her husband as per rec't $505.65


Commissioner's Office Romney - 24 May 1844
In obediance to an order of the County Court of Hampshire I have examined, stated and settled this guardianship account of Caroline Hollenback, orphan of Daniel Hollenback, dec'd with Isaac Hollenback her guardian and respectfully submit the foregoing as my report.
Signed:P Jno Kern, Jr.


Cover: Settlement of the G ship acct of Caroline Hollenback 1844
Recorded in Book 12 pg 464


At a Court held for Hampshire County on 27th May 1844 this settlement of the guardianship account of Caroline Hollenback with Isaac Hollenback her guardian was returned and ordered to be [missing] and at a Court held for said County on the 24 day of June 1844 the same was returned and odered to be recorded there being no exceptions thereto.
Signed: John B. White, Clerk

• census: 1850, Moorefield, Hardy Co., Virginia. Pg 2
Taylor Alfred 37 Tanner $2000 VA
Mary Caroline 25 VA
Isaac E. 15 VA
Charles A. 1 VA
Gaines William F. 25 saddler $50 VA
Smith Henry A. 20 tanner VA
Baldwin Mary Jane 18 VA

• census: 1860, Moorefield, Hardy Co., Virginia. Pg 593
Taylor Alfred 48 Tanner VA
Mary C. 35 VA
Sarah A. K. 7 VA
Mary V. 6 VA
O'Brien James 20 Laborer MD
McDonald Martha 18 VA
Hutton James W. 28 $100 VA

• census: 1870, Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia. Pg 66
Taylor A 58 farmer 11,500 8,000 VA
Mary C. 46 VA
Sallie A. 17 VA
Lucy V. 4 VA
Hollenback John 19 Tanner VA
Carroll Rebecca 24 Domestic Servant VA

• census: 1880, Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia. Pg 122 A
Taylor Caroline 55 Wd Keeping House WV WV WV
Lucy V. 14 dau WV
Ashly Lewis V. 24 Boarder sgl WV WV WV

• census: 1900, Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia. Pg 254 A
Tayor Mary C Jul 1824 75 Wd Children 4/1 WV WV WV

Mary married Alfred TAYLOR, son of Edward TAYLOR and Margaret MEANS, on 23 Apr 1844 in , , Virginia. Alfred was born on 25 Jan 1812 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 1 May 1880 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia at age 68, and was buried after 1 May 1880 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia.

Death Notes: The death of this gentleman which occurred at his residence in this place, on Saturday morning last, will cause wide spread regret for he was widely and favorably known. At the time of his death he was Sheriff of the county. Mr. Taylor was a number of years a magistrate; he was Supervisor for Moorefield District under our first Constitution, and was frequently we believe elected to the town of the Poor for this district, and has also occupied several positions of honor and trust in our School Department, bestowed by the elective franchise of his fellow citizens.
He was a native we believe of Hampshire County, and settled in Moorefield many years ago, and by strict attention to business, and integrity in his dealings with men, accumulated a handsome estate. He was gentle and unobtrusive in his manners, firm and decided in his opinions, sound in his judgement and exceedingly kind and obliging in his disposition. He will be missed, sadly missed by a very large class of people, in this county. For many years he was a constant member of M E Church, South, and lived in accordance with his professions and died in the full prospect of the bright realizations of his fondest hopes. His funeral was largely attended. He was in his 69th year.

Burial Notes: Mount Olivet Cemetery

General Notes: Alfred Taylor married Sarah Ann Kuykendall; they had a son, Isaac. Sarah Ann died. [Frances Carroll]

Elizabeth, #60 married Silas Taylor, son of Daniel and Sarah Larue. Silas was an uncle to Alfred Taylor who married Caroline [dau of Daniel Hollenback and Sarah Ann Roberts, from Frances Carroll]

Silas Taylor was elected as a County Commissioner, and as Sheriff.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 108 M    i. Charles Alfred TAYLOR was born on 23 Jan 1849 in , Hardy Co., Virginia, died in Sep 1852 at age 3, and was buried in Moorefield, Hardy Co., Virginia.

+ 109 F    ii. Sarah "Sallie" Ann Kuykendall TAYLOR was born on 14 Sep 1852, died on 21 Jul 1921 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia at age 68, and was buried in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia.

+ 110 F    iii. Mary Virginia TAYLOR was born on 16 Jun 1854 in , Hardy Co., Virginia, died on 24 Aug 1865 in , Hardy Co., West Virginia at age 11, and was buried in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia.

+ 111 F    iv. Lucie Virginia TAYLOR was born on 11 Aug 1865 in , Hardy Co., West Virginia, died on 16 Feb 1892 in , Hampshire Co., West Virginia at age 26, and was buried after 16 Feb 1892 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., West Virginia.

22. Thomas HOLLENBACK (Thomas3, Thomas1) was born from about 1790 to 1800 in , , Virginia and died before 1835.

General Notes: I do not know that Thomas is Thomas' son. He is placed as such because he was in the area where his presumed father lived prior to migrating to IN. By placing him in this tree, I'm hopeful that someone with knowledge about him and his family will contact me.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1830, Pee Pee Twp., Pike Co., Ohio. 1830 census listing
Thomas Holenback
Males: 010001 (age 30-40) Females: 100101 (age 30-40)

Living next door is a Richard Chenowith age 40-50 with a large family. There is another Richard Chenowith on the same page who is much older.

1830 Tippecanoe Co., IN
Shoemaker, Daniel Males: 1110001 Females: 203101




Thomas married Rebecca CHENOWETH, daughter of Richard CHENOWETH and Martha SMITH, on 1 Jan 1822 in , Pike Co., Ohio.48 Rebecca was born on 12 Mar 1797 in , Mason Co., Kentucky, died about 1863 in , Tippecanoe Co., Indiana about age 66, and was buried about 1863 in , Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

Marriage Notes: Margaret Hiles Scott and Medrith Mollenkamp, compilers, "One Hundred Years, 1815-1915, of Pike County, Ohio, Marriages" (Waverly, Ohio: Pike County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, no date), 211.

HOLLINBACK, Thomas m. Rebecca CHENOWETH 1 Jan 1822 (page 61)

Burial Notes: Burial record:
Birth: unknown Death: unknown
2nd. Wife of Daniel Shumaker. Stone is broken and the bottom section is lost at this time.
A note states she was 67 years old.
Burial:
Shoemaker Cemetery
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Lauramie Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. 1840 Census Laramie Twp., Tippecanoe, IN
Shoemaker, Daniel Males:11210001 Females: 011111
on the same page:
Chenoweth Richard Males: 00001 +1 80-90 Females: 00120001 + 1 80-90

There is no way at this time to even guess who all these people might be. However, the census data for Daniel Shoemaker in 1830:
1830 Tippecanoe Co., IN
Shoemaker, Daniel Males: 1110001 Females: 203101

• census: 1850, Sheffield Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. 1850 Tippecanoe Co, IN:
Shoemaker: Rebecca Chenoweth(4) widow of Daniel Shoemaker - Sheffield twp:
page 177: dwelling 66
(Rebecca 52-KY,
son [by 1st marriage]:
James Hollenback 19-OH farmer,
dau: Martha Shoemaker 9-IN,
son John 11-IN,
stepdau: Mary 24-OH,
niece: Rebecca Williams 29-OH

Sheffield Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN
Hollenback William 25 OH
Nancy 17 IN

• census: 1860, Lauramie Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. Pg 374
Shomaker Rebecka 63 KY
Mathe 24 IN
John 21 Farmer IN

Children from this marriage were:

+ 112 M    i. William HOLLENBACK was born Cal 26 Sep 1826 in , , Ohio, died on 9 Sep 1879 in Frankfort, Clinton Co., Indiana about age 52, and was buried in Clarks Hill, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

+ 113 F    ii. Abigail HOLLENBACK was born about 1827 in , , Ohio and died before 1910 in , Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

+ 114 M    iii. James HOLLENBACK was born on 13 Dec 1830 in , , Ohio, died on 13 Apr 1916 in Lauramie Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana at age 85, and was buried on 14 Apr 1916 in Stockwell, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

23. Sarah HOLLENBACK (Thomas3, Thomas1) was born about 1795 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died after 21 Oct 1867.

Death Notes: This is the last date the doctor listed in his bill for her care after her death.

General Notes: In the 1847 partition records of the estate of Thomas Hollenback, Sarah is listed as Sarah Rogers of Vigo Co. Records exist showing that Lewis Rogers married first to Sarah Chenoweth in Ross Co., OH, who died ...
Rogers Sarah Inscription: Age 40yrs, 10 mo, 14dys. Wife of Lewis
D 22 Feb 1823 Cal 8 Apr 1782 [Lyons Cemetery, Vigo Co., IN]

Rogers Lewis d 6 Mar 1838 Cal 2 Feb 1780 [Lyons Cemetery]

Sarah Rogers is listed as head of household on the 1840 census in Vigo Co., IN. I have not found a marriage record for Sarah Hollenback to Lewis Rogers, or to any other Rogers. I selected Lewis because he was a head of household in 1830 and was not listed in 1840. The other male Rogers of 1830 were listed in 1840. The page where Sarah is listed in 1840 has many of the same neighbors as the 1830 listing. I have found neither a marriage record, death record or burial for Sarah Hollenback Rogers. The name of her spouse does not appear in the estate records of Thomas Hollenback. She is listed only as Sarah Rogers of Vigo Co., IN.

I do not know why David or Martha are not listed in the 1880s lawsuit, unless they are deceased.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Otter Creek Twp., Vigo Co., Indiana. Sarah Rogers
Males: 001010s
Females: 01100010s [Sarah 40-50 b1790-1800]
Sons: 1810-1820 Lewis & 1825-1830 David
Daus: 1825-1830 Unknown & 1830-1835 Martha

• census: 1850, Otter Creek Twp., Vigo Co., Indiana.
Rogers Sarah 55 VA
David 22 farmer 3200 IN
Martha 21 IN

• census: 1860, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana. Ward 3, Pg 741
Fallowfield Joel 28 shoemaker 1000 100 MD
Martha 30 IN
Sarah 14 IN
Alice 7 IN
Albert 2 IN
Rodgers Sarah 67 1500 150 VA
Note that Sarah 14 is too old to be either Joel or Martha's Fallowfield's daughter.

The Sarah age 14 above is the same age as Sarah Ragan, and could be the same person, enumerated in two households.
Alice is too old for this 1858 marriage.

• Deed: 2 Jan 1860, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 134
2 Jan 1860
Sarah Rogers of Vigo Co., IN sold to Samuel Milam of Sullivan Co., IN for the sum of $15.00 all her right and title to the undivided real estate in Sullivan Co, being a part of the SW 1/4 of Sec 35 T7N R10W bounded as follows, beginning at the corner where Hollenbacks, Bonds, and Sheldons family owned, now owned by Mason, Andrews and Boyeron join on the line dividing Township 6 and 7, thence with said line North 84 degrees West forty poles, thence North 6.5 degrees West 24 Poles thence South 84 degrees East 40 poles thence South 6.5 degrees 25 poles to the place of beginning containing 6.25 acres more or less.
Signed Sarah Rogers, her mark
Recording date not on deed

• Probate: 1867-1873, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. In the probate papers:
Bill for printing
Bill of $25.00 for a granite tombstone
Payments to her heirs:
1 Mar 1873 to Sarah A. Morris through James E. Morris $46.63
25 Apr 1873 to Rebecca Tague $46.63
5 May 1873 to Lewis Regan $46.63
13 May 1873 to Alice E. Smith $46.63
Totals: $186.52

Sarah married Lewis ROGERS after Mar 1823. Lewis was born Cal 2 Feb 1780, died on 6 Mar 1838 in , Vigo Co., Indiana about age 58, and was buried in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.

Burial Notes: Lyons Cemetery


Children from this marriage were:

+ 115 F    i. Sarah ROGERS was born Cal 31 May 1827, died on 21 Nov 1853 in , Vigo Co., Indiana about age 26, and was buried in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.

+ 116 M    ii. David ROGERS was born about 1828 in , , Indiana.

+ 117 F    iii. Martha A. ROGERS was born about 1829 in , , Indiana.

+ 118 M    iv. Silas ROGERS was born in Nov 1831 in , Vigo Co., Indiana and died on 6 Oct 1832 in , Vigo Co., Indiana.

24. David HOLLENBACK (Thomas3, Thomas1) was born about 1796 in , , Virginia and died after 1850.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 1 Jun 1825, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Certificate 1929
David Hollenback and William Hollenback, assignees of Stephen Campbell, purchased as tenants in common NE 1/4 Section 2 T6N R10W containing 59.04 acres on 1 Jun 1825

Certificate 1930
David Hollenback and William Hollenback as assignees of John Campbell purchased the NW 1/4 of Section 1, T6N R10W containg 55.52 acres on 1 Jun 1825

• census: 1830, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Hollenback David
Males: 200001 [David 30-40]
Females: 100011

• Deed: 27 Mar 1833, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 8 pg 574 [summary]
This indenture made on 27 Mar 1833 between James Poston and Jane his wife, David Hollenback and Anna his wife, David Lewis and Sally his wife, John Durckin and Phebe his wife, of the County of Sullivan, State of Indiana of the first part and John Poston of the county and state aforesaid...... for the consideration of One Hundred Dollars receipt of sum acknowledged...sell a tract of land in Sullivan Co., IN known and described as the North half of the NE quarter of Section 35 T7N and R10W of lands offered for sale at Vincennes containing 80 acres more or less.
Signed James Poston; Jane Poston her mark; David Hollenback, his mark; Anna Hollenback her mark; David Lewis; Sally Lewis her mark; John Duncan; Phebe Duncan her mark.

Witnesses: Jared Rumler and John Bourent??

On the 28 Mar 1838 the grantors above appeared before the Justice of the Peace for the said County and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the same. It states that the wives were examined separately and acknowledged signing of their own free will. Signed John Boudrent, J. P.

"Received for Record February 12, 1851, and recorded March 3, 1851, at 2 P.M. by James H. Reed, Recorder Sullivan Co., IN

The above deed appears to have been Recorded February 2, 1836 in Deed Book C page 275. Said Deed Book was destroyed by fire on the night of the 7 February 1850."

The same piece of land sold to John Poston in 1833 was sold by John Poston and his wife Harriet to John Boudrinot for $400, originally dated 16 Jun 1845, and recorded 8 Oct 1845. By that time both parties lived in Vigo Co., IN. The original deed, destroyed by fire, was replaced on 10 Feb 1851 and recorded 4 Mar 1851 in Book 8, pgs 582-83.

This cannot be John Poston, son of Jane Hollenback, as he was not yet born on the date of the original purchase in 1833. These are heirs of Charles Poston and is not Hollenback land.

• census: 1840, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Hollenback David
Males: 1120002 [2 males 40-50]
Females: 020001

• Deed: Probate - Sheriff's deed, 29 May 1849, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 9, pgs 82-83 [summary]
This indenture made this 29 May 1849 between ?? Garretson, Sheriff of Sullivan Co., IN and Anthony Mason, of the same place. Whereas, Anthony Mason, administrator of the estate of Thomas Hollenback deceased, lately, before the Judge of the Probate Court, at the May term 1847 recovered by judgment of the said Court against David Hollenback, Daniel C. Webb, Matthias A. Webb, Martin Merry and Jenkins Vickey the sum of $142.37 debt and damages (and for his costs and charges by him expended as by the record thereof remaining in Court more fully appears,) and whereas Anthony Mason sued out a certain writ of execution on the said judgment directed to the said ??? Garretson, Sheriff of said County, by which said writ said Sheriff was commanded that of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of the said David Hollenback, he should cause to be made the debt and damages aforesaid and have those moneys before the Clerk of said Court within one year from the date thereof. .....

The Sheriff in pursuance of the writ levied upon the lands hereinafter described did on the 26 day of the present month at the Courthouse in Sullivan County at public auction did expose to sale the issues and profits of said lands for the term of 7 years. No person bidding for the same, he then effected by public auction the fee simple of said lands, or all the estate right and title of the said David Hollenback in and to the same. Said Anthony Mason did there and then bid for the land the sum of $67.50. He was the highest bidder. Thus the sale was made.

The sale was for a tract or parcel of land in Sullivan Co., IN tract number 4 as designated on Map A, the same being part of the SE quarter Section 35, a part of the SW quarter of Section 36 all in T7N R10W as recorded on the record of the Probate Court of said County containing 45.91 acres; and also Lot 3 on Map B a part of the W half of the NW quarter Section 20 T7N R10 W containing 35 acres all of which are a part of the Partition of the Real estate of Thomas Hollenback, deceased, as fell to David Hollenback one of the legal heirs of the said deceased.

Signed by ?? Garretson, Sheriff
Witnesses: Jesse Haddon and Daniel C. Webb

Dated 18 May 1849; recorded 14 May 1851

• census: 1850, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 292
Hollenback David 56 farmer 1500 VA
David L. [or S] 18 [occupation CS or CL] IN
Cynthia 16 IN
Caroline 15 IN
William 13 IN

2 doors away living with Wm. Poston and family is
Nancy Hollenback 40 OH
Margaret 17 IN
Harry Milam 35 IN
Samuel Milam 22 IN

• Deed: 4 Mar 1850, , Greene Co., Indiana. The land Thomas owned in Greene Co., IN, NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec. 32, T8N R7W was sold by 3 of his heirs as follows:
Quit Claim Deed by Henry K. Smith, commissioner for James Poston, dated 14 Feb 1850 for $32.00 as undivided 2/5 interest.
Quit Claim Deed by Henry K. Smith, commissioner for Nancy Hollenbeck, dated 14 Feb 1850, undivided 1/5 interest for $17.00
Warranty Deed from David Hollenback & Jane Poston dated 4 Mar 1850 for $32.00 - interest not stated.

David married Anna E. POSTON about 1823 in , , Indiana. Anna was born Cal 14 Sep 1807, died on 5 Jul 1841 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana about age 33, and was buried after 5 Jul 1841 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana.49

Burial Notes: Hollenback Cemetery


Children from this marriage were:

+ 119 M    i. Thomas HOLLENBACK was born Cal Dec 1827 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died in Aug 1843 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana about age 15.

+ 120 M    ii. David L. or S. HOLLENBACK was born about 1832 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana.

+ 121 F    iii. Cynthia Anna HOLLENBACK was born in 1834 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana, died on 10 Mar 1919 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana50 at age 85, and was buried on 11 Mar 1919 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.

+ 122 F    iv. Caroline HOLLENBACK was born in Feb 1835 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died on 11 Sep 1905 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana51 at age 70.

+ 123 M    v. William N. HOLLENBACK was born about 1837 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana, died on 15 Feb 1897 in Curry Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana about age 60, and was buried after 15 Feb 1897 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.10

+ 124 F    vi. Harriet HOLLENBACK was born on 18 Dec 1839 in , , Indiana, died on 26 Dec 1839, and was buried after 26 Dec 1839 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.52

+ 125 M    vii. John HOLLENBACK was born on 24 Jun 1841 in , , Indiana, died on 27 Jul 1841 in , , Indiana, and was buried after 27 Jul 1841 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.10


25. William H. HOLLENBACK, Sr. (Thomas3, Thomas1) was born in 1805 in , , Ohio and died before 1847.

Birth Notes: I've never found a census listing for William Hollenback. If he lived with his father, he could have been b between 1790-1810.

General Notes: We aren't sure about this information for William H. Hollenback. On the partition record for Thomas Hollenback there is a parcel set aside for Lewis & David Hollenback. There is a Lewis Hollenback buried in the Hollenback cemetery who d in 1847, age 19.

William Hollenback s/o Thomas & Martha would have been too old to serve in the Civil War b 1805. This record must be for his son or his brother David's son. I believe the record is for David's son William.

Civil War service
Name: William Hollenbeck , Residence: Sullivan, Indiana Enlistment Date: 20 September 1861 Side Served: Union State Served: Indiana Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1861
Enlisted in Company D, 31st Infantry Regiment Indiana on 20 September 1861.
Transferred Company D, 31st Infantry Regiment Indiana on 01 September 1863
Transfered in on 01 September 1863.
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Taken from Dr. Maple's Scrapbook and read on microfilm at the Terre Haute library. Originally printed in The Sullivan Union, June 15, 1939
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/in/sulliv/cemetery/jbmaple.txt


"The immediate country surrounding the Hollenback and Webb cemeteries was the center of the territory in Gill township, from which the majority of the "Argonauts" of the gold rush of 1849 lived when they left this township for this trip. Among some of those who left for the gold fields of California at this time were William H. Hollenback and his brother, David T. Hollenback, Jr., both sons of William H. Hollenback, Sr., and grandsons of Thomas Hollenback and Patsy Hollenback;

Of the 15 above named, all later returned to Gill township, except Augustine Clerk, who died while in California, John S. Copeland, who later died there; and David T. Hollenback, Jr., who left California and went to the Western Australia gold country in the rush to that region in about 1870, in which latter country he remained until about 1902 or 1903, when he returned to Sullivan county, bringing with him his married daughter and her two small girls, about 8 and 10 years old. His son-in-law did not return with him. While here, his daughter's husband, living in Australia, became ill and she returned to that country ahead of her father, who followed her and his two granddaughters a year or two later, or shortly after 1904. He lived there for several years upon his return to Australia, where he died in about 1910 or 1912, at a very advanced age, and is buried in Australia.

Of the other 12 who did return to Gill township, all are buried in cemeteries in that township. Henry B. Milam and John T. Milam, at the Milam cemetery, Joshua Sinex and William Sinex at the Webb, William H. Hollenback, at the Hollenback; [list continues]

A whole volume could be written about the experiences of these 15 men who made this eventful trip. They went first to St. Joseph, Mo. From there they followed the old Santa Fe Indian trail until they reached southern California, thence northward up the San Joaquin valley, in that state, until they reached the gold fields."

There's more than one problem with the above. There is a William Hollenback listed in the HH of David in 1850, age 13. He was too young to go to CA, and they weren't back by 1850. Yet, this seems to be the William who served in the Civil War. Cynthia Armstrong nursed him in his last illness and stated he was her brother.

I find no other William Hollenback in Sullivan county in 1850 or beyond the right age for the gold rush or the Civil War.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 1 Jun 1825, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Certificate 1929
David Hollenback and William Hollenback, assignees of Stephen Campbell, purchased as tenants in common NE 1/4 Section 2 T6N R10W containing 59.04 acres on 1 Jun 1825

Certificate 1930
David Hollenback and William Hollenback as assignees of John Campbell purchased the NW 1/4 of Section 1, T6N R10W containg 55.52 acres on 1 Jun 1825

• Other: Bond, 26 Sep 1831, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Preface to the William Hollenback Bond

Sullivan County Historical Society Newsletter
Volume 7 No. 4 July 1980 Whole No. 36, Page #3

"Page four is a copy of a $500.00 bond made in 1831 by a William Hollenbeck in favor of James Hull. If William Hollenbeck cannot, within two years, give a good, clear deed to James Hull for the tract of land in Licking County, Ohio, part of the estate of Thomas Hollenbeck, deceased, the bond is null and void. If Hollenbeck does not provide a good deed then he apparently forfeits the $500.00 to Hull. Note that Hollenbeck's signature has been carefully cut out of the document. Perhaps he did that after he furnished the deed. I don't know. Also note the words that have a double 's' like assigns, less and witness. The first 's' is stroked well above and below the line. Printed type of that day made the first 's' look like an 'f'.

Since our courthouse records prior to 1850 were destroyed by fire, we are happy to find information contained here. Licking County records have also been accidentally lost. This bond indicates that William Hollenbeck was probably a son (at least an heir) of Thomas Hollenbeck and that they were from Licking County, Ohio, but William was here by 1831. It is a clue for further research if someone was hit with a blank wall. Some members may recognize a witness as a g-g-g- grandfather and know that John H. Eaton and Epenetus Webb were here then. Some have thought the name is John Heaton but the gentleman had a habit of writing his middle initial so close to his last name that it made it confusing."

Page #4
See copy of actual William Hollenbeck Bond.

This bond is for the sum of $500.00 given to James Hull to guarantee a good deed to land in Licking Co., OH, known as Lot 3, land of Thomas Hollenback, deceased, containing 152.25 acres, on or before 01 November 1833.

Witnesses were John H. Eaton and Epenetus Webb.

Thomas [Jr.] inherited Lot 3 in Licking Co., OH when his father Thomas' land there was partitioned. I cannot find a sale from Thomas & Martha, his wife, to anyone. He must have sold or given this land to his son William. In tracing James Hull, I found him in the 1840 census in Sullivan Co., IN; in 1850 James Hull 52 b PA, wife Sophia 50 b IN along with 4 children are in Boone Co., IA.

On 8 Feb 1834 James Hull and Sophia his wife of Carlisle, Sullivan Co., IN and John VanFossin of Licking Co., OH for the sum of $400.00 sell real estate in Licking Co., OH parcel known and described as lot number three [3] in Range fourteen Township Section three in a tract belonging to Thomas Hollenback deceased containing one hundred and fifty-two and one fourth acres ....
Signed James Hull and Sophia Hull

Witness from Sullivan Co., IN by Saml Catherwood and James T. Rabe on 8 Feb 1834; attest by John H Eaton, J.P. stating Sophia was examined separately and signed freely
Second attest from Sullivan Co., IN by Benjamin Wolfe to John H Eaton's standing on 10 Feb 1834
Attest from Sullivan Co., IN by Jacob Houtsas and Joseph Coilson stating that Benjamin Wolfe is the Clerk of Sullivan County

William married Wife UNKNOWN.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 126 M    i. David T. HOLLENBACK, Jr. was born about 1832 and died after 1914 in Swan Hill, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia.

+ 127 M    ii. Lewis HOLLENBACK was born Cal Jan 1828 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana, died in Apr 1847 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana about age 19, and was buried in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.

26. Nancy HOLLENBACK (Thomas3, Thomas1) was born from 1805 to 1810 in , , Ohio and died from 1850 to 1860 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana at age 45.

Noted events in her life were:

• Deed: 14 Feb 1850, , Greene Co., Indiana. The land Thomas owned in Greene Co., IN, NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec. 32, T8N R7W was sold by 3 of his heirs as follows:
Quit Claim Deed by Henry K. Smith, commissioner for James Poston, dated 14 Feb 1850 for $32.00 an undivided 2/5 interest.
Quit Claim Deed by Henry K. Smith, commissioner for Nancy Hollenbeck, dated 14 Feb 1850, undivided 1/5 interest for $17.00
Jane Hollenback Poston sold 1/5
Warranty Deed from David Hollenback & Jane Poston dated 4 Mar 1850 for $32.00 - interest not stated.

From Nancy's deed:
At the Probate Court held 15 Feb 1850 William Hereford Guardian of the person and estate of Nancy Hollenback stated she did not have enough personal estate for her sustenance. He requested the sale of the parcel of real estate. Commissioners Peter South and Henry K. Wilson were appointed to appraise the property. Her 1/5 was appraised at $17.00, and was sold to Joseph Hannah


• census: 1850, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 292
Poston Jane 38 OH
Martha Ann 17 IN attends school
John 14 IN
Charles 13 IN idiotic
Thomas 12 IN idiotic
James H. 6 IN
William H. 2 IN
Hollenback Nancy 40 OH illiterate/idiotic
Margaret 17 IN
Milam Harry 25 employment C.S. IN illiterate
Samuel 22 C.S. IN illiterate

Nancy married Father UNKNOWN.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 128 F    i. Margaret HOLLENBACK was born about 1833 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died after 1870.

27. Jane HOLLENBACK (Thomas3, Thomas1) was born on 13 Jan 1812 in , Ross Co., Ohio, died on 27 Nov 1902 in Sullivan, Sullivan Co., Indiana22 at age 90, and was buried after 27 Nov 1902 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana.23

Death Notes: The Sullivan Democrat, Thurs., Dec. 4, 1902
Jane Mason, daughter of Thomas and Martha Hollenback, was born in Pike county, Ohio, January 13, 1812, and died November 27, 1902, being at the time of her death 90 years, 10 months and 14 days old.

She came with her father to Gill township, Sullivan county, Indiana, in the fall of 1816, where she continued to make her home until 1893 when she came with her son, W. H. Poston, to Sullivan, Indiana. She was married to James Poston in 1833 and to this union was born eight children, six sons and two daughters, all of whom have preceded her to the Great Beyond except John L. Poston of Palestine, Illinois, and W. H. Poston of Sullivan. Her husband, James Poston, died in 1849.

She was married to James Madison Mason in 1853. This union was blest with two children, a daughter and a son, both of whom together with their father died many years ago. Jane Mason joined the M.E. Church when quite young in which she lived a faithful and active member during her long and patient life.

She leaves two children, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She has been an invalid for the past five years, and during all that time she bore her affliction with great patience, never murmuring or complaining. She always seemed contented with her lot, placing implicit confidence in her Savior, saying that she was ready and willing to go whenever it pleased the Lord to call her.

Interment at Webb cemetery, Rev. Willis of New Lebanon, preached the sermon.

Name: Jane Mason
Date: 27 Nov 1902
LOCATION: Sullivan
Age: 90 yr Gender: Female Race: W
Source Location: Sullivan, Indiana Source Notes: The source of this record is the book R-32 on page 59 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.


Buried in Webb Cemetery

Burial Notes: Webb Cemetery
The Webb cemetery is located on Gill's Prairie, in Gill Township, about 1 ½ miles southeast of the present Rose Chapel church and about 3 ½ miles south of New Lebanon, Indiana. It is on the northeast side of a county road, running in a general direction from the northwest to the southeast, and fronts to the southwest, with a magnificent view over a wide expanse of level prairie land. The cemetery itself being on a ridge of land running parallel with the road and overlooking the level land below. The survey location is near the northwest corner of the northeast Ό of the southwest Ό of Section 1, Town 6 North, Range 10 West, in the above named township and county. The land upon which the cemetery is situated was entered from the Government by John Wallace, the first surveyor of Sullivan county, on February 4th, 1816, and by him conveyed a few years later to Jonathan Webb, a native of New York State, who came to this location of Gill's Prairie in about 1818 from the State of Kentucky. Jonathan Webb fenced off the ground for this cemetery after he acquired the land from John Wallace, and since that time it has always been known as the Webb Cemetery.

General Notes: "The part upon which the [Hollenback] cemetery was located going to his [Thomas'] daughter, Jane Hollenback, who married for her first husband James Poston and for her second Husband James Madison Mason [sic]. By her first marriage she was the mother of the late William H. and James Poston, and by her second, the mother of Mesha Mason. On Feb. 11, 1876, Jane Hollenback Mason and her second husband, James M. Mason, conveyed to William Hollenback, James Poston and Mesha Mason, trustees, for $2.00, the 35 /100 of an acre of land described by metes and bounds, as surveyed by A.F. Estabrook, upon which this cemetery was located, to be by them in trust held and maintained, and their successors in office, held and maintained, as a cemetery of public burying ground." Taken from Dr. Maple's Scrapbook and read on microfilm at the Terre Haute library. Originally printed in The Sullivan Union, June 15, 1939
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/in/sulliv/cemetery/jbmaple.txt

Despite the history above, based on the census data and the date of Jane's marriage to James Madison Mason, I have added children different from this history. It's possible that the older Poston children belonged to a previous wife, but doubtful. The wife of Mesha Mason, listed in the history above, is the oldest Poston child, Martha Ann. My best guess at this time is that only the three children listed above were still alive, or mentally capable, by the 1876 transfer, which must have included her son-in-law as well as her daughter. [Jan 2007]

Jane's obituary says she had 6 Mason sone and 2 Mason daughters. We are missing one of each. Two sons were the only children living when she died: John L. Poston of Palestine, IL and W. H. Poston of Sullivan. Based on the 1840 census there was one more son born prior to 1840.


Noted events in her life were:

• Deed: 27 Mar 1833, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 8 pg 574 [summary]
This indenture made on 27 Mar 1833 between James Poston and Jane his wife, David Hollenback and Anna his wife, David Lewis and Sally his wife, John Durckin and Phebe his wife, of the County of Sullivan, State of Indiana of the first part and John Poston of the county and state aforesaid...... for the consideration of One Hundred Dollars receipt of sum acknowledged...sell a tract of land in Sullivan Co., IN known and described as the North half of the NE quarter of Section 35 T7N and R10W of lands offered for sale at Vincennes containing 80 acres more or less.
Signed James Poston; Jane Poston her mark; David Hollenback, his mark; Anna Hollenback her mark; David Lewis; Sally Lewis her mark; John Duncan; Phebe Duncan her mark.

Witnesses: Jared Rumler and John Bourent??

On the 28 Mar 1838 the grantors above appeared before the Justice of the Peace for the said County and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the same. It states that the wives were examined separately and acknowledged signing of their own free will. Signed John Boudrent, J. P.

"Received for Record February 12, 1851, and recorded March 3, 1851, at 2 P.M. by James H. Reed, Recorder Sullivan Co., IN

The above deed appears to have been Recorded February 2, 1836 in Deed Book C page 275. Said Deed Book was destroyed by fire on the night of the 7 February 1850."

This same piece of land was sold by John Poston and his wife Harriet to John Boudrinot, originally recorded 8 Oct 1845. By that time both parties lived in Vigo Co., IN. The original deed, destroyed by fire, was replaced on 10 Feb 1851 and recorded 4 Mar 1851 in Book 8, pags 582-83.

This cannot be John Poston, son of Jane Hollenback, as he was not yet born on the date of the original purchase in 1833.

• census: 1840, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. James Poston
Males: 4<5 and 1 20-30
Females: 1 5-10 and 1 20-30
David & Thomas Hollenback were 4 doors away.

• census: 1850, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 292
Poston Jane 38 OH
Martha Ann 17 IN attends school
John 14 IN
Charles 13 IN idiotic
Thomas 12 IN idiotic
James H. 6 IN
William H. 2 IN
Hollenback Nancy 40 OH illiterate/idiotic
Margaret 17 IN
Milam Harry 25 employment C.S. IN illiterate
Samuel 22 C.S. IN illiterate

• Deed: 14 Feb 1850, , Greene Co., Indiana. The land Thomas owned in Greene Co., IN, NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec. 32, T8N R7W was sold by 3 of his heirs as follows:
Quit Claim Deed by Henry K. Smith, commissioner for James Poston, dated 14 Feb 1850 for $32.00 as undivided 2/5 interest.
Quit Claim Deed by Henry K. Smith, commissioner for Nancy Hollenbeck, dated 14 Feb 1850, undivided 1/5 interest for $17.00
Warranty Deed from David Hollenback & Jane Poston dated 4 Mar 1850 for $32.00 - interest not stated.

• Deed: Probate deed, 15 May 1852, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 9, pg 600-601 [summary]
Hiram S. Hanchett, commissioner appointed by the Probate Court to Jane Poston, land belonging to James Poston, deceased, who owned a tract of land in his own right known as Sec 34 in T7N R10W containing 30.5 acres and also 30 acres off the NE quarter of Section 3 T6N R10W. [these are more fully described in the deed]

James Poston died intestate. At a Probate court on 1 Nov 1849 on the petition of Anthony Mason the administrator of said James Poston, representing that the personal estate of the said deceased was insufficient to pay his debts, and praying the Court for an order to sell the real estate of deceased. The court being satisfied that all the heirs, Martha Poston, John Poston, Thomas Poston, James Poston, William A. Poston, and Charles Poston had been duly notified gave an order for an appraisement and private sale of said lands.

This order was continued more than once until at February term 1851 Court ordered a reappraisement and said real estate should be sold at public auction. The auction was held on 21 March 1851. The land was sold to Aaron Morris for $150. Aaron Morris assigned his interest in this land to Jane Poston. The Court then appointed Hiram Hanchett Commissioner at the May term of 1852. Hanchett was ordered to execute a deed to Jane Poston.

This deed was signed by Hiram S. Hanchett, Commissioner and recorder on 12 Aug 1852.

• Deed: 15 May 1853, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 10, pgs 572-73
For the sum of $75. to Jane Poston paid by Henry Colvin both of Sullivan Co., IN, Jane sold the North half of the NW quarter of the NW quarter of Section 20 in T7N R10W, containing 20 acres more or less.

"I do agree that I am the true and lawful owner of said land in fee simple, that the same is free from incumbrances, and that I will warrant and defend the title of the same to the said Henry Colvin his heirs and assigns forever.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 15 day of May A.D. 1852."
Signed Jane Posten, her mark
Witness H. N. Wilson and G. L. H. O'Boyle.

Recorded 21 Oct 1853.

This is a parcel of land partitioned to Jane from land belonging to her father Thomas Hollenback.

• census: 1860, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pgs 823-24
Mason James M. 58 farmer 6192 1000 KY
Jane 57 OH [almost 20yrs older than 1850]
Rebecca 22 IN
Robert 16 farming/school IN
Poston Thomas 22 illiterate/idiotic IN
James M. 16 farming/school IN
Wm. Henry 12 school IN
Mason Almyra 6 School IN
Leonidas 3 IN
Hollenback Margaret 28 illiterate/idiotic IN

• census: 1870, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. pgs 77-78
Mason James M. 58 farmer 9600 1035 KY
Jane 58 OH
Poston Thomas 29 IN illiterate/idiotic
William H. 21 attends school 350 IN
Mason Elmira 15 school IN
Leonidas 14 illiterate/idiotic IN
Hollenback Margaret 34 illiterate/idiotic IN
Elizabeth 7 idiotic IN

• Deed: Trustee Deed, 1 Feb 1876, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pgs 553-4
11 Feb 1876
Jane Mason and James M. Mason of Sullivan County, Indiana convey to William Hollenback, James Poston, and Mesha Mason, Trustees in Trust, for the use and purposes herein set forth …for the sum of $2.00 the following real estate in Sullivan County, IN:
Thirty-five hundredths of an acre more or less lying in the SE 1/4 of Section 35 in T7N R10W beginning beginning at a stake 247 links from a stone in the center of the public highway ldeading from Carlisle to Merom on the line between townships 6 and 7 of said range 19 chains and 63 line west of the corner of sections 35 and 36 T7 R10 and on a course of north 32 1/2 degrees west from said stone thence running north 38 1/2 degrees west 380 links thence east 233 links thence south 300 links to the beginning; to be by them as trustees in trust held and maintained and to their successors in office held and maintained as a cemetery or public burying ground.

In witness whereof the said Jane Mason and James M. Mason have hereunto set their hands and seals this eleventh day of February 1876.
Signed Jane Mason, her mark and James M. Mason
Witness Alonzo Estabrook, Surveyor of Sullivan Co.
Recorded 14 Mar 1876

• Deed: 6 Apr 1879, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 64 pg 270
6 Apr 1879
William H. Poston, as Admr of James H. Mason, dec'd by order of Circuit Court of Sullivan Co. in Order Book M pg 103 conveys to Jane Mason a tract containing 70.8 acres being part of SE 1/4 Section 35 and the SW 1/4 of Sec 36 in T7N R10 W bounded as follows: Commencing 13 chains 75 links North of the SW corner of said SE 1/4 of Section 35, thence running North 12 chains thence East 80 chains to the East line of said SW 1/4 of Section36, thence South with said line 12 chains thence West 80 chains to the place of beginning for the sum of $1167.00. [This description matches Lots 3 & 4 on Map A devised to Lewis & David Hollenback, Jr. and to David Hollenback, Sr.]
Signed W. H. Poston
Recorded 31 Dec 1892

• census: 1880, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 620
Poston William H. 31 farmer IN IN OH
Emma 22 wife IN OH OH
Mary S. 3/12 bFeb dau IN IN IN
Mason Jane 68 Wd Mother OH VA NJ
Reynolds Elmira 25 Wd Sister IN KY OH
William E. 3 nephew IN IN IN
Benjamin 1 nephew IN IN IN
There were also two servants in the household.

• Deed: 24 Feb 1885, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 58
Jane Mason Release and Quit Claim to William H. Poston, both of Sullivan Co., IN for the sum of $1,000.00 the South 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Section 35 T7N R10W containing eighty acres more or less.

Signed Jane Mason, her mark
Witness: John W. Burnett, J. P.
Recorded 24 Jul 1885

• Deed: Commissioners Deed, 13 Apr 1885, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. D 56 pg 275
Joseph W. Pillman, Commissioner in case of Jane Mason vs James Hollenback etal for the defendants James Hollenback, Cynthia Armstrong, Caroline Milam, William N. Hollenback; unknown heirs of William Hollenback, Jr.; Unknown heirs of Abbey Hollenback; David Hollenback, Jr.; unknown heirs of David Hollenback, Sr.; Alice Pinkston, Lewis Reagan, Rebecca Jane Tague, Augustus Morris, Samuel Morris, Aaron Morris, Charles Morris, Sarah Jane Morris, and Albert Morris; as such Commissioner by order of the Circuit Court of Sullivan County in the State of Indiana entered in Order Book H/K? of said Court on page 184 conveys to Jane Mason of Sullivan County, IN for the sum of [blank] Dollars the following real estate in Sullivan Co., IN:

SE 1/4 Section 35 T7N R10W and the SW 1/4 of Section 36 in said twp and range and containing in all 320 acres.
Dated 13 Apr 1885
Signed Joseph W. Pillman
Recorded Mar 5, 1888

• court case (civil): to Quiet Real Estate Title, 15 Apr 1885, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. From the Book "Reports of Cases Decided in the Appellate Court of the State of Indiana" by Appellate Court; an online book on Google Books:

Summary:
An action to quiet real estate title was filed on 15 April 1885 by Jane Mason vs David Hollenback & others not named in this appellate case. A judgment was rendered against David Hollenback, Jr. Jane Mason later conveyed this piece of real estate to William H. Poston, her son. Subsequent to this real estate transfer, Jane Mason died.

David Hollenback, Jr., although considered a U.S. citizen and resident of Indiana, lived continuously in Australia from the date of the original suit in 1885 until 25 Mar 1903. He was attempting to have the judgment set aside based on the fact that he had never received notice. The court ruled against him based on the law stating an appeal of a judgment must occur within 5 years of its ruling. The court and the appellate court ruled in favor of William H. Poston.

• Deed: 10 Jun 1885, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Jane Mason, widow, of Sullivan Co., IN conveys to William H. Poston of Sullivan Co., IN for the sum of $2,400 the following real estate in Sullivan Co.: Part of the SE Quarter of Section35 and of the SW Quarter of Section 36 in T7N R10 W: more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the NW corner of the SE 1/4 of Section 35 TuN R10 W running thence east to NE corner of SW quarter of Section 36 T7N R10W, thence South 14 chains and 9/14 links, thence West to the west line of the SE 1/4 Section 35 T7N R10W, then North 14 chains 14 links to place of beginning containing 112.81 acres.

Also 54.02 acres off the South side of said SE Quarter of Section 35 T7N R10W described as follows: Commencing at the SW corner of said SE Quarter of Section 35 thence North 13 chains and 75 links, thence East 40 chains to the East line of said section 35, thence South along said line it being the line dividing Sections 35 and 36 to the SE corner of said SE Quarter of Section 35; thence West to the place of beginning.
Signed Jane Mason, her mark
Witness: Samuel C. Coulson

• Deed: 20 Apr 1886, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Jane Mason [widow] sold to William H. Poston, both of Sullivan Co., IN, for the sum of $2,400.00 to wit: A part of
the SE 1/4 of Section 35; and part of SW 1/4 of Section 36 in T7N R10W; more particularly described as….. containing 112.81 acres
Also 54.92 acres off the South side of said SE 1/4 of Section 35 T7N R10 W particularly described
Signed Jane Mason, her mark
Witness: Samuel C. Coulson, N.P.
Recorded 19 Jul 1886

This seems to be the exact parcels of land deeded between the same two parties on the 10 Jun 1885.


• census: 1900, Hamilton, Sullivan Co., Indiana. Pg 189A June 19, 1900, dwelling #735, family #749
Poston William H. Jul 1848 51 m22yrs IN IN OH School teacher
Mary E. wife ? 1857 42 children 7/5 IN OH OH
Lorna dau Feb 1880 20 IN IN IN
Lola dau Jul 1881 18 IN IN IN
Oser son Apr 1885 IN IN IN
Olga dau Dec 1888 IN IN IN
Hurley son Aug 1891 IN IN IN
Mason Jane mother 88 Jan 1812 OH VA VA

Jane married James POSTON in 1833 in , , Indiana. James was born on 18 Jul 1811 in , , Virginia, died on 7 Apr 1849 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana at age 37, and was buried after 7 Apr 1849 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.23

Marriage Notes: I have no proof of this marriage date. It is based on the census data. Jane is a widow by 1850 with a daughter Martha Ann, age 17. James Poston is listed on the 1840 census only a few doors from Jane's father with 4 males under 5 and 1 female 5-10. With the exception that 1 male is missing in 1850, the remainder of the children match.

A female the correct age for Jane is in Thomas' household in 1830 and not there in 1840.

Birth Notes: Place of his birth was found in the History of Sullivan Co., Indiana pg 226

Death Notes: Buried Webb Cemetery

Burial Notes: Webb Cemetery, Tombstone inscription:
Poston, James, d. April 7, 1849, age 37 y, 8 m, 20 d

General Notes: In the deed for the sale of land in Greene Co., IN of James Poston:
It states that the Executor of his estate, Anthony Mason, stated the sale of real estate was necessary as James' personal estate was not large enough to cover his debts. On 14 Nov 1849 the Sullivan Co. Probate Court authorized the sale of as much real estate as needed to cover his debts. …."all the heirs of said decedent to wit: Masha Poston, James Poston, John Poston, Thomas Poston, Charles Poston, and Madison H. Poston had been notified…" Anthony Mason at a court held on 12 Feb 1850 reported to the Court he had arranged private sale for this property to Joseph Hannah for the sum of $32.00, which was approved by the said Court. Henry K. Wilson, Clerk of Court, sold this parcel of James Poston, dec'd.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 1 Aug 1837, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Certificate 10,642
James Poston of Sullivan Co., IN bought at Vincennes Land Office
NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Section 25 T7N R10W

Certificate 10, 844
James Poston of Sullivan Co., IN bought at Vincennes Land Office
SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 25 T7N R10W

• Probate: 1 Nov 1849, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Book 9, pg 600-601 [summary]
Hiram S. Hanchett, commissioner appointed by the Probate Court to Jane Poston, land belonging to James Poston, deceased, who owned a tract of land in his own right known as ?? 4 in T7N R10W containing 30.5 acres and also 30 acres off the NE quarter of Section 3 T6N R10W. [these are more fully described in the deed]

James Poston died intestate. At a Probate court on 1 Nov 1849 on the petition of Anthony Mason the administrator of said James Poston, representing that the personal estate of the said deceased was insufficient to pay his debts, and praying the Court for an order to sell the real estate of deceased. The court being satisfied that all the heirs, Martha Poston, John Poston, Thomas Poston, James Poston, William A. Poston, and Charles Poston had been duly notified ganve an order for an appraisement and private sale of said lands.

