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HOLTZCLAW *Martha, (Holsclaw)

Female 1805 - 1881


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  • Name  HOLTZCLAW *Martha, (Holsclaw) 
    Suffix  (Holsclaw) 
    Born  21 Aug 1805  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    _UID  B9F4442F26AC604BB0A7202315FD10015A72 
    Died  7 Apr 1881  Morgan Township, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  8 Apr 1881  Snyder's Chapel Cemetery, Harrison Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I341  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  6 Jul 2006 

    Father  HOLTZCLAW *Amos, , Sr.,   b. 29 Dec 1774, Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1842, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HOPWOOD *Sarah " Sally",   b. 31 Oct 1774, Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1841, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1799  Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1587  Group Sheet

    Family  ELLIS *Edward,   b. 12 May 1805, Virginia/Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Mar 1824  Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Adam-Ashby Family History
      Bob Adams: Bob@bob-adams.com
      Marriage License applied for: 1 March 1824, Harrison County, Indiana
    Children 
     1. ELLIS James,   b. 1827, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. ELLIS Amos,   b. 1830, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. ELLIS Henry Charles,   b. 1833, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. ELLIS Francis Marion,   b. 1834, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. ELLIS Martha Ann,   b. 1837, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. ELLIS *John W.,   b. 23 Feb 1839, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1901, Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. ELLIS William Henry,   b. 1841, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. ELLIS George William,   b. 1844, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. ELLIS Infant,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1846, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. ELLIS Zachary T,   b. 1847, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. ELLIS Winfield,   b. 1847, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Tombstone Photo of Martha Holtzclaw Ellis next to husband Edward Ellis. Reep Dunkard Cemetery in Washington Co., IN
    Tombstone Photo of Martha Holtzclaw Ellis next to husband Edward Ellis. Reep Dunkard Cemetery in Washington Co., IN

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES:

      Recieved the following Message Board ( Holtzclaw ) post on 9/9/05:
      Descendants of Amos Holtzclaw, 1774-1842 from VA to KY to Harrison County, Indiana.

      Descendants of Amos Holtzclaw, Sr.:
      by tj0843@msn.com

      _______________________________________________________________________________
      From Tim Jordan ( tj0843@msn.com) 26th September 2005
      " Did I send you the transcriptions of Amos and Sarah Holtzclaws wills? There is also a website that has pictures of numerous Holtzclaw headstones.

      Reep Dunkard Cemetery
      from Marsha Belty ( mdbelty@webtv.net ( 6/15/2004))

      Hi Tim,
      Glad to hear from you, it's be a good while. I have lots more on the Holtzclaws thanks to Amos 1774's
      daughter Sarah's will. Her will, 2 pages is a treasure, she names everyone and their relationship to her. Amos Holtzclaw's will is 2 & 1/2 pages but doesn't supply much genealogy.


      WILL OF SARAH HOLTZCLAW, DAUGTHER OF AMOS HOLTZCLAW SISTER OF MELINDA AND MARTHA HOLTZCLAW ( Martha is my line )

      I, Sarah Holtzclaw, of the County of Harrison in the State of Indiana, in the fear of God do constitute this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others.

      First-I will for my body a plain and descent burial, and that all my just debts be paid as soon after my decease as by law required.

      Third-I will that my property real and personal be divided as follows: that it be sold to the highest bidder and the proceeds of same ( except such articles as shall be named hereafter ) be divided in the following manner.

      I will that tombstones be placed to the graves of myself, my mother, my brother Amos, my brother
      Bennett and his deceased wife, my brother Jeziah's first wife, my brother Wilford's first wife and his deceased daughter Mary, James F. Martin's first wife and his deceased daughter, Mary Francis, all not to exceed in cost fifty five dollars.

      I will to Harriet Ann Doherty, ( my niece ) ten dollars.

      I will to my nephew, William M. Holtzclaw, five dollars.

      I will that each of my brother Jeziah Holtzclaw's children have five dollars, except Sarah Francis, and that she have six acres of land off of the east side of my tract, so as to include the building ( the dwelling house ) and that she have one bed and bedding.

      I will that each of my brother Wildred Holtzclaw's children have five dollars.

      I will that my brother, Bennet Holtzclaw's children John Nelson and Sarah E. Mosier have each one
      dollar.

      I will James, Nancy Jane, and Francis Marion, children of the said Bennet Holtzclaw, have each five dollars.

      I will that my Sisters Malinda R. Worle and Martha E. Ellis each have fifteen dollars.

      I will that James Edward, son of James T. Martin, have five dollars.

      I will that twenty five dollars be given to the missionary cause, to aid in the preaching of the Gospel among the destitute, and that twenty five dollars be given to the poor and needy, who are in want of the necessary comforts of life, and that the missionary funds and the funds for the poor be disposed of by Joseph L. Martin as he may think best.

      I will that Margaret Jane, wife of my brother Wilfred Holtzclaw have the remaining bed and all the bedding, and all my wearing apparel.

      I will that Francis Marion Jeffers have five dollars. I will that the three deceased children of my brother Jeziah Holtzclaw, Phillip, Amos and George Washington have tombstones to each of their graves, worth five dollars a pair, or fifteen dollars in all, and that the remainder of my property, if any, be for
      my brother Wilfred Holtzclaw.

      I will that Samuel Horner be the executor of this my last will, in testimony where of I have herewith
      set my hand and seal this ninth day of October 1861, Eighteen hundred and sixty one.

      Attest Sarah ( her mark ) Holtzclaw
      J.L. Martin
      Peter Martin

      State of Indiana
      Harrison County

      In vacation of the Harrison Court of Com Pleas, Harrison County. Be it remembered that on the 22nd day of November 1861, personally appeared before me Mr. D.M. Jones, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Common Pleas, of the county and state aforesaid. J.L. Martin and Peter Martin, both of the subscribing witnesses to the attached last will and testament of Sarah Holtzclaw, late of said County of Harrison, deceased, who being by said clerk duly sworn to state all they knew concerning the executing, subscribing and attesting of said will by Sarah Holtzclaw, the testatrix, upon their oaths say that said Sarah Holtzclaw, the testatrix, signed, sealed and acknowledged and published and declared said instrument of writing in their prescence to be her last will and testament as therein specified and that they two subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other; and they further say that Sarah Holtzclaw at the time of executing said will was
      of lawful age to devise her property, and of sound mind and memory, and not under coercion or restraint and further saith not.

      J.L. Martin
      Peter Martin

      Subscribed and affirmed to before me this 22nd day of November 1861
      D.M. Jones, Clerk

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Tombstone Inscription.

    2. [S18] Marriage Certificate, 1 Mar 1824.