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16. Josiah HOLTZCLAW46 was born about 1740.15 He died before June 1817 at the age of 77 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

Josiah's place in the family is circumstantial - he was closely associated with the others, and it is evident there were seven children in the family.

A lawsuit in Chancery Court of Fauquier Co VA, 1824, names the heirs of a Josiah Holtzclaw. It does not give the date of his death. Apparently his wife was already deceased as the property is being divided between his seven children. However, the list of children in the Holtzclaw books, includes an 8th child - perhaps a son Benjamin.

Samuel Fisher, Henry C. Dade & Charles Bale had been appointed to sell and divide the estate of Josiah Holtzclaw. On 26 Oct 1818, John & Charles Holtzclaw signed a receipt for all bonds and money received by the Court and assumed administration of the estate.

Some databases state his wife was Susannah Utterbach - however her lineage has obvious problems.

Josiah HOLTZCLAW and Susannah [HOLTZCLAW] were married before 1771. Susannah [HOLTZCLAW] was born (date unknown).

Josiah HOLTZCLAW and Susannah [HOLTZCLAW] had the following children:

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Agnes HOLTZCLAW.

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ii.

Lydia HOLTZCLAW.

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iii.

Sinah HOLTZCLAW.

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John HOLTZCLAW was born circa 1779. He died in 1821 at the age of 42 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

John married 9 Jun 1804, Betsy R. Sancill. He died 1821, Fauquier Co. His widow, as Elizabeth Holtzclaw, was living in Prince William Co, in 1828.

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Charles HOLTZCLAW was born on 20 November 1783. He died on 25 September 1849 at the age of 65 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

Charles married (2) Betsy Carey, 25 Dec 1805, Fauquier Co VA. He married (2) to Clement Welch, 4 May 1815, and (3) on 22 Aug 1837, Frances (Holtzclaw) Hitch, his cousin, daughter of Eli who was a son of Joseph.

Charles married Clement Welch, daughter of Alexander Welch. There is a Chancery Court case in Fauquier Co, digital image at Library of Virginia.

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vi.

Bennett HOLTZCLAW.

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vii.

Susannah HOLTZCLAW.