This order was continued more than once until at February term 1851 Court ordered a reappraisement and said real estate should be sold at public auction. The auction was held on 21 March 1851. The land was sold to Aaron Morris for $150. Aaron Morris assigned his interest in this land to Jane Poston. The Court then appointed Hiram Hanchett Commissioner at the May term of 1852. Hanchett was ordered to execute a deed to Jane Poston.

This deed was signed by Hiram S. Hanchett, Commissioner and recorder on 12 Aug 1852.

In addtion to the data from the probate records above, James Poston's heirs also sold land in Greene Co., IN. They sold an undivided two-fifths interest in the NE qtr of NE qtr Section 32 T8N $7W. This land was originally purchased by Thomas Hollenback in 1839.

At a Probate Court hearing in Sullivan Co., IN on 14 Nov 1849, Anthony Mason, Administrator stated that the personal estate of James Poston would not cover his debts, and asked to sell real estate. He paid required bond and permission was granted. The highest and best bidder was Joseph Hanna who paid above appraised value for it.

At Probate Court in Sullivan Co., IN on 12 Feb 1850 the Court appointed Henry R. Wilson as Commissioner to execute a deed for this land. The deed lists James Poston's heirs as Marsha Poston, James Poston, John Poston, Thomas W. Poston, Charles Poston and Madison H. Poston.

The consideration paid for the undivided 2/5 was $32.00, receipt thereof acknowledged. This deed was dated 24 Feb 1850 and recorded 21 Mar 1850 at 4 p.m.

• Deed: 1 Oct 1840, , Sullivan Co., Indiana. Certificate 26,676
James Poston of Sullivan Co. bought from the Vincennes Land Office
NE 1/4 Section 33 T6N R10W

Children from this marriage were:

+ 129 F    i. Martha Ann POSTON was born on 18 Feb 1834 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana, died on 26 Feb 1879 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana at age 45, and was buried after 26 Feb 1879 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana.53

+ 130 M    ii. Charles POSTON was born about 1837 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died before 1902.

+ 131 M    iii. John Law POSTON was born on 6 Jan 1837 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana, died on 28 Jun 1904 in Palestine, Crawford Co., Illinois at age 67, and was buried after 28 Jun 1904 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.23

+ 132 M    iv. Thomas POSTON was born about 1838 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died after 1870.

+ 133 M    v. James Harve POSTON was born on 17 Dec 1844 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana, died on 1 Jun 1900 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana51 at age 55, and was buried after 1 Jun 1900 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.23

+ 134 M    vi. William Henry "Little Hank" POSTON was born about Jul 1848 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died in 1932 about age 84.

Jane next married James Madison MASON, son of James MASON and Rebecca SANDUSKY, on 1 Mar 1853 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana.54 James was born on 14 Feb 1812 in , Washington Co., Kentucky, died on 16 Feb 1878 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana at age 66, and was buried after 16 Feb 1878 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.53

Marriage Notes: Sullivan records show the date as 1 Mar 1853, married by Elihu C. Rose, M. G.

Birth Notes: from tombstone calculator

Burial Notes: Webb Cemetery

General Notes: James Madison was known as "Madison" while his father lived. Later - James M.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana. Madison Mason
Elizabeth
Martha Jane
Meshah (16)
Rebecca
Mary Ann
William
Robert

Children from this marriage were:

+ 135 F    i. Almira L. MASON was born about 1854 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana.

+ 136 M    ii. Leonidas MASON was born about 1856 in , Sullivan Co., Indiana and died in 1870.

28. Zimri HOLLENBACK (Abraham4, Thomas1) was born from about 1800 to 1801 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 31 Aug 1843 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia about age 43, and was buried after 31 Aug 1843 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Birth Notes: Based on the age at death from his tombstone, which says he was in the 44th year of his life. This means he's had his 43rd birthday but not his 44th.

Burial Notes: Rees Memorial Cemetery, age 44 on stone

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1830, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Zimri Hollenback
Males: 00001 Females: 0000001 [20-30 b1800-1810]
Zimri's mother is living with him.

• Deed: 27 Mar 1835, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Deed pgs 331,332 On 27 Mar 1835 Zimri Hollenback & Charity his wife of Hampshire Co., VA sell to Okey Johnson of the same place for the sum of $1,000.00 a certain undivided interest or seventh part of all the lands owned and occupied by William Johnson, dec'd, and of which the said William Johnson died seized. They were the right of Charity to two certain tracts of land purchased of Abraham Johnson and another from Abraham Thompson by Catharine Johnson widow and relic of said William Johnson, dec'd purchased and conveyed to the said widow since the decease of said Wm. Johnson.
Signed: Zimri Hollenback - Charity Hollenback

Ephraim Dunn and Samuel Cockwell, justices of the peace certify both appeared before them and said they acknowledged the same. 27 Mar 1835 - Signed Ephraim Dunn & Samuel Cockwell

Charity acknowledged this as her free will to the same two Justices.
It was recorded on 24 Jun 1835.

[Note: This land is not described in the deed.]

• Deed: 27 Oct 1835, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 31 pg 158
Deed dated 27 Oct 1835 - Bathsheba Cowan widow of William Cowan and John M. Cowan, Rhoda Cowan, and Harriet Ann Cowan, children, heirs and legal representatives of William Cowan sell to Zimri Hollenback for the sum of $2011.00 sell all their interests in 5 several tracts of lands of which William Cowan died siezed ... one tract patented to Robert Cowan bearing date 1796 containing twenty-five acres; one other tract containing seventy-five acres to Robert Cowan bearing date 9 May 1796; one tract conveyed by Margaret Colson, executrix of John Colson, deceased, to Robert Cowan bearing date 30 July 1792; containing 100 acres, William Cowan being the only child of said Robert Cowan said property becoming property of William Cowan upon death of said Robert Cowan; also one tract patented to Stephen Mahoney on 23 March 1796 containing one hundred five acres and conveyed by Stephen Mahoney to William Cowen; also one tract patented to William Cornwell by patent bearing date on 8 Aug 1796 and by said Cornwell conveyed to John Lewis bearing date 24 Nov 1801 and by said Lewis and Josie his wife to said William Cowan deceased ,on 9 Mar 1803 containing 100 acres; all deeds in the clerk's office of the County Court with legal descriptions of said lands...

Signed: Bathsheba Cowan; John M. Cowan; Rhoda Cowan; Harriet Ann Cowan
Attest: Ephraim Dunn and Joseph Inskeep
Recorded 14 December 1835


• census: 1840, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. 1840 census Hampshire Co., VA
Hollenback Zimri 010001 2000010001
Note: elderly woman 70-80 living in household b1760-1770. This must be Zimri's mother, but the age is 10 yrs too old.

• Deed: 12 Oct 1841, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 26 Pg 222
Deed dated 12 Oct 1841 - Jeremiah Hamell and Bathsheba, his wife of Porter Co., Indiana sell to Zimri Hollenback of Hampshire Co., Virginia for the sum of $400. several tracts of land which William Cowan, the father of said Bathsheba, died siezed; one tract patented to Robert Cowan bearing date 1796 containing twenty-five acres; one other tract containing seventy-five acres to Robert Cowan bearing date 9 May 1796; one tract conveyed by Margaret Colson, executrix of John Colson, deceased, to Robert Cowan bearing date 30 July 1792; containing 100 acres, William Cowan being the only child of said Robert Cowan said property becoming property of William Cowan upon death of said Robert Cowan; also one tract patented to Stephen Mahoney on 23 March 1796 containing one hundred five acres and conveyed by Stephen Mahoney to William Cowen; also one tract patented to William Cornwell by patent bearing date on 8 Aug 1796 and by said Cornwell conveyed to John Lewis bearing date 24 Nov 1801 and by said Lewis and Josie his wife to said William Cowan deceased on 9 Mar 1803 containing 100 acres; all deeds in the clerk's office of the County Court with legal descriptions of said lands...
Signed Jeremiah Hamill and Bathsheba E. Hamill

Attest from Porter Co., IN by George Z. Salyer and Philander S. Paine
Second Attest by George W. Turner, Clerk of Porter Circuit Court
Recorded 30 Apr 1842

• Estate Inventory: 18 Oct 1843, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Appraisal 18 Oct 1843
The appraisal is lengthy and has no total at the end.
A few items of note:
Blacksmith tools $35.00 7 head young cattle $35.00 4 calves $11.00 1 rifle $13,00; 1 rifle $12.00; Bed & beading $12.00; bed clothing $15.00; bed & sted $10.00; 3 cows $33.00 5 cows $36.00 1 bull $12.00; 1 waggon $60.00; 1 ball horse $60.00; 1 bay mare $40.00; 1 old bay mare $25.00; 12 big? Mares $55.00 & $50.00; hogs & shoats ; 1 Negro child $100.00 and another at $1.00; cash on hand $3.50.

The appraisal is signed: Robert Allen, Thomas M. Allen, Philip Rizer?

• Estate Sale: 19 Oct 1843, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Inventory of the Sale of the Personal Property of Zimry Hollenback 19 Oct 1843 [handwriting and spelling terrible!]

Charity Hollenback
1 Matlock, 1 spade, 1 iron wedge & strap iron, 1 shovel & plough, 1 pr double trees, 1 log chain, 1 Barshub plough, hay rakes, lat/sat plank, pitch fork, 2 sets hind geer, 75 shocks corn, 1 bay mare Fan $40.00; 1 hay stack, 1 wheat fon??; 2 ?? Stanes, side saddle, 2 furkins, soap & bee?; trough & soap, small copper kettle, 1 lot pot mettle, bucket, pans, & cups, 3 milk crocks, 1 bearud?; 1 rifle gunn $12.00; 2 beds & beding, 1 lot dishes, 1 bead & stead, 1 Bed & clothing, looking glass & stand, 1 lot waring apperal, 2 tubs & 1 bee?, 1 wheel, 3 cows, 1 lot plank, 1 augar & drawing knife

Thos Hollenback s/o William, deceased
2 brass I hacs/hooks?; 2 hammers, gimbtel & C?; hatchet, 2 bacon pcs, 32 shocks corn

Isaac Hollenback
Scythe & sned, hatchett, 1 lot old iron, 1 pr spreaders, pr hobbles, scythe & cradle, 13 inch plank, 1 pile plank, 3 empty tubs, 5 corn haskers/huskers?, bay colt $26.00, shoval plow, 10 buckwheat, 7 3/4 bus buckwheat

Lease family who bought:
Jacob Lease of Jno, W. Lease of Geo; Uriah Lease; George A. Lease, William Lease of Geo,

Other family names I recognize:
Joshua Johnson, Okey Johnson, Abraham Rinehart, Elijah Rinehart, Rob't K. Sheetz, William D. Reese, Silas Taylor, John Lambert, James Leatherman, Col. James Allen, Thos Allen, Jr.

A buyer who made several purchases but whose name I do not recognize is Sam'l D. Brady.

Although 2 Negro children are listed in the appraisal, they do not appear in this sale.

There is no total at the bottom of the sale list.

• Court: 16 Sep 1847, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. This is against the estate of Zimri Hollenback:

16 Sept 1847
Lewis Dawson and Mary C Dawson and Harriet Ann Dawson by said Lewis Dawson their father and next friends, Plaintiff against Bersheba Cowan widow of William Cowan dec'd and John M, Rhoda, Harriet Ann and Bersheba Cowan, children and heirs of said William Cowan, dec'd and Isaac Hollenback, admo'r of Zimiri Hollenback, dec'd and Amos, Sarah E and Susan Hollenback children and heirs of Zimiri Hollenback, dec'd and John Kern, Jr guardian ad litem for said infants, Defendant. Page 240

• Estate Settlement: 26 Feb 1852, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Estate settlement papers begin 6 Mar 1845 entry
cash pd Jacob Green Cont ex??? Vs Wm Hollenback & intestate as security $10.88.

The other entries are balance due estate and fees to clerk & commissioner, except this one
Jan 1848 cash pd McDonald & Green decree adv Dawson against the children of intestate $63.69

Nov 11, 1851 - Cash paid Charity Hollenback widow her share $248.67
Same date - cash paid same Gdn for orphans their share $419.14
Total$746.01

This indicates that Charity had been appointed by the Court as the Guardian of her children.

The settlement was approved by the Commissioner on 11 November 1851.
Signed John Kern, Jr.

It was presented to the Court on 26 Feb 1852 and ordered to be recorded.
Recorded Book 16 pg 202



• court case (civil): 24 Aug 1854, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 47, pgs 25-6 from the deed books, but it's filed based on a lawsuit
The complaintants are Lewis Dawson and Mary C. Dawson and Harriet Ann Dawson, infants by Lewis Dawson their next friend. [Groom Name: Lewis Dawson Bride Name: Sarah Cowan Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1829 County: Hampshire State: Virginia]
The Defendants are Barsheba Cowan, widow of Wm. Cowan, dec'd. and John M. Cowan, Rhoda Cowan, Harriet Ann Cowan, and Bersheba Cowan children and heirs of said William Cowan, dec'd. and Zimri Hollenback.

The result of the lawsuit is that the Complaintants get 2/15 of some land, one entire tract of timber land being 100 acres which was patented to William Cornwell by patent on 8 Aug 1796 and ten acres off the lower end of the Creek tract, bounded as follows…….. It's on Patterson Creek. It states that John Sloan SHC did the durveying.

Signed by John Sloan, Robt K. Sheetz and Nimrod Jr. [I think that's what it is.]
It was recorded on 8 May 1854.

I do not understand the 2/15 division. I did figure out that Barsheba Cowan was a daughter of John McBride, and a sister to Ruhamma McBride who married James Allen.

There was nothing in this deed showing that Zimri's estate was going to be compensated for the land he lost which he had purchased from the Cowan heirs.


Zimri married Charity JOHNSON, daughter of William Oakey JOHNSON and Mary Catherine "Catreen" PARKER, about 1833 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Charity was born on 24 Oct 1800 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 14 Apr 1862 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 61, and was buried after 14 Apr 1862 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Burial Notes: Hollenback Charity V. d. 4 April 1862 aged 62 yrs. wife of Zimri Hollenback, buried at Rees Memorial Cemetery, New Creek District, Mineral Co., WV.

General Notes: Guardian Books, Hampshire County, VA.

Know all Men by these presents, that we, Charity Hollenback, Joshua Johnson and Thomas Carskadon, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of $3000 to be paid to the said Commonwealth, for payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves jointly and severally, and each of us binds his heirs and personal representatives. Sealed with our seals and dated this 27th day October 1851. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound Charity Hollenback has been appointed and has undertaken the office or trust of guardian for Catherine Hollenback, Amos Hollenback, Sarah Hollenback, and Susan Hollenback, orphans of Zimri Hollenback, deceased, and bond is required of him, now if the said Charity Hollenback shall faithfully discharge the duties of his office of trust, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise it is to remain in full force and virtue.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. 1850 census FN 697
Hollenback Charity 50 $3000 VA [widow of Zimri "Jim", son of Abraham]
Amos 16 farmer
Catherine 13 VA [m Samuel Umstot]
Sarah 11 VA [m Samuel S. Flanagan]
Susan 9 VA [m Amos Adams]
Firman or Feiman Sarah 70 VA [See burial for Sarah Chandler. I believe it should be Forman]

C. Hollenback is listed as a slave owner:
1 36yrs female black
1 10yrs male black

• guardianship: 27 Oct 1851, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Charity Hollenback, Joshua Johnson and Thomas Carskadon pledged $3,000. bond. Charity Hollenback was named the guardian of Catharine, Amos, Sarah, and Susan Hollenback, children of Zimri Hollenback, deceased, and Charity Hollenback.

In the lawsuit of 1847 John Kern, Jr. was named guardian ad litem for the children.

• census: 1860, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. 1860 census Hampshire Co., VA
Hollenback Charity 60 farmer 4000 2400 VA
Amos 25 VA
Catherine 23 VA
Sarah 21 VA
Susan 19 VA
There is a Charity Johnson listed as a slave owner. I don't know if it is truly Charity Johnson or Charity Johnson Hollenback.
Her slaves were Emily 45 and Martin 19, both black, which is a close match to the slaves on her list of 1850.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 137 M    i. Amos HOLLENBACK was born on 5 Apr 1834 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 21 Jul 1861 in Manassas, Prince William Co., Virginia at age 27, and was buried after 21 Jul 1861 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 138 F    ii. Catherine "Katie" HOLLENBACK was born on 31 Dec 1836 in Reeses Mill, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 23 Jun 1910 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 73, and was buried after 23 Jun 1910 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 139 F    iii. Sarah "Sallie" HOLLENBACK was born on 14 Nov 1838 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 22 Aug 1887 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia20 at age 48, and was buried after 22 Aug 1887 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 140 F    iv. Susan HOLLENBACK was born on 19 Oct 1840 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 20 Mar 1920 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 79, and was buried after 20 Mar 1920 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

29. Thomas JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1790 to 1800 in , , Virginia.

General Notes: There is no documentation for including Thomas as Margaret's son, except that early census records show a male of this age in her household. In 1840 I do not find Margaret listed, but a Thomas is listed in the area where Margaret always lived and has a female in his household old enough to be Margaret.

In 1830 Thomas F. Jones lived alone in Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co. age 20-30, as did a William Jones, the same age and only a few doors from Thomas F. [b 1800-1810]

I cannot locate Thomas Jones after the 1840 census. Margaret lived with Samuel & Sarah Strunk in 1850 and was the only Jones in the HH.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Thomas Jones, only male, aged 40-50 b1790-1800
Females: 1 each 20-30; 50-60; 60-70 [Margaret?]

30. John JONES, Jr. (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born Cal 5 Feb 1798 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 15 Feb 1866 in , , Ohio about age 68, and was buried in Lockville, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

Burial Notes: Mt. Zion Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 53061626

General Notes: Note: The Jr. for John and the III for his son are only for clarification. I find no records showing they used these suffixes.

I'm not sure this John Jones is the son of John & Margaret Hollenback Jones. There are 7 John Jones on the 1840 census in Licking Co., OH. However, out of the many Jones families in Licking Co. on the 1850 census, this is the only John with a wife Catherine.

Mt. Zion Cemetery, Lockville, Fairfield Co., OH
John Jones d 15 Feb 1866 aged 68 yrs 10 days
This cemetery is located across from the Mt Zion Church of Christ on St. Rt. 204N before it intersects with Blacklick Road, 5 miles east of Lockville.

Probate Index from Licking Co. Genealogy Society - I think these numbers are pages in a book they have for sale.
John - 32, 45, 54, 102, 104, 109, 123


Lima Twp. 1 - 40-50
Newark Twp. 1 - 30-40
Licking Twp. 1 - 20-30
McKean Twp. 1 30-40 - John B. Jones
McKean Twp. 1 40-50 - John D. Jones
Grand Twp. 1 50-60
Grand Twp. 1 20-30 John S. or John T. [both Grand Twp. same page]

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1830, Perry Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio.
John Jones
Males 20001
Females 00001
This fits for someone who married in 1820

• census: 1850, Lima Twp., Licking Co., Ohio.
Jones John 52 farmer VA b 1798
Catherine 54 OH
Symantha E. 17 b OH
John 12 OH

• census: 1860, Lima Twp., Licking Co., Ohio. Jones John 62 Farmer $3000 $600 VA
Catherine 64 KY
John 23 $0 $300 OH
Almira 13 OH
Melvina 11 OH
Henrietta 9 OH
These children, except for John, seem too young to be Catherine's, and they weren't in the 1850 HH. Two of the three were living with Charles L. Jones and his wife in 1850. Charles & Elizabeth died in 1851 & 1852.

John married Catherine STALEY, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in Jun 1820 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.55 Catherine was born Cal 28 Mar 1796 in , , Ohio, died on 10 Feb 1869 in , , Ohio about age 72, and was buried in Lockville, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1870, Newark, Licking Co., Ohio. Ward 3 Pg 353
Jones Catheren 70 Keeping House $1000 VA
Bresser Serana 30/50? Living with sister $1000 VA
Parks William 10 at school OH

Children from this marriage were:

+ 141 M    i. Son A JONES was born from 1821 to 1830 in , , Ohio.

+ 142 M    ii. Charles L. JONES was born about 1825.

+ 143 F    iii. Symantha E. JONES was born on 23 Dec 1833 in , , Ohio, died on 18 Jan 1917 in Marion Twp., Franklin Co., Ohio at age 83, and was buried in Lockville, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 144 M    iv. John JONES III was born about 1838 in , , Ohio.

31. Female A JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1794 to 1800.

32. Sarah JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born about 1800 in , , Virginia and died after 1860.

General Notes: On her marriage record her name is spelled Sara.

John Roland is named in the Hocking Township listing of "Hamburg ---original name was Hamburgh, laid out by John Roland and established on December 18, 1817.

There is a second female in the household in 1840 the same age group as Sarah. Some of these children could belong to her.

By 1850 there are no children in Samuel and Sarah's household. It's possible they had no children who lived.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1830, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Living 3 doors from Margaret Jones
Strunk Samuel 1 males 20-30
female 5-10 b 1825-1830 and wife 20-30

• Deed: 18 Aug 1830, Hamburgh, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book S pf 337 [Hocking Twp.]
At the July Term of the Court of Common Pleas in Fairfield Co., OH 1831, Michael Roland, an heir at law of John Roland, deceased, filed his petition setting forth and showing to the Court that his said ancestor John Roland, deceased, in his lifetime on the 1 Jan 1818 contracted with and sold to William Shoemaker Inlot 1 on the plat of the town of Hamburgh in said county. That said Shoemaker at the time of his said purchase paid in hand to the said John Roland the sum of $2.00 in part of the purchase money, leaving a balance of $13.25 unpaid, and by said contract of purchase to be paid by the said Shoemaker as follows: $2.00 each year on the first day of January until the whole should be paid off with 6% interest on each payment from 1 Jan 1818. John Roland by his written covenant under seal agreed with said Shoemaker on full payment being made as stipulated above to convey said lot to said Shoemaker or his assigns. Said agreement or covenant of the said John Roland since the making had been assigned and transferred ~ Shoemaker to Samuel Strunk. Said Samuel Strunk is ready and willing to comply with the said Shoemaker's part of said Contract by paying to such person as the Court should direct the residue of the purchase. Petitioner requested the Court to name a person authorized to accept such payment, and allow a good deed to be issued to said Samuel Strunck on his paying the residue of the purchase money due and owing. The Court appointed Hocking H. Hunter on behalf of the heirs of John Roland, deceased, on full payment to execute a deed.

Therefore, Hocking H. Hunter, saying Samuel Strunk has fully paid over to Clerk of said Court the sum of $23.25, being the remainder of said purchase money for said Lot do on the behalf of the said legal heirs of John Roland, deceased, convey transfer and confirm unto the said Samuel Strunk Inlot 1 in the Town of Hamburgh in Fairfield Co., OH.
Signed: Hocking H. Hunter
Witness: Geo Sanderson & J. K. Wright
Recorded 27 Nov 1830

• Deed: 25 Feb 1835, Berne Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book 6 Pg 142
Samuel Strunk and Sarah his wife sell to George Brooks and John Brooks, all of Fairfield Co., OH, for $105.00 the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Section 29 T14N R18, containing 40 acres.
Signed by Samuel and by Sarah with her mark.
Witness: John C??uk
Recorded 9 Mar 1840
[I did not find Samuel's purchase of this 40 acres of land.]

• Deed: 7 Jun 1836, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book 2 pg 115
Benedict Uhle and Wulbinger, his wife, sell to Samuel Strunk, all of Fairfield Co., OH, for $8.00 1 acre of land in the NE corner of NE 1/4 Section 27 T14 R 19 adjoining Thomas Frecker, Elnathan Scofield, and Baltzer Shaeffer.
Signed.
Witness I Ernbich?Embich?
Recorded 3 Apr 1857

• census: 1840, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Samuel Strunk:
Males: 002001
Samuel 30-40; and 2 males b 1825-1830
Females: 0200002
2 females b 1830-1835; 2 age 40-50 b 1790-1800
Unless the 2 males listed here were not listed in the 1830 census, these two cannot be Samuel & Sarah's children. There were 0 male children on the 1830 census, and only one female aged 5-10 b1825-1830.
I don't know who the other female aged 40-50 is, but the males might belong to her.

• census: 1850, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Pg 331
Strunk Samuel 47 Shoemaker 250 PA
Sarah 50 OH
Jones Margaret 78 VA

Next door is the family of Simon P. Bucher

• Deed: 18 Oct 1852, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book 20 Pg 591
Samuel Strunk and Sarah Strunk, his wife, of Fairfield Co., OH for the sum of $150.00 paid by Mathias Fisher of the same place sell land in Fairfield Co., OH bounded and described as follows: 1 acre out of the northeast corner of the northeast quarter of Section 27 T14 R19 adjoining the lands of Thomas Tricker, deceased, Elnathan Scofield, deceased, and Blazer Shaeffer; said acre of land is four square and is out of the same tract of land sold by Jacob Beck, Sr., deceased, by a deed bearing date 15 Apr 1835 to Benedict Uhle, and by said Benedict Uhle & wife to said Samuel Strunk.
Signed: Samuel Strunk and Sarah [her mark] Strunk
Witness: G. Steinman & Jacob Benadum
Both acknowledged the deed and Sarah stated it was her voluntary act.
Recorded 25 Jun 1855

Sarah married Samuel STRUNK on 9 Dec 1824 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.56 Samuel was born about 1803 in , , Pennsylvania and died after 1860.

Marriage Notes: Married by Michael J. Shiek/Shick/Stark, M.G. [The minister's name is on the page several times and looks a little different each time. Only a study of the pastors in the area in 1824 might reveal his correct name.

I believe this minister's name was Steck based on this history:

ST. PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH.---This is one of the early churches of Lancaster; the precise date of organization cannot be given, as the old records were burned with the building in February, 1846.

Previous to the year 1810, the first society was formed by the Rev. Steck. For awhile they held their meetings in the court house, while at other times in the German Reform chapel, on south Columbus street.
http://www.perrycountyohio.us/fphhistory/fphpart3chap23.htm


Children from this marriage were:

+ 145 M    i. Male A STRUNK was born from 1825 to 1830.

+ 146 M    ii. Male B STRUNK was born from 1825 to 1830.

+ 147 F    iii. Female 1 STRUNK was born from 1825 to 1830 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 148 F    iv. Female 2 STRUNK was born from 1830 to 1835.

+ 149 F    v. Female 3 STRUNK was born from 1830 to 1835.

33. Male B JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1800 to 1810 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

34. Male C JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1800 to 1810 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

35. Male D JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1800 to 1810 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

36. Female A JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1800 to 1810 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

37. Ann JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born about 1805 in , , Virginia, died on 18 Mar 1887 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio about age 82, and was buried on 19 Mar 1887 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

Birth Notes: Her obit states she was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, but I'm not sure that's correct. Her husband was born there. Also, the birth year listed for Anna in the obit is 1806, but she d 1887 and the obit also says she was in her 86th year. That would give her a birth date of 1802.

Death Notes: from Abstracts of the Lancaster Gazette 1885-1890

Anna Beery, widow of Samuel Beery of Lancaster, was born in 1806 in Rockingham County, Virginia, and came to Ohio in 1816. She died on March 18th, in her 86th year, and was buried in Lancaster. Survived by a son, Charles Beery of Chillicothe, and a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Boerstler. Her only granddaughter is Miss Fannie Boerstler.

Burial Notes: according to the records at Forest Rose. I could not find a tombstone for her, nor was a location listed in their records.

Updated records show Mrs. Anna Beery buried 19 Mar 1887 in Section A Lot 13 in Forest Rose Cemetery [24 Mar 2012] data found at Fairfield Co. members only website

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1830, , Cass Co., Indiana. Samuel Matlack
males: 1 10-15; 3 15-20; 1 30-40
Females: 2 15-20; 1 20-30
b abt 1806 Ann would be 24 yrs old. She is too young to be the mother of any of the listed minors in this household. She married Samuel Matlack in 1823.

There is also a Samuel Matlack listed in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH in 1830
Males 001301 Females: 000210
This appears to be the same family

• Deed: By 1840, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk U pg 468
Christian King and Flora his wife sell to Samuel Beery for $1600.00 Inlot 1 in Square 9 in the town of Lancaster.

• Deed: 11 Apr 1845, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk 17 p 155
Samuel Beery and Ann his wife to William Cox for $3000.00 Inlot 4 in Squaare 15 in Lancaster Town.
Recorded 11 Apr 1845

• census: 1850, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Beery Saml 50 Merchant $8000 VA
Ann 45 VA
Charles A. 6 OH
Sarah 4 OH
Lawrence W. 5/12 OH
Ring Christena 16 Germany
Rising Eva [male] 17 Clerk Germany

• Deed: 1850s, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk 21 pg 303
Samuel bought the building at East half of Inlot 10 in Square 8 of the Town of Lancaster from Nathaniel Chauncey et al of Philadelphia, PA for $3300.
[I missed getting the exact date. I know it would have been after the 1850 sale to the church and before 1860 based on book number.]

• Deed: 21 Mar 1850, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk 17 pg 416
Samuel Beery and Ann his wife sell to Stephan Smith of Hocking Twp. for $700. Outlot 3 in North Western Addn. of outlots to City of Lancaster.
Dated 21 Mar 1850

This outlot was bought by Samuel Beery on 17 Jun 1844 and recorded in Book 10, pg 210-11.

• Deed: 5 Sep 1850, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk 17 pg 680
Samuel Beery and Ann his wife sell to Trustees of First English Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Christ Church all that part of Inlot 201 in Square 9 in Lancaster beginning at SW corner of Lot 1 running East along South boundary of said lot and 2? for 100' then North 70' then West 100' on Columbus Street then South 70' to beginning.
Recorded on 5 Sep 1850

Note: I neglected to write down the price of the sale. The address of this lot today is 220 N. Columbus Street.

• census: 1860, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Beery Samuel 60 Grocer $12,000 $1,000 VA
Anna 45 [sic] VA
Charles A. 16 OH
Sarah 14 OH
Lawrence 10 OH
Elder Ellen 22 School Teacher OH
Brown Margaret Domestic Servant Ireland

• Deed: 1 May 1860, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book 26 Pg 459
Samuel Beery and his wife Ann Beery of Fairfield Co., OH for the sum of $3,500.00 paid by Philemon M. Beery and George Burberry of the same place sell the East half of Inlot 10 in Square 8 and known more particularly as being the middle set of rooms in the brick building on the north side of Main street, Lancaster, back to the alley, the boundaries to be limited to the center of the partition walls on the east and west side of said middle room in the front building and extending back in a direct line from the front to the rear of said lot, reserving to Lancaster Ohio Bank and those claiming under said Bank full ownership of the other half of said partition wall with the full privilege of erecting chimneys and flues for the use of adjacent rooms.....being the same deeded to Samuel Beery by Nathaniel Chauncey and Henrietta his wife on 9 Jan 1854 recorded in Book 21 page 303.....
Dated 1 May 1860
Signed Saml Beery and Ann [her mark] Beery
Witnesses: Alfred McBeigh and John H. Price
Recorded 8 May 1860

• Deed: 28 Jan 1863, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk 27 pgs 724-25
Samuel Beery and Ann his wife and George Burberry and Maria L. his wife all of Fairfield Co., OH sell to Mary Herron for the consideration of $3,000.00 part of the East half of Inlot 10 in Square 8 of the Town of Lancaster and known by the new numbering part of the east half of Lot 78 ...

[the remainder of this description matches that which Samuel & Ann sold to Philemon Beery & George Burberry in 1860. Something must have happened to that sale that I didn't find. It appears Samuel got back the half-ownership of Philemon Beery.]

Signed: Samuel Beery; Ann [her mark] Beery; G. Burberry; Maria Burberry
Wittnesses: John A. Hunter and A. M. Beery

Recorded 29 Jan 1863

• Deed: 31 May 1865, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bk 29 pg 613
Samuel Beery and Ann his wife to Davins Talmadge for $3,600.00, sell another portion of the brick building part of the East half of Inlot 10 in Square 8 of the Town of Lancaster and known by the new numbering part of the east half of Lot 78 ...
[This building was divided into portions front to back and each portion sold separately.]

• Deed: 25 Apr 1868, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book 33 pg 15
Charles A. Beery to Mrs. Ann Beery for the sum of $1,000. sells Inlots 84 and 85, except for the portion sold to the Lutheran Church. Dated 25 Apr 1868.
Recorded 16 May 1868.
Witness: H. I. Blair, Notary Public

Note: Somehow this deed must have been set aside by the Probate Court. A Court appointed administrator for Samuel Beery sold the above described property to John L. Brasee in August 1868.

• census: 1870, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Beery Ann 63 $0 $200 VA
Lawrence 20 OH
Jones Margaret 98 at home VA

• census: 1880, Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio. 416 2nd Street; Pg 61 D
Beery Chas. A. 40 Telegraph Operator OH VA OH
Josephine B. 40 wife OH WV OH
Ann 74 mother OH VA VA
Mahoney Lucretia 20 servant OH OH OH
Snyder Josephine 5 niece OH OH OH

Josephine could be his wife's niece.

Ann married Samuel MATLACK in Oct 1823 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.57 Samuel was born from 1790 to 1800 in , , Virginia and died about 1839 in , , Indiana about age 49.

General Notes: Samuel may have had a first wife named Mary. There is a burial listed for Mary, birth & death unknown, in the Old Lancaster City Graveyard, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH. There is no photo of the tombstone, but an inscription is noted as "wife of Samuel Matlack", or she may have been the wife of the Samuel described below.

Centennial History of Lancaster, Ohio, and Lancaster People: pg 50
Samuel Matlack, a venerable old man, settled in Lancaster on Wheeling, between Front and Second streets. He was the father-in-law of H. H. Hunter, Esq., and brother-in-law of General Lynch. He was the father-in-law of John B. Reed and George H. Smith. He was a native of Fayette County, Penn.

Pg 66
A sister of General Lynch was the wife of Samuel Matlack, Sr.--and the mother of Mrs. H. H. Hunter, Mrs. G. H. Smith and Mrs. J. B. Reed.

[It would appear that the first wife of Samuel Matlack was Unknown Lynch. Mrs. H. H. Hunter was Ann Matlack b 1802 KYm 30 Nov 1823.G.H. Smith was George H. Smith, a merchant tailor.J. B. Reed was John B. Reed, an ornamental sign painter]

On pg 175 there is a list of prominent men in town in 1837 who signed a petition for a town clock to be placed on the steeple of the Presbyterian Church. Some signers: Jesse Woltz, Samuel Matlack, Jr;, Samuel Matlack, Hocking H. Hunter, Charles Mytinger, Joseph Grubb, .

Sameul Matlack [Jr.] was born in Kentucky, came to Lancaster with his brother, John, and was engaged with him in business. For a short time George Bentley was his partner. In 1838 he sold his business to Nicholas Young. He removed to Indiana, where he died one year later.

[A volunteer from the Fairfield Co. mail list sent the above.]



Ann next married Samuel BEERY, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 11 Aug 1840 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio 58.,59 Samuel was born Cal 24 Jan 1800 in , Rockingham Co., Virginia and died on 15 Nov 1867 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio60 about age 67.

Marriage Notes: Ohio Eagle, Saturday 29 Aug 1840 - On 11th by Rev. Mr. Cox, Samuel Beery to Mrs. Ann Matlack, late of Logansport, Indiana. This information matches marriage #1641 in the Fairfield Co. marriage register.

Death Notes: There is a copy of this death record in my files.

from the Lancaster Gazette:
21 Nov 1867 - Died on November 15th, Samuel Beery, aged 67 years, 9 months and 22 days. He was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, in 1800, came to Fairfield County with his father in 1805, and to Lancaster in 1819. Survived by wife, 3 children and 2 brothers.

General Notes: There were two Samuel Beerys in Fairfield County. The marriage and consequent death of Rachel Beery may belong to this Samuel. If there were children from this marriage, I have not found them. The children listed on the census from 1850 and 1860 were born after Samuel married Anna Jones Matlack.

In the History of Jacob & Christian Beery, 3rd part; pg 485
"No. 110 Third Generation. 74.
Samuel Beery, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, -------married Rachael Medlock ---------. They were Lutheran and lived east of Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. They were buried at Lancaster cemetery. Had four or five children, not reported." [posted on the Beery family query site at Ancestry, some researchers of the Beery family state this book has several errors.]

From the Ohio Eagle, Saturday, 10 Feb 1838:
Rachel Beery wife of Samuel died Friday evening last, 25 years 9 months 26 days

I may have found some leads on Samuel Beery for you from "Centenial History of Lancaster" by C.M.L. Wiseman, published in 1898. The book is available for viewing on both Heritage Quest and ancestry.com.

The book has a brief biography of what seems to be the Samuel Beery you're looking for on pages 310-311. The bio is primarily his business history, but it does say he was born in Virginia and came to Ohio in 1805 and became a resident of Lancaster in 1819. He died in 1867 after a painful illness.

"Samuel Beery was born in Virginia and came to Ohio in 1805. He became a resident of Lancaster in 1819. He first learned the tanner's trade with Henry Sutzen, whose tannery was on the ground now occupied by the Eagle Machine Co. In 1827 he became a clerk in the dry goods store of W. & C. King. In the year 1829 he commenced the grocery business on his own account.

James Cessna became his partner in 1830 and so continued until 1837, when Cessna sold his interest to Jacob Cly. In 1839 Beery sold out to Cly.

In 1846 Beery, with G. J. Wygum as partner, opened a large store in the Tallmadge House block. In the year 1848 Beery sold to Wygum and opened a grocery store in his own building on the north side of Main Street. In 1856 George Burberry became interested but did not long remain. In 1865 Mr. Beery sold his stock to Andrew Bauman and his building to D. Tallmadge. He died after a painful illness in the year 1867."

George J. Wygum was a native of Germany. He came to Lancaster in 1836. He learned the baking business with S. Beery & Cly. ...... and in 1846 formed a partnership with Samuel Beery, which continued to 1851.

In October, 1865, Andrew Bauman purchased the stock of Samuel Beery and commenced the grocery and baking business.

On pages 182-3, Wiseman lists some weddings, including "Samuel Beery to Mrs. Ann Matlack, mother of Mrs. Judge Biddle of Indiana, August 1, 1840 by Rev. William Cox"

Some research on the Website of the Ohio Genealogical Society uncovered a marriage between Samuel Matlack and Nancy Jones in Oct. 1823. It is not beyond reason that a woman might be known as both Ann and Nancy. If this isn't the right marriage, Samuel had a brother named John who could be researched. According to page 346 and 347 of the Centenial History, John died in 1834 and Samuel moved to Indiana in 1838 and died a year later.

Although I was not able to pin down for certain the name of Judge (Horace P.) Biddle's wife (they were separated for most of their marriage), I think I found her in the 1860 census for Cass County, Ind. as Ann M.M. Biddle and in 1870 as Anna Maria Biddle. Both have her birth date as circa 1822. If she is Ann Jones Beery's daughter, it is by Ann's first marriage to a Matlack.

As for Samuel Beery, I am unable to place him with certainty in the extensive Beery family of Fairfield County. However, Wiseman says in another book (Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield County, Ohio) that Samuel is an unspecified relative of Nicholas Beery, the patriarch of the Fairfield County Beerys. My personal guess is that Samuel is a son of Christian Beery (nephew of Nicholas) and Catherine Frank. But that is only a guess.


Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Samuel Beery
Samuel aged 40-50
Females: 1 20-30 and 1 30-40
The official enumeration date was June 1st, prior to Samuel and Ann's marriage. I do not know who these females might be. Samuel may have been previously married to Rachel Medlock who died in 1838. She was not old enough to be the mother of either of these females. She was only 25 when she died in 1838. There was another Samuel Beery in Fairfield. Rachel could have been his spouse.

• Deed: Administrator's Deed, 20 Aug 1868, , Fairfield Co., Ohio. Book 22 pg 244
John S. Brasee of Fairfield Co., OH, Administrator appointed by the Probate Court on 28 Jan 1868, in case No. [blank] wherein I was plaintiff and Ann Beery and others were defendants duly authorizing me by virtue of the proceedings there by in said Court to sell the real estate of the said Samuel Beery deceased hereinafter described and sale duly made and reported to and confirmed by said Court on the 17 Aug 1868 in the amount of $6050.00 paid or secured to be paid by John L. Brasee of said county, I hereby sell and convey unto the said John L. Brasee the following real estate in Fairfield Co., Ohio. Inlots 84 and 85 in the City of Lancaster, Ohio, except as much thereof as is owned and occupied by the First English Lutheran Congregation of Lancaster, the same being at the Southwest corner of said lots fronting 70 feet on Columbus Street & running East 100 feet, to have and to hold....with appurtenances to the same belonging.

Signed: John S. Brasee, Administrator of the Estate of Samuel Beery, deceased
Witnesses: Albert Roose & J. G. Reeves

Recorded on 21 Aug 1868.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 150 F    i. Margaret Ann BEERY was born Cal 29 Jul 1841 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 23 Sep 1847 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio about age 6, and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 151 M    ii. Charles A. BEERY was born about 1844 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 23 Dec 1898 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California about age 54, and was buried in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.

+ 152 F    iii. Sarah "Sadie" C. E. BEERY was born in Sep 1845 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 153 M    iv. Lawrence W. BEERY was born about 1850 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio and died on 12 Mar 1880 in , , Ohio about age 30.

38. Female B JONES (Margaret HOLLENBACK5, Thomas1) was born from 1810 to 1820.

39. John HOLLENBACK (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born in Feb 1795 in , , Virginia, died in Dec 1860 in , Boone Co., Indiana at age 65, and was buried in Dec 1860 in , Boone Co., Indiana.

Birth Notes: Ruby Herrell has two birth dates for John: 20 May 1793 or 31 Aug 1795.

Burial Notes: Rosston Cemetery

A broken stone with death date missing "Age 65y 10m 6da"

General Notes: Misc. - Pg. 209 - EARLY LIFE AND TIMES OF BOONE CO. - Big Springs Methodist Church. March 23, 1887. Names of settlers who came here prior to October 1837; Isaac Srite, Rhesa Conley, Sampson Harman, Jacob Johns, John Davis, Daniel Stevens, Joel Richardson, Wm. Laws, Smith Castor, Wm. Davis, J. F. Johnson, Jonathan Scott, John Hollenback, James Richardson, John Parr, Boler Humphrey, Caleb Richardson, Thomas Wooden, Moody Gillum, Wm. Parr, Jacob Parr, Sr., Henry Ross and Thomas Lindsey, Jr. and Sr.

from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom:

the rest of my money and property be equally divided among my children that is to say John, Daniel, Jacob, Harrison Hollenback and Nancy McClelland.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military Service: War of 1812, 1813. John Hollenbeck Pvt Capt. David Ewing's Company of Riflemen, in Odd Battalion Ohio Militia commanded by Capt. Joseph Vance; mustered in 8 Apr served 13 Apr to 13 Oct 1813. His expiration of service was 16 Jul 1813 for which he was paid $28.69. Place of discharge is Lower Sandusky [now Fremont, OH]. He was allowed travel pay for 128 miles, distance from place of discharge to place of residence.

He served in the same unit with his uncle George Hollenback. This unit was from Fairfield Co., Ohio.

• census: 1820, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. John Hollinbeck 000010 001

• tax roll: 1828, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. 61 John Holenback was on the Personal Property Tax rolls.
He was assessed for 1 horse and 2 cattle.

• census: 1830, , Warren Co., Indiana. John Holenbach
Males: 010001
Females: 01001

There is a Thomas Jones and a John Jones next door.

• Deed: 10 Jul 1832, , Owen Co., Indiana. Certificate 15336
John Hollenback of Owen Co., IN W1/2 NW1/4 Section 33 T12N R3W at Crawfordsville, on 10 Jul 1832
Signed 5 Apr 1833 by Andrew Jackson

• Deed: 8 Jun 1833, , Warren Co., Indiana. Certificate 16468 to John Hollenback of Warren Co., IN
North fraction NW quarter Sec. 5 T20N R9W 2nd P.M. located in Warren Co., IN
from land sale at Crawfordsville, IN

• Deed: Government Land Warrants, 6 Nov 1834, , Boone Co., Indiana. Boone County Tract book [Original owners]
Certificate 16467 to John Hollenback of Warren Co., IN
E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec 23 T 19 N R2E - 80 acres

Certificate 16466 to John Hollenback of Warren Co., IN
NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 23 T19N R2E - 40 acres
Copies in my files
from land sale at Crawfordsville, IN

• census: 1840, , Boone Co., Indiana. John Hollenback
Males 15-20 and 40-50
Females 15-20 and 40-50

• census: 1850, , Boone Co., Indiana. 1323 John Hollenback age 57 farmer b. VA
Nancy Hollenback age 50 b. OH
Bush, John age 6 b. IN

• Deed: 8 Apr 1858, , Boone Co., Indiana. John Hollenback sold to Harrison Rariden for $3600.00
Boone County Tract book [Original owners]
E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec 23 T 19 N R2E - 80 acres and
NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 23 T19N R2E - 40 acres

John married Nancy JONES on 15 Jun 1820 in , Perry Co., Ohio. Nancy was born about 1800 in , , Ohio, died on 18 May 1857 in , Boone Co., Indiana about age 57, and was buried after 18 May 1857 in , Boone Co., Indiana.

Marriage Notes: Date from FHL film and provided by Debra Gordon-Thom

John Hollandback m Nancy Jones 15 Jun 1820, Perry Co., OH

Death Notes: from Ruby Herrell

Burial Notes: Rosston Cemetery


Children from this marriage were:

+ 154 M    i. Greenberry J. HOLLENBACK was born in 1821 in Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio and died in 1886 in , , Indiana at age 65.

+ 155 F    ii. Elizabeth HOLLENBACK was born on 2 Sep 1822 in Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio and died after 30 Jun 1890.


40. Daniel Harrison HOLLENBACK 25 (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born on 30 Nov 1796 in , , Virginia, died on 13 Jan 1868 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 71, and was buried after 13 Jan 1868 in Pattonsburg, Marshall Co., Illinois.

Birth Notes: Dorothy Folkerts has a birth date of 26 November 1796.

Death Notes: Taken From the Marshall County Republican, Henry, IL

January 23, 1868
Daniel Hollenbak of El Paso [sic], who has been for many years well known in the state, after a short illness passed away January 12, 1868.

The papers filed for Letters of Administration for the estate of Daniel Hollenback list that he died in Minonk, IL on the 13 Jan, 1868.

Burial Notes: Hollenback Cemetery

General Notes: from History of Marshall County, Illinois Transcribed by Nancy Piper found on genealogy trail website
1833
Daniel Hollenback settled in Belle Plain Township.

Other Early Settlers before 1835.
Belle Plain Township: Peirce Perry, Joseph and Robert Bennington, Daniel Hollenback, Nathan Patton, John Wilson, Forsythe Hattan, David Hester, William Hendricks, Levi Wilcox and William Hester between 1832 and 1844.

from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom:

"the rest of my money and property be equally divided among my children that is to say John, Daniel, Jacob, Harrison Hollenback and Nancy McClelland."

Daniel moved from Hampshire County, VA to Perry Co., Ohio with father & family. Daniel was raised in Perry Co., Ohio.

