Joseph HOLSEY (HALLSA) and his Descendants
Joseph HOLSEY (HALLSA)
Born: 1790/1794 in Georgia
Died: before Nov 1843 in Chariton Co, Missouri
Buried: in Chariton Co, Missouri
Father: Joseph HALSEY Sr.
1810 CENSUS, Clay Co, KY: "Joseph HALSEY": 1 male 16-26; 1 female 16-26. (Also listed as "HOSLEY".
On same page is John HENSON; is he connected to Martha?)
1820 CENSUS, Pulaski Co, KY: "Joseph HALLSA", 2 males under 10 (John and James); 1 male 10-16
(Amos); 1 male 26-45 (Joseph); 1 female under 10 (Minerva); 1 female 16-26 (Martha)
1830 CENSUS, Chariton Co, MO: "Joseph HALSEY", 2 males 5-10 (John and James); 2 males 15-20 (Amos
and Paul); 1 male 30-40 (Joseph); 1 female under 5 (Unknown); 1 female 5-10 (Nancy); 1 female
30-40 (Martha). LDS film No. 0014853.
1840 CENSUS, Chariton Co, MO: "Joseph HALSEY", 1 male 5-10 (Cornelius); 2 males 15-20 (John and
James); 1 male 40-50 (Joseph); 2 females 5-10 (Rachael and Susan); 2 females 10-15 (Nancy
and Elizabeth); 1 female 40-50 (Martha). LDS film No. 0014855.
Clay Co, Kentucky Marriage Index, Book I, 1807-1859: "Joseph HALCEY" to Martha HENSON, 10 April
Clay Co, Kentucky Marriage Bonds: "We Joseph HALSO and David Lindsey acknowledge ourselves indebted
to Charles Scott Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth in the sum of 80 pounds (?) the payment
of which will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of ours humbly under our hands
seals this 10th day of April 1810, The consideration of the above obligation is such that
whenever a license is about to open (?) for a marriage undivided between the said Joseph and
Martha HENSON now should there be no lawfull cause to obstruct the said marriage then this
obligation to be void" Signed Joseph HALCEY and David Lindsey. Have copy.
Marriage Record, Chariton County and State of Missouri: "I do 'sertify' that on the 6 day of
June 1843 did join Joseph HALLSA and Mary 'TET' together in the Bonds of Matrimony. Given under
my hand this 18 day of July 1843, Peterson Parks, Jr. Justice of the peace of 'Parie' Twp.
filed and recorded 22 Juyl 1843".
History of Howard and Chariton Counties, Saint Louis National Historical Society, 1883: OLD SETTLERS,
page 423: "Among early settlers of Keytesville Twp, Joseph HALSEY". (Keytesville was
laid out in 1832.) Page 459: Salisbury Twp on NorthWest boundaries is Keytesville, old settler
was Joseph HOLSEA (after 1817). Page 554: Joseph HALSEY mentioned.
TAX LIST, Linn Co, Mintioned, 1853 (non-residents): HALLSA, Joseph; 40 Acres, SENW; 27-58-18.
(from Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal, 1982)
TAX LIST, Clay Co, Kentucky: 1811, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1823, 1824, 1825. (Name
spelled HOLSEY, HOLSA, HALSEY, HALSA, HATSY.)
DEEDS, Chariton Co, Missouri: 5 October 1831, Joseph HALLSA sells to John Moore 80 Acres and
1 negro girl named Martha, 7-8 years old, to be slave for life. (This sale was to pay Joseph's
debt to William Glasgow and Gabriel Compton). 5 January 1836, William Brummit and wife to
Joseph HALLSA, deed. 21 October 1839, Joseph HALLSA and wife, Martha to Hrs (?) John Leonard,
deed. 5 March 1840, Joseph HALLSA and wife, Martha sold to Isaac I. Alsworth 80 Acre piece
and 40 Acre piece. 18 January 1841, Joseph HALLSA and wife, Martha to Caleb Hart. 9 November
1843, Mary HALLSA (as widow of Joseph HALLSA) to Lisbon Applegate NW 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section
15, Township 3, Range 18 with all appurtenances. 11 March 1844, John M. Davis, sheriff of
Chariton County, to Lisbon Applegate 80 Acres. (This was done to satisfy judgement made by
Circuit Court to William Nickerson on 28 March 1843.)
Index to Volunteer Soldiers In Indian Wars and Disturbances, 1815-1858, page 664: Joseph HOLSEY,
private, served in Kendrick's Company of Alford's Battallion of Georgia Mounted Volunteers
in the Creek War. Is he a connection?
