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2. Johannes\John HOLTZCLAW was born in 1709 in Oberfischbach, Germany.12 He was christened on 17 July 1709 in Evangelisch, Oberfischbach, Westfalen, Prussia.15 He died before 22 June 1752 at the age of 43 in Prince William County, Virginia.12

Godfather was Johannes Otterbach of Trupbach, his mother's brother.

Prince William Co VA Deed Book Liber D 1738-1740
June Whitehurst Johnson, 1984
p.31/p.355-359 22 Mar 1740 William Russel Sr of Pr Wm to John Holsclaw of same. 266a part of greater tract granted Wm Russell 9 Feb 1724. part of sd 200a was viz: 150a by just survey was found to contain 191a made over to sd Jno Holsclaw on 28 Nov 1737. corner to ye said Russe'll's greater tract. Side of Turkey Run in Col. Payne's line. Deeds of lease & release William (x) Russell
24 Mar 1739 Wm Russel ack.

Deed Abstracts of Prince William Co VA 1740-41
Ruth & Sam Sparacio, 1989
p.109 Partial Index, Missing DB C
Russell to Holtsclaw
p.105 Election of Burgesses, 1741
p.106 & 107 Thos. Harrison, Candidate
Henry Harding, John Holtsclaw, Jacob Holtsclaw, Martin Harding

Order Book Abstracts of Prince William Co VA 1752-1753
Ruth & Sam Sparacio 1988
Minute Book 1752-1753
p.6 Court held 22 Jun 1752. Present: Thomas Harrison, Richard Blackburn, Robert Wickliff, Richard Kenner, Gent. Justices
L W&T of John Holzclaw dec'd presented by Jacob Holtzclaw, Executor therin named who made Oath. Being proved by oaths of witnesses was admitted to record.
Jacob Holtzclaw & Joseph Hitt acknowledged bond.
Joseph Hitt, Thomas McClanaham, Joseph Duncan & George Neavill or any three to appraise the estate of John Holtclase dec'd which shall be presented to their view and the Executor return an Inventory thereof to the next Court

FindAGrave has a Memorial stating he is buried in the Germantown Cemetery, Fauquier County - this is very unlikely since he was living in Prince William Co by the time of his death. The birth date on the page is actually the date of his baptism, and I believe the date of death as 1750, to be a guess. Since he will was not proved until Jun of 1752, he had likely recently died.

Johannes\John HOLTZCLAW and Catherine RUSSELL were married about 1729. Catherine RUSSELL, daughter of William RUSSELL and Grace [RUSSELL], died after 1763.

In 1763, Catherine testified that her son Henry was due 1/7 of the estate after her death. Fauquier co Minute Book, 1759-63, p.372. this would seem to make certain that Catherine and John had seven children.

Johannes\John HOLTZCLAW and Catherine RUSSELL had the following children:









Catherine HOLTZCLAW16 was born about 1737.

Catherine married Joseph Martin, son of the immigrant John Joseph Martin.



Mary HOLTZCLAW17 was born about 1738.16 She died in Shelby County, Kentucky.16

Henry, Joseph, and Mary Holtzclaw were granted land in Culpeper Co in 1753, as children of John Holtzclaw. Northern Neck Grant Book H, p.251.

Married Daniel Bennett and moved to Shelby County KY. In 1775, they deeded away the above property left to Mary in Culpeper Co. Culpeper DB G, p.527






Elizabeth HOLTZCLAW.