Daniel, is mentioned in History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, as a pioneer who came to this township prior to 1818. Another son, Jacob Jr., is mentioned in the Perry County, Ohio, Male Index to marriage Records, 1818, - 1914 as having married Eliza M. Thrall (sister to Daniel's wife Martha), in 1832.

Daniel married Martha Thrall left here then moved to Illinois in 1835. He bought tract of land at the head of Crow creek with a log cabin which became the family home. The place was called the Stonier farm on which a barn built by Daniel still stands (as of 1935). Father & sons hunted deer and wolves and supplied the family larder with choice game. [The barn still stands in 2008 (40 55 40N 89 11 5W)].


Daniel moved into town of Minonk, Illinois in 1860 and purchased property where he and his wife spent the rest of their years. Described as, "of sterling character and good abilities, unafraid of hardship and long hours of toil and by thrift, toil and good investment accumulated a good amount of property. Their memory has lived through the century." He was buried in the Hollenback Cemetery on the Stonier Farm.

"The Hollenback Cemetery is located in Linn Township, Woodford County. It is in E 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 2 28 N- 1W (40 55 12N 89 10 43W).
. When the land was sold by Daniel Hollenback in 1860, he sold all the land except one acre for a burial ground, that being in the center of the property. There is no road to the cemetery. It has not been used for a burial for perhaps 80 some odd years and at present it is overgrown, with brush and the fence is almost gone. The stones are mostly laying on the ground, but in most instances are easily read." courtesy Barb Darling

In 1935 at the 100th anniversary of the Hollenback/Kerrick reunion held at Pattonsburg, Illinois, Daniel and Martha were honored. The reunion was in sight of the original land to the west settled by Daniel and Martha Hollenback. Rev. Frank R. Hollenback came from Denver to deliver a complete history of outstanding facts about the Hollenback families.

some excerpts from the newspaper account of the 1935 reunion:
"One of the granddaughters, Miss Mary Ogle, now living in Lacon, tells many interesting stories of the pioneer days and says she remembers well how her grandfather would take some of his grain by wagon clear to the settlement of Chicago, and bring back various articles of clothing and other merchandise, and how, after dark they would pull down all the shades, gather around the kitchen table and watch him pour out a bag of money, count it and then hide it. This was one of the big times in their usually uneventful days."

All info above courtesy Dick Hollenback

from Dorothy Folkerts:
"They first located [in Illinois] at the head of Crow Creek in Marshall county, where he purchased a tract of partly improved land with a log cabin standing on it, which became the home of his family. The land was surrounded by a border grove, that became known as the Hollenback Grove, in Bell Plain township. He sold that tract in 1860 and moved into Minonk where he passed his remaining years. This location is now known as the Stonier timber, and on it still stands the foundation of a barn which Daniel built in about 1842.

The Pattonsburg Methodist church was first organized in July 1839 and met for a time in Daniel Hollenback's barn. Martha, his wife, was one of the organizers and leading member at the time.

Daniel also owned land adjoining to the south which was located in Woodford county and later known as the Nellinger farm. On this piece of land, one acre tract of land was set aside as a burial ground and is known as the Hollenback cemetery. Many of the Hollenback family members were buried there. There is no road leading to it and can be seen from the road as it sits on a hill in a field. It is now overgrown and stones are in a sad condition. At one time a fence surrounded it, but it is now mostly gone.

When Daniel and Martha moved into Minonk in 1860, he owned Lots 4, 5, 12, 13 and 14 in Block 22. Martha died in Minonk and was buried in the Hollenback cemetery near Pattonsburg."

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1820, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Daniel Hollenback [indexed Uellinback]
Males: 100100
Females: 00110

• tax roll: 1828, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. 61 Daniel Holenback was on the Personal Property Tax List.
He was assessed for 5 horses and 2 cattle.

• census: 1830, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Daniel Hollenback 101001 120001 [b1790-1800]

• census: 1840, Lacon Twp., Marshall Co., Illinois. pg 195
Daniel Hollenback 1011101 011201

• Deed: 7 May 1849, , Woodford Co., Illinois. W2LOT1NW 01 28N 01W 3 05/07/1849 WOODFORD
Acres: 46.51 Price per Acre: 1.25 Total Price: 58.14 Type of Sale: FD Date of Purchase: 05/07/1849

• census: 1850, , Marshall Co., Illinois. pg 88b
Daniel 55 farmer 4000 VA
Martha 57 MD
George 31 farmer OH
Julia 29 OH
Mary Ann 26 OH
Jacob 22 farmer OH
**Mann, Sophia 20 OH
Hollenback Daniel 18 IL
Martha 15 IL
Moorhouse 30 England
Bushell Enoch 25 England
* - although she's listed as Sophia Mann, she matches Sophia Hollenback in my children's list. She must have been married and widowed by 1850.

• Deed: 18 Jan 1850, , Woodford Co., Illinois. E2LOT2NW 01 28N 01W 3 01/18/1850 WOODFORD
Acres: 46.69 Price per Acre: 1.25 Total Price: 58.36 Type of Sale: FD Date of Purchase: 01/18/1850
Certificate 22246

• Deed: 21 Aug 1852, , Woodford Co., Illinois. W2LOTNWFR 01 28N 01W 3 08/21/1852 WOODFORD
Acres: 46.69 Price per Acre: 000.00 Total Price: WARRANT Type of Sale: FD
Certificate 21916

• census: 1860, Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois. pg 720
Daniel 64 Gentleman 1000 2000 VA
Martha 65 MD
Ellen Croner 15 MI

• Deed: 20 Mar 1861, , Woodford Co., Illinois. SENE 02 28N 01W 3 03/20/1861 WOODFORD
Acres: 40.00 Price per Acre: 11.50 Total Price: 460.00 Type of Sale: RR Date of Purchase: 03/20/1861

• Deed: 20 Mar 1861, , Woodford Co., Illinois. NESE 02 28N 01W 3 03/20/1861 WOODFORD
Acres: 40.00 Price per Acre: 11.50 Total Price: 460.00 Type of Sale: RR Date of Purchase: 03/20/1861

• Deed: 1863, Minonk Twp., Woodford Co., Illinois. In 1863 Daniel bought lots 13 and 14 and in 1864, he purchased lot 12 in the town of Minonk. These lots are situated to the west of his first purchase and his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Elsie Kerrick Knapp and her husband, Jacob M. Knapp, have for several years been the happy possessors of a home on lots 12 and 13. Their abstract of title to this property, it may be of interest to know, shows Mr. Hollenback received his deeds to the property from the Associate Land company, a corporation established under the statutes of the State of Connecticut. The expressed consideration for lots 13 and 14 was $120 and for lot 12 was $78. These deeds were acknowledged before a notary public of the county of Suffolk in the State of Massachusetts. To show the increase in the value of these lots at the time of her great-grandfather's death, Mrs. Knapp said the inventory filed April 6, 1868, listed the value of lots 13 and 14 at $500 and lot 12 at $250.

Daniel married Martha THRALLS, daughter of Samuel THRALLS and Ann COLLINS, on 22 Jan 1818 in , Muskingham Co., Ohio.37 Martha was born on 15 Nov 1794 in , Frederick Co., Maryland, died on 19 Mar 1864 in Pattonsburg, Marshall Co., Illinois at age 69, and was buried after 19 Mar 1864 in Pattonsburg, Marshall Co., Illinois.

Birth Notes: Dorothy Folkerts has a birth date of 9 Nov 1794, Frederick Co., MD

Burial Notes: Hollenback Cemetery

General Notes: from an undated newspaper article, approximate date 1877
[paragraphing added]
"A little gathering together of the decendents of three of the Thralls sisters--namely, Ellenor, Martha and Eliza--was an event long to be remembered by all who were in attendance at the family reunion, given August 31st, in Hollenback's grove near Pattonsburg. It also being the occasion of a fourth sister's [Miss Sophia Thralls] 72 birthday. The old Thralls homestead is in Rehoboth, Ohio. Aunt Sophia is this summer making a first visit to her many relatives in Illinois.
Ellenor Thralls was married early in life to Joseph Babb, who in 1831? migrated with their family of six children, to Illinois, entering and settling on a large tract of land three miles south of Lacon.
Martha Thralls was married to Daniel Hollenback, in Ohio. In 1835, came to Illinois, with a family of eight children, entered land extensively, and settled on a large farm near the head of Crow Creek.
Eliza Thralls married Jacob Hollenback, lived in Ohio until about 12 years ago, when they came to Illinois, with their three daughters and their families--all settling in the locality of Minonk.
The descendents of these three sisters, consists of four generations, and numbers about 175 members. Nearly one hundred of these all met to gather for the first time on that lovely day the last one of August, many of them clasping hands for the first time--yet all living within a radious of twenty miles. The picnic, or reunion was in every way pleasant; a large speakers stand was prepared, also well arranged seats--ample to accomodate twice the number in attendance, an attractive little boothe at which ice cream and confections were literally demolished, a large rope swing to amuse the children, croquet for the larger ones.
Miss Perry accompanied with a melodious organ, some excellent songs by the glee club, after which tables were made of the ??? and a sociable family dinner partaken of. The unusual and superior excellency of the cakes, fruits, and general provisions was convincing proof that this little assembly of relatives could boast some rare cooks. It was certainly more like a wedding feast than an every day picnic dinner.
After the numerous baskets of fragments were taken up and table clothes shaken, the assembly was called to order by Mr. Geo. Hollenback--president of the day--Father Kerrick made an able prayer, which was followed by the Glee Club singing, "Home Sweet Home". Father Kerrick then addressed the company, his thoughts running in the channel of early times, and the progress, and many changes since the settlement of Daniel Hollenback in the locality of Pattonsburg.
Another song by the glee club. Mrs. Ann Bullman of Lacon then came to the front, and gave one of her instructive little speeches, also, touching on what she knew of the relatives, from their first trials and pleasures in Illinois, up to the present day.
Another son, Mr. R. Hester, of Pattonsburg was next introduced, and gave a pleasant little talk which was enthusiastically received.
Mrs. Geo. Blackstone, of Lacon, then made a next little speech, telling about her early recollections and first visits among the Hollenback relatives. Also, touching on politics, woman's rights, etc.
A motion was carried to continue this pleasant family reunion from year to year. After which the glee club closed the exercises of the day with "Auld Lang Sine" [each song having been selected by, and sung at the request of Aunt Sophia.] Social intercourse was enjoyed for a little while, then warm hand clasps, affectionate good-byes, and the different families of this one great family, rolled away in their carriages, to their separate homes--feeling that, if in the better world, they make a respectable an assembly, their cup of joy will indeed be full."




Children from this marriage were:

+ 156 M    i. George B. HOLLENBACK was born on 31 Dec 1819 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 28 Mar 1903 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 83, and was buried on 30 Mar 1903 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 157 F    ii. Julia Ann HOLLENBACK was born on 9 Oct 1820 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 3 Apr 1906 in LaRose, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 85, and was buried after 3 Apr 1906 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 158 F    iii. Mary Ann HOLLENBACK was born on 6 Oct 1823 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 14 Jul 1891 in , Marshall Co., Illinois at age 67, and was buried after 14 Jul 1891 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 159 F    iv. Susan A. HOLLENBACK was born on 21 Jul 1828 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 21 Dec 1849 in , Marshall Co., Illinois at age 21, and was buried after 21 Dec 1849 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 160 M    v. Jacob Henry HOLLENBACK was born on 14 Jul 1827 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 21 Nov 1914 in Washburn, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 87, and was buried after 21 Nov 1914 in Washburn, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 161 F    vi. Sophia T. HOLLENBACK was born on 30 Oct 1830 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 9 Mar 1907 in Washburn, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 76, and was buried after 9 Mar 1907 in Washburn, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 162 M    vii. Daniel HOLLENBACK was born on 18 Oct 1832 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 26 Apr 1914 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois62 at age 81, and was buried on 30 Apr 1914 in Sedgwick, Harvey Co., Kansas.

+ 163 F    viii. Martha Ellen HOLLENBACK was born in 1835 in , Putnam Co., Illinois and died in 1857 at age 22.

Daniel next married Thomasin METTERS, daughter of Richard METTERS and Margaret SUTHERLAND, on 26 Oct 1865 in , Woodford Co., Illinois. Thomasin was born on 4 Mar 1810 in , Jacobton, Devenshire, England and died after 1870.

General Notes: Thomasin and John Jury migrated to the United States in 1851 and settled near LowPoint, Illinois.

After John Jruy died, she was left to raise her family of five children. She purchased 80 acres of land east of Minonk and there made her home until her children had been raised and married. Then, she married Daniel Hollenback and made her home in Minonk. A little over two years later, Daniel died and left Thomasin a widow once again.

Dorothy [Folkerts] is descended from Jacob Hollenback and she told me a little story about Daniel. After Martha Thralls Hollenback died Daniel married again to a Thomasin Jury, and Daniel didn't live too much longer. I kiddingly said, "Did she kill him?" She said that the lady's first husband was struck by lightening, then she married Daniel and he died, then she married two more times and they died! Black Widow!!!

41. Sarah HOLLENBACK (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born about 1805 in , Ross Co., Ohio.

General Notes: from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom:
Sarah Black and Susanna McKeever is only to have one dollar to be paid out of my money to her.

The data added for this family is not yet proved. About the time Robert Black disappears from Perry Co., OH and next appears in Wood Co., Sarah Hollenback's first cousin George Hollenback, Jr. migrated to adjoining Hancock county. There is also a John Black family in Wood Co. John was b PA 1797 and could be Robert's brother. On the 1860 census Robert Black [Jr] is living in the HH of John Black, listed last, as a laborer. This is very weak evidence, but I needed a place to keep the data.

There were older children in the censuses prior to 1850. At this time I have no names for them. [Apr 2010]

Noted events in her life were:

• tax roll: 1828, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Robert Black was listed on the Personal Property Tax Roll.
He was assessed taxes on 1 horse and 1 cattle

• census: 1830, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Robert Black
Males 100001 Females 00001

• census: 1840, Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio. Robert Black
Males: 1200001 Females 010101

• census: 1850, Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio. Black Robert 56 farmer PA
Sally 45 OH
Abner 20 OH
Robert 13 OH
Samuel V. 8 OH
William G. W. 6 OH
James J. 5 OH
Nancy A. 3 OH
Mary I or J 1 OH
The older children in the cenuses of 1830 & 1840 either died or have left the family home.

• census: 1860, Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio. Pg 271
Black Robt 50 farmer $2000 $800 OH
Celia 48 OH
Jackson 15 Laborer OH
Isabela 10 OH
Caroline 21 OH
This family is not a good fit for 1850 census. Wife's name is wrong; both their ages are wrong; place of birth is wrong for Robert.However, Jackson fits the 1850 census and Isabela is the correct age to be Mary I. of 1850. Caroline 21 is listed last and could be a niece.

Sarah married Robert BLACK on 22 Dec 1825 in , Perry Co., Ohio. Robert was born about 1794 in , , Pennsylvania.

Marriage Notes: from R. Richard "Dick" Hollenback from certificates sent to him from the Perry Co., OH genealogy society:
Robert Black and Sarah Hollenback, December 22, 1825 by Thomas Moore, V D M

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1870, Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio. Pg 563 Indexed as Robert Bluck
Black Robert 74 no occupation $3000 $1000 PA
Jackson J.24 farmer $3000 - OH
Ellen 21 OH
Robert & Jackson are a good match for the 1850 census.
Ellen - ?? She's the right age to be Mary I. of 1850 & Isabela of 1860, but I don't know how she became Ellen. There was no Ellen in John Black's family either.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 164 M    i. Abner BLACK was born about 1830 in Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 165 M    ii. Robert BLACK was born about 1837 in , , Ohio.

+ 166 M    iii. Samuel V. BLACK was born about 1842 in Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio.

+ 167 M    iv. William G. W. BLACK was born about 1844 in Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio.

+ 168 M    v. James Jackson BLACK was born about 1845 in Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio.

+ 169 F    vi. Nancy A. BLACK was born about 1847 in Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio.

+ 170 F    vii. Mary Isabela BLACK was born about 1849 in Washington Twp., Wood Co., Ohio.

42. Jacob HOLLENBACK, Jr. (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born on 8 Jun 1808 in , , Ohio, died on 11 Feb 1890 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 81, and was buried in 1890 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

Death Notes: provided by Dorothy Folkerts:

The following is copied from an obituary of Jacob Hollenback. I found this pasted in a picture album that had belonged to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jury and now [1979] in the possession of Mrs. Ellen Moran, Henry, IL.

Died
Jacob Hollenback was born in Perry Co., Ohio, June 8, 1808, died in Minonk, Ill., February 11, 1890, of dropsy. At the age of 22 years he married Miss Eliza Thralls who preceded him some five years ago. Three of their five children survive, Mrs. Martha Armstrong of near Minonk, Mrs. Harriet Fuller and Mrs. Anna Foote, both of this city. Sophia, who died in infancy, and Hiram at the age of 21 years. Since the death of his wife Mr. Hollenback resided with his children. He died at the home of the youngest, Mrs. Foote. It will be 24 years next March since Mr. H. left his native state, and with his family settled in Minonk, and he has resided here and near here ever since as one of our most highly respected citizens.

He joined the Methodist church when a young man, and continued in that belief until death. He had been sick for some time, but his demise was not so soon expected.

The funeral will be condusted by Rev. Seaman, at the house at 9 a.m. today, and the interment will be made in the Hollenback cemetery near Pattonsburg, he being a member of that somewhat numerous and respected family in Marshall and Woodford counties. The bereft kindred have the sympathy of this community in their affliction.

Burial Notes: Hollenback cemetary near Pattonsburg

Aged 81yrs 8mos 3 dys

General Notes: from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom:

the rest of my money and property be equally divided among my children that is to say John, Daniel, Jacob, Harrison Hollenback and Nancy McClelland.

Jacob moved to Illinois in 1866. He purchased 40 acres of land in Section 8, the South half of the Northeast quarter, in Minonk Township.

At the bottom of the page that Dorothy Folkerts sent with Jacob's obituary is this note:
[Jacob] is the father of Martha Ann Hollenback Templeman Armstrong, the grandfather of Jessie Rosetta Armstrong Jury, the great grandfather of George Jury, and the great-great grandfather of Dorothy Jury Folkerts.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Jacob 101001 011002 Jacob 30-40

• census: 1850, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Pg 246
Jacob 42 farmer 1580 OH
Elisa 46 MD
Hiram 7 OH
Martha 16 OH
Harriet 11 OH
Ann C. 9 OH
Hiram Slatner?? 8 OH

• census: 1860, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. pg 295
Jacob 53 3500 [blob] OH
Elisa 54 MD
Harriet A. 19 OH
Ann 18 OH

• census: 1870, Linn Twp., Woodford Co., Illinois. pg 356
Jacob 61 farmer 2600 800 OH
Eliza 65 OH
Eliza 12 at school OH

• census: 1880, Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois. Pg 360A
Hollenback Jacob 71 Gardner OH VA VA
Eliza 76 wife MD MD England
Templeman Eliza 18 gdaughter seamstress OH PA OH

Jacob married Ann Eliza THRALLS, daughter of Samuel THRALLS and Ann COLLINS, on 19 Apr 1832 in , Perry Co., Ohio. Ann was born on 5 May 1804 in , , Maryland, died on 26 May 1886 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 82, and was buried in 1886 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

Marriage Notes: Information from R. Richard "Dick" Hollenback via certificates sent to him from the Perry Co. OH genealogy society.
Jacob Hollenback, Jr. and Eliza Ann Thrall married on April 19, 1832 by George Gardner, M.G.

Burial Notes: Hollenback cemetary near Pattonsburg


Children from this marriage were:

+ 171 M    i. Hiram HOLLENBACK was born on 7 Mar 1833 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 11 Oct 1854 in , Perry Co., Ohio at age 21, and was buried after 11 Oct 1854 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 172 F    ii. Martha Anne HOLLENBACK was born on 6 Dec 1834 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 13 Nov 1915 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 80, and was buried after 13 Nov 1915 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 173 F    iii. Sophia HOLLENBACK was born on 6 Jun 1836 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 3 May 1839 in , Perry Co., Ohio at age 2, and was buried after 3 May 1839 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 174 F    iv. Harriet Ann HOLLENBACK was born on 28 Oct 1839 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 11 Dec 1905 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 66, and was buried after 11 Dec 1905 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 175 F    v. Ann Charlotte HOLLENBACK was born on 1 May 1842 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 15 May 1901 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 59, and was buried after 15 May 1901 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

43. Nancy HOLLENBACK (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born on 12 Nov 1810 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 15 Dec 1891 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio at age 81, and was buried after 15 Dec 1891 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio.

Burial Notes: Maplewood Cemetery, Section 7

General Notes: from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom
the rest of my money and property be equally divided among my children that is to say John, Daniel, Jacob, Harrison Hollenback and Nancy McClelland. ....
And it s my will that Jacob and Nancy divide the property and every one get their share without any sale and if they cant agree themselves, it is my wish that they each choose one man not interested to divide the property and to say whose share each bunch is and to let the children know when the property is divided

from Dorothy Folkerts:
Nancy is buried beside her husband in the Maplewood Cemetery in New Lexington, Ohio. She was 81 years, one month and three days old. Her funeral was at the 1st Baptist church in New Lexington.

At the age of three years Nancy moved with her parents and siblings to Clayton township in Perry county. They were early settlers in Section 27 and were farmers. They lived near Rehoboth, where Nancy lived until she married.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1830, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. pg 383
Thomas McCleland
10001 and 1 female 20-30
There is also a Robert and Samuel McCleland on the same page and 3 Samuel Skinners, 1 on same page, 2 on previous page

• census: 1840, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Pg 72
Thomas Mcclelan 110001 11001
Next door is Robert McClelan, then Samuel Skinner

• census: 1850, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Pg 243
McClellone Thomas 47 farmer 3400 OH
Nancy 40 OH
Jacob 20 farmer OH attended school
Susan 17 OH attended school
Perry 14 OH attended school
William 8 OH attended school
Catherine 7 OH attended school
Nancy 4 OH
Caroline 2/12 OH

• census: 1860, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. pg 287
McClelland Thomas 58 farmer 4000 1500 OH
Nancy 52 OH
Perry 23 farmer OH
Catherine 16 OH
William 18 OH
Nancy 12 OH
Caroline 10 OH
Thomas 8 OH
Alma 5 OH
All children from Catherine through Alma are marked as having attended school

• census: 1870, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. pg 146
McClelland Thomas 67 farmer 6000 650 OH
Nancy 59 keeps house OH
Catherine 27 helps mother OH
Thomas 17 works on farm OH
Alma 15 helps mother OH

There is a Robert McClelland next door, age 61

• census: 1880, Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Pg 148C
McClelland William 35 farmer OH OH OH
Harriett M. 30 wife OH OH OH
George T. 1/12 bMay son OH OH OH
Nancy 69 mother OH VA VA

Nancy married Thomas McCLELLAN, son of Robert McCLELLAN and Margaret HOWE, on 9 Apr 1829 in , Perry Co., Ohio.63 Thomas was born on 25 Oct 1802 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 20 Jun 1875 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio at age 72, and was buried after 20 Jun 1875 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio.

Marriage Notes: from R. Richard "Dick" Hollenback:
Certificates sent to him by Perry Co. Genealogy Society:
Thomas McClelland and Nancy Hollenback 9th of April [1829] (year not seen on certificate but 1829 is year in all of my records)

from Dorothy Folkerts:
They were married by the Rev. Thomas Harper. Their marriage license is recorded in Book 1 at the Perry county court house.

Actual record image available at Family Search

Burial Notes: Maplewood cemetery

General Notes:


Children from this marriage were:

+ 176 M    i. Jacob McCLELLAN was born about 1830 in , , Ohio and died on 4 Sep 1881 about age 51.

+ 177 F    ii. Susan McCLELLAN was born about 1833 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 178 M    iii. Perry McCLELLAN was born on 16 Aug 1836 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio64 and died between 1885 and 1900 in , , Kansas.

+ 179 M    iv. William McCLELLAN was born on 2 May 1841 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio, died on 23 Mar 1922 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio42 at age 80, and was buried after 23 Mar 1922 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 180 F    v. Catherine McCLELLAN was born on 2 May 1842 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio, died on 11 Aug 1913 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio65 at age 71, and was buried on 13 Aug 1913 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 181 F    vi. Nancy McCLELLAN was born about 1846 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 182 F    vii. Caroline McCLELLAN was born in Mar 1850 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 183 M    viii. Thomas McCLELLAN was born on 29 Sep 1852 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio, died on 17 Feb 1929 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio42 at age 76, and was buried after 17 Feb 1929 in New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 184 F    ix. Alma McCLELLAN was born about 1855 in Pike Twp., Perry Co., Ohio.

44. Harrison HOLLENBACK (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born on 13 Nov 1812 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 26 Feb 1847 in , Marshall Co., Illinois at age 34, and was buried after 26 Feb 1847 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

Death Notes: Dates taken from a photo provided by Lester Hollenback from the Hollenback cemetery in Pattonsburg, Marshall Co., IL.

Burial Notes: Hollenback Cemetery

General Notes: from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom:

the rest of my money and property be equally divided among my children that is to say John, Daniel, Jacob, Harrison Hollenback and Nancy McClelland.

from: Early Settlement of Lynn Township, Woodford Co., IL (courtesy Barb Darling) The first actual settler within the bounds of Linn was Harrison who moved to Section 3 in 1840. He came here, with is family, from Ohio and built the first house on the prairie south of the timber. This house was quite a mansion for those times, being hewed log building, twenty-four feet long and eighteen feet wide and one and a half stories high. It is still in use, but serves the ignoble purpose of sheltering cattle.

Both Harrison and Margaret are buried in the Hollenback cemetery, near Pattonsburg, Marshall Co., IL, along with many other family members. This cemetery is not on a road and is located on private grounds.

from Dorothy Folkerts:
Harrison and his wife Margaret came from Ohio to Illinois in the Pattonsburg area about 1840 or 1841. He was the first actual settler in Linn Township in Woodford Co., in Section 3.

from History of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam counties, IL pg 429

"A Horse Plays Detective"
On the 26th of February, 1847, a man named Thos. Dobson, who lived near Hollenback's Grove, came to Lacon one afternoon, and probably became somewhat intoxicated. Dobson was noted as a fast driver. He had a splendid span of well-matched horses, and made it a point to race with or run past every team he encountered upon the road. He drove a spring wagon, one of the first used in the section. On the day referred to he was returning, and when near Colonel Strawn's residence he saw ahead of him Mr. Harrison Hollenback, a respectable young farmer, his neighbor, and with whom, so far as known, he was on the most friendly terms. Dobson, as was his custom when approaching a team, gave the rein to his horses when they had approached close to Hollenback's wagon, and tried to pass him. The result was that a collision ensued, his wheels catching Hollenback's wagon and overturning it, the doomed man falling under the box, the edge of which crushed his skull. Hollenback was carried back a short distance to Colonel Strawn's house, and in a short time expired.

Dobson was arrested and bound over to appear at court on a criminal charge. He gave as sureties Daniel Hollenback, Jackson Parker, and another person, and was released from custody. Some time after, the term of court approaching, Dobson's conduct did not please his bail, and he receiving word that they were about to deliver him up, concluded to escape and 'leave them in the lurch.' Taking one of his horses he fled across the prairie, but encountered a man who recognized him and informed his bondsmen of his flight.

They immediately started in pursuit, and in the vicinity of Bloomington were passing a dense thicket, when the neigh of a horse was heard, which was immediately replied to by the horse Dobson had left behind and upon which one of the party rode. By some unknown equine telegraphy it had recognized its mate, and in this manner betrayed its master, who was stopping at a house in the vicinity. Perceiving their approach he started for a slough close at hand and endeavored to escape, but seeing them gaining upon him, drew a razor and cut his throat, dying three days after."


Margaret was left a widow with five small children, the eldest was only ten years old and the youngest was seven months old.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Clayton Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Harrison 20-30 20001

Harrison married Margaret McCLELLAN on 31 Mar 1835 in , , Ohio. Margaret was born on 26 Nov 1815 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 10 Jul 1895 in Dana, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 79, and was buried after 10 Jul 1895 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

Marriage Notes: The marriage date provided by Dorothy Folkerts

Death Notes: Minonk Dispatch
Sudden Death
Margaret Hollenback Drops Dead at Home of Her Daughter in Dana

Aunt Margaret Hollenback, as she was familiarly known, died very suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Rickey, in Dana, Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. On the 4th of July she left her home in Roanoke for Dana to visit Mrs. Rickey, and after the trip was over, said she felt quite well, in fact, her relatives thought the trip beneficial. Her health has been fairly good up to a few weeks ago, when she began to fail. On Wednesday, Mrs. Jacob Hollenback, of Washburn; Mrs. John Krater, of Joliet, and Mrs. Josiah Kerrick, of Minonk, visited with Auntie and Mrs. Rickey, and the old lady rode down to the train in the carriage in the evening to see them off home, apparently feeling very well. At the supper table she ate as hearty as usual, and pushed back from the table after completing her meal. Her head dropped forward, and then to one side, her daughter catching her to keep her from falling. Death was instantaneous, and came without warning. The remains were taken to Roanoke Thursday evening and the funeral services will be held at Belle Plain today [Friday] at 11 o'clock a.m. Mrs. Hollenback was born in Perry Co., Ohio, and was in her 75th year at the time of death. She came to Illinois in 1841 with her husband, Harrison Hollenback, who has been dead many years. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and lived a happy Christian life. Her home of late years has been in Roanoke, near her son Daniel.

The Roanoke Call, Friday July 19, 1895
Margaret Hollenback was born in Ohio, Fairfield county, November 26, 1815 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Ricky, in Dana, July 10, 1895. She was married to Harrison Hollenback March 31st, 1835, and six years later they moved to an Illinois farm in Woodford county, near Belle Plain. Here her husband died in 1847. There were five children born to them, two of whom have already crossed over the river, Mrs. Mary Weaver, who died in 1864, and Samuel Hollenback in 1878; Mrs. Amanda Bennington, Mrs. Rebecca Ricky and Daniel Hollenback survive their mother.

For the last 20 years or more Grandma Hollenback has lived in Roanoke, known and loved by all. She was a consistent member of the M. E. church and was especially fond of the camp meeting which she always attended, if possible. She lived in her own home through choice and had just gone to the home of her daughter for a visit, when the end came. She had not been feeling well, but was able to be up and it was while she was at the supper table with the family that her summons came and she too, crossed the silent river with the boatman pale to join the loved ones onthe other shore.

A short service was conducted at her home here, Friday the 12st, and then the funeral cortage proceeded to Belle Plain, where Presiding elder Haney, preached the discourse and the remains were returned to mother earth beside the last sleeping place of her husband. A large attendance of friends and relatives bespoke the interest and sympathy of all acquaintances.

Burial Notes: Hollenback Cemetery

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1860, Linn Twp., Woodford Co., Illinois. Pg 697
Margaret 44 farmer 3000 800 OH
Daniel 19 farm laborer OH
Samuel 17 farm laborer IL
Rebecca 13 IL

• census: 1870, Linn Twp., Woodford Co., Illinois. pg 324
Hollenback Samuel 25 00 1500 farmer IL
Ellen 24 PA
Mary 1 IL
Margaret 54 4000 00 OH
Gordon George 21 farm hand NY

• census: 1880, Roanoke, Woodford Co., Illinois. Pg 456A
Hollenback Carrie 33 Wd PA PA PA
Maggie M. 11 dau IL IL PA
Mary L. 9 dau IL IL PA
Margaret 62 mother-in-law Wd OH OH OH
Weaver Harrison 21 nephew laborer IL IL OH

Children from this marriage were:

+ 185 F    i. Mary HOLLENBACK was born on 6 Jan 1837 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 7 Aug 1864 in Belle Plain Twp., Marshall Co., Illinois at age 27, and was buried after 7 Aug 1864 in , Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 186 F    ii. Amanda HOLLENBACK was born on 13 Jun 1838 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 4 Jun 1931 in Belle Plain Twp., Marshall Co., Illinois66 at age 92, and was buried after 4 Jun 1931 in , Marshall Co., Illinois.

+ 187 M    iii. Daniel H. HOLLENBACK was born on 9 Sep 1840 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 1 Jan 1934 in Lacon, Marshall Co., Illinois at age 93, and was buried on 31 Jan 1934 in Roanoke, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 188 M    iv. Samuel HOLLENBACK was born in 1843, died on 17 Oct 1878 in Roanoke, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 35, and was buried after 17 Oct 1878 in Roanoke, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 189 F    v. Rebecca Jane HOLLENBACK was born in 1846 in , Woodford Co., Illinois, died on 13 Jan 1929 in Dana, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 83, and was buried after 13 Jan 1929 in Rocky Ford, , Colorado.


45. Susannah HOLLENBACK (Jacob6, Thomas1) was born on 25 Nov 1814 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 22 Oct 1898 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 83, and was buried after 22 Oct 1898 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

Burial Notes: Minonk Cemetery

General Notes: from Jacob's Will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah Hollenback one good milch cow six head of sheep and one good bed and bedding and sheet. one beading saw six chairs one Iron Pot one oven one large kettle and one tea kettle one good yearling colt or cast to that amount which she is to have at my death.

Susannah is the only child individually mentioned in the will.

from Susannah's will provided by Debra Gordon-Thom:
Sarah Black and Susanna McKeever is only to have one dollar to be paid out of my money to her

from R. Richard "Dick" Hollenback:
In 1940 my grandfather wrote, "The last lap of our pilgrimage to Perry County ended at the village of McLuney, not far from New Lexington. McLuney was the home of William McKeever and his wife Susannah Hollenback. It may be been their birthplace as well as that of Nancy McKeever Hester and some of the other thirteen children. William and Susannah lived their later years in Minonk and rest in the beautiful cemetery there. The immediate church contains the resting places of the three most prominent families of that period, namely Iliff, Burley and McKeever."

Dorothy Folkerts provided a copy of the births of the McKeever children that is handwritten and appears that it might be copied from a Bible, although it is not noted as such.


Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Harrison Twp., Perry Co., Ohio. Lived next door to father Thomas McKeever

• census: 1850, York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio. p76
McKeever William 40 farmer 2500 VA
Susanna 34 OH
Susanna 13 OH
Jacob 11 OH
Margaret 10 OH
Nancy 9 OH
Mary I. 4 OH
John 2 OH

• census: 1860, York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio. Pg 530
McKeever 50 farmer 3000 1000 PA
Susanna 45 OH
Nancy 19 Domestic OH
Mary J. 14 OH
John 12 OH
Sarah L. 10 OH
Joseph 8 OH
Synthia A. 4 OH
Uri Z. T. 1 OH
Jacob 23 farm laborer OH married within the year
Harriet 18 OH married within the year

• Deed: 22 Mar 1864, Minonk Twp., Woodford Co., Illinois. SW quarter of NE quarter Sec 20, Minonk township from Illinoig Central R.R. for $960. 40 acres.

William and Susannah sold this land to Jacob McKeever for $1600 on 19 Mar 1873. Jacob McKeever and his wife Harriet sold this same forty to Collins P. Waterman in 1875 for $1600.

• census: 1870, Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois. Pg 372
McKeever W. 60 farmer 10,000 500 VA
Susan 56 OH
John 21 farmer OH
Joseph 17 day labor OH
Anna 12 OH
B. Frank 11 OH

• census: 1880, Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois. Pg 360a
McKeever William 69 Gentleman WV Ireland WV
Susanna 65 Housekeeping OH VA VA

Susannah married William McKEEVER, son of Thomas McKEEVER and Margaret JAMISON, on 26 Nov 1835 in , Perry Co., Ohio. William was born on 10 May 1810 in West Liberty, Brooke Co., Virginia, died on 23 Nov 1897 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois67 at age 87, and was buried after 23 Nov 1897 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

Marriage Notes: 28 Nov Date provided by Debra Gordon-Thom

Dorothy Folkerts: 25 or 26 Nov 1835 in Perry Co., OH by George Gardner, Minister of the Gospet of the Methodist Church at Rehoboth, Ohio. Recorded at Perry Co. court house in the Marriage Vol. 1, page 190.

Death Notes: The death of William McKeever, Tuesday evening, Nov. 23, 1897, was not altogether unexpected, since he had been rapidly failing for several weeks. The deceased was born in West Liberty, Brooks Co., Virginia, May 10, 1810, making him 87 6years, 6 months and 13 days old at time of death. In early live he lived in Pannsylvania and Ohio, following farming in the latter state for a living. He was married in Ohio to Miss Susan Hollenback, Nov. 26, 1835. They moved to Illinois and located....
Then they came to Minonk and have since made this place their home. There were born to them fourteen children, nine of whom are living--Mrs. Susan Williams, Washburn, Ill.; Jacob, Wymore, Neb.; Mrs. Margaret Stiles, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Nancy Hester, Eureka, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Mitchell, Cowden, Ill.; John, Elkton, Colorado; Mrs. Linn Thom, Minonk; Joe, of Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. Anna Davison, Minonk; also 29 grand children, and 17 great grand children.

Mr. McKeever united with the Christian church in 1864, and has lived a constant Christian life. He was well acquainted with Alexander Campbell in Ohio. In politics he was a life long democrat, but he held principles above party. He was ever ready to lend a helping hand to a man that was in need of assistance, and seemed to take great pleasure in helping anyone he liked. He was plain spoken and blunt sometimes, but under the exterior there beat as warm and true a heart as ever lived in human body. In 1881 a cancer made it appearance on the right side of his face. He had it taken out in 1884, but soon after it made its appearance on his right ear, and he had the lower portion of the ear taken off. He was bothered more or less with this trouble until about a year ago, when two lumps came on hi neck; and they soon developed into cancers, and gradually undermined his strength until tired nature could stand no more, and he gently sank into that slumber that knows no wasking in this world; but death had no fears for him. True Christiand that he was, he felt and knew that he would awake in a better world, where he would be free from all sorrow and pain. The funeral services were held from the Christian church in this city, Friday, Nov. 26, at 11 o'clock a.m. which day was the 62d marriage anniversary of himself and his faithful, loving wife.

Elder Gilcrest, of Eureka, delivered the funeral oration and spoke in a feeling manner of the life of the departed, his fears and hopes, and the future life to come. The pall bearers consisted of grand children and great grand children.

In the death of Uncle William McKeever Minonk loses a faithful citizen; the family a faithful adviser, and the aged wife a protecting, loving husband. [poem]

Burial Notes: Minonk Cemetery

General Notes: from Dorothy Folkerts:
William spent his early life in Pennsylvania and Ohio. His occupation in Ohio was farming. After a number of years in Ohio, William and Susannah moved to the Minonk, Illinois, area. Some records say they came to Illinois and located on a farm near Belle Plain, where they lived for two years. Land records show that William McKeever purchased the Southwest quarter of the North east quarter of Section in Minonk township from the Illinois Central Railroad on 22 March 1864. William paid $960. William and Susannah sold this same forty to Jacob McKeever for $1600 on 19 March 1873. Jacob McKeever and his wife Harriet, sold the same forty to Collins P. Waterman in 1874 for $1600. The 1873 Woodford Co. atlas shows William owning 120 acres and J. McKeever 40 acres in Section 20 of Minonk township.

from Debbie Gordon-Thom:
William is not from that branch [Darby] of McKeevers, but it is possible they were related somewhere back in Ireland. William was the son of Thomas McKeever, who migrated to the States sometime after the Revolutionary War. His Brother, William, migrated about the same time or shortly before, and both brothers settled in Washington County, PA. William's descendents are very well documented in a published genealogy, and when we were in Washington County several years ago, we met with the daughter of one of the researchers for that book (she was also a descendent of that William). The two extended families lived near each other until Thomas' move to Perry County.

I can't remember off the top of my head if the given name John appeared among William's offspring, but Thomas oldest son was named John as this was the name of his wife's father (this McKeever line consistently named the first-born son after the mother's father and the second for the father's father). John married prior to Thomas' migration to Perry County, and died in Belmont County, Ohio (he married a daughter of Abraham Rodgers, then married his sister-in-law when his wife died). However, the names Paul and Darby were not used in either William or Thomas' lines. Something unusual about these Washington County McKeevers - they were Catholic, living among an area with numerous Presbyterian churches. Since there were no Catholic churches on the frontier, they became practicing Methodists, but this was in stark contrast to the majority of people who lived around them. Makes me think that perhaps one of their parents may have been Irish rather than Scots-Irish.

William the brother of Thomas remained in Washington County, and his offspring went on to become judges, educators (one founded the first school of higher education for girls - today it is the campus of Bethany college), and abolitionists (the state of Virginia offered $500 for one son because of his involvement with the Underground Railroad). They were a very interesting family, and I've really enjoyed researching them. I'm sure they had no close connection to the McKeevers you came across though.

I( am likely the one who gave you William's birthplace as I have his death certificate, but I remember there being an issue with the county his children gave on the dc (it was recorded as Brown County, which was definitely not correct), so I need to pull the dc and list all my reasoning, which I'm too tired to do at the moment. I do remember that William gave his p;ace of birth as VA in the early censuses, then WV once that state was created. The area of Washington County that the McKeevers lived in was very near the border of what is now WV. Many of their activities (such as the girl's school that I mentioned earlier) straddled the border of the two states (the school was in what is now WV).

William's mother was Margaret Jamison, and the extended Jamison families lived in both Washington County, PA and today's Brooke County, WV. This was an area that was claimed by both Pennsylvania and Virginia after the Revolutionary War, and the border ended up being established by the courts. John McKeever (William's older brother) married Elizabeth Rodgers of Brooke County, and she is listed as "Elizabeth McKeever, wife of John McKeever" when her father's will was probated in the 1830s. These are some of the reasons I am sure that the listing of Brown County as the county of birth on William's dc was in error, and the actual county was Brooke.

Noted events in his life were:

• tax roll: 1878, Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois. from Past & Present of Woodford Co., IL 1878 by William LeBaron, Jr. & Co; 186 Dearborn, Chicago IL
McKeever, Wm., retired; P.O. Minonk

Children from this marriage were:

+ 190 F    i. Susannah Hollenback McKEEVER was born on 17 Sep 1836 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 191 M    ii. Jacob Hollenback McKEEVER was born on 11 Jun 1838 in , Perry Co., Ohio and died on 13 Oct 1920 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas at age 82.

+ 192 F    iii. Margaret McKEEVER was born on 6 Sep 1839 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 193 F    iv. Nancy McClellan McKEEVER was born on 2 Feb 1841 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 194 M    v. Thomas McKEEVER was born on 26 Mar 1842 in , Perry Co., Ohio, died on 22 Aug 1844 in , Perry Co., Ohio68 at age 2, and was buried after 22 Aug 1844 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 195 M    vi. William Strickland McKEEVER was born on 26 Sep 1843 in , , Ohio.

+ 196 F    vii. Mary Jane Law McKEEVER was born on 29 Sep 1845 in , Perry Co., Ohio.

+ 197 M    viii. John McKEEVER was born on 29 Jan 1848 in , Perry Co., Ohio and died on 16 Mar 1927 at age 79.

+ 198 F    ix. Sarah Linn McKEEVER was born on 13 Sep 1850 in , Morgan Co., Ohio, died on 19 Feb 1939 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois at age 88, and was buried after 19 Feb 1939 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.

+ 199 M    x. Joseph Lane McKEEVER was born on 18 Jul 1852 in , Morgan Co., Ohio.

+ 200 M    xi. Daniel McKEEVER was born on 23 Mar 1854 in , , Ohio.

+ 201 F    xii. Cynthia Anna Letitia McKEEVER was born on 1 Oct 1856 in , , Ohio.

+ 202 M    xiii. Infant McKEEVER was born in 1858 and died in 1858.

+ 203 M    xiv. Uria Benjamin Franklin McKEEVER was born on 18 Jan 1859 in , , Ohio, died in 1876 in , Woodford Co., Illinois at age 17, and was buried in 1876 in Minonk, Woodford Co., Illinois.


46. Thomas Alexander LEISE (Sarah HOLLENBACK7, Thomas1) was born in 1795 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died between 1870 and 1880 in , , KS.

Death Notes: He lived with his daughter Caroline in Kansas on the 1870 census. He is not with them in 1880, and was an elderly man in 1870.

General Notes: Thomas Leese/Lease, son of Jacob and Sarah Leese, sold the Lot in Ohio that was deeded to him by his parents in two parts. On neither deed was a wife listed. These deeds were in 1828 and listed Thomas of Hampshire Co., VA.

From the Lease/Leise Family Genealogy compiled by Hazel Elizabeth Leise Thornton 1996; Published by Family History Publishers; 834 South Main Street; Bountiful, Utah 84010

"A silver spoon, handed down through his daughter, Mary [Leise] Cooper, is still in existence and according to a letter dated 25 December 1936, to Helene Cooper from her Aunt Harriet Ausman, several other spoons were handed dowwn to other children of the Thomas Leise family. They presumably were a wedding gift. They had the initials "TL" on them. Caroline [Leise] Donaldson had them up to the time she died and they were to be handed down to her brothers' and sisters' oldest daughters. They were sterling, made by a silversmith in Maryland by the name of "Villard". Robert Cooper, grandson of Mary [Leise] Cooper, has the existing spoon in his possession."

A copy of a handwritten letter included in the genealogy states there were 6 spoons in the original set. She stated the spoons had been used in jelly, horseradish, mustard, or anything for small service.

My note: Kovels' shows R.H.L. Villard working in Washington, D.C. and Georgetown, Maryland, about 1815-1835.. I also found a reference to Villard as a silversmith from that area in a list of Winterthur collections.
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Thomas may have died in Kansas, as that is the last place where he is found on the census. No documentation has been found for his death place to date, Jan. 2007.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 1828, , Licking Co., Ohio. Thomas Leese/Lease, son of Jacob and Sarah Leese, sold the Lot in Ohio that was deeded to him by his parents in two parts. On neither deed was a wife listed. These deeds were in 1828 and listed Thomas of Hampshire Co., VA.