Land Records: Joseph HALLSA, 24 April 1833, 80 Acres, No. 4103, Franklin office; 30 July 1833,
40 Acres, No. 5369, Franklin office; 2 November 1837, 40 Acres, No. 9128, Fayette office; 10
November 1840, 80 Acres, No. 13158, Fayette office.
We were told by the current owner of the property that there was once a small cemetery on the
top of the hill. This would be beyond and above the house. I believe that Martha and Joseph
were probably buried there.
10 Apr 1810 in Clay Co, KY
Born: 1790/1794 in Kentucky
Died: 1841/1843 in Chariton Co, Missouri
Buried: in Chariton Co, Missouri
Father: Paul HENSON Jr.
Martha 's Notes:
1810 CENSUS, Clay Co, KY: Listed as a female 16-26 years living with spouse, Joseph HALSEY.
(John HENSON, the same age, is living nearby with a wife and child (under 10 years). Is John
1820 CENSUS, Pulaski Co, KY: Listed as a female 16-26 years living with spouse, Joseph HALLSA,
and 4 children. (A Joseph HENSON is also shown on Pulaski Co, KY, 1820 CENSUS. Any connection?)
1830 CENSUS, Chariton Co, MO: Listed as a female 30-40 years living with spouse, Joseph, and
1840 CENSUS, Chariton Co, MO: Listed as a female 40-50 years living with spouse, Joseph, and
Martha was last shown as living on 18 January 1841, when she signed a deed with her husband,
Joseph, to Caleb Hart.
Joseph married Mary JETT on 18 July 1843, so presume Martha died between January 1841 and July
Joseph and Martha had the following children:
Born: Oct 1813 in Kentucky
Died: 3 Jul 1903 in Eureka, Humboldt Co, California
Buried: 5 Jul 1903 in Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Eureka, Humboldt, California
1830 CENSUS, Chariton Co, MO: Paul is listed as a male 15-20 years (born 1810-1815) living with
1900 CENSUS, Yount, Napa, CA, ED 97: born Oct 1813, 87 years, born KY, father born GA, mother
born KY, single, Inmate. cannot read or write. Paul is living at the Yount Twp. Veterans Home.
US Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865: Paul HALLSA served as a private in the Union Army. He was in
Company A, Fourth California Infantry Regiment.
American Civil War Soldiers: Paul HALLSA, enlisted 6 Mar 1865, at Marysville, California. He
enlisted as a private in Company A, Fourth California Infantry Regiment on 31 Mar 1865. Paul
was mustered out of that company on 30 Nov 1865, at the Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Paul filed for an Invalid's Pension on 31 August 1891, in California. He served in Co A, Fourth
California Infantry in the Mexican War/Indian War. Application No. 1,052,499; Certificate
California Voters' Registrations:
1866; Paul HALLSA, 47 years, born US, cook, resides at Phillips Flat. Sworn October 23, 1866.
1888; Paul HALLSA, 78 years. born Kentucky, farmer, resides Upper Matole. May 28, 1888.
1892; Paul HALLSA, 80 years, born Kentucky, laborer, five feet, six inches tall, dark complexion,
black eyes, gray hair, Wen on forehead, resides at Petrolia. August 31, 1892.
Pension Records from National Archives:
Pauls' original application for an invalid pension was made at Napa County, CA, 17 Aug 1891.
His age was listed as 80 years, and he was a resident of Saint Helena, Napa, CA. He stated
that he was unable to support himself by manual labor by reason of "Pain from wounds received
while in the army--(they are off and on as the weather); also of age--is getting quite feeble."
Paul signed with an X. His witnesses were John A. Meyer (who had known Paul 26 years) and
J. R. Kettlewell (who had known him six months).
Paul also answered a questionaire from the Bureau of Pensions while he was at the Veterans' Home,
Napa County, California. He stated that he was born in Clay County, Kentucky, at Goose Creek
Salt Works, had never been married, and had no children. He gave his age as 87 years, and
said that when he enlisted he gave his age as ten years younger than he was. He also stated
that he had been in the Florida War and Mexican War; he served under captain Robert Grier and
under Colonel Donnelson of Missouri. He didn't remember the number of his regiment. Paul also
stated that his father was in the Black Hawk War, from Clay County, Kentucky, and his brother
was killed in the Florida War. He added that his mother was a sister of Black Hawk. Paul
again signed with an X. The witnesses were Albert Brown and W. F. McAllister; dated 18 May
Paul received a pension of $12 per month for his service in the California Infantry. He was paid
up to June 4, 1903, and the pension was dropped 31 Jul 1903 because of his death. Paul's
name was not found on the rolls of Florida Volunteers in Indian Wars or Missouri Volunteers
in the Mexican War. There were also no records on file of a Missouri Division of which there
was a Colonel Donnelson nor a Captain Greer in the Mexican War. And, no medical records were
found on Paul.