• Deed: 19 Nov 1828, , Licking Co., Ohio. Book M, pages 23 & 24
On 19 Nov 1828 Thomas Leese of Hampshire Co., VA sells to Jacob Cook of Licking Co., OH for the sum of $95.00 real estate in Licking Co., OH being the South half of Lot number 7 in the third quarter of the fourth Township and fourteenth Range....plot of survey made by Alexander Holmes of a larger tract owned by Thomas Holleninbach deceased and divided amongst the heirs of said deceased....
Signed Thomas Leese

Witnessed by M. M. Coffee, J. P. in Licking Co., OH

On 19 Nov 1828 Thomas Leese of Hampshire Co., VA to Lewis Evans of Licking Co., OH for the sum of $95.00 real estate parcel in Licking Co., OH being the North half of Lot Number 7 ...plot of survey made by Alexander Holmes of a larger tract owned by Thomas Hollenbach Deceased and divided amongst the heirs...
Signed Thomas Leese
Witnessed by M. M. Coffee, J.P. of Licking Co., OH

• census: 1830, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 37
Leese Thomas [indexed Luse]
Males: 100001
Females: 20001

• Deed: 22 Feb 1834, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 29 pg 262
Deed dated 22 Feb 1834 - Thomas Lease and Sibbel, his wife, of Allegany Co., MD, sell to Sarah Lease of Hampshire Co., VA, for the sum of $100 all lands of Jacob Lease, Lots 1, 3, 4, and 5, lying on Patterson Creek adjoining the land on which M?? McBrides and James Allen now live....
Signed Thomas Lease [no signature for Sibbel]
Attest by Joseph Dunn and Ephraim Inskeep
Recorded 28 Feb 1834

• census: 1840, Jefferson, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. Pg 277
Thomas Leise
Males: 1200001
Females: 112001

• census: 1850, Auburn Twp., Clark Co., Illinois. Pg 191-2
Leise Thomas 50 farmer $200 VA
Isabil 44 VA
Cynthia 22 PA
Franklin 19 laborer PA
Sarah 17 PA
Marcellus 15 PA
George 13 PA
May 11 PA
Caroline 9 IL
William 6 IL

• census: 1860, Auburn Twp., Clark Co., Illinois. Leise Thomas 62 farmer 700 150 VA
Caroline 18 IL
William 15 IL

• Deed: 9 Jun 1860, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. This deed made the 9 Jun 1860 between Thomas Lease and Cintha McNary of the County of Clark in the State of Illinois of the one part and Isaac Hollenback of the County of Hampshire and State of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth: that the said Thomas Lease and Cintha McNary for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars sell all the real estate which Jacob Lease, dec'd the father of said Thomas Lease and Cintha McNary died seized and posessed and lots numbered 1, 3, 4, and 5 lying and being in the county of Hampshire on Pattersons Creek. The said Thomas Lease & Cintha McNary being entitled to the interest aforesaid in the real estate aforesaid through and by virtue of the said Thomas Lease & Cintha McNary who were children, heirs and legal representatives of the said Jacob Lease dec'd. …
Signed: Thomas Leise and Cintha McNary

Elijah Rinehart, a Justice of the Peace attest to the signatures on 11 Jun 1860. Signed Elijah Rinehart, J. P.
On 27 Jun 1860 the deed was admitted to the record.

• census: 1870, Neosho, Neosho Co., Kansas. Pg 213
Donaldson James W. 27 farmer $1600 $500 OH
Caroline 26 IL
William 5 IL
Leise Thomas 74 farmer VA
Norris Samuel 27 farm laborer PA
Peteaux Ole 34 Physician $2000 $500 England
Baenner Reuben 22 farm laborer $800 $800 OH

Thomas married Sibbel CRITCHFIELD on 30 May 1827 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Sibbel was born in 1800 in , , Maryland and died before 1860.

Marriage Notes: Taken from an online tree at Ancestry, contact unknown

Children from this marriage were:

+ 204 F    i. Cynthia A. LEISE was born about 1828 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 205 M    ii. Benjamin Franklin LEISE was born on 27 Jun 1830 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 20 Feb 1885 in Winnebago, Faribault Co., Minnesota at age 54, and was buried in Winnebago, Faribault Co., Minnesota.

+ 206 F    iii. Sarah Elizabeth LEISE was born on 16 Feb 1833 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 29 Mar 1895 in Winona, Winona Co., Minnesota at age 62.

+ 207 M    iv. Marcellus Brown LEISE was born on 15 May 1834 in , , Pennsylvania and died on 7 Feb 1907 in Tolono, Champaign Co., Illinois at age 72.

+ 208 M    v. George Washington LEISE was born on 22 Feb 1836 in Somerset, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, died on 23 May 1914 in Winona, Winona Co., Minnesota at age 78, and was buried on 26 May 1914 in Winona, Winona Co., Minnesota.

+ 209 F    vi. Mary L. LEISE was born on 26 May 1840 in , Somerset Co., Pennsylvania and died on 7 Nov 1889 in Champaign, Champaign Co., Illinois at age 49.

+ 210 F    vii. Caroline Virginia LEISE was born on 27 Oct 1841 in , , Illinois, died on 30 Aug 1909 in Colorado City, El Paso Co., Colorado at age 67, and was buried in Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado.

+ 211 M    viii. William LEISE was born about 1845 in , , Illinois.

47. Cintha M. LEASE (Sarah HOLLENBACK7, Thomas1) was born from 1800 to 1803 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 23 Apr 1864 in Martinsville, Clark Co., Illinois at age 64.

General Notes: On their marriage record, Cynthia's maiden name is spelled Lees.

A deed made out in 1829 listed William Macnary as living in Fairfield Co., Ohio. I don't know when they arrived, but they must have been there by November of 1824, as their daughter Elizabeth is shown as having been born in Ohio, as does their daughter Cyntha.

I've searched the 1830 census, but have not been able to find them.

Cintha's probate record is problematic. Children who lived in her household in 1850 and 1860 aren't listed as heirs, namely James K. Polk McNary and Henry Harrison McNary. Sacah C., whom we had thought was a daughter-in-law wife of Isaac, was listed as an heir. No mention was made about Isaac, for whom we've found no record after 1855.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, , Clark Co., Illinois. Wm. McNary
Males 1101002 [2 males 40-50]
Females: 022001
I don't know who the extral male is in the household. The children, Cintha, and William are a perfect fit from this census to the one of 1850.

I've never found a marriage for Sarah, yet she is living separately from her family later with children in her household. The estate records found for Sarah do not indicate her heirs are or are not her children. No will is listed.

• census: 1850, Johnson Pct., Clark Co., Illinois. McNary William 50 farmer 500 VA
Cyntha 47 VA
Isaac 28 farmer VA
Sarah 23 OH
Cyntha 19 OH
Susannah 17 OH
Thomas 15 farmer OH
Blake H. 10 IL
Mary 8 IL
Margaret 5 IL
James H. P. 5 IL

• census: IL State, 1855, Martinsville Twp., Clark Co., IL. Ancestry Image 1 & 7 [repeat] of 12
William McNary
Males: 310101
Females: 021001
His livestock was valued at $900 and he had 20 # of wool
Unlike Federal census, these categories are in 10-yr increments
Both William and the oldest female are 50-60

• census: 1860, Martinsville, Clark Co., Illinois. McNary Cintha 60 VA
Sarah 33 OH
Howard 20 IL
Louisa 18 IL
Margaret E. 14 IL
James H. 16 IL
Henry 9 IL
Pearce 5 IL
Cintha C. 2 IL
Cyntha appears to be too old for these last 3 children to be hers. She would have been over 50 when all were born.

• Deed: 9 Jun 1860, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. This deed made the 9 Jun 1860 between Thomas Lease and Cintha McNary of the County of Clark in the State of Illinois of the one part and Isaac Hollenback of the County of Hampshire and State of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth: that the said Thomas Lease and Cintha McNary for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars sell all the real estate owhich Jacob Lease, dec'd the father of said Thomas Lease and Cintha McNary died seized and posessed and lots numbered 1, 3, 4, and 5 lying and being in the county of Hampshire on Pattersons Creek. The said Thomas Lease & Cintha McNary being entitled to the interest aforesaid in the real estate aforesaid through and by virtue of the said Thomas Lease & Cintha McNary who were children, heirs and legal representatives of the said Jacob Lease dec'd. …
Signed: Thomas Leise and Cintha McNary

Elijah Rinehart, a Justice of the Peace attest to the signatures on 11 Jun 1860. Signed Elijah Rinehart, J. P.
On 27 Jun 1860 the deed was admitted to the record.

Note: This deed explains why Isaac Hollenback owed Cintha $100.00 when she died. Her half of the sales price would be $100.00.

• Probate: 1864-1866, , Clark Co., Illinois. This file supplied by Vicki Sinclair.

Although the sheet below is undated, another page in the copies that appears to be a cover shows Final Settlement approved and ordered to be recorded June 22, 1866.

Undated final filing shows $119.66 in the hand of the administrator. It lists the heirs of Cynthia McNary as Elizabeth Washburn, Thomas McNary, Cynthia Auld, Susan Howard, Howard McNary, Louisa McNary, Margaret McNary, and Sarah McNary, eight in all, are the only surviving children and heirs of the said deceased. All of the said heirs are of lawful age and will receive the sum of $14.95 3/4. Thereafter, the administrator will be discharged from further duty.

There is a memo in the margin showing Isaac Hollenback notes, each for the sum of $50.00, dated 13 Jun 1860, the first payable to said Cyntha McNary on the 25 Dec next after the date thereof, the other payable like the first on the 25 Dec 1861 to the end that said heirs may at any time hereafter collect the same, if they can.

Probate papers list her death as 23 Apr 1864, the date written when William Auld was appointed Administrator.

No land is listed among the assets of Cintha McNary. She seems to have made her living after William's death weaving and sewing and trading butter and eggs to pay her account with Porter & Bros. The highest priced items sold from her estate appear to be her livestock: cattle, hogs, and horses. I found nothing that shows she owned the land, nor to whom she paid rent for her home. Yet, the administrator paid taxes for 1864 in the amount of $12.83, and $4.37 taxes for 1865. I would think it would require a larger piece of land than a town lot to raise her livestock.

Her administrator paid Wm. H. McNary $44.50. He did own land, but the record doesn't say why Cyntha owed this bill to him. Wm. H. was a doctor, and the payment may have been a doctor's bill. She had a running account with Porter & Bros., which appears to have been a general store.
There is also a page [top cut off] for Isiah Curtiss, for whom she seems to have done weaving.

Isaac Hollenback owed Cintha $100.00 on 2 $50.00 notes. These notes were due in Dec. 1860 and Dec 1861. Why Isaac, her uncle, owed her money isn't stated. Isaac was a wealthy man and could well have afforded to pay these notes. The first payment was due prior to the Civil War and Confederate currency, I think, so that shouldn't have been a problem. By Dec 1861 VA had seceded, so that could have been a problem sending any currency of value to the north.

[I do not yet have the deed in my file, but Isaac owed this amount to Cintha for her sale to him of land inherited by her mother Sarah from Thomas Hollenback.]

These children were buyers at the sale of Cintha's belongings:
Margaret also listed as Maggie & Marg; Sarah McNary; Cyntnia Auld; N. Washburn; and Louisa McNary. Margaret purchased the most items. B. Howard, and James K. Polk McNary were all serving in the Civil War at the time of the sale.

The sale was held 27 May 1864. The items sold were the usual household items of the day: spinning wheels & reel, shovels, axes, sheep shears, baskets, pots, crocks, chairs, loom, saddles, chest, table, bed, quilts, feather bed, and grain. Her livestock: 3 guineas, 2 doz chickens, 4 turkeys, 2 heifers, 5 hogs, 2 colts and 1 iron grey horse. Except for children, the only other family member whose name I recognize is B. L. Lease who purchased a cross cut saw. Total for sale was $327.40.

In addition to the other payments noted, the Administrator also paid the usual fees plus a bill to Mary Howard [McNary] of $40.00 and one to Nathaniel Washburn of $19.50. Her coffin was $18.00 paid to George Ishler.


Cintha married William McNARY, son of Ebenezer McNARY and Naomi UNKNOWN, on 29 Mar 1821 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.69 William was born in 1790 in , , Virginia and died from 1855 to 1860 in , Clark Co., Illinois at age 65.

General Notes: Nimrod McNary of Hampshire Co., VA bought land in Clark Co., IL in 1841. He never appears on the census in Illinois.
Nimrod's purchases:
E½SW 15/ 10-N 13-W No 2nd PM IL Clark
W½NE 20/ 10-N 13-W No 2nd PM IL Clark
This land is recorded in Entry Book 1 pg 106 in Clark Co., IL.


On the 1892 plat map of Marshall Twp., Clark Co., IL:
Wm. McNary SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 32, Marshall Twp., Clark Co., IL 40 acres
At this point I have no Wm. McNary whose land this might be in 1892. It isn't this William, as he's long since deceased. It could be one of his descendants' land.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 23 May 1829, , Licking Co., Ohio. Book M, page 282
On 23 May 1829 Oakely Johnston and Nancy his wife of Hamshire Co., VA and William Macknary of Fairfield Co., OH witnesseth that Okey and Nancy for the sum of $160.00 current money of Virginia sell real estate in Licking Co., OH in the 14th Range 4th Township third Section Lot #13 in the U.S. Military tract containing 132 acres more or less which said lot of land was sold by the Auditor of the County of Licking to one Smith Allen for the Tax Interest and penalties due thereon on the 11 Dec 1824 and deeded to the said Smith Allen by Stephen McDougal Auditor aforesaid on 12th day of (December) February 1825 and by said Smith sold and conveyed to a certain Adam Leepet? and William Smith, and by them conveyed to said Oakly Johnston and for a particular description of said land reference is made to said Deed ...
Signed Okey Johnston and Nancy Johnston
Witnessed in Hampshire Co., VA by John McDowell and John Brady, J. P. Separate witness for Nancy, being examined separated stated she signed willingly.
John B. White vouches for McDowell & Brady on 24 Jun 1829
Isaac Roy Kendall? vouched for above on 26 Jun 1829


Children from this marriage were:

+ 212 M    i. Isaac McNARY was born about 1822 in , , Virginia and died between 1855 and 1860.

+ 213 F    ii. Elizabeth McNARY was born on 18 Nov 1824 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio and died after 1900.

+ 214 F    iii. Sarah C. McNARY was born on 21 May 1827 in , , Ohio, died on 2 Aug 1905 in Marshall, Clark Co., Illinois at age 78, and was buried in , Clark Co., Illinois.

+ 215 F    iv. Cyntha Minerva Sophia McNARY was born about 1831 in , , Ohio and died before 1880.

+ 216 F    v. Susannah Evaline McNARY was born in Dec 1833 in , , Ohio, died on 20 Feb 1925 in , Jasper Co., Illinois at age 91, and was buried in Yale, Jasper Co., Illinois.

+ 217 M    vi. Thomas McNARY was born in Jul 1835 in , , Indiana and died on 6 May 1876 in Auburn Twp., Clark Co., Illinois at age 40.

+ 218 M    vii. Blake Howard McNARY was born on 3 Nov 1839 in , , Illinois, died on 8 Feb 1894 in , Clark Co., Illinois at age 54, and was buried in , Clark Co., Illinois.

+ 219 F    viii. Mary Louisa McNARY was born Cal 29 Mar 1842 in , , Illinois, died on 3 Jun 1899 in , Clark Co., Illinois about age 57, and was buried in Martinsville, Clark Co., Illinois.

+ 220 F    ix. Margaret Ellen McNARY was born in Jul 1845 in , , Illinois, died on 13 Apr 1921 in , Montgomery Co., Kansas at age 75, and was buried in , Montgomery Co., Kansas.

+ 221 M    x. Henry Harrison McNARY was born in 1853 in , Clark Co., Illinois, died on 5 Jan 1897 in , Coles Co., Illinois at age 44, and was buried in Mattoon, Coles Co., Illinois.

48. Maria or Mary HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born about 1802 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died before 1869 in , , Indiana.

General Notes: Listing the marriage and family of Mary Hollenback is a leap of faith. I found an old post by Cathy who was researching the Williamson family. She stated that Maria Hollenback married David Williamson b abt 1804.

In checking the 1850 census data, I found that David Williamson & Maria were living between William Dye and Emily [Hollenback] and John Hollenback, who had a daughter Mary or Maria.

To date I have found no marriage record for this couple, and have no handed-down family information about Mary/Maria except her given name. The same post also listed that their daughter Elizabeth m William Jones, whose marriage I found. She also stated both were buried in IN. I have not yet been able to find the burials.

I believe that Mariah died before 1869, as I found a marriage and census data for David Williamson after that date.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1830, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. David Williamson
Males: 10101 [age 20-30] Females: 00001 [age 20-30]
The male 10-15 may not be their child. He doesn't appear in the 1840 census, but he would have been old enough to be on his own.

• census: 1840, , Cass Co., Indiana. Williamson David
Males 201001
Females 120001
This family fits with the family of 1850

• census: 1850, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. pg 348
Williamson David 45 farmer 600 OH
Maria 48 VA
Mary 20 OH
Elizabeth 18 OH
John 15 OH
George 13 OH
Scott Winfield 1 IN

They live between John Hollenback & William & Emily Dye.

• census: 1860, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. pg 979
Williamson David 56 Minister United Brethren 2000 175 OH
Maria 56 VA
John 25 farming OH
George 23 carpenter OH

Wm. Jones with wife Elizabeth lives next door.

Maria married David WILLIAMSON in 1827 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.70 David was born about 1804 in , , Ohio and died between 1870 and 1880 in , , Indiana.

Marriage Notes: This marriage is recorded in the marriage book in Fairfield Co., OH. The only date included is "on the 4th". The marriage above is 28 Jan 1828 and the one below is 16 May 1827. They were married by Jesse Spurgeon, M.G.

"This is to certify that David Williamson was lawfully married to the amibal Miss Mary Holenback on Tuesday the 4th instant both of Hocking Township. by Jesse Spurgeon, M. G." Volume 1 - 1800-1835 P.91 Probate Marriage Book OOC-111

In 1827 the 4th was on Tuesday in September and December. In 1828 March 4th was also on Tuesday. Based on the placement in the book, my best guess is the marriage occurred on 4 Dec 1827, and the minister was a bit tardy in recording it.




General Notes: I believe that David must have died between 1870-1880 as I do not find him on the 1880 census.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1870, German Twp., Marshall Co., Indiana. By 1870 I can find no trace of the Williamsons or this Jones family except this one:
Williamson David 61 OH
Adaline 30 OH
Jones Mariah 12 IN

There is a marriage listed for David Williamson to Adeline Lattimer on 16 Nov 1869 in Pulaski Co., IN. Mariah fits as David's granddaughter, d/o David Jones & Mary J. Williamson.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 222 M    i. Son WILLIAMSON was born between 1825 and 1830 in , , Ohio.

+ 223 F    ii. Mary Jane WILLIAMSON was born about 1830 in , , Ohio and died on 6 Mar 1863 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana about age 33.

+ 224 F    iii. Elizabeth Sidney WILLIAMSON was born on 16 Sep 1832 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio and died in Sep 1911 in Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana71 at age 79.

+ 225 M    iv. John WILLIAMSON was born about 1835 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 26 Feb 1863 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri about age 28, and was buried after 26 Feb 1863 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri.

+ 226 M    v. George WILLIAMSON was born in Apr 1837 in , , Ohio and died in 1919 in , Cass Co., Indiana at age 82.

+ 227 F    vi. Emily WILLIAMSON was born on 2 Nov 1839 in , , Indiana, died on 15 Jan 1916 in Harrison Twp., Cass Co., Indiana50 at age 76, and was buried after 15 Jan 1916 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

49. Henry Harrison HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born on 5 Feb 1803 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,26 died on 8 May 1875 in , Cass Co., Indiana13,27 at age 72, and was buried after 8 May 1875 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., Indiana.

Burial Notes: Metea Baptist/Spring Creek Baptist Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., IN
HOLLENBACK Henry 5 Feb 1803 8 May 1875 72

General Notes: I have not been able to find Henry or his family on the 1850 and 1860 census. They were listed in Cass Co., IN in 1840 and 1870. The children married there in the 1860s. A daughter was buried there in 1860.

I have copies from the Bible pages of Henry Hollenback sent to me by Arlene Johnson. The Bible was published by N. & J. White in 1834. It contained the Old and New Testaments, The Apocrypha, and Index, also References and a Key Sheet of Questions.

"Henry Hollenback's Book
Bought of Levi Anderson bookseller, Lancaster, Ohio the 27 day of February 1837. Price $3.25" The handwriting is beautiful clear script.





Noted events in his life were:

• census 1840: 1840, , Cass Co., Indiana. 1840 Cass Co., IN
Henry Hollenback (b1800-1810)
Males 5-10; 30-40
Females 30-40
others list 05 Feb1803 m Hannah Cross 30 Oct 1831 Berkeley Co., VA
(valeriec24@aol.com)

• census 1870: 1870, Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. Hollenback Henry 67 farmer $1000 $100 VA
Hannah 66 VA
next door is Geo. W. Hollenback 30 farmer $600 IN
Margaret 19 IN
On 1880 census, Geo W is still there, but next door is Joseph & Mary
with children Elizabeth, Silas and Henry.

• Deed: 10 Jan 1874, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 14 p461
Deed from Henry & Hannah Hollenback to George W. Hollenback for $500. land in Bethlehem Twp. described as SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec. 5 T28N R2E 40 acres.

George W. Hollenback is to pay Joseph C. Hollenback $100.00; John B. Hollenback $100.00 by 11 Jan 1879. A note in the margin by John B. Hollenback acknowledges receipt of $100.00.

Henry married Hannah CROSS, daughter of Joseph CROSS and Nancy COMEGYS, on 30 Oct 1831 in , , Ohio.27 Hannah was born on 15 Jul 1804 in , , Virginia,27 died on 4 Jan 1879 in , Cass Co., Indiana27 at age 74, and was buried after 4 Jan 1879 in , Cass Co., Indiana.13

Marriage Notes: Valerie Cross (valeriec24@aol.com) WFT has this marriage for a Henry Hollenback:
Married: 30 Oct 1831 to Hannah Cross (no place stated). I believe this marriage probably took place in Ohio.

Online tree of Earl Cross escr1@yahoo.com lists this source:
Note: The Rev. John L Cross in his research in the old family Bibles in Ohio, apparently found a record of Hannah, and in his "The Cross Clan" listed her as a sister of Thornton, married to Henry Hallenbeck. He also lists another sister Anne Marie, married to George Murray.

I have not read this book and have not been able to independently verify this source or this record.



Burial Notes: Metea Baptist/Spring Creek Baptist Cemetery, [Bethlehem Twp.742N & US Hwy 25]
HOLLENBACK Hannah 15 Jul 1804 4 Jan 1879 74 w/o H.

General Notes: The information on Hannah's parents came from Cross researchers. I have not independently verified it.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 228 M    i. Joseph Cross HOLLENBACK was born on 29 Sep 1832 in , , Ohio27,72 and died on 27 May 1903 in Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Indiana72 at age 70.

+ 229 M    ii. John Bently HOLLENBACK was born on 29 Jul 1834 in , , Ohio,26 died on 12 May 1887 in , Cass Co., Indiana at age 52, and was buried after 12 May 1887 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 230 M    iii. George Washington HOLLENBACK was born on 5 Oct 1839 in , , Indiana,27 died on 15 Sep 1907 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana at age 67, and was buried after 15 Sep 1907 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 231 F    iv. Mary Ann HOLLENBACK was born on 12 Apr 1841 in , , Indiana,27 died on 7 May 1860 in , Cass Co., Indiana27 at age 19, and was buried after 7 May 1860 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., Indiana.13

+ 232 M    v. Francis Marion HOLLENBACK was born on 24 Sep 1843 in , , Indiana27 and died on 27 Sep 1843 in , , Indiana.27


50. Edmond HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born on 8 Aug 1810 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 19 Mar 1893 in , Cass Co., Indiana at age 82, and was buried on 20 Mar 1893 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

Birth Notes: From Nancy Martin, copy of pages from Edmond's family Bible

Death Notes: From Nancy Martin

Burial Notes: Indian Creek Christian Church cemetery

Noted events in his life were:

• census 1840: 1840, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. 1840 in OH, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., p325
Edward Hollenback 20-30
2 males under 5 (b 1835-1840)
1 female same; and 1 20-30 (wife)
Jacob Bucher 60-70 (same Twp. & Co. above)
Males 1 15-20 & 1 20-30
Females 1 15-20 wife 60-70
Simon Bucher 30-40
Males 1 under 5 1 5-10
Females 1 under 5 wife 30-40
1840 Findley Twp., Hancock Co., OH (Sr & Jr only denote age, not
relationship)
George Hollenback Sr. 50-60
2 females 15-20 wife 40-50 (Nancy Eversole?)

• census 1850 - free: 1850, Amanda Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. In 1850 census Amanda Twp., Fairfield Co., OH read 27 Sept pg 260
Edmund Hollenback 40 carpenter VA
Mary C. 31 VA
Lucinda 10 OH
John R./B? 10 OH
Zimri 8 male OH
Mary A. 5 OH

• census 1860 - free: 1860, Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. 1860 Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., IN p885
Edmond Hollenback 55 Farmer VA
Mary 51 (?) VA
John 20 All children born OH
Lucinda 20
Zimer 18
Mary 15
Maria/Maud ? 8
Simon 6
Isabelle 3 (could be 8)

• Deed: 28 Jan 1864, , Cass Co., Indiana. Sold by George H. Allen and his wife to Edward Hollenback for $50.00
Two lots or pieces of lands in Section Sixteen T28N R2E designated as
lots number 16 and 17 containing sixty feet each front on Michigan
Road by two hundred and fifty feet deep bounded on the north by lands
of G. H. Allen on two west by Michigan Road south by D. Kingery and
others and on the east by ....(can't read) J. C. Allen also one other
lot of ground lying eastward of and adjoining avobe described lot
(number 17) bounded on the northeast and .... of G. H. Allen on the
west by Lot of Hollenback to contain one half acre of
measurement......recorded 19 Mar 1864

• Deed: 24 Mar 1868, , Cass Co., Indiana. Sold by Edmond Hollenback to A. J. Marrow for $150.
Sold by Edmond Hollenback and Mary C. Hollenback of Cass County in
Indiana the following:
two lots on pieces of lands designated as lots number 16 and 17 ....
These are the same two lots purchased in 1864.

• census 1870: 1870, Harrison Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. Harrison Twp., Cass Co., IN
Hollenback Edmond 60 Carpenter $150 VA
Mary C. 52 VA
Zimri 26 Laborer OH
Mary A. 24 OH
Maria M. 19 OH
Simon 16 Laborer OH
Isabella 13 OH
Note: Both Lucinda & John B. of 1860 no longer live with their
parents.

• census 1880: 1880, Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Indiana. Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., IN pg 119a
Hollenback Edward 69 carpenter VA VA VA
Mary 61 VA PA PA
Zimariah 34 laborer OH VA VA
Belle 21 OH VA VA

Edmond married Mary Katherine BUCHER, daughter of Jacob BUCHER and Mary C. "Catty" SNYDER, on 28 Sep 1837 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.73 Mary was born on 12 Jul 1818 in , , Virginia, died on 22 Feb 1906 in , Cass Co., Indiana at age 87, and was buried on 24 Feb 1906 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

Marriage Notes: Fairfield Co., OH marriages, CD 400:
28 Sep 1837 Mary Katharine Bucher Edmond Hollenback

from volunteer Marguerite Crist Calvin:
BUCHER, Mary Cahtarine marr Edmund Hollenback 28 Sep 1837
MB 1 pg 63


Birth Notes: From Nancy Martin, copies of pages from their family Bible

Death Notes: from Nancy Martin

Burial Notes: Indian Creek Christian Church cemetery

General Notes: From the National Archives, Washington, D.C., military pension file of Nancy J. Jennings Hollenback, widow of John B. Hollenback, Civil War Veteran:


02 Aug 1894 Deposition Mary C. Hollenback, 76, widow of Edmond Hollenback, near Lucerne, Cass Co., IN, P.O. Desolation, Fulton Co., IN. She states she is the mother of John B., that she had two sons in the same company, John & Zimri. She states Zimri lives in Logansport, boarding with Mrs. Sarah Hollenback. She says before John enlisted he was stout and hearty and always had good health. After discharge he came back to her house in 1865, in the winter, it was cold. His health was not near so good as before he enlisted; thinner, pale, looked bad. He lived there only a short time then moved to Schuyler Co., IL and married there. He returned but once after he married and stayed 2-3 weeks. While living with her after his return from Army he only worked a day now and then. She didn't believe he was physically able to work steadily. He was treated by Dr. Julian and Th. Boggs upon his return. They are both dead. She signed her name.

Noted events in her life were:

• census 1900: 9 Jun 1900, Harrison Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. 1900 Harrison Twp., Cass Co., IN pg266B
Hollenback, Mary C. July 1818 81 Wd children 9/7 VA PA PA
Maria M. dau Feb 1852 48 sgl OH VA VA
Isabel dau Nov 1856 40 sgl OH VA VA
There is no occupation listed for any of them.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 233 M    i. George Henry HOLLENBACK was born on 22 Oct 1838 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio74 and died after 24 Aug 1894 in , Pike Co., Missouri.

+ 234 M    ii. John B. HOLLENBACK was born on 2 May 1840 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died on 26 Jul 1878 in , Schuyler Co., Illinois at age 38, and was buried in Woodstock Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois.

+ 235 F    iii. Lucinda HOLLENBACK was born on 2 May 1840 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died on 18 Jan 1919 in Roann, Wabash Co., Indiana51 at age 78, and was buried on 21 Jan 1919 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 236 M    iv. Zimri HOLLENBACK was born on 18 Jun 1842 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died on 3 Mar 1927 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana at age 84, and was buried on 5 Mar 1927 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 237 F    v. Mary Ann HOLLENBACK was born on 6 Oct 1844 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died in 1917 at age 73, and was buried in 1917 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 238 M    vi. Eli HOLLENBACK was born on 13 Jan 1847 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio74 and died before 1850 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 239 F    vii. Maria Margaret "Mag" HOLLENBACK was born on 5 Feb 1852 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died on 26 Jun 1919 in , , Indiana at age 67, and was buried on 28 Jun 1919 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 240 M    viii. Simon Peter HOLLENBACK was born on 11 Aug 1854 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died on 2 Feb 1955 at age 100, and was buried on 4 Feb 1955 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 241 F    ix. Isabel HOLLENBACK was born on 20 Nov 1856 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio,74 died on 21 Mar 1912 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana28 at age 55, and was buried on 25 Mar 1912 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

51. Emily HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born about 1812 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 17 Nov 1860 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana about age 48.

General Notes: WILLIAM, EMESILA and an infant daughter, who died unnamed, by his
second wife Emily Hollenback (from bio of William Dye)

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. dwelling #323
William Dye (Oh-42) farmer $800
Emily (Va-38)
Jackson Oh-12), Farmer
Benjamin (Oh-12),
Eli (Oh-10),
Horatio (Oh-7) and
William (In-6/12).

• census: 1860, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. Dye William 52 farmer $2000 $500 OH
Emily 48 VA
Horatio 17 OH farmer
William Jr. 10 IN
Elmira 7 IN
Horatio is not the son of Emily, as he was born before her marriage to William.

Emily married William DYE, son of Benajmin DYE and Elizabeth JACKSON, on 18 Mar 1847 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana. William was born on 15 Apr 1807 in , Miami Co., Ohio and died in Nov 1889 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana at age 82.

Marriage Notes: Hollenback EMILY DYE WILLIAM Pulaski 3-18-1847
from Indiana State Library online archives

Birth Notes: William H. Thomas - methomas@parlorcity.com - as posted on WFT

General Notes: The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 738,

Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"WILLIAM DYE was born in Miami County, Ohio, April 15, 1807, and is the son of BENJAMIN and ELIZABETH (JACKSON) DYE, both natives of Pennsylvania. The father was born December 27, 1779, and the mother June 10, 1776, and they were married in Greene County, Pennsylvania. MRS. DYE died about the year 1815; MR. DYE then married his brother's widow, and died in June 1842. He was the father of fifteen children - ten by his first, and five by his second wife.

Among them were ten sons - STEPHEN, VINCENT, ANDREW, JAMES M., WILLIAM, BENJAMIN, JOHN, JEREMIAH, HORATIO and BASIL. April 6, 1826, WILLIAM DYE married NANCY MEEK, who was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, September 15, 1808. This lady died in Miami County, Ohio, January 12, 1843.

In the spring of 1846, MR. DYE came to Pulaski County, (Indiana), and settled on the farm of 160 acres where he now lives, having in the meantime lived a few years in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. March 18, 1847, he married EMILY HOLLENBACK, who died November 17, 1860; December 4, 1861, he married NANCY McDONALD, who died March 9, 1872; September 18, 1873, he married MRS. ELZIRA SHEPHARD.

He has had born to him fourteen children as follows: VINCENT, SARAH, JACKSON, JOHN, BASIL, BENJAMIN, ELI and HORATIO by his first wife; WILLIAM, EMESILA and an infant daughter, who died unnamed, by his second wife; JAMES M. and EMILY by his third, and EDWARD R. by his fourth wife. He has served as Justice of the Peace a number of years, and he and wife are members of the United Brethren Church."

Part II. History of Pulaski County, pg 566 [found at Ancestry.com]
"In 1851 or 1852, the Dye Schoolhouse was built. Among the patrons were Robert Dempsey, William Dye, Stephen Jones, Wesley Jones, William Compton, George Hollenbeck [sic], Benjamin Vanmeter, Thomas Hollenbeck [sic], David Williams, Thomas Jones and others."


Barton County, Missouri Biographies-William DYE History Of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade And Barton Counties, Missouri, 1889. Published by Goodspeed. Pages 886, 887
William Dye, recorder of Barton County, Mo., and one of the prominent men of the community, was born in Pulaski County, Ind., November 22, 1849, and is the son of William and Emily (Hollenback) Dye, natives, respectively, of Miami County, Ohio, and Franklin County, Va. The father, after growing up, married Miss Meeks, who bore him a large family of children. After her death he married Miss Hollenback, and to children were the result of this union. Since then he has been married twice-four times all together. He is now living in Pulaski County, Ind., is eighty-two years of age, and is enjoying comparatively good health. He is a Democrat in politics, though formerly a Whig; is a farmer by occupation, and a member of the United Brethren Church.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 242 M    i. William Jr. DYE was born on 22 Nov 1849 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana.

+ 243 F    ii. Emmerilla DYE was born in Apr 1853 in , , Indiana and was buried on 6 Apr 1930 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

52. Isaac H. HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born on 21 Feb 1818 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 8 May 1896 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana at age 78, and was buried after 8 May 1896 in Lucerne, Cass Co., Indiana.

Death Notes: from Nancy Hollenback Martin's research. He was listed as age 78.

Death record:
Holenback, Isaac
b. 78 r America
d 8 May 1896 Pulaski Co., IN
Book: 8 p 102

Burial Notes: Indian Creek Presbyterian Cemetery

General Notes: The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 738, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.


"ISAAC HOLLENBACK was born in Virginia February 21, 1818, and is the son of JOHN and MARY HOLLENBACK, who were also natives of Virginia. The parents came to Cass County, this State, at an early day, ISAAC accompanying them, but in a short time the latter went to Fairfield County, Ohio, where he was married to ELIZABETH WOLTZ, widow of JESSE WOLTZ. He then came to this township and setteled on the forty acres of land on which he still resides and which he had previously purchased. Here he had the misfortune to lose his wife in April, 1880."

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Boone Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. Pg 391
Hollenback Isaac 32 farmer 800 OH
Elizabeth 32 OH
Henrietta 46 OH
Louisa 22 OH
Woltz Louisa 18 OH
Jesse 16 farmer

• census 1860 - free: 1860, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. 1860 Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., IN p975
Hollenback, Thomas L. 34 farmer $1000 $400 VA
Sarah A. 29 IN
Joletta Z.? 10/12 IN
Next door:
Hollenback, Isaac 42 farmer $600 $100 VA
Elizabeth 60 MD
Walter, Jesse 24 OH
I believe this must be Jesse Woltz, Elizabeth's son from her former marriage. (Jan 2005)

• census 1870: 1870, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. 1870 Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., IN p524
Hollenback Eliza 70 1500 400 MD
Wilson Lori? B 6 IN
Woltz Jesse 26 OH farm hand
Jones Clancy 13 IN
Wilson Louise 40 seamstress OH
Hollenback Isaac 49 farmer VA

• census 1880: 1880, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. 1880 Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., IN p298C
Hollenback Isaac 61 farmer VA VA VA
living with him was a step-daughter & step-grandson

Isaac married Elizabeth CANODE, daughter of Conrad CANODE and Unknown, on 25 Dec 1842 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.75 Elizabeth was born in 1799 in Sharpsburg, Washington Co., Maryland, died in Apr 1880 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana at age 81, and was buried in Apr 1880 in , Cass Co., Indiana. They had no children.

Marriage Notes: Married by M. Alspaugh, J. P.

Burial Notes: Indian Creek Presbyterian Cemetery

General Notes: Jesse WOLTZ came to Fairfiled Co. ca1814. He married in Fairfield Co. Elizabeth CANODE/KNODE, dtr. of Conrad who died in Maryland before 1810. Elizabeth and her brother, Jonas, were placed under guardianship in Fairfield Co. to two male Canodes and a Peter Reber who had married into the Canode family. . Elizabeth b. either Sharpsburg or Hagerstown, MD in 1799. Jesse b. Hagerstown, MD in 1792. Jesse died Fairfield Co. in 1839. Elizabeth married second to Isaac HOLLENBACK. They moved to Pulaski Co., IN with Jesse's brother Otho Woltz. There were no children of this second marriage.
Carolyn Conner, 109 Clinton Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177 8/27/2006

Also from Carolyn in Dec 2007:
Elizabeth mar. Jesse Woltz in Fairfield in either July 1815 or Sept 1816. They had 11 children before Jesse died. Jesse also born in Maryland in the Hagerstown area. Some of the children moved to IN with their mother after her marriage to Hollenback. He also had to be much younger than Elizabeth, at least 10 if not 15 years younger.



53. George W. HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born in Apr 1822 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 7 Apr 1901 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana28 at age 79, and was buried after 7 Apr 1901 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

Birth Notes: Census indicate OH, death record shows VA

Death Notes: From the research of Nancy Hollenback Martin from WPA records:
Age 79

There is a death record for George W. Hollenbeck which lists:
79y b Virginia
d 7 Apr 1901 Logansport
F: Jonathan Hollenbeck b VA
M: no name b VA
bur: Mt. Hope
Book C9 p40

Burial Notes: Mount Hope Cemetery

General Notes: from History of De Kalb County, Indiana pg 303
"One day Tom and George Hollenback, father and myself were out hunting, and the dogs made a big fuss in a thicket, and we rushed in to see what was the matter, and found that they had come across a den of young wolves, and the old one was not at home. There were six of them, about a quarter grown, but very active and ferocious; and we had hard work to catch them as they had such a careless way of feeling round for a fellow's fingers, and would snap at you like steel traps. At last we got a forked stick and held their necks down while we tied them. One of the boys had a big pocket in his coat and concluded to carry one in it. We got ready and started for home with our menagerie, when all at once the wolf in the pcket grabbed the boy by the hid part of his leg and held on like grim death. The poor fellow ran around and howled. We tried to break the animal's hold, but it would not let go. We could not beat or choke it off, and we had to cut its head off.

That made the boys so made that they killed all the wolves but one, which I took home and tied by a chain to a stake in the yard."

Lived with his father through 1850 census.
I have in my file a copy of a deed provided by Lester Hollenback. This deed is dated 1858.

Part II. History of Pulaski County, pg 566 [found at Ancestry.com]
"In 1851 or 1852, the Dye Schoolhouse was built. Among the patrons were Robert Dempsey, William Dye, Stephen Jones, Wesley Jones, William Compton, George Hollenbeck [sic], Benjamin Vanmeter, Thomas Hollenbeck [sic], David Williams, Thomas Jones and others."

Land records of 1878....
HOLLENBACK G. W. Harrison 8 40 T 28 N R 1 E

Wednesday, October 23, 1889
MARRIED - At the groom's residence at Macy, Mrs. Anna HOLLIDAY to Mr. William
CARVEY, in the presence of about thirty invited guests. The ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. conducted by Elder J. C. WHITT, of Xenia, Miami county, after which congratulations of well wishes were extended to the newly wedded couple. Among those present were Mr. & Mrs. George HOLLENBACK, of Fletcher, Cass county, and Mr. Henry HOLLENBACK, the bride's brother. Many useful presents were given the newly married couple. May joy, peace and prosperity attend them through life.


Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 1 Dec 1858, , Cass Co., Indiana. Elizabeth Goddard is guardian of John P. Eison, a minor, the heir of
Alexander S. Eisen deceased. On behalf of the minor child she sold to
George W. Hollenback the following:
The West half of the south east quarter of Section 8 in T28 N of R1E,
and also
the South East quarter of the south west quarter of said section 8
containing in all one hundred twenty (120) acres, subject to the right
of dower therein of the widow of said decedent.
Afterward the said Abbott Goddard departed this life without having
completed such sale. ...after the death of said Abbot Goddard the said
Elizabeth Goddard was duly appointed guardian of the person and estate
of said minor and at the August term 1858 of said Court was by said
Court authorized and directed to proceed to make sale of said real
estate upon the terms named in said former order. .....sold said lands
to said Hollenback for the sum of $800.00.
The sale was completed on 01 Dec 1858.

• census 1860 - free: 1860, Harrison Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. 1860 Harrison Twp., Cass Co., IN
Hollenback, George 38 $2500 $400 VA (b1822)
Sarah 34 OH
Mary 12 IN (Mary Etta in 1850)
Thomas 11 IN (not on 1850)
John 83 VA

• census 1870: 1870, Harrison Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. 1870 Harrison Twp., Cass Co., IN
Hollenback George W. 48 farmer 3300 400 VA
Sarah D. 42 OH
Marietta 22 IN
Thomas 20 IN

• Deed: 1 Mar 1875, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 17 p146
Deed from George W. and Sarah D. Hollenback to Maryetta Estabrook for $200 land described as N 1/2 of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec 8 T28N R1E
Recorded 19 Apr 1875

• Deed: 25 Feb 1876, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 19 p295
Deed from Defretha?? Powell & Ruha Mae, his wife to George W. Hollenback for $1200. a parcel of land North and East of Blue Grass Draining Co. ditch on W1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec. 8 T28N R2E - 67 acres

• Deed: 6 Mar 1876, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 19 p120
Deed from George W. and Sarah D. Hollenback to Thomas E. Hollenback and Rosetta T. Hollenback, his wife for $353.00 land described as SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 8 T28N R1E - 40 acres

• Deed: 8 Jan 1879, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 24 p444
from George W. and Sarah D. Hollenback to Zimri Hollenback for $700 the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec. 8 T28N R 1E - 40 acres

p445 Zimri Hollenback to Sarah D. Hollenback for $800. the same property on the same date.

• census 1880: 1880, Royal Center, Cass Co., Indiana. 1880 Royal Center, Boone Twp., Cass Co., IN
Hollenback George 58 carpenter VA NY VA
Sarah B. 52 OH OH OH

• census: 1900, Eel Twp., Cass Co., Indiana. 1900 Eel Twp., Cass Co., IN
living with David L. Estarbrook
Hollenback George W. father-in-law Apr 1822 78 mar53yrs VA Germany
Ireland carpenter
Sarah D. mother in law Mar 1828 72 children 3/1 OH OH OH
This is very different birth state info from 1880 and prior censuses

George married Sarah DYE, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 2 May 1847 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana. Sarah was born in Mar 1828 in , , Ohio, died on 9 Sep 1913 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana at age 85, and was buried after 9 Sep 1913 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

Marriage Notes: Pulaski Co., IN marriages from Pulaski Co. website
HOLENBACH George Sarah DYE 5/2 1847 John M. Pearson, JP

Birth Notes: Find-A-Grave entry shows her birth as 29 Mar 1828. The record was created by Mark.

Death Notes: The WPA death record lists her as Sarah D. Hollenback, age 85.

Burial Notes: Mount Hope Cemetery
Her stone inscription is on the back side of George's.

Noted events in her life were:

• Deed: 8 Jan 1879, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 24 p444
from George W. and Sarah D. Hollenback to Zimri Hollenback for $700 the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec. 8 T28N R 1E - 40 acres

p445 Zimri Hollenback to Sarah D. Hollenback for $800. the same property on the same date.

• Deed: 2 Jun 1879, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 25 p 399
Rollin W. and Elizabeth Anderson to Sarah D. Hollenback Town Lot 21, Royal Center, Old Plat fronting on Chicago Road for $400.

• Deed: 24 Feb 1881, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 28 p571
Joseph J. and Eliza Smith to Sarah D. Hollenback for $1.00 part Lot 21 Old Plat Royal Center along Chicago Road.

• Deed: 1882, , Cass Co., Indiana. Vol 30 p417
Sarah D. Hollenback and George W. her husband to James E. Deboo for $1400. the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec. 8 T28N R1E
[I don't have exact date]

• census: 1910, Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana. Pg 1 B
Living with David & Mary Estabrook
Hollenback Sarah m-i-l 80 Wd children 3/2 OH OH OH

Children from this marriage were:

+ 244 F    i. Mary Etta HOLLENBACK was born in May 1848 in , Cass Co., Indiana, died on 11 Feb 1928 in , Cass Co., Indiana at age 79, and was buried after 11 Feb 1928 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 245 M    ii. Thomas E. HOLLENBACK was born about 1849 in , , Indiana.

54. Corporal Thomas Loren HOLLENBACK (John8, Thomas1) was born on 18 Nov 1824 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 13 Mar 1878 in , Cass Co., Indiana at age 53, and was buried on 14 Mar 1878 in Lucerne, Cass Co., Indiana.

Death Notes: [J.Z. P. says d:1875 ae.53] This note is on the listing of his burial for the Indian Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. There is also a Union flag showing he served in the Civil War.

J.Z.P. refers to the local historian. J.Z.Powell and C.W.d.b. refers to the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database. C.D.I..is Cass Co. death index. Included in this report are the earlier recordings of J.Z.Powell on the Pioneer & Soldiers buried in this cemetery with notes included for clarity by the transcriber.

Burial Notes: Indian Creek Presbyterian Cemetery

General Notes: Thomas was living with his father in 1850.

Part II. History of Pulaski County, pg 566 [found at Ancestry.com]
"In 1851 or 1852, the Dye Schoolhouse was built. Among the patrons were Robert Dempsey, William Dye, Stephen Jones, Wesley Jones, William Compton, George Hollenbeck [sic], Benjamin Vanmeter, Thomas Hollenbeck [sic], David Williams, Thomas Jones and others."


Buried at Indian Creek Presbyterian cemetery are children listed as children of T. L. and S. A. Hollenback as follows:
Mary E. - data not legible
Ann Eliza d 11 Nov 1857 1 yr 6 mos 1day
Luther W. d 23 Sep 1857 2yrs 18 days
Winfield S. d 29 Sep 1852 11mos

On the 1900 census, Sarah lists that she had 7 children, 2 living. This must be 4 of her 5 deceased children.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Van Buren, Pulaski Co., Indiana. Thomas, age 24 was living with his father.

• census 1860 - free: 1860, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. 1860 Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., IN p975
Hollenback, Thomas L. 34 farmer $1000 $400 VA
Sarah A. 29 IN
Joletta Z.? 10/12 IN

• Military Service: 1865, , Cook Co., Illinois. From the IL Muster & Descriptive Rolls, Detail Report:
Pvt. Co. E 156th IL US Inf.
Residence Cook Co., IL; Age 39; 5' 8 1/2"; Dark hair; hazel eyes; dark complexion; farmer; Nativity VA
Joined 6 Mar 1865 in Chicago for 1 year
Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Memphis, TN by Capt. Campbell
Remarks: Promoted to Corporal; absent, sick in hospital at Memphis
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Ancestry.com...
Thomas L Hollenback
Residence: Cook County, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 06 March 1865
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served: Illinois Unit Numbers: 337 337
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 06 March 1865
Enlisted in Company E, 156th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 06 March 1865.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 20 September 1865
Mustered out Company E, 156th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 20 September 1865 in Memphis, TN
Notes: Holenback, Thomas L.
Regimental History
ILLINOIS
156TH INFANTRY
(One Year)

One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Infantry.-Col., Alfred T. Smith; Lieut.-Col., Edwin B. Messer; Maj., John Tunnison.

This regiment was organized at Chicago on March 9, 1865, and was mustered in during the same month for one year. On March 28, it was ordered to proceed without delay to Chattanooga, Tenn., and report to Maj.Gen. James B. Steedman, commanding the District of the Etowah, to whose command it was assigned as part of the 3rd brigade, 2nd separate division, Army of the Cumberland, on April 7. On June 19, it was relieved from duty in that command and ordered to report to Gen. John E. Smith, commanding the District of West Tennessee for assignment to duty at Memphis, at which place it was assigned to the 1st infantry brigade. The regiment was mustered out Sept. 20, 1865.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3


• tax roll: 1866, Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Indiana. VOL 2: Rochester Standard, Thurs, Jan 2, 1868: FULTON CO. DELINQUEST TAX LIST FOR the year 1866, and remaining unpaid on the 15th day of Dec, 1867: (Wayne Twp) J.C. Hollenbeck, Thos L. Hollenbeck

• census 1870: 1870, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. 1870 Van Buren Twp., Cass Co., IN p524
Hollenback Thomas 44 2000 300 VA farmer
Sarah A. 39 IN
Joletta Z.?J? 10 IN
Solomon 8 IN

Thomas married Sarah Ann CAMBLIN on 27 Jul 1851 in , Fulton Co., Indiana. Sarah was born in Feb 1832 in , , Ohio and died on 7 Sep 1914 in Royal Center, Cass Co., Indiana at age 82.

Marriage Notes: Title: Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1920
Record Location: Fulton County, Indiana
Copied from the County Clerk's Records by the Fort Wayne and Allen
County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1962 Compiled by Ind,
Works Progress Administeation
Spouse 1: Sarah Ann Camblin
Spouse 2: Thos. Hollenback
Marriage Date: 27 Jul 1851
County: Fulton
Book: A
Original Source Page: 52
Date: 26 Jul 1851
Name: Thomas Loren Hollenback
Gender: male
Birth Place: VA
Birth Year: 1826
Spouse Name: Sarah Ann Camblin
Spouse
Birth Place: IN
Spouse Birth Year: 1830
Marriage
Year: 1851
Marriage State: IN
Number Pages: 1

MARRIAGES / Thomas Hollenback to Sarah Canblin. Logansport Weekly Journal. (w) 8-9-1851. p 2, c 6.


General Notes: Buried at Indian Creek Presbyterian cemetery are children listed as children of T. L. and S. A. Hollenback as follows:
Mary E. - data not legible
Ann Eliza d 11 Nov 1857 1 yr 6 mos 1day
Luther W. d 23 Sep 1857 2yrs 18 days
Winfield S. d 29 Sep 1852 11mos

On the 1900 census, Sarah lists that she had 7 children, 2 living. This must be 4 of her 5 deceased children.

Noted events in her life were:

• military pension: Co E 156 Reg't IL, 1878, Royal Center, Cass Co., Indiana. Certificates of Marriage in file:
Thomas Hollenback and Sarah Ann Camblin got a license to marry on 26 Jul 1851 in Fulton Co., IN and were married on 27 Jul 1851 by Wm. M. Vanmeter, J. P. It is recorded in Marriage Record A, pg 52.

Marriage license given on 24 Aug 1882 to Payton Thompson and Sarah A. Hollenback in Pulaski Co., IN and were married on 24 Aug 1882 by J. P. Barnett, M. G. [The original Marriage certificate for this marriage was in the file.]

Grace B. Washburn of Jasper Co., IN states he has been practicing medicine since 1861, and that he knew Thomas L. Hollenback prior to his enlistment, as deponent boarded in his family part of 1857-58. He states Thomas was in sound bodily health.

He says he examined him and gave him a certificate upon which to extend his sick furlough in August 1865, as he was suffering from intermittent fever and jaundice. He also proscribed for him as required from August 1865 to 1871 or 1872. Said soldier was never well again after his service and not able to work more than half the time.

Sarah A. Thompson applied for a pension for her minor child Solomon M., stating he was born 4 Jul 1862. Her pension for the child was to commence 13 Mar 1878 and end 3 Jul 1878 for the minor. All pension for was to end at her remarriage date of 24 Aug 1882.

[Note: many of these early papers have no date. It appears that Sarah might not have applied for any pension until after she had remarried for pension that would have been due her earlier.]

The Important Dates section of the attorney's cover sheet:
Thomas enlisted 6 Mar 1865, was discharged 20 Sep 1865 and died 13 Mar 1878. The Declaration was filed 27 Aug 1890.

There is a statement from Dr. Israel Smith of Big Indian, Cass Co., IN stating that Thomas died of liver chills and pain in his left side, and sick headaches.

Sarah filed an Affidavit stating that Thomas L. Hollenback d 13 Mar 1878.

Sarah filed an Application on 11 Aug 188? at age 60 as Sarah Thompson of Cass Co., IN. She says Thomas enlisted at Chicago, IL on 6 Mar 1865 as a Corporal in Co. G 156 IL commanded by Thomas S. Seaton and that he died on 11 Mar 1878 at Fulton Co., IN. She says she was Sarah A Camblin and was married to Thomas on 30 Jul 1851 by William Vanmeter. She lists S. M. Hollenback, b July 1862 as being under the age of 16 at Thomas' death.

In Mar 1901 Sarah applied for a Renewal of her Widow's Pension. It shows the death of her second husband as 19 Mar 1888.

Undated Affidvit by Angeline Graves, age 63, of Royal Center, Cass Co., IN states that she was present as female attendant at the birth of Soloman M. Hollenback, son of Thomas L. Hollenback and Sarah, his wife. S. M. Hollenback was b on 4 Jul 1862.

Affidavit of Sep, 1901 by Sarah A. Thompson states she owns no real estate, bonds, stock or investments of any kind. Her only possessions are a small amount of personal property as follows:
Promissory note of $375 bearing 6%; Cow worth $25.00; 50 chickens $15.; household furniture $25.

Her income from above property is about $42.50 year. Her income since July 26, 1901 has been about $5. There is no person legally bound to support her.

She also has an income of about $30. per year from 18 acres of land which formerly belonged to her husband Thomas L. Holensworth. [That's what it says.] She lists her income this year fromthat land, having sold crops, was about $32.00.

Dr. G. M. Thompson of Winamac, IN file an Affidavit stating that Payter Thompson died on 19 Mar 1888 of lagnippe resulting in general congestion and prostration at the day of the attack.

On 18 Sep 1901 an Affidavit was made by John M. Hoover, age 45 of Fulton Co., IN and Isreal Smith, age 72, a resident of Fulton Co., IN. They state they are acquainted with Sarah Thompson and that she owns personal property worth about $50., and that she owns 18 acres of land from which she receives about $30. per year. Her total income is about $60. per year. Also, she is unable to earn support by labor owing to her age and infirmaties.

On 5 Oct 1901 Harmon Hiatt, age 72, of Fulton Co., IN and Louisa M. Scott , age 71, of Pulaski Co., IN filed an Affidavit stating they have known Sarah for 50 years and know that she has not remarried since the death of her husband Paynter Thompson.

The filed a second Affidavit on the same date stating they have lived near neighbors to her for about 40 years and know that she was not divorced from her husband. They also state that she was never married prior to her marriage to Thomas Hollenback.

The Auditor of Pulaski countin stated that he has examined the public records and that Sarah has never owned any real estate nor had any personal property assessed in her name.

On 17 Jan 1902 W. H. Thompson, age 53, filed an Affidavit stating that he knew Paynter Thompson prior to the War of the Rebellion and know that he never served in the Army or Navy os the United States.

On 23 Jan 1902 Harmon Hiatt and John A. Scott file an Affidavit listing her real estate and personal property, which closely matches that listed by Sarah and other deponents.

Letter to the Bureau of Pension on 9 Nov 1914 from Solomon M. Hollenback states his mother died on 7 Sep 1914 after receiving pension check dated in August, but before cashing said check. He states Sarah's only heirs at law are his sister, Josephine J. Torrence and himself. There is no estate. He inquires how to get the pension due until the date of her death to apply to the funeral expenses.

The Pension Commissioner writes on 17 Feb 1915 to Josephine Torrence at Grass Creek, IN stating that the check for August 4, 1914 having been delivered during her lifetime, is an asset of her estate, and the same is payable to the legal representative. It states instructions for payment of the unindorsed check is enclosed, together with a form whereon application may be made in case there is no executor or administrator.


• census: 1880, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. Pg 298D
Hollenback Sarah 45 IN Unknown Unknown
Josephine 19 dau IN Unk Unk
Sully M. 16 son IN Unk Unk
Barnes William H. works on farm IN OH OH

• census: 1900, Van Buren Twp., Pulaski Co., Indiana. Pg 134 A
Thompson Sarah Feb 1832 68 Wd children 7/2 IN OH OH not employed

Children from this marriage were:

+ 246 M    i. Winfield S. HOLLENBACK was born on 29 Oct 1851 in , , Indiana, died on 28 Sep 1852 in , , Indiana, and was buried after 28 Sep 1852 in Lucerne, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 247 M    ii. Luther W. HOLLENBACK was born on 5 Sep 1855 in , , Indiana, died on 23 Sep 1857 in , , Indiana at age 2, and was buried after 23 Sep 1857 in Lucerne, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 248 F    iii. Ann Eliza HOLLENBACK was born on 10 May 1856 in , , Indiana, died on 11 Nov 1857 in , , Indiana at age 1, and was buried after 11 Nov 1857 in , Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 249 F    iv. Mary E. HOLLENBACK was born on 15 Jan 1858 in , , Indiana, died on 27 Jan 1860 in , , Indiana at age 2, and was buried after 27 Jan 1860 in Lucerne, Cass Co., Indiana.

+ 250 F    v. Joletta Josephine HOLLENBACK was born on 30 Aug 1859 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana, died on 4 Sep 1929 in , Fulton Co., Indiana at age 70, and was buried in 1929 in Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Indiana.

+ 251 M    vi. Solomon "Mack" McCain HOLLENBACK was born on 4 Jul 1862 in , Pulaski Co., Indiana, died on 17 Dec 1939 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana at age 77, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton Co., Indiana.


55. George YOUNG (Catharine HOLLENBACK9, Thomas1) was born on 7 Aug 1802 in Harpers Ferry, , Virginia, died on 20 Jan 1875 in , Perry Co., Illinois at age 72, and was buried in DuQuoin, Perry Co., Illinois.

Birth Notes: I do not know where I found it, but I had Morgantown,Monongalia Co., VA. His tombstone says he was born in Harpers Ferry.

I do know he was placed under the guardianship of Frederick Sheetz and grew up in Hampshire Co., Virginia. He became a gunsmith, as was his guardian. Harpers Ferry is much closer to Hampshire County than is Morgantown.

Death Notes: This date came from his probate records.

Burial Notes: IOOF Cemetery

General Notes: Based on the partition suit filed in Licking Co., OH, both George's parents must have died before 1816, as George is listed with a guardian, Frederick Sheetz.

On microfilm at the Library of VA under Surveys: Geo Young 25 Aug 1829

In 1830 both Thomas Nickolson and George Young were on the Hampshire Co., VA census. By 1840 both were gone.

From a current gun collector [2009]
One thing that I discovered on your site was,that George Young was the nephew to William Hollenback SR, being the son of Catherine. This was a wonderful revelation to me and probably some Hampshire County Longrifle Collectors. George Young Rifles are very hard to come by & are considered in the highest regard among collectors. His rifles are pictured in some books. I just wanted to let you know that the "Hollenback Site" has been a wonderful resource in my research.Thanks, and have a wonderful week.

from Gunsmiths of PA, MD & VA 1790-1840 by Bowers
"George Young was a gunsmith in Hampshire County. Nothing is known on his early life. He was married to Elizabeth Nicholson 3/4/1824.

An indenture, 5/1832 shows James Spurling of the town of Romney, Hampshire County, selling to George Young of the same place, house and lot in the town of Romney for $300.00, being lot no. 17.

On 9/4/1832, George Young and wife give a deed of trust to John Kearn, Jr., Daniel Gibson, and Samuel Brady for their property in Romney.

Deed Book 29, page 62 dated 7/11/1833, shows an indenture whereas George Young and Elizabeth, his wife of the town of Romney, County of Hampshire, State of Virginia is endebted to Samuel Brady for $98.46 1/2. Young puts up as security his house and lot in Romney, being lot no. 17. Also the following articles: 1 cow, 2 beds and bedding, 1 bureau, 1 oven, 1 skillet, 2 iron pots, 1 tea kettle, 1 set knives and forks, 1 coffee pot, 1 set gunsmith tools, 2 bee hives, together with all my other property. I have nothing more on this man. Records from Hampshire County are very meagre. There was much that was never recorded and some lost. As this was in a remote section of Virginia, the inhabitants were first concerned with survival, and next, pushing back the wilderness. Most of them were farmers and merchants of some sorts. It is unusual to find good artisans in an out of the way place, the exception being The Romney Road out of Winchester was one of the best routes West to the Ohio River.

Some of these men were exceptional artisans opinion based on the few surviving rifles by them. Frederick and Jacob Sheetz, George W. Glaze, William Britton and George Young were outstanding. Their work shows they were little influrenced by the Frederick and Shenandoah gunsmiths."

West Virginia History Volume XLV 1984 pgs by William Ansel
"Both the Shane and Offutt firearms were usually well-made pieces on the order of and in a class with the Rinehart products, but they were generally not as fancy as the Sheetz rifles or the Jacob Kline, George W. Glaze, and George Young arms."

Gunsmiths of Virginia by Whisker pg 80
George Young (1802 - ) gunsmith. 1830-37, Hampshire County, [West] Virginia. On 4 March 1824 George Young mrried Elizabeth Nicholson. Young was enumerated in the Census of 1830 in Hampshire County. On May 1832 Geroge Young purchased lot 17 in Romney [Hampshire Deed Book 28, p256]. On 15 May 1834 Young bought 192 acres on North River Hampshire County [Deed Book 29 p352]. On 6 June 1834 Young purchased land in Bear Wallow Hollow [Deed Book 29, p343]. On 11 July 1833 Young borrowed money from Samuel Brady, placing, among other items, his gunsmith's tools as security [Deed Book 29 p62].

By 1840 Young had moved to Perry County, Illinois [U.S. Censuses of 1840 and 1850]. A son, George Young, Jr. was a gunsmith in Eureka, Nevada, from 1879 through 1880 [research by Lawrence Shelton; U.S. Census].

Buried in the IOOF Cemetery in the same plot as George Young are these people, who must be family members, relationship unknown:
1 - Young Dora 1872-1874
8 -Young Aaron 1854-1855



Noted events in his life were:

• guardianship: 15 Apr 1815, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. "To the Court of Hampshire

The Subscriber was some eight or ten years ago appointed guardian for her grandson George Young. And now on account of her age and infirmities, wishes to be relinquish the same in favour of Fred'k Sheetz, Esq. to whom she inclines binding the said Boy to learn the Trade of a Gunsmith, he having arrived to the age of nearly thirteen years. It is also the desire of the boy that he should be bound to Mr. Sheetz. Given under my hand this 15th day of Apl 1815.
Signed Margaret [her mark] Hollinback

George Young was born 7th Augt 1802.
Signed Margaret [her mark] Hollinback
In presence of A. King and Zebn Sheetz" [his name is most likely Zebulon Sheetz - lac note]

• Deed: 13 Aug 1825, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Deed dated 13 Aug 1825 between George Young and Elizabeth his wife of Hampshire Co., VA and Isaac Hollenback of the same place for the sum of $300.00 sells...."all their right title and interest whatever in and to several tracts of land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid being the same whereof Thomas Hollenback died seized of one of which tracts is the same whereon the Mother of the said Isaac Hollenback lived previous to her decease and known by the ?? of the old place on both sides of Pattersons Creek; one other known by the Wise tract adjoining the lands of William Armstrong and Alexander King, and the third is that whereon Jacob Leese now lives and owns a part adjoining the old or first mentioned land reference being had to the title papers it will be ascertained that the above mentioned tract adjoins with other and will more fully appear.....
Signed George Young and Elizabeth Young
Attest by Samuel Cockerell and Frederick Sheetz J. P.s on 13 Aug 1825. They also attest to examining Elizabeth who acknowledged she signed willingly.
John B. White on 13 May 1826 ordered the deed recorded.

• census: 1830, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. George Young
Males 20011 Females: 00101
There is a male in the household 15-20 who is too old to be George's son.

• Deed: 13 Nov 1832, , Licking Co., Ohio. Book Q, page 326
On 13 Nov 1832 George Young and Elizabeth his wife of Hampshire Co., VA and William Torrance of the same place for the sum of $200. sells real estate parcel in Licking Co., OH in Range 14 Township 4 Section 3 Lot 4 containing 150 acres being the same land which descended to George Young from his mother Catherine who was the daughter of Thomas Hollenback deceased...
Signed George Young & Elizabeth Young

Witnessed by David Gibson and C. Heirshill, J. P. in Hampshire Co., VA, also acknowledging that Elizabeth was examined separately and signed freely. Foregoing officers acknowledged by John B. White on 13 Nov 1832

Recorded 1 Jan 1833

• census: 1840, , Perry Co., Illinois. from a transcription:
YOUNG?? George 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

• Deed: Jul 1841, , Perry Co., Illinois. In July 1841 George Young of Perry Co., IL bought 160 acres from Federal Lands, he bought another 80 acres in March 1843
E½NE 35/ 5-S 1-W No 3rd PM IL Perry
SWNE 35/ 5-S 1-W No 3rd PM IL Perry
NWSE 35/ 5-S 1-W No 3rd PM IL Perry
E½SE 3/ 6-S 1-W No 3rd PM IL Perry

• court case (civil): 1849, , Perry Co., Illinois. Source: Reports Of Cases Illinois Written: 1849
George Young v. Elam Silkwood.
Appeal from Perry.
1. Verdict \emdash seldom disturbed, if on circumstances. In actions for trespass where the testimony is often and perhaps usually circumstantial, the court will rarely, if ever, disturb a verdict, when there is any thing in the record tending to support the finding of the jury.(l)

This was an action of trespass for shooting a horse, brought by Silkwood against Young, before a justice of the peace, where plaintiff had judgment for $45 00. From this judgment Young appealed to the circuit court. The trial in the circuit court came on before Underwood, judge, and a jury, at the April term, 1849. Verdict and judgment for Silkwood, for the same sum. Motion for new trial was denied, and Young took an appeal to the supreme court.

W. Edwards, for appellant. C. L. Starbuck, for appellee. Trumbull, J. The only question in this case is, whether the circuit court erred in refusing to set aside the verdict of the jury as contrary to evidence.

The action is trespass for shooting a horse, and presents questions peculiarly proper for the consideration of a jury. That the animal was injured is unquestioned, and the only point of dispute is, whether the appellant committed the injury. The fact of his previous threats, that he had a gun, that the horse was seen in his field, and a gun heard in that direction, shortly before the injury was inflicted, and that tracks and blood were afterwards discovered in the field, are circumstances from which the jury may well have inferred that appellant committed the injury.

In a case of this kind, where the testimony is often and perhaps usually circumstantial, the court will rarely, if ever, disturb a verdict, when there is any thing in the record tending to support the finding of the jury. Judgment affirmed.
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Cited \emdash Eason v. Chapman, 21 Ill., 33; Elam v. Badger, 23 Ill., 498. (1) As to when verdict should be set aside, as not sustained by evidence, see Keaggy v. Hite, 12 Ill., 99 and note. Additional Comments: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, from November Term, 1849, to June Term, 1850, Both Inclusive. By Ebenezer Peck. Volume XI. Annotated by Henry Binmore, of the Chicago Bar. CHICAGO: CALLAGHAN & CO. 1886.

• census: 1850, , Perry Co., Illinois. Dist 7, Perry Co., IL Pg 395
Young George 48 Gunsmith VA
Elizabeth 46 VA
Thomas N. 24 Farmer VA
Isaac H. 21 Farmer VA
James P. 18 Farmer VA
George 15 Farmer VA
Catharine 12 PA
Peter 10 IL
Hanson A. 6 IL
William 2 IL

• census: 1860, , Perry Co., Illinois. 1860 Pg 143 Reel M653-218
16 1044 1 YOUNG Geo. 58 M W Gunsmith 14 300 1 000 VA.
17 1044 1 YOUNG Elizabeth 56 F W VA.
18 1044 1 YOUNG Geo. 26 M W Laborer VA.
19 1044 1 YOUNG Peter 19 M W IL.
20 1044 1 YOUNG Hanson A. 18 M W IL.
21 1044 2 WILSON Henry 13 M W Laborer IL.


• Will: 27 Apr 1869, , Perry Co., Illinois. In the name of God Amen. I George Young Senior of the County of Perry and State of Illinois being of sound disposing mind and memory do hereby make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following that is to say:

I give and devise unto my dear wife Elizabeth the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of section 35 in T5S R1W also the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 35 in T5S R1W making 80 acres more or less. I give the above described real estate with everything thereunto belonging to have and to hold the same during her natural lifetime and after her death I give and devise the above described real estate to my son Hanson A. Young to have and to hold the same forever, and if my son Hanson A. Young should die leaving no child then the above described tract of land to go to Thomas N. Young and Isaac H. Young and George Young, Junior to be divided amicable between them in equal shares.

I give and devise unto my son George Young, Junior the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 2 T6S R1W containing 40 acres more or less to have and to hold the same forever.

I give and devise unto James Ana Young, daughter of my son James P. Young, deceased, the sum of 5 dollars to be kept at interest by my executors until she becomes of legal age and then paid over to her. I also direct that if James Ana Young, daughter of James P. Young, deceased lives to become of legal age or is married and has a child, then Thomas N. Young shall pay to her one hundred fifty dollars and Isaac H. Young shall pay to the said James Ana Young one hundred fifty dollars and George Young, Jr. shall pay to the said James Ana Young the sum of one hundred fifty dollars and Hansons A. Young shall pay to the said James Ana Young the sum of one hundred fifty dollars amking six hundred dollars out of her deceased father's interest in my estate.

I give and devise unto Catharine Teel and to her children the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 section 13 in T6S R1W containing 40 acres more or less, and if the said Catharine Teel and her children die leaving no living child or children then the above described tract of land that I give to the said Catharine Teel and her children shall go to my sons Thomas N. Young, Isaac H. Young, George Young, Jr., and Hanson A. Young in equal shares, share and share alike.

I give and devise unto my four sons Thomas N. Young, Isaac H. Young, George Young, Jr. and Hanson A. Young all the following described land to wit: the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 section 2 T6S R1W; NW 1/4 of NE 1/5 section 2 T6S R1W; E 1/2 of SE 1/4 sectionof SE 1/4 section 3 T66N R1W to be divided among them equally share and share alike in fee simple absolutely and desire that my said sons above named will make partition of said lands harmoniously and without litigation.

I give and devise unto my wife Elizabeth Young all of my personal property to be at her control and dispossal so long as she shall live, and after her death whatever remains that it be equally divided among my four sons Thomas N. Young, Isaac H. Young, George Young, Jr. and Hanson A. Young equally share and share alike.

I hereby appoint my sons Thomas N. Young and Hanson A. Young as executors of this my last will and testament whereof and of all the provisions herein above contained. I have hereby set my hand and seal this the 27 day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and sisty-nine [1869].

Signed George Young, Sr.
Witnesses: S. N. Arthur and E. M. Harriss

Will Proved in March Term 1875, Perry Co., Illinois by E. M. Harriss, one of the witnesses to the document.

• census: 1870, , Perry Co., Illinois. T5 R1
Young George Senr 66 Farmer $10,000 $500 VA
Elizabeth 62 VA
Henson 25 Farmer IL
Short Andrew 19 Farmer TN

• Probate: 19 Apr 1875, , Perry Co., Illinois. Letters Testamentary were signed 19 Apr 1875 for the probate of the estate of George Young, Sr., who died at his residence on 20 Jan 1875. Hanson A. Young and Thomas N. Young were named executors. Thomas N. Young declined to serve, leaving Hanson A. Young as sole executor.

Inventory of Real Estate:
E1/2 NW 1/4 Sec 2 T6S R1W 80 acres $800.00
E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec 3 T6S R1W 80 acres $500.00
SE of SW 1/4 Sec 13 T6S R1W 40 acres $200
W 1/ SE 1/4 Sec 35 T5S R1W 80 acres $1600.

I found no further inventory nor a final report in the folder containing the will and probate papers.


George married Elizabeth NICHOLSON, daughter of Thomas NICKOLSON and Unknown, on 10 Mar 1824 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.77 Elizabeth was born on 25 Aug 1805 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 15 Mar 1888 in , , California at age 82, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.

Marriage Notes: I found this marriage in a book of early Virginia marriages. The county where they married wasn't listed.

Burial Notes: Santa Ana Cemetery

"Sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth Young born Aug 25, 1805 in Hampshire Co., VA died Mar 15, 1888"

Find A Grave Memorial# 10286717
Photo of stone at site

Noted events in her life were:

• Deed: 16 Aug 1876, , Perry Co., Illinois. Elizabeth Young sold to Samuel N. Arthur for $600. NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 2 T6S R1W about 37.5 acres more or less

• census: 1880, Paradise Twp., Perry Co., Illinois. 1880 Paradise Twp, Perry Co., IL
Young Elizabeth 74 WD VA VA VA
Teel Chas. A. 15 G-son Farmer IL TN TN
Teel Minnie A. 8 G-dau IL TN TN

Children from this marriage were:

+ 252 M    i. Thomas N. YOUNG was born on 25 Dec 1826 in , , Virginia, died on 25 May 1897 in , , California at age 70, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.

+ 253 M    ii. Isaaac H. YOUNG was born on 27 Sep 1829 in Harpers Ferry, , Virginia, died on 14 Feb 1902 in , , California at age 72, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.

+ 254 M    iii. James P. YOUNG was born about 1833 in , , Virginia, died on 8 Nov 1866 in , Perry Co., Illinois about age 33, and was buried in DuQuoin, Perry Co., Illinois.

+ 255 M    iv. George YOUNG, Jr. was born in Jun 1835 in , , Virginia, died on 24 Jun 1911 in , , California at age 76, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.

+ 256 F    v. Catherine YOUNG was born in 1837 in , , Pennsylvania, died on 11 Sep 1874 in , Perry Co., Illinois at age 37, and was buried in , Perry Co., Illinois.

+ 257 M    vi. Peter YOUNG was born about 1840 in , , Illinois, died on 27 Feb 1863 in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee78 about age 23, and was buried in DuQuoin, Perry Co., Illinois.

+ 258 M    vii. Hanson A. YOUNG was born on 24 Feb 1843 in , Perry Co., Illinois, died on 4 Oct 1935 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California79 at age 92, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.

+ 259 M    viii. William YOUNG was born on 7 Mar 1848 in , Perry Co., Illinois, died on 30 Aug 1855 in , Perry Co., Illinois at age 7, and was buried in DuQuoin, Perry Co., Illinois.


56. Caroline Hollenback BENTLEY (Elizabeth HOLLENBACK10, Thomas1) was born on 14 Sep 1813 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., Virginia, died on 15 Feb 1890 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 76, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

Burial Notes: Green Lawn Cemetery
Burial record: Elliott, Caroline H 09/14/1813 02/15/1890 [father] Bentley, John B
Caroline "Lida" Holmes was the owner of the lot in Green Lawn Cemetery. Caroline's burial record lists her mother's name as E. Ann and lists her place of birth as Morfield [sic], VA.


Find A Grave Memorial# 11156909
Birth: 1813 Death: 1890
Inactive memorial owner

General Notes: I cannot locate Alexander & Caroline in the 1840 census.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Bloomfield, Lagrange Co., Indiana. Pg 52
Holmes Alexr 39 Innkeeper OH
Caroline H. 37 VA
Covey W. 15 Innkeeper OH
William B. 10 OH
Howard L. 5 IN
Edward M. 2 IN

• census: 1860, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Ward 1
Elliott Hiram 52 Switchman $ 0 $150 NY
Caroline H. 47 VA
[several Elliott children that do not belong to Caroline]
Caroline Holmes 9 IN

• census: 1870, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Ward 3 -
Living in HH of Lettia V. Desselam 44 Matson Women's Home England
Elliott Caroline 58 Housekeeper VA

• census: 1880, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Living at 280 East Rich Street
Elliot Caroline 74 Widowed Keeps House VA VA VA
Holmes Edward 32 son Laborer OH OH VA

Caroline married Alexander HOLMES, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 18 Dec 1831 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.80 Alexander was born about 1811 in , , Ohio, died on 30 Mar 1852 in , LaGrange Co., Indiana about age 41, and was buried in Howe, Lagrange Co., Indiana.

Marriage Notes: Also from a newspaper abstract at the Circleville, OH genealogy library:
Alexander Holmes married Caroline Hollenback, daughter of the late John Bentley, Circleville, by W. B. Thrall on 18 December 1831.

Death Notes: This death date came from an online tree. I have not been able to verify the information.

Burial Notes: Riverside Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 82278119
Birth: unknown Death: Mar. 30, 1852

General Notes: This death date came from an online tree. I have not been able to verify the information.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 260 M    i. Covey/Corey W. HOLMES was born on 2 Sep 1834 in , Marion Co., Ohio, died on 2 Jul 1875 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 40, and was buried on 3 Jul 1875 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

+ 261 M    ii. William B. HOLMES was born on 25 Jul 1840 in , , Ohio, died on 3 Dec 1918 in , Franklin Co., Ohio81 at age 78, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

+ 262 M    iii. Lewis Howard HOLMES was born about 1845 in , , Indiana, died in 1851 in , , Indiana about age 6, and was buried in Howe, Lagrange Co., Indiana.

+ 263 M    iv. Edward Marsh HOLMES was born on 2 Oct 1847 in , LaGrange Co., Indiana, died on 12 Aug 1894 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 46, and was buried on 14 Aug 1894 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

+ 264 F    v. Caroline Eliza "Lida" HOLMES was born on 19 Feb 1851 in , , Indiana, died on 1 Mar 1906 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 55, and was buried on 4 Mar 1906 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

Caroline next married Hiram ELLIOTT on 2 Dec 1857 in , Franklin Co., Ohio.82 Hiram was born on 11 Apr 1809 in , , New York, died on 1 Feb 1865 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 55, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

Burial Notes: Green Lawn Cemetery Elliott, Hiram birth date blank d 02/01/1865

Find A Grave Memorial# 61848411
Birth: Apr. 11, 1809 New York, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1865 - Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Son of Asa and Elizabeth (Williams) Elliott.
Hiram was married to Louisa Rodiman in Norwalk, Ohio on March 30, 1835.
They were parents of four daughters and four sons.

57. Elizabeth Ann BENTLEY (Elizabeth HOLLENBACK10, Thomas1) was born about 1815 in , , Virginia and died on 28 May 1879 in Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio34 about age 64.

Death Notes: The record does not list her spouse or parents. It gives her age as 60, married, housewife

General Notes: Elizabeth was most likely born in Moorfield, Hardy Co., VA. I found a burial record for her sister Caroline, also born in Virginia. It lists Moorfield as her place of birth.

The Bible owned by John H. Pontius that listed the births of the children of Daniel D. and Elizabeth Bentley Pontius was published in 1834. It must have been the Bible of Daniel and Elizabeth. The stenographer made a sworn affidavit stating that the entries appeared to have been written on or about the dates of the births.

Anna and Eva were not in the list of children's births.

Both Elizabeth and her daughter Fannie died in Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH in 1879. I did not find either of their burials in the available online records.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Circle Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Ancestry image 31
Listed on the same page as Elizabeth Bentley
Daniel D. Pontious
Males 10001
Females 00001

• census: 1850, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 183
Pontious Daniel D. 39 cabinet maker $800 PA
Elizabeth 35 VA
Charles ?? 11 OH [middle initials looked like HB]
Amanda 7 OH
John H. 5 OH
Lyman C. 3/12

• census: 1860, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Pg 76
Pontious Daniel D. 48 Cabinet Maker PA
Emily A. 46 VA
Charles H. 21 Painter OH
Amanda E. 17 Seamstress OH
John H. 14 OH
Roaltha? female 7 OH
Fanny 2 OH

• census: 1870, Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio.
Pontious Daniel 62 House painter PA
Elizabeth 58 VA
Charles 32 house painter OH
Amanda 28 OH
Rosa 17 OH
Fannie 12 OH
Anna 7 OH
Eva 3 OH

Elizabeth married Daniel D. PONTIUS,80 son of Adam PONTIUS and Unknown, on 18 Apr 1837 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.83 Daniel was born on 22 Apr 1809 in , , Pennsylvania and died on 24 Nov 1885 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio34 at age 76.

Birth Notes: There are 2 death records for Daniel D. Pontius, and his date or place of birth don't match. I've used his date of birth that is a complete date. I've used PA as his place of birth because that's what he always listed on the census.

Death Notes: Daniel Pontius d 24 Nov 1885 in Columbus, OH; b 1814 PA; Cabinet Maker, Widowed

Daniel D. Pontius OH Death Record:
birth: 22 Apr 1809 Delaware Co., Ohio
death: 25 Nov 1885 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
burial: 27 Nov 1885 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio [in the back flower garden!]
raceWhite marital statusWidowed
father's nameAdam
mother's nameMary
gs film number2026908 reference idCN40


I looked for a burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, but did not find one.

General Notes: from the Pickaway Quarterly Fall 2011


I could not find Daniel nor any of his children except Rose Altha and the child Eva in the 1880 census. Since Elizabeth and Fannie died in Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH, in 1879, I went through the 2 districts for Bellefontaine page by page, also Belle Center. I also went through the district where I found Rose Altha & Eva page by page.

OH Death Records have 2 for Daniel D. Pontius:
b 22 Apr 1809 at Delaware Co., OH
d 25 Nov 1885 Columbus
Father: Adam - Mother: Mary
buried Columbus

The one I used:
b 1814 PA [which he always used on the census]
d 24 Nov 1885 Columbus
Cabinet Maker [his occupation in 1850]
Widowed

Noted events in his life were:

• directory listing: 1877, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Daniel and John H. Pontius were listed in the Columbus City Directory living at 79 W. Chestnut.

• directory listing: 1880, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. 1880 Columbus City Directory
Pontius Daniel cabinet maker res 108 W. Maple
Pontius H.M. news boy, bds 108 W. Maple
Pontius John engineer P C & StL RR res 108 W Maple
Although Daniel and John H. Pontius do not appear on the 1880 census, this directory listing shows them in Columbus, OH.

• directory listing: 1882-1884, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. 1882 Daniel & John were listed at 108 W. Maple

Columbus City Directory
Pontius Daniel D. res 108 W Maple
Pontius John H foreman res 108 W Maple
Pontius Eva res 23 W. Livingston

Children from this marriage were:

+ 265 M    i. Charles H. B. PONTIUS was born on 6 Jul 1838 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 266 F    ii. Amanda Elizabeth PONTIUS was born on 6 Jul 1842 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 5 Nov 1915 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio84 at age 73, and was buried after 5 Nov 1915 in Lenexa, Johnson Co., Kansas.

+ 267 M    iii. John H. PONTIUS was born on 25 Jul 1845 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 24 Dec 1926 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio85 at age 81, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

+ 268 M    iv. Lyman C. PONTIUS was born on 5 Apr 1849 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio and died before 1860.

+ 269 F    v. Rosa Altha PONTIUS was born on 17 Jun 1854 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 24 Aug 1932 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio84 at age 78, and was buried after 24 Aug 1932 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

+ 270 F    vi. Fannie PONTIUS was born on 23 Jan 1858 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio and died on 30 Nov 1879 in Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio34 at age 21.

58. Margaret Davis BENTLEY (Elizabeth HOLLENBACK10, Thomas1) was born about 1818 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 26 Feb 1899 in , Cook Co., Illinois35 about age 81, and was buried in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

Death Notes: HOWARD, MARGARET D 1899-02-26 CHICAGO 81 YR U 00007581 COOK

Burial Notes: Oakwood Cemetery

General Notes: I did not find Margaret on the 1900 census.

In 1900 Margaret's daughter Caroline Lutz is living at the same address that Margaret listed when she bought the cemetery lot in Circleville, 4227 Champlain Ave., Chicago.

This is likely Margaret's IL death record:
HOWARD, MARGARET D 1899-02-26 CHICAGO 81 YR U 00007581 COOK

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 180
Howard Henry 36 Sheriff 600 OH
Margaret 32 OH
Caroline 4 OH
James 3 OH
Hardy Smith B. 17 Laborer OH
Hollandback Emily 17 OH

• census: 1860, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg. 151
Howard Margaret 42 $0 $1100. OH
Carry A. 14 OH
James N. 13 OH
Marcus 10 OH
Collins Anna H. 25 Gr??n S. Teacher PA

• census: 1870, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. 5th Ward pg 287
Lutz Nelson L. 30 Bookkeeper $3000 $500 OH
Carrie H. 23 OH
Howard Margaret 52 OH
James H. 22 RR Brakeman OH
Marcus B. 20 RR Brakeman OH

• census: 1880, Hyde Park Twp., Cook Co., Illinois. Pg 21 B
Lutz Nelson L. 41 Bookkeeper OH PA PA
Carrie N. wife 34 OH OH OH
Florence F. 9 dau IL OH OH
Howard Margaret 62 m-i-l OH KY VA

Margaret married Henry H. HOWARD, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 22 Dec 1844 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.86 Henry was born on 17 May 1814 in , , Ohio, died on 30 Jul 1850 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 36, and was buried after 30 Jul 1850 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Death Notes: Photo of tombstone in my file

Burial Notes: Forest Cemetery, Circleville, OH


Children from this marriage were:

+ 271 F    i. Caroline A. "Carrie" HOWARD was born on 4 Dec 1845 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 21 Feb 1930 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois at age 84, and was buried in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

+ 272 M    ii. James H. HOWARD was born about 1847 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 273 M    iii. George M. HOWARD was born Cal 19 Nov 1848 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 28 Dec 1849 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio about age 1, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 274 M    iv. Marcus B. HOWARD was born about 1850 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

59. Lydia Ann BENTLEY (Elizabeth HOLLENBACK10, Thomas1) was born on 12 Aug 1820 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 18 Dec 1907 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 87, and was buried on 21 Dec 1907 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Death Notes: Unknown newspaper:
Death notice 18 Dec 1907:
Mrs. Lydia Hartz died at the home of her son-in-law, Charles W. Olds, on East Franklin street, Wednesday night. She was 87 years of age, the widow of Charles Hartz.

Mrs. Lydia A. Hartz, who died suddenly at the home of her son-in-law, Charles W. Olds, on East Franklin street, ten minutes before 12 o'clock Wednesday night of last week, had been confined to her room the past two years but was in her usual fair condition of health to within a few moments of her death.

Mrs. Hartz was in her 88th year. She was born in Circleville August 12, 1820, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Bentley, who came here from Virginia in the early days of the town, and her long life was passed here. On the 26 of March, 1840, she was married to Charles Hartz, who died in 1855, her widowhood extending over fifty-two years. Of the children born to her, three are living, George Hartz, of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Amanda McCune, of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Emma Olds, wife of Charles W. Olds of the city. One daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Strayer, wife of Samuel H. Strayer, of Columbus, died a few years since, and a son Edward some years previously. Mrs. Hartz is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emily Robbins, widow of Henry N. Robbins, formerly of Circleville, who is 85 years old and resides at the home of her son, J. B. Robbins in Chicago.

The funeral services were held Saturday, 21st, at 2 o'clock p.m. conducted by Rev. Dr. D. S. Tappan. Burial in Forest cemetery.

Burial Notes: Forest Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 65474752

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 2
Hartz Charles 35 carpenter $1000 PA
Lydia 29 OH
Mary 8 OH
Catherine S. 5 OH
George D. 3 OH
Edwin 1 OH
Morris James 40 carpenter OH
Ruth Sarah 18 OH

• census: 1870, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 286
Hatz Lydia 50 OH
Amanda 23 Serving OH
Edward 17 Laborer OH
Emma 16 at home OH attends school

• census: 1880, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 591A
Hartz Liddie 60 OH VA VA
Amanda 34 dau at home OH PA OH

• census: 1900, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 32 A living at 233 E. Franklin Street
Olds W. Charles Apr 1850 50 m26yrs OH VT OH Salesman & Accountant
?. Emma Aug 1853 46 children 3/3 OH PA OH
Nellie dau Mar 1875 25 OH OH OH Music teacher/vocal
N. Carrie dau Feb 1878 22 OH OH OH Milliner/trimmer
Hartz Lydia m-i-l Aug 1820 Wd children 6/4 OH blank VA

Lydia married Charles A. HARTZ on 9 Apr 1840 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.87 Charles was born about 1815 in , , Pennsylvania and died in 1855 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio about age 40.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 275 F    i. Mary Etta HARTZ was born in Sep 1842 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 16 Apr 1904 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 61, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 276 F    ii. Catharine Amanda HARTZ was born on 26 Mar 1844 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 21 Jan 1932 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio34 at age 87, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 277 M    iii. George D. HARTZ was born on 3 Nov 1846 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 20 Feb 1924 in , Miami Co., Kansas88 at age 77, and was buried after 20 Feb 1924 in Paola, Miami Co., Kansas.

+ 278 M    iv. Edward HARTZ was born on 28 Jun 1849 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 16 Apr 1884 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 34, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 279 F    v. Emma Stem HARTZ was born in Aug 1853 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 16 Dec 1928 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio34 at age 75, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

60. Emily Williams BENTLEY (Elizabeth HOLLENBACK10, Thomas1) was born on 23 Dec 1822 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 27 Oct 1909 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois at age 86, and was buried on 29 Oct 1909 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Death Notes: Unknown newspaper:
Mrs. Emma B. Robbins Passes Away at Home of Son in Chicago

Mrs. Emma B. Robbins died Wednesday evening, October 27, at 5 o'clock at the home of her son, J. R. Robbins, 6338 Harvard avenue, Chicago, Ill., at the age of 87 years.

She is the last of her family, a sister, Mrs. Hartz, having died in this city about two years ago.

Deceased was born in the county December 23, 1822, and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Bentley. She married John Henry Robbins and lived at Darbyville for a number of years. They celebrated their golden wedding in this city at the home of their son. Mr. Robbins died 10 years ago and his widow went to Chicago with her son and had lived there ever since. She joined the Methodist church when she was eight years of age and was a lifelong member. One son, J. B. Robbins survives.

The remains were brought to this city for burial Friday morning and the funeral services were held at the grave in Forest cemetery as [missing]. Rev. D. H. Jemison.

IL Death & Stillbirth Records:
Name: Emily W. Robbins Titles and Terms:
Event Date: 27 Oct 1909
Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Female Race (Original): white Race: White
Age (Formatted): 87y 8m Birth Year (Estimated): 1822
Birthplace: Circleville, O.
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Burial Place: Circleville, Ohio Burial Date: 28 Oct 1909
GS Film number: 1239841 Digital Folder Number: 4004691 Image Number: 1514 Reference ID: cn 25610


Burial Notes: Forest Cemetery

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 179
Bentley Elizabeth 66 $800 VA
Robbins Henry H. 27 blacksmith OH
Emily 26 OH
Hollandback Caroline 19 OH

• census: 1860, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 183
Robbins Henry N? 37 Master blacksmith 1500 200 OH
Emily W. 36 OH
John B. 9 OH
Reed Joseph 17 smith apprentice OH
Bentley Elizabeth 77 VA

• census: 1870, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 288
Robbins Henry N. 47 Butcher 5000 OH
Emily W. 46 OH
John B. 20 Clerk/Dry goods OH
Holms Eliza 24 housemaid OH
Bentley Elizabeth 88 at home VA

• census: 1880, Darbyville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 408B
Robbins Henry N. 57 Blacksmith OH NY VA
Emily W. 57 wife keeping house OH [blank] VA
With a new family number, but in the same house:
Darnsife David 64 cabinetmaker PA France France
Walker Anna 35 dau 35 MD PA MD
and 4 of Anna's children

• census: 1900, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 64 A Living at 123 N. Scioto Street
Robbins John Sep 1851 48 m21yrs OH OH OH Comercial? Traveler
Martha wife Aug 1857 42 children 2/1 OH England OH
Mary H. dau Jul 1892 8 OH OH OH
Emaly W. mother Dec 1821 78 Wd OH Unknown VA
Hill Lizzie A. Domestic Oct 1857 42 Sgl OH KY OH Housekeeper

Emily married Henry Neville ROBBINS on 22 Jan 1846 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio. Henry was born about 1823 in Hamden, Vinton Co., Ohio, died in 1899 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio about age 76, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Marriage Notes: OH Marriage Records:
Name: Henry N. Robbins
Spouse's Name: Emily Bentley
Event Date: 22 Jan 1846
Event Place: Pickaway,Ohio
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51316-2 System Origin: Ohio-ODM GS Film number: 0288394 V. 4-5

Burial Notes: Forest Cemetery


The child from this marriage was:

+ 280 M    i. John Bentley ROBBINS was born on 16 Sep 1850 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 19 May 1934 in Washington Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio34 at age 83, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

61. Daughter HOLLENBACK (George11, Thomas1) was born from 1813 to 1820 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.

62. Male HOLLENBACK (George11, Thomas1) was born about 1813 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio and died before 1830.

Death Notes: No male in this age group shows up on the 1830 census.

63. George HOLLENBACK, Jr. (George11, Thomas1) was born in 1814 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio and died on 8 Feb 1892 in Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., Michigan38 at age 78.

General Notes: Buried in the East Sebewa Cemetery, Ionia County, MI:
1. ROSA - b unknown - Death 20 Jan 1873 - daughter of G. and R. J. Hollenback - 27days

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio. George Jr. 20001 00001 George 20-30 b1810-1820

• Deed: 16 Feb 1848, , Hancock Co., Ohio. George Hollenback and Elizabeth Hollenback his wife of Hancock Co., OH for the sum of $30.00 sell to Keley Stott of the same place the premises situate in Hancock Co., OH described as the North half of inlot 39 in the town of Van Buren in said county as will appear on the plat of said town. Signed on 16 Feb 1848 George Hollenback and Elizabeth Hollenback, her mark.

John Kelly, J. P. states that both signed willingly and Elizabeth interviewed separately is satisfied.
Recorded 10 Aug 1848 by Paul Sours? Recorder by E. Barnd Dept.