From Tom Coyle, Parks Department, Eureka, Humboldt, California, 16 Jul 2008: Paul has a nice,
small granite stone (typical of Civil War burials). It contains his name, Paul HALLSA, and
Company A, California Infantry. There are no dates on the memorial stone.
From Veterans Home of California, Museum/Archives, P. O. Box 1200, Yountville, California, 94599:
Name of resident: HALLSA, Paul
Age when admitted: 77 Sex: Male
Date of Birth: N/A Place of Birth: Kentucky
Read & Write: Yes Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Single Years in State: 45
Name & Address of sister/relatives: Mrs. Rachael La CLAIR, Oregon
Service Rank: Private War Period: Civil War
Date entered service: 03/06/1865 Location: Marysville (?)
Date discharged: 12/12/1865 Location: Presidio, San Francisco, California
Company/Regiment/Vessel: 4th Cavalry Infantry
Type of discharge: Close of war
VETERANS HOME INFORMATION
Date of Admisssion: 12/05/1898 Date left the home: 07/06/1900
Registry No. 2747 Discharged at his own request
(Data received 14 Jul 2008)
4 Sep 2008, Humboldt County, CA, Abstracts of Death Records, 1873-1925 (by Marilyn K. Milota,
January 1993): Page 293, Paul HALLSA, "Died 3 Jul 1903, Eureka. Age 88 years. Born, KY. Single.
Occupation, laborer. Cause, kidney infection." (Book 2-102, from Death Records at Recorders
Office, Humboldt County Court House, Eureka)
Obituaries, 1900-1910, page 166, Humboldt Genealogical Society, August 1997: "Paul HALLSA, died
3 Jul 1903, at the County Hospital, Eureka. Buried, Myrtle Grove Cemetery. Born in Kentucky;
old soldier." (Ferndale Enterprise article 10 Jul 1903).
Complete obituary, Ferndale Enterprise, 10 Jul 1903: "Paul HALLSA", an old soldier, died at the
County Hospital last Friday, July 3, at the age of 88 years. Deceased was a native of Kentucky,
and was buried from Pierce's Eureka Undertaking Parlors Sunday. The services were under
the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, the interment being at Myrtle Grove Cemetery."
John HOLSEY (HALLSA)
James HOLSEY (HALLSA)
Nancy HOLSEY (HALLSEE)
Born: 1825/1830 in Missouri
Died: after 1830
1830 CENSUS, Chariton County, MIssouri: Listed as female under five years of age. Living with
parents and siblings.
Elizabeth HOLSEY (HALLSA)
Susan M. HOLSEY (HOLSEA)
Born: 1831 in Missouri
Died: after 1860 Probably Oregon
1850 CENSUS, District 38, Holt Co, MO, 27 Sep 1850, LDS film No. 0443609: 19 years, born MO,
farm laborer. Living with the William Sharp family.
1860 CENSUS, Fairfield, Marion, OR: "C. HALSEY', 29 years, born MO, farm laborer. Living with
A. DeHaven and his family. (21 June)
Tax Roll, 1855, Jackson County, Oregon Territory: Cornelius HOLSEY, Case No.12281B, Assessment
Roll. (From Oregon State Archives. Xavier LECLAIR is listed at this same case number.)
Since Joseph and Martha HOLSEY had a son born 1830-1835, have presumed him to be Cornelius. Cornelius
was named as a witness along with Rachael "Haulsey" in her rape suit against Amos "Haulsey",
February Term 1845, Holt County, Missouri, Circuit Court.
Rachael HOLSEY (HAULSEY)
6 Jun 1843 in Chariton Co, MO
Born: 1817 in Virginia
Died: after 1860
Mary 's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Scotland Co, MO, #356: "Maria", 33 years, born VA. Living with spouse, Harfield,
3 JETT children (Rebecca, 15, VA; George, 13, VA; John, 10, VA), 4 LEWIS children and Patsy
Rose, 45, VA, can't read and write, imbecile.
1860 CENSUS, Folker Twp, Clark Co, MO (Acasto P.O.), film #0803614, 14 Aug 1860, #16: "Mariah",
40 years, born VA. Living with spouse, Harfield, 5 children and Patsy Rose (60 years, born
Mary's marriage to H. LEWIS listed in Pike Co, MO, Marriages, 1840-1851; name given as "Mary
HOLLSA" on these records.
Chariton Co, MO Deeds: Francis JETT sold to Joseph Brewer, 9 Dec 1842, 40 Acres, Book G, page
329. Is he Mary's first husband and father of her 3 JETT children. (No other record of him.)