• census: 1850, Liberty Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 397
Hollenback George 36 farmer 1500 OH
Elizabeth 35 OH
Isaac 11 OH
John 10 OH
George 7 OH
Jacob 6 OH
Daniel 4 OH
Nancy 1 OH

• census: 1860, Union Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 150
Hollenback George 46 farmer 600 350 OH
Fanny 35 OH
Isaac 21 day laborer OH
John 18 day laborer OH
Jacob 17 day laborer OH
Daniel 15 day laborer OH
Nancy 13 OH
Westley 10 OH
Whaley Cyrus 14 OH
Marian female 10 OH
Mahaley 9 OH
David 5 OH
Jeffers Martha 68 PA
I believe that the 3 Whaley children were Frances/Fanny's from her first marriage.

• census: 1870, Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., Michigan. Pg 690
Hollenbeck Geo 57 farmer 1000 270 OH
Ruth J. 39 NY
Westley 19 OH
Sarah 6 OH
Smith Oliver 13 OH
Nancy B. 11 OH
Abraham 10 OH
Lafayette 7 OH
All children, including Westley, attended school.
Also see his daughter Nancy's census data

• census: 1880, Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., Michigan. On the 1880 census I find in Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., MI on pg 338 this household:
Holenback George 67 farmer OH PA PA [troubling]
Ruth J. wife 37 NY NY NY
George L. son 13 OH OH NY
Viola J. dau 11 MI OH NY
Wallace R. son 5 MI OH MY

[Sarah, age 6, in 1870 does not appear. She could be married.George L. age 13 was not on 1870. Is he a grandson?There's an age difference, but he could be the Lafayette Smith of 1870, age 7]

• military pension: Co G 21 Reg't OH Infantry on Daniel's service, 18 Apr 1890, Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., Michigan. George Hollenback, 77, made application for a pension based on his son Daniel's service. He stated that Daniel enrolled about 20 Dec 1862 in Co. G 21st OH commanded by James Nebeland and died in service. He says he was partially dependent on Daniel for support.

He stated he married the mother of Daniel at Logan Co., OH on 31 Dec 1835, and his son was born at Hancock Co., OH on 12 Jun 1846, and the mother of said son died in Hancock Co., OH on 18 Nov 1856. His son was unmarried at the date of his death and left no widow, child, or children.
Lafayette B. Smith was the witness for his signature.

On 29 Apr 1890 George Hollenback of Danby, Ionia Co., MI. stated that when Daniel enlisted his residence was Liberty Twp., Hancock Co., OH; postal address was Findley. He moved from there to Sebewa, Ionia Co., MI about the middle of October 1869. At that time the members of his family were one son, own brother to Daniel, whose name was John W. Hollenback, aged about 5 years, and my second wife who was a widow when I married her with four small children: Cyrus Whaley, Marion Whaley, Mahala Whaley, David Whaley; their ages I cannot remember.

Sarah Ann Hollenback, my child by the second wife was about 1 yr. old when Daniel enlisted. There has been no one bound to support me since the boy's death; step-son Cyrus Whaley enlisted at the same time. I have not sold or owned any real estate. I have no letters written by or for the soldier.

On 29 April 1890, Riley N. Wilson, age 38, make an affidavit stating he is the supervisor of the township of Sebewa, and keeper of the assessment records of said township. He gives a long list of property assessments for George Hollenback from 1869-1889. Property value begins at $150., increases to $900 by 1882 and down to $600 in 1889. It is an 18 acre plot of improved land.

On 29 Apr 1890 George Hollenback makes a sworn statement saying the real estate shown assessed to him belongs to his wife, Mrs. Ruth J. Hollenback; said real estate does not and never did belong to him. He has never owned any real estate.

30 Apr 1890 Catharine Green, age 63 filed an affidavit stating she has known the family of George Hollenback for many years, was well acquainted with Mrs. Hollenback mother of Daniel before her marriage to the applicant, was present at her marriage to George, or rather at their infair on the day after their wedding. The infair which she attended was January 1, 1836. She was well acquainted with the family and knew that said mother Elizabeth Hollenback died in Hancock Co., OH on Nov. 18, 1856 [sic], was present at her bedside when she died, and attended her funeral.

In 1846 about the 12 June of that year my mother who is now deceased was at the home of George & Elizabeth Hollenback in Hancock Co., OH when their son Daniel was born; heard her mother speak of the birth of Daniel, and the affiant was at the Hollenback home in a few days thereafter and saw said son.
She listed her address as 500 Findlay St., Findlay, OH, and signed her name.

On 30 April 1890 Margaret Hollenback, age 67 of Findlay, Hancock Co., OH, age 67 filed an Affidavit. She states that George is her brother, hence has known him & his family from childhood, and knows that Daniel was a son of the applicant. She knows that Elizabeth is dead. She attended the Infair of said George Hollenback & Elizabeth on 1 Jan 1836.
Margaret signed with a mark, witnessed by C. Green and C.A. Stockton.

A record from the War Department shows that Daniel was a member of Co. G 21st OH Vols. He enrolled Dec 30, 1863 and died May 31, 1864 at New Albany, IN of typhis fever. He was a private. Medical records show him treated for diarrhea in April 1864 and for rheumatism in May 1864. He was ill with typhus fever from May 13 until his death on May 31.

On 3 April 1891 Charles Deatsman, 60, and Elizabeth Deatsman, 58, file an affidavit. They state they have known George for 31 years; were neighbors in Hancock Co., OH, and also knew his son Daniel. Daniel worked with his father at odd jobs and on land they rented or worked on shares. In 1862 claimant lived in Liberty, Hancock County; he remained there until 1869 when he moved to Sebewa. He owned no real estate or personal property. He married a widow in 1865 who had sufficient means to purchase and did purchase in Sebewa forty acres of very poor broken stoney land worth not to exceed $300. Their personal property was the plainest and cheapest kind, and who nobody could get along without. His income in the 1860s was never over $100 a year, if that much. When Daniel enlisted, his only help was gone, and he had a large family of children to support. We have also been his neighbors in Sebewa and we know he has had a hard time with rheumatism and lameness of shoulder and often worked when he was not able.
Signed Charles Deatsman and Elisabeth Deatsman.

On 12 August 1891 Catharine Green, 64, of Findlay, Hancock Ohio and Margaret Hollenback 68 of same filed an affidavit saying they knew Daniel before his enlistment and personally know that he was sound before his death. He left no widow, child or children. He was a single boy when he died.
Catharine Green signed; Margaret signed with her mark. Witnesses were O. A. Ball and Andrew Cramer.

A. J. Smith states he examined the tax duplicate of the return made by assessor's of Portage Township, Hancock Co., OH, and found the following for George Hollenback. For the years from 1862 through 1867, there are dollar amount shown, increasing each year beginning at $162. and ending with $390. He states there was no tax listed for the 1868.

On 4 Nov 1891 John Baked, age 27, Findlay, OH makes an Affidavit stating he is the recorder of deeds in and for Hancock Co., OH. He has carefully examined the records pertaining to deeds and transfers in said county and fails to find any sale or transfer of real estate made by the claimant, George Hollenback between the years 1863 & 1868.

On 16 Nov 1891 George Hollenback, age 78, of Sebewa, MI filed an Affidavit stating
1. he has made affidavit as to his place of residence and as to the members of my family in 1862;
2. I further declare that the real estate which has been assessed to me from 1869-1889 belongs to my second wife;
3. I cannot procure the testimony of any physician who treated me in 1864 and offer the testimony of Lafayette Miller, Catherine Green & Sam Bigham; also the testimony of Chas. & Elizabeth Deatsman to show I was nearly 50 years old when the boy enlisted.
4. I cannot procure the testimony of any witness of my marriage to the mother of said soldier and offer testimony of Margaret Hollenback & Catherine Green who were present at the infair after the ceremony. I refer to the testimony of said Catherine Green & Margaret Hollenback as to the fact that the said soldier was my son and for proof of the death of my first wife. I cannot get any record as to the birth of my son and no proof of nurse or doctor as they are dead.
5. I have provided testimony about the property assessed to me and about my income. I have also provided testimony that my son aided me in every possible way prior to his enlistment. After so many years I have no letters from the soldier, and declare that no person has been bound to support me since he died.
It is signed George Hollenback.

On 28 Jun 1892 Otto D. Sholtis, age 30 of Sebewa, MI filed an Affidavid stating he'd known George Hollenback for 10 years, and know that he died 8 Feb 1890 and left a widow and one minor child which must be about or over 16 years of age. I know his age based only on his appearance. I know that Mr. Hollenback was poor & dependent on his wife who has nothing except 40 acres of land upon which she lives worth about $600.00. It is very rough land and there is a mortgage of $400.00. They have no personal property worth mentioning. I have been all over the farm & know all about their property.

The file contained a Certified Copy of the marriage of George Hollenback to Ruth J. Smith. They secured a license on 25 Jan 1867 by A. W. Frederick, probate judge, in Hancock Co., OH and that a return was made stating they were married on 17 Jan 1867 by John Edgington, J. P.

On 27 Jul 1892 George W. Snyder, age 47, of Sebewa, MI filed an Affidavit, stating that he is a practicing physician. He attended George Hollenback during his last sickness and I know he died at his home in Sebewa on 8 Feb 1892. He was the husband of Mrs. Ruth J. Hollenback.

On 28 Jul 1892 Ruth J. Hollenback of Sebewa, age 59, filed an Affidavit stating she was the wife of George Hollenback who applied for a pension as father of Daniel. I attach proof of his death and proof of our marriage and ask the pension which is due the father of soldier Daniel. There are no children of the said father, my husband, under the age of 16.
Signed Ruth J. Hollenback

There was no Certificate number for this file, thus I assume that the pension was never granted.

George married Elizabeth GREEN 37 on 31 Dec 1835 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio.89 Elizabeth was born Cal 10 Feb 1814 in , , Ohio, died on 1 Dec 1856 in , Hancock Co., Ohio14 about age 42, and was buried after 1 Dec 1856 in Liberty Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio.

Marriage Notes: They were married by Rev. Spurgeon. A notation states Elizabeth Green was from Hoken [sic] County. [I believe it was Logan Co.]

The date obtained originally listed this marriage in Fairfield Co., OH. The LDS online data now shows this book from Hocking Co. I wonder if it was recorded twice, once in each county. In testimony given asking for a military pension based on their son Daniel's service, George stated they were married in Logan Co.

Death Notes: HOLLENBACH ELIZABETH 1 DEC 1856 Liberty - Aurand
from the Hancock Co., OH Public Library listings
Last Name: HOLLENBACK First Name: ELIZABETH Spouse First Name: GEORGE Age at Time of Death: 43 State of Death: OH Month of Death: 12 Day of Death: 1 Year of Death: 1856
Hancock Courier, Dec 13, 1856 Page 3, Column 2


Burial Notes: HOLLENBACH ELIZABETH 1 DEC 1856 Not in paper. 0 Liberty - Aurand
Buried in Aurand cemetery, stone inscribed wife of George, Aged 42y 9m 21d

General Notes: Her marriage record notes she was from Hoken [sic] County. [probably Hocking County]


Children from this marriage were:

+ 281 M    i. Isaac N. HOLLENBACK was born about 1839 in , , Ohio, died on 16 Jun 1863 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee about age 24, and was buried after 16 Jun 1863 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.

+ 282 M    ii. John HOLLENBACK was born about 1840 in , , Ohio and died before Dec 1862.

+ 283 M    iii. George HOLLENBACK was born Cal 18 Dec 1841 in , , Ohio, died on 31 May 1859 in , Hancock Co., Ohio about age 17, and was buried in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

+ 284 M    iv. Jacob HOLLENBACK was born about 1844 in , , Ohio.

+ 285 M    v. Daniel HOLLENBACK was born on 12 Jun 1846 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 31 May 1864 in New Albany, Floyd Co., Indiana90 at age 17, and was buried after 31 May 1864 in New Albany, Floyd Co., Indiana.

+ 286 F    vi. Nancy HOLLENBACK was born on 27 Aug 1848 in , , Ohio, died on 8 Mar 1871 in , Ionia Co., Michigan at age 22, and was buried after 8 Mar 1871 in , Ionia Co., Michigan.

+ 287 M    vii. John Westley HOLLENBACK was born in Mar 1851 in , Hancock Co., Ohio and died on 1 Nov 1913 in , Hennepin Co., Minnesota91 at age 62.

+ 288 F    viii. Lydia HOLLENBACK was born Cal 25 May 1854 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 24 May 1857 in , Hancock Co., Ohio about age 2, and was buried in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

George next married Fanny JEFFERS on 29 Nov 1859 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.37 Fanny was born about 1825 in , , Ohio and died before 1865 in , , Ohio.

Marriage Notes: They were married by George Downing, J. P. on 29 Nov 1859, recorded 11 Apr 1860.

General Notes:


The child from this marriage was:

+ 289 F    i. Sarah Ann HOLLENBACK was born in Aug 1862 in , Hancock Co., Ohio and died after 1930.

George next married Ruth Jane DAVID on 27 Jan 1867 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.48 Ruth was born on 10 Dec 1832 in , , New York and died on 16 Oct 1904 in , Ionia Co., Michigan at age 71.

Marriage Notes: George Hollenback m Ruth J. Smith. Based on the census Smith was a married name for Ruth, not her maiden name. Her third marriage verifies this.

They were married by John Edgington, J. P.


General Notes: Ruth Jane married Irvin Baird in 1895 according to the One World Tree, researcher unknown. That researcher had traced downline for the Smith children that appeared with George & Ruth J. on the 1870 census. She married George Hollenback as Ruth J. Smith.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 290 M    i. George Sylvester HOLLENBACK was born on 30 Nov 1867 in , Hancock Co., Ohio92 and died in Nov 1932 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California at age 65.

+ 291 F    ii. Viola J. HOLLENBACK was born on 6 Jan 1869 in , Ionia Co., Michigan, died on 16 Feb 1952 in Haskins, Wood Co., Ohio42 at age 83, and was buried after 16 Feb 1952 in Bowling Green, Wood Co., Ohio.

+ 292 F    iii. Rose May HOLLENBACK was born on 24 Dec 1872 in Belding, Ionia Co., Michigan, died on 20 Jan 1873 in Belding, Ionia Co., Michigan, and was buried after 20 Jan 1873 in , Ionia Co., Michigan.

+ 293 M    iv. Wallace Rush HOLLENBACK was born on 22 Oct 1874 in Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., Michigan, died on 24 Jun 1960 in Belding, Ionia Co., Michigan at age 85, and was buried after 24 Jun 1960 in Sebewa Twp., Ionia Co., Michigan.

64. Margaret HOLLENBACK (George11, Thomas1) was born about 1822 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio and died after 1880.

General Notes: from Hancock Co. Rootsweb site:
K.B. HOLLENBACK
The Hollenback's were found in Hancock County at least by1870 in Blanchard Twp[pg 54], where MARGARET Hollenback, who did not marry that I know of, was residing with her sister, Mary E. Downing. In 1880, she was residing with her sister Catherine Green [WFindlay pg 596]. She was in her 50's at this time.

I cannot find a family tie of Margaret to Mary E. Downing.

Somehow, she ties into K. B. HOLLENBACK who was residing in Pleasant Twp [pg 268] in 1910. His wife was IRENE HILL who died in 1913 and is buried in McComb. Two of their children were sons ORIE M. who died around 11-8-1969, and ROY C. HOLLENBACK who died in 1962 and is buried in McComb.

These Hollenback's tie into THOMAS HOLLENBACK who was believed to have been born about 1745 and died in 1809 in Hampshire County Virginia.
a very nice listing of some of his generations can be found at the message boards of rootsweb.com. dated 8-7-06.

George Downing:
By 1880 he had a new wife, Elizabeth. Mary E. died 27 Aug 1875 and is buried at Benton Ridge cemetery, Blanchard Twp., Hancock Co., OH.
His chilcren of 1880 include Florene 13, Cheter 11, and Summer 9. All of these children would be Mary E.'s children.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Union Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio. George 62 farmer 2000 VA -
Nancy 58 VA
Margaret 28 OH illiterate
Louisa [female] 9 OH in school
Henry 4 OH

• census: 1860, Union Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 149
Sealey Elijah 55 farmer PA
Sarah 48 PA
John 21 day laborer OH
George 18 OH
Stephen 14 OH
Holenbeck Margaret 39 OH
Filise [female] 2 OH


• census: 1870, Blanchard, Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 54
Downing George 30 farmer 2000 800 OH
Mary E. 29 OH
Marietta 3 OH
Chester Augustus 1 OH
Hollenbeck Margaret 50 [no employment] OH

Some have suggested Mary E. Downing was Margaret Hollenback's sister. Hancock marriage records show G. F. Downing married Mary E. Slosser on 23 Feb 1865.

• census: 1880, Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 596C
Green Catherine 55 Wd OH VA VA
George 22 son laborer OH OH OH
Luther S. 14 son OH OH OH
John W. 7 g-son KS OH OH
Emma A. 2 g-dau OH OH OH
Hollenback Margaret 56 sister sgl OH OH OH

Margaret had children

Her children were:

+ 294 F    i. Louisa HOLLENBACK was born on 10 Jun 1843 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 2 Jan 1925 in Saint Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan at age 81, and was buried in Vestaburg, Montcalm Co., Michigan.

+ 295 M    ii. Henry HOLLENBACK was born about 1846 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

+ 296 M    iii. Owen Filise HOLLENBACK was born about 1858 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

65. Catharine HOLLENBACK (George11, Thomas1) was born on 27 Jun 1824 in , , Ohio, died on 20 May 1909 in , Hancock Co., Ohio39 at age 84, and was buried after 21 May 1909 in Union Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio.

Birth Notes: from her death record.
Her tombstone shows a birth of 1815, which is not correct.

Death Notes: GREEN CATHERINE 21 MAY 1909 Findlay Daily Courier 2 Union - Clymer
GREEN CATHERINE 21 MAY 1909 Morning Republican 6 Other Source

Burial Notes: GREEN CATHERINE 21 MAY 1909 Findlay Daily Courier 2 Union - Clymer
GREEN CATHERINE 21 MAY 1909 Morning Republican 6 Other Source
Buried in Row 10, Section 1 Clymer Cemetery

General Notes: On the 1900 census Katherine listed she'd had 9 children, 7 living. My list of her children is short two children.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Union Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 483 [indexed Greene] next door to George
Green John 25 farmer OH
Catherine 23 OH
Thomas W. 6 OH
Russel B. 4 OH
William R. 2 OH

• census: 1860, , Hancock Co., Ohio. I have been unable to locate John Green and his family in 1860. Louisa Hollenback Blodgett Durfee gave this information about where she lived in 1860 in sworn testimony for a military pension on her Durfee husband's service:

I cannot tell now where he [John Green] lived in 1860. When I went to his house he lived in Benton Ridge; he remained there awhile and then he moved out into the country just how far I cannot remember, but when he went to the army he lived on my grandfather's old place. The members of his family were John Green, Catherine, his wife, Thomas, Bigelow, William, Isaac, John, George, Sherman, their children, and myself…..

• census: 1870, Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio. Green John 50 Constable 800 OH
Catherine 47 OH
Sherman 4 OH [must be Luther of 1880]

• military pension: 20 May 1874, , Hancock Co., Ohio. Catherine Green applied for a widow's pension and the a minor's pension for Luther S. Green, who had not attained age 16. She appeared on 30 May 1874 before S. B. Huffman, stating she was 48 years old, and is the widow of John Green who served in Co. G 118 Regt Ohio Inf. and was dischared on 11 Apr 1865, who was wounded at Cynthiana, KY. She lists his death date as 13 Apr 1874. She stated her maiden name was Catharine Hollenback. They were married by Price Blackford at Findlay, OH and neither had been previously married. She remains a widow.

She states that the only child under the age of 16 is Luther Sherman Green born on 22 Dec 1865. She stated her residence is Findlay, Hancock Co., OH and her postal address is the same. It is signed Catharine Green. Witnesses: Alva Ballard and Gage Carlin

There is a certified copy in the file from S. B. Huffman, Judge of Probate Court of Hancock Co., OH: "I hereby certify that on the 9th day of October A.D. 1842 I joined together in mariage John Greene and Catharine Hollenback. Signed by Price Blackford, J. R."

There is also a sworn statement from Thomas Ballard who stated he was acquainted with Catherine Green, widow of John Green and that he was the attending accoucheur at the birth of Luther Sherman Green, son of said Catherine and John Green. He further says that said Luther Sherman Green was born on 22 Dec 1865. Dated 11 Aug 1874

This file had so few papers, I believe some have been lost, misfiled or stolen. There are no papers showing she filed for in increase in 35 years, and no papers showing Luther Sherman Green's pension has been suspended due to attained age. There was a cover with Luther S. 21 Dec 1881. That must be the date his pension was finished.

• census: 1880, Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 596C
Green Catherine 55 Wd OH VA VA
George 22 son laborer OH OH OH
Luther S 14 son OH OH OH [Sherman in 1870]
John W. 7 g-son KS OH OH
Emma A. 2 g-dau OH OH OH
Hollenback Margaret 56 sister sgl OH OH OH

• census: 1900, Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio. Pg 9B Living at 500 Findlay Street
Green Catherine Jun 1824 75 Wd children 9/7 OH VA VA

Catharine married John GREEN on 9 Oct 1842 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.93 John was born in 1815 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 13 Apr 1874 in , Hancock Co., Ohio at age 59, and was buried Bur 1874 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

Marriage Notes: Marriage #653, married by Price Blackford, J.P. on 9 Oct 1842.

Birth Notes: This date is from his tombstone. He enlisted in the Civil War in 1862 as age 40, which doesn't agree with this, but the Civil War stone is next to the stone for John & Catherine. I don't know when this stone was purchased, or by whom. The birth date for Catherine is also wrong.

Death Notes: GREEN JOHN 0 1874 Not in paper. 0 Union - Clymer

A military stone was sent by the government to Benton Ridge Cemetery, Benton Ridge, Hancock Co., OH for John Green showing he died in April 1874. It was for a soldier who served in Co. G 118th OH Infantry.

The date is from Catharine's sworn statement for a widow's pension.


Burial Notes: Clymer Cemetery Buried in Row 10, Section 1

Find A Grave lists him in Row 11 and shows service in Co G, 118th OH Infantry

General Notes: from Centennial Biography History pgs 579-80

Isaac M. Greene is the son of a veteran in more ways than one. His father was one of the first settlers of hancock county and one of those who scacrificed time, prospects and life for their country upon the field of battle. On the maternal side Isaac is descended from the Hollenbacks of Fairfield county, where both his parents were born. John Greene, the father was a farmer and sawyer who spent the best years of his manhood in leveling the forest and making the wilderness a fit place for civilization. When the struggle between the north and the south was on, he entered the Ond Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio Regiment of Volunteer Infantry for three years of active service. He lost his right arm in battle, and though small attention was paid to it at the time, he never fully recovered from the shock and in 1877 died from the effects of his wound. His wife Catherine is still alive. Seven of his nine children are living, four in Hancock county.

Based on this history, my list of his children is incomplete. Also, the cemetery listins shows he d in 1874, while this history lists 1877.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military Service: Civil War, 22 Aug 1862. John Green enlisted in Co. G 118th OH Infantry at the age of 40. Received a disability discharge from same on 12 Apr 1865 at Covington, KY.

This regiment was organized at Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield from Sept. 12 to Nov. 7, 1862, to serve for three years. It moved with other troops toward Lexington, Ky., and at Cynthiana was detached to guard the railroad. It was similarly occupied during nearly the entire first year of its service and then moved into East Tennessee, receiving its baptism of fire at the battle of Mossy creek where it lost about 40 killed and wounded. The regiment was engaged in marching and counter-marching, with nothing of special interest occurring until the campaign of 1864, when in May it moved upon Dalton and from there advanced upon Resaca. At this place it participated in a charge upon the enemy's works and out of 300 men actually engaged it lost 116 in less than 10 minutes. After a few days' rest it engaged in the fierce battle of Dallas, bearing a gallant part. It was also engaged at Kennesaw mountain and in the final movements which occasioned the fall of Atlanta, losing in these latter operations about 75
men. At no time during the campaign, after June 1, did it number over 250 men and it was diminished at one time to 120. After the fall of Atlanta it fell back to Decatur, where it rested a short time and then joined in the pursuit of Hood. It participated in the battles of Franklin and Nashville and the pursuit of the retreating Confederates as far as Columbia. It then proceeded to North Carolina, where it participated in the capture of Fort Anderson, being the first regiment to plant its colors on the walls. It was engaged in the action at Town creek, and in the final movements against Gen. Johnston at Mosely Hall. It was mustered out on June 24, 1865.




• military pension: 11 Apr 1865, Benton Ridge, Hancock Co., Ohio. John Green filed for an invalid pension due to an injury to his right elbow that caused loss of use of his right arm. He was wounded at the Battle of Cynthiana on 11 June 1864. His pension commenced at his deaprture from the army on 11 Apr 1865.

His pension was approved immediately and without any physical examination required.



Children from this marriage were:

+ 297 M    i. Thomas Wesley GREEN was born on 4 Jun 1843 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 26 Sep 1921 in Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan at age 78, and was buried in Mount Cory, Hancock Co., OH.

+ 298 M    ii. Russell Bigelow GREEN was born in Feb 1846 in , Hancock Co., Ohio and died after Sep 1921.

+ 299 M    iii. William Rawson GREEN was born on 15 Oct 1847 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 5 Jun 1911 in Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio34,42 at age 63, and was buried on 7 Jun 1911 in Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio.

+ 300 M    iv. Amos B. GREEN was born on 6 Jul 1850 in , , Ohio, died on 6 Oct 1851 in , Hancock Co., Ohio at age 1, and was buried after 6 Oct 1851 in Union Twp., Hancock Co., Ohio.

+ 301 M    v. Isaac M. GREEN was born on 10 Aug 1852 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 29 Sep 1913 in Liberty, Hancock Co., Ohio34 at age 61, and was buried in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

+ 302 M    vi. George Lewis GREEN was born Cal 7 Oct 1858 in , Hancock Co., Ohio, died on 10 Aug 1925 in Pandora, Putnam Co., Ohio34 about age 66, and was buried on 12 Aug 1925 in , Hancock Co., Ohio.

+ 303 M    vii. Luther Sherman GREEN was born on 21 Dec 1865 in , , Ohio, died on 22 Mar 1953 in Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio34 at age 87, and was buried on 24 Mar 1953 in Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio.

66. Oakey Samuel JOHNSON (Nancy HOLLENBACK12, Thomas1) was born on 18 May 1811 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 4 Feb 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 87, and was buried after 4 Feb 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery, Reeses Mill, Mineral Co., WV
Johnson, Okey
d. 2/4/1899
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep
From which none ever wake to weep
87 8 16

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Johnson Oakey 39 farmer 8000 VA
Susan E. 31 VA
Charles E. 5 VA
George C. 3 BA
Okeydebell [male] 1 VA

• census: 1860, Western Dist., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Johnson Okey 49 farmer 18000 7250 VA
Rebecca C. 39 VA
Charles P. 16 VA
George H. 14 VA
Ida J. 3 VA
Susan K. 1 VA

• census: 1870, Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia. Johnson Okey 59 farmer 24000 8000 VA
Rebecca C. 48 keeping house VA
Ida J. 12 VA
Susan R. 9 VA
Harriet B. 5 WV
Hollenback Jos or Jas 22 VA
Combs Rebecca 22 Domestic Servant VA

• census: 1880, Cabin Run Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 101 D
Johnson Okey 70 Farmer WV WV WV
Catharine 58? wife WV PA WV
Ida J. 22 dau Sgl WV WV WV
Susie C. 20 dau Sgl WV WV WV
Hattie B. 14 dau Sgl WV WV WV
Miller George 17 Laborer WV WV WV

Oakey married Susan Elizabeth TURLEY, daughter of Dr. C. A. TURLEY and Unknown COCKERILL, in 1843. Susan was born on 29 Jun 1819 in , , Virginia, died on 23 Nov 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 33, and was buried on 25 Nov 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery, Reeses Mill


Children from this marriage were:

+ 304 M    i. Charles P. JOHNSON was born on 11 Mar 1844 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 26 Oct 1919 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas at age 75, and was buried in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

+ 305 M    ii. George H. JOHNSON was born on 7 Jul 1847 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 30 Mar 1870 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia,94 died on 1 Nov 1920 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 73, and was buried after 1 Nov 1920 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 306 M    iii. Okey Bell JOHNSON was born in 1849 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died before 1860 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Oakey next married Rebecca Catherine BABB, daughter of Peter BABB and Pheobe SCOTT, after 1857. Rebecca was born on 23 Jun 1823, died on 2 Feb 1900 at age 76, and was buried after 2 Feb 1900 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery


Children from this marriage were:

+ 307 F    i. Ida Jane JOHNSON was born on 6 Nov 1857 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 9 Apr 1936 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 78, and was buried after 9 Apr 1936 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 308 F    ii. Susan Catherine JOHNSON was born on 29 Dec 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 7 Jun 1927 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 67, and was buried after 7 Jun 1927 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 309 F    iii. Harriet Babb JOHNSON was born on 21 May 1865 in Patterson Creek, Hampshire Co., West Virginia,95 died on 6 Feb 1929 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 63, and was buried after 6 Feb 1929 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

67. William H. JOHNSON (Nancy HOLLENBACK12, Thomas1) was born on 21 Mar 1815 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 12 Oct 1854 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 39, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

Birth Notes: Birth and death taken from an online family tree

Burial Notes: Eucebia Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial #89653105

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Dist. 24, Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 191
Johnson William 35 farmer 5000 VA
Margaret 23 VA
Susan H. 11 VA
Sarah A. 6 VA
Robert P. 5 VA
William G. 6/12 VA

William married Margaret SHEETZ, daughter of Frederick SHEETZ, Sr. and Nancy EMERSON,. Margaret was born in 1819 in Dist. 4, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 8 Nov 1841 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 22, and was buried after 8 Nov 1841 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Burial Notes: Eusebia Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 31641700


Children from this marriage were:

+ 310 F    i. Susan Harriet JOHNSON was born in 1839 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 311 F    ii. Mary Jane JOHNSON was born in 1841 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died in 1841 in , Hampshire Co, Virginia.

William next married Margaret RINEHART, daughter of Abraham RINEHART and Margaret or Margot HOLLENBACK, on 27 Feb 1843 in , Allegany Co., Maryland. Margaret was born on 13 Aug 1823 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 19 Feb 1884 in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri at age 60, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

Death Notes: Her birth & death from her Find A Grave listing.

Burial Notes: Euceebia Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 89652580

General Notes: from letter of Enoch Rinehart to Mr. Stephen C. Rinehart, his brother, in 1855:
"Pap wants to know of Margaret whether she wants her money soon or not... Whenever she wants it she must send him a receipt -. There is 500 or 600 dollars coming to her. Further Wm D. Rees will enter as guardian for Robt. P., Sarah A., Wm G. and Susan H. provided there be no objections-- or if no other has been selected -"

Full letter is on the page for Enoch Rinehart

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1860, Salt River, Knox Co., Missouri. Johnson Margaret 35 $0 $4000 VA
Sarah A. 16 VA
Robert O? 13 VA
William G. 10 VA

• census: 1870, Salt River, Knox Co., Missouri. Salt River, Knox Co., MO pg 844
Hanks Thomas 50 farmer 5460 3000 KY
Margaret 46 VA
Myers? Amos 15 Farm laborer OH [I thought the surname was Wyers]
Johnson R. P. 24 farmer 0 600 VA
William 20 farm laborer VA

• Letter: 29 Dec 1871, , Knox Co., Missouri. Margaret had returned home from a visit to her family members in Mineral Co., WV, and wrote to her Aunt Catherine [Catherine Hollenback m Col. James Allen].

Others mentioned in her letter, and who I believe they must be:
Cousin Caroline - Ida Caroline Allen m Lawson Blue
Cousin Ed - Ida Caroline's brother Edward Gibson Allen
Rhoda - Aunt Catherine's daughter Rhoda who m Jacob Gower
Gib, who married - her son William Gibson Johnson

• census: 1880, Salt River Twp., Knox Co., Missouri. Pg 597 A
Hanks Thomas 60 Farmer KY KY KY
Margaret 55 wife VA VA VA
Johnson William 5 grandson MO VA IL

Children from this marriage were:

+ 312 F    i. Sarah A. JOHNSON was born from Apr 1844 to 1849 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 23 Jan 1926 in , Knox Co., Missouri at age 81, and was buried in Novelty, Knox Co., Missouri.

+ 313 M    ii. Robert Parker JOHNSON was born on 9 Dec 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 19 Aug 1933 in Kirksville, Adair Co., Missouri at age 87.

+ 314 M    iii. William Gibson "Gip" JOHNSON was born in 1850 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died in 1926 in Grant, Perkins Co., Nebraska at age 76, and was buried in Grant, Perkins Co., Nebraska.


68. Elijah Greenwell JOHNSON (Nancy HOLLENBACK12, Thomas1) was born on 24 Oct 1816 in Sheetz's Mill, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 1 Apr 1909 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 92, and was buried on 3 Apr 1909 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1860, Western Dist., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 261
Johnson Elijah G. 45 farmer 20000 5760 VA
Harriet A. 38 VA
Mary C. 17 VA
Sarah E. 13 VA
Elijah S. 9 VA
Susan M. 5 VA

• census: 1880, Cabin Run Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 101 C
Johnson E. Green 63 Farmer WV WV WV
Hariet A. 56 wife WV WV WV
Mary C. 35 dau sgl WV WV WV
Elijah S. 28 son Sgl WV WV WV
Sue M. 24 dau Sgl WV WV WV
Rine George 39 Laborer Sgl WV WV WV
[I wonder if the enumerator forgot to finish George's name & it should be Rinehart.]

Elijah married Harriet Ann REES, daughter of Ashford REES and Susan McNARY, on 5 Sep 1843. Harriet was born on 27 Apr 1823 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 18 May 1893 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia96 at age 70, and was buried on 20 May 1893 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery:
Johnson, Harriet A., Died 5/18/1893, Wife of E.G. Johnson, Age 70 years, 0 months, 21 days._We shall meet again in a happier land, We shall clasp each other in hand, & that clasp shall not be broken


Children from this marriage were:

+ 315 F    i. Mary Caroline JOHNSON was born on 23 Aug 1844 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 27 Jun 1910 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 65, and was buried after 27 Jun 1910 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 316 F    ii. Sarah Ellen "Sallie" JOHNSON was born in 1848 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 31 Jan 1899 in Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 51, and was buried after 31 Jan 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 317 M    iii. Elijah Scott JOHNSON was born in 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died in 1907 at age 55.

+ 318 F    iv. Susan Matilda JOHNSON was born on 23 Jan 1856 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 23 Jul 1930 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia20 at age 74, and was buried in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

69. Abraham JOHNSON (Nancy HOLLENBACK12, Thomas1) was born on 7 Apr 1819 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 7 Apr 1907 in Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 88, and was buried on 9 Apr 1907 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Birth Notes: Jim Parker has a birth year of Abraham as 1821. The date I have came from using Tombstone Calculator. His stone says he was 88. The day and year are probably not correct.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery
Died at age 88, Oh death where is thy sling

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1860, Western Dist., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 261
Johnson Abraham 40 farmer 15,000 7,285 VA
Susan M. 38 VA
Nannie J. 16 VA
Isaac T. 13 VA
Ann R. 8 VA
Abraham P. 6 VA
Susan E. 4 VA
Charles E. 1 VA

• census: 1880, Cabin Run Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 101 C
Johnson Abraham 61 Farmer WV WV WV
Susan 55 wife WV WV WV
A. Parker 25 son sgl WV WV WV
Charles 20 son WV WV WV
Fox Vos D. 5 grandson WV WV WV
Leatherman Christian 21/29? Servant sgl WV WV WV
Parker James 82 Grandfather WV WV WV
Knabenshoe John 20 Laborer sgl WV WV WV

Abraham married Susan Matilda PARKER, daughter of James PARKER and Jane UNKNOWN, on 20 Mar 1844. Susan was born on 2 Apr 1822 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 6 Dec 1904 in Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 82, and was buried on 8 Dec 1904 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Marriagr info by Rev. William Welch, compiled by M. Cupler, 1978.

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery


Children from this marriage were:

+ 319 F    i. Nancy Jane "Nannie" JOHNSON was born about 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 320 M    ii. Isaac T. JOHNSON was born on 31 May 1848 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 2 Oct 1872 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 24, and was buried after 2 Oct 1872 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 321 F    iii. Ann Rebecca JOHNSON was born on 4 Aug 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 3 Sep 1932 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 80, and was buried in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 322 M    iv. Abraham P. JOHNSON was born about 1854 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 323 F    v. Susan E.. JOHNSON was born on 16 Sep 1857 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 28 Oct 1872 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 15, and was buried after 28 Oct 1872 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 324 M    vi. Charles E. JOHNSON was born about 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

70. Robert Parker JOHNSON (Nancy HOLLENBACK12, Thomas1) was born on 22 Dec 1822 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 5 Mar 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 36, and was buried after 5 Mar 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. He never married and had no children.

Death Notes: Greenwall Cemetery
Johnson, R. Parker
12/22/1822-3/5/1859
Our Brother
Son of Okey & Nancy Johnson

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery
Johnson, R. Parker
12/22/1822-3/5/1859
Our Brother
Son of Okey & Nancy Johnson

General Notes: Robert Parker Johnson died without marrying. He was living with his mother in 1850 in Hampshire County along with May Jane Johnson, daughter of William Johnson.



71. Harriet Ann JOHNSON (Nancy HOLLENBACK12, Thomas1) was born on 18 Dec 1826 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 20 Nov 1883 at age 56, and was buried after 20 Nov 1883 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Death Notes: Harriet (Johnson) Rees's death is documented in my notes as follows: Harriet A. Reese entry, Mineral County Deaths (1883), page 68-69, no. 11, County Clerk's Office, Courthouse, Keyser, West Virginia. I abstracted the following from the record: Harriet A. Reese / female / Age: 56y / married / Born: Hampshire County / Death: 20 Nov 1883 / Cause of death: Cancer of B / Parents: Okey & Nancy Johnson / Person giving information: husband. [Candice Buchanan [candicelynnb@yahoo.com]

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery

This cemetery is listed at Headsville on Find A Grave. I've been there, and there is no town close by. I drove up a winding gravel road and wondered if my car was going to make it up the steep hill.

Find A Grave Memorial# 61329912
Photo of stone at site.
Harriet A. Rees tombstone; personally read by Candice Buchanan, 25 June 2007.

"To Our Mother / Harriet A. / Wife Of / Wm. D. Rees / Died / Nov. 20, 1883 / Aged / 56 Yr's. 11 Mo's. / & 2 D's."

General Notes: A photograph of Herriet may be found at: www.greeneconnections.com <http://www.greeneconnections.com>

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, ., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 192 Dist 24
Reese William D. 29 farmer $2000. VA
Harriet A. 24 VA
Okey J. 3 VA
Matilda J. 1 VA
Susan M. 19

• census: 1860, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 261
Rees William D. 39 farmer 16,000 9430 VA
Harriet A. 34 VA
Okey J. 13 VA
Matilda I. 11 VA
Nancy J. 9 VA
Ashford P. 7 VA
William D. 6 VA
Clara A. 4 VA
James B. 2 VA
Hollenback Thomas 24 laborer 00 65 VA

• census: 1870, Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 590
Reese Wm D. 48 Farmer $16,000 $3,000 VA
Harriet A. 44 VA
Matilda J. 20 VA
Ashford T. 17 Ass't on farm VA
Wm D 15 Ass't on farm VA
Clara A. 13 at home VA
James B. 11 VA
Mary L. 7 VA
Isaac G. 4 WV
Sarah ? E. 1 WV

• census: 1880, Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 100 B [3 houses from John Flanagan, next door to John's son Robert]
Rees William D. 58 farmer WV WV WV
Hariet A. 54 wife WV WV WV
O. Johnson 32 son sgl Miller WV WV WV
James B. 22 son sgl at home WV WV WV
Mary S. 16 dau WV WV WV
Isaac G. 12 son WV WV WV
Annie S. 7 dau WV WV WV
Robison Emily 50 Servant sgl WV WV WV
Gates Annazinde? [female] sgl 50 Servant MD MD MD


Harriet married Rev. William Davis REES, Sr., son of Thomas REES and Susan UNKNOWN, on 4 Sep 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. William was born on 3 Nov 1821 in Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 23 Jun 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia96 at age 77, and was buried after 23 Jun 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Marriage performed by Rev, William Welch

Death Notes: The records below are from LDS, but the record is also online at the WV Archives & History site.

Name : William D. Reese
Death date : 23 Jun 1899 Death place : Mineral Co., West Virginia
Gender : Male Age at death : 77 years
Birth date : 1822 Birth place : W. Va.
Marital status : Married Spouse name : Harriet Reese
Father name : Thos. Reese
Mother name : Susan Reese
Occupation : Farmer
Film number : 811773
Digital GS number :
Image number : 228
Reference number : v 1 p 138
Source : County Collection : West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

Name : Wm. Davis Rees
Death date : 22 Jun 1899
Death place : Rees Mill, Mineral, West Virginia
Gender : Male
Age at death : 77 years 9 months
Birth date : 1822
Birth place : West Virginia
Marital status : Widowed
Occupation : Minister
Burial place : Nr. Rees Mill
Burial date : 24 Jun 1899
Film number : 811773
Image number : 115
Reference number : v 1 p 162
Source : County Collection : West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

Burial Notes: Greenwall Cemetery

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints
77yr 7mo 26da

General Notes: There is a William Rees buried in Greenwall cemetery 1762-24 May 1838 with a wife Elenor b 24 Jun 1769 d 23 Feb 1852 or 1855 that could be the parents of this William Rees. However, his death records lists his father as Thomas and his mother as Susan.

From family sheets provided by Anita Chardevoine Ashford Rees, son of the above Wm. D. Rees [Sr.],was the father of Wm. D. Rees. Her sheets show Ashford's wife was Susan McNary.

This story is about Reverend Samuel Umstot, born April 10, 1837, Hampshire Co., Virginia. He lived in Reeces Mill. He died July 18, 1923, Mineral Co., West Virginia, and is buried at Baptist Chapel Cem., Cabin Run, Mineral Co., West Virginia. He married Catherine Hollenback.

The story above coupled with the fact both Samuel Umstot and Wm. D. Rees were Trustees of the same church, indicate they were Baptists.

From the webside of Candace Buchanan:
Photograph of James Buchanon Rees - husband of 1) Elizabeth Furr & 2) Grace Sheetz, son of William Davis Rees & Harriet Ann Johnson.

Noted events in his life were:

• court case (civil): 24 Sep 1849, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Guardian Bonds:
William D. Reese & Hiram Alkire, supplied $1,000. bond on 24 Sep 1849.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if William D. Reese and Hiram Alkire, executors or administrators, shall well and truly pay to Susan Reese, orphan of [Ashford]? Reese, all such estate [etc] when orphan shall attain lawful age.

• Land: Survey, 5 Jul 1854, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. F2-638 Surv. 5 Jul 1854 by T.W.21,658 & 22,358 Stephen C. Rinehart 150 acres, Hampshire Co. on Middle Rg., Patterson's Crk. adjoining Abraham Rinehart, James Allen, William Rees, William Leas, McNarey. 1 Oct 1856. Delivered R. M. Powell 4 Mar 1858]

There was more than 1 William Rees. I do not know if this is the same person.

• court case (civil): Guardian Bonds, 24 Feb 1857, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Know all Men by these presents, we [#1] that we are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the amount of [#2]....etc. Sealed and dated [#3]

The condition of the above obligation ....is the above bound [#4] has been appointed and undertaken the office of guardian of [#5] orphans of [#6] deceased....If the [#7] shall faithfully discharge the duties....bond is void.

1. John Johnson, Joshua Johnson, and William D. Reese
2. Ten thousand dollard
3. 24 Feb 1857
4. John Johnson
5. William Edgar Taylor, Mary Agnes Taylor, Nancy Means Taylor, and Edward J. Taylor
6. Edward Taylor
7. John Johnson

• court case (civil): Guardian Bond, 25 Oct 1858, , Hampshire Co, Virginia. Know all Men by these presents, we [#1] that we are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the amount of [#2]....etc. Sealed and dated [#3]

The condition of the above obligation ....is the above bound [#4] has been appointed and undertaken the office of guardian of [#5] orphans of [#6] deceased....If the [#7] shall faithfully discharge the duties....bond is void.

1. William D. Rees and Okey Johnson
2. $1200.00
3. 25 October 1858
4. William D. Rees
5. Mary Jane Johnson
6. William Johnson
7. William D. Rees

• Deed: 18 Aug 1861, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 52; Pg 272
Deed dated 18 Aug 1861 - William D. Rees and Harriet Ann, his wife, sell to Samuel S. Flanagan all of Hampshire Co., VA for the sum of $180.00 a parcel of land in Hampshire Co. on the southeast side of Leaffy Ridge adjoining lands with Kesiah Hollenback, Okey Johnson, Samuel Umstot and the lands of the said William D. Rees and others [full description follows] containing 45 acres more or less...
Signed William D. Rees and Harriet Ann Rees
Attest: J. B. White

• Deed: Feb 1873, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. Whereas by a decree of the Circuit Court of Hampshire County rendered at September Term 1860 in the case Jas Carskadon vs Wm Welch and John Kern, Jr., it was adjudged, ordered, and decreed that Abraham Johnson, who was appointed a Special Commissioner for the purpose [???] at public auction to the highest bidder [??] meeting house and lot situate, lying and being on Patterson Creek in Hampshire County [now Mineral County, West Virginia] and known as the Greenwell Church. Whereas, the said Johnson in pursuance of said decree advertised and sold the said meeting house and lot when Wm. D. Rees became the purchaser at the price of Ninety dollars, he being the highest bidder, and where by another decree rendered in said cause at March term 1867 it was amongt other things further adjudged

[at this point the writing has broken letters where there is no ink, so I'm guessing] it has something to do with the purchase money and additional costs of $14.00, I think. It's acknowledged that Mr. Wm. D. Rees has paid the whole of the purchase money. I believe it says the court ordered Mr. Abraham Johnson to deliver a deed to Wm. D. Rees for the meeting house and lot. Thus a deed is drawn by Abraham Johnson terminating all and every interest the said Wm. Welch and John Kern, Jr. had in the meeting house and lot. I can't read the year for the deed.

The property is fully described, or at least that which can be read is. There is something about Elijah Greenwell & Samuel Cockerell. It contains 64 square poles and is the tract Thomas Greenwell and wife conveyed to Elijah Greenwell by deed 16 Apr 1798 and recorded in Hampshire County.

Signed Abraham Johnson
I can't read the name of the Justice of the Peace who was the attest.
It was recorded in February 1873, which day I cannot read

Most of this book was written by the same copyist and is really difficult to read.

I have two further notes from the Mineral Co. records.

Also in Book 4 pg 316 dated 8 Feb 1873 William D. Rees & Harriet his wife sell land purchased in the deed above to Samuel Umstott, John Plucker?? And William D. Rees, Trustees of Patterson Creek Baptist Church for $1.00.

I believe I've figured it out. William D. Rees, Sr. was a minister. He bought the meeting house and lot for his church as a personal purchase. Then he sold it to the Trustees above. His wife was Harriet Johnson d/o Okey & Nancy Hollenback Johnson.



Children from this marriage were:

+ 325 M    i. Okey Johnson REES was born on 6 Sep 1847 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 15 May 1907 in Holdenville, Hughes Co., Oklahoma at age 59, and was buried in Holdenville, Hughes Co., Oklahoma.

+ 326 F    ii. Matilda B. "Tillie Bell" REES was born on 31 Jul 1849 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 12 Sep 1900 in Keyser, Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 51, and was buried in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 327 F    iii. Nancy Jane REES was born on 20 Feb 1850 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 3 Aug 1942 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas at age 92, and was buried in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

+ 328 M    iv. Ashford Parker REES was born Calc 30 Jan 1853 in , Hampshire Co, Virginia, died on 7 Jan 1872 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia about age 18, and was buried after 17 Jan 1872 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 329 M    v. William Davis REES, Jr. was born on 10 Oct 1854 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 12 Apr 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 44, and was buried after 12 Apr 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 330 F    vi. Clara Alice REES was born on 22 Sep 1856 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 22 May 1875 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia96 at age 18, and was buried after 22 May 1875 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 331 M    vii. James Buchanan REESE was born on 1 May 1858 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 2 Apr 1930 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 71, and was buried after 2 Apr 1930 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 332 F    viii. Mary Lee "Mollie" REES was born in 1863 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 333 M    ix. Robert Rosser REES was born on 23 Nov 1865 in , Hampshire Co, West Virginia,97 died 13 Aug1866 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia, and was buried after 13 Aug 1866 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 334 M    x. Isaac Greenwell REES was born on 22 Mar 1867 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia, died in 1905 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 38, and was buried in 1905 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 335 F    xi. Anne Sarah Elizabeth REES was born on 1 Jan 1869 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

72. Joseph HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born about 1813 in Washington, , District of Colombia, died on 31 Oct 1891 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio34 about age 78, and was buried in Bloomfield, Morrow Co., Ohio.

Death Notes: Name: Joseph Hollenbach Gender: Male Burial Date: 02 Nov 1891 Burial Place: Bloomfield, O. Death Date: 31 Oct 1891 Death Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio Age: 78 Birth Date: 1813 Birthplace: Washington, D.C. Occupation: Race: White Marital Status: Widowed

Burial Notes: Bloomfield is in Morrow Co., OH, but I don't think Joseph is buried there. I believe he was most likely buried in South Bloomfield, in Pickaway Co. in the Harrison Twp. Cemetery.

General Notes: Harrison Twp. Cemetery, Pickaway Co., OH
Hollenbach William D, son of Joseph & Jane died Nov 28, 1844 age 11d
Hollenbach Mary E. dau of Joseph & Jane died Sept 15, 1841

From History o Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio p326:
John Nevins came to Pickaway county about 1810, and settled on the place now owned by James Walker, where he died in 1819 or 1820. He raised a family of three sons and two daughters. One daughter married Richard Carson, who was a stepson of Major John Thompson. Mr. Carson was a very strong and active man, but injured his health by showing his activity, and died from the effects of a strain. Another daughter married Nathan Denny; and another, Joseph Hollenback. The sons went to Iowa and other parts of the West.

I have not been able to locate Joseph on the 1840 census. He was not living with his father Amos.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 22 Jul 1843, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. 32 Deed on 22 July 1843 between Joseph Hollenbach and Jane Hollenbach, his wife of Pickaway Co., OH and Isaac W. Julian of the same place, for $25.00 sell a tract of land lying in the Town of Circleville known as all that part of the Original Town lot 136 which lies on the North side of Bastile Avenue as extended.
It is signed by Joseph Hollenback & Jane Hollenback
Witnesses: Thomas W. Reid & Andrew J. Haswell
Attest: Their signatures are attested to and Jane Hollenback was examined separately and gave her consent on 24 July 1843 by Aaron C. Stiles, J. P.
Filed on 25 Jul 1843.
Vol. 19; Pgs 325-6

• census: 1850, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. Ward 1
Hollenbach Joseph 28 Saddler Dist of Columbia
Jane 28 PA
Mortimer 5 OH
Asid T. [or Z.] 8 OH

• census: 1860, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. Ward 3, pg 113
Hollenback Joseph 41 [none listed] 0 100 D.C.
Jane 41 PA
Mortimer 14 OH

• census: 1870, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. Ward 4, pg 167
Hollenback Asa F. 28 Keeps surry stable 2000 2000 OH
Rachel 24 keeps house OH
Clinton R. 3 OH
Joseph G. 7/12 PA
Joseph 59 Harness maker D.C.
Mortimer R.25 Express messenger 2000 0 OH
Helen C. 24 at home OH

• census: 1880, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. Dist 28 Pg 179C
Hollenback Mortimer B. 34 Painter OH Wash DC PA
Hellen C. 33 wife keeps house OH Canada OH
William C. 9 son IL OH OH attends school
Joseph 66 Wd father Laborer DC VA DC

Joseph married Jane NEVIN, daughter of John NEVIN and Unknown, on 16 Dec 1840 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.98 Jane was born from about 1819 to 1822 in , , Pennsylvania and died before 1870 in , , Ohio.

Marriage Notes: Newspaper abstract from Circleville, OH:
Rev. A. M. Lorrain married Joseph Hollenback and Jane Nivens of South Bloomfield on 16 Dec 1840.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 336 F    i. Mary E. HOLLENBACK was born on 14 Sep 1841 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio and died on 15 Sep 1841 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 337 M    ii. Asad Thompson HOLLENBACK was born on 14 Sep 1841 in South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 7 Aug 1875 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 33, and was buried after 7 Aug 1875 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.99

+ 338 M    iii. William D. HOLLENBACK was born on 17 Nov 1844 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio and died on 28 Nov 1844 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 339 M    iv. Mortimer B. HOLLENBACK was born on 18 Apr 1846 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, died on 10 Jun 1887 in , Franklin Co., Ohio100 at age 41, and was buried after 10 Jun 1887 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.99

73. Daughter A HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born about 1815 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio and died before 1830.

74. Martha Ellen HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born on 2 Jul 1815 in Washington, , District of Colombia, died on 24 Apr 1875 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 59, and was buried after 24 Apr 1875 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Death Notes: Briggs Martha E. died April 24, 1875 age 59y, 9m, 22d

Burial Notes: Harrison Township Cemetery:
Briggs Martha E. died April 24, 1875 age 59y, 9m, 22d

General Notes: Of the six children born by Martha Ellen, only her daughter Jane and her son Ashton lived longer than she. Hers must have been a life of sorrow.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 57
Briggs Abner 40 Saddler 1600 PA
Martha E. 35 D.C.
Jane 16 OH
Ann 14 OH
Joseph 9 OH
Auston 6 OH
Moeller? Martin 17 Saddler OH

• census: 1860, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Briggs Abner 50 Harness maker 1500 600 PA
Martha E. 45 Dist. of Columbia
Joseph 20 farm laborer OH
Ashton 17 farm laborer OH
Beavers Reuben 25 School teacher OH
Ann 23 OH
Harry 1 IL
Martha 1/12 OH

• census: 1870, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Briggs Abner 60 Saddler 1500 700 PA
Martha E. 55 Dist. of Columbia
Ashton 25 Saddler OH
Jane 33 at home OH [should be Noecker]
Meeker Martha 12 at home OH [should be Noecker]
Beavers Harry 12 Works on farm OH
Estella E. 5 OH
Prescott Charles 16 Works on farm OH

Martha married Abner BRIGGS on 16 Apr 1833 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio. Abner was born on 18 Apr 1810 in , , Pennsylvania, died on 4 May 1888 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 78, and was buried after 4 May 1888 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Marriage Notes: Pickaway Co., OH online marriages:
Hollenback Martha Ellen m Abner Briggs 16 Apr 1833

also newspaper abstract from Circleville, OH:
Martha Hollenback was married to Abner Briggs by Rev. N. Bishop Little on 15 Apr 1833.

Rev. Nathan Bishop Little was born Nov 10, 1800 in Hagerstown, MD and died on Aug 3, 1876 in Urbana, Ohio. He was a minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, which makes sense; most Germans were Lutheran.
David L. Beavers [dbeavers@columbus.rr.com]

Burial Notes: Harrison Twp. Cemetery
Briggs Abner died May 4, 1888 age 78y, 16d

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1880, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Briggs Abner 70 Wd Wagonmaker PA PA PA
Noacker Jane 45 dau WD married in Dec keeps house OH PA DC
Martha 21 gdau Sgl keeps house OH PA Iowa
Beavers Harry 21 gson Clerks in Store OH PA IL
Marie 19 gdau idiotic Clerks in Store [sic?] OH PA IL
Estelle 14 gdau OH PA IL
Carson Mary 81 md Dec [sic?] Boarder PA Ireland Ireland [no marital status marked, but a D in married within the year]


This census taker has every HH marked HH 1 FN 1;

Children from this marriage were:

+ 340 F    i. Jane BRIGGS was born on 28 Jan 1834 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio and died on 27 Mar 1904 in , Washington Co., Iowa at age 70.

+ 341 F    ii. Ann M. BRIGGS was born on 28 Feb 1836 in , , Ohio, died on 28 Apr 1870 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 34, and was buried after 28 Apr 1870 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 342 M    iii. John BRIGGS was born on 20 Dec 1840 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 6 Jul 1844 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 3, and was buried after 6 Jul 1844 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 343 M    iv. Joseph BRIGGS was born on 25 Feb 1840 in , , Ohio, died on 22 Jul 1863 in Manchester, Coffee Co., Tennessee at age 23, and was buried after 22 Jul 1863 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 344 F    v. Tabitha BRIGGS was born on 27 Aug 1842 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 10 Aug 1844 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 1, and was buried after 10 Aug 1844 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 345 M    vi. Ashton BRIGGS was born on 21 Mar 1845 in , , Ohio, died on 9 Mar 1920 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio42 at age 74, and was buried on 9 Mar 1920 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

75. Alfred HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born on 7 Jul 1822 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 23 Jan 1874 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 51, and was buried after 23 Jan 1874 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.41

Death Notes: The cemetery record from Green Lawn Cemetery lists Alfred's father as Amos Hollenbach and his mother as Tabitha [no surname] b 7 Jul 1822 d 23 Jan 1874. Funeral Director Philip Schoedinger. Buried in Section R, Lot 173. Owner of the lot was Amos Hollenbach.

Burial Notes: Green Lawn Cemetery

General Notes: I found an old death record in an online book at Ancestry that lists the death of Alfred Hollenbach.

Vital Statistics from the Dept of Health at Columbus, OH compiled by Mabel Innis Frey & Lorena B. Adamson:

Alfred Hollenbach, w [white], laborer, mar [married] b 7 Jan 1822 Germany, par [parents] Amos & Tabitha, res [residence] Columbus d 22 Jan 1874 bur 25 Jan 1874.

The dates used for Alfred's birth & death came from the original cemetery records. We do not know which is correst. I've chosen to use the cemetery record. The death record contains a known error. Amos Hollenback, wife Tabitha, sold a parcel of ground as his share as heir of the homestead of the lands of Thomas Hollenback. Unless Amos & Tabitha made a voyage to Germany, Alfred was born in Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 60
Hallenbeck Alfred 28 saddling OH
Ellen 27 OH
Mahala 7 OH

• census: 1860, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. 1860 Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., OH pg119
Hollenback Alfred 39 farmer 200 140 OH
Mary E. 39 OH
Mahala 16 OH
Amos 14 OH
Vincent 6 OH
Franklin 2 OH
Alfred 5/12 OH
Amos, age 14, was not the the 1850 census with this family. In the 1850 census Amos Hollenbach (Oh-4) is counted in the household of a John Roberts (NY-25) and Catherine (Mo-22) and son Josephus (Oh-4). Next door is Amos's Aunt and Uncle, Abner and Martha E. Briggs.

• Deed: 24 Feb 1864, South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Alfred Hollenback and Mary Ellen Hollenback his wife of Pcikaway Co., OH for the sum of $140.00 to be paid by Henry Rasor the premises in Pickaway, in South Bloomfield and described as Lot 32 in the Town of South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., OH, with apprutenances unto Henry Rasor.
Dated 24 Feb 1864. Both Alfred & Mary Ellen Hollenback sign with their mark. There are Revenue stamps between their signatures & those of the witnesses.
Witnesses: Daniel Gussman & Mahala Gillfellon
Attest: to signatures and acknowledgment of signing to be voluntary and that Mary Ellen was examined separately and declared she signed voluntarily, on 24 Feb 1864 by Daniel Guseman, J. P.
Recorded 8 Apr 1864.
Volume 36, pg 215

• census: 1870, Franklin Twp., Franklin Co., Ohio. Pg 465
Holenbuck Alford 48 Saddles & harnesses OH
Mary E. 47 OH
Vinsune 16 OH
Gilfelon Catherine 7 OH

Alfred married Mary Ellen PRESCOTT, daughter of Nathan PRESCOTT and Mahala UNKNOWN, on 16 Jul 1842 in , Franklin Co., Ohio. Mary was born on 19 Mar 1823 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 23 Oct 1891 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 68, and was buried after 23 Oct 1891 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.101

Marriage Notes: Ohio County Marriages
Name: Alfred Hollennback
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 16 Jul 1842
Event Place: Franklin, Ohio
Spouse: Mary Ellen Presertt
Film No: 285143
Digital Folder No; 004254599
Image No: 00056

Burial Notes: Green Lawn Cemetery

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. 259 D
Hollenback Mary 57 Wd OH VA VA
Bensen 25 son Expressman OH OH VA
[this son fits the Vincent of previous census]

Children from this marriage were:

+ 346 F    i. Mahala HOLLENBACK was born about 1844 in , , Ohio.

+ 347 M    ii. Amos HOLLENBACK was born on 28 Apr 1846 in , , Ohio, died on 7 May 1921 in , Franklin Co., Ohio at age 75, and was buried after 7 May 1921 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.99

+ 348 M    iii. Vincent Benson HOLLENBACK was born about 1854 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 349 M    iv. Franklin Cothern HOLLENBACK, Sr. was born on 16 Dec 1856 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 9 Dec 1930 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio102 at age 73, and was buried after 9 Dec 1930 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 350 M    v. Alfred HOLLENBACK was born about 1860 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.

76. Mary HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born from 1825 to 1830 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 8 Feb 1847 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 22, and was buried after 8 Feb 1847 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Burial Notes: Harrison Twp. Cemetery

General Notes: I have no proof that Mary was the daughter of Amos except he was the only Hollenbach in Pickaway who could have had a child b 1828. There is a female listed on the census for Amos whose birth could have been in that year.

77. Caroline A. HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born on 22 Nov 1831 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 12 Jan 1911 in Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio42 at age 79, and was buried after 12 Jan 1911 in Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio.

Birth Notes: Birth date came from her burial record.

Death Notes: Vol 522 File 1922

name: Caroline A Smith

Burial Notes: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Row 13

Inscription:
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed

Find A Grave Memorial# 29429190


Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 179
Bentley Elizabeth 66 $800 VA
Robbins Henry H. 27 blacksmith OH
Emily 26 OH
Hollandback Caroline 19 OH

• census: 1860, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Pg 60
Smith William H. 52 farmer 2000 600 VA
Caroline 29 OH
Ann E. 3/12 OH
Smith Catharine Ann 40 0 400 VA

• census: 1870, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Pg 149 B
Smith William 62 farmer 3000 1000 VA
Caroline 38 OH
Catharine 45 [sister] VA
Elizabeth 10 at school OH
Martha 8 at school OH
Henry 7 at school OH
John 6 at school OH
Abner 4 OH
Annie 1 OH

• census: 1880, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Pg 122 A
Smith William 72 farmer VA VA VA
Caroline 50 wife OH VA VA
Anna 20 dau OH VA OH
Martha 19 dau OH VA OH
Henry 17 son Works on farm OH VA OH
John 16 son OH VA OH
Abner 14 son OH VA OH
Cora 11 dau OH VA OH
Nancy 8 dau OH VA OH
Catherine 60 sister VA VA VA

• census: 1900, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. HH 97; FN 113
Smith Caroline Nov 1831 68 Wd children 2/2 OH OH VA
Henry son Aug 1862 37 Sgl OH OH OH Farm Laborer
Nannie J. dau May 1872 28 Sgl OH OH OH

HH 96 FN 113
Shoemaker Elizabeth Apr 1824 76 Wd children 1/1 OH MD OH Farmer
William son Aug 1862 37 Sgl OH PA OH Farm Laborer

• census: 1910, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Sheets 10B - 11A
Smith Henry 47 Sgl OH VA OH Not employed
Shumaker William S. Bro-i-L 47 m4yrs OH PA OH Farm Laborer/working out
Nannie J. sister 37 Children 0/0 OH VA OH Farmer/General farm
Smith Caroline A. Mother 78 Wd Children 9/6 OH VA VA

Caroline married Sampson COLLINS on 3 Aug 1851 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.43 Sampson was born about 1830.

Marriage Notes: They were married by William Munhall, M.G.

Caroline next married William H. SMITH, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 21 Dec 1858 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio.103 William was born Calc 12 Oct 1807 in , Frederick Co., Virginia, died on 30 Mar 1881 in Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio about age 73, and was buried after 30 Mar 1881 in Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio.

Marriage Notes: The State Of Ohio
Pickaway County
William H. Smith makes solemn oath before me, the undersigned Judge of the Probate Court within and for the County of Pickaway, that he is more than 21 years of age, and has no lawful wife living; And that Caroline E. Collins is more that 18 years of age, and has no lawful husband living; that she is a resident of the County of Pickaway aforesaid; and that he knows of no legal ojection to the marriage compemplated between these parties. And further said and
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 20th day of December 1858
Signed: Wm H. Smith
Probate Judge: Ancel Cogswell
MARRIED. on the 21st day of December A.D. 1858
Wm. H. Smith and Caroline E. Collins by me, a
Minister of the Gospel
J.T. Miller

Birth Notes: Genealogical Abstracts - Vol2 Pg.61
Apr.21 1881 - William Henry Smith was born in Frederick Co. Virginia on October 12 1807 and died 30 Mar 1881.

Burial Notes: Mr. Zion Cemetery, Row 13

Find A Grave Memorial# 29429238

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. Pg 319
Smith William H. 40 farmer 1500 VA
Catharine 30 VA [later listed as sister]
Ashberry 24/26? VA
William 10 OH
Nancy 70 VA
In 1880 census Catharine is identified as William's sister. Nancy is likely his mother; Ashberry a brother. William could be his son by a previous marriage; he's much too young to belong to Nancy.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 351 F    i. Anna Elizabeth SMITH was born on 22 Sep 1859 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 20 Feb 1930 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio at age 70, and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 352 F    ii. Martha Ellen SMITH was born on 11 Dec 1860 in , , Ohio, died on 26 Dec 1927 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio at age 67, and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 353 M    iii. Henry SMITH was born in Aug 1862 in , , Ohio, died on 3 Jan 1929 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio at age 66, and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 354 M    iv. John Wesley SMITH was born on 1 Jun 1864 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio, died on 21 Jun 1939 in Cowgill, Caldwell Co., Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Cowgill, Caldwell Co., Missouri.

+ 355 M    v. Abner Briggs SMITH was born on 23 Apr 1867 in , , Ohio, died on 20 Oct 1936 in , Harris Co., Texas at age 69, and was buried in Houston, Harris Co., Texas.

+ 356 F    vi. Cora Adell SMITH was born Cal 21 Jun 1869 in , , Ohio, died on 25 Jul 1896 in , Fairfield Co., Ohio about age 27, and was buried in Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio.

+ 357 F    vii. Nancy J. "Nannie" SMITH was born in May 1872 in , , Ohio, died on 22 Jan 1960 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio81 at age 87, and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

78. Emily HOLLENBACK (Amos13, Thomas1) was born on 1 Jun 1833 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio, died on 12 Feb 1902 in South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 68, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Death Notes: Obituary provided by Darlene Weaver, Genealogy Library, Circleville, Pickaway Co., OH

Emily Hollenback was born June 1, 1833 at Circleville and departed this life at South Bloomfield Feb. 12, 1902, aged 68 years, 8 months and 11 days. She was married to John F. Ott in 1859 at South Bloomfield. The children of this union were Lizzie, Abner and Clinton, two of whom, Abner and Clinton survive their parents, the father having passed to rest December 27, 1886, at South Bloomfield and the daughter Lizzie on April 10, 1887. Two grandsons, Clinton Mithoff and Cecil Ott and two granddaughters, Eunice and Florence Ott survive their grandmother. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. queenie Caroline Smith of Lancaster.

Mrs. Ott had long been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral services were held in the church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment in Forest Cemetery (Union Herald)

Burial Notes: Forest Cemetery

Emma is buried in Section 8 Forest Cemetery.
[from Darlene Weaver, Genealogy Library Pickaway Co., OH]

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, , Pickaway Co., Ohio. next page - pg180
Howard Henry 36 Sheriff 600 OH
Margaret 32 OH
Caroline 4 OH
James 3 OH
Hardy Smith B. 17 Laborer OH
Hollandback Emily 17 OH

Margaret Bentley Howard is Emily's cousin.

• census: 1860, South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 114
Ott John 27 M. Carpenter $300 $1000 PA
Emma 26 OH
Jessey E/O? 3/12 OH
Newport Emma 11 OH
Ott Lewis 30 Plasterer PA

• census: 1880, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Pg 447
Ott John F. 47 md Undertaker PA PA PA
Emily 46 wife OH VA KY
Lizzie 20 dau OH
Abner 17 son OH
John C. 7 son OH

Emily married James A. HINKLE on 19 Mar 1855 in , Franklin Co., Ohio. James was born about 1824 in , , Ohio.

Marriage Notes: groom's name: James A. Hinkle groom's birth date: groom's birthplace: groom's age:
bride's name: Emma Hollenback bride's birth date: bride's birthplace: bride's age: marriage date: 19 Mar 1855 marriage place: Franklin,Ohio
source film number: 0285144 V. 6-7


Emily next married John F. OTT on 25 Jan 1860 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio. John was born in 1832 in , , Pennsylvania and died on 27 Dec 1886 in South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio at age 54.

Marriage Notes: groom's name: John F. Ott groom's birth date: groom's birthplace: groom's age:
bride's name: Emma Henkle bride's birth date: bride's birthplace: bride's age:
marriage date: 25 Jan 1860 marriage place: Pickaway,Ohio
source film number: 0288394 V. 4-5

Death Notes: name: John F. Ott gender: Male
death date: 27 Dec 1886
death place: S. Bloomfield, Pickaway, Ohio age: 54 birth date: 1832
source film number: 288391 reference number: bk 1 p 225

Noted events in his life were:

• Military Draft Registration: 1863, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio. Name: John Ott
Residence: Harrison, Pickaway, Ohio
Class: 1 Congressional District: 12th
Age on 1 July 1863: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Race: White Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Carpenter

• Military Service: Civil War, 1864. Name: John Ott Age at enlistment: 30 Enlistment Date: 5 Feb 1864 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Ohio Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Ohio 155th Infantry Regiment on 08 May 1864.
Mustered out on 27 Aug 1864 at Camp Dennison, OH.
Birth Date: abt 1834 Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

Children from this marriage were:

+ 358 F    i. Jessey Elizabeth "Lizzie" OTT was born about 1860 in , , Ohio, died on 10 Apr 1887 in , Pickaway Co., Ohio about age 27, and was buried in South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

+ 359 M    ii. Abner OTT was born on 10 Aug 1861 in , , Ohio, died on 3 Nov 1930 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio at age 69, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

+ 360 M    iii. John Clinton OTT was born on 27 Oct 1872 in Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio, died in 1955 in , , Ohio at age 83, and was buried in South Bloomfield, Pickaway Co., Ohio.

79. Thomas W. HOLLENBACK (William14, Thomas1) was born on 23 Jul 1819 in Washington, , District of Colombia, died on 10 Mar 1901 in , , Kansas at age 81, and was buried in Williamsburg, Franklin Co., Kansas.

Death Notes: He may have died in Dickinson Co., KS

Burial Notes: Antioch Cemetery

General Notes: I am now more confident that this is Thomas the son of William Hollenback, as I find his sister Elizabeth Hollenback Leatherman in the same locality.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 27 Oct 1842, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Deed dated 27 Oct 1842 between Thomas Hollenback of Hampshire Co., VA being an heir and son of William Hollenback deceased said William being an heir and distributee of Thomas Hollenback deceased and Isaac Hollenback of the same place for the sum of $150.00 sells the said Thomas Hollenback's right title, interest and claim to all the lands owned occupied and of which the said Thomas Hollenback deceased died seized in the County of Hampshire on Patterson's Creek and the drains therof...

for a description of said lands reference be had to the records in the Clerk's office of the County Court of Hampshire...

Signed by Thomas Hollenback, his mark
Witnesses: Thomas Carskadon and Minrod McNary on 27 Oct 1842
Order recorded on 31 Aug 1843 by J. B. White

• Power of Attorney: 29 Sep 1845, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Know all men by these presents that Mr. William Hollenback and Ann his wife, Thomas Hollenback, James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann Leatherman his wife late Elizabeth Ann Hollenback have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint one Col. James Allen of Hampshire County, Virginia, our true and lawful attorney for us; and in our names and behalf to make sale of or contract to make sale of all and every our interest and the interest of each and every of us in and to any and all the lands or real estate to which we may be entitled either by devise or decent as heirs or devisees of Thomas Hollenback deceased situated in the County of Licking in the State of Ohio ......
29 September 1845
Signeed: Wm. Hollenback; Ann Hollenback; James Leatherman; Elizabeth A. Leatherman; Thomas Hollenback, his mark.

Attest: Hampshire Co., VA: Samuel Davis and Thos. Carskarden Justices of the Peace certifiy that all signed willingly.

Attest: Hampshire County Court: States Samuel Davis and Thomas Carskadon certifies that the women were examined and stated they signed willingly.

Attest: John B. White, Clerk of the Hampshire Co., VA court certifies that Samuel Davis and Homas Carskaden acknowledged to him that all had signed willingly and that they are honorablr, qualified men.

Filed in Licking Co., OH on 27 July 1846

• Deed: 17 Oct 1845, , Licking Co., Ohio. Book SS, page 138
On 17 Oct 1845 William Hollenback and Ann his wife; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann Leatherman his wife late Elizabeth Ann Hollenback of Hampshire Co., VA by their attorney in fact James Allen of the same place for the sum of $900.00 paid by Lewis Evans of Licking Co., OH sell real estate in Licking County, OH in Range 14 Township 4 in the west half section and being Lot number 11 on the plat of said west half containing 132 acres and a half....

Signed William Hollenback; An Hollenback; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman; Elizabeth Ann Leatherman by their attorney James Allen

Witnessed by Stephen McDougal, notary public for Licking Co., OH on 17 Oct 1845

Powers of attorney are attached, for William Hollenback and Ann; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann. Witnessed by Samuel Davis and Thos. Carskarden, their offices acknowledged by John B. White, Clerk of Court

Recorded 17 Oct 1845;

Next deed in the book: Lewis Evans to James Allen the same plat of land above for the sum of $900.00. This appears to be a mortgage on the land by Lewis Evans with 7 promissory notes: 1. $300.00 due 1 Apr 1846;
2. $105.00 due 1 Jan 1848
3. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1849
4. $100.00 dur 1 Jan 1850
5. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1851
6. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1852
7. $100.00 dur 1 Jan 1853
Witnessed by Stephen McDougal, Notary Public
James Allen signed a release on 23 Feb 1853 stating all notes and interest had been paid.

• census: 1850, Barkley, Jasper Co., Indiana. Hollenback Thomas 29 Tanner D.C.
Malvinah 22 MD

• Deed: 6 Jun 1850, Washington, , District of Colombia. Book J.A.S. 20 pgs8-11
Indenture on 6 Jun 1850 between William Hollenback and Ann his wife, James Leatherman and Elizabeth his wife, all of Hampshire Co., VA; and Thomas Hollenback and Melvinah his wife of Jasper Co., Indiana; sell to Robert O. Ridgeway of Hampshire Co., VA, for the sum of $25.00 a certain Lot in the City of Washington, it being Lot 1 in square west of square 14, it being the lot owned by William Hollenback late of said City, of which he died seized and possessed, and the said William Hollenback, Thomas Hollenback, and Elizabeth Leatherman being heirs and heiress of said William Hollenback, dec'd.
Signed: Wm Hallen Hollenback, Ann Hollenback, James Leatherman, Elizabeth A. Leatherman, Thomas Hollenback, and Melvina [her mark] Hollenback.

There is an attest for the Hollenbacks from Hampshire Co. by James Lash and George Baker and a further attest by the same to the private examination of the females and they statement they are willing sellers.

John B. White attests that James G. Lash and George Baker were Justices of the Peace at the time of their signing.

John B. Glover of Jasper Co., Indiana attests on 19 Nov 1950 for the Leathermans and the examination of Melvina. George W. Spitler, Clerk of the Court attests that John B. Glover is qualified.

Recorded 25 Jan 1851

• census: 1860, Princeton, White Co., Indiana. pg 506-07
Hollenbuck Thos 36 Day laborer $0 $100 VA
Melorna 30/31? VA
Jas or Jos W. 8 IN
Sarah E. 4 IN
Amos 2/12 IN [must have died young; not on 1870]

• Military Service: 8 Apr 1862, Montmorency, , Indiana. Name: Thomas Hollenback Residence: Montmorency, Indiana Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Indiana Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Indiana 72nd Infantry Regiment on 04 Aug 1862.
Mustered out on 07 Oct 1864.
Transferred to on 07 Oct 1864.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

• census: 1870, Princeton, White Co., Indiana. Hollenbach Thomas 51 farmer DC
Margaret 37 VA
Sarah E. 14 IN
Albert 4 IN
Arnold Lydia 15 IN [step-daughter]

• census: 1880, Princeton, White Co., Indiana. Pg 291C
Hollenbach Thomas 61 farmer DC VA DC
Margaret 48 VA VA VA
Albert 14 IN DC VA
Maggie 7 IN DC VA [Marguerite M.]

• military pension: 22 Apr 1881, , Jasper Co., Indiana. Thomas Hollenback applied for a military pension stating he'd enlisted on 4 Aug 1862 in Co. I 72 IN Infantry commanded by William McKendry and was dischared at Nashville, TN on 30 Jun 1865. His personal description as age 44, height 5' 5 3/4" with light complexion, brown hair and blue eyes.

He stated he had piles caused by fatigue and riding horseback. His left leg and foot were injured by his horse falling on him. This occurred near Hoovers Gap, TN. He was treated in the regimental hospital by Drs. Cole and Morrow, in Huntsville, AL, at Cumberlanland hospital at Nashville, TN, and at the hospital at Chickamouga, TN.

He was transferred to Co. 148 MO 2nd Batn.

Since leaving the service he has resided at Wolcott, White Co., IN and is a farmer. He appointed Mordecau F. Chilcole of Jasper Co., IN as his attorney. He signed with his mark.

In 1887 from Hickory Co, MO Robert A. Vance who was Captain of Co I, 72 Regt IN, gave an affidavit. He stated he remembered Thomas Hollenback, and his injury from a horse falling on him. He said Thomas was injured badly, so that from that time until my company was disbanded he was unfit for hard duty. "I gave him light camp duty and favored him in every way I could so as to make his duties as light as possible, as said soldier was as good a soldier as ever shouldered a gun in defence of his country."
Signed Robert A. Vance and witnessed by F. Marion Wilson, Clerk of the County Court.

On 22 Mar 1892 Thomas Hollenback, age 72, resided at Dickwood, KS. He stated he was a pensioned at the Indianapolis agency at the rate of $10. per month. In addition to requestion his pension be moved, he also requested an increase stating his disability is now worse. He gave his postal address as Dillon, Dickinson Co., KS.

Thomas wa sent a paper dated 15 Jan 1898 asking him to answer the questions on it.
Wife's name: Margaret Ann Arnold. They were married 9 Sep 1865 at Monticello, IN by P.S. Rader, J. P. He stated he had the marriage license in his possession.

He stated he was previously married to Melvina Davison on 22 Sep 1863 at Wolcott, IN. [I believe this date is incorrect.]

The names of his living chilren were given as Albert Hollenback b 27 May 1867 and Marguerite Hollenback b 8 Oct 1872.

It is signed Thomas Hollenback and dated 2 May 1898.

• census: 1895, Hope Twp., Dickinson Co., Kansas. Hollenback Thomas 76 DC
Margaret 62 VA
Maggie 21 IN
Rebecca 25 IL
Albert 27 IN
Ralph 1 KS

• census: 1900, Hope, Dickinson Co., Kansas. 1900 census pg 150A
Hollenback Albert Jun 1867 32 m8yrs IN D.C. VA farmer
Rebecca Nov 1869 30 Children 1/1 IL TN TN
Ralph son Oct 1893 6 KS IN IL
Thomas father July 1819 71 Wd D.C. VA D.C. laborer

Thomas married Melvina DAVISON from 1845 to 1850 in Wolcott, White Co., Indiana. Melvina was born about 1821 in , , Maryland.

General Notes: The full name of this wife came from Thomas Hollenback and was found in his military pension file.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 361 M    i. James W. HOLLENBACK was born about 1852 in , , Indiana.

+ 362 F    ii. Sarah HOLLENBACK was born about 1856 in , , Indiana.

+ 363 M    iii. Amos HOLLENBACK was born about 1859 in , , Indiana.

Thomas next married Margaret Ann DOBBINS,104 daughter of William T DOBBINS and Elizabeth Anne LEATHERMAN, on 9 Sep 1865 in , White Co., Indiana.105 Margaret was born on 16 Dec 1832 in , , Virginia, died on 24 Oct 1899 in , , Kansas at age 66, and was buried in Williamsburg, Franklin Co., Kansas.

Marriage Notes: Name: Thos. Hollenback Spouse Name: Marg. A. Arnold Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1865 Marriage County: White Source Title 1: White County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Volume I Lett Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O Book: C-3 OS Page: 27

Burial Notes: Antioch Cemetery

General Notes: Arnold is a married name for Margaret. I do not know her maiden name. An online tree shows her maiden name as Dobbins, and her mother was Elizabeth Ann Leatherman of Hampshire Co., VA.

Hollenbach Thomas 51 farmer DC
Margaret 37 VA
Sarah E. 14 IN
Albert 4 IN
Arnold Lydia 15 IN [step-daughter]

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, , White Co., Indiana. Pg 418
Arnold Wm 24 Farmer Virginia - Married within the year
Margaret Ann 17 Virginia

Next door is:
Doblins Jackson 23 Farmer Virginia
Sarah E. 22 Virginia
Moses 4/12 IN
James John C. 22 Virginia

On the other side:
Rogers Nathaniel L/S? 22 Farmer VA
Pheby 26 PA
Luke 19 VA; Beckwith 18 VA; John W. 17 VA; Nancy 16 VA; Margaret 14 VA;
James, Joseph, Worden, & Rachel Ann ages 13, 11, 7, 1 all b IN

then:
Cane, John 32 VA, Rebecah 28 VA; Mary E. 6 IN; Erastus 2 IN

Neither Nathaniel Rogers, John Cane or Jackson Doblins are old enough to be Margaret's father. All appear to have migrated from VA to IN, as no children or siblings were born in any other state.

• census: 1860, Princeton Twp., White Co., Indiana. Pg 508
Arnold Margaret 25 $500 $100 IN
Taylor 11 IN
Lydia 7 IN

• Deed: 21 Apr 1868, , White Co., Indiana. Abrather Dike and Elizabeth, his wife, of White Co., IN warrant to Margaret A. Hollenback and to her heirs in White Co., IN for the sum of $600.00 the following real estate in White Co., IN to wit: The NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 1 in T27 of R6W containing 41 acres more or less.

It is signed Abrather Dike and Elizabeth Dike, her mark
Witnessed by John McDonald, Justice
Recorded on 13 Jul 1872 by Wm. W. McColloch, R.N.C.

• Deed: 12 Jun 1874, , White Co., Indiana. Margaret Ann Hollenback and Thomas Hollenback, her husband, of White Co., IN convey to William H. McDonald of Jasper Co., IN for the sum of $500.00 the following real estate in White Co., IN to wit: the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 1 in T27N R6W containing forty acres more or less, subject to the lien for taxes and a judgment for costs and the fee for recording a deed made by Thomas Bushness, a commissioner appointed by the White Circuit Court in a cause wherein Margaret A. Hollenback is plaintiff and William Bailey is defendant amounting in all to $65.08. Dated 12 Jun 1874.
Signed Margaret A. Hollenback and Thomas Hollenback, his mark
Witness: J. B. Bunnell, Notary Public
Recorded 31 Oct 1874 by Wm. W. McColloch, R.W.C.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 364 M    i. Albert May HOLLENBACK was born on 27 May 1867 in Princeton Twp., White Co., Indiana and died on 28 Apr 1941 in , Dickinson Co., Kansas at age 73.

+ 365 F    ii. Marguerite M. "Maggie" HOLLENBACK was born about 1873 in , White Co., Indiana.


80. William HOLLENBACK, Jr. (William14, Thomas1) was born in 1821 in Washington, , District of Colombia, died on 24 Oct 1887 in Patterson Creek, Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 66, and was buried on 26 Oct 1887 in Patterson Creek, Mineral Co., West Virginia.

General Notes: William Hollenback, Jr. was a gunsmith, as was his father. His guns are prized possessions sought after by collectors of early hand-made guns. One collector who owns a gun made by him has generously supplied information and photos about his work.

William is listed in the book Gunsmiths of PA, MD and VA 1790-1840 by Bowers and American Gunsmiths - A Source Book by Frank M. Sellers, Pg 149

The West Virginia History Volume XLV 1984 pg 132:
"The 1850 Industrial Census lists William Hollenback as a gunmaker in what was then Hampshire County. The same record states that he was born in 1818 in the District of Columbia. He was first enumerated as being a resident of this county in the 1840 census, and he is also named in the 1850 tabulations. On October 8, 1850, he purchased from Noah Dawson and others real estate located on Cabin Run, a tributary of Patterson's Creek in what is now Mineral County. Hollenback was a son of William Hollenback, who was in turn a son of Thomas. The latter was an early settler on Patterson's Creek as he is listed as a resident of Hampshire County in the 1782 census. On May 18, 1815, George Hollenback conveyed to William Hollenback, the elder, real estate on Patterson's Creek, and on April 28, 1827, William, the father, purchased additional land from Jacob and Sarah Lease, the latter being an heir of Thomas Hollenback. This conveyance was a portion of Fairfax's Patterson's Creek Lot No. 3, which was originally conveyed to Nicholas Reasoner by Thomas Lord Fairfax in 1748. This lot lies on both sides of the creek between what is now Reese's Mill and Headsville. On February 28, 1842, William Hollenback, the son, together with his wife, Ann, conveyed to Isaac Hollenback all his right, title and interest in and to a certain tract of land which he had acquired as an heir of his father. Hollenback's wife died in 1871, and on March 19, 1878, he married Elizabeth H. Lease. He stated his age to be fifty-seven at the time of his marriage.

Hollenback firearms, whether made by father or son, are rare. Never having examined a Hollenback rifle, no information can be given as to how they were signed nor can it be stated how the father's work may be distinguished from the son's. The locks may help somewhat in this regard as the father worked in the flintlock era, while the son made his firearms during the percussion period."

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Hollenback William
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• Deed: 28 Feb 1842, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Deed dated 28 Feb 1842 between William Hollenback and Ann his wife of Hampshire Co., VA and Isaac Hollenback of the same place for the sum of $333.33 1/3 current money.... sell all their right title and interest of in and to the lands of which William Hollenback died seized in the county of Hampshire, his interest being one undivided third part of said lands....
Signed William Hollenback and Ann Hollenback, her mark

Witnesses on 5 Mar 1842 were Nimrod McNary and John Brady who also examined Ann separately who scknowledged signing was her free act.

On 1 Jun 1842 John B. White ordered that the deed be recorded.

• court case (civil): Sep 1844, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. William Hollenback was sued by Samuel D. Brady for a debt of $67.00 plus interest and court costs. The case is listed as Copius, Bond. The debt seems to have been incurred on 7 Dec 1842. There are no papers showing when, how, or if this suit was settled. [based on other records I have, I believe Samuel D. Brady was a general merchandiser in the area.]

• Power of Attorney: 29 Sep 1845, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Know all men by these presents that Mr. William Hollenback and Ann his wife, Thomas Hollenback, James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann Leatherman his wife late Elizabeth Ann Hollenback have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint one James Allen of Hampshire County, Virginia, our true and lawful attorney for us; and in our names and behalf to make sale of or contract to make sale of all and every our interest and the interest of each and every of us in and to any and all the lands or real estate to which we may be entitled either by devise or decent as heirs or devisees of Thomas Hollenback deceased situated in the County of Licking in the State of Ohio ......
29 September 1845
Signeed: Wm. Hollenback; Ann Hollenback; James Leatherman; Elizabeth A. Leatherman; Thomas Hollenback, his mark.

Attest: Hampshire Co., VA: Samuel Davis and Thos. Carskarden Justices of the Peace certifiy that all signed willingly.

Attest: Hampshire County Court: States Samuel Davis and Thomas Carskadon certifies that the women were examined and stated they signed willingly.

Attest: John B. White, Clerk of the Hampshire Co., VA court certifies that Samuel Davis and Homas Carskaden acknowledged to him that all had signed willingly and that they are honoral, qualified men.

Filed in Licking Co., OH on 27 July 1846

• Deed: 17 Oct 1845, , Licking Co., Ohio. Book SS, page 138
On 17 Oct 1845 William Hollenback and Ann his wife; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann Leatherman his wife late Elizabeth Ann Hollenback of Hampshire Co., VA by their attorney in fact James Allen of the same place for the sum of $900.00 paid by Lewis Evans of Licking Co., OH sell real estate in Licking County, OH in Range 14 Township 4 in the west half section and being Lot number 11 on the plat of said west half containing 132 acres and a half....

Signed William Hollenback; An Hollenback; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman; Elizabeth Ann Leatherman by their attorney James Allen

Witnessed by Stephen McDougal, notary public for Licking Co., OH on 17 Oct 1845

Powers of attorney are attached, for William Hollenback and Ann; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann. Witnessed by Samuel Davis and Thos. Carskarden, their offices acknowledged by John B. White, Clerk of Court

Recorded 17 Oct 1845;

Next deed in the book: Lewis Evans to James Allen the same plat of land above for the sum of $900.00. This appears to be a mortgage on the land by Lewis Evans with 7 promissory notes: 1. $300.00 due 1 Apr 1846;
2. $105.00 due 1 Jan 1848
3. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1849
4. $100.00 dur 1 Jan 1850
5. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1851
6. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1852
7. $100.00 dur 1 Jan 1853
Witnessed by Stephen McDougal, Notary Public
James Allen signed a release on 23 Feb 1853 stating all notes and interest had been paid.

• census: 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. 32 676 676 Hollenback William 32 M Gunsmith DC
33 676 676 Hollenback Ann 32 F MD
34 676 676 Hollenback Allen 8 M VA
35 676 676 Hollenback James 2 M VA
36 676 676 Hollenback Otho 1 VA

• Deed: 6 Jun 1850, Washington, , District of Colombia. Book J.A.S. 20 pgs8-11
Indenture on 6 Jun 1850 between William Hollenback and Ann his wife, James Leatherman and Elizabeth his wife, all of Hampshire Co., VA; and Thomas Hollenback and Melvinah his wife of Jasper Co., Indiana; sell to Robert O. Ridgeway of Hampshire Co., VA, for the sum of $25.00 a certain Lot in the City of Washington, it being Lot 1 in square west of square 14, it being the lot owned by William Hollenback late of said City, of which he died seized and possessed, and the said William Hollenback, Thomas Hollenback, and Elizabeth Leatherman being heirs and heiress of said William Hollenback, dec'd.
Signed: Wm Hallen Hollenback, Ann Hollenback, James Leatherman, Elizabeth A. Leatherman, Thomas Hollenback, and Melvina [her mark] Hollenback.

There is an attest for the Hollenbacks from Hampshire Co. by James Lash and George Baker and a further attest by the same to the private examination of the females and they statement they are willing sellers.

John B. White attests that James G. Lash and George Baker were Justices of the Peace at the time of their signing.

John B. Glover of Jasper Co., Indiana attests on 19 Nov 1950 for the Leathermans and the examination of Melvina. George W. Spitler, Clerk of the Court attests that John B. Glover is qualified.

Recorded 25 Jan 1851

• Deed: 8 Oct 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 43 pg 348
Deed dated 8 Oct 1850 - William Hollenback and Ann, his wife, late Ann Dawson of Hampshire sell to Thomas Dobbins for the sum of $40.00 one undivided eighth part of a tract of land containing 83 acres and 4 poles lying on the drains of Cabbin run adjoining Abraham Leatherman's, full description found in deed from Abraham Leatherman to Noah L. Dawson on 26 Oct 1846, being same that was conveyed to said Hollenback and Ann his wife, late Ann Dawson by deed made by Noah Dawson.
Signed: William Hollenback and Ann Hollenback, her mark
Attest: Thomas Carskadon
Second attest for Ann: Samuel Davis and Thomas Carskadon
Recorded 21 Nov 1850

• Deed: 8 Oct 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 43 Pg 349
Deed dated 8 Oct 1850 - Noah I. Dawson and Margaret, his wife sell to Eliza Dawson widow of Otho H. Dawson; William Hollenback and Ann, his wife, late Ann Dawson; Maria Jane Dawson; David Waxler and Ruth, his wife late Ruth Dawson; Holt Dawson; Mary Dawson; and John Dawson; for the sum of $500 grant unto Eliza Dawson widow of Otho H. Dawson a life estate in one undivided third part of a tract of land lying in Hampshire county containing 83 acres 4 poles lying on the drains of Cabbin run adjoining the lands of Abraham Leatherman and Thomas Dobbins; and grant unto William Hollenback and Ann his wife, late Ann Dawson one undivided eighth part of said land subject to said widow Eliza Dawson's said life interest in same; and do grant unto Maria Jane Dawson one undivided eighty part of said land...and do grant unto Daniel Waxler & Ruth one undivided eighth part of said land....and do grant until Holt Dawson one undivided eighth part of said land....and do grant to Mary Dawson one undivided eighth part of said land....and do grant unto John Dawson one undivided eighth part of said land... the two remaining eighths of said land having been granted to Thomas Dobbins.
Signed Noah I. Dawson and Margaret Dawson, her mark
Attest: Thomas Carskadon
Second attest for the women: Samuel Davis and Thomas Carskadon
Recorded 8 Oct 1850

• Deed: 8 Oct 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Deed: pg 348 Dated 8 Oct 1850 - William Hollenback and Ann, his wife, late Ann Dawson, of Hampshire Co., VA sell to Thomas Dobbins of the same for the sum of $40.00 one undivided eighth part of a tract of land in Hampshire Co. containing 83 acres and 4 poles lying on the drains of Cabbin Run adjoining Abraham Leatherman and said Thomas Dobbins, further description found in a deed from Abraham Leatherman to Noah L. Dawson dated 26 Oct 1844, which said one eighth part of said land being the same conveyed to said Hollenback and Hann, his wife, late Ann Dawson by deed made by said Noah I./J.? Dawson dated [blank] day of [blank] 1850.

Recorded 21 Nov 1850

Signed Wm. Hollenback and Ann [her mark] Hollenback
Signed by Thos. Carskadon, Justice of the Peace on the same date.

Sam'l Davis and Thos Carskadon give statement that Ann acknowledged his deed and that it was her wish to convey the land.

• Deed: 8 Oct 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Pg 349 Dated 8 Oct 1850
Noah I. Dawson and Margaret Dawson, his wife, of Hampshire Co., VA. sell to Eliza Dawson, widow of Otho H. Dawson; William Hollenback and Ann his wife, late Ann Dawson; Maria Jane Dawson; Daniel Waxler and Ruth, late Dawson; Holt Dawson; Mary Dawson; and John Dawson all of the same county for the sum of $500.00 do grant unto Eliza Dawson a life estate in one undivided third part of a tract of land lying in Hampshire Co., containing 83 acres and four poles on the drains of Cabbin Run adjoining the lands of Abraham Leatherman and Thomas Dobbins, a full description of which land will be found in deed from Abraham Leatherman to Noah L. Dawson dated 26 Oct 1844; I do grant until the said Wiliam Hollenback and Ann his wife, late Ann Dawson an undivided eithth part of said land subject to said widow Eliza Dawson's said life etate and until Maria Jane Dawson an undivided eighth part of sald land subject to same; and I do grand until Daniel Waxler and Ruth his wife, late Ruth Dawson one eighth subject to the same; and do grant to Holt Dawson one eighth subject to the same; I do grant to Mary Dawson one eighth part subject to the same; and do grant unto John Dawson one eighth subject to the same, the two remaining eighths of said land having been granted to said Thomas Dobbins.

Signed Noah Dawson and Margaret [her mark] Dawson

Attested by Thos Carskadon a Justice of the Peace

Samuel David & Thos Carskadon interviewed Margaret Dawsonand attested to her willingness to sell the land.

• census: 1860, Western Dist., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Hollenback William 42 laborer 00 135 VA
Ann 42 VA
Thomas A. 20 VA
James W. 13 VA
John M. 9 VA
[I believe this Thomas Hollenback is also listed in the household of Wm. D. Rees]

• census: 1880, Frankfort, Mineral Co., West Virginia. Hollenback, William 62 farmer DC VA VA
Elizabeth H. wife 55 Keeping House VA ? ?

William married Ann DAWSON, daughter of Otho H. DAWSON and Eliza UNKNOWN, on 9 Jun 1840 in , Allegany Co., Maryland.106 Ann was born about 1820 in , , Maryland and died on 6 Jun 1868 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia16 about age 48.

Death Notes: Death Record:
Hollenback, Ann, Race: White, Sex; Female
Single Married or widowed: Married,
Birthplace: MD, Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: 6-6-1868, Cause: Dropsy, Age at Death, 49
Parents: Otha H Dawson Eliza Dawson

General Notes: The parents of Ann Dawson are based on a deed between many Dawson family members after the death of Otho H. Dawson dated 8 Oct 1850.

Based on this deed, Ann's siblings are Maria Jane; Ruth m Daniel Waxler; Holt; Mary; and John. It isn't clear to me how Noah I./J. Dawson wife Margaret, the seller is related. He isn't noted as the Executor, and he states that 2/8 of the land have been deeded to Thomas Dobbins, but I don't know by whom. Noah received $500.00 from these buyers, but William and Ann sold their 1/8 for $40.00.

July 9th 1868
I now resume my seat to close this scribble. Susie H was here last night; gone this morning. I sopose you have heard Bill Hollenback's wife is dead. She was a great sufferer indeed. [from letter of Charity Hollenback Rinehart]



Children from this marriage were:

+ 366 M    i. Thomas Allen HOLLENBACK was born in 1844 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died in 1913 in , Reno Co., Kansas at age 69, and was buried in Sylvia, Reno Co., Kansas.

+ 367 M    ii. James William HOLLENBACK was born on 10 Jun 1847 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 7 Apr 1924 in Reeses Mill, Mineral Co., West Virginia16,96 at age 76.

+ 368 M    iii. Otho HOLLENBACK was born about 1849 and died before 1860.

+ 369 M    iv. John M. HOLLENBACK was born in May 1853 in Western Dist., Hampshire Co, Virginia and died in 1915 in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana at age 62.

William next married Elizabeth H. LEASE, daughter of George W. LEASE and Ann BLUE, on 19 Mar 1878 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.107 Elizabeth was born in 1826 in , , Virginia, died on 20 Mar 1897 in Reeses Mill, Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 71, and was buried on 21 Mar 1897 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Eusebia Cemetery

81. Elizabeth Ann HOLLENBACK (William14, Thomas1) was born on 20 Jun 1824 in Washington, , District of Colombia, died on 15 Dec 1898 in , White Co., Indiana at age 74, and was buried in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana.

Birth Notes: Elizabeth's tombstone gives a date for her birth as 1821. The date I have came from The Leatherman Kin. I do not know which is correct. The ages listed for Elizabeth on the census reports more nearly match a birth of 1821 than one of 1824.

The dates on the stone for her husband James match the years I have.

Burial Notes: Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer, Jasper Co., IN
Section C Lot 60 Space 2

General Notes: Date: 1831-05-25;
Paper: Winchester Virginian
INFORMATION WANTED.- ELIZABETH HOLLENBACK, aged about 10 years, the daughter of William Hollenback, dec'd, was bound to a Mr. Grossman, a Confectioner, in Georgetown, D.C. The said Grossman, sometime since left Georgetown in the stage? for Baltimore, taking the child with him, and it is not known where he has taken her. The child owns property in Hampshire county, Va., where her relatives reside, and a letter addressed to Capt. James Allen, her guardian, at Frankfort, Hampshire county, Va., giving information respecting her will be thankfully received.

There is a John G. Grossman in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. on the 1830 census. He is 40-50 yrs old. There is a female 5-10 and one 20-30 in his HH. Two of the 3 people in the household are listed as aliens.

Noted events in her life were:

• Deed: 3 Feb 1844, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. A deed on 3 Feb 1844 between James Leatherman and Elizabeth his wife of Hampshire Co., VA and Isaac Hollenback of the same for the sum of $200.00 sells a parcel of land in Hampshire Co., VA on Pattersons Creek being a part of the real or landed estate formerly owned by Thomas Hollenback deceased and of which he died seized.

The lands hereby conveyed descended in part from Thomas Hollenback deceased to William Hollenback now deceased and from William Hollenback to his heirs. The other part was purchased by the said William Hollenback in his lifetime and descended to his heirs the said Elizabeth Leatherman being a child and heir of the said William Hollenback, deceased.

...reference to the records of Hampshire County Court for metes and bounds...[not described in this deed]

Signed James Leatherman and Elizabeth A. Leatherman

Witnesses: Samuel P. David and Thomas Carskadon, Justices of the Peace

They also attest to having examined Elizabeth separately and she acknowledged that this was her free act.

J. B. White ordered this recorded on 15 June 1845

• Power of Attorney: 29 Sep 1845, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Know all men by these presents that Mr. William Hollenback and Ann his wife, Thomas Hollenback, James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann Leatherman his wife late Elizabeth Ann Hollenback have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint one James Allen of Hampshire County, Virginia, our true and lawful attorney for us; and in our names and behalf to make sale of or contract to make sale of all and every our interest and the interest of each and every of us in and to any and all the lands or real estate to which we may be entitled either by devise or descent as heirs or devisees of Thomas Hollenback deceased situated in the County of Licking in the State of Ohio ......
29 September 1845
Signeed: Wm. Hollenback; Ann Hollenback; James Leatherman; Elizabeth A. Leatherman; Thomas Hollenback, his mark.

Attest: Hampshire Co., VA: Samuel Davis and Thos. Carskarden Justices of the Peace certifiy that all signed willingly.

Attest: Hampshire County Court: States Samuel Davis and Thomas Carskadon certifies that the women were examined and stated they signed willingly.

Attest: John B. White, Clerk of the Hampshire Co., VA court certifies that Samuel Davis and Homas Carskaden acknowledged to him that all had signed willingly and that they are honoral, qualified ment.

Filed in Licking Co., OH on 27 July 1846

• Deed: 17 Oct 1845, , Licking Co., Ohio. Book SS, page 138
On 17 Oct 1845 William Hollenback and Ann his wife; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann Leatherman his wife late Elizabeth Ann Hollenback of Hampshire Co., VA by their attorney in fact James Allen of the same place for the sum of $900.00 paid by Lewis Evans of Licking Co., OH sell real estate in Licking County, OH in Range 14 Township 4 in the west half section and being Lot number 11 on the plat of said west half containing 132 acres and a half....

Signed William Hollenback; An Hollenback; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman; Elizabeth Ann Leatherman by their attorney James Allen

Witnessed by Stephen McDougal, notary public for Licking Co., OH on 17 Oct 1845

Powers of attorney are attached, for William Hollenback and Ann; Thomas Hollenback; James Leatherman and Elizabeth Ann. Witnessed by Samuel Davis and Thos. Carskarden, their offices acknowledged by John B. White, Clerk of Court

Recorded 17 Oct 1845;

Next deed in the book: Lewis Evans to James Allen the same plat of land above for the sum of $900.00. This appears to be a mortgage on the land by Lewis Evans with 7 promissory notes: 1. $300.00 due 1 Apr 1846;
2. $105.00 due 1 Jan 1848
3. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1849
4. $100.00 dur 1 Jan 1850
5. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1851
6. $100.00 due 1 Jan 1852
7. $100.00 dur 1 Jan 1853
Witnessed by Stephen McDougal, Notary Public
James Allen signed a release on 23 Feb 1853 stating all notes and interest had been paid.

• census: 1850, Dist. 24, Hampshire Co., Virginia. Leatherman James 28 Laborer VA
Elizabeth 30 VA
Zimri 6 VA
Isaac a4 VA
Amos 2 VA
Simon 1 VA

• Deed: 6 Jun 1850, Washington, , District of Colombia. Book J.A.S. 20 pgs8-11
Indenture on 6 Jun 1850 between William Hollenback and Ann his wife, James Leatherman and Elizabeth his wife, all of Hampshire Co., VA; and Thomas Hollenback and Melvinah his wife of Jasper Co., Indiana; sell to Robert O. Ridgeway of Hampshire Co., VA, for the sum of $25.00 a certain Lot in the City of Washington, it being Lot 1 in square west of square 14, it being the lot owned by William Hollenback late of said City, of which he died seized and possessed, and the said William Hollenback, Thomas Hollenback, and Elizabeth Leatherman being heirs and heiress of said William Hollenback, dec'd.
Signed: Wm Hallen Hollenback, Ann Hollenback, James Leatherman, Elizabeth A. Leatherman, Thomas Hollenback, and Melvina [her mark] Hollenback.

There is an attest for the Hollenbacks from Hampshire Co. by James Lash and George Baker and a further attest by the same to the private examination of the females and they statement they are willing sellers.

John B. White attests that James G. Lash and George Baker were Justices of the Peace at the time of their signing.

John B. Glover of Jasper Co., Indiana attests on 19 Nov 1950 for the Leathermans and the examination of Melvina. George W. Spitler, Clerk of the Court attests that John B. Glover is qualified.

Recorded 25 Jan 1851

• census: 1860, Princeton, White Co., Indiana. Pg 508
Leatherman James 38 farmer VA
Elizabeth 38 Dist. of Columbia
Isaac 14 VA
Simon 10 VA
John 8 IN
Margaret 7 IN
Fisher 3 IN
Mary 6/12 IN

• census: 1880, Princeton, White Co., Indiana. Pg. 289D
Leatherman James 57 farmer VA MD VA
Elizabeth 58 D.C. VA France
David 24 son IN VA DC
Mary 20 dau IN VA DC

Elizabeth married James LEATHERMAN, son of Abraham LEATHERMAN and Margaret HERSHMAN, on 13 Oct 1843 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.108 James was born on 11 Jun 1822 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 8 Mar 1912 in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana at age 89.

General Notes: From All Leatherman kin history: by Rev. I. John Letherman, Wakarusa, IN in Collaboration with Emma Leatherman Candler, Marietta, OH; E. V. Publishing House, Nappanee, IN 1940

Much of the Leatherman family data came from this book.

"During the early years of the settlement of America, many immigrants came from Germany, Holland, and Switzerland, where they were suffering religious persecution, and found homes in America. Among these were Jacob Ledterman, wife and two sons, who settled in Bedminster Township, Buck Co., Pa. Their descendants are now widely scattered." ....

"James Leatherman, the youngest of Abe's first set of children, 12 years old when his mother died, was born in Hampshire Co., VA, June 11, 1822, d Renssalaer, IN on Mar. 8, 1912; m in VA 12 Oct 1843 Elizabeth Ann Hollenback of Va. She d Rensselaer, Ind. Dec 15, 1898.

James lived in Hampshire Co., VA, until in the fall of 1850 when he and his family of then 4 children migrated to Ind. with his oldest brother Christopher and family. They traveled by wagon to the Ohio River, down the river on flat boat as far as Vincennes, Ind., then by canal to Lafayette, Ind., where a sister, Mrs. Conrad Fleek lived. Later they went overland by team to Jasper Co., Ind. to the home of another sister, Mrs. William Dobbins, in what was then known as the Dobbins settlement. After their visit with Mrs. Dobbins, James and his family settled in White Co., Ind., until Mar. 1890, when they returned to Jasper Co., near Rensselaer and three years later moved into the town of Rensselaer where James continued to reside until his death, 19 years later. James lost his eyesight in June, 1899. After his wife's death his daughter Mary kept house for him. He lived to be nearly 90 years old, and left to his children sacred memories of a Christian life. He was of the Dunk [Dunkard?] faith. Farmer. C: Zimrie, Amos and Isaac, Simon, John, Margaret, George, David, Mary, James, Andrew."

JAMES N. LEATHERMAN. A resident of Jasper County for more than a quarter of a century, Mr. Leatherman has been engaged in some form of useful service all this time, and was for eight years, county auditor. He is now one of the county's most popular bankers, and his broad experience as a county official and his large acquaintance with the people of Jasper County have done much to increase his efficiency and value as cashier of the First National Bank of Rensselaer. James N. Leatherman is a native of White County, Indiana, where he was born December 1, 1862. His birthplace was Princeton Township of that county. James and Elizabeth (Hollenback) Leatherman, his parents, were natives of West Virginia and came to White County in the fall of 1850, being among the early settlers. About 1893 they removed to Rensselaer, where the father died in March, 1912, and the mother in 1898. Seven of their eleven children are still living.

A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties Indiana The Lewis Publishing Company - Chicago and New York - 1916

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1900, Marian, Jasper Co., Indiana. Pg 12B
Leatherman James Jun 1822 77 Wd WV WV WV
Mary dau Nov 1869 40 Sgl IN WV WV School Teacher

• census: 1910, Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana. Pg 1B
Leatherman James 87 Wd WV VA VA not employed
Mary dau 50 Sgl IN WV VA not employed

Children from this marriage were:

+ 370 M    i. Zimri LEATHERMAN was born in 1844 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 8 Mar 1852 in , , Indiana at age 8.

+ 371 M    ii. William Isaac LEATHERMAN was born on 31 Mar 1846 in Sheetz's Mill, Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 10 May 1922 in Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., Missouri at age 76.

+ 372 M    iii. Amos Quinter LEATHERMAN was born on 31 Mar 1846 in Sheetz's Mill, Hampshire Co., Virginia and died on 27 Jun 1851 in Princetown Twp., White Co., Indiana at age 5.

+ 373 M    iv. Simon Parker LEATHERMAN was born on 18 Oct 1849 in Sheetz's Mill, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 27 Sep 1936 in Wolcott, White Co., Indiana at age 86, and was buried in Wolcott, White Co., Indiana.

+ 374 M    v. John Thomas LEATHERMAN was born on 25 May 1851 in , White Co., Indiana and died after 1930 in Chapman, Dickinson Co., Kansas.

+ 375 F    vi. Margaret M. "Maggie" LEATHERMAN was born on 14 Aug 1853 in , White Co., Indiana and died on 28 Feb 1932 in , , Indiana at age 78.

+ 376 M    vii. George A. LEATHERMAN was born about 1854 and died on 13 Sep 1856 about age 2.

+ 377 M    viii. David Fisher LEATHERMAN was born on 31 Jan 1857 in , White Co., Indiana, died on 6 Sep 1933 in LaFayette, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana at age 76, and was buried in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana.

+ 378 F    ix. Mary Elizabeth LEATHERMAN was born on 26 Nov 1859 in , White Co., Indiana, died on 30 Oct 1940 at age 80, and was buried in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana.

+ 379 M    x. James Noah LEATHERMAN was born on 1 Dec 1862 in , White Co., Indiana, died on 5 Jan 1922 in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana at age 59, and was buried in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana.

+ 380 M    xi. Andrew Jackson LEATHERMAN was born on 25 Apr 1865, died on 18 May 1891 in Pierre, Hughes Co., South Dakota at age 26, and was buried in Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana.

82. Charity HOLLENBACK (Isaac15, Thomas1) was born on 22 Jun 1819 in Meadow Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 24 Sep 1900 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 81, and was buried after 24 Sep 1900 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Birth Notes: Some records such as the WPA project give her date of birth as June 22, 1813 and not 1819. The WPA project was not always correct.

Death Notes: Obit courtesy of Frances Carroll:

Died RINEHART--Sept 24th l900. at the home of Mr E J Taylor on Patterson's Creek,
Mrs Charity Rinehart, aged 81 years, widow of the late Elijah Rinehart. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a true and faithful christian. The funeral took place on Wednesday. The sermon was preached by Rev Mr Grillburtzer, assisted by Rev M W Woodworth. Interment at Eusebia church. The pallbearers were four grandsons of the deceased, viz: James I Rinehart, W E Rinehart, Elijah Rinehart, and Edgar Taylor. She
leaves five children--Mrs J S Rinehart of Jefferson county, W Va; Mrs Sue R Taylor of Chicago; Mrs E J Taylor of Reese's Mill; Mr John W Rinehart of Reese's Mill; and Mr E C Rinehart of Keyser.

Burial Notes: Eusebia Presbyterian Church Cemetery

General Notes: Charity and Elijah were devoted members of the Eusebia Presbyterian Church. Eusebia translated into English means Godliness. From A Memorial Address delivered at Eusebia Church, August 11, 1935 by R. B. Woodworth, D. Sc.

"this woman reared her children in the nurture and adminition of the Lord; her outward adornment was not braided hair and jewels of gold, but the hidden man of the heart in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit which in the sight of God is worth a whole lot more.....

The Rinehart Home as I knew it, was a long low structure two stories high, with a front porch nearly along its whole length, with floors at two levels, L shaped with pantry and kitchen forming the L. It had a cellar under part of the newer portion where apples were kept in abundance and one, I think, under the [missing]. It had also at the front, on the lower porch, at the right hand end, its well of pure, cold water and a dairy of exquisite coolness where there seemed to be always an inexhaustible supply of rich milk and cream and the finest butter. Mrs. Rinehart was one of the the kind of women King Lemuel wrote about in the 31st chapter of Proverbs.

On Sunday noons Mr. Rinehart kept open house but chiefly for the numerous relatives who came by horseback and horse-drawn vehicles, particularly on sacramental occasions, many of them from some distance, the food was prepared ready on Saturday as far as might be, for the Rineharts did not believe in unnecessary Sunday work, neither did they take any stock in Sunday as a day to visit. The fare was plain, plentiful and substantial made chiefly from such materials as the farm provided. The Sunday evening meals, I remember, were plain mush and milk and fine clabber with sugar and rich cream. I learned to love them and love them still, and Mrs. Rinehart was a master hand with salt rising bread. It was thus a most hospitable home. It forgot not to show hospitality unto strangers. It hoped thereby to entertain strangers unaware as the scripture admonition runs.

This home was like the home of the great woman of Shunem. It had had its little chamber on the wall set apart and kept ready for preachers, and there the pastor lodged on his rounds and there he tarried so long as he desired. Over and over again I read in the diary of the Rev. William Henry Foote, 'Lodged at Elijah Rineharts'. Over and over again my father left the manse at Burlington Saturday afternoon with horse and buggy to go the 11 miles and to lodge over night in that small upper chamber. There was no stove in that uper chamber, but Mrs. Rinehart saw to it that there were heated bricks in the bed when the weather was cold. ....

Family prayers each evening at bedtime was the rule in that home and the service was not a lick and a promise. The Bible was laways near at hand in the sitting room. When the preacher came he merely took the old elder's place. The family sung the familiar old hymns and psalms well. The regular routine was a hymn of psalm, scripture and prayer and then to bed."

Charity wrote letters to her cousin Caroline "Carrie" Hollenback, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Roberts, who lived in Morefield from 1846 to the early 1870s. The originals were donated by Frances Carroll to the West Virginia Archives. She generously shared her copies with me, which are in my files.





Noted events in her life were:

• Baptism: Ft. Ashby Presbyterian Church, 22 Nov 1846, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Noted as an adult baptism by Rev. Foote at Eusebia of Mrs. Charity Rinehart.

• census: 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Rinehart Elijah 39 farmer 3000 VA
Charity 31 VA
Enoch C. 5 VA
Joseph T. 2 VA
Bowman Daniel T. 17 laborer VA
Reese Sarah 50 VA

• census: 1860, Western Dist., Hampshire Co., Virginia. Rinehart Elijah 49 10,500 1,700 VA
Charity 41 VA
Enoch C. 14 BA
Joseph T. 12 VA
John W. 10 VA
William P. 8 VA
Mary V. 6 VA
Sarah S. 4 VA
Rachel A. 1 VA
Sarah 62 VA
Chandler Elizabeth 75 VA
Beall Leathy A. 25 [female] Domestic VA

• census: 1870, Frankfort Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Rinehart Elijah 59 farmer 8000 1540 VA
Charity 51 VA
Enoch C. 23 farm laborer VA
Joseph T. 22 farm laborer
John W. 20 farm laborer VA
William P. 17 farm laborer VA
Mary V. 15 VA
Sarah S. 13 VA
Rachel A. 11 VA
Sarah 74 BA

• Deed: 3 Feb 1876, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. Book 6, pgs 125-126 Dated 3 Feb 1876 - Isaac Hollenback sells to Elijah Rinehart and Charity Rinehart, formerly Charity Hollenback, all of Mineral Co., WV for love and affection of his daughter Charity Rinehart and for the sum of $1.00 - tract of land on Patterson's Creek [tract adjoins Home survey, Elijah Rinehart, Margaret Rees, tract formerly belonging to Daniel Hollenback now Susan Johnson's, former Chandler land, ] containing 286 acres.
Signed Isaac Hollenback
Witnessed by J. Hiram Alkire, Justice of the Peace
Recorded 23 Feb 1876

• census: 1880, Frankfort, Mineral Co., West Virginia. Elijah RINEHART Self M M W 69 VA FarmerPA VA
Charity RINEHART Wife F M W 60 VA Keeping House VA VA
Mary V. RINEHART Dau F S W 23VA At HomeVA VA
John W. RINEHART SonM M W 29 VA Farmer VA VA
Helen M. RINEHART DauL F M W 30 VA Keep House VA VA
Sarah RINEHART SisterF S W82 VA Keep House PA VA

• census: 1900, Frankfort Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Taylor Edward J. Nov 1856 43 m20 yrs OH WV WV farmer
Rachel A. wife Oct 1859 40 children 7/7 WV WV WV
Edgar R. son Apr 1881 19 WV OH WV [all children]
Mabel H. dau Jun 1883 17
Estalla dau Mar 1885 15
Sarah S. dau Feb 1887 13
Edward M. son May 1889
Alice R. dau Dec 1891 8
Nellie A. dau Mar 1893 7 [all children attend school]
Rinehart Charity mother in law Jun 1819 WV WV WV children 1/1

Charity married Elijah RINEHART, son of George RINEHART and Rachel CHANDLER, on 26 May 1841 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Elijah was born on 21 May 1811 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 20 Dec 1896 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 85, and was buried after 20 Dec 1896 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Death Notes: Death Information from Mineral County records also indicating age at death.
[from Bill Pyles]

Burial Notes: Eusebia Presbyterian Church Cemetery

General Notes: Charity and Elijah were devoted members of the Eusebia Presbyterian Church. Eusebia translated into English means Godliness. From A Memorial Address delivered at Eusebia Church, August 11, 1935 by R. B. Woodworth, D. Sc.
"This man ruled his own house well and had his children in subjection with all gravity."

In a letter, owned by Frances Carroll, from Charity Rinehart to her cousin Caroline Hollenback Taylor dated 25th, 1846:

"E [Elijah] fixing to go to the Election today. They want him to clerk at the Hamack place."

James Allen and Elijah Rinehard endorsed a note for James Spencer [see deed on Isaac Hollenback's list of events.]
Deed Book 33, pgs415-6 On 15 Feb 1839

Mineral county land records, 1872:
RINEHART, ELIJAH " Mineral 172 4/7 PATTERSONS CREEK & D
17 1/4; 42; 255

Sims Land Grants:
Rinehart, Elijah 42 Patterson's Cr 1840 7 52



This letter was written by Elijah Rinehart, younger brother of our Abraham. While not clearly stated, it was almost certainly written to Abraham or it is unlikely to have ended up in the family's possession and would not probably have mentioned his children's names. Enoch never left the "home country," so he is sending news from home. Abraham only lived another few months after this letter was received, so it is unlikely he ever made it back home, as requested here in the body of the letter.
A copy of the original, from which this is transcribed, was in the possession of Keith Shaver of Denver, Colorado. He graciously provided a copy by mail in June 2002. The handwriting of the original was pretty good:

Dec 8th 1880
Dear Brother,

I Recd. your letter about one week ago and pleased to learn from it of your good health, with the friends in general. To date we all are enjoying reasonable good health with the other relatives and friends in our community. While at the same time I have to communicate to you the sad news of the death of Mr. Edgar Taylor, Susies earthly prince and husband he died on Monday the 8th of Nove. of Typhoyd fever after 13 days suffering, he was not considered dangerously ill untill Saturday morning previous, when his physician gave up all hope of his recovery. Sister Sallie and myself went over on Sunday morning and staid with him until after his departure on Monday 3 oclock PM he was perfectly rational untill he breathed his last and so peacefully and calmly did he breathe his last that it was difficult to tell just when it was.

We had little Agnes over with us for 2 weeks on Sunday Evening Doctor said he couldnt live. Willie took horse and Buggy and came for Agnes he got home with her at 10 O.clock P.M.

Edgar took her on the bed and kissed her, the 2 days I were there I never saw such interest manifested by all the people of Keyser for his recovery and when the sad news was announced that Edgar Taylor's dead it came like a flash of lightning accompanied by a peal of Thunder all stood in amazement and wonder at the mysterious working of Providence.

Edgar Taylor was biloved by all in the church and out, in his death the wayword the thoutless & men of the world were brought to feel & act different from what they did before.

Edgar and Willie had just gotten their business in a nice shape for doing in the future a paying business having adopted the cash system and building up a large trade. Susie will adm and Willie and her carry on the mercantile business. They have a large stock of good goods on hand and have them all invoyced.. I will send you the Keyser Tribune haveing the obituary notice of his death, not knowing whether you take the paper or not.

Brother M. J. A. Marker died some 2 months ago without any estate for to make the money due you he owed Fathers Estate 500$ with judgement thereon and not able to make it therefore I suppose that yours with others will be on the loss side.

Jennie left the next day after her marriage they visited relatives in Philadelphia, Balt. and Washington spending a week we had a letter from her 2 days ago they were well. Some 2 weeks ago we had very Cold weather with snow, it changed got warm rained snow melted and Sunday the Creek was just in the banks Monday it changed again yesterday it was extremely colde this morning commenced snowing & up to noon today about 7 in Closed up and wind blowing furiously and snow drifting with a fair prospect of mercury going below zero to night. Mr. Clymer the Presbyterian minister from Keyser came over Monday Eve he and John went hunting yesterday and killed a 3 prong Buck, today they went out again Clymer had a shot at 4 deer but missed them they got in a flock of turkeys while in pursuit of the deer. John came home a 3 o'clock leaving Clymer in pursuit of the Turkeys, therefore we shall not look for him before dark.

The Lease Boys are getting along slowly they neither go to Church or contribute to any object of benevolence or attend any burial of friends or foes if they lived in the darkest portion of Africa they would hear the gospel as often as they do here. Brother my family has become quite small, all married escept Willie & I do not know of any immediate prospect, but should such a thing occur & you and I are liveing I will surely send you word in time to be present. But I wold rather you would come before that time as it may never come there is a fair prospect for a wedding at the stone house in January Susie Reese and Mr. Frank Herriott. I think that is a fixed fact. Our crop of corn is good worth 50 cts wheat 1.16. Hay 15 to 18$ per ton. pork 5 1/2 to 6$ per @ wt. nett. Tell Stephen Mr. Inskeep pd me 5$ for him on taxes for which I gave him credit on my books give him family my love also Elijah and family Enoch and family Mr. Hawk and family and all the families connected. I would be glad to get a letter from any them when convenient.

Write me again soon
all join me in love to you
Yours affectionately
Elijah Rinehart

Comments:
The Edgar Taylor mentioned here was William Edgar Taylor, husband of Elijah's daughter, Sarah Susan. He obviously was a very devout Christian man with a great impact on those around him.
Willie and Agnes appear to be two of the children of Edgar and Susan, but that is not for certain at present.
"Jennie" could be his daughter, Mary Virginia.
Reference is made to giving love to "Mr. Hawk and family." Considering he is listing his brother Abraham's children and their families, this is probably a reference to Thomas Hanks, the second husband of Elijah's niece, Margaret. Her first husband, William Johnson, had passed away before the family moved out to Knox County, Missouri.
There is reference made to a wedding "at the stone house." What would this be a reference to? An old family residence? [I believe the stone house was the residence built by Thomas Hollenback. Elijah's wife was Charity Hollenback. Her father lived in the stone house until his death in 1879. LouAnn]
At present, the author does not know who [in order of appearance] the "Lease Boys," Susie Reese, and Frank Herriott are relative to the family, if they are in fact relatives at all.



Noted events in his life were:

• Elected: Church elder, 21 Jun 1835, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. 109 The Presbyterian church "on the 21st of June 1835 Mr. Elijah Rinehart was duly elected to the office of rectory Elder & set apart in dur form."

He served in that office until 20 Dec 1896. The book lists him as "Elder 61 years, Father in Grace"

• Personal Letter: 8 Dec 1880, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. This letter was written by Elijah Rinehart, younger brother of our Abraham. While not clearly stated, it was almost certainly written to Abraham or it is unlikely to have ended up in the family's possession and would not probably have mentioned his children's names. Enoch never left the "home country," so he is sending news from home. Abraham only lived another few months after this letter was received, so it is unlikely he ever made it back home, as requested here in the body of the letter.

A copy of the original, from which this is transcribed, was in the possession of Keith Shaver of Denver, Colorado. He graciously provided a copy by mail in June 2002 to Roger Roberson. He graciously granted permission for me to use it.

The handwriting of the original was pretty good:

Dec 8th 1880
Dear Brother,

I Recd. your letter about one week ago and pleased to learn from it of your good health, with the friends in general. To date we all are enjoying reasonable good health with the other relatives and friends in our community. While at the same time I have to communicate to you the sad news of the death of Mr. Edgar Taylor, Susies earthly prince and husband he died on Monday the 8th of Nove. of Typhoyd fever after 13 days suffering, he was not considered dangerously ill untill Saturday morning previous, when his physician gave up all hope of his recovery. Sister Sallie and myself went over on Sunday morning and staid with him until after his departure on Monday 3 oclock PM he was perfectly rational untill he breathed his last and so peacefully and calmly did he breathe his last that it was difficult to tell just when it was.

We had little Agnes over with us for 2 weeks on Sunday Evening Doctor said he couldnt live. Willie took horse and Buggy and came for Agnes he got home with her at 10 O.clock P.M.

Edgar took her on the bed and kissed her, the 2 days I were there I never saw such interest manifested by all the people of Keyser for his recovery and when the sad news was announced that Edgar Taylor's dead it came like a flash of lightning accompanied by a peal of Thunder all stood in amazement and wonder at the mysterious working of Providence.

Edgar Taylor was biloved by all in the church and out, in his death the wayword the thoutless & men of the world were brought to feel & act different from what they did before.

Edgar and Willie had just gotten their business in a nice shape for doing in the future a paying business having adopted the cash system and building up a large trade. Susie will adm and Willie and her carry on the mercantile business. They have a large stock of good goods on hand and have them all invoyced.. I will send you the Keyser Tribune haveing the obituary notice of his death, not knowing whether you take the paper or not.

Brother M. J. A. Marker died some 2 months ago without any estate for to make the money due you he owed Fathers Estate 500$ with judgement thereon and not able to make it therefore I suppose that yours with others will be on the loss side.

Jennie left the next day after her marriage they visited relatives in Philadelphia, Balt. and Washington spending a week we had a letter from her 2 days ago they were well. Some 2 weeks ago we had very Cold weather with snow, it changed got warm rained snow melted and Sunday the Creek was just in the banks Monday it changed again yesterday it was extremely colde this morning commenced snowing & up to noon today about 7 in Closed up and wind blowing furiously and snow drifting with a fair prospect of mercury going below zero to night. Mr. Clymer the Presbyterian minister from Keyser came over Monday Eve he and John went hunting yesterday and killed a 3 prong Buck, today they went out again Clymer had a shot at 4 deer but missed them they got in a flock of turkeys while in pursuit of the deer. John came home a 3 o'clock leaving Clymer in pursuit of the Turkeys, therefore we shall not look for him before dark.

The Lease Boys are getting along slowly they neither go to Church or contribute to any object of benevolence or attend any burial of friends or foes if they lived in the darkest portion of Africa they would hear the gospel as often as they do here. Brother my family has become quite small, all married escept Willie & I do not know of any immediate prospect, but should such a thing occur & you and I are liveing I will surely send you word in time to be present. But I wold rather you would come before that time as it may never come there is a fair prospect for a wedding at the stone house in January Susie Reese and Mr. Frank Herriott. I think that is a fixed fact. Our crop of corn is good worth 50 cts wheat 1.16. Hay 15 to 18$ per ton. pork 5 1/2 to 6$ per @ wt. nett. Tell Stephen Mr. Inskeep pd me 5$ for him on taxes for which I gave him credit on my books give him family my love also Elijah and family Enoch and family Mr. Hawk and family and all the families connected. I would be glad to get a letter from any them when convenient.

Write me again soon
all join me in love to you
Yours affectionately
Elijah Rinehart

Comments by Roger Roberson:
The Edgar Taylor mentioned here was William Edgar Taylor, husband of Elijah's daughter, Sarah Susan. He obviously was a very devout Christian man with a great impact on those around him.
Willie and Agnes appear to be two of the children of Edgar and Susan, but that is not for certain at present.
"Jennie" could be his daughter, Mary Virginia.
Reference is made to giving love to "Mr. Hawk and family." Considering he is listing his brother Abraham's children and their families, this is probably a reference to Thomas Hanks, the second husband of Elijah's niece, Margaret. Her first husband, William Johnson, had passed away before the family moved out to Knox County, Missouri.
At present, the author does not know who [in order of appearance] the "Lease Boys," are relative to the family, if they are in fact relatives at all.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 381 M    i. Isaac Hollenback RINEHART was born on 10 Apr 1842 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 7 Apr 1843 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, and was buried after 7 Apr 1843 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 382 M    ii. Enoch Chandler RINEHART was born on 11 Jun 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 25 Nov 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 died on 17 May 1917 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 71, and was buried after 17 May 1917 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 383 M    iii. Joseph Taylor RINEHART was born on 21 Apr 1848 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 14 Jan 1849 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 died on 22 Sep 1885 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 37, and was buried after 22 Sep 1885 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 384 M    iv. John Wilson RINEHART was born on 2 Sep 1850 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 6 Apr 1851 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 died on 19 Dec 1937 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 87, and was buried after 19 Dec 1937 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 385 M    v. William Pierce RINEHART was born on 13 Dec 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened in 1855 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 died on 24 Aug 1885 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 32, and was buried after 24 Aug 1885 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 386 F    vi. Mary Virginia "Jennie" RINEHART was born on 4 Apr 1855 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 24 Jun 1855 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 and died in 1915 in Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., West Virginia at age 60.

+ 387 F    vii. Sarah Susan "Susie" RINEHART was born on 30 May 1857 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 8 Nov 1857 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 died on 15 Jun 1932 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 75, and was buried after 15 Jun 1932 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 388 F    viii. Rachel Alice RINEHART was born on 12 Oct 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, was christened on 11 Dec 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia,94 died on 16 Sep 1901 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 41, and was buried after 16 Sep 1901 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

83. Margaret HOLLENBACK (Isaac15, Thomas1) was born on 4 Mar 1822 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 18 May 1907 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 85, and was buried after 18 May 1907 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Rees Memorial Cemetery; stone wife John M. Rees; 85 yrs 2 mos 14 days

General Notes: In 1870 Isaac Hollenback, son of Thomas, divided the property between his three daughters. Margaret who was married to John Mack Rees in 1846 received the tract on which the stone house and barn stands. They had four sons: Isaac, Ashford, Elijah and JohnWill. Five daughters: Elizabeth, Susan, Charity, Sara and Virginia (Jennie). Ashford, Elijah and Jennie were the last of my ancestors to own and occupy this property; terminating a span 1790s to 1920s. [Virginia McCort]


Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Reese John M. 30 farmer 4000 VA
Margaret 27 VA
Isaac H. 3 VA
Elizabeth E. 1 VA

• census: 1870, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. Hollenback Isaac 76 farmer 6900 1500 WV
Reese Margaret 46 keeping house WV
Elizabeth 19 WV
Susan 18 WV
Charity 16 WV
Ashford 12 WV
Elizah T. 10 WV
Virginia 8 WV
John W. 9 WV
Hawkins Isiah 28 black farm laborer WV
James E. 3 black WV
Sarah J. 2 black WV

• Deed: 3 Feb 1876, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. Book 6 pgs 126-127 Dated 3 Feb 1876 - Isaac Hollenback sells to Margaret Rees for love and affection of his daughter Margaret Rees, formerly Margaret Hollenback and $1.00 - tract of land lying on Patterson's creek [land adjoins Home survey, Margaret Rees, Elijah Rinehart, Silas Taylor] 208 acres more or less.
Signed Isaac Hollenback
Witnessed by J. Hiram Alkire, Justice of the Peace
Recorded 28 Feb 1876

• census: 1880, Frankfort Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Rees Margaret 58 VA VA VA
Susan E. 29 dau VA VA VA
Charity C. 27 dau VA VA VA
Ashford D. 24 son farmer VA VA VA
Harriet V. 22 dau VA VA VA
Elijah T. 21 son farm laborer VA VA VA
John W. 19 son farm laborer VA VA VA

• Deed: 4 Jan 1888, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. Bk 12 pg 475-6
Deed dated 11 Jan 1888 between Margaret Rees to Ashford D. Rees, Elijah T. Rees, Jr., U./W.? Rees and Harriet V. Rees all of Mineral Co., WV witnesseth that part of the first part for the consideration of $1.00 to parties of the second part and the further consideration of $123.36 annually paid her during her natural life, doth grant and by these presents do grant and convey all my right title and interest to the lands which was conveyed to her by her father Isaac Hollenback in a division of his lands among his children by deed bearing date 3 Feb 1876 and duly recorded, and also another tract of land known as the Wise place adjoining lands of Huey/Hume Demey?, Kenny Davis and others, which descended to her by virtue of her father's will and also all my personal property of every kind and description. [tract descriptions follow]
Signed: Margaret Rees
Signature attest by J. W. Rinehart, J. P. on 4 Jan 1888
Recorded on 12 Day 1888.

• census: 1900, Frankfort Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 50 A
Reese Margaret head Mch 1822 78 children 9/6 WV WV WV Owns farm free
Ashford son Dec 1856 45 Sgl WV WV WV Farmer
Harriet dau Dec 1857 42 Sgl WV WV WV
Elijah T. son Apr 1860 40 Sgl WV WV WV Farm Laborer

Margaret married John Mack REES, son of Ashford REES and Susan McNARY, on 25 Jun 1846 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. John was born on 31 Oct 1819 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 13 Nov 1863 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 44, and was buried after 13 Nov 1863 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

Burial Notes: Rees Memorial Cemetery

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: 11 Jan 1861, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Book 52; pg 206
Deed dated 11 Jan 1861
John M. Rees and Margaret, his wife, for the sum of $4,000.. paid by Samuel Umstott land on Pattersons Creek 4 several tracts containing together 475 acres, being the same and all the lands of which William Rees died seized and conveyed to the said John M. Rees by the several children & heirs of said William Rees, Dec'd, by deeds of record in Hampshire County where a more particular description may be had
Signed John M. Rees and Margaret Rees
Attest for Margaret: William D. Rees and Elijah Rinehart
Recorded 25 Feb 1861
Attest 11 Jan 1861 William D. Rees, J. P.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 389 M    i. Isaac Hollenback REES was born on 25 Apr 1847 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 29 Apr 1867 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 20, and was buried after 29 Apr 1867 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 390 F    ii. Elizabeth Ellen "Lizzie" REES was born on 5 May 1849 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 18 Apr 1936 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 86, and was buried after 18 Apr 1936 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 391 F    iii. Susan Eliza REES was born on 22 Dec 1850 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 28 Jul 1921 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 70, and was buried after 28 Jul 1921 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 392 F    iv. Charity Catherine REES was born on 31 Jul 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 23 Dec 1886 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 34, and was buried after 23 Dec 1886 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 393 F    v. Sara Margaret REES was born on 21 Mar 1852 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 14 Mar 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 6, and was buried after 14 Mar 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 394 M    vi. Ashford Davis REES was born on 20 Dec 1855 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 7 May 1926 in Alaska, Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 70, and was buried after 7 May 1926 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 395 F    vii. Harriet Virginia "Jennie" REES was born in 1857 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 10 Nov 1935 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 78, and was buried after 10 Nov 1935 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 396 M    viii. Elijah Taylor REES was born on 24 Apr 1859 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 24 Feb 1924 in Alaska, Mineral Co., West Virginia15 at age 64, and was buried after 24 Feb 1924 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 397 M    ix. John William "Will" REES was born on 17 Apr 1861 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 4 Jun 1936 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 75, and was buried after 4 Jun 1936 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

84. Elizabeth HOLLENBACK (Isaac15, Thomas1) was born Cal 21 Jun 1824 in Meadow Run, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 18 Jan 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia about age 74, and was buried after 18 Jan 1899 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Eusebia Cemetery

General Notes: Silas Taylor and Elizabeth Hollenback had three children,
Susan Mary Taylor born about 1847;
Virginia 'Jennie' Catherine Taylor born about 1850;
and Isaac Daniel Taylor, born about 1858, all born in Hampshire Co., now Mineral Co., WV.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Dist. 24
Taylor Silas 32 farmer $4000 VA
Elizabeth 25 VA
Susan 4 VA
Virginia 7/12 VA
McCormick Patrick 19 Laborer VA
Totten Martha 28 VA

• census: 1860, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Western District
Taylor Silas 43 farmer $5000 $2700 VA
Elizabeth 36 VA
Susan M. 13 VA
Virginia C. 10 VA
Isaac D. 2 VA

• census: 1870, Cabin Run Twp., Hampshire Co., West Virginia. Image 10
Taylor Silas 57 farmer $3500 $900 VA
Elizabeth 46 VA
Susan M. 23 VA
Virginia C. 20 VA
Isaac D. 11 VA

• Deed: 3 Feb 1876, , Mineral Co., West Virginia. Book 6 pgs 129-130 Dated 3 Feb 1876 - Isaac Hollenback sells to Silas Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, formerly Elizabeth Hollenback, all of Mineral County - for love and affection and $1.00 - tract of land on Patterson's Creek [land adjoins Home Survey, Rees, Taylor, Parton's Run] containing 296 acres more or less.
Signed: Isaac Hollenback
Witnessed by J. Hiram Alkire, Justice of the Peace
Recorded 23 Feb 1876

• census: 1880, Cabin Run Twp., Mineral Co., West Virginia. Pg 101 C
Taylor Silas 62 Farmer WV NJ WV
Elizabeth 55 wife WV WV WV
Jennie C. 30 dau WV WV WV
Isaac J.? 21 son WV WV WV
Allen John H. 38 Boarder Carpenter WV WV WV

Elizabeth married Silas TAYLOR, son of Daniel TAYLOR and Sarah LARUE, on 20 Jun 1844 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Silas was born on 8 Oct 1817 in Reeses Mill, Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 14 May 1896 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 78, and was buried after 14 May 1896 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Burial Notes: Rees Memorial Cemetery

General Notes: son of Daniel Taylor and Sara

Elizabeth, #60 married Silas Taylor, son of Daniel and Sarah Larue. Silas was an uncle to Alfred Taylor who married Caroline [dau of Daniel Hollenback and Sarah Ann Roberts, from Frances Carroll]

Noted events in his life were:

• guardianship: 28 Oct 1850, , Hampshire Co., Virginia. Guardian's Books show that Silas Taylor and Isaac Hollenback gave bond of $300.00 on 28 Oct 1850 for Silas Hook, as guardian of Eliza Catharine Flanagan, daughter of John Flanagan, upwards of 14 years of age. No deceased person is listed. It then states the Silas Taylor shall faithfully discharge the duties of his said office or trust.

It isn't clear to me whether Silas Hook or Silas Taylor is the appointed guardian. I do not have a daughter by this name as daughter to John Flanagan. Upwards of 14 means to me that she would have been born before 1834. I entered her as the daughter of John & his first wife, Eleanor/Ellen Rees.

There was a pevious guardianship for this same child on 16 Nov 1845. Kesiah Lambert, Thomas Carskadon & Ephariam Herriott gave bond of $3000 as guardians for Eliza Catherine Flanagan, orphan of John Flanagan.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 398 F    i. Susan Mary TAYLOR was born on 7 Aug 1846 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 16 Nov 1909 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 63, and was buried after 16 Nov 1909 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 399 F    ii. Sarah M. TAYLOR was born on 10 Jun 1844 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died on 10 Jun 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia at age 1, and was buried after 10 Jun 1845 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia.

+ 400 F    iii. Virginia Catherine TAYLOR was born in 1850 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died in 1910 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 60, and was buried in 1910 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

+ 401 M    iv. Isaac Daniel TAYLOR was born in 1858 in , Hampshire Co., Virginia, died in 1920 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia at age 62, and was buried in 1920 in , Mineral Co., West Virginia.

Elizabeth next married Amos ADAMS.


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